It’s taken me a while to hop aboard the puff sleeve trend train, but as these gorgeous spring styles are rolling into my ‘Gram (@styledarlingdaily), I can’t help but think about all of the styling options!
I’m nuts for the minty ‘agave’ top, especially with tropical linen shorts & neutral mules for vacation, windowpane trousers & block heels for work, a pleated midi skirt & ballet flats for a family party, or jeans & sneakers on the weekends.
Let’s all give it up for the one & only Sofia Vergara who got denim joggers right! The actress-turned-fashionista has nailed it when it comes to a combination of comfortable, stylish, & affordable pull- on jeans with a joggers twist. I can’t wait to wear them all the time, especially since I haven’t worn jeans since before my pregnancy in 2018 started to show!
At the recommendation of another blogger, I ordered these in the lightest Bel Air wash, only because the darker Oceana wash was sold out in my size; however, now that I’m in love with his comfortable & trendy these are, I’ve already ordered the Trinity wash before it’s too late!
Spring is the perfect time of year to lighten up those layers & play with patterns. One of my all-time favorites is polka dots, especially in a cardigan that tops off a blouse, jeans, plaid trousers, or a fit & flare dress.
I love the availability & trend of rose gold fashion jewelry. The pink hue highlights so many brilliant wardrobe colors & adds an extra splash of femininity to any outfit. I wear rose gold everyday with my wedding band & engagement ring, no matter any of my other jewelry, but when I can go all out in rose gold, I do!
I love a peplum, especially when running errands & in need of a lightweight, comfortable piece that doesn’t feel too constricting, which is why my warm weather wardrobe consists of just such pieces to coordinate with cropped pants & drop earrings, tropical shorts & sparkly slides, or jeans & a duster cardigan. However, I’m not always a fan of the distressed, worn look, but I’m willing to give it a try, knowing that some of these colors will style well with my past-season bottoms.
I never saw these in my local stores, but I’m crazy for this berry hue. Of course, the navy & gray are sleek options for joggers or faux leather leggings. I love the blend of casual with the cable-knit texture, which offers a unique top for any bottom.
Throughout the year, I like to have fun with my stud earrings, mixing up a quintet of studs in colorful, tasteful, & stylish ways since most days, I fill my 5 piercings in each ear with great variety. I love adding a fruit into the mix, but from time to time, an animal also appears, including birds! I’ve had my eye on these for some time now:
I love the orange-blue-green-white color combination, especially against the gold-tone. It’s a bright, playful addition to any look & adds a spring touch against a tunic sweater & leggings or midi dress & duster cardigan.
At such a great price & with so many fun & springy details, how can you not order all of them? I love the stripes for a classic tee & jeans look with layered necklaces of the blue floral with a cotton eyelet dress & cardigan. Not to mention the black floral will add some feminine flare to a midi dress. Also, the beige & black is perfect for a casual Friday in a cardigan set & windowpane pants.
I love how t-shirts have evolved over the years, blending the ease & comfort of a casual piece with more refined & special details that can be dressed up, such as a flutter-sleeve. While I’m not typically drawn to a dramatic sleeve, a subtle flutter adds an extra bit of whimsy, especially when paired with jeans & sneakers, trousers & ballet flats, a midi skirt & slides, or a pencil skirt & statement necklace.
SHOP:flutter-sleeve paneled t-shirt in black, beige, pink, & white @Old Navy ($29.99, available in sizes XS-4X + petite). Watch out for the current 30% off at checkout deal, or other sales that may help this topper, & the multiple colors, make its way into your wardrobe.
I’m a sucker for a chic, slim crossbody bag that will help keep me light when on the go, but also adds to my outfit. Recently, Target has been my go-to for such great accessory finds at an affordable price.
This is a chic option for when my day includes not only a brunch or al fresco lunch plans, but heading out & about for a family occasion in a blouse & trousers, maxi dress & cardigan, or midi dress & drop earrings. Other varieties of this bag (minus the alligator embossed texture) include black, olive, green, & electric blue at varying price points.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Any day gives me an excuse to wear green, but today, especially, I’m excited to share a must-have polished sundress in green & white plaid for spring/summer that I can’t wait to try on myself, which is also available in black too!
The green option is lovely for Easter or other springtime festivities, while the black is a classic, feminine staple to dress up with platforms, wear with laid back slides, or be in casually with sneakers & a denim jacket.
