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Fall Layers With Unlimited Options. Berkshire Legwear.

Fall Layers. Berkshire Tights.

Fall layers are back and my favorite of the ‘layering-accessories’ are scarves and tights. I love that both offer unlimited options and can freshen up even the most basic look. I also appreciate that they keep me warm, as I’m always cold. Yes, fall layers are a must! So needless to say, I’m excited to work with Berkshire to promote their new tights, that not only look great layered, but are also innovative.

Manufactured here in the USA, Berkshire hosiery offers a variety of styles, colors and sizes, which means a better fitting and more flattering tight. My favorite is the Berkshire Trend’s new legwear that comes in a variety of designs and colors, retailing for $11. The subtle sheer diamond pattern looks great over a color opaque tight or on it’s own. The best seller, Firm All The Way, introduces a compression tight with a butt booster control top. The Bottom’s Up Tight retails for $14 and is flattering for whatever you’re wearing.

Berkshire wants you to be ready to layer up this fall and is offering a 15% off of your entire Berkshire cart until October 31, 2016 {along with free shipping!}. Just use the code blogger15 at checkout. You can never have too many pairs, so stock up now!

Disclosure: Legwear provided by Berkshire via LiptonPublicity. The opinions expressed herein are those of TonieGirl and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Berkshire.

Fall Shopping With A Nordstrom Giveaway

Fall shopping velvet shoes

It’s officially fall with the leaves turning orange, pumpkin-flavor everything popping up and NYFW completely behind us. And speaking of Fashion Week, there are so many must-have trends for this season….like block heel boots, bomber jackets and velvet everything. So…it’s time to get fall shopping and here is a much needed giveaway with Nordstrom!

Good luck and happy fall shopping! xx

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Prize: $200 Nordstrom Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 10/13 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Shop The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s that time… the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with everything you need to transition into fall. Over-the-knee boots, a wrap coat, oxfords and something velvet are a few items on my must-have list.

To kick the shopping off, here’s a $200 Nordstrom giveaway to {help} get you on your way. Good luck and happy shopping!

Prize: $200 Nordstrom Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 8/15 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Spring Denim + Your Look With Fitcode

FitCode Denim

It took a week to get through daylight savings {thank you, coffee}, but now we get to enjoy leaving the office while the sun’s still out, which means more time outside for things like…dinner al fresco. Okay, okay, we aren’t quite there yet but spring is in the air! The season of peonies and rosé is {almost} here and so is spring fashion. And as one should expect, spring denim is having a moment. When is it not? Fact: blue denim will never go out of style.

Spring denim did change up slightly with higher waists and raw hems, patchwork and showing more ankle. And for those of us that need help finding that perfect pair… Fitcode is our new BFF. Seriously! Plus they now have denim priced under $100 {if you don’t know about Fitcode, read this now}.

So show us your spring denim and win a pair of jeans. All you need to do is submit a spring-themed photo of yourself wearing a pair. Wear a pair to win a pair. Easy!

Contest runs from today to April 3rd with the winner being selected by the judges at Fitcode. Judges are looking for quality and creativity of the photo. 

Winner will be announced the week of April 4.

Submit your entry here and make sure to use #SpringFitcodeDenim when posting to Twitter and Instagram. 

Good luck!

Spring Shopping + $500 Nordstrom Giveaway

Spring Shoppng, spring jackets at Nordstrom

Time to put that spring in your step! Okay, okay…bad pun, but spring trends are here to shop just as I’m officially over winter. Aren’t you? Maybe not the wearing black on black on black all. the. time, but definitely the part of being layered up. To ease into warmer weather, these jackets are on my spring shopping list and with it? Another Nordstrom give away to add some shopping fun! Good luck!
Topshop MA1 Bomber Jacket | Leith Drape Front Jacket | Madewell Denim Jacket | Free People Faux Leather Jacket

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Prize: $500 Nordstrom Gift Card

Co-hosts: TonieGirl // To Be Bright // tanyafoster.com – a lifestyle blog // Jenns Blah Blah Blog // The Mommyhood Mentor® // Krystal’s Kitsch // Sand, Sun, & Messy Buns // High Latitude Style // Peyton’s Momma // Threads For Thomas // Tailored and True //  LeHoarder // Fashion Fairy Dust // Cityrocka’s Accessories and Celebrity Gossip Blog

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 3/7 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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4 Ways To Wear A Fur Vest This Winter

faux fur vest TopShop

One of my favorite posts of 2014 is this how to wear a fur vest! The fur vest is still on trend, so I’m bringing it back for 2015. It’s warm, festive and is perfect dressed down or up. 

