Look for Less: Emmy Awards 2014

After Sunday night’s disappointing outfits at the VMAs , we weren’t sure what to expect from the Emmy’s red carpet looks. But last night the stars brought their style A games and left us with some fashion moments to remember. Some of our favorite dresses came from Sarah Hyland, Julia Roberts, Lizzy Caplan, and Hayden Panettiere ( sporting the best accessory… the baby bump!).  With so much inspiration from one carpet ,  today we set out to help you find those looks for less! We have the designer pieces that will have you camera ready and looking like a starlet in no time!

 

Whether you have the baby glow to go with it or not, you can look stunning in a shining sequin gown just like Hayden Panettiere’s Lorena Sarbu number.

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clarie dicksonThis Claire Dickson gown has a similar starburst pattern like your favorite Nashville star.

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Add this Judith Leiber crystal minaudiere clutch to complete the red carpet look.

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Kristin Wiig kept it simple and cool in this white silk dress from Vera Wang.  We love how she kept the look clean with minimal accessories.

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This Monique Lhullier gown has a similar slinky feel to the one the Bridesmaid star wore last night.

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Just add a pair of uncomplicated t-strap pumps to keep the outfit crisp. These metallic Yves Saint Laurent sandals elevate the starlet style to the next level.

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There were some red hot looks at the Emmys Monday night and we loved it! Many stars steer away from the hue because they don’t want to blend in with the carpet. However, last night many celebs, like Claire Danes and Julia Louis Dreyfus weren’t afraid to come out blazing.

Sizzle in one of these crimson designer gowns:

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Kate Mara was strikes a pose in this piecey white J. Mendel gown.

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You can get the same sexy look with this embellished Valentino gown.

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Stack on some rings like this Pamela Love hinge ring and grab a Lambertson Truex minaudiere clutch to get Kate Mara’s Emmys style.

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Shop these discounted designer pieces from us for your next big event.  You will be transformed into an instant starlet on a not so starlet budget!!!

Creepy Couture

It’s Halloween and things are about to get a little weird.  In honor of All Hallows’ Eve we are bringing you our best creepy and kooky accessories & clothing. Today is the one day a year you can wear something outrageous and spooky, and no one will think twice. (but to be honest we would probably wear them all year round) Get in the spirit of things with spiders, skulls, and all things frightening!

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I don’t know about you, but some creepy crawlers that freak me out are spiders! This Spider Cuff is the ultimate Halloween accessory.

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This Shay skull bracelet will certainly leave your friends screaming! ( most likely because they’ll want to know where you got it!)

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We love this ghostly Thomas Wylde tunic top! It hauntingly stylish!

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If you aren’t into ghosts and goblins, maybe you’ll just want to add a little edge with spikes and studs. These Burberry spiked ankle boots are bewitching!

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Toughen up your arm candy this Halloween with this Baublebar Spiked Bracelet.

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Let the little ones in on the spooktacular fun with these M in Mind skull and crossbones shoes. We never knew skulls could look so cute!

Grab your spooky and creepy accessories and get to trick or treating! We hope everyone has a safe and fashionable Halloween!

Trending: Fall Favorites

With the Autumn like weather we have been experiencing here on the East coast, we can’t help but think of the upcoming Fall fashion. When the next season rolls around, we are always ready for a wardrobe change and this year is no different. We welcome the thought of fresh trends and of course an excuse to go shopping! If you too are ready to renew your closet for cool weather than get on board! It’s time to load up on Rocker Chic, Menswear, Animal Prints, and Lace. Check out the looks:

Rocker Chic

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Every girl deserves to have her rock star fashion moment. Even if it is just for a night, embracing your inner rocker will make you feel sexy and empowered! Whether you are in town for one night only or willing to wear the trend all world tour long, there are a few essentials needed to perfect the look.  The first one that can’t be missed is LEATHER ( or the faux version). This tough material can be worn in so many different ways.  You can wear it as a dress, as leggings, as accents on a jacket, or  even as accessories. No matter which way you wear leather, it will add edge to any outfit.  Throw an oversize graphic tee over a pair of leather leggings for a slouchy ready to rock look.  Likewise, statement jewelry in different metals will immediately amplify your style.  Add some studs and a strappy pair of pumps and you’ll be cool,edgy, and chic!

Tomboy Style

menswearFit in with the boys this Fall and suit up in menswear inspired pieces.  A crisp button down oxford shirt is classic and is a blank canvas for the rest of your outfit. Better yet, a button down will always be in style! Next add a pair of trousers for a sophisticated ensemble.  If you want to lighten up the severity of the menswear, opt for a bright pair of pants.  For the cool weather you will certainly need a warm sweater. Who doesn’t love a cozy oversize boyfriend cardigan?! Don’t forget your accessories to finish off the look. A lace up oxford pump is a bit masculine AND a bit feminine at the same time. A sky high heel keeps the look sexy.  A leather crossbody handbag in a rich color is both utilitarian and fashionable. A sturdy bag like this is perfect for work or class! Be sure to top off your outfit with a wool fedora. Wearing hats is one the best parts of Fall fashion!

