Transition time!

The weather is still trying to figure out what to do and so is my closet. I’m not quite ready to bust out the spring wardrobe but new pieces I’ve purchased with spring in mind, seem to be slowly making their debut. It’s a welcomed transition that gets me excited for the days ahead of more time at the park, outdoor dinners, and all the good stuff warm weather brings.

I want to show you how to take a casual day look and turn it easily into a quick night look. Like most people with kids, you have 5 minutes to get ready when the babysitter arrives. Check out how I did it in under 5 minutes without changing my entire outfit and be sure to shop the links to grab the earrings I’m wearing. They are a total game changer!

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Day look (click the links to shop): Free people vegan leather jacket (this is an old piece I’ve had for years but this jacket would be a great spring investment), AG denim legging jeans, Target vest (I love this option and this option), Artizia tunic blouse (old, but love this one) Frye fringed sneakers CLICK HERE AND BUY THESE! I promise you’ll love them, Michael Kors Sunglasses similar style here, Necklace from Perch Home, and earrings from Stella and Dot  be sure to grab these, you can wear them 4 different ways!!

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Night look: I added pieces to the earrings (told you these things were game changers!), touched up with a little gloss, took my hair down (the messy kinks left from the hair tie blend right in to the curling iron waves I had done earlier that morning), added a Totem bracelet from Stella and Dot that compliments the earrings perfectly, changed my shoes to these little delights by Paul Green (which are super comfortable after a long day on my feet and also come in taupe!), and grabbed a clutch to finish the look.

If I were being timed, it probably took me 3 minutes for this quick change!!! I’m typically late for everything (it’s always my New Years resolution), so being able to switch up a look quickly to maximize time at my final destination makes me want to try to create more day-to-night styles. Stay tuned for more and HAPPY SPRING!!!

All images captured by the wickedly talented, Danielle Guenther Photography

ELEANOR KALLE (read on to enter the giveaway!!!!!)

I was making my way through Bloomingdales on 59th street, and I had to mentally talk myself out of browsing all the things that usually catch my eye. James had just given me 30 minutes to myself in a nearby Zara while he took the kiddos to Forty Carrots, and since I went past my “given time” I knew I had to quickly find him and help extract our sugared-up kids from the shopping mecca. I turned a corner and stumbled upon a small stand with such beautiful and unique pieces and the whole “keep walking” mentality went out the window. “I like your scarf.” An adorable brunette said to me and we started chatting. “I love this collection!” I told her.  In my mind, at that moment I was thinking how badly I wanted to buy each piece.

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Fully knowing that I was going to have to come up with an excuse for James as to how 30 minutes  really means an hour, and how much I was drawn to her pieces, we exchanged cards and I made a mental note that this would be a new line to add into my “favorites” category.  A couple weeks later, I had the privilege of meeting the designer Amy, and her business partner Randi for lunch. I learned so much about these two go-getters, and loved their passion, fun personalities, and became inspired to share with as many friends as I could who and what ELEANOR KALLE was. The pieces speak for themselves and are made in NYC. Edgy, unique, conversation starters, raw, refined, and strong, are words I feel describe each piece.  Amy and Randi sent me a box of some of their favorite pieces and Danielle and I had a blast taking these pics in a taxi garage in Jersey City and then at Bin 14. I hope you fall in love and find a piece that you MUST have. The PARIS cuff (click here) and the LOLA necklace (click here) are currently in my shopping cart. Check out the cocktail CLEO ring (click here). I’m putting that beauty on my birthday wish list!

Ready for this??? ELEANOR KALLE is generously giving away a $100.00 gift card to one lucky reader. Simply comment with the name of your favorite piece in the comments of this post on my Facebook page,  and follow ELEANOR KALLE by clicking here on INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK. One lucky person will be picked at random on Monday MAY 25th!

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I’m wearing the Rhea and Mia necklaces, The Jay cuff, and hugs and kisses studs.

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I layered on some of my favorite Iosselliani stacking rings and a new sparkly rose gold ring by Cassa from a gorgeous boutique in Summit NJ, Shop NO. 18.

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I’m wearing Blank NYC jeans (click here) and my cardigan and bralette are from Aritzia. My top was a TJ Maxx find and is Aiko.

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 Jacket is an oldie from Nordstrom, tee is from Zara, jeans are by Blank NYC and my shoes are Rollies.

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All Images by Danielle Guenther Photography

This is a great piece! Its the Briana and will complete any look. Think white v-neck tee, cut off shorts, and killer gladiator sandals and you’re summer ready! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to comment, like, and follow to enter to win!!! xo

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