#BlackFriday Sale Update: Up To 75% Off @New York & Company!


I’ll admit that I’ve been pretty generous with myself lately when it comes to stocking up on new favorite fashions for the season, & it’s no secret that New York & Company is one store that I always keep one eye on because of their reasonable prices & lush styles. This is a store that I know I can always turn to for sweaters especially, which is why I’m showcasing six pretty adorable & winter-appropriate sweaters that are on sale up to 75% off for Black Friday.

SHOP: jacquard sweater, pink fair isle sweater, red split neck fair isle sweater, chic shopper sweater, sequin joy sweater, & lace-up ribbed sweater @New York & Company.

Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Affordable Fall Florals For Every Size!


When it comes to fall fashion, I immediately think of luxe fabrics & jewel tones, mixed with layers to keep warm & look cool at the same time. A fashionable twist on your every day fall look includes lightened up floral pieces to blend with heavier ones, like a leather jacket, chunky knits, fringe tote, or suede booties. Here’s where you can play with color in your wardrobe, using contrasting prints to reinvent fall classics like houndstooth or buffalo plaid.

The Stylish Five - Fall FloralsSHOP: 1. floral sweater ($34.50) in navy / grey @Dress Barn (shop plus size here), 2. floral dress ($29.90) in black / natural @Wet Seal (shop plus size here), 3. jacquard leggings ($12.48, was $24.95) in black @Hollister (shop similar plus size here), 4. floral skirt ($14.98, was $49.95) @New York & Company (shop similar plus size here), & 5. floral bomber jacket ($24.99, was $60.00) @JC Penney (shop similar plus size here). 

When it comes to fall fashion, do you wear florals? Do you prefer printed tops over bottoms? Where are you shopping for the best deals this season? For more posts, check out cozy capes & ponchos inspired by Taylor Swift & Kim Kardashian, Olivia Palermo’s newest jewelry collaboration with Bauble Bar, Sienna Miller’s chic take on menswear, & Anne Hathaway’s playful look for a recent Good Morning America appearance while promoting The Intern. Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Don’t Sweat The Cold Weather With These Cardigan Sweaters ($20 & Under)!


With all the budget shopping I’ve been doing lately, I am continually drawn to cardigans (although I am in search of the perfect motorcycle jacket), especially since I’m getting ready to head back to work this spring semester. For under $20, you can add these stylish toppers to you look, if you’re headed out on a date, to brunch with the girls, or trying to spruce up your work wardrobe.

@Forever 21, my plus size Style Darlings can add some fierce style to their look with the leopard print cardigan ($19.50) in cream/black, available in sizes XL – 3X & sold in purple/magenta. Next, for a more sophisticated & feminine ensemble the Worthington open front cardigan sweater ($20.00) in gray/yellow from JCP is the perfect addition to a spring wardrobe.

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Instead of wearing the same old boring black sweater, I recommend LOFT‘s tie neck 3/4-sleeve cardigan ($19.88) to wear over a blouse, camisole, or pullover top. One sweater that made it into my closet was the Merona 3/4 sleeve sweater cardigan ($14.98) from Target, which I purchased in stores for under $9.00. Lastly, for a classic cardigan to wear with pearls, over an LBD, or with your favorite pencil skirt, H&M‘s cardigan sweater ($14.95) in yellow, which is also sold in eight other hues to coordinate with printed basics.

What pieces are you unable to resist when bargain shopping? Which stores are you hitting up for great end-of-the-season buys? For more on affordable fashion featured in The Stylish Five, check out posts including scarves from Forever 21, flats for any occasion, statement cocktail rings, & skirts perfect for parties & work! Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Cozy Up With 50% Off Sweaters At Arden B.!


Arden BAfter some much-needed down time during these holiday preparations, I am happy to share my latest post for Quickie Darling Deal & Steal, featuring the latest 50% off sale on select sweaters going on @Arden B. I’m all about posting the best looks, images, & articles that I find on Facebook by other fashion bloggers, & since it’s the weather is quite wintry here in New York, I’m excited about the idea of adding more sweaters to any wardrobe.

