Summer is our favorite season. We love the weather, going to the beach, and ALL the fabulous warm weather fashions! And while we have been known to splurge on a fabulous and expensive cover up, or a sky high jimmy choo wedge, we also love the steals and deals you can only get in the Summer. We love inexpensive maxi dresses that cost less than fifty dollars but make you feel like a million bucks, sexy bikinis from bargain stores, and knock-off sandals that you would swear were the real deal. So here are some of our fave deals of Sumer 2014. Because don’t forget…now is the time to save your $$$ for those expensive boots this Fall!!! Happy Shopping!

Lucky brand romper at $64

Target Bikini, Top $19.99 and Bottom $17.99

Sam Edelman Sandal Wedge on sale at Nordstrom $46.90

Lush Maxi on Sale at Nordstroms $38.90

Ralph Lauren Cover Up Tunic on sale at Bloomingdales $38.99



So if you were on facebook at all this weekend, you too must have been bombarded with pics and videos of everyone with kids at sleep away camp attending visiting day. Families with happy smiling faces and arms around each other. Brothers and sisters who usually fight like crazy, now embracing and getting all teary eyed. It is all very sweet to see. However, we know that visiting day is very stressful for the moms in all these pics. And the reason is, it’s really hard finding the perfect outfit! Now our kids go to day camp so we are not faced with this visiting day dilemma. But we are finding ourselves helping our friends and clients find the perfect visiting day ensembles. Now before social media, even we self-admitted fashion obsessed girls would’ve thought this was a little cray cray. But nowadays when you know your pic will be on display for all the world to see, it makes perfect sense! So here are some tips and looks so you too can look visiting day gorgeous!

TIP #1

Invest in the perfect pair of beaten up denim shorts. A pair that looks like you aren’t trying too hard. You know ones that appear as if you simply cut an old pair of jeans, but probably cost you close to $200. (And make your butt look fab!)

Joes Jeans shorts $148

TIP #2

Wear a tank or tee! Sounds so simple but quite the contrary! You need to find a tank or tee with a little something interesting on it. Something that will make you look like a cool mom who has really cute clothes. Try buying one with a cutout, a strategic hole or maybe a little fringe.

Tribal fringe tank!

TIP #3

Sunglasses! So you know your mascara will be running from all your joyous tears after seeing the kids you haven’t seen in awhile. So invest in a hot pair of big sunglasses. Something glamorous and on trend for all of your instagram followers to see!

Tom Ford shades are always chic!

TIP #4

Learn how to master the “I just rolled out of bed and brushed my hair quickly look”! Of course it will probably take an hour and a half but no one needs to know. Think Jennifer Aniston in all her Aveena ads.

TIP #5

Invest in a cute pair of sneakers. And go run run run and be the first mom to hug her kiddo! Happy visiting day!

Nike cuties in multi-color!

A GEM IN ENGLEWOOD (And a special giveaway link at end of post!!)

We hope you enjoy our blog this week about a fabulous gem in Englewood.  Read on…



Botox, fillers, chemical peels….Nowadays these are as commonplace as manis & pedis.  We know many that indulge in these anti-aging beauty tricks and while some look nice and rejuvenated, others take it too far!  We’ve all seen the over 50 year old celebrity staring at us on movie screens with that lifeless but wrinkle-less face as if they were 25.

We here at The Style Duo have been hesitant to partake in any of these treatments and here is the reason why…FEAR!  We are scared of looking too stiff and emotionless, fearful of any screw up that can happen from poking large needles into your face and terrified of any bad side effects!  Who knows what is in those things and if they can truly harm you more than help you. So we have relied on expensive face creams, makeup and foggy mirrors to help us feel young and beautiful.  Our minds were made up to never give in until…we met Dr Rabkin.

An old camp friend of ours told us about Esthetica MD in Englewood, the first and only cosmetic medicine and aesthetic practice and facial spa in Bergen County.  She talked about the founder and Medical Director of Esthetica MD, the renowned Dr. Rabkin.  Did he have a magic wand?  Could he guarantee no wrinkles and no pain?  We were skeptical and hesitant.  But with a little persuasion we agreed to meet with him and here is how it went.

The minute we walked into Esthetica MD we knew we weren’t in just any old doctor’s office.   In fact it felt like PARADISE.  We were greeted with modern décor, delicious aromas, and a friendly and beautiful staff.  (all with fabulous skin!)  We forgot that we just walked in from the busy streets of Englewood into this tranquil haven.  We waited a few minutes for Dr. Rabkin and when he came to greet us he was warm and friendly.  And then we whipped out our long list of grueling questions.  “How do you know it won’t look too overdone?’ we asked.  “Does Botox cause deadly diseases?’  “Will we have long lasting results?” Etc Etc.  Dr. Rabkin answered every question with clarity and confidence and immediately put our minds at ease.  He explained that his goal has always been to give women (men too!) a natural and more youthful appearance through these anti-aging procedures.  He talked a lot about balance, proportion and natural attractiveness and even got permission from one of his patients there to show us her before & after pictures.  Wow!  What a difference fillers can make and most importantly so natural and not overdone.

And the icing on the cake was when Dr. Rabkin talked about his non-surgical face lift based on the predictable patterns seen with facial aging. This man was every woman’s dream!  Now as we said earlier Botox, fillers, peels are everywhere but the important thing we learned is to find a doctor you trust.  For us this means, a person who often believes LESS IS MORE!  And Dr. Rabkin fills this bill completely!  He even talked about turning away patients when they wanted to do more procedures than he felt was necessary to give them a beautiful but natural appearance.  We loved that!

The bottom line is we all want to look our best and hold onto a youthful glow as long as we can.  In addition to Dr. Rabkin’s cosmetic medicine services, Esthetica MD has great aesthetic services like brow shaping and makeup application.  And though there isn’t a magic potion to make us look exactly as we did when we were in our 20’s, we believe working with someone like Dr. Rabkin comes as close to visiting the Fountain of Youth as one can get!

Dr. Rabkin of Esthetica MD.

Esthetica MD is located at 12 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood.  201-816-8106

And you can get gorgeous with Esthetica MD with a $200 Gift Card they are giving away to one of our readers- Enter for a chance to win by Clicking Here.




Our favorite Housewife, Aviva Drescher, in Catherine Malandrino’s flag dress!


We hope you all had a fun and fashionable July 4th weekend. Whether you were at the beach, at a bbq or watching a firework show, we hope you did it in style. Holidays are great times to experiment with trends, colors and themes. And on July 4th, it is so easy to put together a red, white and blue ensemble. Even a red, white and blue manicure will do! Here are some of our favorite patriotic pics of celebs as they celebrated this important holiday! Included is the stunning, Aviva Drescher who we dressed in a signature Catherine Malandrino flag dress for her appearance on FOX-5 Philadelphia. Having fun with fashion never felt so right!!

Christina Milian and her adorable daughter attend July 4th beach party!

Vanessa-Hudgens looking pretty and patriotic poolside!


Gwen Stefani wears red white and blue to a BBQ.

Jason Derulo shows us boys can get into the holiday spirit too!