08/01/2017 Darling of the Day: Jennifer Lawrence Elevates Casual Chic in New York City!


So, it’s definitely been a minute since my last Darling of the Day post (hello 07/18/2016 with Gwyneth Paltrow!). Trends are always changing—I’m not so crazy about all this 90s-inspiration returning. Also, life is just busy & there’s so much to talk about. However, I just recently came across this image of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence (whose new movie Mother! looks terrifying) who was out & about in New York City this summer wearing the most elegant & casual of outfits that anyone can pull off. I knew I had to share the styling details, especially since so many of these pieces probably already reside in our wardrobes. What makes this look so special is Jennifer’s uber chic Elsa Peretti knotted necklace that completely elevates the whole ensemble from casual to genius. I’m always saying that accessories have the power to transform a look & here’s the proof with one simple gold necklace.

The ingredients for Jennifer’s look are easy to put together: white tank, black skinny jeans, & a gold knotted, tassel necklace. Here are three sources to recreate this outfit for the budget-minded shopper of any size because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your entire income for your style.

SHOP: tank (shop plus here), skinny jeans (shop plus here), knot necklace @dressbarn.

SHOP: tank (available in sizes XS-XXL), skinny jeans (available in sizes 0-20), & multistrand necklace @Old Navy.

SHOP: tank & skinny jeans @H&M, & lariat necklace @Charming Charlie.

In addition, Jennifer’s outfit gets some help from classic tortoise sunglasses, a minimalist black crossbody bag, & platform wedges so she can live her most stylish & best A-list life.

SHOP: crossbody bag @Forever 21, cateye sunglasses @Target, & Kelly & Katie wedges @DSW

Do you like Jennifer’s street style look? What’s your go-to glam necklace? Where do you shop for basics like tanks & jeans? Which celebrity’s style do you follow most? What’s your summer must-have trend item? For more celebrity style inspiration, check out previous posts including mixed patterns on Olivia Palermo & Solange Knowles, Reese Witherspoon & Lily James in gingham, sneakers with dresses on Gigi Hadid & Rihanna, & ankle strap shoe goodness on Emma Stone & Taylor Schilling! Happy Styling!

Black Friday Sale Update: Get 25% Off + Free Shipping On Orders of $150 or More @J.Crew!


25% off isn’t a whole to write home about, but when you look at some of the clearance prices right now @J.Crew, it sounds pretty good.  Also, You can get 25% off + free shipping on orders of $150 or more from J.Crew stores & the website with code YOURGIFT.  The sale ends on Sunday!

I picked out a few fun gifts that will go a long way, including the finespun tank ($9.99) in parsely.  It’s also available in three other colors in sized XS – XL. I love finding affordable tanks to help layer under v-neck sweaters, like the rackerback tank ($9.99) in heather pewter. There are also six more colors to choose from,  but they go up to $14.99 each.

I love tights & the rose lace tights ($12.99) are no exception to that! They’re the best way to add a splash of femininity to any solid sheath dress. Another great gift idea is the Face Stockholm polish set ($14.50) in pink, burgundy, & nude.

Lastly, a comfy & cozy top like the perfect fit long-sleeve tee ($14.99) in monterey pine can be tucked into a bubble skirt & be the perfect basic when you wear a decadent bib necklace.  Also, this top is available in twelve other colors, so stock up now! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: What Can You Get For (About) $11.00?


In honor of today’s date, I wanted to post at the price point of (about) $11.00. Although I missed posting this @11:11:11am, you still gotta admit that today’s date is a little weird.

Anyway, why not invest your $11.00 in something chic & stylish to add a little extra splash to your look.  There are plenty of sites & stores from which a Style Darling can choose, including Forever 21, The Limited, Payless, Old Navy, & Kohl’s.

If you’re planning an upcoming winter vacation, the embroidered insert woven top ($10.99) is a major plus-size find b/c Forever 21 is also having a promotion of 11% off with the code: ONEDAY11.  Also, if you’re headed to a warm-weather location, the Tamra buckle sandal ($10.99) is a cute way to wear flats, especially with the green & brown color combination.

To help make this fall a little more glamorous, the gold link large square scarf ($9.99) is adorable for a pullover sweater & jeans, or to dress down a little black dress with ballet flats!  Sometimes hoops, chandelier, or feather earrings can look overwrought with detail, but I much prefer to look of delicate drops like the gold tone chocolate simulated pearl drop earrings ($11.20). They’re soft & feminine, perfect to wear with a cable-knit sweater with a belted pencil skirt for a day at the office.

Lastly, while we start to snuggle up for an at-home spa day, treat your feet to the terry thong slippers ($10.00) which are available in green, black, blue, pink, & white.  I actually own there & they great for getting out of the shower, painting your toenails, & hugging your foot after a long day in high heels.

What can you find for about $11.00 on this very honorable Veteran’s Day? What stores do you shop in for the best holiday sales?  Happy Styling!

Magazine Must-Haves: Cosmopolitan, Kim Kardashian, & Cute Fall Finds! What More Can You Ask For?


This month’s issue of Cosmopolitan is full of excellent relationship advice, fun dating tips, & the star of Keeping up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian.  The newly engaged reality queen poses on the cover in a top by Alternative Apparel & dishes on how she balances her personal life & career.

While you’re flipping through the pages, be sure to check out the best fall fashion finds recommended by editors.  These items include basic casual tops like the yellow & white stripe tank from Roxy & a colorblock baseball tee from American Eagle Outfitters, both for under $40.  Fall just isn’t complete without a pair of jeans like the Dreamer bootcut jeans from Old Navy were just marked down from $34.50 to $29.50!

For dressier occasions, take a look at the nude ‘Boulerice’ patent pumps from Aldo, which has also been reduced in price, from $75.00 to $37.49!  While we’re talking shoes, check out some classic round toe ‘Calie’ pumps by Jessica Simpson Collection, which are also available on Zappos & Endless for $79.00.  These pumps are basics for any Style Darling- which is why I’ve already written a whole blog about it in Basics for a Bargain.  Also, from American Apparel, this flat edge leather belt in medium brown costs $34.00, but would pair well with a plaid button down & some cut-off shorts for now, or over a sweater dress for next season. Lastly, you can find the Marc Fisher overachiever flap satchel @Macy’s in lemon, orange, & black on sale for $53.99, originally $78.00.

Check out previous  Magazine Must-Haves posts & tell us which magazines are your favorite for the latest in fashion!  Happy Styling!