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!

Holiday Gift Style: A Luxurious Cardigan for Less!


At a recent school function for my daughter, I took note of a comfortable, yet luxurious looking open-front cardigan another mother was wearing & was instantly inspired to research it online & share it with readers. For one, I love the regal button details on the sleeves, even though I’m usually the type to roll up my sleeves, but also because of the color variety, despite the lack of inclusivity with sizing.

SHOP: JM Collection open-front cardigan, created for Macy’s @Macy’s (on sale: $29.75, limited availability in sizes XS-XXL).

I’m tempted to invest in the mustard and/or one of the greys simply because I love the boldness of the gold buttons against the colors, & knowing how I’m always searching for ways to include grey in my wardrobe rotation. Also, I would recommend styling this sweater with a bow-neck blouse & velvet leggings for some texture, over a button-down shirt & with dark wash jeans, or with any sheath dress + knee boots combination.

How would you style this cardigan? Do you often wear open-front cardigans? Which color do you like the best? For more stylish posts, check out: Mindy’s Kaling’s stylish Barbiecore outfit, Sally Hansen’s frostiest nail polish of the season, & Nicki Minaj’s red carpet history for her 40th birthday! Happy Styling!

12/10/2022 Darling of the Day: Mindy Kaling’s Holiday Look—But Make it Barbiecore!


Actress & writer Mindy Kaling has been winning fashion this year, not only on the red carpet, but also on her Instagram (@mindykaling). Her recent post, featuring a gorgeous & vibrant head-to-toe hot pink look screams out “HOLIDAY PARTY,” even though it diverts from the traditional red, green, or metallic monochromatic styles. Not to mention, the matching lipstick!

As Mindy’s style continues to inspires us, especially as Barbiecore is still going strong, replicating or reinterpreting this look for the budget shopper is important, as the Sex Lives of College Girls producer dons a cozy crew neck sweater (shop similar here) & luxurious Frame pants (shop here).

If you’re looking for a bold, all-over fuchsia outfit, check out the below variety of pieces that range in price & size, depending on your sweater & pant style preference.

SHOP: The Drop Jaclyn cut-out back mock-neck sweater in hot pink @Amazon ($44.90, available in sizes XXS-5X), A New Day fine gauge v-neck sweater in magenta @Target (on sale: $18.00, available in sizes XS-XXL), SANGTREE v-neck sweater with batwing sleeves in hot pink @Amazon ($28.60, available in sizes XS-XXL), XIEERDUO crew neck puff sleeve pullover sweater in deep pink @Amazon ($28.00, available in sizes XS-XXL), Woman Within cable knit v-neck pullover sweater in raspberry sorbet @Amazon ($37.10, available in sizes 14-44), & crewneck sweater in brilliant plum @J. Crew Factory (on sale: $46.99, limited availability in sizes XXS-3X),

SHOP: A New Day high-rise slim fit ankle pants in pink @Target ($29.00, available in sizes 2-26), The Drop wide leg satin pant in orchid @Amazon ($59.90, available in sizes XXS-3X), The Ultimate Suit Pintuck Pant | Women’s Plus Size Pants | ELOQUII, bow-waist slim-leg ankle pant in thoughtful pink @New York & Company (on sale: $35.98, XS-XXL), satin palazzo pants in pink @Forever 21 (on sale: $23.00, 50% off with in-app code: APPEXTRA50, limited availability in sizes 0X-3X), pleated wide-leg pant in fuchsia garden @New York & Company (on sale: $59.97, available in sizes XS-XXL), high-waisted pintuck bootcut pant in fuchsia garden @New York & Company (on sale: $41.97, available in sizes 0-20), Frances pants in fuchsia @Altar’d State ($69.95, available in sizes XS-L), & ultimate suit pintuck pant in berry @ELOQUII ($79.95, limited availability in 14-28).

