Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Aesop's Fashion

While slow and steady may win the race, statement pieces are what will win you envy this shopping season. Tortoise is huge right now, becoming very popular among many celebrities. The boldest statement one can make with tortoise is finding some fabulous tortoise sunnies, shoes or accessories. Remember you can pair tortoise with anything simple to spice up an outfit, adding a little splash to your most casual ensemble. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

How Taylor & Kelly Sparkled While Katy & Christina Looked Obnoxious


Taylor Swift is definitely the All-American girl you hope your daughter grows up to be and your son marries. She looked enchanting in Reem Acra. The earrings added a perfect pop of color while the bracelet simplified the ensemble.
Kelly Clarkson owned her curves while fighting off her critics in this lucious, sparkly red dress. The Mr. Know It All Singer completed her classy and elegant presence with stunning earrings and hair.
Hillary Scott looked adorable in Rani Zakhem, joined by bandmates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood.

Matthew Morrison looked charming and confident in his open collar all black ensemble. Now I understand why all the girls were updating their twitter with the hash tag Mr. Schuster.


Lately, Katy Perry has disgusted me with her most recent "style." I am shocked as to what happened to our California Girl. I might pretend to understand her current Japaneese obsession, but this Vivienne Westwood dress looks like a compilation of Old Newspapers all of whose headlines read "With that pink hair, you look like monster." Bring back our Cali girl.

Christina Aguilera wore Herve Leger which would have been appropriate if she were performing Come On Over and not Moves Like Jagger. Does X-Tina not have an assistant, a friend, a stylist, or someone randomly reading US Weekly as she passes who will tell her she should dress for her own size instead of attempting to resemble a stuffed sausage?

While they are typically the most adorable couple not on the top of a wedding cake, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez wore ensembles that shouldn't be forced on a couple even at their joint funeral. Selena's Giorgio Armani dress looked like dorm room curtains made out of used Jiffy Pop bags and The Biebs wore a two sizes to big tuxedo which Po is scheduled to wear in the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 3: From Wokano With Love.

As bizarre as Kimberly Perry's Bottega Veneta burgundy dress appeared against the black and white funeral background as her band performed If I Die Young, her hair was worse. Who clicked like next to the idea that you can hop out of bed, shower, throw some moose into your hair, scrunch it, and then appear in public?

Tough Girl

Are you a tough girl? Studs are a great trend that everyone is following in fashion right now. It adds ferocity, spice and spunk. You can add studs in many different ways. You can add it through coats, shoes, handbags, accessories, tops or even bottoms. Studs allow you to go classy or more edgy, any way you want to try it. Check out these tough girls rock studs in all different ways.

Try adding some studded leggings like Beyonce's to your wardrobe and visit Sears for Leg Avenue Seamless leggings with silver studded side for $7.

Try a similar trench coat like Kim Kardashian's found at Neiman Marcus by Burberry London. The Studded Trench Coat is available on SALE NOW for $453.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

✓ Checks ✓

Checks, Checks, Checks, Checks, Checks! As long as you have check print in your wardrobe, have no fear! Check print seems to be making its way into fashion right now and while many people have asked me how to make it look less like a picnic, I try to help them understand that as long as you have a little, it will always go a long way. Some like to really check it up and some like to soften the look and make it more simple. You could go either way, just remember that less is sometimes more, unless you are Lady Gaga of course.

 Add some check print to your wardrobe by trying Burberry London Exploded Check Print Shirt at Nordstrom for $295. You can also try out DKNY Sleeveless Stretch Silk Check Print Cozy Top at Bloomingdales on SALE NOW for $158.

All That Glitters

I don't believe it when people say "Diamonds are a girls best friend." I believe that anything sparkly is a girls best friend. (Boys, take note.)

That being said, anything that glitters, you must pick up and take home. Why you might ask? Anything glittery, sparkly or that has a ton of sequins is perfect and totally in style for this season. Not only is it great that it's trendy for this season, but it is always PERFECT for the holiday!

Red Hot

One of the latest trends in hollywood is red pants! Red has always been a popular color in fashion and is always a good color to make a bold yet classy statement.

Not only are women wearing red pants but men are starting to come out of their comfort zone as well and add a pop of red to their wardrobe.

Try Gap's 1969 Mid-Weight Legging Jeans in watermelon for $70 to add some red hot color to your stylish selection of clothing.

Chunky Knits

You can bundle up in these sweater-style pieces for a look that is soft, comfy and sweet. Just in time for those windy winter days, find your favorite chunky knit to keep you toasty and cozy. Try for the Roxy Cozy Down Sweater for $60 or my personal favorite, the Ralph Lauren Shawl Hand-Knit Cardigan for $598.

You can find chunky knits in scarves, neck warmers, gloves and hats too.

Look for an adorable and affordable Open Knit Neck Warmer at Forever 21 for $13.

The perfect knit hat for the holiday season is found at Nordstrom, the Collection XIIX Embellished Beret for $28.