One of my favorite pieces to the not-so-complicated StyleShaker puzzle would have to be the dynamic shopping lists. They are all hand-picked pieces living in the StyleShaker Closet, that run the gamut across all fashion categories from shoes to dresses, tops to denim, jackets to jewelry, and the list really does go on.
When I go into a store for myself or my clients, I hit the ground running like I would at my Whole Foods down the street (shout out). The list is a crucial part to this, telling me what I'm looking for and where to get it. Sure, there's definitely playing-dress-up moments and random browsing, what's life without things like that right? But the list keeps me on point, focused and able to walk out of wherever I am (or sometimes click out since this girl loves her on-line shopping) feeling good about what is on it's way to me or in the bag I'm obnoxiously swinging from my hand (there may be skipping involved, but that usually happens when I'm with my clients/friends and there's wine involved).
My second favorite thing about The StyleShaker you ask? The people I get to meet. Collaboration is key and brings amazing ideas and outside perspectives to the table. Whenever someone asks to contribute to the site, the first step is usually them submitting their wishlist/shopping list from our hand-picked, heavily edited 'Closet' of goodies. I always love to see how it comes together, and this time around is no exception.
Meet the one-woman powerhouse behind the blog Generations Collective, Tori:
Tori and I met via IFB and she was kind enough to send over her own Hit List, aka top 10 picks and why she fell in love with each. She pulled together this fabulous montage in her Generations Collective aesthetic (which is why I had to have her as a contributor on the site in the first place), so check it out and read about why Tori chose each piece below. Oh, and shop of course!
Fall is just around the corner. For someone like me who loves the Summer, it’s a little bittersweet, but there are some things I’m looking forward to in the coming season. Being able to wear faux fur and flared pants are immediately what come to mind, along with Fall colors and fabrics. I’ve chosen some favorite pieces from Style Shakers’ “What to Wear” that reminded me of the feeling and vibes I’m looking forward to in Autumn.
The shopping list line up:
1. Andros Wide-Legs - Anthropologie
Like I said, flares flares flares. I am crazy about bell bottoms, and these ones are a great color for Summer and Fall. Add a high waist and I'm in love.
2. MINKPINK Wisteria Lane Dress - Revolve Clothing
If you know me at all you know that I am obsessed with florals. I don't care which season, what the weather, I will be wearing florals. I think this is an adorable floral dress, a great transition piece.
3. Rachel Zoe Delfina Silk Chiffon Pants - Saks Fifth Avenue
I can't get over how beautiful this is. The movement, the color, Fall fashion at it's finest.
4. Angie Panorama Twill Pants - Piperlime
Another terrific pair of flares, these ones even more suited for Fall, being that they're thicker and a deeper warmer color. :)
5. Muubaa Charme Aviatress Jacket - Boutique to You
Another love of mine: shearling. I love the aviator style of this jacket. Nothing is more perfect for Fall than leather and fur in one.
6. Rosalina Heel - All Saints
I have been obsessed with wooden heels lately. I adore the look of them, and they are perfect for autumn- the color, and wood reminds me of the trees and the falling leaves.
7. Kendra Scott "C and y" Allison Earrings - Endless
I love the color of these earrings, they're so bright and fun and could add life to any outfit.
8. Hudson Dress – Tibi New York
I adore this dress. I instantly loved it because I thought of it as a perfect transition piece in between Summer and Fall. The colors and beautiful and I love the leafy looking print on the bodice.
9. Burnt Sienna Shag Jacket - Anthropologie
I LOVE faux fur. So far I own two faux fur coats but I cannot get enough. This is one is a great Autumn color too.
10. MISSONI Deep V Long Sleeve Dress – Forward
I am crazy about the print of this dress. The print plus the colors scream “Fall”.
And there you have it. Tori's shopping list, her top ten picks, and hopefully some inspiration for you, the reader, because at the end of the day, that is what it's all about.
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