SHOP NOW!: A Velour Sweatshirt for Under $14!


With all of the great end-of-the-season sales, I’m reveling in the final days of luxe, winter textures & deep, rich colors. Velvet has had a resurgence in all forms, especially when it comes to pieces that can work for both loungewear & work.

SHOP: velour sweatshirt in black @LOFT (on sale: $13.95, available in sizes S-XXL).

Try pairing this with plaid pants, faux leather leggings, dark denim jeans, wide-leg satin pants, or joggers. Also, the neckline is perfect for layered necklaces or a bold statement piece. I wish this too was available in other colors, but I guess that’s what happens when it comes to final sale items.

How would you style this top? How often did you wear velour this winter? Where are you shopping for great markdowns? For more stylish posts, check out: Knox Rose maxi dresses, $10 sweaters from New York & Company, & the perfect linen skirt for summer & spring! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Spring-tastic Multicolor Fashion Jewelry from LOFT!


If there’s one retailer that’s been catching my eye when it comes to jewelry & accessories this past winter season, it’s LOFT. Now that the winter statement pieces are on deep discount, the deals just keep getting better & better! Also, as we slowly move away from the dark, rich hues of winter layers & sweaters, it’s time to start embracing (or, at least, planning for) pastels for spring separates. I have just the jewelry deal for pretty pinks, sweet greens, lovely lavenders, & sparkling peaches for you!

SHOP: gem statement necklace @LOFT (on sale: $9.00).

SHOP: gem statement earrings @LOFT (on sale: $9.00).

SHOP: gem huggie earrings @LOFT (on sale: $10.00).

SHOP: gem drop earrings @LOFT (on sale: $7.50).

I already nabbed the necklace for a great discounted price, but the matching earrings are definitely worth considering. I wouldn’t necessarily match the necklace with the earrings since I love to mix up matchy-matchy pieces with other items in my jewelry collection, but the colors bring a smile to my face & the sparkles are just… EVERYTHING!

Which piece is your favorite? How would you style these accessories? Where are you shopping for amazing end-of-the-season deals? For more stylish posts, check out: purple faux suede booties from Versona, spring-ready linen separates by A New Day, & the highlights from Sunday night’s Grammy ceremony, as well as the red carpet’s best dressed!

SHOP NOW!: A Versatile Velvet Shell for 70% Off!


My go-to uniform for any work or special occasion day includes a blouse & cardigan. The duo works for my aesthetic when mixing prints & solids with luxe fashion jewelry & accessories. Even though spring is right around the corner, I’m soaking up these chilly must-wear-velvet months as much as I possibly can, loving all of the end-of-the-season deals, especially this top:

SHOP: velvet double-v shell in black, silver grey, & deepest fig berry @LOFT (final sale: $39.88, extra 70% off with code: FRESH, available in sizes XS-XXL).

I bought the silver gray, which I haven’t worn yet, but I’m imagining it paired with a jeweled cardigan & houndstooth trousers, a blazer & dark denim jeans, or a flyaway cardigan & midi skirt with a textured belt. I also have my eye on the black & berry hues to add to my holiday rotation next year!

Which shell do you like best? How often have you been wearing velvet? Where are you shopping for the best final sale deals? For more stylish posts, check out: stylish Valentine’s pieces, Time & Tru dress & earrings combinations, cable knit sweaters for under $15, & cozy sweaters with a spring twist! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: More Fun Valentine’s Picks!


Even when Valentine’s Day isn’t approaching, it’s always hearts season! I love to wear heart jewelry & hearts on my clothes any time of the year, which is why I’m so excited to share these fabulous picks for your lovely shopping enjoyment!

SHOP: heart-print layered mesh A-line skirt in red @New York & Company (on sale $32.47, available in sizes XS-XXL).

SHOP: puff sleeve satin dress with hearts @ELOQUII ($139.95, 40% off with code: LOVE IT, available in sizes 14-32).

SHOP: heart print pocket button detail mesh flutter hem dress in black @Bloom Chic ($38.80, available in sizes M-6X).

SHOP: Sugarfix by BaubleBar rhinestone fringe statement earrings in gold & pink @Target ($12.99 each).

