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How To Wear Leopard Print Like Kendall Jenner

Oct
24

Kendall Jenner is a big fan of leopard print – the model is often seen rocking the trend. The 20-year-old loves adding the bold pattern to her outfits – check out four different animal printed looks Kendall sported.

+ Black and Lace

kendall-jenner-leopard-jacket-black-jeansKendall chose a long animal print coat over a lacy black bralette, adding black jeans and matching boots. The runway star chose to make the jacket the main attraction for her look – and she did so by keeping the rest of her look in black.  To add even more edge to her sexy daytime look, the beauty finished if off with a choker.

Leopard X Leopard

kendall-jenner-leopard-dress-and-jacket-model-styleThe model chose a spaghetti strap animal print dress with a similar printed jacket on top.  The key to this look is to pick pieces with different designs but the same pattern – so it doesn’t look like a uniform. Kendall added a Chanel purse with a delicate choker and patent boots.

+ Loose Bottoms and a Crop Top

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Kendall decided to add a touch of leopard to her airport look by stepping out in patterned booties. The stunner decided to go for sporty pieces, including loose bottoms with a mesh crop top. The shoes are a great way to add the pattern in a subtle yet sophisticated way.

+ Nude Shoes and Wavy Hair
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The cover girl decided to wear a flirty printed dress that featured a fabric choker detail. Kendall finished off the mini with nude calf-grazing booties and wavy hair. Keep your makeup minimal so that it doesn’t overpower the look or make it too clubby.

Trend Alert: Hoop Earrings

Oct
21

Gold hoop earrings is making a comeback in the fashion world. The simple yet sexy jewelry look has been a go-to favorite for a multitude of fashionistas and trend setters.  Hoop earrings can add that glamorous touch to any look.

While the hoop size is entirely up to you, personally I think go big or go home. Check out three gorgeous celebs rocking the hoop earrings trend.

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Hailey Baldwin paired her toop earrings with a slip dress, lace up velvet heels and a ponytail. The model wore pink lip gloss and brown smokey eye makeup to finish off her smoldering look.

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Khloe Kardashian donned large hoop earrings with skinny ripped jeans, a black bodysuit and strappy heels. The 32-year-old finished off the look with a hat, aviator sunglasses and a structured shoulder bag.

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Chrissy Teigen complemented her nude cut-out dress with lattice heels and delicate hoop earrings. The stunner completed the ensemble with sleek tresses and dramatic eye makeup.

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks from Chrissy Teigen

Oct
20

Chrissy Teigen always looks stylish and so put together in classic looks and colors. The gorgeous model, 30, is an expert on how to look sexy without trying too hard.

She’s consistently chosen pieces that are neutral tones – but once and a while she’ll choose a crazy patterned piece or in a bold color. No matter what she wears, she always looks elegant! Check out six style tricks to dress like Chrissy Teigen.

1.Oversized Knit X Thigh Highs

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Chrissy is a big fan of thigh high boots – she wears them often – especially with an oversized dress.  Thigh highs are one of the sexiest shoes out there. Even though they cover most of your leg, it makes your thighs look great and adds that sensual quality to your outfit.

Chrissy chose an oversized knitted sweater and added shorts underneath for safe measure. You can choose any color – but keep it simple with no patterns – for the knitted top. Make sure you don’t wear any jewelry because it will distract from the simplicity of the look.

2.Fitted Dress X Oversized Satin Coat

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The fitted dress and silky coat is another signature look for Chrissy. It is literally one of the most timeless and flattering looks you can wear. It will always been in style and can worn for any occasion. Like Chrissy, keep the colors in the neutral tones – white, black, gray, khaki, pink – these hues can be mixed and matched.

You can also play with the hemline length of the jacket as well as the cut of the dress. Notice how Chrissy always chooses daring heels – like the lace up ones she rocked with the gray/khaki look or the lattice pair she wore with the pink on pink ensemble.

3.Sheer Turtleneck X Suede Skirt

Sheer turtleneck bodysuits are definitely having a moment – and with good reason. They give your look a sexy touch without trying too hard. To keep her ensemble sophisticated, Chrissy wore a camisole beneath the mesh number. She contrasted the black bodysuit with a suede skirt in a deep tan color.

Although her top half is covered by the long-sleeved one-piece, she balanced it out with a skirt that has a deep thigh slit. She rounded it out with strappy black heels.

4.Crop Top X Trousers

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Crop tops can be dressed up with trousers – as seen on Chrissy. The slacks give the charcoal crop top that classy touch.

Crop tops are typically worn for casual occasions or maybe a night on the town – but the beauty showed us how to rock it for a fancy evening. Add a structured black blazer with pointed heels to finish off the smart yet sexy look.

