Luxury Look-Alikes For Less: Katy Perry’s Silver & White Sandals From ALDO!

Katy Perry has been everywhere these days, promoting her upcoming film, The Smurfs 2. Along with hitting Europe & Mexico, Katy turned up in Los Angeles to the I Create Music Expo. The “Teenaged Dream” singer wore a cell phone-designed graphic print collared tank dress ($650.00) by Suno, as well as Kasota sandals ($80.00) from Aldo. While I think it’s a great idea for the pop star to don accessories from retailers that can be found in the local mall, $80 is still a pretty penny to spend on sandals. Surely this style can be worn with plenty of looks throughout the spring & summer, but I was really inspired to search for silver & white look-alikes to recreate Katy’s footwear choice, without breaking the bank.

I’ve come up with the following shoes: Forever 21‘s studded strappy sandal ($27.80), the Sperry top-sider Meridian sandals ($29.99) from 6PM, & the Impo Gaga wedge sandal ($39.95) from DSW. Aside from wearing these with a spring or summer dress, they’re also perfect for pairing with a blouse & cropped pants, a tunic top & leggings, & a pullover tee with silk shorts.

Which sandals do you prefer? Do you like Katy’s Suno & Aldo look? How would you style these shoes? For more posts on affordable fashion, check out cork heels by Michael Kors, peplum tops inspired by Cate Blanchett & Olivia Palermo, studded loafer flats for springhow to get Taylor Swift’s sophisticated menswear look, & Kim Kardashian’s silver pointy toe pumps! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style / Ad Madness: Beyoncé’s H&M Commercial Is Here, Featuring New Music Too!

Beyonce for H&M

In case you forgot, Beyoncé, a. k. a. Mrs. Carter, is the new Spring / Summer 2013 face of H&M. Now, we finally have access to Bey’s ad campaign featuring a tropical setting, tribal inspiration, & plenty of splashing around. Take a look at the music video, including the singer’s new track, “Standing In The Sun.” Beyoncé dons some sexy swimwear & changes up her look with watercolor separates.

Take a look at the provocative video & share your thoughts on Mrs. Carter’s latest project. Do you think she’s the best fit for H&M? What swimwear trends are you following? For more fashionable videos, check out previous posts from Watch This Style including a sneak peek at the documentary Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s, Drew Barrymore’s Lucky cover shoot, Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Ked’s, & the trailer for Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby. Happy Styling!

Top 10 Celeb Sightings: A Gallery Full Of Black & White Looks, & The Best Dressed Kates!

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I’ve been one busy little Style Darling lately & it kills me that I went for so many days without posting! So much has been going on in fashion & the May issues of my favorite magazines are stacking up, collecting dust. I can’t wait to flip through them, but in the mean time, I’ve been scoping out some seriously stylish red carpet looks from our favorite celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, who wore a sleek two-tone Narciso Rodriguez frock during an interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Also, trends I’ve been noticing are black & white looks, appropriately on my favorite Kates, such as mom-to-be Kate Middleton in a polka dot Topshop dress & Ralph Lauren jacket, Kate Hudson in a leather-accented belted dress, & Kate Beckinsale‘s patterned suit while attending the TCM Classic Film Festival.

Other looks worth mentioning are Charlize Theron‘s Jason Wu jumpsuit, Claire Danes in a leopard print Lanvin dress, Jennifer Lawrence in a sculpted LBD by David Koma, Jessica Biel in an elegant LBD at the Time 100 gala, Kirsten Dunst in a lace & leather mini dress by Emilio Pucci at the GLAAD Media Awards, & lastly, there’s Olivia Palermo looking flawless in an embellished Louis Vuitton sheath dress while at the opening of the brand’s Munich boutique.

Which looks are your favorites? Which trends are you following this spring? Which celebrities do you think always get it right? Happy Styling!

Show Me The Shoes: Celebrating Spring With A Flirty Design By Sophia Webster!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted in Super Style Wishlist, but as soon as I saw the Sophia Webster Leilou polka dot t-strap sandal ($595.00) from Neiman Marcus, I knew I had to share them. I love all of the aspects of this shoe, including the blue & pink polka dot color combination & mod black & white striped heel. These are right up Carrie Bradshaw’s alley, which will work with plenty of looks. These can be worn with a classic LBD, skinny jeans & a boyfriend blazer, a belted sheath dress, & shorts romper look.

Neiman Marcus - Sophia Webster Leilou Polka-Dot T-Strap Sandal $595.00.

Do you like these shoes? How would you style them? Do you like Sophia Webster designs? For more amazing styles by Sophia Webster, check out the official website, as well as Net-A-Porter,, & Bloomingdale’s! Also, for more shoe posts, check out more from Show Me The Shoes, including my new metallic flats from Dress Barn, accessories with nautical inspiration, Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Ked’s, silver Jimmy Choo pumps as seen on Kim Kardashian, & trendy mint shoes for spring! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Scarlett Johansson’s Sultry Looks For Marie Claire’s May Issue!

