Welcome to Style Darling! My name is Alissa, sometimes also known as MissAlissaL, & I’m happy to share any & everything style & fashion related for any darling on a budget!
There’s no way that at this point in my life that I would be able to afford to spend extravagantly at stores like Bloomingdale’s or Neiman Marcus & I never did previously either- just to clarify. I appreciate fashion & anything artistic, especially with influences like Sex & the City‘s Carrie Bradshaw, TV’s Gossip Girl (the fashion is 10x better than the quality of entertainment on that show- the only reason why I watch), & dazzling actresses like Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Eva Longoria, Mandy Moore, Emma Stone, Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, & Kate Winslet (just to name a few…) who make watching a red carpet a true event in the history of fashion!
As a “fashionista on a budget” as they say, I’m not ashamed of pulling out coupons when shopping a stores like Mandee (great for reasonably priced shoes & accessories if you’re not a Juniors’-size customer) or New York & Company (really classic dresses & feminine cardigans- my favorite items EVER!). Even shopping the clearance & sale racks for end-of-the-season deals will pay off for the following season. I can’t tell you how many great pieces I’ve found for under $20 from stores like Target, H&M, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Payless, or Wet Seal that really last in my wardrobe between work, a casual day, or a night out.
As for my own personal style… I’d say that I’m feminine / preppy / sometimes bombshell / sexy library / secretary (thanks Stacey!), but I like to explore each & every style for any reader interested in learning more about the best deals out there & how to find inspiration in even the most luxury of brands, as well as getting to hear about the latest when it comes to what celebrities are wearing.
You can access any & everything that Style Darling has to offer by checking out the side panel where you can find: some of my fellow style bloggers on the blogroll, all of the categories for which I post, search for celebrity images & info, click on blogs & sites from my friends, catch a sale of the week, see the ultimate shopping index, find links to the best & most inspiring magazines, & read my special thank you messages to all those who deserve the credit in helping build Style Darling into an informative & reliable source for what’s going on in the world of style/fashion!