Join the puff party! Not to be confused with the '80s bubble hem, the puff is all about creating contrasting volume. This is an ideal party look. To avoid looking like a puff pastry, make sure the puff starts high on the hip and the top is fitted and structured. See Miu Miu's delectable short and puffy concoction (left) — love!
Sequins are officially taking over the world. Rachel Bilson participated in the sparkly trend while promoting her upcoming movie Jumper. Her friend Kristen Bell also shined in her Elsie Katz Couture sequins strapless dress. What I love about Rachel's take on sequins is that it's tame and unique. She kept the look androgynous with stylish wide-leg black pants. Plus, it's nice to see R-Bils in something other than boots!
You know what they say about mirrors, they being feng shui experts: mirrors ward off bad vibes. Hey, anything that wards of the bad guys and supplements my vanity is fabulous to me. But I'm not talking about mirrors for your dwelling, it's all about beautiful mirrored fashion goods over here. It's like taking a metallic and melting it so it becomes liquid shiny shiny. Did I mention with all the upcoming Christmas lights you will serve as a walking disco ball? Now that will ward off evil.
The Hollywood Film Festival brought out a gaggle of famous stars last night. Actress Amanda Bynes stood out because of her youthful, slick style. Her Alice & Olivia tunic dress has just the right amount of sequins to make her shine but not blind the cameras. And need I even comment about those fringe Loubs? I think not; they leave me speechless!
"America's Next Top Model" winner, Jaslene Gonzalez, has really taken the judges' advice and toned down her drag queen-ness! The result is a beautiful, exotic model who can strut her stuff both on and off the catwalk. I love the navy blue button down jumper and nude pumps she's sporting at the Indy 500. The look is ultra simple, yet sizzles because of her honey skin and fierce personality!
I literally stopped everything I was just doing when I came across this Alice & Olivia Pailette Mini Dress, $300. It is absolutely one of the most adorable LBDs I have ever seen. I want to take it home with me so badly! It would be so fun at a black-tie wedding. What has made me fall in love? Why, the unique combo of the bubble skirt, large circle sequins and pockets of course!
I used to think that sweater dresses were reserved for people with bodies like Kate Moss. But lately, I've seen women of all shapes and sizes wearing them and looking great, which makes me even more excited to incorporate sweater dresses into my wardrobe. This is a really cute look with skinny jeans, textured tights, or leggings. Here are some styles at designer and non-designer prices likely to flatter almost every figure.
Alice + Olivia Off Shoulder Knit Dress, $264, available here.
Lily McNeal Vest Dress in Cinnamon, $264, available here.
Rebecca Taylor Printed Cashmere Tunic, $284, available here.
Emilio Cavallini Knit Bubble Dress, $448, available here.
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