Fall Kimono Look

Fall kimono look – the go to outfit when you are craving fall and the thermometer is still in the mid 80s.

Fall kimono look – the go to outfit when you are craving fall and the thermometer is still in the mid 80s.

Like almost everyone else in St. Louis, fall is my favorite season. The leafs are turning colors, pumpkin beer can be drank by the gallon, red wine patio weather has graced us and there should always be s’mores going by a fire.

Unfortunately, St. Louis autumns are not always that charming. For goodness sake, I was in a pool on Saturday basking in 90 degree weather.

Well ladies, I think I have us covered with the perfect “fall not fall days” look. I give you the fall Kimono look. All the charm of wispy long sweaters without the concern that you are bundled for winter on a hot day. Now, I know this weekend looks like fall has finally hit, but I hate to break it to you… We have been tricked! Next week is back into the mid-high 80s.

How to build your own fall kimono look

Step 1 to building your fall kimono look: Buy your Stella and Dot accessories today. While they are beautiful with the fall kimono look, I promise you will find hundreds of other ways to pair your new jewelry in your closet.

Bracelets: Radiance Coil Bracelet ($29) and Chevron Leather Wrap Bracelet ($59)

– Riad Layering Necklace: ($89) Versatile necklace that can be worn 7 different ways! Hand beaded and braided strands form this versatile wear-everywhere mixed metal piece. Semi precious rose quartz tassel falls from a delicate center strand. Wear all strands together separate or mix and match to suit your look.

– Amala Gold Chandeliers: ($59) Hand-cut semi-precious white agate set in a semi shiny gold frame. Elegant drops for any occasion. 

When you purchase this look from Stella and Dot, you also will qualify for 50% off shopping on the following items through this Saturday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 to building your fall kimono look: Go and buy the kimono from Amazon. It will be here before the weather decides to become warm again.
Hibluco Women’s Sheer Chiffon Floral Kimono Cardigan Long Blouse Loose Tops Outwear (XX-Large, K 9)

 

Step 3 to building your fall kimono look: Go search for your favorite tank or t-shirt. I dug out a cute tank that I purchased via Amazon. If you are looking for a good gray tank staple, I highly recommend this one.  Alternative Women’s Meegs Racer Tank, Eco Gray, Large

Step 4 to building your fall kimono look: Pull the jeans out of the dirty laundry and wash them. You have three days until the weather gets warm and all your new accessorizes arrive.

Step 5 to building your fall kimono look: Open all your boxes and do a happy dance at the cuteness!

Step 6 to building your fall kimono look: Put steps 1 to 5 together and go rock your new “fall not fall day” look.

I can’t wait to see you running around town in your very own fall kimono look. 🙂

Amazon Prime Wardrobe

Amazon Prime Wardrobe

Amazon Prime WardrobeEveryone knows that I am a little addicted to Amazon Prime. I joke that I single-handedly keep the post office employed. Amazon Prime makes shopping so simple, you think Oh, I need to get cat treats, jump on the app, search cat treats, find the one you want and press Buy Now with one click. Two days later, the cat treats arrive and Oscar is one happy cat! I have saved myself so much time and money by not running out to Target. We know that a Target trip would have resulted in Oscar’s cat treats, $30 worth of the cute unneeded items in the front bins, some ice cream, a new cardigan and a pair of shoes for good measure. So now we are looking at over $100 spent for those cat treats with about an hour round trip. In the Wester household, Amazon saves this family money and time by avoiding going to a traditional store.

When Brad started having his health issues, Amazon took on a new purpose for me. I started avoiding the mall and shopping through Amazon Prime for all my wardrobe needs. Just like before, shopping online gave me the benefit of saving time and money by letting me pinpoint the one item I really needed within moments. All of our Christmas present and outfits were purchased through Amazon Prime. While it might have been the most stressful holiday season yet, it was calm on the shopping front. 🙂

In the past 10 months, I have only stepped foot in a mall twice and that was for new makeup at Sephora. There is something so rewarding of walking out of that storefront with a Picasso looking painting of different makeup swatches on my hand. Other than making masterpieces on my hand, my fashion purchases have been through Amazon!

