Fashion Flashback: Jennifer Lawrence’s Best Beauty & Hair Moments for Her 32nd Birthday!


Oscar-winner & A-lister Jennifer Lawrence celebrates her 32nd birthday today. The actress, & new mom, is a style star on the red carpet, for sure, but the success of her fashion choices is, in part, to her bombshell & edgy hair styles, as well as her gorgeous & flawless beauty looks at a variety of occasions, including major awards shows, film premieres, film festivals, & photo calls. The Kentucky native’s look has changed since her big break in 2010’s Winter’s Bone, especially with long dirty blonde locks, a more dramatic darker mane (like in Silver Lining’s Playbook & The Hunger Games), as well as a layered blonde bob. Additionally, the Mother! actress typically opts for a smoky eye, but often plays up her lips in a dark berry, bright red, or candy pink tone.

What do you think of Jennifer’s hair & beauty looks? Are you a fan of her red carpet style? Do you prefer her as a blonde or brunette? Which movies of hers is your favorite to watch? For more fashion flashback posts, check out: Cara Delevingne’s best pants moments, a look back at Olivia Newton-John’s style throughout her career, Ted Lasso‘s Hannah Waddingham’s on & off screen fashion, & Bullet Train star Joey King’s best red carpet appearances. Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Extra 70% Off Clearance Sale Extended @J.Crew Factory!


Now is the perfect time of year to stock up on new summer favorites that can be worked into your summer-to-fall transition wardrobe, but also to hang onto for next year–or that surprise winter vacation you may take to a tropical location or resort destination! Just this morning, J.Crew Factory bombed my email advertising that their extra 70% off on clearance sale has been extended, with code: FLASH70! Here are my Top 5 stylish suggestions to add to your summer wardrobe arsenal!

First, to get the most out of your maxi skirts & linen shorts before the heat dies down, a feminine cami in a neutral or bold hue coordinates well for a night on the boardwalk or afternoon party. Additionally, the cami is a staple piece for under a blazer, low-cut sweater, or cardigan when opting for luxe layers.

SHOP: scalloped cami top, limited availability in sizes 00-20 & 9 colors / patterns, priced: $9.00-$15.00 after code: FLASH70.

Next, two of my favorite summer trends are combined with the tank below. I love a playful pattern, but also a smocked effect because stretch is a friend, especially across the bustline. The peplum & shoulder-tie details add to the whimsy of this tank, especially when paired with cropped jeans & wedges or cut-off shorts & slide sandals.

SHOP: smocked tie-shoulder tank top, limited availability in sizes XS-3X & 5 colors / patterns, priced: $9.00 after code: FLASH70.

Additionally, basic isn’t always bad, especially when a tiered dress like this can be dressed up with a statement necklace, woven belt, wedges & a clutch when headed to a waterfront dinner or with some metallic flip flops & floppy hat for running errancds.

SHOP: sleeveless knit tiered mini dress, limited availability in sizes XXS-3X & 4 colors / patterns, priced: $5.10-$10.50 after code: FLASH70.

Also, footwear for summer shouldn’t be bland, especially when fun & flirty patterns can be mixed & matched. For example, a printed slide can work with a printed top, as in the stripes can play well against polka dots & the palm print would highlight colorblocking too!

SHOP: printed knot slide sandals, limited availability in sizes 5-12 & 3 patterns, priced: $16.50 after code: FLASH70.

Finally, during the hottest days of the summer, I try to keep jewelry to a minimum, unless I’m at work, which is why these colorful necklaces are fashionable options to wear with a blouse-pencil-skirt-cardigan combination or printed suit with embellished flats.

SHOP: enamel link statement necklace, limited availability in 3 colors, priced: $9.00 after code: FLASH70. Check out the matching earrings & bracelet here!

What stylish items have you yet to find at the end of this summer season? Where are you shopping for the best clearance deals? What’s your seasonal wardrobe budget? For more stylish posts, check out: stackable jewelry organizers from Walmart & Amazon, Serena Williams on the cover of Vogue‘s September issue, & a fashion flashback for Cara Delevingne’s best pants looks! Happy Styling!

Living in Style: More Stackable Jewelry Organizers!


Since my previous post about stackable jewelry organization, my efforts have taken a turn as I repurposed the Household Essentials 3pc stacking jewelry trays @Target for drop earrings, hoops, crawlers, & front-to-back earrings, which meant that I had to find a new home for the necklaces & bracelets that once resided in them. Luckily, a few weeks ago, I found the Linus Fashion Vanity & Drawer Organizer Jewelry Organizer Tray in clear @Walmart ($14.99). See below:

Once I filled the 4 I ordered, I saw that my jewelry inventory of short chain & pendant necklaces & chain bracelets was still greater than the organization pieces that I had. I wanted to keep the like items together in a way that would be both visible & organized, so I sought to reorder them, but they were no longer in stock!

As my search continued, I discovered the mDesign stackable plastic storage jewelry box – 2 organizer trays with lids in clear @Amazon, which were equal in size to the Walmart ones, so I knew I could stack more in the deep drawers of the nightstand, even if some of the trays were a little different in how they’re divided up.

