Peter Pilotto for Target means Business!

Can we please stop what we’re all doing and turn our attention to the newly released images of the Peter Pilotto line for Target?

Thanks to Fashionista.com, we are able to get a preview of the collection weeks before it hits stores!

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(Image courtesy of Fashionista.com)

All I can say is FAB, FAB and FAB!!

With the mix of eclectic floral prints and asymmetrical shapes, this collection is bound to bring a pleasant twist to your closets.
An added bonus to this amazing collection is that the majority of this line will be under $60. Most of these pieces will also be available internationally on Net-A-Porter’s website. (Some exceptions do apply)

Check out the rest of the 80+ pieces in the collection HERE.

I’ll be in NYC when the collection releases but that won’t stop me from taking a peek at the collection February 9th.

Will you be checking out his line in February? Let’s chat about it!

As always – Stay fashionable, lovelies!

XOXO

ChristinaKennedyStyles

Let’s Get Organized: Jewelry!

One of my biggest struggles when organizing my jewelry within my living space is how I would organize them.

I was never the one to own much jewelry back in high school. I had only a few pieces that were usually hiding somewhere in my bedroom that I barely cared about searching for. However, these past few years I’ve acquired quite a bit, and when I say a bit, I mean enough to overfill the few jewelry cases that I never thought I would need.

I finally got tired of having to untangle all of my necklaces and bracelets from the bottom of my cases and realized then I needed a jewelry armoire. Something I could use to organize all my pieces separately.

Fotor010713448 View of my armoire up close. 

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Close up of jewelry.

I wanted to make sure that I organized the majority of my pieces by category to make it easier to locate. I’m also very OCD so the placement of everything was very important to me. I made sure I separated the casual earrings from the dressy earrings. (see first two pics on the top right corner)

The link to my exact armoire HERE

I’ve also gathered a few more armoires – all under $350

Burnished Oak 

Dark Brown

Rustic Green

Black

Antique Cherry

Final thought

If you have a lot of jewelry and don’t know the right way to organize it, I would highly recommend investing in an armoire. It serves not only as a way to organize your items, but also makes a fabulous piece of furniture that will last. (Hand me down, anyone?)

Although everyone has their own way of storing their goodies, it’s always important to ensure proper neatness and organization so you’re able to locate your pieces faster.

So with that being said, have fun & happy organizing!

If anyone has pics of their organizational techniques, please share them!

 

Covet Yourself!

Attention all Fashionistas & Stylish Friends!

 There’s a new Fashion App currently sweeping the Iphone world!

Introducing:

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A stylish game where you can create your own outfits and have others vote and rate them.

Why is Covet Fashion so awesome?

  • A perfect outlet to showcase your personal style, while competing with friends and other fashion savvy users.
  • Gives you an opportunity to buy any item that is featured on their app.
  • Alerts you of any sales or promotions designers may be having so you’ll always be in the knows of the latest deals.
  • Continues to add new designers, giving you a sneak peek of merchandise available for purchase towards your virtual closet.
  • Downloading the app is free and Iphone friendly!

How do you play?

The first step after downloading the app is to start purchasing items towards your closet. This builds up closet value. Try to pick your items wisely since you’ll  initially be only given a set amount of money towards building your wardrobe. Once, you’ve entered yourself in events and earn some money, then you can be more picky on your closet purchases.

Next, ensure you have enough tickets acquired so that you may enter yourself into these events. Getting tickets is simple and actually pretty fun since you’re able to vote on outfits that others have posted to the events and page.

After you’ve maxed out on tickets, see what events are available to you. Some will only allow you to enter if you have a certain amount of closet value, or if you meet certain clothing requirements. For example, some require you to wear a jacket with your outfit. Others tell you to include a certain color. This sometimes makes it a bit more of a challenge but it also helps you to be more creative with the options that you have.

 Continue to vote on other looks, enter yourself into events, and build your wardrobe!

Also, don’t forget to have fun with this. Never compare yourself to other users as everyone one has their own unique style.

 Downloading the app is easy. Go to your App store and search for Covet Fashion

(App is currently only available for download for Iphones and Ipads)

 I would love to hear feedback on what you think about Covet. Please leave them below.

