Super Style Wishlist: Hamptons-Ready Dresses From Neiman Marcus!


So I’m on Day 3 during my participation here at the Southampton Arts Conference, out on the East End of Long Island, where I’m not only spreading the Style Darling word, but also meeting lots of great, friendly, brilliant, creative new people.  Not to mention that I’m getting inspired by the summer-time attire, including gauzy white dresses, chic khaki crops, ballet flats, jeweled sandals, & plenty of printed skirts.  I’ve been doing very well for myself on the style side, earning a reputation for being told “Heeey! Nice shoes!” This has triggered yet another edition of Super Style Wishlist, where I invite my readers to join me in drooling over some of the most fabulous flirty dresses, perfect for a day in The Hamptons!

 

I clicked through my favorite high-end retailer, Neiman Marcus, & found some adorable summer-ready dresses, perfect for wearing right now (although today is quite the rainy day). The price tag is quite a bit beyond my budget, but the styles & designers are always important to consider! For example, the Kate Spade New York Jane printed dress ($458.00) caught my attention immediately b/c I’m always drawn to bold black & white graphic prints.  This is darling for a day of poetic musings with a neon patent leather belt & neutral wedges.  Next, the M Missoni hexagon striped knit dress ($895.00) is a more vivid statement for the season & can be dressed down for day with ballet flats & layered beads. 

Every summer girl needs a maxi dress & I’m loving the contrasting neutral tones in the Jay Godfrey bell v-neck maxi dress ($440.00), which immediately brings to mind some chunky platform sandals & hoop earrings.  Lastly, the Theory short-sleeved shirt dress ($285.00) is a classic must-have with wedges & drop earrings, or sandals & a medium-sized tote.  Happy Styling!

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Red Carpet Review: Brooklyn Decker Sports Stella McCartney, Christian Louboutin, & More During The ‘Battleship’ Press Tour!


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I wasn’t very sure about Brooklyn Decker when she first hit the big screen in Just Go With It, but her recent red carpet appearances have been making think otherwise.  The star of the upcoming Battleship is showing off her best assets in designers like Stella McCartney, Theory, Christian Louboutin, & Jimmy Choo during her international press tour.  Check out the gallery below to see Ms. Decker in all of her leggy glory! Happy Styling!

Luxury Look-Alikes for Less: White Tiered Peasant Skirts from Theory Vs. Forever 21 & Target!


It’s been a while since I went on the prowl looking for luxury items & their less expensive look-alikes!  While ending my time here in Southampton, I noticed quite the array of peasant skirts in the mix & why not celebrate the summer with a fresh, crisp white tiered maxi skirt like these?

However, (starting from the left to right) I found a Theory brand skirt @Bloomingdale’s.  It was marked down considerably from $295.00 to $132.75, but on a Style Darling’s budget, that just won’t do!  While on the prowl for affordable skirts to fit Style Darlings of all sizes, I happily came across this middle one from Forever 21 for $19.80.  As we move to the far right, a plus-size look-alike skirt has been discovered @Target by designer CALYPSO for $37.99!

By finding these comparably priced afforadble items, you’re saving anywhere between $95 to $113!  With that money, you can invest in the entire outfit by finding tanks tops or basic tees to match up.  Also, a skirt like this calls for some serious splash & that can be found in espadrille wedges or platforms sandals- anything with a tropical flower pattern will do!  Also, take advantage of the simplicity of the skirt, like images show & throw on beaded bracelets, stacks of bangles, or layer over your top a chunky necklace to get a real summer feel!

Which items are you seeking in a less expensive form?  Do imitation designer shoes make you giggle?  Check out our previous Luxury Look-ALikes for Less posts to see the other fabulous finds that could be invading your wardrobe without hurting your wallet! Happy Styling!