Denim…Denim…Denim

REPOSTED FROM STYLEFLATTERY @ NORTHSHORE MALL

Hello everyone!

The heat wave has finally lifted, and it has me thinking a little bit about Fall…just a little. One of the trends that is carrying over into Fall 2013 is DENIM. This fabric never goes out of style, but HOW it is worn comes and goes with each passing season. This Summer and Fall, the sky is the limit with denim. Here are a few ways to wear one of 2013’s hottest trends:

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Denim shoes are adorable and can be worn with just about any look. Try pairing these Carina denim flats from Banana Republic with a flirty black skirt or white cropped pants.

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SHOES: BANANA REPUBLIC AT NORTHSHORE MALL

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A denim vest can be worn in so many ways. For Summer, slip it on over a maxi dress or sleeveless shirt with shorts and wedges. For Fall, add it over your favorite black chiffon long-sleeve top and sparkly skirt, and pair with pumps.

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VEST: EXPRESS AT NORTHSHORE MALL

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I know, it seems too early to talk about layering, but I’m going to mention it anyway because I love to layer – the opportunities are endless when it comes to changing up the look! Layer a denim shirt with a light, belted dress and heels (leave the denim shirt unbuttoned for an easy-to-wear look). Layer a cropped denim jacket with a lighter color denim short, bright top and fabulous statement-necklace. Or, (AGAHST!) layer a light striped sweater over a light-wash denim shirt, leave untucked over a dark wash denim jean, and add a brightly colored flat (the perfect cozy Fall outfit for me).

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DENIM SHIRT: GAP AT NORTHSHORE MALL

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DENIM JACKET: LOFT AT NORTHSHORE MALL

I am loving denim this year, and the best part about it – EVERYONE CAN WEAR THIS TREND! Find your perfect blend of denim at Northshore Mall in Peabody!

Yours in style & flattery,
Tara

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Double-Date-Night – When the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

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 Summer is the perfect time to call up one of your favorite couples and say “lets get together!” There are so many wonderful places to go on the North Shore in the summer: Newburyport, Rockport, Gloucester, but if you’ve read any of my past blogs, you will know that Salem, MA is my favorite. I love everything about this city on the shore – the boats, the restaurants, the shops, and Salem Common. I had a hankering for Victoria’s Station, so I called up my bestie, Toni-ann, and her husband, and asked them to come along with me and Mr. Flattery for a night in Witch City! Our double-dinner-date turned into a walk through the park, a stop at the ultimate Salem coffee shop, Jaho Coffee & Tea, as well as some other great spots along the way. We had a blast rocking our new dresses and accessories from the Northshore Mall…oh and the guys had fun too…I think?!?!

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Tara’s Dress {red}: Armani Exchange | Tara’s Accessories: White House | Black Market | Tara’s Shoes: DSW

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Toni-ann’s Dress {floral}: Cache | Toni-ann’s Accessories: White House | Black Market 

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These two amazing dresses are quintessential 2013 summer style. My Armani Exchange kerchief, chiffon dress was so light and perfectly easy to wear. Toni-ann’s jersey Cache dress was a gorgeous blend of summer fun and sophistication. I am certainly making the most of this summer, with visits to all my favorite North Shore towns, beaches and shops! Make sure to drop by Northshore Mall to enjoy INCREDIBLE SAVINGS on summer dresses right now, and pick up a special one for your next date night!

Yours in style & flattery,
Tara

Fall Fashion 2013 Sneak Preview

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I know, it seems like yesterday I was writing about dreams of spring and summer, and now I’m already talking about fall! Not to worry, we still have 11 more blissful weeks of summer, HOWEVER, on the “fashion” calendar, fall has already begun! You will notice an increasing amount of fall clothes in the retail stores in the next few weeks as summer-sales really ramp up to make room for the new collections. Here are some colors and trends you can look forward to this fall, all of which you will be able to find at Northshore Mall:

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The PANTONE Fashion Color Report Fall 2013 is a comprehensive overview of designers’ use of color in their upcoming collections. This season, the many moods of fall are expressed in desigers’ collections.

