Basics for a Bargain: The Plaid + Statement Necklace Combo for Fall, Inspired by Katy Perry, Rachel Zoe & More!


My posts are a bit far & few between these days- I’m working on my grad thesis, but that hasn’t stopped me from being inspired to expand my wardrobe & accessories choices this fall. The season is certainly in full swing & I’m thinking about my cozy / glam look for Thanksgiving. I have the plaid + statement necklace combination on the brain, especially since my statement necklace obsession is at its peak. Who wouldn’t be too? There’s so much inspiration every time I check out my favorite celebrity style blogs & Pinterest, when style stars are winning the statement necklace game. This includes the always flawless Olivia Palermo, The Honest Company founder Jessica Alba, pop star Katy PerryThe Real cohost Adrienne Bailon, the fearless Rihanna, former Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester, model Amber Rose, & stylist / designer Rachel Zoe

Olivia Palermo, Jessica Alba, Katy Perry, Adrienne Bailon, Rihanna, Leighton Meester, Amber Rose, & Rachel Zoe.I couldn’t NOT share some of my favorite street style images from Pinterest, which have inspired this latest post. There are so many different color combos & metal choices to wear when considering plaid & jewelry. The pairing instantly dresses up a work look, makes date night a little more flirty, & mixes up your weekend favorites for a more glamorous options.

Fall's no-fail combo - a plaid shirt plus a statement necklace.It was tough narrowing down which plaid shirts & statement necklaces to select & feature, especially when I have a budget in mind for my readers & savvy shoppers who are looking for affordable fixes to any wardrobe rut. Also, I was eager to select a variety of jewels like rhinestones, beads, or pearls to coordinate with varieties of plaid shirts for any body type. Style knows no size, after all!

SHOP - Old Navy, Forever 21, Love Culture, Charlotte Russe, Wet Seal, Avenue, Target, Dress Barn, & Kohl's.SHOP: 1. classic plaid flannel shirt ($22.00, was $26.94) in red tartan @Old Navy (available in sizes XS – XXL) & bib necklace ($14.90) @Forever 21, 2. vintage wash plaid shirt ($29.95) @Love Culture & statement necklace ($16.99) @Charlotte Russe, 3. Attention plaid shirt ($15.39, was $21.99) @KMartcoin fringe necklace ($6.99, was $12.90) @Wet Seal, 4. plaid shirt ($38.50, was $55.00) in blue @Avenue (available in sizes 18-32) & leaf necklace ($10.40, was $12.99) @Target, & 5. plaid button down shirt ($40.00) in black / white @Dress Barn (available in sizes 1X – 3X) & Apt. 9 pearl necklace ($13.99, was $24.00) @Kohl’s.

If you’re still stuck on how to style this already seemingly busy pairing, what with some major bling over a pattern, think about basics that are not only rich in texture, but luxe in hue. Tuck your plaid shirt into slim bottoms like a pencil skirt or your favorite dark denim skinny jeans. Since fall is all about layers, try out a faux fur vest in a neutral or stylish jacket to reinvent your ensemble. 

What to wear with a plaid shirt & a statement necklace.SHOP MORE: 1. side split midi skirt ($25.50) in burgundy @Missguided, 2. high waist skinny jeans ($69.50) in indigo @LOFT (sign up for emails & get 40% off), 3. faux fur vest ($26.97, was $54.00) in black @Nordstrom Rack, & 4. crepe jacket ($24.99) in red @H&M.

Which plaid & necklace combination speaks to your style? Which celebrity’s statement jewelry game inspires you? For more stylish posts, check out budget-friendly earrings inspired by Jennifer Lawrence & Angelina Jolie, Olivia Palermo’s cover shoot for Holt Renfrew’s new site, how to get Victoria Beckham’s menswear look for less, & Louis Vuitton’s The Spirit of Travel campaign starring Michelle Williams & Alicia Vikander. Happy Styling!

 

Advertisements

Runway Rundown: Naeem Khan’s Pre-Fall 2015 Collection Lookbook!


Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2015 Collection

In keeping with Runway Rundown posts of the latest in Pre-Fall 2015 Collections, I’m swooning over the designs from Naeem Khan‘s latest lookbook. There line is full of elegance & glamour with plenty of detail in lace overlays, ornate beadwork, feathered ruffles, chainmail inspiration, & classic silhouettes. The Indian-American designer has been famously worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Leighton Meester, Jennifer Lopez, & Emmy Rossum.

Surely, Khan is a favorite among celebrities, & likely to pop up on the red carpet during this year’s awards season, especially on nominees & presenters like Jennifer Aniston, Felicity JonesReese Witherspoon, or Taylor Schilling. To shop more from the stylish brand, check out Nordstrom, Marissa Collections, & HSN. For more lookbook posts, check out collections from Marchesa & Badgley Mischka, as well as luxury-inspired pums from Neiman Marcus! Happy Styling!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Red Carpet Review: 365 Best Dressed Looks From A Fabulous & Stylish 2014!


Angelina Jolie, Shailene Woodley, Rachel McAdams, Rihanna, Emma Stone, & Julianne Hough,

Obviously, 2014 has been one stylish year, especially when you consider the multitude of red carpet appearances, street style looks, cocktail frocks, & day-to-day ensembles that our favorite Style Darlings have sported. A number of breakout stars have made the best dressed gallery. It’s really incomplete since there are still so many gorgeous looks worth talking about that have made this calendar year a little bit more stylish.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Enjoy the gallery & slideshow, featuring a thorough & vast collection of images to inspire an even more fashionable 2015. Happy Styling!

 

 

 

.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!

Red Carpet Review: The 2012 Met Costume Institute Gala!


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

It is my esteemed pleasure to bring you a first look at all the glamour from last night’s beyond amazing 2012 Met Costume Institute Gala, which is honoring the works of Miuccia Prada & Elsa Schiarparelli.  There’s just so much to look at & the images keep surfacing.  My favorites include Scarlett Johansson, Dianna Agron, Leighton Meester & Carey Mulligan.  Of course, there were some major fashion risk-takers like Kirsten Dunst, Beyonce, Chloe Sevigny, & Mary-Kate Olsen.  However, sometimes when there’s such a prestigious night that celebrates fashion, it’s not always about who got it right & who got it wrong- it’s about embracing the possibilities of expressing your style.  Take a look at the slideshow & feel free to click through the gallery & find your favorites from the night.

If you missed last year’s festivities, check out my link to all the red carpet excitement, as well as my exclusive photos of last year’s exhibit which brought the late Alexander McQueen’s work back to life in the heart of New York City.  Happy Styling!