• Wedding Season Ready

  • May 30, 2016
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    With our wedding being 75 days away and multiple friend’s weddings rapidly approaching, our need for tuxes and suits for Zach is dire. Zach is very particular and stylish about what he wears and for that reason, he doesn’t like wearing the same suit to different events. Much like I don’t like wearing the same dress to different soirees.

    We live in Downtown Seattle with 850 square feet, so a Carrie Bradshaw closet isn’t my reality, so we have to be selective about what we buy. Admittedly, Zach gets the shaft in the closet situation. So renting a tux for a one-time event just makes sense for us. But, we’ve all heard those tux rental horror stories about the fit being crazy off for someones wedding day, awful quality or zero variety in styles. We tried out Menguin Tux rental to get the skinny on what everyone was talking about.

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  • Meet Sterling

  • May 29, 2016
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    Meet Sterling, our marble fox.

    I’m so excited to officially introduce you all to Sterling here on the blog! I’ve posted a few pictures (and restrained myself from bombarding you all with the fluffy cuteness that is our mini marble fox). And yes, you read that right, he is a fully domesticated fox.

    I was getting tons of questions about him, probably because a pet fox isn’t that common. So that is what today’s post is all about. A real look at fox ownership and a little bit about Sterling. And P.S. you can follow him on Instagram @SterlingTheFurBaby and I always snap videos of him on Snapchat @chicstreetstyle.

    Now, to the beginning of the story of how we ended up adopting a fox.

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  • Memorial Day Sales

  • May 28, 2016
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    Memorial Day weekend is here and so are the sales! I’ve saved you some time by rounding up all the sales in one easy list.

    Everly: 25% off EVERYTHING, with all rings under $75 and free shipping on every order with code ‘MDAY16’

    Ann TaylorGet 50% off full-price and an extra 40% off clearance styles with code ‘SUMMER50’ – until May 31st.

    Anthropologie: Get an extra 30% off sale items – until May 30th.

    ASOS: Get an extra 20% off with code ‘HISUMMER’ – until May 30th.

    Banana Republic: Get 40% off your purchase and free shipping with a purchase over $50 with code ‘BRTAKE40’ – until May 30th.

    Bloomingdale’s: Get an extra 20% off sale and clearance with code ‘BROWNBAG’ plus, for Loyalists, get a $50 reward for every $200 spent – until May 30th.

    BlueFly: Get an extra 20% off your order with code ‘MDW20’ – until May 31st.

    Express: Get 15% off your purchase with code ‘9492’ on top of the 40% summer sale – until May 31st.

    GAP: Get 35% off with code ‘EVENT’ – until May 27th.

    J.Crew30% off your purchase with code ‘WEEKEND’

    Joie: Get an extra 20% off clearance with code ‘MD2016’ – until May 30th.

    LOFTAn extra 60% off sale and summer favorites and 40% off new arrivals (no code needed).

    Macy’s: Get an extra 20% off Memorial Day Sale + free shipping over $50 with code ‘MEMDAY’+ up to $40 in Macy’s Money – until May 30th.

    Nordstrom: Get up to 40% off during their half yearly sale – until June 7th.

    Nordstrom Rack: Get an extra 25% off clearance (no code needed) – until May 30th.

    Old Navy: Get an extra 50% off all tees, tanks and swim (no code needed, discount applied at checkout) – until June 3rd.

    Sam Edelman: Get 30% off site wide with code ‘VIPSUMMER’ – until May 30th.

    ShopBop: New markdowns + 25% off Calvin Klein underwear – until May 30th.

    Sole Society: 50% off select styles – until May 30th.

    The Real Real: Extra 20% off with code ‘HITLIST’ + new members get $25 in credit – until June 1st.

    Vince Camuto: Extra 30% off sale and clearance – until May 30th.

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  • Pretty in Pink + Giveaway!

  • May 27, 2016
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    The giveaway is for a $100 gift card to Mika Rose! Enter at the bottom.

    I’m returning back to my feminine style roots in today’s look. With bridal showers and rehearsal dinners (for friends) as well as springy meetings left and right, I’m craving outfits that are professional, polished and plain old pretty. This look certainly fits the bill.

