Flashback Friday: Favorite TopShelf Instagram Moments

Instagram has become somewhat of a photo diary for the TopShelf team and today we’re taking a look back at our favorite moments. From stylish events to guilty pleasures, get a behind-the-scenes peek at our daily obsessions.

Red Carpet Ready:

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TopShelf CEO Katie Nadler and COO Degelis Tufts attended the New York City Ballet Fall Gala looking absolutely stunning. Shout out to Rent the Runway for the stylish hookup!

Throwback Thursday: 

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Throwback Thursdays never get old… and neither do Kate and Leo.

Editors Know Best:

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Harper’s Bazaar Senior Market Fashion Editor, Joanna Hillman, is street style perfection. This outfit is great for spring or fall  and is the perfect mix of casual chic!

Snapette + The Blonde Salad:

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We had the pleasure of attending Snapette’s Digital Fashion Fete, which was hosted by blogger Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salade. Great party, amazing crowd, and inspiring style.

We <3 New York:

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There is no better city. We heart you, New York.

Designer Spotlight: Eleanor Kalle

TopShelf stylist Randi Tutelman not only offers consistent (and spectacular) fashion advice to our online shoppers, but she also is an incredible jewelry designer as well. Today we are excited to give an insider’s look at her brand Eleanor Kalle, her inspiration as both a stylist and a designer, and of course, her young and fresh styling advice.

Randi Tutelman on Her Personal Style:

“If I could define my style in five words they would be: effortless, bold, feminine, classic and unique. I consider myself a savvy shopper. I enjoy playing dress-up, but also enjoy a casual comfortable look during the day. I like taking risks with colors, patterns, and textures. When shopping around, I enjoy mixing and matching high and low end designers. Shopping is a process; I like to change things up and not shop based on trends.” – Randi

About Her Brand, Eleanore Kalle:

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Eleanor Kalle is a lifestyle brand featuring functional fashion jewelry for the adventurous girl inside all of us. The New York-based brand focuses on versatile statement necklaces and handchains, all of which are handmade with love in America. Newly launched by Randi Tutelman and Amy Mazius, the designers use their free spirited method to create bold pieces.

So, where can you buy them? In addition to their official site, Eleanor Kalle is sold at Milly on Madison Avenue and is actually expanding with Milly into the Middle East. Additionally, the talented duo will be showcasing their brand at Henri Bendel’s upcoming Pop-Up Shop this February.

What’s up next? Amy and Randi are thrilled to announce the upcoming debut of their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. “Designing with a “grunge-chic” girl in mind, Eleanor Kalle sees summer as a time to play with dripping jewels and minimalist shapes. Using the hard vs. soft aesthetic, Spring/Summer 2014 is all about fluid geometry. Look out for lilac stones and metallic hardware.” – EK 

Now, ready to see some pieces? Today we asked the Eleanore Kalle team to style a few of their favorite pieces:

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“This look takes a trend we especially love—the boyfriend fit—and adds a sexy feminine twist. We paired Rag & Bone boyfriend jeans in a light wash with a crisp white Theory oxford.  Team them with Ivanka Trump’s spring floral sling backs for just the right softness and top it all off with Eleanor Kalle jewelry!” - EK

Shop the look: Theory Larissa II Luxe Top; Rag & Bone JEAN Boyfriend Jeans; Ivanka Trump Pointed Toe Halter Back High Pumps

Eleanor Kalle Look #2:

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“Staying on trend with ‘sensory overload’ for spring is cool and effortless with Clover Canyon neoprene pieces. We started this look with a statement-sleeve printed top. Pairing it with a high waist skirt dresses up the trend; we chose this Nameless skirt with an interesting hemline to play off the top’s bold pattern (plus, it’s a steal under $40!).

Our Eleanor Kalle statement necklace will add a polished finishing touch. We chose The Taja necklace, which complements the colors in the Clover Canyon top. Plus, gunmetal one of our favorite colors for spring.” -EK

Shop the Look: NAMELESS High Waist Front Slit Skirt; KOTUR Glitter Globe Minaudiere; Joan & David Pointed Toe Arant Ankle Strap Pumps; Clover Canyon Cigar Granny Top

For more on Randi, check out her TopShelf Stylist Profile.


