style-section

Category : Fashion

Staying cozy and stylish with Pure Jill

Pure Jill

While I’m hardly new to J.Jill (my mom is likely their biggest fan!), admittedly this was the first time that I’d ventured onto their website to look for something for myself. Going straight to their newest collection, Pure Jill, I found myself swimming in cozy sweaters, classic silhouettes and soft, natural colors that had my mind racing with outfit ideas. I automatically paired one of their sweaters with their leggings, knowing I could take my new outfit in a million directions — maybe with my tall riding boots and a long necklace or my favorite studded flats and my biggest knit scarf? Endless fashion possibilities… even a few that my J.Jill loving mom would approve of!

I love the philosophy that J.Jill has about their collections, that they strive to make getting dressed uncomplicated. Does that mean that their clothes are boring? Not in the least. Using only the best materials, fabrics and finishes, the Pure Jill collection is uncomplicated, for sure, but also timeless and easy-to-wear and just plain gorgeous.

Every single piece in this collection are the ones that you will have in your wardrobe for years. They are the pieces that will outlast trends as they come-and-go and that you’ll pull out of your closet, after months of not wearing them, and get that comforting feeling as you slip it on, just like grabbing coffee with an old friend.

Psst! I found that J.Jill runs a bit larger than other brands I wear. I’d suggest ordering down a size!

Get the look

Pure Jill

These pieces from the Pure Jill collection are going to be your new go-to outfit starters because they can be styled so many different ways, just by changing up your shoes, jewelry, accessories and bag. Make them edgy with some cool motorcycle boots. Make them sweet with some pretty flats and a soft scarf. Make them casual and fun with some on-trend wedge booties and a printed tribal-print purse. Or, mix-and-match these pieces to make a look of your own!

Pure Jill Ultrasoft Open Cardigan, J.Jill, $89
Pure Jill Ankle-Length Leggings, J.Jill, $39

Eye Candy Necklace, Stella & Dot, $49
Craft Fair Cute Scarf, ModCloth, $20
Millie Printed Oversize Tote, Sole Society, $60

Biker Boots, J.Crew, $238
Tieks Silver Screen, Tieks by Gavrieli, $235
TOMS Desert Suede Wedge Bootie, Nordstrom, $89

Pick up some Pure Jill for yourself

Do we have you hooked on J.Jill’s Pure Jill collection yet? Use the online code MOPJ30 to receive 30 percent off of full-priced items from the Pure Jill collection, valid through November 30, 2014.

What’s your favorite winter fashion pick from the Pure Jill collection?

J.Jill provided pieces from their Pure Jill collection for the purpose of this post.
All sassy opinions are my own.

Read More →

 

Dressing up the Carpool with Lee Curvy Fit Fashion PLaid Scarf
Dressing up the Carpool with Lee Jeans

We are super excited to bring back “Dressing up the Carpool” for the fall and winter season!  This is a feature we love to share because it helps inspire Moms get out of their clothing funk and step it up a bit. Whether it’s your day for the carpool, driving to playdates or attending the PTA meeting we want you to do it in comfort and style.

Lee Curvy Fit Collection

Jeans are essential and are pretty much my mom uniform, with so many varieties in cuts, shades and styles you can literally have a pair for every day of the week (and I do).  So when Lee Jeans asked me to give their curvy fit denim a try I jumped at the chance. Lee Curvy Fit is for women who know how to embrace their curves. Designed with a modern low-rise front and higher back rise, adding a little curve appeal to your wardrobe has never been easier.

I chose the Curvy Fit Alanna BootCut, these are a more casual everyday look that look great with your fall sweaters, jackets and scarves. What I liked the most about these jeans is that they did not gap in the back.  I have a small waist and a little booty in the back so gaping is an issue for me. These are gap free and they stretched a bit after wearing them a few times. Now they fit like a glove when I put them on!

Pair these jeans with a field jacket, plaid scarf and a great pair of ankle boots and you’re ready to go!

