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RLS’s Guide to Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Men

Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Gift Guides

Is it just me, or can men be hard to shop for sometimes? Well, allow RLS to assist you in your hunt for gifts for the men in your life. While our clientele is primarily female, we have a lot of fun with our male clients and definitely know a thing or two about shopping for men…

Remember, don’t let gift shopping become a source of stress that dampens your holiday spirit! At the end of the day, gifts are about showing people that you care for them, whatever the gift may be. Be sure to check our our gift guide for women, as well.

Happy Shopping!

 

 

The Gentleman

Do you know a guy who enjoys the finer things in life? Or one who never treats himself to anything nice? The holidays are your chance to give him something a little luxe, like that cologne he’s always wanted or a travel cocktail kit to make his business trips a little more enjoyable. In whatever manner you choose, take the holidays as an opportunity to show the men in your life they deserve nice things.

1. Fossil 10-Piece Watch Box & Valet Tray, $168 | 2. BOSS  Virgin Wool Cashmere Double-Breasted Coat in Open Green, $1,895 | 3. Allen Edmonds Travel Shoe Care Kit, $25 | 4. Gin and Tonic Carry-On Cocktail Kit, $24 | 5. Royce Leather Travel and Groom Kit in Coco, $85 $56.99 | 6. Nordstrom Men’s Shop Herringbone Gloves, $69.50 | 7. UGG Ascot Slippers, $140 | 8. Tom Ford Tuscan Leather Eau de Parfum, 1.7 oz., $230 | 9. Hermés Play Tie Poker Playing Cards, $115

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The Chic Geek

The techy, the gamer, the Lego set maker…if there’s a chic geek in your life, here are the gifts for him! Get him sleek new headphones to go with his sound system, or maybe a tie or decorative pillow based on his favorite retro video game. What about a pair of cufflinks made from Legos? (Mr. Real Life Style has a pair with which I’m a little obsessed.) Use the holidays as an occasion to encourage his playful spirit!

1. Marshall Major II Bluetooth Headphones in Brown, $148 | 2. Coach Rocket Ship Intarsia Cashmere Sweater, $695| 3. Absolute Ties Asteroids Tie, $48 | 4. 5 in 1 Tool Pen, $25 | 5. Smathers & Branson Jolly Roger Needlepoint Belt, $165 | 6. The Container Store Apple Watch Dock, $19.99 | 7. Fendi Bag Bugs Convertible Wool Ski Hat, $370 | 8. Levetex Game Over Accent Pillow, $39 | 9. KrazyCufflinks Lego Cufflinks in Blue B30, $28

*Photo from Collabocart

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The Sports Fanatic

We all know him: that guy who screams at the TV when the ref makes a bad call, the one obsessed with working out, the one who takes his March Madness bracket veeeery seriously…Yep, I’m talking about the sports fanatic! Whatever sport tickles his fancy, there’s a gift out there for him. Get him new gear for the gym, or buy him a custom book documenting New York Times coverage of his favorite football team. There are lots of ways you can give him something to cheer about this season (and not at the TV this time)!

1. Pacifico Optical Blair-Polarized Sunglasses, $199 | 2. Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie in Navy, $98 | 3. BigMouth Inc Soccer Ball Drink Kooler, $8.99 | 4. TPC Sawgrass Golf Ball Bottle Opener, $85 | 5. Fitbit Blaze Luxe Accessory Band in Mist Gray, $49.95 | 6. Phone Storage Workout Bottle, $14.99 | 7. Men’s Muhammad Ali x Bombas Championship Quarter Sock 2-Pack, $32 | 8. Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2 Sneakers, $139.99 | 9. New York Times Custom Football Book, $72

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You can find Ella Jones and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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RLS’s Guide to Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Women

Posted by on November 15, 2017 in Gift Guides

I love the holidays; however, they are a source of major stress for many people. Holiday gift shopping can be challenging, especially if you are part of a big family and/or have a large circle of friends (although, having a lot of friends is a pretty good problem to have)!

