Target for the Win!!!

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This is my look of shock and awe when I walked into Target and saw this great dress from the Who What Wear collection! It has just enough pattern to give it flair but can still be styled and restyled in multiple ways for a variety occasions. For the price point, you simply can’t beat the quality and versatility!

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 Don’t forget to check out our previous Blog Post on the new  Fran Mae  bags from the owner of M. Boutique in Shreveport, LA! They are offering Hearts of Style followers  10% off  and  free shipping  when you call to place your order. Just mention  Hearts of Style  on the phone! In the picture above, I am carrying the Departure Backpack in the color Marina. It’s a lifesaver as a busy mom who always has her hands full!

Don’t forget to check out our previous Blog Post on the new Fran Mae bags from the owner of M. Boutique in Shreveport, LA! They are offering Hearts of Style followers 10% off and free shipping when you call to place your order. Just mention Hearts of Style on the phone! In the picture above, I am carrying the Departure Backpack in the color Marina. It’s a lifesaver as a busy mom who always has her hands full!

Savannah’s Outfit Details

Anna Blair’s Outfit Details

Fran Mae Bags

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My friend and owner of M. boutique in Shreveport, Louisiana, just released an amazing new handbag line called Fran Mae!

M. is offering a discount code that includes 10% off and FREE SHIPPING just for Hearts of Style followers. Simply mention Hearts of Style when you call the boutique to place your order! See below for details about the bags and pictures that showcase their design and quality. I know you are going to love Fran Mae!

You can reach M. at 318-220-8828.

The bags come in a variety of styles, including The Day Tripper Crossbody ($110), The Departure Backpack ($145), The Stowaway Pouch ($75), and The Transit Tote ($145).

Each style comes in four colors, and the palette was inspired by all things travel: Cement, Port, Tarmac, and Marina.

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I’m in love with the quilted texture and woven seatbelt strap styling.

With these details, the Fran Mae bags achieve the perfect blend of edgy, timeless, and durable.

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I own the Departure Backpack, the Stowaway Pouch, and the Day Tripper Crossbody. I take my Departure Backpack and Stowaway Pouch with me everywhere I go! They are the ideal stylish accessories for a busy mom-on-the-go. The Departure Backpack holds everything I need for business and parenting in one convenient, updated “diaper” bag. I use The Stowaway as an insert to hold my diapers and wipes.

The Departure also makes the perfect gym bag, school book bag, or day-to-day purse, while The Stowaway is great as a clutch or wristlet. These bags are stylish, versatile, and functional!!

Below you can see some pictures of how I incorporate my Departure Backpack, Stowaway, and Day Tripper into my daily life. I really love them, and you will, too!

 The Departure Backpack in Marina.

The Departure Backpack in Marina.

 The Departure Backpack with the Stowaway tucked inside (both in Marina).

The Departure Backpack with the Stowaway tucked inside (both in Marina).

 The Departure Backpack is so roomy and has great pockets, which we all know are the key to staying organized and being able to quickly get your hands on what you need in your bag.

The Departure Backpack is so roomy and has great pockets, which we all know are the key to staying organized and being able to quickly get your hands on what you need in your bag.

 The Stowaway has strategic zippered pockets on the outsides—so smartly designed!

The Stowaway has strategic zippered pockets on the outsides—so smartly designed!

 I love that The Stowaway can be pulled out and used as a wristlet or clutch.

I love that The Stowaway can be pulled out and used as a wristlet or clutch.

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 The Daytripper Crossbody provides plenty of room for essentials when you have a day on-the-go and don’t need the whole kitchen sink but DO need your hands free!

The Daytripper Crossbody provides plenty of room for essentials when you have a day on-the-go and don’t need the whole kitchen sink but DO need your hands free!

***Savannah’s outfits that you see pictured here will be featured in several upcoming Blog Posts! I bet you will never guess where the polka dot dress is from!!!***

The Art of Packing

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Ok, ladies. Admit it! How many of you have made lists until you were blue in the face, stressed until you added extra gray hairs and wrinkles, then scrambled around right up until the last second to get packed for a trip, only to arrive at your destination and STILL not have everything you need?! We have all been there! This is why Hearts of Style offers a full packing service for our clients. We will take care of every detail of each outfit, completing a head-to-toe look from the shoes to the earrings to the purse to the belt for every day, night, or event of your trip. When we leave, you will have a zipped suitcase complete with packing cubes for each outfit, printed pictures to remind you of how to style them, and NONE of the hassle, worry, and stress that is typically associated with getting organized and mobilized to travel. This blog post details Hearts of Style’s process on a full A to Z packing job!

