Look for Less: There’s A Blouse In The House

By |August 25th, 2011|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

A piece that all women would be wise to incorporate into their wardrobe is a feminine button down blouse. I tend to be a little “bottom” heavy – aka lots of pants and bottoms and not a top to go with ’em. A beautiful blouse can be very versatile depending on how you style it. From a casual outing (Rachel Bilson) to a very important meeting (Duchess Kate) a blouse can be worn for almost any and all occasions. Once you come to terms with the fact that titty tops are no longer appropriate, you too will be embracing the ladylike blouse.

1. Equipment Vintage Washed Blouse, $196, 2.Genetic Denim Corbin Short, $132, 3.Sam Edelman Wilma Suede Wedge Bootie, $150, 4. Ray-Ban Rounded Wayfarer Sunglasses, $103

1. Lovers & Friends Printed Boyfriend Blouse, $106, 2. Bullhead Black Vintage Flare Bright Eye Jeans, $49.50, 3. Steve Madden Westii Platform Wedge Sandals, $99.99, 4. Calvin Klein Leather Tote, $148

1. Equipment Brett Colorblock Tuxedo Blouse, $208, 2. Milly Black Button Front Skirt, $365, 3. Jimmy Choo Black Patent Leather Agnes Pump, $396



Why Did You Wear That: Layering Up

By |August 14th, 2011|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

Three of my favorite looks from this week all have something in common.  They are all great transitional outfits.  As much as I hate to say it, summer is in its final stretch and fall is fast approaching.  During this time of year, it’s always tricky trying to figure out what to put on– or take off.  The weather is as temperamental as a woman with PMS and no M&M’s.  The only way to get your look right during this time of year is by layering up.  From Olivia Wilde’s cozy and casual look to Emma Stone’s red carpet Chanel Couture, these lovely ladies have mastered the art of layering and you can too by following these easy to put together layered looks (if you need a layering refresher course, click here):

1. All Saints Departed Hoodie, $67.50, 2. Mossimo Jersey Knit Maxi Skirt, $17.99, 3. Kashmere Blue Double Floral Print Cashmere Scarf, $138, 4. Forever 21 Cay Eye Sunglasses, $5.80

1. BCBG Emma Button Down Silk Chiffon Blouse, $168, 2. GYPSY 05 Carmen Twist Skirt, $99, 3. MICHAEL by Michael Kors Jenna Wedge Sandals, $145, 4. Staring at Stars Embellished Eternity Scarf, $32, 5. Elliot Lucca Millana Camera Snake Embossed Crossbody Bag, $64.90, 6. Urban Outfitters Tortoise Trim Aviator Sunglasses, $16

1. Matty M Pearl Metallic Crocheted Sequin Top, $43.99, 2. American Apparel Chiffon Full Length Skirt, $46, 3. M. Flynn Chandelier Cluster Earrings, $88, 4. Diane von Furstenberg Harper Evening Flap Shoulder Bag, $450, 5. Stuart Weitzman Nude Patent Daisy Pumps, $140.25

Keep cool. Stay hot.



Look for Less: Teen Queens

By |August 7th, 2011|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

Sunday night Hollywood’s hottest headed to the 2011 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles.  While this isn’t quite the Met Costume Gala and may be frowned upon by the fashion elite, I always like seeing the fresh young faces in more casual, carefree attire.  This year, the stunning starlets certainly did not disappoint.  Below are a few of my favorite looks.  I’ve recreated each to show you that looking red carpet ready is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Blake Lively in Gucci, Christian Louboutin, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels

1. Boulee Serena Dress, $209, 2. Ivanka Trump Pinkette Leopard Pumps, $135, 3. House of Harlow 1960 Gold Triangle Drop Earrings, $100

Nina Dobrev in D&G (dress and clutch), Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, jewelry by Ippolita


1. Paul & Joe Sister Gingham Bandeau Dress, $193.94, 2. Nine West Glowing Platform Pump, $89, 3. Poppie Jones Mini Turnlock Clutch, $19.95

Lucy Hale in Giuseppe Zanotti wedges

1. Rebecca Minkoff Claudia Dress, $129.99, 2. Alexander Mc Queen Suede Finned Wedge, $1,050, 3. Kora Black Horn Inlay Ring, $145


Photos via Just Jared

Look for Less: xxxo, WhyDid

By |August 11th, 2010|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

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I love, love, love M.I.A.’s new video for xxxo. I mean, the entire thing is aesthetically pleasing, but I can’t decide if it’s how amazing she looks. the swans, leopards, or the UNICORNS. Whatever the fact may be, I like that director Hype Williams took a different approach on a music video. It’s kind of poking fun at itself… and who doesn’t like that?

Wanna recreate M.I.A.’s look?

Picture 4Member’s Only Gold Bomber Jacket, $247.50

Picture 5Michael Angel Printed Leggings, $166

81398365-02Forever21 Gold Hoop Earrings, $2.80

prodImage.msChamak by Priya Kakkar, $27

Fevi Reyes Sparkling Lotus Ring - G - LFevi Reyes Sparkling Lotus Ring, $213

pink-shoe-FZRepetto Legende Flat, $150

Picture 1Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Red Light, $19



Why Did You Wear That: I’m in Love with a Stripper… Shoe.

By |May 20th, 2009|Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

I stumbled upon these sexy summer sandals the other day and they got me to thinking…

pg_156265683_thMiu Miu Platform T-strap Sandal, $635

Um, there’s a reason guys love strip clubs.  Okay, yes, they can drink and watch naked girls shake what their mama’s gave them (or daddy’s bought them) and not be nagged about what they left on the floor, but these “ladies” have mastered the art of exuding sex. They know what they are doing with those ridiculously high heels.  Guys love legs. They always have. It’s human nature. Super duper high (supa dupa fly- sorry, Missy Elliot is currently playing) heels can make even the stubbiest little legs look longer and more appealing.

Maybe we could take a little note from these lap dancing ladies. I mean, how many of you have already taken a pole dancing “exercise” class?  So if you’d rather your man steer clear of Scores and hang with you, then you’d better give him a good reason. A girlfriend once asked me for some fashion advice when she knew she was going to see her very recent ex at a birthday party. I simply told her to look as close to a stripper without actually looking like a stripper. It is a very fine line that you do NOT want to cross, but when done correctly, is incredibly effective (kind of like the “bend and snap”- Legally Blonde, duh).

41oljmuisxl_sl217_Bebe Evelyn Snake Ankle Strap Sandal, $159

While those Miu Miu’s are heaven on heels, I’m not bank rolling right now and these platforms from Bebe are a close replacement. Ironic that “Candy” from Sapphire’s is probably in more of a financial position to purchase expensive heels. Sigh…