Stylist Profile: Randi Tutelman

Fashion has always been a part of Randi Tutelman’s world. From a very young age Randi knew she wanted to enter the business of fashion and began interning at Michael Kors while she was only a freshman in college. She has not looked back, adding Ralph Lauren and Milly to her list of designer experiences. At these companies, Randi gained exposure to various departments including marketing, PR, licensing, and production. Regardless of her position at any one company, her ongoing passion for personal styling has always been a consistent. 

WARDROBE STYLIST PROFILE

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Style:  Effortless, bold, feminine, & unique

Favorite Designer(s): Milly, Theory, Maje, and of course my own jewelry line Eleanor Kalle.

Top of your Wishlist: Cartier Tank (a timeless masterpiece), Chanel flats, Quilted Bag, Hermes Wrap Watch

Favorite Travel Destination: Istanbul, Turkey is magnificent. If you have not been, it’s a must! Make sure you go to the market; you will get lost walking through all the colorful aisles. Florence, Portugal and Israel are also amazing!

Every woman should own: Boyfriend jeans. These jeans are the perfect way to look casual and cute. They’re an easy go-to item.

Stylist Tip: Collect a diverse mix of pieces for your wardrobe. Incorporate pieces that juxtapose femininity, simplicity and edge.

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TopShelf Clothes: 2013 Year in Review

As we look back at 2013, we can’t help but share all that we’ve accomplished here in the TopShelf Clothes office. In addition to officially opening our private beta site to the public, we’ve had numerous press pieces and additions to the TopShelf team. Today we are taking some time to look back at our proudest 2013 moments as we prep for the exciting year ahead!

Year in Review: In the Press

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We’ve had some really great press features this past year with WWD, Refinery29, Third Wave Fashion and InStyle’s September issue to name a few. Our 2013 press was not only amazing for getting the TopShelf name out there, but we really took the time to show people who we are as a company as well. One project, called the TopShelf Style Ride allowed us to sponsor a free shuttle car in the Hamptons. TopShelf Founder and CEO, Katie Nadler spent a few summer Saturdays in the Style Ride herself, talking to beachgoers about the brand and really getting to know our new customers. 

Year in Review: TopShelf Team Additions

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This year we have also been fortunate to add a few outstanding new members to the TopShelf team. In September, our new COO Degelis Tufts came on with fresh ideas, drive and an incredible energy that have really helped transform the team. We also acquired our superstar intern Morgan Hoffman, who has made countless contributions since her start. In addition to our growing in-house team, we spent the past 12 months building our elite team of stylists who have years of experience in anything from personal styling to high fashion editorials. And last, but certainly not least, we expanded our team of developers, adding Ed Tsigal and Botond Denes, each who have an extensive backgrounds in fashion e-commerce.

Year in Review: We’re live, ladies!

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We couldn’t wrap up the year without mentioning that our Beta site is officially open, meaning no more required invite code! This feat was especially exciting, as we can now share our love for easy, personalized styling with a much greater audience. With TopShelf you can bring your closet online with a click of a button and receive online personal shopping recommendations to work with your style and budget. It’s free to join and free to receive weekly outfit suggestions.

TopShelf Stylist Profile: Ellie Fichtelman

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Trained by the famed TV stylist Stacey London, Ellie Fichtelman is both a stylist on Style for Hire and a freelance stylist for StyleSeat. In addition to her freelance work, Ellie has assisted many of the fashion world’s top designers, most recently as a dresser for the Edun Spring 2013 show at NY Fashion Week.

Ellie loves teaching her clients about fashion and helping them understand how feeling good in what they’re wearing can actually improve their quality of life. We enjoy having this New Yorker and her talents on our team, especially with her easygoing personality and sense of humor.

 

STYLE PROFILE:

Style: Eclectic-classic with an urban edge

Favorite designer(s): Chloe, Vera Wang, and Theory

Top of Your Wish List: Rick Owens leather moto jacket

Favorite Travel Destination: Paris and Wyoming

Every Woman Should Own: Unembellished pointy-toe flats, multiple black camisoles/tanks for layering, and a fitted black blazer.

