Two Ways to Wear Metallic Sandals

Being that fall is nearly here, I’m wearing my summer sandals as much as I possibly can. Don’t get me wrong…I love my fall boots, but there is something so freeing about slipping on an easy breezy pair of sandals. Plus, I get to show off my pedi. Haha! The ease of slides is something I’ve really been enjoying this summer and one of my favorite pairs of slide sandals has to be these ergonomic Vionic Jura sandals that I picked up at Sole Provisions. Not only are they a perfect silver that goes with nearly everything, but they’re ridiculously comfortable. Just sayin’. Since metallic sandals have been my summer jam, so I thought it would be fun to show you two ways to wear them!

metallic sandals beaded necklace

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The first way I rocked my metallic sandals is with a simple black CAbi tee and they’re oh so versatile traveler pant. I can’t tell you how many ways these bad boys can be worn. Olive pants are so versatile…much like metallic sandals. Thanks to the bit of glam that the sandals brought to my simple look, I needed little more to accessorize it than my trusty African  bead necklace.

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My next look is decidedly more casual and a bit cheeky…just like me. Haha! My Dream Team tank top can be found at Tipsy Elves, along with a slew of other hilarious tees. It’s proven to be one of my go-to summer pieces. And it was obviously the perfect thing to wear when I was cheering on Team USA! So much is going on up top, I simply added my favorite turquoise bracelet and a cowboy hat to Bermuda shorts and the metallic sandals.

So, if you too have some sandals that you’d like squeeze a bit more wear out of, I hope this helped give you some more styling options.

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Monday Mingle: Stitchfix Fall Unboxing

Fall stitchfix finds

It’s gorgeous weather here in NYC and I’m loving the fashion options. I can still wear sandals and cute tops, and I can pull out jeans again and not roast. It’s awesome.

boyfriends jeans

Seeing red! That’s the theme. The shoes are from Ralph Lauren and the bag is from Talbots.

red talbots bag

This outfit was inspired by my latest StitchFix box. I’ve talked a bunch about them before. Stitchfix is the combo of what I love about personal stylists and subscription boxes.  You get clothing and accessories hand-selected by a personal stylist, delivered to your door.

I’m keeping these jeans! Love them and only $78.

stitchfix fashion finds

Here’s a look at my StitchFix unboxing video.

This is the one that I sent back. What do you think?

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Summer Stitchfix Unboxing

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3 out of 5 I love. A top, not so much, for the last one I need your vote! Check out my summer box from Stitchfix and help me shop.

Stitch Fix is your partner in personal style. You get clothing and accessories hand-selected by a personal stylist, delivered to your door. My first delivery was awesome–find out how it works and what I got.

 

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I kept the top, the necklace and the denim. I’m not sure about the dress. What do you think?

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Monday Mingle: Favorite Summer Accessory Trends

Monday Mingle Denim for Summer

White jeans. Can’t get enough of them! Right now they work with so much I want to wear. So wear them I do! My go-to pair is from MircaleBody Jeans. I grabbed my friend and headed to the water to show you the competed One World Trade Center in the background. Here’s a look at the view from the top a little later in the day. Isn’t it stunning?

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I will write more about the trip into One World Trade, but I had to share this view. Now let’s talk fashion. The top is from Paris. The store Berenice exists everywhere except the USA. I loved the gold dots. And as long as my arms look good, I’m going sleeveless ladies!

summer fun fashion

But enough about a top you likely can’t get. Let’s talk about stuff you can get your hands on. Like these summer accessories.

summer accessories

jonathan adler sunglasses

Yes indeed, I’m having fun with my accessories. My new sunnies are from Jonathan Adler. This Santorini pair is taking the translucent trend in the right direction. Jonathan Adler’s eyewear collection is bang on.

summer bucket bag from toms

Let’s talk bags. I have been weighed down by the totes I carry. So this summer I vow to lighten up. The Mocha Jetset Bucket from Toms‘ is perfect for a day of touring. The color is quite versatile and the bag carries all the essentials I need. And it’s all about shopping for a cause. With every bag you purchase, TOMS will help provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need. One for One®. Check out the details.

