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How To Wear Denim Like Bella Hadid

Sep
08

Bella Hadid has been everywhere these days. Every time I see a picture of her, she’s either on a cover of a magazine or shooting a campaign at some exotic location. And for good reason. She’s gorgeous, stylish and has that charisma needed to make her an It Girl. Check out 5 ways Bella styled denim and where you can find similar pieces!

1.Denim skirt

Bella has worn denim skirts over and over again – and that’s the thing, you can do totally do that! You can style it multiple ways!

Bella has styled her denim mini skirt with a Calvin Klein sports bra, which is yes revealing, but definitely a fashion statement. The mini skirt gives the classic top a nice casual element. If this is too bold, don’t be afraid to choose a longer top – or try it with a bodysuit (sheer or opaque) or a dress (like Bella did with a denim skirt layered on top) and a jeans jacket. She also went nineties chic with a silky pink top combined with her skirt. Topshop makes a great denim skirt and it’s only $60!

 

2. Jean bikini

Another trend setting look by Bella was her denim bikini she wore while on holiday with her equally stylish friends like Kylie Jenner and Hailey Baldwin.  She paired the high-rise bikini bottoms and triangle top with orange reflective sunglasses. I found a really cute one here!

 

3. Denim dress

If you are more of a risk taker, try rocking a denim dress! It’s playful, fun and you’ll definitely have cool girl status. Bella paired hers with a red and black Chanel belt and a coordinating hat. Don’t be afraid of adding bold tones to complement the jean number. I found this similar look on Boohoo and it’s currently 50%!

 

4. Ripped denim

It doesn’t get more All-American than gingham paired with denim. Bella did just that while traveling abroad. The crop top patterned top is classic and chic, which contrasts perfectly with her distressed bottoms. Check out these Urban Outfitters jeans here.

5. Denim Jumpsuit

Bella went on another level when she rocked this denim one-piece – it’s eye-catching, bold and not for the faint of heart. She dressed up the look with a suede duster coat, red heel and a tight bun but these modern overall look can be made casual with the right pair of flats. You can also add a white T-shirt or off-the-shoulder top beneath to change it up. I love this jumpsuit – it may be pricy but oh so versatile!

Which look is your favorite?

 

xxx

Sarah

 

Girl Crush: 5 Style Lessons From Lennon Stella

Aug
28

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She became a household name after starring in the TV show Nashville. And Lennon Stella is also a bonafide fashionista. The 18-year-old actress has never been afraid to try bold fashion looks. Check out five style lessons I learned from the stunning Lennon Stella!

1.Floral Embroidered Overalls

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Lennon Stella

Overalls are a staple for summertime but Lennon went above and beyond – she sported one featuring a skirt bottom (versus shorts) and floral embroidery. The black color of the piece is a nice contrast to the regular denim staple and the skirt element is (at least for me) more comfortable. Nobody likes sweating in fitted overall shorts! Lennon styled the unique item with an off-the-shoulder white top.
2. Printed bomber jacket
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Lennon once again chose a detail oriented item – a printed bomber jacket – and I’m obsessed! The teenager rocked a maroon, green and brown striped cover up with floral embroidery for one Instagram picture. The boho style number is quite the statement piece. Lennon kept the rest of her look simple – opting for a black crop top, jeans and a choker.
Another printed look Lennon stunned in was a stunning Gucci bomber. The bomber featured a multitude of colors, making it a stand out piece. You can easily rock this look – Gucci or not – by choosing a similarly colorful silky bomber jacket.
3. Bandannas
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Bandannas only seem to be popular during festivals, Lennon is bringing back the trend to a day to day basis. The Nashville actress tied hers in the front, adding layered necklaces and a bright red lipstick. The result is definitely classic with a twist. Try it as a fun way to jazz up an outfit. Trust me on this!
4. Button down dresses
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Another staple for summer is a colorful dress, but try it a la Lennon – a sixties inspired button down number. The dress features a playful pattern as well with short sleeves. It’s deinitely not a trend piece – this type of dress is cute for school, work (maybe on a casual Friday haha) or for a date. They will be great this year, next year and pretty much as long as the piece last.
5. Polka dots
This is not a pattern for just kids! Polka dot patterns are timeless – for little ones to adults. It’s fun and playful and the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Lennon chose a rose patterned polka dot dress. The roses break up the black and white dots perfectly.
Or try a polka dot matching set like Lennon rocked for Coachella. The blonde chose a crop top and loose bottoms. She accented the pretty pieces with a lace embroidered choker and bright red lipstick.
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 Photo Credits: Lennon Stella’s Instagram

9 Olivia Culpo Looks You Need To Try This Summer

May
08

Olivia Culpo is a former Miss Universe, a model, an actress and a TV personality. She’s also one of the most fashionable celebrities out there. I’ve chosen nine of my favorite Olivia Culpo looks that you should try out this summer – check them out for yourself!

