Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

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Fall is absolutely hands-down my favorite season of the year! Although we don’t get much “fall” weather in South FL, when we do, I’m ecstatic to wear sweaters. I do travel quite often so I have even more of a chance to wear them. Just recently, I purchased this fabulous Lace-up sweater from AMAZON! It was only $18 and came in two days. You have to love Amazon Prime! There are several fun colors, and I chose rust…one of my favorite fall colors.

I’ve rounded up a few of my top picks for fall and winter this year, and bonus, they are all under $70! Ruffles, lace-up backs, off the shoulder and bell sleeves are the key to this year’s trend. Neutrals are always a good choice, but don’t be afraid to go for color either! Reds, purples, pinks, oranges and yellows dominate the color palette for fall.

XOXO,

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  1. Red Sweater
  2. Pink Ruffle Sleeve Sweater
  3. Lace Back Rust Sweater
  4. Off Shoulder Oatmeal Sweater
  5. Contrast Ruffle Sleeve Sweater
  6. Yellow Knit

 

Edgy meets Romantic

thumb_IMG_9677_1024thumb_IMG_9692_1024thumb_IMG_9676_1024thumb_IMG_9670_1024thumb_IMG_8294_1024thumb_IMG_9665_1024If there’s one thing I love to do when it comes to style– it’s mixing. Ruffles and ripped up denim? Yes please! Pairing romantic with edgy pieces is a little more unexpected. While they may seem like opposites- they attract.

I’ve been on a budget lately and have been LOVING all of the pieces I have found. While I tend to buy more premium denim, I found the most perfect, high-wasited pair at Forever 21. And they’re only $29. They fit like a dream.

Because of the edginess, I toned it down with a romantic ruffled cold shoulder blouse, also from Forever 21. The light pink color and chiffon fabric is perfect for summer, and I am also a huge fan of the ruffle cuffs.

I think pumps pair perfectly with this outfit. Mine are old from Zara, but I’ve linked a similar pair here.

My fringe earrings are on sale now at Saks Off 5th for $14! They are also lightweight and go with everything,

Finally, my go-to bag for everything is this one by Vince. I have been getting into all things brown lately–and I literally carry this bag with everything. I found this at my local Saks Off 5th, but linked a similar one here from Nordstrom that’s under $50!

Happy summer shopping and styling!

XOXO,

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Travel Chic

There’s nothing I love more than traveling. Whether it’s for work or play, something about taking flight and getting out of dodge is certainly my cup of tea.

I travel often for work…especially heading to markets to buy for my boutique. It’s one of my favorite parts of the job. I get to see all of the upcoming trends, meet the designers, and get inspired by the gorgeous colors and fabrics for the upcoming seasons.

It can be challenging to dress trendy for traveling and also for being on my feet all day. I tend to head straight from the airport to market, and that’s really early in the am, and AFTER waking up and trying to get ready with a 19 month old. It can be challenging to say the least! I usually try to plan ahead, but sometimes I’ve got to just “throw it together.”

This morning was no exception. I am thankful I have these staple pieces in my closet that keep me comfy and stylish at the same time. Of course, a hat is a must for those rushed mornings.

I am OBSESSED with these workout leggings by Koral. They truly double as a liquid legging- you can wear them to work out or wear them out! They are incredibly comfy and flattering. I could live in them.

I paired it with an easy pullover I got from H&M ($24.99!) that is lightweight enough to wear in FL, and also good for layering when I get to my colder destination.

I just got these sneakers from Adidas and love them! They are like a cloud! I am a runner, so I wanted something that was stylish but also serves double duty: I can wear them out and about on the town or to the gym.

I’ve linked similar items to all of the styles I’m wearing below. Catch ya on the flip side when I get to my destination! Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see all of my latest #ootds @lala_styled.

XOXO,

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Koral Leggings

Gap Sweater

Adidas

 

 

The 3 Easy, Wearable Trends for Spring

cropped-img_4378.jpgSpring is in the air and fashion is in full bloom. Hot from the runways at New York’s Fashion Week, I chose the top three wearable and must-have trends for the upcoming season.

Off the shoulder tops dominated as spring’s hottest go-to piece. I am especially loving linen in soft pastel colors, such as lilac or pale pink. So go ahead, bare those shoulders as the temperatures rise.

Dainty floral prints dominated down the runway, especially skirts paired with bra tops. Designers pushed the envelope and mixed the feminine with a bit of sex appeal.

Chokers- my favorite 90’s revival- are here to stay for the season. From jeweled dazzlers to delicate lace to leather, anything goes. The key is to layer, layer, layer. Chokers work exceptionally well paired with long layered pendants.

 

 

 

Flares + Fringe

   

  

  

 Fall is in the air and I couldn’t be more excited. 

The 70’s are back in style with flare denim topping the list. Luckliy, I have an amazing old pair in my closet by Fidelity. I’m also obssesing over the Joy in Pulse by DL1961 and the Girl Crush in Dustbowl by Current Elliott. Buy both from LaLa (954-712-1100 to order). The greatest thing about flares is they look good on even us short gals because they elongate the leg. Show off those gams girl! 

I paired mine with a basic silk tank by Bella Luxx and completed the look with my favorite handbag at the moment- this fringe stunner by Jennifer Haley (also available at LaLa).

