29 February 2012

Celebrity Copycat: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Style

Does Rosie ever look less than flawless? Her casual style is sublime!

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Jacket $80 // Sweater $23 // Pants $80 // Boots $50 // Bag $49

Roundup: Coral Crush

If mint green is going to be the color of spring/summer 2012, coral is definitely going to be the runner-up. And they look fabulous together, too.

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Shoes $40 // Scarf $25 // Skirt $40 // Ring $30 // Top $72 // Necklace $60 // Bag $50

Personal Shopper: Job Interview

Reader Request

I've been working in pharmaceutical marketing for the past four years, and as I'm sure you can imagine, the dress code is pretty drab. I have an interview next week for my dream job (marketing for a fashion brand in NYC) and I have no idea what to wear. My professional wardrobe of dark pants, button-down tops and sensible heels, but that's not really me at all. And everything else I have is more appropriate for evening or weekend, not the office. So, I'm at a loss. Can you help me with an outfit that's professional but fashionable and fun?

I feel your pain - I've been interviewing as well and finding a professional-yet-stylish outfit for a creative interview is sometimes challenging. But this look will really make an impression. It's got a lot going on with the plaid, lace, and leopard, but by keeping almost everything in black and white (and adding just a tiny pop of color with the pink belt), it's subtle instead of busy. Good luck!

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Shirt $60 // Skirt $16 // Belt $5 // Pantyhose $15 // Shoes $50 // Bag $8 // Bracelets $9 // Earrings $14

Celebrity Copycat: Olivia Palermo Style

I have a folder on my computer full of celebrity photos that I plan on using for future posts, and so many of them are of Olivia Palermo. So many of them, in fact, that I joked about it on Twitter.

I mean, her style is absolutely incredible. So expect to possibly see a lot of Olivia in these next few weeks.

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Vest $82 // Top $11 // Skirt $109 // Belt $25 // Boots $27 // Watch $23

28 February 2012

Celebrity Copycat: Ashley Tisdale Style

After seeing Ashley in this light, breezy frock, I now have a desperate longing to lie on a beach. Come on, summer.

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Dress $50 // Sandals $20 // Hat $33 // Sunglasses $4 // Bracelets $22

Fashion Redemption: Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain is a beautiful and very talented woman, but in my opinion, her style choices go one of two ways. She's either close but no cigar (see here, here, here, here) or not even close (see here, here, here).

The one time she got it 100% right was the most important time - the Oscars.

But this outfit is the worst offense I've seen so far. The print, the fit, the shoes that are fine but don't go at all,  the hair, the makeup, the scowl. It's just all-around horrifying. So here's something much better.

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Dress $56 // Shoes $40 // Clutch $59 // Earrings $6

Pinspiration: Tickled Pink

Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere has put together a really cute, simple outfit, made special by those fabulous pink suede pumps. Adorable, no?

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Sweater $19 // Skirt $110 // Shoes $49 // Bag $36 // Sunglasses $4

Celebrity Copycat: Beyonce Style

I feel like I always say this, but I really love Beyonce's style when she's not glamming it up. This casual chic outfit looks just great on her.

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Blazer $28 // Tee $6 // Jeans $29 // Shoes $50 // Bag $48 // Ring $57 // Earrings $14

27 February 2012

Celebrity Copycat: Rachel Bilson Style

Another day, another adorable Rachel Bilson look. I really need to find new adjectives for her.

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Cape $40 // Dress $54 // Tights $18 // Boots $36 // Bag $50 // Hat $25

Roundup: Minty Fresh

If spring/summer 2012 was to have an official color, I'd bet that it would be mint green. It's going to be everywhere!

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Dress $23 // Sunglasses $6 // Belt $26 // Ring $5 // Top $24 // Shoes $90 // Clutch $32 // Earrings $54

Personal Shopper: Music Recital

Reader Request

I have a reader request that I was hoping you could help out with. My new crush's senior music recital is coming up and I'm stumped on what to wear. He said it's a casual event, but it's taking place in the evening and in a theater so I'd hate to show up under-dressed. What do you recommend would be the best way to be "evening casual?" I'm a short girl, and a size 12, so heels are always welcomed... plus I think I'd feel comfortable in jeans, but I'm open to suggestions!

