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!

Accessories Access: The Boldest, Most Colorful Statement Necklaces of the Season!


It’s no secret that I love a statement necklace. Even when I doubt whether or not I should wear one because it’s too gaudy or extreme for a day in the office, I have to trust my first instinct in that I invested in the piece, have a vision for it, & wearing sparkly accessories is just a part of who I am, I should just embrace it, going for it with the right kind of look. During one of many recent forays clicking around New York & Company‘s website, I discovered the following 2 necklaces, 1 of which is already on stand-by to wear, & the other I’m waiting for to reduce in price.

SHOP: glass flower statement necklace @New York & Company (on sale: $35.97).

SHOP: multicolor glass link necklace @New York & Company (on sale: $23.97).

The flower necklace is the one I’m still thinking about, but if the right reward deal comes my way, I’ll definitely be adding it to my cart! With both necklaces, I love the color varieties, which offer a multitude of styling possibilities for a blouse, pullover sweater, jumpsuit, sheath dress, fit & flare dress, midi skirt outfit, or maxi dress. The cobalt blue tone stands out to me the most in these, but no matter what I may wear it with, I’d like to highlight the rich green & bright reds in it.

What do you think of these statement necklaces? Which one would you wear? Do you often wear statement pieces? For more stylish posts, check out: classic pullover leopard sweater from Macy’s, lovely Valentine’s pieces, & peplum sweaters with built-in jewelry! 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!

SHOP NOW!: There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Sequin!


Even though the holiday season is behind us, that doesn’t mean our sparkle must dull. Now, more than ever, it’s important to embrace the joy of the season & keep celebrating into the frigid months of winter as stylishly as we can! This means not to hang up or store the sequins in the until-next-year section of your closet as there’s still plenty to sparkle about!

SHOP: sequin high-waisted ankle leggings in black, gold, coco red, & fuchsia glow @New York & Company (on sale: $41.97, available in sizes: XS-XXL).

SHOP: reversible sequin pencil skirt in pink / silver @New York & Company (on sale: $35.98, available in sizes: XS-XXL), rainbow sequin pencil skirt @New York & Company (on sale: $35.98, available in sizes: XS-XXL), & sequin stripe pencil skirt @New York & Company (on sale: $26.98, available in sizes: XS-XXL).

How often does your outfit sparkle? Do you prefer the leggings or one of the pencil skirts better? How would you style sequined bottoms? For more stylish posts, check out: a must-have sequin blouse by Time & Tru, a chic houndstooth wrap for under $25, & velour pajamas by Joyspun! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Peplum + Sparkle in 1 Sweater!


Usually, I love to add my own sparkly statement necklace to a sweater, playing up all the styling possibilities each time I wear it; however, when a piece has built-in jewelry, it’s kind of a win too, especially with a flattering peplum silhouette.

SHOP: rhinestone embellished peplum sweater in purple luxury & black @New York & Company (on sale: $25.98, available in sizes XS-XXL).

I have the black, which I really love & I plan on ordering the purple as well. It’s a flattering, true to size—I’m wearing the XL & can’t wait to try it with a variety of printed pants & pencil skirts.

How would you style this sweater? Which color do you like better? Do you like the built-in necklace? For more stylish posts, check out: statement necklaces from Macy’s, Givenchy jewelry sets, & pretty cable knit sweaters by Time & Tru! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Leopard & Argyle Cardigans!


Every Style Darling should include a leopard & argyle cardigan in their wardrobe. Of course, I’m referring to 2 different kinds of printed cardigans. This idea came to me when shopping the following items:

SHOP: leopard print v-neck cardigan in classic camel @New York & Company (on sale: $24.97, limited availability in sizes XS-L) & argyle-print v-neck cardigan in coco red @New York & Company (on sale: $24.97, limited availability in sizes S-XXL).

I haven’t worn the leopard yet, but plan to with velvet pants & chain buckle flats or a pencil skirt & polka dot tights, of course with a lacy or ruffled shell underneath. However, I loved playing up the preppy vibe with the argyle:

I emphasized the gray & red with slim-leg trousers & ballet flats, wearing an asymmetric tank & statement necklace. Although, I definitely recommend these NY&Co cardigans, the sizing isn’t as inclusive as I’d love, which is why I also recommend the following fashionable finds:

SHOP: uxcell plus size open front cardigans in leopard & grey leopard @Amazon ($24.99, available in sizes 1X-4X).

SHOP: argyle pattern drop shoulder cardigan @SHEIN ($22.00, available in sizes S-3X).

How would you style these cardigans? Do you like leopard more than argyle or the other way around? Where do you shop for cardigans? For more stylish posts, check out: sparkly bracelets for the holidays, Amanda Seyfried’s fashion flashback, & the trailer for Harry and Meghan on Netflix! Happy Styling!

12/01/2022 Darling of the Day: Jennifer Lopez’s Fair Isle Sweater + Maxi Dress Look for Less!


