Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My love for chunky knits

So cozy--so pretty!

Rachel Bilson's chunky knit can't go wrong when paired with a pair of slouchy jeans-- perfect for a casual winter look

This chunky scarf is not only in style, but can keep you warm at the same. Who says fashion cannot be practical?

Adding of the belt to this chunky knit is unexpected, but definitely worth trying.

Love the overall look--very French!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

5 simple ways to dress up your denim!!

  1. Choose a boot-cut style (preferably darker wash) and pair it with a button down shirt or simply a blazer.

2. Choose a darker skinny denim and pair it up with a boyfriend blazer (choose various colors available) and a pair of sky high pumps to go with it. Necklaces are optional.

3. For a chic style, opt for a sequin blazer. When wearing one, choose a pair of skinny denim. You can definitely play with colors when it comes to picking a sequin blazer. The options are limitless.

4. I like how Zoe has chosen a pair of skinny denim with a nice fitting structured blazer that hits her waist. A blazer that hits your waist when paired with a pair of skinny jeans will elongate your overall look by giving you that slimming effect.

5. Another way to dress up your denim is by pairing it with a darker colored top and darker colored shoes. Add accessories like a scarf, a  headband or even  a nice long necklace to spice up your overall look.    

Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday Style Guide

The holiday season is upon us which means:A lot of holiday parties to attend. As your winter calendar is getting filled up with holiday parties and holiday events, the quest to find that perfect "holiday-dress" is getting more difficult. With so many dresses to choose from, it is no exaggeration to say that the pressure to look good and festive can get stressful.

So, with that in mind, I came up with this trendy guide for my readers to help them find that perfect holiday dress that is festive and elegant at the same time. After all, we all deserve to look good!

1) Lace and ruffles are definitely making a huge comeback this season. So, wearing a dress with lacy details, sheer panels and well-placed ruffles can add that dramatic effect for your holiday parties. Don't be afraid to bring out the romantic damsel in you. When picking out a dress of such nature, keep it fresh and figure-flattering. The key is to look beautiful without trying too much. Therefore, keep your accessories minimal or simple.
My favorite Vintage Floral lacy dress from Ann Taylor-Ann Taylor
Lacy dresses are perfect with black tights and black pumps.

2) Black is that one color that can be worn all year around. However, when appearing for holiday parties, add a little hint of gold, some glitters and red to make it holiday ready. Try not to look too serious in a black dress for these parties. Play with some colors by adding a hint of your personality.

This dress from thisnext.com is so refreshing and so me.
Perfect for holiday parties.

3) Thinking about a fashionable entrance to wow the crowd? Then, go for a metallic dress in gold and silver. Look for eye-catching details to help define your waistline. When wearing a metallic dress, keep your makeup subtle because too much of makeup can downplay the dress. So, go soft on your overall look when choosing metallics.
This Christian Siriano's Metallic Dress is my personal favorite. Perfect for the holiday parties.
I would probably wear this dress or something with a similar style with my favorite black blazer.
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4) Have you thought about stepping outside of your box this holiday season? Well, pick a dress that is vibrant, colorful and simply you. I personally love colors like purple, burgundy, green and blue. Think unique styles when choosing a dress in a vibrant color. Don't be afraid to embrace ruffles, drapes and pleats. You won't regret!
I love the color blue on her.
I like how she added an unexpected twist to the dress by opting for a yellow purse and a pair of purple pumps.
For holiday parties, you can add a pair of black tights and black cardigan or even a purple cardigan (as the same hue of the shoes) to look less done.
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5) Another style that is currently popular is a sequin dress. Celebrities like Christina Aguilera,Camilla Belle and Molly Sims are one of the few celebrities who have shared their love for this style on various red carpet events. When choosing a sequin dress, avoid looking over-the-top. The subtle you are- the better.
Love this dress- love the cut, love the design, and love the color.
Try not to add too many colors to a dress like this. Think "monochromatic" when wearing a sequin dress.
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