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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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Trend Alert: 3 Ways To Wear An Oversized Sweater

Dec
01

Sweater weather is officially underway! Although I do miss summertime, I am looking forward to wearing my favorite knits once again.  The latest trend in winter fashion has got to be wearing oversized sweaters.  While the loose-fitted nature can be off-putting to some, it can actually be quite sexy.  It’s all about how you style your sweater.  To find out ways to wear an oversized sweater this fall/winter, keep reading!

1.Oversized Sweater X Thigh Highs

Kourtney Kardashian has been lately been slaying on the fashion front–every outfit has been on point and so flattering!  She recently paired a blush hued Yeezy Season 1 Cotton sweater ($499) with black Stuart Weitzman Highland Suede Thigh High Boots ($798). The key to this look is to make sure the sweater is long enough where it will cover your butt and that your thigh highs go high enough.  The light tone of the sweater perfectly compliments the black of the shoes and handbag.  This is a simple, minimalistic look that is so sexy!

If you want to try out this look at a more budget friendly price, check out this cream sweater from Naked Wardrobe for $42. and these Steve Madden thigh highs from Nasty Gal for $150.

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2.Oversized Sweater X Loose Skirt

Selena Gomez donned a taupe hued oversized turtleneck, pairing it with a camel colored loose skirt and white pumps. She’s wearing a Tory Burch knit (currently on sale for $177) and skirt (sold out). This look is all about fit–the top and skirt are loose. Both pieces have large slits on the sides, making this look subtly sexy. By pairing them with pumps, you’re showing a lot of leg, but in a really classy way.

I found a similar turtleneck on Naked Wardrobe, and it’s only $62! Forever 21 has a gorgeous skirt for $17.90.

Selena Gomez Oversized Camel Hued Turtleneck and Loose skirt

3.Oversized Turtleneck X Leggings

Gigi Hadid sported an oversized turtleneck sweater that looked so cozy and classic.  She paired it simply, with black leggings and heeled booties. The oversized turtleneck will always look good with leggings because the two pieces really balance each other out. Gigi pulled her hair up in a casual bun,  which is the perfect ‘do for this! I found a gorgeous Topshop sweater for $80 and leggings from H & M for $12.99

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Which oversized sweater look is your favorite?  Let me know below!!

Sarah xx

5 Ways to Style a Gray T-Shirt

Sep
13

Gray is one my favorite colors besides black, because it’s timeless and it always looks so cool.  It’s a must have basic piece that needs to be in every girl’s wardrobe.  Check out 5 different ways to wear a simple gray t-shirt!

1.Gray Tee X Jeans X Nude Heels

This is the simplest combination and one of the easiest to put together: a gray t-shirt paired with skinny jeans and nude heels.  Kendall Jenner’s gray t-shirt look can be worn day to night.  The heels add the perfect touch of sexy to the classic pieces and definitely makes a statement. Since the jeans are super fitted, Kendall kept her t-shirt untucked, which gives it nice effortlessly cool vibe.

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2.Gray Shirt X Patterned Skirt

Blogger Jules Sarinana (@SincerlyJules) wears a gray t-shirt with a purple floral skirt.  The combination of the basic tee and the patterened skirt works well because they complement each other.  Since the skirt is loud, she kept the gray shirt untucked to help tone it down. She kept the look casual by adding black flats and aviators as well as a simple gold necklace.

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3.Gray Shirt X Pencil Skirt

Miranda Kerr wears probably one of my favorite combos: gray shirt, black pencil skirt and lace up heels.  This is a great date night look as well as a night on the town kind of outfit.  The lace up heels are so sexy and make any outfit look unforgettable.  The black pencil skirt is so flattering and feminine, the opposite of the casual tee. Miranda tucks in her tee which is perfect for this look because it makes you look really put together.