This weekend, actress & singer Jennifer Lopez was spotted in New York City, taking in the Broadway smash hit The Music Man, hand-in-hand with new husband, Ben Affleck; however, the buzz wasn’t so much about another Bennifer sighting as it was on Jennifer’s unexpected winter / holiday outfit that is inspiring bloggers everywhere to reinvent their cozy fair isle sweaters with a splash of femininity & glam. Jennifer wore Ralph Lauren separates, including a black, red, & white fair isle sweater (shop here) with a sheer & a layered maxi skirt (shop here), black sheer tights, a chunky belt (shop similar here), shearling fur Coach bag (shop here) & ankle strap platforms by Valentino (shop here).

However, recreating the festive vibe of this look on a budget is easy because, this time of the year we could all save some extra cash, especially as the original designer sweater is nearly $1,700! Check out the inclusive options below:

SHOP: fair isle turtleneck sweater in academic green berry @J.Crew Factory (on sale: $39.00, available in sizes XXS-3X), Croft & Barrow fair isle sweater in navy @Kohl’s (on sale: $27.00 with coupon, available in sizes XS-XXL), fair isle cozy shaker-stitch pullover sweater in warm fair isle @Old Navy ($40.00, available in sizes XS-3X), Universal Thread mock turtleneck pullover sweater in red @Target ($30.00, available in sizes XS-XXL), elk & snowflake pointelle knit round neck top in multicolor @BloomChic ($35.80, available in sizes M-6X), Amazon Essentials soft-touch crewneck novelty sweater in taupe / blue @Amazon ($35.90, available in sizes XS-XXL).

SHOP: WDNY sequin skirt in ivory @TJMaxx (on sale: $24.00, available in sizes S-XL), Flying Tomato pleated metallic midi skirt in rust @New York & Company ($78.00, available in sizes S-L), Wild Fable midi skirt in black @Target ($24.00, available in sizes XS-4X), solid mesh elastic waist pleated skirt in black @BloomChic ($25.80, available in sizes M-6X), WDPL A-line tutu skirt in green @Amazon ($34.99, available in sizes XS-5X), & Urban CoCo casual elastic waist pleated midi skirt in red @Amazon ($21.86, available in sizes S-XL).

SHOP: Journee Collection Roslynn platform pumps in black @Kohl’s (on sale: $40.79 with coupon, available in sizes 6-12), Marc Fisher Nazira heels in black @Belk ($59.40, available in sizes 6-10), Rya satin platform ankle strap pumps in black @Lulu’s ($42.00, available in sizes 5-11), & Sun + Stone Estrella block-heel pumps in black @Macy’s (on sale: $48.65 with Code: FRIEND, available in sizes 5-12 in medium and wide width).

What do you think of J-Lo’s outfit? Would you dress up a fair isle sweater with a party skirt? Which celebrity is inspiring your holiday style? For more stylish posts, check out: a fashion flashback with The Flight Attendant star Kaley Cuoco & Gemma Chan from Crazy Rich Asians, festive sequin pencil skirts, & a classic plaid fit & flare dress from ModCloth! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Sequin Pencil Skirts in XS-6X!


Pencil skirts are flattering on every body type & should be in regular rotation for a variety of occasions. However, as the holiday season is upon us, incorporating a little extra glam & holiday cheer into our separates makes for a fun way to express some joy, but also prepare for parties & fun social events. With that, try a sequin skirt!

SHOP: sequin high-waist ruched pencil skirt in black @New York & Company (on sale: $64.97, available in sizes XS-XXL) & solid sequin zipper split hem skirt in black @Bloomchic ($25.80, available in sizes 10-30).

Try this skirt with any of the following options: tucking in a pullover sweater with a statement necklace, an animal print blouse & drop earrings, an embellished cardigan set & velvet pumps, & a button down with polka dot tights & ballet flats.

How would you style this skirt? Have you been eyeing sequin pieces this season? What’s your go-to skirt style? For more stylish posts, check out: tunic sweaters from New York & Company, a fashion flashback with Sarah Hyland, & festive envelope clutches from Ardene! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Tunic Sweaters for a Cozy & Chic Season!


It’s definitely sweater weather & the only thing better than a pullover sweater is, specifically, a tunic sweater! New York & Company has just the piece for all the styling possibilities of the season—for work, weekend, a night out, or casual loungewear!

SHOP: essential bateau-neck tunic sweater in black, blue, berry, purple, gray, oatmeal, & red @New York & Company (on sale: $11.99, available in sizes XS-XXL).

Try this top in any color (or multiples!) with quilted or sweater leggings , skinny jeans & a jeweled belt, satin ankle pants & stilettos, or pull-on pants & ankle booties. Here are some suggestions for putting together a sleek outfit with this featured sweater:

SHOP: pull-on scuba-suede legging in olive (on sale: $24.97, available in size XS-XXL), pull-on faux leather pintuck legging in camel (on sale: $29.97, available in sizes S-XXL), pull-up faux-leather piped zip legging in red (on sale: $29.97, available in sizes XS-XXL), studded slit-hem legging in black (on sale: 29.97, available in sizes XS-XXL), & high-waisted houndstooth-stripe pocket legging (on sale: $19.48, available in sizes XS-XXL) @New York & Company.

