Magazine Must-Haves: Cosmopolitan, Kim Kardashian, & Cute Fall Finds! What More Can You Ask For?


This month’s issue of Cosmopolitan is full of excellent relationship advice, fun dating tips, & the star of Keeping up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian.  The newly engaged reality queen poses on the cover in a top by Alternative Apparel & dishes on how she balances her personal life & career.

While you’re flipping through the pages, be sure to check out the best fall fashion finds recommended by editors.  These items include basic casual tops like the yellow & white stripe tank from Roxy & a colorblock baseball tee from American Eagle Outfitters, both for under $40.  Fall just isn’t complete without a pair of jeans like the Dreamer bootcut jeans from Old Navy were just marked down from $34.50 to $29.50!

For dressier occasions, take a look at the nude ‘Boulerice’ patent pumps from Aldo, which has also been reduced in price, from $75.00 to $37.49!  While we’re talking shoes, check out some classic round toe ‘Calie’ pumps by Jessica Simpson Collection, which are also available on Zappos & Endless for $79.00.  These pumps are basics for any Style Darling- which is why I’ve already written a whole blog about it in Basics for a Bargain.  Also, from American Apparel, this flat edge leather belt in medium brown costs $34.00, but would pair well with a plaid button down & some cut-off shorts for now, or over a sweater dress for next season. Lastly, you can find the Marc Fisher overachiever flap satchel @Macy’s in lemon, orange, & black on sale for $53.99, originally $78.00.

Check out previous  Magazine Must-Haves posts & tell us which magazines are your favorite for the latest in fashion!  Happy Styling!

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Fashion Flashback: Marilyn Monroe & A Casual Look!


Since I’ve recently finished reading Blonde: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Marilyn Monroe has been on my mind. Not only am I intrigued by her iconic status as a movie star, but also how influential her style still is today. Young starlets today continue to channel Marilyn’s curly blonde locks & sexy pin-up silhouettes on the red carpet. As Marilyn’s life was riddled with personal demons & rocky relationships, her life was tragically cut short & Hollywood lost one of its shining stars. We have preserved images of the forever-young beauty to inspire us for evening looks, weekends in the country, & daytime. Marilyn’s richly porcelain skin glistened against sexy whites & rich creams. Her voluptuous curves screamed sex appeal & lush femininity in sweetheart necklines & pencil dresses. Her blend of All-American & sultry radiated in dark denim & belted outfits with heels.  Here’s an effortless three-piece look that the misunderstood comedienne pulls off in true Hollywood style:

While this is a black & white image, here’s something understated that I found to represent Marilyn’s minimal off-camera style:

   

Top (American Apparel), Pants (Forever 21), & Shoes (DSW).

Keep an eye out for more blogs on Marilyn’s timeless style, as well as flashbacks of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Jean Harlow, & many more!  Happy Styling!