Accessories Access: Classic & Stylish Bracelets for Valentine’s Day!


I’m always on the lookout for dazzling baubles to add to my collection or recommend to readers & that includes classic pieces that can be worn for a day at the office or special occasion. Obviously, I love accessories that come in a variety of colors too, which brings me to today’s selection:

SHOP: Charter Club pavé & imitation pearl slide bracelet in tri-tone, gold, navy, pearl, rose, & red @Macy’s (on sale: $14.70).

Personally, I love mixed metals & rose gold, but I’m drawn to the red & navy options to pair with a blouse & pencil skirt with a cardigan & heels for work. For the discounted price, why not?

How would you style this bracelet? Which color do you like the best? Are you shopping for fashion jewelry for Valentine’s Day? For more stylish posts, check out: cozy Time & Tru sweaters with a spring twist, W magazine’s best performances portfolio with Ana de Armas & Danielle Deadwyler, quilted coats for $20, & sequin leggings & skirts from New York & Company! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: Breathtaking & Bold Beauty, Hair, & Jewelry at the Critics Choice Awards, Including Julia Garner, Madelyn Cline, Kerry Washington, & More!


Last night’s Critics Choice Awards might’ve thrown cinephiles for a loop with the Oscar race, but the red carpet game was a head-to-toe win after win with stunning beauty, hair, & jewelry on the most acclaimed celebrities. Some of my favorites include Sadie Sinks gentle waves, Madelyn Cline’s side part & statement earrings, Lily James’ bangs & winged eyes, Kerry Washington’s lush curls & drop earrings, Janelle Monae’s modern earrings & glossy lips, Niecy Nash-Betts’ EVERYTHING, & Cate Blanchett’s golden ‘do & earcuff. See below for more inspiration:

Who wore your favorite jewelry of the night? Whose beauty look inspired you? Who had the best hair? For more stylish posts, check out: the Critics Choice red carpet, a fashion flashback with Amanda Seyfried, & Priyanka’s Chopra-Jonas’ most glamorous red carpet gowns! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: The Boldest, Most Colorful Statement Necklaces of the Season!


It’s no secret that I love a statement necklace. Even when I doubt whether or not I should wear one because it’s too gaudy or extreme for a day in the office, I have to trust my first instinct in that I invested in the piece, have a vision for it, & wearing sparkly accessories is just a part of who I am, I should just embrace it, going for it with the right kind of look. During one of many recent forays clicking around New York & Company‘s website, I discovered the following 2 necklaces, 1 of which is already on stand-by to wear, & the other I’m waiting for to reduce in price.

SHOP: glass flower statement necklace @New York & Company (on sale: $35.97).

SHOP: multicolor glass link necklace @New York & Company (on sale: $23.97).

The flower necklace is the one I’m still thinking about, but if the right reward deal comes my way, I’ll definitely be adding it to my cart! With both necklaces, I love the color varieties, which offer a multitude of styling possibilities for a blouse, pullover sweater, jumpsuit, sheath dress, fit & flare dress, midi skirt outfit, or maxi dress. The cobalt blue tone stands out to me the most in these, but no matter what I may wear it with, I’d like to highlight the rich green & bright reds in it.

What do you think of these statement necklaces? Which one would you wear? Do you often wear statement pieces? For more stylish posts, check out: classic pullover leopard sweater from Macy’s, lovely Valentine’s pieces, & peplum sweaters with built-in jewelry! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Stylish Earrings Sets in Gold & Silver!


It’s a very rare occasion that I’m actually stuck with no idea what to wear, despite my plethora of options. When it comes to jewelry, I usually decide on the finer details the morning I am getting ready, especially for the work day ahead. Also, I have 5 piercings in each of my ears, which I fill every single “leaving the house” day & my collection continues to grow & sparkle. While I do love a long, dangly drop earring for a more dramatic look, my go-to for all 5 piercings is a stud. I love finding different stud sets so that the options coordinate together, but I also love mixing up new picks with some old favorites. For example:

SHOP: shooting star stud earring set in gold & silver @LOFT (on sale: $22.50 with code: TREAT).

What kind of earrings do you like to wear? Do you have multiple piercings that you style regularly? Where do you shop for the prettiest sparkles? For more stylish posts, check out: a fashion flashback with Wicked star Cynthia Erivo, quilted coats in multiple colors for $20, & sequin pants & skirts from New York & Company! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Peplum + Sparkle in 1 Sweater!


Usually, I love to add my own sparkly statement necklace to a sweater, playing up all the styling possibilities each time I wear it; however, when a piece has built-in jewelry, it’s kind of a win too, especially with a flattering peplum silhouette.

SHOP: rhinestone embellished peplum sweater in purple luxury & black @New York & Company (on sale: $25.98, available in sizes XS-XXL).

I have the black, which I really love & I plan on ordering the purple as well. It’s a flattering, true to size—I’m wearing the XL & can’t wait to try it with a variety of printed pants & pencil skirts.

How would you style this sweater? Which color do you like better? Do you like the built-in necklace? For more stylish posts, check out: statement necklaces from Macy’s, Givenchy jewelry sets, & pretty cable knit sweaters by Time & Tru! 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!

Holiday Gift Style: Stylish Jewelry Organizers for 30% Off from Target!


Along with my previous posts about my cloffice & home jewelry organization, my absolute favorite piece that I’ve included hasn’t been available to shop since last year, but Target recently re-released it & it’s currently 30% off!

SHOP: A New Day faux leather jewelry organizer in cream & gray @Target (on sale: $24.50).

I have 2 from last year that are more in a taupe color, which I love because they’re so easily stackable & match the color scheme of my bedroom. They hold the most essential of my earrings collection, as seen below:

Would you buy these jewelry organizers? Who on your shopping list could use a present like this? Which color do you like best? For more stylish posts, check out: Black Friday holiday bling from Macy’s, Sarah Hyland’s best red carpet moments, velvet pull-on pants from Walmart, & sparkly special occasion envelope clutches! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Glam Holiday Bling from Macy’s!


This holiday season, frost yourself with the most glamorous & festive bling, which isn’t hard to find as holiday jewelry is one of the biggest trends in fashion right now! For Black Friday, Macy’s has so many gorgeous accessories to choose from, including the following, which are on my wishlist:

SHOP: Holiday Lane Gold-Tone Crystal, Bead & Imitation Pearl Poinsettia Charm Bracelet @Macy’s (on sale: $9.99).

SHOP: Holiday Lane Gold-Tone Multicolor Pavé Bow Drop Earrings @Macy’s (on sale: $9.99).

SHOP: Charter Club Gold-Tone Mixed Stone Yuletide Decoration Statement Necklace @Macy’s (on sale: $23.80).

Which piece do you like the best? What holiday theme do you like to wear? Snowflakes? Wreaths? Stars? For more stylish posts, check out: a fashion flashback with Sarah Hyland, holiday-ready velvet pants, Scarlett Johansson’s best beauty & jewelry looks, & Bebe Rexha & Ellie Goulding at the American Music Awards! Happy Styling & Happy Thanksgiving!

Fashion Flashback: Scarlett Johansson’s Best Beauty & Jewelry Moments for her 38th Birthday!


Two-time Academy Award nominee Scarlett Johansson has been dazzling on the red carpet for over two decades now, alternating between retro Old Hollywood to empowering menswear to Grecian goddess glam. In fact, Scarlett is a beauty chameleon too, donning long golden locks, sandy blonde bobs, & platinum tresses, as well as styles in red & brunette. No matter the outfit or hairstyle, the Black Widow star accessorizes with bold statement earrings or necklaces, framing her face & topping off her ensemble with polish & edge. She loves to don a long dangling earring, vintage bauble, stacked hoops, & classic studs as her beauty look changes.

Today, in honor of her 38th birthday, check out the below collection of images to get inspired this holiday season to play with bright lip colors, dramatic collar necklaces, or sparkling ear climbers.



Which look is your favorite on Scarlett? Which jewelry choice stands out the most to you? Do you prefer her sleek blonde bob or longer, bombshell tresses? For more stylish posts, check out: bargain evening clutches from Ardene, holiday heels at every price point, a polished holiday sweater from J. Crew Factory, Margot Robbie’s Vanity Fair cover shoot, & a red carpet flashback with Rachel McAdams! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: The Blingiest Chain Link Bracelet for Any Occasion!


I’ve been spotting the chain link trend all over, which took a while for me to warm up to, but now, I’m all about it! I can’t wear chain link on chain link, but I like the subtle nod to edgy street style, mixed with luxury in bright gold & silver tones & jeweled embellishments.


SHOP: gemstone chain bracelet in gold & silver @Ardene ($8.90–Buy One, Get One 50% Off).

I’ve purchased both metals & love to wear them for work, a lunch with girl friends, or on date night, depending on the metal I’m most dominantly wearing with my outfit. The bracelets are a good, heavy weight, feeling like they won’t break if knocked into a desk, for example. The gemstones are very sparkly & add just enough shine for any look. See how they look with my recent outfits:

What occasion would you wear this bracelet for? Do you prefer the gold or silver? How do you feel about the chain link trend? For more stylish posts, check out: cute fuzzy slipper slides from Target, leaf-themed earrings, a fashion flashback with Gwyneth Paltrow, & luxe velvet flats from Old Navy! Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Gowns for her 50th Birthday!


Gwyneth Paltrow had been an it-girl since the 90s in her breakout roles in Seven & Emma, later earning an Academy Award for Shakespeare in Love. The minimalist style star has dominated the red carpet for decades, embracing neutral hues, sleek silhouettes, & of course, donning shades of pink. More recently, the actress & lifestyle guru has explored more flowy shapes, colors & patterns, as well as cut-outs & versions of the naked dress!

Today marks Gwyneth’s 50th birthday, which seems crazy, but makes sense since the goop founder & mother of two is just getting better with age. Take a look at the gallery below of Gwyneth best gown moments on the red carpet & for other special occasions:

What do you think of Gwyneth’s style? Do you have a favorite red carpet look? What’s your favorite movie of hers? For more stylish posts, check out: a gallery of costumes from Don’t Worry Darling starring Florence Pugh & Olivia Wilde, the new trailer for Emily in Paris season 3, & Rihanna’s most stylish music videos in honor of her Super Bowl halftime show announcement. Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: A Look at the Costumes of Don’t Worry Darling!


There aren’t many movies these days I want to see in the theater. It must be an epic, cinematic experience to get me to go—otherwise, I’m perfectly content streaming from home in the comfort of my own slippers. However, when the early images of Olivia Wilde’s sophomore directorial effort emerged for Don’t Worry Darling, I was intrigued, having been enamored with Florence Pugh’s maturity as Amy in Little Women, global pop star Harry Styles as the leading man, & the 1950s time period!

This weekend, my husband & I saw a matinee showing if the film & I was blown away by the costume design from thrice Academy Award-nominated Arianne Phillips, for her work in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Walk the Line, & W. E. Take a look at the gallery below for all the fashionable sneak peeks, but be careful: SPOILERS ahead!

Florence & Olivia aren’t the only stylish stars of the film, as there’s much glamour & vintage elegance on Harry, Chris Pine, & Gemma Chan as well. Watch the trailer below, along with other behind-the-scenes videos & interviews about the making of the stylish film:

I know I’m already thinking about my fit & flare dresses & statement necklaces dye to the film’s stylish inspiration! Are you excited to see Don’t Worry Darling? Are you a fan of 1950s fashion? For more stylish posts, check out: the season 3 trailer for Emily in Paris, the best fashion moments from Partner Track, & the cutest tweed ballet flats! Happy Styling!

09/23/2022 Darling of the Day: Olivia Wilde’s White Tee & Black Wide Leg Pants in NYC!


Actress & director Olivia Wilde has been in the news for all the catty behind-the-scenes gossip about her highly-anticipated sophomore film, Don’t Worry Darling, which also stars Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, & Chris Pine.

However, during a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Olivia was the epitome of effortless street style in a white tee & black wide leg pants, a look any cool gal tries & all women should!

Topped with black sunglasses, gold layered necklaces, & likely towering platforms, Olivia brought her 70s chic vibe to the streets of New York City & stage during the show to chat about all of the controversy her film has faced, offer her narrative behind casting decisions.

However, to channel Olivia’s easy, breezy look:

SHOP: crewneck tee shirt in white @Gap Factory (on sale: $9.99, available in sizes XS-XXL) & high-waisted pleated wide leg pant in black @New York & Company (on sale: $41.96, available in sizes XS-XXL).

For more about Olivia’s sensational interview, check out the videos below:

Lastly, the trailer for Don’t Worry Darling is below, but the film is currently in theaters:

What do you think of Olivia’s minimalist look? Do you wear wide leg pants? Are you excited to see Don’t Worry Darling? For more stylish posts, check out: the first images from season 3 of Emily in Paris, fall blouse options by LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, & tweed chain link flats from Ardene! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: The Most Unbe-Leaf-ably Stylish Fall Earrings for $14.99!


I was never usually one to normally collect kitschy themed accessories for holidays or seasons until I had my daughter. Now, I let her pick out my accessories through playing games & matching colors, almost as if outfit prepping for the week is a sparkly scavenger hunt. However, now that I’m full on fruits for summer & have plenty of bows & snowflakes for winter—not to mention all the flowers & bees for spring—it’s time to pay homage to fall. I have some leaf studs & charm or pendant necklaces, but they’re all very neutral in gold or antique gold. None are literally celebrating the autumn season… until now!

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar’s ‘Be-Leaf in Yourself’ earrings ($14.99) @Target are just what I need (& any fall-obsessed Style Darling) to kick off the season shift this week!

The pairing of maple leaves with an ombré stone effect are stylish for the office or classroom, but also offer enough bling for cocktail or special occasions. The gold & rust hues will pair well with earth tones offset against navy, denim, gray, or burgundy.

How would you style these earrings? Are you all about literal fall fashion? Are you a fan of SUGARFIX by BaubleBar? For more stylish posts, check out: staple tunic topics by Scoop, sweaters in every color by A New Day, & my top houndstooth picks for fall from New York & Company! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: The Best Beauty Looks & Most Gorgeous Jewelry Moments from the 2022 Emmy Awards, Featuring Elle Fanning, Alexandra Daddario, Quinta Brunson, & More!


The internet is still a-flutter with style & beauty inspiration from this week’s 74th Emmy Awards, where the stars sparkled from head to toe in the most fashionable & elegant gowns. However, the jewelry selections & beauty choices stole the spotlights on the red carpet & stage. Decked out in the expensive, luxury duds, A-listers went all out with statement earrings, bright baubles, timeless bracelets, & fierce rings, along with classic updos & breezy tresses. Take a look through the gallery below for a closet view of celebrity’s jewels & bobs from the night:

Which hairstyle is your favorite? Who got their accessories just right? Which read carpet moment are you still talking about? For more celebrity posts, check out: Selena Gomez & Mindy Kaling at taking the Emmys stage, Ana de Armas in Louis Vuitton, & Kacey Musgraves’ best red carpet looks! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: Ana de Armas in Louis Vuitton at the Venice Film Festival’s premiere of Blonde!


When I learned that Golden Globe-nominated actress Ana de Armas had arrived in Venice, I was so excited to refresh my feeds to see what the Cuban star would wear to the highly-anticipated premiere of her controversial film, Blonde, where she stars as Marilyn Monroe. Naturally, her red carpet look would be elegant & stunning, but also, I wondered if & how the gown would represent the bombshell icon at the center of the film.

In a bright pink pleated gown with a deep-v by Louis Vuitton, Ana graced the red carpet in true Hollywood fashion. Her gentle waves & sophisticated jewelry by Messika hearken to an era of glamour & ease that offers a refreshing twist on Barbiecore.

Additionally, the hue pays homage to Marilyn’s signature pink from her “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” musical sequence in the 1949 film Gentleman Prefer Blondes; likewise, the halter & pleated look of Ana’s dress are reminiscent of the iconic subway grate scene in The Seven Year Itch from 1955.

Escorted to the premiere by one of the film’s producers, Brad Pitt, Ana shines, which is no surprise. I hope this marks the beginning of an exciting & stylish press tour for the 2 hour 46-minute film that’s rated NC-17 & is based on the disorienting evocative fictional biography by Joyce Carol Oates that begins streaming on Netflix on September 28th, especially leading up to awards season!

What do you think of Ana’s red carpet look? Are you excited to see Blonde? Are you a fan of Marilyn Monroe’s films? For more stylish posts, check out: more jewelry organization ideas, Zendaya’s most gorgeous green gowns & outfits on the red carpet, & Selena Gomez’s dress inspiration in the season 2 finale of Only Murders in the Building! Happy Styling!

Living in Style: More Jewelry Organization Ideas!


During my recent escapade into the world of home organization—mainly for my cloffice & bedroom wardrobe space—I made an investment in pieces & fixtures to house my accessories collection. Although, my ambition was larger than it should have been since finally unpacking my duds & getting my sparkly style ducks in a row. Additionally, my favorite storage piece to keep in my bedroom for quick access to my most favorite & precious long strand necklaces & chain bracelets doesn’t even look like a typical organizer or jewelry box, which is exactly why I love it!

I purchased 2 of the eForCity 4-layer jewelry storage organizer from @Target (was $21.99), wanting to order 2 more, but by the time I found use for them, they were out of stock. However, I was able to find an identical piece from Amazon: the HengLiSam 4-layer rotatable jewelry accessory storage trays in white (on sale: $9.99), which are also made in black & pink for $10.99 each.

I decided to keep them in my bedroom for quick access, especially on a weekend when I don’t usually plan my outfits ahead of time, so that I could grab a staple long necklace & bracelet if a day of errands turned into family dropping by or going out to eat. Most pieces in each organizer are either neutral / all-purpose jewelry that would go with basically anything or something so special & treasured I want it handy right away. See below how it all turned out:

This is what it looks like closed!
They’re atop another duo of jewelry organizers & even though they’re a stark white against the ivory & beige tones of the bedroom, they’re so compact & useful, I actually don’t mind.

Would you use a jewelry storage piece such as this? Do you prefer a classic look to your jewelry boxes or something more modern & minimalist? How much of your accessories do you keep “out” & available on the regular? For more stylish posts, check out: a feminine & faux leather midi dress from Walmart, comfy & colorful tunic tops for fall, black patterned tights in various designs from Target, & my top houndstooth picks from New York & Company! Happy Styling!

Inside a Style Blogger’s Closet: Professor Style Then & Now!


The picture from 2017 was taken in front of my parents’ house in Lake Grove for my first day of teaching (as Professor LeClair) a college class & I had no idea the path I was about to fashionably forge or how my life would change over the next 5 years! When I recently uncovered the tropical dress from deep storage (that I was unable to unpack or even mentally tackle for a good 2 years), I remembered that I hadn’t worn the dress since that very first, nerve-wracking day of a career I never wanted; however, with the launch of my sixth academic year as an English professor (as Professor Gambino), I thought it was “fitting” to break it out again.

Of course, I accessorized it differently, opting for white accents & skipped the belt, but it’s good to know that 40 or do classes later, I still got it! The top picture on the right was taken this morning, a beautiful summer morning as the buzz of academia awaited me & called so many back to their jobs after a long break. I’d like to look back on both of these moments as bursting with possibility & new starts, reminding myself that they do come back around, even when it seems like fate has stuck you in a never-ending cycle.

Ultimately, recycling old favorites to make them feel new again & doing my very best to live the stylish life (one day at a time) are goals that I hope to uphold now that I’ve reclaimed a part of myself (& my style) in finally having my wardrobe where I want it to be. Stay tuned for more detailed updates on the unveiling of my cloffice (a.k.a. Style Darling Daily headquarters).

As for the outfit: The dress is an oldie from my stylist days @Dressbarn, as is the black bolero. The recent picture includes a @New York & Company cardigan & @Ardene flats, as well as oldie @Dressbarn drop earrings.

Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Blake Lively’s Most Stunning Jewelry & Hair Moments for Her 35th Birthday!


Actress Blake Lively is not only an A-lister, a mother of three, & wife to Ryan Reynolds, but a style & beauty icon for the ages her dramatic, ultra-glamorous, & iconic red carpet & public appearances that are methodically planned for every occasion.

Today marks the former Gossip Girl star’s 35th birthday & another year around the sun is just another reason to celebrate Blake’s most fashionable accessories & beauty looks, especially because she is her own stylist.

Her lush layers of blonde locks—usually—are equally a part of her style when not tied back in a ponytail or feminine updo, along with full lashes, a natural shimmer, & statement jewelry, such as a gold drop earring. She knows what works for the occasion & her shape, as well as how to shut down a red carpet or New York City street with extravagance.

Take a look through the gallery below at Blake’s historic jewelry & beauty catalogue from movie premieres, awards shows, the Met Gala, & more!

Which look of Blake’s is your favorite? I know, I can’t decide! What’s your Blake Lively favorite film? Age of Adeline? A Simple Favor? Who is your favorite celebrity to watch for on the red carpet? For more stylish posts, check out: Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora for the season 2 finale of Only Murders in the Building, affordable mules by Time & Tru just in time for back to school, clearance earrings for up to $3.50, & Dua Lipa’s 10 most stylish music videos. Happy Styling!

Living in Style: More Stackable Jewelry Organizers!


Since my previous post about stackable jewelry organization, my efforts have taken a turn as I repurposed the Household Essentials 3pc stacking jewelry trays @Target for drop earrings, hoops, crawlers, & front-to-back earrings, which meant that I had to find a new home for the necklaces & bracelets that once resided in them. Luckily, a few weeks ago, I found the Linus Fashion Vanity & Drawer Organizer Jewelry Organizer Tray in clear @Walmart ($14.99). See below:

Once I filled the 4 I ordered, I saw that my jewelry inventory of short chain & pendant necklaces & chain bracelets was still greater than the organization pieces that I had. I wanted to keep the like items together in a way that would be both visible & organized, so I sought to reorder them, but they were no longer in stock!

As my search continued, I discovered the mDesign stackable plastic storage jewelry box – 2 organizer trays with lids in clear @Amazon, which were equal in size to the Walmart ones, so I knew I could stack more in the deep drawers of the nightstand, even if some of the trays were a little different in how they’re divided up.

As I combined the different trays, I actually found the lids useful in order to ensure that everything was level & I could open & close the drawer without any issues. Here is the end result:

Drawer with stacked trays. I still have plans for the remaining space here with different clear trays & containers.
Stack #1: silver short pendant necklaces on top.
Stack #1 with 5 levels stacked, combining both the Walmart & Amazon trays.
Stack #1: rose gold / silver necklaces.
Stack #1: gold necklaces.
Stack #1: more gold necklaces.
Stack #1: older items from my younger days, like my nameplate, shell rings, multicolor stone charms, & dolphin pendants.
Stack #2: silver bracelets.
Stack #2 with 5 levels stacked, combining both the Walmart & Amazon trays.
Stack #2: gold bracelets with charms & pendants.
Stack #2: more gold bracelets with charms & pendants.
Stack #2: gold bracelets with beads, charms, & pendants, along with my few pins.
Stack #2: silver necklaces.

How do you organize your jewelry? Do you use clear trays for stacking or do you stick to a traditional jewelry box? For more stylish posts, check out: Serena Williams on the September cover of Vogue, a fashion flashback for Cara Delevingne’s 30th birthday, & the best summer-to-fall pants from Target! Happy Styling!

08/06/2022 Darling of the Day: Selena Gomez’s Glitzy Orange Sequin Set by LaPointe!


Maybe between Only Murders in the Building & Selena + Chef, I have a little girl crush on Selena Gomez, but who doesn’t? Really? The 30-year-old star continues to celebrate her glamorous arrival into the next chapter of her life while in Italy with rumored beau Andrea Iervolino, making a stylish & sparkling statement in a LaPointe orange sequin tank (shop here) & coordinating Bermuda shorts (shop here).

The look is glamorous, unapologetic, mature, & timeless for a young woman living it up in Capri, a celebrity hotspot as of late, & shopping at YSL. Additionally, the actress’s look includes slide heels (shop similar here), drop earrings (shop similar here), & Vintage Frames sunglasses (shop similar here).

However, finding an affordable & comparable look inspired by these LaPointe pieces is somewhat difficult (try Poshmark or Mercari for similar separates too), but if a shoulder-to-knee sequins may be a bit much for you, think about coordinating the sparkle with satin for a luxurious & comfortable outfit. I’ve selected the pieces below for inspiration, even though an orange set is hard to find for a budget. Also, keep scrolling for suggested accessories too!

SHOP: sequin embellished best top in orange @River Island ($56.00, available in sizes 2-14), Liangchenmei sequin sparkle cami in rose gold @Walmart ($17.49, available in sizes S-XXXXL), & Rachel Roy Erica satin tank top in orange @Walmart ($41.36, available in limited sizes).

SHOP: contrast sequin drawstring shorts in rose gold @Shein ($14.00, available in sizes XS-L), A New Day high rise satin pull-on shorts in orange @Target ($20.00, available in sizes XS-XXL), & satin paper bag waist tailored shorts in orange @Boohoo (on sale: $18.00, available in sizes 6-10).

SHOP: Rosemarie Collections double teardrop dangle earrings @Amazon ($22.99), square frame fashion sunglasses in black @Shein ($6.00), & A New Day Basil heels in brown @Target ($ 34.99).

About 15 years ago, I would’ve totally donned a look like this—which is not to say that it’s out of style; it’s just not my personal aesthetic. I can still appreciate it & applaud Selena’s fashion choices when it comes to neon hues & unexpected glam! When on vacation, it’s fun to express a different side of yourself to explore a new city or open yourself up to someone knew, all through style! What do you think of Selena’s outfit? Would you wear all-over sequins in a matching set like this? Is orange a color you gravitate towards for summer? For more stylish posts, check out: Anne Hathaway’s NYC street style in gauzy cream, Rachel Brosnahan’s bold Loewe look in parrot pants, & Sadie Sink’s Miu Miu floral dress. Happy Styling!

Living in Style: Stackable & Sophisticated Jewelry Trays from Target!


As Mission: Get Organized continues, I feel like I’ve accomplished so much, but still have a long way to go; however, I haven’t lost my motivation. Having a reliable, stylish system is key to maintaining home organization in my cloffice & it’s of the utmost importance for my ample fashion jewelry collection that I’ve gifted myself during my years as a blogger, in retail, & as a stylist.

Specifically, I have made efficient use of the Household Essentials 3pc stacking jewelry trays in seafoam @Target (on sale: $34.41), which are also available in graphite linen (on sale: $31.86) & black linen ($33.56).

Months ago, I purchased 2 of these online, not quite knowing how I’d use them since I already have a few other stacking trays & jewelry boxes, but I knew I’d need plenty of options. While the trays can store all types of jewelry in varying sizes, I selected only shorter pendant necklaces & drop earrings—although I have 2 more sets of trays on the way, which was an even sweeter deal after Target’s $10 off $50 Circle offer! I love the bright color, which matches perfectly with my cloffice, along with the soft linen fabric!

I appreciate how everything can be seen in each layer & once I can see all of my jewelry, I’ll create a better system in storing by metal (gold tone, silver tone, or rose tone) or bead color, along with type of earring (chandelier, beaded, dangle, threaders, etc.) or if a pair has multiples in different colors, which will be helpful when I know I want a certain type of earring or necklace in a specific metal.