I think that dark jeans, heels and a nice top will be perfect for the recital. Have a great time!

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Top $25 // Belt $11 // Jeans $25 // Shoes $35 // Clutch $86 // Earrings $6

Celebrity Copycat: Angelina Jolie

I know I give old Angie a hard time about how she dresses (my kingdom for a color) but I'll give her credit on this one. It's simple and neutral, but it works for her.

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Top $40 // Skirt $150 // Shoes $30 // Clutch $20 // Necklace $50

26 February 2012

Best and Worst of the Oscars Red Carpet

And here we go again! It was a nice, safe red carpet tonight. Most people looked at least nice, and there were only a few looks that I was really unhappy with. So let's begin.

 Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
So I almost always give Angelina a hard time about her red carpet choices, but she looks magnificent here. Yes, it's basic black, but it's amazing what a saucy pose and a (gasp!) smile can do.

 Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab
Disappointing. The color is blah, the dress itself ages her, and that hair color doesn't do her any favors.

Cameron Diaz in Gucci
I usually hate beige dresses, but this one is gorgeous and suits her well without washing her out. I do wish she'd done something with her hair.

Ellie Kemper in Armani Prive
Fabulous. I wouldn't think it was a good idea to match a dress to one's hair, but this looks amazing on her. I think the bangs overwhelm her, though.

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli
This would've been my favorite of the night, but it's way too reminiscent of the Balenciaga that Nicole Kidman wore a few years back. I like it better than Nicole's - I just wish that it didn't look so much like it.

Giuliana Rancic
This was beautiful - I just wish that it didn't have that wacky illusion netting up top. Still, this may be a personal best for Giuliana

Glenn Close in Zac Posen
On the red carpet, I thought this was black, but now it looks like deep, dark green. I wish I could see what it looked like without the jacket. I think Glenn could've definitely gone with bare arms.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
BITCH BROUGHT IT. This may be another personal best.

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad
When I saw this, I tweeted J-Lo's dress is the perfect J-Lo dress. It's uber-sexified and pretty much over the top, but it's perfect for her. Later on, I realized that the shoulder holes had illusion netting, and that turned me off. Gross.

 Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
Another personal best. She almost always looks, at best, a bit "off," and at worst, a hot mess. This is flawless.

Kate Mara in Elie Saab
Very romantic and pretty.

Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mischka
Lovely, flattering, interesting dress. The hair is still HORRIFYING.

 Kristen Wiig in J. Mendel
Okay dress, a bit too low in the boobage area, but WHY DOES SHE REFUSE COLOR? Imagine how pretty this would be in a deep teal.

 Leslie Mann in Roberto Cavalli
Simple and pretty

 Maya Rudolph
Pretty dress, but not at all the right dress for her. Shame.

 Melissa McCarthy in Marina Rinaldi
I wish this was a deeper color, and the sleeves are a bit overwhelming. Hair and makeup are gorge.

Meryl Streep in Lanvin
Beautiful - she looks like a statuette. I wish her shoes didn't match the dress exactly, but that's nitpicking when she looks this good.

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
Love, love, love the color and ruffle details. Not crazy about the peplum, but she was still one of my favorites there.

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab
Stunning, if a bit bridal.

 Natalie Portman in vintage Christian Dior
I want to love this, because it's different. But for some reason, I feel that it's just okay.

 Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
She's been very loyal to Tadashi Shoji this red carpet season, and with good reason. They are the perfect designer to dress her. She looks gorgeous.

 Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive
Old school glamour - she looks like a movie star. But this look is a bit aging on her. She looks beautiful, but she could bring the sex a bit more.

Rooney Mara in Givenchy
It's the perfect dress for her. I can't see anyone else working it like she does.

Rose Byrne in Vivienne Westwood
Another black dress that I actually like. Sexy, old Hollywood glamour

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa
This looked better on TV than it does in this still photo. I don't love it, but at least it's interesting.

