A chic little end of the summer look

Hello my sweet friends! I wanted to bring the S&S the adorable look shown above just in case you might be heading out of town to a warm weather destination for an end of the summer adventure.  And if not, I thought perhaps you might be feeling a little sassy & up to the challenge of wearing this cheeky ensemble.

Now, of course another current trend is the OTS (off-the-shoulder) look.  Whether your avenue of choice be a top or a dress, it shows off just enough to create interest, while still maintaining an intriguing persona.  The wine & off-white one that I chose perfectly pairs with a cutt-offs for a more casual look or a white mini for a more crisp & sophisticated ensemble.

Following this, I completed the look off with a pair of warm brown heels with a black ankle strap.  Girls, I don’t know about you but I am always vascillating between brown & black & I have great difficulty deciding between the two.  The best part about these beauties, is that you get the best of both worlds.  They will go with either!! You don’t have to decide between the two, how incredible is that?!  And they match perfectly with my favorite fall bag from Coach.

Ladies, I hope you will give this look a try for an end of the summer or destination look.  I know you will not be disappointed!  Sending you my love & wishes for the best during the week ahead!  xoxo ♥♥

Coach Rogue Bag in Saddle

It’s all in the fringe worthy details…

Good evening beauties!! Today I wanted to bring to the S&S a favorite top of mine, which has earned its spot amongst the ranks for a number of reasons.  The first reason that I love it is for the fringe detailing.  Now, if you have been living on an island over the past year, you may not know this but fringe (on anything) is completely on-trend, with no end to the obsession in sight.  And this top does nothing short of providing you a full dose of it.

Another reason I am so enthralled by this top is that it is made from a soft jersey fabric & it lays just perfectly.  Not to mention, one of the perks is that because of the fabric, you will never see a wrinkle.  And I don’t know about you, but I never iron anything so it is literally perfect for me!

Now, the top works perfectly on its own, or under just about any style jacket.  And you can pair it with your favorite skinnies or lightly toned boyfriend fit jeans as I did above for a more relaxed look.

I promise you will not be disappointed with this piece & neither will your wardrobe! Wishing you a sweet week my sassy friends! xoxo ♥♥

What every girl needs: a little lace overlay & a Dagne Dover

Hello friends! I am so sorry it has been so long since my last post.  Work & family life has been crazy lately!  But it is always good to be working & earning income doing something that gives you satisfaction.

Now back to business, I wanted to bring to the blog one of my absolute favorite tops, along with my go to travel bag from Dagne Dover.

This top is so unique because it has a striped underlay, unlike most lace tops which have a neutral, sheer, or like-toned underlay to match the hue of the lace.  I think this simple detail adds much more interest, making it your statement piece.  No need for excess jewelry, the more simple, the better.

You can dress it up as I did with a pencil skirt or A-line mini, or easily pair it with black or white skinny jeans, or whatever color happens to suit your mood for the day!

Lastly, I have to discuss this amazing peach bag from Dagne Dover!  It is the perfect tone for spring or summer, but can be transitioned into fall by adding some brown or camel colored pieces into your ensemble.

The best part is, for a girl on the go, there are numerous compartments inside & a zipper closure to keep all of your belongings safe, and even a water bottle holder.  Not to mention two handles, and a detachable over the shoulder strap!  I am telling you, this is a bag you need in your life!

I hope you all have had an amazing week…it is going to be a hot one in NC this weekend with no sign of fall in sight! Sending my love to you all! xoxo ♥♥

 Dagne Dover Mini Tote

Pre-fall 2016: Black & brown hues

Hello my loves! Although the temps outside right now certainly do not indicate that summer is ending anytime soon, as we get closer to August, pre-fall fashion is continuing to become more mainstream.

Consequently, I wanted to discuss one of my favorite color combinations for the transition, brown & black.  Now, for a long time I resisted this duo along with black & navy.  However, recently I realized what a modern & classy ensemble it could be!

To accomplish the look, I paired this adorable off-the-shoulder black & floral top with my new absolute must-have bag from Coach.  Of course the top, which is only $65, is extremely versatile.  You can dress it up with a high-waisted skirt or simply pair it with your favorite black skinnies as I did above.

