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!

Accessories Access: Lovely Lavender Handbags!


From the day-to-day, I am committed to the same one handbag to get me through my shifts at work, out with my boyfriend, and everywhere in between. I’m usually wearing just one bag for as long as I possibly can before switching from a lighter spring-summer design to something darker & more durable for the fall-winter months. However, when I spot a cute bag, my heart does do a little flutter. That’s exactly what happened when I spotted these lavender bags from New York & Company. I immediately pictured how I could style them, with a head-to-toe all-white look, a floral summer frock with wedges, & a little black dress accessorized with a pop of pastel.

SHOP: mini satchel, large satchel, tote, & crossbody bag @New York & Company.

Would you use a lavender bag? How would you incorporate pastels with your fall wardrobe? What’s your go-to handbag style? Where do you shop for your favorite accessories? Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Nine West Pump for $24.99!


Sometimes there’s nothing that makes me happier than a peep toe pump by Nine West. They just scream girlie girl with a scalloped skirt & make for the perfect touch for any date night look with a mini skirt & blouse. Something with a lace design like these makes for a special contrast to neutral hues like black, gray, navy, or brown.  It’s time to rethink your next office look by pairing your favorite gray suit with this shoe, creating an unstoppable & confident persona.  Hey, you can even mix this up with a bright pop of red or a sexy purple

This Nine West peep toe pump was $69.00 & is now $24.99!  For a limited time only, Nine West is offering Free Shipping on any purchase, along with 70% off select sale items, for a limited time only.  What’s really amazing here is if you buy two pairs of shoes, you get the second at 50% off (the higher price prevails)!  You could add these to your purchase & only spend $10 on them!  Those are some serious Payless-inspired BOGO deals!  On the website, you can also print a store coupon for this BOGO deal to shop in stores!

If this isn’t enough shoe inspiration for you, why not check out these zebra flats, blue patent peep toes, or these caged booties– all under $30 at Nine West now!  Happy Styling!