SHOP: heart sunglasses case in deep space blue & true pink @LOFT ($24.95, 40% off with code: LOVE).

How are you getting ready for Valentine’s Day? Do you often wear heart-adorned clothing or accessories? Which is your favorite piece? For more stylish posts, check out: Time & Tru dress & earring combinations, 50% off fierce pumps from Express, short-sleeve pajama sets from Joyspun, & staple denim jackets for under $20! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: LOFT’s Final Sale on Sequin Star Cardigans & Faux Leather Leggings!


Even though the holidays are over & everything is all hearts now for Valentine’s Day, I’m a sucker for sparkle & even stars on sweaters. Also, plenty of stores are bursting with spring-ready items, which means that there’s still prime time to get a great deal on final sale pieces, especially neutral cardigans that will jazz up any look.

SHOP: star sequin v-neck sweater in beige melange & charcoal @LOFT (on sale: $59.88, extra 60% off with code: LOVE, limited availability in sizes XS-XXL). After the code, they come out to under $24!

I have both of these & can’t wait to pair them with my printed trousers, in windowpane or houndstooth, along with brighter contrasting pieces in red, purple, or magenta. Since cardigans—especially sparkly ones—are my ultimate style weakness, I can’t wait to wear these over & over again, maybe even on date night with a metallic shell & faux leather leggings, like these:

SHOP: faux leather leggings in black & olive @LOFT (on sale: $59.99, extra 60% off with code: LOVE, limited availability in sizes XS-XXL). After the code, they come out to $24 before sales tax!

How would you style the cardigans? How often do you wear sequins? Which colors are you loving? For more stylish posts, check out: pastel Time & Tru sweaters for under $18, braided slide mules from Target, & the spring dress you’ll want in every color! Happy Styling!

Inside a Style Blogger’s Closet: Sequins on Sweaters & Velvet on Leggings—These are a Few of My Favorite Things!


Every Sunday night, I try to take an hour or so to outfit prep, as stated in a previous post from September. When one planned outfit didn’t quite work out this week, I had to switch things up in a pinch, so that I could still get myself ready, get my daughter up & ready & arrive at work on time. This was the original planned outfit, but the pants were noticeably too short for a 30-degree winter day on Long Island & I wasn’t about to dig out my boots from another part of the house.

Then, upon changing up the clothing & keeping the accessories, this is what I ended up wearing:

Eventually, I realized that the sweater & leggings are newer pieces that I recently purchased & they’re still available to shop for. I’ll definitely be wearing these pieces (in different ways) throughout the season as the sweater is so versatile in terms of styling & color matching & the leggings can be dressed up or down with a tunic or hoodie & paired with boots, heels, or sneakers.

multicolored sequin v-neck sweater in ivory/gold & silver heather grey @LOFT (on sale $49.99, extra 50% off with code: 24HRS, limited availability in sizes XS-L).

Time & Tru velvet leggings in rose wine & olive dusk @Walmart ($14.98, available in sizes XS-3XL).

I already have the silver sweater, but I do have my eye on the olive leggings, especially since the velvet stripe down the side adds such a dressy & luxurious touch to any stylish and/or sporty outfit.

What’s your routine for getting ready for the work week? Do you prep outfits ahead of time? What does your weekly work style consist of? For more stylish posts, check out: affordable staple denim jackets by Time & Tru, pretty ballet dresses from Target in 5 colors, faux leather pull-on pants from LOFT, & stylish bracelets from Macy’s for Valentine’s Day! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Faux Leather Pull-On Pants from LOFT!


If there’s any kind of pant that I love, it’s a pull-on pair, especially after experiencing the changes in my body after having my daughter. Since last fall, I’ve been searching for pull-on styles in all different materials & patterns to alternate throughout the changing seasons. However, winter styles are currently hitting the clearance racks & spring is bursting through retailers’ doors!

SHOP: faux leather pull-on slim pants in black, rich aubergine, & lustrous olive @LOFT (on sale: $59.99, 70% off 3 styles with code: YAY, limited availability in sizes XS-XXL).

