06/21/2016 Darling of the Day: Blake Lively’s Yellow + Denim Combo Inpires Summer Style in New York City!


Blake Lively is making the style rounds to promote her latest film, The Shallows, taking advantage of every opportunity she can for a beautiful fashion moment. The actress donned her baby bump (#2 on the way for her & hubby Ryan Reynolds) like a prom queen / prep girl straight out of Gossip Girl (that’s really a compliment, folks!) after completing an appearance on NBC’s Today (in a stunning Elie Saab beaded frock & strappy Stuart Weitzman sandals seen here). While waving to photogs, Blake played up her yellow embellished Jenny Packham gown (see it here on the runway from the designer’s Fall 2016 collection) with a light wash denim jacket from Madewell (shop it here), printed Christian Louboutin ‘Kate’ chevron pumps (shop them here), as well as tons of turquoise, blue, & silver jewelry layered on to stay true to her bohemian aesthetic by Jennifer Meyer, Alison Lou, Mociun, & Lorraine Schwartz.

Blake Lively in a yellow Jenny Packham empire maxi dress with a Madewell denim jacket & printed Christian Louboutin pointy toe heels.What I especially love about this look is that it inspires new life into those gowns we all have from special occasions in the past. Since summer is all about maxi dresses, why not play with the styling possibilities & mix up your look with a staple like a denim jacket & fun footwear? That goes for classic prom dresses, perhaps something not so ball gown-shaped, as well as that bridesmaid dress tucked away in the back of your closet. Chiffon is a breezy, light weight material perfect to try on any look this season, maybe when you’re meeting with girlfriends for lunch, or headed to a museum or vineyard this weekend. Check out the inspiration below in dresses (not as glam as Blake’s but still hitting the sunshine-y notes of yellow) & accessories for budget shoppers who wear misses, plus, & petite sizes.

outfitsSHOP: Misses embellished neck maxi dress @boohoo, denim jacket @H&M, Steve Madden cork heels @DSW, Plus maxi dress @Forever 21, Westport denim jacket @Dress Barn, Christian Siriano Wide Width Kathryn pumps @Payless, Petite maxi dress @Dorothy Perkins, Style & Co denim jacket @Macy’s, & Jackpot pointy toe pumps @Nine West.

jewelrySHOP: stud earrings @Charming Charlie, silver tone ring @Kohl’s, turquoise ring @Bebe, circle round stone bracelet @Charming Charlie, & elephant tassel bracelet @Charming Charlie

If pictures & links don’t quite do it for you, be sure to check out this short video of Blake in action, flaunting her look with confidence & elegance, something I practice even when walking from my front door to the car & from the car to wherever life is taking me.

While we’re on the subject of one Blake Lively, it would be a waste not to share the gallery below of Blake’s flawless maternity style this spring during press appearances, hitting the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, & maintaining her #styleicon status at the 2016 Met Ball.

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What do you think of Blake’s Jenny Packham-Madewell-Christian Louboutin ensemble? Can you envision something like this for yourself? How would you dress down a super fancy dress like hers? What do you wear in the summer to make you feel ultra confident? Which celebrities inspire your street style? Happy Styling!

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.Com Darling: Willow Smith’s Fashion Blog On Tumblr, L’art Des Chiffons!


It’s no secret that Willow Smith, daughter of celeb parents Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith, is the next up-and-coming force in fashion to be reckoned with.  Her quirky & youthful style has made headlines & fashion critics are keeping an eye on the eleven-year-old actress & musical artist.  Now, she can add fashion blogger to her resume since she’s recently announced on Twitter her latest creative effort with, L’art Des Chiffons, a Tumblr-based blog that shares what’s current in the business, including images of Leighton Meester dressed in her Blair Waldorf attire during the latest season of Gossip Girl, street fashion, looks worn by models Miranda Kerr & Karlie Kloss, as well as the Olsen twins & Kim Kardashian.

For more from .Com Darling, check out posts sharing the latest online efforts from 90210 star Shenae Grimes, Revenge actress Ashley Madekwe, & Rachel Zoe’s The Zoe Report.  Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: A First Look At The Fashions From The Final Season Of ‘Gossip Girl!’


I’m excited to share with readers these sneak peek images of the latest & final season of Gossip Girl, which is currently in production.  Not only has the show been in the news with buzz surrounding the fabulous fall fashions, but British style import Alexa Chung is reportedly making a cameo in an upcoming episode, possibly playing herself.

As for the images, courtesy of People Style Watch, it looks like the cliffhanger of a downward spiraling Serena Van Der Woodsen has been resolved since the beloved character, played by the one & only Blake Lively, looks fresh, fearless, & fashion-forward.  For more fabulous news on GG & the cast, check out previous posts which include Blake’s Gucci Premiere commercial, video of GG‘s “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” featuring the cast, & a behind-the-scenes look at an episode from last season! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style / Ad Madness: First Look At Gucci Premiere’s Commercial Starring Blake Lively!