As I combined the different trays, I actually found the lids useful in order to ensure that everything was level & I could open & close the drawer without any issues. Here is the end result:

Drawer with stacked trays. I still have plans for the remaining space here with different clear trays & containers.
Stack #1: silver short pendant necklaces on top.
Stack #1 with 5 levels stacked, combining both the Walmart & Amazon trays.
Stack #1: rose gold / silver necklaces.
Stack #1: gold necklaces.
Stack #1: more gold necklaces.
Stack #1: older items from my younger days, like my nameplate, shell rings, multicolor stone charms, & dolphin pendants.
Stack #2: silver bracelets.
Stack #2 with 5 levels stacked, combining both the Walmart & Amazon trays.
Stack #2: gold bracelets with charms & pendants.
Stack #2: more gold bracelets with charms & pendants.
Stack #2: gold bracelets with beads, charms, & pendants, along with my few pins.
Stack #2: silver necklaces.

How do you organize your jewelry? Do you use clear trays for stacking or do you stick to a traditional jewelry box? For more stylish posts, check out: Serena Williams on the September cover of Vogue, a fashion flashback for Cara Delevingne’s 30th birthday, & the best summer-to-fall pants from Target! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Serena Williams Announces Tennis Retirement / Evolution for Vogue’s September 2022 Issue!


For the highly anticipated September issue of Vogue magazine, tennis star, style icon, & entrepreneur Serena Williams announces her “evolution” to other interests than tennis, which is what she calls it since the word “retirement” gives her pause. For the article she wrote, as told to Rob Haskill, Serena reflects on her career, women’s equality in sports, being her sister Venus’ shadow growing up, the challenges & joys of motherhood, future professional endeavors, & all of her fears as she moves forward into the next chapter of her life.

Photographed by Luis Alberto Rodriguez & styled by Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Vogue captures Serena’s strength, style, & spirit with images that includes pieces from Balenciaga, Bulgari, Sergio Hudson, Fernando Jorge, Ralph Lauren Collection, Danielle Frankel, Wales Bonner, Lagos, Dezso by Sara Beltran, Completedworks, & Gucci. Not to mention, her five-year-old daughter Olympia is included in more than just Serena’s words, as you can see based on the cover insert image below.

While sharing her athletic journey to winning championships as a young girl, Serena states, “I want to be great. I want to be perfect. I know perfect doesn’t exist, but whatever my perfect was, I never wanted to stop until I got it right…I learned the lessons from Venus’s losses instead of the hard way, from my own. It was as if I were playing her matches, too. I’m a good mimic. Growing up I tried to copy Pete Sampras. I loved Monica Seles, and then I studied Monica Seles. I watched, I listened, then I attacked. But if I hadn’t been in Venus’s shadow, I would never be who I am. When someone said I was just the little sister, that’s when I got really fired up.

In addition to Serena’s intimate revelations about her personal goals & family confessions, the article includes a “Life in Looks” video, flashing back to the star athlete’s photographs with Vogue, style on the court, red carpet history, & more thoughts on her fashion choices, all of which are such an integral part of Serena expressing who she is.

What do you think of Serena’s shoot for Vogue? Have you followed her career or ever attended a match? Which celebrity athletes do you admire the most? For more celebrity posts, check out: a fashion flashback with model / actress Cara Delevingne for her 30th birthday, Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink on the cover of FASHION magazine, a look back at Olivia Newton-John’s style through the decades, & Anne Hathaway’s breezy street style in NYC! Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Cara Delevingne’s Best Pants Looks for Her 30th Birthday!


While there are so many fabulous & swoon-worthy red carpet gowns to post about, a suit or pant look is a modern, daring, & stylish take on representing one’s self, as well as appearing professional with an edge. Case in point: model / actress Cara Delevingne (currently on the second season of Only Murders in the Building) celebrates her 30th birthday today & I can’t think of anyone more fashionable who pulls off suit & pants looks with more polish & punk than her.

The Paper Towns star often coordinates her pants with lace or cut-out blouses, crop tops, no top at all, corsets or body paint, decadent jewelry, strappy shoes, or towering heels. She’s the most rock & roll model / actress on the red carpet today & I can’t wait to see what she does next: in her career & with her androgynous style.

Cara can be seen next in the action film The Climb & thriller Punk! What do you think of Cara’s style? Do you opt for menswear inspiration over a tradition dress? For more celebrity posts, check out: a fashion flashback tribute to Olivia Newton-John, Stranger Things star Sadie Sink on the September cover of FASHION magazine, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress Rachel Brosnahan in a head-to-toe Loewe look, & Selena Gomez’s orange sequin outfit by LaPointe in Italy! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: The Best Summer-To-Fall Pants for Work & Play from Target!


During a recent black hole viewing of Instagram stories (I’m not the only one, am I?), I came across a blogger sharing their interpretation for summer-to-fall teacher outfits, including A New Day’s high-rise slim straight pull-on pants @Target ($25.00, available in sizes XS-XXL). There are 2 qualities about these pants that I loved right away: 1. They’re pull-on. Ever since I’ve had my daughter, pants with zippers are the enemy & pull-on pants are my loyal subjects! 2. They’re available in 8 neutral, professional colors / patterns.

The variety includes navy (windowpane), black pinstriped, gray (plaid), gray (& black/purple houndstooth), cream, green, brown, & black. So far, I’ve ordered all, except the black because they weren’t available in my size, & I’ve received the navy & gray houndstooth. They’re very comfortable & run true to size. I love the length (being that I’m 5’3″).