TOM's handbags

And yes, I’m still wearing my Metallic Michael Kors Warren Wedge Sandals. If the trend isn’t broke, don’t fix it.

michaal kors sandals

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H&M Summer Style

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This is how I like to spend my weekends–outdoors having fun with my girls. This weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day, we’ll be once again having giggles and jump rope lessons on our roof. And it’ll be s stylish affair thanks to the fresh summer fashions from H&M.

H&M kids

To celebrate Mother’s Day, I put together this H&M collaboration of favorite things. My girls and I share a love of fashion. We love details and we love trends. H&M Kids is the perfect place to stay up on what’s cool–by the way, the answer to that is embellished denim and rompers!

cute sun hat for girls

My littlest one loves hats, I found this woven hat that she’s bananas about. The girl loves her accessories and H&M is an excellent place to find them. The lace trimmed denim shorts are a crowd-pleaser. And the sunny lemon-print top fits her personality perfectly.

cute romper for girls

My older fashionista literally squealed when she saw this floral romper. And yes, she likes to strike a pose (no idea where she got that from!?!?!). H&M has tons of jumpsuits and rompers it’s a style I 100% give the Momtrends seal of approval. Head to for these styles and more www.hm.com/us/

jumping rope

What about mom? Mostly I’m happy when they’re happy. But ladies, this is our special weekend. For Mother’s Day gifting, you can’t go wrong with a gift card to H&M. I headed right to the denim collection. I wanted some new denim shorts (these are higher waisted) and a new jean jacket (I lost my last one–sigh). I think this outfit would be great to give or get.

H&M Denim, denim trends

In addition to the homemade cards and family harmony, I will admit to loving being celebrated with gifts on Mother’s Day. A few more of my favorite things? I think my family knows me pretty well. A large iced tea, a few sweet macarons (yes, I’ll share), a new book, fresh flowers a gift card to shop H&M and some time to do yoga. These are things that make me smile.

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Wishing you all the happiest Mother’s Day weekend–full of giggles, fort building, jump rope and some of YOUR favorite things.

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Labor Day Style

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I’m predicting that many of you are busy enjoying this holiday with family and friends, but I still wanted to be sure that Monday Mingle was there for you! Since it’s a time for family and picnics, that’s what I am sharing. My 9 year old photographer snapped these images before we headed out to our party yesterday.

Not much new to report. These are all summer staples. The sunny Birkenstocks, the cut-offs, the air-dry hair. This has been my summer style.

birkenstocks

The shorts are Citizen of Humanity and I think I have worn them 90+ times this summer. Same for the Birks. The crochet sweater is OLD and from Lauren by Ralph Lauren.

tjmaxx necklace

The one new piece is the necklace. It’s a score from TJMaxx. $5 for this $110 necklace from Llydell NYC.

I hope you are wearing something sunny and fun on this last summer hurrah. Lots of great fashion coverage for fall is underway, but for now, I’ll embrace the summer staples.

crochet sweater

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Styling a Floral Maxi Dress for Summer

floral maxi dress for summer

Summer fashion is so easy: Dress, sandals, GO! Is there anything better than a floral dress in a bright color to embrace this time of year? I think not.

This French Connection dress packs a LOT punch. It’s got bold color and a fun swishy cut. I saw it at an event for RewardStyle that I attended here in Brooklyn. One of the marketing team members from French Connection was wearing this dress and I was smitten.

Good luck came my way. At the end of the event French Connection gave all the bloggers a $100 gift card to shop. I made a beeline for the Soho store and purchased the dress the next day (I had to spend a little more–the dress was $250 total when I bought it). It’s so easy to wear and makes me happy. Shop for the Poppy Maxi here (it’s on sale now for $150–you’ll pay $100 less than I did!) Look for me to be wearing this in San Jose this week as i head out to BlogHer.

summer dress styled with wedges

Isn’t fashion supposed to make us happy? Remember, this is the time of year to simplify. Less makeup, no layers and no apologies for doing what makes you feel great. I for one, think flip flops go with almost everything.

silver earrings

Once you have the just-right dress, the accessories are a snap. I added an old pair of Calypso earrings (shop similar here) and an old pair of wedges (love them so!–find similar here Via Spiga Weges) and done. Since this dress has pockets, I ended up putting my phone in my pocket and didn’t carry a bag. Usually in the summer, I try not to carry bags. I give my phone and lip gloss to Mr. Momtrends we go out or find a tiny little bag to stash my essentials.