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4.Gray Tee X Blazer X Jeans

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley always looks so chic when she’s photographed, and one of her favorite pieces to wear is a simple blazer.  A blazer is a great “fancy” piece–whenever you add it to a look, it instantly makes your outfit look event or work ready.  She wore a gray shirt with her black blazer and jeans.  The shirt is messily tucked in and she added black sunglasses, a gold choker and a Givenchy bag.  She kept her accessories simple because she wanted to keep her look toned down but classically chic.

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5.Gray T-Shirt X White Jeans X Leather Jacket

Cara Delevingne looks so cool in her gray shirt, black leather jacket and boots, paired with white jeans.  The jacket and boots are a great way to toughen up the look and make it less preppy.  The half-tucked shirt in the white jeans looks great with the small black belt and handbag.  She kept the badass vibe by choosing dark eye makeup as well.

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Which gray t-shirt look is your favorite? I’m in love with Kendall’s jeans and nude heels look!

xxx

Sarah

 

THE Fall Combo To Try: Boho Dress X Boots!

Sep
10

Boho Dress And Boots The Lifestyle ReporterSummer is coming to an end, which means it’s time for some fall fashion.  Lately, I’ve been really loving the combination of boho dresses with booties.  The combo is fun, youthful and effortlessly chic.  The best part is that it’s all about comfort.  Check out three different ways you can try this combo!

1.Western Inspired

Model Candice Swanepoel wears a gorgeous blue patterned boho dress with tan booties.  The Western inspired combo is the perfect fall OOTD–feminine, vintage inspired and so timeless.  The bright colored dress is a nice change from wearing neutrals and the tan boots give the outfit a very relaxed vibe.

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2. Stripes X Ankle Boots

In this next look, Gigi Hadid takes a striped shirtdress and pairs with it with black ankle boots.  She left a few buttons open on her dress and left her hair down–making it a sexy take on the boho dress.  The dress is loose and not the most form fitting, but leaving a few buttons open and having that tie around the waist makes it subtle and sexy.

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3. Vintage Vibes

Kate Bosworth chose a vintage inspired boho dress and paired it with black pointed boots.  The 60’s inspired dress has a lot of great detailing including the unique pattern and the peep of skin at the midriff.  This dress is more form fitting than Candice and Gigi’s but it still is that gorgeous combo of boots with a boho dress.  The sunglasses are another great way to add that vintage touch to the look.

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Three different ways of a boho dress and boots combo–which way is your favorite?  Make sure to let me know!

xxx

Sarah

 

 

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Joan Smalls

Jul
27

Joan Smalls is a supermodel in every aspect–she’s been on various covers, modeled for multiple brands, and was even featured in a Beyonce music video.  Besides her hugely successful modeling career, Joan also designed a capsule collection for True Religion jeans.  She’s know for killer sense of style–alternating between daring looks and casual chic outfits.  Check out 6 style tricks from the one and only, Joan Smalls!

1. White Crop Top X Blue High Waisted Trousers

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Joan wears a simple white sleeveless crop top tee with high waisted blue trousers, finishing off the look with a cream colored clutch and heels.  This look is all about minimalism.  The white and blue is a classic combo and you can wear this color pairing day or night.  The great thing about this look is that each piece is super versatile and timeless.  The fitted top perfectly balances the loose nature of the pants, making the look feminine, elegant and chic.

2. Button Down X Jeans X Sneakers

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This next look is a very menswear inspired outfit.  She’s wearing an oversized white collared shirt, completely buttoned up and untucked, with skinny jeans and sneakers. She kept her accessories unisex, opting for a backpack instead of a purse.  This outfit is still casual chic because she decided to roll up her sleeves and added earrings for a feminine touch.  The sneakers add that sporty element to an otherwise preppy outfit, perfect for school, a day out with friends, or when you’re just looking for something comfortable but still cool.

3. Black X White Combo

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Black and white is one of the most timeless, effortless combos you could ever do, and Joan shows us two new ways to wear the colors.  In the top look, Joan decided to up the sexy factor by pairing a black sheer long sleeved top with a bralet underneath.  She added white jeans and leopard print heels.  By choosing a loose fitted top with dark red lips, Joan makes the look elegant and still nighttime chic.  The animal print detail is a great way to add some fun and color to the black and white look.

