Red Carpet Review: 2012 SAG Awards in Black, Sparkles, & Lace!

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The 2012 awards season is in full swing & the red carpet at last night’s Screen Actor’s Guild ceremony showed off lots of black, sparkles, & lace in different styles.  Also, a big trend of the night was bold color, as seen on Sofia Vergara, Jessica Chastain, & Kyra Sedwick.  Some of my personal favorites include Emma Stone (a continuous hit on the red carpet), Michelle Williams, Rose Byrne, & Ariel Winter! Share your thoughts on who wore what well & what you think they were thinking?! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: A Glamorous 2012 Golden Globes Gallery!

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Better late than never! I’m watching the SAG Awards now & figured I’d get my butt moving on posting a gallery of all the glamour from this year’s Golden Globe awards, which took place while I was busy writing my heart out abroad.  My favorites include Jessica Alba, Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, & Paula Patton! Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Starting Off 2012 In Style & On The Right Foot!

Dear Style Darling Readers, My endless apologies for my nearly month-long absence, but due to my amazing trip to Italy & subsequent illness that sidelined me for a whole week after my return, I’d like to make January count for something on here, so let’s talk about shoes!

Since I’ve been in bed, ignoring all email alerts for sales on the latest spring styles, my first stop (once I peeled myself out of misery & a layer of tissues) was Payless.  I was happy to find the La Femme pumps ($32.99) by Christian Siriano, my very favorite winner of Project Runway.

Not only are they perfect for transitioning your winter / fall wardrobe, but the price is pretty awesome too! Right now, Payless is offering their fabulous Buy One, Get One 50% off sale, so spending $33 on a pair of pumps isn’t such a bad deal.

Of course, this isn’t the first time I’m talking about classic black pumps or sleek nude patent pumps, but these will really never go out of style!  They’re perfect for pairing with something a little wild, or even if you’d like to keep your look streamlined & professional. For more shoe-related posts, check out the sales @Nine West, how to get green for 2012, & rich rust heels from Lulu’s! Happy Styling!

Inside A Style Blogger’s Closet: Ciao Style Darlings, From Italia!

Ciao Style Darlings! My time in Italy is coming to an end, but I wanted to share a little something from my trip.

A few days ago the weather was particularly gorgeous, for it being January & all, so I took a stroll along the Arno river, wearing my favorite sweater dress with cable knit panel ($22.50) in green.  Also, I’ve been leaving my footprint all over Florence in my boots from Payless.

Additional favorites include my leggings from Target, as well as flats boots & another sweater tunic.

I should also mention that I’ve made a few trips to the local H&M, finding such affordable fashions, including a green short-sleeved dress. As it turns out the conversion from Euros to U.S. currency wasn’t pro-budget, but there were dozens of other sale items that I’m bringing back with me from the international retailer.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is my travel day, & then I’ll be waking up on Sunday back on Long Island, reacquainting myself with all the shoes in my closet that I’ve been missing.

Hope everyone’s having a stylish 2012 so far! Ciao! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Pretty Hues For Your Peepers ($10 & Under)!

I can’t even remember the last time I bought eyeshadow (perhaps b/c I have sooo much of it), but every now & again, it’s always a good idea to refresh your collection with some new hues.  Here are some of my affordable suggestions, all for under $10 @Ulta.

The Almay Intense I-Color Satin Eyeshadow in Greens ($6.99) is a palette perfect for any eye color & the chic blend of green & purple will make the lighter flecks of color really stand out.  The Prestige Cosmetics Eyeshadow Duo in Morada ($2.39) is a great way to reinvent the smoky eye, especially in such rich purple hues.  This affordable duo also comes in combinations of neutrals, pinks, & blues.  My favorite everyday eye shadow is Revlon’s 12 Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Nude Elements ($3.29) b/c its neutral for daytime, but still smoldering when blended with the darker hues for a date night.  To perk up your peepers with cream instead of powder, try Revlon’s Illuminance Creme Shadow in Black Magic ($5.99) will take away any evidence of your previously night’s party.  For those Style Darlings that really like to sparkle, NYX’s Glitter Cream Palette in Ocean Breeze ($5.99) gives you five different & vibrant options in one package!  This also comes in combinations of golds, silver, purples, & bronze shades!

What’s your favorite makeup brand?  Are you an Ulta shopper?  How do you usually do your eye makeup this time of year?  Happy Styling!