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Bet you didn’t expect this look from me! Yes, sometimes, I succumb to the mighty grey T. And it happens quite often…

So here is a prime example on how I style it. The mighty T is pretty universal and also quite humble. It will look great with a variety of clothes no matter what style.

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First thing that comes to mind are a pair of distressed jeans. Very IN lately, the two are a match made in heaven. I chose boyfriend cut for this look as it gives more freedom and a macho feel to the outfit.

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The shirt I chose for this look is also something that looks borrowed from the boyfriend’s wardrobe, but looks are deceiving… It is made out the softest cotton and would be super soft even for baby skin.

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You can certainly wear heels with this, but I went for a pair of satin slipons with a skull graphic to go with the rock chick feel of this outfit.

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And to counterbalance all that aggression and craziness with a good dose of femininity the red lip came to the rescue! Yes, ruby woo, pa doop dee do pooh ūüėõ

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Another little detail that is on the other side of the scale is a relatively deep V neck of the shirt, because I don’t like to hide my femininity.

All that is left is…

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Jump!

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Pose!

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And play my imaginary guitar!!!

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Style Icon: Miley Cyrus

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Teen queen turned fashion and pop culture provocateur Miley Cyrus is a style icon in her own right. Having transformed before our eyes from Disney pop princess into a bona fide fashion insider, her recent collaboration with Jeremy Scott is further proof of her fashion prowess and unique style sensibility. She can go from red carpet glam to high street brash and bold fashion in a snap. This is what makes her so exciting, what Miley wears is always a clear reflection of her mood and where she is in her life. It is so transparent and simply thrilling to watch and observe. Let Miley inspire you to take fashion risks and wear things you never thought you would. Buck tradition and break all the rules while keeping chicness top of mind a la Miley.15

Here are my picks of Miley’s top 10 best looks:

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Miley does tailored in this red carpet look. Her cutting edge and modern take on the pantsuit involves bright yellow athletic piping and a mandarin collar top with sheer paneling. Wearing a black bra underneath a white top is a very Miley move that shows she’s no red carpet rookie. She can turn even a fashion faux pas into a moment of chicness.¬†

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You wouldn’t expect to see Miley in a Canadian tuxedo (read: denim on denim look), and yet here she is pulling it off excellently and putting her own twist to it, of course. The long white talons, royal blue minimalist sandals, and her spiky bleached blonde hair are outfit add-ons that are so Miley.

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A matching full tea skirt and crop top make for a ladylike ensemble. However, black and white perforated mesh detailing add a definitely daring spin on the matching set trend. I also love how Miley styled this look simply, opting to let these striking separates take center stage and keep the accessories and beauty look at a minimum.

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This casual street style look is signature Miley. Youthful, playful, and fun, the Converse sneaks, oversized white tee and flannel shirt combo is a little bit country and a little bit rock n’ roll. Just like Miley. Layered and chunky gold bling, a messy top knot, oval sunnies, and a black leather studded carryall ¬†make this the quintessential young Hollywood pavement pounding outfit.

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This is the look that best captures Miley’s style of the moment. A little bit more grown up and polished, and plenty more fashion forward, this monochromatic look has elements of street like a leather motorcycle jacket and chunky heeled creepers that blend with classic black pieces for a stunning evening look.

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Want inspiration on how to style your graphic tee? Look no further than this look from Miley. A gilded satchel, leather mini skirt, and layered neck candy upgrade her tee from casual to an outfit fit for a night out or maybe a concert date. Take note of the extreme side part, and how a simple styling trick can have a huge difference in the overall vibe of your look.

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Now while this red carpet look may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it perfectly captures Miley’s no holds barred, take no prisoners view on fashion. She is obviously going to have a great time wearing this look, and at the end of the day it’s how your clothes make you feel that truly matters. It’s such a provocative look that still manages to look noteworthy, I love the embellishments and the color and texture it adds to the look.

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All white for the summer means extreme distressed jeans and cropped tops for Miley. With some chunky chain bling and creepers, she personalizes this all white look and gives it her touch of street style and funk.

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She wowed everyone in this red carpet look for this year’s VMA Awards. Equal parts edgy, chic, and incredibly fashion forward, this all leather ensemble is just what you would expect from Miley on a red carpet event. It’s young and fun while still looking sophisticated, and reveals just the right amount of skin. The metallic sandal is a great footwear choice that nicely rounds out this A plus red carpet style.

