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  • Shalini of Style Devotee in Kellner


    Full Midi Skirts

    This beautiful one of a kind full midi skirt makes me twirl... It is such a fun, modern and glamorous skirt! This skirt is one of a kind and is made in California by Kellneronline.com The fabric is luxurious, the craftsmanship is spectacular and this skirt flatters all body types. I love the way it drapes on me. I will be wearing this skirt during the summer for an outdoor wedding, picnics in the park, brunches, and also for date nights with my husband. It is seriously the perfect feminine and classic spring/summer skirt! 

  • Jen Lezan for Halfstack Magazine


    fashion fashion for her

    Mother's Day Style Guide

    Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Jen Lezan
    This Sunday is Mother's Day. Whether you're a mom looking for some outfit inspiration or you are looking for some great looks to get your mom, look no further. This weeks style guide has 3 looks that take you from chasing the kiddos to browsing the french market to a night out with that special someone. 

    Moms are truly multi-faceted. Often we can get caught in the hubbub of every day life that we forget to take a moment for ourselves. There is constant stress to get it right all the time, but the reality is that as a mom we will mess up often. Mothers in this world - we need to learn to relish in the mistakes and not criticize ourselves so harshly. An article on Today.com explains, "Women often feel guilty about taking time for themselves, says psychiatrist and TODAY contributor Dr. Gail Saltz."

    “There is some maternal ideal of being self-sacrificing that just isn’t consistent with having time for yourself,” she said.

    The key, says Saltz, is for women to recognize the difference between being selfish in a bad way and being selfish in a healthy way.

    “You have to put on your oxygen mask first,” she says. “If you go to pieces, everyone is going down with you. So you have to give time to yourself. That is healthy, not selfish or narcissistic. That is a tough concept for a lot of women.”

    The reality is that no day is ever perfect, but finding just a moment to decompress or a moment to make yourself feel good is important to the overall health of a mom. Even adding just 15 minutes a day of meditation, relaxation or anything that makes you happy can be helpful.

    This style guide is a great way to kickstart giving mom a little TLC. More often than not, moms don't always have to time look put together, but let's change that. Who says you can't look and feel good while still being a mom? It's all about simple pieces that are easy to wear. This round up features two fun brands: Voodoo Vixen & Kellner along with 3 looks that can take mom from work to after school activities and to a girls night out.

    It's funny looking back at these photos, I had these grandiose goals of how I had planned this shoot. Yet, motherhood got the best of me. Despite my well planned goals to shoot this on location at one of our local gorgeous gardens - things didn't happen that way! When it's just me running the show, mom duty called and I had to make things work the week this feature was coordinated. Shooting in our home studio, after the day at the office, ended up working out the best. I was able to tend to toddler tantrums, my needy pittie Ellie and homework duty with my eldest. All the while practicing my "Tyra Schmyze" and applying makeup to make sure I looked somewhat presentable. Just keeping it real my friends!

    Usually, our editorial shoots are coordinated with a team of people (myself, our photographers, stylist assistants to help me out, a makeup/hair team and our model team). As the Creative Director behind the Halfstack Shoots, I am usually the one pitching boutiques for pulls, putting the looks together, coordinating the locations and managing our shoots. I dress everyone else, but me. Typically, I'll be dressed in all black, ready to conquer the creative world, with my hair in a bun. Yet, for this mom style feature I wanted to do something a little more personal. I figured I would do a personal style shoot and showcase looks I might style for myself. Fun, simple yet chic looks that are easy to wear, but leave you feeling stunning.

    First up, I wanted a look that I could take from the office to running around after my toddler while I take my eight year old to all of her after school activities. With the simple switch of a pair of heels for a pair of flats, this look keeps me comfortable, but gives off a lovely feminine vibe. I love dressing up and when I can do it in a way that's comfortable, it's an added bonus. I paired this beautiful Kellner "Intense Botanic" skirt with a simple knit long sleeve scoop neck top, topped it off with a medallion  necklace and some simple pumps. Just switch out a pair of sandals or flats for a more comfortable option.

    Kellner is a brand that truly focuses on the beauty of fit for the female form. What I like best about this skirt is that it hits at that perfect high waisted spot that is oh-so forgiving of the middle torso! Kellner is truly beautifully curated with gorgeous textiles and prints that pull inspiration from nature. Each hand drawn print is exclusive to the line. The focus for this most recent collection is an edited assortment of skirts. True mid-length skirts that fall to the slimmest part of a woman’s leg and leave you feeling classy and sassy. Long lengths and yards of Italian textiles provide a truly luxurious and feminine style. Made of cotton twill and Tencel, these styles hold their own shape without the need for crinoline or layers. Styling tips to keep in mind for this look are to pair a simple top when showcasing a statement piece such as this skirt and high waisted skirts are a moms best friend. They truly are forgiving and create a beautifully flattering shape.

  • Elaine Sir in Kellner


    This is one you can’t miss as it’s flattering on most everyone and all body types.  Embrace the iconic style of DVF — the wrap dress! It’s getting a little edgier and more chic this season though — with high slits on the side or plunging necklines in the front.  The patterns are more fun and the comfort can’t be beat! My new fave line is KELLNER – a new deliciously luxe brand (out of Cali! woot woot!) that mixes the timeless feminine silhouettes of the ’50s with the needed comfort of the now.  As a mom of two, I constantly need to bend over, reach high, dash to the left, catch to the right.  And I’m telling you – these have the feel of pajamas.  Yummy and luxurious.  They need to make pajamas and bathrobes for real though.  Their material is ridick.  Ya hear me, KELLNER? unnamed-1

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