Holiday Gift Style: Bargain Earrings for Any Season for Under $6!


I love a bargain! So do many Style Darlings this Black Friday weekend, especially if you’re shopping Target! If you’re in need of a stocking stuffer for a stylish loved one or can’t resist a sparkly deal for yourself, check out these earrings for under $6!

SHOP: Universal Thread twisted oval hoop earrings in gold (on sale: $5.59), A New Day filigree chandelier drop earrings in gold (on sale: $5.59), A New Day leaf drop earrings in gold (on sale: $5.59), & A New Day pearl drop hoop earrings in gold (on sale: $5.59) @Target.

SHOP: A New Day hoop earrings in gold & silver (on sale: $5.59), A New Day medium tear drop earrings in silver (on sale: $5.59), & A New Day filigree drop earrings in silver (on sale: $5.59) @Target.

Which earrings do you like best? Do you often give fashion jewelry as gifts? What’s your go-to earring style for the holidays? For more stylish Black Friday posts, check out: ribbed tops for 40% off in over a dozen colors, jogger pants in sizes XS-4X, & fuzzy cardigan sets on sale TODAY only! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Sparkly Envelope Clutches for Under $8!


The party invitations must be rolling in for the most festive time of the year! Aside from landing on a comfortable & glittery outfit to celebrate the holidays, the right accessories at the right price are key! Finding an all-purpose evening clutch isn’t always easy, especially a neutral option that would work for another special occasion, like a wedding, & for any ensemble. However, you don’t have to pick just one when a bargain comes along. For example:

SHOP: faux suede envelope clutch in black / silver & beige / gold @Ardene (on sale: $7.47).

I love the neutral color + metal + sparkle combination, perfect for a velvet wrap dress & satin heels, a sequin sheath dress & patent stilettos, or an embellish sweater dress & patterned tights for a holiday party or gift exchange with friends. At 70% off, investing in both is a great idea to be prepared for a more dramatic, darker look or something softer in pastels for another season.

How would you style this bag? Which color do you like best? Where do you shop for special occasion accessories? For more stylish posts, check out: the most festive party shoes of the season, J. Crew Factory’s “Cheers!” Sweater in XXS-3X, & Jennifer Aniston on the last print edition of Allure! Happy styling!

Holiday Gift Styles: Festive Earrings from SUGARFIX by BaubleBar @Target!


Fa-la-la! It’s holiday time for fun festivities to begin, especially when it comes to our accessories. It’s the season for extra sparkly bling & even the most literally holiday-riffic jewels. SUGARFIX by BaubleBar @Target does it again with the following selections to brighten up the weekend, your next luncheon with the girls, or holiday gathering.

SHOP: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Dear Santa Statement Earring 3-piece set ($16.99), Season’s Greetings Statement Earring 3-piece set ($16.99), Sweet Tooth Statement Earring 3-piece set ($16.99), & Happy Hanukkah Statement Earring 3-piece set ($16.99) @Target.

SHOP: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Claus Couple Statement Earrings in light & dark ($14.99), Merry & Light Statement Earrings ($12.99), & All is Calm All is Bright Statement Earrings ($9.99) @Target.

SHOP: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Home for the Paw-lidays Statement Earrings ($12.99), Cat in a Hat Statement Earrings ($12.99), Jingle All the Way Statement Earrings ($12.99), & Winter Wonderland Statement Earrings ($12.99) @Target.

SHOP: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar If You Know You Snow Statement Earrings ($12.99), Hog the Eggnog ($12.99), Tree Spirit Statement Earrings ($12.99), & Eight Nights Statement Earrings ($12.99) @Target.

Which earrings do you like the most? Do you typically wear statement jewelry? Will you break out festive jewelry this holiday season? For more stylish posts, check out: thermal pajama sets from Old Navy, the LACMA Art + Film Gala 2022 red carpet with Sydney Sweeney & Quinta Brunson, & Emma Stone’s best pants & jeans looks! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Anne Hathaway Talks a Turning 40, Her 4 Upcoming Movies, & More for Vogue Hong Kong’s November 2022 Issue!


If there’s any actress sure to garner attention for the glossy photos of a magazine cover shoot, it’s Anne Hathaway! For the November 2022 issue of Vogue Hong Kong, the Academy Award-winner channels her 60s goddess, which we’ve been seeing a lot lately for recent red carpets & press events, discussing turning 40 soon, her 4 upcoming films (Armageddon Time, Eileen, She Came to Me, & Mother’s Instinct), as well as family & fashion!

