Superdry, Superwarm, and Supercute!

Superdry, Superwarm, and Supercute!

I’d been on the hunt for a new winter coat for a while before I learned about the British brand Superdry. As warm as my lightweight down coat from The North Face is, it is also a size too big and my puppy poked several holes in it with her tiny teeth while she was going through her teething phase last winter. (What can you do?) Winter coats don’t come cheap, so I was struggling to find a quality coat that was both my style and in my budget. I was about to give up when my boyfriend (who was also looking for a new coat) pulled me into the Superdry store at Tysons Corner Center. Before I knew it, I had found the perfect coat: Superdry Brooklyn Duffle Coat, $159.50 One of my biggest shopping struggles is the fact that clothes always seem too big for me, either in length or width (often both). So what struck me first about the Brooklyn Duffle Coat was that it fit like a dream. Like many British brands, Superdry products have a slimmer cut (so don’t be surprised if you have to size up!). I then fell in love with the warm, furry hood and cute toggle closures. Me wearing the Brooklyn Duffle Coat Superdry describes itself as “an exciting contemporary brand which focuses on high-quality products that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a British style” and “characterised by quality fabrics, authentic vintage washes, unique detailing, world leading hand-drawn graphics and tailored fits with diverse styling.” Pretty cool, right? It’s the perfect blend of quality clothing and affordable pricing. There are only ten Superdry stores in the U.S., but you can order online and get free shipping! Hard to argue with that, isn’t it? Scroll down to see some of my favorite Superdry items, from coats to jackets to sweaters. (I have a special eye on the Parisian Quilted Bomber Jacket…) Which products do you like the best? Tell us on Facebook! Happy Shopping! . . Wool Coats . Superdry Classic Wool Pea Coat in Mottled Herringbone, $144.50 . Superdry Priya Long Military Wool Coat, $199.50 . . Puffer Jackets . Superdry Everest Ella Bomber Jacket in Teal, $149.50 . Superdry Fuji Chevron Mix Hooded Jacket in Grey Mix, $119.50 . . Bomber Jackets . Superdry Parisian Quilted Faux Leather Bomber, $99.50 . Superdry Evie Wool Bomber, $99.50 . . Scuba Blazer . Superdry Scuba Luxe Longline Blazer Jacket, $94.50 . . Starry Sweater . Superdry Ombre Star Jacquard Knit Jumper, $59.50 . You can find Ella Jones and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and...

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Your New Holiday Shoe

Your New Holiday Shoe

What is it about glitter shoes that make us girls so happy? Actually, I don’t think they made them the way they do now when I was little. Therefore, I find myself embarrassingly lusting after my boys’ friends’ glitter shoes. Not that kate spade new york and others don’t make fabulous glittery heels, but let’s face it, my social life is just not exciting enough to justify that purchase. But these glitter loafers from Sole Society? Now you are speaking my language. Add glitter loafers to a pair of cropped ponte pants and a blazer or pretty blouse and presto! You are holiday party ready! . Sole Society Cammila Pointed Toe Smoking Slipper, $69.95 . The pointed toe elongates the leg with the comfort of a loafer. That is a fashion win people! The hard part here is choosing which of Sole Society’s Cammila Pointed Toe Smoking Slippers to take home. Gold, silver or black glitter? Or, for this price, all three?! . .. Have you seen the blog on our favorite metallic Fall shoes? I still love my silver kate spade new york Carima Pointed Toe Loafers, which are no longer on sale, but still fabulous. Need more glitter? Check out Fall 2017 Accessory Trend #3: Twinkle Toes. Happy Shopping! . 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...

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May the Force of Fashion be with You

May the Force of Fashion be with You

Who’s pumped for the new Star Wars movie? (*raises hand and bounces excitedly*) I was late to the Star Wars fandom. The prequels with Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman came out when I was a little kid and was too young to understand the story or appreciate the franchise’s cultural significance. In 2015, my boyfriend convinced me to watch the original Star Wars trilogy as preparation for the release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens that year. While I had to giggle at the dated graphics and less-than-perfect acting skills of all but the fabulous Carrie Fisher (may she rest in peace), I was definitely hooked. My love for Star Wars primarily stems from the franchise’s fascinating examinations of political systems and its promotion of strong female characters: Princess Leia, Rey, and (most recently) Jyn Erso from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It’s no wonder that fashion brand rag & bone created a capsule collection inspired by the films (which launched today) in anticipation of the release of Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi on December 15th. . www.rag-bone.com/star-wars/ rag & bone x Star Wars is a sporty, urban take on the futuristic military garb donned by the movie’s characters. These monochromatic looks reference the shapes, details, and minimalist color palette of the movies’ costumes while maintaining the chic edge for which rag & bone is known. (Be sure to also check out the men’s items from the collection and the limited edition T-shirts.) Are you into the Star Wars look but rag & bone is above your price point? Not to worry, I put together a more affordable Star Wars-inspired outfit that I think maintains a similar bad-ass aesthetic (see below). May the force be with you (and your credit card), .     p.s. This isn’t RLS’s first post about Star Wars fashion. Remember Lani’s post from 2015? . rag & bone x Star Wars rag & bone x Star Wars Echo Jacket, $1,295 rag & bone x Star Wars Echo Pant, $695 rag & bone x Star Wars Hope Sweater in Moon, $450 rag & bone x Star Wars Hope Sweater in Galactic, $450 rag & bone x Star Wars Stormtrooper Sweatshirt, $325 rag & bone x Star Wars Ellie Force Boot in Empire and Rebellion, $695 rag & bone x Star Wars Wristlet Pouch in Vader and Skywalker, $275 rag & bone x Star Wars Zip Around Wallet in Vader and Skywalker, $295 rag & bone x Star Wars Card Case in Vader and Skywalker, $150 . . Rebel a Budget H&M Hooded Sweatshirt Cardigan in Khaki Green, $49.99 Raquel Allegra Tie-Dyed Stretch Cotton-Blend Jersey Leggings, $190 H&M Ribbed Jersey Tank Top in Black, $17.99...

