08/22/2017 Darling of the Day: Reese Witherspoon’s One-Shoulder Dress & Strappy Sandals!


Reese Witherspoon never fails to deliver on the red carpet, with her street style, & for any press event she attends. I love her feminine & edgy style, often a chic blend of preppy meets glam girl. The Oscar-winning actress & Draper James founder recently made an appearance in The Hamptons while promoting her new film, Home Again, wearing a gorgeous black & metallic one-shoulder Isabel Marant dress (shop here) (from the designer’s Fall 2017 collection) with ruffled Christian Louboutin strappy sandals (shop here). The look is picture perfect, which is why I’m featuring it for my latest Darling of the Day post. The ensemble is a definite style win, but the cost of the dress & shoes alone will run you back by the thousands.

It was hard to achieve a near-identical look-alike outfit, but I loved the inspiration behind the trendy one-shoulder & ruffled ankle strap heels. In featuring pieces inspired by Reese’s look, it’s always my pleasure to share how to recreate something similar for shoppers of any size. I love a great print & a black & white color combination is classic for every woman!

SHOP: Lucky Brand dress @Macy’s, plus floral dress @Target, LC Lauren Conrad linear drop earrings @Kohl’s, Napier linked bracelet @Kohl’s, & ruffle strappy heels @Missguided.

Which celebrity’s style do you love to watch the most? What’s your favorite dress trend right now? Where are you shopping for the most stylish accessories? For more celebrity style posts, check out Emma Stone for Marie Claire‘s September issue, Gabrielle Union’s newest collection for New York & Company, blazers on Jennifer Lopez & Olivia Palermo, & Rachel Bilson’s Old Navy denim look! Happy Styling!

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Color Me Style: Daily Look’s New Year’s Eve Little Black Dress Style Challenge!


It’s been a very fortuitous holiday season for my blog so far & the style keeps on coming! Style Darling has been invited to participate in Daily Look‘s New Year’s Eve Style Challenge, featuring the website’s best little black dresses to sport from party-to-party before the year is up. Of course there are many ways to don classic black, a favorite to feature in Color Me Style, such as lace, leather, silk, satin, along with many different shapes & styles.

However, before we get started, I’ve had LBDs on my mind, especially when there’s so much celebrity inspiration hitting the red carpet.  For example, Diane Kruger in a black lace Elie Saab cocktail dress with a black Osman blazer, a graphic Charlotte Olympia clutch, & striped lace-up Sophia Webster heels. Also, Scandal star Kerry Washington makes a bold statement in a leather little black dress with Jennifer Fisher jewelry & white pumps. Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o was stunning in a ruffled LBD by Fitriani, black pumps, & jewelry headband.

Diane Kruger, Kerry Washington, & Lupita Nyong'o.Cameron Diaz, Hailee Steinfeld, & Nicola Peltz.Also,  Cameron Diaz dazzled in little black dress by Isabel Marant with a quilted Chanel purse & Givenchy ankle-strap sandals. Hollywood it-girl Hailee Steinfeld was chic in a black high-neck David Koma pencil dress with capped silver pumps. Newcomer Nicola Peltz played with her youthful style in a black cut-out dress by Michael Kors with strappy sandals.

There’s so much to look forward to when it comes to upcoming fashion trends, but the little black dress is here to stay, especially when seen with runway inspiration from the recent Spring 2015 Ready-To-Wear Collections that hit the runway during this past Fashion Week season. LBDs were seen on the runway in modern cuts, with plunging necklines, embellished details, cinched wasitlines, sweetheart necklines, & figure flattering shapes. This includes looks from Kenzo, Dolce & Gabbana, & Saint Laurent.

Kenzo. Dolce & Gabbana. Saint Laurent. Sprng 2015 Ready-To-Wear.Alexander Wang. Anthony Vaccarello. Vera Wang. Spring 2015 Ready-To-Wear.Also, I just had to share these stunning looks from the Spring 2015 Ready-To-Wear from designers Alexander Wang, Anthony Vaccarello, & Vera Wang.

Now that there’s LBD inspiration oozing off the screen, here are some of the best little black dresses from Daily Look, which can work for a variety of shapes & sizes, if you want to show off your legs, neckline, figure, or shoulders.

Daily Look. Little Black Dresses.

SHOP: pleated a-line midi dress ($59.99), mesh strip midi dress ($44.99), bejeweled cuffs bodycon dress ($49.99), lovely lace midi dress ($49.99), jersey knit long sleeve maxi dress ($55.99), & jessa open back midi dress ($59.99).

You can’t shop for New Year’s Eve without considering some blinged-out accessories, sparkling jewelry, & sexy shoes to complete your look, which is why I picked some of the most affordable & investment-worthy pieces to really bring out your inner glam girl.

Daily Look Accessories.SHOP: fringe earrings ($16.99), sequin multicolor clutch ($44.99), vixen cross strap heel ($39.99), harmony stone plated necklace ($24.99), sparkling pave link bracelet ($64.99), simple strap heel ($39.99), Jane Taylor rhinestone clutch ($64.99), & J.O.A. square pearl ring ($19.99).

