Best Blogger Fashion: Why to Invest in a Handbag?

September 8, 2014 | Heather

Bag // Ro & De Tank // H by Bordeaux Cocoon Cardigan (size small – also bought grey color) // Distressed Denim // Black Suede Booties // Photos by JessaKae

“While I always appreciate on-trend, bargain pieces, the shelf life for some of these pieces usually doesn’t last beyond a few seasons, so it’s important to have a mix of both. Mixing a high end piece with a low end makes the cheaper items look more expensive. The key is picking investment pieces you can wear over and over.
Today’s focus is on investment handbags. I can remember like it was yesterday the day I purchased my first Celine. The anticipation is almost as vivid as the memory of its arrival. I had saved up for my first big purchase so when I finally had my hands on it, I couldn’t put it down. I used it so often that some of my readers even teased me for wearing it too much. (You know you who you are! :) I will always love that bag – not just because it was beautiful, but also because I had saved up and earned it.” ~ Christine Andrew @hellofashblog

Outfit Inspiration: Olivia Palermo

September 8, 2014 | Heather

Get Olivia’s Look: Leopard Print Shorts // Cream Blouse // Olivia’s Bag // Olivia’s Necklace //   Olivia’s Favorite Red Nail Polish // Olivia’s Shoes

One of my favorite people to draw outfit inspiration from is the lovely Olivia Palermo. She has an enviable sense of style and is frequently featured on all the fashion blogs. The well-dressed socialite mixes feminine classics with contemporary cuts, often pairing vintage dresses with color-blocked blazers. Her key to success is simplicity. She always dresses effortlessly chic and trendy. I had to steal the above for myself (and you, too). Starting with a great pair of leopard shorts, build this look with a sleeveless cream cami and leopard sandals. Next, add ultra chic accessories like an wrist full of gold bangles, statement necklace and an oh-so-chic slouchy bag. Leave your locks loose and flowing and add a classic set of red nails to polish off your Olivia Palermo style.

Celebrity Style Steal: Kate Mara’s $110 Topshop Dress

September 8, 2014 | Heather

(On Kate: Topshop Dress)

Kate Mara and her longtime boyfriend Max Minghella recently split, but at least she’s not letting the breakup impede her style. The “House of Cards” actress was snapped while strolling with a friend in New York wearing a seriously cute Topshop dress.

The dress—army green with flowers and modest side cutouts—is brand-new (full disclosure: We may or may not have tried it on while browsing at Topshop recently!) and it’s clocks in at a relatively affordable $110.

If you think you can’t wear a floral minidress into fall, think again: This number will look cool as hell with a pair of ankle boots and a leather moto jacket. It’ll even work in winter with a pair of black opaque tights and a slim black turtleneck layered underneath.

~Perrie Samotin

Outfit Inspiration: Tie It Around Your Waist

September 3, 2014 | Heather

( Here are celebrity favorite picks to get the “Tie It Around Your Waist” Look…..HERE // HERE // HERE //)

As someone who never got over ’90s trends in the first place, I couldn’t be more excited to see the decade’s standout styles make a comeback. Plaid flannels and combat boots have always been at home in my closet, and at last they are back at home in the fashion world.

I’m a little late on the trend of tying flannels, chambray, sweaters and light jackets around my waist but now that I’m into it, I’m realllllly into it. It’s simply the easiest and best way to update an outfit. Plus, you always have something to throw on when you get cold.

Here are 5 outfits incorporating the ’90s trend that everyone from Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr and Alexa Chung is wearing right now.

Dress, tie and go!

