I’m Seeing Red

Taylor Swift was recently spotting rocking a red beanie and the trend exploded in magazines everywhere, so I thought I’d mention that we have the EXACT same looking hat at at Next Door among other fun winter accessories!

Taylor Swift
Our version of the red hat!

Red Beanie: Free People $28
Violet Beanie: Free People $28
Gloves: Free People chunky cable glove $28
Scarfs: Shawl Smith London Dune Scarf $34

I was examining the photo of Taylor…and I love her jacket. What I love about it are the large flaps in the front! I set out looking for one here, and I came up with the cutest jacket with even bigger flaps! Of course I had to buy one for myself!

Jacket: BB Dakota Gregg in black $120
Scarf: Shawl Smith London Dune Scarf in Sage $34

Now that I’ve jumped on the Taylor Swift bus, she rocked a full bang at the American Music Awards recently. If you’re bored of your hair but you don’t want to cut it because you’re still growing it out from the BOB you had last year…try some killer bangs. They add an edgy look to in between hair. Play up your eyes a little more than usual and you will stop traffic! Add beanie and flappy jacket and you’re ready to go!
Here I am karate chopping you from Next Door with my sweet new bangs and flappy jacket. HIIII YYYAAAA!

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The Art of Pregnancy

I’m really happy that in 1991 Demi Moore decided to strike a pregnant pose on Vanity Fair’s cover. It was regarded as controversial and some critics considered it grotesque, however it’s now considered one of the most famous magazines covers of all time. So to those critics… nah nah nah boo BOO! It also started a trend that made pregnancy photos fashionable and created a spectacular business for photographers. Over the summer I worked with an amazing local photographer, Wendy Gunderson, and recently she has begun using her artistic eye for pregnancy photos and I have to say the are stunning! Not only does she have a fantastic signature photo style, but she makes you feel so comfortable throughout the entire photo shoot. She is definitely a little piece of sunshine!

We’ve got an adorable little maternity corner here at Next Door that’s been blossoming over the past year, and I was struck by an AMAZING painting that Next Door’s favorite artist Marilee Shepard brought in for us!

She really captures the beauty of new found (and loved) curves. We’ve collected quite a few pieces of her art work and they are available for purchase. We carry Michael Stars, Next Level, LA Made and J Brand among others in maternity lines. One of my favorite new finds are the Next Level Mommy tee’s. Be proud!

Posted in Brookfield WI, Carenza, Demi Moore, J Brand, LA Made, Lynee Ruiz, Marilee Shepard, Maternity Fashion, Michael Stars, Next Door, Renotta Thompson, Wendy Gunderson Photography | Leave a comment

Mommy-to-be Miss Me Jeans!

 How exciting! Instead of giving up your favorite Miss Me jeans, head on over to Next Door to have them mommy-ized! The comfort stretch band grows with you while being comfortable at the same time. You don’t have to give up fashion for function any more. It’s $20 for regular priced jeans and $25 on sale jeans when you buy at Next Door.  Happy shopping!

Posted in Belly Bands, Brookfield WI, Lynee Ruiz, Maternity Fashion, Maternity Jeans, Miss Me Maternity, Mommy to be, Next Door, Pregnant gift idea | Leave a comment

Thou shall not wear leggings…

…with your boo-tay sticking out. I suppose it’s alright if you’re 3 years old, and you’ve dressed yourself like a Dr. Seuss character, but please. I cannot believe how many times I’ve been standing in line at Target, or rushing in to Starbucks for my fix, and HEL-LO! Tight leggings and a regular shirt that leaves nothing to the imagination. I’m sure I make a face like I’ve swallowed spoonful of wasabi. I don’t care what kind of shape you’re in, the whole world doesn’t want to see lumps and bumps in whatever region (I’ll take the tall non-fat latte please!). I understand Lady Gaga doesn’t like to wear pants but it doesn’t mean we can nearly do the same. I am petitioning for a strike against the booty legging look. No. Parents, please be aware of what you’re cute little girls are wearing… it’s only giving the creepy school janitor an eyeful.

Leggings are totally cute when they are worn under a dress or long tunic. Rule of thumb, would you wear this outfit if in place of the leggings was a sheer (not even control top) pantyhose?

(Sorry Kim K it doesn’t even work on your assets!)

YES! 🙂

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Peak Performance Fashion Show Lowdown!

 We had a wonderful time at the Peak Performance Fashion show last Thursday for their Skinny Jeans weight loss challenge! An 8 week course to kick your butt in to your jeans (to find out more click here). Next Door dressed the winners of the challenge and taught them to strut their stuff down the runway! These ladies WORKED it! Anton’s Salon & Spa did the hair and makeup which just put the icing on the cake.

Waiting for the show to begin!

The insanity behind stage
 They forced me to start the show! Fresh in BB Dakota
Michael Stars cuteness!
 Lets loose Free People
Looking splendid in Splendid! 🙂
Stikes a pose in Rock Revival!

It’s a wrap!

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Rock and Republic Head Bangs it’s way to Next Door!

 We just picked up this great West Coast brand! So if you want to add a little attitude to your wardrobe, put on a pair of these sassypants!! They have the longest inseam on the market (36″ hooray!) so all my tall ladies out there should definitely check them out! Even if you weren’t born with mile long legs, it’s ok, Next Door does alterations for free (or it’s just an excuse to pick up some mile high stilettos!).

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Next Door Fashion Show at Peak Performance in Hartland!

When: TODAY!! Thursday the 19th at 6pm
Where: Peak Performance in Hartland, WI
Next Door along with Peak Performance will be putting on a fashion show of the seasons latest and greatest trends! Next Door will also be raffling away 3 pairs of Miss Me jeans, as well as other prizes! 
Stop by with your friends, have a glass of wine and watch the fabulous runway show! 
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