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Girl Crush: 5 Style Lessons From Lennon Stella

Aug
28

Lennon Stella

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

Lennon Stella

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.

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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.

olivia culpo red leggings crop top

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

#OOTD: Vegas casual

Nov
27

 

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Earlier this month, I headed to Las Vegas and I have to say the weather was perfect! It was hot yes but not unbearably so.  Which is why I’m so glad I got this dress for my trip! It’s from Naked Wardrobe – the You’ll Look Back Dress for $34. I can’t find the black version anymore on their website but the mauve one is on sale right now for $25.

vegas2vegas3The dress is good for all shapes and sizes and it’s easily adjusted by just tightening or loosening the straps.  It was so comfortable and although you can’t see it, I added Adidas sneakers to stay comfortable. I walked so much that day I’m glad I did.  Such a great day or night dress – I’m in love!

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Style Inspired: Hailey Baldwin’s Lace Up Shirt & Kendall Jenner’s Blush OOTD

Jan
06

Hailey Baldwin and Kendall Jenner were spotted out and about in Los Angeles wearing two completely different but equally gorgeous looks. Keep reading to find out how to recreate them!

Hailey Baldwin’s Lace-Up T-Shirt X Mini Skirt X Sneakers

Hailey Baldwin Lace Up Shirt Kendall Jenner Blush Skirt Top

The blonde beauty wore a olive hued lace up t-shirt from LF, paired with a cream mini skirt. I am in love with the LF shirt–it’s sporty and sexy without being too revealing.  The fact that it’s a loose top keeps it from being too much for daytime.  Since it’s so oversized, Hailey paired it perfectly with a short skirt–which keeps the focus on the top.

To add even more edge to her look, she added hoop earrings and a large black bag. Her white sneakers keep the look casual with a sporty twist.  She pulled her hair back in a high ponytail, which I think is perfect because you can actually see the lace up detailing that goes all the way up to her neck.

Exact Top: LF Stores (they don’t have an online store but you can find a location here)

Similar Top: Nasty Gal Morgane Lace Up Plaid Shirt $48

Similar Skirt: Forever 21 Faux Suede Mini Skirt $22.90

Kendall Jenner’s All Blush Look

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Kendall wore a silky blush button up top with a matching mini skirt and boots.  The light pinky nude color is so timeless.  When you wear one color for both your top and bottom, it instantly makes your look chic and polished.  For a nice pop of color, Kendall wore edgy sunglasses and a gray purse. The gray purse is the perfect pop of color to bring some dark tones to the otherwise light hued ootd.

She also chose to leave her shirt half-tucked inside her skirt, which is an easy way to make it look more laid back. The calf-length boots in the same color elongate her legs even more and make the look seamless.  She left her hair down straight, which I think suits the outfit well because it looks more effortless.

Similar Skirt: Boohoo Night Tavi Jumbo Rib Step Mini Skirt $14

Similar Top: Charlotte Russe Oversize High-Low Button Up Top With Pocket on sale for $20

Let me know which look is your favorite – Hailey or Kendall?

 

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.

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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