Thanks for checking out the blog and remember you can always email me your style questions at Lala_styled@mail.com.

XOXO,

Molly

Rainy Days

   
    
    
   
Rainy days call for easy dresses and Hunter boots! The weather in South Florida has been less desirable, so I pulled out my favorite wellies and splashed in a few puddles. Why not?! 

One of my new additions to my wardrobe is this knit tee dress by Current Elliott. It’s super comfy and can be worn so many ways. It’s also a great fall transition piece. When it’s not raining I’ll pair it with booties and a leather jacket. Buy it here.

My handbag by Rebecca Minkoff is from a few seasons ago, but you can purchase a similar one here

Here’s to making rainy days more fashionable!

XOXO,

Molly

Fancy

   
    
    
 Graphic tees and ripped up denim? Yes, please! These are go-tos in my closet. I love that One Teaspoon takes distressed to a whole new level. Although my mom would tell me I need new jeans (without holes)…lol. 

And of course ripped denim always looks good with Manolos!

Shop the look at LaLa Couture Boutique. Call 954-712-1100 to order. 

Pretty in PinkBlush: What to Wear After Baby

purple dress 2purple dress 3purple dress 1kimono 2 kimono 3 kimono 4 It’s one of the biggest fashion dilemmas a postpartum mom can face: how to look trendy while nursing.  As if nursing wasn’t hard enough, new moms are faced with the challenge of finding comfortable, fashionable pieces that make nursing a breeze. And if your baby is anything like my baby, he is always hungry!

Let’s face it- there isn’t much out there by way of cute maternity/nursing clothing. That’s why I was so excited to find PinkBlush. Not only do they have a cute, affordable and trendy women’s line, they also have maternity as well as nursing clothing. Score!

I love this ruffled dress for a few reasons. First, the ruffle hides some of the extra baby weight. Second, it’s got a zipper down the center- talk about perfect for nursing! Third, it’s super lightweight for summer. I paired it with a denim vest and gladiator sandals.

For anyone that knows my style, I LOVE cardigans/kimonos or anything I can throw on over a simple outfit to make it pop. Bonus: this cardigan can be worn before and after pregnancy and can double as a nursing cover! Here I paired it with a simple camisole, denim shorts and gladiator sandals.

Visit www.pinkblushmaternity.com to purchase the above items, or click on the links in the blog to take you directly to the product!

XOXO,

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Something Old, Something New: Baby J’s Room

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If I hadn’t gotten into the fashion industry, I would have loved to have pursued a career in interiors/home design. I absolutely LOVE design and decorating. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I began designing the nursery. I knew right away I wanted something contemporary, but with a mixture of different design elements, textures and neutral colors. I wanted a high-end looking nursery but on a budget.

Bring on Pinterest! I created numerous boards and poured over hundreds of photos on my Houzz app. Which was perfect for those sleepless pregnancy nights. I came across the adorable animal print photos from the Animal Print Shop and decided on a “baby animal” theme.

The next decision was furniture. I already had a beautiful natural wood daybed that folds out into a full size bed. It’s great for when guests come over, as it provides extra seating, as well as an extra place for guests (or mom!) to sleep. I also had an ivory dresser from Crate and Barrel that was not being used, and that fit perfectly into the nursery’s theme. I originally wanted all white furniture, but decided to use items I already had instead of sell them. Since the dresser is ivory, I knew a white crib would not look right. I chose the Childcraft Logan Convertible Crib in espresso, because I thought the dark wood would contrast nicely with the pops of gray (bonus- it was only $200 and converts to a toddler bed and a full size bed for when Jake gets older!) We chose the Kelcie glider from walmart.com. It was a bargain, easy to clean and is so comfy! Very happy with this purchase!

The adorable cat chair and bookcase were both purchases I made in college. My mom and I had gone “antiquing” in Havana, FL and stumbled across those adorable pieces. I’ve had them for over 18  years and they fit perfectly in the nursery.

I wanted to keep the colors neutral- mostly grays, taupes, soft blues, espresso,  ivory, silver with a bright pop of chartreuse. To me, this was soothing and comforting for both the baby and me. I love mixing textures and prints.

For the bedding, I registered at Pottery Barn Kids. This is the Harper nursery bedding. I love the chevron print and think it looks super cute in the room. I plan on taking the bumpers out (for safety reasons) until Jake is older, but for now, we are using the crib as a changing area so it is perfectly safe. The mobile with the adorable animals is also from Pottery Barn Kids.

My sister and her boyfriend came into town to help me put the nursery together. We decided to paint the walls gray (they were tan before) and I love the color we chose – Silver Bullet by Behr. Next on our list was to pick out the accessories.

We found the perfect frames for our animal prints from Bed, Bath & Beyond. We also needed blackout curtains and loved the textured ones we found. Now it was off to Target and HomeGoods! At HomeGoods I found the lighted “J” as well as the hassock, giraffe on the dresser, cute zebra and the worded throw pillows. It was all starting to come together!

Our last stop was Target. I could not believe our luck as we found our remaining items! The chartreuse stand, mod lamp, the printed rug, and the remaining throw pillows could not have been more perfect!

XOXO,

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