Blue on Blue

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outfit-of-the-day-pinterest-inspired-street-style-ann-taylor-loft-clare-vivier-leopard-fold-over-clutch-1 Make + Model Tee  |  Loft Skinny Jeans (sold out, LOVE THESE and THESE)  |  Clare V Leopard Clutch  |  Sunglasses  |  Alex & Ani Bracelets  |  Layered Necklace (similar here)  |  Belt c/o Linea Pelle  |  Loft Sandals (on sale under $15!!!)

I love the color blue.  If you’ve followed my blog for a bit you’ll have seen shades of blue over and over again.  Sorry, but I can’t help it!  I gravitate towards it.  I was always hesitant to wear a blue tee and jeans together.  Over the weekend I wore this outfit.  I think it worked by keeping it simple, and adding some classic accessories.  My belt and sandals were a perfect match.  The sandals are on sale right now under $15, but hurry before they sell out!  And, to finish the look, my favorite clutch.

On a more personal note, for those of you wondering how my recovery from hand surgery is going, I’m healing very well.  All the bruising and swelling is almost gone.  I still struggle with gripping and holding things.  I also have a lot of stiffness.  All that is normal and can take months to completely fade.  I am very thankful that everything seems to be moving along, and pretty soon I’ll be better than new!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely day!

xo, Maria

 

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OOTD: Halter Midi Dress

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Hope you all are having a wonderful week so far.  Just wanted to share this pretty LOFT halter midi dress.  I wore this dress on vacation, but missed out on snapping pictures.  It was too dark by the time we changed and headed out to dinner.  But, here it is, reshot the look after we returned from vacation.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely day!

xo, Maria

Light Blue Layers

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LOFT Chambray Shirt | Shopping Bag Twisted Wrap Cardigan c/o (25% off with code THECLASSIFIEDCHIC) | Mossimo Distressed Skinny JeansJoan & David Heels  |  Express Fedora Hat  |  zeroUV Sunglasses c/o  |  Michael Kors Mini Bradshaw Watch  |  Bauble Bar Fringe Earrings  | Gigi New York Desert Rose Clutch c/o

Happy Monday!  Who is ready to tackle this week?  Anyone?  Yeah, ok, I get it.  Losing an hour because of daylight savings isn’t easy.  But, having longer sunny afternoons will be well worth it!

This weekend was so wonderful as we finally had a bit of sunshine on Sunday.  Can you tell I was a bit giddy?   I’m also very excited because I’m teaming up with The Shopping Bag online boutique to give you 25% off!  Just use the code THECLASSIFIEDCHIC to receive 25% off your entire order.  This twisted wrap blouse is so comfy, and I’m loving the light blue color.  I also love this “Oh Crepe” crop top (say that ten times really fast, lol).  Seriously though, if you love printed tees check it out!

As you can see, I’ve experimented with layering pieces in fun and unexpected ways.  It has also helped with the daily temperature shifts.  Just this past week we’ve had temperatures in the 40’s all the way up into the 80’s.  So, being prepared by wearing layers has been a must!  Also, going monochromatic is fantastic.  I’m not talking all white or all black either.  How about light blue layers, but with different textures?  These are a few simple little things you can do to spice up you style while transitioning into the spring time.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a fabulous day!

xo, Maria

 

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OOTD Chambray Shirt and a Scarf

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LOFT Chambray Shirt | Paige Denim Skinny Jeans  | Dorothy Perkins Scarf c/o (love this one too)  | Joan & David Heels | Statement Necklace via TJ Maxx (just ordered this one!)  |  ZeroUV Sunglasses  | Henri Bendel West 57th Satchel c/o | MAC Lip Liner in Edge to Edge & Buxom Lip Gloss in Dolly

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope that you’ve had a wonderful start to your week.

How about a little chambray and some pastel pink to brighten your day?  This shirt is the softest, most comfortable shirt I own.  I’m always trying to style it in different ways, and this is how I decided to wear it on Saturday.  It was a nice weekend, but seemed a little short.  How was your weekend?  What fun things were you up to?

xo, Maria

 

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Keeping It Colorful with a Shift Dress and Jeweled Belt

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Shift Dress: Mossimo | Coat: Forever 21 (no longer available, similar option (50% off) HERE & similar draped faux shearling option (on Sale!) HERE) | Shoes: Joan & David | Watch: Michael Kors Mini Bradshaw 35mm| Bracelets: Alex and Ani $5 off January bangle & beaded of the month by entering code Celebrate at Alex and Ani   | Sunglasses: zeroUV c/o