1. Red Crop Top X Jeans

Olivia sported a bright red crop top that featured off the shoulder sleeves. The belly baring top looked perfect with ripped jeans and a jacket tied around her waist. The 24-year-old rocked the look to the farmer’s market, adding reflective sunglasses and white sneakers.
Olivia Culpo red crop top jeans

2.Patterned Crop Top And Skirt Set

This outfit is perfect for summer 2017. Olivia picked a blue and white polka top set for her OOTD; the look had a square neckline crop top with a high slit skirt. The look is summery but still appropriate for day or night. I love the leather jacket as an edgy touch, as well as the chunky earrings.

This ensemble needed a pop of color on her lips and she did just that. Keep in mind this look is great for covering most of your stomach and staying comfortable, all the while looking stylish.

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3. White Out

Olivia looked like the picture of elegance in an all white ensemble for an event. She kept her hair simple – opting to pull it back – while rocking a fitted neutral turtleneck dress.

The actress layered a matching coat that was nearly the same length as her frock, adding chic lace up heels. She added a pop of color with her black and white clutch and her mauve lipstick – perfect finishing touches.

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4. Touch of Gold

In the next look, Olivia jazzed up a simple black dress by adding a gold pleated duster coat. In reality, you don’t need to get a gold coat like Olivia if its too bold for you – try cream, burgundy or grey. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a shimmering coat – all eyes will be on you.

She once again made her outfit the center of attention, opting to pull her locks back and strappy heels. The final elements were her chainlink purse and red lipstick.

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5. Pattern X Bomber Jacket

For a more casual look, Olivia wore jeans with a white shirt. To give the look a pop of color, the brunette sported a patterned green and yellow blazer. Patterned jackets are probably one of my favorite things this season – its bright, youthful and you just can’t help but feel happy in it. She wore her brown hair loose with a center part and hit the pavement in heeled boots.

Olivia Culpo white shirt jeans bomber jacket

6. All Red Everything

I loveee this next look – it’s so casual yet oh so flattering. Olivia paired long cropped red leggings with a matching sports bra and jacket. She broke up the crimson colors with white sneakers.

This is great for a casual day out, errands or a day date. You can also wear this to the gym but honestly its too pretty to sweat in.

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7. Set X Oversized Duster

Olivia stepped it up in an olive ribbed crop top with a coordinating skirt for a fancy night out. The longer skirt and the high neck top makes the look appropriate for pretty much any occasion. The cover up resembles an oversized blazer, which is not only comfortable but a great way to balance the two piece.
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8. Neutral Top X Joggers

For a casual day out or like Olivia, a flight, try a neutral colored set. The star paired a loose fitting taupe sweater with coordinated joggers. For glam touches, swipe red lipstick on and add cream slip-ons. Keep the color palette of the accessories similar to the top and bottoms.

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9. Cream Leggings X Crop Top

Last but not least, this is probably my favorite every day look. She wore high-waisted cream leggings with a classic white t-shirt. Keep the rest simple with minimal makeup and sneakers. I think this is not only sporty but it makes you look so put together. It’s great for running errands, a day date – I’d even wear it to brunch. It’s also appropriate for a workout – just add a sports bra and a hair tie!

olivia culpo leggings with white crop top

Which is your favorite outfit?

xxx

Sarah

Huda Kattan: The Most Glamorous Way To Wear A Sweatsuit

Apr
09

Huda Beauty Red Sweatsuit OOTD

I’ve always been a fan of Huda Kattan and her Huda Beauty empire for a while now. Not only do I love her makeup collection, but she’s also got an impeccable sense of style. She always knows exactly how to dress her amazing figure and keep the look oh-so-glamorous.

Huda Beauty Red Sweatsuit OOTD

Last month, Huda Instagrammed a photo of herself sporting a red sweatsuit set from Sorella boutique. You can purchase the cropped hoodie with the drawstring bottoms on their website or in store at their boutique in Los Angeles. It’s currently sold out but they’re really good about restocking. It’s called the Sorella Don’t Sweat It Sweatsuit – Red, for $40. There’s also sets in cream, brown, olive, grey and white.

Sorella Boutique Don't Sweat It Sweatsuit

Sorella Boutique Don’t Sweat It Sweatsuit

 

The makeup entrepreneur added a Wolford Netsation long sleeve top – which is a great way to cover up more skin but still keep the look sexy. The hoodie is really cropped – some days you just don’t feel like having your stomach out and adding the fishnet top is a great way to cover up. To purchase the exact fishnet top Huda is wearing, click here.