Sarah Hyland in Alberta Ferretti
Pretty, if basic. Looks like every other red carpet dress she's worn this year. More importantly (and this is no offense to Sarah, who is adorable and funny on Modern Family) WHY was she at the Oscars?

Shailene Woodley in Valentino Couture
Tragic. Why would a pretty little 20 year-old wear something that is so bland and aging?

Stacy Keibler in Marchesa
This is the sex-bomb version of Meryl's dress. I am not crazy about the rosette, but there's no doubt that the dress is perfect for Stacy.

Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera
Hair, makeup and jewelry are fab. The dress fits beautifully. But WHYYYYYY can't it be a color? Yes, I know that it was a lighter navy that it appears in this photo, but imagine it in a deep fuchsia. Amirite?

Viola Davis in Vera Wang
Beautiful color on her, but the dress is a bit too tight. But she looks AH-MAY-ZING from the neck up. May she never wear a wig again.

To sum up:

Best Dressed
Jessica Chastain, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose Byrne, Emma Stone

Worst Dressed
Berenice Bejo, Shailene Woodley, Maya Rudolph

What do you think? Who were your best and worst dressed of the Academy Awards?

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Under $100: Jennifer Lopez Style

I don't think that this has ever happened in the history of this blog, but when I saw this photo of J-Lo, I actually said "awww!" Because she looks so cute! Cute isn't usually a word to describe La Lopez, but with a casual look, low-maintenance hairdo, subtle makeup and a (gasp!) smile, she really looks pretty adorable.

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Sweater $13 // Tee $7 // Jeans $15 // Boots $22 // Clutch $15 // Headband $4 // Earrings $4 // Bracelet $7

Total: $87

25 February 2012

Weekend Link Love

Here are some of my favorite blog posts from this past week.

Sea of Shoes did a Rock & Roll fashion roundup.
Tom and Lorenzo think that DanRad looks good in sweaters. I agree.
"Suri Cruise" has only good things to say about Jon Hamm in Suri's Burn Book
Sara Zucker found the perfect button-down shirt for busty ladies
Ramshackle Glam shows off some cute denim shorts DIY tips.
Copyblogger offers some incredible content creation ideas.
I want to add my signature to Nicolette Mason's love letter to Chris Benz.

Pinspiration: Sultry Sequins

Now, this, I love. It's a cool, glitzy alternative for a little dress on a chilly night out, and I'm a huge fan of the contrast in textures between the shimmery sequins and fuzzy sweater.

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Sweater $41 // Pants $63 // Shoes $14 // Earrings $13

24 February 2012

Celebrity Copycat: Krysten Ritter Style

Who is Krysten Ritter, you ask? I know her from Veronica Mars and Breaking Bad, but her IMDB profile is extensive. She used to model as well, and maybe that's why she's rocking this quirky floral look like nobody's business!

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Dress $55 // Belt $29 // Shoes $70 // Bracelets $14

Roundup: Rose Gold

I featured rose gold last year and I'm still smitten with it. Here are some of my favorite fashionable and affordable rose gold pieces.

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Bracelet $22 // Earrings $17 // Shoes $89 // Clutch $27 // Watch $100 // Necklace $58 // Ring $50

Personal Shopper: Roaring 20's Party

Reader Request

I've been invited to a Roaring 20's party in early March. It's my friend's 30th birthday, so we're celebrating the end of her 20's. I'd like to dress-up but I'm having trouble finding something that would work for a curvy girl, who's not plus sized. Can you help me, please?

As a fellow curvy-but-not-plus-sized girl, I feel your pain. Most 20's style dresses are so slinky. But here's a dress that will skim the body, not cling to it. Best of all, most of the pieces in this look aren't overly costumey, so you can possibly wear them again!

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Dress $39 // Tights $17 // Necklace $29 // Shoes $50 // Hat $25 // Gloves $8 // Boa $4

Celebrity Copycat: Nicki Minaj Style

Well, wouldja look at that? Nicki Minaj is wearing something that's actually accessible, actually wearable! It's bright and funky, yes, but very normal for her. And I think it's fabulous!

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Top $16 // Skirt $58 // Shoes $32 // Chain Bracelet $38 // Bangles $15