The style icon brings the drama in leopard, sequins, & faux fur to the images, photographed by Dan Jackson & styled by Dena Giannini. The shoot includes pieces from designers, such as Giorgio Armani, Bvlgari, Area, Paula Rowen, Tom Ford, Gucci, Falke, Gianvito Rossi, Chanel, Wolford, Michael Kors, Lelet, Carolina Herrera, Alaïa, Valentino, & more!

What do you think of Anne’s style? Are you excited to see Armageddon Time? What’s your favorite international fashion magazine? For more stylish posts, check out: fashion flashbacks with Gabrielle Union & Julia Roberts, an any season knit sweater by Time & Tru, & velvet leggings from Old Navy in every size! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: The Blingiest Chain Link Bracelet for Any Occasion!


I’ve been spotting the chain link trend all over, which took a while for me to warm up to, but now, I’m all about it! I can’t wear chain link on chain link, but I like the subtle nod to edgy street style, mixed with luxury in bright gold & silver tones & jeweled embellishments.


SHOP: gemstone chain bracelet in gold & silver @Ardene ($8.90–Buy One, Get One 50% Off).

I’ve purchased both metals & love to wear them for work, a lunch with girl friends, or on date night, depending on the metal I’m most dominantly wearing with my outfit. The bracelets are a good, heavy weight, feeling like they won’t break if knocked into a desk, for example. The gemstones are very sparkly & add just enough shine for any look. See how they look with my recent outfits:

What occasion would you wear this bracelet for? Do you prefer the gold or silver? How do you feel about the chain link trend? For more stylish posts, check out: cute fuzzy slipper slides from Target, leaf-themed earrings, a fashion flashback with Gwyneth Paltrow, & luxe velvet flats from Old Navy! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Fuzzy Slippers + 40% Off!


There are some accessories or around-the-house pieces I was always rely on until I just can’t wear them anymore. That definitely applies to slippers. In our high ranch house, since we live most of the time upstairs, I keep a pair in the bedroom for early, chilly mornings & when getting ready for bed. Likewise, I have another pair in my cloffice downstairs for work-from-home days & playing with my daughter in our family room. This is convenient, so that no matter where I am, I have slippers to stay cozy.

However, now that Target has a major 40% off deal happening right now on slippers, I might just have to freshen up my options, especially for post-shower primping when I don’t necessarily want my feet to be all covered up.

SHOP: Stars Above Annika single band fur slide slipper in tan, purple, & blush @Target (on sale: $10.80, available in sizes S-XL).

I love the purple the most, which is a stark contrast to the grey & ivory styles I typically flock to. What do you think of these slippers? Did you like fuzzy, furry styles in pastel colors? How much do you spend on slippers? For more stylish posts, check out: Halloween bling by SUGARFIX by BaubleBar, peplum tops from Amazon, & a faux leather midi dress for all! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Halloween Bling!


I don’t wear much in the way of literal festive jewelry, save some snowflake, gift bow, or bunny earrings, but in recent years, I’ve been including my four-year-old in my style journey. I love her input on accessories & appealing to her festive interests for any season or holiday. This fall & Halloween, while I haven’t yet invested in any spooky sparkles, I have my eye on the gorgeously glittery pieces from SUGARFIX by BaubleBar @Target:

SHOP: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Squash the Competition Statement Halloween Earrings ($12.99), Corny Confections Statement Halloween Earrings ($12.99), Bone to be Wild Statement Halloween Earrings ($12.99), & Ghostess with the Mostess Statement Halloween Earrings ($12.99) @Target.

Do you wear holiday-themed accessories? Do you prefer sparkly pieces or more kitschy & traditional accessories? Which one of these earrings would you wear? For more stylish posts, check out: peplum tops from Amazon, velvet flats from Old Navy, Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, & a fashion flashback with Naomi Watts! Happy Styling!

Show Me the Shoes: Fall-Girl Velvet Flats from Old Navy!


As fall rolls in, we’re not only getting obsessed with layers, but also textures, especially in footwear! Specifically, velvet is a great fabric for virtually any article of clothing or accessory, but on a shoe, an outfit becomes elevated with a more luxe sophistication & festive fashionability. Last fall, I went crazy buying up all the velvet leggings I could in every rich, jewel tone hue & now I’ve got my eye on velvet flats.

