Ever since the September issues came out this year I'm craving fringe. It started with that beautiful Michael Kors show that had touches of fringe throughout- the standout being the skirt. It packs such a major punch while being so effortless. Paired minimally with a chunky turtleneck, it's insta-outfit. If you don't feel brave enough for the skirt, try incorporating the look into accessories. Just be careful not to go too "costume-y"...you know what the Project Runway judges would say about that! Even so PR designer Sean Kelly went for it with his signature fringe looks during the season finale- and it payed off! The inspiration and interpretations below.
The inspiration- Michael Kors Runway Show
The inspiration: A look from Sean Kelly's show on the Project Runway season finale
Literal interpretation- H&M fringed skirt
Or, try it on top! Ivona Black Fringed Faux Suede Jacket
And the Emmy goes to...Beyonce! Wait, what? That was the VMAs? Oh. Well, I'd still give it to her, but since the VMAs are really just a mess of who can show the most boobs and booty let's skip over that and talk about The Emmys. Monday night, huh? I kinda dig it! Most people played it pretty safe. Let's face it, this red carpet is not the most exciting, but it's still fun! Lots of red and white...and a few pink ombre ruffled messes (cough, cough, Lena Dunham- we'll get to that later), and just a couple sparkled stunners. So without further adieu, let's dive in- complete with #hashtags!
One of my favorite looks from the night! Julia Roberts in Elie Saab #legsforday
Gorgeous, stunning, striking- LOVED Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karan Atelier #yougoglencoco
I was surprised at how much I liked Hayden Panettiere in Lorena Szabo. Pregnancy looks good on her! #preggoperfection #suckerforsparkles
Another gorgeous Elie Saab dress from a mega movie star, but completely different from Julia Roberts #allhailhalle
Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli #becauseduh
Oh and PS, there was this. Please discuss... #girlbye
Does anyone else wake up on a Saturday morning and think style? OK, actually first I think coffee, then I think style. There are always so many events going on, especially during the summer, that I often find myself mentally going through my closet before I've even wiped the sleep out of my eyes. And, as my entire blog indicates, I take a lot of notes from things I see on TV. My spirit animal, Nicole Richie, is back on the media circuit promoting her new VH1 show "Candidly Nicole". I've been following the series since it first popped up as web short on AOL last year, so you know I'll be tuning in on July 17th (#notsponsored #justloveher ). As usual, Nic is nailing it with her high fashion looks...like the Pucci print she wore on Jimmy Fallon. While Pucci is not attainable for most of us (tip: you can find some scores if you dig through "The Runway" section of TJ Maxx) let prints be your muse for summer with some more affordable frocks.
The inspiration: Nicole Richie in Emilio Pucci Fall 2014
I am still recovering from PLL100. So much to discuss! The Emison kiss, Caleb's weird hair, Ezria forever...and ohh the massive explosion??! But most importantly- the fashion. Hanna's hangover chic is simply inspired. Obsessed with the shades. And Alison can't keep a dead mom and budding lesbian romance keep her from a geek chic cat T-shirt. Taylor Swift would be so proud. Those and more odds and ends from PLL100 below. Meow!
Hanna's sunglasses- "Prada oversized square sunglasses"
Hanna's beanie- "BDG Cuffed Rib-Knit Beanie"
Alison's Cat T-shirt- "Sandro Elie Top"
Alison's trench- "Bebe Bianca Coated Trench Coat"
The unofficial start of start of summer has come and gone, which means beach season is underway in many parts of the country. Despite what may have been the longest winter in years, I still feel like warm weather crept up quickly- leaving me unprepared to bare all on the sand. That's why I'm loving Jessica Simpson's one-piece with cutouts by Mara Hoffman. The queen of graphic prints delivers a fun, sexy vibe, while still being a little more covered up. Weird tan lines be damned! Who really cares when we all use fake tanner anyway? Check out some more (less expensive) one-piece wonders below!
Jessica Simpson in Mara Hoffman
Victoria's Secret Flounce One-piece ...also comes in super cute floral print!
You've been hearing about it for weeks, if not months, and now the H&M "Conscious Collection" is live on their website and in select stores. JLo rocked the lace frock a couple weeks ago on idol, so no surprise that one is already sold out online. Check out the rest of the collection here. Happy (Eco-friendly) shopping!
Jennifer Lopez in H&M Conscious Collection
Admittedly, Taylor Swift is not my favorite. I don't enjoy her music (or most in the genre for that matter), but I am woman enough to give credit where credit is due! T Swift knocked it out of the park at last night's ACM Awards. So chic. So grown-up (in a good way). So fashion forward. Bravo!
Taylor Swift in J. Mendel
Jennifer Lopez brought it back to her Jenny from the block roots this week on American Idol and I luh it Papi! First sporting an H&M dress on Wednesday night and then rocking her own Kohl's line last night. Currently the romper is only available in black online (on sale!), but hopefully they're stocking up on other colors soon! In the meantime, if you have a penchant for pink, I found some other options below!
Jennifer Lopez in Jennifer Lopez Solid Roll-Tab Crepe Romper available here in black.
Anyone who knows me knows I live for brunch. There's nothing I enjoy more than rolling out of bed with my same smoky eye from the night before and trying to pull off "chic" while happily sipping a spicy bloody mary and destroying a bacon, egg & cheese. Heaven, right? This sweatshirt to me represents that "I'm kind of a mess, but I kind of like it" feeling that washes over me on the morning after a great night out. Plus, who has the time to put together an outfit after a night of dirty martinis?
Can you believe it my little tulips, the end of winter is only a day away?! It's been a long, harsh season and you deserve to reward yourself for making it through! So what better way to usher in spring than with some bling (see what I did there)? The quickest, easiest, and in this case cheapest way to update your wardrobe for a new season is with a statement necklace. Seriously, you cannot go wrong. But, so many can be over-priced for what they are, which is why I was excited to hear about TV Girl Bling! The company, started by a news reporter & anchor, is a super-affordable collection of statement making pieces, inspired by what you might see on some of your favorite TV hosts. Currently, I'm crushing on the Blue Victorian Gem Necklace Set. Its navy accents remind me of all things New England, but the rhinestones make it a little more whimsical for glitzy girls like me. For $17 (yes, you read that correctly) you can't go wrong.