For a professional day, they will pair nicely with a blouse-cardigan-ballet flat combination or a short sleeve sweater & statement necklace with mule heels. I’d love to style these pants for more than just work though. When headed somewhere more casual, I can see pairing the solid options with a dolman top & sandals or a printed tee & wedges. As always, the possibilities are endless! Check out some options by A New Day sold @Target below:

SHOP: short sleeve scoop neck t-shirt in dark pink ($5.00, available in sizes XS-XXL & 6 colors, shop plus here), raglan long sleeve tie-front top in black ($20.00, available in sizes XS-XXL & 9 colors / patterns, shop plus here), polo sweater in cream ($25.00, available in sizes XS-XXL & 4 colors), puff short sleeve v-neck top in brown ($18.00, available in sizes XS-XXL & 5 colors, shop plus here), dolman short sleeve plisse top in green ($18.00, available in sizes XS-XXL & 4 colors, shop plus here), & flutter sleeve tank top in green (on sale: $17.00, available in sizes XS-XXL & 7 colors, shop plus here).

Lastly, an outfit isn’t complete without some stylish (& affordable shoes). Target really knows what they’re doing when it comes to products in the line for A New Day as so many neutral pieces can be coordinated, especially with the pants:

SHOP: Millie twin gore slip-on sneakers in green ($14.99, available in sizes 5-12, wide width options, 6 colors), Thea mules in black ($19.99, available in sizes 5-12), Sue heels in blush ($29.99, available in sizes 5-12 & 2 colors), Corinna ballet flats in mahogany ($14.99, available in sizes 5-12, wide width options, 6 colors), Danica platform loafers in off-white ($32.99, available in sizes 5-12, wide width options, 2 colors), & Kiki mules in cognac ($29.99, available in sizes 5-12 & 3 colors).

Do you shop Target’s A New Day collection? What kind of pants do you wear to work? Do you prefer a pull-on pant or pants with a zipper? How would you style any of these separates? For more stylish posts, check out: the perfect organizer for your stylish wristwear needs from Amazon, blue & resin jewelry from LOFT, Time & Tru’s colorful totes from Walmart, & how to get Anne Hathaway’s breezy gauzy look for less! Happy Styling!

Living in Style: The Perfect Organizer for Watches, Bracelets, Bangles, & Cuffs from Amazon!


This past weekend was especially productive as I beat the heat & stayed indoors with my daughter who helped me organize my expansive jewelry collection, including my extra abundant & sparkly watch & bracelet collection, thanks to years of working in retail & a lot of shopping indulgence during my bachelorette days.

About 3 weeks ago, I posted about organizing my statement necklaces, using a gray display stand from Target. Without even attempting to coordinate my growing inventory of storage & organization items, I found a companion pair of velvet bracelet & watch holders. My goal is to have as much as I can visible, so that I can assess what to donate during this process, but also, what to keep! On a day-to-day basis, I need to actually see what I have so I can to choose it & wear it, beyond it just taking up space in my cloffice & remaining ignored from my wardrobe & accessory rotation.

However, with the 2-pack of Diommell velvet bracelet holder with 3-tier rack jewelry display stand watch bangle bar necklace storage organizer in gray @Amazon ($32.99), I was able to sort out the watches by metal / band color (rose gold, gold, silver, & white), although some of them are in desperate need of repair & cleaning after being boxed up for so long.

Also, I appreciate that the pair of stands are made in 7 soft separate pieces that are easy to assemble & disassemble for when picking out what to wear on a tired night before work or hurried morning getting ready.

The below pictured stand with my watches & cuffs doesn’t have a proper shelf in my cloffice, yet so these will be sitting pretty on my desk until shelving is in place. Also, I was able to fit 24 watches of varying size on it & I have 2 more that will be added to the stand once the bands are repaired. For the picture, though, the stand is sitting on my couch!

Yes, all the watches read different times because all of the batteries are dead, having been in storage for over 2 years. Have no fear, they will stylishly tick again!

For the $32.99 price, I was pleased that there were 2 stands, so that I could devote another one entirely to my stretch bracelets as well. This makes my styling time much more efficient & I am reminded of what I have on a regular basis so as not to buy repeats, no matter the deal or how pretty they may be!

Having worked from home for 15 months & keeping my accessorizing at a bare minimum, I’m so happy to be reunited with these stylish pieces & inspired to explore how to incorporate them into my everyday looks. Although, I just have to decide if the day will be a “watch day” or a “bracelet day” as I prefer to keep my right wrist free since I write with my right hand. Oh, the drama! Also, I still have to revisit the bracelet stand to be much more meticulous about sorting the colorful bracelets by bead color.

How do you organize your accessories? What kind of jewelry do you indulge in the most? What organization or storage items do you have that you can’t live without? For more stylish posts, check out: a fashion flashback with the late Olivia Newton-John, Stranger Things‘ Sadie Sink on the September cover of FASHION magazine, & the trailer for Selena Gomez’s 4th season of Selena + Chef! Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Olivia Newton-John’s Style Through the Decades!


Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John passed away yesterday at the age of 73. The beloved Australian star had been battling cancer on & off since the early 1990s, but her legacy will continue to brighten the lives & imaginations of audiences forever with her memorable roles as Sandy in Grease & Kira in Xanadu, along with her 26 studio albums. Aside from Olivia’s remarkable stage & big screen talents, she remains one of fashion’s most underrated & timeless icons, especially after such a long career that endured through many decades of fashion risks, frills, & hairstyles!

