xoxo.

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Describing Blair Waldorf‘s (played by Leighton Meester) from Gossip Girl‘s fashion, is like describing a very abstract painting that is nearly impossible to understand. To say her style is complex is the understatement of the century, But is it beautiful? The answer is YES. Every outfit is attention-grabbing and makes you wonder “How did they come up with that?!”. Even the ones that make you cringe a little bit have a piece that is absolutely breathtaking. There are definitely many outfits that I wouldn’t be caught dead in, however, she pulls each one off because of her captivating confidence and sly smile. Money may have bought her these clothes, but she makes them look good because she knows how to.

For a long time Sex and the City rulled as the tv show with the most fashion forward style. However, as the reigning SATC went off the air it was inevitable that a few short years after that another show would take over and bridge the gap once again between television and the runway. Gossip Girl did not only make our fashion taste buds tingle, but the storylines were intense and the plot kept on thickening as to who was Gossip Girl (don’t worry-for those who still plan to watch it one day, you will find no spoilers here).

Pattern over pattern is usually Blair’s signature look, along with colorful stockings, beautiful hats, matching headbands and striking colors. Subtlety is definitely not her forte and there’s nothing wrong with that, because even if you don’t want your outfit to make as much of a statement as Blair’s usually did, you can still learn a tip or two from this bossy fashionista who rules the Upper East Side of New York City.

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This is a look I would literally copy/paste on myself if I could. The black bow is extremely feminine and her sheer cream top with black lace detailing in the front is great for many occasions such as work, and supper.

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This beautiful gold based dress with interesting pattern is definitely a head turner. The flower necklace is definitely a bit over the top, but on her, it looks perfection. In my opinion the clutch doesn’t match at all with the dress, however, the clutch itself is beautiful with the navy / white / red combo and I would buy it in an instant.

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That’s the Blair we all know and love (to hate?). Her beautiful green coat is combined with a flashy yellow purse and pumps. Over the top? Maybe to some, but for Blair, it’s just right.

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I went to a private school and let me tell you, my uniform did not look like this! She has made her uniform completely her own with this beautiful ruffled white top and pearl bracelets.

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Colorblocking at it’s finest. A beautiful combination of a purple satin skirt, and teal shirt. Colors I wouldn’t normally combine but now that I have seen it, I’ll make sure to try it!

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I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that a red coat has always been on my “must buy” list, therefore it is no surprise that Blair would wear one as well. Also, her plaid matching flats are amazing and perfect for the fall!

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We all know fruit and animal patterns have become more and more popular the last few years so it is no surprise someone as preppy and fashionable as Blair would wear something splattered in big cherries. This sweet sleeveless top is perfect for a sunny summer day and the beret makes me want to all of a sudden own a beret.

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A white dress (as I have mentioned in several posts) is elegant and feminine. Blair’s mini dress with criss cross neck detailing is beautiful and it wouldn’t be a Blair outfit if she didn’t wear a matching headband.

As I mentioned, even if you won’t mimick every inch of her outfits, a little inspiration never hurt anyone, and there is definitely a lot of detailing to her outfits and looks we can get inspired by! Stay tuned for Wednesday’s post as we go further into the complex fashion world of Miss Waldorf! xoxo

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As IF. Part 2.

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Clueless is hands down one of my all time favorite movies. It’s funny, quirky and just makes one feel good. Most of us who have grown up with the lingo still refer to the movie til this day. I love meeting another Clueless fan (which is pretty often) because we can bond on the many different scenes and outfits that have remained in our minds. Cher Horowitz considers herself a fashionista and she has every right to considering the amount of clothes she has! She loves clothes and most of all, loves to help people out with their fashion sense. She shows how you can dress well and be put together without losing your identity. I think we would have all loved to have a friend like Cher (mostly because we could borrow anything we wanted). Let’s continue taking a look through her closet to see what is left in store for us!

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Britney Spears may have struck the world with her “hit me baby” school girl look but clearly she wasn’t the first to do so. Cher sported the school girl outfit long before Brit-Brit and looked classy doing so (don’t get me wrong, I still love Brit).

