.Com Darling: My New Gig With Ladies Outfitters!

Style Darlings,

Ahem. I know it’s been a few days & there’s just so much to catch up on!  It seems that life threw me a curve ball over the last week & now, thanks to all of you, my friends @Movie Buzzers, & editors @Culture Mob, all my hard work has paid off in the form of a full-time, paid with benefits writing gig with Ladies Outfitters.  Although the hike to Brooklyn is making me look as the phrase “paying ones dues” in a whole new fashionable light, I’m happy to say that I can now share with all of my Style Darling readers some of the exciting & affordable finds that I’ve been writing about while couped up in a teeny tiny office, gratefully of course!

In the last two days, working with Ladies Outfitters has allowed me to write a total of 8 blogs so far.  My job requires me also to work on product descriptions & title items on their online catalogue, but I haven’t done any of that yet.  I’m not asking any of you to buy anything on the Ladies Outfitters site, unless you do so desire.  I’m simply recommending that if you follow me here, via Facebook or Twitter, please consider lending your support to a a very dedicated staff for this online start-up.  There are a few stores located in Brooklyn, under different names & if you’re ever interested in seeing the merchandise in person, I’d be happy to give you the store’s information so you can contact the boss or drop by!

So these are links to all of my posts so far!

Don’t Let The Rain Get You Down! Boots Are 25% Off!

Why Not Wear White? Ladies Outfitters Thinks So!

Jump for Joy in a Jumpsuit like Gwyneth Paltrow!

Prom Look Of The Day: Pretty in Pink & Shimmering Silver!

Prom Look Of The Day: Bring It On In Black & White!

The 5 Shoes You Need To Know About Now!

Take A Walk On The Wild Side With Our Top-Selling Animal-Print Favorites!

Oscar-Inspiration Is Just One Click Away!

Also, if you missed it a few days ago, as an extra boost to get my high-heeled foot in the door, I posted a blog on here, talking about the some of the super cute little black dresses currently for sale on the Ladies Outfitters website! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: Your 2012 Academy Awards Red Carpet Gallery!

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The red carpet at last night’s Oscar ceremony did not disappoint, although some movie goers are in disbelief over this year’s lead acting winners.  Needless to say, everyone was all smiles on the red carpet, celebrating another fine year in cinema, wearing nothing but the best designers.  Some of my favorites of the night included Milla Jovovich, Emma Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, & Elie Kemper.  Who do you think looked the best?  Was Angelina’s leg too much? Did Jennifer Lopez show off enough of her assets? How do you feel about all the embellished designs?  Click through the gallery below & share with us your favorite looks of the very glamorous night!

For more on Oscar’s red carpet night, check out last year’s red carpet, Anne Hathaway’s multiple costume changes as last year’s host, & my all-time Top 10 Favorite Oscar looks (although some of this year’s looks may have to join an updated list!). Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Love Little Black Dresses @LadiesOutfitters!

I’m currently on a dire job hunt to make those fashion writing dreams come true, but I’m not about to start blogging away on all the great deals there are for job interview outfits.  I have my handy go-to dresses, including the black & white New York & Company dress about which I recently wrote.

However, my search for a job has led me to discover the chic, urban, & sexy items sold on Ladies Outfitters. The retailer features designers like Apple Bottoms, Dereon, Sean John, & Baby Phat.

Since I’m always a sucker for a sweet LBD, I just had to share some of my favorites, which are perfect for a fancy date night, a club crawl with the girls, an evening cocktail event, or family wedding.  I love how these dresses are all styled so differently, including edgy peep toe booties, sleek ankle shooties, metallic strappy sandals, & chunky patent platforms.

First up, the Sean John sexy sleeveless cowl neck party dress ($45.90) in black can be mixed & matched with some of your favorite accessories, including a denim jacket to dress it down for day or neon leggings to show off your wild side! If sparkly dresses get you going, the Katia sleeveless sequined v-neck mini party dress ($39.99) in black is just the thing to make a flirty entrance & make an ex-beau super jealous!

I know I’m always looking for something elegant & the S.L. Fashion sleeveless high neck chiffon dress with tiered ruffles ($59.99) in black is just what I’d pick.  The flattering tiers on the lower half will help show off an hourglass shape & jeweled accents make this a luxurious choice!  Lastly, the Ignite one shoulder belted sequined cocktail dress with asymmetrical neckline ($59.99) in black is a romantic & feminine, red-carpet-ready frock, perfect for so many occasions.

As you click around on the Ladies Outfitters website, be sure to check out the sale section, which includes vibrant tanks, wild leggings, maxi dresses, & skinny jeans! Also, for more on little black dresses, take a click on over to The Stylish Five: LBDs from Forever 21 ($30 & Under)!, Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: My New Favorite (Semi-Formal) LBD!, & Red Carpet Review: Jennifer Aniston’s Little Black Dress Looks! Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Cheer Me Up With Booties On Sale!

There are certainly times when I don’t want to make these blog entries too personal, but since I am feeling kind of down & out after some rather shocking news at the office today, I thought I’d cheer myself up with some online shoe browsing.

My current spring budget has been tightened to virtually nothing, so please join me in admiring the ‘Ireesh’ platform bootie ($59.60) by Nine West.  They’re an awesome deal since they’re marked down from the original $149.00 price tag.

