Casual Flow

Woke up Saturday morning to the sound of rain pounding outside & all I could think about was…geez, I have to go out in that.  Thankfully, I am not short of rain attire.  I was excited about pulling out the rain boots.

IMG_9792 I absolutely love these rain boots by Crocs.  Every woman’s closet should have a pair rain boots, in my opinion.

All items are from my current wardrobe & have been for years.  The t-shirt is one of my favorite; stolen from one of my cousins some years back.  Shhh, don’t tell her!!!!  Actually, she already knows.

IMG_9785This day was spent attending my son’s basketball game, running errands & just relaxing, yet fashionably suited for all the rain.  The New York and Company rain jacket, worn for mere protection due the warm day we were having in Atlanta.

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Items worn:

Black rain jacket: New York and Company

“Style is an art and I am the canvas” t-shirt: Origin unknown

Grayish black skinny denim: Charlotte Russe

Rainfloe Boot- pomegranate (color no longer available): Crocs

Envelope clutch: Old Navy

Kids fedora: Target

With the exception of the boots, all exact items are no longer available.  Similar can be purchased at the retailers previously listed or those listed above.

Enjoy!!

Casual Flow

2This week’s casual Wednesday look. So needed the unexpected casual day; I woke up that morning super exhausted & tired. I just wanted to stay in bed.

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All items worn several times, but never together.

Originally I had a different outfit in mind, but the tired me just wanted to be comfortable.  Of course changing the fit last minute caused a bit of confusion.

Hmmm, what to wear, what to wear??   And it came to me… 2

Items worn:

Oversized high-low, light weight, grey, leopard print sweater (recently purchased in store): H&M

Men’s relaxed fit denim (always available): American Eagle

Fuschia suede flats (old): GAP

Blue stone necklace (old): New York & Company

Exact items are no longer available, but similar can be purchased at the retailers listed above or those previously listed.

Enjoy!!

Casual Flow

Last week’s casual Friday work fit- grey vest, pink shoes, long button down shirt & denim. IMG_9559Typically this vest is worn as business or business casual attire.  Wanted to wear it casually; so I did! It’s just like wearing a blazer casually.

All items are from my current wardrobe, regularly worn, but never together.

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Items worn:

3 Button, grey vest (very old & no longer available): New York and Company

Long, white button down shirt (old): New York and Company (similar)

Miss Me skinny stretch denim: Buckle

Chinese Laundry Danger Zone pump: Chinese Laundry purchased at Nordstrom Rack

Urban Expressions Handbag (no longer available): DSW

Suzy Statement Necklace: Luxe Statements

Remember, remixing your clothes is okay.  Enjoy!!

Casual Flow

Had the opportunity to work with this wonderful, stay home mom who is now making the transition back into the work force as a Premier Designs Jewelry consultant. She had been out of the work world & now in need of wardrobe make over.  Wearing seasonally appropriate attire was not important to this stay home mom until, “styledbyJReid” came along.

The plan of action, seasonally update this wonderful mom’s wardrobe while keeping it “her style”.

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Left photo: before, spring attire in the fall          Right photo: after, fall attire using current wardrobe

Using items from one’s current wardrobe is my main goal, but in this case a few new items were necessary.  Shopping for new items while keeping the budget in mind called for a visit to a local consignment, Clothes Mentor, our first stop. There we scored a pair of wide legged black slacks, two cardigans (solid & multi-colored), a pair of Nine West black pumps & three tops for $30. (Items not photographed.)  Some items still had the original tags while the others were barely worn.  I was impressed as consignment shopping is not my thing. These items are part of the business casual side of her wardrobe for business meetings or corporate clients; appropriate for fall & other seasons.

Our next stop was the local Stein Mart where we scored one blouse, two sweater tops, a sweater vest, pair of zebra print black booties & brown casual booties.  (Photos shown taken at the Stein Mart, but all items went home with this lovely lady.) A more comfortable, casual look to blend with her current clientele & for comfort while transporting her inventory was needed.

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Can you guess her favorite color? Hmmm….red!      Shown: denim from current wardrobe making 3 outfits. Denim shown un-cuffed and cuffed.

For jewelry inquiries, purchases or parties, please email Elana Rivera at chayo_rivera@yahoo.com

For a fall wardrobe make over or wardrobe inquries, please contact me via styledbyjreid@gmail.com

Casual Flow

IMG_9169    Rainy Sunday church flow remixing pieces & wearing items that have been forgotten. Every now & again I dig through my closet only to find items that ended up in what I call “the closet abyss.”  It’s funny how I always stand in front of the closet saying to myself, “oh my gosh, I have nothing to wear.”  Imagine that!  So not the case, however, I will admit at times I just get bored with what I have.  Hence the reason I shop, but when shopping is not conducive then remixing is the avenue walked.

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I came across several forgotten items, but only one chosen for this fit.  The red blazer, dark jean, clutch & gold chain belt are the remixed pieces.  I can proudly say that all items are from my current wardrobe with no exceptions.  Go me!!! For those who know me personally, know I am always shopping & typically one item in every outfit is fairly new to my wardrobe.

IMG_9174I seem to have fallen in love with Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick from MAC Cosmetics, which has been part of my make-up inventory for some time now.  Perfect for the fall or winter; can also be worn spring or summer.

Red BCX blazer: Macy’s

Leopard print blouse (older): Express

Gold chain belt: The Limited

Skyscraper, Stella, regular fit, low rise jean (older): Express

Black & leopard clutch (older): Dress Barn

Patent black, textured heal (older): Shoe Dazzle

Brown Jessica Simpson sunglasses (older): Stein Mart

Gold accessories were only right.

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