Emma Watson is Sophisticated Chic at the Giambattista Valli Fashion Show

July 16, 2014 | Heather

Emma Watson is sophisticated chic at the Giambattista Valli Fashion Show in Paris.

Get Emma’s Look: J Brand Stocking Maria Jeans ; Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps, Grace Drape Front Blouse (Similar Here)

Jessica Alba keeps it Business Chic for a Meeting

July 14, 2014 | Heather

Jessica Alba steps out for a meeting in Beverly Hills looking business chic, wearing a white top with a white blazer, eggplant colored pants and strappy heels.

SHOP JESSICA’S OUTFIT:

Max Mara Elegante Alaska blazer

Julia Korol pants

Smythson 1887 Tote Bag in Blush

Monique Lhuillier Dahlia Suede Caged Lace Up Sandals

Similar Styles:

Silence + Noise Ex-Boyfriend Blazer

Bec & Bridge Helena Pant

Pour La Victoire Open Toe Lace Up Sandals Charlize High Heel

Keys for Nautical Dressing

July 11, 2014 | Heather

 

Even if you spend most of your summer at your desk and the closest you get to the seaside is the water cooler, I’ve put together some looks to make your starboard dreams come true. Think striped tops, naval blazers, and optic white bottoms. Sassy separates in red, white, and navy go a long way to evoke the summer we all deserve.


Theory blazer, T by Alexander Wang top, Rag & Bone/JEAN shorts, Eugenia Kim hat, Madewell bag, GARRETT LEIGHT sunglasses, Gabriela Artigas cuff, Giles & Brother bracelet.


FRAME jeans, Nicholas top, Madison Harding sandals, What Goes Around Comes Around vintage Chanel scarf.

Obsessions: Jennifer Lopez’s Must Have Hydrating Cream

July 10, 2014 | Heather

Is it me, or does Jennifer Lopez seem to get more beautiful with age? After two kids and hitting 45 (so hard to believe she was born in the 60′s), she honestly looks more insanely beautiful than ever! Of course most media outlets want us to think that celebrities have super power chromosomes that keep them genetically blessed, but we all know it’s thanks to their killer glam squad! One of the best benefits of working with a beauty team is they recommend the best products! Soooo as much as JLo is a dime, there’s a lot of prep that goes into that! Luckily she shares some of her favorite products!

I’ve wondered if rumors were true about Jennifer Lopez using a thousand dollar moisturizer. I mean, she has the money and her skin is breath taking. She told her secret to Bravo’s Andy Cohen last night on Watch What Happens live. She buys it from Whole Foods. It’s Dr. Hauschka’s Day Rose Cream. It claims to maintain proper moisture content of the skin, strengthens and replenishes, helps skin with broken capillaries & offers protection from pollutants. The best thing?? It’s far less than a thousand bucks.

“I love that Rose Cream by Dr. Hauschka—it’s natural and so hydrating,” Lopez said in a release. “It makes me feel like I’m doing something good for my skin.”

“The number one beauty tip Scott (her makeup artist) has taught me is to stay out of the sun. We’ve always worked with bronzers and self-tanners instead. It’s been over 10 years now that Scott has been telling me to stay out of the sun and it has saved my skin.”

I’m actually surprised JLo using hairspray herself, but since she is one of the biggest queens of gorgeous hair, it’s no surprise she uses this amazing brushable hairspray to help hold style and give her volume when teasing!

Since she doesn’t fancy the body cream, JLo prefers to use the face cream all over her body! “My beauty routine is quite basic but I always use lots of moisturizer. When I’m in warmer, drier climates I use plenty of Crème de la Mer.”

 

Designed by her makeup artist Scott Barnes, Jennifer credits this to her gorgeous glow, switching between spray tans and Body Bling! This is a huge celeb favorite and great for creating celebrity legs.

 

Celebrity Style Summer Favorite: Lace-Up Heels

July 7, 2014 | Heather

There’s something quintessentially different about summer romance (the heat, the late nights, the freedom, the faraway places) that makes me feel 18 again. Whether you’re enjoying a summer romance or not, I’m having a love affair with all things romantic in the world of fashion, as are a lengthy list of celebrities. Lace up heels are the perfect romantic summer staple! This trend has been seen on celebs and fashion bloggers alike and is sure to be one of the biggest of the season. A lace up heel is versatile and can be worn with anything from shorts, a seen on Fashioniata Olivia Palermo, a casual dress to rolled skinny jeans to a maxi dress.

Shop Olivia’s Outfit: Aquazzura Belgravia Lace-up Suede Pumps, Zara Checked Shorts, Tibi Striped crepe de chine camisole and Pendleton Tippi Dot Print Blouse.

Things You Must Wear This Summer—Seriously

July 4, 2014 | Heather


Current/Elliott is the king of well-fitting shorteralls.

My summer uniform is pretty standard: jean shorts, V-neck tee, cute sneakers. However, summer is the ideal time to experiment with new fashion—the warm weather gives the season an ease that fall just doesn’t have. In an effort to expand my style horizons, I’m taking the opportunity to try a few new styles. You should too.

1. SHORTERALLS
I’m well-versed in regular overalls, but shorteralls are a whole new ballgame. In the past, I was afraid they could look childish too easily. The key here is fit and styling (kinda obvious, but some things take me awhile!). A too-loose fit is what takes shorteralls into middle school territory—slightly slouchy is what you want. Footwear is also important. My natural inclination is to go very adult with shoes, but this would be a mistake. Lace-ups or ballet flats are age-appropriate without being too “lady of the night.”

