Accessories Access: Fashion Jewelry Must-Have Gifts for Mother’s Day!


Budget shoppers recognize the importance of getting a great deal & making the most of an occasion. When it comes to Mother’s Day, a hefty price tag isn’t necessarily the way to a mother’s heart. However, some sparkle does get there—to some degree. Whether you’re a mother, have one, or not, let’s just talk about a pretty bracelet!

SHOP: I.N.C. International Concepts baguette crystal slider bracelet in gold-tone & rose gold-tone @Macy’s (on sale: $8.83-$14.73).

I can’t decide which one to get, especially at such a major discount from its original $29.50 price. I’m a sucker for rose gold, but both are classic & dazzle for a variety of occasions. Which metal tone do you like best? How would you style this bracelet? What kind of jewelry is your favorite? For more stylish posts, check out: roll cuff tops for under $8, Jennifer Lopez’s stylish press tour for The Mother, & pretty eyelet tops by Time & Tru! Happy Styling!

Super Style Wishlist: A Classic Denim Blazer!


Recently, I’ve discovered some fashion flashback photos of my outfits, including a blazer over a dress or blouse with jeans—all decked out in heels, living my most affordable Devil Wears Prada life. However, I invested in blazers simply for the photo & hardly ever wear these days. Although, a denim blazer is a whole other topper than can be worn for a day in the office with trousers & a blouse or to dress up a t-shirt & midi skirt combination even more!

SHOP: INC International Concepts puff-sleeve denim blazer in black, white, gray, blue, & peach @Macy’s ($89.50, available in sizes XS-XXL).

While I love the blue denim option, but the black or gray styles can really elevate any look. How would you style this blazer? Which color do you like the best? How often do you wear blazers? For more stylish posts, check out: spring’s prettiest ruffle top for under $25, a silver crossbody bag on clearance, & heart pajamas from LOFT! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Statement Necklaces Just in Time for New Year’s Eve!


Any celebratory gathering to ring in the new year, whether at a fancy restaurant or staying home, deserves some sparkle. There’s no better way to honor the occasion than by adding a statement necklace to your look. Here are 5 selections on sale now that would add the right amount of sparkle & style:

SHOP: INC International Concepts multicolor stone flower statement necklace @Macy’s (on sale: $26.70 with code: JOY).

SHOP: INC International Concepts Navette statement necklace @Macy’s (on sale: $21.90 with code: JOY).

SHOP: INC International Concepts metallic blue-tone mixed stone statement necklace @Macy’s (on sale: $29.70 with code: JOY).

SHOP: INC International Concepts holly all-around statement necklace @Macy’s (on sale: $26.70 with code: JOY).

SHOP: INC International Concepts mixed stone snowflake statement necklace @Macy’s (on sale: $26.70 with code: JOY).

Which necklace do you like the best? Do you wear statement necklaces frequently? Where are you shopping for end-of-the-year sales? For more stylish posts, check out: Givenchy jewelry sets, pretty cable polo sweaters for under $14, & jewel button cardigans from LOFT! Happy Styling!

Show Me the Shoes: Studded Sandals from Macy’s for Under $30!


Details matter, especially on footwear. I love to contrast my flowery, feminine outfit with some metallic flare on my heels or play with a dark dramatic look against an unexpected pattern on my flats. However, for summer, when the toes are out & I’m all about sandals, I love the studded look for any casual outfit or maxi dress. A metallic stud in silver or gold instantly makes a jelly or PVC material sandals more elegant & definitely on-trend. Check out the below options from Macy’s, currently on sale for under $30!

SHOP: Madden Girl Candy Studded Strappy Footbed Sandals in clear, black, or light tan (available in sizes 5.5-8.5, on sale: $22.95 with coupon: JULY) @Macy’s.

SHOP: INC International Concepts Ellie Jelly Flat Sandals in nude stud or black stud (available in sizes 5-11, on sale: $19.75) @Macy’s.

SHOP: XOXO Jaylani Beachy Modern Sandals in nude or black (available in sizes 6-10, on sale: $19.99) @Macy’s.

How would you style these sandals? Do you prefer gold or silver studding? Would you wear the black or beige options? How many different kinds of sandals do you have for summer? For more stylish posts, check out: colorful Time and Tru totes from Walmart, ways to style New York & Company’s ruffle button-front blouse, a summer-ready dress outfit from H&M for under $100, & little black dresses inspired by Keira Knightley’s Paris Fashion Week look! Happy Styling!

06/17/2022 Darling of the Day: Charlize Theron in Dior!


