Haute Headlines: Amanda Seyfried for Vanity Fair, A Review of ‘Liz & Dick,’ Cool Gift Ideas For The Holidays, & More!


Maybe you’re done with your holiday shopping… or maybe you’re not, but either way, there’s lots going on in the fashion industry, entertainment world, & with pop culture, so I decided to take a little break from the trials of online bargain hunting to share with readers the latest news in Haute Headlines.  What stories are you following this week? Happy Styling!

*Kate Moss poses nude for Vogue Spain*

*James Franco & Lindsay Lohan in the latest R.E.M. video “Blue”*

*Lady Gaga raps for Terry Richardson in new video clip*

*FabSugar‘s best accessories picks for a wardrobe upgrade*

*Miranda Kerr becomes the new face of Mango*

*‘Liz & Dick’ premieres tonight, get your look at an early review*

*Redbook‘s 50 cool gift ideas under $50*

*Lauren Conrad & Dianna Agron don the same frock- Who wore it best?*

*Keira Knightley talks to Allure with photos by Mario Testino*

*Les Mierables star Amanda Seyfried gets a Vanity Fair spread*

Black Friday Sale Update: Banana Republic’s Sitewide 40% Off Your Total Purchase Sale Ends Today!


So I’m swicthing gears a little here to share some fun gift ideas if you’re a Style Darling on a budget & you’re out shopping among the madness that is known as Black Friday.  @Banana Republic you can score some chic gifts for your famile friends while enjoying their 40% off your total purchase sale, which ends today, using code BRFRIDAY.  When I think about gifts, I always try to consider accessories, just to be on the safe side if I’m not sure about size.

I know I try & update my fall / winter accessories with fun pieces that help express my personality, but can also transcend multiple outfits.  This include the very necessary convertible knit glove ($29.50) in grey, which is also available in black, white, red, & tan to match with any other outerwear favorites.  Also, the heritage gathered stripe cap ($29.50) in tan, but also comes in navy & grey, adding a little sparkle to your cold weather accessories.

The sheer diamond tight ($22.50) in burgundy is both on-trend & perfect for wearing from now until the spring. This gift is perfect for a gal pal who takes pride in her work wardrobe, but loves to play with unexpected colors & make a style statement.  When it comes to stylish gifts, there’s nothing like a little splash of animal print, which is why I added the animal print hairfalf skinny belt ($39.50) to be worn over a cardigan, contrast with a plaid button-down & pencil skirt, or to wrap across a sheath dress for a cocktail party.  Lastly, it wouldn’t be the holiday season without a scarf & love the flowy nature of the Bobbi striped scarf ($39.50) in light grey. If you wanna bring a nautical chic feel to your fall / winter look, then I would recommend this in navy for you!

Don’t forget while you’re shopping to always hit up the sale items, b/c Banana Republic has 300+ just waiting to join your currently wardrobe staples! Happy Styling!

Black Friday Sale Update: Have Sweet Dreams With Old Navy Gifts Inclduing Sleepwear On Sale!


I’ve shared plenty about shoes, clothing, & accessories, & I often forget about sleepwear, which is the most comfortable of all & can definitely be found at an affordable price. If you’re stumped on what to give for a gift for that special someone, a cute pair of pajamas will do the trick, especially since Old Navy‘s entire store & website is on sale, featuring sleepwear separates for as low as $5.00!

I’ve included the applique waffle knit tee ($8.00) in carbon & gray heather, along with the printed flannel lounge pants ($8.00) in pink/black plaid & penguin.  Both the tops & bottoms are sold in various colors, prints, & patterns, which makes it even easier to find something to your liking, or if you’re seeking out these jammies as a gift.  Also, I’m a big fan of the sherpa-lined sweater slipper boots ($18.00) in neutral fair isle & red, which are also available in other varieties.

Are you going to Old Navy for their storewide / sitewide sale? Do you think giving pajamas is a smart & stylish gift idea? What’s your holiday spending budget on your loved one? Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: New York & Company’s Big 50-70% Off Sitewide & Storewide Sale!


After you’ve stuffed your face with all the yumminess of the holiday, head to your local mall or hit up the web to go shopping for some amazing deals @New York & Company, which is celebrating the season of giving by giving 50-70% off sale online & in-stores. Of course I’ve picked out some of my favorite pieces which comprise the chic look below.

The color skinny leg jeans ($29.97) in promenade purple caught my eye immediately & I love that they can be worn with heels for a date, or with cute flats like the faux leather metallic cap flats ($13.98) for day. Also, I paired this look with the side pleat deco print cowl-neck top ($8.98). For an additional pop of color & texture, I love the rich look of the sequin edge scarf ($9.97), perfect for any heavy wool coat or with a cool dark denim jacket.  Lastly, the faceted triple drop earrings ($7.97) in brown topaz are a chic neutral for any outfit, but they’re also available in black, lovely blue, dark blue, dark pink, & purple promenade.

Which trends are you following for these big Black Friday sales? Are you headed to New York & Company for these great deals? Happy Styling!