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Cher looks beautiful in this burgandy sweater dress and matching headband. This color is extemely popular this upcoming season, especially with pants!

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I’ll never forget how cool my sister looked when she wore her white t-shirts under a spaghetti strap tank top. Cher sported this look for gym class and she taught us all the lesson that we don’t need to look frumpy while working out (I should learn that lesson).

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I wouldn’t wear a beret anytime soon, however Cher’s choice of white shirt with blazer is a sophisticated look and can easily be worn today.

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Another fine example of Cher being way ahead of her time! Her sheer top (minus the ruffles) is in so many stores you’d think Cher knew what the 2013 fashion would consist of!

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It’s no secret that a red dress catches everyone’s eye. I remember the first time I wore a red dress, it felt…good. Without being over the top, I was wearing something that made a statement. A red dress is a show stopper and an attention grabber and can be worn for a fun event, as much as a classy one. Cher’s red dress caught the attention of many people that night, and unfortunately for her, this robber as well (don’t let this scare you off from wearing a red dress though).

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This is actually one of my favorite Cher looks of the movie. It is preppy and just cute. I love the tone of pink of her sweater and headband. Also, her patterned pants would fit right into the wild and funky patterns that have taken up the racks today.

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This is probably one of my 5 top favorite scenes of all time. Cher’s simple and adorable outfit with pastel lilac pants (which we see in the summer all the time these last few years) and Josh’s shy smile makes this scene perfection. Not to mention, the perfect kiss that follows. Even til this day, I smile from ear to ear when it happens.

Clueless has and will forever be a fashion forward movie and I have no doubt that in another 18 years from now, I will still love and quote it!

As IF!

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The Godfather, Pretty Woman, Schindler’s List, Shawshank Dedemption…..Clueless. Classics. You might ask yourself “Clueless? Really?”. Yes really. It is a timeless classic and if you are in your late 20’s to mid-to-late 30’s you know exactly what I am talking about. This film came out in 1995 and has stayed in our minds til this day. There’s not a girl I know who doesn’t quote it or know everything about it! It was an inspiration to many of us fashion wise (who didn’t want knee-high white socks after they watched this movie?) and let’s not forget the amazing one-liners that have been derived from this movie (and have remained in my vocabulary til this day).

Cher Horowitz (played by Alicia Silverstone) was the popular and beautiful daughter of a powerful lawyer but who I find to be a good role model for girls. Sure she may be a tad on the spoiled side, however, she was still a good student, obeyed her father’s wishes and wasn’t promiscuous with boys. She believed that what you wore said a lot about yourself and helped people feel better about themselves. When she helped the adorable Tai (played by the late Brittany Murphy) not only did she change her wardrobe, but also wanted her to strengthen her vocabulary (“Yeah, I hope not sporadically”), and ultimately, wanted to be her friend. Through the funny jokes and quirky scenes, there is so much  more to take away from this film than meets the eye.

This movie was released 18 years ago and fashion has obviously changed and evolved since then but that doesn’t mean that aspects of the fashion of the film isn’t still inspirational and relevant today. We can all take a few tips from Cher’s massive closet (God how I wish I had that revolving closet, which I recently found out actually exists!).

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Simple, adorable, basic. If you don’t own a plain white fitted t-shirt, then go out and buy yourself one pronto! It is a must in every girl’s (and guy’s ) closet. You can dress it up with accessories as did Cher to make it appropriate for work or to hang out with friends! Sometimes simple is the way to go. Also would it appropriate if I brought that pen to my next important meeting?

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Candy, popcorn and cardigans, those are my 3 weaknesses. The amount of cardigans I own is probably abnormal to most, but to me, I don’t have enough! A cardigan is basic yet preppy and convenient. I usually always sport it as Cher did, with a white t-shirt from under. It’s perfect for when I go to work, and when I go to some informal suppers. It looks put together without being too professional looking. What I love the most about them is that you can get them in any color and pattern! You don’t have to do the boring black one. By all means, take it up a knotch as Cher did with her banana yellow one!

