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The Devil Is In the Details

Featured: Kristina Bazan, Shopbop lookbook, Faustine Steinmetz, Aerin Lauder, Teresa Palmer, Teresa Palmer, Angela Scanlon.  blue dress, white bag, polka dot dress, yellow pump, python clutch, pink skirt, red shoes, strap shoes, pearl necklace, spiked jewelry  On Kristina Bazan: Goat Lagoon Blue Lola Library Wool Crepe Shift Dress,Vita Fede Titan spike Bracelet, Saint Laurent Lulu white crossbody Shoulder Bag.  On Shopbop lookbook: Rebecca Minkoff Brie Mid Heel Pumps, Moschino Sleeveless Polka Dot Dress, Diane von Furstenberg 440 Envelope Python Clutch;  On Faustine Steinmetz: red lace up heel sandal, jeans, white shirt, blue suit.  On Aerin Lauder: layered pearl bead necklace, white jeans, striped blazer;  On Teresa Palmer for  getting ready for the CFDA: Yigal clutch,  spiked Dannijo rings, 	Yigal printed dress;   On Angela Scanlon: black top, asos pink Pencil Skirt with Peplum Hem. Photos: (clockwise from top left) Kristina Bazan, Shopbop lookbook, Faustine Steinmetz, Aerin Lauder, Teresa Palmer, Teresa Palmer, Angela Scanlon; Courtesy of kayture.com, shopbop.com,   vogue.com, vogue.co.uk.

Small details make a huge difference, especially in fashion world. More often, it’s the little things, accessories or splashes of color, liven up an outfit while tie everything together, as showed above: A spike bracelet edges up a ladylike dress; A mustard heel adds fun to black/white polka dots; A red stiletto pops against a neutral palette; A layered pearl necklace balances the youthful stripes; A peplum hem updates a classic pencil skirt, let alone that bold, delectable hot pink hue!

In Chinese: 细节决定成败,这句老话更应验在我们的日常着装中,很多时候正是一些小配饰或者点缀其间的那一抹亮色让我们的搭配脱颖而出,就像今天的这组给了我很多搭配灵感的图集中所展示的一样:庞克风格的配饰冲淡了裙装的甜腻,彩色的跟鞋给波普图案增添了更多趣味和活力,亮红的绑带高跟鞋让中性色的套装不再单调,富于层次感的珍珠项链平衡了条纹的休闲感,更不用说最近大热的这条亮粉色的花苞裙了!

Featured: Kristina Bazan, Shopbop lookbook, Faustine Steinmetz, Aerin Lauder, Teresa Palmer, Teresa Palmer, Angela Scanlon.  blue dress, white bag, polka dot dress, yellow pump, python clutch, pink skirt, red shoes, strap shoes, pearl necklace, spiked jewelry  On Kristina Bazan: Goat Lagoon Blue Lola Library Wool Crepe Shift Dress,Vita Fede Titan spike Bracelet, Saint Laurent Lulu white crossbody Shoulder Bag

Goat shift dress (great alternative here!)
Vita Fede Titan stone bracelet
Vita Fede Titan bracelet (similar here)
Saint Laurent Lulu bag (adore the colorblock version too! similar here & here)

Featured: Kristina Bazan, Shopbop lookbook, Faustine Steinmetz, Aerin Lauder, Teresa Palmer, Teresa Palmer, Angela Scanlon.  blue dress, white bag, polka dot dress, yellow pump, python clutch, pink skirt, red shoes, strap shoes, pearl necklace, spiked jewelry;  On Shopbop lookbook: Rebecca Minkoff Brie Mid Heel Pumps, Moschino Sleeveless Polka Dot Dress, Diane von Furstenberg 440 Envelope Python Clutch;  Also featured: ModCloth peplum polka dot Dress

ModCloth dress (on the model here)
Rebecca Minkoff Brie pumps (also here)
Diane von Furstenberg clutch (love the bright resin bar!)

Featured: Kristina Bazan, Shopbop lookbook, Faustine Steinmetz, Aerin Lauder, Teresa Palmer, Teresa Palmer, Angela Scanlon.  blue dress, white bag, polka dot dress, yellow pump, python clutch, pink skirt, red shoes, strap shoes, pearl necklace, spiked jewelry; On Faustine Steinmetz: red lace up heel sandal, jeans, white shirt, blue suit.   Also featured: Giuseppe Zanotti red cutout Platform Sandals,  Burak Uyan Tone-on-Tone Lace-Up Sandal red,  Narciso Rodriguez Lace-Up Sandal

Clockwise from top right:
Giuseppe Zanotti sandals (also on sale here)
Burak Uyan lace-up sandal
Narciso Rodriguez lace-up sandal (71% off!)

