Friday, March 30, 2012

Celine Mini Luggage Tote and Style Inspirations

My lust bag for the past year has been the Celine Mini Luggage Tote; almost impossible to find I recently found one at Nordstrom's (the tricolor Spring '12) and also found out Bergdorf Goodman's has a short list for a solid version.  You would be surprised to know that my hubby is not a big fan of designer goods or their prices (most of my expensive items I purchased pre hubby), but he wanted to treat me to something nice!  I am so excited and sooo.... lovely readers, would love to know your opinion of which one I should get!


1) Beige, Burgundy trim with Salmon color suede, this bag is beautiful and much nicer in person.  I like that this bag transitions into fall well and different from all the ones out there

2) Red is my favorite color - a standpoint piece; actually veering towards this gorgeous red piece.

3) Pretty neutral gray, will be completely practical and a beautiful color, but is this too boring?

Which do you prefer?  Hopefully be styling one of these in the next month or so :)

Like everyone now a days, Pinterest has taken over my free time (find me here); from DIY's to style inspirations - these images are some of my fav stylish looks:







I love that these inspire my outfits and hit all the trends for spring.

*Saturday, the 31st is the last day to use your $10 credit when you create an account in March at t+j Designs.  Don't forget to use it or you lose it!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Color Ikat Lookbook




June Leather Jacket  |  Alice + Olivia Ikat Dress  |  Sam Edelman Wedges  |

I pulled out last year's summer dress during our heat wave last week.  Trying to figure out what to wear based on weather and my last trimester in pregnancy is proving to be a little more difficult but I'm lucky that I fit into my knits still.  Week 35 - 5 more to go; my goal is to keep blogging as much as I can while I go through this journey of having a baby.  I thank you for your support, kind words, and keeping up with me!

Trying to keep up with reading your blogs and working on a launch of new jewelry new week.  Don't' forget about our special deal this week:  free best selling style gift with purchase.  Check out details on my jewelry website http://tplusjdesigns.com.  

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mint Floral Lookbook






Zara Floral Blazer  |  Target Maternity Tank  |  Citizens of Humanity Skinny Denim  |
Zara Flower  |  Christian Louboutin Slingbacks  |  Chanel Bag  |  
t+j Designs jewelry:  Mint Jeweled Necklace  |  Black Faux Leather Square Bangle  |  

One of my favorite pieces right now is this floral blazer from Zara.  Easy to wear with black and freshen up with white or colored denim, it's a great piece to add to your spring wardrobe.  Although I am pregnant, I'm trying to update my wardrobe with pieces I can wear later on.

If you have been eyeing our jewelry and haven't purchased anything this is the perfect time!  For the first time, we are gifting two of our best selling pieces for FREE depending on your total purchase of $50 or $75.  See details below.  AND if you haven't used your credit of $10 when signing up for an account, you'll get $10 off too and a free gift with a total of $50 or more.  Offer is only until Friday.
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Two in One Lookbook

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I thought I would show two ways I wore this skirt; one outfit with my fur vest and pumps and one outfit with my plaid coat and flats.  These pics were taking last week and the weather has already changed so much since then!



 
The easiest way to update your winter looks to transition into spring is by wearing colored accessories.  I'm loving our new bangle sets as well as our dangle earrings.  It adds a touch of color to my neutral outfit.  




My favorite Miu Miu Flats


I don't wear flats that often but my favorite brand of flats has to be Miu Miu.  They create comfortable, feminine and glamorous shoes; my purchases have lasted for years.  Since I only have a couple of pair of flat shoes I did invest more money in them.  Bluefly has some fabulous options discounted below:  






Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Baby Shower

This past weekend my lovely sister in laws threw me a beautiful baby shower and I thought I would share some photos from the event:


The dress is a Diane Von Furstenberg dress that I bought at a sample sale for $80!  It was a little big for me before pregnancy, but perfect for my 34 week pregnancy body.  A pic of my hubby (who took the photos from the shower) and a shot of my mother in law and I entering the shower.  


Loved the chevron blue themed party!  And the treats were incredible, everything was home made and the cupcakes were little babies in a blanket!  



Baby pictures of my husband and I and a glimpse of our baby room coming along


The hostesses in the orange printed dress and the black dress; more pics of my mother in laws, nephew, and guests.  

We got a plethora of gifts and I'm still organizing :)!  It was a beautiful shower and I feel so lucky to have a great relationship with my husband's large family.  Thank you to Melissa and Melinda for everything!  