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Miley can go glam too. With slicked back hair, smoky eyes, and a splendid glittering column gown, it certainly displays her penchant for bold look-at-me styles. This gown is feminine and yet the green sequins elevates it from your traditional evening gown. The halter neckline is an excellent detail too.

Photos from WhoWhatWear and Pinterest

Which out of these looks bowled you over? Don’t you just love how Miley is such a fashion chameleon?

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Shopping Guide: Top Fashion Jewelry Brands

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Fine Jewelry is undoubtedly¬†at the top of every woman’s dream¬†list. It is an investment that will be an heirloom and will outlast trends and time. However, fashion or costume jewelry holds a special place in every fashionista’s heart and her closet and jewelry box, of course. High street brands like Zara, Mango, River Island etc., all have their respective takes on fun and fashion forward bling. But here I’ve rounded up the brands and some top picks for fabulous and glamorous fashion jewelry that are both playful, elegant, tasteful, and are of high quality. Ditch those statement costume jewelry that are tarnished or have missing stones, and invest in sparklers that pile on the wow factor.

DANNIJO

Sister Jodie and Danielle, the founders and designers of DANNIJO, put a premium on sustainability and women empowerment. What started out as a way to raise funds for their grassroots women’s initiative in Africa turned out to a be highly successful and coveted line of costume jewelry. With aztec and geometric influences and rock n’ roll lifestyle feel, DANNIJO is at the top of every it girl’s list. This brand has been spotted on the likes of Rihanna, Blake Lively, and Natalie Portman.

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LULU FROST

Founded and based in NYC, Lulu Frost has a distinct aesthetic combining art deco architecture inspiration with contemporary kitschy and girly influences. The brand has had collaborations with eponymous retailer, J. Crew, and has been spotted on First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift proving the brand’s diverse yet sophisticated look. Marrying antique and modern, Lulu Frost captures the crux of what it means to be chic and stylish.

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BAUBLE BAR

Another NYC made and based jewelry brand, Bauble Bar is at the forefront of fashion jewelry online retail. They have an entire range of customizable jewelry and special services to cater to brides-to-be. They pretty much have every service you can imagine. Bauble Bar even has guest bartenders, who curate their own collection. Emma Roberts and Coco Rocha are some of the stylist celebs that they have collaborated with. There are also available stylists online, whether by chat, mail, phone or video, for any of your burning questions on accessorizing.

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EDDIE BORGO

Making edgy jewelry since 2008, Eddie Borgo is a NYC brand that takes inspiration from the wonderful city it is based in. Aside from harnessing and capturing the vibrant and upbeat energy of New York City in its designs, Eddie Borgo is also inspired by vintage costume jewelry, American tradition and heritage, and heavily rooted in the rock n’ roll culture. This luxe jewelry brand injects street style trends and urban vibes effortlessly into each piece. The designer, Eddie Borgo, has won many awards including the CFDA Swarovski Award for Innovation in Accessory Design.

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Images from Net-a-Porter

JENNIFER MEYER

Marrying the special quality of personalized jewelry, modern high street style, and the timeless elegance of fine jewelry, Jennifer Meyer has become a quick A-list favorite. From the Olsen twins to Jessica Alba, her understated yet statement making jewelry have been making fashion headlines and winning her scores of fashion fans from all over. Luxury meets wearability, her designs are handmade with love and Los Angeles and definitely have that distinctive echo of bohemian style and an easy air of sophistication.

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LIZZIE FORTUNATO

Twins Kathryn and Lizzie Fortunato have been consistently creating eclectic jewelry since 2008. Using influences from various world cultures and handicrafts, these pieces are adorned with hand beading, loom embroidery, and vintage textiles. If you’re looking for something perfect to go with your bohemian pieces or to update your summer style, Fortunato Jewels are it. Their pieces are where high-end and world-class craftmanship go together to create cool pieces that every girl would love to have on their necks.

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Happy Xmas shopping ladies!

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Style Icon: Jennifer Lawrence

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It’s no secret that everybody loves Jennifer Lawrence. She’s basically the quintessential girl-next-door with a little bit of sardonic humor. Her down-to-earth quality and her candidness have made her one of the most beloved young Hollywood stars of today. You just want to be her best friend! But even more than being extremely lovable and relatable, the girl can act. Having been in so many acclaimed movies like Winter’s Bone, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook to name a few. She is best known as Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games, of course.

