Ruffle Sweaters

Happy New Year!

Schools are closed and I’m stir crazy plus I haven’t written a blog in a long while soooo what better way to spend my snow day then to look at beautiful ruffled sweaters, right?

Ruffle sweaters are right on trend and they come in all different price points and different variations of ruffle (ha!).  In other words if you are not a big fan of ruffles or want to try the trend but don’t really want to embrace the drama that comes with ruffles there is a sweater for you.

Check out my picks for the cutest ruffled sweaters at all price points. Enjoy!

LINKS TO BUY: Cream cable knit ruffle sleeve sweater (top left corner), Grey ruffle sleeve sweater (bottom left corner) , Navy ruffle sleeved sweatshirt (center), Light pink asymmetrical ruffle sweater (top right corner), Violet ruffle hem sweater (bottom right corner)

More Ruffled Coziness Ahead…

In my search for affordable and cute ruffled sweaters came up alot.  Here are a few from their site that caught my eye but be sure to check out their website to see what you like also!

Black Knit Top with Tiered Frilling Sleeves,

Keep Knit Up Turtleneck Top in Orange,

Playful Art Cable Knit Sweater in Pink,

NYFW Fall Preview 2016

The fashion world is always seasons ahead of us normal people and thank goodness for me because fashion week has brought me out of hibernation. Won’t he do it??

The beauty of fashion houses being so ahead of our actual current season is that it helps us in the regular world plan and spend our fashion monies wisely.  A few of the color themes and stand out trends we saw at the Spring 2016 fashion shows which debuted in September will be sticking around for Fall 2016 .  Which means you will get more price per wear out of most pieces purchased this season if you shop carefully.

Check out the Spring 2016 fashion trend round up here. And keep scrolling for some of my fave looks from the Fall 2016 runways and the “take away”! Happy New Clothes Season!

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These are only a few of the spectacular clothes showcased at NYFW check out for more fabulousness!

The Take Away

While shopping for Spring look for the following trends:

  1. Floral
  2. Capes
  3. Snakeskin
  4. Ruffles
  5. Color Trends: yellow, pink, blue & orange
  6. Stripes
  7. Batwig Sleeves

These trends will ensure for a smooth transition into Fall when the time comes! (Bonus: Also purchasing more pieces in fabrics like cotton will be warm even to wear in fall!)




Mahve’s 10 under $50 Holiday Gift Guide


It’s that time of the year again!! Check out some of my fave gifts to give and receive below. Best part is….they are all under $50! 

For the girl who cherishes her sleep


 Cute pajamas are so fun and perfect for the girl who loves to cuddle! These Victoria Secret’s Mayfair Boxer Pajama are super soft & comfy and can be found here for the woman in your life who likes to get cozy and stay cute.

for every girl


Alex and Ani bracelets are all the rage right now. They are chic AND they have meaning.  Whatever you would like to say to that special girl they have the right bracelet to do it.   From zodiac signs to Pittsburgh Steelers charms to Mother’s Day, Alex and Ani knows what a girl wants and caters to every side of her.  Currently they are offering special holiday ones to embody the season. (show above: Triad of Textures Bangles)

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Blanket scarves can be found on every fashion blogger’s Instagram feed right now. Gift Renee’s Accessories Plaid Woven Wrap to the trendy girl who likes to stay in the fashion know.  Buy one for yourself to stay warm too this season!


for the teenage girl

bando-looking-good-makeup-bag-selfies-f39-632x947’s Looking Good Selfie Makeup Bag is so adorable for that smartphone obsessed teenager who also loves her Urban Decay! 

for the busy woman


This spacious Reversible Faux Leather Tote is perfect for the woman on the go. From tablets to baby bottles, it can hold alot and the chic pebbled texture gives it a lux look. 

for the sweater lover


Asos’ Only Pocket Front kimono Knit sweater is everything one should look for in a sweater. It is flattering, cozy and stylish as it comes in a shade of this season’s IT color: Marsala! 

for the party girl


Kate Spade’s Silver Street Happy Hour Flask is so cute and yes perfect for the girl who loves her cocktails. Super spacious (always a plus in this situation) and chic. She will thank you.



for the pregnant girl


For the woman who is preggars and a former party girl this Mimosa Diptyque Candle makes an adoreable gift. She can relax and pretend like she’s imbibing, what could more perfect?

for the techie


Google’s Chromecast allows you to stream media to your TV or speakers using your phone, tablet or laptop. Just plug it into the HDMI port on your TV and stream away.  Click the link for more info.

for the bath fanatic


These luxurious soaps by Tory Burch are magnificent. Perfect for the woman who loves subtly scented skin.  Tory Burch bath soap, set of 4


Marsala Jumpsuit + Aztec Sweater Coat

Oh how I love Marsala! The trendy color of the year has so many other monikers, i.e. wine, merlot, oxblood, etc., but no matter what you call it it is gorgeous on every skin tone and completely embodies the entire season.


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This pic is a bit out of focus, but the concept still holds. Pairing a jumpsuit with a statement necklace, long printed sweater coat and silver pumps makes for a cute out that can go from day to night. Have an office party to go to where the dress code calls for casual?  This would be a perfect outfit to wear throughout your work day and to mingle with drinks and co-workers. ***Swap out statement necklace and pumps for a long pendant and flats during the day to vary the looks.***


Necklace is from Rocksbox! Get a FREE unlimited  month using my code: mahvestylingxoxo


 Jumpsuit is from LOFT and is on sale here. Sweater coat was found at Marshalls, but a similar one can be found here.

Shop Spotlight: Nasty Gal

Happy Friday! Cheers to the freakin weekend!

