Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Look Inside Lauren Conrad's Beverly Hills Penthouse

Style Me Swanky has moved --- Check this post out on Holy City Chic!

Oh, to live the life of LC. No really, I would totally love to live her life for at least one teeny day. She's incredibly business savvy, beautiful, seems to have a great balance between love, friends, and work, and not to mention, she's the owner of an amazeballs penthouse in Beverly Hills.

I spotted this peek inside her home on InStyle and I loved the images so much that I just had to share them on here. In fact, I went back and looked at them (and watched the coordinating video) like five times.

So I don't know about you, but I was completely taken by the orange tufted sofa, the giant exposed brick wall, and her beautiful kitchen. Oh gosh, and that closet.

Photography by Douglas Friedman/Styling by Ann Caruso

Monday, October 27, 2014

Did you hear? Style Me Swanky MOVED!!!

Just in case you missed it, Style Me Swanky has moved to it's new home at Holy City Chic. All old Style Me Swanky posts are uploaded to the new blog, but be sure to follow this new link to not miss out on any future posts!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

so this is where we are (and where my blog is!)

This blog has moved to its new home at Holy City Chic! (But here's the post anyway...)

...piled high in boxes. And just a fraction of the total boxes, at that. How exactly do two people accumulate so much stuff?

If all goes according to plan, we close on our home this afternoon. Let the moving begin!  I may check in with a few updates, but if not, now you know why. Follow me along on instagram if you'd like!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Style Me Swanky has moved! + Shopbop Friends and Fam Picks!

Hello! Style Me Swanky has moved to holycitychic.com. All old blog posts are there on the new blog! Check out the post you see below in its new home.

When I say that this is the greatest time of year, I'm definitely not fabricating the situation. It's the Shopbop Friends and Family sale. (ah! cue the angels.) That means you can take 25% off your entire purchase. As I always do, I've narrowed down my absolute favorites from the sale and I'm sharing those with all of you. 

The sale started this morning and ends on Thursday, October 16th at 11:59pm. Use code FAMILY25 to save 25% off.
1. This Rebecca Minkoff bag is the ultimate fall bag for me. It also comes in taupe!

2. They've been around the block, but Karen Walker can do no wrong with these shades (Especially useful for those like me who have been running short on sleep and constantly need to cover sleepy eyes!).

3. Will ya just imagine the endless layering possibilities with this Rag & Bone top?

4. If you're willing to invest, you'd be smart to do so in a beautiful sweater like this Vince Shawl Cardigan. It would stick around for years in your closet.

5. I'm showing the back, but the front of this dress is pretty special too.

6. And this dress. This dress just screams fall and I love it.

7. These stud earrings could easily be an everyday piece. Not too big, not too small. Same goes for this necklace and this amazing watch. (I love a good leather band.)

8. Going along with my current colored denim obsession... these totally fit the bill.

9. BB Dakota does it again. They brought us a great leather jacket (this one is 100% lambskin) for the most reasonable price. Comes in taupe, too!

10. A great pair of classic skinny jeans is an absolute must.

11. And those jeans? Perfectly paired with this blouse.

Now's also a great time to start Christmas shopping early. This adorable Kate Spade pen would be the perfect stocking stuffer for any business savvy woman. And this Rebecca Minkoff Tech Wallet is way chic and super convenient for being on the go. And how meaningful would this initial necklace be to give - either with a child's initials on it or her own? Oh, and these stackable rings!

I've included everything listed above, plus a few more finds below. Have fun shopping!

Monday, October 13, 2014

easy like monday morning | outfit post

jeans  |  top (similar)  |  blazer (similar: here and here)  |  shoes (similar)  |  bag (similar)  |  sunglasses  |  watch  |  lipstick (in #99)

I have no clue why I named this post what I did because Monday's are far from easy, but it's all that could come to my mind. This is one of those outfits that's easy and casual, but when worn with heels and a blazer, they pull it together, making it "office casual" or perfect for grabbing happy hour with girlfriends.

I literally ordered a bevy of jeans from Nordstrom. I mentioned on here last week that their selection is great (and return policy is equally so), so I took advantage and ordered quite a few styles and chose my two favorites. I really love these Genetic "Alexa" Skinny Boyfriend Jeans. I already own some similar to this, but they don't have the great distressing that these have and mine have more of a slouchy look, so these are totally different - right? ;) And really, can one ever own too many pairs of jeans? I think not.

When you've got a great foundation, like an awesome pair of denim, the rest of the outfit can be simple. I threw on a white top, an understated bag and shoes, and a bright blazer and was good to go. Oh, and a red lip! This one in shade #99 is my newest favorite.

P.S. Holy City Chic is coming tomorrow! Same blog, new name. Stylemeswankyblog.com will forward to the new URL, holycitychic.com. See ya then!

Big thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. Big thanks to YOU for supporting the brands that support this blog.