Her elegant and effortless style earns her a spot as one of my modern style icons. here are some of her best looks on and off the red carpet:

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Red lips, red nails, red dress. J-Law understands the power and innate sexiness that comes with wearing a striking hue of red from head to toe. It’s also an excellent styling to temper all that red with a classic black oversized blazer coat and heels.¬†5f44c398c8c131796c864d9af75d0051

A floor sweeping overcoat elevated Jennifer Lawrence’s easy striped shirtdress. The dramatic silhouette and textured collar of the coat gives this day look a touch of fashion forwardness and a slight masculine dressing inspiration.

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This white lace frock is modern romance personified. The ladylike material and fit-and-flare silhouette is always a great choice for red carpet events. The white lace makes it more evening wear appropriate, while the accents of black keep this frock closer to chic and farther away from saccharine territory.

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A matching navy dress and blazer duo makes a strong case navy being the new black. Navy is as sophisticated a neutral as any, and is an excellent and more contemporary alternative to your go-to little black dress. The lower neckline is balanced by the tailoring of the blazer, but the ribbon belt cinched at the waist adds to the feminine allure of this ensemble.
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If you’re looking to wow on the red carpet, opt for a little black dress that is off-the-beaten track. Instead of a standard cocktail dress, select a dress that is more tailored, just like this streamlined blazer dress that Jennifer Lawrence sports for her movie premiere. The absence of conspicuous accessories and the wavy long bob are perfect styling complements to the tailoring detail of this new LBD–the little blazer dress.¬†main.original.585x0 (2)

One of J-Law’s most memorable and stunning turns on the red carpet, this glittering dress has a subtle ombre effect. The awesome colors of this dress, turning from rosy pink to pale pink to champagne, is all you need for that wow factor. Match your beauty look to the rosy hues of this dress for the easies route to red carpet royalty status.

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Jennifer Lawrence brings out the edginess and rock n’ roll vibe of this embellished and mirrored dress even more with her makeup and hair styling choices. The slicked back hair and dark smoky eye increase the sultriness of this outfit.

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J-Law’s fashion clout and sense of style translates off the red carpet too. This white crocheted top and cuffed boyfriend jeans are given a stronger bohemian feel with a tribal/aztec print bucket bag and belt, black espadrilles, and black wide-brim hat. Steal this look for your next weekend jaunt, it is simple, stylish, and effortless.¬†main.original.585x0 (5)

Jennifer Lawrence amazes on the red carpet once again. This is proof that if you feel and look good in something, there’s no reason not to wear it again. This vibrant tomato red Dior gown looks like it was made for J-Law. Red and Dior are two things that her style and personality truly agrees with. Flawless.¬†main.original.585x0

Two-piece matching sets are one hot trend this season. Jennifer Lawrence puts her own spin on this trend in this textured white crop top and A-line skirt set. The graphics and textures in this look make it distinctively more progressive looking than your standard two-piece looks.

Photos from Harper’s Bazaar, WhoWhatWear and Pinterest

What is your favorite J-Law look?

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Casual Upgrades

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Hi girls,

You must be puzzled by what the photo above is supposed to mean..well this is how I feel when I need to go NOW and I still haven’t decided what to wear. It is really frustrating and makes me late sometimes (ok ok, it makes me late a lot). I don’t like to plan my outfit and makeup the night before because I want it to reflect my¬†mood today. So I refuse to plan ahead unless it is an important event, like a friend’s wedding, Fashion Week or Christmas.

Moving on from that little issues, today I needed a slick but casual look. I wanted to feel cool in +32C yet constrained in movement, elegant but sexy and both confident and shy all at the same time. Sounds complicated? It is not. I wore a thick red lip and neutral eyeshadow with some liner Рthat is your confident and shy. Classic nude pumps with a lace top for elegant but sexy. And for feeling cool in +32C yet constrained Рspaghetti strap top with a pencil skirt. See, told you it is easy.

What do you do if you don’t want to be rushed and frustrated¬†in the morning? Here is the big secret: plan what you going to wear the night before. Simple ūüôā If you have chosen this way then don’t stop on the outfit, plan makeup and accessories to match! Very important!

If you are a free bird and hate planning there is only one way to deal with this and that is to wake up early! Well, looking your best is important, beauty requires sacrifice as they say. If you call waking up 20 minutes earlier a sacrifice. Anyway!

This is the look that I chose for the day. It is perfect for afternoon tea or a special lunch with your friends or boyfriend. Its sexiness is obvious yet toned down but very strict classic shoes and straight hair. 

