Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LOFT Fall Favorites

LOFT Fall Favorites

 gold jewelry / long sleeve sweater / bateau neck top / blouse / skirt / polka dot top / asymmetrical zip sweater

LOFT has been knocking it out of the park lately, so I thought I'd pass along a few of my favorite finds for work and play this season.  FYI, never pay full price at LOFT.  Just wait a few days because they're always running sales! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Leather Favorites For Fall

Leather Favorites For Fall

 long sleeve top /J Crew leather baseball capjacket /Faux leather cardigan /sleeveless blousestriped top  /  Ann Taylor ankle jeans

As promised here are some more great leather (or faux leather) looks for fall!  Please, someone buy these leather waisted pants from Ann Taylor and send me a pic!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Bit of Leather

A Bit of Leather

Ann Taylor faux leather top / LOFT jeans / ballet flatbrown bag/ Stella & Dot stud earrings

Leather is huge for fall this year.  Here's a great way to incorporate a little bit into your wardrobe.  Swooning over this Ann Taylor top!  BTW, follow me on facebook or instragram (reallife.realstyle) to see my personal take on the trend!  More posts coming soon with some more leather favorites for fall!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Layers for Fall

Layering for Fall

LOFT short sleeve tee / J Crew chambray top / Gap skinny jeans / shoes /stackable bangle /crystal stud earrings

This time of year layers are the name of the game.  Cool mornings, warm afternoons, followed by cool evenings.  One of my favorite ways to layer is by taking a short sleeve or sleeveless top from summer and layering a button up underneath.  Now, the shirt obviously needs to have a bit of weight to it for the look to work, but when done right it looks very modern and stylish.  Don't get me wrong I love a good classic cardigan, just ask my closet, but this is a great modern way to layer.

Also, don't forget to check out my Real Life Real Style facebook page and follow me on Instagram at reallife.realstyle, for a sneak peak of my personal everyday looks.  Just give me a little grace for my amateur photography.  I'm a wardrobe consultant with a blog, not a fashion blogger for pete's sake! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Denim Finds for Fall

Denim Finds for Fall

 Baseball cap/  American Eagle Outfitters denim jacket / White House Black Market stretch jeans /Gap  jeans /Gap high rise jeans / Baseball capGap long sleeve top 

It wouldn't be fall without lots of denim, so I thought I would post a few of my favorites.  I chose three jean styles, staples most women should have in their closet.  A nice dressy boot cut/trouser jean, a boyfriend jean, and a clean, flattering dark wash skinny jean (note that these are high waisted, so glad it's making a come back!). Disclaimer - please note I said most women, depending on your age and body type!

And we can't forget the classic and ever so versatile denim shirt and jean jacket.   By the way, don't you love this baseball cap? I am drooling over it!

Just when you think the torture of bathing suit shopping is done, here come the jeans, right?! Ugh! Jeans can me a woman's worst nightmare.  If you need help figuring out what denim works best for your age and body type give me a shout.  Email me at katysteenwyk@gmail.com to schedule a consult at your home.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

How to Style Burgundy for Fall

How to Style Burgundy for Fall

American Eagle Outfitters sweater / LOFT top / Gap 1969 Always Skinny Jeans / Ann Taylor stretch pants /
Liz claiborne shoes / Gap cowgirl boots /  leather handbag / jewelry / FOSSIL stainless steel jewelry

I do keep a promise, ladies!  As promised from last week's post here are a few ways to style burgundy heading into fall.  I have been dragging my feet into September, but now that the weather forecast is looking cooler and my family had one last beautiful day out on our boat this weekend, I'm finally looking forward to the new season and breaking in the few new pieces I've picked up for fall.  One happens to be a burgundy sweater, so I'm actually giving myself a little inspiration here!  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fall Trend - Burgundy

Fall Trend - Burgundy

LOFT collar blouse 
American Eagle Outfitters long sleeve crew neck sweater 
Kendall Kylie cotton hat
AĆ©ropostale open knit top
Sole Society zip top tote bag 
Red trousers 
Kate Spade square stud earrings 

I'm back!!!!!  Sorry guys, it was a busy, but fun summer so I decided to give myself some grace and take some time off from posting on the blog.  But, the kiddos are back in school and it's time to get back to it.  New fall clothes are hitting the stores and my inbox daily, so I don't want to leave you all hanging, wondering what in the world to invest in this fall.  

So, let's start with a big color trend we're seeing right now - burgundy!  Also known as cranberry, maroon, deep red.  You get the picture.  Lots of shades to choose from in this color, so pick the one that works best for your skin coloring. I have to say I'm a big fan of this rich, elegant, and classy color.  Stay tuned for later posts on what to pair it with.  Here's a hint though - grey, black, camel, cream, white....(basically any neutral)

One final thing, now that your back to school shopping is done for the kiddos, it's time to focus on you!  Give me a shout, I'd love to help you edit your closet or hit the stores and do some shopping. You can find me at katysteenwyk@gmail.com!