The Fluff Report: 2012

December 31, 2012

Two Thousand 12


2012 has been such an amazing year. I created my blog in July and the response I've gotten has been overwhelming! From being named Lauren Conrad's "Chic of the Week" to the everyday compliments on how much people enjoy the blog, I really am thankful. I've loved bringing beauty and fashion ideas to the everyday lady and I hope 2013 will be bigger and better. Have a safe and happy New Year! 

December 21, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: The Vintage Cook



I love how Anthropologie gives off that vintage feel with their kitchen accessories. It makes me want to bake in the kitchen all day long. The initial mugs are only $5.00 for today only!! They make such a cute, personal gift. My boys got me one for Christmas last year. It was one of my very favorite gifts. The malls are open late tonight so run out and get that baker, hostess, coffee lover something special from Anthropologie! 

December 17, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: The Athlete

polyvore athlete copy

Only a week left until Christmas. If you're like most people I know, you still have a lot of shopping left.  I loved putting together different gift guides for those last minute shoppers. Check back each day for a different theme. Enjoy your week!

December 11, 2012

Affordable Holiday Sparkle from Cornell's

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{Bracelets c/o: Cornell's Jewelers}
{photography by: Mandra Jean Photography}
{coat: Panache, shirt: Collective Concepts, Shorts: J.Crew, Tights: J.Crew, Stilettos: Sam Edelman, Necklace: J.Crew}

Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to tell you about my collaboration with Cornell's Jewelers and Styles with Shannon. If you're local, you may know Cornell's as a jewelery store with a well know reputation for carrying gorgeous, expensive fine jewelry. If you're not local, you may recognize the name from seeing their ads in major fashion magazines. Most people see the tall, grand brick building and immediately are intimidated. I'll admit it, I was one of them. Then I finally mustered the nerve to go inside and one of the first things I noticed was a children's lounge with a fully stocked candy bar. If a jewelry store is freely giving children the freedom to eat tons of candy, then they must be relaxed. All I could think of was Jack or Trevor hyped up on sugar and diving head first into a display of diamonds. 

The next thing I noticed was that they really do carry affordable jewelry. The gold beaded bracelets are 5 for $49 and come in so many amazing colors. The thin sparkly bangles are $65 each and I love the mixture of rose gold, gunmetal and silver. But by far my favorite is the modern vintage rope bracelet with inital and spun cotton pearl by John Wind. It also comes in gold and is only $98. If you enjoy shopping local, like myself, stop by Cornell's this holiday season! 

December 6, 2012

I {Heart} Wednesdays





{Sweater: Factory, Shirt: Factory, Skirt: J.Crew, Tights: J.Crew, Boots: Forever 21, Necklace: Banana Republic, Watch: Timex for J.Crew, Glasses: IZOD}

I know it's Thursday but I started writing this on Wednesday. I wore this outfit on Wednesday so I'm keeping my title, k? Which reminds me that I'm now so bothered by texting full words that I've had to  start abbreviating ok into just k. And if you get a lot of "sounds good!" texts from me it's because I only have to type "sg" for that to happen. Yes, I'm fully aware of the laziness.

On a different note, sequins are everywhere and I felt I needed to incorporate more into my wardrobe. This sweater was the perfect fit. People asked where I could be going in such a dressed up get-up but I was only buying S.L.U.G Zombies ('cause doesn't every 5 and 3 year old want those from Santa?) and hanging with my kids. To be honest this was one of my most comfortable outfits I've worn in a long time. So go ahead. Text me whether you should buy a sequin sweater. You already know my answer. sg,k?!

December 3, 2012

A Dash of Leopard


Incorporating animal print into your wardrobe is easy-peasy. One rule of thumb: a little bit goes a long way. I try to keep the rest of my outfit neutral but brights or pastels make a great mix. Leopard is my fav but zebra, giraffe and cheetah do the trick too. If you are experimenting, try a dash with a belt or scarf. I'm proud to say I've met my accessory quota and can now graduate to full blown pieces. Perhaps that faux leopard coat I've had my eye on or the leopard ensemble Nicki Minaj wore, complete with matching hair spots. On second thought, maybe a belt or scarf will do. 


Leopard Love...

Accessorize with Leopard
Find these wild accessories on Piperlime

November 25, 2012

Time for Turtlenecks





{Tissue Turtleneck: J.Crew, Skirt: Piperlime, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Necklace: SWV, Tights: Loft, Bracelets: J.Crew,StellaDot, Watch: Fossil, Clutch: Kenneth Cole} 

I swore I would never wear a turtleneck again. I lost my affection for them after my second child. I also lost my appectite for pizza so I naturally blamed this weird behavior on pregnancy hormones.  I could eat a full pizza on my own and had an entire drawer in my dresser dedicated to turtlenecks and all of a sudden, the pizza tasted bland and the turtlenecks felt so...constricting.  Fast forward 4 years later and I'm testing the turtleneck waters again. But this time it's different. Less bulky, confining and neutral, I'm loving the fabrics and bold colors I'm seeing this season. Leave it to J.Crew to make me die for something I thought I'd given up forever. And that pizza didn't last quite as long as my turtleneck aversion but I now try to stick to a three piece max rule. 

November 23, 2012

Velvet & Lace Pastels





{Shirt: Anthropologie, Velvet Pants: J.Crew, Necklace: J.Crew (old), Belt: Forever 21, Earrings: Forever 21, Socks: Free People, Shoes: Nine West, Nails: OPI gel Blackberry Chutney}

Happy Black Friday! I'm still in a food coma so I decided not to brave the stores today. Hopefully you had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was filled with lots of thanks, family and delicious food. 

Bright jewel toned pieces are everywhere, but I am actually loving pretty pastels and neutrals in trending fabrics like velvet, patent leather, and lace. It was so sunny and beautiful here in Rochester so I loved wearing open toed heels and found some dainty dot socks to keep my toesies warm. I wore this belt not only because it matched perfectly and was under 5 dollars, but also to quietly remind myself when to stop stuffing my face. It popped off twice so obviously it was ignored. Added to my list of things to be thankful for: nobody noticing the double belt bust. 

November 20, 2012

J.Crew Jewels Wish List

j.crew jewels

J.Crew Bubble Earrings

My in-laws have said "There's no one that enjoys getting presents more than Becky." I didn't think I was that obvious but perhaps giving them my Christmas list the day after Halloween was a bit much. I do like to be prepared though. There is one thing that makes my Christmas list every year. Jewelry. It's usually dainty, sparkly and from J.Crew. I literally want to eat this jewelry, it looks so delicious. I love the bright colored baubles and shiny crystals. And even though they are stand alone statement pieces, I just want to pile it all on at once. So maybe I will. If it's there under the tree this year. *hint *hint for those buying Becky presents this year.