Top 10 Celeb Sightings: LBDs, Florals, & Structured Polish From Jennifer Aniston, Diane Kruger, Selena Gomez, & More!


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I’m trying to catch up the biggest headlines in fashion, while keeping my budget in mind, especially since I’m currently on a shopping fast to cleanse not just my soul, but also my savings account! However, what better way to indulge in fashion than to check out the latest red carpet looks from our favorite celebrities. Between We Are The Millers & Mortal Instruments, I’m kind of obsessed with seeing how young Hollywood & veteran Style Darlings are keeping their cool during these last few weeks of summer.

My top picks include both of Jennifer Aniston‘s looks, including a flirty LBD by Alexander McQueen that she accessorized with a leather corset belt, as well as the former Friends star in a feminine floral Christian Dior dress with sleek ankle-strap Casadei stilettos. Also, I’m loving Amanda Seyfried‘s metallic polka dot Gucci frock with Givenchy heels & The Bridge actress, Diane Kruger, in a structured plaid Carven midi dress with nude Stuart Weitzman pumps.

Also included in the gallery are the always lovely Ashley Greene in a studded Temperley London shift dress, style blogger / Revenge star Ashley Madekwe‘s stunning yellow jumpsuit by Diane von Furstenberg with a vintage Chanel belt, Julianne Hough‘s Halston Heritage-Bec & Bridge separates look, Pretty Little Liars bombshell Lucy Hale‘s Paper London ensemble, Olivia Wilde‘s wild printed Clover Canyon midi dress, & lastly, pop star Selena Gomez showing some leg in a green Cushnie et Ochs dress with nude Nicholas Kirkwood pumps.

Which looks are your favorite from the red carpet? For fashionable looks from the best dressed in Hollywood, check out previous posts including Lily Collins’ latest press tour, Chloe Grace Moretz’s Glamour cover shoot, Michelle Williams as the face of Louis Vuitton, & sleek black & white looks from Gwen Stefani & Karolina Kurkova! Happy Styling!

Basics For A Bargain: Leather Has Never Looked Better, Inspired By Mandy Moore, Sandra Bullock, Heidi Klum, & More!


Leather really had never looked better! Each summer I’m surprised to see many looks worn by celebrities with leather, as well as dresses that have recently hit the runway. Of course, most of these runway looks are for the upcoming fall / resort seasons, but playing the game of fashion always means that you’re looking ahead with your wardrobe. For example, here we have leather dresses that offer texture, femininity, elegance, & modernism from Barbara Bui Pre-Fall 2013, Alice + Olivia Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear, Tibi Pre-Fall 2013, & 10 Crosby by Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2013.

Alice + Olivia, Tibi, Barbara Bui, 10 Crosby by Derek Lam.This also makes me think of recent red carpet appearances by some of my favorite celebrities who’ve worn leather dresses, including Naomi Watts in a leather dress by Alexander McQueen with jewelry by Jennifer Meyer at the Los Angeles premiere of Ray Donovan. Also, my girl crush, Mandy Moore, attended a Helmut Newton event in a leather LBD with gold jewelry & sexy ankle-strap heels. Byzantium actress Gemma Arterton showed off her shape in a curve-hugging letaher dress with 3/4 sleeves, black pointy toe pumps, & a metallic clutch at the film’s screening in London. Scandal star Kerry Washington walks the red carpet at an ABC event in a red Marc by Marc Jacobs leather sheath dress with black & gold accessories, including House of Lavande studs.

Naomi Watts, Mandy Moore, Gemma Arterton, & Kerry Washington.Shopping for leather, or faux leather in this case, dresses is tricky sometimes b/c you always want to make sure that it fits you properly & doesn’t require an abundance of care or cleaning. I found these chic options that are both timeless & edgy to mix & match with accessories like pointy toe pumps, platform sandals, a metallic clutch, or drop earrings. First, I selected the BB Dakota Kira perforated dress ($68.00) from ShopBop, which definitely plays up the lasercut trend with playful peek-a-boo holes. Also, I found the Sanctuary Clothing faux leather shift dress ($55.65) from Dillard’s. It’s especailly flattering with strategic colorblocked panels.

leather dressesMy third pick is from Forever 21, the studded faux leather dress ($27.80) is the most affordable, & also offers plenty of styling possibilities with a boyfriend blazer, cropped bolero, metallic belt, or suede knee boots. For a change of color, the Anne Klein faux leather dress ($42.99) from 6PM brings a gritty edge to any office look, especially if paired with strappy sandals or printed pumps.

When it comes to leather, we’ve also seen a great deal of separates, especially in the form of skirts & leggings, which always cause a stir on the runway. The mixture of the tough material in sophisticated silhouettes makes for a memorable show, especially with skirts of varying lengths for a date night, the office, or an instant update to other basics. I found trendy leather separates in collections from SUNO Resort 2014, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear, Altuzarra Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear, & Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2013.

Suno, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Altuzarra, & Michael Kors.Celebrities continue to once again mirror the runways when on the street or red carpet with leather pieces to accent this look. Sandra Bullock heated up the premiere of The Heat in an affordable leather pencil skirt from ASOS with a button-down blouse & strappy leather sandals. Rashida Jones was all smiles in a striped top with a cobalt blue leather mini skirt, which she accessorized with a statement pendant, colorful clutch, & towering platform sandals. Project Runway judge / supermodel Heidi Klum looks every bit the style icon in a head-to-toe midnight blue look, including a zippered pencil skirt, blouse, pumps, & snakeskin bag. Lastly, the always effortless Zoe Saldana attends a Chime for Change event in a Gucci floral blouse with leather leggings, jewlery by Repossi, & strappy sandals.