Loving these velvet pants from LOFT that seem to be in the same cut & a similar color scheme, I’m all about the faux leather option, but unfortunately, the black—which is what I’d experiment with—is no longer available in my size. I say “experiment” because I’m usually warm at work, giving a lecture or running from classroom to office, so I’d be reluctant to order the other colors if I couldn’t quite commit—but they sure are cute!

How would you style these pants? Which color do you like the best? Are you shopping end-of-the-season deals right now? For more stylish posts, check out: classic bracelets for Valentine’s Day gifts, cozy Time & Tru sweaters with a spring twist, & puffer coats for under $13! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Lovely Valentine’s Pieces!


It still only feels like yesterday when I was toasting away to the New Year’s Eve ball dropping in Times Square (from the comfort of my living room couch), but onward & upward into 2023 we go! Looking ahead this winter, we’re in the midst of a lovely, heart-filled Valentine’s Day hype & retailers are hopping on board with everything from home decor to dresses, tops, skirts, & pants, to accessories, such as shoes, totes, jewelry, & more, all adorned with hearts or messages of love. The thing about Valentine’s Day this year is to most importantly love yourself first & it’s never a bad idea to invest in pieces that make you feel just as sparkly or joyful as you already are! Here are 5 stylish pieces that I can’t stop thinking about, which means that it must be love!

SHOP: heart stud earring set @LOFT ($42.00, 30% off with code: TREAT).

SHOP: I.N.C. International Concepts multicolor pavé LOVE slider bracelet @Macy’s ($29.50).

SHOP: leopard heart graphic tee @J.Crew Factory (on sale: $19.50, available in sizes XXS-3X).

SHOP: flocked heart skirt @Cato Fashion ($27.99, available in sizes S-XL).

SHOP: heart-print v-neck hoodie & drawstring jogger pant @New York & Company (on sale: $41.97 each, available in sizes XS-XXL).

Which piece do you like the best? Do you wear Valentine’s-themed pieces this time of year? Do you wear hearts all year long? For more stylish posts, check out: Valentine’s pullover sweaters by Time & Tru, flashy sequin cardigans from New York & Company, & stylish earrings sets from LOFT! 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!

Holiday Gift Style: The Prettiest Cardigans for Christmas Eve!


When trying to wrap my flu-induced mind around what I’ll wear for Christmas Eve, aside from a mask, I want to be comfortable & stylish. Last year & this year, the jewel-button cardigan trend has been popular, & I’ve participated my share in investing in it.

SHOP: jeweled button v-neck cardigan in black, whisper white, tango red, & soft spearmint @LOFT ($74.95, use code: NEW for 50% Off, available in sizes XS-XXL).

I wore the red during my all-red week earlier in December & had big plans for the mint, but then I was home sick all week. I have white & black look-slimes from Express from last year, which might be my go-to with velvet pants for tomorrow night.

At first, I wasn’t crazy about this sweater since the buttons weren’t functional, especially as an avid cardigan wearer, but I appreciate the posh simplicity of the look, highlighting the decadent jewel buttons as bling.

How would you style this cardigan? Which color do you like best? What are your Christmas Eve plans? For more stylish posts, check out: Meghan Trainor’s most stylish music videos, Lily Collins’ multitude of magazine covers, & a fashionable floral sweatshirt from Target! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Velvet Tops for Every Festive Occasion!


Velvet is the best, most luxurious fabric of the season—an essential for any festive party or happy hour with friends. A velvet top with detail is just the thing to pair with a jacquard suit, with printed pants, or sequin mini. Not to mention, velvet in a rich jewel tone pops when coordinated with a statement necklace or chunky earrings.

SHOP: ruched velvet top in deep teal bay or black @LOFT ($54.95, available in sizes XS-XL).

I ordered both, when LOFT had an especially can’t-miss sale + discount code offer, & have only worn the teal.

How would you style this type? Do you like the teal or black? How often are you wearing velvet this season? For more stylish posts, check out: a comfy sweater set from Walmart, the teaser trailer for the new Barbie movie, & Zoe Saldaña on the cover of InStyle for December 2022! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Chic Velvet Pants You’ll Wear ALL! THE! TIME!


This season I’m all about VELVET, which is turning out to be especially cozy & stylish as the temperatures drop! Just in time for winter & the holiday season are my absolute favorite velvet pull-on pants from last year, which are back @LOFT!

