Color Me Style: Now Is All About Navy, Featuring Blake Lively, Marchesa, & More!

Somewhere around the corner is spring, & while Pantone’s color of 2014 is orchid, I’ve been seeing so much navy everywhere. I love the idea of this regal neutral all over the runways for spring, breaking away from basic black to match with other bold hues.

Blake Lively, Rose Byrne, & Kate Mara.

A-list celebs have been embracing navy on the red carpet, including Blake Lively & Rose Byrne in head-to-toe Michael Kors looks straight from the runway. Also, House of Cards actress Kate Mara shows off her feminine & edgy side with the crop top trend in lace Dior separates & pointy toe pumps.

Derek Lam, Rebecca Minkoff, & Marchesa Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear

Also, navy appeared on the runway during New York Fashion Week in all forms. Navy is perfect for casual wear, the office, & a night out, as seen on Derek Lam, Rebecca Minkoff, & Marchesa. There’s a decadence to the marvelous midnight color, which was shown with futuristic cut-outs, mod layered lines, & romantic drama.

To bring the red carpet & runway to your closet, I’ve found a few must-have pieces that will transition easily from winter-to-spring, including the belted button-front shirtdress ($40.00) from Dress Barn. To wear it now, in the midst of yet another wintry snow storm here in New York, coordinate this with tights, knee boots, & a chunky boyfriend sweater.

Dress @Dress Barn $40.00, Peasant Top @Forever 21 $22.80, Top @H&M $17.95, Pants @New York & Company $52.95.

Top off your favorite skinny jeans, pencil skirt, or tuxedo pants with the daydreamer peasant top ($22.80) from Forever 21 & H&M‘s lace top ($17.95). Lastly, get rid of those old, boring pants & trade them in for New York & Company‘s 7th Avenue bootcut pants ($52.95) in windowpane print. Mix up your look with a cashmere sweater, embroidered cardigan, or studded vest.

How do you feel about navy in your wardrobe? Which of these pieces can you see yourself wearing? For more fabulous navy picks, check out designer duds like Armani @Nordstrom, Alice + Olivia @Bergdorf Goodman, & Tadashi Shoji @Saks Fifth Avenue. More affordable shopping picks include LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, Victoria’s Secret, Modcloth, & JC Penney! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: The 2013 Golden Globes, Featuring Jessica Alba, Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez, Katharine McPhee & more!

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The 2013 Golden Globe Awards are still airing, but I just couldn’t wait any longer to post this very thorough gallery. Some of my favorite looks include Tina Fey (in L’Wren Scott), Jennifer Lopez (in Zuhair Murad), Katharine McPhee (in Theyskens’ Theory), Kerry Washington (in Miu Miu), Emily Blunt (in Michael Kors), Lucy Liu (in Carolina Herrera), Rachel Weisz (in Louis Vuitton), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in Saint Laurent Paris)… just to name a few!

Top trends included lots of black & gold, as seen on Kate Hudson (in Alexander McQueen), Helen Mirren (in Badgley Mischka), & Nicole Kidman (in Alexander McQueen), as well as reds & oranges like Jennifer Lawrence (in Christian Dior Haute Couture), Jessica Alba (in Oscar de la Renta), Marion Cotillard (in Dior), Claire Danes (in Versace), & Zooey Deschanel (in Oscar de la Renta).

Also, you can’t forget about the black looks, some of which I’ve named in my favorites, but I also loved Julianne Moore (in Tom Ford), Adele (in Burberry), Allison Williams (in J. Mendel), Debra Messing (in Donna Karan Atelier), Sofia Vergara (in a floor-length sequin gown), Eva Longoria (in Pucci), & Salma Hayek (in Gucci).

Lastly, softer nearly colorless colors had their place with Anne Hathaway (in Chanel), Lea Michele (in Elie Saab), Amy Adams (in Marchesa), Amanda Seyfried (in Givenchy), Megan Fox (in Dolce & Gabbana), & Hayden Panettiere (in Roberto Cavalli)!

Which looks are your favorite? For more posts from Red Carpet Review, check out galleries from the Critics’ Choice Awards & red carpet from the recent People’s Choice Awards! Happy Styling!