Shop the Look

Field Jacket ($91), Oversized Sweater ($54), Lee Curvy Fit Jeans ($34), Plaid Scarf ($25), Shoulder Bag ($18), Ankle Boots ($89)

Dressing up the Carpool Lee Jeans Cardigan

Curvy Fit Benefits

 

  • Tilted rise that is lower in the front and higher in the back keeps you covered confidently
  • Unique pattern shape gives the appearance of a slimmer silhouette.
  • No-gap Waistband bends with you while hugging your curves.
  • Shape Memory denim adapts to your body and keeps its shape all day.

Lee Jeans has a variety of dark denim washes and they’re always a favorite of mine because they slim you down and you can easily dress them up. I chose the Lee Curvy Fit Paxton Jeans and I went down a size, but I should have stayed with my true size. (These have stretch but by going down a size they were a little too tight;) I love the overall cut of these jeans the softness of the Shape Memory fabric, they really hug your curves!

Shop the Look:

Striped Cardigan ($92), Long Sleeve Top ($34), Lee Curvy Fit Jeans ($34), Statement Necklace ($25), Lorraine Tote ($69), Ankle Boots ($89)

Lee Jeans Fall Look SSM 1

The Lee Curvy Fit jean can be purchased online at Lee.com or can be found at your local Kohl’s, JCPenney or Sears stores and Platinum Curvy Fit at your local Macy’s.

Get Social with Lee Jeans

Lee Jeans Blog  / Lee Jeans Website / Lee Jeans Facebook /
Lee Jeans Twitter  / Lee Jeans Instagram

 

Disclosure: I am currently working as a brand ambassador for Lee Jeans. All my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own.

Read More →
Faux fur is hot, hot, hot for winter

And, we’re not talking about how warm they’ll keep you! We’re loving that the faux fur outerwear trend is popping back up for winter fashions and we’re happily embracing this trend for our wardrobes. The perfect way to add some faux fur to your closet this year is with a faux fur coat or vest and we’ve hunted down our favorites.

How to wear faux fur coats and vests

The best part about faux fur coats and vests is that you can dress them up or dress them down, just by what you pair them with.

To dress up with faux fur styles — which are especially on-trend for the holidays — pair them with your favorite little black dress to hit up holiday parties, evenings at the Nutcracker and your office’s big seasonal bash. Just be prepared to use it as an outer-layer only… even faux fur gets warm when you’re in a crowd! Be sure to keep the rest of your outfit simple, as the faux fur coat or vest is truly your statement piece.

Dress a faux fur coat or vest down with lived-in jeans — try rolling them up at the bottom — and pair them with wedge ankle boots and an easy-going tee or a casual blouse. This look will take you everywhere this winter, from winter concerts at your kids’ schools to running Thanksgiving errands.

Feeling a little too plain jane, even with a punch of faux fur? Add a statement piece of jewelry or a hint of leopard print to offset a solid-colored faux fur coat or vest.

9 Faux fur coats and vests to tryFaux Fur Coats

1. BB Dakota Tierra Faux Fur Jacket, ShopBop, $120
2. Sabine Faux Fur Animal Coat, Piperlime, $198
3. Long Fur Vest, ZARA, $100
4. Xhilaration Open Faux Fur Vest, Target, $30
5. Faux Fur Knit Bomber Jacket, C.Wonder, $148
6. Cute and Hirsute Vest, ModCloth, $70
7. Mixed Fur Jacket, ZARA, $100
8. Faux Fur Jacket, H&M, $60
9. Topshop Faux Fur Bomber, Nordstrom, $136

 Which faux fur coat or vest is your pick?
Read More →

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and as you plan your menu, prepare all those delicious desserts and get your house in order, don’t forget to take inventory in your closet for what you’ll wear!

Sure it’s all about the food on Thanksgiving Day but we want you to have a fashionable Thanksgiving too, so we rounded up a few looks to help get you inspired. Whether you are more of a casual girl or like to dress up for the occasion we picked out some things that will be great pieces to last you all season long. Sometimes just a new pair of shoes, coat or a statement necklace can help create a whole new look.