You will never want to go back to packing for yourself ever again!!!

The client featured below is off to Las Vegas for a few days to accompany her husband, who has a work conference there. Friends from Houston are also flying in to meet them!

Her itinerary is as follows:

THURSDAY DAYTIME

Lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, Spago, in The Bellagio with her husband, as well as her husband’s boss and his wife, then shopping with her husband

THURSDAY EVENING

Dinner at Le Cirque in The Bellagio with her husband, as well as her husband’s boss and his wife, followed by a performance by the ventriloquist, Terry Fator, at The Mirage

FRIDAY DAYTIME

Lunch and spa day at The Bellagio with her best friend from Houston

FRIDAY EVENING

Dinner at é by Josè Andrès at The Cosmopolitan with her husband and their good couple friends from Houston (é is a unique, 20-course molecular gastronomy experience where only nine guests are served at each serving)

SATURDAY DAYTIME

Shopping at The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace with her friend then lunch with the husbands at Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesar’s Palace

SATURDAY EVENING

Dinner at the Bacchanal Buffet in Caesar’s Palace with her husband and their friends, followed by a performance of The Beatles Cirque du Soleil called LOVE at The Mirage

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Hearts of Style comes to your home to help you select looks for each day, evening, or event that you have planned for your trip.

We try on the looks to make sure they are perfect and take pictures for future reference.

Then we restyle the looks on a white board to capture printable photographs for the client to pack inside their packing cubes.

Here are the looks that we styled for this client’s Las Vegas trip:

  THURSDAY DAYTIME : Lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, Spago, in The Bellagio with her husband, as well as her husband’s boss and his wife, then shopping with her husband

THURSDAY DAYTIME: Lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, Spago, in The Bellagio with her husband, as well as her husband’s boss and his wife, then shopping with her husband

  THURSDAY EVENING : Dinner at Le Cirque in The Bellagio with her husband, as well as her husband’s boss and his wife, followed by going to see the ventriloquist, Terry Fator, at The Mirage

THURSDAY EVENING: Dinner at Le Cirque in The Bellagio with her husband, as well as her husband’s boss and his wife, followed by going to see the ventriloquist, Terry Fator, at The Mirage

  FRIDAY DAYTIME : Lunch and spa day at The Bellagio with her best friend from Houston

FRIDAY DAYTIME: Lunch and spa day at The Bellagio with her best friend from Houston

  FRIDAY EVENING:  Dinner at é by Josè Andrès at The Cosmopolitan with her husband and their good couple friends from Houston (é is a unique, 20-course molecular gastronomy experience where only nine guests are served at each serving)

FRIDAY EVENING: Dinner at é by Josè Andrès at The Cosmopolitan with her husband and their good couple friends from Houston (é is a unique, 20-course molecular gastronomy experience where only nine guests are served at each serving)

  SATURDAY DAYTIME : Shopping at The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace with her friend then lunch with the husbands at Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesar’s Palace

SATURDAY DAYTIME: Shopping at The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace with her friend then lunch with the husbands at Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesar’s Palace

  SATURDAY EVENING : Dinner at the Bacchanal Buffet in Caesar’s Palace with her husband and their friends, followed by a performance of The Beatles Cirque du Soleil called LOVE at The Mirage

SATURDAY EVENING: Dinner at the Bacchanal Buffet in Caesar’s Palace with her husband and their friends, followed by a performance of The Beatles Cirque du Soleil called LOVE at The Mirage

  EXTRA OUTFIT : Just because you never know!

EXTRA OUTFIT: Just because you never know!

Once a look has been finalized and photographed, Hearts of Style gathers each item that you will need for that look, places those items into an individual packing cube with the corresponding photograph, puts the packing cube into the suitcase, and that’s all there is to it! The process is repeated until the suitcase is packed and ready to go.

(Note: This client owns the packing cubes, suitcase, and jewelry case you see pictured here, and they will all be linked below.)

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All ready to go! VEGAS BABY!!!

Below you will find links to individual items pictured in the looks for our client’s getaway to Las Vegas.