As always, stay fashionable lovelies!

New York Fashion Week Frenzy!

Ah, New York City! One of the best cities to ever have the pleasure of experiencing and visiting. As a former Manhattan resident, my love for this city shines farther than ever before.

This past September, I assisted stylist Ariella Faith for the Nikki Poulos Fashion Show for Greek American Fashion Week. Designer Nikki is the winner of NBC Fashion Star from Season One. This was my first time working at a fashion show, so you can imagine my excitement when I found out that I was helping out around one of the most monumental times of the year, New York Fashion Week.

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For the show, I was able to help out with a numerous amount of things. From casting calls to helping prep for the show (i.e, tape up shoes, sewing up buttons on pant legs, to assisting models- the entire experience was absolutely mesmerizing. I was literally behind the scenes of a fashion show. And it wouldn’t be a real fashion show without chaos, commotion and rush. There were at LEAST 20+ models. Most of which were being shared by other designers. Meaning, once one show was over, models had to run back into the room struggling to get off their outfits, shoes, jewelry,etc and get ready for the next designers looks.

Guests chairs lined up each with goodie bags.

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During my time in New York, I was also able to attend my very first fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Since I wasn’t formally invited, I had to wait in line until the show started to be granted a standing seat. Even though I was in the far back row, I was still able to capture the entire show and all the amazing aspects of a runway. I had become sort of emotional, and I quote, “It literally took my breath away – this has been one of my biggest dreams to be in a presence of a runway show, and now i’m finally here, witnessing it all”.

Watch the mini clip of me capturing the show here

Even though I was not able to see more shows, I am currently working on a plan to attend NYFW in February for the Spring Previews. I intend to see as many shows as I can and capture every moment of it until my phone battery dies (LOL).

Until then, stay fashionable lovelies.

 

 

Foiled Again: DIY Metallic Heels Featured On Today.com

Absolutely love this idea. I’m definitely gonna have to try this out on a few pairs 🙂

GnG1-1-1Happy November!!! Let’s celebrate with a look at my latest DIY project for Today.com. Did y’all know I was a Today Show online Style contributor? Yes honey! I have lots of fun creating fun projects for them every few weeks. This week I’m tacking those metallic gold heels that are oh so popular. My feet are thankful for the return of the thick heels and I love the gold effect on them. It looks like metal. It’s the perfect way to dress up a basic black shoe. Click here to see how to do it yourself.

GnG1-2Crinkling the paper gives it a textured effect. Much like that Marc Jacobs iPhone 5 case I’m coveting. (Too bad it’s not time for me to upgrade yet). Click the link for more outfit pics.

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My Groupon Campaign has launched!

Pittsburgh peeps!

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I’m very excited to announce that my Groupon campaign has been launched to the public! I’m offering my current styling services for up to 57% off original price.

My bundles include everything from phone consultations to closet makeovers – to personal shopping! Purchase a session for yourself or get one as gift for a friend!

Groupon services include;

Evaluation & Phone Consultation – $19.99 (Originally $35)

Closet Consultation & Personal Shopping (Theme) $74.99 (Originally $175)

Meet & Greet & Personal Shopping (Event) – $59.99 (Originally $135)

If you’re not interested in any bundles, you may purchase and book a session with me on my personal website, where I have individual services available.

Note: Groupon had edited a lot of my original information under the descriptions of my services,  so for anyone that is interested but may have questions, please feel free to check out my website page under services for my original descriptions explaining each service. You may also ask me any question directly, through my business website or blog.

Check out my Groupon campaign here

Or my website here

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Transitioning from One Season to Another.

It’s that time again to start transitioning your closet from one

season to the next. It’s either one of the most dreadful and annoying tasks to complete, because you have a hard time letting go of a specific favorite season and you’re just too lazy to go into that storage box and pull out your sweaters and long pants, or it’s one of the most relaxing and inspiring moments where you get to add a few more pieces into your closet. Perhaps even revamp your entire wardrobe and get to shop for new and more trendy and hip attire.

However you feel, it must be done.

So where do you begin?