Top 10 Celeb Sightings: Blake Lively in Marios Schwab, Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior, Zoe Saldana in Armani, & More!

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This new category, Top 10 Celeb Sightings, is just another way for us to enjoy some celebrity-inspiration.  Of course, there’s no question that when celebrities get it right, there’s this fantastic moment of joy in the world of design & style.  I’m always finding fabulous images of some of my favorite celebrities out & about or hitting up a red carpet for an event & just want to post the image so we can share in the glory. What better conversation starter is there than.. “Did you see fill-in-the-black in that fill-in-the-black?”

Check out: Beyonce in Stephane Rolland, Blake Lively in Marios Schwab, Blake Lively in Lanvin, Clemence Poesy in Chanel, Jennifer Lawrence in a cobalt cocktail dress, Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior, Leslie Mann in Chanel, Olivia Palermo in pink lace, Shailene Woodley in Armani, & Zoe Saldana in Armani Prive!

In addition, all posts won’t be ranked in any particular order, but my personal favorites are from both Blake Lively & Jennifer Lawrence.  Happy Styling!

Super Style Wishlist: Crazy For Cocktail Dresses From Bergdorf Goodman!

Of course I’m all about the bargains, but there’s always joy found in checking out the beauty behind the big brand name designers.  I haven’t looked through one of my favorite luxury retailers, Bergdorf Goodman, in quite some time, so I knew I had to take a quick visit.

Names like Emilio Pucci, Armani, & Oscar de la Renta are always on the tip of my tongue, especially when I’m looking at celebrities walking down the red carpet. However, when I was searching on Bergdorf Goodman, those legendary names in fashion came to mind & I had to seek some jaw-dropping designs.

I discovered the off-the-shoulder lace dress ($2695.00) by Emilio Pucci & was floored by the beautiful cut, flattering scalloped neckline, & sexy length.  This is a daring dress that I’d love to see a star like Blake Lively, Elizabeth Banks, or Minka Kelly in for a movie premiere.  The color is rich, perfect for standing out on a red carpet & making all the best dressed lists.

The exaggerated cowl-neck sheath dress ($1355.00) on this Armani stunner is a show-stopping look.  The deep jacquard print screams high fashion, perfect for pairing with pointed black pumps or strappy red platforms.  A look like this would dazzle on celebs like Charlize Theron, Rihanna, or perhaps shortened for Eva Longoria.

Because there’s always room for some sparkle, I picked Oscar de la Renta‘s sequined metallic dress ($4650.00). It’s perfect for any shape, especially with the flattering belt.  There’s no doubt that this hefty price tag is worth the perfection on the model, especially when this would look amazing on stars like Nicole Kidman, Diane Kruger, or Kirsten Dunst.

For more luxury indulgence, check out my previous posts in Super Style Wishlist, where you can find designs by Michael Kors, Lela Rose, & Monique Lhuillier! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: Anne Hathaway’s Fabulous Oscar Costume Changes!

While the Oscar telecast may not have been the success that the Academy was looking for, there’s no doubt that Anne Hathaway failed to wow the audience in her eight different looks throughout the course of the night.  She began on the red carpet, on the arm of Mr. Valentino himself, wearing the designer’s bustled red strapless creation which makes the Oscar nominee’s skin glow like pearlized porcelain. You can even pre-order a knock-off of the red Valentino gown here on EDressMe for $375.00! The actress sparkled in designers like Tom Ford, Lanvin, Armani, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, & of course, Givenchy.  Thanks to her super celebri-stylist Rachel Zoe, I would have to say that Anne’s entire collection of looks stole the show.  Of course Natalie Portman looked like a goddess of a movie star & everyone was talking about Reese Witherspoon & Mila Kunis the next day, but it’s no surprise that Anne’s fashion star rose infinitely that night. This electric blue off-the-shoulder Armani number was probably my favorite, showing off Anne’s sophisticated & sometimes underestimated bombshell style.  We usually see her in red or soft creams, but this was a magical hue that I think some fashion critics should look back on.  Nobody, in my opinion, has pulled off a powerful blue like this in a long time.

For a full dossier on Anne’s red carpet highs & on-screen fashion, check out In Style,, & Celeb Style! Which look was your favorite of Anne’s during the Academy Awards?  Leave some comments!  Happy Styling!