Of course print ads of celebs starring in campaigns for fragrances are always juicy to look at, especially when we’re talking about Savages star Blake Lively, however almost one month ago, I informed readers of Blake’s collaboration modeling for Gucci Premiere. While I was browsing through the web just recently, I found a short sneak peek at the Gossip Girl actress in motion in a clip from the film that supports the scent.  Under the direction of Nicolas Winding Refn, this golden girl is clad in sequins overlooking the Los Angeles skyline, as well as in a flowing navy gown in the desert.  Take a look at the commercial below & share with readers what you think about this campaign.

Also, for more celebrity-endorsed fragrances, be sure to check out more from Watch This Style, including Liv Tyler for Givenchy’s Irresistible, Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel starring Keira Knightley, & Charlize Theron for Dior.

Super Style Wishlist: It’s All About The Knees This Fall @Barneys New York!


I remember on an episode of Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester’s character, Blair Waldorf, said something about loving Barneys New York, & why wouldn’t she? Of course here, you can score big on designers like Proenza Schouler, Helmut Lang, & Bottega Veneta.  Be warned that you’ll also be spending big on these fabulous high-end designer creations.  However, I love turning to luxury stores like this one to find out what’s going on for next season & all eyes are on the knees… knee-length skirts that is.  Whether you love pencil skirts, a-lines, peplum skirts, or bubbles, there’s something available @Barneys for everyone.  However, while searching through their collection of skirts, I’ve found these four which have my head spinning. 

I’d love to style the Prabal Gurung lace pencil skirt ($895.00) with a feminine blouse, sequined tank, or crisp white button-down skirt. As for the Lanvin tipped pencil skirt ($549.00, marked down from the original $2,215.00 price), I love the black & white mod design of it & its side slit, but this can be matched with a belted red cardigan or sleeveless silk top & some beads. The Balenciaga pencil skirt ($1,495.00) is a leather dream come true, sure to emphasize your curves, especially when paired with masculine pieces like something in argyle or a bold-shouldered blazer.  Because there’s no such thing as too much lace, I also found this Lanvin lace pencil skirt ($2,210.00), which is a perfectly feminine pick for any Style Darling who likes bows, flowers, or beadwork details to make a look all the more ladylike!

Which skirts are your favorite? How would you style these? What kinds of shoes do you think look best with a knee-length or pencil skirt? Be sure to check out previous Super Style Wishlist posts, including the best Hamptons-ready dresses @Neiman Marcus, Prada’s newest fall runway shoes, & Miu Miu’s glittery ankle boots! Happy Styling!

Ad Madness: Blake Lively Is Beautiful For Gucci Premiere’s Fragrance Ad!


Blake Lively is everywhere! With the premiere of Savages, the Oliver Stone-directed action drama, as well as her latest campaign for the fragrance, Gucci Premiere.  The bombshell shows off her Old Hollywood glamour with Veronica Lake-like waves, a long-sleeved embellished evening gown, & open back.  The former Chanel-spokesmodel is high in-demand, especially since it’s been announced that this coming fall will see the farewell season of Gossip Girl

In addition, a short film about the fragrance is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1st, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Blake. Do you think the California-born actress is overexposed or do you want to see more of her? Happy Styling!

Watch This Style / Fashion Flashback: Blake Lively Takes On Marilyn Monroe In This Week’s Gossip Girl!


During this week’s episode of Gossip Girl, the show celebrated its 100th episode of upper East side luxury with a tribute to Marilyn Monroe‘s famous song “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.”  Serena, played by Blake Lively, starred in her own dream sequence, recreating the dance number, featuring the male cast, as well as a cameo from Blair herself, played by Leighton Meester, paying tribute to the more demure & classic style icon, Audrey Hepburn.  It took a few days for me to finally find a video of the scene, but I have it here for my Style Darlings.  Also, if you’d like to compare it to the original, there’s also video of Marilyn’s version, something every gal should see! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: The Style Behind Tonight’s Episode of Gossip Girl + Video Clips!


In tonight’s episode of Gossip Girl, the style meter was on fire since Serena was planning Blair’s Tiffany-themed bridal shower.  While the scheming was at an all-time high in “All The Pretty Sources,” Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, & Kaylee DeFer looked effortlessly stunning in some of the most important designers today! Not to mention that we got just one step closer to the big reveal of who the mysterious woman behind the actual “gossip girl” is!

To the far left, Serena is wearing a Dress L’Agence mini with Dolce & Gabbana shoes & necklace by Sequin.

At the bottom, Serena is an editorial vision in a Mary Katrantzou dress with a necklace by Auden & rings by Roberto Coin & Lulu Frost.  Blair, a blushing princess bride & mother-to-be, steals the scene in a Christian Dior dress with Tzen earrings.

Up top, Charlie / Ivy hides from her ex-boyfriend at the party in a dress by Bensoni with jewelry by Sequin.