5. Neutral Suit X White Tank

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The typical business suit is either black or gray, but in the this case go out of your comfort zone and try a brighter hue. Chrissy chose a blush colored blazer and trouser set – adding a simple tank top. The unusual color makes the look more youthful and relaxed, especially when paired with the tank. Add a unique necklace like the star and also a bold pair of heels. The silver bottoms add the perfect pop to the tailored look.

6. Pattern X Color To Basic Pieces

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This final look is how to take a simple combo of denim with a black top and make it stand out. Since it’s fall, you can swap the shorts out for long jeans – the combo is what is key. She paired the off-the-shoulder top and jean bottoms with a mustard hued jacket.

She wore the cover up off her shoulders, which complemented the look nicely. Chrissy stepped out in leopard printed heels – adding dimension and some fun to her look.

Which look is your favorite?

Sarah xx

#OOTD: Gray Day

Oct
20

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Bodysuit and leggings from Sorella boutique / Steve Madden Cut out boots (similar) / Celine sunglasses (similar)/ Forever 21 earrings

Sorella boutique is one of my favorite stores in LA (they also have a wide selection online). The bodysuit and leggings I got from their store front on Melrose. If you’re ever in LA, I recommend popping in there.  I also met the founder Heather Sanders during one of the visits – she was soooo sweet and wow she is absolutely stunning!

Anyways not only do they have cute clothes but their pieces are great for all sizes.  They have a wide range of sizes and items that fit curvier girls as well. The bodysuit and leggings are no longer available but they have similar pieces that I’ve linked here and here.  This look I wore for a casual Sunday.

I added the hoops and Celine’s for a glamorous touch to the simple look. I chose a chunkier shoe because I wanted to keep the look casual.

 

 

 

*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Outfit Ideas: Knit on Knit

Oct
14

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Chrissy Teigen stepped out in a quick but stylish date night look with husband John Legend earlier this month. The model paired a grey oversized sweater dress – which showed a hint of one shoulder – with a black cardigan and matching booties. It’s comfortable, sexy and perfect for a a cool fall evening.

The loose element of the look is balanced by the shortness of the dress – giving the ensemble a relaxed and understated sexy vibe. Chrissy wore her hair back into a top knot and focused on highlighter and pink lips for her makeup look.

The beauty wore the Colette sweater in black by ThePerfext; a grey knitted dress by Raquel Allegra, a Chloe bag and Alaia boots // styled by Monica Rose.

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#MOTD: Amina Blue’s Soft Pink Makeup Look

Oct
09

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Amina Blue’s makeup look is a such great every day look!

The stunning model used pink liner to fill in her full lips and a light brown shadow on her lids.  She also added a touch of the shadow to her bottom lids.

The beauty used liquid liner to draw a subtle flick on her top lids and added several layers of mascara. Amina chose to fill in her brows with the ombre technique – where the inner portion is lighter than the ends.

She wore a bubble gum pink blush with a lot of shimmery highlighter  layered on top to finish off the flawless look.

What do you think of this gorgeous pink makeup look?

TLR Eats: True Food Kitchen // Santa Monica

Oct
05

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True Food Kitchen has quickly become one of my favorite spots in LA. The healthy restaurant has so many choices and caters to meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and people with gluten free allergies. I’ve gone to True Food several times over the past year and each time, I’ve been impressed with my meal.

On Sunday I went with my sister and our friend and I had such a delicious lunch. I chose the Teriyaki Quinoa, which was so flavorful and fulfilling. It had broccoli, carrot, bok choy, mushroom, toasted sesame, brown rice and avocado. I paired my meal with iced green tea – it’s my go-to beverage at True Food.

My sister got the Butternut Squash pizza which looked incredible. It was vegan too! I tried it and it was absolutely delicious. The cheese was made out of almonds and I couldn’t tell it wasn’t real cheese. It also had kale and cranberries for added flavor.

My friend got the garden scramble and it looked really fresh and healthy. She said it filled her up completely.

There are several True Food Kitchen’s in Southern California, but they also have locations in Austin, Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Scottsdale and more.  Check out their locations here as well as their amazing menu.

Sarah

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Classic Nude

Oct
05

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Fashionnova Puppy Love Dress in Taupe // Levity Mules (similar here) // Ray Bans

I spent my Sunday afternoon enjoying brunch with my sister and our close friend – we had the best meal at True Food Kitchen in Santa Monica. The weather was so warm in LA this weekend – I’m definitely ready for cooler temperatures though.

For my girls brunch, I pulled out my Fashionnova Puppy Love dress. I had been waiting to buy this dress for weeks as it was sold out for a bit. When I finally got my hands on it, I purchased it in the taupe as well as in the pink hue. The off-the-shoulder dress is a steal for $29.99!

I decided to add my trusty black mules to keep it casual and a pop of color with my orange Ray Bans. The choker is just faux suede ribbon tied around my neck.

I headed to work right after but it was such a great way to start to my Sunday!

Sarah