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A New Way to Wear a White T-Shirt This Summer

Aug
25

A white t-shirt will always be a classic piece in your wardrobe, but sometimes it can get a little boring.  Instead, why not mix it up by tying the base of the shirt in a knot and adding a bit of edge to your outfit?  It’s simple, and it won’t damage your tee–just put a new twist to your OOTD.  It adds a nice unique detail to a look, and shows a little skin without being overly exposed.  Check out three ways to wear a tied t-shirt this summer!

1. Tied Up Tee X Graphic Midi Skirt

Iggy Azalea took a simple t-shirt and decided to make a centered knot to show off a little bit of her midriff.  She paired her tee with a patterned midi skirt and white pointed heels.  The knotted tee gives the overall look a unique touch and breaks up all the white in her look.  It’s subtle but extremely flattering.

Iggy Azalea Tied Up White Tee Long Pencil Skirt

Photo Credit: Brendon Thorne/Getty

2. Side Knotted Tee X Black Vest X Jeans

Jennifer Grace, aka @TheNativeFox, shows us how to make the knotted tee look effortless and give off it girl vibes.  She paired the knotted tee with a black vest, ripped jeans, strappy heels and a chain link purse.  The knotted tee is a great way to break up the dark colors of the outfit–the denim and vest–and pull everything together.  The peek of skin takes the tomboyish-like outfit and makes it sexier.  The great thing about this look is that you only show the front part of your midriff–the back is still covered by the tee.  This is a great way to show skin without feeling uncomfortable in a crop top.

The Native Fox Tied Up Tank Vest Jeans Style

Photo Credit: The Native Fox

3. Off The Shoulder Knotted Tee X Denim Skirt

Kendall Jenner took a white long sleeved t-shirt and changed it up quite a bit.  She not only rolled her sleeves, but she also pulled the shirt to make it one shouldered, and knotted the hem. She paired her shirt with a denim skirt, belt and booties.  Tying a knot on the base of your shirt is a nice twist to the classic combo of a white tee and denim bottoms.  The off the shoulder top is another great way to make it sexier, as well as the peek of midriff.

Kendall Jenner White T-Shirt Knotted Denim Skirt Belt Off The Shoulder Style

What do you think of the knotted t-shirt look?  Let me know below!  And make sure to follow @TheLifestyle Reporter on instagram!

xxx

Sarah

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Bella Hadid

Aug
18

Bella Hadid’s modeling career is blowing up! She’s on magazine covers, landing gigs, and walking down red carpets.  She’s always been a fashionista but lately, Bella has been upping her style game and she looks good!  She loves effortless looks, as well as keeping things simple. Check out 6 style tricks to dress like gorgeous Bella Hadid!

1. Bodysuits

Bella loves wearing bodysuits–she likes to wear them for casual night outs, to fancy events and everything in between.  Bodysuits are essentials pieces to your wardrobe–why? They are extremley figure flattering.  The bodysuit tucks everything in and smoothes you out.  Long sleeved bodysuits like what Bella wore in the first photo is sexy, but the longer sleeves balances out the open chest area.

Bella Hadid Lace Up Bodysuit Denim Shorts Coachella Model Style

Bella also likes to wear a spaghetti strap bodysuit with her jeans. While at this year’s Coachella, she wore a spaghetti strap bodysuit and then added a white jacket, Western inspired belt and a bandana to her fun look.

Bella Hadid Denim Shorts Bodysuit Model Style

This next look is the perfect answer for an evening event.  It’s an understated sexy. Instead of wearing a revealing bra underneath, Bella chose a more modest bralette underneath her collared sheer bodysuit.  On top of the bodysuit, she added a leather jacket, which matched her skirt.  The high waisted skirt keeps the look from showing too much skin.  If it was lower, this outfit would be more of a nightclub look.  Instead, it’s a classy but youthful option for a fancy event.

Bella Hadid Sheer Bodysuit Leather Skirt Jacket Model Style

2. Black X White

Bella likes to keep things simple and in this case, she chose the most basic combo–black and white.  This timeless, elegant look is ladylike with edge.  She chose a billowy blouse that she tucked into a leather skirt.  Add in a mini chain purse and put your hair in a simple bun for an effortlessly chic day or night look.