Whether Olivia was channeling the mod looks of the 60s, bell-bottoms & peasant dresses of the 70s, pastels & sparkle in the 80s, or tailored menswear inspiration, Olivia’s style has inspired even today’s trendsetters & entertainers. Many of Olivia’s past outfits are similar what we see now on stars like Gigi Hadid, Hailee Steinfeld, Drew Barrymore, & Keira Knightley! Take a look at the gallery below at some of Olivia’s most stylish ensembles from the red carpet, photo shoots, film stills, performances, & more:

And… who could ever forget Sandy Olsson’s blonde bob & sweet voice that transforms into Danny Zuko’s bombshell dream in Grease? What about the suggestive, 80s chart-topper “Physical” from the four-time Grammy winner? Enjoy the videos below to relive these classic tunes that cemented Olivia’s superstar status.

Which is your favorite Olivia Newton-John song? How old were you when you first saw Grease? For more celebrity posts, check out: Selena Gomez’s orange sequin LaPointe outfit in Italy, Stranger Things‘ Sadie Sink on the cover of Fashion magazine, a fashion flashback of actress Maya Angelou’s best red carpet style moments, & Beyoncé’s gorgeous images for her Renaissance album. Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Stranger Things Star Sadie Sink is the Face of FASHION Magazine’s September Issue!


If you’re still catching up with the second volume of Stranger Things‘ 4th season, lean in! The anticipation for the 5th & final season is real, especially as star Sadie Sink is stepping more & more into the spotlight both on the Netflix fantasy drama & in other projects. The 20-year-old redhead is the face of FASHION magazine’s September issue, speaking to the article‘s author, Annika Lautens, about her journey to stardom starting out in regional theater in Houston with her brother, along with learning from colleagues, like Taylor Swift & Helen Mirren.

For the feature article’s photo shoot, styled by Karen Clarkson & photographed by Royal Gilbert, the Fear Street star’s feminine side sparkles with lots of pink, lace, regal jewels, & pointy toe pumps, which are a departure from her personal off-screen style that includes baggy jeans, a tee, & a blazer. However, the looks for the shoot derive from designers, such as Miu Miu, Versace, GCDS, Bulgari, Moschino, Gucci, Alaia, & Prada.

Later this year, Sadie can be seen alongside Brendan Fraser & Samantha Morton, in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, as well as Dear Zoe with Jessica Capshaw & Justin Bartha. What do you think of Sadie’s photo shoot? Are you reeling over Max’s journey on Stranger Things this season? Who is your favorite character from the show? Which magazines are you most excited to read each month? For more stylish posts, check out: Beyoncé’s gorgeous Renaissance album art, Anne Hathaway’s NYC street style in shorts, Selena Gomez in the new trailer for her 4th season of Selena + Chef, & Jennifer Lopez’s best performance looks! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Beyoncé’s Renaissance Images are Just as Evocative as Her Music!


Usually Style Darling Daily‘s Cover Craze posts categorize stylish stars on the cover of magazines, but a new images worthy of celebration include the companion art to Beyoncé‘s Renaissance album. The staggeringly stylish collection of images goes beyond Vogue or what any music video can do in setting the tone for the 28-time Grammy winner’s seventh studio album that was produced over the course of the last three years, including during the pandemic, featuring a mix of dance, pop, funk, & techno sounds to get listeners moving!

In addition to the uptempo sound on the album, the visuals feature looks from brands & designers like Natalia Fedner, Dolce & Gabbana, Mugler, Schiaparelli, Rick Owens, Bethany Cordwell, Buerlangma, Alaia, Brian Lichtenberg, Gucci, Melissa Simon Hartman, House of Emmanuele, Christopher John Rogers, Piers Atkinson, Luis De Javier, Philipp Plein, & Gianni Naazar & Nusi Quero, all styled by Marni Senofonte & KJ Moody.

Not only are the album’s images inspired by Beyoncé’s mature & artistic side, but according to Insider, the three-act project “pays homage to queer ball culture” & “is indebted to her late Uncle Johnny, whom she described in 2019 as ‘the most fabulous gay man I’ve ever met,'” adding, “‘He was my godmother and the first person to expose me to a lot of the music and culture that serve as inspiration for this album.'”

What do you think of Beyoncé’s album & art? Have you been listening to “Break My Soul” on repeat? What’s your favorite song on the album?

For more stylish posts, check out: Anne Hathaway’s gauzy street style, the trailer for Selena Gomez in the 4th season of Selena + Chef, & The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan in Loewe! Happy Styling!

08/06/2022 Darling of the Day: Selena Gomez’s Glitzy Orange Sequin Set by LaPointe!


Maybe between Only Murders in the Building & Selena + Chef, I have a little girl crush on Selena Gomez, but who doesn’t? Really? The 30-year-old star continues to celebrate her glamorous arrival into the next chapter of her life while in Italy with rumored beau Andrea Iervolino, making a stylish & sparkling statement in a LaPointe orange sequin tank (shop here) & coordinating Bermuda shorts (shop here).

The look is glamorous, unapologetic, mature, & timeless for a young woman living it up in Capri, a celebrity hotspot as of late, & shopping at YSL. Additionally, the actress’s look includes slide heels (shop similar here), drop earrings (shop similar here), & Vintage Frames sunglasses (shop similar here).

However, finding an affordable & comparable look inspired by these LaPointe pieces is somewhat difficult (try Poshmark or Mercari for similar separates too), but if a shoulder-to-knee sequins may be a bit much for you, think about coordinating the sparkle with satin for a luxurious & comfortable outfit. I’ve selected the pieces below for inspiration, even though an orange set is hard to find for a budget. Also, keep scrolling for suggested accessories too!

