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Trend Alert: Floral Skirts and Crop Tops

Feb
23

My favorite season is spring because it means flowers will bloom, the weather will warm up (well, it will just get warmer in LA ūüôā ) and you can pull out your floral pieces! ¬†Although spring is still weeks away, I’ve been loving the combo of floral skirts and crop tops. ¬†This is such a gorgeous look that will definitely make you stand out. ¬†The key to this look is a midi length (knee length or longer) that has some kind of floral pattern and pairing it with a colored crop top. ¬†To stay warm, definitely choose a knitted crop top but you can wear one with a thinner fabric if you want too.

Take a look at three of my favorite pairings of this look and also where you can purchase similar ones!

Kate Hudson

She looks amazing, wearing Michael Kors at his fashion show in New York.  For this look, she chose to match the shirt to the skirt.

Photo Credit: Rex

Photo Credit: Rex

Kenza Zouiten

The gorgeous blogger/model/designer wearing River Island. ¬†Make sure to take a look at her blog–she has amazing style. ¬†If you want to make a bold statement, pair a bright skirt with a different color. ¬†This orange top matches great with the blue floral skirt!

Photo Credit: Kenza Zouiten

Photo Credit: Kenza Zouiten

Miroslava Duma

Now if you don’t want to wear a fitted skirt or go too bold with your colors, try this look like Miroslava Duma. ¬†She chose a loose fitted skirt with a more understated pattern, pairing it with a long sleeve top.

Mirolavia Duma Floral Skirt Tan Top

 

Check out some gorgeous floral skirts I found from Asos, as well as Missguided. ¬†I found this gorgeous pencil skirt at Missguided too¬†that’s on sale for $15.20.

Which is your favorite look? ¬†I love them all but I think Kenza’s look is my fave!

xoxo

Sarah

Trend Alert: The Outfit Combo You Need to Try!

Feb
13

Whether you’re going out with your boyfriend or out with friends, one of the hottest looks this season is wearing maxi skirts with crop tops. ¬†But that doesn’t mean you have to show a lot of skin! That’s what I love about this look, you can show a little bit of your stomach, or keep it covered. ¬†Keep reading to find out more on how to style one of the hottest trends this season!

Kim Kardashian Maxi Skirt Crop Top Maroon The Lifestyle Reporter

This look Kim Kardashian is wearing is pretty sexy, but still elegant. ¬†The key to this look is to keep it all one color. ¬†It pulls the whole look together yet still still looks understated. ¬†The crop top is showing off cleavage and stomach, and the skirt has slits, but adding a vest or a coat makes it less revealing. ¬†If you don’t have a vest or don’t want to purchase something like that, wear a longer coat instead. ¬†Just make sure the fabric isn’t too heavy and that it is made with similar ones for the top and skirt.

Vanessa Hudgens Denim Crop Top White Skirt Maxi The Lifestyle Reporter

Vanessa Hudgens’ look can be work as a dressy ootd or a casual ootn–I love the versatility! ¬†The white maxi skirt goes perfectly with the blue crop top. ¬†For this look, make sure the crop top isn’t cleavage revealing, and that it is a halter type top. ¬†Like Vanessa, pile on the bracelets and rings to make the look more boho!

Nina Dobrev Black Top Maxi Skirt Pink Blush Jacket Eli Saab The Lifestyle Reporter

Nina Dobrev’s take on a maxi skirt is a great way to wear a crop top without showing a lot of skin. Just tuck in the shirt into the high waisted maxi skirt, and voila-a chic twist to the typical crop top/maxi skirt combo. I love how the look is still sexy because of wearing a somewhat sheer top, which shows the bra underneath. The blush colored maxi skirt goes perfectly with the black top, making this a very fancy OOTN. Add in a jacket and you’re good to go.

Which is your favorite take on the maxi skirt/crop top combo?

xoxo

Sarah

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Rihanna Stuns on Harper’s Bazaar March 2015 Cover

Feb
11
Rihanna Harpers Bazaar March 2015 Balmain Jumpsuit Cover

Photo Credit: Norman Jean Roy for Harper’s BAZAAR

2015 is all about Rihanna. Not only does she have a hit song, “FourFive Seconds,” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and an upcoming new album, she is also the new cover girl for Harper Bazaar’s March 2015 issue.

The singer looks absolutely stunning on the cover wearing a Balmain jumpsuit, Van Cleef & Arpels earrings, and a Jacquie Aiche bodychain.

