Giveaway + New Look!

Today is an exciting day for me! First, I am thrilled to debut Style Theories’ brand new look!  If you stopped by this weekend you may have seen some experimental designs, but now that it is complete, I couldn’t be any happier with the final look.  In other makeover news, I am knee-deep in converting my home office into a nursery.  I think I am officially entering the “nesting” phase of my pregnancy and I’m not going to lie… it’s a lot of fun! Check back later this week for photos of my progress!

Now, on to the really great news! I am beyond excited this morning to announce my very first giveaway and boy is it a big one!!  How would you like to own one of theses amazing Swan chairs??

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On Friday, June 1st, one very lucky reader will win this plush, modern “swan chair,” which retails for $459, courtesy of my friend Annabelle Petriella at Stylish Furniture and Decor.  This timeless design was original created by Arne Jacobsen in the 1950’s and it has truly exceeded the test of time.  I’m just obsessed with this style and only wish I was eligible for the drawing myself! For all you HGTV watchers – keep an eye out for this exact chair on an upcoming episode of “High-Low Project” airing this Fall!

black leather modern chair

To enter this giveaway, simply do the following:

1.) Like me on Facebook or Twitter (or both!)
2.) Like Stylish Furniture & Decor on Facebook
3.) Follow Stylish Furniture & Decor Blog
4.) Write a comment on this post about how you would use this chair

If you are already doing all of these things, you can still participate!  Entries just have to be received between 9 am today and 6 pm on May 31st. A lucky winner will be announced and contacted on June 1st!

Good Luck!!


Fashion Friday: How to Dress While Pregnant

This month, marks the last month of my second trimester and as a first time mom-to-be, I am continually amazed by how quickly my body is transforming to accommodate this little guy I’m carrying around with me.  Now that I am very visably pregnant, I am majorly struggling with what to wear.

This week, the fashion gods must be smiling down at me…just when I began to feel completely hopeless in my search for stylish maternity clothing inspiration, I opened the April issue of Vogue to find this: Five Days, Five Looks, One Girl: Sylvana Ward Durrett.  Sylvana is Vogue’s Director of Special Events who is busy planning the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala while nine months pregnant.

I fell in love with the first image I saw… I absolutely adore this white chiffon Alexander Wang dress.  Sylvana purchased it a couple sizes up and uses a belt to cinch it above her belly.  As with most of her perfectly styled outfits, she is sporting a long, oversized blazer to top it off.

sylvana ward durrett celebrity pregnancy fashion

I love her accessories… this striped Dries Van Notren clutch is gorgeous and I love her Giusseppe Zanotti sandals.

maternity fashion 

This will be my Spring-time maternity staple.  I am officially on a mission for the perfect pair of white maternity jeans that I can pair with a simple tee shirt and (long) navy blazer.

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Pregnant or not, this striped dress by Minnie Mortimer is already a wardrobe staple of mine!  I love the way Sylvana paired it with this bright blue oversized Maje blazer.

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This look is so simple and effortless, yet looks totally put together.  A long yellow blazer by Preen over a zara cardigan and flared jeans.

This one is easily attainable… Sylvana is wearing an extra large All Saints skirt which is sitting low on her hips with a black maternity shirt by velvet and a military jacket from Urban Outfitters.

Do you lovely ladies have any other maternity wear recommendations?

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Weekend Look: Head of the Charles

This weekend is the Head of the Charles Regatta, which is the world’s largest two-day rowing event right here on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass.  I am looking forward to beautiful Fall weather and a day of fun with my girlfriends.  I plan to wear something like this great Vince Kimono wrap sweater from Barneys with a pair of jeans, leopard print flats and my favorite brown leather bag.

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And here are some pics from last year’s HOCR:

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Head of the charles

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