With last weekend’s dazzling Academy Awards, I’ve got my mind on big baubles for spring, including flower & butterfly-encrusted jewels to layer with solid pieces, a graphic print ensemble, or other florals. If your jewelry collection is in need of a refresh, check out these must-haves:
I could spend hours upon hours just zoning out looking at jewelry store window displays, marveling at the beauty, craftsmanship, & sparkle of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches, & more. When the stars hit the red carpet, the wonder & excitement just amplifies, especially considering the legendary jewelry designers that are featured, along with elegant & dramatic gowns. I can’t help but think back to all of the mesmerizing emeralds that graced the red carpet in awards shows of the past, but I’m so glad there are more vibrant references to add! Here are some of my favorite jewelry moments from the red carpet:
Sunday night’s Oscars were magical, celebrating the magic of film; however, the after parties included a tremendous amount of sparkle, skin, & jewels as stars attend either or both the Vanity FairOscars Party or the bash for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The glamour continued & even surpassed some of the ceremony’s high fashion. See the gallery below!
Sunday night’s 95th Academy Awards not only honored a year of phenomenal cinema & the major return of audiences to theaters, but the most stylish stars of these films. Clearly, white was the color of the night, although golds & bold hues had their moments as well. Check out the gallery below for the best dressed stars of the night:
Tonight’s Academy Awards have so much controversy & hype surrounding them—who has been nominated & who should win, but my main concern is: what will attendees be wearing? Of course, gowns both sleek & dramatic make an impact on the red carpet, but I, personally, love getting a closer look at the dazzling diamonds, mesmerizing emeralds, & & more—all of which complete the overall story that each ensemble expresses. Here are some of my favorite jewelry moments, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, & hair accessories.
The Academy Awards air tomorrow night & what better way the commemorate Hollywood’s biggest night than to take a stylish strut down memory lane—however, with metallic gowns. This includes gold & silver sparkles, fabric, or embellishments, as well as rose & blush tones, along with dazzling colored sequins. I mean, who doesn’t love sparkle?
Spring is in the air…somewhere! I can’t wait to get my feet into cute sandals again, paired with a maxi or midi dress or for stylish, but casual Friday at work on sunny spring mornings. We all know that flower embellishments & patterns are perfect for the season, which is why special floral details in our accessories is a fun way to play up any ensemble.
As always, I’m a sucker for one of each, especially when it’s a classic item that can coordinate with nearly any look. This is Aldi the case when I’m thinking about jewelry—do I get the gold, rose gold, or silver? However, for the right price, why not get all 3?
All fall & winter long, my Instagram feed has been overflowing with different Sherpa items, from shackets to coats to cardigans to slippers. I know I’m a little late to jump on the bandwagon, especially as so much light & fluttery spring fashion is on the horizon, but in looking to update my casual outerwear / topper options, I was pleased to discover this new rollback—& with polka dots!
The countdown to 40 begins! In six months, I’ll be entering a whole new decade, having spent these six months doing any & everything I can (with doing anything drastic) to improve my health & wellness. This includes stress relief & skincare, which is why my recent purchases of a jade roller & some rose quartz is the focus of this post!
I’ve only been using both for a few days & I haven’t seen any results; however, I feel calmer & my face feels less tense. I have a lot of sinus issues & this massage definitely technique, as directed on the packaging, at least 1-2 times a day, results in a relaxed feeling across the face & neck.
Also, I’ve invested in various body massages for shoulder & back pain & they’ve always been too intense or uncomfortable to operate, but the roller & stone allows me a few minutes to feel centered internally & tactilely relieved.
While cropped cardigans are taking a step into the background, long cardigans are having a moment as looser fits & more relaxed silhouettes are taking center stage, not only with loungewear, but also for more polished & professional outfits. Furthermore, a long cardigan tops off a look, dressing up t-shirts & jeans, a blouse & pencil skirt, or tank & joggers.
With all of the great end-of-the-season sales, I’m reveling in the final days of luxe, winter textures & deep, rich colors. Velvet has had a resurgence in all forms, especially when it comes to pieces that can work for both loungewear & work.
Try pairing this with plaid pants, faux leather leggings, dark denim jeans, wide-leg satin pants, or joggers. Also, the neckline is perfect for layered necklaces or a bold statement piece. I wish this too was available in other colors, but I guess that’s what happens when it comes to final sale items.
I love a maxi dress, especially a printed one with so much styling versatility. I can’t wait for spring & summer to come to Long Island, so that I can float everywhere I go in a maxi dress! Naturally, I support a maxi dress that’s also inclusive!
With this dress, one could break out a bolero cardigan, crochet cropped sweater, or a long sleeve duster for cooler nights. The faded hues & timeless prints get me thinking about the 90s with chunky wedge sandals or lace-up boots!