Fashionable Thanksgiving

Fashionable Thanksgiving Burgundy and Leopard Fashion

Classy and Comfortable

We love the rich color of burgundy in the Fall and oversized knit sweaters are right on trend. Layer a blouse with a collar under a chunky sweater and make it really pop with a statement necklace. Don’t be afraid of leopard, it’s practically a staple now. A pointy toe pump will help dress up your denim in a second. This look is super comfortable but

1. Lyocell Blouse $49
2. Pull Over Sweater $31
3. Short Statement Necklace $39
4. Sara Designs Wrap Bracelet Watch $262
5. Lee Jeans Curvy Fit $35
6. French Connection Opulence Clutch
7. Jolie Pointy Toe Pump $129


Fashionable Thanksgiving Casual and Cool Savvy Sassy Moms

Casual and Comfortable

If you are will be in the kitchen cooking or chasing toddlers it is always better to go with a comfortable outfit with no fuss. Keep it simple with a flowy blouse, some chandelier earrings and a great pair of ankle boots. This outfit is simple and sweet with room for an extra piece of pumpkin pie!

1. Oversized Pattern Coat $49
2. Glitz Top $49
3. Stella Dot Reverie Chandeliers $39
4. Vince Camuto Riley Tote $278
5. Lee Jeans Curvy Fit $31
6. Erlina Ankle Boot $89

Fashionable Thanksgiving Romantic Lace

Fancy & Comfortable

If you are heading to church and and like to get dressed up for the Holidays then go for a beautiful lace dress, some heels and a great coat. This Stella Dot Fleurette Statement Necklace against the lace adds another interesting layer and adds a pop of color and sparkle! This lace dress could also be worn more casual with a pair of tights or leggings, riding boots and a cardigan.

1. Felted Coat $60
2. Admirable Octaves Dress $70
3. Fleurette Statement Necklace $198
4. Tory Burch Metallic Brushed Clutch $350
5. Steve Madden Suede Strappy Heel $67 {on sale!}

Which outfit would you wear?


 

Read More →
Layering Up with Mod Cloth Savvy Sassy Moms
Layering pieces for Winter

It’s no surprise that cold weather is on the way and you’ll need to start layering up for Winter, if you haven’t already! To brace the chill coming our way you need a few key essentials to layer up, stay warm and still look fashionable. Break out those sweaters, cardigans, leggings and scarves and get ready to play with different color combinations, prints and textures to find just the right cozy mix.

Mod Cloth has a gorgeous selection of sweaters and cardigans right now and they asked me to style a layering look. I happily accepted this style challenge and so here are some of my favorites pieces

1. Indefinable Beauty Cardigan $75

Everyone needs a few sweaters and cardigans to get them through the fall and winter. I am absolutely in love with this stunning cardigan that will look great over a pair of leggings. Skip the Mom looking sweaters and cardigans look for trendy tribal, nordic or ethnic sweaters to stay warm this winter and still make a fashionable statement.

2. Your Edgy Ways Leggings $30

Not your average legging and that’s exactly what I like about them! Leggings have become very trendy with a variety of wild patterns and prints, but some go a little too far for me. The faux leather details down the side of these dress these up a bit and definitely adds some flair. These will certainly be an item in heavy winter rotation.

3. Seemingly Sew Top in Ink $30

We all need those basic t-shirts that can be worn under our sweaters and cardigans, to either add a pop of color or be a foundational neutral that doesn’t take away form the beauty of the sweater. This sweater is the statement piece so I opted for this ink color to be worn underneath. Stock up on these in a variety of colors, they’re perfectly soft and simple.

4. Yellow Brick Cold Scarf

I have more scarves than I can count and it doesn’t stop me from buying a few new ones each year. I love this mustard yellow to brighten things up a bit. There is a lot going on with the sweater, so you may not need it all together, but if you take the sweater off, you can put the scarf on to still keep you warm.

