It doesn't need to break the bank.
I do think she's really pretty, and I like her sense of style. It's really simple and timeless - she's into basic pieces that are versatile and timeless, without being totally dull.
While The Duchess Formerly Known As Kate Middleton has excellent style (some may some boring, I say classic), it does have a tendency to be a little...monochromatic.
Plaid is one of thing that never goes out of style, but I'm sure many ladies who had to wear a plaid skirt pre-university gag at the thought of wearing plaid again. While it's true that it's pretty difficult to ditch the school girl appearance with a pleated plaid skirt, there are many other ways to wear plaid.
Memorial Day weekend is here! School is out, barbecues are in and it’s that in-between week where you’re home from school and not on to your summer plans yet, be it trip or internship or job. So the perfect thing to do with mom this weekend (aside from eating hot dogs and slaw)?! Shop. Duh!
I have a confession: I love my snooze button. Unfortunately, though, sleeping in doesn’t always allow me ample time to put together a well-thought-out outfit. Because of my love of both sleeping in and fashion, as soon as I got to college, I knew I needed a plan.
Let's face it, looking cute for a workout is often a challenge. Actually, it's a total after-thought. You wake up, grab the first oversized t-shirt you can find and stumble to the gym in a haze, never giving much thought to what you look like or what your plans are after you tighten your core.
Colorblocking is one of the hottest trends this year, and I, for one, am thrilled about it. I love bright colors, but they can be a little intimidating to wear. Colorblocked clothing makes wearing brights simple by pairing multiple coordinating and/or contrasting brights together with neutrals. You don't even need to do anything but put that ish on!
Lauren Conrad is completely and utterly brilliant. She has somehow managed to parlay getting paid to turn her teenage/college-aged angst into an empire. She has a clothing line, a series of books (that I am unabashedly addicted to, btdubs), a lifestyle website (how very Gwyneth), and is a staple on best dressed lists.
Kate Moss is ridiculously beautiful, not easy to relate to, and more than a bit troubled...my favorite kind of celebrity. And one of the few celebs whose casual style is perhaps even better than her red carpet looks. She somehow makes the simplest outfits look totally haute couture and runway ready.
It's still too cold for sandals and wedges (especially this April where Detroit witnessed a 4-inch snow storm on April 18th! WTF, Mother Nature?!), but we shudder at the thought of having to tuck our calves into our boots for the 1,478th day in a row. Flats are the perfect in-betweener.
This Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. In honor of that, I figured now was the perfect time to highlight some great eco-friendly fashion!
Spring is here! Okay, so at the moment you might not know it, what with a major snow storm beating the crap out of the East Coast (I mean, dear weather, are you fo' real? This is one April Fools joke I am not laughing at). But by all other accounts (mainly clothing store window displays and themed Starbucks gift cards), Spring is in the hizzy.
So, her rock star father gets an MTV reality show where she gets to be a bratty, gothy, embarrassing teenager in front of millions of people, falls into oblivion after the show is cancelled, stays there for a few years, loses weight, learns how to apply makeup, goes on Dancing with the Stars...and is suddenly a red carpet staple?
Now that Spring is officially here, I can't wait to start bringing all my favorite warm-season clothes back into rotation -- and of course, pick up some new items as well! One must-have I'm looking forward to purchasing this season is a LWD -- A Little White Dress!
For many of us, this week brought the first real warm, gloveless days of the year. Ah, how I love that first day of 55 degree weather, when we all think 55 degrees means summer and you actually see people walking the streets in shorts and flip-flops, pretending they are perfectly cozy when they're really covered in goose bumps and their leg hair is growing back. Not that they'll admit it, or suck it up and rock their puffy jackets on a day like today. Not. A. Chance.
This spring is all about bright bottoms, and mixing and matching big, bold colors. I love pairing two complementary colors together - think bright blue and orange, or pink and green. It just makes everything more exciting.
After the longest winter ever, it is finally March. Spring starts in three weeks (!!!), and I am beyond ready to put my winter clothes into hibernation. I love tights and scarves and boots as much as the next girl, but I'm too stoked for vibrant colors, sundresses, and open toes...
I could probably wrack my brain and crank out a seriously amazing sociology paper on the phenomenon of Kim Kardashian and how she parlayed having a big butt and a sex tape into a legitimate, relatively long-lasting career, but I'd much rather talk about her banging sense of style.