With hope, this gift guide will provide some gift-giving inspiration and make holiday shopping a little easier for all. Keep in mind that, at the end of the day, gifts are about showing someone (in whatever fashion you choose) that he or she important is you! Be sure to check our our gift guide for men, as well.

Happy Shopping!

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The Workaholic

Is there a woman in your life who is addicted to her job (by choice or obligation)? Work environments can become particularly hectic around the holidays and at the beginning of a new year. Get your career woman something to help her stay organized, like a card holder or new planner (Lani swears by The Productivity Planner shown below). Or, find her a fresh blazer in her Power Color or comfortable shoes that make a statement and boost her confidence at work. (Do you recognize those pointed flats from a previous blog?) Finally, the most important gift you can give is your support. It’s tough out there for a working woman!

1. Gucci Cotton-blend Velvet Blazer, $2,700 | 2. Fabulous & Baroque ‘I’m Not Bossy, I Am The Boss’ Name Plate, $28 | 3. Shinola 5 Pocket Card Case in Aubergine Red, $125 | 4. Longchamp Le Pliage Neo -Vibrations Nylon Tote, $230 | 5. Native Union DOCK+ Marble Charging Station with Lightning Cable in White Marble, $129.99 | 6. The Productivity Planner by Intelligent Change, $29.95 | 7. Contigo Autoseal 20 oz. West Loop Travel Mug in Violet, $24.99 | 8. Chloé Alphabet Gold-Plated Wallet Charm, $50 | 9. Cole Haan Heidy Pointy Toe Flats in Pewter Metallic Leather, $180

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The Pet Enthusiast

We all know someone who is obsessed with her pets (guilty as charged). I’m talking about that person whose phone’s camera roll is 90% photos of her dog and who carries a lint roller in her purse exclusively to remove cat hair from her work clothes. If the way to your friend’s or significant other’s heart is through cute animals, then one of these gift ideas could be perfect for her! Also, check out my blog entry, Fashion, Doggone It, to see more stylish items inspired by furry friends.

1. SunArt Cat Mug (Set of 2), $38 | 2. Coach Dog Intarsia Jumper, $660 | 3. ED Ellen DeGeneres Toluca Dog Square Throw Pillow in Beige, $39.99 | 4. Thom Browne Hector Dog Bag, $2,600 | 5. Eugenia Kim Felix Chunky Wool Hat, $185 | 6. Kate Spade New York Seymour Slippers, $78 | 7.  Sterling Silver Cat Cuff, $39 | 8. Neiman Marcus Regal Dog Table Lamp, $225 | 9. Cats & Ghosts Catstooth Cashmere Scarf, $190

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The World Traveler

Do you know a woman who is always on the go? Whether she travels for work or pleasure, there are many things you can give a frequent traveler to make her journey more comfortable and, of course, stylish! Does she have a chic, waterproof coat? A luxe vanity case? Lightweight, high-quality headphones? How could she possibly feel icky getting off a plane after snoozing through the whole flight beneath a cashmere travel blanket? Help your traveler feel first class every time she embarks on a new adventure.

1. Sofia Cashmere Eyes Cashmere Travel Set, $395 | 2. Burberry Balmoral Packaway Hooded Shell Trench Coat, $795| 3. Jocelyn Genuine Rabbit Fur Fingerless Knit Mittens in Charcoal, $59 | 4. Tiffany’s Airplane Charm Pendant and Sterling Silver Chain, $205 | 5. Rebecca Minkoff Glitter Passport Holder, $65 | 6. Impressions Vanity Co. SlayCase Vanity Travel Case in Sparkling Silver, $219 | 7. Swell 25-oz. Elements Collection Labradorite Water Bottle, $45 | 8. Bose SoundSport In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones, $149.95 | 9. CALPAK Astyll 3-Piece Marbled Luggage Set in Black, $365

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The Hopeless Romantic

Does your significant other see the world through rose colored glasses? If so, the holidays are a great time to turn up the romance. Get her a new dress in her favorite color or pattern and then give her an excuse to wear it (maybe a fancy dinner on New Year’s Eve). Or, buy a soft, fluffy pillow for you both to snuggle up against during a cozy night in. And, of course, who can say “no” to some tasty chocolates? (I certainly can’t!)

