A Love Letter To My Style Darlings!


Dear Style Darling Friends,

I am writing to share what’s been going on in my life this winter (despite the summer-ish looking picture to the right!), which is why I’ve been absent from the blogosphere. I am midway through my studies in an intense academic program, where I’ll be earning my Master’s Degree in 2-3 more semesters in Writing & Literature. My two loves in life are writing & fashion, while I get to live the fashion part everyday by exploring my own wardrobe & finding stylish bargains on the clearance racks, writing has become priority number one. I always sought to make WordPress my central blog location, but given the constraints of other responsibilities (two jobs & school), I’ve shared my favorite fashion stories & moments through other social media outlets that are more Smart phone friendly since I’m often on the go. I’d like to direct all of you to follow my Twitter (@MissAlissaL) Instagram (MissAlissaL), Pinterest, & Facebook in the mean time, until I am better able to manage my time on WordPress for those who are generous enough to share their interest in fashion & style with me. Not to mention that I’m currently without the means to adequately use my beginner level graphic design skills in order to better serve the image-heavy posts that I usually present.

Style Darling started out as a hobby blog since I loved sharing my fashion interest with friends, & then it turned into a passion project which blends my two loves. I am proud to say that this venture reaches more & more people on a regular basis, 1200+ followers. However, as I embark on this very important academic journey (which I hope will result in a memoir), supporting myself with two time-consuming jobs, & making the best of my situation both personally & professionally, I ask for your continued support. Style Darling is no longer dormant.

Additionally, I would like to take this opportunity to reach out to my fellow bloggers & readers that if you know anyone interested, or you yourself are a style blogger, I am currently accepting inquiries regarding guest posts, relating to fashion news or shopping tips in any capacity. Please contact me at StyleDarlingEmail@gmail.com for more information & we can bounce some ideas around to spread the word of style even further! Happy Styling my loves!

*MissAlissaL

2013 Black Friday Style: White House Black Market’s 25% Off $100 Sale!


One of my favorite stores (in life!) is White House Black Market, so needless to say, I was super psyched to see what was going on in celebration of the Black Friday excitement. If you’re looking to update your wardrobe, for now or later, this sale is a great way to snatch up stylish deals on the most classic & contemporary separates that you can mix & match with many different looks. These items include: patent snake embossed reversible belt ($14.99) in black, floral scarf ($19.99) in imperial, blanc couture slim ankle jean ($19.99) in pink, & removable tie silk blouse ($19.99) in white.

White House Black Market - snake belt $14.99, slim ankle jean $19.99, floral scarf $19.99, & silk blouse $19.99.

Wrap the belt over a sweater dress with knee boots & hoop earrings. Or try the floral scarf with a pullover tee & skinny jeans with ballet flats. I love the bright pink jeans for a tunic sweater & pointy toe pumps. Lastly, the uber-elegant blouse would upgrade any work look with a pencil skirt, patterned tights, & a cardigan.

For more Black Friday-related posts, check out sweater sales from Dress Barn & The Limited, fabulous flats from Steve Madden & Forever 21, cold weather accessories from LOFT & Zara, little black dresses inspired by Jennifer Lopez & Natalie Portman, & ankle booties from Nine West & ALDO. Happy Styling!

Haute Headlines: Top 10 Most Stylish Films of 2012, 35 Winter Outfit Ideas, Tina & Amy Talk Golden Globes, & More!


Haute Headlines

As we begin our very stylish 2013 (I know I’ve been lacquered up with sparkling nails, new eyeshadow shades, & my favorite heels), it’s time to pay attention to what’s going on around us in the worlds of fashion, entertainment, & pop culture.  I’m happy to share the stories that have raised an eye brow & keep me clicking away to stay in the know.  What stories are you following this week? Which movies have you seen or sales have you shopped? Happy Styling!

*My Top 10 Most Stylish Films of 2012 list on Movie Buzzers*

*Glamour’s 35 winter outfit ideas to keep your look chic this season*

*Emma Stone talks about Vogue naming her best dressed of 2012*

*VOTE for your favorite beauty products for Women’s Health Magazine‘s Beauty Awards*

*Kristen Stewart lands the cover of V Magazine*

*Get inspired by Fab Sugar‘s 160 best street looks*

*Victoria’s Secret’s 2013 Swim video to Bruno Mars‘ latest single featuring Candice Swanepoel & Doutzen Kroesz*

*Lena Dunham & costume designer Jennifer Rogien talk about GIRLS style*

*Tina Fey & Amy Poehler talk about their latest hosting gig for this year’s Golden Globes*

*Check out the latest images of StyleMint‘s newest collection*

*indieWIRE’s Oscar predictions for Best Suporting Actress*

.Com Darling: ’90210′ Star Shenae Grimes, The Fashion Blogger!


Trendsetter & actress Shenae Grimes, of 90210 fame, has been slowly making her way up the style ranks, & can now add fashion blogger to her resume.  After reading a very interesting interview with the Canadian-native on StyleCaster, I learned that Shenae cites Sienna Miller & Steven Tyler as style icons, & the fact that she’s got a voice for fashion which she is putting to good use through her official website, Shenae Grimes. If you’re looking to follow the next big thing, then add this site to your favorites to check out all the latest trends that she’s raving about, including strong shoulders, tonal looks, goth-inspired nails, & leather reinvented.

To be honest, I wasn’t always a big fan of Shenae’s red carpet style, especially considering that she was climbing the slippery slope between a bad version of the Olsen twins boho-chic & pre-engaged Miley Cyrus grunge.  After watching Shenae on an episode of E!‘s Fashion Police earlier this spring, she’s proven that she’s knowledgable about designers, what works for her age, & how to dress like a lady.  Shame on me for turning my head to this Style Darling who clearly knows her stuff.

Check out the video below to see one of Shenae’s appearances on Fashion Police to see Joan Rivers go through the young starlet’s closet! For more posts featured in .Com Darling, check out what Revenge‘s Ashley Madekwe is talking about, Gwenyth Paltrow’s inside GOOP scoop from her Tom Ford Oscar look, & Rachel Zoe’s up-to-the-minute Tumblr posts! Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: One Skirt – Two Ways!


One Skirt - Two Ways

Forever 21 sheer top
forever21.com

Polka dot top
shoptaintedkiss.com

Winter white skirt
target.com

Wedge sandals
modcloth.com

Charlotte Russe high heels
charlotterusse.com

Mango straw shoulder bag
$42 - mango.com

Clutch handbag
stylesforless.com

Wallis beaded jewelry
wallisfashion.com

Bracelet
myspringshoes.com

Retro jewelry
modcloth.com

I just bought this summer-friendly white a-line skirt with side button @Target ($11.48 on clearance- $22.99 online). I’m so excited about it & trying to get inspired on how I can mix it up with other fun pieces. It really pays off to shop those sale racks! Not to mention that I scored an extra 20% off by checking out Target’s coupons from their website.  I printed it out & got an even better deal than I expected.  Happy Styling!