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Style Inspired: Vanessa Hudgens’ Floral Maxi Dress

May
01

Vanessa Hudgens has an amazing sense of style–it’s a little boho, a little hippie and so feminine chic!  She recently posted a pic and video on instagram of her wearing this gorgeous floral cut out maxi dress and I was speechless!  As you can see in her instagram pic below, it is a breathtaking dress–from the label, Flynn Skye.

Bathroom selfie. I couldn’t resist. Lol #cafemedi @flynnskye

A photo posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on

You can  purchase the exact dress for $198. The dress is called the Flynn Skye ‘Err Night’ Maxi Dress in the pattern called ‘White Gatsby.’ There are 10 different colors/patterns you can get but be aware, the dress is pretty much sold out. I’m hoping in a few weeks, due to demand, they will restock but if you’re a size small, I saw a few available in a couple of colors/patterns.  I have to say that if you can’t find your size, check out the other Flynn Skye pieces–there are similar styles that are still in stock and equally gorgeous.  All of pieces are designed by Amber Farr-she designs them in Venice, CA and all items are made in LA.

Photo Credit: Christopher Peterson/Splash News

Photo Credit: Christopher Peterson/Splash News

In paparazzi pics you can see the whole look-she paired the beautiful dress with a moto jacket (Elliot Label Motorcycle Jacket, $999), which gave the outfit an edgy vibe.  She finished off the look with 70’s inspired platform heels (Saint Laurent Candy Sandals, $895) a white bag (Elisabetta Franchi Geneva Bag, $721) and round sunglasses (The Row, $487).

Flynn Skye Err Night Maxi Dress in White Gatsby

Flynn Skye Err Night Maxi Dress in White Gatsby

What do you think of the dress? I love the cut out detail and the sleeves, plus the pattern is gorgeous! If you check out the dress of Flynn Skye’s website, they also show how many wears you can wear the dress.  You can have the sleeves up high on your shoulders or lower.  You also can leave the string around your neck untied as well.  Tell me what you think of it below!

Style Inspired: Bella Hadid’s Coachella Look

Apr
26

Bella Hadid always tends to put together outfits that screams laidback chic and while at Coachella 2015, she did not disappoint!  One of her outfits really stood out to me and it’s so easy to recreate! Take a look at her amazing outfit from this year’s Coachella:

Photo Credit: Emily Knecht for Vogue

Photo Credit: Emily Knecht for Vogue

Bella’s outfit is a great look to recreate this spring/summer.  What I love most about the look is how, even though she’s wearing shorts and a strappyy bodysuit, she’s really not showing that much skin because of the cover up.  The cover up makes the look really wearable and something you could easily wear out and about without feeling uncomfortable or exposed.

The key to her look is the cover up, which is actually dress!  The exact item is called the ‘Rex’ dress by Stone Cold Fox.  You can purchase the white dress with button detailing for $387. It’s a great addition to your wardrobe because you can wear it like Bella or wear it like a dress.

Misguided has a similar bodysuit as Bella’s for $30.  She’s also wearing vintage Levi’s denim shorts, and there are a couple of similar one’s on Asos’ marketplace.  To purchase a similar belt, check out his western looking one on Asos.com for only $18.

Check out some more photos from Bella’s instagram in this amazing look!  Tell me what you think of her outfit below!

bye bye cheller…bacon crew is out ✌️

A photo posted by bella hadid (@bellahadid) on

 

  Such dorksgoodnight chellers⚡️⚡️   A photo posted by bella hadid (@bellahadid) on

Style Inspired: How to Wear Bodysuits Like Kim Kardashian

Apr
13

Bodysuits are a great addition to your wardrobe, not only are they flattering, they are extremely versatile.  This season has been all about the bodysuit and with good reason.  A bodysuit can literally look good paired with anything.  You don’t have to worry about tucking your shirt in or if you’re lower back is peeking out.  You can wear a body suit with a pair of shorts, trousers, skirt, etc, etc, etc. Kim Kardashian has been the queen of bodysuits, and she always wears them well. Take a look at three different looks with bodysuits and where you can purchase similar pieces.

As a footnote, some bodysuits have ways to unbutton the crotch area when you have to go to the bathroom and some don’t, so make sure to keep that in mind when purchasing.  For me, it is a hassle to go to the bathroom with a bodysuit, but I love them so much it doesn’t bother me that much. Ok awkward talk done, now on to the looks!

1. Jeans X Bodysuit

A white bodysuit and jeans combo is the new t-shirt and jeans.  This modern twist to the classic look will make you stand out in any crowd.  Kim chose a long sleeve bodysuit and paired it with denim and added the wow factor of gold heels. Check out this exact dupe of Kim’s bodysuit at Missguided for only $30!

Kim Kardashian White bodysuit jeans

2. Skirt X Bodysuit

The best type of skirt to go with a bodysuit is a high waisted bodycon skirt.  The reason? It is the most figure flattering because it will really enhance the waist.

The first look is very daytime chic.  With the shorter sleeves and fitted midi skirt, it definitely screams summer.  Check out this similar bodysuit here for only $16.

If you want to look more night out ready, try Kim’s second look pictured below, a white turtleneck and cream colored maxi skirt. To purchase a white turtleneck bodysuit similar to hers, click here for one that costs only $20! 

