Super Style Wishlist: Luxury New Year’s Eve-Ready Pumps From Neiman Marcus!

 While catching up with all the latest 2015 collections & lookbooks, I can’t help but think about all of the luxury brand inspiration out there for this holiday season. Christmas might be over, but New Year’s Eve is just around the corner & now is the time to grab your best & most glamorous pieces for a fun night out with your beau or when hitting the dance floor for a girl’s night out. I haven’t posted in Super Style Wishlist in quite some time, so I thought I’d peruse one of my favorite high-end retailers, like Neiman Marcus, to see what the big designers are up to for inspiration when it comes to a sparkly frock, ruffled sheath dress, sleek LBD, or classic jumpsuit look when celebrating the ball drop.

New Year's Eve pumps by Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Kate Spade, & Christian Louboutin from Neiman Marcus.

SHOP: Valentino rockstud chevron pump ($1,195.00), Alexander McQueen metal toe pump ($825.00), Kate Spade New York pouf pump ($350.00), & Christian Louboutin follies spike-studded pump ($1,295.00) @Neiman Marcus.

What are you wearing this New Year’s Eve? What’s your party shoe style? For more stylish posts, check out the Pre-Fall 2015 Collection from Badgley Mischka, Daily Look’s NYE Little Black Dress Challenge, luxury picks for your holiday wardrobe, & Julep’s tips for winterizing your nails. Happy Styling!


Haute Headlines: Jessica Biel’s ELLE Photo Shoot, Affordable Festive NYE Dresses, Season 2 Trailer For HBO’s Girls, & More!

A lot has been going on in the fashion world, especially b/c of the holiday season. I’ve had plenty of time to dig up some news items while stuck in bed recovery from a nasty Christmas cold, I’m happy to share my findings in the latest post of Haute Headlines. What stories are you tweeting about? Which celebs have caught your eye recently? Happy Styling!

*In Style‘s picks for Festive New Year’s Eve Dresses Under $100*

*Marie Claire talks to Aussie actress Rachael Taylor about style*

*Diane Kruger‘s no stylist rule pays off for a fashionable red carpet gallery*

*Beyonce is rumored to be the March 2013 cover girl for Vogue*

*Have you seen the hilarious trailer for Season 2 of HBO’s Girls?*

*Get 70% off the ENTIRE Marc Jacobs Fall Collection*

*Harper’s Bazaar’s picks for the best pre-Fall 2013 runway looks*

*Kate Moss, Joan Smalls, & Daria Werbowy star in Versace‘s Spring ’13 campaign*

*Check out Jessica Biel‘s high fashion editorial shoot for next month’s Elle*

*Forbes magazine names Natalie Portman the most bankable actor*

Inside A Style Blogger’s Closet: My New Year’s Eve Look At Half Price!

My New Year’s resolution is to post at least one blog everyday.  I think at some post during 2011, I convinced myself that I could do two a day, but sometimes life threw other obligations in my way & that didn’t happen.  However, let’s start the new year off on the right high-heeled foot.

I wanted to share my look that I posted about a few nights ago, including the foil print laser cut sheath dress ($35.00) that I bought at half price from Dress Barn on Friday- the day before New Year’s Eve.  Then, on Saturday, my bestie, Rosie, & I hit up the mall for some great end-of-the-season deals to find ourselves a nice sweater & belt to complete our looks for the two separate venues in which we were attending festivities.

My belt was from New York & Company, priced right for under $20.00. However, the belt is not available on the store’s website, but I had been seeking to find something with a basic patent leather face, perfect for cinching me in at my smallest point, especially since the dress was so fitted. Also, I wanted to find something that I could also wear to dress up a more casual item that I’d wear for work. The shawl collar cardigan ($17.80) in black was a great purchase from Forever 21, especially b/c Rosie was looking for a similar style for her dress.  Low & behold the only two on the rack were in our sizes.  We snatched those puppies up & headed to the cash register.

Also, the black opaque tights were a Dress Barn purchase & what I loved was the control top on them, which was just enough to flatten out what needed flattening.  Lastly, I gifted myself the satin bejeweled peep toe pumps some time ago from Forever 21.  I recently wore them to a friend’s wedding with this dress from White House Black Market, so I knew they were comfortable for a night out in celebration of the new year.

What did you wear when the ball dropped?  Are you heading out to the stores now to catch end-of-the-season deals?  Happy 2012 & Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Style Darling Wishing You A Happy New Year (With Some Help from Sex & the City)!

While preparing for my very lovely & exciting New Year’s Eve date tonight, I started thinking about the year 2011, which is when Style Darling really became a vehicle for me to share such a big part of myself as not only a writer, but as a woman, friend, world-traveler, & shoe lover.  I’ve had some personal highs & many recent personal lows, but during these last few emotional months, this virtual forum is where I can not only share what I love about fashion & style, but for the loyal readers that I do have, I’d like to think that I’ve set up a little community here where all styles & walks of life are welcome.

Even though I didn’t expect to have plans tonight, especially by the side of the individual with whom I have said plans, I’m super excited that I was able to find such a great deal on a cute dress to share with everyone.  Which brings me to think about some of my favorite icons of style… I wanted to share this video I found on YouTube of what’s probably one of the best New Year’s Eve movie moments, of course from the Sex & the City movie, starting with Miranda’s late-night phone call to Carrie.

Ladies, we’ve all been there, feeling lonely & down, especially when there may not be a romantic partner in the picture to share the special event of the changing of the year, but I’ve learned that in spending so much time all year building friendships, laughing, & experiencing life, no one is ever alone.  If you have a close group of friends, let them be your soulmates & every other guy (or whoever it is that you prefer) just enters & leaves your life if / when it’s supposed to happen. Love yourself.  Love style.  Love life. Happy New Year! Auguri! Be safe & responsible! Happy Styling!