Now let’s talk about my new favorite accessory, this beautiful pre-fall Rogue bag.  It is made of a beautiful soft leather & is the ultimate fall hue.  The inside is just as gorgeous & has a zip-able compartment made of buttery soft suede.  Not to mention, it is the perfect size to fit your necessities, but not strain your shoulder with the extra weight if you carry it all day.  It has 2 removable straps so you can easily carry it as a clutch or an OTS bag.

And let’s not forget the watch which has a sturdy, well-made face, and a band which perfectly matches the bag! And yes, Coach does make watches! And beautiful ones at that!

I highly recommend these additions to your wardrobe, whether you want to jump on board with the OTS trend, or dive into one of these classic pieces from Coach that I can assure you will never go out of style.

I hope you have an amazing start to your week! Sending you some S&S love!! xoxo ♥♥

Coach Rogue 25 in Saddle   Delancey Gold Tone Leather Strap Watch

Rad: Cute & casual clothing

Hello my lovely friends! Today I wanted to bring to the blog one of my favorite online stores for casual clothing.

Their items are perfect for wearing around the house on the weekends or when you are out & about running errands & you don’t feel like getting dressed up.  I mean lets be honest no one really cares what you are wearing when you run into Walmart!

Plus, I can assure you the clothes are made well, especially for the price.  Pretty much all of their items run in the $10-$25 range.  So it is a win-win! Casual comfort that everyone can afford.

Please visit their site & take a look at their latest styles.  I promise you they have something for everyone whether you are looking for comfortable undergarments, tanks, T’s, sweatshirts, jackets, or hats, you will find something cute!

Wishing you a wonderful day full of rest & relaxation! xoxo ♥♥

Rad Pineapple Sweatshirt  Rad Women’s T’s

Pink & a touch of lace…two of my favorite things

Hello my sweet friends! I hope you have all been well! You have my sincerest apologies that it has been so long since my last post. I started a new job recently and I have been extremely busy with my patient load & getting used to the new paperwork.

But that aside, today I wanted to bring to S&S one of my favorite combos…pink & lace!  As shown above, this cute lace detailed crop top is less than $70, and you will be amazed by how cute it looks when you put it on.  I completed the look with a pair of pink skinny jeans, that will go with a top of just about any style or hue.

Now, I have to emphasize that these are literally the best pair I have been able to find. They are the perfect color, which makes them more versatile, and the fabric is soft with just the right about of stretch.  Because we all know that too much stretch gives a pair of jeans no shape & too little makes the fabric stiff and uncomfortable.

I also wanted to share with you these cute & casual watches by Daniel Wellington.  If classic & timeless elegance is a look you want to achieve with your accessories then this brand is for you.  Along with quartz number detailing, they also have interchangeable straps! Use code kristin.ela to get 15% off your order.

I know you will love all of these pieces, and this look is perfect for any occasion.  Whether you are going out for lunch or brunch, on a dinner date, or out bar hopping with your girlfriends. This look is for you! And I promise you will want to live in these skinny jeans…I wear mine constantly…unless it’s over 90 degrees 😉 Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead! xoxo ♥♥

Mint-blue & red – the perfect combo

Hello my sweet friends! Today I wanted to bring one of my favorite color combos to you, mint-blue & red.  I find it to be a fresh variation on the classic & always patriotic summer red, white, and blue.

Now, although the off-the-shoulder look is currently on trend, you don’t have to go so far as a midriff baring version in order to follow along.  There are plenty of off-the-shoulder tops that are waist length.  Such as the one shown above, which is cute & totally affordable & only $60! Or if you are going for a more casual look, I also linked an adorable mint-blue tank by Free People below.

Then simply top it off with a tassel necklace such as mine pictured above from Ettika.  And lastly, my favorite colorful convertible crossbody/clutch Coach Swagger bag, which is truly a timeless investment piece that will be a coveted addition to your wardrobe.

This look is perfect for summer parties.  And if yours happens to be an outdoor one, depending on your personal style, a pair of white cutoff rolled denim or chino shorts, would work perfectly!

