Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Stella's Lust List: Fall Essentials

Lust List: Fall Essential

Hello September! It cannot be denied that fall is around the corner. A few days ago, I found myself searching for a light jacket to wear at night as it was cold. It is definitely time to start gathering fall essentials.

Above are a few of my fall essentials, which includes a pleated skirt like the Asos midi skirt...best paired with a light blue shirt or off white shirt.  I also would not mind spending a "Casual Friday" wearing this leather sweat pants and oxfords - a perfect fall Friday!

What are your fall essentials?


Monday, September 1, 2014

Textured Stripe

Hi everyone! Happy Monday and hope you are enjoying your Labor Day break! I spent the day relaxing and getting Nolan’s school items. My baby starts school tomorrow and I have been having jitters for a couple of days. I don’t know if I will cry and I hope he does not scream when we drop him off – that will make me tear up. I am however sure he will be in great hands...the school environment is awesome.

Today's post centers on my continued love for mixing prints. I enjoy mixing fun and casual pieces with button-down shirts especially stripes or blue ones. This stripe shirt and the "JOA skirt" make a perfect combination for print styling. They both have stripes that make pairing very easy. Keeping with the fun look, I wore my Aldo sandals, but also considered wearing this French Connection sandals

What I Am Wearing:
JOA skirt (here) // H&M shirt (similar here & here) // Aldo shoes (old, love this here & here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here) // MAC Ruby Woo (here)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day Sales 2014

Labor Day Sales

One of the best shopping weekends of the year is the Labor Day weekend. With so much sales going on, it is the best time to stock up on back-to-school items and fall pieces. I hope you take advantage of all the amazing deals out there.

For me, it is a great opportunity to stock up on summer items with discounted prices in preparation for future vacations i.e. during the fall/winter season. Check out the discount codes below and my favorite picks from some great stores.

Have a fabulous and safe Labor Day. Happy Shopping! 

  • J.Crew // 40% off final sale with free shipping on orders over $100 with code WEEKEND  Free Shipping on all orders on Labor Day 

  • Nordstrom // Clearance sale: 40% off Mens, Womens, Juniors, Kids, Home & Gifts. DATE: Ends 9.7

  • Asos // 10% off all orders until Sept. 1, 2014, 3:00am EST // Code HAVE10

  • Gap // Up to 40% off // DATE: Ends 9.1 // Code: DAY

  • C. Wonder // 30% off full price items. Take an additional 50% off sale

More Sales:
  • boohoo // Free shipping on all US orders // Ends 9.1 // CODE: LABORDAY14
  • Singer22 // Up to 20% off site wide // Ends Sept. 2 // LABOR2014 
  • Old Navy // 40% off the entire store // DATE: 8.29 – 9.1 
  • Anthropologie // EXTRA 20% off sale items. 600+ styles added // Ends 9.1
  • Lord & Taylor // Extra 20% off + 10% off with L&T Credit Card // Ends 9.2 //CODE: LABORDAY
  • Gymboree // 40% off everything
  • bebe // Additional 50% off already reduced prices – select sale styles  // Ends 9.14
Happy Labor Day!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Chic's Wish

Happy Friday friends!!! It was love at first sight with this Chicwish skirt. I particularly like the blend of bright and subtle colors - one of those prints that can be transitioned easily from summer to fall outfits. For this look, I went with a bit of both worlds i.e. summer and fall.

For styling, I enjoy mixing prints and patterns. For the pieces on this post, I used navy blue as a common color. I paired the skirt with a navy stripe crop top that complements the navy shades on the skirt.  I went for a darker lipstick to bring the whole ensemble together and completed the look with dark pumps. This is my fall approach to print styling.  
Have a great and lovely Labor Day weekend. 

What I Am Wearing:
Chicwish skirt (c/o here) // Top (sold out, similar here) // Christian Louboutin pigalle pumps (similar "So Kate" here, budget friendly here or here) // MAC Lipstick Rebel and RubyWoo mix (here & here)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In Stripes

This summer, skater skirts and peplum hem skirts were my favorite styles. I have had the skirt on this post for about 2 years and I love the structure and fun feel.

I wore it to The Urban Marketplace (TUM) event and you can check out my Instagram to see a casual take to styling this skirt.

I originally planned to wear the skirt with a denim shirt but changed my mind at the last minute. The stripped shirt gives the whole outfit a pop of color and I rolled up the sleeves for a relaxed feel. I completed the outfit with my red pumps.

What I Am Wearing:
Skirt (here, similar here) // Zara shirt (old, similar here) // Gianvito Rossi pumps (sold out in red, different color here, affordable style here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here) // MAC lipstick (here) // OPI Nail polish (here)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lust List: Burgundy Trend

Lust List: Burgundy

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This week's lust list is all about my favorite fall color - burgundy. As fall approaches, I find myself searching not only for fall pieces, but for burgundy colored items. The color is sophisticated, vibrant and a great addition to any fall wardrobe. 

There are several ways you can incorporate burgundy into you fall/winter styles. Check out some of my prior outfits centered around the color here, here and here.

This burgundy leather skirt is my current fall lust. I see myself pairing it with this stripe shirt or going tonal with this neutral shirt. I love high heels but these Rockstud flats are unique and different. If you are not into flats, you can try the heel version here.

What are your thoughts on the color burgundy?


Monday, August 25, 2014

Work Style: Floral + Stripes

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. I had a fun and relaxing weekend which included Nolan’s playdate. It is always awesome getting together with friends whose kids are about the same age as Nolan. He had so much fun staying up late playing and of course, he woke up very late the following morning.

Today's work style is an infusion of color and print. It is always great to keep work styles fun and classy. They don’t have to be monochrome or neutral colors. A bit of color and print adds unique twists to daily work wears.

On this post, I paired a floral print skirt with a light blue shirt. Light blue/stripe shirts are unique ways of mixing prints and patterns especially when in doubt. They give unique feelings to any ensemble. I completed the look with black accessories.

What I Am Wearing:
Zara skirt (sold out, try this here & here) // H&M shirt (similar here & here) // Christian Louboutin pumps (here, budget friendly here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here) // Aldo bag (old, try this here)

Friday, August 22, 2014


Happy Friday beautiful people! This post takes me back to our vacation in Mexico and the beautiful Paradisus hotel -- I definitely recommend a visit. I wore this H&M flared skirt on our last day in Playa del Carmen for a dinner date with hubby at the Fuego restaurant.

The hunt for this dress is interesting. I saw an online preview months earlier but the time I tried to purchase, it was sold out. The H&M store in my area carried a different "flared dress" and I hoped there will be an online restock. I bookmarked the page and refreshed my browser several times hoping for a size 4. I had to get a size 6 as that seemed to be the only one available at the time. It required minor adjustments but I am glad.

The print of the dress is awesome and it reminds me of African print fabrics which I love.  Also the full flared skirt is simply fun. I paired it with beige pumps which complement the gorgeous print.

What I Am Wearing:
H&M Dress (sold out) // Christian Louboutin pumps (similar CL here, budget friendly here)

Love these dresses...

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