December 31, 2013

Audrey Inspired

The Holiday Season is all about fun festivities.  Over the weekend my family got together for a big reunion to celebrate my grandparents 60th anniversary.  Kind of awesome if you ask me!  In honor of the year they got married we were told to wear 1950s inspired attire for a dinner party.  When I think about the 50s I think about a true classic style icon, Audrey Hepburn.  And when I think of Audrey I think of her layered pearls and sparkles, and her chic black tank dresses.  I had luckily just ordered an adorably classic dress from J. Crew that I was hoping to wear a couple of times this holiday season.  I layered on some pearls and other sparkles, and threw on some feather trimmed heels.  The end result was a more modern take, but still an ode to the classy Audrey, one of my personal favorite style icons!

Dress: J. Crew Gold-Stripe Dress (get an extra 40% off with code SHOPHAPPY)
Tights: J. Crew Solid Opaque Tights
Shoes: J. Crew-old (also love these Janice Pumps from Kate Spade)
Necklaces: Bauble Bar layered with vintage pearls

Linked up with LauraErin, and Claire

December 29, 2013

Romping Around

Sometimes weekend adventures call for a romper.  I have always been a big fan of the romper or jumpsuit.  Whether they are casual or dressy they add a cute twist, and almost always make an outfit on their own.  I love this simple black romper I bought a few years ago.  It is easy to dress up or down and feels fun and fancy free!  I also have been wearing a lot of dresses and tights lately.  So, I felt like mixing it up and instead of a little black dress I opted for a LBR!

Romper: Anthropologie- old (similar Here and also like this Lanston long sleeve option)
Jacket: J. Crew- old (similar option on sale Here and get an extra 40% off with code SHOPHAPPY)
Hat: American Apparel Wool Floppy Hat 
Tights: J. Crew Solid Opaque Tights
Boots: Sam Edelman Petty Bootie
Bag: Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch
Jewelry: Catbird, Margaret Elizabeth, David Yurman

December 23, 2013

One Zero Zero

In honor of 2013 coming to a close and reaching one hundred posts on Chicly Coastal, I decide to do a little looking back.  I took a stroll down memory lane and reflected upon the past year.  Of course I had to put together a collection of some of my favorite outfits and best chicly moments!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of my loyal readers old and new.  I truly appreciate all of the support and interest in my personal style and musings.  Here is to another hundred posts at Chicly Coastal and a wonderful 2014!













December 17, 2013

Technicolor Floral

Last week kicked off several holiday events, in the office, with friends, and with family. Sometimes when going from work to events, it is easier for me to rely on a trusty uniform.  Recently I have been going for the shift dress and tights.  Pretty dresses that are simple and comfortable, have proved to be the perfect way to take me from day to night and event to event.  Throwing on a fun necklace and cute heels finishes of an appropriately easy ensemble.

If you are looking for last minute deals on party attire, a few of my favorite retailers are promoting some great discounts.

Shopbop is offering an extra 20% off sale items with code EXTRAOFF20. Of course they have a great selection of dresses.  I love this Tiered Trapeze Dress and this Mara Banded Dress both by Rachel Zoe, and this simple silk Callie Dress by Elkin, or this allover lace Shoshanna Dress by Alice + Olivia.

J. Crew is offering 30% off the entire website, and throwing in free shipping until the 24th with code GIFTNOW.  They have a bunch of great dresses on sale right now too, like this Crepe Shirtdress, this Diamond Dot Dress, and last but not least my Technicolor Floral Dress!

Dress: J. Crew Silk Shirt Dress (additional 30% off with code GIFTNOW)
Jacket: Mackage- old (love a few of their coats from this season Here and Here)
Tights: J. Crew Solid Opaque Tights 
Shoes: J. Crew- old (love these Jeffrey Campbell Ankle Strap Pumps)
Necklace: Bauble Bar Lacquer Regina Bib
Jewelry: Margaret Elizabeth and Catbird

December 12, 2013

Chicly Giftable : His and Hers

I have been doing some serious online window shopping over the last couple of weeks.  One of the many things I discovered, is a lot of retailers have taken the time to put together some great gift guides.  They are practically doing the work for you, by highlighting some of their best and most giftable items.

If you are looking for cute small gifts Anthropologie has a pretty extensive and eclectic collection of Gifts Under $25.

If you are looking for parents or in-laws, Williams-Sonoma has a ton of different gift shops by recipient, and the Top 20 Gifts is a good roundup of ideas.

If you are looking for the girl who loves costume jewelry or all things sparkly, Bauble Bar is doing  
12 Days of Buried Baubles where you can find a new piece revealed everyday reduced down to a great price of $10-$20.

If you are looking for the girl who has everything Shopbop has created an entire Holiday Gift Boutique filled with all things great and giftable.

If you are looking for the men in your life (I know this is sometimes the hardest for me) Bonobos has put together an awesome, and I mean it when I say awesome, Man-tastic Gift Guide.  Honestly it pretty much has everything you can think of, including their great clothes and other really fun touches, like a trip to space!

After perusing through some of my favorite sites and their gift guides, I decided to put together a His and Hers roundup of what I think are some solid gift ideas.  As always, Happy Shopping and Gifting!

The Classic Shirt

His: Bonobos Americano Dress Shirt
Hers: J. Crew Tipped Boy Shirt

The Seasonal Sweater

His: Bonobos Snow Toggles Sweater

The Novelty Caffeine Necessity

The Mug for Said Beverage

His: Urban Outfitters Sriracha Mug
Hers: Anthropologie Homegrown Monogram Mug

The Winter Hat

His: Bonobos The Capstone Hat
Hers: J. Crew Jeweled Hat

The Tech Accessory

His and Hers: Jawbone UP band

The Must Have Buffalo Check

The Sock Stocking Stuffer

His: J. Crew Marled Socks

The Book

The Party Piece

His: Bonobos Stewart Tie
Hers: J. Crew Gem Collage Necklace

The Splurge Gift from Santa

His: Ramp Frenzy Carving Skis
Hers: Loeffler Randall Charlotte D'orsay Pump