31 July 2012

Frugal Finds: Cap Toe Flats

An edgy-yet-classic pair of shoes that will go with almost anything. They'll be equally appropriate for the office or date night.

Celebrity Look for Less: Jessica Alba Style

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Blazer $98 // Tank $10 // Skirt $45 // Shoes $53 // Bag $65 // Bracelet $14 // Sunglasses $32

Inspired By: Fleur Delacour

I've said before that I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, and I thought it was time to feature another lovely lady from the wizarding world.  Fleur Delacour, played by Clemence Poesy, didn't have as large a part in the film series as she did in the books, but in her few appearances, she looked incredible.

Blue is her signature color, with a bit of grey mixed in. She's the quintessential chic French lady, and it's easy to channel her look.

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Hat $13 // Headband $24 // Blazer $40 // Maxi Dress $91 // Cape $37 // Shoes $50 // Dress $45

Frugal Finds: Polka Dot Loafers

Quite possibly the perfect summer-to-fall transition shoes. So cute!

Frugal Finds: Pink Crochet Skirt

I can't believe how much I've been loving pink lately. This skirt looks much more expensive than it is.

What to Wear: Blogger Conference

There are a lot of blogger conferences coming up - BlogHer starts this week, and both IFBcon and LuckyFABB are during Fashion Week in September. Attendees are going to want to look impeccably stylish, but stay comfortable enough to make it through those long days. And comfy shoes are a MUST. So here's a chic-yet-easy outfit that will definitely make an impression at a stylish conference.

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Dress $34 // Shoes $60 // Bag $53 // Necklace $22 // Earrings $18

Celebrity Look for Less: Miranda Kerr Style

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Top $18 // Jeans $45 // Shoes $55 // Bag $68

30 July 2012

Frugal Finds: Striped Maxi Dress

This slinky maxi dress is adorable. I love pieces that can easily be dressed up or down.

Celebrity Look for Less: Zoe Saldana Style

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Shirt $65 // Skirt $39 // Boots $30 // Bag $40 // Watch $25 // Earrings $20 // Sunglasses $20

Roundup: Photographic Prints

Photographic prints are such a modern way to incorporate bold print and color into your wardrobe. Here are some of my affordable favorites.

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Dress $70 // Bag $33 // Tunic $17 // Tank $99 // Vest $69 // Shoes $23

Frugal Finds: Purple Skinny Jeans

These stretch skinnies come in great colors (the purple is my favorite), and the price is right.

What to Wear: To a Bachelorette Party

As I get older, I get invited to fewer and fewer bachelorette parties - now my life is filled with baby showers - but when I used to attend them all the time, I'd always have a hard time deciding what to wear. I've never been the type to wear something "clubby" (i.e. a sequined mini-dress and sky-high heels), but I still wanted to look festive and evening-appropriate. So here's a look for those of us who want to party it up without having to wear clubwear.

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Dress $88 // Shoes $30 // Clutch $48 // Necklace $32 // Earrings $12

Intel Ultrabook™ Fashion Inspiration: Jewelry

For the third week of my partnership with Intel Ultrabook™, we're talking bling. I love browsing for jewelry online with my Ultrabook™, but I really get inspiration from seeing it in context, by which I mean as a part of a cohesive look. So, today, I'm sharing with you the jewelry of some of my favorite style bloggers. Check out how these lovely ladies integrate jewelry into their outfits:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 //

The Intel Ultrabook™ wakes up in a flash, so you get quick access to your favorite content by going from zero to go in seconds, and it's easy to grab and go anywhere.

I'll be back next week with more inspiration. What inspired you this week?

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Intel via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Intel.

Celebrity Look for Less: Kate Bosworth Style

What a cute and perfectly summery look!

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Top $48 // Shorts $17 // Sandals $30 // Bag $44 // Sunglasses $6

29 July 2012

Under $100: Kristen Stewart Style

I really like how Kristen has managed to truly find her own personal style. Cute!

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Tee $11 // Skirt $19 // Sneakers $39 // Necklace $3

28 July 2012

27 July 2012

Frugal Finds: ZigZag Ring

This little ring is ridiculously cute, no?

Celebrity Look for Less: Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge Style

Reader Request

This is the perfect business casual look - bright, feminine, but professional. I have to wonder, though, if Kate ever gets sick of looking so proper. Do you think she has a secret wish to wear a bandage dress and platforms?

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 Dress $93 // Shoes $80 // Necklace $38 // Ring $25

Roundup: Tribal Shoes

These tribal kicks just scream summer to me - even the boots would be cute with denim cutoffs and a slouchy white oxford top.

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Boots $91 // Loafers $89 // Pumps $27 // Sandals $59 // Wedges $35

Frugal Finds: Fuchsia Dress

I love this dress because it's an actually fun item that you can wear to the office. Would you wear something this bright to work?

What to Wear: On a Casual Date

Last week, after a disgusting, stifling heat wave, the weather finally dipped into the 70's, and I couldn't have been happier. I even wore ankle boots on Friday, which inspired me to incorporate a pair into this outfit. But if the heat wave returns and you still want to wear a similar look, go ahead and swap the boots for some summery sandals.

