• Chloe C bag
    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
    Fashion

    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,…

  • Rebecca Taylor street style thefashionhousemom
    Fashion

    Coordinating with Rebecca Taylor

      Friends who coordinate together stay together.  Or at least look cute together!  Laura of @abouttheoutfits and I decided to do another fun post together, this time in coordinating Rebecca Taylor outfits.  Rebecca Taylor is such a go-to brand for me.  I know I can always count on top quality, beautiful prints, and feminine details.  Also, for those of you who are petite like me, I can usually get away with not having to do any alterations in length (if planning to wear heels of course).  That’s a huge plus!  There are some brands out there where I know I will be in for hemming a foot off the bottom! These two coordinated…

  • Shrimps it bag Antonia
    Fashion

    Shrimps “it” bag

      If you have been on Instagram in the last year, you are sure to have seen the Shrimps “it” bag. What makes a bag have “it” status? I think it’s the instant broad appeal, unique design, and it’s ability to resonate with a diverse set of styles.  Whether you are classic, edgy, preppy, bohemian, etc., an “it” bag can be incorporated into any look without seeming out-of-place.  Shrimps current “it” bag is called the Antonia bag. It’s a fan favorite of fashion bloggers for good reason. It’s immediately eye-catching and so unique. I never like to tell anyone they need anything however, if you were on the fence about this…

  • thefashionhousemom ba&sh Dress like a french girl
    Fashion

    Dressing like a Parisienne

    What is it about Parisienne style that draws us in so much?  Is it the effortless cool factor?  The romantic idea of living in the City of Lights?  French women seem to have been born with style.  French brands are popping up in the US lately and have definitely caught my attention.  By the way, I learned the difference between Parisienne and Parisian.  Parisienne refers to a female native or resident of Paris, while Parisian refers something relating to Paris.  There’s a French lesson for you! If you read my previous post here about the French brand, Sezane you will know how much I love easy Parisienne style.  Well coordinated yet…

  • Peanut Butter Blossom cookies gluten free
    Lifestyle

    Our Favorite Christmas Cookie

    Antique Tiffany cake server similar | Wedgewood Dinner Plate here | Vintage glass similar | Dessert plate still available here similar here We love baking cookies in our house no matter what time of year it is. However, Christmas cookies are extra special. We usually kick off the Christmas cookie baking right after Thanksgiving.  That’s usually when we start decorating the house as well.  It’s such a fun and festive time of year so why not start early! We bake a large assortment of different cookies and cakes at Christmas time.  I love the excuse to try new recipes.  I’m always looking for fun, somewhat healthier dessert options.  I have collected a large number of favorites.  Most of them…