Joan Smalls White Long Sleeved Dress Black Crop Top Model Style

In this black and white pairing, Joan takes her street style urban by wearing a long sleeved dress with a short sleeved sheer top layered on top.  She added black and white sneakers, a chunky gold necklace and a black clutch to complete her look.  I think the layering is brilliant–you add color and dimension to a simple white dress by layering.  The gold necklace is an easy way to add another texture to the black and white outfit.  The sneakers are the perfect way to add a touch of urban flare to a dress, keeping it casual cool.

4. Track Pants

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Track pants are one of my favorite trends this year–why?  Because you can dress it up or down, and they are just so comfortable!  Joan shows us two different ways to wear track pants.  In the top look,  she chose black track pants, pairing them with a white t-shirt, black blazer and patterned slip ons.  The blazer makes the look more formal, while the slip ons downplay the fancy vibes.  Her white long-sleeved shirt popping out at the cuffs is another great style trick to make the outfit more casual and less preppy.  The black and gold clutch also add a nice modern touch to the outfit.

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In the above outfit, Joan takes a risqué strappy black leather crop top and pairs it with gray track pants.  The track pants make the look daytime chic, while the strappy heels and crop top make it sexy.  The combo of the slouchy loose pants and the strappy top and heels provide the perfect balance.  It’s not too revealing but it still pushes the envelope.  She went minimal on her makeup and added a fun bag, allowing the look to be more daytime wearable.

5. Add a Pop of Red

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Red is probably one of my favorite bright colors, because it looks really good on pretty much everyone.  I like touches of red–it’s sexy, fun and not overpowering!  Joan decided to wear ripped denim with a white tee and combat boots, adding a red fringed handbag, plaid leggings and dark red lips. The red looks gorgeous with the simple white and blue jeans combo.  This is another great tip from Joan–wear different shades of red when adding multiple colored pieces.  The bag is the brightest color, while the lips are much darker.  The plaid leggings are patterned, so it’s toned down with the black in the design.  Overall, this is a great summer look (if you don’t wear leggings underneath) as well as a perfect winter look (just add a coat).

6. Sweater X Mini Skirt X Oxfords

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In this next look, Joan paired a graphic Kenzo sweater with a bright blue mini skirt, oxfords and fun socks. To keep the skirt for overpowering the whole look, Joan opted for a loose fitted sweater layered on top of the skirt.  Choosing a graphic sweater is key because it keeps the look youthful and fun.  Having her socks showing is another great way to make the look more playful, and is balanced perfectly with her oxfords.  The small black clutch is the right choice because it’s simple and doesn’t distract from her outfit.

Which Joan Smalls style trick is your favorite?  Let me know below! xxx Sarah

Fall Style: Knit Dresses

Sep
18

With fall just around the corner, what better way to kick it off than with a comfy knit dress?  I love the ones that look like oversized sweaters–so chic and so flattering no matter your body type.  If you love the look of knit dresses, take a look at three different ways you can wear it.

All the looks share the same idea: keep the entire outfit simple–no crazy amounts of jewelry, makeup, etc.  In this case, less is more!

In the first look, Kim Kardashian styles her loose knit dress with some thigh high nude boots and a matching Celine purse. She perfectly complimented the dress with some aviators, a gold watch and dark colored nails.

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In the next look, the model is also rocking a white sleeveless knit dress like Kim, but this time, it’s styled with a sleeveless vest in off white.  It’ important to find a vest that’s longer than the dress–it balances the look!  Add a single silver colored bangle with simple makeup and there you have it!

 

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This next look is my favorite!  It looks like the most comfortable oversized turtleneck!  The unique boots make it a cool, casual look.  Make sure to roll the sleeves, it keeps the look from being too polished!

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