Let’s Go To South Beach

Let's Go To South Beach
Sorry I have been out of touch.
As you know I had a big birthday this month.
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It wasn’t as painful as I thought, enjoyed a great day with family and friends.
We had a beautiful bonfire on the beach, watched the sunset and ate smores.
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Rosemary Beach, Florida
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What more could a girl ask for?
Well…How about a girl’s trip to South Beach!
The last of my birthday celebration is this weekend and we are heading to Miami!
Lots of sun, cocktails, good food and of course dancing!
When packing I try to keep in mind packing items that can be used more than once.
Picking colors and shoes that you can mix and match.
My TKEES for easy airport traveling will be perfect by the pool.
My jewelry can go day or night as well as easy to wear sundresses.
So here you have it, my packing list! You can click on the image above to get more details.
I’ll take lots of pictures and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

Delano Hotel- HERE WE COME!

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www.delano-hotel.com

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You Ask For It, You Get It!

Ok, sooooo – I was asked to speak to a women’s organization about Fall Trends.

I am very excited about it. I do two things very well.

1. Talk

2. Talk about Clothes/Shopping/Trends

So I hope that I am not spoiling the discussion but I started putting my ideas together.

This may be a two or three blog process but here is a start to fall trends.

So you know, I don’t always like ALL of the trends out there.

These are the trends that I can see easily fitting into my wardrobe as well as my friends and clients wardrobes.

Fall Trends to Buy….

1. LEATHER – I keep repeating myself but this may be my fav.

Leather leggings, Leather trimmed blazer, Leather skirt.

“The more appealing woman has a bit of an edge to her that makes her alluring.”

2. Dresses/Suits – Yes, the Mad Men look is still in.

I love a form fitting dress or a beautifully tailored suit with sheer hose and a pair of super high heels.

A great addition to your work wardrobe or for all my ladies who lunch.

Prim Appeal with an Urban Edge.

3. Peplum – I love anything with a peplum.

I think they hide a multitude of flaws.

4. Military Jackets – Anything double breasted.

This will look great with jeans for the weekend or dressed with a great pair of slacks for work.

I love this Free People Military Jacket- it hits on all of the trends double breasted, peplums, and cable knit

I especially like anything army green. It is one of my favorite colors to wear.

5. Western Wear – Anything with suede, shearling or denim.

This is definitely an easy trend. I love this denim shirt from j.crew. It would look great with the leather skirt or leather leggings.

Or a great boucle skirt for casual Friday.

These booties are really cute. Be careful with this trend.

My suggestion is unless you are 6 feet tall with skinny skinny long legs buy them a little more narrow at the top so your skinny jeans with lay just over the top of them. If they are wider at the top and you tuck your jeans into them they will make your legs look shorter and stumpier.

And noooooone wants this!

Happy Shopping, I’ll be back with more fall trends shortly!

Rock This Way

To add to my last blog…

I am really into adding some edgier pieces to my fall and winter wardrobe.

In all the magazines and catalogs- my attention keeps going to leather.

I guess I read too much 50 Shades this summer or something!

Gah!

I saw a pair of jeans at market last weekend that were coated denim.

They looked liked leather. I had to get some. I fell in love!

Who knows what they will look like on my post three children bod!

Hey, thats what tunics are for, right?

Like I said before, my style is very feminine so I think edging it up a bit will be good for me.

I like the idea of soft combined with harder more structured pieces.

Maybe in my way too quickly approaching new decade, I’ll become a rocker chick.

You will know I have completely lost my marbles when I get a couple of piercings and tats.

Kidding Mom!!!

Faux leather has come a long way too so

A) we don’t have to worry about PETA

and

B) It wont break your bank.

And I can hear ya now. Im getting to that part.

No, you are not too old for leather.

I’m talking to you Elizabeth S!

You know who you are- LOL!

Buy a leather skirt, a leather jacket, leather leggings, leather boots this fall!

Add some sparkle with it!