She’s the face of Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics, a Tony award-winning actress, one of the most desirable women in the world, & the latest cover girl for Marie Claire‘s May 2013 issue. We’re talking about Scarlett Johansson, star of the upcoming Don Jon with Joseph Gordon-Levitt & the sequels to The Avengers & Captain America as the catsuit badass Black Widow.

Scarlett Johansson for Marie Claire May 2013

In the interview, she talks about her career, including her work alongside JGL, who’s making his triple threat debut in Don Jon as actor-writer-director, which focuses on a man addicted to porn who is conflicted upon meeting the love of his life. Also, she sheds some light on continuing her action hero streak as Natasha Romonoff since Iron Man 2. Not to mention, she addresses the controversy behind her hacked intimate photos that she shared with ex-husband, Ryan Reynolds, while the pair were still together.

However, in terms of fashion, red is certainly the color for Scarlett, especially given her first name. It’s refreshing to see the elegant actress return to her classic bombshell style for this shoot, which is comprised of red-hot pieces from Giambattista Valli, Miu Miu, Dsquared2, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, & David Yurman!

Scarlett Johansson for Marie Claire May 2013

Scarlett Johansson for Marie Claire May 2013

In addition, you can win all of the beauty products from Scarlett’s cover shoot, including a year’s supply of Dolce & Gabbana items worth $232.00, by checking out this link. What do you think of Scarlett’s cover shoot? Do you like the red theme? For more from Cover Craze, check out previous posts including Drew Barrymore’s shoot for Lucky, Christina Hendricks’ for Flare magazine, Hayden Panettiere’s day at the beach for Glamour, & Kate Hudson talks motherhood with Elle UK! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: ‘Oblivion’ Actress Olga Kurylenko Makes A Stylish Splash!

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Ukrainian-born French actress Olga Kurylenko first caught our attention as a sexy Bond girl in Quantum of Solace. Since then, the leggy beauty has slowly climbed the fashion ladder with stunning red carpet looks. Lately, I’ve been catching Olga’s stylish appearances while promoting her latest sci-fi action flick, Oblivion, opposite Tom Cruise. In addition, she’s also been out & about sharing her work in Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder with Ben Affleck & Rachel McAdams.

However, what I wanted to share was how the former model continues to transform her red carpet image in gowns, cocktail frocks, mini dresses, & sleek separates. She’s certainly made her mark, what with designers like Marchesa, Salvatore Ferragamo, Elie Saab, Roland Mouret, Balmain, Stella McCartney, & many more, ready to dress her! What do you think of Olga’s red carpet style? Which is your favorite look?

For more from Red Carpet Review, check out previous posts including Gwyneth Paltrow’s gam-tastic looks while promoting her newest cookbook, Emmy Rossum’s stylish 2013, peplum looks as seen on Freida Pinto & Olivia Palermo, floral inspiration from Selena Gomez & Diane Kruger, & a complete gallery from this year’s Academy Awards! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: The Fabulous Trailer For ‘Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s’!

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

Some of you may already know that I share my online writing time with a film news & reviews website, Movie Buzzers, which has also served readers here on Style Darling. One such story includes the new trailer for the fashion documentary, Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s. The Matthew Miele-directed documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the ins & outs of one of New York City’s most iconic centers for fashion, Bergdorf Goodman. The title comes from cartoonist Victoria Roberts, whose caption from a classic Bergdorf-obsessed cartoon in New Yorker put all other retailers under par. There are plenty of famous faces talking about, including designers like Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, wrap-dress genius Diane von Furstenberg, CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award-winner American Michael Kors, shoe-God Christian Louboutin, among countlessly accomplished and glamorous others. Also, personalities like Joan Rivers, designer / celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, Sex & the City costume designer Patricia Fields, and actress Susan Lucci all share their experiences of high-profile exposure at the retailer’s central location on 5th Avenue. In addition to these famous faces, the documentary also includes a look at legendary personal shopper, Betty Halbreich, an 85-year-old employee of Bergdorf Goodman since 1976.

Due out in New York theaters on May 3rd, more premieres will follow. What do you think about the documentary? Is this a movie you’d wanna go see? Are you a Bergdorf Goodman shopper? For more from Watch This Style, check out previous posts including Drew Barrymore’s cover shoot for next month’s Lucky, Taylor Swift’s shoe collaboration with Ked’s, Beyoncé’s latest commercial for Pepsi, Christina Hendricks’ photo shoot for Flare magazine, & the newest trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Spring-Ready Shirt Dresses ($50 & Under)!