 

Sincerely Jules Signs Off On This Season’s Trends

September 2, 2014 | Heather

Dress: Emilio Pucci /Bag: Lulu Guinness / Belt: Moschino / Boots: Baldan

With over a million followers on Instagram alone, Sincerely Jules has grown tremendously since it began in February 2009. A creative outlet for inspiration, style and ‘everything cool’, the site chronicles daily style, travel and lifestyle with motivational content and fantastic outfits! Check at all of Jules’ picks HERE

Look Who’s Excited For Fall: Katie Cassidy

September 1, 2014 | Heather


“You know the term crazy cat lady? Yeah, I think I am becoming the crazy hat lady. These days, there isn’t a topper I am not willing to try. I have gone from a simple baseball cap to getting a (self-taught) education in millinery. Fedoras, beanies, boaters, oh my! Call it hair avoidance or a case of excessive sartorial expression, either way, if the hat fits…” ~Katie Cassidy

Shop Katie’s Look: sweater: Scoop / hat: Rag & Bone / boots: c/o Skechers / jeans: Rag & Bone / handbag: Celine /  rings: Jacquie Aiche,

For More Style Inspiration For Katie Cassidy Check Out Here Blog TOMBOYKC.com

The Fashion Week Guide

September 1, 2014 | Heather

The runway isn’t the only spot to peep fab outfits during New York Fashion Week!
With the industry’s top trendsetters flocking to the weeklong event, the well-dressed attendees often rival models when it comes to flaunting covetable looks. And whether they’re sashaying through Lincoln Center or hailing a cab, bloggers, stylists and more fashionable gals continually inspire us with their street chic sensibilities. And with so many gorgeous street style looks, you don’t have to have a front row seat at the runway to find a little fashion inspiration during New York Fashion Week! See What The Pros Picked!

How to Transition a Summer Maxi into Fall

August 31, 2014 | Heather

 

DETAILS:
Pink Maxi Button Dress // Cardigan (old similar here ) // Grey Boots (under a $100) // Prada Bag
ACCESSORIES:
Grey Floppy Hat (color: charcoal grey) // Sunglasses //  Scarf

One of my favorite bloggers Christine Andrew author of  Hello Fashion, shows us How to Transition a Summer Maxi into Fall.

Even before September arrives, it seems everyone gravitates towards fall pieces. I think we are so anxious for a new wardrobe we often forget to transition our favorite summer items into the new season.
One of the easiest and most forgotten summer pieces to bring into fall is the maxi dress. Here are a couple tips to make this maxi fall-appropriate:
1. Layers. Add neutral, lightweight layers like a oversized scarf or a loose cardigan. Layers are a great choice, especially in early fall when the weather fluctuates constantly. Removing a sweater or scarf during a particularly warm afternoon can be a much simpler solution than an entire change of wardrobe.
2. Pattern or Textures. Pick at lease one of your layers to have a varying pattern or texture. It creates dimension. For this look I went with a patterned scarf to add contrast.
3. Dress it Down. I opted for a cross-body bag and a floppy hat to give this look a more relaxed feel. A fedora or baseball cap work great too. Casual pieces like these help create a more day friendly look.

4. Pair with Neutrals. Another trick to maximizing your summer pieces is to pair your summer hues with neutral tones. Balancing this pink dress with shades of grey makes for a great fall color scheme.

In The Press: My Austin Monthly Trend Report

August 30, 2014 | Heather

Photo by Dawson Smith

Runway Report

Local trendsetter and Celebrity Style Guide blogger Heather Campbell-Green names the top looks of the fall season.

SWINGING ’60S
Good news for baby boomers: Bold accessories, linear patterns, miniskirts and knee-high boots are in again. Mix old pieces with updated trends to keep the style fresh.

WESTERN
Boots have gone from the rodeo to the runway. Add Texas twang to an outfit with a simple, dark pair.

EMERALD
Whether it’s a silk scarf, a metallic nail color or a pair of sleek flats, a small pop of emerald helps ground an ensemble. Experiment with different tones and textures.

SPORTSWEAR
Trade high heels for chic sneakers and pair drawstring pants with an embellished top to polish up a look usually reserved for the locker room.

ANIMAL PRINT
Add an extra sizzle to your little black dress with a thin zebra-print belt, or go all out with a leopard-print skirt or dress. Subdued or neutral prints can be worn straight from the office to happy hour.

CAPES
Not just for superheroes anymore, these pieces add style and warmth when the temperatures start to drop later in the season. Top off a date-night ensemble with a luxurious cape or blanket poncho.