Arden BThe cowl neck asymmetrical sweater ($35.40) in passion is a flirty & fun version of an oversize knit to pair with leather leggings, skinny jeans, or straight leg pants.  The speckled foil sweater ($35.40) in black pattern is a dressy way to sport a sweater, perfect for wearing with a pencil skirt to a holiday party or with leggings & knee boots.  The criss cross draped sweater ($35.40) in charcoal is a relaxed way to show off your style & have the opportunity to wear a chunky collar necklace, a bold brooch, or ornate metallic earrings.  Lastly, the twisted ribbed sweater tunic ($35.40) in orange crush is the perfect knit for flattering your curves while on a date or having dinner with the girls.

Which sweaters are on your list to Santa? Do you have a favorite style of sweater to shop for? If you’re looking for more affordable style finds, be sure to check out previous posts, including my top picks of holiday skirts & trendy red suede ankle booties! Happy Styling!

Basics For A Bargain: Swap In Some Sweaters, Inspired By Carrie Underwood, Nicole Richie, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, & More!


As if Long Island hasn’t been riddled enough with weather, it’s snowing now & I bundled up in my favorite sweater to brave the day.  This was my inspiration when I clicked through some of my top go-to websites to find must-have sweaters for the fall-winter season- no matter where you live.  Because sweaters are bulkier, often requiring special care, & available in an array of materials, I don’t necessarily admonish anyone who is looking for an investment piece to add to their cold weather wardrobe.  However, let’s take a look at some stylish celebrities who have been spotted in recent months donning some fashionable sweaters.

Actress Rose Byrne accents her textured black sweater with a ruffled skirt & leopard belt at the debut short film for Target, Falling For You.  Country crooner Taylor Swift looks all sorts of ladylike with maroon sweater by French Connection, paired with polka dot jeans by AG Adriano Goldschmied, Charlotte Olympia flats, & a tasteful string of pearls. Jessica Alba plays with menswear in her Alice + Olivia sweater to contrast her printed pants & bold cap toe pumps. Former Heroes star Ali Larter mixes sophistication with urban chic in a shawl collar sweater with olive cargo pants, ankle booties, & a Coach bag.

You can count on American Idol Carrie Underwood to bring the glitz to an appearance at The Late Show with David Letterman, wearing a sequin sweater, skinny jeans, & strappy wedges. Model / actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley goes all-black in a fringed black sweater & liquid leather leggings when arriving at the Sao Paulo Fashion Week celebration.  Lastly, designer Nicole Richie goes casual in a zebra print Proenza Schouler sweater with skinny black jeans & suede pumps.

For under $50, you can find heart details, metallic threading, animal-inspiration, feminine accents, & some sparkle when it comes to wearing a sweater.  Of course, there’s the classic cable knit or argyle that you can wear to the office, but there are lots of ways to look ladylike & modern without having to sacrifice style when it comes to chunky knitwear.

I love the fun & flirty colors in the colored animal pattern sweater ($27.80) from Forever 21 is a cool way to accent a pencil skirt with a metallic collar necklace, or to wear during the day with skinny jeans & knee boots.  If you’re headed on a double date or want to stay warm when going out at night, check out Expressmetallic wedge sweater ($19.99), which would look hot with leather shorts & tights or colored jeans.  I’ve surprised myself lately by finding an interest in stripes (I’m not typically a stripey), but I love the color contrast & splash of sparkle in the Varick Street sequin stripe v-neck sweater ($46.95) from New York & Company, which is available in a whole range of colors if you’re not into the yellow-gray combo.