Happy Wednesday lovely people!  I truly loved styling today’s OOTD.  This shift dress is one of the most comfortable and colorful dresses I own.  When I found the jeweled belt at Ann Taylor LOFT I knew it was perfect for this dress.  I had worn this as a free-flowing shift dress, but I love it with the belt so much more.  Every girl needs a bit of sparkle from time to time.  Don’t you think so?  The weather has been up and down, but I’ve wanted to wear this coat that I bought at Forever 21 on Black Friday.  It was the last one (this has been my shopping luck lately), and I waited in line for about forty-five minutes to get it.  A continuous cool spell down here in Florida would be nice.  That way I could show you more options with the lovely coats I received over the holidays.  Dorothy Perkins sent me a coat that is absolutely AMAZING, and I cannot wait to show it to you.  Alas, you’ll just have to stay tuned for that one.  Oh, and don’t forget to wish for some of that cool winter air to head south!

xo, Maria

Thank you so much for reading, and please be sure to check out some of my recent posts for more fashion inspiration:

OOTD New Year’s Eve Ready

Pantone’s Color of the Year Marsala

Plaid Scarf and Faux Leather Leggings

Jewel Toned Blouse & Cream Skinny Jeans

 

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Friday Favorites :: Black Friday Sale Round-Up

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Happy Friday!  Black Friday is here, and I’ve done most of the work for you.  Here is a comprehensive list of places to shop, and various black Friday sales…Happy Shopping!

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Ann Taylor50% off everything with code THANKS

Ann Taylor LOFT50% off everything

ASOSGet 30% off everything with code TGIBF! Starts 1pm EST on Nov 27th- 8pm EST on Nov 30th

Dorothy PerkinsBlack Friday Weekend Up to 30% off + An extra 10% off everything Code: EXTRA10

Express50% Off Everything Online All Day, and 40% Off Every Single Item In-store After Noon EST!

Forever 21Friday Deals at Forever 21! Deals from $4! Extra 30% Off Sale Items! Free shipping on All Orders!

Gigi New YorkThis week receive free U.S. shipping on all orders over $100 and Free International Shipping on all orders over $275* PLUS free gift with purchase

Kohl’s 15% off with code THANKS15

Macy’sExtra 15% off Thanksgiving Sale + Black Friday Specials with code THANKS

NordstromBlack Friday Deals for Women, Men, Juniors and Kids, from Michael Kors, 7 For All Mankind, Sorel and more!

Rebecca Minkoff 25% off all order of $275 or more with code WKNDWIN

Sephora  – $10 deals while supplies last!

SheinsideLimited holiday gifts at up to 60% off with code US60

Sole Society30% OFF! Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale + FREE shipping on everything.

Target 40% of many clothing items & buy 1 get 1 50% off boots, wallets, & handbags.  Free standard shipping for the holidays

TOPSHOP30% off selected items, 2 for 1 sales items, & 30% off all jewelry

The Limited50% off your purchase & free shipping with code THANKS

Tory BurchSpend $300 get 20% off, spend $500 get 25% off, spend $750 get 30% Code:  LUCKY.  Plus free shipping on all orders!

ULTAFree Ulta 15 piece set with any $50 online purchase, tons of deals under $10, $15, & $20, and free shipping over $25 no coupon needed

White House Black Market30% off entire purchase with code 11989

I know, I know!  I’m obsessing over black & cobalt this season.  I just can’t help myself!  I’m still shopping for those perfect pieces in that royal blue color.  I found a pair of shoes that I love, and the necklace above is under $10!

Hopefully, you can utilize some of the sale information I’ve consolidated for you.  I might actually head out to the mall today, wish me luck!

Xo, Maria

date night…

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Blouse: JCrew | Jeans: LOFT | Jacket: WHBM (not available online) | Shoes: Michael Antonio | Purse: Henri Bendel | Bracelet: WHBM (old) | Sunglasses: zeroUV c/o

Mike and I like to go out to dinner on the weekends.  This look is from last weekend and was shot on our way to dinner.  We tried out a new place on Park Avenue called Boca.  There is also a new lounge that opened above the restaurant called Park Avenue Social.  Both were interesting, but we’ll have to try it again once they are serving their full menu.  It was just a soft opening; so, they were only serving a few items.  Once I try more, I’ll give you the scoop.

I hope you enjoy this look.  These are some of my favorite new pieces.  The WHBM jacket I found on sale is stunning.  I absolutely adore it and have worn it like this, and dressed up a bit more with a black pencil skirt for meetings.  I’m always impressed at how each season they deliver on such beautiful, elegant clothing that remains on trend.

I have to admit that this post was difficult for me.  I received another round of shots to my right hand yesterday.  You can read more about my battle with carpel tunnel, trigger finger, and dupuytren’s  contracture HERE.  My hand is still swollen and sore.  So, I won’t be able to answer comments and visit fellow bloggers for a little while.  I’m very sorry, but please bear with me for a bit!  I struggled, but I finished just this post and tomorrow’s.  Let’s cross our fingers (figuratively not literally because I can’t now) that I’ll be better soon and back on track!

Thank you for reading!

xo, Maria