ATHLETA Camo Top 3 Ways

ATHLETA Camp Top 3 Ways

Please join me tomorrow when I host an invite only Shop and Style Event at Athleta in the Glen Eagle Shopping Center in Glen Mills, PA.

I’ll be there to help you mix and match your favorite Athleta pieces back into your wardrobe for maximum versatility!

To get your exclusive Friends and Family 25% sale code you have to RSVP by clicking here:

http://suziegaffneystylingeventff7078.splashthat.com/

 

Hope to see you there!

Suzie

 

 

 

Shop The Look – NYC to Newport

Shop The Look – NYC to Newport
Summer Newport Trip

On Monday I posted about what I packed for my sister for her girls trip, which included visits to both New York City and Newport, Rhode Island. I received lots of comments and questions about the clothing we packed so I did my best to find pieces similar to her looks.  I put together a Catalogue where you can that you can easily use to click and shop. We used existing items from her closet, most of them solid color basics, and included lots of jewelry options to give her versatility. You can find the catalogue right here through this link….SHOP THE LOOK.  …then go to the FINDS section.

*Insider Tip – Mix and Match

If you are looking to avoid that dreaded HEAVY sticker on your luggage and the even more dreaded extra weight charge than versatility is imperative when it comes to picking out your items you will pack. Sometimes we can get stuck in a rut and where the same tops with the same bottoms. Getting a fresh eye to help mix and match your existing pieces helps to reimagine your wardrobe into some fresh new looks. My favorite way to do this is through the LOOKBOOK feature I create for my clients. Each time you click on one of the items in a “look” it will show you what other outfits it goes with. It’s kind of like when you use those recipe apps where you type in a specific food and it will show you all different meals you can make with that one food. Think of it like meal planning for your clothes, all available on your own app at your fingertips. So whatever your mood or occasion, you will be covered, literally, in an outfit that fits and feels good!

Check out the NYC to Newport Shopping items in different outfit combinations by clicking HERE. and then clicking on the LOOKBOOK header.

Thanks for reading!

Suzie

Your Closet Called…it asked for Fall!

Your Closet Called…it asked for Fall!

Tomorrow is one of my favorite days because it is the annual Girls Shopping Day in Kennett Square, PA.  You can get everything you need for fall, literally from head to toe at Ashely Austin, Chantilly Blue, Houpette and No.109.

Oh and want some help from a personal shopper and stylist? Come find me! I’ll be starting my day at Chantilly Blue and I will up and down the block until the early afternoon. I’m back to mom duty in the evening but if you can stop in for a cocktail they are open till 8pm!

Can’t make it in? Live far away? Call or text me, or any of the stores. We can send you pics and hold aside for you or even mail for you if you are not local. There are too many great things to miss this!

Chantilly Blue…

So I stopped in here yesterday and started screaming. I think this is Lisa’s best fall picks yet! Lots of color! And pieces to give you that polished casual that you can wear every single day.Rocco is Lisa’s rescued love bug and he is adorable. After falling in love with him Lisa wanted to give back to other rescue pups and shelters. Below is a list of some items they need. Oh and for every item you bring in? 20% off an item in the store! Premium denim, made in the USA, fitted on you by the denim whisperer herself and her amazing staff – on sale!!!

Gift card from Wawa, Walmart, Target, or PetSmart. Also, New or gently used dog harnesses (no collars, please ), dog leash, new dog toys, Dog bowls, dog crates, dog beds. Must be either new or in excellent shape. ATTT does the unbelievable by rescuing and rehabilitating dogs who have nothing good to associate with humans. Vet bills are staggering. They astonish. Beginning Thursday, any one item donated get you 20% off any full priced item. Bring one, bring ten, no limit to the donation and the savings.

 

This suede finish dress below? I’m in love.

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Ashley Austin….

Booties and Bags and Baubles!! So. Much. Good. Stuff. If you buy just one type of shoe for fall make sure you have an ankle boot to wear with cuffed denim or with a dress or skirt. It is the essential fall transition shoe! And if you buy suede don’t forget to spray and protect your shoes from the elements so you can keep them looking brand new. Need advice on fit and what flatters? These lovely girls at Ashley Austin know their stock. Let them help you find your perfect pair!