Featured: Kristina Bazan, Shopbop lookbook, Faustine Steinmetz, Aerin Lauder, Teresa Palmer, Teresa Palmer, Angela Scanlon.  blue dress, white bag, polka dot dress, yellow pump, python clutch, pink skirt, red shoes, strap shoes, pearl necklace, spiked jewelry; On Aerin Lauder: layered pearl bead necklace, white jeans, striped blazer;   Also featured: Pearl Necklace, 100"" Cultured Freshwater Pearl Endless Strand Necklace,  J.CrewOpera-length pearl necklace,  Givenchy Faux Pearl & Chain Necklace,  stella & dotMadeline Pearl Necklace,

Clockwise from top right:
Givenchy faux pearl & chain necklace
Stella & Dot Madeline pearl necklace
Macy’s pearl necklace (endless ways to wear it! I wear mine with everything)
J.Crew opera-length pearl necklace

Featured: Kristina Bazan, Shopbop lookbook, Faustine Steinmetz, Aerin Lauder, Teresa Palmer, Teresa Palmer, Angela Scanlon.  blue dress, white bag, polka dot dress, yellow pump, python clutch, pink skirt, red shoes, strap shoes, pearl necklace, spiked jewelry; On Teresa Palmer for  getting ready for the CFDA: Yigal clutch,  spiked Dannijo rings, 	Yigal printed dress;    Also featured:  Bottega Veneta Blackened sterling silver caged spike ring,  House of Harlow 1960 Pyramid Wrap Ring in Silver,  Philippe Audibert 'Jose' hoop earrings spike earring

Clockwise from top right:
Bottega Veneta sterling silver caged spike ring
House of Harlow 1960 Pyramid wrap ring
Philippe Audibert spike earring

Featured: Kristina Bazan, Shopbop lookbook, Faustine Steinmetz, Aerin Lauder, Teresa Palmer, Teresa Palmer, Angela Scanlon.  blue dress, white bag, polka dot dress, yellow pump, python clutch, pink skirt, red shoes, strap shoes, pearl necklace, spiked jewelry; On Angela Scanlon: black top, asos pink Pencil Skirt with Peplum Hem.    Also featured:  ASOS Pencil Skirt with Peplum Hem,  Reiss CHAR FRILL SKIRT COBALT,  Carven Cropped organza shirt,  eShakti Ruffle hem pencil skirt,

Clockwise from top right:
ASOS pencil skirt with peplum hem
Reiss frill skirt (similar here)
Carven ruffled skirt (or this one!)

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Statement Accessories: Retro, Punk or Ethnic

 how to wear bold, retro, futuristic, edgy, cut out, ethnic jewelry by helen hou, the art of accessorizing

Photos: (clockwise from top left) Olivia Palermo, Miranda Kerr, Shala Monroque, Coco Rocha, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea. 
Courtesy of celebrityredcarpet.co.uk, vogue.comsplashnewsonline.com.

Spring/summer is a great time to play with different types of statement accessories–when we dress less, eye-catching accessories really help to elevate the simple outfits while filling in the blanks. Today, I picked several of my favorites this season, from Miranda Kerr’s retro sunglasses and Punk finger ring set to Olivia Palermo’s ethnic choker necklace and futuristic slate-colored pearls, from Shala Monroque’s whimsical brooch to Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea’s edgy cut-out cuffs, hope to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and explore more sides of yourself!

Retro round sunglasses on Miranda Kerr-by helen hou, the art of accessorizing, Alternative: Quay Retro Sunglasses,  A.J. Morgan 52mm Retro Round Sunglasses,  Madewell hepcat shades,  3.1 Phillip Lim Amber And Yellow Tortoiseshell Sunglasses,  Prada Baroque Round Sunglasses,  Marc by Marc Jacobs Oversized Round Sunglasses,

Sunglasses:
Quay
A.J. Morgan 
Madewell
3.1 Phillip Lim
Prada (truly an art piece!)
Marc by Marc Jacobs ($14 here)

Shala Monroque-white and gold-by helen hou, the art of accessorizing, Alternative: Forever 21 Panther Brooch,  Alexis Bittar 'Allegory' Dragonfly Statement Pin,

Brooches:
Alexis Bittar
Forever 21

Doutzen Kroes-silver cuff Alternative: K KaneSilver Signature Cuff,  Forever 21 Cutout Chevron Cuff,  Vince Camuto 'Basics' Cuff,  Mango Embossed metallic cuff,  Deborah Lippmann Nail Color,

Cuff: (clock wise from top left)
K Kane
Forever 21
Vince Camuto
Mango
Nail: Deborah Lippmann “hit me with your best shot”

Miranda Kerr-rock and edgy jewelry set Alternative: Gorjana Chloe Necklace,  CC SKYE Mini Spike Bracelet,  Ariella Collection 'Messages - Love' Script Station Bangle,  Maison Martin Margiela Open Ring Set, ASOSChunky Bracelets & Rings Multipack  ,

 

Necklace: Gorjana
Bracelets: 
CC Skye (similar here)
Ariella Collection (40% off)
Rings: 
Maison Martin Margiela (similar here & here)
Asos

futuristic bold grey pearl necklaces Alternative: stella & dotIsadora Pearl Bib Necklace,  AZ Collection Mirror Polished Ball Necklace,

Necklaces:
Stella & Dot
AZ Collection

statement necklace transforms an outfit Alternative: DANNIJO Medine Bib Necklace,   Stella & Dot Indira Necklace,

Necklaces:
Dannijo
Stella & Dot (50% off now!)

Olivia Palermo wearing ethnic accessories Alternative: Pachamama necklace,  Mango MANGOEthnic necklace,

Necklaces: 
Pachamama
Mango

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Statement Necklace: The Perfect Complement To Your LBD

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Photo: Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama; Courtesy of nydailynews.com.

This picture of these two famous and beloved ladies has been staying on my computer for 2 years. It constantly reminds me how important women’s inner beauty is, and how powerful its impact is on our outer beauty. Moreover, inner beauty is eternal, and it grows with age. Continue reading Statement Necklace: The Perfect Complement To Your LBD