Showing posts with label shopstyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shopstyle. Show all posts

Monday, June 20, 2011

Emulate Fashionista Style...

One question that I often get asked is, What fashionistas inspire my style?  When I first started blogging, I posted about my adoration for Olivia Palermo's classic street style.  She continues to marvel me with her crisp trends & clean style.


Here are some of my more recent favorite summer styles of Olivia's...





Every look has 1 or 2 focal points of the entire style.  When people ask how you even begin emulating a fashion icon's style, I always start at the focal point & the rest I try to make my own unique personal style.  I will teach you how to follow your own favorite fashionista's style...


First, Find the Focal Point of the Overall Outfit:
(i.e. What are your eyes drawn to?)

Now, build a look around that piece.  This first picture is a more casual street style,  possibly intended for morning errands & coffee.  Dress up this easy going style, with a chunky statement necklace & keep the rest of the outfit simple:


When I saw this next picture, I immediately was drawn to Olivia's scalloped shorts:


Since this was more of formal chic style, keep the fabrics that you choose that way as well.  Stick to silk or chiffon, something with a sheer finish.  Then, dress up your accessories & it will tie the entire look together.


Without a doubt, I was immediately drawn to Olivia's bright blazer & less dramatic color blocking style. A stylish look, intended for a flashy night out.


Reproducing this style is always my favorite, because you almost cannot go wrong.  Like I have said before adding colors to your night time look, is not only chic but very mod.  It is a fun look to play around with, because not only are you able to block different brights, but you are also able to mix & match different fabrics & accessories! 


One summer style that I have not spent as much time blogging about, but I absolutely adore, is patterned blouses!  The ornate structure is perfect for summer & bring personality to your overall look.


Play around with patterns.  See which patterns look best on you.  Do you like florals, animal print, dots & stripes, etc...?  Choose a pattern that brings you to life & add pops of color for accessories!



Now that I have shared my obsession love for Olivia & how I try to emulate her street style, I am dying to hear who you all love as your fashionista?!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tips On Bringing It All Together...

A good friend of mine asked me to help her find accessories/shoes to go with her new Birthday Dress.  I want to use how I styled her, to show you all how easy it can be to bring an entire 'look' together.  Here, is her dress.  It is a Juicy Couture 'Avery' Paisley-Print Silk Dress & like most other women, this was the easiest part.  You know what style dress you are looking for, for the occasion, you find it, you love it, & then what?



I always always always suggest finding a shoe first!  Often times, I find a shoe that I become obsessed with & THEN try to find a dress to go with it.  But in this case, she has found the dress already & is looking for guidance in the shoe & accessory part.  Instead of the slate colored pumps shown with the dress in the picture above, I opted for a neutral flesh toned closed toe pump, with a heel bow.  The dress has a lot going on, colors, patterns & drapery, let the dress do the talking & a stylish pair of shoes do the walking...


From there I work with accessories, but I need to determine what I want to be the focal point of the outfit.  Clearly, the dress is dramatic & is going to be our center of attention.  Since there is already a cinched tie around the neckline, I would opt for accessories other than a necklace.  Here I went with simple gold pieces: One, thin, navy blue adorned jewel, gold bangle, simple gold droplet earrings, & a fabulous navy & robins egg blue cocktail ring that complies with both shades of blue within her dress...



Since it is her Birthday event, she more than likely will not be carrying a large purse with her, so elect something simpler, like this gunmetal wristlet.  Also, a nice pair of gold aviators would definitely go great with the ease of the dress...


As far as lipstick & polish goes, I wanted to do something that obviously played up the scarlet within her dress.  If I were to suggest a nude lip & polish (something less substantial) then I would highly suggest significantly larger accessories.  But since I wanted to do a cherry lip, I kept the accessories simple, especially those around her face (earrings).  And lastly, it's HER birthday so the attention will already be on her, but just in case, splurge on a fun new flirty scent!


Lets bring the entire look together: 






1. Juicy Couture Avery Paisley Print Silk Dress $198
2. DV by Dolce Vita Pumps $89
3. Tinky Road Gold Bangle $24
4. Kenith Cole Gold Drop Earrings $45
5. NYC cocktail ring $24
6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Clutch $148
7. DVF Aviator Shades $165
8. MAC Sheer Lipstick $14.50
9. Juicy Couture Peace, Love & Couture $47
10. Essie Nail Polish in Apertif $8

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Slither into Spring... On a Budget...

So I received a lot of emails about interest in Snake Skin Adorned Heels & I wanted to share with you all some great styles I found, for a girl on a budget!  All of these are under $100 & would be fabulous to add to your closet for this spring & summer!

Another inquiry I received was pertaining specifically what to wear heels like these with?  My suggestions are to always, always, always keep it simple!  In order for this pattern to not look tacky, keep the rest of your outfit downplayed with neutral colors & subtle fabrics.

Top Shop: $70...



Top Shop: $65...


Jessica Simpson: $72...


Jessica Simpson: $72...


Jessica Simpson: $89...


Jessica Simpson: $98...

And let's all drool over these for awhile...

Rock & Republic: $325... 


Monday, April 4, 2011

Slither into Spring...

One accessory that I am loving for spring is subtle pops of Snake Skin...


This simple snake adorned clip belt is a perfect dash of sass for any bold outfit...


...Or stay simple with a cocoa colored Snake Skin skinny belt...


Add to your style, with a safari twist, by keeping your Snake themed accessories simple & unembellished...



One trend that I cannot keep my hands off is a great pair of neutral colored, snake skin, shoes! Whether you find a stylish pair of pumps, sandals or wedges, keep the color tone of the snake skin safe & bland with neutral colors.  Let the animal print do all the talking... (or in this case walking)




Pair your LBD with a cute snake skin cluth...


...Or be daring with snake skin tote!