10/28/2015 Darling of the Day: Victoria Beckham’s Preppy & Sleek Fall Street Style!


This isn’t the first time designer Victoria Beckham has surprised fashion critics with pops of color, & also her orange pants from 2013 have appeared again on the radar of bloggers everywhere. The former Spice Girls’ jet setting style has always looked flawless, especially when she models her own designs & now repeats favorites, showing that classic staples never go out of style. Get inspired by her sleek, clean look & embrace bold bottoms, topped with this season’s must-have accessory: a statement coat.

10-28-2015 Darling of the Day - Victoria Beckham's menswear style.SHOP: Misses Outfit: Oxford shirt ($24.94) in white @Old Navy (available in sizes XS-XXL), pants ($28.17, was $46.50) in roasted pepper @New York & Company, long coat ($62.90) in plaid @Forever 21, sunglasses ($15.95) in black @American Eagle Outfitters, Mix No.6 Sarti pumps ($39.95, was $80.00) in gray @DSW, & three-tone ring set ($20.93, was $29.90) @Express. Plus Outfit: shirt ($34.96, was $49.95) in white @Lane Bryant, pants ($14.97, was $79.90) in orange @Eloquii, coat ($39.90) in black & white @Forever 21, sunglasses ($15.95) in black @Walmart, Katie & Kelly Isabel pump ($29.94, $50.00) in gray @DSW,  & textured ring set ($10.00) @Charming Charlie.

What do you think of Victoria’s orange pants? How do you wear menswear inspiration for fall? Which celebrity’s style do you follow? For more stylish posts, check out Michelle Williams & Alicia Vikander for Louis Vuitton’s The Spirit of Travel, fall flats for work inspired by Emma Stone & Angelina Jolie, plaid favorites for this season like Reese Witherspoon & Rita Ora, & pretty fall florals for any body type!

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Color Me Style: Spring Into Neon Yellow This Season!


Last month I blogged about neon blouses at different price points, sharing the big neon trend that will help Style Darling transition from winter to spring. I’ve seen so much in stores lately in neons, especially in the highlighter yellow variety in tops, dresses, pants, skirts, & accessories, which are perfect for mixing with essentials like dark denim jeans, crisp white pieces, & other bold separates.

Neons have been on the rise for quite a while now, especially on the red carpet & seen on celebrities on the street. This includes Indian beauty Freida Pinto in a lace Atelier Versace peplum gown at the Cannes Film Festival. Also, Jennifer Lopez‘s honey-hued glow looks even more chic in a long-sleeved Michael Kors sheath dress with hot pink pumps by Casadei. Hollywood it-girl Chloe Grace Moretz was all smiles at the People’s Choice Awards in a floral Simone Rocha party dress with black ankle-strap pumps.

Freida Pinto, Jennifer Lopez, CHloe Moretz, Kristen Stewart, & Beyonce Knowles.

At last summer’s Comi-Con, Twilight actress Kristen Stewart mixed a neon BCBG Max Azria skirt with a cropped tee & leather Barbara Bui high tops. Beyoncé knew about the neon trend a few years ago when she hit the streets of Manhattan with neon accessories, including a straw hat & ankle-strap platform sandals with an over-sized tank & grey shorts.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to neons is that you must wear them in moderation. I did recently show neon yellow in a head-to-toe monochromatic look in a Basics for a Bargain post, however these separates & dresses are perfect for any style. For example, the Prabal Gurung ruffle dress ($39.99) & Mossimo ponte colorblock v-neck dress ($27.99) from Target are timeless & affordable essentials to wear at the office with a blazer or for date night with some textured pumps. Also, Expresssplit back dolman sweater ($23.94), Forever 21‘s contrast racerback trapeze tank ($6.80), & New York & Company‘s two-pocket blouse ($20.00) are cute, affordable, & versatile tops to mix with patterned pants, colorful jeans, or neutral pencil skirts. The varying neon hues from bright & bold to soft & near-pastel are elegant & modern.  

