April 18, 2014

Time to Shine

LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a Peter Pilotto for Target iris print tank top with Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish and DIY rhinestone Teva Universal sandals.
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a Peter Pilotto for Target iris print tank top with Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish and DIY rhinestone Teva Universal sandals.
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a Peter Pilotto for Target iris print tank top with Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish
DIY rhinestone Teva Original Universal sandals, Prada and Marni inspired sport sandal trend for spring summer 2014
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a Peter Pilotto for Target iris print tank top with Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish and DIY rhinestone Teva Universal sandals.

Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses, Peter Pilotto for Target iris tank top, Mossimo colorblock bomber jacket, Zara jeans (similar style I have), DIY Teva sandals, Triple Shine nail polish c/o Sally Hansen, iPhone case, Love Culture clutch (similar style)

Injecting some bright colors and beachy elements into my spring wardrobe with a Peter Pilotto for Target favorite, Prada-inspired D.I.Y. rhinestone Teva sandals, and new nail polish colors that I received from Sally Hansen.  

Let's switch gears from fashion and talk manicures! As an avid collector of nail polish (I admit that I have more than 50 bottles), the new Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish gets two thumbs up from me for its thick brush, even application, and glossy finish. Quick F.Y.I. - the polish, which comes in 29 shades, defends against water damage with the Ultimate Shield Complex to deliver non-stop shine.  I'll be putting it to the test when I embark on the everlasting list of housework that tends to dull my manicures: a sink full of dishes, laundry, and a car wash. 

Beauty notes: I'm wearing a pink color called Reef Raf and a rich shade of purple called Vanity Flare. Now if I could only find a hair product that would give my locks similar shine. Feel free to tweet me your suggestions!

This post is sponsored by Refinery29, and samples were provided by Sally Hansen. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Follow along on social media and share your shiny manicure with #TripleShine #ShineOn and #TurnUpTheShine. 

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April 16, 2014

Postcards From the Park

LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears an AG Jeans jacket, Peter Som for Kohl's postcard print sweatshirt, white Gap jeans, and Aldo Parramore sandals
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears an AG Jeans jacket, Peter Som for Kohl's postcard print sweatshirt, white Gap jeans, and Aldo Parramore sandals
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears an AG Jeans jacket, Peter Som for Kohl's postcard print sweatshirt, white Gap jeans, and Kate Spade Penny bag
Aldo Parramore gold sandals
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears an AG Jeans jacket, Peter Som for Kohl's postcard print sweatshirt, white Gap jeans, and Aldo Parramore sandals

Joe Boxer sunglasses (similar), jacket c/o AG Jeans (similar style), Peter Som for Kohl's postcard sweatshirt, Gap jeans, Aldo sandals, and Kate Spade handbag (similar color and style)

As much as I appreciate the classic versatility of a denim jacket, I didn't find one worthy of heavy rotation wear until this one came my way. Plagued by boxy fits or stiff fabrics, previous versions were never quite right. What makes this one a winner? Its perfectly distressed finish and ultra soft denim make all the difference. Thanks to the resurgence of everything from the '90s this season, I'm currently on the hunt for a version in white.

Combined with my top pick from the Peter Som for Kohl's collection (click on over to read my Peter Som for Kohl's review), it equates to a double denim look fit for a walk (or jump!) in the park.

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April 11, 2014

Fashionable Friday - Target Style Denim for Day and Night

In keeping with the #TargetTwins Denim for day and night theme that fellow blogger Toni and I are doing this week, we've each created shoppable looks featuring our favorite denim items from Target. My look for daytime centers on a white jean jacket and a neutral color palette. As an ode to my affinity for alliteration, I'm calling my look "Denim and Daisies." You can click each item to browse and shop.




With the resurgence of everything '90s this spring, daisy prints are blooming on a variety of pieces at Target, including this mixed material dress. The woven and knit construction makes it look like separates, and with a fun flower necklace, walkable strappy wedges, and a chic denim jacket, it fits the bill for a sunny spring day. A sleek satchel in a neutral shade of beige ties the look together, while sparkly gold nail polish injects a touch of glamour.

