June 30, 2011

Runway Inspiration: Temperley London

Photo Credit: Temperley London Resort 2012 via style.com

currently admiring this collection...
Temperley London Resort 2012

June 29, 2011

At the Louvre

Photo Credit: Diane Kruger via Glamour

Diane Kruger wows in this Alessandra Rich belted gown. The actress wore the off-white gown with fluorescent green and white lace bodice from the Spring 2011 collection to an event at the Louvre recently. She added an orange neoprene belt, which adds a stunning contrast to the unique look.

June 28, 2011

Look for Less: Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton wore this gorgeous Temperley London dress to Wimbeldon... and no surprise, it's already sold out.

Get Kate's Wimbeldon white look for a fraction of the cost with this pretty white dress with tiny pleats for under $50! The lightly fluted hem and little tie belt at the waist will be flattering, and the sweetheart neckline adds a touch of playful femininity.

Photo Credit: via zap2it; via ASOS

June 24, 2011

Get the Look: Black Jumpsuit

Photo Credit: via Vogue Diaries

Fashion plate Olivia Palermo wears this Whistles Bianca tie shoulder jumpsuit with spike bracelets, and a chic black clutch. Get the look with this Theyskens' Theory black wide-leg silk-satin jumpsuit, and that Eddie Borgo for J. Crew collection wide cuff. The cuff is the right blend of sweet and tough.

June 21, 2011

Brighten Up for Summer

Photo Credit: Abigail Spencer via Vogue Diaries

Abigail Spencer looks gorgeous in this bright orange dress and nude wedges. This dress is cool, without looking like she's trying too hard. The vibrant dress mixed with the subdued wedges and python clutch (read the guide to snakeskin accessories for every budget here) gets the relaxed chic look just right. Brighten up your summer look with hues like orange, hot pink and more!

Summer Hats for Every Budget

Reach for a floppy straw hat to stylishly protect yourself from the hot summer sun.

Blake Lively wore her large floppy straw hat with a green ruffled halter dress. The hat gives the outfit a carefree and casual summer look.

Fashion mavens like Kate Moss, Nicole Richie, and Rachel McAdams have all recently been spotted wearing his 70s inspired shaped hat.

Embrace the floppy hat shape and pick a hat in straw to hide from the sun this summer.

On a tight budget? You can still get a stylish summer hat for only $10! This floppy hat with its grosgain ribbon trim and decorative flower embellishment is pretty and budget-friendly! Perfect!

For under $75, snatch up this pretty hat in natural with a pop of color in raspberry. The raspberry and black on the hat gives it a preppy, fun look.

If you want to invest in a chic, summer hat, why not buy a timeless straw hat like this one with its gold chain and taupe silk chiffon detail? Eugenia Kim hat is perfect for a day at the beach or for a casual summer afternoon.

Looking for a hat with more pizazz than a plain straw hat? Then, go for a fun striped floppy hat, like this hat from Topshop, in bright orange and red for about 50 bucks.

Or, how about a chic striped hat with classic white and gold stripes from Juicy Couture? This hat (pictured on right) is casually glamorous.

Wear your summer hat with a bright colored dress and flat sandals. Or, wear with a crisp button-down shirt and white shorts.

If you already have a large floppy hat, pull it out of your closet and wear it with confidence.

Whether you wear your hat on the beach or in the city, it's the perfect hot-weather summer accessory. It'll protect you from the sun and give you a chic look at the same time. {Photo Credit: via stylebistro; via ASOS}

June 20, 2011

Look for Less: Bright Lime Dress

Emma Watson shines in this bright lime dress by Marchesa. The young actress wore the dress to the MTV Movie Awards.

Wear brights all summer long - whether you choose bright yellow, lime or any other color, embrace bold colors!

Get the look for less with a dress in a similar color, like this lime midi-skirted Topshop dress. This dress is less than $100, and it's on trend in terms of color and cut.

The hemline of the Topshop dress is a bit longer than Emma's dress, but the midi-length is in style right now - so you can keep it long or alter it to get an above-the-knee length.

Love the ruffled detail on the dress? Spend under $75 and look perfectly chic with this teal ruffle dress. The color is slightly different than the lime green, but you'll get the same stunning look.

Get the soft and sweet look with this Shoshanna babydoll dress in bright lime. This dress is perfect for all of your summer events. You'll keep cool in the hot weather with this sensational dress. Photo Credit: via onstreets

June 17, 2011

Runway Inspiration: Preen Resort

Photo Credit: Preen Resort 2012 via style.com


the bright colors,
the streamlined silhouettes,
inspired by the designer's love of kimonos.

June 16, 2011

Crochet Accessories for Every Budget

Crochet-knits never really go out of style. The House of Missoni delivers colorful knits that are consistently on the wish-list of every fashionista. If you want to splurge on a striking Missoni maxidress, buy this crochet-knit dress on sale now.

Since spring/summer 2011 is all about 70s inspired looks, now is the perfect time to embrace your inner bohemian and wear crochet accessories.