Bella Hadid White Top Black Leather Skirt Model Style

3. Ripped Denim

Bella loves to rock ripped jeans, especially when it involves pairing it with black pieces.  The model decided to wear a low cut top with a simple jacket and round sunnies for a day in the city. She added casual black sneakers, keeping the look from being too feminine.  This is a great outfit combo for days when you just want to run out the door but still look fashionable.  The sunnies and sneakers are great ways to infuse a more vintage vibe to the black tank and jeans combo.

Bella Hadid Black Top Denim Jeans Model Style

4.All Black

For the most part, Bella loves black.  She is most often seen wearing the  monochrome look.  Bella wears the little black dress as well as a black jumpsuit to various events.  Black will always look classic and elegant so choosing that color when going to a fancy event is always a good idea. She adds a little more makeup with black pieces–in the top look, she’s got subtle cat eyes using eyeshadow, while in the second photo, she’s wearing a red lipgloss.  She also pairs her all black looks with gold accessories, including a gold choker and heels with the dress and a chain link purse with her jumpsuit.

Bella Hadid All Black Off The Shoulder Dress Model Style

Bella Hadid All Black Look Jumpsuit Model Style

5.Flannel X Black

Bella wears a long sleeved black dress with a plaid flannel tied around her waist. She piled on her accessories, wearing a silver choker, dangling necklaces and a couple of rings. She added black boots to finish the look as well.  This grunge inspired outfit is edgy and very 90s esque.  The black dress is definitely on the shorter side so adding a flannel on top is a great option to keep everything covered.

Bella Hadid Black Shirt Flannel Model Style

6. Ladylike X Vintage

In this next outfit, Bella looks like a mix of the 1950s and 2015.  The flouncy yellow skirt and the high neck cream top are the epitome of classy and reserved, but Bella added that dose of sexiness by choosing to wear the sheer top with a floral bralette underneath.  The bralette and skirt compliment each other, pulling the whole look together without looking too refined.  She also loosened up the look even more by adding a few necklaces/chokers.  The shoes are also a nice casual touch.

Bella Hadid Yellow Long Skirt Vintage Model Style

Which Bella Hadid look is your favorite?  I love the bodysuit look personally!  Let me know! xxx Sarah

5 Denim Looks to Try This Week

Aug
10

Denim will always be a classic piece in your wardrobe. The great thing about denim is how versatile it is–you can dress it up or down, make it edgy or preppy, and so on.  It’s great for every season, but since we’re right in the middle of summer, why not try a new outfit combo using denim?  Keep reading to find out five denim looks you need to try this week!

1) Denim Skirt X Stripes

Jamie Chung chose a ripped denim skirt with a thin black belt, a striped t-shirt, mules and a studded bag.  This is a great example on how you can style a ripped skirt into a chic look without looking too edgy.  It’s a great outfit for the day time–casual but well put together.  For this outfit, the mules were the perfect elegant touch.  The studded bag adds a nice edgy element to the overalll outfit.

Jamie Chung Denim Skirt Striped Top Mules

Photo Credit: Photographer Group/Splash News Online

2) High Waisted Jeans X Double Belts

I love high waisted jeans–it’s so classy and simple.  You don’t have to have the same body type as Kendall Jenner–high waisted jeans can look amazing on everyone.  To find your perfect pair of high waisted denim, make sure you try them on in person (don’t order online) and try to choose one that has fitted legs.  Pairing high waisted denim with a crop top is my all time favorite combo because you can show a small portion of your midriff without feeling too exposed.

This denim look is great because the double belt and boots are a fun twist to the usual classic and simple crop top/high waisted denim combo.  Kendall chose a tan belt, which she pulled through the belt holes. She added a decorative belt casually looped around her–it’s a western style metal belt.  She cuffed her jeans and wore edgy combat boots.  She didn’t add too many accessories, just a simple silver bangle and round sunglasses.

Kendall Jenner High Waisted Jeans Crop Top Double Belts

Photo Credit: AKM-GSI

3) Button Down Skirt X Ruffles

Alexa Chung wore a denim button down skirt, a ruffled white crop top and red lips–such a simple but gorgeous combo.  The button skirt is definitely becoming a popular piece this summer and with good reason.  The skirt is super flattering because it’s fitted at the hips and flares out.  The metal detail of the button adds dimension to an otherwise simple skirt.  The ruffled top and red lips are both classic and oh so chic.  The simple pieces, when combined, create a bold but feminine denim look.