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A Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Party Outfits

A Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Party Outfits

You have some holiday parties lined up, but you’re not really feeling your current party wardrobe. Maybe you’ve literally or figuratively grown out of your current fancy dresses and festive jackets? Consider treating yourself to a new holiday look this season that excites you and suppresses the jitters you may feel about seeing acquaintances, extended family, or co-workers with whom you rarely socialize. (Party anxiety is totally normal, don’t worry.) Of course, there are so many places to shop for holiday looks, and all the sales going on right now might just be adding to your confusion about where to look and what to buy. Allow me to help! Below are sample outfits to get your creative juices flowing and store suggestions based on style type to help jump-start your search in the right direction. Are you not in the market for a whole new holiday look this year but still feeling bored with your old looks? Try investing in a fun jewelry piece, a new evening bag, or a cute pair of shoes. Accessories are what turn an outfit from blah to hoorah! Happy Shopping! . . Classic . For the traditional woman who values elegance in simplicity. . Raoul Gathered Stretch-Twill Dress in Royal Blue, $460 $230 Sam Edelman Halan Pointy Toe Pump in Poseid0n Blue Satin, $119.95 $71.96 Tahari Ellie Double Face Wool Blend Wrap Coat in Sea Grey, $268.00 $189.90 Dagne Dover Petite Tote in Dagne Blue, $145 Ippolita Wonderland Station Necklace, $595 Gorjana G-Ring Hoops in Silver, $60 . . Brands to Shop: Ralph Lauren | Brooks Brothers | MM.LaFleur | J. Crew .     Chic . For the cool girl who prefers sharp, modern silhouettes. . Rachel Zoe Toni Grosgrain-Trimmed Metallic Jacquard Blazer, $495 The Row Thomaston Jersey Tank $260 Elizabeth and James Judah Stretch-Twill Slim-Leg Pants, $345 Louise et Cie Karas Pointy Toe Slide Pump in Black Satin, $118.95 Ted Baker London Fefee Satin Knotted Bow Clutch in Black, $109 Monica Vinader Siren Semiprecious Stone Drop Earrings in Black Onyx/Rose Gold, $195 . . Brands to Shop: Veronica Beard | Nic + Zoe | Tahari | Adrianna Papell   . Whimsical . For the playful lady who likes to keep things fun and flirty.   Alice + Olivia Daralee Bow Front Party Dress, $465 Stuart Weitzman Curvia Pump in Scarlet Suede, $385 Oscar de la Renta Leather Tro Bag, $2,190 kate spade new york Precious Poppies Stud Earrings in Black Multi, $58 Halogen Faux Fur Jacket, $89 . . Brands to Shop:          Alice + Olivia | kate spade new york | Ted Baker London | Eliza J . . . . Avant-Garde . For the creative spirit who isn’t afraid to experiment and stand out. . Stella McCartney One-Shoulder Stretch-Knit Jumpsuit, $1,750 Theory Faux Mongolian...

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A Good Coat is Hard to Find

A Good Coat is Hard to Find

The search for a good winter coat can turn into an epic, season-long hunt. I hope this blog eases the process for you. We’ve divided our finds into four sections for you: Polished Puffer Coats, Wow-Worthy Wool Coats, Fabulously Furry Coats and Boss Biker Jackets. Let us know your favorites on our Facebook page! Happy Shopping! . . . Polished Puffer Coats . kate spade new york Jewel Button Puffer Coat in Charm Red, $598.00. . MM.LaFleur Prospect Puffer, $595  . H&M Padded Jacket, $129 . S13/NYC ‘Kylie’ Metallic Quilted Jacket with Removable Hood in Jet, $195.00 $129.90 . . Wow-Worthy Wool Coats . Topshop Alicia Bouclé Slouch Coat in Pink, $160 $96 . J. Crew Tipped Wrapped Stadium Cloth Coat, $298 $178.80 . Erdem x H&M Wool-Blend Coat, $249 . R Label Wool Midi Coat, $295 . . Fabulously Furry Coats Jocelyn #TagMe Coat with Multi Color Hood, $1,595.00 . Eliza J Grooved Faux Fur Coat, $228 . Belle Fare Hook-Front Rabbit Fur Jacket in Blush, $500 . Frame Faux Fur Coat, $695 . H&M Short Pile Coat in Beige, $79.99 . . Boss Biker Jackets . H&M Long Biker Jacket, $119 . Topshop Lola Biker Jacket, $170 . Junya Watanabe Flocked Jacquard-Paneled Faux Leather Biker Jacket, $1,290 $645 .   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...

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Cheap, Chic, and on Sale at Uniqlo!

Cheap, Chic, and on Sale at Uniqlo!

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 Republic, Louis Vuitton, Amazon, 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! . . 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 . . JWA Trench Coat in Beige, $149.90 $129.90 JWA Fair Isle Crewneck Cardigan in Off-White, $49.90 $39.90 JWA Padded Tote Bag in Red, $29.90 $19.90 . . . 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 . 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...

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