Next, the cropped high rise trousers ($19.80) from Forever 21 are ideal for elongating the legline if you dare to wear neon on your bottom half. Also, for a softer look with neon, I recommend the Worthington colorblocked pleated skirt ($25.00) from JC Penney for a white scoop neck tee or a lacy button-down blouse. You always see celebs wearing shorts & the H&M shorts ($29.95) can work for both casual & dressy occasions, if paired with pointy toe heels, ballet flats, or a sleeveless top.

As for accessories, a neon pop of color is always a great choice. Bags that I just couldn’t resist sharing are the Nine West tech mini cross body bag ($19.95) from DSW & H&M‘s clutch ($24.95). Not to mention chic jewelry pieces like the BCBGeneration Le Piaget neon & crystals stretch bracelet ($24.99) from 6PM & enamel coated stretch ring ($6.00) from Charlotte Russe can turn a day look into something ready for cocktail hour. Lightweight gauzy scarves are always fun to consider with your casual look when you’re running errands or headed out shopping with girlfriends, which is why I picked the plaid scarf ($29.95) from Gap to wear with a denim jacket, leather bomber, or twill blazer.

We can’t talk about neon without mentioning shoes, which are always my favorite part of an outfit! I selected the Prabal Gurung pointy toe pump ($39.99) from Target, neon cap toe ballet flats ($19.99) from American Eagle Outfitters, & Forever 21‘s neon strap platform sandals ($26.80).

What do you think about the neon trend? Would you wear it? Do you like the pieces of clothing or prefer the accessories? Which trends are you following this season? For more posts on affordable fashion, check out spring must haves from Old Navy & Payless, stylish stilettos from Forever 21, all-white looks inspired by Kerry Washington & Emmy Rossum, stylish stud earrings for any occasion, & the latest collection for Kohl’s by Lauren Conrad! Happy Styling!

NYC Street Style: Brooklyn Bound Trends For Spring!


Since I’ve been living the life of a commuter, I’ve been witness to many a style-flub. However, this post is featuring some of the best trends that I’ve seen while I’ve been working in Brooklyn.  Of course I’m in the office for all of my work day & only get to see the culture & residents when I’m walking to & from the subway, but also, I’m inspired to start getting my own closet ready for spring. Not to mention, it’s been quite some time since I’ve featured a post in NYC Street Style!

We can start putting away those heavy knit tights, but still embrace fashionable hosiery with the double fishnet full tights ($11.83) from Express, which are perfect for adding a little edge to a pastel sheath dress, or for night when going out with the girls in mini skirt & one-shoulder top.  Also, these tights are currently marked down 30% from their original $16.90 price tag!

I’m all about flats these days since my hectic schedule isn’t high heel-friendly, but I’ve seen plenty of designer-inspired styles, much like the Holtan flats ($14.98) @ALDO.  They make me think of Dolce & Gabbana’s entire starry-print collection from last year!

A denim jacket never goes out of style & the ladies out Brooklyn & city commuters know it! On casual days, I see all sorts of denim outerwear around me, but there’s nothing quite like the classic & chic way this denim jacket ($49.50) pairs with a graphic tee & some skinny jeggings.  It’s from American Eagle Outfitters & if you check out their site today, there’s a 25% off + FREE SHIPPING special going on right now!

The sales & deals don’t stop, especially when you’re gonna need some sunglasses to protect your eyes from the harsh sunlight that’s making this spring feel so heavenly! I love The Limited‘s debut sunglasses ($26.90), but don’t be discouraged by the price since the store is celebrating the holiday weekend with a sitewide 40% off sale! I’ve seen so many different types of shades while in Brooklyn, but nothing beats an over-sized tortoise-shell!

Lastly, spring is all about pops of color & why not take advantage of that with your accessories? You can wear this Relic grommet striped belt ($24.00) from Kohl’s in place of a belt on a printed sundress, with a classic  & crisp white shirtdress, or with a cardigan, jeans, & wedges look.

For more on what’s hot for spring, check out previous posts from Quickie Darling Deal & Steal, Luxury Look-Alikes for Less, & The Stylish Five! What trends are you seeing on the streets of your local city? Which items do you like the most? Happy Styling!

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!