January Stylish Girl of the Month: Kristen Cavallari

I literally can't believe today is the last day of January. This month FLEW by! I feel like I was just picking my December 2011 SGOTM and now I am already starting my first pick for 2012! This month has been a celebrity packed month and I went around and around trying to figure out who the best choice was for this month and I ended up choosing someone I wouldn't have though I would have chosen. I was a die hard Laguna Beach fan and Lauren Conrad was always my favorite and I always despised Kristen Cavallari for being such a snob but as the years have gone on, I have realized she actually has really awesome fashion taste and with her recent news of her expecting I figured she would be a great pick for January's Stylish Girl of the Month and a great way to start of a year of stylish girls! Kristen really does have a taste for fashion and knows how to dress for her body and has similar style to my own, girly yet California chic. Check out why I chose her below!
from left to right:
1. Kristen knows that tight dresses are good for her body, this alice + olivia turquoise dress is no exception!
2. LOVE this red Rebecca Taylor mini!
3. Even in a long Maria Lucia Hohan gown, Kristen looks stunning!
4. I LOVE this Nightcap lace dress with the nude pumps, effortless and chic!
5. With her California tan, this Jessica Barkley orange dress is perfect!

all pictures credit: People Magazine
What is your favorite look?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish LA Hiking Experience

This past weekend was one of the most fun weekends I have had in LA for a really long time. I had been hiking before in Malibu but had been craving to hike into the Hollywood Hills for months. I finally got to do it Saturday with a dear friend and I must say it was AMAZING. It's the perfect hiking distance, 3.6 miles round trip, and it was a BEAUTIFUL day in SoCal, 75 degrees to be exact, which made for the perfect hiking expierence. When we made it to the top of the mountain, it was seriously like so peaceful even tho there were tons of people around. Seeing he beautiful view of the city made me more sure than ever I am living in the right place and while I might be having a rocky time, its only going to get better! I recommend ANYONE and EVERYONE doing this hike if they come to LA or live here! Bronson Canyon is the best! AMAZING weekend after such a rough week! Check out my pictures from the hike below!

Gorgeous views, huh?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Trend: Heart Graphic

While I might not be a huge fan of Valentine's Day (I believe its just a day for Hallmark to make money), I am a lover of all things pink and girly. As I was reading my monthly fashion magazines, an overwhelming trend I saw was the heart graphic on EVERYTHING from clothing to accessories. Even some celebrities have jumped on the heart trend and are sporting huge hearts on tees and tanks. I decided to shop around at a few places and see what other items were heart there with this heart graphic and I narrowed it down to these. What do you think of this trend?

You can find most of the stuff below at Amazon with exclusive coupons here!

1. Wildfox Couture Tee, $107
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart iPhone 4s Case, $34
3. Madewell Heart Tote, $23
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Ring, $68
5. Nasty Gal Ikat Heart Blouse, $38
Have a stylish weekend!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish iPhone Cases

I have had my iPhone for almost 3 months now and I still am trying to figure out how I lived without it for so long! Unlike Blackberry, iPhone cases are more common and while I bought an adorable Kate Spade polka dot one when I bought my phone, I am feeling the urge to upgrade to something new for Spring. I searched all the places I have seen various cases on and narrowed my choices down to these five! What do you think?

1. Rebecca Minkoff iPhone 4 Case, $45
2. J.Crew Printed iPhone 4 Case, $25
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone 4 Case, $38 
4. DVF iPhone 4 Case, $28
5. Kate Spade Graffiti iPhone 4 Case, $40
So until next time... Live Stylishly

A Stylish Happy Birthday....

If you didn't know by now, I am EXTREMELY close with my younger sister and am thrilled that we finally live in the same time zone after almost 4 years of living too far! Today is my sister's 19th birthday and I literally can't believe how fast time has flown. I feel like just yesterday I was writing the post about her 18th birthday and saying how it was crazy she was about to graduate high school, and now she is almost done with her first semester of college! I got to celebrate with her this past weekend and while it might have been a rainy weekend, getting some much needed sister time was awesome! Happy 19th Birthday Marisa! I love you and know that you will make this year better than ever!
I love you sissy more than words will ever explain! Enjoy the last years of being a "teen" hehe
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Collection: Mara Hoffman S/S 2012 Swimwear

I found out yesterday that I will traveling to Hawaii at the end of March for a much needed beach vacation. Of course the first thing I thought about was "OMG I need to get to the gym and get shopping" As I was going through my daily fashion reads, I came across Mara Hoffman's Spring/Summer 2012 Swimwear line and got SO excited at the Cuban inspired collection and HAD to share it with my readers! It makes me even more excited for it to get warm!