SHOP: sequin embellished best top in orange @River Island ($56.00, available in sizes 2-14), Liangchenmei sequin sparkle cami in rose gold @Walmart ($17.49, available in sizes S-XXXXL), & Rachel Roy Erica satin tank top in orange @Walmart ($41.36, available in limited sizes).

SHOP: contrast sequin drawstring shorts in rose gold @Shein ($14.00, available in sizes XS-L), A New Day high rise satin pull-on shorts in orange @Target ($20.00, available in sizes XS-XXL), & satin paper bag waist tailored shorts in orange @Boohoo (on sale: $18.00, available in sizes 6-10).

SHOP: Rosemarie Collections double teardrop dangle earrings @Amazon ($22.99), square frame fashion sunglasses in black @Shein ($6.00), & A New Day Basil heels in brown @Target ($ 34.99).

About 15 years ago, I would’ve totally donned a look like this—which is not to say that it’s out of style; it’s just not my personal aesthetic. I can still appreciate it & applaud Selena’s fashion choices when it comes to neon hues & unexpected glam! When on vacation, it’s fun to express a different side of yourself to explore a new city or open yourself up to someone knew, all through style! What do you think of Selena’s outfit? Would you wear all-over sequins in a matching set like this? Is orange a color you gravitate towards for summer? For more stylish posts, check out: Anne Hathaway’s NYC street style in gauzy cream, Rachel Brosnahan’s bold Loewe look in parrot pants, & Sadie Sink’s Miu Miu floral dress. Happy Styling!

08/05/2022 Darling of the Day: Anne Hathaway’s Breezy & Coastal Gauze Glam in NYC!


As the temperatures rise, the need to stay cool & comfortable is much greater, but when you have places to go, finding a balance between the weather & your style isn’t always easy. However, Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway effortlessly proves otherwise while out & about in New York City this past weekend. Opting for a minimalist cream, loose-fitting shirt & coordinating shorts, the WeCrashed star paired her look with a Barbiecore Valentino crossbody bag (shop here), Bulgari sunglasses (shop similar here), & Dolce & Gabbana sandals to shop & hail a cab.

To make this look your own with alternate pieces on a budget, especially if you want to play up the different muted tones of white, cream, or beige, depending on your style, the options are out there! Additionally, this outfit is so realistic & chic for all body types, which is why I’ve included the options below to wear when running errands, between appointments, or grabbing some coffee with friends:

SHOP: Let Me Adore You button front gauze blouse in ivory @Pink Lily ($48.00, available in sizes XS-3X), Calvin Klein roll-sleeve gauze button-down shirt in wheat @Saks Off 5th (on sale: $34.99, available in sizes XS-XL), & BB Dakota Oh My Gauze top in white @Amazon ($69.00, available in sizes XS-L).

SHOP: paddle short in white @J.Crew ($69.50, available in sizes XXS-3X), cotton gauze shorts in cream @Kacey’s Closet ($35.00, available in sizes S-L), & Universal Thread high-rise pull-on gauze shorts in cream @Target ($15.00, available in sizes XS-XXL).

SHOP: Patrizia by Spring Step Talitha sandal in white @DSW ($44.99), Blowfish Malibu Rose B sandal @Zappos ($33.55), & INC International Concepts Petria two-band flat in white pearl @Macy’s (on sale: $47.70).

SHOP: Juicy by Juicy Couture Crowd Pleaser crossbody bag in pink @JCPenney (on sale: $29.40) & tortoiseshell square-frame sunglasses @Old Navy (on sale: $7.97).

What do you think of Anne’s street style? Would you wear a loose button-down with matching shorts? What’s your go-to everyday look in the summer? For more stylish posts, check out: the trailer for the newest season of Selena + Chef, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan in head-to-toe Loewe, earrings sets perfect for vacation from Target, & affordable & fashionable navy flats from Amazon! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Selena Gomez Goes to Malibu for HBO Max’s Selena + Chef’s Season 4!


It won’t be long before actress (& Emmy-nominated producer), Grammy-nominated singer, & Rare Beauty entrepreneur Selena Gomez will be dominating 2 streaming services with Only Murders in the Building continuing its second season on Hulu, as well as the return of Selena + Chef on HBO Max for a 4th season, boasting lots of fun & food love already, at least based on the trailer below. The celebrity chef-in-progress takes her gaggle of gal pals to an already screen-seasoned Malibu beach house, where both Hannah Montana & Big Little Lies were filmed. Famous chefs / mentors set to appear with Selena on the show include familiar faces to the kitchen, such as Adrienne Cheatham, Devonn Francis, Gordon Ramsay, Kristen Kish, Ludo Lefebvre, Matty Matheson, Nick DiGiovanni, Paola Velez, Priya Krishna, & Rachael Ray!

There are 2 very remarkable accomplishments for Selena + Chef:

1. The show launched in August 2020 for 10 seasons that were meant to connect audiences during a time of disconnection; streaming, food, & entertainment served as society’s escape from the pandemic. As a result, newcomers to the kitchen identified with Selena’s unfamiliarity with certain foods, skills, & utensils. Whether you were watching from the comfort of your couch or taking notes to recreate the dish yourself, everyone bonded as Selena learned to cook virtually with a variety of celebrity chefs.

2. As these celebrity chefs share their love of food & culture, a range of charities found a platform for awareness & “the series has raised $400,000” in donations to “26 nonprofit organizations,” according to People. As Selena cooks up some laughs & indulges in the spices & sweets, she’s shining a much-deserved spotlight on underprivileged communities, mental health issues, liked-minded foodies, & more!

