Black Dress Tuesday, October 30

Little Black Dress
This weekend I was styling a friend for a wedding with these requirements.  "Can't buy anything new!" Of course we all get that and what that really means is we just have to be a little more creative. I had her grab any black dresses in her closet, black tights and a solid black heel or bootie. Keeping with one color, is seamless, looks expensive and allows you to bring focus to other areas with a necklace, lips or scarf. And it's a pretty good bet we all have at least 1 black dress, a pair of tights and a black pump.

Everything on this style board is under $50 so if you need to get a black dress, here are some great suggestions. You could also throw on a black shawl with this brooch as a statement piece!  Heirbloom is launching it's winter collection on "Black Friday" this year, with new fab accessories.

Peplum dress

Lace dress

Asos dress

Old Navy sweater dress

Chiffon dress
$40 -

H m
$40 -

Old navy

River island
$45 -

Religion Clothing bronze jewelry
$40 -

Revlon red lip stick

Weekend Wear Friday, October 26

My Style - Anthro Pics 2012 Fall

As the weather is cooling off and fall fashion is in high demand... here are a few of my favs from one of my favs anthropologie.  This seasons look book is filled with textures, knits, bold color, statement jackets and accessories.  Just my kind of thing, ya know.  If your wondering how to wrap and knot your beautiful scarves check out this tutorial with 25 ways and take a look at my new FaceBook page while your there.  Happy Weekend! 

My Style - Anthro Pics 2012 Fall by ahndeamay featuring leather jewelry



Metallic top



Military jacket

Military jacket

Bib necklace

Leather jewelry


Wool hat

Luxe Shine Wallpaper

Iced Dew Bracelet Set

Styling Shorts Monday, October 22

Styling Shorts

I am a huge fan of shorts in the Fall and Winter. As a mom, wearing a skirt has become much more difficult so fashion shorts have become my go to! Pair them with some tights and boots and you are set. How are you styling your shorts this season? Tweet pics with hastag #stylestory 

Vintage top

Long sleeve top

Pull bear
$32 -

Pull Bear loose blouse
$29 -

H m jacket
$16 -

Maison Scotch metallic shorts

Tweed shorts

Rare London hot short shorts
$24 -

Uniqlo summer shorts
$24 -

Forever 21

Ankle booties


Creating a Fresh Face Wednesday, October 17

Skin Care

Having fresh young skin is important!  Let's face we are aging and any "natural" steps we can take to reduce the process will only be helpful, right?  Are you using an anti aging skin care line?  I recently had a facial given to me as a gift and this particular salon carried the Aveda line. I had a botanical facial and let me tell you it was fantastic!  The aromatic smells were relaxing and hydrating. Not to mention, the very plump dewey skin I was left with afterwards. One of my other secret weapons is the Clinique serum.  You use just a tiny bit on your fine lines and wrinkles and it helps to fill those areas.  

My normal regiment is to hydrate and wash my face with my Clarisonic and the Aveda anti-aging face scrub.  Then I use the toner and the hydrating moisturizer along with my Clinique serum and Eos lip moisturizer.  I also am a fan of Bare Essentials for mineral based make-up, for a quick 5 min face to get me ready for the day. 

Skin Care by ahndeamay featuring a lip care

Hair accessory

Bare Escentuals party makeup

Eos lip care
$16 -

$42 -

Clarisonic beauty product

Clinique beauty product

Signature PIece - Jacket Tuesday, October 9

Each season I add to my wardrobe piece by piece. I already have things in my closet from last season but want to build and freshen up a bit. Instead of starting over I look for my new "signature"... what statement am I trying to make, what new trends am I loving and what bold fashion risks do I want to take the plunge on?  This style board is what I would like to wear tomorrow!!!! I am literally obsessed with the cobalt blue trumpet shaped jacket and believe it or not have something very similar in my Heirbloom Vintage Collection.  Pics of that to come.

What statement are you making this season? What new trends are you diggin but may not be sure how to piece it all together?  Let me know and I will create a style board of ideas.