Saks5 STL: Spring Wardrobe Refresh


I find the beginning of spring to be a time where I need to refresh my life. Once the weather warms up I kick my workout plan into action, clean out my closets and start anew.

It’s also one of the few times of the year that I truly refresh my wardrobe. After months of heavy knits, winter coats and chunky boots, I yearn for light fabrics, beautiful florals and open toed-shoes.

Step into Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac this month and you’ll see they’re living this spring refresh throughout the store. Everything breathes fresh, airy and beautiful! I was asked to select five items from Saks this month and I can’t wait to share the goodies I found! Here are my Saks5 picks:

1. The Perfect Olive Jacket: This Joie jacket ($328) helps you transition any item from winter to spring.

2. Silk Floral Button Up: The purple florals in this Rebecca Taylor blouse ($275) are reminiscent of vintage prints.

3. Ankle Pants: The lighter floral on these Joie ankle pants ($298) counterbalance the heaviness of the jacket.

4. Raffia Wedges: Let your feet breathe in these subtle but stylish Kate Spade wedges ($258).

5. Bright Blush: Blush is having a moment and NARS Orgasm ($30) is my personal favorite for adding spring colors to your cheeks!





If you’re shopping the Plaza Frontenac Saks this month, don’t miss these events:

4.3 Dior Spa and National artist
4.3 Saks First Triple Points Event
4.3-4.5 Sisley Spa event
4.3-4.5 Shop NYC in Men’s
4.5 David Yurman  Trunk Show
4.12 Gurhan PA
4.21-27 Saks Friends and Family Event
4.23-4.24 About Face Masterclass
4.23 – 4.24 Roberto Coin Trunk Show
4.24 Rebecca Minkoff Personal Appearance
4.24-26 St. Louis Fashion Week
4.24 Fur Salon Restyle Made to Measure Event
4.25-4.26 18kt Appraisers Trunk Show
4.25- 4.26 Barry Brinker Trunk Show
4.30-5.1 Peggy Jennings Trunk Show

Disclosure: This post was created as part of a collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue’s Plaza Frontenac location, but yes, I really do love these items and all opinions are mine. 

Surviving the Cold with Accessories

Red Jeans and Chambray Shirt

This winter has quite possibly been the worst. I don’t mean we’ve had the coldest temps ever or the most snowfall. I just mean the worst. As in, I’m so over it and if I could send it packing by giving up one of my favorite pairs of shoes, I might just take winter up on his offer.

Pretty much the only thing that has kept me from wearing sweats to work every day is accessories. I’m talking statement pieces, friends. It doesn’t matter if I’m wearing the same pair of jeans I’ve worn for three days in a row with the warmest sweater in my closet and a pair of wool socks. If I add a fabulous necklace or arm party I suddenly feel very pulled together.

Red Jeans and Chambray ShirtSweater: LOFT (similar) | Chambray Top: Urban Outfitters (similar) | Denim: INC (similar) | Booties: ShoemintNecklace: c/o Ash & Willow

This Aztec necklace from Ash & Willow is the perfect item for layering. I adore how the chunky chain stands its own against my chunky sweater, but I can also tell you I’ve worn this with delicate dresses and it looks great there too! And how can you beat such a great necklace for only $24!

Ash & Willow Aztec Necklace

What are you all doing to keep your spirits high in all of this weather?


Under $50: Date-Ready Dresses

Date Ready Dresses

Bill and I aren’t big Valentine’s Day celebrators but I do love any excuse to get dressed up! We’re planning to stay in tonight and go out to dinner tomorrow once places have cleared a bit.

I’m hoping to make it to the mall tomorrow during the day to find some work-ready clothes and  maybe snag a new dress for our date.

These five dresses are all so ready for any date and all priced under $50!

Date Ready Dresses

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Under $50: Booties

It might be the feet of snow on the ground or it might be that I find myself being more and more practical in life the older I get but lately I’ve been drawn to booties. Short on the ankle and easy to walk in because of little to no heel, booties add casual chic style to any outfit.

Of course, next fall I might be craving something different so I don’t want to spend too much. These booties are all under $50, meaning you can grab a few pairs in different colors!


9 Booties Under $50

JCPenney | DSW | Forever21 | DSW

H&M | Target

STLFW: Saver’s Shopping and Winslow’s Home

STLFW Bloggers Shopping at Savers Thrift Store STL

My coverage of Fall 2013 Saint Louis Fashion Week continues! After lots of fabulous runway shows, including Fall Into Fashion/Indulge, Project Runway at the Fox and Industry Night, I was looking forward to Friday evening of STLFW. It was a fun, low-key evening spent with the other STLFW bloggers. We started at Saver’s, my favorite St. Louis thrift store that I’ve raved about before. The amazing folks gave us a little gift card boost to kick off some shopping and I scored some great finds!

STLFW Bloggers Shopping at Savers Thrift Store STLPhoto via Savers

A shot of a lot of happy shoppers after our little shopping trip! L to R: Melanie Moon, designer Michael Drummond, Mary from Light Sleeper Heavy Dreamer, Christia of Moda Christia, Julie of Orchid Grey, Erin of Calivintage (one of the first blogs I started reading way back in the day!), myself, Tieka of Selective Potential, Holly of Mint Julep 87, Marisa of Vanilla In Vogue, Julia of Oh, Julia Ann, Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky, Katherine of Style Tab, Haya of Good Good Gorgeous, Jackie of Living After Midnite, Lorena of Garnetts and Sapphires, Megan of The Frugalista Diaries, Jillian of A Little Slice of Pye, Psyche of Economy of Style, Yasmin of Bangles & Bungalows, Tracy of The Right Shoes, Keiko of Keiko Lynn

Once we’d shopped ’til we dropped, we headed to Winslow’s Home for a lovely farm to table dinner. The foods was simple, lovely and exactly what I’d serve to guests if they came to my house. Everything is served family style to truly make it feel like you’ve been invited to a dinner party.

Mustard Midi Skirt EshaktiTop: Target | Skirt: c/o eShaktiHeels: Audrey Brooke from DSW | Necklace: Gift

I’d been looking forward to wearing this skirt out and about for awhile and knew this evening was the perfect time. As I’ve talked about before, I’m obsessed with online retailer eShakti. This skirt was supposed to come to just beyond the knee, but I was able to customize it to get this great long length.

eShakti SkirtThanks to Oh, Julia Ann! for snapping these photos!

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