SHOP: velvet bow tie ballet flat shoe in blackjack, dark bottle, & raisin Arizona @Old Navy (on sale: $26.99, available in sizes 6-11).

These will be a perfect work staple to contrast a neutral-heavy look in earth tones & dark denim, but also with other luxurious patterns of the season, such as plaid, floral, abstracts, & brocade! my only wishes are for availability in wide width, a pointy toe as opposed to an almond toe, & other colors, such as navy or purple.

How would you style these flats? Would you wear them to the office & for a holiday party? What color velvet flats would you wear? For more stylish posts, check out: an open-front cardigan in every color from Amazon, Ana de Armas’ performance of “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” & cozy fleece separates from Target! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: A Look at the Costumes of Don’t Worry Darling!


There aren’t many movies these days I want to see in the theater. It must be an epic, cinematic experience to get me to go—otherwise, I’m perfectly content streaming from home in the comfort of my own slippers. However, when the early images of Olivia Wilde’s sophomore directorial effort emerged for Don’t Worry Darling, I was intrigued, having been enamored with Florence Pugh’s maturity as Amy in Little Women, global pop star Harry Styles as the leading man, & the 1950s time period!

This weekend, my husband & I saw a matinee showing if the film & I was blown away by the costume design from thrice Academy Award-nominated Arianne Phillips, for her work in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Walk the Line, & W. E. Take a look at the gallery below for all the fashionable sneak peeks, but be careful: SPOILERS ahead!

Florence & Olivia aren’t the only stylish stars of the film, as there’s much glamour & vintage elegance on Harry, Chris Pine, & Gemma Chan as well. Watch the trailer below, along with other behind-the-scenes videos & interviews about the making of the stylish film:

I know I’m already thinking about my fit & flare dresses & statement necklaces dye to the film’s stylish inspiration! Are you excited to see Don’t Worry Darling? Are you a fan of 1950s fashion? For more stylish posts, check out: the season 3 trailer for Emily in Paris, the best fashion moments from Partner Track, & the cutest tweed ballet flats! Happy Styling!

09/23/2022 Darling of the Day: Olivia Wilde’s White Tee & Black Wide Leg Pants in NYC!


Actress & director Olivia Wilde has been in the news for all the catty behind-the-scenes gossip about her highly-anticipated sophomore film, Don’t Worry Darling, which also stars Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, & Chris Pine.

However, during a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Olivia was the epitome of effortless street style in a white tee & black wide leg pants, a look any cool gal tries & all women should!

Topped with black sunglasses, gold layered necklaces, & likely towering platforms, Olivia brought her 70s chic vibe to the streets of New York City & stage during the show to chat about all of the controversy her film has faced, offer her narrative behind casting decisions.

However, to channel Olivia’s easy, breezy look:

SHOP: crewneck tee shirt in white @Gap Factory (on sale: $9.99, available in sizes XS-XXL) & high-waisted pleated wide leg pant in black @New York & Company (on sale: $41.96, available in sizes XS-XXL).

For more about Olivia’s sensational interview, check out the videos below:

Lastly, the trailer for Don’t Worry Darling is below, but the film is currently in theaters:

What do you think of Olivia’s minimalist look? Do you wear wide leg pants? Are you excited to see Don’t Worry Darling? For more stylish posts, check out: the first images from season 3 of Emily in Paris, fall blouse options by LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, & tweed chain link flats from Ardene! Happy Styling!

Show Me the Shoes: Your Next Add-To-Cart Tweed Ballet Flats!


As tomorrow marks the last day of summer, I’m not quite ready to bid adieu to my maxi dresses & sandals. My heart just isn’t there yet, but my eyes are on the fashionable fall prize… & so is my finger as I click my mouse to Add-to-Cart! I can’t even think about wearing heavy layers or hefty fabrics, but they just kept finding their way into my social media. Case in point:

SHOP: tweed ballet flats in black @Ardene ($19.90, available in sizes 6-10). Not only do I adore the tweed fabric, but also, the chunky buckle across the pointy toe cries out for black polka dot tights & a cardigan with pencil skirt outfit—fit for any teacher or professor (like myself!) this fall.

Currently, Ardene has a 30% off on select shoes, for customers in the U. S., so this is getting more & more tempting! Tweed never goes out of style & creates the perfect juxtaposition of textures when paired with lace or florals of similar color scheme!