How would you style the tunic sweater? How often do you rotate leggings into your wardrobe? Where are you shopping for the best holiday deals? For more stylish posts, check out: fashion flashbacks with Sarah Hyland & Scarlett Johansson, holiday earrings from Francesca’s & Target, & Jennifer Anniston’s Allure cover shoot! Happy Styling!

Splurge or Save: The Ultimate Embellished & Sparkly Bowed Holiday Heels at Every Price Point!


This holiday season, I’ve been doing a double-take when it comes to festive, feminine, & one-of-a-kind footwear for holiday gatherings & upping up my at-work style game leading up to mid-December. Before I can hit add-to-cart on any of my selections, I have to do my research to see if I am getting the best deal for my dollar, but also, if the holiday shoe of my choice, with a regal satin texture, sparkly embellishment, & bow adornment, is made in a design that best suits my shoe aesthetic.

Back in March, Harper’s Bazaar declared the below Mach and Mach design the party shoe of the year, which makes perfect sense given its glamour, festive embellishment, & Cinderella appeal–not to mention all the different color & design possibilities that have clearly spawned from this original style.

SHOP: Mach and Mach double bow silk satin pumps in black @Saks Fifth Avenue ($1,095, available in sizes 5.5-12).

Check out the below designs from various retailers & at a range of price points. All the styles offer all the bride’s dreams to come true, bridesmaids color-coordination perfection, & party girl giving-you-life flare. Which do you like?

SHOP: Badgley Mischka Sacred embellished ankle strap pumps in black, blue, white, lime, fuchsia, & blush @Bloomingdale’s ($245.00, available in sizes 5-11).

SHOP: Deela pointed toe heel in black satin, black suede, ochre, & silver @Sam Edelman ($on sale: $134.95, available in sizes 5-12).

SHOP: Viable heels in black, light pink, off white, purple, rhinestone, & white multi @Steve Madden ($109.95, available in sizes 5-11).

SHOP: BCBG Ilara crystal bow sandal in black, silver/clear, & tan/rainbow @Macy’s (on sale: $71.40, available in sizes 5-11).

SHOP: Embellished pointed toe heel in black & blue @Torrid ($69.50, available in Wide Width sizes 6-14).

SHOP: Katie & Kelly Blaken pump in silver & blue @DSW ($59.99, available in sizes 6-10). Not available in black.

SHOP: Vetaste double bow pointed toe ankle strap crystal pump stilettos backless satin heeled sandals in 13 colors @Amazon ($59.99, available in sizes 5-11).

SHOP: Rhinestone embellished bow pumps in black, white, nude, & grey @Express (on sale: $58.80, available in sizes 6-10).

SHOP: Rhinestone bow heel in black & pink @New York & Company (on sale: $49.97, available in sizes 6-11).

SHOP: Public Desire Midnight bow heel in 11 colors @ASOS ($48.99, available in sizes 5-11).

SHOP: Destiny rhinestone strap pumps in black, gold, pink, silver, & white @Dream Pairs ($46..99, available in sizes 5-11).

SHOP: Lullie suede rhinestone ankle strap pointed toe pumps in black, light nude, & ivory @Lulu’s ($44.00, available in sizes 5.5-11).

SHOP: Scoop embellished sateen slingback pumps in black & fuchsia @Walmart ($42.00, available in sizes 6-11).

SHOP: Madden Girl Dreamy heel in black, pink, & clear @Kohl’s (on sale: $41.99, available in sizes 5-11).

SHOP: Rhinestone bow pointed toe ankle strap stiletto in black, pink, & purple @Charlotte Russe ($34.99, available in sizes 6-11).

SHOP: rhinestone bow sculptural heeled slingback pumps in black @SHEIN ($29.00, available in sizes 5.5-8.5).

SHOP: Rhinestone bow slingback pumps in black @Forever 21 (on sale: $28.49, available in size 7.5-11).

Which version of the party shoe is your favorite? Where do you shop for holiday footwear? What features do you look for in a holiday shoe? Do you prefer an ankle strap or heel? How much would you spend on a festive shoe? For more stylish posts, check out: Jennifer Aniston’s sexy cover for Allure‘s final print issue, an affordable & comfortable blazer from Aldi, a fashion flashback of Rachel McAdams’ red carpet style, & Jennifer Lopez’s cover shoot for Vogue‘s December issue! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Cheers to This Sweater for 61% Off in Sizes XXS-3X!


‘Tis the season for festive style! As all the Black Friday deals are hitting shelves & the web, now is the time for cheer—literally! Today only, J. Crew Factory’s “Cheers!” Teddie sweater in black is 61% off ($34.50, marked down from $89.50)! What’s even better is that the fashionable topper is available in sizes XXS-3X!

