I decided this winter that every winter I would invest in a new coat. A nice jacket is a staple in the winter, but is also your entire look when out and about. It covers all the glorious layering and precision of a perfectly organized outfit. This year I choose to go with something grey, as it matches everything and I currently have way too much black in my winter wear. It automatically makes my winter street style look chic. This oversized HM scarf can be difficult at times. It’s SO BIG that it overtakes everything. It isn’t the blanket type, which makes it un-foldable, but I often use it as a blanket when it’s very cold, and with the right technique it can be wrapped! I’ve been all about layering lately – pulling bits and pieces of old clothing and mixing them in with the new, layering crop tops over blouses. Experimentation is endless!
Top: Emma & Sam (sold out… similar here)
Bottoms: Tommy Hilfiger (similar here)
Sneakers: Topshop (similar here)
Heels: Aldo (last season)
I’m so much in love with this Emma & Sam shirt, that I bought two in different colors! It was reduced tremendous amounts and was selling out like crazy! I’ve had my eye on it for months and months, so luckily I was able to get it before it was gone. I figured I would post it with the two different types of shoes; going comfortably casual with sneakers and a bit more glam with the heels. The choker I made myself by cutting up an old black tee, and the Tommy jeans I also ripped myself, so instead I listed you an amazing similar looking pair from Missguided that I adore. Ciao!
It’s still January, but Spring collections have hit the runways and there’s no perfect time than now to invest in the best Spring style must haves.
( from: ZARA)
(from: ASOS )
2. Lace & Sheer
**Items via The Royal Department Paris… Use code STYLESTUDIES20 for 20% off**
3. 70s & Flare
5. Suede & Fringe
9. Robe & Lingerie slip on style
10. Off the Shoulder
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10. Flat Mule/Slip On’s
Sources: Based off of runway images and articles from Fahsion Magazines Harpers Bizzare, Elle, and Marie Claire
A friends recently asked me what my favorite online shopping sites were, and that got me thinking, I have tons I would love to share with all of you! So there are the basics… such as Topshop, Zara, Asos, River Island, etc. but I thought I would take this time to share with you some of my favorites that you might not have ever heard of. So here are my top 10 favorite online stores (in no specific order, and disclosing the previous ones just stated which I absolutely adore :P), and a few of my current favorite pieces from them…
ps. you can click on each photo to view it on the website ❤
This is an Australian store, and it’s about to be summer there so all of their items are summer related. They still have great pieces and can get their winter items on sale when their season is over! What a win!
6 1/2. Shopping Bare
For some reason, they are redoing their online store and are currently under construction. Check out some of their pieces they have posted on their Instagram page (@Shopping_bare)… If you like it, sign up online to get notified when their online shop re-opens!
I found this adorable Brandy dress at Pac Sun. It’s a really easy throw on that you can dress up or dress down. With a pair of heels this outfit could be completely different! The necklace is a major statement piece and really pulls it all together. I don’t typically wear statement jewelry but this necklace is killer and looks great with anything black, whether it’s casual shorts and a tee or a dress like this.
Fashion’s biggest night of the year, if you don’t already know, occurred May 5, 2014. The fundraising event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a night where the dress is the most important aspect of any guest. Hosted by Vogue, the Met Gala, aka Met Ball, celebrated and fund-raised for the Met’s Costume Institute for the opening of their Fashion Exhibit. Raising nearly $9 million last year, it’s an important night for celebrities to dress extravagantly.
Here’s the top Best and Worst dressed of the night…
1. Donatella Versace
Yup, I just threw up on her dress. And that’s exactly why it looks like that. Even that’s not a good enough excuse for this disaster. She always wears strange pieces, but I just couldn’t let this one pass bye. She looks like she’s about to go visit aliens in space, because that’s where this dress belongs.
2. Kirsten Dunst
This isn’t the Star Wars premiere. This just had way too much going on and needs to be buried. Donatella’s meeting her up in space.
3. Kristen Stewart
4 random fabrics of the same color piled on top of each other. Really Kristen? Really Chanel? (BTW in all reality, love Kristen with the orange hair)
4. Kate Upton
C’mon, Kate. I definitely think more highly of smoking babes. But then again, she’s usually not quite dressed at all. Little-miss-bo-peep, go back to you pasture.
5. Maggie Gyllenhaal
She kind of looks like she’s wearing a curtain she stole from the That 70s Show set. This is just way too much polka dots. The collar on the top is too casual and the colors are too blah. And the cape to match… Really… There’s no fixing this dress.
6. Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth, did you join figure skating? Will I see you in the next winter Olympics? Hopefully not. Unbelievably unflattering and too light for her skin tone. Adorable shoes, wrong dress.
7. Katie Holmes
Oh Katie…. (sigh), shriveled like a rotten peach.. This dress explains itself.
8. Lupita Nyong’o
This is a night to look like a princess, not a flapper. I am seriously disappointed after her fashionable past. Although, as always, she knows what colors glow on her flawless skin (and I’m a sucker for her shoes!).
9. Rita Ora
Lets not even start on the shoes. And the ridiculous arm wrap. Do I possibly need to say anymore?
1. Cara Delevingne
She doesn’t even need an extravagant ball gown to be a stunning beauty. She may not be dressed traditionally for this event, overall she looks amazing. Sporting the latest crop top and high-waist – well, anything! – trend, she looks sophisticated yet sexy. A stunner .
2. Joan Smalls
The blue lipstick was daring and fab – The Vera Wang gown gorgeously fitting her like she’s just in her skin. Possibly #1 best.
3. Emma Stone
Oh Emma, you make the fashion world go round in this Thakoon outfit. Simple yet elegant. The top could have been a bit less casual for the occasion, but still hits all the right spots.
4. Victoria Beckham
In her own design, Mrs. Beckham always (usually) takes the right turns in fashion, and did in this amazing piece. It’s clear: the plain and simple are winning the race this year.
5. Suki Waterhouse
This Burberry gown is true beauty. It’s the perfect amount.
6. Emmy Rossum
Floral’s are huge this Spring and Summer, and Emmy made all the right choices in this gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown. Bring on the sunshine and tea parties.
7. Kendall Jenner
A huge fan of the rising model, I didn’t expect anything less than perfection. In Topshop, Kendall fits the gown perfectly, and the gown fits Kendall. The Stunning Chopard necklace was adds to the sophisticated look.
8. Blake Lively
The already stunning actress blew my mind away in this Gucci gown. There are no real words to describe this beauty.
Giant, and giant-ly breathtaking. What a perfect gown for this event. My top #1 of the night, this dress represents exactly what this event is all about. I couldn’t imagine this gown on anyone else. Cant get enough of this.
10. Sarah Jessica Parker