We talked about ways to wear a leather skirt day or night and now it’s time to talk about fur. These are my two most-loved trends this season {I’ll add sequins as my third}. And like leather, fur isn’t only for evenings or to be overly dressy. It’s a wardrobe essential and one to invest in. I found this faux fur vest at TopShop last year and love, love, love it. With so many ways to wear it, it really is the perfect item for layering as the weather jumps from low 30s one day to high 50s the next. Here are four ways to wear a fur vest that easily go from keyboard to cocktails.

P.S. Go with faux {aka vegan} fur pieces to stay on a holiday budget…

fur vest with moto jacket, ways to wear furThe office: Pair a fur vest with a pencil skirt and flats, then throw a moto jacket on overtop when headed to drinks after work {also makes for a great date night look}.

fur vest with leather skirt, ways to wear fur

A holiday party: A leather skirt, chunky sweater and heeled booties play well for a variety of holiday parties that fall during the week and aren’t formal.

Fur vest with leggings

Brunch With The Girls: Throw on those yoga pants, a chunky knit and moto boots and head out to grab some mimosas. I layer fun socks over my leggings and let them peek out from my boots to add color.

fur vest with boyfriend jeans, ways to wear fur

Holiday Shopping: The fur vest worn with a crisp white button-down, boyfriend jeans and heels is comfy-glam perfection.

Find Your Perfect Pair of Jeans With Fitcode

 

Fitcode, perfect pair of jeans

We’ve all been there…trying to find the perfect pair of jeans, fighting between giving up or to keeping searching. With so many styles, washes and now the stretch factor, there’s a lot that goes into finding that perfect pair. Including {most importantly} the fit. Lucky for everyone, Rian Buckley shared our pain and created a user-friendly service that lets you find your perfect match in minutes. Yep. Minutes!

Fitcode is an online service that provides you with denim made for your body type, then lets you filter by brand, material {aka stretch}, color, style, inseam and size. Once you have filtered through, your options pop up for you to browse and shop through retailers like Nordstrom. So easy!

Perfect fitting jeans

I took the Fit Quiz and after receiving my fit, was able to filter and find my perfect skinny, grey pair of Paige jeans in super stretch material that…wait for it…holds its shape! Paige denim in the super soft Transcend fabric has great stretch recovery that won’t bag out. A serious pet peeve of mine and probably everyone everywhere. Amazing, right?

Paige Transcend, Fitcode

Now, it’s your turn! Take the Fit Quiz and find your perfect fit! Show us your new pair using #MyFitcode.

Want to know what denim trends are coming in 2016, how to care for you jeans or need denim styling hacks for the holidays? Read my Q&A with Rian Buckley, Fitcode CEO and a company founder who also gives us a bit into what is coming next….

Rian Buckley, Fitcode

TonieGirl: What jean trends do you see coming for Spring 2016?

Rian Buckley: This fall we saw the resurrection of 1970s-inspired looks, most notably, the flare. This will linger for spring fashion with a couple of twists like the wide-leg flare and cropped flare denim. Similarly, billowy culotte jeans will be on-trend and chic.

Beyond the flare, wide-leg cuts will be back with jeans that are reminiscent of slouchy 1990s grunge. I’m also looking forward to the arrival of patchwork and printed denim from florals to more subtle designs for fresh looks that spring is meant to celebrate.

TonieGirl: How do you recommend taking care of your jeans to preserve color and protect the shape?

Rian Buckley: I think it is best to wash denim inside out on cold water cycles and allow them to air-dry. Skip the detergent or choose one without harsh cleaners.

Fabric content is the greatest factor in terms of jeans stretching out, especially cotton. Pay attention to the labels for fabric composition and look for rayon and polyester for denim with good stretch recovery. One of the great things about Fitcode is that each style of jeans in our Denim Boutique is hand measured from different specifications and researched for stretch and fabric content, so we’re able to provide recommendations and insights for a woman’s unique Fitcode assignment. 

TonieGirl: Any holiday styling tips like dressing up jeans for those cold days that you need to still look polished?

Rian Buckley: My favorite hack to ensure that jeans look fantastic during this season’s holidays and chilly temperatures is black denim. For example, black skinny jeans translate well regardless of daytime or nighttime looks.

Cuffing jeans to wear with flats, booties, moto boots and heels is on-trend even in wet, colder weather like the Pacific Northwest. Simple choices like the right footwear to pair with flare denim to statement jewelry or faux-fur outerwear that adds a luxe touch to jeans for an evening event makes all the difference.

TonieGirl: What took you into modeling?