How would you style these flats? Do you experiment with different kinds of hardware or embellishments in footwear? What’s your must-have fall favorite? For more stylish posts, check out: Arden Cho’s sophisticated wardrobe on Partner Track, fall-rustic earrings from Target, the next best tunic for work or play, & dreamy Karl Lagerfeld Paris pumps from Macy’s! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: The Most Unbe-Leaf-ably Stylish Fall Earrings for $14.99!


I was never usually one to normally collect kitschy themed accessories for holidays or seasons until I had my daughter. Now, I let her pick out my accessories through playing games & matching colors, almost as if outfit prepping for the week is a sparkly scavenger hunt. However, now that I’m full on fruits for summer & have plenty of bows & snowflakes for winter—not to mention all the flowers & bees for spring—it’s time to pay homage to fall. I have some leaf studs & charm or pendant necklaces, but they’re all very neutral in gold or antique gold. None are literally celebrating the autumn season… until now!

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar’s ‘Be-Leaf in Yourself’ earrings ($14.99) @Target are just what I need (& any fall-obsessed Style Darling) to kick off the season shift this week!

The pairing of maple leaves with an ombré stone effect are stylish for the office or classroom, but also offer enough bling for cocktail or special occasions. The gold & rust hues will pair well with earth tones offset against navy, denim, gray, or burgundy.

How would you style these earrings? Are you all about literal fall fashion? Are you a fan of SUGARFIX by BaubleBar? For more stylish posts, check out: staple tunic topics by Scoop, sweaters in every color by A New Day, & my top houndstooth picks for fall from New York & Company! Happy Styling!

Super Style Wishlist: Karl Lagerfeld Paris Carlisle Pumps!


A few weeks ago, I was taking a quick walk through my local Macy’s & was stopped & stunned to find these:

The Karl Lagerfeld Paris Carlisle pump in black (on sale: $118.30) floored me! I’m not a major name brand shopper—I’m more of an admirer from a far. However, I couldn’t help myself, gawking mouth agape & all, thinking of the kind of life a woman wearing these shoes must live. Then, my mind went into a tailspin of styling possibilities: a tailored suit with a bow-neck blouse, cocktail dress for New Year’s Eve, a fit & flare dress with a leather jacket for date night, or a tunic sweater & studded jeggings. No matter the style, these are fierce shoes, going on my wishlist! Truth be told, I’ll likely never actually purchase them, fearing my budget-oriented voice of reason would judge & guilt me over all the other ways I could have invested my money… Oh well!

What designer item do you have your sights set on? Are you a fan of Karl Lagerfeld Paris shoes? Do you browse high-end items like viewing museum exhibitions? For more stylish posts, check out: 50% off statement necklaces from Nordstrom Rack, the beauty & jewelry highlights from this year’s Emmy Awards, the unforgettable red carpet moments from this year’s Emmy Awards, & the must-have peplum cardigan of the season! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: The Best Beauty Looks & Most Gorgeous Jewelry Moments from the 2022 Emmy Awards, Featuring Elle Fanning, Alexandra Daddario, Quinta Brunson, & More!


The internet is still a-flutter with style & beauty inspiration from this week’s 74th Emmy Awards, where the stars sparkled from head to toe in the most fashionable & elegant gowns. However, the jewelry selections & beauty choices stole the spotlights on the red carpet & stage. Decked out in the expensive, luxury duds, A-listers went all out with statement earrings, bright baubles, timeless bracelets, & fierce rings, along with classic updos & breezy tresses. Take a look through the gallery below for a closet view of celebrity’s jewels & bobs from the night:

Which hairstyle is your favorite? Who got their accessories just right? Which read carpet moment are you still talking about? For more celebrity posts, check out: Selena Gomez & Mindy Kaling at taking the Emmys stage, Ana de Armas in Louis Vuitton, & Kacey Musgraves’ best red carpet looks! Happy Styling!

Show Me the Shoes: Gorgeous Jacquard Flats for $35!


Instagram’s algorithm is working since it has identified that I love a deal & a pretty ballet flat. After over 8,000 posts, how could it not?! See examples below:

And as summer is turning into fall, I’m already scoping out bargains & must-haves to prepare for a sparkly holiday season!

