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Girl Crush: 5 Style Lessons From Lennon Stella

Aug
28

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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

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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

6 Outfit Ideas to Steal from Kourtney Kardashian

Mar
23

Kourtney Kardashian has got impeccable style. And if you need major inspiration for your weekend outfits – she’s got you covered. From date night, girls night to just running errands – she’s got a look for all occasions you might encounter this weekend. Check out six Kourtney Kardashians looks you need to try this weekend!

1. Crop X Denim X Chunky earrings

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Kourtney works out hard in the gym – and isn’t afraid to show off her hard work. The mother of three put her toned abs on display in a black crop top with cropped boyfriend jeans for shopping outing. She chose a top with billowy sleeves and a chain link detail down the center. She added Mary Jane heels, chunky gold cross earrings and round framed sunglasses. The key to this look is adding a pop with statement earrings and choosing jeans that are high-waisted.

2. Sporty but sexy

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If you are heading out for errands and want to look cute but still feel comfortable, then this next look is for you. I personally love wearing athletic wear – as often as I can – but sometimes it looks just too sporty. Kourtney showed how to make it work! She paired gray sweaters with a long sleeved white crop top, adding sneakers, a baseball cap and white socks.

3. Purple daze

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Kourtney always manages to choose looks that are bold, flattering and a touch edgy. She chose lavender high-waisted trousers for her outfit of the day, adding a coordinating puple crop top. The look is sexy but oh so sophisticated. Keep your hair sleek and loose for this look and make sure to add minimal jewelry – try gold bangles like Kourtney.

4. Denim X Lace

kourtneykardashiansheerbodysuitjeansDenim jackets are a must have staple for your wardrobe! Not only are they stylish, they are timeless. Kourtney slipped an oversized denim jacket over a sexy sheer lace bodysuit – the perfect balance. The bodysuit would be too much on its own – the denim breaks it up and makes it more wearable – you can rock this on a date, dinner or going out with the girls. Add leather bottoms – or black jeans or leggings. Just make sure your choice of bottoms are fitted, and add simple heels to finish off the look.

Stripes X Ripped

 Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to kick it off then with white jeans! Kourtney chose ripped, white skinny jeans, adding a blue and white striped blouse. To give the look some edge, the reality star wore a black choker with large reflective sunglasses.

6. Velvet dream

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Kourtney loves playing with textures and different types of fabrics – and she did just that on an iced drink outing. The E! star chose a loose fitting velvet top with extremely distressed bottoms, adding heeled booties. The velevet top is so chic and you super versatile. It can be worn with a mini skirt or with a lace top peeking from the neckline. She toted a the $1,910 Louis Vuitton Palm Springs logo backpack but a simple black one will do too.

Let me know your favorite Kourtney look below!

xxx

Sarah

 

Spotlight: Five Jennifer Lawrence Looks You Need To Try!

Dec
14

Jennifer Lawrence became a household name after starring in the successful Hunger Games franchise as Katniss Everdeen. Since her rise to fame, the 26-year-old actress has also upped her style. The stunner has a keen sense of style – no matter the occasion. What I like about Jennifer’s style is that she’s not afraid of mixing patterns or playing with textures. Check out five Jennifer Lawrence looks you need to try!

1.Camel Coat X Thigh High Boots

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Jennifer stepped out in a classic camel coat, which she layered over a black turtleneck dress. The actress upped the sex appeal by pairing the chic ensemble with black thigh high boots. Each item she’s wearing is a must have – timeless pieces that can be worn over and over again.

2.Crop Top X Black Jeans

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The blonde beauty rocked a patterned crop top with black high waisted jeans. Jennifer chose a high-neck cropped blouse that also had short sleeves. She slipped on fitted bottoms, adding a skinny belt and black sandals to round out her chic look. Since she flashed her midriff, it’s important to balance it with a high-neck top and high-waisted bottoms.

3.Denim on Denim

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The actress always looks so put together – and this look is another hit! Jennifer decided to double up on denim – breaking up the jean on jean action with a black blouse. Make sure when choosing denim, pick fitted bottoms and a loose – aka oversized – jacket. This combination makes it look more effortless as well as still very streamlined. She hit the pavement in chunky wedge heels while sporting a gray beanie over her blonde tresses.

4.LRD X Blazer

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This next look is not only sexy, it’s also so simple to recreate. The key to this look is choosing a red dress that is fitted and curve hugging. Layer on top a structured black coat with strappy heels. To complete the daytime or evening look, simple paint your lips a deep red like Jennifer.

5.Patterned Mini X Chunky Heels

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For the final look, Jennifer stepped out in a loose-fittting patterned mini dress that grazed her thighs. The short dress is not fitted, which keeps it chic and elegant.  The Passengers actress rounded out her ensemble with chunky heels as well as a bracelet and ring.

 

Which look is your favorite? Let me know below!

xoxo

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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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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Classic Nude

Oct
05

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Fashionnova Puppy Love Dress in Taupe // Levity Mules (similar here) // Ray Bans

I spent my Sunday afternoon enjoying brunch with my sister and our close friend – we had the best meal at True Food Kitchen in Santa Monica. The weather was so warm in LA this weekend – I’m definitely ready for cooler temperatures though.

For my girls brunch, I pulled out my Fashionnova Puppy Love dress. I had been waiting to buy this dress for weeks as it was sold out for a bit. When I finally got my hands on it, I purchased it in the taupe as well as in the pink hue. The off-the-shoulder dress is a steal for $29.99!

I decided to add my trusty black mules to keep it casual and a pop of color with my orange Ray Bans. The choker is just faux suede ribbon tied around my neck.

I headed to work right after but it was such a great way to start to my Sunday!