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Now I am not saying I would wear this jacket, but how fabulous does she look? The boa detailing on the collar screams out glam. But I would like to point out the slight peplum accent this jacket has. And what is extremely popular nowadays? You guessed correctly: peplum! For 1995 Cher was way ahead of her time!

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Cher is wearing this sweet girly dress like she’s doing it a favor. It’s pastel color is flattering and I love how her hair is just so soft looking and natural.

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I’ve said time and time again how much I love a simple white dress. For her first “date” with Christian, Cher decided to wear this very form-fitting Calvin Klein dress that made her father not very pleased but definitely caught the attention of her ex-step-brother (and the love of my life) Josh (played by the adorable Paul Rudd).

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Sheer tops with tank tops from under are seen more and more in stores now. The tops may not be as sheer however, Cher was definitely onto something here!

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One of my favorite outfits of the movie and for so many different reasons. Firstly, who doesn’t love a good blazer? The black blazer with the white shirt from under is classic and ultimately, timeless. Secondly, my sister had that exact same skirt and I was in absolute awe of her. Argile is always preppy and I love how the pattern makes a simple short skirt, pop from the outfit.

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Every time I go on a website to do some online shopping (Mom I promise it’s not that often) I see plaid everywhere. Fitted or loose plaid shirts are all the rage right now and other than Nirvana, I believe Cher had a huge say as to why (maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but let me believe whatever I want). She took plaid to a whole other level but needless to say, she looked good in every outfit! Not everyone can pull off an entire yellow plaid ensemble!  

Now if you think this is the end of the Clueless fashion analysis, AS IF! Stay tuned for more Clueless on Wednesday as we keep on rummaging through Cher’s infiinte closet of goodies!

Baby it’s cold outside. Part 2.

Ah Fall, my favorite time of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I love Summer. I love the sun and tanning on the beach and having sun kissed skin, however there is something about Fall. Whether it’s the crisp air, or beautiful colors of the leaves, Fall is a season that awakens many people. My favorite aspect of this season though is its fashion. High boots, scarves, earth tones, warmer coats and so much more, Fall offers a variety in a wardrobe that allows you to layer more items without being completely covered like in the Winter time. On Monday we took a look at Jessica Day’s (played by Zooey Deschanel) from New Girl coat choices because well, needless to say, they’re awesome. From every color and style, she’s covered them all and all the while being comfortable she makes sure she looks chic as well. Let’s continue to take a look at my favorite coat choices made by Jess!

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Last post I mentioned that one of my favorite color combinations is navy and red and this jacket proves exactly why.The 2 colors give off a rich look and I would just like to point out that this whole outfit is everything I love about Fall. The knee-high cognac colored boots with the comfy coat is a cozy look that works for many occasions!

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Ever since the movie Love Actually it has been my dream to buy a red coat. There is something so feminine yet classic to the look and this particular coat with the big black buttons is something I would definitely purchase.

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Navy coats are the best thing that happened to the coat world because it is the perfect alternative to the black coat. It is something different without standing out too much. I have something extremely similar with the same big collar and gold buttons.

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I am one of those weird people that loves a good lining. Obviously I want the coat itself to be beautiful, but when something has a good inside lining, it makes me even happier. If people can get a 5 second glimpse of the lining of my coat (if it’s nice) then i’m happy. This coat is no exception. To begin, the color and style of it is adorable. It’s collar is bow shaped when closed and therefore ultra-feminine. But what’s even greater is the polka dot lining. It has completely won me over!

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If you know me then you know it is no secret how much I love the color pink. As much as I love it though, I have never owned a fuscia pink coat like this and I strongly believe that next year I will take the plunge and go for it! It’s vibrant and girly, and just brings in fun to an outfit.

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This semi red coat with black and white sleeves is something we rarely see and I am not exactly sure why. It looks like a great sweater made into a beautiful coat. It’s casual without being boring and adds in a lot of personality into your look.