Wolford Netsation Long Sleeve Top

Wolford Netsation Long Sleeve Top

 

While Huda added Balenciaga boots, there’s a multitude of less expensive options out there that look similar. I love these $53 boots I found on Asos.com by New Look

New Look Patent Heeled Ankle Boot

New Look Patent Heeled Ankle Boot

 

Finish off the look with hoop earrings and you’ve got a stylish and glam take on the sweatsuit trend.

Let me know what you think of this gorgeous OOTD!

xxx

Sarah

6 Outfit Ideas to Steal from Kourtney Kardashian

Mar
23

Kourtney Kardashian has got impeccable style. And if you need major inspiration for your weekend outfits – she’s got you covered. From date night, girls night to just running errands – she’s got a look for all occasions you might encounter this weekend. Check out six Kourtney Kardashians looks you need to try this weekend!

1. Crop X Denim X Chunky earrings

Kourtney Kardashians wearing a crop top with denim and chunky earrings

Kourtney works out hard in the gym – and isn’t afraid to show off her hard work. The mother of three put her toned abs on display in a black crop top with cropped boyfriend jeans for shopping outing. She chose a top with billowy sleeves and a chain link detail down the center. She added Mary Jane heels, chunky gold cross earrings and round framed sunglasses. The key to this look is adding a pop with statement earrings and choosing jeans that are high-waisted.

2. Sporty but sexy

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If you are heading out for errands and want to look cute but still feel comfortable, then this next look is for you. I personally love wearing athletic wear – as often as I can – but sometimes it looks just too sporty. Kourtney showed how to make it work! She paired gray sweaters with a long sleeved white crop top, adding sneakers, a baseball cap and white socks.

3. Purple daze

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Kourtney always manages to choose looks that are bold, flattering and a touch edgy. She chose lavender high-waisted trousers for her outfit of the day, adding a coordinating puple crop top. The look is sexy but oh so sophisticated. Keep your hair sleek and loose for this look and make sure to add minimal jewelry – try gold bangles like Kourtney.

4. Denim X Lace

kourtneykardashiansheerbodysuitjeansDenim jackets are a must have staple for your wardrobe! Not only are they stylish, they are timeless. Kourtney slipped an oversized denim jacket over a sexy sheer lace bodysuit – the perfect balance. The bodysuit would be too much on its own – the denim breaks it up and makes it more wearable – you can rock this on a date, dinner or going out with the girls. Add leather bottoms – or black jeans or leggings. Just make sure your choice of bottoms are fitted, and add simple heels to finish off the look.

Stripes X Ripped

 Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to kick it off then with white jeans! Kourtney chose ripped, white skinny jeans, adding a blue and white striped blouse. To give the look some edge, the reality star wore a black choker with large reflective sunglasses.

6. Velvet dream

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Kourtney loves playing with textures and different types of fabrics – and she did just that on an iced drink outing. The E! star chose a loose fitting velvet top with extremely distressed bottoms, adding heeled booties. The velevet top is so chic and you super versatile. It can be worn with a mini skirt or with a lace top peeking from the neckline. She toted a the $1,910 Louis Vuitton Palm Springs logo backpack but a simple black one will do too.

Let me know your favorite Kourtney look below!

xxx

Sarah

 

Style Inspired: Joan Smalls’ Turtleneck and Dress Combo

Jan
20

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If you want inspiration for an outfit idea this weekend, look no further than Joan Smalls. The gorgeous supermodel stepped out in Paris wearing a burnt orange turtleneck beneath a black dress with a denim jacket. The ensemble is a homage to the nineties and I am obsessed! The color of the top is perfect for the winter season, and it goes great with the dress.

Add an oversized denim jacket – preferably in the light wash hue – and rock it off your shoulders.

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If you’ve got thigh high boots similar to her – i.e. lace up boots – then absolutely add them for an edgy touch. If that’s too much to you for a daytime look, you can always swap them out for regular thigh high boots.

Me personally, I would wear this combo with either black booties or to go even more casual, Adidas superstars. The key to the look is the color of the turtleneck paired with the strappy dress – a spaghetti strap number is the best choice.

As always though, choose items that you are comfortable in but also pieces that can be re-worn in many different ways.

SIMILAR PIECES:

burnt orange turtleneck: here and here.

black dress: here and here and here.

denim jacket: here.

Boots: here.

Trend Alert : Velvet

Jan
19

Summer may be a few months away but there’s no harm in preparing for it! Instead of reaching for a typical two piece, why not try a velvet bikini?

Model Sahara Ray designed the perfect pink swimsuit:

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The baby girl top in crushed pink velvet is $110 and the bottoms are $105.

There’s also a similar one on Asos.

For more coverage, Naked Wardobe make a velvet two piece called the Velvet Touch Bikini, available in a toffee and black color for $42.

Naked wardrobe velvet touch bikini

PrettyLittleThing.com has a gorgeous pink velvet dress – perfect for a date night or an event. It’s flattering but still classy! I love the way Chantel Jeffries styled the velvet dress.