Sarah

3 Selena Gomez Looks You Should Try This Weekend

Apr
15

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Selena Gomez is very versatile with her style – one day she’s rocking a sleek top with skinny jeans and heels and then next she’s sporting a bodysuit with ripped denim. Check out three different Selena Gomez looks that can you try this weekend!

1.All Black

Selena chose to rock an all black ensemble, opting for skinny jeans, a loose sleeveless blouse and strappy heels.  The key to this look is the fit of each piece. She chose skintight bottoms, pairing it with a loose blouse with a long hemline. The two balance each other out perfectly. The heels add that understated sex appeal and really pulls the whole look together. This is a really simple look – but if you’re in a rush and you need to look chic but not like you tried to hard – then this is your look.

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Photo Credit: Getty.

2. Lace up X Denim

Once again, Selena shows us how versatile she is. The beauty wore a black lace up bodysuit with a denim shirt, oversized blazer and thigh high boots. She made the revealing bodysuit and mini skirt daytime chic by adding a loose fitting jacket and boots that cover practically her entire legs.  The result is a ladylike but sexy take on lace ups – once again proving that she’s a trendsetter.

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3. Neutral Trench coat X Flared Jeans

This is another great weekend look and perfect for spring. Selena paired flared denim with a pale blue crop top and a suede trench coat. The coat balances the midriff-baring top; she rolled the sleeves which makes it more daytime wearable. The flared bottoms and sunglasses are great ways to incorporate vintage inspired touches to any look.  She pulled her brunette locks back into a center parted ponytail and kept her makeup minimal – so that the look is fresh, simple and classic.

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Which look is your favorite?  Let me know below!

Sarah

How to Wear Shorts Like Chrissy Teigen

Jul
07

Chrissy Teigen has to be one of the most down-to-earth models I’ve ever seen.  She’s beautiful, funny and has a great sense of style.  One of her wardrobe staples is shorts, and she loves styling them in various ways. They are literally one of the most versatile pieces a girl can own.  Check out 10 different ways to style shorts like Chrissy Teigen!

1. Blazer X Hat X Mules

Chrissy wore denim cutoff shorts with a white tee, ivory blazer, nude hat and cream colored mules for a day out.  This is a simple look that can also transition into the evening.  The ivory color of the blazer pairs perfectly with a simple white tee, and the hat and mules add dimension to the look.  This outfit is all about different shades of cream and nude, including the finishing touch of a cream colored handbag.  Keep the makeup to a minimum and wear your hair back because this look is all about clean lines and simplicity.

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2. Nude Crop Top X White Shorts

The nude crop top compliments the white cutoff shorts, adding a chic touch to this casual look.  Although not pictured, she wore simple tan sandals, which keeps the look relaxed.  She didn’t wear any jewelry and kept her hair and makeup to a minimum.  This is definitely a great low maintenance look that is subtle and still sexy.

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3. Thigh Highs X Long Knitted Cardigan

Chrissy transformed the denim cutoff shorts and white tee look to nighttime chic by adding a forest green long knitted cardigan and thigh high tan boots.  This is sexy yet still cool girl chic.  The structured handbag adds in another shade of tan to the overall simple look.  In this look, Chrissy wore shimmery eye shadow, pink lips and wavy hair to glam up the look.

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4.  Asymmetrical Tank X Lace Shorts

This next look is strictly black and white. She paired her knitted asymmetrical white top  with lace shorts, a Givenchy Purse and laser cut heels.  This is an edgy look for Chrissy, and she nailed it!  The heels add that tough girl vibe while the shorts make it feminine.  The overall result is chic with an urban touch.

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5. Denim X Denim

Chrissy chooses an all denim look, wearing a chambray top in the same shade as her denim shorts.  She pulled her hair back in a messy ponytail and wore smoky eyes to finish off the look.  This take on the all denim look is relaxed yet a touch of edge.  The chain bag add in another element of edgy glam to the look, perfect for a day or night out.

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6. Off-the-Shoulder Top X Thigh Highs

Chrissy wears her tan thigh highs again, this time wearing an off-the-shoulder gray top and denim shorts.  She defnielty likes simple outfits that still have that sexy aspect.  I personally love the look of thigh highs and denim cutoffs–its edgy, sexy yet casual.

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7. Denim X Hat X Gold

Chrissy pulls out her white tee and chambray top again, but this time styling it completely different.  She keeps the chambray top open so we can see the white top, and adds in a floppy hat, gold sandals and a tan handbag.  This look is definitely more boho than her other all denim look, but it still works!  Its casual yet still fun!

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8. Sheer Top X Booties X Hat

Chrissy wears a black hat with a sheer blouse, western inspired belt, cutoff shorts and booties.  This hippie inspired look is so glam, and the bootie shoes show off a lot of leg.  She left several buttons open on her sheer blouse, making it super sexy.  The hat and sunnies add a vintage vibe to the overall look.

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9. Off-the-Shoulder Knit X Booties

Chrissy decided to wear several different shades of cream with her denim cutoff shorts. She wore a knitted cream off-the-shoulder top with her cutoffs. She added studded details to the look with her booties and purse.  The off-the-shoulder knit is a great summer piece because althought it’s light, it can keep you warm during the cool nights.

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10. Sheer Top X Floral Kimono X Thigh Highs

Chrissy decided to up the sexy factor with a sheer black top and floral kimono with her shorts.  She wore cream colored thigh high boots and her Celine tote.  The thigh highs are perfect for this particular look because it covers most of her legs, balancing the sheer top.  This look is also very boho inspired and will work well both day and night.

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Which Chrissy Teigen inspired shorts look is your favorite?  Let me know!!

xxx

Sarah