Michael Kors Fall Collection

XO,

Happy Shopping

Leslie

 

In going with my glam rock theme

I love me some Miranda Lambert and her style!

 

Song of the Week

Fastest Girl in Town 

I love her!

Glam Rock- Go For It!

My May Uniform

My May Uniform

I don’t know about you, but for me May is Nuts!
I have something every single night between now and Memorial Day.
This is my uniform for the moment.
I’m scrambling to keep my favorites clean and/or back from the dry cleaners…..
A pair of skinny jeans, colored are my fav, but a regular dark wash does the trick too.
I really prefer cropped ones in the summer.
A blousey (is that a word?) top, that hides all kinds of imperfections but can look polished with a skinnier bottom. 
I like one that has spaghetti straps to show off my shoulders.
Hey, I need to draw the eye up and away from my bottom half!
A great pair of shoes.
Cool & bright accessories- I’m loving neon right now. This outfit would look great with some neon jewelry or bag!
 And a clutch.
I can’t live without my gold clutch, it goes with everything.
All about accessorizing!
May Wardrobe Essentials:
Neon Something- A necklace, bracelet, clutch
Happy Shopping!
XO,
Fashionable CHICKs
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The Hi and the Low of it All…

The Hi-Low Dress is a Spring/Summer Staple- Add it to your list.
I think it is a great spin on the maxi or mini for that matter.

Akiko-This is my fav.

Aqua, Spendid

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This is a great trend to show a little leg but still look classy and age appropriate.

Great with a thong sandal or a wedge.
Very wearable.
Perfect for the beach, for drinks, for dinner with the girls.
It’s on my list FO SHO.

Another great addition to your Spring Shopping List would be this Michael Kors Sandal.
It comes in Nude & ORANGE, I think I need both.
You can wear these with everything….

XO,
Fashionable CHICKs
Leslie

All in the Accessories…..

I believe that true style boils down to the finishing touches.
Start off with a great pair of jeans and a white T.
Pile on the bracelets- Im CRAZY about bracelets and bangles.

Add a great scarf- My two favorites are Love Quotes and Chan Luu

This Hermes Belt is a wardrobe must, they are reversible and NEVER, let me repeat will NEVER go out of style.

Love this outfit, simple and perfect but add boots and a bag and you’re looking good

Add a blazer. A must for work or weekend.
I can’t live without my Aviators.

Dream Bag! 

More Bracelets…
Now this is what Im talkin’ about right here girls……

Simple trench, awesome orange clutch

Hubba hubba- I promise he won’t care how much they cost!

And most importantly- a smile and confidence.
You are always prettier when you smile. Smile Big!

Happy Friday CHICKs!
XOXO,
Leslie

What to Pack…..

What to Pack.....
My cousin is heading to Costa Rica next week and I told her I would help her shop and pack.
I put together a few things that you can mix and match in order to get a bunch of different looks without packing a ton. I have to admit I am a terrible packer but if you plan ahead and lay it all out it will help!

1. Evening wear- Resort Casual, mix it up with shoes and jewelry. This JOIE jumper is so cute!
(Rebecca Taylor, Joie, Velvet)

2. Day wear- I love a denim shirt, they are great to throw in your purse or beach back, use it as a jacket or coverup as the sun goes down. Pair it with a cute pair of white shorts, hat and a wedge and you are good for a great excursion! Love the K. Jacques sandals- I promise you will wear them out! (J. Brand, J.Crew, K.Jacques)

3. I love Missoni and I especially love their bathing suits! This cover up is great because it is sheer and you still look sassy without feeling completely covered up. (Missoni, Michael Kors)

4. A definite is a pair of white jeans- you can wear these with a great top for dinner or with a tank for daytime! A must!! (Old Navy, Spendid, Kate Spade)

-These three pairs of shoes should do the trick for all of the outfits!
-Add a great clutch and you are good to go!

Happy Shopping!
XO, Fashionable CHICK