Not to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t watched tonight’s epsiode yet, but here are two clips of it.  One includes a plot summary with the show’s exective producers & the other is a scene of yet another one of Blair’s classic diva flipouts!  Of course, the melodrama & over-wordy dialogue sometimes take away from the entertainment of the show, but you can’t resist loving the style!

For more on the show, check out my Style ABCs (x3) post fetauring Gossip Girl, along with posts about Blake Lively & Leighton Meester‘s red carpet style! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Let’s Talk About Bravo’s Mad Fashion With Project Runway Finalist Chris March!


I started this category to feature some of my favorite inspirations of style on the tele.  There’s plenty more to come from Gossip Girl, The Rachel Zoe Project, & E!’s Fashion Police, but first I have to talk about one of my new favorite shows, Bravo’s Mad Fashion, which follows Season 4 Project Runway finalist Chris March (that year Christian Siriano won)!  I couldn’t find any clips of the show online, but if you haven’t watched the series which started last month, here’s something to help catch you up with Chris’ extraordinary vision for his designs.  Check back with Watch This Style for more on your favorite TV Style Darlings!  Happy Styling!

Style ABC’s (x3): G is for Gucci, Gossip Girl, & Gisele Bundchen!


is for Gucci, Gossip Girl, & Gisele Bundchen! In the latest edition of Style ABC’s (x3), we’re taking a look at one of my favorite brands (even though I don’t own anything by it)… Gucci is an Italian fashion house, known mostly for its leather goods, but as you can tell by the runway & red carpet shots below, the brand is nothing short of modern, elegant, & chic!

Jennifer Lopez was seen at this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala (check out the red carpet here) in a fuchsia cut-out dress with a floral shrug & nearly stole the spotlight from the hundred of other fabulously-dressed celebrities who attended the prestigious formal event.  In addition, Jessica Alba wore the one-shoulder sparkling blue fitted dress at an event for the brand.  Also, Bridesmaids star Rose Byrne dazzled at last year’s Emmy’s in a white & gold Grecian-inspired gown (for more on the ceremony’s red carpet, click here).

If you’re looking to score some Gucci goods, then you’re gonna have to either head to the Gucci online boutique, or do some digging of your own on sites like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s (accessories only), Bluefly, or Amazon.

Do you fancy yourself a Gucci girl?  What’s your favorite piece?  How much would you spend on a Gucci item?  What’s your favorite red carpet look by the designer?  For more on Gucci’s runway collections, check out In Style‘s designer dossier!

Gossip Girl is certainly not the television show to watch for quality drama & dialogue, but it’s definitely made an admirable attempt to step into the much younger Manolo Blahniks of the small screen likes of the Sex & the City ladies.

Now, there’s so much I can say to describe the fabulousness of Blair Waldorf (played viciously by Leighton Meester) & her sometimes BFFrenemy Serena Van Der Woodsen (played by the legging Blake Lively) in terms of their preppy, bombshell, girl-next-door, meets boho style.  Blair & Serena are the main focus of the melodrama, but over the years, the show has dressed up Taylor Momsen, Jessica Szhor, Hilary Duff, Katie Cassidy, Kelly Rutherford, & Michelle Trachtenberg in big name designer labels.  Below are some of the best looks that I wanted to share b/c you can’t have a “G”-themed blog without mentioning the show.  For more dirt behind the duds, check out In Style‘s Gossip Girl Profile.

Who’s your favorite Gossip Girl?  Do you follow the red carpet feud between Blake & Leighton?  If you could step into one of the character’s closets, whose closet would it be?  Do you think that the upper east side gals are dressing age-appropriately?

Gisele Bundchen is the highest paid model & has been since 2004.  How could you figure otherwise when you see the gorgeous Brazilian wife of Tom Brady looking super fabulous not just on, but off the runway as well?!  She’s got veteran supermodels like Naomi Campbell & Claudia Schiffer in her corner, & had posed for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, & Balenciaga.

SIDENOTE: Do you remember the little scene in The Devil Wears Prada right before Anne Hathaway emerges from her Stanley Tucci-guided makeover?  Emily Blunt is complaining about Anne’s character Andy & then the ugly duckling comes in & there’s Gisele Bundchen in a leather pencil skirt & readers saying how good Andy looks!  The part always makes me laugh, although I’m hoping Gisele’s acting aspirations end there.

Most recently, Gisele attended Morgan Freeman’s AFI Achievement Award & stunned fashion critics in the ornate pewter Oscar de la Renta gown with a stunning hot pink belt (image on the far right).  The (relatively) new mom has got her body back in shape, making men & women everywhere drool!  The former Victoria’s Secret model works a runway & red carpet like no one else!  I can’t wait to see what else she has in store!

For more on Gisele’s style, check out STYLE.COM’s photo gallery of the model throughout her very enduring career in fashion. Happy Styling!