Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kohl's Style for Every Body Campaign - New Sweater Trend

Just a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being featured along with four other lovely ladies in the amazing  "Everyday Runway " Styles for Every Body campaign for +Kohl's .  I love the fact that they picked four everyday women with different body types and style to model the latest trends in fashion because women just like us want to know how those trends will look on them.  


 It was such a day full of such excitement just imagine getting super model treatment for two days . We worked with a professional stylist , hair and makeup and just a great team of people . I seriously felt like J-Lo and it was amazing. 

The first fall trend that Kohl's will highlight for this campaign is the New Sweater .  When I think of fall the first thing I start thinking about is sweaters and I love that this was selected in a blush tone something that is neutral and can be styled various ways and you fashionista's know I am all about that life.  

My first look could easily be taken to the office and out to a night on the town which I love .  The Jennifer Lopez cropped sweater paired perfectly with he edgy zipper faux leather skirt and add those fabulous Apt 9 booties  and this says J-Lo all the way honey!    

                                                The New Sweater x's 5

It's amazing that three of us had on the exact same sweater and it can look totally different . You have Berty who has it styled with a feminine midi skirt and Marisa who is rocking it with the shorts and  fun on trend OTK boots .  I love how Laura tries something new with the crop pants and likes it and Stacie kept it cute and casual with skinny jeans.  


                                                        Style for Every Body

             Check out the video that takes you behind the scenes of this amazing experience . 



This is just the first of the fall trends that Kohl's brings to life . I can't wait for you to see the rest and I hope you love them as much as we do.  Thank you so much for stopping by and stay tuned :) 

                                                       XOXO - Mary aka Curlybyrdie 


Monday, September 26, 2016

The Fab 40's in Hats

Well it's that time of the month that I collaborate with the Fab 40's an each of us  create our individual interpretation of a particular theme and this month it would be hats .  I love wearing a hat but because of the size of my hair it can be a challenge so there is alot of trial and error . 

When I took these photos it was considered fall but 80 degrees outside so I wanted to give that fall vibe with the color selection but kept it sleeveless with a light crochet vest because this girl hates being hot... I have discovered that I am really liking the burgundy and navy combo it just seems so modern and chic and perfect for this time of the year 

                 Dress - Jcpenney , Vest The Limited, Necklace - Limited , Hat (old), Shoes- Von Maur


                                                           Veronica - Cid Style Files

I wanted to start with Veronica because it was her turn to pick the theme and she opted for hats . I am loving the olive green dress and adding her black hat and fabulous shoes that gives it a boho vibe which I am fond  of ! Love it 


                                                    Sheela - Sheela Writes

Oh be still my heart I am so loving this look it just brings the artistic drama and that dress is everything with that fabulous hat.. Girl you are killing the game! I am have such outfit envy right now

                                               Samantha - Fake Fabulous

Samantha has talent of layering and pattern mixing and she did not disappoint this month I am loving the tights with the boots and that skirt is perfection . Loving the deeper floral hues perfect for this fall weather  

                                          Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

I always love Jennie's spin on the themes I would have never thought about putting this hat with this skirt which is fabulous by the way. I love how gave it a retro theme and kept it very fun! 

                                                Anne Kremb De La Kremb

Every month I am always excited to see what Anne puts together it always something I would have never thought of like this turban with denim short and sneakers and somehow it works. I love that she is not afraid to take fashion risks . You go girl you have inspired me to get out of my comfort zone next month! 

                                              Janeane -Designing my Closet

Janeane is out guest blogger for the month and I am loving the relaxed but chic vibe she is bringing the muted tones with fabulous floppy hat says I am stylishly casual. 

I would like to thank you for visiting another edition the fab 40's I can't wait to see what the theme will be next month it's always a fun time with these  fabulous fashionista's ! 

                                                            XOXO -Mary aka Curlybyrdie

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Favorite Weekly Look for Work

One thing I love to do it plan out what I am going to wear to work .  I mean getting up at the crack of dawn have to have some benefits  and a stylish work look can make it a little bit easier. I work in an office so business casual is what is expected and I like that . Remember the days when you had to wear panty hose to work ?  Everything was just so formal and I like to look nice but I still like to have a little fun with my fashion. 

