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!

Red Carpet Review: The Spectacle of Stars at the 2022 American Music Awards!


Last night’s American Music Awards ceremony had some highs and lows, especially when it came to hemlines and necklines. Today’s hottest & most successful recording artists hit the red carpet in major style & sparkle–sparkle being a major trend of this entire awards season. Aside from Taylor Swift dominating the stage with multiple wins (Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Female Pop Artist, Favorite Female Country Artist, & Favorite Country Album), her golden, 70s-inspired halter jumpsuit by The Blonds was stunning, paired with metallic Giuseppe Zanotti heels, Cathy Waterman earrings, ear cuffs by Anita Ko, rings by Delfina Delettrez, & a Vram bracelet. Additionally, major fashion was served by Carrie Underwood in a shimmering Tony Ward high slit gown, Latina artist Anitta in a revealing Mugler gown & Tiffany & Co. jewelry, “Unholy” singer Kim Petras donning a denim Blumarine design, Ellie Goulding in a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini two-piece look, Kelly Rowland in an exotic & dramatic animal print gown by Nicolas Jebran, Pink in a fringed Bob Mackie creation, “Made You Look” scribe Meghan Trainor sporting shimmering pink suit by Michael Costello, pop star Sabrina Carpenter in a silver dripping Oscar de la Renta two-piece look, & “I’m Good” singer Bebe Rexha in a glamorous red Buerlangma gown that she accessorized with matching Atelier Biser gloves & knee-high boots Le Silla.

Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Sabrina Carpenter, Pink, & Kelly Rowland at the 2022 American Music Awards
Ellie Goulding, Witney Carson, Joan Smalls, Roshumba Williams, & Kim Petras at the 2022 American Music Awards
Bebe Rexha, Roslyn Sanchez, GloRilla, Flo Milli, & Meghan Trainor at the 2022 American Music Awards
Kelli Erdmann, Ari Lennox, Dencia Red, Liza Koshy, & Anitta at the 2022 American Music Awards
Tinashe, Coco Jones, Madeleine White, Yola, & Dove Cameron at the 2022 American Music Awards
Niecy Nash, Karrueche Tran, Tefi Pessoa, & Latto at the 2022 American Music Awards
Jessie James Decker, Muni Long, Adassa, & Becky G at the 2022 American Music Awards

For more from the exciting ceremony, check out the videos below of performances & acceptances:

Who wore your favorite look? What was your favorite moment from the night? Whose music are you playing on repeat? For more stylish posts, check out: Margot Robbie discusses her new films Babylon & Barbie on the cover of Vanity Fair, sparkly envelope clutches from Ardene for under $8, all the red carpet looks from the 2022 Governors Awards, & the ultimate holiday shoe of the season at every price point! Happy Styling!

Color Me Style: The Season of Barbiecore Pink is Here!


Barbiecore? That’s a thing? you ask? Well, yes. Hot pink fashion is super hot right now, not only because of recently released photos of Margot Robbie in the upcoming Barbie movie, but because it’s the summer of fun, feminine, flirty, & fierce fashion! Top A-listers are appearing in all-pink for red carpet events, major fashion shows, & all over social media every. single. day. Additionally, pink is popping up on runways & go-to retailers to take a not-pink-enough world by storm!

Some of the best latest & recent past Barbiecore moments making headlines include the ladies at Valentino‘s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-2023 show in Rome, such as Emily in Paris actress Ashley Park, West Side Story & Academy Award-winner breakout star Ariana DeBose, Black Widow badass (nipple & all!) Florence Pugh, & fashion darling Anne Hathaway.

At the recent premiere of Where the Crawdads Sing, The Morning Show stars, Reese Witherspoon (look very Elle Woods-inspired too!) & Karen Pittman, stepped out in pink.

Also, Barbiecore has been present on stage with musician Conan Gray at Coachella, High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, & Dua Lipa for her Future Nostalgia tour.

Met Galas of years past also rocked the pink, including film icon Glenn Close; Pam & Tommy lead Sebastian Stan; Victoria Beckham‘s daughter-in-law, Nicola Peltz; & singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves.

Not to mention that Barbiecore is taking over social media with Instagram posts from reality television stars Kim Kardashian & Khloe Kardashian, along with model Hailey Bieber.

Film festivals have been no exception to Barbiecore, especially on model Caro Daur, singer Ciara, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, & the unstoppably stylish Zendaya.

Barbie in all textures & cuts continue to gain attention on model Duckie Thot at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch, actress Megan Fox in New York City promoting Machine Gun Kelly’s documentary Life in Pink, & the incomparably gorgeous & talented Lizzo at the premiere for Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.

Finally, memorable red carpet appearances popping with Barbiecore include model Gigi Hadi at Prince’s Trust Gala, both artist Saweetie & actor Billy Porter at the Grammy Awards, actress / talk show host Drew Barrymore at the Daytime Emmy Awards, & actress Lana Condor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Check out the slideshow & gallery below to relive these pinktastic moments:

What do you think of the Barbiecore trend? Are you onboard with hot pink? How often do you turn to this hue in your daily wardrobe? Which celebrity do you think wears pink best? Who are you waiting to see in pink? For more stylish posts, check out: studded sandals from Macy’s for under $30, Sofia Vergara’s red carpet style in honor of her 50th birthday, affordable summer totes by Time and Tru from Walmart, & Keira Knightley’s French-girl LBD at Paris Fashion Week. Happy Styling!

