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Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Lily Aldridge


Lily Aldridge embodies the word ‘chic’–she’s got a great sense of style, and can make any look classy and timeless. She’s a Victoria’s Secret Angel, a Sports Ilustrated cover girl, and a mom!  I love that about her–she has a family and a career–and a keen eye for putting together outfits that scream elegant!  If you love Lily as much as me, keep reading to find out 6 style tricks to dress like Lily!

1. Overalls X White Shirt X Red Lips

Lily wore lightwash flared overalls with a white off-the-shoulder shirt–two simple pieces but always classic.  She transformed the look by adding red lips, tan heels, and a pink handbag.  The off-the-shoulder top gives the look a sexy vibe, perfectly complimenting the red lips.  These are actually the same Frame Denim flared overalls Kate Bosworth wore but in a lighter shade.  The key to this look is choosing the lightwash overalls and pairing it with the daring lip and shoulder baring white too.

Lily Aldridge White Shirt Blue Overals Red Lips Style Model

2. Cropped Top X Cropped Trousers

This breezy look on Lily represents springtime!  The white crop top has a feminine and unique shape, exposing some of her midriff. Her cropped trousers/culottes balance the whole look–they’re loose and high waisted, which compliments the crop top.  The white and yellow tones of her outfit screams spring time, and the tan bag and mules give off an elegant vibe.  This look reminds me of the 1960s classic look or something Audrey Hepburn could have worn, but the midriff showing really modernizes the look.

Lily Aldridge Yellow Culottes White Crop Top Tan Heels Model Style Tricks



3. All White X A Splash of Pink

All white-a quick way to do ‘fancy’ without really trying. Lily nailed this look–fitted high waisted trousers with a tucked in tank, and topped with a duster coat and nude heels.  For a pop of color, she added a pink bag, which is a great way to break up the all white look.  The key to this look is to make sure the trousers have a fitted waist, so you don’t get lost in the layers.  The pink bag is a great handbag color because it’s not your typical color and it really softens and feminizes any outfit it’s paired with.

Lily Aldridge All White Look Pink Bag Fancy OOTN Model Style Tricks

4. Leopard X Gold

When Lily wants to add edge to an outfit, she likes to add a little leopard and gold.  In the first photo below, Lily dressed up a white turtleneck and black pants with a leopard purse and studded gold and black chelsea boots.  These two accessories give the whole outfit an edgy vibe!  Both the leopard print and the gold accents are must haves for any wardrobe because they will always be stylish.  The second photo below is another take on the leopard and gold.  Lily wore a animal print strapless top and paired it with black trousers.  She accents the look with gold arm cuffs and bracelets, making the outfit so night out sexy!

Lily Aldridge White Top Black Pants Leopard Print Bag Celine Studded Booties Model Style Tricks

Lily Aldridge Cheetah Leopard Print Top Black Trousers Model Style Tricks


5. Evening Coat X Deep V Dress

Lily is wearing probably one of my all time favorite evening coats–it’s a unique color–I’d call it a mix of blush and tan. The material for this coat is silk but any type of coat that has that slinky, satin-y material will definitely work. I love the fact that you don’t have to tie anything with her coat, it’s simple, streamlined and super long.  To balance the coat, she wore a red deep v long sleeve dress (Alice + Olivia $242).  Lily really shows you can wear a braid and it can still look sexy for a night out–for those nights you don’t want your hair down or in a ponytail.  The braid looks great with the whole outfit and subtle makeup plus drop earrings. She finished off the look by wearing black strappy shoes–classic heels that every girl should have!  The coat she’s wearing is the Sofie Coat by Wes Gordon ($2890), but check out this similar camel coat on

Photo Credit: Splash News

Photo Credit: Splash News

6. All Black Maxi Skirt X Crop Top

Instead of wearing a mini skirt, choose a maxi skirt a la Lily.  The black skirt looks amazing when paired with a crop top.  The one Lily wore is showing a lot of stomach and clavicle, which balances out the long, loose skirt.  I love the all black look of her outfit–it’s fancy, chic and easy to recreate.  For the crop top, choose one that you feel most comfortable in–for Lily, she wore a deep V crop top but if that’s not something you want to wear, pick one that goes a little higher on the chest. The key for this look is to wear a sleeveless crop top with a maxi skirt.  Make sure to wear heels for this look so the skirt doesn’t drag and finally, pull your hair back in a simple middle parted ponytail to complete the look.  Add a few bracelets and some simple earrings for the accessories. has similar bralet for only $20!  Misguided has a similar skirt for $50.

Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Which look is your favorite?  Share below!

Style Inspired: Vanessa Hudgens’ Floral Maxi Dress


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!

3 Sandals You Need in Your Closet!


It’s that time for springtime sandals!  The weather is warmer, which means it’s time to paint your toenails bright colors.  In the meantime, check out these three sandals you need in your closet!  If you want to purchase, click on the title and it will link you to the items.

1. Zara High Heel Strappy Slingback Sandals ($79.90)

Zara High Heel Strappy Slingback Sandals

Zara High Heel Strappy Slingback Sandals


Instead of wearing black or nude heels, try a bright heel like these gorgeous Zara ones. You can wear them many ways–with jeans, a dress, shorts–it will look good with everything.  You can also pair it with patterned pieces.  The delicate lacing detail is so unique and will definitely be a wow factor to any outfit.

2. Steve Madden ‘Surfside Platform Sandal ($79.95)

Steve Madden Surfsid Platform Sandal

Steve Madden Surfside Platform Sandal

These shoes will be a go to sandal for the spring and summer!  It’s gives off a retro vibe–very ’90s grunge. These are a great addition to your wardrobe.  They are timeless and chic so you will definitely plenty of use from these gorgeous sandals.

3. Topshop ‘Heatbeat’ Lizard Embossed Sandal ($45)

Topshop Heartbeat Lizard Embossed Sandal

Topshop Heartbeat Lizard Embossed Sandal

The design of the sandals will brighten up any outfit and are a must have!  They can dress up any outfit and make it look so chic.  The nude and lizard pattern is such a great combo that will always be in style.

Which one is your favorite? Share below!

Trend Alert: Stripes




I love stripes–it’s such a fun pattern that literally never gets old.  It’s a popular theme for the spring and summer because of the nautical vibes it gives off. Take a look at five striped pieces that are officially on my favorite list–all items are linked.  Let me know which is your favorite!

1. Asos / River Island Organza Stripe Midi Skirt/ $63 /

River Island Striped Long Skirt


2. Forever 21 / Striped Cosmetics Case / $7.90 / Forever 21

Forever 21 Striped Makeup Bag3. Lulu’s / Trend-er’s Game Black and Ivory Striped Long Sleeve Crop Top / $27 / Lulu’s

Lulu's striped crop top


4. Zara / Striped Espadrilles / $35.90 /

Zara Striped Espadrilles


5. Topshop Engineered Stripe Crop Top / $22 /

Topshop Striped Crop Top


4 Pieces You Need This March!


Hi! I love the month of March, and not just because it’s my birthday month! 🙂 I love that it means spring is around the corner and hot weather is on its way.  Check out four items you need this month!

1. Long Jersey Skirt

Kim Kardashian jersey bodycon skirt midi fittedLong jersey skirts are fitted bodycon style skirts–a different take on a tight skirt.  They are a great addition to your closet–the length instantly makes any outfit look elegant.  This is a must have for spring–it looks amazing with a crop top.  Check out these two Missguided jersey skirts in white or gray–they are only $30 each.  Try pairing the skirt with a turtleneck or sweater crop top.  Or if you don’t want to show your midriff, a bodysuit or top that is semi-sheer.

2. Sheer Turtleneck

Kim Kardashian long jersey maxi skirt bodycon sheer turtleneck top

Sheer turtlenecks are such a versatile piece–you can wear it over a bra for an OOTN or wear it with a camisole underneath for a more demure look.  It looks great tucked into a skirt or high waisted harem pants, as well as with jeans. Free People actually has a red or white sheer turtleneck on sale for $49.95, and Charlotte Russe has a black striped turtleneck on sale for $7.49!!

3. Camouflage Jacket

Cara Delevingne Camo Army Jacket

Camouflage jackets are such a simple way to toughen up any outfit.  It literally goes with anything, a skirt, pants, shorts, etc.  It makes any OOTD look effortlessly cool. To add edge to your look, make sure to roll up your sleeves.  Take a look at this gorgeous camo jacket at Zara for $129 .

4. Fringe Handbag

Olivia Palermo Fringe Bag Purse Handbag

Fringe is one of my favorite trends right now–it is so boho and chic!  If you’re not ready to commit to a fringed jacket or skirt, the next best thing is a fringe handbag.  It takes an everyday outfit and makes it look instantly cool.  Fringe is also a great way to take an outfit from day to night.  Zara has a gorgeous fringe bucket bag for $179.

Which is your favorite piece? Share below!

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