To style this top, break out a sequin or faux leather pencil skirt with patterned tights & ankle bootie when heading out to a holiday gathering. Also, for a chilly weekend getaway with the family, try the sweater with paneled or velvet leggings & riding boots. Not to mention that plaid trousers or boyfriend jeans with ankle boots will also work! Check out these recommended items:

SHOP: paper-bag pull-on mini skirt @J. Crew Factory (on sale: $46.50, available in sizes XXS-3X), floral print tie-waist a-line scuba skirt @New York & Company (on sale: $39.97, available in sizes XS-XXL), high-waisted Rockstar super-skinny velvet pants in dark walnut @Old Navy ($49.99, available in sizes 00-30), extra high-waisted faux-leather zip ankle leggings in black @Old Navy ($44.99, available in sizes 0-30).

How would you style this sweater? Where would you wear it? What jewelry would you recommend? For more stylish posts, check out: Jennifer Aniston’s Allure cover shoot, an affordable ponte blazer from Aldi, a fashion flashback with Rachel McAdams, & Jennifer Lopez for Vogue’s December 2022 Issue! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Bold Textured Earrings Just in Time for the Holidays!


The easiest way to dress up any look—for a date, special occasion, holiday, party, or girls’ night out—is with a bold earring. Of course, bling goes a long way, but a major trend this season includes a bold textured earring. By bold, I mean oversized, recalling back to 80s inspiration!

SHOP: gold-tone textured oval drop earrings in gold @New York & Company (on sale: $13.96).

SHOP: silver-tone textured square drop earrings in silver @New York & Company (on sale: $13.96).

I’m really loving both of these, but if I had to pick, I might go with the silver square since I know I already have so many gold oval drop earrings. I love the idea of this texture paired with a bright royal blue sweater dress or black jumpsuit. Which earrings do you like better? Do you often wear bold earrings? Are you drawn to the textured look on accessories? For more stylish posts, check out: Amazon’s flyaway cardigan blazer, Sally Hansen’s matte black nail polish, & Anne Hathaway on the cover of Vogue Hong Kong! Happy Styling!

Fashion Flashback: Celebrating Gabrielle Union’s Impeccable Style on her 50th Birthday!


Actress Gabrielle Union has over 90 acting credits to her name & ever since her breakout roles in 90s-00s teen comedies, she’s getting better with age, like the finest of wines. Today marks her 50th birthday & she continues to slay on the red carpet, whether she’s showing skin, wearing bold hues, playing with texture, or suiting up. It’s no wonder since she’s been a designer & collaborator with New York & Company for years now!

Check out the images below for the very best of Gabrielle’s fashion history:

What do you think of her style? Which is your favorite look? Does her street style inspire you? For more fashionable posts, check out: Julia Roberts’ fashion flashback, an any season knit & textured sweater, & velvet tops on final sale from LOFT! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: A 4-Piece Set with Endless Possibilities!


This summer, one of the most popular trends was a matching top & shorts or top & pants set, which has seeped into fall fashion with most layering & styling options. As we’re bundling up & getting cozy, the line between workwear & loungewear is blurring, especially if you’re lucky enough to work from home. New York & Company is on board with this trend with their ribbed pieces in charcoal heather grey, lake blue, ravishing red, & tortoise, in 4 different pieces that can be worn as a whole monochromatic outfit, swapping out the tank for the pullover, or combined with other printed or neutral pieces.

SHOP: ribbed-trim knit duster (on sale: $20.00, available in sizes XS-XXL), ribbed knit tank top (on sale: $15.00, available in sizes XS-XXL), & ribbed-trim jogger pant (on sale: $18.00, available in sizes XS-XXL) @New York & Company.

SHOP: ribbed-trim surplus knit top (on sale: $18.00, available in sizes XS-XXL) @New York & Company.

Imagine the top with a lace cami & windowpane trousers or wide leg dark wash jeans. Also, the tank & duster with a pencil skirt or faux leather leggings. Lastly, the joggers & duster would work with a half-tucked button down shirt. Try any of these options with ballet flats, ankle boots, stilettos, or tennis shoes for an on-trend day of athleisure style!

How would you style these pieces? Do you wear monochromatic loungewear or sets for work? Which color is your favorite? For more stylish posts, check out: comfy waffle Tunis by Time & Tru, Jodie Turner-Smith & Hailey Bieber on the red carpet for the Academy Museum Gala 2022, & Felicity Jones’ best glam moments! Happy Styling!

Show Me the Shoes: Love Leopard Always!


What do you get when you pair a stiletto with leopard print & a bow?

These:

SHOP: Demi heel in leopard print @New York & Company (on sale: $44.97).

Love. Pure love. The purest of shoe loves!

I can’t wait for these to go down in price a little bit more before adding them to my well-stocked & already leopard-spotted cart. I love leopard all year long, & the bow detail on these just cries out for a little black dress, cream sweater with a burgundy pencil skirt, or magenta blouse & straight leg trousers!

How would you style these heels? Do you wear a lot of leopard print? How do you feel about bow details on footwear? For more stylish posts, check out: Sally Hansen’s collaboration with Netflix’s The School for Good & Evil, cozy tops for $10 by Time & Tru, shimmering camis for work & the holidays, & blingy chain link bracelets from Ardene! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Your New Favorite Bateau Neck Top!


