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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

Style Inspired: Chrissy Teigen’s All Black Look

Jun
02
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Last week, the gorgeous model Chrissy Teigen stepped out with her baby girl Luna and husband John Legend for lunch with the Wests – Kanye and Kim Kardashian. The 30-year-old beauty sported an asymetrical black bodysuit with high waisted matching colored denim shorts. This is such a perfect spring and summer look — and it’s very figure flattering.
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The bodysuit really makes you streamlined and its so figure flattering. Chrissy has an amazing figure and the bodysuit accentuates her curves. The new mom sported strappy heels – which jazz up the shorts look and give it an elegant touch. To keep the look from being too revealing, she added a long loose fitting sheer cardigan.
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She sported black aviator sunglasses while rocking wavy loose tresses and minimal makeup. This is a great day date look or while you’re out with friends. The good thing about this look is that each piece is very versatile for future outfits.
What do you think of this look Chrissy is rocking? Let me know!
Sarah xxx

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Which Bella Hadid look is your favorite?  I love the bodysuit look personally!  Let me know! xxx Sarah

Style Inspired: Hailey Baldwin’s Floral Maxi Dress

May
22
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

The first time I saw the photo of Hailey Baldwin in a red Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren floral maxi dress with suede boots and turquoise jewelry, I was speechless!  I love how she paired the suede boots with a long dress–instead of grabbing sandals or heels, she chose knee high boots that compliment the high slit of the dress.

The turquoise jewelry gives the whole outfit such a boho Western vibe. This is a perfect look for spring/summer because it is comfortable yet chic!  The turquoise jewelry also reminds me of one of my fave ladies–Raquel Welch–who also loved turquoise and Native American and Western looks.

Keep reading to find out how  you can score a similar dress and jewelry like the amazing Hailey Baldwin!  Just click on the titles to purchase the items!

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How to Replicate the Look:

Boohoo.com Mia Floral Woven Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress, $35 USD

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Boohoo.com

 

Flynn Skye Bardot Maxi Dress, $184

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FlynnSkye.com

Nastygal.com Ella Floral Maxi Dress, $78 USD

Nastygal.com

Nastygal.com

Asos.com Motel Wrap Front Maxi Dress with Thigh Split in Floral Print, $95:

Asos.com

Asos.com

 

Jewelry Ideas:

NastyGal.com High Plains Concho Earrings, $20:

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Nastygal.com

Asos.com New Look Ethnic Beaded Choker Necklace, $27 USD

Asos.com

Asos.com

Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Cara Delevingne

Aug
18

Cara Delevingne is a bona fide supermodel and her off duty style is inspiring!  She tends to go for the sporty, tomboy styles but still looks sexy and youthful.  Here are six things I learned from Cara Delevingne’s street style:

1) Sports jersey: Cara’s Bulls crop top looks perfect with some low rider khakis jeans–it’s sporty, fresh and urban chic!  I will definitely be incorporating a jersey (or two) a la Cara.

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Cara Delevingne Beanie Leopard Jeans Leather Jacket Off Duty Model Style The Lifestyle Reporter4) The oversize shirt: Next time you’re going out, try wearing an oversize tee with some short shorts and boots instead of a tight fitting shirt.  It can be just as sexy as something form fitting!

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5) Plaid Outerwear: I adore plaid on boys, girls–it is a universal look!  Usually plaid is perfect to look 90s casual, but in this case, Cara gives a unique twist to plaid–using it to dress up an outfit.  The cropped plaid jacket looks amazing with all black!Cara Delevingne Plaid Leather Boots Supermodel Model Style Off Duty The Lifestyle Reporter6) Camel + Black: Classic combination and a great go to for fancier occasions.  If your needing a fancy outfit or perhaps a date night look, try pairing a simple black dress with a camel colored jacket/coat.Cara Delevingne Camel Black Dress Coat Black Stilletos Wedding Simple Model Supermodel The Lifestyle ReporterWhich Cara look is your favorite? I will definitely be incorporating some Cara inspired pieces into my wardrobe!

 

 

 

 

How to Look Sexy in Birkenstocks

Jul
30

I proudly own a pair of black Birkenstocks but when I wear them out, 50% of people tell me how cute they are, and 50% look at me in disgust!  I don’t really care about the Birkenstock haters–why would they dislike something so comfortable?!?!

I do care how I pair my Birkenstocks with clothes–it’s important to keep your outfit balanced when wearing such clunky, comfortable shoes.  When I wear my Birks, the goal is to yes, love what I wear, but also to look chic.

Which brings me to my point–how to look sexy in Birks a la Miranda Kerr.  She looked amazing and sexy the other day while strutting the streets in her Birks.  I love her!  And I love how she paired it!

Her slouchy boyfriend jeans shows off her flat abs, while her sleeveless high neck white top show off her arms.  She pulls the look together with some aviators and a leopard print handbag.

What do you think of this look?

Photo credit: Splash News

Photo credit: Splash News

Three Different Looks You Could Be Rocking This Weekend

Jul
01

Now that summer is officially underway, beach parties and bbq’s will be making their way on social calendars. If you want to mix up your summer wardrobe, take a look at some looks I’ve been loving this week!

1) Casual and Cool 90s

I love the 90s–it’s my favorite style decade, and who can forget one of the most popular item–overalls! Light blue or dark denim, black, white–love it all! This is a must have item for summer! Throw it on over a crop top and it’s sexy but still sweet. Or wear it with a simple white t-shirt and look effortless. You can show as little or as much skin as you want. Check out this look from Selena Gomez, who is rocking a floral crop top underneath her overalls.

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Selena Gomez in Black Orchid Denim Overalls

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2) Effortless Chic

Denim shorts represent summer to me and adding bold heels and a black belt takes the effortless to another level.  Try pairing it a la supermodel and South African goddess Candice Swanepoel, who wore her shorts with a white top, snakeskin patterned heels and an Alexander Wang purse during Paris Fashion Week.

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3) Sexy But Comfortable

Don’t get me wrong short skirts are cute, sexy and look good with everything. But, it’s a pain to wear–you have to constantly make sure nothing is showing, it’s not too short and if it’s flattering. Instead of worrying how it sits on your body, my favorite length is a long skirt. The long, flawy ones are adorable but I like the slightly fitted long skirts. You can get one embellished with zippers, a patterned design, but if you want to try out the trend, get a simple long black skirt. It looks amazing paired with pretty much anything, but I am loving Kim Kardashian’s take on a long skirt summer look. Wear a black version with a black crop top, showing only a slither of skin.

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