1. H&M Quilted Cushion Cover in Pink, $17.99 | 2. Maggie Louise Thankful Chocolate Box, $563. Missoni Metallic Stretch-Knit Gown, $2,240 | 4. Kate Spade New York Champagne Bottle Keychain in Rose Gold, $68 | 5. MAC Versicolour Trio Lip Kit (Kit 3), $39.59 | 6. Wine Soaps (Set of 4), $28 | 7. Gucci Small GG Blooms Reversible Canvas & Leather Tote, $980| 8. Aerin Ambroise Heart Picture Frame, $275 | 9. Prada Candy Gloss Eau de Toilette, $96

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You can find Ella Jones and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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Cheap, Chic, and on Sale at Uniqlo!

Posted by on November 7, 2017 in Shopping Tips

If you read our blog regularly, you know that RLS is a big fan of fashion collaborations. (Remember our recent posts on collaborations involving Banana RepublicLouis VuittonAmazon, and Alice + Olivia?) This week, we’re focusing on JW Anderson‘s capsule collection created in collaboration with Uniqlo.

Jonathan Anderson is a British designer who has spent most of his career designing menswear. But, lucky for us ladies, JW Anderson now offers women’s clothing and includes womenswear in the Uniqlo collection. (Fun fact: Jonathan Anderson is also the creative director of Loewe!)

With this awesome collection, you get British heritage style at Uniqlo prices. The trench coats look like a million dollars. Better yet, the entire collection is on sale right now! Cheap and chic: What more could you ask for? Hurry up and grab your favorites before they’re gone!

Happy Shopping!

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JWA Duffle Coat in Red, $129.90 $99.90

JWA Denim Ruffle Wrap Skirt, $49.90 $39.90

JWA Oversize Turtle Neck Sweater in Blue, $49.90 $39.90

JWA Padded Backpack in Blue, $39.90 $29.90

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JWA Trench Coat in Beige, $149.90 $129.90

JWA Fair Isle Crewneck Cardigan in Off-White, $49.90 $39.90

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JWA Trench Coat in Navy, $149.90 $129.90

JWA Cable V-Neck Sweater in Navy, $39.90 $29.90

JWA Padded Tote Bag in Blue, $29.90 $19.90

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Our Picks from Sephora’s Biggest Sale

Posted by on November 7, 2017 in Beauty Products

Shopping at Sephora is like wandering around a candy store…a very expensive candy store. Sephora shopping trips can add up fast. That’s why I stock up on my favorite products during this very special event. During the Sephora VIB Sale, everything in the store and online is 20% off.

In the past, this sale was reserved for VIB members, a.k.a. customers who spend over $350 a year at Sephora (guilty). This year, they are offering 20% to VIB members and 15% to Beauty Insiders (their free-to-join loyalty program) from November 10th to November 15th.

Wondering what products to pick up? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. See our tried and true items below, as well as the pieces we’re planning to purchase during the sale.

Happy Shopping!

P.S. Can you spot the product Lani stole off Ella’s wishlist for her own?!

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Lani’s Picks

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Maison Margiela REPLICA Discovery Set For Her, $65

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Restocking Her Favorite Face Sunscreen

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Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $28

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Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation, $40

T3 SinglePass Luxe Professional Straightening and Styling Iron, $180

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.Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush, $120

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Kyle’s Picks

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All Time Favorite Products

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Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat, $24

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BeautyBlender the original beautyblender, $20

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Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set, $25

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Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Duo, $42

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Already in My Shopping Cart

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Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer, $39

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Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30, $42

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Ella’s Picks

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Can’t Wait To Try

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NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Warm Leatherette, $26

Clinique Chubby Treats, $25

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Restocking

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Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips, $19

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Lacôme Le Crayon Poudre – Powder Pencil for the Brows in Taupe, $26.50

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On Her Holiday Wishlist

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Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush, $120

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You can find Kyle Dunphy and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Come Together Over Alice + Olivia’s New Collection

Posted by on November 2, 2017 in Shopping Tips

Alice + Olivia “can’t buy me love,” but I’ll admit that it comes close!