I’ve been focusing a lot lately on dresses b/c I think that spring is the best time of year to invest in new dresses. I’ve definitely already started my 2013 collection, which I will definitely wear well into the summer, however, one style of dress that I always turn to is the shirt dress. There are so many shirt dresses out there in stores & online right now, which are perfect for wearing to a brunch with girl friends, a family party on the weekend, or to the office for a feminine change of pace.

The first I found is the Merona sateen belted shirt dress ($22.00) in purple from Target, which is also available in five other bright & neutral hues, & in sizes XS – XXL. This is the perfect dress for matching with a pair of espadrilles, ballet flats, or gladiator flats. Next is the chambray belted shirt dress ($24.50) from Old Navy, which can be made rugged with suede ankle boots or dressed up with cork patent heels, for a Style Darling of any size (XS – XXL).  Forever 21‘s belted high-low shirtdress ($27.80) in turquoise is a soft & lightweight way to add layers to your look, or even mix things up with leggings & knee boots, or a matching suede hat & belt.

To stay on trend with bold neons for spring, I picked the roll-sleeve pocket shirtdress ($34.99) in active yellow from Gap, which is also sold in blue, orange, & pink, in sizes XS-XXL. I recommend pairing it with pointy toe pumps & a printed blazer when headed to a meeting, or with floral flats & a basketweave clutch for a sunny picnic. Lastly, the belted denim shirtdress ($46.00) in orange from Dress Barn is also sold in plus sizes ($50.00) to wear with peep toe wedges & a chainlink bag.

What dresses are you shopping for this spring? What stores do you like to hit up when searching for that perfect dress? Do you like to wear shirt dresses? For more affordable fashion posts, check out nautical inspiration for under $100, Derek Lam’s DesigNation collection for Kohl’s, spring-friendly polka-dotted pieces, peplum tanks inspired by Olivia Palermo & Zoe Saldana, & floral must-have pieces like Selena Gomez & Jessica Chastain! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze / Watch This Style: Drew Barrymore’s May 2013 Lucky Cover Shoot!

Drew Barrymore for Lucky May 2013

Drew Barrymore is Hollywood royalty, but still keeps a down-to-earth air that makes her one of America’s sweetest sweethearts. She recently shared her secrets to motherhood, breaking into the wine business, & creating her new cosmetics line, Flower, for Walmart in an interview with Lucky‘s May 2013 issue. The cover shoot included lots of fun & flirty looks that share Drew’s effervescent happy glow.

Drew Barrymore for Lucky May 2013

In the video below, we get a sneak peek at Drew during her cover shoot, playing around with fashion, makeup, & sharing with the world why she’s still any girl’s on-screen best friend, exuding joy & embracing every opportunity. “If you have good intentions, everything just works out,” she tells the magazine, adding, “And—I don’t think you can have it all. Something’s got to fall off the table. Let it fall, mourn it & move on. You’ll get your focus back. You can do a couple of things really well. We come from this generation of women where God forbid you give something up. It’s scary to let go, but you make so much more room for yourself that way.”

For more posts from Cover Craze, check out Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks for Flare magazine, Hayden Panettiere for Glamour, & Kate Hudson for Elle UK! Also, for more videos, take a look at Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Ked’s, the newest trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, & Beyoncé’s latest commercial for Pepsi! Happy Styling!

Inside A Style Blogger’s Closet: My New Spring Must-Haves From Dress Barn!

I’ve been a busy girl lately, especially having just started a new position at work & getting a second part-time job to save up some extra money. However, returning to retail has its disadvantages, including a very tempting employee discount. I have some summer plans coming up, so I knew that I’d have my eye on classic dresses that I’d be able to wear while in the Hamptons & it just so happened that while at Dress Barn, I found some must-have spring items that needed to be in my wardrobe!

This includes the ruched waist floral dress ($40.00) in yellow & eyelet sundress ($46.00) in white. Both are perfectly my style & can be mixed with a variety of accessories like strappy black platforms, white ballet flats, & metallic sandals, or an embellished cardigan, three-quarter sleeve blazer, & or cropped sweater.

Dress Barn

The lace back bolero ($29.00) in black was an easy choice, especially b/c of the feminine detail across the back. It’s also available in white & yellow, but I knew I’d get a lot more use out of the black shrug even over a long-sleeve top in the cooler months. Finally, the metallic toe ballet flats ($25.00) in gold were right on trend with other cap toe footwear that I’ve been eyeing, along with the metallic trim which is will coordinate well for any outfit this season.

What’s on your shopping list to upgrade your spring wardrobe? What kind of dresses are you looking for? For more posts on affordable fashion, check out nautical inspiration for under $100, cork heels from Forever 21 & Steve Madden, Derek Lam’s new DesigNation collection for Kohl’s, & striped dresses under $35! Happy Styling!