Mar 242015
olivia palermo At the Giambattista Valli 2015 fashion show -flare jean trendPhoto: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of GC Image.
Hi everyone! After hectic schedule, Helen is back! And from now on, I will try my best to keep this site fresh every day. This season is all about 70s. Today’s pick is another she-just-does-everything-right outfit from my favorite Olivia Palermo. I love how she combined two big trends: suede coat and flare jeans, while still staying true to her urban chic style. Important lesson from her: keep up with the trends, but always in your own way.
In Chinese: 经过一段时间的休整后,我又回来啦!今天起我会尽最大的努力每天更新,及时和大家分享时装心得。 这一季,70年代强势回潮。今天所选的这个代表性的搭配还是来自我最喜爱,永远无可挑剔的奥利维亚·巴勒莫。这个造型融合了两大流行元素:麂皮和靴形裤,但是看起来却毫不做作,完全符合她一贯的都市名媛风。从她身上学到的重要一课:追求潮流的时候不要忘记了自我风格哦。
olivia palermo At the Giambattista Valli 2015 fashion show -flare denim jean and suede trend-helenhou
Clockwise from top left:
Coat: Miu Miu (great alternative here & here)
Jeans: MiH (60% off!)
Sunglasses: Celine
Shoe: Dolce&Gabbana (on sale! very similar here)
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pink coat, tassel necklace, michael kors clutch, studed pump

Love this pretty powder pink wool coat! The wrap style gives its an effortlessly chic vibe, reminds me of the legendary MaxMara one that I always dream to own, but cost only a fraction of the latter. To balance the sweetness, I love to pair it with a vintage inspired tassel necklace (only $28!) and an edgy studded pump. A classic black box clutch that can be tossed into any day bag is the perfect piece for that easy day-to-night transition.

Clockwise from top left:

Ted Baker coat (also here; Must-have this season!)

Michael Kors clutch (also here; perfect for holiday season!)

Lancome Powder

Robert Rose necklace (a major steal!)

 French Connection pump


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Q: I’m a mom of two, work at an IT company that doesn’t have a strict dress code. Thanks to that, I easily blur the boundaries between casual and sloppy. I want to incorporate trendy and chic elements into my outfits, but still look appropriate.

A: As a working mom myself, I totally understand your struggle. Below I put together three outfits for you:

First one is this chic office look that is also very easy to transition from day to night:

offic chic look, over the knee boots, vintage chanel necklace and sheatch dress

Clockwise from top left:

Dress: Zara

Necklace: Vintage Chanel (the best indulge-yourself gift! similar here)

Lip: Dolce & Gabbana (my favorite everyday lip gloss!)

Shoe: Stuart Weitzman

Second outfit is a glamorous party look that is perfect for the coming holiday season. I actually styled two outfits for you, whether you want to go a little bit unexpected with the first one–a turtleneck sweater paired with flirty feather skirt and sexy sandal, or you want more coverage but still look sexy and feminine with this sheer tie front blouse paired with the same skirt and a killer over the knee boots.

party outfit feather skirt, black sweater and stuart weizman

Clockwise from top left:

Sweater: J.Crew

Clutch: Ted Baker London (also available here; LOVE everything about it!)

Shoe: Stuart Weitzman in ‘Black Goose Bump” (timeless classic that can be worn year-round!)

Skirt: Sam Edelman (on sale here with code “VETSDAY”)

party outfit feather skirt, sheer blouse, stuart weizman over the knee

Clockwise from top left:

Blouse: Equipment

Skirt: Sam Edelman (on sale here with code “VETSDAY”)

Shoe: Stuart Weitzman

Clutch: Ted Baker London (also available here; LOVE everything about it!)

Lip: Stila in color “Beso”

Last but not least, an elegant outfit for school event. You can go with what showed on the model, pair this on-trend red midi skirt with a floral sweatshirt, or opt for an urban chic look by teaming it with a simple black sweater and coordinated low pumps:

shool event outfit idea red midi skirt, black turtle neck and quilted michael kors bag

Clockwise from top left:

Skirt: Asos (petite friendly!)

Sweater: J.Crew

Shoe: Manolo Blahnik (perfect heel height! great alternative here)

Bag: MICHAEL Michael Kors