SHOP: velvet pull-on slim pants in black, bold Bordeaux, & deep spruce green @LOFT ($79.50, use code: MERRY for 40% off, available in sizes XXS-XL).

However, since sizing isn’t all that inclusive, if you’re looking for go-to velvet pants for a chilly day of dressing up or for the next holiday gathering, check out this recommendation:

SHOP: curve & plus solid middle waist pants in black or green @Cider ($28.00, available in sizes XL-4XL).

How would you style these velvet pants? Do you gravitate towards velvet this time of the year? Where are you headed to for a holiday celebration? For more stylish posts, check out: argyle & leopard cardigans, shimmering bracelet sets from Target, & a fashion flashback with Amanda Seyfried! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Ponte Leggings from LOFT for $29 with Code: YAY!


When search for a dressy leggings to wear for a special holiday event, something in a Ponte material works best. LOFT has just the style this Black Friday weekend, using code: YAY at checkout to get the best deal this weekend!

SHOP: plaid ponte leggings in navy multi (on sale: $29.00, available in sizes XXS-XL), shimmer plaid ponte leggings in black multi (on sale: $29.00, available in sizes XXS-XL), snake print ponte leggings in black (on sale: $29.00, limited availability in sizes XXS-XL), leopard print ponte leggings in black multi (on sale: $29.00, available in sizes XXS-XXL), shimmer ponte leggings in black multi (on sale: $29.00, available in sizes XXS-XXL), & houndstooth leggings in black multi (on sale: $29.00, available in sizes XXS-XXL) @LOFT.

Which legging do you like best? How would style these? Where would you wear these leggings? For more stylish Black Friday posts, check out: earrings for under $6, ribbed tops in over a dozen colors for 40% off, joggers in sizes XS-4X, & sparkly sweaters by Ava + Viv! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Velvet + Final Sale = Stylish Bargain!


As the weather gets cooler & the layers start layering, I love a velvety texture to add a luxurious, fancier vibe to my look, whether it’s for the office / classroom, a weekend event, or night out with the girls if my husband. Last year, I was all about the velvet pants & leggings & now I’ve got my sights set on a velvet tops! For example:


SHOP: velvet puff sleeve top in black, bold Bordeaux, & deep spruce green @LOFT (final sale: $29.88 + extra 40% off for StyleREWARDS, limited availability in sizes XXS-XXL).

After I added each of these to my cart, I was floored to see their final price was $17.93! I can’t wait to pair these with a lace pencil or pleated midi skirt & a cardigan for work, jacquard or plaid pants a holiday party, dark denim jeans for a family gathering, or dressy palazzo pants for a special occasion. Not to mention that the jewel tones hues would really enrich an antique gold statement necklace with lots of bling or a more delicate pewter pendant too.

How would you style this top? Which color is your favorite? How often do you wear velvet? For more stylish posts, check out: the perfect party dress from Old Navy, a discounted plaid skirt from J. Crew Factory, & the official trailer for season 5 of Netflix’s The Crown! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: The Most Fall Fabulous Sweater of All!


Forget pumpkin spice anything! Fall leaves are in fashion. In perfect coordination with my recent post about fall leaf earrings, LOFT’s leafed sweater ($69.95, available in sizes XS-XL) makes for a stylish addition to your sweater weather wardrobe.

Yes, $70 is a lot to spend on a sweater, but if you keep an eye out for the right coupon code from your LOFT email subscription, you may be able to get a great deal on this autumnal must-have. I can see it now, styled with dark denim jeans & knee boots, corduroy pants & ankle booties, or leggings & suede flats for any fun, fall-friendly jaunt.

How would you style this sweater? Are you following literal fall fashions like this? What’s your favorite pattern on knitwear? For more stylish posts, check out: fashion flashbacks with Naomi Watts & Gwyneth Paltrow, a collection of stylish music videos from Rihanna, & a gallery of the costumes from Don’t Worry Darling! 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!

Show Me the Shoes: Summer Sandal Must-Haves!


