Super Style Wishlist: A Fashionable Fall Blend of Alice + Olivia, House of Harlow, & Much More!


Even though I’ve gracefully cancelled my birthday this year (tomorrow), I am going to showcase a very special edition of Super Style Wishlist with items that I actually really do want, although I wouldn’t ask my friends to spend this much money on me.  I spent a little time clicking around Revolve Clothing, an online fashion retailer that sells brands like Miss Sixty, Betsey Johnson, KORS by Michael Kors, & William Rast (just to name a few).

Since fall is just around the corner, I love the idea of mixing textures & playing with different patterns when it comes to sparkly tops & accessories like shoes.  Take a look at what I’ve put together for a stylish, but casual day look that could easily turn into a party with friends look.  I loooove the Alice + Olivia black sequin stripe top, which can be mixed with jeans for day, trousers for an interview, or a pencil skirt on a date.  Between the sequins & the stripe design, it’s not hard to bring out the glamour in your look if this is your top!  On bottom, I selected J Brand skinny twill pants in green (my favorite color). Colored jeans are soooo on-trend right now & you can find look-alikes at stores like Forever 21 & Delia’s.  Also check out a recent Darling of the Day post where Kerry Washington donned some skinny red jeans.

One trend that I love for this time of year is an animal print accessory & what better way to do that than with a peep toe pump by House of Harlow?  I love the very graphic look of this print, which gives animal inspiration a whole new & fresh feel.  The natural color in the shoes is what helps bring out the richness of other accessories too.  You can’t go anywhere without a functional tote these days either.  For example, take a look at the Foley + Corinna timber tote, which serves as both handbag & shoulder bag with two different handles.

Speaking of accessories, I’m in the market for some new jewelry & I love this multi-chain necklace by Belle Noel.  It’s dainty & edgy, adding some extra flair to my already polished look.  If you wanna take an outfit like this & get it ready for a last-minute night out, you gotta have one extra piece of bling.  That comes in the form of the large triple crystal ring by Low Luv X Erin Wasson.  The very deco feel of it can help transform any look for a cocktail party or a stylish drink with the girls. Even though it is a statement piece of jewelry, it’ll compliment the sparkle in the top!

Lastly, for when the afternoons start to get chilly, keep your look urban & a little bit preppy with a cotton duster by Free People.  It’s perfect to go over a sweater, blouse, graphic tee, or button-down shirt. To create a more fitted look, throw on a belt, but since there’s already so much going on with the color of the jeans & the animal print in the shoes, try a thin belt in a neutral color like black or taupe.

Your total for a look like this would come to… $1514.00! While all the pieces are super stylish & any Style Darling would be lucky to receive them as a gift, just imagine what you can invest your money in with that much cash?  Would you spend that much on this look?  Have you ever purchased from Revolve Clothing in the past?  Do you like this colored jeans trend?  What’s on your wishlist?? Happy Styling!

1/21/11 Darling of the Day: Zoe Saldana!


I went a little further back in the style logs to find today’s look.  While it’s still winter out & definitely mighty cold in New York, I was looking for a go-to comfortable, yet stylish ensemble.  Zoe Saldana wore this equestrian-inspired look to a Pepsi event in Los Angeles, just about this time last year.  This three-piece look includes a black turtleneck, fitted leggings, & knee-high boots, creating a lean & stylish way to wear your basics.  Perhaps you could subtitute a red turtleneck or maybe jeggings to add some dimension, but Zoe’s all-black look brings that LBD glamour to daytime. 

 To recreate this very basic look, my only advice would be to match up your blacks.  Sometimes, I’ve found, that some blacks look a little more gray, while others that may be washed out could appear green. To make your turtleneck look less frompy, make sure it hits right at your hips (if you have Zoe’s shape) & scrunch up the sleeves at your elbows. 

  

 Here are a few suggested accesssories, if you’re looking to jazz up a minimal look like this, but keep in mind that carefully picking out one item to be the star of your look is essential! 

                                        

For more stylish looks by the Avatar actress, here & here.  AND… if an outfit like this really tickles your style pickle, but you’re more of a risk-taker with your leggings, check out these by William Rast, these by BCBGeneration, & these by Miley Cyrus & Max Azria!  Happy Styling!