2. OFF THE SHOULDER TOPS
I grew up watching Kelly Kapowski rock off-shoulder tops, but being about 8 years old, it wasn’t a trend I could wear at the time. Now that I can, I’m glad to see more wearable styles in lightweight fabrics like cotton and linen—far more forgiving than the spandex styles of the ’80s. I’ll get to the point where I’ll wear my hair up to really showcase the neckline, but for my first go, I think I’ll keep my style safety blanket—er, my hair—down.


Mes Demoiselles off-shoulder tops, no mall bags required!

3. HEADBANDS
The turban-style headbands hitting What’s New lately keep catching my eye. They’re very different than the sparkly, messy-bun toppers that I’m used to. After stalking our hair and makeup department, I think I’ve figured it out: day-old, loose beachy waves. The salt spray/slightly frizzed combo gives your hair a bit of texture for the cloth band to hold on to. Add a playful maxi and some stacked bracelets, and you’re set.


A Eugenia Kim turban-style headband is easier to pull off than you think.


A retro Michael Kors Collection swimsuit has never been more modern.

4. STATEMENT SWIMWEAR
Having a pool (humble brag) means that my closet is stocked with swimsuits. The issue is that they are all the same. Bright, solid colors and bandeau tops. Considering how much time I spend in my bikini, I really need to branch out. A high-waisted, halter-style suit is far out of my comfort zone, but they are just too cute to pass up. Same with cutout one-pieces. I’ve avoided them in the past for fear of crazy tan lines, but in addition to changing up my style, I’ve resolved to keep out of the sun as much as possible this summer. Here’s to newfound shady style!

Celebrity Weekend & Travel Style

June 27, 2014 | Heather

Tis the season to travel! Whether it’s a quick weekend away, your honeymoon in the tropics, or a classic summer roadtrip, style is a must. These easy-to-pack essentials make packing a breeze and dressing oh-so-fun. For any getaway a few things are a must: comfy jumpsuit, chic shades, a flirty fedora, and a fun straw tote go with everything in your bag while setting the stage for summer fun. A simple cotton tank dress packs easily, while providing endless options.. Sleek sandals and a fashion-forward belt finish your look. And, most importantly, a couple of colorful bikinis get the party (or the relaxation) started.

1.  Splendid Stretch-jersey drawstring jumpsuit

2. Serpui Marie Flora Embroidered Clutch

3. Yosi Samra River Metallic Sandals

4. Saint Laurent Classic Preppy Rounded Sunglasses

5.  Citizens of Humanity Borderline Jacket

6. Foley + Corinna FC Lady Tote

7.  Splendid Cotton and modal-blend jersey T-shirt

8. Splendid  Splendid Madrid Flip Flop

Shop Celebrity Style!

June 24, 2014 | Heather

It’s your lucky day because summer’s here and the hottest pieces of the season are on sale! Score the steals now, especially if you’ve been craving a trend just beyond your pocketbook’s reach. All of these picks have months of wear left in them, since it’s only June. My suggestions include a color-popping blazer, a statement necklace, a playful dress, a mod aviator, a floppy sunhat, a blue printed scarf, and a colorblock blouse. Don’t hesitate; now is the time to nab those gorgeous dresses, sandals, and bags you’ve been eyeing all season long. Extra 25% Off Sale Items Shopbop! Happy Shopping! Click Here To Start Saving!

The Rise of Oversize

June 21, 2014 | Heather

After years of buying nothing but spandex tops and second-skin jeans, I’ve finally succumbed to the comfort of loose clothing. Now it’s oversized everything: boyfriend jeans, shirts to my knees, and arm-swallowing sleeves. When we think “oversized” in regards to fashion, our minds usually jump to the same fool-proof pairings—a long sweater over skinny jeans or wide pants with a fitted button-down. But I recently wondered (on a rainy morning, in which I was particularly exhausted) if I could drown in my clothes, head-to-toe, and still look put-together. So I tried it. Attempt one, sans styling, I looked nothing short of slovenly. Not exactly office appropriate.

I secured the cuffed sleeves of an oversized RAILS flannel with two Kristen Elspeth cuffs for some unexpected glam.

When looking for the perfect oversized piece, first keep in mind that whatever’s on the size tag is just a number, and it shouldn’t deter you from buying something that looks amazing. A shirt that fits normally in one size could be sized up to become a sexy, off-shoulder piece. Seriously. If a stranger peeked into my closet, they wouldn’t know if it belonged to a child, or a working woman, or a lumberjack.

This T by Alexander Wang T-shirt fits loosely enough to knot the hem and show a little shoulder. Add a Kenneth Jay Lane necklace to dress it up for a night out.

Once you’ve found your sack of a shirt (T by Alexander Wang has drool-worthy basics), here’s what to do when a simple tuck doesn’t cut it. Knot the hem of a shirt to take off some of that length—a knot on the side for a casual slouchy look, or a high center knot for those looking to bare some belly. Button-downs are even more versatile, and I say the bigger the better. Tie up the bottom for an impromptu crop. Belt it over a dress as an edgy alternative to a cardigan—or wear it, at an appropriate length, as a dress itself! And a recent discovery of mine: if it’s big enough, you can undo the top several buttons and wear the neck opening around your waist, tie the two loose arms in front, and voilà, it’s a skirt! I could go on and on.

Taper a wide-leg jean with a pin roll: Make a vertical fold along the outside seam of the pant leg so the bottom of the jean is tight against your ankle. Then, holding the fold in place, cuff the jean leg two or three times. Above: Citizens of Humanity jeans and Sam Edelman sandals.

Then there are boyfriend jeans, which, in my opinion, are the best thing to come out of this oversized era. They are comfortable, chic, and easy to style. You can never go wrong with a pin roll (instructions above) and a strappy heel. So go ahead, size up one or two sizes, or head to the men’s department on your next shopping trip. You’ll probably see me there.