As seen on many Style Darlings like Alexa Chung & Rihanna, wearing novelty pieces is a big trend, & this includes LC by Lauren Conrad‘s lurex heart sweater ($34.99) from Kohl’s, which is also sold in black & white, as well as tan & black.  Pair this fun top with wide leg jeans & a scarf, or polish the look with textured a-line skirt & pointed toe heels.  Lastly, @Venus you can find knit sweater with bow ($22.00) in light brown which can be easily played up with a fancy lace pencil skirt or some leather leggings.

What sweater styles do you like to wear when the weather gets cold? Are there sweater trends that you love to follow? For more posts featured in Basics for a Bargain, be sure to check out fall’s best faux leather looks featuring Lucy Hale & Jessica Chastain, leopard flats inspired by Olivia Palermo & Whitney Port, & Anne Hathaway’s all-black day & evening looks! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Styles: BOGO 50% Off Sweaters @The Limited Tomorrow Only!


Get a head start on your holiday shopping with some style! I’ve been meaning to make some progress in sharing some of the best sales at my favorite stores, like The Limited!

Starting tomorrow from 6-9PM, all regular priced sweaters are Buy One, Get One 50% off.  Even though they range in price from $39.90 – $89.00.  I picked three of my favorites, which include the merino v-neck sweater in pink($39.90), merino cardigan in gold ($49.90), & the ribbed cowlneck sweater ($64.90).

For more sweater finds, check out New York & Company (also promoting a BOGO 50% off sale), Express (BOGO $29.90 on sweaters), Charlotte Russe (prices ranging from $15.00 – $28.99), & Victoria’s Secret (40% off all winter styles)! Happy Styling!

Style ABC’s (x3): C is for Cardigans, Camilla Belle, & Carolina Herrera!


 

is for cardigans– one of my all-time favorite pieces for any outfit.  While most stylists (like What Not To Wear‘s Stacy London & Clinton Kelly) say that jackets & blazers really finish off a look, I find (for my personal style) that cardigans are what makes your look a little more polished, preppy, & feminine.  They’re super comfortable & great for layering when you want to add dimension to basics like a pullover tee, lacy tank, or jersey dress.  For more ornate & detailed tops like a patterned blouse & tiered skirt, a solid cardigan is your best option. For a solid sheath dress & neutral pumps, add a cardigan with subtle ruffles or special details to create more luxurious texture.  I always rely on stores like New York & Company, Forever 21, & White House Black Market to find trendy pieces to mix & match for a variety of occasions. 

  

Camilla Belle may not be known by mainstream audiences for her movie roles just yet, but the child actress turned red carpet darling has been making headlines in the fashion world in designs by Carlos Miele, Ralph Lauren Collection, Dior, & the late great Alexander McQueen.  With her striking, dark features like unconventionally thick & dramatic eyebrows & sun-kissed skintone, she may just be the next Sarah Jessica Paker!  No longer with longtime beau, Joe Jonas, this Los Angeles-native is showing off her sexy & elegant single girl style.  For a full dossier on Camilla’s red carpet looks, head to In Style‘s Star Finder, Style.com, & The Fashion Spot.  I can’t wait to see what the 10,000 BC star will be wearing next!

 

  

Carolina Herrera is one of those designers that you can almost recognize when a celebrity wears one of her dresses.  With famous followers like Renee Zellweger, Amy Adams, & Emmy Rossum, it’s no wonder that Herrera is one of today’s most sought after designers for red carpet events like the Golden Globes or the Oscars.  Take a look at Renee in this strapless blue & gold sparkly princess gown at a German awards show, as well as Glee‘s Dianna Agron wearing a strapless jacquard & organza dress at the 2010 Breakthrough of the Tear awards in L.A. 

As for Herrera’s runway collection, every gown, dress, & separate screams screen siren in a vintage Hollywood kind of way that only Herrera knows how to capture.  If you’re interested in shopping this designer’s very decadent Spring 2011 Collection, check out Shop Style for direct links & prices for items sold at Bergdorf Goodman & Saks Fifth Avenue, ranging from $495 into the thousands! Happy Styling!