Mariposa Style By Sandra Veum

Personal Wardrobe Stylist \\\ Personal Shopper \\\ San Diego, California

A Personal Stylist and Personal Shopper based out of San Diego, California. 

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Classic Style!

Love the three inspirational looks to achieve clean lines, classic, and savvy, style!

 

The Key Points To Editing Your Wardrobe!

1) Do not hold onto items with stains, holes, ill-fitting, or have not been worn in two years; exception to this is "event-type" clothing.   2) Edit your wardrobe quarterly to help decide what new items to purchase throughout the year.  3) When deciding to keep-or-toss an item; put it aside for 24 hours and see if your answer is any clearer for you; 95% of the time you will donate it.   4) Do not fall prey to the thought of "I will wear this once I lose 10 more pounds". This piece is taking up prime real estate in your closet, and trust me, if and when you lose 10 pounds that is not the piece you will run to wear. You will want to reward yourself by going shopping!   5) Even though items that you have had for a few years may still be in good shape make sure the style, silhouette, and fit are still on-trend for now. Check the rise of a pant, the bagginess of a pant, the fit of a blazer, etc.   6) Do not hold onto items that have an emotional tie to it, it is a gift-guilt piece, or was on sale but you have still not worn it.   7) If having a hard time deciding to keep or donate an item, ask yourself the following questions: Do I love it? Is it still in style? Does it flatter my body? Does it fit my current lifestyle? Is it in good condition? Is it comfortable to wear?   8) If you are having a hard time deciding to keep or donate a piece, usually that means get rid of it. When in doubt, get it out! 

1) Do not hold onto items with stains, holes, ill-fitting, or have not been worn in two years; exception to this is "event-type" clothing. 

2) Edit your wardrobe quarterly to help decide what new items to purchase throughout the year.

3) When deciding to keep-or-toss an item; put it aside for 24 hours and see if your answer is any clearer for you; 95% of the time you will donate it. 

4) Do not fall prey to the thought of "I will wear this once I lose 10 more pounds". This piece is taking up prime real estate in your closet, and trust me, if and when you lose 10 pounds that is not the piece you will run to wear. You will want to reward yourself by going shopping! 

5) Even though items that you have had for a few years may still be in good shape make sure the style, silhouette, and fit are still on-trend for now. Check the rise of a pant, the bagginess of a pant, the fit of a blazer, etc. 

6) Do not hold onto items that have an emotional tie to it, it is a gift-guilt piece, or was on sale but you have still not worn it. 

7) If having a hard time deciding to keep or donate an item, ask yourself the following questions: Do I love it? Is it still in style? Does it flatter my body? Does it fit my current lifestyle? Is it in good condition? Is it comfortable to wear? 

8) If you are having a hard time deciding to keep or donate a piece, usually that means get rid of it. When in doubt, get it out! 

Monochromatic-Chic!

A little inspiration if you might be going out tonight?! 

A little inspiration if you might be going out tonight?! 

The Statement Jacket Everyone Needs!

This gorgeous statement jacket also comes in a longer version and sold at ChateauBelAge and LeBelAge Boutiques!  $350-$450

 

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Inspirational Leopard Looks!

Try some of these ideas for adding a little leopard in your life! 

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Topshop, Funnel Neck Leopard Tunic Dress, $80- Add some sparkly earrings and a bracelet with a pop-of-color heel to complete this look!

Mango, Leopard Faux Fur Coat, $149.99- Let your leopard coat be the statement piece and wear it over a classic LBD! Finish off the look with a pop-of-color pair of gloves!

Forever 21, Leopard Print Sweatshirt, $14.90- For a more urban-chic leopard look try pairing this sweatshirt with a sequined track pant and chic pair of booties to wow the crowd!

Henri Bendel, Debutante Haircalf Clutch, $328- Just starting out with your love for leopard? Carry this clutch to add that leopard-chic touch to any holiday ensemble!

Leopard Silk Neck Scarf- Tie this silk neck scarf once around your neck with a loose knot in the middle and wear it with jeans or palazzo pants and an open-neck blouse or add it to a simple black or red dress!

Sweater Season Is Here!

Sweater season is finally upon us and I am loving the latest collection  at All Saints located at Fashion Valley! 

Upper left corner- Cecily Sweater $195, upper right corner- Able Roll Neck Sweater $250, bottom left corner- Ali Cardigan $230, bottom right corner- Coyte Tank Top $178

Upper left corner- Cecily Sweater $195, upper right corner- Able Roll Neck Sweater $250, bottom left corner- Ali Cardigan $230, bottom right corner- Coyte Tank Top $178

Holiday Gifts For Men!

Here are some holiday gift ideas for the special male in your life! @assouline @unode50 @nixon_now @bondno9ny

Coat Season Is Here!

One of my go-to stores is Scotch & Soda located at Fashion Valley! Love their selection of coats and jackets this season! 

Prices range between $215-$345

Prices range between $215-$345

Another Great Shopping Tour in Mission Hills!

What a wonderful day of shopping with a fabulous group of 13 women from all over the world!  Partnering with Chateau Bel Age, Le Bel Age, & With Love Boutiques to make it a magical shopping experience on West Lewis Street!

Brooklyn Girl Eatery

Brooklyn Girl Eatery

Le Bel Age Boutique  

Le Bel Age Boutique  

Le Bel Age Boutique  

Le Bel Age Boutique  

With Love Boutique

With Love Boutique

Chateau Bel Age Boutique   

Chateau Bel Age Boutique

 

Shopping For The Holidays!

The holidays are right around the corner so contact me to shop for the perfect festive-chic ensemble! Be sure to ask me about Fashion Valley's VIP shopping experience! 

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Shopping Tours

Getting ready for an international shopping tour at Chateaubelage and LeBelAge Boutiques!  

Chateaubelage  

Chateaubelage  

Who What Wear & Target Partnership!

Super excited to announce the partnership between Target and Who What Wear being launched on February 1, 2016 at 800 target locations!  You can expect street style chic that will be classic with on trend pieces. The sizes will range between 2-26, with plus sizes online and will all be under $50! New styles will be introduced the first week of each month. 

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The Ultimate Leggings For Fall!

I swear by the new Gap moto-style ponte knit leggings currently at @Gap! They have a nice rise and a wider waistband to lock-n-load your stomach area! 

Gap, moto-style ponte knit leggings, $59.95

Gap, moto-style ponte knit leggings, $59.95

Obi Sashes at Le Bel Age Boutique!

Obi sashes are a must for this season! You can wear them over coats, vests, tunics, and dresses to amp up your look! 

Obi Sash, $35

Obi Sash, $35

Mini Satchel's for Fall!

I love the option of a mini- satchel to carry for everyday! You can use them as a cross-body bag or carry them just by the handle!  Either way, they are chic and functional!  Some of my favorite versions are at Henri Bendel New York!

Prices range between $298-$398 at Henri Bendel New York

Prices range between $298-$398 at Henri Bendel New York

My "Must Have" Coats from Ann Taylor!

Denim Trench, $228

Denim Trench, $228

Statement Coat, $228

Statement Coat, $228

Peacoat, $228

Peacoat, $228

Anorak, $228

Anorak, $228