Yesterday, Amazon introduced the next great idea – Amazon Prime Wardrobe.  When I read it, I boasted to Brad that I should get some credit for the idea. I know that Alexa has heard me using the phrase, Amazon Prime Wardrobe every time a new piece is shipped to me. 🙂 While I try to claim the name and general concept, I could not dream up how perfect Amazon made Amazon Prime Wardrobe.

How Amazon Prime Wardrobe Works

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Why you will love Amazon Prime Wardrobe

Benefits

I get to try on items prior to buying them! Do you know how amazing this would have been as I was on the hunt for the perfect swimsuit? Like every woman, I dread swimsuit season. So I spent some time during one of Brad’s chemo infusions, looking for the perfect swimsuit that would support my larger chest, hide the stress eating love handles while still being cute for a 28-year-old. Of course, Amazon came through, but I had to float over $100 while I tried on 6 different suits to find the one that would make me feel confident by the pool this summer.

Amazon Prime Wardrobe is a new service that brings the fitting room to you, so you can try the latest styles and find your perfect fit before you buy. If you are already an Amazon Prime member then you will get this service for free. The specific release date is not known, but if you are as excited as me let Amazon know. Click here to get notified when Prime Wardrobe launches.

Stella and Dot Kari Layered Necklace

Stella and Dot Kari Layered Necklace

Stella and Dot Kari Layered Necklace is a delicate and versatile piece that is a must have in your closet. Stella and Dot Kari Layered Necklace features a hand hammered gold pendant and arc suspending from two delicate chains. Like many Stella and Dot pieces, the Stella and Dot Kari Layered Necklace is versatile. You can wear the pendant and arc as one cohesive look or each strand separately. Basically, you have 3 different looks for one reasonably priced necklace of only $59. For someone like me, this is perfect. This necklace is a simple statement piece that can be worn from a plain t-shirt to a night out on the town. You can even do a mid-day fashion flip. 🙂

Stella and Dot Kari Layered Necklace

To see the piece up close and personal, click the link below. You will be able to see the gorgeous hand hammer detailed on the piece.

https://www.stelladot.com/shop/en_us/p/new/new-arrivals/kari-layered-necklace

The best part of the Stella and Dot Kari Layered Necklace is simple and you should take advantage of it today. This month only you can get the Stella and Dot Kari Layered Necklace as a free gift. All you have to do is become a Stella and Dot hostess today and I can help!

Contact me today to become a June hostess and you get the amazing piece for free. It is that easy! All you have to do is say yes to having an awesome night with friends either virtually or in your home and earn an amazing piece and product credit.

If you can’t wait to get the necklace, you can buy it right now with one easy click to visit my Stella and Dot St. Louis Fashion page.

Happy shopping!

Stella and Dot Kari Layered Necklace Description:

  • Shiny hammered gold finish
  • 18″, 33″ with 2″ extender
  • lobster clasp closure

 

Stitch Fix Box #4

With all the craziness of life (i.e Brad’s autoimmune disease)Stitch Fix box reviews have fallen off my radar. If you have time to burn or are new to Scrumptious Style, check out the past looks from Stitch Fix – Box 1, Box 2 and Box 3. You will not be disappointed with the detour, but remember to come on back to check out my latest box.

This past box was too cute to pass up reviewing. Plus my photographer was feeling up to enjoying a nice day and taking some pictures with his new iPhone 7 plus. It was a win, win. He could play with his new toy and I could share my styling of already cute pieces.

This Stitch Fix box hit my style perfectly. Almost a bit too perfectly as I already own almost identically pieces. It was hard to choose what to return this month as I could see myself in all of the pieces. It came down to really nit picking points as I am trying to fill my closet with pieces that I absolutely love and can not live without instead of the usual this looks good and is a decent price model.

The two pieces that I picked definitely fill a void in my closet and hit upon the absolutely love bucket. Check out Stitch Fix today to start filling your closet with pieces that you love!
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Stitch Fix Box #3

Liverpool - Anita Skinny Pant

I have started to track my life by time in between Stitch Fix Boxes. I get one per month, but every time I blink, I feel like I am sharing my newest box and adding a few more Stitch Fix pieces to my collection. They say as a parent; the days are long, but the years are short. I would say it is the same of your late twenties.