So now that you’ve seen all the different styles of Jessica Day’s coat selection, it is time to prep up for the season and buy yourself a coat! Don’t always go for the classic black coat, this is your chance to think outside the box and try something different. No matter what coat you decide to choose though, make sure it suits your personality and style for this is the first item people will notice of you!

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I just got back from a sunny vacation in California and upon my return I  realized one thing: Fall is officially here. It’s chilly and I find myself pulling out my warmer clothes and shoes. Although it is heartbreaking to say goodbye to summer (cue Summer Sadness from Lana Del Rey), Fall is my favorite season to shop for. The colors and styles are extremely appealing and there’s nothing like rich warm sweaters and beautiful earth tones. Other than boots, I would say shopping for Fall coats is one of my favorite aspects of the season. As said in previous posts, I absolutely love a good coat. It is one of the most important aspects of your wardrobe because unlike your other pieces of clothing, a coat is what someone sees first, and the most of. Choosing a coat should be a well thought out process, where you decide how would you want to be perceived by others around you. Do you want to look cute? Comfortable? Chic? Sporty? The options are endless. What is important is that you decide which coat suits you and your sense of style best.

New Girl is one of my favorite TV shows right now for a number of reasons. Whether it’s because of Jessica Day‘s (played by Zooey Deschanel) quirky personality, or Scmidt (played by Max Greenfield) and Nick Miller’s (played by Jake Johnson) hysterical stories, it has made my Tuesday nights my favorite TV night (sorry Thursdays). Jess is an optimistic, bubbly person who wants her personality to shine through her smile and most importantly, her wardrobe. I have no doubt I will have another post on Jessica’s actual outfits which consists of many adorable skirts and dresses, but for this week I wanted to focus on her coatsSince this is the season where I am thinking about being cozy and trying to look cute all at once, Jessica is the perfect inspiration for that! Her coats range from different colors and cuts but one thing is for sure, everyone can find something they like within her selection! So let’s take a look and see which one you prefer!

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Jessica Day is no stranger to getting herself mixed up in tricky situations. Luckily for her, when her car broke down on this breezy Fall day she was sporting her cream coat. The color and weight of the jacet is ideal for those less chilly Fall days (and Spring).

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Navy and red is a great color combination and this sophisticated, “first-lady” type of coat proves exactly why. It oozes sophistication and the antique looking big gold button sets off a vintage tone. I would buy this in a heartbeat. 

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Keeping it classic and conservative, Jess opted for her burgundy coat with black detailing and buttons for this outing. This coat seems warmer due to its length and ideal for any occasion.       

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Who said coats had to have a boring color? Here Jess is wearing one of her many vibrant coats. Without going over the top, this muted teal shows that a classic cut can be paired with a different color to avoid the typical black coat.

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Not everyone would be able to pull off a pyjama with this eccentric looking jacket in a club (and frankly, neither did she), but noone can dispute the fact that she looked adorable. This light checkered jacket with a unique collar isn’t seen often but is feminine due to the way it falls and it’s 3/4 puffier sleeves.

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The pattern of this very cozzy looking coat gives off the casual yet preppy vibe. The big collar makes for a great statement and I would easily see myself using a jacket like this for every day purposes.

We shall continue on Wednesday to look through Jessica Day’s coat choices and hope it doesn’t get any colder outside until then!

Pretty Little Fashionista. Part 2.

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Spencer Hastings (played by Troian Bellisario) may not be the shyest girl in Pretty Little Liars but her style is the perfect balance of subtle sophisticated upper class with comfort chic. Just because she is the brains of the group doesn’t mean her clothes are nothing to notice. She clearly uses her wits to figure out who is out to get her, as well as to choose a great wardrobe along the way. Let’s continue to take a look what other goodies she has in her closet!

 

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I wouldn’t have necessarily paired this dress with this blazer but when I saw it on Spencer I thought it was cute. Key is to never assume something doesn’t go together. Sometimes just trying something on makes you change your mind!