5. Fold Me Close Bootie $79

Boots are must, whether you prefer heels, flats, ankle or knee high boots, you need boots!  I like these because you can wear them two ways and the fur lining gives you another layer of warmth.  I also like wedge ankle boots because they dress things up a bit but you can still walk easily in them.

6. Saturday at the Stables fingerless Gloves $20

Fingerless gloves, they’re obviously essential because you’ll want to be snapping photos, checking your email, and posting all your to pics Instagram of course. We like like these as Moms too because we are always helping our kids button up sweaters and zip up coats, among other things!

7. Design Your Itinerary Weekend Bag $60

This is a great overnight bag for a weekend trip, stuff it with all your key layering pieces and extra cold weather accessories. Or if you are heading to Grandma’s for the day, fill it with the kids’ extra clothes, hats, gloves, and pajamas.

What item do you like most from this layering look?

 

Disclosure: Mod Cloth asked me to participate in a fashion layering challenge. I happily accepted. I was not paid for this post, I did it for fun and for you! However, these are affiliate links through Reward Style.

 

Read More →
GapKids meets kate spade new york and Jack Spade

In a kids’ style collaboration that is a dream come true for fashionable moms, GapKids has teamed up with kate spade new york and Jack Spade for a Holiday 2014 collection that is full of bright colors, whimsical prints and cheeky sayings. But, if you want in on this, you’ll need to mark your calendars… and mark them fast. The collection will only be available for a short time — in select GapKids stores and online at Gap.com — from October 30 through November 14, 2014.

Here’s a sneak peek at a handful of our favorites from what GapKids and kate spade new york have been working on. We’ll update this post with even more favorites when the collection goes live on October 30! Stay tuned!

GapKids + Jack Spade: What’s hot for boys

GapKids and kate spade new york

The boys’ collection from GapKids and kate spade new york teams up with their mens’ brand, Jack Spade, and goes far beyond just holiday looks. We love these cool, easy, fun picks from the line that our boys can wear all year round.

GapKids + kate spade new york: What’s hot for girls

GapKids and kate spade new york for girls

The girls’ collection from GapKids and kate spade new york leans much farther into the Land of Holiday, with dressier pieces that scream to be worn at your family’s upcoming holiday bashes. If you’re a fan of kate spade new york for your own closet, these looks for girls will easily compliment your look.

 What do you think about the GapKids and kate spade collaboration?

 

Read More →

Five Fabulous Handbags under $100 Savvy Sassy Moms

Adding a new purse to your collection is the easiest way to update your wardrobe and these inexpensive black handbags under $100 are some of the most fashionable right now. Hitting on all of our favorite trends — from bucket bags to a hint of fringe to studded details — we’re having a hard time deciding on which one to take home with us for fall!

From MANGO handbags, we’re loving their mix of classic and trendy handbags under $100, including their Studded Bucket Bag, which is a fun and funky way to change-up your typical black handbag and add something fresh to your collection. If you’re looking for more of a staple, take a peek at their Pebbled Tote Bag. It’s on the higher end of these price points, but its shape and the ability to switch back-and-forth between a tote bag and a shoulder bag make it worth every penny. Lastly, we can’t miss chatting about MANGO’s Zip Shopper Bag. This is the handbag for the moms who carry everything under the sun in their purse!

Another one of our favorite sites to grab handbags under $100, Sole Society is home to these two sassy, inexpensive black purses. If you don’t already have a purse like the Marlena Vegan Foldover Clutch in your closet, this one is a must-have. It’s simple, and chic, and big enough to hold more than just your credit card… and, it’s also available in red! On the other hand, the most trendy black handbag of the bunch is Sole Society’s Maxine Fringe Crossbody Bag. At just over $50, they’ve taken out all of the stops on this purse, using a classic bag as a base, then adding fringe and scallops and even a touch of suede. This is not your mama’s purse!