I’m loving these cooler days & chillier nights so that I can rediscover my cozier clothes, like reconnecting with old friends. I will miss the stylish ease of my maxi dresses, but fall can’t be denied. When it comes to dressing casually, but fashionably, I love a solid piece that can be coordinated with variety of separates for multiple occasions.

SHOP: bateau-neck banded top in wild berries, black, arctic blue, gentle mauve, & paper white @New York & Company (on sale: $16.00, available in sizes XS-XXL). This is a perfect match with printed leggings & a scarf, dark denim jeans & knee boots with a puffer vest, a sequin pencil skirt & drop earrings, or velvet pants & ballet flats with a statement necklace.

Truth be told, I bought all of the colors (except for the gentle mauve) with a birthday reward from New York & Company & I couldn’t happier with the decision. Though the poly-blend material needs a good steam before wearing right out of the package, this top is not only a staple for a casual Friday, but a mainstay in my weekly rotation with printed pants! My only wish is that there were other colors to choose from, like teal, olive, red, purple, or gray.

How would you style this top? Do you bateau necklines? What about waist-banding on a hem? For more stylish posts, check out: a fall-ready sweater from LOFT, fashion flashbacks with Naomi Watts & Gwyneth Paltrow, & the season 3 trailer for Emily in Paris! Happy Styling!

09/23/2022 Darling of the Day: Olivia Wilde’s White Tee & Black Wide Leg Pants in NYC!


Actress & director Olivia Wilde has been in the news for all the catty behind-the-scenes gossip about her highly-anticipated sophomore film, Don’t Worry Darling, which also stars Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, & Chris Pine.

However, during a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Olivia was the epitome of effortless street style in a white tee & black wide leg pants, a look any cool gal tries & all women should!

Topped with black sunglasses, gold layered necklaces, & likely towering platforms, Olivia brought her 70s chic vibe to the streets of New York City & stage during the show to chat about all of the controversy her film has faced, offer her narrative behind casting decisions.

However, to channel Olivia’s easy, breezy look:

SHOP: crewneck tee shirt in white @Gap Factory (on sale: $9.99, available in sizes XS-XXL) & high-waisted pleated wide leg pant in black @New York & Company (on sale: $41.96, available in sizes XS-XXL).

For more about Olivia’s sensational interview, check out the videos below:

Lastly, the trailer for Don’t Worry Darling is below, but the film is currently in theaters:

What do you think of Olivia’s minimalist look? Do you wear wide leg pants? Are you excited to see Don’t Worry Darling? For more stylish posts, check out: the first images from season 3 of Emily in Paris, fall blouse options by LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, & tweed chain link flats from Ardene! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Once Upon a Leopard Print Pencil Skirt…


I’d like to write a whole fairy tale about one princess’ quest to find the perfect leopard print pencil skirt, but when I, as a fashion blogger, can make this story a reality, it’s probably better to just get right to the point. As the transition of seasons approaches, most may think that pastels & lighter weight pieces must be hidden in the back of the closet & taken out of rotation, but that’s not the case when it comes to a versatile leopard print piece. Whether wearing the popular pattern as a top or bottom, or through accessories, it’s timeless for any Style Darling & presents a unique styling opportunity.

However, when it comes to a professional look that offers both creativity & boldness, I recommend a leopard print pencil skirt. This is one of my power pieces—in lieu of a preferred power suit. Leopard print can include any color combination from the traditional golden-khaki-black to fun & bright tones too.

SHOP: leopard print high-waist pencil skirt @New York & Company (on sale: $34.97, available in sizes XS-XL).

SHOP: leopard-print scuba skirt @New York & Company (on sale: $19.48, available in sizes XS-XXL).

These skirts can be paired with a button down shirt & stilettos, tee/cardigan combo with pointed ballet flats, scoop neck sweater & statement necklace, or cami/blazer + drop earrings, which is only the beginning, playing up different hues. Try a red, mustard, burgundy, or olive top with a more neutral-toned leopard skirt or for the yellow, pink, & blue option shown, mix it up with a pinstripe shirt with tennis shoes, ombre tee & denim jacket, or pastel sweater set & platforms to emphasize your softer side—no matter the trends or season.

How would you style these leopard print pencil skirts? How often do you wear pencil skirts? What’s your go-to work ensemble? For more stylish posts, check out: fabric headbands from Old Navy, Zendaya’s most gorgeous green looks, flattering & fall-ready peplum cardigans, & the most controversial red carpet looks from the MTV VMAs! Happy Styling!

Inside a Style Blogger’s Closet: Professor Style Then & Now!


The picture from 2017 was taken in front of my parents’ house in Lake Grove for my first day of teaching (as Professor LeClair) a college class & I had no idea the path I was about to fashionably forge or how my life would change over the next 5 years! When I recently uncovered the tropical dress from deep storage (that I was unable to unpack or even mentally tackle for a good 2 years), I remembered that I hadn’t worn the dress since that very first, nerve-wracking day of a career I never wanted; however, with the launch of my sixth academic year as an English professor (as Professor Gambino), I thought it was “fitting” to break it out again.