Lastly, when it comes to the holidays, not only do your outfits get a chance to shine, but also your beauty look is allowed to be a little extra special, which is why I’ve shared some of my favorite celebrity looks that emphasize one facial feature or makeup style in order to show off the best version of you. This includes new mom Mila Kunis who nails a smoky eye & neutral lip for a dramatic & sexy look, prefect for any cocktail dress. Ingenue Bella Thorne plays with metallic eyeshadows to emphasize the shape of her eyes, as well as play up the glitz of the holiday with playful hues. Experiment with bright eyeliners like Jessica Biel who is making quite the beauty statement with an edgy turquoise swipe of a pencil underneath her lower lash line.

Mila Kunis, Bella Thorne, & Jessica Biel.Beyonce, Reese Witherspoon, & Rita Ora.Another way to play up your eyes is to follow Beyoncé‘s lead with winged liner, recalling a dramatic Cleopatra look that works with a sheath dress or sleek jumpsuit. American sweetheart Reese Witherspoon goes for a soft look with rosy cheeks & classic makeup, which easily makes you photo-ready before the ball drops. Brit singer Rita Ora looks stunning with a bold red lip that draws on her Old Hollywood appeal for some vintage inspiration, perhaps paired with a lacy or beaded frock.

What’s your New Year’s Eve style? Where are you shopping for your holiday essentials? Which are your favorite little black dresses from Daily Look? To see my favorite New Year’s Ever Daily Look ensemble, check out their Style Sets! For more stylish posts, be sure to check out previous posts including holiday gift styles from luxury brands & affordable retailers, how to winterize your nails from Julep, & sleeping in style with Casper’s Beauty Sleep Challenge! Happy Styling!

Haute Headlines: A First Look At L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic, Olivia Wilde is InStyle’s August Cover Girl, & More!


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It’s summer & there’s always so much to talk about when it comes to fashion, like what the best must-haves are for this season, as well as what the most famous designers are up to for fall. Not to mention that our favorite celebrities are at work making the world a more fashionable & entertaining place. Which stories are you following? What topic is trending on your twitter feed? Happy Styling!

*Get a first look at L’Wren Scott‘s new line for Banana Republic*

*Actress Kate Hudson is collaborating on an athletic apparel line with JustFab*

*Olivia Wilde is InStyle‘s August cover girl*

*Shop Marie Claire‘s top summer road-trip essentials*

*Isabel Marant debuts an image from her new collection for H&M*

*Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Chanel‘s Fall 2013 Haute Couture runway*

*Shop Taylor Swift‘s fall line of cute sneakers for Ked’s*

*Singer Ciara shares a video teaser for her new single “Read My Lips“*

Top 10 Celeb Sightings: Mini Dresses & Leather Accents, Featuring Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Victoria Beckham, & More!


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On this very bright & sunny Happy Mother’s Day, I wanted to share the best looks from the last week, worn by our favorite celebrities & some really noteworthy up-and-comers. Of course, there’s more to come since the opening of The Great Gatsby this weekend, fashionistas of the world will have to up their game with inspiration from pearls, sequins, & other luxe embellishments. However, today’s gallery includes some regulars like Victoria Beckham‘s chic travel look when landing at JFK recently, Stacy Keibler‘s sculpted leather dress by Monique Lhuillier, & the always lovely Scandal star, Kerry Washington, in a designer mix featuring Marni, Isabel Marant, & Jennifer Fisher.

Also featured are Alexa Chung in a head-to-toe Dior look, Anne Hathaway‘s mod mini by Givenchy, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s continued obsession with black & white in Barbara Bui, Jennifer Aniston‘s gray suede shift dress at the Living Proof website launch, Fast & Furious 6 star Jordana Brewster in a stunning Jenny Packham column gown, Kate Bosworth‘s edgy flared skirt & pointy toe pumps at the Black Rock premiere, & Olivia Munnn‘s minimalist J. MendelChristian Louboutin combination.

Which are your favorite looks? Who is your go-to star for red carpet inspiration? For more celebrity posts, check out the complete gallery from this year’s Met Ball including looks worn by Jennifer Lopez & Katie Holmes, Keira Knightley in the Karl Lagerfeld-directed Chanel film Once Upon A Time, Beyoncé’s latest ad campaign for H&M, black & white looks on celebs like Kate Beckinsale & Jennifer Lawrence, & Scarlett Johansson’s recent cover shoot for Marie Claire! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Press Tour Couldn’t Be More Stylish!


Gwyneth Paltrow has been topping the best dressed lists for ages now & even on the cusp of a wild promotional tour for her latest film, Iron Man 3, she’s also been making the rounds to share her latest cook book, It’s All Good. She’s the queen of minimalist chic & definitely knows how to work a mini skirt, even at 40!