Alice + Olivia is one of my favorite brands. I admire how successfully Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet fuses quirky playfulness with a sophisticated approach to trends. My favorite item of clothing in my closet is my treasured Alice + Olivia lipstick-print dress. I’ve worn it to every formal event on my calendar since I got it for Christmas last December!

Now, Alice + Olivia offers a mini collection inspired by The Beatles, a.k.a the soundtrack to my entire childhood! Whether they were playing in the kitchen, in my parents’ cars, or in my walkman, The Beatles were always there to tell me “It’s all right.”

Flavored with retro 60’s and 70’s vibes, Alice + Olivia’s collection features lyrics from some of The Beatles’ most beloved songs. Naturally, I love each and every item of this collection (click through the slider below to view the whole thing).

What do you think of my crazy AO x The Beatles outfits? Now all Bendet needs to create is another Beatles-inspired line that’s several hundred dollars cheaper, so I can buy every single thing!

Happy Shopping!

 

 

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AO x The Beatles

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AO x The Beatles Mani Embroidered Dress, $695

Joie Mehira H Velvet Blazer, $398 $278.60

Cordani Tyra Peep Toe Platform Bootie in Black Velvet, $187.95

Anya Hindmarch Loose Pocket Embossed Textured-Leather Pouch, $275

Rebecca Minkoff Star Stud Earrings in Gold, $38

 

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Sun, Sun, Sun

AO x The Beatles Leena Cropped Sweatshirt, $395

Solace London Hettie High Rise Flared Jeans, $360

Dansko ‘Deni’ Clog, $159.95 $99.90

Simon Miller Bonsai 20 Nubuck Bucket Bag in Marigold, $590

Soko Pia Linear Earrings in Brass and Black, $58

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Love Me Do

AO x The Beatles Charlene Oversized Military Jacket, $440

R13 Jenny Distressed Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, $345

GAP Sleeveless Mockneck in Black, $24.95 $12.97

Vince Camuto Francia Bootie in Black, $149.95 $119.90

PERVERSE Poipu 52mm Heart Sunglasses, $55

Street Level Leopard Print Faux Calf Hair Tote, $48

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You can find Ella Jones and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

RLS’s Maternity Shopping Guide

Posted by on November 1, 2017 in Mommy Fashion

The funny thing is, I was good at maternity shopping for clients BEFORE I was pregnant myself. Going through two pregnancies (which allowed me to see how wardrobe needs change with each subsequent pregnancy) only sharpened my maternity shopping skills. Still, it has been four years since I wore maternity clothes, and new maternity lines come out all the the time. RLS currently has two maternity clients, which has allowed us to keep up with the maternity market.

Scroll down for some of our new as well as old favorites. Tart makes stretch blazers that are so comfy, you won’t want to retire them after pregnancy. They also have some great under-tops. Loyal Hana has the best blouses, most of which have these crazy hidden zippers for nursing later.

Happy Shopping!

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Loyal Hana

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Tiffany Rose

Is your brother getting married when you are 8 months pregnant and you need to find something decent to wear? That happened to a good friend of mine and she discovered Tiffany Rose, a fabulous special occasion line from England. I’ve been using then ever since. (Pssst….Don’t let you order go over $800 or you’ll have to pay duties.)

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Isabella Oliver

A great button-down blouse can be a problem solver if you need to look professional for work but don’t need or want to wear a blazer. Isabella Oliver makes some of our favorites. They even have some plain ones so you can by comfy yet stylish on the weekend.

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Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel

Don’t want to spend a lot but still want style? Where was Isabel Maternity for Target when I was pregnant?! Walk, don’t run, to Target to figure out your size and then place an order online for a much bigger selection.

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Insignia by Sigvaris

Sigvaris compression tights were by far one of the best purchases of my pregnancy. They worked liked SPANX, allowed me to stay on my feet all day, and supported the belly really well. They are such good quality, I was able to pass them onto a friend. However, I kept the trouser socks for myself and still wear them!

