I know. I know. You are probably so tired of hearing about Kim Kardashian and Kimye. You can’t turn on the the t.v. or radio without hearing about their upcoming nuptials in Paris, but you have to admit that they have been looking really good lately. The paps can’t get enough of this dazzling couple. I have really never been a huge fan of Kim K’s style but I do think Kanye has had somewhat of a good influence on her by toning her down a little. Whether it’s Kanye or becoming a new mom, her style is definitely evolving for the better. Here she is stepping out in Paris for ice cream with the fam while getting ready for her big day. I love this military style bandeau dress by Givenchy and Guiseppe Zanotti booties. Her slicked back hairstyle really polishes off the look. We can’t all afford $2million wedding gowns so I have offered a more affordable option to get the look.
How do you feel about Kim K’s new style? Would you rock this look?
What’s better than and ‘it’ girl or a jumpsuit? An ‘it’ girl in a jumpsuit! Lupita Nyong’o has been burning up the red carpet since she hit the scene and each look gets better and better. My ultimate favorite alternative for a dress for an elegant occasion is a jumpsuit. This sleek black, strapless Veronica Beard jumpsuit Lupita is sporting here is super flirty yet sophisticated. Of course, this girl knows how to accessorize and she added some fun touches with printed pumps and a pop of color clutch. I found a similar sweetheart neckline, strapless jumpsuit for only $80 and have provided a way to style it like Lupita.
I finally found the perfect pair of black over-the-knee boots! Now I’m considering all the different ways to style them. My go to has been to wear them over skinny jeans with a blazer but I’ve been searching for some more ideas. Insert…Olivia Palermo. This style icon’s covetable fashion sense is emulated by fashionistas all over the world. I saw this simple look in Instyle magazine and thought it was a great look to share. What I love most about the look is its simplicity. Olivia tends to dress very understated. She has the distinct talent of wearing trends without looking trendy. Her two statement pieces, the jacket and the boots, are offset with simple leggings and cardigan. The addition of the feminine blouse and belt balance the ruggedness of the jacket forming a beautifully balanced and chic look.
Who is excited for the return of a new Scandal tonight after a brief hiatus! I know I am although I’m not happy about a winter finale. The torture of waiting to find out how the entangled lives of Olivia, Fitz, and now her mother will unfold. In honor of the return of my favorite show and t.v. heroine, I am featuring a classic Olivia Pope look. One of the best parts of her wardrobe are her coats and this cozy, wrap style is so luxe. It’s one of those items you can throw on top of anything and look sophisticated as ever. But of course, Olivia Pope wears it with a slick pair of trousers, a feminine blouse, and pearl jewelry. Are you obsessed with Olivia Pope? What’s your favorite look?
If you read my previous post on black over-the-knee boots, you know I’m impatiently awaiting boot season to rock a pair. I’ll have to wait a little longer here in Atlanta but I’m already preparing ways to style my boots. That’s when I came across this look by Jessica Biel and was inspired. We are accustomed to seeing Jessica in body-hugging outfits showing off her rock- solid figure, but this chic yet relaxed look is very cool. Her grey coat is beautiful but I actually really like this mixed media one from Tinley Road. The vegan leather sleeves and asymmetric zipper gives it a little more interest and pairs well with the black boots. The Report boots I have featured have a gorgeous shiny leather finish and similar asymmetric zipper across the back. The small block heel is perfect because it still provides a little height but comfortable enough to stomp around the city all day long. Finish the look off with some comfortable jeans and a pair of sophisticated shades and you’ve got your fall uniform.
The only thing hotter than a printed pencil skirt is Naya Rivera in a printed pencil skirt. This small screen vixen is quickly becoming a rising style icon in Hollywood. Here she is wearing one of my favorite silhouettes with a pencil skirt and peplum top. This look may be a little intimidating to some wearing a fitted skirt that has a pattern. It may draw a little more attention to your hips and rear than you may desire, but a mirrored print tends to be more flattering because it draws the eye toward the middle. A peplum top is a perfect item for all ladies to incorporate in their wardrobe because it creates a beautiful hourglass shape. I also love pairing a body-hugging outfit with a lace up sandal. The height of the heel and the bareness of the sandal elongates the legs. I have created a similar look to Naya’s for the fashionista on a budget
Rihanna is just that chick that every woman wants to be and every man wants to you-know-what. We could all stand to read a page from her book of style. She’s a trendsetter and a total fashion risk taker, but it somehow all works on her. I admire how she has the ability to look so cool and appear like she didn’t even try. I have been flirting with the idea of wearing a fitted crop top and Rihanna styles it perfectly below. She kept it simple in all black with skinny jeans and topped it with an oversized boyfriend blazer. I think the key to wearing this look is balance. Find a bottom with a higher waist so you won’t be revealing too much skin. Low-rise jeans with a cropped shirt can come off a little…..well…you know. I’ve re-created this look with every item under $100!
The necklace is from River Island and is very reasonably priced. You can see her debut Rihanna for River Island collection fashion show on one of my previous posts. I’m going to try to get my nerves up and rock a fitted crop top. I’ll be putting in many hours at the Bar Method and staying away from carbs. Do you dare to bare your midriff??
The prime time drama, Revenge, is my Sunday night guilty pleasure. One of the reasons I love this show is because it reminds me of the great dramas of the 80’s I was so obsessed with as a young girl. You remember Joan Collins and Heather Locklear in Dynasty?Ahhh…..the good old days of television. The other thing I love about this show is the fashion. The cast members are all dressed to the nines, especially Ashley Madekwe’s character, Ashley Davenport. This Nigerian and English beauty is stunning both on and off the screen. She has the ability to look so sophisticated whether wearing a ball gown or jeans and a T-shirt. The picture of her below is a great example of her personal style of classy and casual with just a touch of edge. Her impeccable fashion sense makes her a young style star to watch!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a ‘look for less’ or ‘get the look’ post and some of my readers have been wanting one….so, I decided to do a post with both. I feel it’s always a savvy move for a woman to wear a nice tailored suit or a tuxedo to a formal event in lieu of a dress. Black and white are classic go to looks, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley took it to the next level wearing a red Burberry tailored suit to the LFW ’13 Burberry Porsum show. She may have not been on the runway, but all eyes were definitely on her in her bright, fitted suit. Utilize this for your own inspiration. Instead of wearing your usual dress try a fitted suit to your next occasion. Bonus if you rock a fun color or pattern
Jennifer Lopez always dazzles whether she’s ripping it up on the stage or running errands on the weekends. Jennifer would brighten up anyone’s day in this The Row yellow wool crepe coat, Milly wide-leg trousers, and Charlotte Olympia suede platform pumps. We don’t all have J Lo’s paycheck, but you can still look fabulous with these less expensive options to get the look!