1. Pebbled Tote Bag, MANGO, $90
2. Marlena Vegan Foldover Clutch, Sole Society, $40
3. Maxine Fringe Crossbody Bag, Sole Society, $55
4. Studded Bucket Bag, MANGO, $80
5. Zip Shopper Bag, MANGO, $70

Which black handbag is your style?
Read More →

athletic-inspired-fashion

Athletic Inspired Fashions Score Big Off the Field

Athletic inspired fashion looks fabulous this fall. From banded-cuff pants that feel as cozy as sweats (but look perfect with heels), to mesh inserts on tops, the best touches from gym wear are popping up on outfits decidedly dressier than the treadmill. We love luxe terry tops, varsity jackets, perforated leather sneaks, dressed-up headbands and purses that evoke slouchy sport bags. Here are 9 athletic fashion all stars for fall.

1. Glam Joggers with Side Stripe $17 ASOS

2. Vans Perforated Leather Slip-Ons $60 J. Crew 

3. Jordan Banded Pant $60 Stylemint

4. Color-Blocked Fleece Baseball Jacket $40 Old Navy

5. Double Headband $10 ASOS 

6. Stella McCartney for adidas Yoga Sweatshirt $110 adidas

7. Serevina Carry-All $60 Athleta

8. Oak Power Tank $110 Revolve Clothing

9. Pretty Gritty Jock Shirt $30 Under Armour 

Which athletic inspired fashions for fall are YOUR fav?
Read More →

The fall season is upon and us and boots are once again in the spotlight as we return to wearing our jeans, leggings and perhaps a maxi skirt here and there. This year there are three boot styles for fall that are catching the most attention — ankle boots,/booties, knee-high boots and lace-up boots. I had a blast searching for the most happenin’ ones for this season and there really are SO many styles to choose from!

One way to narrow it down is to think about what you like as “extras” on your boots. This fall many of the styles come with either buckles, straps, cut-outs or laces (and occasionally more than one of those!). Lace-up boots are definitely back in! The heel that is making the most noise (get it, making the most noise?) is the chunky, stacked heel. And no matter which texture you like, there is something for everyone as well — suede, textured leather, smooth or weathered.
boot styles for fall

1. Madewell, The Perrie Boot – $228
2. Madden Girl Mistley Stone Lace Up Boot – $70 (side note: these boots do NOT have to be laced every time since there is a zipper in the back. How awesome is that?)
3. Crown Vintage Wendy Bootie – $80
4. Steve Madden P Kamby Boot – $100
5. Anthropologie Latigo Peace Boot- $160
6. Fergalicious bootie – $47
7. Target Mossimo Jessica Suede Strappy Boot – $50
8. Payless Tanner Lace-Up Boot- $40
9. Crown Vintage Louvina Boot – $140

Here I am wearing my new pair of Jessica Simpson ankle boots. I just love the color, the buckles and the price was great too ($60 at T.J. Maxx)
boot styles for fall

Which style of boots do you want to add to your collection?

Read More →

leopard fashion

10 Leopard Finds with Class and Sass

Forget all your preconceived notions about leopard print fashion. This pattern is a classic and can be totally classy…when used sparingly. A single leopard accessory or clothing piece will add interest and beauty to a neutral outfit, and it pulls together blacks and browns like nothing else. Here are 10 leopard finds for fall and beyond that will make your ensembles soar and roar.

1. Sleeveless Dress $26 Zara

2. Leopard Print Converse All-Star Lo $55 Journeys

3. Leopard Print Reading Glasses $6 Forever 21

4. Winter Simba Printed Skirt $40 French Connection 

5. Leopard Jaquard Jacket $169 Ann Taylor

6. Steve Madden Galleryl Pump $100 Piperlime

7. Leopard Print Crewneck Sweater $78 C.Wonder

8. Merona Leopard Print Skinny Belt $15 Target

9. Pieces Asymmetric Leopard Print Clutch $23 ASOS 

10. Kate Spade Leopard Ikat Phone Case $40 ShopBop

Read More →

Savvy Sassy Newsletter

  • Stylish News in Your Inbox...
  • All The Latest Trends...
  • Our Greatest Giveaways Sent to You....

Be Savvy. Be Sassy. Signup Below: