12/26/11 Darling of the Day: Camilla Belle Shows Off This Season’s Essentials: Boots, Scarf, & a Leather Jacket!

It’s been unseasonably mild so far this winter on Long Island, but it seems that stars all over the country, including Camilla Belle here in Hollywood with a Tolani scarf, are gearing up for the change in temperature.  Wearing layered pieces like a leather jacket with a tunic top, scarf, skinny jeans, & knee boots creates a look with dimension, personality, & shows that you’re an on-trend Style Darling!

I’ve found some complimentary pieces to help achieve this look, especially if you’re traveling somewhere that isn’t quite winter, but might require some back-up items like a hat or scarf.  Check out the leatherette jacket with ruffle collar ($34.80) & plus size leatherette aviator jacket ($29.80), both from Forever 21.  The keyhole-back printed shell ($29.99) from The Gap brings out some of the texture in the look, especially when paired with Old Navy‘s The Flirt skinny jeans ($11.97).

The extra pieces to help pull the look together include the Bamboo black zipper riding boots ($49.99) from Lulu’s, Minicci Friday shopper ($26.99) in dark green from Payless, black silk / wool scarf ($39.99) from Banana Republic, & a North Face beanie ($30.00) from Macy’s.

What do you think of Camilla’s street style?  Would you wear an outfit like this? Where do you find the best faux leather for your fall / winter looks?  Check out previously posts from Darling of the Day, including Katie Holmes, Blake Lively, & Pippa Middleton’s fabulous coats! Happy Styling!

7/6/11 Darling of the Day: Emma Stone Goes Biker Chic at a Screening for ‘The Help!’

At a recent screening for her new movie, The Help, Emma Stone stepped out in her signature red locks with some serious biker chic duds!  She paired a black leather motorcycle jacket with a basic gray tee & cropped gray skinny pants.  Adding a little sense of femininity to the whole, she sports some majorly pointy black pumps, which are coming back this fall!

Any body type can pull off this look! To find a patch pocket gray top like this for my plus size readers, check out this link to Forever 21! Cuffed & cropped pants are super chic for any outfit, however for sizes up to 20, gray skinny jeans would do the trick just the same as well!  A leather jacket is the perfect way to finish off a look & here Emma gets us ready for fall by doing just that!  While it was hard to find one in a plus size, this DKNYC jacket from 6PM is motorcycle-inspired & produces the same edgy effect for an outfit like this.  Also, jackets are a struggle for even petite sizes as well & here’s a stylish option!

Lastly, let’s talk about shoes!  I mentioned earlier that pointy pumps are coming back & this we’ve seen a whole lot on Kate Walsh, Kerry Washington, & Cameron Diaz! The selected pair comes from Victoria’s Secret & is also available in red!

Emma has been previously featured in our Darling of the Day posts, so check her out here! Also, if you wanna check out a sneak peek of The Help, check out my article on Movie Buzzers! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: The Limited’s Sale Items ($10 & Under)!

I was flipping through March’s issue of Lucky magazine with Heidi Klum on the cover & came across an ad for The Limited’s new spring collection featuring this dress. I’m all about the polka dots, but while I’m on a post-vacation budget, I need to focus on buying only the necessities, or perhaps items that come from scoring really awesome deals. I like to put a price tag on these like finding something $10 or under that’s both fashionable & functional throughout the year, thus we have The Stylish Five.

 The easiest items to pick out are always accessories. They’re so versatile & can really make the most basic black dress or t-shirt & jeans seem more luxurious. A cocktail ring like this one would look very mod against a hot pink dress, or serve nicely for a look with a lot of print or pattern. As for the pearl drop earrings, nothing says sophisticated glamour like pearls that can be worn with a maxi dress in the summer, or with your favorite tweed blazer. I love these textured tights, which really bring more dimension to your outfit if paired with something menswear-inspired. As for the tops, the snowflake tee may seem a little bit on the novelty side, but with the right pair of leggings, a chunky scarf, & leather jacket, it’s your go-to sparkle piece. The tunic is in a rich ‘Gosford Pink’ & totally appropriate for so many occasions.  The jewel tone is one of the colors of the upcoming season. Try it with a flyaway cardigan & ballet flats for an uber-comfortable casual day out & about. Happy Styling!


The Stylish Five: Graphic Tees ($20 & Under)!

So I usually post in The Stylish Five items that are $10 & under, but here we’re talking about graphic tees.  You can wear these tops under a leather jacket, cropped dark denim jacket, or with a fly away knit cardigan.  Of course tees are perfect for any bottom, like cargos, jeans, & even a floor length skirt, very Carrie Bradshaw in Sex & the City 2.  Even if you don’t like to advertise a brand name across your chest, here are fun ways to explore graphic tees while expressing things that you love.  If you’re looking to update your t-shirt look, take a cue from Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, & Gwen Stefani.  Happy Styling!