9/29/2012 Darling Of The Day / The $100 Challenge: Olivia Wilde’s Little Black Dress Look For Under $100!

Actress Olivia Wilde is one of the most in-demand beauties hitting red carpets & every time she makes an appearance, the photogs emerge & fashion critics pay attention.  During a recent appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the former House star dazzled in square neck black A.L.C. dress with Iwona Ludyga Design jewelry & red accented accessories.

Although I wasn’t able to recreate the exact little black dress, I’m crazy for this figure-flattering dress ($34.95) from H&M, which is also available in burgundy.

Luckily, I was able to find affordable accessories to bring this look together, including the metal trim waist belt ($4.80) from Forever 21, the Fioni glitz clutch ($16.99) from Payless, GOjane‘s low cut pumps ($23.80), & the dazzling Apt. 9 gold tone simulated crystal linear drop earrings ($13.00) from Kohl’s.

The total for this bargain look comes to $93.54, which fits perfectly for The $100 Challenge. For more Darling of the Day posts, check out other Olivias, including Olivia Palermo & Olivia Munn! Also, if you’re looking for more fabulous looks worn by Ms. Wilde, check out more images featuring maxi dresses, a Prada gallery, peplum hemlines, as well as her latest look in a Top 10 Celeb Sightings gallery! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Lanvin’s Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-To-Wear Collection From Paris Fashion Week!

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When it comes to fashion, you have to talk about Paris & Paris Fashion Week has been making headlines.  In my continuous series of gallery posts for Runway Rundown, I just had to include the looks from Lanvin‘s Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-To-Wear Collection, which includes raven black tones, luxurious neutrals, & rich jewel hues that are perfect for transitioning from season-to-season.  Lanvin has always been known for its structure & blend of cocktail & evening attire.  With the red carpets unfurling for the upcoming shower of awards for film & television, surely the likes of Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Blake Lively, & Jennifer Lopez will don these frocks with their own personal twist.

Which designers are your favorites during fashion week? Which shows are you still talking about? Which are your favorite looks? Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Calvin Klein’s Newest Fragrance Short Film For Encounter Starring Alexander Skarsgård!

I’m always writing about women’s fashion & what’s going on with the fairer sex, but for those of you who can’t get enough of the tall & brooding male type, buckle up for some men’s fashion talk. Well, in this case, it’s men’s fragrance chat… More specifically, Calvin Klein‘s latest fragrance Encounter ($58.00 – $72.00)for men has been turned into a short film, starring True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgård, opposite model Lara Stone. Under the direction of Fabien Baron, there’s something very Fifty Shades of Grey & James Bond about this just-over two-minute video. Take a look & share your comments. Do you think fragrance commercials are getting too overproduced? Would you like to see more videos like this? Which fragrances are you most attracted to?

For more scents on Style Darling, check out posts in Watch This Style, including Crystal Renn for Reem Acra, Beyonce’s latest fragrance, Heat, & Blake Lively as the face of Gucci Premiere. Be sure to check out videos featuring Sarah Jessica Parker on Glee, Lana Del Rey singing “Blue Velvet” for H&M’s latest ad campaign, & Lindsay Lohan starring as Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick. Happy Styling!

Splurge or Save… On Classic Polka Dot Tights?

What better way to spruce up a fall wardrobe & amp up your office style than by playing with different patterns & textures when it comes to hosiery. You can find virtually anything these days, however I’m partial to classics like zebra & houndstooth. The most feminine & universally-stylish of them all is polka dots.  I must have at least four pairs of polka dot tights, especially since they look great against more masculine prints like argyle on a cardigan & can really make plaids pop.  Of course, when it comes to tights, you always have to consider quality to ensure no snags or runs, so I always advise that garments like these are an investment, especially when you find a reliable & comfortable brand.

I’ve selected five pairs, ranging in price from some of my favorite stores, including the Falke dots tights ($44.00) from Bloomingdale’s, DKNY dotted tights ($25.00) from Nordstrom, sheer small dot full tights ($16.90) from Express, Simply Vera Vera Wang polka dot control top tights ($9.99) from Kohl’s– which are regularly priced at $14.00, & Minicci swiss dot tights ($7.99) @Payless.

How would you wear polka dot tights? How much are you willing to spend on hosiery? How often do you wear tights? Do you prefer them for work or a night out? For more fabulous Splurge or Save? posts, check out burgundy & oxblood blouses & leopard ballet flats! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Giorgio Armani’s Spring 2013 Ready-To-Wear Collection From Milan Fashion Week!

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The style just keeps on coming from Milan & you can’t talk Italian fashion without showing off the grandeur behind Giorgio Armani‘s Spring 2013 Ready-To-Wear Collection. The line features an ice blue, gray, & black color scheme with plenty of jackets, blouses, skirts, pants, & dreamy dresses.  Of course, you can’t miss out on this gallery, with designs sure to attract the likes of red carpet a-listers such as January Jones, Emma Watson, Olivia Wilde, & Cate Blanchett.  Which look is your favorite? For more fabulous galleries from Runway Rundown, check out collections from Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum, & Jason Wu. Happy Styling!