I hope you will give one or more of these pieces a try, I promise this color combo does not disappoint! Wishing you a safe & productive week ahead.  xoxo ♥♥

Coach Soft Swagger in Carmine

A lacy feminine alternative to cut-offs

Hello my loves! I hope you all had a fabulous & relaxing Memorial Day weekend.  I am not sure where you are located, but here in NC, it is finally starting to feel a bit more like summer!  So, in honor of this, I am bringing to you a fun & flirty look that is perfect for the season.

Now as much as I love jean shorts in the summer, in all styles & colors, it is necessary to have a dressier option as well.  My current go-to is the gorgeous pair shown above from the Mint Julep Boutique.

The detailing is absolutely stunning & the fit is perfection! They are high waisted, and just the right length & the white lace with light beige undertones is the ideal color scheme for summer, and to correspond with any top in your wardrobe.  And the best part is, they are only $40!

I paired these beautiful shorts with a golden/beige hued sequin crop top from Billabong, and although it is currently unavailable, I linked similar ones at varying price points below.

Add a pair of strappy heels & a neutral toned cross-body or clutch & you are set for a night on the town.  Whether you are heading out for date night or a girl’s night, you will be eye catching, feminine, & perfectly stylish.  Not to mention, ready for those warmer temps!

I hope you will give this look a try, I know you will be completely satisfied with the versatility & affordability of these shorts, or any other piece you find at the Mint Julep Boutique!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead my friends! xoxo ♥♥

The Mint Julep New Arrivals    The Mint Julep Boutique White Lace Shorts

Summer holiday ready: black, white, & red hues

Hello my beautiful S&S friends! Today, I wanted to bring to the blog one of my favorite looks for the spring-summer transition. It combines three on-trend styles, fringe, off-the shoulder, and scallops.

As shown above, I paired a perfectly trimmed in fringe cream colored off-the shoulder top, with a pair of black shorts with scalloped edges.

Now, the best part about scalloped edges, is that they work whether they are on a crop top, simple A-line or midi-skirt, or on a cute pair of shorts. And, they always succeed in instantly dressing up the piece & making it look more feminine. I promise the finishing touches are what truly make a look!

Finally, I completed the look by accessorizing with one of my absolute favorite new bags, the soft Swagger by Coach in Carmine. As you all know, I am a sucker for a pop of color, and the color of this beauty does not disappoint. Not to mention, the leather is rich & ultra soft. It will truly be a classic & timeless addition to your wardrobe.

So, I don’t know about you but black or navy, with white & red is one of my all time favorite looks. Please give one (or two) of the pieces from this look a try. It is a perfect ensemble for the approaching summer holidays whether you are at a backyard barbecue or vacationing in the Hamptons, one of these pieces will fit the bill.

Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week my S&S friends! xoxo ♥♥

Coach Soft Swagger in Carmine

A little lace goes a long way

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Hello lovelies! Lace is one of my favorite textures and although it is truly a classic, it also happens to be currently on trend.  Now, a delicate lace dress is always a flattering & feminine look for just about any occasion.  However, if you want a more casual piece, a top like the one shown above is a perfect option.  It is so simple to style & you can wear it with jeans, to make it happy hour worthy or a skirt to make it office ready.

As shown above, I paired mine with black skinny jeans & floral pumps to make it spring appropriate.  But you can take it a step further with a cute pastel pair of skinnies.  The key is to let the lace be the standout piece.

And the best part is, you can get this gorgeous piece for under $50 & it is available in black or white.  Making it a completely worthwhile neutral addition to your wardrobe.

Now, if you haven’t heard of Sudio Headphones you absolutely need to give them a try. Not only are they available in white, black, or pink, but the ear buds actually stay in your ear with the multiple sizing options. Not to mention, with the extra long cord to help you avoid getting tangled within a 1-2 foot radius of your phone, & the gold detailing, I promise they will be your go-to pair! And the sound quality is amazing, completely static free & you can hear every instrument. What more can you ask for? And be sure to use code Sweet15 on their site http://goo.gl/SC6wLh to receive 15% off your pair.

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend & a beautiful Mother’s Day spent with loved ones! Wishing you a lovely week ahead! xoxo ♥♥

Sudio Sweden Vasa Earphones