Layered Gold Necklaces + Mustard Yellow Pants

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Architectural white top, mustard yellow pants, mansur gavriel camel bag

Architectural white top, gorjana fancy horn necklace, charlene k jade turquoise necklace

Architectural white top, mustard yellow pants, mansur gavriel camel bag

Architectural white top, mustard yellow pants, mansur gavriel camel bag

Architectural white top, gorjana fancy horn necklace, charlene k jade turquoise necklace

Architectural white top, mustard yellow pants, mansur gavriel camel bag

You guys remember St. Louise in the first SATC Movie and her bags from “Bag, Borrow or Steal”? Well I’ve stumbled upon it’s amazing counterpart for jewelry, Rocksbox. What I love about it is the element of surprise that sets it apart from other rental subscription services. You fill out a survey with what kinds of jewelry and baubles you like, and your personal stylist selects 3 items for you according to your tastes. You can borrow them as long as you want, and as soon as you send it back they select another 3 items to send to you. It’s so fun to see what you get each month- sometimes the jewelry inspires your look instead of the other way around! Personally, I informed my stylist that I liked to layer pieces- several gold necklaces or bracelets adds exponentially more impact than wearing them alone, so I was extremely excited to receive 2 awesome gold necklaces to layer with from designer brands- one from Gorjana, and one from Charlene K.

I’m excited to share my own personal code with you to receive a one-month free subscription to Rocksbox; just enter stefschoenxoxo at checkout to take your own style quiz and try it out. If you have any weddings or events coming up- this will be the perfect way to take it up a notch!

I also have a funny story about these woven sandals that I got in Tokyo with my mom 4 years ago. There is SO MUCH fun stuff to buy in Tokyo, so I was convinced to spend money on something that was a statement item that I would remember the trip with for years. You can’t see the cage part around the ankle in these pictures, but I promise I will wear the shoes again soon to show them in all their glory. My mom told me she thought they were the ugliest shoes she had ever seen, and to be honest, I wasn’t quite sure I loved them either, but I just wanted to buy something a little strange to take home. Probably 1 year later I received a text message from my mom with a bunch of pictures of similar shoes and she said, “ok, I guess you were right, those crazy  shoes are all over the place now!” I was pretty proud of that moment because being ahead of a trend can be a little strange and uncertain at times, but it reminds you to take more fashion risks and live a little louder.

Thank you to Alyssa from Alisted for taking the pictures!

Gorjana gold horn necklace c/o Rockbox, Charlene K Jade Turquoise necklace c/o Rocksbox, Vintage Gold Leaf Necklace, Zara Mustard Yellow Pants, Zara Blouse (old), Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag (good luck finding one!)

 

9 Surprising Wedding Registry Hits

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For this week’s #weddingwednesday I polled my married friends for their favorite things they registered for. As someone who is going through the registry process, I feel like it has been easy to get wrapped up in the pretty things like flatware and dishes, when I need to be thinking about some more practical items. Below, straight from my friend’s mouths, are the items they shockingly love and the reasons why. I could’t finish the list without including my own favorite thing I registered for. Although I haven’t received it yet, I am confident it is going to drastically improve my quality of life!

( things you must register for, wedding registry must haves

 1. Go Pro Hero 4 – From a friend, “I knew we probably wouldn’t spend the $$ to buy one of these, but it’s so fun! We used it on the California trip & I can’t wait to see how it turned out. There are so many different accessories that we can add on to use it for different things”

2. OXO Storage Containers – “My husband laughs that I “decant” all of my pantry items into these, but food stays fresher, you know when you’re running low on stuff AND my pantry looks pretty!”

3. All-Clad Grill Pan – Could not agree more with this friend, “great for city dwellers who don’t have access to a backyard bbq and want to grill.”

4. Sonos speaker system – Not sure I have to explain the reasoning behind this, because portable wireless speakers for any room or deck in your house is a pretty obvious sell. We registered for them as well!

5. Misono UX10 Gyutou Knife – This Japanese knife was recommended by a friend who reads America’s Test Kitchen before purchasing any cooking tools. Instead of reading it yourself, let’s just take her word for it.

6. Luggage – A great idea for a couple who loves to travel. I would like to add that although this friend did not specify a specific brand of luggage, as the daughter of a flight attendant and a frequent traveler, I only recommend TravelPro. I have had my carryon TravelPro for 10 years and have never had a problem with a handle, strap, wheel anything- and they are durable and fit into every overhead bin.

7. Sleeping Bags from REI – Although not for everyone, if you are a hiker or a camper, high quality and warm (!) sleeping bags are a great investment that you will enjoy and value for years to come.

8. Mary Jurek Stainless Steel Bowls and Platters – This was a popular one: From one friend, ” looks like silver, but much easier to maintain and looks great on the table.” And from another, “I registered for a huge stainless steal bowl and ended up using it for mail on my entry console. haha oops.” And lastly, “it’s been nice having some pretty silver trays for chips & dips; it definitely elevates your average dinner party or Final Four viewing.”

9. Roomba – Ok, this is the item I am most excited about for my personal registry, and I hope it lives up to the 10-minute video demonstration that Mr. R and I watched on Amazon for it. I don’t know about you but my hair gets all over the house, and since it’s blond it’s impossible to see until you drop a sock or something and it’s covered in hair. Instead of constantly sweeping and vaccuming, this little baby is going to change my life and do the work for me. Only question is, what to name him?

What do you think? What were your most favorite things that you registered for? I would love to know, because there is still time for us to affect ours :)

Voila Sweater + Red Pants

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Embroidered Voila Markus Lupfer Sweater, Red Pants, red Coach bag // thestylesafari.com

Embroidered Voila Markus Lupfer Sweater, Red Pants, red Coach bag // thestylesafari.com

Embroidered Voila Markus Lupfer Sweater, Red Pants, red Coach bag // thestylesafari.com

Embroidered Voila Markus Lupfer Sweater, Red Pants, red Coach bag // thestylesafari.com

Red Coach Cady Bag // thestylesafari.com

I loved this sweater from the first second I saw it – its perfect for me, casual in shape but bold in color, and versatile for work, weekends and dinners. I couldn’t bring myself to ever pay full price for it so I was thrilled when it popped up on the Outnet last week! I nabbed these sunglasses too because sunglasses are quickly becoming my biggest shopping weakness, and I haven’t bought a pair in about, oh, 3 weeks, so it was time for a new pair. Overall, I’m pretty happy with how the grey+red color scheme worked out, and think the scrappy heels give a little edge to an otherwise business-y outfit.

What do you think?

Markus Lupfer Sweater, Stella McCartney sunglasses (sold out but I love these too!), Zara pants (similar here), Zara heels, Coach Cady Bag