 

 

Houpette…

I am kind of obsessed with the Kevyn Aucoin lipsticks…they are amazing! Not sure of the color? No worries – they have experts on hand to make sure you get the color that works for you.

 

And No. 109….

Leather (faux) leggings? They are for every age and every body – they add an insta cool factor to a fun top or a cozy oversize winter sweater. Definitely my top pick! Craving some fun color or prints? Heather always  makes sure there are plenty of bright options, no matter what season it is!

 

 

*Insider Tip – Just Jenny From The Block

If J.Lo should ever find herself in Kennett Square she would be thrilled that she wouldn’t have to wear out her stilletos looking to check off everything on her list. From lockets to lattes, you can find everything you need up and down the same 2 blocks. So park your car and do some shopping. Then drop your bags back at your car and grab some caffeine. Then do some more shopping. Okay now that you have tried on all the clothes you can eat!

These places are small business owned, unique and amazing. Make sure to check them out. In case you can’t tell I really love our small town, and the best part is the amazing people in it. 🙂

Philter 

After you get over obsessing how perfect the wall color and the wall art is, make sure to enjoy what a truly amazing fresh brew really tastes like.Prepare to be spoiled.

 

Green Eyed Lady

You know how it would be so cool to raid the jewelry stash of you eccentric and well traveled Great Aunt Linda? Or craving something unique that no one else will have? All of my favorite cuff bracelets are from here. Their laid back vibe makes it the perfect place to peruse. Looking for something very specific? Ask Colleen and she will let you know if they have it or can find it for you.

Photo of Green Eyed Lady - West Chester, PA, United States

 

Talulah’s Table

You have probably heard of this place…and yes, it’s as good as everyone says. Try their grab and go takeout or sit with a scone and people watch outside. It’s so peaceful you may not want to leave.

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Shop Mamie

A new additon to Kennett Square just in the last couple of months, this sweet boutique with a Delaware flagship store is located just around the corner from Talulahs. This is the perfect place for both mothers and daughters to find something fun for fall. Also check out their collection of Scout accessories and some super adorable toddler size clothes to match mom…think matching faux fur vests…Christmas pic card…DONE.

 

Thank you so much for reading! Make sure to keep our money in our community…shop small and shop local!

Suzie

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Break – On the plane…What to wear

This morning I received a text from a friend asking what exactly is she supposed to wear when she’s flying out of somewhere cold but landing somewhere very warm. I threw aside my jealousy of her warm weather get away and told her not to worry.  Just this week I helped a client get 1 entire month of outfits into 1 suitcase – and have it come in under the 50lb mark! Full disclosure – 3 pairs of shoes did have to go into an additional carry-on, but still I think we rocked it. The keys to a successful switch in temperatures when traveling? Layers in the same color palette. Oh and pack a backup! A lost or even delayed piece of luggage is a total hassle that you do not need.  The hardest thing about a vacation should be deciding between a margarita and a pina colada. So be prepared with some extra necessities in your travel bag. My favorite is the Metro Tote by MZ Wallace because it is lightweight and pretty much indestructible.

It's all in the bag... by sgaffney on Polyvore featuring Birkenstock, Stella & Dot, J.Crew, Carryonbag, birkenstocks and mzwallace:

Spring Break - On the plane... by sgaffney on Polyvore featuring J.Crew, Gap, denimjacket, travelstyle, planefashion and mzwallace:

When you land, swap the sneakers for the sandals, throw on a cute necklace. Fix bad airplane hair with a cute hat and grab this Stella and Dot clutch (it has the built in wallet feature). Since all that stuff came out of your bag you can now throw in your sneakers, denim jacket and your scarf.