So… when scrolling through my feed, I happened upon the Laura embellished pointed ballet flats in jacquard @ASOS ($35.00, available in sizes 4-12), which hit all the right style notes, in my opinion.

Aside from the pretty floral pattern, I love the rich color combination in conjunction with the jewel embellishment, both of which enable this flat to go from day to night. Imagine wearing this with a navy romper for a posh weekend brunch spot, with a hunter green suit & champagne blouse for an important meeting, a rust pullover sweater with dark denim skinny jeans for a game night with friends, or a cocktail dress & statement studs for a special occasion.

How would you style these shoes? Do you wear patterned or embellished flats? Do you have holiday style on the brain already? What’s your favorite go-to footwear for a special event? For more stylish posts, check out: classic & affordable v-neck sweaters by A New Day, Ana de Armas’ stunning Louis Vuitton gown at the Venice Film Festival premiere of Blonde, more jewelry organization ideas, & the most feminine faux leather midi dress of the season! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Sweater Season is Upon Us!


Even though the weather (here on Long Island) is teetering between summer & fall with summer heat still palpable, it’s sweater season in stores! Now is the best time to get the newest colors & cuts in woven wonders, especially if your fall wardrobe needs a refresh. A classic item to have handy for any rotation of fall outfits is a v-neck sweater in either bright or neutral colors—because, as I always say, the possibilities are endless!

SHOP: A New Day fine gauge v-neck sweater in black, dark brown, dark grey, green, magenta, navy blue, oatmeal, cream or light grey @Target ($22.00, available in sizes XS-4X).

I can definitely envision myself getting the green, magenta, & navy, especially to coordinate with a statement necklace & my favorite A New Day pants, leggings & knee boots, skinny jeans & ankle booties, or a pencil skirt & pointy flats for any given fall day! The neutral tones cry out for a bold or jewel-toned companion piece & the brighter colors would match well with any menswear-inspired trouser or juxtaposed texture in lace or jacquard.

How would you style these sweaters? Which color is your favorite? Do you prefer a scoop or v-neck for sweaters? Are you breaking out your fall wardrobe already? For more posts about must-have fall pieces, check out: Old Navy’s prettiest fabric headbands, peplum cardigans that flatter every body type, & comfortable loungewear tunics by Time & Tru! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: Ana de Armas in Louis Vuitton at the Venice Film Festival’s premiere of Blonde!


When I learned that Golden Globe-nominated actress Ana de Armas had arrived in Venice, I was so excited to refresh my feeds to see what the Cuban star would wear to the highly-anticipated premiere of her controversial film, Blonde, where she stars as Marilyn Monroe. Naturally, her red carpet look would be elegant & stunning, but also, I wondered if & how the gown would represent the bombshell icon at the center of the film.

In a bright pink pleated gown with a deep-v by Louis Vuitton, Ana graced the red carpet in true Hollywood fashion. Her gentle waves & sophisticated jewelry by Messika hearken to an era of glamour & ease that offers a refreshing twist on Barbiecore.

Additionally, the hue pays homage to Marilyn’s signature pink from her “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” musical sequence in the 1949 film Gentleman Prefer Blondes; likewise, the halter & pleated look of Ana’s dress are reminiscent of the iconic subway grate scene in The Seven Year Itch from 1955.

Escorted to the premiere by one of the film’s producers, Brad Pitt, Ana shines, which is no surprise. I hope this marks the beginning of an exciting & stylish press tour for the 2 hour 46-minute film that’s rated NC-17 & is based on the disorienting evocative fictional biography by Joyce Carol Oates that begins streaming on Netflix on September 28th, especially leading up to awards season!

What do you think of Ana’s red carpet look? Are you excited to see Blonde? Are you a fan of Marilyn Monroe’s films? For more stylish posts, check out: more jewelry organization ideas, Zendaya’s most gorgeous green gowns & outfits on the red carpet, & Selena Gomez’s dress inspiration in the season 2 finale of Only Murders in the Building! Happy Styling!

Living in Style: More Jewelry Organization Ideas!


During my recent escapade into the world of home organization—mainly for my cloffice & bedroom wardrobe space—I made an investment in pieces & fixtures to house my accessories collection. Although, my ambition was larger than it should have been since finally unpacking my duds & getting my sparkly style ducks in a row. Additionally, my favorite storage piece to keep in my bedroom for quick access to my most favorite & precious long strand necklaces & chain bracelets doesn’t even look like a typical organizer or jewelry box, which is exactly why I love it!