While summer is the best time to indulge in flip flops of all colors, textures, & materials, the season’s go-to shoe is always a sandal, which includes any kind of mostly open shoe. Lately, sandals have been all over: with wedge heels, block heels, platform heels, as mules, as ankle strap, as slingback, & more. In celebration of summer sandals with still so much of July & all of August ahead of us, here’s to some recent picks–all marked down with limited availability–of summer sandal must-haves.

When thinking of a patterned shoe, gingham screams summer, calling for a white eyelet dress, linen blend romper, or blouse & shorts look. If you like gingham, like in the sandals below, check out my recent gingham post featuring items from Old Navy!

SHOP: Covington gingham ankle strap heels (available in 4 colors, sizes 5-11, on sale: $14.50 with code: HALFSIES) @Lulu’s.

Braided sandals are another major shoe trend this season, which offers a playful, sophisticated way to dress up any casual look or maxi dress, especially when wanting to expand the color palette of your ensemble.

SHOP: braided slip-on sandals (available in 4 colors, sizes 5-10, $17.99) @Forever 21.

For a dressier option to usher in fall, suede with a braiding detail & neutral tone will help you get a longer wear out of maxi skirts, linen pieces, & summer denim.

SHOP: Jene suede sandal (available in 4 colors, sizes 5-11, on sale: $65.00) @Banana Republic.

Sandals with flare also make for a fun option as seersucker & polka dots coordinate with other pops of color, including a red cotton dress or chambray shirt dress.

SHOP: strappy fabric leather sandals (available in 2 colors, sizes 6-10, $69.50 / get 40% off with code: OMG) @LOFT.

To get on board with jelly & chain options, these seemingly patent leather finds will elevate any casual look when wanting to be comfortable at an outdoor barbecue or afternoon at the park.

SHOP: chain jelly sandals (available in 2 colors, sizes 6-10, on sale: $10.00) @Ardene.

If you’re headed to a daytime wedding or looking for casual Friday sandals, anything with buckles, animal prints, & pastels will elevate an outfit.

SHOP: Fioni Sullivan bit thong sandal (available in 3 colors, sizes 5-13, on sale: $19.99) @Payless.

Which summer sandal picks are your favorites? Where are you shopping for summer sandals? Where are you finding the best deals on summer footwear? What qualities do you look for in a summer shoe? For more stylish posts, check out: Barbiecore style on Reese Witherspoon & Megan Fox, colorful & affordable tote bags by Time and Tru, versatile button-front tops from New York & Company, & the prettiest summer dress from Amazon! Happy Styling!

07/06/2022 Darling of the Day: Keira Knightley’s Summer French Girl Chanel LBD at Paris Fashion Week!


Two-time Academy Award nominee & Chanel ambassador Keira Knightley hit Paris Fashion Week‘s Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022 Runway, sitting front row in a French-girl-chic little black dress by, none other than, Chanel.

Her return to spotlight is long overdue & demonstrates her consistent triumphant style, grace, & polish as she turned heads in an unlikely summer combination of velvet & Mary Jane heels (shop similar here). However, Keira nails the look, especially with bumper sunglasses (shop similar here), a quilted clutch (shop similar here), & elegant rings (shop here & here). See the photos below of Keira’s exquisite style, alongside her husband, James Righton, to inspire your next summer LBD outing.

Even though summer is a season all about colors & patterns, a little black dress for a variety of occasions is a timeless wardrobe staple, including these more affordable options to help a Style Darling live your best French-girl fantasy, whether you’re headed to a cocktail party, wedding, weekend brunch, or somewhere fabulous & fashionable.

SHOP: 1. Gabrielle Union faux leather fringe dress in black @New York & Company (available in sizes XS-XXL, sale: $38.98), 2. satin mini cowl neck slip dress in black @ELOQUII (available in sizes 14-28, $99.95), 3. velvet lace dress in black @Venus (available in sizes 2-24, $89.00), 4. button v-neck dress in black @LOFT (available in sizes 00-14, sale: $79.99), 5. And Now This cotton cutout one-shoulder dress in black @Macy’s (available in sizes XS-XL, sale: $41.30), & 6. allover lace midi dress in black @Express (available in sizes XS-XL, sale: $59.00).