Crochet accessories are in style this summer, and you can embrace the trend giving it your own sophisticated spin!

For $100 or less, add a vintage-inspired navy blue Ralph Lauren belt to give your jeans and a t-shirt look a little something extra.

For $300 or less, Tory Burch crocheted wedges (pictured below) are spectacular shoes for summer. The bright yellow wedges will add a pop of color to your ensemble.

In terms of designer accessories, the bag to have right now is currently almost 50% off. Stella McCartney large crocheted shoulder bag is the epitome of laid back cool. This cream crochet bag is the perfect mix of boho chic and girly-girl with its pom-pom details.

Photo Credit: Missoni Resort 2012 via style.com; via toryburch.com

June 15, 2011

Get the Look: Emma Roberts

Photo Credit: via Instyle UK

Emma Roberts wore this adorable dress with black ruffled neckline by designer Razan Alazzouni at an appearance on the TODAY show. Emma styled her dress with Brian Atwood black platform pumps. Browse through Razan Alazzouni's latest looks - each garment is whimsical, classic and feminine.

Get the look with this Tara Jarmon dress in mint green. Wear this gorgeous dress with a long statement necklace in black with heels and you'll look fabulous.

June 12, 2011

Trend Report: Black Leather Shorts

At Chanel cruise collection presentation, Rachel Bilson stood out from the crowd with her chic ensemble of feminine top mixed with chic shorts.

Bilson dressed up her black leather shorts by adding pointy toed Louboutins; the heels give her outfit a more polished, formal look.

Get Bilson's look with these sophisticated leather shorts from Kelly Bergin. These shorts will cost you around $500, but they are a cool-girl essential. Fear not budget-conscious shoppers: there's also a pair for $100 listed below.

Skeptical about following in the footsteps of a fearless trendsetter like Bilson? Take comfort in the fact that Olivia Palermo, known for her classic and sophisticated style, has embraced the look - styling her Tibi black leather shorts with a hot pink blazer and green satin heels. Snatch up Olivia's Tibi shorts while you still can.

To get the look for less, spend less than $100 on Urban Outfitters black leather shorts.

Style the shorts with a feminine top, heels and a pretty clutch. Consider adding a blazer on top - either in black or in a bright color.

Photo Credit: via mtdaysandnights

Will you dare to wear black leather shorts this summer? Will you try or skip this trend?

June 10, 2011

Runway Inspiration: DVF Resort

Photo credit: Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2012 via style.com

Bright colors, funky prints, and a fun take on resort wear give Diane von Furstenberg 2012 resort collection the right amount of quirk. Classic cuts in unique and interesting prints make this collection today's runway inspiration. During the hot summer, slip on a DVF silk dress in a eye-catching print, like this dress, to beat the heat in style.

June 9, 2011

Snakeskin Accessories for every budget

A snakeskin trench from the Burberry S/S '11 collection (on left) and slinky snakeskin dresses from the Altuzarra collection demonstrate that snakeskin is back in a big way.

Snake print accessories feel a little more unique and special than your treasured collection of leopard print accessories. And, while leopard print accessories are still fabulous, snake print accessories are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.

For $25 or less, snatch up this inexpensive skinny belt in faux snakeskin from GAP. It's affordable, and will give your outfit a polished and put together look.

For around $100, these black faux snakeskin strappy sandals offer just the right amount of edge for your Saturday night outfit. Or, go with seriously cool DKNY espadrilles that you can pair with summer neutrals.

For the designer accessory, go with the gloriously subtle and chic Reed Krakoff tote (pictured below). The black snakeskin detail perfectly compliments the light gray color of the bag. A structured tote, with snakeskin detailing, will add a sense of sophistication to your look.

Photo Credit: Burberry Prorsum via style.com; Reed Krakoff at net-a-porter.com

June 8, 2011

CFDA Best Dressed

Photo Credit: via stylebistro

CFDA 2011, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen wearing The Row (and Chanel jacket)

{to see some amazing pictures of the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards, see here.}

June 7, 2011

White Hot Fashion

Photo Credit: Jamie Chung via onsugar

Celebrities, like Jamie Chung, are wearing the on trend color of the moment - white - on the red carpet. Chung wore this stunning white cutout dress recently. Get the look with a similar long white dress, turquoise earrings, and gold heels. Wear a white cutout dress, like this stylish and modern Versace cutout gown. Or, this ladylike Nicole Miller ruffled gown with its lovely cutout back.

If you don't like wearing white, try Rachel Pally long cutout dress in a cream color.

Pair your white dress with turquoise earrings - like these earrings - to complete the look.

June 6, 2011

Get the Look: Quilted Bag

Photo Credit: Glamour Russia via zac-fashion.com

How amazing is this quilted Chanel bag in blush?

Get the same look with this bag, a classic and pretty Marc Jacobs leather bag. This bag will go with just about everything in your summer wardrobe.

There's also a budget-friendly alternative: quilted wristlet in blush. It's only 15 dollars! Talk about bang for your buck!