Belts Can Be Your Best Friend!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of December! Woo hoo! Today we set up the Christmas tree at the store and I am currently working on the snowflakes that will complete our Holiday window display! Super excited! You all must come and see!

Anyways…moving on. Yesterday I wore this amazing maxi dress that I absolutely love! I bought it from S&T about 5 or 6 months ago! When I first tried this dress on it was super huge! I was bummed. It said small but the dress fit more like a one size fits all. I had no shape and looked like a box but I just loved everything about the dress. I loved the neckline, the colors, print and length. It was to die for! My solution: A belt!!! So simple yet what a HUGE change. It fixed everything! It gave me shape, flattered my figure and completed to outfit. I get so many compliments every time I wear it! You would never even know how huge it is on me. Check out these photos we took and see the difference for yourself!

 Without the belt
 With the belt!

See the difference! So amazing! Belts are such a great accessory that can polish off any look, define your waistline and add dimensional interest plus add some edge!!! You can affectively wear belts over any top, jacket or dress! Here’s some guidelines for wearing a belt.

  1. Find your sweet spot: Position of the belt is key. Sometimes it could be a little higher than your natural waistline and sometimes a little lower. If you’re regular bust size and carrying a little extra around the midriff, positioning a belt just above the waistline. If you’re short waisted and are bustier up top, position the belt lower than the waistline in front and at waist level in the back is often the solution. If you’re long wasited, wear a belt high on the natural waist.
  2. Pick a width: Once you’ve found your sweet spot consider width of the belt. An elastic wider belt worn a little above your midriff extra bits does the trick or sometimes position it right on your midriff works. If you have a straight, undefined waistline, a narrower belt positioned a little lower in front can work for you. If you have a long waist try wearing extra wide belts and for a short waist try a skinny belt.
  3. Think about contrast: Try a belt that will color block your outfit. Think about what color you will use to contrast. The brighter the color the more attention will be drawn to your waistline.
  4. Add another layer: Layering a jacket or cardigan over a top to have a worry free belt effective outfit. The belt will add dimension to your look.
  5. Elastic is your friend: You may not think so but the elastic will give you comfort and it stretches with you when you move.  
  6.  Give it time: You may not be used to belts but over time you will feel confident and comfortable with them! They can be your best friend. 

Take those tips and try this trend yourself!

We just a new shipment of belts in and they are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! No lie! You must come check them out! From studs to rhinestone and solids to prints. We have you covered! Plus they usually run about $12.99-$14.99!!!! Can’t beat that!!!!!

Here’s to slimming our waistline so easily!!! 🙂

XOXO

Love, Dani

Colored Jeans: She did, I did. Now you should.

One more day til December! Woo hoo! I’m so getting into the Christmas spirit! Love that everyone seemed to put up decorations early and have already started playing Christmas music!

Well a couple Saturdays ago I did a blog on Bold Fall Trends featuring the colored jeans by Black Orchid! Some of you have asked how to wear them and what to pair with them which is funny because the other day Rachel and I showed up at work about the same time both wearing our “blackberry” colored jeans we had bought from the store! So I decided to take a picture of how we each wore the jeans! So here’s some examples that you can copy or adjust for you own look!

Rachel wore our creme zenena tank (available in a variety of colors) with the skull scarf from S&T online and boots from S&T. She went for a dressy casual look in which she went from work to one of her college classes and then out to dinner. Definitely a fierce and trendy outfit for day or night no matter your plans.  This look can take you anywhere.

I definitely went for an easy casual look to get me through the day at work and running errands in the afternoon. I chose an oversized shirt from S&T Online, a long gold necklace from S&T and the leopard flats from S&T. Comfy and cute but still head turning.

We just got in a new color of Black Orchid’s!!! It’s called the “Black Jewel”!!! And to die for!!! If you missed out on the other colors you for sure must make your way to snag one of these!! Black Orchid’s are worn by all the celebs and have been featured in major magazines as being the “Best Butt Lifting” jeans and “Best Muffin Top Fix” jeans. Come try on a pair! Normally sold for $128….Sophie & Trey is practically giving them away at only $79.99!!!!

Loving these! Happy shopping! See you soon!
XOXO

Love, Dani

And the winner is….

And the winner is for our contest is……
 

Kaley Mingus!!! 

CONGRATULATIONS KALEY!!! You are the winner of a $50 gift card for the top number of comment referrals to our blog! You had a whopping 112 comments left in your name! Thank you for telling your friends & family about our site and supporting us! You rock! 
Also, a thank you to Glenrose Hurley who came in 2nd and to Emily H in 3rd. We truly appreciate all the love and support! We hope you all continue to share us with your friends, family, and co-workers! You all are amazing and we love you! XOXO






It’s Monday! and the last few days of November! Definitely starting to get in the Christmas spirit!!!! With that comes Christmas shopping!!!!! Yay!!! In my family there’s 6 of us adult children. I have 2 older sisters, 2 brother in laws and my younger brother. So in lieu of buying gifts for everyone we draw names and then buy for that person with a limit of about $100. So I have my sister, Angela, which is perfect since I work at S&T/4th & Ocean. Shopping will be easy this year!!!