Additionally, an LBD doesn’t necessarily demand coordinating black shoes, especially as seen on Keira wearing beige & black Mary Janes, but this season, black sandals come in a variety of strappy & mule styles that elevate any ensemble. Here are some suggestions:

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SHOP: 1. Journee Collection Sidney pump in black @DSW (available in sizes 5.5-12, $59.99), 2. Journee Collection Emory heel in black @Express (available in sizes 6-12, $59.99), 3. ruched bloc-heeled sandals in black @Ardene (available in sizes 6-10, sale: $17.94), 4. Allegra K pointed toe chunky heel dress mule pumps in black @Target (available in sizes 6-10, sale: $55.99), & 5. Journee Collection comfort Vivvy heel in black @Express (available in sizes 7-12, $64.99).

Do you like Keira’s Chanel look? Would you wear velvet in the summer? Which designer runway shows have you been following for Paris Fashion Week? Which celebrities are your favorites to see sitting in the front row? For more stylish posts, check out: the prettiest summer maxi dress from Amazon; red, white, & blue red carpet style on celebrities like Dakota Johnson & Anne Hathaway; top polka dot picks from LOFT; & Natalie Portman’s Variety photo shoot in Dior & Iris Van Herpen! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW: Lovely Polka Dots from LOFT!


When thinking about holiday weekends & dressing in a theme, I try to find items that I already have & normally wear , so as to avoid a single specific holiday-only piece that I only break out once a year. For Independence Day, rather than donning an obviously flag shirt or branded tee from a store, I chose to feature a favorite pattern of mine in a way that can celebrate the holiday, summer season, & still appear stylish. Polka dots are always a great idea! They’re timeless & stylish for a variety of occasions, especially this July weekend!

However, with the below picks from LOFT, be sure to check the web (& website) for coupon codes for this holiday weekend to get an even better deal on sale price items.

Specifically, navy polka dots & ruffles scream summer, especially when paired with white linen shorts, denim cut-offs, or ankle pants.

SHOP: Zoo Dot Flutter Peplum Top in navy @LOFT (on sale: $44.99, available in sizes XS-XL).

Consider coordinating a flowy short skirt with a bold tee, in red or magenta, to contrast the classic polka dot vibe. Don’t forget the espadrilles too!

SHOP: Dotted Godet Skirt in navy @LOFT (on sale: $59.99, available in sizes XS-XL).

Lastly, a pair of wide leg pants is a must-have for summer, especially on the cooler nights. Try these with a button-down for brunch & then crochet sweater & tank for a family dinner with beads & bangles.

SHOP: Fluid Wide Leg Pants in navy @LOFT (on sale: $59.99, available in sizes XXS-XL).

What do you typically wear for 4th of July weekend? Do you go full-on patriotic or do you take a more subtle approach? Where are you shopping for the best summer deals? For more stylish posts, check out: #PRIDE style from New York & Company, metallic & jeweled day-to-night sandals, my favorite midi dress for summer from Amazon, colorful laser cut ballet flats from Ardene, & a bold crossbody bag from Target! Happy Styling!

Tee Time!


I’m a sucker for dresses, cardigans, & big jewelry. There’s no question about it. There are some staple pieces that I love to have en masse, including cardigans, ankle pants, & blouses. However, one wardrobe must-have that I haven’t embraced so much is the classic t-shirt!

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…Perhaps this is because I always relied on the cozy ease of a t-shirt for my sleepwear & not so much to mix with my day pieces. T-shirts are an easy way to play off of busy patterns, bold textures, & trendy companions, which is why I’m featuring some great deals on colorful, classic, & trendy t-shirts.

SHOP: navy crewneck Hampton tee @New York & Company (available in 4 colors in size XS – XXL), blue pocket tee @LOFT (available in 4 colors in size XS – XXL), coral square-neck trim tee @dressbarn (available in six colors in size XS – XL, shop 1X – 3X here, pale blue v-neck tee @Gap (available in 17 colors in size XS – XXL), A New Day white crewneck tee @Target (available in 4 colors in size XS – XXL), & green jersey tee @H&M (available in 7 colors in size XXS – XXL).

