• Tibi mint green spring 2019
    Fashion

    Mint Green for Spring

    Mint green is a color you really don’t see often, especially in clothing. Leave it to Tibi to come up with the perfect shade of mint for this Spring. Keeping with the pastel trend of the season, this shade of green also has a slight neon vibe for those who don’t want to go full neon. Adding Texture Early Spring here in NJ usually means cooler temperatures. Light sweaters are essential unless you want to cover up in jackets. They are a great choice for adding texture and layers to an outfit. This mint green one from Tibi is light and cozy. It’s probably the softest sweater I own. And…

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    How to Wear the Scarf Print Trend

    The scarf print has been around for decades.  We can thank Hermès for introducing this print which has become synonymous to the brand.  But we no longer see the traditional print on scarves alone.  Now the iconic scarf print is everywhere from blouses, skirts, and dresses.  Here’s how you can wear the scarf print to elevate your look without the luxury prices. I love adding a cozy sweater to a midi skirt.  It is a classic yet modern outfit that can take you through almost any occasion.  I think the sweater makes the look a little more casual than the matching set shown below, but not too casual.  The scarf print…

  • Neon street style 2019
    Fashion

    How to Wear Spring’s Neon Trend

      The neon trend is big for Spring 2019.  I have to admit that I initially wasn’t too excited about it.  I wore more than my fair share of neon back in the 1980’s.  It was great then but not quite so much now.  But as with most trends, the more you see them the more they grow on you.  Here I will show you how to wear the neon trend for those of us that still aren’t too sure about it. Less is more Taking the less is more approach really works well with this trend.  It makes it much more wearable in real-life situations.  New York fashion week photos…

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    Fashion

    Chloe Inspired Look For Less

    New York, New York I am a huge Chloe fan. It’s the epitome of Parisian chic.  To me, Chloe represents a boho Parisian spirit and allure of a carefree lifestyle.  The fluid lines, silky fabrics, hint of lace details, are never too sweet.  Chloe represents a modern femininity.  Bold but approachable. I have set-out to create my own Chloe inspired look for less.  I hope you enjoy it. As I mentioned in my Fendi post here, I am so inspired by the runways.  It’s an exciting reveal into the new creations.  However, one thing I don’t like about the runways is the prices.  These amazing designs cost a pretty penny.  While…

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    Fashion

    The white shirt

    The white shirt.  There doesn’t have to be anything basic about it. The white shirt is your closet staple and can take you anywhere from work to play. Having a nice white shirt can save you tons of time when you are figuring out what to wear. A classic button-down will work with jeans, a skirt, or any color of pants you can think of!  It can be dressed up or down.  Worn under a colorful blazer is always a chic idea. The options are endless.  I love to pair a short sleeve white button down with midi skirts in the Spring. Poplin or cotton blends are always a good…

  • Galentine's day outfits
    Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Galentine’s Day in the City

    Skirts: Lisa’s skirt is unavailble, Tara’s here, Laura’s here | Sweaters: Lisa’s here, Tara’s here, Laura’s here It’s Galentine’s day!  February 13th is the unofficial holiday that really should be made official already.  It’s the day that ladies celebrate ladies.  With everything we juggle on a daily basis, this is the perfect excuse to get out and catch up on anything and everything. And do it in coordinated outfits of course! For this year’s Galentine’s day celebration, I met up with Laura from www.abouttheoutfits.com and Laura’s friend Lisa to grab some matcha lattes at NYC’s Cha Cha Matcha. What better way to spend the day then in a pink cafe that serves healthy matcha drinks?  It’s totally…

  • Fendi Spring 2019 runway
    Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Fendi Spring Runway Inspired Look

    Have you ever dreamed of attending a runway fashion show and wearing the latest designs?  How fun to be able to see first hand the newest designs of the upcoming season.  Better yet, how fun to be able to order your next season collection right on the spot?  I have.  That’s why I have taken inspiration from the Fendi Spring 2019 runway and made a real life attainable outfit.  Perfect for us dreamers.. I am always inspired by the runway shows.  It’s the creativity and sometimes bold designs that get me giddy.  But I often wonder who actually wears most of these pieces.  As much as I would love to…

  • Best Books for Fashion Lovers
    Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Best Books for Fashion Lovers

    I love a good book and read quite a bit.  I generally gravitate towards historical fiction novels but there are times when I just want a quick and fun read.  Being a fashion lover, I’ve read my share of fashion inspired books.  Here I will share some of my favorites. (And by the way, let me know in the comments below if you would like me to share some of my favorite novels as well!). Fictionally Fabulous: The Characters Who Created The Looks We Love If you love fashion art like I do and love iconic style, Fictionally Fabulous: The Characters Who Created The Looks We Love is the book for you. …

  • Staud Madeline Bag
    Fashion

    Best Bags under $500- My favorite picks!

    I’ve rounded up the best bags under $500, in my opinion.  You probably know that I love designer handbags.  I would definitely say that I am an accessory person.  I just think handbags and shoes can totally change a look and that’s what makes it fun.  But not all bags need to cost a ton of money.  Here’s my favorite finds under $500. The Crossbody Crossbody bags are key when you need to be hands free.  My top favorite of the moment is actually new for Spring 2019.  It’s the Staud Madeline bag.  I saw this while browsing the internet one day and immediately knew I had to have it.  I love…

  • fair isle color blocking thefashionhousemom
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    How to Style with Color

      Styling an outfit with color can be daunting, especially if you live in neutrals or blacks.  Here I will give you some tips for using color in any outfit.  For some, this might be easy and fun, while for others this might leave you scratching your head.  Whichever boat you are in, I hope I can provide some inspiration for you to be creative in your own way. Choosing your inspiration item The first step to styling any outfit is to find your inspiration item.  The inspiration item is the one piece that will pull everything together. Now, I will be the first to say that more often than not,…