Stylist Tip: If you’re not sure how confident you feel in a certain piece, take it for a “test drive.” Wear it to an event or place where you know everyone and/or don’t necessarily need to worry about how you look (think Sunday dinner at Grandma’s house).

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Accessorizing the LBD for a Night Out

The “Little Black Dress” is a simple, chic option for about almost any occasion, including an evening out. Black goes with everything and while other trends come and go, black is here to stay. However, the question remains: how do you make yourself stand out? Today we asked TopShelf stylist Mae to share her tips for dressing up a simple LBD.

Little Black Dresses: Sleek & Sexy

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“The slim fitting silhouette of this wool-jersey LBD by Theory makes it an essential piece for the modern woman. I kept the modern vibe by mixing electric jewelry, sexy black pumps and a unique clutch. If you are feeling bold, throw on this fabulous faux fur jacket!” – Mae

Shop the Look: Theory Jinsel Victorious Dress; Avant Garde Paris Wind Necklace; Bless’ed are the Meek Delusion Jacket; Rose Pierre Empress Cuff Bracelet; Pendleton, The Portland Collection Utility Clutch; Jean-Michel Cazabat Emma Pumps

Little Black Dresses: The Black Tee

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“This black silk tee dress is a must-have, as it is the perfect blank canvas for any style. I paired it here with unique and glamorous accessories including shimmering chandelier earrings, a crystal cuff, and an oversized clutch.” – Mae

Shop the Look: LNA Belle Silk Tee DressMarc by Marc Jacobs East End Colorblock Lady Rei Bag; Lulu Frost Wavelength Bracelet; Alexis Bittar Santa Fe Deco Arrowhead Chandelier Earrings; Steven by Steve Madden Marshha Bootie

TopShelf Stylist Profile: Chrissy Lloyd

TopShelf Stylist Profile | Chrissy Lloyd

In 2008, Chrissy Lloyd left her post as a fashion editor at InStyle Magazine to become a freelance stylist.  Her training as a fashion editor has given her a well-rounded skill set to tackle projects that range from editorials, to catalogs, to advertising, to video. Chrissy currently lives in Brooklyn with her musician husband and two Chihuahuas. In addition to regular styling and printmaking, she has a great online portfolio at Chrissylloyd.com. Want even more on Chrissy? Stay connected with her on Instagram and Facebook. 

STYLE PROFILE:

Style:  Cool and effortless with a touch of tom-boy

Favorite Designer(s): Celine, Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler

Top of your Wish list: Celine over-the-knee boots. I’d pair with a dress and still feel like I’m wearing pants!

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Favorite Travel Destination: Tokyo, Japan and Tulum, Mexico

Every woman should own: A classic quilted leather Chanel bag. I don’t care if you’re 20 or 70, you’ll never be mad at it.

Stylist Tip: Love your dry cleaner. They usually have a great tailor on staff who can nip, tuck and hem everything to perfection.

 

 

 

TopShelf Stylist Profile: Tor Matthey

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TopShelf members, please meet Tor Matthey! A graduate of the prestigious Parsons School of Design, Tor has a wealth of experience in the fashion world. She was a stylist for 2 years at Net-A-Porter in NYC, a visual merchandiser for Contemporary Women’s Fashion at Bergdorf Goodman (also in NYC) and now works as a fashion stylist with The Clutts Agency in Dallas. With the perfect mix of New York City high fashion and Texas country flare it’s no surprise that this stylish new mother of one has a loyal and engaged base of TopShelf clients. For more on Tor, be sure to check out her official site and LinkedIn profile.

STYLE PROFILE:

Style:  Eclectic. I like many things and it depends on my mood, but I never dress downtown edgy or overtly sexy. 

Favorite Designer(s): 3.1 Philip Lim, Carven, Erdem for clothes; Celine, YSL, Lanvin for accessories.