I asked my social media friends which was their favorite look of the week and the majority vote went to olive green and yellow number.  I was secretly hoping they would select this outfit because it really was my favorite because it was a color combo that I would have never thought to put together back in the day . You know the days before pinterest , instagram and my fashion blog . I can honestly say that I have become bolder with my choices in fashion . I am taking chances and thinking out of the box and at 43 almost 44 it feels pretty darn good. I wear what I like it's as simple as that : ) 

When I first laid my eyes on this this vest at +Forever 21  I knew I had to have it . Yes I said Forever 21 and yes I in my 40's and love me some Forever 21 . I can get the latest trends without investing alot of money.  Just in  case you can't tell I have a slight obsession for vests. I mean they are that perfect layering piece for the fall. I love to wear with midi dresses , jeans , skirts . They are the perfect completer piece to a look they can take an ordinary look to extraordinary very easily.  

I styled this with an olive green midi dress that I got off the +Target off the clearance rack . The mock neck midi happens to be one of my favorite pieces . It is the perfect foundation for different looks and when you get it for $14 that makes it even better .  So I have styled it with the vest but some additional looks to show you how I expand my closet .  Shall we get started ? 

                            Dress - (sim) (plus), Vest (sim) (plus sim), Shoes (sim),Bag (here) 

                                                 Night out on the town 

This olive green dress is figure flattering and makes for a sexy look when you step out of the town. I love adding animal print to the mix adding even more sexiness and finishing the look with a olive green bomber that I picked up for +Nyc Retailer  for $29 on one of there weekend deals . 


                        This is the photo that my sister told me to look mean for a high fashion look now I                                      know I captured the mean look not sure about the high fashion ..LOL 

                                                      Jacket (here)(plus sim), Shoes (sim)

I have to give my sister Erin special thanks for taking my photos love her creative mind and love the fact I can act like a fool with her and have a little fun and she gets me out of my comfort zone. We even had some help from my niece Maddie ! Check her out with our new friend 

So what do you think are you sold on the whole olive and mustard combo as much as I am?  What pieces do you see yourself wearing over and over again this fall ? 

       As always I want to thank you for stopping by it's always a pleasure . Have a wonderful week !

                                                         XOXO - Mary aka Curlybyrdie 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Easy Breezy Boho!

I am finding out that I am really digging the whole boho trend. I believe it is where I am in my life right now . I want something that is  easy breezy but still feel like the fashionista in the know. 

I am obsessed with the deeper hues for the fall weather that is just around the corner. What I  love about this dress it possesses the fall feel with the darker greens and browns but is still sleeveless which is perfect for the month of September. This dress says.. " Ok Fall I see you but you are not quite here yet"  When the temps get cooler I can totally see me throwing on a jean jacket or a long duster would look great without compromising the style of the dress! 

I wanted to show the versatility of this gorgeous dress because ladies we all need options. 

  By adding a hat or a different bag or even a hairstyle you can change the look easily . 


                             Dress -Jcpenney (here), Shoes -Target (sim), Fringe Bag -Target (here)

              By adding a different belt and hairstyle it changed the look of the dress . It's the little                                                      things that create a entirely different vibe. 

            Are you ladies loving the boho trend as much as I am?  How are you wearing your boho ? 

                   As  always I wanted to thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by ! 

                                                               See you soon!
                                                        Mary aka Curlybyrdie

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fall Trends -Vest and Boots

I can feel those temps trying to cool down here in Indiana!  It is absolutely my favorite time of the year for fashion . I am sucker for the rich jeweled colors the plaid patterns , tights and boots! Oh I really could go on and than we would be here all day .   There are two trends that I may be mildly obsessed about right now and those  would over the knee boots and long vests.  So why not pair these two loves together and make it even more fun. 

When I wear longer vests with a dress I feel like it gives you more put together look that is perfect for work and adding the over the knee boots adds a chic sexy look without being to over the top.  After all this 40 something is a mama of 2 teenagers  that will most definitely let their mama know when they feel like she is doing to much. LOL . You are not J- LO Mom!  Well thanks for the reminder kids!

This look is perfect to wear to the office and take the vest off add bigger earrings and would also be great for a drink after work or perhaps a dinner date with your honey.  I just love options don't you ? 


                         Dress -The Limited (here), vest -Carson's (here), Boots-Just Fab (here)

                                                             Other Options 

                               Pink- Kohl's  (here),  Colorblock- Kohl's -(here), Olive - Target -(here)

                                                              OTK Boots

                        Rust Boots- Just Fab(here),  Tan Boots - Target (here), Grey Boots -(here)

So how about it my Fashionista friends do you love these trends as much as I do ?  What fall fashions are you obsessing over right now ? 

                  As always I would like to thank you for taking tine out your day to stop by ! 

                                                   XOXO - Mary aka Curlybyrdie