“Just as the leaves change in the autumn, the consumer will enjoy the ability to change their ‘look’ and try a new approach to their wardrobe for brisk days ahead,”

says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, “the fall 2013 palette allows for that versatility and experimentation.” Gorgeous Emerald continues to be a trend, while yellow-toned Linden Green lends a brightness to the fall colors. Pair both with Mykanos Blue for a classic fall look. My favorite color of the season is Vivacious, a deep fuschia that is sure to make a bold and beautiful statement in so many collections.

TRENDS

Here is a shortened list of Glamour Magazine’s most wearable trends for FALL 2013 that will absolutely make an appearance in many of my favorite apparel stores at Northshore Mall, such as Loft, Ann Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom, White House | Black Market, Forever XXI, H&M and more:

1. Winter White – Easy to put together, and always classic.
2. Knit Beanie Hats – Adorable and a must-have. Wear it on the way to work or a party (the contrast is part of what makes this look so chic!)
3. Classic Patterns – Leopard, houndstooth, plaid and pin-stripes – ditch the complicated patterns and go for timeless.
4. Over-the-Knee Boots – Love this look, but not sure you can pull it off. Try wearing leather leggings with ankle boots instead!
5. Turtlenecks – Simply gorgeous and stay warm? A winning combination!
6. Slouchy Pants – I’m still not sure about this look, but I’m willing to try it with a pair of heels…anything with heels, right?
7. Statement Coats – I love investing in gorgeous outerwear because I can wear it again and again.
8. Folk-Inspired Pieces – This is a definite escape from classic patterns, but these fabrics are soft and comfortable and will definitely make an appearance in my wardrobe.

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While I bask in the sun over the next few weeks still wearing my sundresses and sandals, my excitement will be building over these amazing colors and new styles. I hope you enjoyed my sneak-preview of some upcoming trends that are sure to inspire some blogging!

Yours in style & flattery,
Tara 

StyleFlattery’s Ultimate Summer Travel Essentials

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Whether you are heading to the beach or touring the Louvre, there are some travel must-haves every woman needs to look her best before, during and after the big summer trip! Here is my compilation of what I travel with in the summer months to make me feel and look my best (and all of it can be found at Northshore Mall):

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1. Coach BagCoach Store – This is a great travel tote to go from airplane to beach to walking around town. Why bring more than one bag when this sturdy cotton canvas is perfect for everything?!

2. Ultra Repair Cream by First Aid BeautySephora – This over-the-counter, super-emollient cream with a spectacular whipped, non-greasy texture is a definite “must bring” on any trip this summer. This cream hydrates deep down, and provides immediate relief and visible improvement for distressed skin.

3. Enzo Angiolini TobynDSW – Don’t overload your luggage with too many shoe options! Instead pack a pair that’s comfortable for all the walking you’ll be doing and cute enough for going out at night. I love this pair of Enzo Angiolini’s – they have serious style and a little edge!

4. Ray Ban WayfarersSunglass Hut – Look chic on your summer vacation in the new Wayfarer sunglasses by Ray Ban. They are polarized (READ: SUN PROTECTION FOR YOUR EYES), and are immediately recognizable as the hottest Hollywood red carpet look.

5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip TarSephoraThis high-opacity lipstick concentrate has unprecedented longevity. This means little or no reapplication from the airplane to the hotel room, all the way to dinner time! Make travel and application simple with its vinyl carrying case and mini lip brush.

6. Vera Bradley Essential Cosmetic BagHallmark Store – With three lined zip compartments to hold makeup, lotions and other essentials, and a tie closure for a little room to grow, this cosmetic is the ideal size for a trip (or daily touch ups).

7. Slim LeggingsLoft – The designers at Loft slimmed down the silhouette of this cozy pair of leggings to create a new lounge go-to that are also effortlessly cute, stylish and can be worn with sneakers or even heeled sandals. I love them because they are easily packable and go from day to night!

8. MAC Travel Size WipesNordstrom – These are MY FAVORITE face wipes. One towelette swipes away makeup, smudges, dirt and grime, pronto! Oversized, luxurious and super-saturated with special M·A·C cleanser infused with protective vitamin E. These wipes hydrate and nourish the skin, and bonus – they smell AMAZING! They are extremely refreshing to use right before landing, at any point during a beach day and/or to take your makeup off at night. JUST A WARNING: they are totally addictive.

No matter where you go, I hope you have an amazingly stylish vacation this summer!

Yours in style & flattery,
Tara