Sandra Bullock, Rashida Jones, Heidi Klum, & Zoe Saldana.As for wearing leather bottoms, you have a chic choice of skirts or leggings. Of course, there are shorts out there, as well as cropped trousers, but here I’m focusing on recreating skirts & leggings as seen by the celebrities above. This starts with the Rhyme Los Angeles perforated vegan leather skirt ($46.99) from Piperlime, which not only serves the environment, but also offers an upgrade to your professional office look. Also, for a pop of color, I love the Glamorous PU patent faux leather mini skirt ($42.43) in wine from ASOS, which adds a futuristic vibe to any button-down shirt, studded tank, or scoop neck pullover.

leather separatesFor a flirtier look, BonTon‘s Blu Pepper lasercut faux leather skirt ($47.20) will instantly make a silk blouse & fishnets look like you’ve just stepped off the runways of Paris. Lastly, these faux leather zip leggings ($13.80) from Forever 21 are perfect for pairing with a printed tunic top, knit oversized sweater, & sequin mini dress.

Would you wear leather this summer? Which is your favorite leather look? Do you experiment with leather in different colors? This isn’t the first time I’ve featured leather looks on Style Darling, so if you’d like to read more to catch all the trends, check out previous posts including inspiration from Jessica Chastain & Lucy Hale, red carpet looks from Julianne Hough & Zoe Kravitz, & leather pant looks on Gwyneth Paltrow & Fergie! For more posts from Basics for a Bargain, check out little white dresses as seen on Jennifer Lopez & Angelina Jolie, luxury leopard & metallic flip flops, floral favorites on Dianna Agron & Selena Gomez, striped maxi skirts from Vince Camuto & BCBG Max Azria, & peplum looks inspired by Amy Adams & Cate Blanchett! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Lily Collins Gets Girly For Glamour’s July Issue!


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Lily Collins is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought after it-girls, especially by the fashion world. Now, as the face of Glamour‘s July issue, the daughter of Phil Collins is sharing her thick brows & pouty smile with the magazine during a nothing-but-stylist cover shoot at Bergdorf Goodman. Clad in a smattering of designer duds, photographer Ellen von Unwerth captures the Mirror Mirror star in Emilio Pucci, Dior, Christian Louboutin, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Burberry Prorsum, & Gucci.

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In addition to the amazing fashion, Lily’s natural beauty is accentuated by products from Lancôme, while sifting through towering platforms & wedges by Charlotte Olympia. Aside from looks all things spectacular in the magazine, the actress has four highly anticipated movies set to come out, including Stuck in LoveThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Love Rosie, & The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes. Also, in the video below, get a behind-the-scenes look at shoot, while Lily talks about some of the other famous Collin’s including Firth, Farrell, & a little drink known as Tom Collins!

For more fashionable video posts, check out more from Watch This Style, including Prada’s menswear Fall / Winter 2013-2014 ad campaign, Chanel’s celebration of classic nail polish, Kerry Washington’s sexy cover shoot for ELLE, & Jaeger Le Coultre’s short film starring Diane Kruger! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Gucci’s Glittery & Chic Resort 2014 Collection!


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If you’ve been following anything about the latest Resort 2014 collections, then you’re probably inspired to pack your bags & book a vacation. There are plenty of chic trends going on with Gucci‘s latest runway looks, including 70s-inspired silhouettes with plenty of loose-fitting separates, sheer materials with playful polka dot patterns, & lots of pajama-like layers to create a luxe menswear ensemble when you travel. Also, I love the various prints like said polka dots, as well as hints of paisley in mustard & berry, drop waistlines on maxi dresses, & shimmering finishes on the simplest of shift frocks.

Which is your favorite look from the collection? Which designer are you looking out for during the Resort 2014 runway shows? For more luxe designer looks, check out previous posts including the latest from Chanel, Kerry Washington’s ELLE photo shoot featuring pieces from Tom Ford & Marc Jacobs, red carpet coverage from the Cannes Film Festival, & Rooney Mara’s latest ad campaign for Calvin Klein! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Kate Hudson Talks Motherhood To ELLE UK!


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Kate Hudson is a powerhouse celebrity, dipping her toes in so many different facets, including motherhood. As spokesmodel for Almay and Ann Taylor, she’s also an A-list Oscar nominee, always on the fashion radar, wearing tops designers like Alexander McQueen, Burberry Prorsum, Stella McCartney, & Prabal Gurung. She’s currently on the cover of ELLE UK‘s May 2013 issue, in a luxe, ruffled Gucci look.

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The stylish actress talks in-depth about how her second pregnancy with boyfriend of two month Matt Bellamy (of Muse) strengthened their relationship. The pair are currently engaged & enjoying life with son Bingham, as Kate’s son with rocker Chris Robinson, Ryder. In addition, her new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist with Keifer Sutherland & Liev Schreiber comes out next month!

For more magazine posts, check out Katie Holmes’ shoot for Allure, a behind-the-scenes look at Beyonce for Vogue, & Zoe Saldana’s InStyle Hair cover shoot! Happy Styling!