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Find Your Best Black Blazer Here

Posted by on October 27, 2017 in Shopping Tips

Have you come down with a case of the “Blazer Blues” (the sad conviction that you’ll never find a blazer that is right for you)?

If so, don’t worry; you’re not the first woman to suffer from the Blazer Blues. Good blazers are among the hardest wardrobe items to find. A lot of blazer struggles have to do with fit. For example, petite frames gets swallowed up by broad shoulders and wide cuts while tall women can struggle to find a blazer that doesn’t look cropped. And then, of course, there’s the issue of matching a blazer to your personal style. What if your preferred style is not the best style for your body? Blazer shopping is hard!

Last week, during The Stylist Studio’s Personal Shopping Intensive, my fellow trainees and I pulled two amazing blazers for our client (one by Veronica Beard and the other by Rag & Bone) that met all her criteria. This experience inspired me to write a guide to blazers that will (I hope) alleviate symptoms of the Blazer Blues.

Happy Shopping!

 

 

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The Classic/Fitted Blazer

If you have a small frame, a fitted blazer would probably be your best choice. Looser styles could swallow you up and make you look like you’re wearing a jacket that is too big for you. A fitted blazer emphasizes your waist and gives shape to your silhouette. “Classic” doesn’t have to mean “boring,” though. There are all kinds of ways to spice up a classic, standard blazer, from the accent details on the blazer itself (like the edgy zippers on the Veronica Beard blazer) to the outfits you create around it.

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The Boyfriend Blazer

The Boyfriend Blazer has a straight-up-and-down cut and is particularly trendy right now. This fit is great for curvy women who struggle to find a fitted blazer that has enough room for their chest. While petite women might disappear under so much loose fabric, the boyfriend blazer may be a taller woman’s best friend since it tends to have a long hemline.

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The Avant-Garde Blazer

Did neither the classic blazer nor the boyfriend blazer speak to you? If you like to dress more outside-the-box, there are lots of interesting, avant-garde blazers out there waiting for you! Maybe try a blazer with a peplum waist? Cold-shoulder sleeves? Unusual buttons? Rules were made to be broken, after all.

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Which blazer style is your favorite? Share with us on Facebook!

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You can find Ella Jones and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Dear Drew, Can I Get Your Look?

Posted by on October 26, 2017 in Shopping Tips

On October 23rd, Amazon launched a new fashion line in collaboration with actress Drew Barrymore called Dear Drew. Barrymore has starred in some of my favorite movies, from Ever After to Music and Lyrics, so I logged into my Amazon account the second I read about this collaboration in Women’s Wear Daily. Known for her whimsical style in her younger days, I love seeing how she’s channeled her current, more sophisticated (but still cheeky) style into Dear Drew.

Barrymore’s collection is colorful, fashion-forward, and offers a range of prices (from $38 to $248).

We at RLS are in love with this collection, from its whimsical prints to the funky, chunky jewelry. (I have my eye on the Love Letter Long Skinny Scarf…a belated birthday gift to myself? A month later? Can I justify it?) To add even more fun to this collection, Barrymore named most of her pieces after streets and neighborhoods in NYC! Interestingly, the brand also includes personal care items like hair dryers, hairbrushes, and curling irons.

Scroll down and click around to see some of RLS’s favorite pieces from the Dear Drew collection. Which items call out to you? Tell us on Facebook!

Happy Shopping,

 

 

p.s. Amazon has been been making waves in retail lately. Remember this post I wrote in August?

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You can find Ella Jones and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

5 Signs You Need a Personal Stylist

Posted by on October 18, 2017 in Shopping Tips

A misconception about our clientele has recently come to my attention. I’ve had a few people tell me that someone wouldn’t be an appropriate client because he or she was “too fashionable.” Let’s not discriminate! Just because you are fashionable doesn’t mean you have the time or the inclination to organize your closet, do ALL of your own shopping, switch your wardrobe out for the season, and take pictures of perfectly coordinated, put-together looks yourself.  It is okay for both the fashion-forward and the fashion-averse to ask for help.