On a side note, do you love t+j Designs jewelry?  Enter for a chance to win $75 credit to our site!!
Start by liking our t+j Designs Facebook page and rest of the details are below.
Fab jewels just for spreading the love for t+j Designs.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Fresh Florals Lookbook





Zara Floral Blouse  |  Target Tank  |  Stitch Denim (similar)  |
Gucci Bag  |  Alexander Wang Fabiana Sandals (black)  |

I love florals and flowers in my life; from a pretty floral blouse to a vase filled with flowers, it bring a smile to my face.  With this beautiful weather in Chicago I've been able to take advantage of wearing my spring items early.  This spring has my favorite trends; florals, pastels, and bright colors.

Some items I'm eyeing right now:


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And of course if your looking for some color but not quite ready for it in your wardrobe, take a look at our Candy Coated Collection!  And we've extended our $10 credit when you create an account.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Press and trends for t+j Designs


Our Green Faux Leather Triangle Necklace was featured on Style File Daily!  As you can see geometric necklaces are trending and t+j Designs is on it and offering them at affordable prices.  This fabulous necklace also comes in Pink Enamel; for $48 you don't need to break the bank for on trend pieces!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Peplum Lookbook






June Leather Jacket  |  H&M Peplum Top (also worn here)  |  Maternity Maxi Skirt  |  
Christian Louboutin Pumps  (similar)  |  Chanel Bag  |  Michael Kors Watch  |
White Pyramid Bracelet (was shown on Refinery 29)

So ready for Friday!  I am excited as I'm seeing family and having another baby shower this weekend.  Working on the new t+j Designs website, blog, and trying to stay stylish while pregnant is tiring ;); ready to relax and take a break this weekend.  

I bought this peplum top a couple of months ago and love it.  If I weren't 33 weeks pregnant, I would definitely be purchasing another peplum top;  these three are my favorite from what's available right now.

{1}  J. Crew  {2} Asos {3}  AWear

Wishing you the best weekend and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

*Don't forget to sign up for an account for my jewelry line to receive a $10 credit.  It's pretty much like free jewelry, we have items at $5.  Last day to sign up for the credit is Saturday.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Easy Mint Lookbook





Old Navy Check Shirt (similar)  |  Target White Tank  |  Forever 21 Skinny denim  |

Last week I posted my love of mint and the love continues.  An easy outfit for this gorgeous weather we are having in Chicago.  Seriously, today is 70 degrees and typically in March we are dealing with snow or wind and the cold.  It's amazing and I am loving it.  I am officially looking like a pregnant lady these days but still trying to rock the heels.  Countdown continues - 7 weeks to go.  Been feeling a bit more tired, back hurts and nervous, but overall I feel good.  

This mint necklace is one of my favorites from our new arrivals; if you've been on the search for the perfect mint piece, this is it.  

Once again, thanks for all your kind comments and support for my blog and t+j Designs!  

*I wasn't going to mention it, but decided to. . . blogging is an adventure and mostly positive.  It amazes me when anonymous people post negative comments.  1) Why are you reading my blog if you don't love it and 2) does it make you feel better to write something negative?  Life is too short to spread negativity.  
It doesn't happen that often when something posts something mean, but I don't understand it.  Such a waste of time and energy.  Have you guys had this experience before?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Go For Green


{1} Green Triangle Necklace
{2} Rebecca Taylor Dress
{3} Green Crystal Statement Ring
{4} Emerald Drop Earrings
{5} Alice + Olivia Dress
{6} Marc by Marc Jacobs Mini Hillier
{7} Parker Dress (on sale!)
{8} Marc by March Jacobs Sandal
{9} Asos Jacket  |  Asos Mini Skirt
{10} Pour La Victoire Sandal

Celebrating green as St Patrick's Day is on Saturday!  If you order any green jewelry today, you'll have it in time to wear for the holiday.  Have you checked out my new arrivals at t+j Designs?  Sign up for emails and an account and receive $10!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Red, White & Polka Dot Lookbook




Forever 21 Polka Dot Jacket  |  F21 Stripe Tank  |  Stitch Skinny Denim (similar) |
Chanel Bag  |  Christian Louboutin Pumps (similar)  |

Breaking two fashion rules today:  wearing white before memorial day and wearing horizontal stripes on my pregnant tummy.  I don't love to follow fashion rules and  believe all that matters is looking and feeling good.  I have been a bit swamped preparing for the baby and working on a new website for my jewelry line and our big launch is today!  New site and new arrivals.  Check out our Candy Coated Collection of jewels and if you create an account with us, you'll receive $10 off your purchase!  Even if you have purchased something before, we would love for you to create an account (just some info to help us keep you as a customer).  The jewels I'm wearing today are about $20 each with the credit!  

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