I’m also loving that TODAY is CYBER MONDAY SALE!!! I have off today so I am currently sipping on my coffee shopping online at www.fourthandocean.com and www.sophieandtrey.com! There’s amazing updates just up from yesterday! Here’s some of my faves that I’m looking to buy as a gift or some may end up in my own closet 😉 


Perfect Tops!!!








 

Love these for a holiday party or New Year’s!

Cool weather perfection!

There’s also accessories and bags online!!!!!!!!! Loving this one….
 
 
So make sure you check out the online stores www.sophieandtrey.com and www.fourthandocean.com especially today and receive these two amazing deals…
Just punch in the coupon code at check out and also if you’re local choose IN STORE PICK-UP for no shipping charge!! You can just come into S&T to pick up your purchase and even try the items on. If you need a smaller or bigger size can swap it out right on the spot!!! Sizes are online and fit the same as in store so if you usually buy a medium in the store purchase a medium online! Also says what the model is wearing and her size as well. 
 
Run to computer and click away!!! Don’t feel guilty with deals like this!!!
Happy shopping!! XOXO
 
Love, Dani

Sales, Events & Soiree’s

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend! I certainly did! Ohio was a BLAST! Then moved all weekend so glad that’s pretty much over with…now the fun part – decorating!!!

Anyways here’s what you NEED to know for tomorrow, this week & next!!! Lots of exciting things going on to close out November and begin December!

TOMORROW – CYBER SALE!!!!!!!

Online sale for our stores!!! Receive these amazing deals while in the comfort of your own home! New updates just today for tomorrow’s sale! PLUS you can choose IN-STORE PICK-UP at NO CHARGE!!!!!!!!!

CLICK AWAY on these links to our online stores!

Sophie & Trey Online store – www.sophieandtrey.com

4th & Ocean Online store – www.fourthandocean.com

Also, on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST … Our friends at Primera Day Spa are having a party!

Hosted by Orlando’s Premier Plastic Surgeon, please join Dr. Gross and Michelle Gilio, PA-C for a fabulous Seminar Style Holiday Party & Shopping Extravaganza! “MISTLETOE & MARTINIS”

An Evening of Couture, Beauty, Rejuvenation and Wellness Benefiting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children!

Thursday, December 1, 2011- 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Primera Plastic Surgery & Day Spa in Lake Mary
Special Pricing & Holiday Only Exclusives ONE NIGHT ONLY!  LIVE PATIENT DEMOS with Michelle Giglio, PA-C  featuring: Botox, Restalyne, Radiesse, Fraxel, Skin Care Products, Salon + Spa Services and more!

DISCOVER HOT NEW FASHION & BEAUTY TRENDS. Live Music, Holiday Martinis, Culinary Treats, Prizes and Giveaways! 

Sophie & Trey will be there sporting all the latest fashion trends!! See you Thursday!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST!

SOPHIE & TREY/4TH & OCEAN’S HOLIDAY SOIREE IS HERE!

This year we are doing a holiday soiree! So chic! Get out a pen…it’s NEXT Thurs, DECEMBER 8th at 7pm….mark your calendar now ladies! You won’t want to miss this!!

WIN!! We will also be GIVING AWAY GIFT CARDS!!! Every half hour the BEST DRESSED will be chosen! So put on some make-up, do your hair and slip on something fierce!

And as our gift to you this holiday season enjoy 20% OFF one item that night! Grab your girls and get to S&T and 4th & Ocean Dec. 8th! DO NOT miss this! It will be a night to remember and the best one yet! Until 2012.

So excited and can’t wait so get on your computers tomorrow and get to Primera on Thurs! Go ahead and send a mass text message to gather your lady friends and start to prepare for our Best Dressed Holiday Soiree!!!!!

See you all soon!!! Have a great week!!!!!

XOXO

Love, Dani

Small Business Saturday!

Today is “Support Small Businesses” Saturday! Sophie & Trey/4th & Ocean are just that! Both stores are local small businesses here in Downtown Lake Mary! S&T started in 2009 by a pair of sisters, Kristin & Ryan and has expanded into the amazing boutique it is today! Sophie & Trey stands for Sophistication and Trend. Last year they opened 4th & Ocean to expand their clientele into a broader range of clothing and accessories.

So come out today and support your small local businesses!!! Also check out yesterday’s post for ways to shop smart!!!

Xoxo
Dani