Top of your wish list: Reed Krakoff Boxer bag, Louboutin black Pigalles

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Favorite Travel Destination: Almost anywhere in Europe- the ambiance is richer, landscape more interesting, and the architecture reflects that beautiful symbiosis of old and new.

Every Woman Should Own: A navy blazer

Stylist Tip: Be discerning when shopping- don’t easily buy into trends! Make sure you love each piece and that it works for your lifestyle. My personal rule is you should be able to make 3 outfits out of anything in your existing closet.

Style File: Summer Night Outfits

After showcasing some of our favorite items for summer night outfits, we decided to ask TopShelf stylist Aubrie, to share of her top picks. Whether you’re in need of a chic cocktail dress or a casual cool ensemble, we love these picks for a stylish night out.

Stylist Pick for Chic Summer Night Outfits: Whimsical vs. Graphic

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“Juxtaposing different styles can bring an interesting edge to an outfit. For this ensemble, I paired a whimsical, feminine, pastel chiffon top with bold, geometric, graphic shorts. The outfit works great with pretty flat sandals and rhinestone jewelry for a lovely (and easy!) day to night look.” – Aubrie

Shop the Look: J.Crew Nolita Jacket; J.Crew Pleated Chiffon Top; Lulu Frost for J.Crew Cascade Earrings; J.Crew Martha Bracelet; J.Crew 3” Chino Short in Sea Horse; J.Crew Elsa Piped Metallic Sandals

Stylist Pick for Chic Summer Night Outfits: Prints for a Party

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“The eclectic print on this Clover Canyon tank is fun and unique. Pair it with skinnies and little low heels for a summer chic look that’s great for a night out on the town!” – Aubrie

Shop the Look: Clover Canyon Graphic Flowers Top; J Brand Midrise Super Skinny; Z Spoke Zac Posen Marlene Envelope Clutch; Trina Turk Bauble Ring; Rebecca Minkoff Dangle Feather Earrings; Jessica Simpson Erikk Sandal

Stylist Pick for Chic Summer Night Outfits: Sexy Snake Print

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“That bronze glow deserves some attention at summer cocktail party and this look will enhance your beautiful tan. The form-fitting dress is bright and clean in white. Dare to spice it up with orange, gold and snake skin accessories.” – Aubrie

Shop the Look: Rebecca Taylor Asymmetrical V Neck Dress; Diane von Furstenberg 440 Envelope Python Clutch; Gorjana Taner Swing Earrings; Jennifer Meyer Jewelry Bar Ring; L.A.M.B. Payton Strappy High Heels; Charles Albert Alchemia Shine Cuff 

SPECIAL PREVIEW ACCESS TODAY!

While we’re still a closed members-only site we’re providing limited time access codes so that you can bypass our wait list and bring your closet into the digital age. Today you can sign up for TopShelf by using invite code SUMMERNIGHTS.

Choosing a Versatile Sandal for Summer

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Finding the perfect summer sandal can be difficult when there are so many trendy styles out there. Rather than walking aimlessly into a store or spending hours weeding through online options, we decided to ask TopShelf stylist Randi to share her words of advice.

Stylist Pick for Versatile Sandals: The Lucite Trend

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“Summer is finally here and there is no better way to celebrate than by going shopping for a versatile pair of sandals. If you are unsure of what will match your summer wardrobe, your best bet is to go for a great neutral shoe. Subtle details can make just as bold of a statement as bright colors and prints. The sandals in this look do just that; they enhance the outfit while still keeping the attention on the glamorous swimsuit. I especially love the strappy details, which offer a sporty edge and compliment the femininity of the overall look. In addition, the runways this season highlighted Lucite fashion. These Janay Perspex Mix Flat Sandals are a totally wearable option for the Lucite trend.  And remember, your sandals should both compliment and complete your outfit.” – Randi

Shop The Look: 1. ASOS Scarf Print Beach Dress; 2. ASOS Contrast Panel Belted Bandeau Swimsuit; 3. French Connection Set of 5 Textured Rings; 4. Faith Janay Perspex Mix Flat Sandals; 5. Jeepers Peepers Vintage Clear Oversized Sunglasses

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