Luxury Look-Alikes for Less: Butterfly Rings!


Instead of posting a Darling of the Day, I’m going to take a break from celebrity styling (especially after the fashionably insane SAG coverage I just posted).  I’m so happy to present to you a little shopping fun with a luxury item & its much more affordable look-alike.  And yes, I’ve been groaning about the weather, now that I’m iced-in due to freezing temps, I have the whole internet to myself & a world of style to blog about.  Today’s items came to mind when I learned of Hailee Steinfeld‘s adorable hot pink lips ring by Solange Azagury-Partridge at the recent ceremony.  The actress is nominated for her supporting role in True Grit & critics in the fashion world are even pegging her as the next it-girl as the face of style, picking up where Emma Watson left off since shedding her Harry Potter image. Pack some punch with a bejeweled butterfly ring.  While one is a Couture Candy items for $225, another is $68.00 @Nordstrom, GUESS created one for $28.00 @Macy’s, & the least expensive is just as stylish for $6.80 @Forever21.  Click around to see which is which.  All are definitely fun cocktail rings, but sometimes a Style Darling on a budget can’t always splurge on the big item.  Any of these are perfect for a lunch out with the girls with a crochet cardigan & cuffed jeans, or can be worn with an LBD & hoop earrings for a special occasion!  Happy Styling!

 

 

 

Color Me Style: Yellow (Dedicated To Estelle)!


On a rather semi-uneventful night of style (although I did break in my new silver flats from Wet Seal!), I suddenly found myself pursued by my good friend & fellow shoe lover, Estelle, who was in a style crisis- shudder to think.  She’s getting married in less than six months & has her heart set on yellow shoes for the big day.  As much as I love dresses & the thought of going shopping for my own wedding dress one day, deep down, it’ll always be about the shoes.  I had to help out & happily began my mission.  I turned to my emergency “favorites” folder, reserved for Style Darlings in need (which I’ve since expanded & updated here for all your crazy online shoppers!).  Not to mention that this challenge was a little extra hard since yellow isn’t necessarily a fall color & it is October.

I should mention that in my Color Me Style posts, I featurd all fashionable items from jewelry to tops to skirts, & so on, along with celebrity looks in the specific color.  However, this is a special case, so I’m breaking up my blog routine.  Estelle is looking for something open so that her feet could breathe on her very busy day, so strappy sandals & peep toes were essential.  Knowing Estelle, bows were not to be ruled out!  With a collection of varying styles, colors, & heel heights, here’s what we came up with during a lengthy & satisfying Facebook exchange.

Overall there were some winners & hopefully, of these picks, the beautiful bride-to-be will have found the pair for her. For general knowledge, here are the websites featured in this blog: Nina Shoes, 6pm, Baker’s Shoes, EDressMe, Love My Shoes, Shoe Buy, Shoe Mall, Shoe Woo, YOOX, GOjane. During my extensive exchange with Estelle, sites like DSW, Zappos, Piperlime, Endless, Steve Madden, Chinese Laundry, Foot Notes Online, Bluefly, Couture Candy, AMI Clubwear, Macys, Jildor, Nine West, Jessica Simpson Collection, & Victoria’s Secret were also perused.  I recommend all of the above sites for you next shoe adventure even though they didn’t provide for tonight’s goal.  If you know of any great websites to check out yellow peep toe heels for a special occasion, leave a comment to let us know!  The search is still in progress, so please please please share!  Happy Styling!