feature | style mix from SFAD’s collections

Whether you’re a thrifty shopper with an eye for design or just clueless about how to pair a sofa and chair, you can’t fail with the selection from Stylish Furniture and Decor.  The mission of their design team is to find what their client wants and needs – no matter what:  “There is no purchase or project too small – as every piece is an important component.”  Take advantage of their expert design advice, or just shop their site to find that last piece you’ve been searching for.

To help you get the look you’ve been dreaming of, SFAD is offering a discount exclusively for readers of this blog…aren’t you special?  Just type in the code CITYC for 10% off your purchase before it expires on 5/31/12.  Oh, and did I mention they offer free shipping for all orders over $500?  Deal!

Need some inspiration?  Check out my eclectic combos from their collections below, featured with art from Etsy!

Living & Dining Combo #1

1 | Mid-Century Style Corbus Black Leather Chair $325

2 | 7pm Giclee Print from Etsy

3 | Planks Single Bench $459

4 | Sylvia Microfiber Sectional Sofa $1600

5 | Cassandra Three-Tiered Side Table $225

6 | Yesinia Modern Coffee Table $375

7 | Mid-Century Style Tezzo Plastic Side Chair (Set of 2) $295

8 | Bleecker Extension Dining Table $1550

9 | Applause Retro Starburst Wall Clock $69

10 | Adam Black Leather Arm Chair $225

Living & Dining Combo #2

1 | Brittany Modern Coffee Table with Glass Top $495

2 | Shuttle Chair Black $479

3 | Driftwood Stool $199

4 | Every Time That Is Rain Giclee Print from Etsy

5 | Trio Modern Tripod Side Table $85

6 | Aristotle Microfiber Sleeper Sofa $495

7 |Xerxes Bar Cart $335

8 | Tonic Chrome and Glass Bar Table $339

9 | Austin Adjustable Black Leather Stool $300

10 | Abingdon Sideboard $1150

For more inspiration, check out SFAD’s very own blog here!

charming chaps | a moment for the men

While men don’t have quite the array of fashion decisions to make that women do, there are still many unique ways for them to show their style.  The best dressed have a knack for balancing the best elements of decades past with a nod toward something new and fresh.  My personal favorite styles, below, have some of the following fundamentals:

Mixing Neutrals:

Forget matching your navy socks to your navy suit.  Black, navy, gray, cream and white can all be mixed up for a look that expresses sophistication in neutrals and edge in making them compliment one another.

Small Details:

Skinny ties and thinner lapels look suave and sleek in contrast to wider versions.

Mixing Casual & Formal:

The once wince-worthy suit jacket with jeans look is becoming classy with the right tones and accessories.  The workplace’s formal dress is relaxing and the weekend’s casual outfit is stepping up its game.

Layering:

No longer just for suits, layering is climbing the popularity ladder in casual garb as well.

From guystyleguide

From kojobaffoe

From meandmybentley

push your palette | pastels and brights

This Spring, pastels are all over the runway (and personally, I couldn’t wait to get them in my closet), but that doesn’t mean that rocking a flashy bright is suddenly out.  Find prints that mix the two (like the fabulous scarf below) or just switch up your saturation throughout the week.  My inspiration (don’t be fooled by the lack of hot pink in this collection – more on that later) below:

1,10-12,14,15,17-22 from Cape Cod Collegiate; 2,6,7 from Lovely Pepa;

3,4 from Fashion Me Now; 5 from Lookbook; 8,16 from Bittersweet Colours;

9 from Vogue & Coffee; 13 from PeakofTresChic

tweed | feel the need!

A classic fabric with a texture that can be both casual and dressy at the same time, tweed is something every girl needs in her closet.  It makes the perfect spring coat when those transitional Spring temps hit the air – warm and cozy but somehow still light and airy.  Tweed, I need you!

From Cape Cod Collegiate

From Tumblr

Plastic Island tweed jacket from Piperlime

Pleated tweed skirt from Zara

Tory Burch Demi Collarless Tweed Jacket  from Nordstrom

Two above from JCrew

Metallic Tweed Toms

from Lovely Pepa

DKNY Tweed Jacket from Fashion Telegraph

Tweed and Leather from Etsy

Oscar De La Renta Bouclé tweed jacket

Antonio Berardi Fringed tweed skirt

Sandro Vertige leather-trimmed tweed jacket

Giambattista Valli Silk chiffon-trimmed tweed jacket

Above 4 from NET-A-PORTER

Alice and Olivia top from Atlantic-Pacific