Watch This Style: Get Your First Look At AnnaSophia Robb in ‘The Carrie Diaries’!


Back in April, I came across from sneak preview images from the newest CW series, The Carrie Diaries, based on Candace Bushnell’s novel, starring newcomer, AnnaSophia Robb, as the iconic Carrie Bradshaw in 1984.  I was a little hesitant to watch the video below, but I’m glad I did. Of course the show, which premieres in January, won’t be the same as the original HBO show with the incomparable Sarah Jessica Parker, darling Kristin Davis, daring Kim Cattrall, & brilliant Cynthia Nixon.

We get to see a different side of the beloved character who still inspires red carpets & runways even after the show’s end in 2004, the first film in  2008, & its sequel in 2010.  Check out my previous post, sharing the fashionable images from The Carrie Diaries, which make me wanna break out my bright turquoise pointed toe pumps! Happy Styling!

10/31/2012 Darling Of The Day: Pippa Middleton’s Chic Fall Street Look!


This is no trick, but it is a treat. I could’ve posted about sexy maid costumes or how to recreate Carrie Bradshaw’s style, but in lieu of a little hurricane named Sandy, I wanted to share something more realistic, but as equally as delightful.  I haven’t written about Pippa Middleton‘s style in quite some time, but once I saw this chic purple & black ensemble, I knew I had to find the pieces to reimagine it while on a budget.

The Croft & Barrow solid faux suede shirt ($19.99) from Kohl’s is the perfect way to start building this look & if purple isn’t your hue of choice, it’s also available in grey, tan, & green. I always turn to New York & Company for work essentials, which is where I’ve found the ponte knit pencil skirt ($34.95). While it doesn’t have as much detail as Pippa’s, it is still figure flattering with plenty of structure given in the seams.  As for the shoes, I hit up DSW for the Madden Girl Zelouss bootie ($49.95), which compare at up to $80.00.

Accessories for this look in the Worthington tights ($6.00) from JC Penney, oversized wayfarer-style sunglasses ($20.93) from Express, as well as the Amour charm necklace ($3.80) & contrast strap hobo ($24.80), both from Forever 21.

These pieces aren’t just perfect for street style or heading in & out of the office since they can be rearranged with a boyfriend blazer & skinny jeans, belted with leather leggings, or knotted with lace shorts & boots.  For more on my girl crush on Pippa, be sure to check out posts in Top 10 Celeb Sightings, Darling of the Day, Luxury Look-Alikes For Less, & Basics for a Bargain. Happy Styling!

The $100 Challenge: How To Get A Hot H&M Look On A Budget!


Some people get a power suit to bring out their confidence, but I’m all about the power dress.  H&M is one of my favorite stores for basics, but I always find a chic dress or dressy item whenever I least expect it. I’m not only a big fan of the styles sold @H&M, but I even shopped there & stuffed my suitcase while I was in Italy in January.  Just take a look at the ensemble below, which rings up for under $100 (before taxes)!

Black & white is a my favorite color combination (as seen in my previous Color Me Style post) & it’s extra special here punched up with some gold accessories & sparkling splash. The dress ($34.95) can go from work to happy hour with the transformation of a blazer for some bangles, but I love the simplicity & possibilities that this dress offers.  The shoes ($34.95) add some texture to this mod look, but they can also be worn under your favorite trousers & a cardigan, or with any LBD for a hot date night.  To accessorize, I’ve selected the necklace ($5.95) which is also available in silver, if you are looking for a way to frame your face with the right kind of neckline.  The 3-pack rings ($6.95) compliment the animal-inspiration in the shoes, but also bring out the black details of the dress. To finish it off, the sparkling bag ($12.95) is spacious & flirty for any evening occasion & is also sold in white.

The total for this look comes to $95.75! How would you style this dress? Where would you wear it? Which metallic hues do you prefer as a neutral? For more posts from The $100 Challenge, including Freida Pinto’s all-black ensemble, fall must-have accessories, & Olivia Wilde’s LBD! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Tights For All Styles @Charlotte Russe!


If you’ve been following Style Darling on Instagram (@MissAlissaL), then you’ve seen a stylish array of tights & heels / booties combinations that I’ve been wearing for work.  Some of my favorite tights come from Payless, Kohl’s, & New York & Company, but for today’s post, I’ll be talking about the selection of tights found @Charlotte Russe, which is currently on sale Buy One, Get One 50% off!

 This includes the basic opaque tight ($6.50) available in seven different hues, mixed floral patterned tight ($7.50), floral print lace tight ($7.50), starburst floral patterned tight ($7.50), crochet vertical stripe tight ($7.50), zigzag pattern fashion tight ($7.50), leopard pattern fishnet tight ($7.50), & the floral patterned tight ($7.50). Of course, this means that if you’re wearing some flashy tights, then it’s a good idea to let that be your stand-out item & pair neutrals with the rest of your look.  I love the way contrasting colored heels look with these tights, but when in doubt, the monochromatic trend is in full swing- if done properly.  Try a solid sheath dress or color block with your separates.

Do you like to wear funky tights? Which patterns do you like to shop for? How much are you willing to spend on legwear? For more accessories posts, check out spiked bracelets, statement necklaces, & my top picks for fall under $100! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Stuart Weitzman’s Finale To “Walking After Midnight,” Directed by James Franco!


For the last three weeks, I’ve been sharing the latest video campaign from Stuart Weitzman, directed by James Franco, & starring Dancing with the Stars beauty Petra Nemcova. The most recent, & finale, of the vignettes hit the web & now Style Darling has it for you! Check out the full-length short film, featuring each episode, & then some! Of course, this all happens to a revved up remake of Patsy Kline’s “Walking After Midnight,” which I haven’t been able to get out of my head all month long!

What do you think about the ad campaign? Are you a fan of Stuart Weitzman designs? Do you like Franco’s point of view for the heels? Happy Styling!