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Seeing this sweater vest makes me want to just curl up in front of a fire and get all cozy. It looks super comfortable and the colors give it a little pazazz (not to mention the lion on the back). Everyone should get a big comfy sweater like this for those chillier days!

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Preppy at it’s best. A cardigan with a bow belt addition is adorable, even without that shirt she added from under. Without it it’ll give off a simpler look, but with it the preppiness is on a whole other level.

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I like to call this look boho chic. She has that bohemian look going on with her beaded necklace and hair band, however the look itself is polished and put together. This sheer top has proven to be useful to Spencer for she has been seen wearing it in another episode as well!

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This is the exact coat I am looking for this Fall. Leather sleeves and a khaki or biege coat with a big collar. I love the zippers and leather sleeves are something we will see everywhere this upcoming season!

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I am a sucker for this look. I love it’s elegance and simplicity of it. It is one of my favorites because the white shirt and nude shoes are perfectly combined with this sweet cardigan. Also her side braid is beautiful and it is something I want to do more often once my hair has grown a bit longer.

Spencer’s classy and simple style makes me want to go out and buy even more cardigans than I already own. Preppy doesn’t mean geeky and she is showing people why. If Spencer has taught me anything is that no matter what clothes you wear, the sexiest part of a woman is being smart (and to not trust anyone who signs their texts “A”).

Pretty Little Fashionista.

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I have been lured into the world of Pretty Little Liars like so many others I know. At first I laughed at those who wasted their time watching this series, and now I seek these people out in order to discuss the intense and confusing storylines of this show. In others words: I am addicted. I can’t help it! It’s everything you think it’ll be: so-so acting, intense storylines, endless amounts of secrets and cute fashion. I obviously won’t be spoiling anything about the show on this post simply because the show is still running and it is on Netflix (if you have some time to spare and want to start a show, I suggest this one!). Never did I think I would get so engulfed by the lives of these teenagers, but here I am, 3 seasons later, countless hours down the drain and I can’t help but still ask myself: WHO IS A?!?!? (If you do watch the show then you know exactly what I mean).

One of my favorite characters of the show is the strong-willed, intelligent and tough Spencer Hastings (played by the beautiful Troian Bellisario). At first I perceived her as the simpler one of the group, the “geek” I suppose. But as the episodes progressed I realized Spencer has so much to offer, and might I add probably the best actress on the show. Her wits and strong personality make it almost impossible to not like her, and to top it off, she has my favorite wardrobe of the show. Her family is extremely wealthy and therefore for the most part, she dresses the part of an upper class teenage girl (keep in mind that on tv, teenagers do not dress like we used to). More towards the preppy side she has a lot of pieces in her wardrobe I would love to try on myself. Let’s see what fashion secrets Spencer has stashed in her closet.

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I don’t know if I would’ve worn this to high school, but these girls don’t necessarily dress like your typical high school girls. Spencer’s look in this scene is perfect for a beautiful Fall day. I would easily wear this to work. This plaid skirt and white shirt, finished off with a brown blazer is just what the season calls for.

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This cream sweater with black suede elbow patches is really sweet and can be worn a lot. It loosk cozy and comfortable without being frumpy. 

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Is there nothing this girl can’t pull off? I absolutely love this jacket. The tone of green goes extremely well with her hair color (btw, anyone else notice how she has perfected the wave?), and the fact that it ties at the waist makes it very feminine.

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Who doesn’t need a basic colorblock dress? I know I do. It’s versatile, simple but not boring. Spices it up by using more than one color, and this particular dress has a cute neck detailaing.

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The color palette of this outfit is one of my favorites: earth tones. Beige and olive green are an amazing combination and add on a rich brown leather bag, you simply cannot go wrong for this chillier season!

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This is probably one of my favorite Spencer looks. This jacket is beautiful with the big gold buttons and the way the sleeves are large and open. Her black tights and high black boots add onto the mysteriousness of the look and her smokey eyes are the perfect final touch.  

Stay tuned for Wednesday’s post as we continue to riffle through Spencer’s closet and uncover some more of her fashion secrets.