The subscriber cover shows Rihanna inside an open mouth of a shark (she was photoshopped inside it), wearing Chanel swimsuit and Giuseppe Zanotti stilettos. The water theme continues inside the mag, where she in shown wearing designer bathing suits, including Mugler, Burberry and Gottex.

Harpers Bazaar Shark Photo Rihanna March 2015

Photo Credit: Norman Jean Roy for Harper’s BAZAAR

 

In the interview, Rihanna talks about how in life she avoids real life sharks: “I try my best to avoid the sharks of life, but I have had my share of experiences with them, and in those cases I just have to handle them accordingly. But I do not swim with sharks‚Ķsharks swim with sharks.”

Photo Credit: Norman Jean Roy for Harper’s BAZAAR

Photo Credit: Norman Jean Roy for Harper’s BAZAAR

The photo shoot took place at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida, and in one photo, Rihanna is seen swimming in a tank with sand tiger sharks.

RiRi always reveals her perfect day: “The day I wake up without cellulite? Now that would be the perfect day.”

Her goal this year in life and love: “The same goal I set every year–to be happy.”

Check out the Harper’s Bazaar interview here!

Make sure to pick the issue beginning on February 17th.

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Kylie Jenner Style 101

Feb
04

Kylie Jenner is only 17 years old, but she is already a such trendsetter! ¬†She is literally the reason why MAC stores are completely out of whirl, spice and soar–and when I say sold out–I mean company wide sold out.¬† She also made teal hair look cool!¬† But, her hair and make up will be another post–today it’s all about Kylie Jenner’s impeccable style. Read on to find out six style tricks from Kylie Jenner!

1. Oversized Shirts

Kylie loves oversized shirts and sweaters. ¬†When choosing pieces, make sure they are one or two sizes bigger–don’t pick something too big. ¬†She wears her oversized tops usually as a dress so if you don’t feel comfortable, put some shorts on underneath. ¬†This look is all about the legs so choose some nice heels or if you want to stay casual, pick combat boots. ¬†If you want it to look more laid back, roll up the sleeves to finish off the look.

Kylie Jenner Oversized Denim Shirt

Kylier Jenner Sports Outfit Boots The Lifestyle Reporter

2. Ripped Denim

Ripped denim is something Kylie almost always wears. ¬†It literally takes any outfit and makes it look edgy. ¬†For a fancier look, try a crop top with your ripped jeans, or if you want to stay casual, a t-shirt and bomber jacket. ¬†If you’re feeling bold, pick a pair of jeans that are really ripped, but if that’s too much, pick something similar to the second pic.

Kylie Jenner Ripped Denim

Kylie Jenner Bomber Jacket Ripped Denim White Shirt Combat Boots

3. Black & White 

Kylie usually wears pieces that are either black or white, or makes her whole outfit one of the colors. ¬†The all black look is something Kylie often does, but if you want to do the same, do like Kylie–make each piece stand out on its own. ¬†She chose a black crop top, a skirt with a slit and fitted jacket. ¬†Same goes for white. ¬†Kylie likes to wear white tees but sometimes she goes for all white, like the photo below.

Kylie Jenner All Black Skirt Crop Top Leather Jacket

Kylie Jenner All White Dress

4. Long Coats

Oversized coats can make your outfit look so elegant and chic.  When Kylie chooses an oversized coat, she likes to make a statement by showing off her legs or abs.  She wears crop tops and shorts when choosing her oversized coats.  This type of coat also looks great with a fitted mini or midi dress.  Keep in mine that you can wear a sexier outfit, i.e. a crop top and skirt, because when you put on the oversized coat, you are definitely more covered so the look is still really classy and fancy.

Kylie Jenner Oversized Gray Coat Shorts Black Top Boots

Kylie Jenner Long Green Jacket Denim White Shirt Boots

Kylie Jenner Crop Top Blue Duster Coat Jeans

5. Lace Up Heels + Boots

Kylie loves her lace up boots, either in the form of thigh highs or heels.  Lace ups shoes are a great way to edge up a simple outfit.  She pairs a crop top, casual shorts and a jacket with a pair of lace up boots, and voila, she looks like a badass.  They are such a statement shoe so make sure you keep the rest of your outfit pretty simple, because you want the lace ups to be the star of the look.