I purchased 2 of the eForCity 4-layer jewelry storage organizer from @Target (was $21.99), wanting to order 2 more, but by the time I found use for them, they were out of stock. However, I was able to find an identical piece from Amazon: the HengLiSam 4-layer rotatable jewelry accessory storage trays in white (on sale: $9.99), which are also made in black & pink for $10.99 each.

I decided to keep them in my bedroom for quick access, especially on a weekend when I don’t usually plan my outfits ahead of time, so that I could grab a staple long necklace & bracelet if a day of errands turned into family dropping by or going out to eat. Most pieces in each organizer are either neutral / all-purpose jewelry that would go with basically anything or something so special & treasured I want it handy right away. See below how it all turned out:

This is what it looks like closed!
They’re atop another duo of jewelry organizers & even though they’re a stark white against the ivory & beige tones of the bedroom, they’re so compact & useful, I actually don’t mind.

Would you use a jewelry storage piece such as this? Do you prefer a classic look to your jewelry boxes or something more modern & minimalist? How much of your accessories do you keep “out” & available on the regular? For more stylish posts, check out: a feminine & faux leather midi dress from Walmart, comfy & colorful tunic tops for fall, black patterned tights in various designs from Target, & my top houndstooth picks from New York & Company! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Once Upon a Leopard Print Pencil Skirt…


I’d like to write a whole fairy tale about one princess’ quest to find the perfect leopard print pencil skirt, but when I, as a fashion blogger, can make this story a reality, it’s probably better to just get right to the point. As the transition of seasons approaches, most may think that pastels & lighter weight pieces must be hidden in the back of the closet & taken out of rotation, but that’s not the case when it comes to a versatile leopard print piece. Whether wearing the popular pattern as a top or bottom, or through accessories, it’s timeless for any Style Darling & presents a unique styling opportunity.

However, when it comes to a professional look that offers both creativity & boldness, I recommend a leopard print pencil skirt. This is one of my power pieces—in lieu of a preferred power suit. Leopard print can include any color combination from the traditional golden-khaki-black to fun & bright tones too.

SHOP: leopard print high-waist pencil skirt @New York & Company (on sale: $34.97, available in sizes XS-XL).

SHOP: leopard-print scuba skirt @New York & Company (on sale: $19.48, available in sizes XS-XXL).

These skirts can be paired with a button down shirt & stilettos, tee/cardigan combo with pointed ballet flats, scoop neck sweater & statement necklace, or cami/blazer + drop earrings, which is only the beginning, playing up different hues. Try a red, mustard, burgundy, or olive top with a more neutral-toned leopard skirt or for the yellow, pink, & blue option shown, mix it up with a pinstripe shirt with tennis shoes, ombre tee & denim jacket, or pastel sweater set & platforms to emphasize your softer side—no matter the trends or season.

How would you style these leopard print pencil skirts? How often do you wear pencil skirts? What’s your go-to work ensemble? For more stylish posts, check out: fabric headbands from Old Navy, Zendaya’s most gorgeous green looks, flattering & fall-ready peplum cardigans, & the most controversial red carpet looks from the MTV VMAs! Happy Styling!

Inside a Style Blogger’s Closet: Professor Style Then & Now!


The picture from 2017 was taken in front of my parents’ house in Lake Grove for my first day of teaching (as Professor LeClair) a college class & I had no idea the path I was about to fashionably forge or how my life would change over the next 5 years! When I recently uncovered the tropical dress from deep storage (that I was unable to unpack or even mentally tackle for a good 2 years), I remembered that I hadn’t worn the dress since that very first, nerve-wracking day of a career I never wanted; however, with the launch of my sixth academic year as an English professor (as Professor Gambino), I thought it was “fitting” to break it out again.

Of course, I accessorized it differently, opting for white accents & skipped the belt, but it’s good to know that 40 or do classes later, I still got it! The top picture on the right was taken this morning, a beautiful summer morning as the buzz of academia awaited me & called so many back to their jobs after a long break. I’d like to look back on both of these moments as bursting with possibility & new starts, reminding myself that they do come back around, even when it seems like fate has stuck you in a never-ending cycle.