No matter what your favorite neckline is, t-shirts really are for everyone. There are so many styles to consider from crewneck to v-neck to square-neck to split-neck, which is what makes t-shirts so versatile & compatible to offset a busy look to keep in minimal with all solids. Any of these tees could be worn with jeans, tucked into a skirt, with printed pants, or under a sleeveless dress, creating a new layer of possibilities in outfit building. Consider coordinating any of these items to build your next comfy t-shirt chic look:

SHOP: beaded flower necklace @dressbarn, gold chain choker @Forever 21, blue paisley Audrey ankle pant @New York & Company, Match Made midi skirt @ModCloth, green gingham sandals @GOjane, & leopard Pixie pant @Old Navy.

How do you like to style t-shirts? Where do you shop for a variety of colors when it comes to t-shirts? What is your favorite style t-shirt? For more stylish posts, check out Betsey Johnson’s butterfly adorned heels, stylish summer totes from T.J. Maxx & Windsor, pretty pendant necklaces for any outfit from Kohl’s & Francesca’s, & Victoria Beckham’s bold neon heels! Happy Styling!

Pretty Pendant Necklaces for Any Summer Look!


I’m all about the statement necklace with chunky gemstones & layers of chains, but for summer, I like lighter pieces that don’t cling too heavily to my skin, which brings me to my latest jewelry favorite: pendant necklaces. They’re perfect for a boho look with a maxi dress & sparkly sandals or for more professional workwear looks in a sheath dress & pumps. Also, consider mixing a pendant necklace with a blouse & pencil skirt, or solid tee & floral shorts with wedges. Pendant necklaces are also great for layering in length, especially when you want to mix stones, beads, pearls, & metal tones (rose, gold, & silver) to create a dynamic way to use your accessories!

SHOP: Farah filigree necklace @Francesca’s, teardrop bead necklace @Forever 21, Universal Thread geometric half circle necklace @Target, LC Lauren Conrad silver flower pendant @Kohl’s, & stone cluster necklace @LOFT.

Of course, pendant necklaces aren’t just for summer either. They’re an accessories essential all year long, as seen by just a handful of the ways I’ve worn mine the last few seasons (@styledarlingdaily on Instagram).

Where are you shopping for the best jewelry buys? What does your favorite pendant necklace look like? How do you like to style pendant necklaces? For more stylish posts, check out Victoria’s Beckham’s neon inspiration, maxi dresses for every summer, & Old Navy’s crazy flip flop sale! Happy Styling!

Why Say “Or” When You Can Say “And” (For These Maxi Dresses)?!


I know I’m not the first to say that buying “one in every color” is worth the investment, but if there’s a staple piece of clothing (or accessory) that you love & just can’t live without, when why not? I have this philosophy typically when ti comes to cardigans & ballet flats, but with a busy summer ahead, I’m also applying this philosophy (& maybe fashion addiction excuse?) to the Goddess maxi dress @New York & Company.

I was first introduced to this dress last year & have since bought it in EIGHT different colors. It is super fashionable, very comfortable & breathable, & really, a classic maxi dress style that I will continue to wear for more summers to come. Truth: I bought it when I was very VERY pregnant last summer, which gave my big baby belly lots of room, but this is not a maternity dress. The banding underneath the bust was very forgiving & even now (not pregnant), I’m loving the flowing long skirt, which flatters my shape now. Not to mention that this dress can be style in a multitude of ways, easy breezy for weekend errands or dressed up for a special occasion! Most colors are available in sizes XS- XXL, which means that this dress really is for everyone!

I love accessorizing this dress with any number of cropped cardigans, long necklaces, oversized earrings, a denim jacket, & studded sandals. Every color of dress is a great foundation for some summer fun, coordinating with playful watermelon or pineapple accents, gawdy golds, or crisp white pieces.

SHOP: black pointelle shrug @dressbarn (shop plus size here), rimless gradient sunglasses @Forever 21, rose gold strappy sandals @David’s Bridal, stone pendant necklace @LOFT, large drop earrings @H&M, & charm bracelet @H&M.

How would you style these bold, feminine maxi dresses? What style dress is your favorite for summer? Where you headed on vacation this season? What stores are you shopping for best deals on summer must-haves? For more stylish posts, check out Old Navy’s cute flip flops, trendy resin earrings, & stylish summer hats inspired by Jessica Alba & Suki Waterhouse! Happy Styling!