A classic look never goes out of style & is always a go-to for nearly any occasion, which was the case for Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron who celebrated her Africa Outreach Project 2022 Summer Block Party in head-to-toe Dior, which took place at the Universal Studios Backlot this past weekend. While Dior isn’t a brand that all of us budget-friendly Style Darlings can depend on on the regular, we can take inspiration from Charlize’s stylish white button-down shirt (shop here), flared jeans (shop similar here), black pointy toe pumps (shop here), black quilted clutch (shop similar here), & Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Button shirts are a staple for any wardrobe, especially if you work in an environment that requires professional attire, but these tops vary in style & can be worn with a number of different options, including a pencil skirt, linen shorts, or a velvet pants in the cooler months. The below suggested options vary in availability for sizes XS-XXL and range in price from $14.99 – $44.63.

SHOP: 1. Madison Roll-Sleeve Button-Front Waist-Panel Secret Snap Shirt in Optic White @New York & Company, 2. Madison Roll-Sleeve Button-Front Secret Snap Shirt in Optic White @New York & Company, 3. INC International Concepts Satin Utility Shirt in Bright White @Macy’s, & 4. INC International Concepts Solid Button-Up Tunic in Bright White @Macy’s.

Next, a flared jean is a playful & throwback way of mixing up your look, especially when contrasting a more demure button-down shirt. The below options range in price $40.00-$52.46 and are vary in availability for sizes 0-30.

SHOP: 1. Mya Curvy High-Waisted Barely Bootcut Jeans in Light Wash @New York & Company & 2. Higher High-Waisted Side-Slit Flare Jeans in Rite @Old Navy.

Next, a black pointy toe pump is definitely a classic to incorporate into one’s weekly routine; however, aside from a breezy, cool denim look, like Charlize’s, check out these affordable options ranging in price from $37.99 – $59.99 for special occasions & other professional functions:

SHOP: 1. NINE WEST Fifth 9×9 Pointy Toe Pump in Black Calf Leather @Amazon, 2. Jessica Simpson Haneh Pump in Black Leather @DSW, 3. CHARLES by CHARLES DAVID Pact Clear Stiletto Pump in Black Smooth @Nordstrom Rack, & 4. ASOS DESIGN Penza Pointed High Heeled Pumps in Black @ASOS.

Lastly, you can’t go wrong with a quilted bag bag or clutch, especially one with an option to use the chain or tuck it in for Instagram posing, including the following picks that range in price from $24.97-$39.99:

SHOP: 1. Joseph D’Arezzo Quilted Envelope Clutch in black @New York & Company, 2. Katie & Kelly Day To Night Clutch in black @DSW, 3. River Island Patent Quilted Clutch Bag in black @River Island, & 4. MANGO Quilted Shoulder Bag in black @MANGO.

Which part of Charlize’s look are you most inspired by? Where do you shop for staple pieces like denim & button down shirts? Which celebrity do you follow for style inspiration? For more celebrity posts, check out: the trailer for Jennifer Lopez’s new Netflix documentary Halftime, Blake Lively’s summer dress inspiration, & suits inspired by Rose Byrne & Selena Gomez! Happy Styling!

Splurge Or Save… On A Blue Leather / Faux Leather Moto Jacket!


I started off 2013 on the hunt for a moto jacket, something that I wouldn’t normally be attracted to for my wardrobe, but I like the idea of adding an edgy piece to my usually ladylike outfits. However, I’ve yet to find the perfect jacket for me, but the hunt is on. In the mean time, I’m inspired by the latest trend in blue leather moto jackets which I’ve been seeing at every price point, perfect for a new Splurge or Save? post! I would recommend adding a moto jacket over a sheath dress with peep toe pumps, to dress up a maxi dress & gladiator flats, or for a graphic tee & skinny jeans with knee boots.

I’m starting this post off with the Jil Sander leather jacket ($3,050.00) from Nordstrom, which is of course made from the highest quality craftsmanship. Its sleek minimalist design calls on a mix of menswear-inspiration & utilitarianism chic. Next, the moto leather jacket ($450.00) from True Religion is a 100% lamb leather design with cool zipper details & a contemproary cut.

At a much more reasonable price, @Macy’s, you can find the INC International Concepts faux-leather classic motorcycle jacket ($89.50). Forth, I’ve selected the (minus the) leather crop biker jacket ($76.80) from Express, which is currently 40% off its original $128.00 price tag. Lastly, @Forever 21, the stitched faux leather jacket ($42.80) is a comparable & budget-friendly topper.

I think it’s really important to mention that I don’t like to bring up the whole animal-free clothing issue, but I do always believe in trying to find clothing that doesn’t hurt the environment or its living creatures. There are so many earth-friendly varieties out there in fashion these days, like Stella McCartney, & I’m always excited to learn more about them. How do you feel about the leather vs. faux leather? Would you wear a cobalt moto jacket?

For more shopping-related posts, check out look-alike pumps to Kim Kardashian’s Jimmy Choos, a variety of mint-colored spring shoes, floral pieces inspired by Miranda Kerr & Jessica Chastain, how to copy Drew Barrymore’s style with pieces from Target & Forever 21, & Ashley Madekwe’s black & white look for less! Happy Styling!