Animal Instincts

AnimalinstinctsThis fierce trend is a BOLD choice for Autumn! Animal prints or animal inspired pieces are going to be huge when cool weather hits.  You can see these animal interpretations on everything from dresses to handbags, and even jewelry.   Work this trend in a daring way by sporting animal print in an unexpected color.  We are loving the red Valentino studded number above. (which by the way incorporates this trend AND rocker chic!) Remember you don’t have to stick with just cheetah and leopard print.  There is an entire animal kingdom out there. Try a snake print or even a peacock feather pattern.  Another way to think outside the box? Textures! Don ankle boots or a handbag in pony skin fabric. Let out your inner animal!

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NoirWhat else is on deck for Fall? Lace, lace, and more lace! This isn’t just your ordinary sweet feminine lace. This upcoming season you are going to see lace in dark seductive colors.  We are especially seeing this in black and deep blues. Lace details can be worn on everything and everywhere.  Grab a pair of sexy pumps for night or rock the unexpected lacey sneaker for day. You can even wear it in different doses. The lace looks range from dresses with lace trim to a blazer made entirely of the fabric.

As always, these Fall trends have us excited for chic outfits to come and we hope you are too! So pick a trend and dive right in…Fall is just around the corner after all!

A Fashionista’s Guide to Packing

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Summer is in full bloom and it is about time for you to jet off to your vacation destination. I don’t know about you, but packing my bags for a week long vacation can prove challenging. For me, it is a struggle to narrow down what items make it into my suitcase. After all, I never know what type of fashion emergency I may face. (and who says I don’t need 7 pairs of shoes for 7 days!?) However after becoming an avid traveler, I’ve learned a few tricks to picking out outfits for vacation. Whether you are road trippin’ or going on a Roman Holiday we have the inspiration you are going to need. Check out some tips below and than get packing!

European Adventure

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Going on a European Adventure?! You are one lucky gal! I spent 3 months in Europe and know that you are going to want to be chic yet comfortable. The Europeans are very well dressed and you are going to want to fit in with the fashionable set.  Take breezy skirts and tops that you can mix and match, and accessorize to make different outfits.  Europe is full of churches and museums, therefore you may want to have a sweater on hand to cover your shoulders ( both to be respectful and to kept you warm in the air condition).  A pair of light pants and a colorful top will keep you looking stylish and can also translate from day to night.  When it comes to footwear opt for a fashion forward sandal that comes in a neutral. You will will be walking around a lot and from experience I know high heels and cobble stone don’t work together! Lastly don’t forget a crossbody handbag. This will leave you hands free to take pictures and explore, but you will still have your belongings safely at your side.

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If your vacation is going to be full of sun, sand, and tropical drinks by the pool than this guide is for you. You are definitely going to need all of the beach essentials. Most of your trip to the tropics is going to be spent on the beach or by the pool, so be sure to pack a bright bikini (or two)! Don’t forget to about a beach bag to lug your book, lotion, iPod and towel from the room to the beach. A bright beach bag looks stylish AND can come handy if you can’t find your spot on the beach when coming out of the ocean ( I can’t be the only one with that problem!) A straw fedora, sunglasses, and a cover up not only add to your outfit but also protect you from the Caribbean sun. It gets hot in the islands and you are going to want some relief!  A pair of neon sandals will also give any outfit a tropical vibe and show off your bronze skin! It also may be a good idea to pack a pair of wedges or heels for a night out. One last thing…. don’t forget your ice cold Bahama Mama cocktail!

Road Trip!

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Hoppin’ in the car and driving coast to coast? You will want to be comfy and ready for adventure.  A long sleeve tee, tank, and shorts is perfect to wear on the road. Stay warm in the car than take off a few layers when you stop at the hot spots! A pair of Toms or comfy kicks are also essential. You can kick them off in the car to relax and have them ready to throw on when you come across an unexpected experience.  Also be sure to bring your tech gear to capture the fun and to keep you occupied on the way. Your iPhone is essential for tunes and your camera can remember it all!

Adventure on the Cape

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If you are heading to the Cape than you’ll want to read on. Packing for Martha’s Vineyard isn’t too complicated. Just pack your preppy essentials. Printed shorts and a breezy button down top are a must for biking along the bay!  Put your  preppy pleated skirt and striped wedges in the suitcase just in case you have a lobster dinner out on  your neighbor’s yacht.  They keep it classy at the Cape so this is the perfect chance for you to break out your one piece a la Jackie O.  Aside from these  classics, you will need the beach basics including a towel, cover up, sunglasses, and of course the perfect pair of sandals.