Kim Kardashian Blush Bodysuit Beige Skirt

White turtleneck bodysuit Long skirt cream

 

3. Trousers X Bodysuit

A simple high neck bodysuit can be the base of a great business outfit.  For Kim, she paired it with a white blazer and high waisted trousers.  To add a pop, make sure to add a vampy lip to keep the look from being too preppy.  To purchase a similar high neck white bodysuit, check out this dupe here for only $24.99.

Kim Kardashian White bodysuit blazer high waisted trousers

 

Which one is your favorite bodysuit style? Share below!!

xoxo

Sarah

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

Style Inspired: Ariana Grande’s High Waisted Jeans OOTD

Sep
30

This is probably one of my favorite looks this year: high waisted jeans and an off-the-shoulder crop top.  It’s so simple but so cute.  Ariana wore this look the other day and I literally want to buy similar pieces and rock this look as well!  This is such a quick OOTD for going out with friends, a date, or even a casual night look.  It’s so versatile and you can re-wear each piece in so many different ways.  If you want to recreate this look, scroll down to see where to purchase these gorgeous items!

ariana grande high waisted jeans off the shoulder top the lifestyle reporter

 

If you would like to purchase similar high waisted jeans, check out his pair from American Apparel.  They are AA’s Dark Wash High-Waist Jeans and they costs $90.  They can be purchased here.

American Apparel Dark Wash High-Waist Jean // $90

American Apparel Dark Wash High-Waist Jean // $90

American Apparel also carries the same top, it’s called the cotton spandex off-shoulder top in black.  It comes in additional colors as well, including red, white, pink and gray.  The tops are $30 each and can be purchased here.

American Apparel Cotton Off-Shoulder Top // $30

American Apparel Cotton Off-Shoulder Top // $30

What do you think about Ariana’s outfit?  Share your thoughts below!

xxxx

Sarah

Style Inspired: Kendall Jenner Wearing All Black at NYFW Party

Sep
14

Kendall Jenner not only hit the runway at NYFW, she also attended photographer Russell James’ book release party.  She wore a gorgeous yet simple outfit–a look I will definitely be recreating this week.  She wore an off the shoulder black long sleeve top with a studded black mini skirt.  All black is a quick way to look effortlessly cool.  I found two different skirts inspired by her outfit.  They are a little different but I think with this look, as long as it’s a black skirt with some sort of studding or metal accent it will work!  Check out my picks below!

Photo credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret

Photo credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret

Nasty Gal has a similar looking top for $38.   It’s called the Courtney Crop Top in black and can be purchased here.

Nasty Gal Courtney Crop Top in Black, $38

Nasty Gal Courtney Crop Top in Black, $38

I fell in love with two similar mini skirts from Revolve Clothing.  This first one is by Bec & Bridge and is called the Argon Skirt.  It’s currently on sale at Revolve Clothing for $169.  Check it out here.

Bec & Bridge Argon Skirt, $169 at Revolveclothing.com

Bec & Bridge Argon Skirt, $169 at Revolveclothing.com

The second skirt I found on Revolveclothing.com.  It’s the Ladakh X Revolve Rattlesnake skirt and is on sale for $38.  It’s a little more risque but I think the design is so interesting.  It can be purchased here.

Ladakh x Revolve Rattlesnake Skirt, $38 at revolveclothing.com

Ladakh x Revolve Rattlesnake Skirt, $38 at revolveclothing.com

 

 

The Easiest OOTN: Whitney Port at NYFW

Sep
10

Whitney Port’s New York Fashion Week’s outfit for the Alice + Olivia by Stacy Bendet SS 15 Presentation was amazing!  Her look was simple and used items that probably most girls have in their closet!  Love that! Instead of finding the exact color/pattern of the skirt, I think the most important aspect of the outfit is how she pairs it.  She takes a long sleeved black top and tucks it in a cute miniskirt.  When was the last time you did that?  I know I haven’t!  I’m always trying to find trendy tops to match with my mini skirts but this is what I will be wearing next time I go out!

So next time you’re looking to find a good OOTN, pull out your trusty black shirt, tuck it in your miniskirt and put your hair in a ponytail!  Keep your jewelry at a minimum, add a black clutch and some funky heels and voila!  Chic like Miss Port!

Whitney Port Alice and Olivia Black and Silver Skirt The Lifestyle Reporter

What do you think of Whitney’s outfit at NYFW?

Style Inspired: Taylor Swift’s 70’s Style Black Lace Dress

Sep
08

Taylor Swift rocked a new type of look in London–a very rocker chic look that I absolutely love! She wore a For Love & Lemons Festival Dress with bell sleeves and lace detailing, along with a Topshop fedora in olive and a nude Prada bag.

Taylor Swift For Love & Lemons Black Lace Bell Sleeves Festival Dress The Lifestyle Reporter

You can purchase the exact dress here at Revolve Clothing for $195.

Dress by For Love & Lemons//Festival Dress//RevolveClothing.com//$195

Dress by For Love & Lemons//Festival Dress//RevolveClothing.com//$195

I found a similar fedora for $39.45 by Volcom.  Check it out here.

Volcom Daytripper Fedora in Olive/$39.45

Volcom Daytripper Fedora in Olive//$39.45

What do you think of this dress?  I am obsessed with the bell sleeves!!