The Oscar-winner made an appearance at Good Morning America in New York wearing a contoured black & white dress with black pointy toe patent leather pumps. Earlier this month, the blonde beauty hit up Barnes & Noble in a printed Isabel Marant mini dress. She added edge to her black & white look with peep toe Michael Kors booties. At the Munich premiere of Iron Man 3, she choose a sleek white KaufmanFranco dress with black cap toe pumps by Christian Louboutin.

Gwyneth Paltrow.

She’s never one to shy away from a showing off her gams & achieves this in a separates look with an A.L.C. checkerboard top with black shorts & a cuffed white blazer. Her black & gold sandals complete the luxurious look while signing copies of her book. Finally, we see Gwynnie in some color! What better way to do that than in a vibrant purple mini dress by Victoria Beckham with neon & black ankle strap Michael Kors sandals for the opening of friend & personal trainer, Tracy Anderson’s flagship studio.

What do you think of Gwyneth’s latest looks? Do you think she’s bringing new meaning to sexy at 40? For more from Red Carpet Review, check out previous posts including Emmy Rossum’s stylish 2013, peplum looks inspired by Amy Adams & Olivia Palermo, Taylor Swift’s cozy casual day in NYC, floral inspiration from Selena Gomez & Miranda Kerr, & a gallery of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards! Happy Styling!

10/6/11 Darling of the Day: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Isabel Marant Fur Vest, Burberry Aviators, & More Affordable Style!


What better way to start off the fall than with a fur vest?  AND whenever I talk about fur, it’s always faux fur!  As soon as I saw Rosie Huntington – Whiteley‘s look while strolling through Beverly Hills on In Style, I knew this was going to be a Darling of the Day post!

The Victoria’s Secret model sports a casual white tee under an Isabel Marant fur vest with skinny jeans, Burberry aviators, gray booties, & a tote by Alexander Wang.  This is the best sunny day look as the seasons are changing, mixing your favorite basic tee & clean skinny jeans with fall favorites like booties & a vest.

To get this look, take a top like the kiss tee ($24.50) from Victoria’s Secret, which can be paired with a leather mini skirt or cigarette pants with a bib necklace or hoop earrings.  Skinny crop jeans ($44.99) from Gap can easily go from day-to-night by switching up wedges with knee boots or a tunic top with a dolman blouse. @Forever 21, this very affordable vest ($37.80) is perfect to also make an LBD & gladiator sandals a little more edgy or with a maxi dress & cowboy boots!

As for my plus-size Style Darlings, check out the white slub tee ($16.99) from Dress Barn, Forever 21+ distressed skinny jeans ($24.80), & an I.N.C. sleeveless faux fur vest ($39.99) from Macy’s.

My favorite part of this whole look is the gray faux leather shooties ($29.00), which can be found at Old Navy, marked down from $32.94! They look just like a beloved pair that I bought from Payless a few winters ago!  Aviators are everywhere & the silver & black pair ($5.80) is cool, timeless, & sporty. As for a bag, @H&M, this spacious shoulder bag ($17.95) in rich golden brown is a functional & fashionable option to carry around all your favorite belongings.  It’s neutrality is what you need for a day-to-day basis & it’s the ultimate piece to rely on when jet-setting around the globe any time of the year!

All the pieces can be alternated with so many other excellent pieces in your wardrobe, so investing in skinny jeans, booties, & a vest like this makes for so many different looks!  For more on Rosie, check out Basics for a Bargain & Red Carpet Review.  Also, to get more dish on how to dress like a celebrity, check out previous Darling of the Day posts featuring Jessica Biel, Anna Paquin, & Kristen Stewart! Happy Styling!

Basics for a Bargain: Denim Dresses Inspired by Reese Witherspoon, Pippa Middleton, & Jessica Alba!


This summer is all about dresses & as we can see by our favorite celebrities, denim dresses are hitting the streets.  Here we have some inspiration from Pippa Middleton in a belted denim button-down dress, paired with camel heels & purse.  Jessica Alba is rocking an Isabel Marant design, which is both flirty and bohemian, paired with shades & army boots for an extra touch of playfulness.  Also, Reese Witherspoon shows of a classic shirtdress style dress by Billy Ried, opting for a pop of color in red sandals & a cognac Chloe shoulder bag.
These four very stylish & affordable denim dresses can be a basic worn for an outdoor family party or on a date.  The shift denim dress from Target is flattering for nearly any body type & calls for a belt & cardigan!  In the fall, add some rich mustard tights & ankle booties to get more from your investment!  The blue denim shirt dress can be found @Forever 21. Mix & match it with strappy platforms for a night out with the girls or ballet flats for day!  This dark denim shirt dress is available in sizes 12-26 @Torrid.  Take a little advice from the image & get out some beads to dress it up! As for the sweetheart spaghetti strap dress by Material Girl from Macy’s, top it off with a blazer & closed toe pumps for the office or cocktail event! Check out previous Basics for a Bargain posts!  What’s your favorite basic item that you can’t live without?  Where do you find the best bargains?  Happy Styling!