  • Start out by seeing what’s really in trend this season and go from there.
  • If you need an idea, take a look at some stores at the mall or check out your favorite websites or magazines.
  • See if there’s any type of similarities of color, style, cut, or material that you notice.
  • Take a mental note of all that you see and start to brainstorm.
  • Start taking a look at your closet and glance at what you do have. (This is obviously done after you store away past season items.)
  • Once you figure out what you already own, make a list of essentials.
  • Layering tanks? A few pairs of pants or jeans? Perhaps a variety of colors of scarves or shoes? Whatever it is, make sure they are items that are versatile and can go with lots of outfit choices.

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I recently just went through my closet this past week and finally completed my transition into the new season.

Here are a few tips that will help you organize and clutter-free your closet:

  • Purchase Spacesaver hangers. They are small and most of them have velvet finishing to prevent the clothes from slipping off. Try to replace all of your existing hangers with the newer ones to ensure neatness. You can find a pack of them for cheap at TJMaxx or Marshalls.
  • Separate your clothing.  Sweaters with sweaters. Tanks with tanks, etc.  Then start to color code within within those certain style of clothes. This will make it easier for you to browse and find that certain piece of clothing.
  • Grab your storage box and fill up your past season clothes. If you’re transitioning from spring/summer to fall/winter, make sure that you’re storing away the right clothes. Often times, people put away the wrong items and then end up having to dig it out later. For spring/summer, you should have pieces that are lighter fabric. Also, make sure you’re paying attention to color. Usually colors that are little brighter (pinks, yellows, light blues, etc) should be kept. For fall/winter, thicker fabrics and long sleeved shirts and pants are recommended. Again with colors; darker blues, purples, reds are key for those two seasons.
  • Time to sort. Now that your closet is a bit more organized, start browsing through and see if there is any item that hasn’t gotten or very minimal wear. Ask yourself the How many, When & Where, Will I, questions. How many times have I worn it? When and where will I wear it? Will I ever wear it? These questions are great to ask yourself to maintain a neat and organized closet. You can get rid of a lot more clothes if you put yourself in these mini scenarios.
  • The last and final step is now figuring out what you need or what you’re lacking in your closet. Make sure to make a list of VITAL and VERSATILE pieces to add. Since you got to take a peek at your closet, you were able to see what items would work best with what you’ve got.

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Now, let’s get into the important stuff; Shopping!

One of very most important things before heading out on any shopping trip is to plan out a budget. That way you can limit yourself and avoid unnecessary purchases. Write down or form a mental list of the stores in that budget that is most convenient for you.

Target is one of my favorite places to shop. They have everything from business slacks to versatile tops. From stylish hats to colorful tees. Over the years, Target has really upped their game in the fashion world and have been featured in hundreds of magazines all around the country. So of course, knowing my love for everything IN Style, I headed down to my nearest store.

(Note: It is not necessary to choose Target for your transitioning. There are plenty of stores that offer similar and perhaps even better options for yourself. I personally chose this store because of it’s versatility and the fit of the clothing.)

Walking down the ready to wear section, (which is almost always my first option) I grabbed the items that not only had versatility options and were on trend for the season but also pieces that have been lacking in my closet.

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With a little time and work, I came up with a few great fall friendly outfits, that I hope will inspire all of you on your shopping ventures!

Outfit #1:

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This outfit gives a great allusion of fall colors without trying too hard. You got your neutral colors (beiges & browns), balanced out evenly with a hint of purple/light pink. PERFECT for work or lunch with your friends!

To Purchase: Cardigan, Tank, Pants, Necklace, Shoes.

Outfit #2:

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This outfit can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the mood or occasion. Remove your classic heels and add a pop color along with a matching bag and you’re ready to go out on the town! Or replace your platforms for comfy flats for your daily errands.

To Purchase: Top, Jacket, Pants, Shoes.

Outfit #3:

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This outfit has the perfect balance of colors for the fall/winter season. The geometric top makes it a bit different and funky but in a good way. Great for an evening out!

To Purchase: Top, Pants, Shoes.

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I hope you all have found something worth remembering from my list of tips. If you have any outfits of your own that you’d like to share, please send them my way; I may just feature you on by blog! Any feedback is always appreciated. If you like my tips/advice, click below. If there’s something you want to see, please let me know!