Alexa Chung AG Jeans Denim Button Down Skirt Ruffle Crop Top Red Lips

Photo Credit: AG Jeans

4) A Pop of Color

Model Mica Arganaraz’ street style is so on point!  She paired a classic pair of denim shorts with a white tee, orange blazer and black Birkenstocks.  The burnt orange blazer is a bright pop of color to an otherwise simple day out look. She rolled the sleeves up and pulled her hair in a high bun–great details that give off that effortlessly cool girl vibe.  If you want to change up your summer uniform, then this is a great look.  You can make this night time appropriate by adding a pair of nude heels.

Mica Arganaraz Orange Jacket White Tee T Shirt Tank Denim Shorts Style

5) Ripped Denim X Booties

Gigi Hadid wore ripped denim and a white tee with tan suede booties.  She added aviators and a white bucket bag to finish off the look. The frayed top and jeans are perfect for the summer–it’s youthful, edgy and fun.  Sandals would have made the look too casual–the booties add that city chic vibe, as well as the bucket bag and aviators.  This look is so effortlessly cool!

Gigi Hadid Distressed Ripped Denim Sued Tan Boots White T Shirt Style

Which denim look is your favorite? Let me know!

xxx

Sarah

Travel Diaries: Las Vegas, Nevada

Aug
05

Las Vegas, Nevada is a place that everyone needs to experience at least once in their life, and with that in mind, I visited the City of Sin last month!  It was only two and half days–some of it was a blur, and the rest, well it was unforgettable!  Here’s a rundown of what I did, what I liked (and didn’t)!

WHERE I STAYED AND HOW I GOT TO VEGAS

Palazzo Exterior Shot

Photo Courtesy of: Palazzo.com

I stayed at the Palazzo Hotel, which is located on the Vegas Strip. The Palazzo is actually connected to the Venetian Hotel. You can walk through the Palazzo casino and end up in the Venetian, which was really convenient because it was 115 degrees F and I didn’t really want to be outside.  There are shops and restaurants within the Venetian, so there really is no reason  to leave the two hotels.  The room was clean and perfect to crash at in the early morning hours lol.  Everyone was helpful and I felt very safe there.

We drove from Los Angeles to Vegas, which was about a 6 hour drive because of traffic.  It was so hot and uncomfortable–next time I’m definitely going to fly there.

WHERE I WENT

Tao NightClub

3377 South Las Vegas Boulevard,
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(Inside Venetian Hotel)

The first night in Vegas we spent at Tao Nightclub. It’s everything you imagine Vegas to be–crowded, crazy and loud.  Tao is not just a nightclub, there’s also a Tao Beach, and a restaurant.  Tao is located inside the Venetian.

About the nightclub: There was no room to dance and it was really dark inside.  The music was amazing, I think Major Lazer was there.  The one thing that really bugged me was that the bathrooms were upstairs and it was so dark in there so no makeup touch ups :).  Otherwise it was so much fun!

Tao Beach

3377 South Las Vegas Boulevard,
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(in Venetian Hotel, above Tao Nightclub)

Tao Beach Las Vegas

Photo Courtesy of: TaoLasVegas.com

Saturday afternoon was hot, I think it was 116 degrees F and we all wanted to try out Tao Beach.  I definitely regret that decision.  It was completely and utterly packed.  You have to come early to get an umbrella to sit under.  We didn’t go early and I never felt more unforgettably hot than that day.  We stood in the direct sun and I could literally feel myself being sunburned within a few minutes.  I was sweating profusely and I didn’t want to go swimming.  There were hundreds of people in the water and everyone was drinking.  I couldn’t imagine drinking when it was so hot outside so after 15 minutes, I left to go inside the air conditioned hotel.  But my friends that stayed had a great time with the music and drinking, so if you don’t mind being in direct desert sun, you should check it out.

XS NightClub in Wynn Hotel

3121 South Las Vegas Boulevard,
Las Vegas, NV 89109

It was so smokey at XS, and I know that it’s allowed and everything, but as a non-smoker, it was really, really strong.  It was really crowded and most people were just standing in groups talking and drinking. Kaskade was there DJing, and I loved the music.  Justin Bieber was actually there too so everyone was trying to get to closer to him. It’s an outdoor club so it was really warm outside.  I was sweating and I was literally wishing for air conditioning.