model: Nykhor
photo credits: Refinery29
Such an incredible collection!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Recap: 2012 Sundance Film Festival

If you recall this time last year, we were introduced to the infamous Olsen sister Elizabeth Olsen when she  showed up at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to promote 2 of her films. Well this past Thursday, Sundance 2012 began and of course while it might be freezing cold and snowing, our favorite stars were out in all their stylish and fashionable glory! Elizabeth Olsen was there of course and a few faces that I wasn't expecting to see were there as well. Check out what they wore below.
Emma Roberts in a Topshop dress.
Teresa Palmer in a Dion Lee dress.
Kate Bosworth in a Antonio Berardi Spring 2012 dress.
Rashida Jones in a Theyskens Theory dress.
Elizabeth Olsen is a black peacoat with Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots!
pictures credit: TheFashionPatrol.com, FabSugar, OntheRedCarpet.com
Who was your favorite dressed star at Sundance so far?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Spring 2012 Fashion Campaigns

I know I have been MIA and I feel terrible about it. Without making this post sound like a "woe is me" post, I ended up losing my job and have been on the hunt for a new one, thus making my blogging inspiration slim to none. Every time I sit down and try to write a post I go blank and nothing comes up worthy of posting, but I am working as hard as I can to get past this bump in the road, and get back to my old self. So on a happy note I thought a great post would be all my favorite fashion brands and their latest Spring campaigns. Maybe I am having a bit of winter slump, and I need some sunshine and color to bring me back! Check out my favorite campaigns below :)

all photos credit: Fashionologie.com

Which ones were your favorites, I couldn't decide!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Award Show Recap: 2012 Golden Globes

While sometimes January can get quite a slow month after all the hustle bustle of the holidays, one of the things I always look forward to is the Golden Globes. I, of course, mainly care only about what my favorite celebrities are wearing, but is has become a way of life to watch the red carpet and see the incredible fashion. As I was driving through Beverly Hills on Saturday I saw all the chaos that surrounded getting ready for the big night, so I felt even more excited to see what the show would turn out! Of course, it was nothing less than amazing, and picking my best dressed was next to impossible, but I managed. Check out my picks below!
Jenna Dewan was stunning in this green gown by Maria Lucia Hohan.
Evan Rachel Wood is also stunning in this green gown by Gucci Premiere
Mila Kunis is gorgeous as usual in this black gown by Dior
I am pretty sure Sofia Vergara could NEVER look back and this Vera Wang gown was no exception!
Jessica Alba is a beauty in this pale lavender Gucci dress.
Emma Stone is another actress that can't ever seem to pick a wrong dress, she is gorgeous in this Lanvin gown. I am OBSESSED!
I may be biased because I am a blonde, but my best dressed pick of the evening was Reese Witherspoon, she is absolutely gorgeous in this red strapless Zac Posen gown. She was by far the best dressed in my book!
all pictures credit: PopSugar
Who was your best dressed pick? 
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Awards Show Recap: 2012 People's Choice Awards

While I might be having a terrible week, last night cheered me up slightly when the 2012 awards season began with none other than the People's Choice Awards. This year the shindig was hosted by the adorable Kaley Cuoco, whom I am realizing more and more is becoming quite the style icon (SGOTM pick possibly?) The overwhelming trend of the evening was definitely SPARKLE! Lots of sequins and lots of shimmer, made me feel like I was in Vegas all over again hehe! Check out some of my favorite dressed below and my pick for best dressed of the night!
PLL star Lucy Hale is red carpet worthy in this dress by Cengiz Abazoglu 
This year's host Kaley Cuoco sparkled in Badgley Mischka.
Vanessa Hudgens look stunning in this Jenny Packham gown!
 Lea Michelle wears a white Marchesa gown, definitely love!
 Demi Lovato has definitely become quite the fashionista as she is beauty in this Marchesa gown.
Miley Cyrus's incredible tan goes perfectly with this David Koma dress
Ashley Benson looks adorable in this alice+olivia dress! 
My best dressed of the evening goes to the gorgeous Julianne Hough. While she could wear a plastic bag and look good, she outshined the rest in this sparkly long sleeve backless gown by Rafael Cennamo. I would kill to have that body!
all photos credit: HollywoodLife.com
Who was your best dressed pick?
So until next time.... Live Stylishly

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