Stylish Girl of the Month: Rachel Bilson

I can't believe today is the last day of September! Every month is going by so much faster! Well the end of the month means it's time to reveal my September pick for Stylish Girl of the Month. With all the fashion shows going on, it made my decision harder, because there was SO many girls I wanted to choose but I ultimately narrowed it down to one of my favorite actresses and a budding fashionista.... Rachel Bilson. She has a AWESOME new show on the CW "Hart of Dixie." While she will always be the witty Summer Roberts from The OC, she has come quite a ways with tons of movies under her belt and is becoming quite the emerging style icon. Her style is very laid back yet girly and she knows how to pair the right things together. See why I chose her below!

 

1. Rachel is wearing a Chloe dress with Brian Atwood booties.
2. Look gorgeous in a Derek Lam floral maxi.
3. Shining in Chanel Haute Couture.
4. Wearing a Burberry dress with black Mary Janes.
5. Even dressed down, Rachel shines in boyfriend jeans and Coach booties.
6. I am OBSESSED with this red Zac Posen gown Rachel wore! GORGEOUS!
all photos credit: People Magazine
Have a great weekend!
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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2012 Recap: Balmain, Balenciaga, and Nina Ricci

I don't even know what to say about how I am feeling as I get to watch the videos and see the pictures of the fashion shows going on in Paris. The fashion is INCREDIBLE and is leaving me speechless. I will just let the pictures do the talking!


photos credit: Style.com


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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2012: The Early Shows

Anything involving Paris I am always all for, but when you mix Paris and fashion, you might as well call it Christmas because to me thats what Paris Fashion week is, my second Christmas! For as long as I can remember, Parisian designers have always caught my eye-Chanel, YSL, Chloe, and so on and every year when Fashion Week rolls around, I catch myself counting down the days until PFW begins. Paris is the most beautiful city in the world, in my opinion, and it only makes sense that the most beautiful clothes come from there as well. Well Paris Fashion Week Spring 2012 has begun and so far its OUT OF THIS WORLD! While it still might just be int he first few days, it has definitely started out with amazing collections, check out a few of my favs below!

Rochas
Dries Van Noten
Mugler
Damir Doma
all photos credit: Style.com
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Stylish Wardrobe Must Have: Crop Tops

I LOVE my black maxi skirt that I bought over the summer, but am having trouble finding a top to wear with it. I bought a cute crochet top, but I want something a little different and when I was doing my daily fashion reading over at Fashionista.com, I came across the trend for fall, crop tops and it came to me, I need a crop top for my maxi skirt! I am usually not open to wearing crop tops since I have such a long torso, but I figured I would give it a shot! So I did what I do best and scoped out all my favorite brands online and found these great options!

1. Sequin overlay crop top, $76, TopShop
2. Printed sheer crop top, $98, Free People
3. Silk crop top, $38, Nasty Gal
4. Splendid tie-dye pullover, $78, Intermix
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Stylish Fall Footwear

Since my wardrobe is still reflecting on my three years of living in Arizona, I am trying to adjust it to SoCal's climate and style. While sandals are great for the beach, during the work week I am resorting more and more to boots, but I am itching for some different type of shoes that will be just as cute and comfy! I started shopping online and found some great selections that I must buy ASAP! Here are my finds!



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Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012 Recap

With every designers collection that is shown, it makes me want to move to Europe that much more. I have never had the opportunity to visit Milan but from the looks of it, it seems like it could be my new favorite city! The fashion being shown there right now is absolutely incredible, and I will just right into my favorite looks from the shows this far!
Missoni
Ferragamo
Pucci
Bottega Veneta
Dolce and Gabbana
photos credit style.com
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Stylish Fall Must Have: Boots

Today is officially the first day of fall and its a perfect time to start adding more boots to my collection. While it still might be warm here in Southern California, that isn't going to stop me from bringing out my boots and eyeing some new ones. I thought today would be appropriate for me to share the boots I am lusting over for fall! Happy Friday and First Day of Fall stylelistas!