Gold and pink french manicure

One last note on the nails. I saw a pin from Vera Sweeney a few months ago and became obsessed with the gold French manicure trend. I took the photo in to my local manicure spot and loved the result. I’ve got a new go-to mani!

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Too Old for Denim Shorts

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Time to rock the boat a bit with fashion. We’re talking about denim shorts. I’ve seen fashion posts popping up taking the view that denim shorties are only for the young. Well, I work hard to keep the body together, and I kind of think I’ve earned the right to go short.

What do you think?

I say…

yes mural in DUMBO

Couldn’t resist shooting in DUMBO near this mural. As for the jeans, this pair is from AG Adriano Goldschmied. The shorts have a 14″ rise, which is short, but you don’t have to go this short to embrace the trend.

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Since the shorts are kind of a statement, I simply added a white tee (shop similar from Velvet) and a bright necklace. I get so many compliments on it. I picked it up from BaubleBar at an event, I paid $35 (you are in luck–it is on sale right now for $20 here)! It comes in tons of colors, but I picked PINK!

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Finally the shoes. I picked these up in Nice on our anniversary trip. The iridescent color seems to “go” with so many things.

cool sandals

Time to find out what you’ve been wearing!

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Nautical Style for Summer

Nautical on the East River

Nautical is one of the easiest trends to pull off. Navy + white. Keep it crisp, keep it simple. We had a lovely day last week when we set out to shoot the Monday Mingle photos so we went to the closest beach–the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

That’s Jane’s Carousel in the background–a favorite spot to treat the kiddos. (watch a youtube video about it Jane’s Carousel video)

Nautical Fashions

Since I was in a nautical mood, I pulled on this new sweater I bought in Nice. It’s so soft and made of very loosely woven cotton. I slipped on sandals and white jeans and was pretty much done. Sadly, I don’t think you’ll be able to get this sweater in the US, so I added a link to a cool on from ModCloth.

When it comes to accessories, think stripes and ropes. It’s all about setting sail. The necklace is from LOFT, but I don’t see it on the website. It’s from this season.

We shot these photos by the DUMBO Brooklyn Waterfront with www.JoshuaSterlingBragg.com  who also shoots and edits our videos.

Shop: Sailor Sweeter (similar) | Sandra D. Ankle Jean| How Does She Do It Bag Stella & Dot

Finally, I forgot to show my shoes. Ooops! But if you want to know What shoe to wear with anything nautical, here you go…the Ashley Flat from Kate Spade

kate spade nautical sandals

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How to Style Metallics

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I love wearing gold in the summer. Could be because I have olive skin. Could be because I like a little sparkle. Could be because it is just a swell way to welcome the warm weather. When I purchase this gold poncho to wear to the Ralph Lauren girls fashion show in NYC (read all about that here RL Children’s Runway Show ) I knew I’d be wearing this top again and again. In fact, I brought it on a recent vacation to Nice!

But I digress. I meant to tell you how to style metallics. And really it’s so easy in summer.


RL metallic ponchoHere’s the rule: use white as your base color. Add gold accessories (pile ’em on!) and you’re done!

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A minute on the mani. I got sneak peak at the newest gel product from Sally Hansen. The new miracle gel polish will last like a gel that you have to bake on the the special lights. This one is quick to dry (perfect for summer) and leaves a great shine. My manicure lasted 10 days and looked fabulous. I’m wearing “Games of Chromes” available later this summer.

sally hansen gel manicure
A little NYC love! I got some loaner lenses from Moscot a local brand that’s all about quality. I’m wearing the STATEN from the MOSCOT Sun Collection ($295), Moscot has NYC locations (the closest one to me is on 159 Court Street
in Brooklyn; Between Dean & Pacific)and glasses are also available online.

Trendy Frames from Moscot

 

RL Metallic Fringe Poncho ($699)/Gold Bangles from Stella & Dot Miracle Body White Jeans / Moscot Glasses 

Do you love metallics? How do you style them? 

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