We thought we’d help you out by giving you our list of 5 Signs You Need a Personal Stylist.

Do you or someone you know need a personal stylist? Keep reading to find out.

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1. You spend 45+ minutes putting together an outfit.

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It’s date night and your partner is pacing impatiently by the front door while you frantically flail around your closet, trying to figure out what to wear. At the end of this exercise, there is a pile of  clothing on the bed, yet you are still unhappy with your outfit. Sound like you? This is why our service is such a popular gift from spouses!

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2. You are always reaching for the same few items.

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Do you ignore 80% of your wardrobe? Most people only wear 20% of what is in their closet, so you are not alone. A personal stylist makes sure that every item in your closet is something you love and feel good in. No more old rejects clogging up your closet space. Can I tell you a secret? Most of what we take out of client’s closets they were rarely wearing. Don’t be afraid of the empty space. Filling up our closets with imperfect clothing costs us time, money, and stress. Stop the madness and hire a personal stylist to solve your biggest wardrobe dilemmas.

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If the mere thought of shopping makes you want to hide under your bed, it’s time to hire someone to do it for you…and do it right! Shopping does not have to be overwhelming. Instead of wandering the aisles overwhelmed, you could have a fitting room filled (by us) with your wants and needs, ready and waiting for you upon arrival at the store.

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4. You have no time (or take no time) for yourself.

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Do you consider grocery shopping alone your “me” time? If so, it’s time to treat yourself with a gift that is both practical and just for you: an appointment with a personal stylist! Have questions? I offer free 30 minute phone consultations to help you figure out if this is the right service for you. Email me at lani@real-life-style.com to schedule yours now.

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Having new baby, getting divorced, started a new job, moving to a new city, losing a lot of weight, gaining a lot of weight…these are all changes that require a new wardrobe! Shop purposefully and within budget with the help of your personal stylist. Have questions? Shoot me an email at lani@real-life-style.com. Whatever you do, don’t continue to suffer the pain of fashion frustration for no reason. RLS is here to help with multiple options for your stylist and shopping budget.
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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

RLS’s Trip to the DC Design House

Posted by on October 17, 2017 in Travel

Lani and I were lucky enough to be invited to the DC Design House by our friends over at Anthony Wilder Design/Build last week. The 2017 DC Design House is an amazing event benefiting Children’s National Health System. 23 designers are assigned different rooms to transform in a 27,256 square-foot house. Yes, it’s huge. The Potomac home is currently listed at $10.28 million and includes nine bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and four half-baths.

If that wasn’t breathtaking already, the talent featured in this home is out of this world. The artwork and furniture was so tastefully chosen for each room. A few rooms in particular stood out to RLS, and, luckily, we didn’t have to lie when we told Dana Schwartz and Keira St. Claire-Bowery of Anthony Wilder that their room was our favorite. See pictures of their work below. I highly recommend that you go check out this room yourself so that you get the full impact of the incredible crystal figures on the dresser and the bubble photo print. The DC Design House runs through October 29th and tickets are $35.

Happy Touring!

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RLS’s Favorite Room

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“Modern Professional’s Stylish Retreat”

Designed by Keira St. Claire-Bowery & Dana Schwartz

Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc.

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*Concept sketch by Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc.

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This room was the RLS dream office brought to life. Notice the lavender loveseat? We were dying for it. The lacquered turquoise ceiling brightened the space up and gave us great ideas for future decorating. Also, check out our Instagram to see the lenticular eyeball piece come to life!

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Other Notable Rooms

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“Dining Room”

Designed by Susan M. Jamieson, Bridget Beari Designs, Inc.

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“Lady’s Retreat”

Designed by Marika Meyer, Marika Meyer Interiors

*Pictures from loveyourperch.com

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“Master Bedroom”

Designed by Dennise Guadeloupe Rojas, Interiors by Design, LLC

*Photo from hangrydistrict.com


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