If you want to go true head-to-toe pink, check out the following platforms too:

SHOP: Madden Girl Dion two-piece platform pumps in magenta satin @Macy’s (on sale: $47.40, limited availability in sizes 5-11), satin platform pumps in pink @Forever 21 ($39.99, limited availability in sizes 6-10), Julissa ankle strap satin platform heels in pink @Fashion to Figure (on sale: $71.97, available in sizes 7-14), & Eliza platform pump in pink @Fashion Nova (on sale: $29.99, limited availability in 6W-11W).

To top off your look, of course, you need some fashion jewelry:

SHOP: Nine West sequins disco triple drop earrings in pink @Kohl’s (on sale: $10.56 when you use code: LETSGO20), Jana Winkle bohemian stud earrings in pink @Amazon ($11.37), A New Day rhinestones with fringe statement earrings in pink @Target (on sale: $6.99), Kate Spade bourgeois bow studs in pink @Kate Spade (on sale: $19.00), Betsey Johnson petal to the metal flower stretch ring in pink @Betsey Johnson (on sale: $17.99), & A New Day rhinestones with stretch ring in pink @Target (on sale: $9.09).

Would you wear all-over pink? What do you think of Mindy’s outfit? Do you match your jewelry precisely to your outfit? For more stylish posts, check out: the frostiest Sally Hansen nail polish of the season, a fashion flashback with Nicki Minaj, & metallic crossbody bags for any occasion! Happy Styling!

06/13/2022 Darling of the Day: Blake Lively’s #LWD Inspo for Summer!


When it comes to summer style, I’m always all about a breezy, comfy fit & pops of color, but a little white dress (#LWD) is always a staple to break out for a fresh day in the sun, gathering with family & friends, or a chic date night out. Case in point, actress & style icon Blake Lively attended this weekend’s Tribeca Film Festival in support of her superstar pal Taylor Swift‘s “All Too Well” short film, which apparently should not be confused with a music video. However, Blake’s classic white dress caught my eye to feature because the actress has elevated the look for evening with her always stylish eye for accessorizing, along with her charming husband, Ryan Reynolds at her side.

The featured neutrals, along with the light cotton frock offer a juxtaposition of hard & soft, as well as glitzy & effortless. Furthermore, the Christian Louboutin t-strap heels and Gucci purse are likely too costly for the average Style Darling, which is why I wanted to feature affordable & fashionable alternatives, if Blake’s look has you inspired. Here are a few white dresses, available in a variety of sizes XS-4X (while supplies last) to get you ready for your next summer night out in style, ranging in prices $24.99-$74.00:

SHOP: 1. Smocked Top Puff-Sleeve Dress @New York & Company, 2. Fit & Flare Sleeveless Cotton-Poplin Smocked-Bodice Midi Dress for Women @Old Navy, 3. Hear My Heartbeat White Sleeveless Tie-Back Tiered Maxi Dress @Lulu’s, 4. Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara Women’s Midi Empire Dress with Ruffle Seam @Walmart, 5. Who What Wear Women’s Elbow Sleeve One Shoulder Knit Dress @Target, & 6. BTFBM Women Summer Bohemian Floral Casual Wrap V Neck Ruffle Cap Sleeveless Belt A-Line Pleated Hem Swing Midi Sun Dress @Amazon.

Additionally, some suggested accessories to coordinate with any of these white dresses (or one that you still haven’t dug out from the back of your closet) include:

SHOP: 1. Lassy Pump by Mix No. 6 @DSW, 2. Liraven Pump by Mix No. 6 @DSW, 3. Liah Braided Slide Dress Sandals by I. N. C. @Macy’s, 4. Basketwoven Crossbody Bag @Forever 21, 5. 2-Daisy Earrings @Ardene, 6. Fiona Wrapped Flat Hoops @francesca’s, 7. LC Lauren Conrad Rose Gold Tone Flower Circle Necklace @Kohl’s, & 8. LC Lauren Conrad Hook Bangle Bracelet @Kohl’s.

Where are you shopping this season for fabulous little white dresses? Which pieces are your go-to accessories for a summer night out? Do you prefer cotton, linen, or jersey for your staple little white dress? Share in the comments! Also, for more stylish celebrity posts, check out: suits inspired by Awkwafina & Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba’s summer platforms, & Victoria Beckham’s neon stilettos! Happy Styling!