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Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012 Recap: Gucci and Alberta Ferretti

Milan Fashion Week has finally begun which means we are one step closer to Paris Fashion Week! So far INCREDIBLE designers have shown and the collections just keep getting better and better. Bright colors and sheer fabrics were seen at the shows thus far and I can't wait to see whats to come. Here are my favorite looks from the show thus far.
pictures credit: style.com
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Stylish Work Bag Necessities

Now that I am done with college and working full time, I am always on the go and working from home is starting to get less and less possible, so always being prepared with anything I might need is key. My work bag is always a mess filled with papers and post it notes of things I need to do, so I decided to actually go through it and choose what I really can't live without. These are what I came up with




1. Macbook Pro. This computer is my lifeline to everything I need to complete the day. I never leave home without it!

2. I always bring my camera with me because I am always needing to shoot different things for work whether it be new items we receive or even pictures for our blog! I can't live without my Sony CyberShot.

3. While I might work in a world where paper is beginning to become non-existant, I ALWAYS have a notebook with me to jot down notes and reminders for myself. I keep everything I need to know in my notebook incase my computer is ever unaccessible. I love this J.Crew notebook, its the perfect size for my purse.

4. Since I am at a computer all day, my hands can get pretty tired and dry so I make sure to moisturize with my favorite hand cream, L'Occitane Shea Butter.

5. I LIVE by this lip balm. Not only does it moisturize but it also smells yummy. EOS Lemon Drop Lip Balm with SPF 15

What are the things you can't live without for work?
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London Fashion Week Spring 2012 Recap: Days 1-4

London Fashion Week is like the perfect thing to follow NYFW! Some of my favorite European designers are featured in London Fashion Week and I am so excited about their upcoming Spring 2012 collections. Neon colors and accent colors were huge along with silky dresses and jumpsuits. I am beyond excited for these looks to come to stores! Check out some looks from the shows thus far from London!


all pictures credit: Style.com
What are your favorite looks or trends thus far!?
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Stylishly Best Dressed: Primetime Emmy Awards

Last night was the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards hosted here in Los Angeles, and can I just say WOW! The stars came out dressed to the nines in the most incredible gowns, making it practically impossible to choose a best dressed. Check out my favorite stars in their gorgeous dresses below and my pick for best dressed of the evening!
I think blue was also another popular color of the evening. Minka Kelly chose this navy Dior dress for the red carpet!
Holy Oscar de la Renta! Claire Danes is stunning!
Red was the color of the evening and Kate Winslet wore is well showing off her style in this Elie Saab gown.
Sofia Vergara looks AMAZING in this coral Vera Wang gown, can Sofia ever go wrong!?

Lea Michelle is STUNNING in this red Marchesa gown.
The adorable Sarah Hyland is my pick for best dressed of the evening. She shined in this gorgeous custom made coral Christian Siriano gown which she pairs with drop earrings and a beautiful cuff, coral was the winning color of the evening!


photo credit: Yahoo Images

Who do you think was the best dressed?
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New York Fashion Week Spring 2012: Beauty Recap

While the clothes might be the main focus on New York Fashion Week, I get equally as excited about the beauty trends that are displayed on the runway. With NYFW wrapped up and now the focus is on London Fashion Week, I of course had to do my NYFW beauty recap and share the hottest trends to expect for Spring 2012! Of course I couldn't forget the hot NAIL trends we all saw as well!
Photo credit CND and Fashionista.com
We saw the models nails with dark colors (not something expected for spring) but with pops of brighter colors, which definitely stood out to me. The ombre style was also seen at various shows!

photo credit: Fashionista.com
The hot hair trend at a number of shows was the faux slicked back mullet. Sort of refreshing after always seeing beachy waves and braids. 

photo credit: Fashionologie.com
Bold neon lips were huge and coordinated with side parted pulled back hair.

photo credit: Fashionologie.com
Brightly colored eyeshadows were also commonly seen with a natural rest of the face. I love this look!
Definitely stands out!

Have a fab weekend stylelistas!
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New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 Recap: The Final Shows

As New York Fashion Week begins to wrap up, I strongly believe they saved the best shows for last. The collections shown on the final days basically got me ready and excited for spring, even though its barely fall yet! Rodarte's collection was mind blowing and of course more neon and printed items were seen all over! I, of course, chose my 4 favorite looks from my favorite designers and showcased them below!
all pictures credit: Style.com
I think the obvious trend is NEON NEON NEON! I couldn't be happier about this! So excited for spring!
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