Style-Delights: April 2011

April 29, 2011

Graduation Week Outfit Ideas - Shine With Gold and Silver

As my dear husband and his friends of 2011 MBA class at Kellogg prepare to graduate this June, their spouses and partners are preparing for the preceding events and parties! I hear with excitement the shopping excursions of JVs ((yes, they call the spouse/partner of student JV - Joint Venture!!) to find that perfect gown or dress for the the sought after Navy Pier cruise and the graduation ball. As for my personal style, I am in favor of keeping the dress simple and add the glamour with accessories. And what better way to add glamour to any outfit with the gold or silver accessories! Although a bright gold shoe or a shining silver handbag may look overwhelming, but if tastefully paired with the dress, it can bring the old world charm in an instant!
Here are seven looks I created with silver and gold accessories. The dresses are in most basic colors and cuts, with varying styles - from regal to formal to downright casual! And you could find similar cut and color of dresses in most stores, from designer brand names to more affordable ones!
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1. Little White Dress

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2. The Black Gown

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3. Bursting With Color

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4. The Jumpsuit Glam

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5. The Royal Blue

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6. Lady In  Red

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7. Long story 'Short'

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So shine and sparkle and make this a day (or night) to remember! Happy shopping!
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April 26, 2011

Timeless Polka Dots!

There is somethings cheerful about the polka dots! They make me happy and hopeful. Whether it is vintage or modern, this ageless and timeless pattern looks great on everybody - from a 2 year old to an octogenarian! I can not imagine any time or occasion where one can not wear polka dots! May be not on their wedding, but give it some time:-)

Since the beginning of their popularity in 1873 (when for the first time Godey Magazine - a 'Lady's Magazine' published in Philadelphia - used the term), polka dots have come a long way. Now polka dot is not 'just cute' but sophisticated enough to be seen on red carpets, runways, and evening parties!
From Left - Emma Roberts, Petra Nemcova, Demi Moore, Kristin Davis

From Left - Lake Bell, Eva Mendes, Reese Witherspoon, Megan Fox
                                                              On The Runway - 2011

Mrs Obama recently wore polka dot dresses and looked classy! For the TV interview with Matt Lauer, she wore a $34.95 H&M dress and made it look haute couture! (Although she customized the dress, by adding sleeves)

While black and white polka dots are my all time favorite, I love the fun element of colorful dots..Fire the cuteness engine with these polka dot dresses!
Delia's, Delia's, Muse

Muse Polka Dot Dress $99 - Dillard's
Polka Dot Tiered Dress $44.40 - Delia's
Red Polka Dot Dress $44.40 - Delia's

Motel, Wheels & Doll Baby
Polka Dot chic Dress $295.85 - ASOS
Motel Polka Dot Dress $44.83 - ASOS

If there is a piece of clothing cute and sexy at the same time it has to be a polka dot bathing suit! From bikini's to one pieces, polka dot swimsuit never go out of style!

Jessica Simpson, Topshop, Rosa Cha

Polka Dot Balconette Bikini $106.50 - THEOUTNET
Polka Dot Bikini (Bottom) $39.99 - Jessica Simpson Collection
Navy Polka dot Halter Neck Bikini $60 - Topshop

You can add the pop of pattern with these polka dot shoes to any single color outfit! If you are daring, you can even mix them with stripes..but that story later...

Sergio Rossi, Valentino, Valentino, Kelly & Katie

How do you POLKA??
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April 25, 2011

Star Style For Less - Heidi Klum's Abstract Pattern

For today's Star Style for Less, I chose Heidi Klum. She is always 'in' and in this casual outfit, she is looking as refreshing as the first day of spring! The Key pieces in this look are the abstract print top and polka dot sandals.
Image Courtesy - People Magazine 

And here it is - Heidi Klum's Style for Less!

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Skinny Boyfriend Jeans - Charlotte Russe

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April 24, 2011

Trousers Trends 2011 - Slouchy Pants and More!

Bored with the skinny jeans? Try the non-skinny variety of pants!! These trendy pants are loose, comfortable  and available in variety of prints, colors and textures! 

Harem Pants - Harem pants were first made their appearance among celebrities in 2009, but lately I have been seeing them everywhere from stores to streets! Wear these loose slouchy pants with tailored jacket for a sleek look!
From Left - Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Maria Sharapova, Ciara, Rihanna

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Harem Trousers - Rich & Skinny $120

Drawstring Harem Pants - Hugo Boss $175

Twill Harem Capris - Forever 21 $17.80

Harem Pants - Gaiam $68

Linen Harem Pants - Forever 21 $19.80

Print and Dots - The fun polka dots and feminine floral prints can look overwhelming, but sure make a statement!
From Left - Katie Holms, Anne Hathaway, January Jones, Karen Walker Runway

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Floral Print Trousers - Topshop -$76

Floral harem Pants -Forever 21 $19.80

Molien Print Pants - Malene Birger - $295

Tribal Print Pants - Forever 21 $17.80

Sequin Pants - Shine with the sequin pants on a night out the town! I would stick with black for a subtle look.
From Left - Zoe Saldana, Eva Longoria, Emmanuelle Chirqui, Angie Harmon

Get the sequin pants here -
Sequined Silk Pants - Net-a-Porter $470

Walter Sequined Knitted Pants - THEOUTNET $99.20

Colored Jeans - And if you still miss the slimming look of a skinny jeans, try the fun and bright color this spring/summer.
From Left - Anna Kendrick, Malin Akerman, Ashley Greene

Get The colored jeans here -
Mid Rise 811 Skinny Jeans - J Brand $176

Pink Skinny Jeans - ASOS $46.42

Yellow Skinny KSUBI JEans - YOOX $42

Fornarina Jeans - YOOX $79

So this spring/summer, give the dresses some competition and have fun with these pants styles!
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