Along with bold, bright bags and loose-fitting tops, tribal-themed accessories and clothing, particularly Aztec-inspired items, are going to be everywhere this spring. Personally, I'm a big fan of this trend in jewelry - the bright colors and interesting patterns and shapes create bold statement pieces that are as fun to wear as they are to look at.
Reese Witherspoon has been flying under the radar for awhile. I hate to think her time has passed, but lately, I haven't been super compelled to see any of her projects (and apparently I'm not alone, if the performance of her latest flick "How Do You Know" is any indication...)
I love skinny jeans just as much as the next person. They are great to tuck into boots. Great with long tunics. Great for so many things in my 'drobe. But when I feel anything but? Skinny jeans... not such a fan.
I have such a girl crush on Blake Lively and her sense of fashion it's borderline unhealthy. She possesses an incredibly eclectic style that is grounded in a love of all colors, combining different textures, and emphasizing her 10 feet long stems and fabulous cleavage.
After disappearing for a hot second post-High School Musical, Ashley Tisdale reappeared this fall on the (completely underrated, totes hysterical) CW show Hellcats. Of course, she fills the role of a catty, ferocious, ambitious performer with ease (would you expect anything different the girl who brought Sharpay to life so perfectly?)
It feels like yesterday that we woke up, blurred eyed and fuzzed headed, welcoming in 2010. But here we are again, New Year's Eve. The one night of the year it's perfectly acceptable to kiss everybody in sight at midnight and drink your body weight in champagne. It's also the one night of the year when it's totally fine to wear more sequins that a drag queen.
Heather and Bailey star in WE tv’s newest series, Downsized, about a Brady Bunch-esque blended family of nine trying to get by after their father’s business went under. So what have these girls learned from the unfortunate demise of their no-budget lifestyle? Here are their top 10 tips for saving money, without skimping on style.
I don't think much about Ashley Olsen these days. She is the CEO of two fashion lines (one that I am way too old to wear, and one that I am way too broke to wear), while Mary-Kate is the one who still occasionally graces us with her acting presence, and I hold her entirely responsible for the dirty hipster hobo-chic trend that has been around for far too long.
Emma's style tends to be spunky, but tailored and obviously well-thought out. She loves glam accessories, and a mix of vintage, classic, and trendy pieces. She has a knack for looking incredibly classy and chic, while also totally age appropriate. And seeing as this leading lady is the same age as many of us, we too can achieve such fashion perfection.
Sure with winter comes snow angels and holidays (and holiday presents!) and hot chocolate by the fireplace and winter break... But with the snow comes slush, boots, puffy jackets and that ridiculously long walk to class where your fingers freeze and your nose runs and your eyes tear and then the tears freeze.
It’s holiday time and at holiday time the LBD goes out the window (OK, not out the window. What a waste! More like to the back of the closet; we all know the LBD will be back by NYE) and in it’s place: The LRD (the Little Red Dress).
As much as we want to deny it, if my frozen toes are any indication, winter is on its way. And with winter comes lots of dark, gloomy fashion. The black and gray sweaters, the dark jeans, the Uggs. Ugh. But why? Winter is a beautiful season - all that bright, sparkly white snow - so I say it's time to trade those winter woes for winter whites.
I can't explain it, but I love chambray. It looks stylish but oh-so-comfy all at the same time. And you know what makes chambray even better? Mixing a dressier necklace with this casual-feeling top. It’s totally unexpected yet totally works and can be worn to just about anything.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. If her incredibly gorgeous-yet-pretentious name doesn't sound familiar to you yet, it will be by next summer. She is taking over Megan Fox's role as the "scantily-clad hot girl who shrieks and makes out with Shia LaBeouf" in the next Transformers movie (yes, ANOTHER one).
Stripes can be intimidating. They’re bold, they’re brazen and they can be a little difficult to wear. Some people fear that horizontal stripes make you look wider (totally not true!!) and they can be a little too bold for the wallflowers among us. So it’s understandable that some would be hesitant about them.
Shorts have been around for a few seasons now and (after getting over that whole 'thighs rubbing together' thing) I’m finally warming up to them. And even though winter is almost here (sigh), shorts are showing no signs of saying farewell. In fact, now that designers are making them in winter fabrics like wool and tweed, they're taking over.
Halle Berry is a critically acclaimed, history-making, Academy Award winning actress. A former Bond Girl. A mother. And, obviously, a regulation hottie. She made super-short hair desirable. She's always on "most beautiful/sexiest" lists...