***Please note: Some of the items are no longer available.

Exact items are pictured whenever possible, but in some cases,

similar items are pictured and linked.***

THURSDAY DAYTIME LOOK

THURSDAY EVENING LOOK

FRIDAY DAYTIME

FRIDAY EVENING

SATURDAY DAYTIME

SATURDAY EVENING

EXTRA OUTFIT

READY TO GO

PACKING ACCESSORIES

Souped Up Sweatshirts by English Factory

I was so excited to glance down at my phone and see a message from Mulberry & King about our upcoming collaboration. Both of the “souped up” sweatshirts featured in the looks below are pieces that exemplify Mulberry & King’s elevated-yet-wearable style. The boutique is owned by two of the sweetest gals—Meredith and Megan—out of Charleston, SC. Check out their Instagram page @mulberryandking, as well as their website at www.mulberryandking.com. Their motto is: “Life isn’t perfect, but your outfit can be.” Can we get an AMEN?!

Sweatshirts aren’t just by Hanes anymore! Keep your eye out for easy-to-wear, throw-on-and-go tops that are the right weight for the chillier weather that will soon be upon us but that have pizzazz, flare, and style WAY beyond the boring, solid, crew neck sweatshirts of yesteryear! English Factory brand is known for adding just the right amount of color and detail in just the right places to make for the perfect blend of practicality and fashion. Throw on one of their tops with a great pair of jeans, a sensible shoe, and a fun earring, and VOILÀ—you have a “uniform” that is cute and comfortable!

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Unexpected Neutrals: Pearl Detailing and Camouflage

When someone says she likes to dress in “neutrals,” you probably picture shades of black, gray, beige, and white. But did you know that certain patterns (I’m a sucker for camouflage and animal print!) or subtle embellishments (I adore pearl detailing!) can still be considered neutrals?

For the look pictured below, I’ve created a casual outfit with just the right amount of pizzazz by pairing this pearl-detail sweater from Mulberry & King with these Veronica Beard camouflage loafers. At a glance, the look reads “neutral,” but the details bring it to life and make it sing! Of course, my best accessory is always my sweet Anna Blair!!!

Click on the images below for direct links to the items that I am wearing here. Anna Blair’s outfit details are included as well. And Hearts of Style has also gathered some additional pearl-detail and camo-inspired items in case you want to put together your own “unexpected neutral” look!

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Savannah’s and Anna Blair’s Outfit Details

Pearl Detail Hearts of Style Picks

Camouflage Shoes Hearts of Style Picks

***Note: There are not a lot of options for camouflage shoes right now, but animal print is a great alternative!***

Effortlessly Chic Look from M. Shreveport

It is just as easy to put on a great pair of jeans and a pretty top as it is to throw on yoga pants and a tank!!! If you are getting dressed, you might as well get DRESSED. This outfit is not only cute, but it’s also comfortable and functional. Despite having three kids underfoot while putting my clothes on in the morning, this outfit still manages to look effortlessly chic. Every piece I’m wearing here is from my favorite boutique—M. Shreveport—in my Louisiana hometown. The perk of hiring a personal stylist is that we have knowledge of and access to many resources that the average consumer might not know about. M. Shreveport is the perfect example; they have the BEST stuff!

***The Blog has now been updated so that you can click directly on an image in the block below to be redirected to a website for purchasing an item.***

 Photo cred: Jenny Perry Photography

Photo cred: Jenny Perry Photography

 Photo cred: Jenny Perry Photography

Photo cred: Jenny Perry Photography

 Photo cred: Jenny Perry Photography

Photo cred: Jenny Perry Photography

***Note: If you wish to purchase the exact Mcguire Denim Floral top Savannah is wearing, please call M. Shreveport Boutique at 318-220-8828 to arrange purchase and shipping!***

Top 10 Pieces for a Classic Wardrobe

Hello everyone,

Fall closet audits are in full swing, and I am always surprised that, after I assess what is missing from my clients’ closets, the answer is always the same: the basics!

Even closets full of clothes are lacking key pieces that can tie a wardrobe together. It is easy to get wrapped up in current trends, which are of course tons of fun! But if you don’t have good bones supporting your wardrobe, you will end up stressed when a last-minute occasion pops up that you don’t have time to shop for. The problem with this is that, whenever you need something immediately, you will inevitably end up settling for an item that you are not going to love long-term. This universal dilemma will have to be its own blog post someday soon, but the moral is this: have a plan when you are shopping. Prepare in advance and purchase well-researched staples so that you can spare yourself the stress of getting dressed in a closet full of “trendy” clothes that are no longer fashionable!