The colors are simple and natural and will look good in any interior, indoors or outdoors. Always go for natural colors if you want to look fresh and not made up too much. Everyone will be charmed immediately!

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More shots just for fun))) And details ~(yawn)~:

Top by aijek (can purchase in KEEPERS store)

Skirt by Saturday by Kate Spade

Shoes by Saint Laurent

Bag by Valentino

And remember: don’t hide¬†your beauty from¬†the people! We all wanna see!!

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Must-Have Sweaters for Fall 2014

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I love sweater weather. Cozy knit scarves, snug beanies, and soft cardigans are both indispensable pieces that will undoubtedly¬†complete your fall wardrobe. With a variety of designs available to suit every girl’s style, taste, and personality, there are simply so many ways to play around with sweater dressing when you’re styling yourself. Although fall is the common time to break out those statement making knitwear, knits are also making waves with spring/summer runways and street style. All season, all occasion, and definitely all casual elegance, sweaters will give your style a texture uplift and an increase in chicness.

These celebs certainly know how to get decked out in the best and most stylish knit wear. Whether it’s more dressed up and polished or more daytime casual, we can certainly see that the sweater’s trendiness translates anytime and anywhere.

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Karolina Kurkova shows off her penchant for white as she steps out clad in a menswear-inspired ensemble. Her cream knit  jumper serves as the visual texture that adds interest to her look. main.original.585x0 (2)

You can count on Olivia Palermo to pull of a monochromatic sweater and skirt set look. Casually half-tucked at the waist, the burgundy hue of her sweater and pencil skirt is the perfect canvas for her awe-inspiring statement necklace. main.original.585x0

California girl, former reality TV star, and fashion media and business mogul Lauren Conrad understands the power of knit wear and layering to instantly increase the sophistication of a tank dress and nude sandals. She does her own take on springtime layering in this chunky oversized knit cardigan.

Images from WhoWhatWear

Ready to take on the knit wear/ sweater trend? Shop my picks below:

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M Missoni Wave Knit Cotton Blend Sweater from LuisaViaRoma

Missoni’s signature prints will liven up your fall/winter wardrobe. Pick one of the colors within the sweater design and coordinate it with your other cold weather accessories, like scarves, gloves etc. This will look just as good in the summer, with shorts and ballet flats.

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The Elder Statesman Cashmere Sweater from Net-a-Porter

Every fashionista needs and more importantly, deserves a quality cashmere sweater. Nothing can beat the luxurious feeling that wearing cashmere gives. This one from The Elder Statesman is in a vibrant pink color that will pop with your blacks and navy blues.
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Alice + Olivia Face Appliqued Knitted Cardigan from Net-a-Porter

If you’re searching for something playful, grab this Alice + Olivia knit cardigan. The super fun face applique will look extra amazing when paired with a pencil skirt, opaque tights, and over-the-knee suede boots.¬†443540_fr_xlElizabeth and James Oversized Leopard Print Cotton Blend Cardigan from Net-a-Porter

To any fashionable woman, leopard print is practically a neutral. This print is perfect to pair with practically anything in your closet, and this oversized cardigan from Elizabeth and James is the perfect knit cover-up for your dresses and tailored separates.

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Jil Sander Leather-Trimmed Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater from Net-a-Porter

Turtleneck is a major trend this year. This Jil Sander piece modernizes and makes this trend even more covetable, with a few smart design decisions; from the leather panel detail on the inner sleeve, subtle asymmetrical hemline, and the understated gray color, of course.

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Etro Knit Sweater from MyTheresa

The vintage print on this Etro Knit Sweater is simply stunning. Layer a crisp, white button down underneath this knit for a quick and chic office look, or opt to wear on its own and pair with distressed denim and sneakers for some effortless street style flair.

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Chloe Knit Sweater Dress from MyTheresa

A sweater dress is a great way to get dressed, whether you find yourself in the midst of springtime or fall. You can wear this Chloe frock with tights or without, with heels or flats. The marled gray knit fabric and colorful geometric pattern make this piece truly versatile.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Knit Sweater from MyTheresa

For the full-on preppy look, slip into this classic Polo Ralph Lauren sweater design. Channel country club springtime chic and wear it with a pleated white mini skirt and espadrilles. Come fall, accent this knit with red scarves and matching cropped navy trousers.

Sweaters are a godsend. It is both comfy and fashionable! What is your sweater pick this season?

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