Of course, I accessorized it differently, opting for white accents & skipped the belt, but it’s good to know that 40 or do classes later, I still got it! The top picture on the right was taken this morning, a beautiful summer morning as the buzz of academia awaited me & called so many back to their jobs after a long break. I’d like to look back on both of these moments as bursting with possibility & new starts, reminding myself that they do come back around, even when it seems like fate has stuck you in a never-ending cycle.

Ultimately, recycling old favorites to make them feel new again & doing my very best to live the stylish life (one day at a time) are goals that I hope to uphold now that I’ve reclaimed a part of myself (& my style) in finally having my wardrobe where I want it to be. Stay tuned for more detailed updates on the unveiling of my cloffice (a.k.a. Style Darling Daily headquarters).

As for the outfit: The dress is an oldie from my stylist days @Dressbarn, as is the black bolero. The recent picture includes a @New York & Company cardigan & @Ardene flats, as well as oldie @Dressbarn drop earrings.

Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: The Most Flattering Peplum Cardigan for Fall in 4 Colors!


While the weather is still prime summer here on Long Island, it’s definitely cardigan season in stores. Beyond shoes, earrings, & dresses, I’m a sucker for cardigans—my favorite, feminine outfit topper for any occasion. It’s definitely been part of my regular work uniform for decades now! Some may argue that cardigans are “frompy,” but I love the variety of necklines, button styles, sleeve lengths, & other special details that transform a look from everyday to special. Not to mention that a cozy knit sweater is super comfortable compared to an overly-structured blazer—just my opinion.

My go-to source to shop for cardigans is New York & Company. Even though they’re strictly online now, they continue to be reliable & impressive with their cardigan selection for the professional & fashionable Style Darling. While they reproduce their staple Chelsea cardigan each fall, my hunt for something different in terms of a cardigan always leads to success with this retailer. Specifically, the peplum button-front cardigan (on sale: $39.00) is available in sizes XS-XXL & in 4 rich & regal colors: black, dark purple, golden seal, & navy.

The flattering fit & flare look is the perfect options to show off your shape when pairing it with a blouse or cami, along with skinny jeans, straight leg printed trousers, bootcut pants, a pleated skirt, or a pencil skirt. These fall-ready hues are ideal to match with the season’s most popular patterns & materials, such as plaid, lace, velvet, jacquard, faux leather, or dark denim. However, I’ll add these to my cart when the price drops a little more and/or I receive a reward certificate in order to get the best possible deal since this cardigan is categorized as a “City Steal” & is excluded from most of their coupon code deals.

How would you style these cardigans? Which color do you like the most? Do you prefer a cardigan over a blazer for your work wardrobe? For more stylish posts, check out: the hottest red carpet looks from this weekend’s MTV VMAs from Taylor Swift & Bebe Rexha, fabulous floral flats from Amazon, & a kimono-inspired top in every color! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW!: Top Houndstooth Styles from New York & Company for Fall!


Just as fruit prints & tropical patterns are signature to summer, houndstooth is a symbol of fall as fashion transitions from the lightweight to the heavier layers. In fact, wearing houndstooth is one of my favorite ways to greet the fall, no matter the color combination, although black & white is the more traditional route. I love a modern take on houndstooth with varying sizes, styles, & colors; particularly, the new Check It Out collection @New York & Company. The black houndstooth that we all love to wear with more subdued solids is brightened with more than white as we see bright yellows, kelly green, & even magenta to experiment with this fashion forward menswear-inspired print. I’ve selected a few tops, bottoms, & shoes that are my favorites to recommend anyone who dares to be bold with this striking pattern.

First, I love the combination of houndstooth on these tops with the details over a trimmed neckline, neck-tie bow, & solid collar, which are perfect to match with a pencil skirt & pumps, joggers & ankle boots, or jeans & ballet flats.

SHOP: houndstooth v-neck sweater in morningside yellow (on sale: $41.96, available in sizes XS-XXL), puff-sleeve tie-neck sweater in fuchsia purple (on sale: $41.96, available in sizes XS-XXL), & houndstooth collared blouse in black/white (on sale: $45.46, available in sizes XS-XXL).

Next, houndstooth certainly makes a style statement on the lower half, especially when coordinating with a pullover sweater & layered necklaces, classic tee & statement necklace, or pleated cami & tailored blazer.

SHOP: houndstooth pencil skirt in green fields (on sale: $48.96, available in sizes XS-XXL), pull-on houndstooth bootcut ponte pant in black/white (on sale: $39.00, available in sizes XS-XXL, shop petite here, shop tall here), & petite houndstooth button-waist straight-leg ankle pant in fuchsia purple (on sale: $55.96, available in sizes 00-18).

Playing up houndstooth in your footwear evokes confidence & tons of personality, especially when adding that wow factor to a pinstripe suit & button-down shirt or sweater dress & choker.

SHOP: houndstooth colorblock Madison pump in yellow (on sale: $39.00, available in sizes 6-11) & houndstooth Layla heel in black/white (on sale: $62.96, available in sizes 6-11).

