How To Wear The Bomber Vest

I love wearing vests in the Fall before it gets too cold to go without sleeves. My favorite is the bomber vest.

You can bomber vests in almost every store this year. The prices range from around $20 up to $2,000 if you want to get real fancy! There is a huge difference in styles too.

I personally prefer the leather look like this Goode Rider Ladies Bomber Vest. It’s the perfect warm and cozy layer with versatile style! Perfect for the chilly fall days, this stylish vest can be worn with anything from your favorite jeans to a dress for an evening out.

goode rider bomber vest

This faux leather vest has a soft shearling fleece lining, zips down the front, has a ribbed hem, leather tabs, and front zip pockets with leather tabs.

Retails: $119

Get It: gooderider.com

 

HOW TO WEAR THE BOMBER VEST

 

Bomber Vest Weekend Outfit


 

Bomber Vest Night Out Outfit


 

Bomber vest with Sweater & Jeans Outfit


 

What style vest is your favorite for Fall? What kind of outfit would you wear a vest with?

I received a vest from Goode Rider in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive compensation for writing this post. 

Trend Alert: Get In Mint Condition

There is no doubt, mint is definitely the IT color for Spring 2013! You can get yourself in mint condition right quick with these fabulous minty pieces…

Don’t worry, it’s super easy to wear mint! All of these pieces would work great mixed with black and white, denim or chambray, and if you’re brave you can even wear other pastels with it like yellow or coral. Whether you wear head to toe mint or whether you use it as the pop of color in your ensemble, you are sure to be stylish!

Wondering how to wear mint? Leave a comment below and let us know which minty items you are having trouble working into your wardrobe and we’ll help! :-)

Are you wearing mint this season?

Trend Alert for Spring – Blazers!

Tips on how to wear blazers!

I absolutely love Blazers! It’s a mom-must-have item because no matter what you wear (within reason) a blazer makes everything look better. Have to run errands but you don’t feel like changing out of that comfy T-shirt and jeans? No problem! Just throw on a blazer! Go from frump to fabulous in record time. Every woman should have at least 2 blazers in her closet. One black, one white. It’s best to stick with neutrals at first so that you can wear your blazer with anything.

If you can only afford to invest in ONE structured blazer, we’re loving this navy blue Vince Camuto Medallion Blazer ($101) via Nordstrom.

vince camuto medallion jacket

If you aren’t a beginner blazer-wearing fashionista, then indulge in a new blazer in a pastel color, cool stripes, floral print or a light weight material that will be the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe!

Here are some of our favorites…

How To Wear Blazers

 

LEATHER: Leather blazers go with just about anything in my book. (Even faux leather!) You can wear them with jeans and a tee or over a dress to add a rough edge.

 

 

MOTORCYCLE STYLE: I also think that moto-style blazers also go with darn near anything. Course, that’s part of my own personal style! The nice thing about motorcycle jackets is that they are becoming more mainstream and are available in a variety of different materials and textures like this Free People Tapestry Moto Jacket.

 

 

BRIGHT COLORS: Bright colored blazers are a great choice for spring! It ads a nice pop to a neutral outfit that is perfect for the warmer weather. Colors to consider are cobalt blue, emerald green, coral, orange and pink. You can also go for pastel shades of the same color for a more subtle look.

 

 

WITH SHORTS: I’m loving the spring trend of wearing blazers with shorts. Right now it’s still a bit on the cool side here in New England, so tights are a must with shorts. It’s still an easy look to pull off and doesn’t require a lot of prep. A perfect option for a busy mom that wants to look hip!

 

What do you normally wear blazers with? What are your favorite styles / colors?

 

Day 5 of 12 Days of Style – Free People Jacket

Christmas is almost here and yet I’m not really feeling the “holiday spirit” yet. So I’m trying something desperate… 12 Days of Style! From now until Christmas, I’m trying to wear something something fun, trendy or out of the ordinary! Here is Day 5…

I just bought this Free People Tapestry Moto Jacket on Shopbop.com during their Black Friday sale. It was 35% off and I got another 15% off with a coupon code. Unfortunately, I now see that it’s 50% off! I hate when that happens… Harumph.

There was only one review for this jacket on Shopbop.com and it said the jacket ran small. I listened to her and bought this in a size 4. Unfortunately, it’s much too loose. (I normally wear a size 2.) It’s big enough to wear on top of a thick bulky sweater and that’s not how I had planned on wearing it. Other than the fact that it’s looser than I wanted it, I absolutely ADORE this jacket. I just wish I hadn’t listened to that other review and just bought my regular size. You’ve been warned!

I’m wearing it with denim leggings and those super comfortable Jafa Boots. Feather earrings from Claires are a nice boho touch.

If you want this jacket for yourself, consider entering our Shopbop.com Giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card for Shopbop.com!(Giveaway ends Dec 28, 2012)

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Fashionable Plus Size Leather Cropped Jacket

At Jessica London, you’ll find a massive inventory of on-trend and fashionable plus size clothes that are affordable and designed for someone just like you. With sizes 12 – 32, you can find the perfect fit for you without compromising on style!

