Fall Fashion

We all know how important it is to stay warm as the weather cools down, but why sacrifice fashion for warmth? What if I told you that you don’t have to? It’s all about the layers ladies and gentleman! Here are a few favorite looks for this season…

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The poncho. Yes please! so comfy, free-flowing,  and easy to layer. Overheated? Take it off!

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The oversized denim jacket. YES. We are loving it. The 90’s are back and we all have to accept it eventually. Denim goes with (almost) everything, so why not rock it!

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embroidered bomber jackets. Need I say more? They will change your life and your wardrobe forever.

 

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Pumpkin Spice. Sure it sounds basic when you’re ordering it as a starbucks drink, but have you thought of Fall Fashion Trend: Pumpkin Spiceturning it into an outfit for fall? It’s simply beautiful

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Reconstructed Denim Jeans. Patchwork. It looks amazing and can be transformed into a comfortable and chic outfit.

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Summer Flats

Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up and we’re officially beginning summer, it’s time to wear the proper summer shoes! Heels and wedges are so cute and definitely complete an evening outfit… but you don’t want to wear them all day long in the hot summer sun! So how about flats? Perfect!

 

Currently obsessing over these fab lace-up flats

Nine West Signmeup Lace-Up Flats – Black

 

 

ASOS LORDSHIP Lace Up Pointed Ballet Flats – Blue – US 9

 

 Charlotte Russe Lace-Up Pointed Toe Flats – Red – Size 7

 

What’s one step fancier? Embellished flats!

ASOS LIMELIGHT Embellished Pointed Ballet Flats – Apricot – US 8

Ivanka Trump ‘Trika’ Embellished d’Orsay Flat, Size 8 M – Beige

 

even open toe flats!

GC Shoes Perfect Timing Peep-Toe Flats

 

Kate Spade Vanna Flats Silver 8

 

Flatforms- a perfect combination of a wedge and flat

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Jeffrey Campbell Mirador Flatform – Women’s Black 6

 

Beach Cover-ups for the Summer

With summer around the corner, it’s time to find the proper beachwear to have for the season! Here are a few cover-ups that are in style for the summer at all different price ranges.

 

O'Neill 'Bungalow' Sleeveless Cover-Up Romper

O’Neill ‘Bungalow’ Sleeveless Cover-Up Romper

 

Rip Curl 'Oceana' Cotton Cover-Up

Rip Curl ‘Oceana’ Cotton Cover-Up

 

Vince Camuto Maxi Dress Printed Cover-Up

Vince Camuto Maxi Dress Printed Cover-Up

 

Raviya Smocked Cold-Shoulder Cover-Up

Raviya Smocked Cold-Shoulder Cover-Up

Embroidered Swim Cover-Up Dress

Embroidered Swim Cover-Up Dress

$22.90- forever 21
Women's Floral Long Kimono Cover Up - Tori Paver Seafoam

The Top Nail Trends for Winter

Each winter we all reach for the same old nail colors – red, burgundy, black. But what if you want to switch things up and try something different? Well this winter’s top nail trends are here to help you out. These shades are a little more fun than your go-to black nail but they will still coordinate with your winter wardrobe and, of course, your Elly Clay handbag.

Shimmery navy is all the rage this winter. This color is deep and moody like your regular winter burgundy but the shimmer adds a sleek touch that glams up your look while still coordinating with your winter wardrobe. Try Deborah Lippmann polish in Night Fever paired with a white cocktail ring like this one by House of Harlow and our Billie Jean Clutch in Leopard.

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Dark grey is a good option if you’re hesitant about straying away from your classic black. It’s a shade lighter giving it a softer effect, but it still feels edgy and sophisticated. Try O.P.I in Nein Nein Nein OK Fine with a sleek statement ring and our Boyfriend Spiked Hobo bag.

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Metallic silver is a fun color to try if you want something a little bolder. The metallic finish has a holographic effect fit for any party, but the shade is subtle enough for daily wear too. Try Nars in Amarapura Silver Chrome worn with a big onyx cocktail ring and paired with our Bille Jean Clutch in Blue Lambskin for a pop of color.

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Lighter shades are ok in winter too, and pale mints like this new one “Mintfluencer,” created by Aimee Song of the blog Song of Style in collaboration with Formula X is a great option. Soft mint brings to mind warmer destinations and it also looks great with colors like navy and black. Wear this color with dainty stackable rings for a trendy look and edge it up with our Lindsey Link Clutch.

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Another fun trend this winter is textured glitter polish. Big chunky glitter creates a 3D effect on your nails as well as a two-tone look that will spice up any outfit. Try Sally Hansen Luxe Lace in Crochet worn with a dainty statement ring like this one from Elizabeth and James and our Crissy Satchel in Black Embossed Snake.

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If you’re up for trying your hand at nail art, this graffiti look was all over the runways at Fashion Week. The abstract brushstroke look is fun, edgy, and looks easy enough to accomplish at home! Throw on a cute midi ring and grab our Crissy Clutch in Silver Snake for a show-stopping look! (Nail art tutorial from Cosmopolitan Magazine).

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Post holiday healthy lifestyle tips

Feeling a little bit off track after the holidays? Sometimes being surrounded by endless amounts of drinks and alcohol can make us feel sluggish after the holidays. Also, the cold winter weather doesn’t help when it comes to being active. Here are a few ways to get back on a healthy schedule and prep for spring!

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The first and most important step is to create an individualized plan for yourself. Write down goals you have and how you are going to accomplish them. This allows you to stick to what you want to achieve.

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Next, avoid grazing. Eating well balanced meals and light snacks will stop you from urges to look for more. Sometimes, removing trigger foods from your kitchen will force you to avoid them. Logging your meals into a journal can help you stay dedicated.

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One important step that is not often thought of is creating a list of other hobbies and activities to participate in when you have cravings. Distractions will help get your mind off of those cravings.

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The most important rule is to have balance and moderation. Eating too healthy and depriving yourself of foods you enjoy is also unhealthy. It is okay to enjoy some of the foods that you like as long as it is not all of the time. Patience is key, listen to your body and know that good things take time. dog-eating-cake.jpg

Upcoming 2016 Shoe Trends

It might seem like we are looking too far ahead, but Spring 2016 will be here before we know it, so what better time to find out what the upcoming shoe trends will be before we’re too late!

Colors we are noticing….

Lots of white and silver metal!

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Styles…

ballet lace ankles, multicolored slip ons and sneakers are here to stay!

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Be on the lookout for these styles and colors to begin filling the stores after the holidays are over!

#ManiMonday for the Holidays

It may be Monday, but the holidays are so soon! Having the perfect manicure is a must during this festive time of the year. Time to have some fun with your nail art! Here are some of our faves:

1) Glitter Nails

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What’s more holiday-esque than having glitter nails? You can have fun with this and either paint all your nails glitter or just a few of them. This is a fun way to experiment with different colors.

2) Classic Red Nails

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If you are into a more simple look, red nails are the perfect choice for the holidays. You can try out different shades of red that go best with your skin tone.

3. Snowflake Design

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With a thin brush of white nail polish, a snowflake design like this one can be accomplished! You can decorate one nail with a snowflake and achieve a winter wonderland look.

Which manicure will you choose for the holidays?