For the final image, I’m unsure how I’ll use the ring space since I’d like to keep this tray solely for necklaces, but perhaps once I recover all of my necklace extenders, I’ll be able to keep them here as well.

Do you use stackable systems for organization? How do you store your jewelry? What features do you look for in maintaining your accessories? For more stylish posts, check out: must-have discounted slide sandals for $8, The Princess star Joey King’s red carpet style, & the official trailer for Blonde starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: The Best Resin & Blue Jewelry from LOFT!


Well my family vacation is wrapping up & I am proud of myself for economically and minimally packing accessories, I am definitely missing some of my bolder & more colorful jewelry that I’ve recently unearthed in my forever-unpacking my home cloffice adventure. However, I have my eye on some striking & classic accessories pieces in resin & blue from one of my favorite fashion jewelry retailers, LOFT. The mix of the gold-metal with the pop of color can work for any blue-centric look, but the bling also heightens other hues needing a boost, such as a magenta maxi dress, khaki romper, or tropical pattern separates.

SHOP: resin chain bracelet in deep space blue ($34.95) @LOFT, fabric wrapped chain bracelet in midnight galaxy (on sale: $29.99) @LOFT, resin chain necklace in deep space blue ($44.95) @LOFT, colorblock hoop earrings in industrial navy ($34.95) @LOFT, & cluster charm necklace in summer blue ($32.95) @LOFT. Use code: NEED for an additional 25% off your order, while offer lasts!

Where do you shop for colorful accessories? Do you prefer resin or classic metals? Do you often wear fashion jewelry in the summer? For more accessories posts, check out: earrings sets from Target, fruity fashion finds, & Time & Tru totes from Walmart! Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Kate Beckinsale’s Biggest & Boldest Earrings for Her 49th Birthday!


I’m a fan of big earrings, although I have not been embracing my collection as much as I should be this season. However, when investigating the red carpet history of British actress Kate Beckinsale to gather an inventory of images of her finest & most memorable gowns—as there are many!—for her 49th birthday today, I realized that she shares my passion for big ear bling, opting for the sparkliest, dangliest, & most daring of chandelier & drop earrings to accentuate her glamorous style on the red carpet.

Not only are her naked dresses shimmering & ball gowns extravagant, her accessories make a fashionable & dramatic statement, adding glitter to an already stunning look!

What do you think of Kate’s earrings? Do you like to wear over-the-top jewelry for special occasions? For more celebrity posts, check out: Sandra Bullock, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, & Sofia Vergara. Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Earrings Sets for Vacation!


When considering accessories for vacation, I keep it super minimal, especially since it’s a hot summer week & I’m vacationing with a toddler to toddler-friendly places. That’s not to say I can’t do it in style, but I bring 2 bags, a few neutral sandals, 1 hat, 1 pair of sunglasses, & the most neutral earrings sets. The only other jewelry I wear is my wedding ring. We’re not planning on any fancy dining, so I just keep it mom-chic. Since we’re away for only 4 days & I have 5 piercings in each ear, I typically stack up on the earrings to avoid the discomfort of a necklace or bracelet on my skin.

Some favorite sets to rely on for chic, downplayed accessories style include these picks below from A New Day @Target:

SHOP: A New Day pavé hoop & charm hoop 8-piece earring set @Target ($14.99).

SHOP: A New Day crystal glass stud & small hoop 8-piece earring set @Target ($14.99).

SHOP: A New Day charm hoop, stud, & ear climber 8-piece earring set @Target ($14.99).

SHOP: A New Day stud earrings 8-piece set @Target ($14.99).

What kind of jewelry do you pack & wear on vacation ? Do you have multiple earrings on all the time? Where to you like to shop for affordable fashion jewelry? For more stylish posts, check out: the perfect linen-blend tops from Walmart, button-front blouses for any occasion from New York & Company, studded sandal flats for summer, & colorful Time & Tru totes! Happy Styling!