So here we are again, a month later with failed dieting to lose the last ten pounds, a few more gray hairs and on the quest to build the perfect closet.

This month, I asked my stylist to help me prepare for my upcoming trip to San Francisco which will consist of three parts – downtown San Francisco, Northern California hiking and Napa Valley. It will be a difficult task to pack the wide variety of outfits needed to satisfy this trip all in a carry-on, but that will be an adventure and blog for another day!

Liverpool – Anita Skinny Pant

Liverpool - Anita Skinny Pant

The pants fit like a dream, but I didn’t need another pair of black pants, so they were returned.

41Hawthorn – Meera Split Neck Top

41Hawthorn - Meera Split Neck Top

I enjoy that Stitch Fix is always pushing the boundaries of my personal style. I would never think that I could rock animal print, and would not purchase it on my own. From the feedback I have provided and my style profile, my stylist at Stitch Fix thinks I am bold. I was cautious to get that far out of my comfort zone, but the shirt was very comfortable and screamed confidence.  In the end, the shirt was returned. As much as I liked it, I am not bold enough to get sufficient use out of the shirt.

Skies Are Blue – Becky Cutout Detail Blouse

Skies are Blue - Becky Cutout Detail Blouse

Skies are Blue – Becky Cutout Detail Blouse was almost in the return pile, but Brad raved at how well it fit me. While I loved the cut and thought the pattern and back cut outs were amazing touches and my style, I didn’t want to purchase two almost identical cut shirts. 41Hawthorn – Carla Crochet Detail Blouse is very similar and to be mindful of my shopping habit (self-imposed of course) I was only going to keep one. Thankfully, I listened to my better half and kept it. It is the perfect work to drinks with friends shirt which is where most of my purchases have been focused recently. A shirt that can transcend different parts of my life is certainly a keeper.

41Hawthorn – Carla Crochet Detail Blouse

41Hawthorn - Carla Crochet Detail Blouse

I would call the 41Hawthorn- Carla Crochet Detail Blouse, the sister shirt to Skies Are Blue – Becky Cutout Detail Blouse. They are very similar, cute and oh so comfortable. I immediately fell in love with the color. It is vibrant, bold and adorned with small details that provide it with a subtle complexity that screams of my fashion sense. I like to wow you with the simple details from cutouts of a shirt, unique pattern or creative layer of jewelry. This was a piece that was bound to become a new staple in my wardrobe. Just like Skies Are Blue – Becky Cutout Detail Blouse, it has the initiate ability to go from work to after work functions which is becoming increasing important as my nights are ruled with visiting with friends, church functions and volunteering.

Pixley – Millie Textured Knit Dress

Pixley - Millie Textured Knit Dress

I asked my Stitch Fix stylist to send a dress that could be worn for a September wedding and possibly a gala in Napa. She sent a dress that fit like a dream with good structure and a little stretch to hide my extra helping of wedding cake and an extra drink. What I loved more than the dress was my stylist spending extra time to think about the feedback that I had previously sent. Her note was perfect and shows the pride Stitch Fix takes in styling each person based on their needs, personal style and body style.

Hi Nicki! I had fun styling you today! We are actually close to the same size! I noticed the dresses send in the past have been a bit snug. Let me know if you would like to size up for the Millie Textured Dress. This pretty dress will work well for your gala and wedding and any upcoming holiday parties later this year.

As always, I am overwhelmed by Stitch Fix and their ability to get to know me and my style even through the many miles. Each box is a bit more refined and allows me to test the water with a new look I would never dare to try. I love Stitch Fix because it helps me evolve my look without being the 27-year girl trying to be too teeny bopper trendy…we are on this delicate line, and Stitch Fix is the expert of walking it with grace, hipness and appropriateness for my fuller woman frame.