Today’s shop spotlight is none other than the website of THE #girlboss Sophia Amoruso, Nasty Gal.  Now the website’s name may put you in the mindset of something completely different than what the website offers. Because although the site does offer some sexy (which is not synonymous with nasty either) pieces there is nothing nasty about this site.

Nasty Gal’s aesthetic is sexy & cool. Overall the pieces are on the glam side but you can also find a button down plaid shirt.

Most pieces are considered on the higher end of the price septrum but as usual for all shop spotlights featured on MAHVE … does offer deals! Like today (10/23) through Monday (10/26) you can get select items for $25.  Check out a few of my pics of what’s offered at this fabulous discount below!


Colette Midi Skirt


See it Through Sweatshirt

Work It Pussy Bow Blouse

Double Up layered trousers

Bleecker Pleated Midi Skirt

 My other picks on this site are not on sale as of yet but give it time. Sign up for emails to be alerted if you see something you love so that you can be the first to grab once it does!

Sequin Kimono


Vienna Crop Top


Camo cardigan

Cape dress

Knit Cardigan

Textured crossbody

Check out Sophia Amoruso’s book #Girlboss. It is a FABULOUS read. A must have.

Happy Shopping!

Shop Spotlight: Nordstrom Rack

Nordstrom Rack is one of the best places to go for discount high end pieces that are still on trend.  

Although the price point of this shop spotlight is higher than usual, the turnaround for MOST items that get sent to ‘the rack’ is within season, which makes it worth it in the end.  You may even find pieces that are still on the Nordstrom site that are also listed on Nordstrom Rack so get to looking!

Another note: Spending more on certain items i.e, coats, shoes and bags will last you longer and becomes worth the money in the long run in relation to price per wear (what you paid for an item divided by how many times you wear it).


Truth of Touch Faux leather jacket


Michael Stars Turtleneck Sweater


Flying Tomato Poncho


Steve Madden Leather Tote


Vince Camuto Belted cardigan


Eliza J Grid Print Ponte Dress



Seychelles Wedge Boots


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Top Guy OTK boot


Free People Sloppy Pocket Cardigan

check them out and let me know what you find!

Heads Up, Seven Up!: Spring Trends Preview

Ladies, I am absolutely not trying to rush our lives away by already talking about Spring already when Winter hasn’t even officially begun….however, knowing what is coming up for the following season can help you make smart fashion investments in the season you are in.

The Fall/Winter to Spring transition is all about accessories, i.e. shoes, bags, jewelry.  By purchasing trendy accessories a season earlier you will get more mileage out of your purchase and will avoid the update frenzy that comes with every season.

Seven Up for Spring 2016

1. primary colors

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4. ruffled layers

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7. sparkle & shine

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Wedge Boot Love Affair

Although this trend was at its peak a few years ago, I still heart wedge boots. I mean what’s not to love about a stylish boot that is easy to walk in? 

If you are a busy mom like me than you can understand that comfort is key. And if you are also a stylish mom like me you can understand not wanting to sacrifice style for comfort. 

That being said: I introduce to you the wedge boot!  Here are a few stylish options for you to begin your own love affair!

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Charles by Charles David ‘Edie’ OTK boot

Over the knee boots are still very popular this season and paired with THE hottest color for Fall 2015, you can’t go wrong! These also come in navy and black.

Obsessed with fringe this fall? Then try out a pair wedge booties with your favorite trend.  This pair is from Lulu’ and can be found here.

More fringe…I.N.C. ‘Everleeh’ wedge bootie


Tahiri Sutton Boot

Found these on Amazon for the girl who likes some traction on the bottom of her boot.

Charles by Charles David ‘Naya’ Boot

Ziginy Kiara Bootie

The investment wedge bootie.

Fyre ‘Regina’ Bootie

All of the styles featured here are either a pointed toe or almond toe, which I prefer for us shorter girls. But if you love a round toe a quick search on the fashion site Polyvore will definitely find what you are looking for.

Rocksbox Review


Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got! 

If you have not tried Rocksbox yet you need to get on it! I mean who doesn’t like a surprise compilation of jewelry pieces that complement each other but also look fab on their own?

Rocksbox is a  subscription service that sends you personalized jewelry pieces for only $19/month.  After you take a style quiz about your preferred jewelry style, your Rocksbox stylist will send you 3 pieces for you to wear and return at your convenience; each time a box comes it will have 3 different fabulous pieces.   After you take the jewels for a spin you can decide if you want to purchase them or send them back.

All rocks are from popular high quality jewelry companies  like House of Harlow & Kendra Scott which is perfect for people like me who have jewelry allergies. Nickel free jewelry sent to my door? Yes, please!

I am on my second box and have so far purchased the beautiful Kendra Scott studs you see below. And I almost wear them everyday… I the only one who just got hip to drusy??

My second box has the beautiful Gorjana necklace below that is definitely staying home with me! Look below the picture for your FREE month of Rocksbox on me! 🙂 

FREE month of Rocksbox with code: mahvestylingxoxo

Shop Spotlight:

Shop Ruche is a super cute online boutique that kind of puts you in the Anthropologie frame of mind–with a lower price point. They have everything from clothing to mugs, all with adorable vintage inspired flair.

They also offer fun features like sending e-cards from their site and wallpaper for your computer, tablets and smartphones! How cute is that??

But First Coffee Thermal Mug

Emerson coat by BB Dakota

Bennett Street Pants in Wine

Cedar Hill Faux Fur Vest

Rosy Kiss Faux Leather Skirt

Marlow Pointed Loafers

Met Steps Cape jacket

Met Gala heels

In Wales plaid scarf

Cedar Falls Cape Cardigan

Bishop Park Triangle necklace

happy shopping!!