Hats Off for Summer Beach Style!


What makes summer one of my favorite seasons of style is the accessories! There are so many options to choose from, especially when you’re headed out for a day on the boardwalk or getting away for the weekend. Totes, flip-flops, belts, & kimonos come to mind, but also, floppy hats are such a fun way to add some flair to your look, while also protecting your skin from the sun. Check out some summer floppy hat inspiration from stylish celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Freida Pinto, Miranda Kerr, Suki Waterhouse, Jessica Alba, & Jennifer Lopez.

Summer accessories don’t have to be an expensive investment either, especially when so many retailers offer a great variety of fashionable options, including classic floppy hats (& some with a twist).

A New Day hat @TargetEliza May Rose hat with poms @WalmartMade for Shade hat @Francesca’sMudd tassel hat @Kohls

striped ribbon hat @LOFT

What’s your summer hat style? Do you prefer a fedora over a floppy hat? Where are you shopping for summer accessories? To shop more affordable straw hats for the season, head over to Forever 21, Land’s End, Gap, H&M, & J.Crew Factory. For more stylish post, check out spring skirts inspired by Janelle Monae & Lily Collins, watermelon accessories from Old Navy, & Kate Spade New York’s newest campaign with Julia Garner & Sadie Sink! Happy Styling!

Stylish Spring Skirts!


Skirts! Skirts! Skirts! Why wear them? Well, there are so many versatile skirt styles & inspiration galore to be had. For spring, don’t just think about mini or denim skirts, there’s plenty of style opportunity when it comes to midi and maxi length skirts, especially when looking to transition your pieces from season-to-season. Skirts can instantly dress up a t-shirt, or turn a menswear-inspired look into something evening-appropriate. Check out the many ways to wear skirts on Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, singer-actress Janelle Monae, Tokien star Lily Collins, Mrs. Nick Jonas herself Priyanka Chopra, Crazy Rich Asians breakout Gemma Chan, British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, & designer extraordinaire Victoria Beckham (in her own design!).

Skirts in cotton, linen, or denim even make a great companion for dressier pieces to wear for the day. Spring is all about color & movement when it comes to what to wear. Now is the perfect time to embrace bold statement pieces & take a style risk! Experimenting with separates is a great way to find out how to get the most out of your wardrobe. Some of the affordable options featured below make for great contrast pieces to try with printed tops, classic button downs, as well as neutral staples for your glitzier wardrobe favorites!

floral smocked skirt @LOFT

slub tie-waist skirt @The Gap (available in sizes 0-20)

ruffle pencil skirt @New York & Company (available in sizes 0-20)

belted cargo skirt @New York & Company

wrap skirt by Gabrielle Union @New York & Company

Simone flare skirt @Fashion to Figure (available in sizes 0x-3x)

How do you like to style your spring skirts? Where are you shopping for your favorite feminine pieces? Where are you finding the best spring deals? For more shopping inspiration, check out previous posts, including cute watermelon accessories, Kate Spade’s latest spring collection, & Meghan Markle’s maternity LBD! Happy Styling!

Festive Fringe Earrings!


It’s no secret that I love a bauble & sparkle, but I’ve been hesitant to get on board the fringe earrings trend. That’s only because I typically wear my hair down with big earrings, so I’m concerned that the fringe will get tangled in my hair or the extra flair will simply get lost in my tresses. However, as I scour the web for some fabulous, fashionable, & affordable holiday buys, I keep finding myself clicking on fringe earrings to consider as gifts for my most stylish friends.

Corey fringe earrings @Francesca’s

Fatou fringe earrings @Charming Charliefringe earrings @Express

fringe earrings @LOFT

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar fringe earrings @Target

Not only do they make a joyful statement for any outfit, they will instantly dress up a t-shirt & jeans, chunky knit & leggings, or a chic athleisure ensemble.

Do you like to wear fringe earrings? How do you style a look around them? Where are your favorite places to shop for jewelry? For more posts on affordable & stylish jewelry, click here, here, here, & here! Happy Styling!