Do you like to incorporate houndstooth into your wardrobe? What pieces do you like houndstooth on best? What are your favorite fall fashion items? Where are you shopping for the latest trends? For more shopping posts, check out: summer-to-fall dress & cardigan ideas from Time & Tru @Walmart, my top picks from J. Crew Factory’s clearance sale, stackable jewelry organizers, & how to recreate Anne Hathaway’s easy breezy gauzy outfit! Happy Styling!

08/03/2022 Darling of the Day: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Star Rachel Brosnahan Wears Loewe & Wide Leg Pants!


As summer comes to an end, one upside to look forward to (aside from the pumpkin spice latte craze) is that awards season is just around the corner. This year’s Emmy nominations for the most groundbreaking & entertaining performances on television (networks, cable, & streaming) were announced last month, inciting shock over snubs & much debate about the worthiest of nominees. However, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan earns her 5th, & well-deserved Emmy nomination (garnering 1 win in 2018 for the show’s debut season), 4 of which are for her portrayal of the lovable, frustrating, hilarious, & stylish Midge Maisel as a struggling comic & divorcee in the 1950s-60s.

At a recent Emmy FYE event, Rachel was photographed nailing a combination of trends, paying homage to the 90s with wide-leg pants, a crop top, & a peace sign pose (#girlpower). More specifically, the look included a long twill jacket (shop here), orange cropped tank (shop here), & bold parrot-printed jeans (shop here) by designer Loewe. That comes to over $4,000 with the 3 pieces & you can’t really even tell what kind of shoes she’s wearing, but let’s just assume for the fun of it that the $850 matching parrot mules (shop here) by Loewe are hiding underneath the voluminous bottoms.

In true Style Darling Daily fashion, you don’t have the break the bank to revive Rachel’s look in your own way, coordinating similarly shaped & colored separates to hearken back to the 1990s & make this yours. Check out the suggestions below for any combination of colors that appeals to your personal aesthetic:

SHOP: The Drop Blake long blazer @Amazon ($69.00, available in sizes XXS-5X) in black, ivory, rose pink, coffee bean (as well as desert sage, lilac marble, & praline).

SHOP: fitted ultra-cropped rib-knit tank top @Old Navy (on sale: $5.97, available in sizes XS-4X) in white lilies, cosmic rouge, sun worship, Mediterranean Sea (as well as iced peach, cochineal, date palm, watercolor, & dried herb).

SHOP: geometric-print ultra wide-leg pant (on sale: $69.96), abstract-print wide-leg pant (on sale: $69.96), high-waisted printed palazzo pant (on sale: $62.96), & abstract-print tie-waist wide-leg pant (on sale: $69.96) @New York & Company (available in sizes XS-XXL).

What do you think of Rachel’s bold, throwback look? Do you wear patterned or palazzo pants in the summer? What retro trend is your favorite to wear? Have you been watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? For more stylish posts, check out: fancy flowered flats in navy from Amazon for under $30, stackable & stylish jewelry organization, & a fashion flashback with Bullet Train actress Joey King! Happy Styling!

Living in Style: A Sneak Peek into My Cloffice + Statement Necklace Displays!


Every time I search the web for blog inspiration, especially when it comes to affordable fashion jewelry buys, I am boggled by the fact that statement necklaces, circa 2010-2020, are not as prominently available as they used to be. However, my jewelry collection is certainly not lacking, but I can’t help it that I like shiny, sparkly bling!

Also, as I am finally able to have the chance to unpack—in my contemplative, soul-cleansing solitude—& organize my wardrobe collection in our spare bedroom, which I call my “cloffice,” I am finally unveiling all those packages that I ordered in the last two years since moving into my family’s first home together.

With my statement necklaces in mind, & the fact that if I don’t see an accessories option readily available invisible to me, I don’t wear it, I ordered 3 Juvale Grey Jewelry Display Stand / Headband Holder / Headpieces Showcase Organizer @Target (on sale: $18.99), sold by eForCity.

Now, nothing against headbands—which I don’t wear—but I wanted a way to display my statement necklaces in all of their sparkly glory. I ordered 3, not knowing exactly how many I needed, nor did I consider how much space the stands would take up as I began to sort through my jewelry. While I am only somewhat embarrassed to share that what is displayed below is a mere fraction of my statement necklaces, I am considering investing in a few more stands once the proper shelving is available in my cloffice.

For now, I am happy that my statement necklaces are glistening & glimmering atop a nightstand that has been “fashioned” into a partial bookcase. Additionally, all of the statement necklace is pictured above are three years old or older from stores like Francesca’s, New York & Company, Dressbarn, JC Penney, Icing, & Forever 21; otherwise, I would share some links! Furthermore, stands are sturdy, soft to the touch, & easy to assemble in 3 separate pieces that can be arranged to your preference. If you are in the market to display your headbands or statement necklaces, I definitely recommend this item! What’s better is that it’s on clearance now too! Sharing this image & my affinity for statement jewelry is in no way meant to brag, as I am happiest in the fact that I can share all of accessories collection with my daughter when she’s older!