Summer Sunglasses Style Guide

Busch Wildlife Sunset

We have officially entered the final month of summer, and I still have my H&M $9.99 sunglasses from April. This is a huge accomplishment! In prior years, I was on my 15th pair because I lost the glasses, smashed them, scratched them or my favorite…eaten in the death grip of my dog. Needless to say, after one summer of cheap sunglasses and mishaps, I had spent a pretty penny on my sunnies. I could never fathom buying expensive glasses because that summer total would be the same as a nice vacation. 🙂

After a successful 129 days, I am ready to buy my first pair of expensive glasses. Thankfully, Stitch Fix  posted about this very topic to help guide me in my decision. Currently, I own a pair of every style listed below because when they are cheap, why not try them all! What style do you think I should buy?  Read more

Summer Tips for Busty Ladies

Stitch Fix’s post on Summer Tips for Busty Ladies post was a Godsend. There is no, if, and or buts about it, I inherited a busty chest. I am constantly searching for outfits and tips to feeling my best while not overly flaunting what my Momma gave me. Summer Tips for Busty Ladies has some amazing ideas for all my sisters in the large chest club. 🙂

Summer can be the worst for us ladies because your cleavage line can get a bit sweaty, and you don’t want to layer trying to make your outfit appropriate. Also, I don’t know about you, but I am not wearing cute lace bandeau. My bra is supportive with wire and can get a bit hot! Women like me need Summer Tips for Busty Ladies to combat the heat and insecurities

Here are 5 summer looks that specifically flatter your “girls.” To get more ideas on how to flatter your busty frame, and have a customized wardrobe created just for you, join Stitch Fix today!

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Stitch Fix Box #2

Opening My Second Stitch Fix Box

My second Stitch Fix box arrived two days early which made for a fun surprise! I pulled into the driveway to see a small package on the front porch. I quickly scanned through all my recent Amazon purchases to determine what boring household item it might be. As I came up the stairs the Stitch Fix logo caught my eye and I was pleasantly surprised that this was a fun package and not more paper towels.

Unlike last time, I showed patience and opened my Stitch Fix box through Facebook live streaming. For those who watched it, you received the sneak peak of what my stylist, Amber, picked for me.


She took my recommendations from last month and fine tweaked my box to make sure the clothing were more perfectly aligned with my style. Unlike last month, I did not give her any direction on upcoming events. I wanted to see how Amber would style my everyday look and I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

Down the street from our house, Brad and I have a little park where we like to take pictures. The lighting is always beautiful and normally it is fairly empty. Well, last night it was packed and with signs boasting private property. It took me a second to connect the dots, but the area is being overrun with PokemonGo players. Imagine, me striking a pose and Brad trying to angle the photo around people catching their latest Pokemon. We had a great laugh, but this shoot proved to be a bit more difficult. Between the 100 degree weather and dodging PokemonGo users, these Stitch Fix outfits can stand up to any challenge! Read more

A Guide to Breathable Summer Fabrics

A Guide to Breathable Summer Fabrics

Ladies, it is officially Summer in St. Louis which means it is down right hot and muggy. It is hard to feel cute when the heat and thick air hits you in the face the moment you step outside and beckons you to take another shower.

The only way we will get through the summer is to learn about Breathable Summer Fabrics. As always, my favorite Stitch Fix stylist has me covered with a Guide to Breathable Summer Fabrics. I know that we all have clothes made of these top 5 breathable fabrics in our closet, but do you know how to wear them?

If you need to update your Breathable Summer attire, book your first Stitch Fix box today!



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Stitch Fix Box

Kurt from the Kloth: Staci Chiffon Dress

My first Stitch Fix box arrived! Between all the hustle and bustle of a baby shower, swimming and Father’s Day, I neglected to take pictures of my darling Stitch Fix box. For those who have never used Stix Fix before, my items came perfectly wrapped in mint and white tissue paper with the Stitch Fix sticker to keep in all in place.

I immediately tore through the paper to see what my Stylist had picked for me! I was anxious to see how my style profile would translate into real clothing for me. Well, Amber (my stylist) was spot on with my first Stitch Fix box. She understood my style and even took my note into account of an upcoming wedding and bohemian themed dinner!

Here is what was in my first stitch fix box!
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