Rian Buckley: I started modeling in 2009, a year before graduating from the University of Washington. Much to my parents relief, I stayed focused on school until graduation but as soon as my cap was in the air I took off and traveled all over the world working for clients and never looked back. Modeling was my ticket to see the world and I am so thankful I took that time for adventure.

Having worked with brands around the world and living “behind the scenes” for the past six years, I noticed fashion photos can mislead consumers. Those perfect-fitting pants you see on a model are often shaped to perfection by a hodgepodge of pins and clamps, out of view of the camera. My love of fashion and all things entrepreneurial, inspired me to co-found Fitcode to give women an honest view of how clothing they see online will fit them.

TonieGirl: I would love more background on Fitcode. How are brands embracing Fitcode?

Rian Buckley: Founded in 2014, Fitcode is a technology company with expertise in jeans that changes the way women shop. Fitcode transforms the $60 billion denim industry by focusing the shopping experience on fit, not size. Created by women for women, we are here to help women of all shapes and sizes find jeans they love.

Fitcode’s supported brands and retailers currently include Nordstrom, 7 For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Hudson, J Brand, JOE’s Jeans, Kut from the Kloth, NYDJ and Paige. This is a win-win for the retailer and women looking for great fitting, flattering denim. Thus far, we’re getting great initial feedback as we work to formalize partnerships. Fitcode will continue to add brands, retailers and more plus sized denim options in coming months.

Disclosure: Denim provided by Fitcode via Curator PR. The opinions expressed herein are those of TonieGirl and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Fitcode.

5 Ways To Wear A Sequin Skirt This Holiday Season

ways to wear a Sequin Skirt

One of my favorite posts is this 5 Ways To Wear A Sequin Skirt. I posted it two {yes, TWO} holiday seasons ago and I think it’s one that still holds true going into 2016…plus it’s a good reminder to pull out the sequin skirt this winter.

This is the time of year when your wardrobe is expected to sparkle. In fact, going over-the top is basically the rule…or at least, it should be. And since the holidays bring out the sequins in everybody {don’t they?}, let’s make sure to make the most of it. Here are a few ways to wear a sequin skirt during the holidays and beyond. Wait, beyond? Yes, I admit that I plan to wear my new found love {the sequin skirt} into 2014, keeping the sparkle alive. Join me.

Five Ways To Wear A Sequin Skirt

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Ways to wear a Sequin skirt

How To Style Tights This Winter

Style TightsAnything that can be layered, aka cozy sweaters and scarves, make up my winter wardrobe, as I’m not one who enjoys being cold. I mean, who does? But yes, I’m the girl who is usually dramatic with how ‘bundled up’ I need to be before confronting chilly temps {50 degrees was no joke when I lived in LA!}. Now back in Portland, and consistently traveling to the east coast, the struggle is definitely real and requires additional layers…tights. How to style tights to both be on trend and stay warm is key to keeping your skirts in the winter rotation. Luckily, with the variety of prints, textures and colors, your tight game has no excuse to not look good and with Kushyfoot tights you’re able to step out into the cold, in style.

style tights

Tights are an accessory that lets you bring a little personality into your outfit. Style tights to bring a pop of color to your look with unexpected layering. I’m always a fan of black on black on black, but try wearing the above Kushyfoot’s black Fishnet Tights ($7.49) over a pair of purple tights.

For more armor in the fight against the cold, try Kushyfoot’s cozy fleece-lined deigns. You can wear Fleece-Lined Tights ($8.99) or Fleece-Lined Trouser Socks ($5.99), pictured at top, with a short skirt or add another layer of warmth under jeans or pants.

Kushyfoot tights

You also should know that Kushyfoot tights have a specially designed sole that helps create extra comfort when you’re in heels all day. #winning

Kushyfoot styles include ribbed / textured tights, shaping tights and fleece trouser socks all available in multiple colors. Affordable and of high quality, you can find at select retailers and at the online Kushyfoot Boutique.

Disclosure: Items provided by Kushyfoot via Lipton Publicity Inc. The opinions expressed herein are those of TonieGirl and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kushyfoot.

Statement Coats. Winter Style.

Statement Coats, Winter

This winter you can be basic or…you can make a statement. Not only do I suggest making a statement, I say keep warm while doing it. Luckily, this winter’s statement coats do both and more….like turning that basic OOTD into anything but. So look for bold colors, prints, asymmetrical hems and fabrics that stand out.

I personally love the oversized Topshop longline coat, belted or not, and anything remotely cape-like, especially with a hood. The mixing of fabrics, aka mixed media, can be playful or chic, like this Vera Wang ‘Olivia’ and open up endless options {uh-oh!}.

Running out for your morning caffeine has never looked so good.