For more denim ideas, click on over to see Toni's nighttime look, and catch up with us using #TargetTwins on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter

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April 8, 2014

Target Twins - Denim for Day and Night

Get ready for a new and improved Twin Tuesday! Fellow Target Style devotee Toni and I have expanded the scope of our Twin Tuesday projects to include new themes and trends with outfit ideas, and this week, we're excited to put the spotlight on spring/summer denim at Target. Denim is a wardrobe staple for me and it perfectly suits my casual lifestyle. Target's selection for spring and summer, which ranges from embellished cutoffs to chic jean jackets and faded skinnies, has something for everyone. 

This week we're showing you two ways to wear Target Style denim. I'm showing how to wear it for day, while Toni is showing how to wear it for night. 

The Key To Chic and The Love Hanger show how to wear Target Style denim for day and night for Twin Tuesday

J Crew necklace (similar), Old Navy jacket (Mossimo tank topMossimo Supply Co. jeansRag & Bone boots, and Mossimo fringe bag (similar)


Light wash denim is a spring and summer favorite of mine, and when paired with easy going staples like a printed tank top and comfortable ankle boots, it's practically my get-dressed-and-go-uniform for busy days. Accessories such as a fringe bag and colorful neclace personalize the look with plenty of color and texture that I crave.

LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a jeweled J Crew necklace, Old Navy field jacket, Mossimo print top, Mossimo light wash skinny jeans, and Rag & Bone Harrow boots

LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a jeweled J Crew necklace, Old Navy field jacket, Mossimo print top, Mossimo light wash skinny jeans, and Rag & Bone Harrow boots

Rag & Bone Harrow boots camel nubuck suede

LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a jeweled J Crew necklace, Old Navy field jacket, Mossimo print top, Mossimo light wash skinny jeans, and Rag & Bone Harrow boots

LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a jeweled J Crew necklace, Old Navy field jacket, Mossimo print top, Mossimo light wash skinny jeans, and Rag & Bone Harrow boots

My look can be achieved with six easy pieces, and now you can click each numbered item to browse and shop. 


Have a look at Toni's blog to see how she wears TargetStyle denim for night. 

Share your own denim looks and see more inspiration with #TargetTwins on Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram, and watch this space for a continuation of our #TargetTwins theme. 

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April 2, 2014

The Floral Pants Factor

LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a chambray shirt with Charlotte Russe wide leg floral pants for spring 2014.
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a chambray shirt with Charlotte Russe wide leg floral pants for spring 2014.
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a chambray shirt with Charlotte Russe wide leg floral pants for spring 2014.
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a chambray shirt with Charlotte Russe wide leg floral pants for spring 2014.
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears Mossimo Kacie peep toe boots with Charlotte Russe wide leg floral pants for spring 2014.
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears a Forever 21 shadow pocket chambray shirt with Charlotte Russe wide leg floral pants for spring 2014.

Forever 21 chambray shirt (similar on sale), Charlotte Russe floral pants, Mossimo peep-toe boots, and Phillip Lim for Target satchel (splurge version)

Here's to peep-toe heels and ultra soft chambray shirts that dress up comfortable pants enough to make them feel less like glorified pajamas. Must try this relaxed outfit combination more often!

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March 31, 2014

Weekend Essentials

LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears an Xhilaration quilted sweater with Grayson Shop parrot printed shorts, a bejeweled statement necklace and Aldo Trorecia booties
LA fashion blogger The Key To Chic wears an Xhilaration quilted sweater with Grayson Shop parrot printed shorts
Aldo Trorecia lace up peep toe booties

Xhilaration quilted sweater, Forever 21 necklace, shorts c/o Grayson Shop, Aldo booties, and Phillip Lim for Target satchel (main line version)

This post has been sitting in draft mode for far too long; it's from two weekends ago. Nevertheless, it reflects my predilection for these casual weekend staples: quilted pullovers, printed bottoms, and colorful wrist candy. Just casual enough for lazy weekends and made slightly less so by the addition of a sparkly necklace and heeled ankle boots. 

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