    All the clothing in this look is under $45! The jacket is $35 and the skirt is $44 and the top is $34. Both the top and the skirt are the most comfortable pieces from Mika Rose. Typically, I change when I get done with “work” for the day into workout clothes even though I typically don’t go to the gym until later at night. But I stayed in this skirt and top until right before I went to workout because is was so soft and easy to wear. Not to mention, the silhouette and the shape of these pieces are very forgiving (insert hand clapping emoji here).

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  • Flirty Fringe + Under $40 Outfit

  • May 25, 2016
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    Now that the weather is warming up a bit, I’m finally able to bear some leg and rock some fun outfits. Summer calls for sangria with the girls, date night with my man and plenty of opportunities to wear a flirty look. Today’s outfit is exactly that.

    I have talked about my go-to outfit formula of “sandwiching.” Which means wearing the same color on top as your shoes and wearing a different solid color on the bottom. It instantly makes you feel pulled-together and in this combination of nude (in a $23 top) and plum ($19 skirt) – holy swoon.

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  • Work Day Chambray

  • May 23, 2016
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    A chambray shirt has been a wardrobe staple of mine since I was 16 (literally for 7 years!). I still remember working my first retail job when I was 16 and me buying a chambray shirt on clearance for $19.99 because “the mom shirt wouldn’t sell.” I saw the potential and versatility of the piece right away and have loved it ever since. I typically have worn darker denim styles in the past, but I’m updating things with the fresh (and inexpensive) chambray shirt from Gordman’s today for work!

    Everyone knows how to style a chambray shirt on their days off. Pair with white jeans, sandals, ripped black jeans or a floral skirt for an effortlessly put together off-duty look. But wearing it in the office can be A-ok too! Especially in the more laid back summer months.

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  • Decoding Wedding Dress Codes

  • May 21, 2016
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    Wedding season is upon us and so are the vague dress codes included on invites. For the guys, it’s pretty cut and dry what they are supposed to wear. But for the girls, there are just so many options that the lines of appropriate formality for a given occasion can get a little blurred. So today, I’ve partnered with Colors Dresses to decoding dress codes and telling you what to wear.

    Here are the tiers of formality >>>

    Listed from most casual to most formal.

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  • Retro Casual

  • May 20, 2016
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    As we transition into the summer, I slowly ease back into more casual dressing as well. It’s a habit really. Warm weather, Seattle sun and an overall relaxed attitude take over and call for functionally fashionable looks.

    Jeans and a top is just easy. Doing a vintage inspired top (um, how gorgeous is this $42 top?!) with a red lip really classes up casual pieces and slightly channels my inner Marilyn Monroe. No?

    Cat eyes always give a bit of nostalgia to a look, but thanks to these metal cut out styles (only $50), it updates and edges things up a bit. Cognac accents are always my go to with dark denim (just like black accessories are my default with light denim) and these slide-on’s are the most practical shoes I own. But let’s be honest here, they still have a touch of gold (and are only $29 and come in black).

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  • Nautical Day Dream

  • May 18, 2016
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    On Thursday, I got my Lyon + Post box (for my in-home try on that I get bi-weekly) and opened it up on Snapchat (my username is chicstreetstyle in case you were wondering). I told you to screenshot your favorite item that I should style on the blog and keep. This Pfeiffer dress was the clear winner.

    On Snapchat, I said it was $150 (and thought it was too). I was pleasantly surprised to find out this little frock was on sale for $46. Plus, I have an exclusive code for a FREE $30 gift card for you all! That can be used on this dress, making it a mere $16 and Lyon + Post never charges for shipping. Hurray for sales!

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  • Baby Blue

  • May 16, 2016
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    If there is one thing I love to complete an outfit, it’s a fab third piece. It makes looking chic effortless, which is always the goal. A simple white cami (with a scalloped edge), good-fitting skinny jeans and crisp pumps are always a great base.

    This outfit is packed with deals that are perfect for transitioning into full-fledged summer attire. My sunglasses are $10, my duster jacket is $33 and my cami is $26

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