What I ate:

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

3200 Las Vegas Blvd space Ste. 1540
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Grimaldi's Pizzeria Las Vegas

Photo Courtesy of: Grimaldispizzeria.com

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is amazing!  My sister and I ordered a small pizza with bell peppers and tomatoes–I took the cheese off of my mine, which wasn’t that hard, because it only had a small amount of cheese.  The pizza was delicious!  The crust and sauce tasted amazing!  We got a small side salad–the Mediterean without cheese and dressing of the side.  This is a great spot if you want to do a quick sit down or if you want to grab it and eat at the hotel.

Bouchon

The Venetian
Venezia Tower
Accessible via Guest Elevators, Level 10

Bouchon Las Vegas

Photo Courtesy of: Venetian.com

Wow this place is a must!  Bouchon is a French restaurant on the tenth floor of the Venetian Hotel. It’s a bit of a trek to get there but you won’t regret it.  They have breakfast, brunch, dinner so you can choose which meal you want to indulge in.  Yes it’s pricier but it’s worth it.  They have the yummiest pastries and sweets so if you’re like me and you love the sweeter items, you won’t regret it. I had oatmeal with coffee and fruit. The oatmeal was water based and I had soy milk with my coffee–both vegan.  Their salads looked good–next time I’m there I’m going to try it. Just make sure you check the website that it’s open when you’re going. They close between breakfast, brunch and dinner so check before heading that way.

Juice Farm

First floor (by casinos) of The Palazzo and Venetian

Palazzo location:

3325 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

Venetian location:

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

There are two locations, one in the Venetian and the other the Palazzo.  All of their items are organic.  They have juices, smoothies, salads and acai bowls.  They also have shots of wheatgrass, etc.  We got smoothies there–and they were really refreshing. It’s right by the casino, which is kinda funny when you think about it.  I felt like I needed some veggies and fruit and luckily there were two Juice Farms.  The food options in Vegas aren’t always the healthiest so it’s nice to know there is an organic juice/smoothie shop.  The only downside is that it’s really pricey, like $12 for a smoothie. but it is organic and you are in the middle of the Vegas strip, so I’d still recommend it.

Hopefully this is helpful.  If I did my Vegas trip again, I would probably bring more healthy foods with me.  The restaurants there don’t really have any healthy or vegan options so finding something to eat was difficult.  Everything is pricey in Vegas so be ready for that.  An iced coffee at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf was about $5.

Overall, it was a fun, but brief trip.  People always say you got to do Vegas at least once when you’re young, and I’m glad I did.

xxx

Sarah

Style Inspired: Hailey Baldwin’s Little Black Dress

Aug
03

Hailey Baldwin looked stunning at the recent Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (MI5) premiere in New York City, wearing a classic look: black dress, lace up heels and red lips.

I think the cut and style of Hailey’s little black dress is one of my all time favorite!. An off-the-shoulder dress is a must have for any woman because it’s simple, elegant and timeless.

Hailey’s classic dress is so versatile, you can wear it on a date, a wedding, a party, even on a night out.  It’s both day and nighttime wearable.  The dress is very Audrey Hepburn-esque and if you add lace up heels like Hailey, it adds that edgy touch.  Red lips are classic and perfectly balance the all black look, making it glamorous and sexy!  Keep reading to find out where to pick up her exact dress or a less expensive similar option!

Hailey Baldwin Black Dress Elizabeth and James Kristelle Model Style

Her Exact Dress:

Hailey is wearing the Kristelle Off-The-Shoulder Fitted Dress by Elizabeth and James, available on RevolveClothing.com. It retails for $295 USD.

A Similar Dress:

If you want a similar dress but not the price tag, you have to check out Kittenish’s Pretty Woman Dress in Black.  Kittenish is a collection by Jessie James Decker for KoraRae.com.  It looks exactly like Hailey’s dress! It’s actually on sale right now for $79.99 (original price is $129.99).  You can get the dress in black, ivory or aqua.

Hailey Baldwin Black Dress Back Elizabeth and James Kristelle Model Style

Heels

I love the lace up heels pairing with the off-the-shoulder dress–so edgy!  Hailey is wearing the LegWrap Lace-Up Sandal Heels in Black by Stuart Weitzman for $498.  Missguided.com has similar lace up heels for $80.

What do you think of this off-the-shoulder dress with lace up heels combo?  Let me know below! xxx Sarah