Cover Craze / Magazine Must-Haves / Luxury Look-Alikes For Less: Jessica Biel Wears Gucci Heels On In Style’s August 2012 Cover!


I love Jessica Biel‘s look on the August 2012 cover of In Style, my style Bible. It’s perfect for getting ready for fall, full of casual chic detail, & accessible for any shopper- except for the price tag.  I can certainly see myself donning this look, but first I’d have to find look-alikes within budget.  As soon as I saw this image, I immediately thought of a post I created back in April about the Brash platform sandals ($16.99, originally $29.99) from Payless. Although they don’t share the same luxe velvet texture as the Gucci ankle strap sandals ($695.00) from Nordstrom, the same look can be achieved.

Shame on me for not having enough time to properly flip through the pages of the magazine YET, especially when my knee-high stack of past issues is getting embarrassing, but I’ve made a vow to lighten up my periodical load since before I know it, the massively mind-boggling September issues of my favorite fashion mags will be stuffed my mailbox.

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Magazine Must-Haves: Adorable & Affordable Picks From People Style Watch’s August Issue!


Maybe I jumped the gun in creating this post, but one lonely Saturday night has brought me to do some in-depth blogging.  I received the latest issue of People Style Watch (August 2012) with the always gorgeous & funny Sofia Vergara on the cover.  I’ve searched high & low for an image of the cover, but cannot find it.  Of course, the magazine never uses actual photo shoots so finding the image shouldn’t be a problem. Anyway, my post tonight is more about what’s inside the mag…

I love this mag b/c it always makes me feel that even though I’m a budget shopper & don’t have access to brands like Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, or Dior, I can still dress like I look like a celebrity.  Here are some of my favorite pics from the issue that can be mixed & match with tons of wardrobe staples for this season & many more to come!

The faux patent platform pumps ($23.80) from GOjane are perfect for getting your red carpet look together- not to mention super sexy for pairing with any cocktail dress or a first date look.  If you’re looking to channel your inner Egyptian goddess, then head over to Mimi Boutique for the Abba gold jeweled collar necklace ($27.80).  Also, for some snake-inspiration, the two-tone hinge bracelet ($11.50) from GOjane offers a solution to any questions you may have about wearing both gold & silver.  Speaking of color, the colored jean trend isn’t going away, which is why I was excited to find these skinny jeans ($44.50) in lavender from American Eagle Outfitters, represented in the magazine with a shot of Jessica Alba wearing them!

For some more pop, Jennifer Lopez‘s collection for Kohl’s is bursting with color, especially this pleated poncho top ($22.00) in coral, which is currently on sale from its original $44.00 price. If you’re looking for a classic jacket, then check out the Route 66 medium wash denim jacket ($13.49) from KMart, which originally retails for $26.99.  This is the best way to keep cool-looking when worn with a linen skirt & some espadrille sandals.

Who doesn’t love a pencil skirt? The Worthington seamed pencil skirt ($22.00) from JC Penney is available in sizes up to 24W in a variety of colors to help show off your shape & personality.  One of my favorite stores is Forever 21, which has these cropped trousers ($22.80) that can help usher your summer pieces into fall, like a short-sleeved cardigan or sleeveless ruffled blouse, for a little menswear twist.  Lastly, I’m always up for the latest when it comes to accessories, which is why I’m so happy to also feature the pastry case pink and grey envelope clutch ($37.00) from Lulu’s.  This exact clutch is not featured in the magazine, but its colorful counterpart is.  This similar style is super trendy with its colorblocking & deco elements.

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Cover Craze: Single Lady Katie Holmes Sizzles on Elle!


The gossip columns were on overload this past week when actress Katie Holmes announced to the public that she was divorcing husband of five years, Tom Cruise.  However, it’s clear that the world is on Katie’s side, especially since she looks better than ever on the August 2012 cover of Elle & isn’t letting anyone or anything get in the way of her independence. 

That’s to Facebook updates, I learned that the Dawson’s Creek star even made an appearance as a guest judge during a taping last week for the latest season of Project Runway: All Stars. I haven’t received my issue of this magazine yet, but when I saw these images circulating online- clad with blunt bangs, menswear-inspiration, & the long-missed glitz & glamour that the star hasn’t revealed in a long time- I knew I had to share them with readers.  What do you think of this next chapter for Katie? Are you for or against the split?

For more fabulosity when it comes to the mags, check out my newest category Cover Craze which will be dedicated solely to the glossy celebrity-graced pages of our favorite magazines.  Happy Styling!