 

Spring Break - At the Hotel by sgaffney on Polyvore featuring J.Crew, Stella & Dot, whitedenim, stellaanddot, easychic and vacationstyle:

 

Room not ready? No problem. Pull out your bathing suit you stashed in your carry-on. Swap the wedge sandal for the birks (don’t laugh – they are super comfortable and I’m getting old and my feet hurt). Use the scarf you wore on the plane as a wrap around skirt. Still chilly? Toss that denim jacket over your shoulders like a supermodel. It’s time to order your drink!

 

Spring Break - At the pool... by sgaffney on Polyvore featuring Birkenstock, pool, swimsuit, springbreak, birkenstocks and mzwallace:

 

 

 

Insider Tip – Know your options. 

The biggest road block for many of my clients is when they feel stuck with the same exact outfits. In order to mix things up and give yourself some flexibility, try taking one of your favorite outfits and switching out just one element. For example, if, like me, the thought of wearing white jeans on a plane terrifies you because you are a magnet for spills, you can keep everything else but switch the bottoms to a maxi skirt or these cuffed joggers. Not a sneaker girl? Foldable ballet flats will work just fine. Always freezing? Bring an oversize cashmere wrap instead of the scarf. The key is to SWITCH out pieces instead of ADDING in more pieces. It’s nice to have options but it’s a steep cliff to over stuffing your suitcase. Want a specific board for an outfit idea? Let me know what you are looking for and I can put together options for your look for same cost as a one hour session. You can stay in your pajamas, order online, and try on at home. Easy – peasy.

 

Spring Break - Other options by sgaffney on Polyvore featuring J.Crew, Gap, Tieks and Stella & Dot:

 

Thanks for reading!

Suzie

 

Pinspiration

If I could climb to the top of the mountains to sing my praises for Pinterest I would. I’m just not that ambitious about climbing and my singing voice is just scary. But I love, love, love Pinterest. It’s easy to use, easy to organize, and there are endless photos of just about anything and everything.  When I feel bored with my clothes or I just can’t decide what I want to wear it’s Pinterest to the rescue. Once I find an inspiring outfit I can get back on track, hence my made up word of Pinspriation. This morning my sister sent me a Pin of this outfit that inspired her.
NEUTRAL MIX - Cardigans, White Denim Skinny Jeans, Grey Tee, Nude Pumps, Camel Leather Handbag / Hello Fashion:
I love everything about it. The colors are soothing and simple, yet the the look still feels fresh. Although I adore her patent pumps in the photo my feet would scream bloody murder if I tried to put them into a patent pointed toe heel for more than an hour. To make this work for me all day I’d pair this look back to a great pair fall boots.  The best thing about this outfit is that most of us have these pieces (or similar versions of them) hanging right in our own closets. I put together the pieces below as an example of how simple this can be to put together.

Fall Transition 1

Okay, in all reality I do not have a Hermes belt just hanging around in my closet but a girl can dream, right??  And how pretty is that Stella and Dot necklace? Plus the flower petals are removable, giving you a completely different look with the very same necklace.

The Birdie Necklace features a strand of chiffon petals that can be detached for this versatile look that may or may not have been manufactured on a cold hard bench by little Asian children in the cold.:

One of the questions I hear most often from my clients is “What color shoes? Tan? Camel? Dark brown?” You really can’t go wrong as long as you tie in your accessories to accent a similar shade of leather. For example:

Alessandra Ambrosio Looks Perfect in Winter Neutrals:

Although her boots are suede and the bag is leather, the shades feel cohesive because they are both soft and stay in line with the rest of the outfit. If she had a dark brown leather bag it would feel like it was overpowering the rest of the rest of her look.

* Insider Tip – Make it your own. 

Don’t be afraid to tweak this combo based on what you have in your closet. My sister loved the cashmere cardi on the Pinterest board but she didn’t have one. Working off of the color scheme she used a cream colored CAbi cardigan instead. She looks chic and comfortable for her kid-free girls outing at Grace Winery.  I’m not sure if she’s ever coming home if she gets to hang out in those cute chairs with a chardonnay!

Fall neutrals:

Grace:

 

Thanks for reading!

Oh and if you want to check out all of my Pinterest obsessions you can follow me by clicking HERE.

Suzie