Crop Top Jeans Bomber Thigh Highs Lace Uos

Kylie Jenner All Black High Lace Up Boots Thigh Highs

Kylie Jenner Lace Up Heels Plaid Shirt White Pants Black Crop Top

6. Thigh High Boots

She loves her shoes, especially her thigh highs.  Thigh boots are so sexy and look great with dresses.  Kylie also pairs her thigh highs with shorts or mini skirts.  Like the oversized coat, you can wear you thigh highs with shorter dresses, skirts and boots, because you are covering most of your legs.

Kylie Jenner Thigh High Boots Turtleneck Dress

I personally love Kylie’s style–it’s a little edgy, a little urban and always so classy! ¬†She is such a trendsetter! ¬†Which Kylie look is your favorite? ¬†I love the thigh high boots personally!

xoxo

Sarah

Candice Swanepoel Designs Denim Collection for Mother Denim

Feb
03

Candice Swanepoel Mother DenimNot only is Candice Swanepoel a successful supermodel, she can also add designer to her resume! The South African stunner designed a collection of ’90s inspired jeans, including slashed denim and shorts, for Mother Denim.

Candice is often seen rocking high waisted jeans or ripped denim as her off duty style, so it’s no surprise she is designing denim–she knows denim!

The Victoria’s Secret Angel spoke to Vogue about her new collection and what inspired her–the denim shorts Cindy Crawford wore in the 1992 Pepsi commercial that first aired during the Superbowl.

“I love that image, so that’s where it all started. It’s not that dress-up denim–it’s more ‘girl off-duty.’ That relaxed look that was still sexy. They just threw on a white shirt and the jeans kind of did it all,” Candice told Vogue.com.

A portion of proceed from the collection goes to South African based mothers2mothers, a organization that helps prevent the spread of HIV between mother and child.

The jeans also feature her family crest. a detail she wanted to add to give love to her family and roots in South Africa.

“It’s pretty little and funny–it’s a swan in a pool. When we were talking about details, I thought that was a cute touch. I thought if I’m putting my name on the jeans, my crest should be on it too–make my make proud!” she told Vogue.com.

To check out Candice’s collection,¬†click here!

Candice Swanepoel Mother Denim Collection

Photo Credit: Russell James

Candice Swanepoel Mother Denim Shorts

Photo Credit: Russell James

Candice Swanepoel Close Up Mother Denim

Photo Credit: Russell James

 

 

Harem Pants: Three Different Ways to Wear Them

Feb
02

Harem pants are my favorite type of pants because they aren’t tight, and they are amazingly comfortable. They are also extremely versatile and give off an effortless vibe. I prefer Harem pants with a fitted ankle because it looks really flattering. If you a pair of harem pants and aren’t sure how to style them, check out three different ways you can style them.

1) Daytime Chic

Beyonce rocked a brightly patterned pair of harem pants, choosing a simple black blouse to finish off the look. The black biouse is the perfect addition to this outfit, because it allows the pants to really be the star of the show. I love the pop of color with her neon yellow heels to finish off the look. The key to brightly patterned harem pants is making sure to tuck in a neutral colored top.

Beyonce Harem Pants

2) Fancy OOTN

This is probably one of my favorite looks ever! Jessica Alba looks phenomenal in an all black outfit. The harem pants, paired with the cropped black sweater and belt look amazing together, but adding in the red lip really takes the look to another level. Make sure to use a belt with your high waisted harem pants, because it really pulls the look together. Her accessories are really simple, letting her outfit and gorgeous red lips do all the talking. Make sure to have your hair down and the red lipstick ready to go with this all black look!

Jessica Alba Harem Pants All Black Cropped Sweater The Lifestyle Reporter

3) Casual Boho

If you want to give off a low key casual vibe, take a look at Selena Gomez’ take on harem pants. She chose an animal print pair and wore a loose slightly see through top and boots. I love how it still looks sexy with the bra showing through, but if you don’t feel comfortable showing that much skin, just wear a simple black loose top. Make sure to choose combat boots or flat boots and have them over the pants. Add a beanie and long necklace, and voila-boho casual. This take on the harem pants is so cool and trendy but still not trying hard. It’s a great go to look for shopping, to school, or to a party. The key to the look is choosing the right patterned bottoms–the animal print gives off a fancy vibe but she chose to dress it down with the boots and hat. Perfect ootd!

Selena Gomez Animal Print Harem Pants Beanie Casual The Lifestyle Reporter

Which take on harem pants is your favorite? Share your pick below!
xoxo
Sarah