Ultimately, recycling old favorites to make them feel new again & doing my very best to live the stylish life (one day at a time) are goals that I hope to uphold now that I’ve reclaimed a part of myself (& my style) in finally having my wardrobe where I want it to be. Stay tuned for more detailed updates on the unveiling of my cloffice (a.k.a. Style Darling Daily headquarters).

As for the outfit: The dress is an oldie from my stylist days @Dressbarn, as is the black bolero. The recent picture includes a @New York & Company cardigan & @Ardene flats, as well as oldie @Dressbarn drop earrings.

Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Blake Lively’s Most Stunning Jewelry & Hair Moments for Her 35th Birthday!


Actress Blake Lively is not only an A-lister, a mother of three, & wife to Ryan Reynolds, but a style & beauty icon for the ages her dramatic, ultra-glamorous, & iconic red carpet & public appearances that are methodically planned for every occasion.

Today marks the former Gossip Girl star’s 35th birthday & another year around the sun is just another reason to celebrate Blake’s most fashionable accessories & beauty looks, especially because she is her own stylist.

Her lush layers of blonde locks—usually—are equally a part of her style when not tied back in a ponytail or feminine updo, along with full lashes, a natural shimmer, & statement jewelry, such as a gold drop earring. She knows what works for the occasion & her shape, as well as how to shut down a red carpet or New York City street with extravagance.

Take a look through the gallery below at Blake’s historic jewelry & beauty catalogue from movie premieres, awards shows, the Met Gala, & more!

Which look of Blake’s is your favorite? I know, I can’t decide! What’s your Blake Lively favorite film? Age of Adeline? A Simple Favor? Who is your favorite celebrity to watch for on the red carpet? For more stylish posts, check out: Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora for the season 2 finale of Only Murders in the Building, affordable mules by Time & Tru just in time for back to school, clearance earrings for up to $3.50, & Dua Lipa’s 10 most stylish music videos. Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Singer Kacey Musgraves’ Most Stylish Looks for Her 34th Birthday!


One of my favorite singer-songwriters, Kacey Musgraves, is celebrating her 34th birthday today! Her music is a mix of country & pop, with plenty of hope, heartache, & humor that connect her to listeners to her inner most thoughts.

In addition to six Grammys & a still very bright career ahead of her, Kacey’s style is a mix of bombshell glam, country sparkle, & hippie chic. Kacey loves volume & texture in her looks, along with playing up her figure in bold neon & glowing pastel colors. Also, the singer kills in it suits, especially when mixing femininity with more masculine details. Take a look through the gallery below to pick your favorite from the “Justified” singer’s performances, red carpet appearances, street style, & more!

Which look do you like the best? Do you like her red carpet style more or her street style looks? What’s your favorite album by the country superstar? For more stylish posts, check out: comfy tunic tops for fall, affordable & stylish patterned tights from Target, Adele’s September cover for ELLE, & Jennifer Lawrence’s best beauty moments on the red carpet! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Stylish Patterned Tights for Fall for Under $10!


I’m still all about summer right now, but the new fall fashions are everywhere. As I’ve been sorting & organizing my wardrobe to prepare for the upcoming fall semester, I find myself in need of a hosiery refresh, which is just in time to catch the last days of Target’s 30% off Clothing, Accessories, & Shoes discount through the Target app, which expires on Sat 8/20. I’ve hit add-to-cart on a bunch of black patterned tights by A New Day to keep my legs protected when the temperature drops, but my style high with a variety of prints to go with any outfit.

Try florals against solid separates or when colorblocking. Perhaps, going with menswear inspiration or something geometric would contrast a polka dot or brocade look for fall. Also, there’s animal print to consider which would highlight the dichotomy of edgy & soft when playing up an unexpected neon look for fall!

SHOP: A New Day tights available in sizes S-2XL in rose garden (on sale: $8.50), tile (on sale: $8.50), leopard ($10.00), viney floral ($10.00), polka dot (10.00), floral back ($10.00), airy floral ($10.00), & basket weave ($10.00).

As much as I love a black opaque tight for an extra busy look, I do recommend other solid colors & depths of opacity, depending on your style. With the extra 30% off, this is a deal on hosiery must-haves that you can’t pass up! Which pattern of tight is your favorite to wear? Where are you shopping for fall refresher items? For more stylish posts, check out: top houndstooth picks styles from New York & Company, pretty summer-to-fall dresses by Time & Tru, & Adele on the September cover of ELLE magazine. 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!

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!