Here is my advice: If you build a wardrobe around quality, classic staples, then you will always have the options you need at your fingertips to get dressed for pretty much any occasion. I hope you find this helpful! I would love to know your thoughts, your questions, or your favorite item pictured. Have a great day!

1. A Fabulous White Collared Shirt

A crisp, white button-down blouse is a versatile wardrobe staple! It looks great as a stand-alone top and is also perfect for layering.

*Please note that the Elizabeth Wilson Designs Patti Lynn Top (#6) will be available in November of 2018. The link included here will take you to the Elizabeth Wilson Designs Home Page where you can shop all of the other fabulous pieces in the collection!

1. Equipment ‘Slim Signature’ Silk Blouse 2. J. Crew Slim Stretch Perfect Shirt 3. Madewell Drapey Oversize Boyshirt 4. Sanctuary Steady Boyfriend Roll Tab Shirt 5. Michael Kors Puff Sleeve Stretch Poplin Shirt 6. Elizabeth Wilson Designs Patti Lynn Top

2. A Great Pair of Black Pants

Choose a fit and style that is the most flattering for your body! I personally prefer that most of my clients do a straight or tapered leg, but for you taller ladies, a boot-cut style might look better! I love Theory, and I don't think you can ever go wrong choosing any of their classic black pants! 

1. Leith Pleat Front Trousers 2. J. Crew Cameron Slim Crop Pant in Four-Season Stretch 3. Top Shop Clean High-Waist Wide Leg Trousers 4. Theory Crepe Treeca Slim-Fit Pant 5. Avenue Montaigne Billy Straight Leg Pants 6. Theory Crepe Fluid Pant

3. A Statement Necklace

Who doesn’t like to add a fun accessory as the perfect finishing touch to an outfit? Statement necklaces are a great way to show personality and bring color into a wardrobe. They can be changed seasonally to keep up with the trends or be classic investment pieces that you will reach for time and again, season after season.

  1. Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps 2. N°21 Bow Pump 3. Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Pointy Toe Pump 4. James Chan Anika Curvy Pump 5. Nine West Mine Pointy Toe Pump 6. Schutz Ionara Ankle Strap Pump

5. A Feminine Blazer

Blazers are a polished, structured layering piece. Keep them from looking masculine by selecting one with a tapered waist, ruched sleeve, fabulous collar, or other feminine detail.

  1. Lafayette 148 New York Lyndon Tweed Blazer 2. Mural Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer 3. Gibson Notch Collar Cotton Blend Blazer 4. Madewell Tribune Blazer 5. J. Crew Parke Blazer 6. Theory Gabe Stretch Wool Blazer

6. A Dark Wash Jean

This is such a crucial piece to have in your closet. It can be as dressy or as casual as you wish because of the dark wash. The dark wash is also universally flattering.

  1. Articles of Society Heather-Carson City 2. Madewell 9-Inch High Rise Skinny Jeans 3. Paige Transcend - Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans 4. Joe’s Icon Ankle Skinny Jeans 5. James Jeans Hunter Easy Indigo 6. Citizens of Humanity Fleetwood High Rise Flare Jeans

7. A Simple Flat

A pair of simple flats can take you a lot of places because they are so comfortable to walk in! They look effortless and polished with jeans, black pants, skirts, and dresses alike. Because they don’t have a heel, they are highly functional and always appropriate!

  1. Jay Godfrey Argon Sheath Dress 2. Modern American Designer Caplet Sheath Dress 3. Halston Heritage One Shoulder Dress 4. Rebecca Taylor Short-Sleeve A-Line Tweed Dress 5. Black Halo Jackie O Belted Dress 6. Vince Camuto Off the Shoulder Midi Dress

9. A Classic White T-Shirt

Everyone needs a blank slate to build upon, and a basic white t-shirt is just the thing! You can add a great statement necklace to dress it up, layer a jacket over it, tuck it in to show off a belt, or throw it on with jeans and cute shoes for an easy breezy look.

  1. COS Crew Neck Cotton T-Shirt 2. Caslon Peplum Tee 3. Madewell Northside Vintage Tee 4. Citizens of Humanity Hannah Puff Sleeve Tee 5. Boden Supersoft Easy Tee 6. COS V-Neck Cotton T-Shirt

10. An Envelope Clutch

This is a great finishing touch to an outfit. It’s a chic detail that can pull an entire look together and make all the difference! Envelope clutches are great for events where you really only need to carry the essentials: phone, lipstick, credit cards/cash, and a car key!