I can picture wearing these booties with some seriously studded leggings or a favorite pair of dark wash skinny jeans.  Or, if you’re a daring Style Darling like Rachel Bilson, juxtapose the edginess of the leather & faux shearling interior with a floral romper & chunky cardigan.

Also, if you’re not into the black leather, Nine West also makes these in dark grey with black accents, an equally as stylish option- very Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, if Lisbeth Salander was into faux shearling!

For more fabulous posts featuring footwear (try saying that 10x!), check out Marni for H&M, Wedges @DSW, Top 10 Wedge Picks from Neiman Marcus, Look-Alike Italian Flats from Forever 21! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: See The Marni for H&M Collection Here!

I’ve been following Marni‘s collaboration with H&M both on Style Darling & Culture Mob during the last few months & now, courtesy of In Style, the entire collection is up for viewing! The entire 72-piece collection showcases bold prints, playful color combinations, & lots of femininity.  I picked out some of my favorite looks from the line that includes plenty of tops, bottoms, accessories, shoes, & jewelry to help amp up your spring wardrobe. 

For more details on the latest luxury designers, check out Runway Rundown & my previous posts on Christian Siriano, Tod’s, & Rachel Zoe! Happy Styling!

Luxury Look-Alikes For Less: Get Golden Globe Knock-Off Gowns @EDressMe!

Since it is awards season, watch out for knock off gowns worn by the hottest celebrities. My favorite resource for these affordable gowns is EDressMe, although I’ve never actually purchased anything from the site.  I’m so happy to share these with my readers since getting Gucci, Dior, & Versace are just so hard to get on the phone!

If you’re looking to recreate the Golden Globes red carpet, check out EDressMe for the dresses inspired by Jessica Alba ($498.00), Charlize Theron ($358.00), & Angelina Jolie ($358.00).

For more on celebrity-inspired Luxury Look-Alikes for Less, check out Katherine Heigl’s Ann Taylor booties, Pippa Middleton’s red ballet flats, & Gwyneth Paltrow’s Calvin Klein gown from last year’s Oscars!

Also, be sure to keep a look out for this Sunday’s Oscars where I’m excited to see stars like Michelle Williams, Viola Davis, & Jessica Chastain celebrate their nominations. Also, I’ll be featuring all the glamour from the ceremony in Red Carpet Review! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Madonna’s Most Fashionable Music Videos!

I’ve been talking about Madonna a lot lately, especially since her Super Bowl debut & I really wish the press would stop slamming her for an underwhelming performance.  She’s in her 50s & definitely has the skills to put on a great show, although I would’ve liked to have heard some more of her older songs which are certainly fan favorites.  It was really hard to pick out only five videos, but here’s are my favorites, both new & old.

For more music video-inspiration, check out more in my Wacth This Style category, including Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, & Gwen Stefani.  Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Where My Wedges At? DSW!

 I recently wrote about the Top 10 Wedges @Neiman Marcus, but of course, those are a little out of my price range for my current spring budget.  I took a click on over to DSW & hit up their clearance section, which to my surprise, had plenty of spring shoes from which to choose! That includes the sandy wedge sandals ($19.94) in black by Two Lips, which have a compare price of $85!  These are perfect for pairing with the latest styles in spring dresses, or with separates that include denim mini skirts, flirty blouses, & printed rompers.

Also, I couldn’t resist sharing the Miss Me finch 5 sandal ($9.94), G by GUESS Farrens wedge sandal ($14.94) in tan, Madden Girl tulip flat ($19.94), & Bandolino Milady slingback pump ($19.94). Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Liv Tyler Rocks Out For The Latest Givenchy Campaign For ‘Very Irresistible’!

Liv Tyler has been a spokesmodel for the French label Givenchy for quite some time now.  She’s showing off her rock roots & killer style in a new ad campaign for the brand’s fragrance Very Irresistible. While singing along to “Need You Tonight,” originally recorded by INXS, she looks amazing & puts other promo ads like Charlize Theron for Dior & Mena Suvari for Christian Siriano to shame! The video reminds me of a mix of Rihanna’s style meets Michael & Janet Jackson’s “Scream.” Check out the video & give Liv’s vocal chops a listen! Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: No-Sweat Sale Prices on Sweaters @LOFT!

Thankfully, the weather in New York has been pretty mild this winter, but I know I’m a little sad since I haven’t been able to go all-out winterized with my wardrobe.  However, the bright side is that some of my favorite stores has really amazing & classic sweaters on sale now, especially since they’re clearing out their racks in preparation for spring.

Right now @LOFT, there are some especially affordable deals on clearance items for women, petites, maternity apparel, & accessories. I picked out these 3 cozy sweaters that caught my eye & are perfect for pairing with dark wash skinny jeans & riding boots- just a suggestion!

The cowl neck long sleeve sweater ($12.88), my favorite of the trio, is available in black, camel, gray, & cream. The shoulder zip cable knit sweater ($12.88) is perfect for layering over a tee, tank, or with this season’s best trend: boldly colored jeans!  If you’re a fan of stripes, then check out the very Americana stripe cozy cable v-neck sweater ($12.88) for a weekend getaway ski trip or B&B runaway.

Where are you looking to find great end-of-the-season clearance deals? What’s your must-have item right now? Happy Styling!