Jessica London offers the modern plus-size woman a large variety of classic feminine apparel designed to fit and flatter sizes 12 to 32. Their collections include everything from perfectly tailored suits for work, plus fashionable outerwear, stylish tops, sweaters and denim. Their large dress shop is filled with flattering silhouettes for every special occasion you come by. Complete your look with a pair of shoes from Jessica London’s large selection of wide widths and fashion forward styles. Each Jessica London item offers true fit, true value and true style. That’s their motto!

One of our favorite items they have right now is this fashion-forward Leather Shrug that is available in red, gray and black.

It’s absolutely gorgeous and a perfect addition to your Fall and Winter wardrobe, regardless of where you live. It’s fully lined and made of a supple, soft leather that will keep you comfortable and warm. I just love the style of this stylish cropped open leather jacket and the tuxedo-style back with slit is super chic. Longer in the back than in front for a figure flattering fit no matter what your size is. It’s available in sizes 12 – 28 and retails for $189.99 although it is on sale right now (10/30/2012) for $139.99.

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Visit www.jessicalondon.com today to find your fall must-haves!

Today’s Outfit: Lands’ End Chino Challenge

Today I’m sporting some Chinos from Lands End! Nice, right?

I accepted the Lands’ End Chino Challenge and was allowed to pick a color and style choice from Lands End.com. After much consideration (because there were so many style and color choices!) I decided to go with Women’s Petite Fit 2 Stretch Chino Trousers in Dijon Gold ($60 at Landsend.com).

These are absolutely going to be one of my Fall staples this year because they fit like a glove, the material is AMAZING, the color is to die for and best of all… they are super, duper comfortable.

I don’t ever want to hear anyone say “I wear yoga/pajama pants to the grocery store because they are COMFORTABLE! Jeans/Pants aren’t COMFORTABLE!” ever again! These pants will change everything you think you know about pants. Lands’ End practically reinvented the chino… These fit perfect, look sleek and stylish and they have a bit of stretch so they are super comfortable. Absolutely amazing I tell you!

THE COLOR of these pants are gorgeous… I’ve never owned a pair of mustard yellow pants before and I had no idea what I was missing! Because I’ve never owned a pair, I was stumped as to what to pair with them at first… And then I decided purple was the way to go! The result was THE perfect Fall ensemble.

A purple corduroy tailored blazer with a silky ruffle blouse, mid-heel mary janes, a brown leather belt and a hoard of gold bangles. I think this outfit is perfect for work or play!

I am absolutely in love with these chinos. They come in a variety of gorgeous Fall colors so you’ll have a hard time deciding which pair to get. They can be dressed up for dressed down. I can’t wear to try them with knits, sweaters, sweatshirts, tailored blouses and even t-shirts.

Bottom line… You need a pair of Lands’ End chinos for Fall! It’s a Fall wardrobe must-have, for sure.

Today’s Outfit

Blouse: Original Penquin
Blazer: XCVI Corduroy Blazer Jacket
Chinos: Women’s Petite Fit 2 Stretch Chino Trousers in Dijon Gold – $60 at Landsend.com
Shoes: Naot “Trendy” in Peacock Patent – $180 at Zappos.com
Bangles: Alex & Ani
Bracelet: J. Crew
Earrings: Lucky Brand Peacock Feather Earrings

Makeup

Lipstick: Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Black Cherry – $13
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Wasteland – $20
Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Greed – $20
Foundation: Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer in Light – $44
Mascara: COVERGIRL LashBlast in Black – $8

(Covergirl Lashblast is the best mascara on the entire planet. True Story. No matter how many other mascaras I try out and review, Covergirl is my favorite and what I end up using on a day to day basis.)

I Want This Outfit…

I am in LOVE with everything about this look:

Image courtesy of Refinery29

The dress is perfect (both the one being worn AND the one being shown!)  The color is the most wonderful shade of rosy nude and likely compliments about a thousand different skin tones.  The moto jacket – what can I say.  Perfection.  Goes everywhere, goes with everything…goes the distance.   The booties…again…perfect (I’ve used that word too many times – let’s try awesome…)  If these booties can make a maxi dress/ball gown look this amazing, image what they will do for the rest of your wardrobe.  Even the accessories are fantastic in their simplicity.  It makes me want to go find a vintage black clutch to tuck saucily under my arm while I saunter off to the latest show at New York Fashion Week…Oh, right, back to my real life…

Even the hair, sunglasses and make up are uber cool – approachable, attainable and beautiful.

Giving credit where credit is due, here are the shopping details as reported by Refinery 29…

(Pictured) Annie Georgia Greenberg, Refinery29 Editor — Dress down a gown with a little leather jacket, wear-with-anything ankle boots, and a vintage clutch.

H&M Leather Jacket, $157.45, available at H&MYSL Pouch Shoulder Bag, $876, available at Bluefly;Miss Selfridge Gold Twist Chain Belt, $26, available at Miss SelfridgeAcne Marnay Washed-Georgette Dress, $390, available at Net-a-PorterKenneth Cole Reaction Ankle Boots, $89.99, available at Macy’s

Now back to my life as a housewife…albeit a Fashionable one…Happy Monday!