Valentine’s Day | Under $100 Gift Guide

You don’t have to break the bank to show a little love to your S.O. Check out a few of our favorite items that are thoughtful in gesture & kind on the budget:

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For Him: 1) Henri Bendel Firewood Candle, $30; Henri Bendel 2) Harry’s Engraved Winston Set, $40; Harry’s 3) Smathers & Branson ‘Got Rum’ Key Fob, $28.50; Smathers & Branson 4) The Whiskey Lover Set, $60; AHAlife 5) Ohio Gameday Hat, $25; State Traditions

For Her: 1) TOCCA Perfumes (our faves are Colette & Margaux), $68; TOCCA 2) Gold Heart iPhone Case, $22; Field Trip/Etsy 3) Our Q&A a Day, $17; Anthropologie 4) Malindi Cuff, $48; Anthropologie 5) You can’t go wrong with flowers! Rose Bredl is a local favorite of ours (prices vary)

 For more great gifts check out our full list of ideas on Pinterest!! And don’t forget to follow us for everything from great quotes to our favorite style moments!

Happy Love Day Shopping!

P&F

What I Wore | Manic Monday Edition

Phew! It’s a miracle I made it to work this morning! I swear, even with the best laid plans – laying out outfit and making lunch the night before – things still go awry! I blame Mondays, straight up. Whether it’s oversleeping my alarm, spilling my coffee all over the kitchen counter, or the dog having an accident in the hall that I now have to clean up, there’s just something about this day that ensures I will not be on time to save my life.

Thankfully for laying my outfit out last night, getting dressed was the easiest part of my morning while I ran around trying to put the rest of the pieces of my life together. However, because I was running so late I didn’t even think about snapping a few pics of my look for the P&F post today. Thus, why you are so lucky to have the stunning view of my office’s restroom as the backdrop for today’s post.

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All jokes aside, when you’re dressed in sleek look like the mauve colored blouse pictured (with that great neckline cutout!!) and a great pair of pants (those navy J.Crew Minnie pictured are a fav) and classic heels, no one would ever guess how frazzled you’ve been for the past 45 minutes because you look completely pulled together and ready to take on the day. Proof that how you present yourself to the world speaks before you can (All that other stuff can be our little secret 😉 ).

 

Happy Manic Monday!

xo P&F

Diane Kruger | Style Moments

Diane Kruger embodies style. What we love about Diane is that you never know how you’re going to see her: sometimes sophisticated, sometimes sexy. Sometimes casual chic, others, a little retro.

However she decides to dress it up it’s always all her own. Completely effortless and elegant. Yes, even when she’s casually dressed in boyfriend jeans and a long blazer, she radiates elegance. For that, we would hate her, but why hate when you can adore?

Here’s a few of our favorite Diane Kruger style moments.

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Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

xo, P&F

What I Wore | Idea to Execution

Waking up for a client meeting without a clue what to wear is never a way to start a morning. Lucky for us there are a surplus of blogs and Pinterest to inspire us! Last week I found myself in the same predicament but was able to pull something chic and sophisticated together based on a year old pin and some staple pieces in my closet!

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Inspiration via Classy in the city
Execution: Simple slim black pant – a staple for the working girl (J.Crew is our fave!), Cardigans and button up blouses offer a great layering opportunity, and a bit of personality is brought through with accessories (jeweled necklace and leopard print heels)

2014 Grammys

We love the fun that the Grammys bring to the red carpet – this year did not disappoint! Here are our favorite looks from last nights Grammy Awards!

Kate’s Top Five

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Colbie Caillat, Ezra Santos
Chrissy Teigen, Johanna Johnson
Kacey Musgraves, Armani Privé
Miranda Lambert, Pamella Roland
Taylor Swift, Gucci Premier

Steph’s Top Five

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Anna Kendrick, Azzaro
Chrissy Teigen, Johanna Johnson
Giuliana Rancic, Alex Perry
Rita Ora, Lanvin
Taylor Swift, Gucci Premier

Happy Monday!
P&F

Winter Vacation Inspiration

The endless snow here in Ohio has us dreaming of a long weekend somewhere where laying pool or beach side is the only viable option. That’s why we’re obsessing over these amaze cover ups that look fantastic by the water and even better doubled as a chic shopping or tapas date ensemble on the sandy, sun-soaked streets of your vacation destination. We love maximizing our options 😉

From left to right: 9seed, Mara Hoffman, Theodora & Callum and Milly. All available via ShopBop.

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Style Spotlight | Jackie Taliani

Jackie Taliani is the girl everyone wants to be friends with. Why? Well, for starters, she’s a super cool, laid back, no fuss kinda girl. On top of that, she runs the fabulously designed (& successful) IVY Bridal Studio in Columbus, OH, all while looking effortlessly pulled together in pieces that are a mix of classic and trendy. Whether she’s rocking an adorably chic shift dress or donning leather shorts with a printed silk blouse and amazing cropped booties or just simple skinny jeans with a fantastic jacket and scarf, you can bet your bottom dollar she’s owning it. Jackie wears her clothes as if they were made for her – the ultimate sign of style – thus, why we had to spotlight her this week!

If you’re recently engaged, run, don’t walk, to Jackie’s shop! She’s got a great eye for style and will ensure you find your ‘it’ dress for your wedding or reception.

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1) Describe your style in 5 words

 Evolving, adaptive, mood dependent, trendy, yet never over done.
2) Who is your style icon and why?

I’m obsessed with everything Rachel Bilson wears.  She has this way of putting outfits together that make her look both ladylike and edgy at the same time.  And her ability to accessorize makes me jealous.

3) What necessary luxury can you not live without:

 Moroccan Oil hair treatment.  I keep trying to find a cheaper alternative, but nothing even comes close.
4) What’s your favorite trend for the upcoming spring season and how do you plan on wearing it?

I LOVE a pair of fun pants.  So my favorite trend has to be the wide leg trouser.  I have a couple of silk pairs already that I’m obsessed with.  It feels like you’re wearing pajamas!

5) Owning a bridal shop, what is your favorite event you take part in each year or have taken part in the past?

 This is easy.  Hands down, going to NYC twice a year for bridal fashion week.  Every April and October, bridal gown designers showcase their latest collections through runway shows as well as more intimate presentations.  We get to see all of the latest trends before they hit the stores and hand pick which gowns we want to carry.  Plus, I’m somewhat of a foodie and NYC is heaven for a food lover.
Happy Friday!!

Style We Love: Jessica Alba

There’s no denying Jessica Alba is a stunner, but what has us swooning is her spot-on style. Whether she is dressing for the red carpet, a publicity event, attending a business meeting or running errands in her real life her look is always balanced and appropriate for the event at hand.

One of our very favorite things about JA is that this girl knows how to layer and accessorize. Rarely will you see her without an amazing scarf  wrapped atop a gorgeous blazer or jacket. It’s her signature look and we love it! Here are a few of our favorite Jessica style moments that are easily translatable to your life!

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New Year, Better You!

To kick off the new year, for the next month we’re offering 20% off our Fully Polished Closet Audit!!

We’re guessing some of you resolved to make some personal improvements this year and P&F would love to assist you in the process! While our new website is under construction please view the ‘Services‘ page on the blog  for package offerings and pricing.

Offer valid through Feb. 15th

Email info@polishandflair.com for bookings.