How do you display your accessories in your home? Do you have a separate space for your wardrobe? Do you rely on the neatness of a compact jewelry box? For more stylish posts, check out: Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ best red carpet gowns, celebrating Kristen Bell’s 41st birthday with a look with a fashion flashback, the softest & most comfortable pajama pants for summer, & summer sandal must-haves from LOFT & Banana Republic. Happy Styling!

Basics for a Bargain: The Perfect Printed Summer Tees for $8.00!


When my summer weekends entail hanging out with family in the backyard, running errands & taking care of chores, or meeting up with friends, staying cool & comfortable is essential, which is why I love a printed tee! New York & Company has perfect printed summer t-shirts marked down to $8.00 & I can’t lie—I’ve added to cart!

Here are some of my favorites in regular summer rotation with cropped pants, linen shorts, or a pair of cut-off jeans:

SHOP: leopard print scoop neck tee (available in sizes XS-XXL, on sale: $8.00) & paint splatter v-neck tee (available in XS-XXL, on sale: $8.00) @New York & Company.

SHOP: lemon print v-neck tee (available in sizes S-XXL, on sale: $8.00) & pineapple print v-neck tee (available in sizes XS-XXL, on sale: $8.00) @New York & Company.

SHOP: line print v-neck tee (available in sizes XS-XXL, on sale: $8.00) & printed v-neck tee (available in sizes XS-XXL, on sale: $8.00) @New York & Company.

SHOP: paisley v-neck perfect tee in blue nightshade & lemon cake (available in sizes XS-XXL, on sale: $8.00) @New York & Company.

I love the variety of patterns & colors offered, especially since they provide so much style inspiration for accessories, including earrings, a crossbody bag, & sandals.

Which tee is your favorite? Do you like a printed to or do you prefer to wear logos? Where are you shopping for summer’s most comfy separates? For more stylish posts, check out: Diane Kruger’s best non-gown looks in celebration of her 46th birthday, must-have studded sandals from Macy’s, the red carpet premiere of The Gray Man including Ana de Armas & Ryan Gosling, & Emma Cotton’s Vogue’s cover shoot! Happy Styling!

SHOP NOW: A Versatile Ruffle Blouse for Work & Play!


I’m guilty of being that “buy one in every color” shopper, as per my previous goddess dress post, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing because it makes picking out my day-to-day wardrobe seamless between family gatherings, prepping for class, heading into the office, or meeting up with friends. My latest obsession is ruffle button-front blouse from New York & Company, ranging in sizes XS-XXL. It’s currently on sale, ranging in price between $18.00-$26.97, depending on which coupon code you use & what your form of payment is; however, I like a top that I can wear with different bottoms, but also for different occasions.

The blouse is available in 3 solid hues: black, hazelnut latte, & pink garland, but my eye is on the flame orange leopard & multi color snake prints, which will pair well with any of the following items:

SHOP: 1. high-waisted linen-blend shorts in cerignola @Old Navy (available in sizes XS-4XL, sale: $18.00), 2. woven-textured crisscross sandals in natural stripe @Old Navy (available in sizes 6-11, sale: $16.00), 3. braided ankle strap sandals in natural @Walmart (available in sizes 6-11, $10.00), 4. Time and Tru tencel shorts in rinse wash @Walmart (available in sizes XS-3XL, $12.98), 5. A New Day smocked waist mid-rise a-line skirt in burgundy @Target (available in sizes XS-XXL, on sale: $23.79), 6. ruched-vamp pointy mules in black @Ardene (available in sizes 6-10, on sale: $11.94), 7. Ziva heel in crocodile embossed yellow @New York & Company (available in sizes 6-11, on sale: $44.97), 8. snake-print tie-waist pencil skirt in multi color @New York & Company (available in sizes XS-XXL, on sale: $41.97), 9. high-waisted cropped linen-blend pants in arugula @Old Navy (available in sizes XS-4XL, $39.99), 10. No Boundaries platform flip flops in gold @Walmart (available in sizes 6-11, on sale: $11.00), 11. Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara Rosa curvy super high-rise skinny ankle jeans in rinse @Walmart (available in size 14, $24.50), 12. Ansley block-heel sandal in red @New York & Company (available in sizes 6-10, on sale: $17.98), 13. Nanette Nanette Lepore angel zipper stretch work pants in black @TJ Maxx (available in sizes XS-XL, $19.99), & 14. Madison colorblock pump in pink @New York & Company (available in sizes 6-11, on sale: $35.00).

How would you style the ruffle button-front blouses? Where do you shop for the most versatile all-year separates? Do you pair blouses with casual pieces? What print do you prefer better? Leopard or snake? For most stylish posts, check out Vogue‘s August 2022 cover with The Crown star Emma Corrin, an entire summer outfit from H&M for under $100, Keira Knightley’s Chanel LBD at Paris Fashion Week, lovely polka dot pieces from LOFT, & the prettiest summer dress from Amazon! Happy Styling!