Lastly, I’m most excited about 2 things this season: 1. Watching more of Selena’s kitchenware line Our Place x Selena, which includes 2 innovative, all-purpose items: a pan for always & a pot for always in 11 different colors! Now, that’s style! 2. What Selena wears in the kitchen!

Have you been watching Selena + Chef? Have you tried any of the recipes featured on the show? Are you excited about the 4th season in Malibu that premieres on August 18th? Who is your favorite celebrity chef? For more stylish posts, check out: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Rachel Brosnahan in a bold Loewe outfit, fancy flowered navy flats from Amazon, & sophisticated & stackable jewelry organization from Target! Happy Styling!

08/03/2022 Darling of the Day: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Star Rachel Brosnahan Wears Loewe & Wide Leg Pants!


As summer comes to an end, one upside to look forward to (aside from the pumpkin spice latte craze) is that awards season is just around the corner. This year’s Emmy nominations for the most groundbreaking & entertaining performances on television (networks, cable, & streaming) were announced last month, inciting shock over snubs & much debate about the worthiest of nominees. However, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan earns her 5th, & well-deserved Emmy nomination (garnering 1 win in 2018 for the show’s debut season), 4 of which are for her portrayal of the lovable, frustrating, hilarious, & stylish Midge Maisel as a struggling comic & divorcee in the 1950s-60s.

At a recent Emmy FYE event, Rachel was photographed nailing a combination of trends, paying homage to the 90s with wide-leg pants, a crop top, & a peace sign pose (#girlpower). More specifically, the look included a long twill jacket (shop here), orange cropped tank (shop here), & bold parrot-printed jeans (shop here) by designer Loewe. That comes to over $4,000 with the 3 pieces & you can’t really even tell what kind of shoes she’s wearing, but let’s just assume for the fun of it that the $850 matching parrot mules (shop here) by Loewe are hiding underneath the voluminous bottoms.

In true Style Darling Daily fashion, you don’t have the break the bank to revive Rachel’s look in your own way, coordinating similarly shaped & colored separates to hearken back to the 1990s & make this yours. Check out the suggestions below for any combination of colors that appeals to your personal aesthetic:

SHOP: The Drop Blake long blazer @Amazon ($69.00, available in sizes XXS-5X) in black, ivory, rose pink, coffee bean (as well as desert sage, lilac marble, & praline).

SHOP: fitted ultra-cropped rib-knit tank top @Old Navy (on sale: $5.97, available in sizes XS-4X) in white lilies, cosmic rouge, sun worship, Mediterranean Sea (as well as iced peach, cochineal, date palm, watercolor, & dried herb).

SHOP: geometric-print ultra wide-leg pant (on sale: $69.96), abstract-print wide-leg pant (on sale: $69.96), high-waisted printed palazzo pant (on sale: $62.96), & abstract-print tie-waist wide-leg pant (on sale: $69.96) @New York & Company (available in sizes XS-XXL).

What do you think of Rachel’s bold, throwback look? Do you wear patterned or palazzo pants in the summer? What retro trend is your favorite to wear? Have you been watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? For more stylish posts, check out: fancy flowered flats in navy from Amazon for under $30, stackable & stylish jewelry organization, & a fashion flashback with Bullet Train actress Joey King! Happy Styling!

Show Me the Shoes: Fancy Flowered Flats in Navy!


As I’m preparing to return to the office after almost 2 1/2 weeks off, my mind is racing with style inspiration for what I’ll wear! Even though I’m not teaching again until the fall semester begins, there’s still plenty of opportunity to explore summer work style & that starts with a cute pair of navy flats!

I’d purchased very plain faux suede navy flats from Old Navy years ago, which were staples for anytime I needed a pop of the darker neutral to complete a mostly blue look for work. Eventually, those flats were worn out, but I did order another pair. However, I dreamt of more special navy flats, something with flare to rank with my assortment of patent leather, lace, snake embossed, bowed, jeweled, laser cut, & studded flats in other colors. Navy just never seemed to have its moment—until I found the Ollio faux suede decorative flower pointed toe ballet flats @Amazon ($29.99, available in sizes 6-10 & in 6 additional colors).

I have an 8 medium foot, so these fit me perfectly for work when wearing a blouse & dress pants, wrap dress & cardigan, or if I am attending a special daytime occasion, these coordinate well with any spring or cocktail-length dress needing a navy companion. Unfortunately, the flats are not available in wide & some half sizes.

As fall fashion starts to poke its fashionable head into retail windows, these flats, in addition to the other jewel-toned green & mustard options, are on my mind & remain in an all-year rotation. What are your go-to flats for work or a special occasion? What pieces do you keep out for every day use? For more stylish posts, check out: stylish & stackable jewelry organization, $8 sandal slides in 4 colors from Walmart, & a fashion flashback with Bullet Train actress Joey King! Happy Styling!

Living in Style: Stackable & Sophisticated Jewelry Trays from Target!


As Mission: Get Organized continues, I feel like I’ve accomplished so much, but still have a long way to go; however, I haven’t lost my motivation. Having a reliable, stylish system is key to maintaining home organization in my cloffice & it’s of the utmost importance for my ample fashion jewelry collection that I’ve gifted myself during my years as a blogger, in retail, & as a stylist.

Specifically, I have made efficient use of the Household Essentials 3pc stacking jewelry trays in seafoam @Target (on sale: $34.41), which are also available in graphite linen (on sale: $31.86) & black linen ($33.56).