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Top $49 // Vest $35 // Skirt $32 // Boots $63 // Tote $25 // Necklace $11 // Bracelets $6 // Earrings $22

Celebrity Look for Less: Florence Welch Style

Florence does a really good job of taking her on-stage persona and dressing it down for everyday. This look is still 100% Flo, but the rest of us could wear it without looking silly.

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Dress $32 // Shoes $89 // Bag $68 // Belt $24 // Hat $20 // Necklace $7

26 July 2012

Frugal Finds: Orange Messenger Bag

I want to tote all of my junk around on this bright, structured bag. So cute!

Celebrity Look for Less: Anne Hathaway Style

Reader Request

Every time I see a photo of Anne, I feel like she's just consumed with regret about her haircut. I feel like I can see it on her face. But I think it looks great, and her outfit is super-cute too.

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Jacket $130 // Top $18 // Jeans $40 // Shoes $41 // Watch $20 // Sunglasses $6

Inspired By: Beverly Hills 90210

I'll always have a special place in my heart for the original 90210, probably because I was in high school at the same time as Brenda, Brandon, Kelly, Donna, Dylan, and the rest of the gang. The clothes are so (sososososo) dated, but you know what?

With a few updates, you can rock the West Beverly High style today.

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Shorts $35 // Dress $23 // Choker $13 // Shirt $79 // Tee $6 // Sneakers $40

Frugal Finds: Mirror Nail Polish

My toes have been painted different pastels and brights all summer: mint, aqua, coral, yellow. But I'm ready for a change, and I'm really digging Essie's Mirror Metallics. I think my favorite is No Place Like Chrome. It's hard to tell from the image below, but it looks rad on the nails.

What to Wear: When you Want to Impress

I know that most of us try to look our best every day, but there are times when you really need to impress. If it's a very special event, or if you're going to be the center of attention (or if your ex-boyfriend is going to be there with his new girlfriend - yikes), well, you want to look your best, and most importantly, feel your best. Here's an outfit that will help you stand out, get noticed, and feel amazing.

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Dress $53 //  Shoes $60 // Clutch $29 // Necklace $10 // Earrings $13

Inspired by: Moonrise Kingdom

I finally got around to seeing Moonrise Kingdom yesterday, and I loved it. It was the quintessential Wes Anderson film: funny and sad, quirky, and visually impeccable. The movie takes place in 1965, on an idyllic New England island, and the costumes on the cast of strange characters were just perfect.

Here are some stylish items inspired by not just the fashion in this delightful movie, but by the movie itself.

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Shorts $22 // Necklace $12 // Dress $56 // Sunglasses $12 // Shoes $79 // Boots $25 // Earrings $26 // Hat $24 // Bracelet $10 // Eye Shadow $20

Celebrity Look for Less: Ashlee Simpson Style

I'm surprised at how much I like this - although I will go on record to say that I don't understand the half-tuck. Anyone want to explain to me how this became all the rage?

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Top $79 // Shorts $98 // Shoes $45 // Clutch $18 // Rings $35 // Necklace $14

25 July 2012

Frugal Finds: Navy Duck Shoes

I'm really bad about checking the weather before I leave the house, so I often get stuck in a summer downpour wearing sandals. And if there's one thing I hate, it's having wet feet. Shudder. So maybe I should invest in some cute waterproof duck shoes.

Celebrity Look for Less: Chloe Moretz Style

This is the perfect outfit for a girl Chloe's age - cute, stylish, not too serious, not too grown-up.

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Top $18 // Jeans $40 // Shoes $75 // Sunglasses $30

Roundup: Backless Tops

On Monday, I featured some sultry backless dresses. Today, I'm featuring some slinky backless tops. Wear them with skinny jeans or maxi skirts for a laid-back sexy feel.

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Yellow $38 // Leopard $18 // Green $100 // White $59 // Pink $20

Frugal Finds: Blue Chandelier Earrings

I love a good pair of statement earrings, and I'm coveting these ombre danglers big time. So pretty!

What to Wear: When You're Feeling Lazy

We all have those days, right? Those days when the last thing you want to do is think about your outfit before you walk out the door, the days when you're running late or are just completely uninspired. But instead of defaulting to jeans and a tee, why not slip on an easy dress and sandals? It takes almost no time to put on, and you'll look a lot more put-together.

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Dress $27 // Jacket $45 // Shoes $35 // Bag $25 // Earrings $12

Celebrity Look for Less: Kirsten Dunst Style

Whenever I see photos of celebrities bumming around in sweatpants and Uggs, I want to tell them that it's still possible to look put-together when running errands. And Kiki here is proof of that. Her outfit is comfy, lightweight, and super-cute.

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Top $40 // Shorts $13 // Sandals $34 // Clutch $32 // Sunglasses $12 // Necklace $60 // Earrings $5

24 July 2012

Frugal Finds: Chiffon High-Low Skirt

I'm smitten with this floaty skirt. If I wore it, I'd go full-on ballerina with a tight black scoop neck top and ballet flats. What about you?

Celebrity Look for Less: Diane Kruger Style

Somehow, Diane manages to look incredibly chic and polished in a basic crop top and baggy pants, with frizzy hair. How does she do that?

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Top $9 // Pants $30 // Shoes $30 // Clutch $40 // Watch $45