Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Forever 21 Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

       So the other day we road tripped to Virginia and now we are here at our home away from home for a little while. Can I just say? Damn. It's hot out here! In an attempt at wearing as little clothes as possible without being arrested, I put the above look together. We are in Newport News, but stay tuned for some adventures outside of the city. If anyone has any recommendations for restaurants/shops that aren't chains, let me know.

       Outside of those news, I have the winner for the giveaway contest for the Forever 21 gift card and it is.....  ........ ............................ Elena1509 (instagram)...................................... 
Thank you for entering and following along on Bloglovin and instagram! I want to let you guys know I did this for you, from me. It's not sponsored. I just appreciate what readers I do have, so thank you so much!

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

What I Wore: Striped Classic Shirt and White High Waist Pants

               I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far! Yesterday we had a family date, just the three of us. As much as I loved to party back in the day with friends and get cray, these days are still better. We went out for sushi (yes my three year old likes sushi) and went to see the minions movie, which was pretty good! Afterwards we took the kid to the park and had Mexican food for dinner. 

Shirt Forever21    /     Necklace here    /  Cuff Bracelets here     

If you guys ever make it to Westerly RI ,or the surrounding area, you have to check out Koi. The roll on the right is a coconut lovers DREAM! it is drizzled in this amazing yummy coconut sauce and it's rightfully called the amazing roll. Everything always tastes so fresh, and they are so friendly and have great service. Highly recommend this spot. 

Also, the giveaway contest for the gift card is still going on, and you can enter until the very end, so don't forget to enter that.
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Friday, July 17, 2015

My Nordstrom Sale Wish List

         While I don't usually do the whole crazy Nordstrom sale madness, I got sucked in this time. Mostly because I am perusing the interwebs making a mental checklist of things I would like to purchase or make for our trip to Spain and the South of France in September. I never really knew how affordable these things could be while on sale! I am on the hunt for a pair of chic comfortable walking shoes, preferably with a closed pointy toe, a wrap or throw sweater/poncho type thing, something to wear possibly out at night to a  nice dinner. Although, I did notice a pattern with the things I picked: SHOES.

Do you guys have any favorites out of these or anything you got from he sale? Let me know if you like to see this type of thing with my sale picks or you prefer not to!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fall 2015 trend favorites

         Doesn't it feel like summer just started? Yet, I went to a few stores last week seeing a lot of fall merchandise already; light jackets and sweaters. Before you know it they will be throwing parkas and boots on those racks. It may seem like it's too early, but the rest of the fashion industry is getting ready for 2016 and on. Did you know that in the industry there are trend forecasters that predict the upcoming trends and colors for the seasons to come? Fashion design houses then consult with these trend forecasters and come up with stories and looks. When you consider that, I suppose fall merchandise in stores two months before isn't so off.
     Although I really hate the cold, I love fall fashion for the rich fabrics and colors and the overall style of clothes we see. There were a lot of fall 2015 runway looks I loved and noticed a few trending looks and wanted to talk about my top 5 favorites.

Over the Knee Boots:

     I am so glad this is still a thing because last year I wanted a pair so badly(specifically the Stuart Weitzman highland) and they didn't quite fit my thighs, and all others I found looked cheap. By the time February hit, I stopped looking. I shall continue my hunt once again! Yay.

While, I don't mean navy,the color, there is a lot of that too! I mean navy as in our military. There were many navy inspired looks with stripes, pea coats, large gold buttons and anything you denote with the navy.

Goth/80's Punk:

    I like this one because I think it will be fun to experiment with on a smaller scale. Leather, spikes, and chains are some of the details in these looks and they are some of my favorite things!


I have really been into this style lately. I love the pretty dresses and the crazy beautiful prints. If you want to experiment with this look on a smaller than RTW budget, I recommend Forever 21, they are filled to the brim with this stuff.

As much as I love seeing this on the runway, I do not think it will work for me. I do think it looks beautiful on models or thinner ladies with tiny thighs/hips/legs. Of course, that is just how I feel for myself, if you are more muscular on bottom and choose to wear this.. more power to ya!

So what looks were your favorites if you saw the runway shows?

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p.s don't forget to enter my giveaway! ;)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

What I Wore + Forever21 Gift Card Giveaway

Yesterday we went to a barbecue for the CT Bloggers group hosted by Wendy of Sweeties Sweeps. It was a lot of fun with a bunch of interesting wonderful people. We had a truly  exciting guest with us as well, writer Jane Stern of Roadfood! It was a day filled with yummy food, great conversation, and a delicious margarita. 
I wore a simple white tee and a jersey stretch ruched skirt from Forever 21, which I basically got for free thanks to their buy one, get one free sale!(which is still going on now). I kept it pretty simple and accessorized with cat eye sunglasses and jewelry, also from Forever 21. I really love their costume jewelry, it is wildly affordable and trendy. It will not last you forever, but neither do trends, and at $6, it's quite okay with me. I decided to give this new sunglasses trend(cat eye) a go and I am glad I did because they compliment my face shape and I am pretty sure they will for most. 
Because I love this store so much(for trend of the season pieces), I am personally funding a $30 gift card giveaway for you guys to stock up on some summer accessories or whatever else you please! 

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is follow my instagram account @my_haute_blog and my bloglovin account, which you can find to the right! Giveaway results will be posted July 27th. Due to gift card rules, only US readers are eligible. 

                                                                    Sunglasses  Forever 21

Necklace Forever 21     /      Similar skirt here

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What I Wore: Silky Tunic + Sandals

             If you follow on instagram, I mentioned wearing this out to dinner with family. It was really comfortable and breezy and it looks great with flats or heels. Also, this tunic is only $7 on sale from H&M right now. I wore it in the winter time with a long knee length  cardigan, thigh  high socks,and booties.
 Tunic here      /      Sandals Here   $14.95 

Calamari from Eli's in Milford with Asian flare. 

You guys can check out my Instagram at      my_haute_blog.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

What I Wore: My Mixed Prints Experience

I hope everyone had a nice safe 4th of July celebrating our independence! I told you guys a while ago that I was going to man up and try to mix prints, so here I am. I paired my own skirt I made with a floral top from Zara. It paired really well, in my opinion, because there is navy in the top that matches the navy in the stripes. I wish I had taken these photos before sitting down at a party, because the skirt got quite wrinkled. 

And then there is this.... 

I don't usually post photos of my daughter, but this one is too sassy to not show. When there is a camera around, she poses!

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P.s we have got our tickets for Spain (and a little bit of France)! So excited to see more of this beautiful world.