Jennifer Lopez is the Prettiest in the Prettiest Pink Poof Dress!


Jennifer Lopez can’t do just one thing & I’m so glad for it. For her newest film, Second Act, she not only stars in & produced it, but also sings the power anthem “Limitless” (penned by Sia). She also directed the yet-to-be released music video (also starring her daughter Emme) & has taken the fashion world by storm once again at the New York City premiere of the film. She wore a breathtaking pink Giambattista Valli high low tulle gown (from the brand’s Fall 2018 Couture runway collection) with a train that rivals anyone else in gown train history (Priyanka Chopra… Princess Diana…) styled with silver accessories including a Judith Leiber clutch & Jimmy Choo platforms, as well as jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz. The play on volume & length in such a bold statement color only makes the dress more amazing to gawk at.

The ethereal design floated down the Fall 2018 runway & has now made history. Perhaps all those sparkly naked dresses are out & voluminous tulle dresses are in?

What do you think of J.Lo’s big pink dress? Is it too big? Not big enough? For more celebrity-inspired posts, click here, here, here, & here. Happy Styling!

Show Me the Shoes: Pretty in Pink Flats!


In its fairest shade, pink is a neutral, perfect for matching up with nearly any spring, summer, or fall outfit. I myself do love a rose gold flat with some black tights, if the look demands it, in the winter too! And why shouldn’t a blush shoe be a neutral? It works very well for the upcoming fall season as well with a slew of hues, including navy, chocolate, olive, charcoal, burgundy, cobalt, mustard, hunter green, & so many more!  

With all that build up, it’s no surprise that the pretty pink flats I’m featuring are not only pretty & pink, but also, they’re versatile considering their texture & design. I’ve never been a huge fan of the pink family, but over the years, my heart has started to skip a stylish beat when I see some rose gold jewelry. That’s extended into eyeshadow & accessories like shoes & belts too. However, for fall, take a look at these dressy, luxe, & feminine designs @Charlotte Russe to inspire a pop of pink where you might not have previously.

SHOP: rose gold ponty toe flats, ankle strap patent flats, ruffle velvet flats, & bowed d’Orasay flats @Charlotte Russe.

What’s your go-to shoe color? Do you wear dressy ballet flats? Where are you shopping for the trendiest footwear this season? How do you like to wear pink? Happy Styling!

Inside A Style Blogger’s Closet: My First Day of Spring Outfit!


For at least a good three weeks, I’ve been ready for spring. Here on Long Island, the weather has been so wishy-washy where there’d be an amazing sunny, spring-like day in the 60s, followed by a major yucky blizzard. This happened more than once recently too! My wardrobe has been feeling super bipolar as I’ve been wanting to wear lighter & softer pieces in pastels or florals, but there’s still a need for cozy layers to stay warm, especially since it’s been pretty chilly early in the morning… which brings me to today’s outfit. I don’t normally post a whole outfit that I’ve worn, partially because I don’t have access to a photographer (I live alone) on a daily basis. I’m lucky that my friends & coworkers at both of my jobs can spare a few minutes to indulge my style fancies & help me out with some spur-of-the-moment pics while on the clock, hence the sporadic sharing of whole outfit posts on my Instagram account (@MissAlissaL).

I absolutely love this floral fit-and-flare scuba skirt. It’s a style that I’ve been having a lot of fun with since last fall, one that’s perfect for tucking in with various tops, cinching in my waist & playing up a retro & ladylike vibe with modern flare. I’ve thought about styling this particular skirt in so may ways, pairing it with the different colors in the print, as well as with sparkly accessories. I’ve had the sheer dotted sweater in black (both pieces from @dressbarn) that I hadn’t worn yet. When I saw the two together, the sweater added just enough feminine detail at the neckline to counter the softness of the skirt without being too overpoweringly dark & black at the same time.

The accessories that I’m wearing in the picture above are no longer available (because I’ve had them each for quite some time now), but it’s easy to recreate a similar spring style with affordable look-alike coordinating statement jewelry, polished footwear, & a thin neutral belt. 

SHOP: floral statement necklace @Forever 21, Fola bib necklace @Charming Charlie, flower stud earrings @Francesca’s, & glitter stone drop earrings @Icing.

SHOP: gold trim platform peep toe pumps @Charlotte Russe, patent D’Orsay pumps @Old Navy, snake pointed toe flats @Express, & Hope chopout mid heel @Payless

SHOP: bow belt @Target, skinny mint belt @Lulu’s, gold snake belt @H&M, & black braided belt @JCPenney

What spring trends are you excited to wear this season? What pastel colors do you love? Which accessories do you build your outfit around? Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: All The Sparkle & Color From The 2012 American Music Awards!


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The American Music Awards are still airing, but if you’ve missed any of the red carpet festivities, then you can check out the highs & lows here on Style Darling.  Some of my favorite performers hit the stage, including Christina Aguilera & Pink, both who made stunning statements on the red carpet in lavender & bronze, respectively.  Also, some noteable appearances were made by an Old Hollywood-inspired Carly Rae Jepsen in Gomez-Garcia, Nicki Minaj in neon Monique Lhuillier, & the always gorgeous Carrie Underwood in a purple gown by Abed Mahfouz.

Who wore your favorite looks? What was your favorite part of the show? Do you agree with the winners? For more from Red Carpet Review, check out posts including the Breaking Dawn Part Two premiere & MTV’s European Music Awards! Happy Styling!