I hope my guide to packing has you motivated and inspired to fill your suitcase with the most fashionable vacation must haves.  No matter where you go I hope you have a fabulous and chic summer adventure! Now I am off to narrow down which shoes to pack; but I must leave you with one last tip… be sure to leave room in your luggage for your shopping souvenirs!

Get Gatsby Ready!

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With The Great Gatsby movie opening in theaters this weekend, we can’t help but get excited! (and not just because Leonardo DiCaprio is in it) As avid fashion lovers, we are especially eager to see Baz Luhrman’s interpretation of the 1920’s jazz style.  The Roaring 20’s had a very distinct aesthetic that was glamorous and fun! From flapper fringe, feathers, and strands of pearls it is easy to get inspired by the times. Check out these pieces inspired by the era and get the Gatsby look!

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This Monique Lhuillier Ivory Satin Silk gown screams glamour. With plunging neckline and the pearl trim, you will be channeling a modern-day Daisy.

pinThe 1920’s was a time of economic prosperity and sometimes referred to as the Golden Age.  Add this art deco pin to your finger waves for some extra Golden Age pizzazz.

fendit-strapTop off the look with these Fendi Metallic T-strap pumps for a complete Gatsby outfit.

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We love this Badgley Mischka midnight blue drop-waist dress. It screams flapper. Start with this fabulous dress and add some Gatsby inspired accessories to complete the look.

designerA cloche hat will immediately transport your outfit to the 1920’s.

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A fur shawl creates instant glamour and luxury that was a part of the Jazz Age.

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Shimmy the night away in these perfect Chanel T-strap pumps.

If you weren’t eager to see The Great Gatsby film before, you ought to be now. The fashions of the 1920’s are super glamorous and fun. ( one might even say the cat’s meow!) We personally can’t wait to see the movie AND to try out some of these looks. Even if it is just one Gatsby inspired piece, don’t be afraid to channel Daisy this weekend.

Style File: Outfit Inspiration

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Have a lunch date with your girlfriends and don’t know what to wear? No reason to panic… we have your daily dose of outfit inspiration. Pop on a perfect pair of AG Adriano Goldschmied white capri pants and top it with a flirty printed top.  Add some metallic gladiator sandals like these Schutz sandals for a little bit of edge. WAIT, don’t go anywhere without  accessorizing! Grab the perfect handbag to hold you iphone and Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses to block the weekend rays.

Kate’s “Baby Bump” Watch!

It’s undoubtedly every young girl’s dream to one day grow up, marry a handsome prince, have countless admirers all around the world, and wear the most beautiful  fashion in existence!!!

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OK… maybe as fashion lovers we added in that last part; However for Kate Middleton, her childhood dreams have really come true.  The stunning Duchess of Cambridge has captured our hearts, and is now expecting her first child with Prince William. The happy couple announced their exciting news back in December and we have been on baby watch ever since. Forget the sex of the baby, the question on everyone’s minds is  what “baby bump” fashion trends will Kate be sporting over the next couple of months?

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In general, Kate likes to keep her style simple, yet sophisticated. In fact her fashion choices have caught the eye of many fashion publicists around the world. She has been included on  Vanity Fair’s international best-dressed list, as well been chosen by Style.com as a monthly fashion icon. ( Just to name a few!) Many have also said some of Kate’s style is inspired by the late Princess Diana, who undoubtedly was one of the most remarkably distinguished fashion icons of the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

And of course, for any ladies out there who might be excepting, it’s no secret that we all want to look glamorous during those exciting nine months. For her “baby bump” debut, Kate kept it simple and classy with a gray long sleeve Max Mara wrap dress.

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You can create a similar look with this Liz Lange black 3/4 sleeve wrap dress which is perfect for the upcoming warmer weather. Who doesn’t love basic black? Show off that adorable baby bump while still feeling beautiful and elegant! It’s perfectly sophisticated to wear to the office or out for an evening with your friends as you discuss upcoming baby plans!

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Liz Lange Black 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress

And don’t forget you can still be stylish in a great pair of pumps. Kate wore a beautiful pair of classic black pumps along with her favorite Hobbs “Celeste” coat just a few days ago.

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Before the swollen ankles set in, get these gorgeous (and new!) Dolce Vita Black Patent Bella Pumps. You will definitely catch the eye of anyone you pass as you strut by in these designer heels!

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Dolce Vita Black Patent Bella Pumps

We look forward to more of Kate’s “baby bump” fashion trends as the months go on. And even if you aren’t expecting, this Duchess is surely one to follow for great fashion inspiration.

Alas, while we may not all be lucky enough to be a real princess like Kate, we can still dress like her! We don’t need a prince to rock royal fashion!