Months ago, I purchased 2 of these online, not quite knowing how I’d use them since I already have a few other stacking trays & jewelry boxes, but I knew I’d need plenty of options. While the trays can store all types of jewelry in varying sizes, I selected only shorter pendant necklaces & drop earrings—although I have 2 more sets of trays on the way, which was an even sweeter deal after Target’s $10 off $50 Circle offer! I love the bright color, which matches perfectly with my cloffice, along with the soft linen fabric!

I appreciate how everything can be seen in each layer & once I can see all of my jewelry, I’ll create a better system in storing by metal (gold tone, silver tone, or rose tone) or bead color, along with type of earring (chandelier, beaded, dangle, threaders, etc.) or if a pair has multiples in different colors, which will be helpful when I know I want a certain type of earring or necklace in a specific metal.

For the final image, I’m unsure how I’ll use the ring space since I’d like to keep this tray solely for necklaces, but perhaps once I recover all of my necklace extenders, I’ll be able to keep them here as well.

Do you use stackable systems for organization? How do you store your jewelry? What features do you look for in maintaining your accessories? For more stylish posts, check out: must-have discounted slide sandals for $8, The Princess star Joey King’s red carpet style, & the official trailer for Blonde starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe! Happy Styling!

Show Me the Shoes: $8 Sandals Going Fast!


Right now is the best time to shop for summer’s trendiest & most stylish pieces, from tops to dresses & shorts to accessories. It seems like everything is on sale everywhere & fall is just around the retail corner. Additionally, I was in a local Walmart Superstore today with my family when I came across a can’t-miss deal on Time & Tru’s multi-band slide sandal marked down to $8.00 from $14.98!

I tried on a pair, although I didn’t end up buying the great deal. They are comfortable & definitely soft, but I’m, personally, not a fan of slides. However, I’d definitely recommend these to coordinate with a multitude of stylish summer looks, including a tee & pair of shorts, print Ed romper, headed to the beach with a sarong, maxi or midi dress, & button-down with cropped jeans.

SHOP: Time & Tru multi-band slide sandal in white, black, mint, & blush (available in sizes 6-11, $8.00) @Walmart.

I’m a fan of the color variety here, especially when a mint shoe isn’t usually a choice. However, I’d recommend checking your local Walmart stores for the color(s) & size you need since online availability is limited.

How would you style these flats? Which color is your favorite? Have you been shopping the slide sandal trend this season? Are you stocking up on end-of-the-summer deals now? For more stylish posts, check out: a fashion flashback of Joey King’s style, Ana de Armas in the official trailer for Blonde, earrings sets from Target, & the perfect linen-blend top for summer! Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Bullet Train’s Joey King Celebrates Her 23rd Birthday!


At a mere 23 years old, Emmy & Golden Globe-nominated actress Joey King, who you may recognize from Ramona & Beezus, The Act, The Kissing Booth, or The Princess, already has over 70 acting credits to her name! Additionally, the California native is rapidly gaining star power with her newest film, Bullet Train, starring alongside Brad Pitt & Sandra Bullock.

Hollywood’s latest it-girl, who celebrates her 23rd birthday today, is also dominating the red carpet, ranging from classic old Hollywood looks to bolder, edgier, & mature major fashion moments, as she’s experimented with various silhouettes, color combinations, different hairstyles, & played up the drama in black menswear inspiration.

Which of Joey’s looks from the red carpet do you like the best? Do you prefer her cropped bob hairstyle or longer locks? What have you seen her in that you can’t stop thinking about? For more stylish posts, check out: the new trailer for Blonde starring Ana de Armas, blue & resin jewelry from LOFT, a flashback to Kate Beckinsale’s red carpet earrings, & Hannah Waddingham’s on & off-screen style! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: The Official Trailer for Ana de Armas Starring in Blonde as Marilyn Monroe!


Everyone is talking about Blonde, the new Netflix portrayal of the one & only, Marilyn Monroe, played by Cuban superstar Ana de Armas the full, official trailer was finally released after a teaser trailer & slew of breathtaking images that truly bring Monroe to life on screen in a way that’s always been attempted by previous interpretations of the bombshell’s life, career, & relationships.

The Andrew Dominik-directed adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ fictional biography of Monroe’s inner life is rated NC-17 & will be available to stream on September 28th.

Also in the film, Bobby Cannavale stars as Joe DiMaggio, Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller, & Garrett Dillahunt as President John F. Kennedy. Check out all of the below images to see more of what’s to come in this awards-magnet film:

Are you excited for the film? Are you familiar with Monroe’s filmography or Ana’s recent films? What do think about Ana’s transformation? For more stylish posts, check out: Hannah Waddingham’s Ted Lasso style as Rebecca Welton, blue & resin jewelry picks from LOFT, & a flashback of Taylor Schilling’s red carpet style! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton on Ted Lasso is Fashion Gold (for Her 48th Birthday)!


I can’t wait for the return of Ted Lasso! I didn’t expect to enjoy the show at all, but I knew it earned rave reviews & loads of awards over the last 2ish years; however, aside from the mega-talented cast & heartwarming core to all the show’s hilarity, Emmy-winner Hannah Waddingham, who plays the staggeringly chic Rebecca Welton, puts all other fashionable characters of television to shame!