The dress is called the Cinda Bardot Plunge Detail Velvet mini dress and comes in pink, gold and black. It’s normally $35 but right now it’s on sale for $26.25.

Pink fire 💗💗🔥🔥 Kill it like Chantel in the dusty pink velvet mini dress 😍 #outfitinspo #pltstyle #chanteljeffries

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Or go even more nineties with a velvet slips dress like this:

Pink velvet = 🔥🔥 the Kasshia velvet dress is an abso must for party season 💕 #pltstyle #fbloggers #outfitinspo

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Pretty Little Thing’s Kasshia velvet lace trim bodycon dress comes in black or pink; it’s normally $35 but right now it’s on sale for jus $21.

Velvet tracksuits were huge in the 2000’s and guess what? They are back in style! I remember when all I wanted was a Juicy Couture track suit haha! Naked Wardrobe makes a stylish set in maroon – it features a cropped zippered hoodie with fitted bottoms. The set is on sale right now for $25 (original price is $42) – hurry before its sold out!

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I professed my love for Sorella Boutique in the past and its still going strong. They have a wide selection of velvet pieces, but there were a few that really caught my eye. Their camel colored velvet choker is gorgeous and understated – and it’s only $15.

My favorite item from Sorella Boutique is the $52 grey chained velvet bustier belt. I am in love! It is the perfect item to make a simple T-shirt or sweater edgy and sensual.

Sorella boutique grey chained velvet bustier belt

Kim Kardashian started the trend of the corset and T-shirt and I am obsessed.

Kim Kardashian corset top

Style Spotlight: Chantel Jeffries

Jan
14

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She’s amassed a huge following on social media, thanks to her gorgeous looks, her killer style and her past romance with Justin Bieber.

But make no mistake, Chantel Jeffries is a bona fide star in her own right. She’s a DJ, a model and a successful You Tuber. The stunner is also a brand ambassador to the trendy online store Pretty Little Things.

Check out seven times Chantel proved to the world she’s a fashion force that can’t be messed with.

1. Fishnet X Ripped Denim x Cropped Hoodie

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Chantel wore this eye catching look during a trip to the UK. The blonde beauty layered ripped black denim over matching hued fishnets. I love the idea of fishnets – it takes a revealing look and makes it more understated but still keeping it sexy. She made the look casual with a bold orange cropped hoodie, adding converse sneakers and a beanie. Chantel, who wore her locks sleek and loose, finished off the look with a mini Givenchy purse.

2. Satin X Denim

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This next look is great for a date night, girls evening out or just when you’re feeling fancy. I love the look of silky pieces – and this blush colored set is so perfect! The Pretty Little things two-piece featured a low-cut top with an asymmetrical skirt. The stunner gave the glamorous look a casual touch by wearing a light wash denim jacket. For this night out, Chantel chose simple but oh so classic strappy cream heels. She held tight to a furry blush clutch and rocked a fringed hairstyle to round out her look.

3. Red X Black

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Chantel showed off her flat stomach in another flawless look – she paired a black button up crop top with matching denim bottoms. The blonde added a black and red satin bomber jacket with a patterned scarf-style choker. She also wore a delicate gold chain to finish off her look. The star, who posed with King Bach, kept her makeup minimal and styled her hair with a deep side part.

4. Satin robe X Choker X Heels

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In November, Chantel wowed in a blush and white colored frock – which resembled a robe. The beauty looked so glamorous in the knee-length number, adding a sparkling choker and strappy nude heels. She styled her hair half up half down with pink lined lips.

5. Lace Up Leggings

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The DJ showed off her incredible curves in lace up leggings, pairing it with a matching hued crop top. The stunner chose an elegant sleeveless white vest with gold pointed heels for a pop of color. Chantel wore a tie up choker around her neck for a sexy touch. She also decided to keep her tresses sleek, which keeps the sophisticated and very grown up. If you aren’t comfortable showing that much stomach, find a pair of lace up bottoms that sit higher on your waist.

6. White on White

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Chantel showed us why you can still wear white after Labor Day – the model wore a low-cut neutral bodysuit with high-waisted flared bottoms, adding strappy cream heels and a gold necklace. This look is great because it really show’s off the shape of a woman’s body but in a very flattering way. The bodysuit tucks everything in while the loose bottoms keeps the waistline comfortable. The waist looks small and with your low-cut top, it’s still super sexy.

7. Loose Turtleneck Dress X Fringed Heels

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This next look is great for nights you want to look hot but still super comfortable. Chantel chose a loose-fitting turtleneck that grazed her thighs. She paired the piece with funky neutral heels featuring a fringed element. The result is effortless but still hot – those legs will be the stars of the show!

Photo Credit: Chantel Jeffries / Instagram

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Which Chantel Jeffries look is your favorite?