Rebecca is a boss. She dresses like a corporate princess with an unlimited budget. Her penchant for silk blouses, bodycon dresses, feminine meets masculine inspiration, & fabulous accessories deserve a show of their own! Unfortunately, the internet is lacking when it comes to quality images of Rebecca’s wardrobe; however, there are gifs galore! Here us just a taste of Rebecca’s style:

Not to mention, as Rebecca rules Ted Lasso, Hannah Waddingham arrives on every red carpet dominating like the queen she is. The accomplished actress & finger turns 48 today, so here’s a gallery of her best red carpet moments:

Do you like Hannah & Rebecca’s style? Are you a Ted Lasso fan? What would you like to see Rebecca wear next season? For more stylish posts, check out: a flashback to Sandra Bullock’s beauty looks, Kate Beckinsale’s earrings obsession, & Diane Kruger’s best non-gown ensembles! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: The Best Resin & Blue Jewelry from LOFT!


Well my family vacation is wrapping up & I am proud of myself for economically and minimally packing accessories, I am definitely missing some of my bolder & more colorful jewelry that I’ve recently unearthed in my forever-unpacking my home cloffice adventure. However, I have my eye on some striking & classic accessories pieces in resin & blue from one of my favorite fashion jewelry retailers, LOFT. The mix of the gold-metal with the pop of color can work for any blue-centric look, but the bling also heightens other hues needing a boost, such as a magenta maxi dress, khaki romper, or tropical pattern separates.

SHOP: resin chain bracelet in deep space blue ($34.95) @LOFT, fabric wrapped chain bracelet in midnight galaxy (on sale: $29.99) @LOFT, resin chain necklace in deep space blue ($44.95) @LOFT, colorblock hoop earrings in industrial navy ($34.95) @LOFT, & cluster charm necklace in summer blue ($32.95) @LOFT. Use code: NEED for an additional 25% off your order, while offer lasts!

Where do you shop for colorful accessories? Do you prefer resin or classic metals? Do you often wear fashion jewelry in the summer? For more accessories posts, check out: earrings sets from Target, fruity fashion finds, & Time & Tru totes from Walmart! Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Taylor Schilling’s Shining Style for Her 38th Birthday!


Even before Orange is the New Black, actress Taylor Schilling was making a name for herself in Hollywood & on the red carpet with appearing opposite Zac Efron in 2012’s The Lucky One & the Oscar-winning film Argo. However, most recently, the Emmy nominee can be seen co-starring in Hulu’s awards season magnet, Pam & Tommy.

Taylor’s style is a mix of young & edgy with classic old Hollywood, showing her playful & mature dudes simultaneously with mini skirts, tulip hemlines, pleating, ruching, bright colors, or cut-outs. Today marks Taylor’s 38th birthday & a flashback to her most fashionable looks is in order!

Which look of Taylor’s is your favorite? We’re you a fan of hers from Orange is the New Black? What kind of role would you like to see her in next? For more stylish posts, check out: Maya Rudolph’s gorgeous red carpet style, earrings sets from Target, a cool linen top for your next weekend getaway, & Rose Byrne’s best fashion moments! Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Maya Rudolph is a Style Icon (& She’s 50 Today)!


Four-time Emmy winner Maya Rudolph may be known for her comedy chops & charm, but over the course of her 20+-year career, Maya’s evolving style is something to marvel at as she’s fearless with colors, patterns, & textures. The actress & mother of four may make some seemingly unconventional choices, but her bold desire to be herself is cause for style celebration for her 50th birthday!

No silhouette, ruffle, fringe, or sequin is forbidden on Maya, & nor should it be as she schools us all on the fact that grace, flare, & style have are timeless!

Which is your favorite look on Maya? Do you prefer the dramatic gowns or fitted frocks? Feathers or florals? Who is your favorite Maya Rudolph character? For more stylish posts, check out: affordable earrings sets for vacation, linen tanks from Walmart for summer, Rose Byrne’s elegant red carpet style, & Jennifer Lopez’s stunning performance looks. Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Kate Beckinsale’s Biggest & Boldest Earrings for Her 49th Birthday!


I’m a fan of big earrings, although I have not been embracing my collection as much as I should be this season. However, when investigating the red carpet history of British actress Kate Beckinsale to gather an inventory of images of her finest & most memorable gowns—as there are many!—for her 49th birthday today, I realized that she shares my passion for big ear bling, opting for the sparkliest, dangliest, & most daring of chandelier & drop earrings to accentuate her glamorous style on the red carpet.

Not only are her naked dresses shimmering & ball gowns extravagant, her accessories make a fashionable & dramatic statement, adding glitter to an already stunning look!

What do you think of Kate’s earrings? Do you like to wear over-the-top jewelry for special occasions? For more celebrity posts, check out: Sandra Bullock, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, & Sofia Vergara. Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Happy 58th Birthday, Sandra Bullock (+ Her Best Beauty Looks)!


Everyone agrees that Sandra Bullock is America’s sweetheart & she just keeps getting more beautiful, stylish, & glamorous with age! For the Oscar-winner’s 58th birthday today (removing jaw from floor), looking back on Sandra’s best beauty looks inspires me to try a bold lip, rock a middle part, glistening locks, blush up, highlight the jawline, & play up a smoky eye with seriously lush lashes!

Take a look at the gallery below for close-ups of some of Sandra’s most unforgettable & breathtaking beauty from over the years:

Which hairstyle is your favorite on Sandra? Do you like a side part or prefer the pin straight look? Does her makeup inspire you to glam up? Which movie of hers do you watch on repeat? For more celebrity posts, check out the very best from Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lopez, Elisabeth Moss, Selena Gomez, & Priyanka Chopra Jonas! Happy Styling!