Posted on

Fall Party Looks: Mustard Yellow & Emerald Green

fall 2013 holiday party outfit ideas,How to Wear Fall Colors,how to wear emerald green, halter neck dresses,  Blake Lively, fashion week 2014, party outfit idea, fall/winter, yellow gucci dress, brown sandal heel, nude clutch, green embellished gucci dress, gucci crossbody bag, gucci peep toe sandal,  On Blake Lively at Gucci spring/summer 2014 show: Gucci green blue alter neck embellished dress, Gucci Soho Leather Chain Crossbody Bag, gucci Patent Leather Platform Peep-Toe Pump,			  On Blake Lively at Milan Fashion Week:Gucci Resort 2014 Dress,Gucci Broadway Leather Hard Case Clutch in teal ,Gucci Lili Satin Platform Pumps,Photos: Blake Lively; Courtesy of gettyimages.comstarstyle.com.

With countless holiday parties lie ahead, choosing the right dresses definitely stays at the top of my to-do-list. Festival colors like bright red & metallic, and jewelry tones like amethyst purple & rich claret are all great options for cold season.

I especially love mustard yellow and color of the year-emerald green, so I have to feature these two looks of Blake Lively spotted at fashion week. Besides my favorite colors, the dresses on her also incorporate some hottest elements this season like leather and embellishment.

For dresses in autumnal hues, team them with warm tone accessories, like a gold bracelet, a burnt-orange bag, burgundy or rich brown stiletto for picturesque fall looks.

In Chinese: 到了年底,少不了要参加各种各样的派对,穿什么永远是摆在最前面的问题。节日感强的红色或金属色,浓郁的宝石色等其实都是秋冬不错的选择。我最喜欢的是活泼中又不失稳重感的芥末黄今年大热的翡翠绿。所以当我看到Blake Lively在刚过去的时装周期间穿的这两条裙子时,一下子爱上它们了。它们不但是我最喜欢的秋冬颜色,而且还结合了好些本季的流行元素像彩色的皮革以及星星点点的宝石装饰等。

像这样的裙装,配饰也选择暖色调为好,比如金色或玫瑰金的手环暗橘色的手包酒红深棕色的高跟鞋等。

fall 2013 holiday party outfit ideas,How to Wear Fall Colors,how to wear emerald green, halter neck dresses,  Blake Lively, fashion week 2014, party outfit idea, fall/winter, yellow gucci dress, brown sandal heel, nude clutch, green embellished gucci dress, gucci crossbody bag, gucci peep toe sandal, On Blake Lively at Milan Fashion Week:Gucci Resort 2014 Dress,Gucci Broadway Leather Hard Case Clutch in teal ,Gucci Lili Satin Platform Pumps, Featured:  Gucci 18K Gold Small Bamboo Bangle Bracelet,  CLARE VIVIERFOLD OVER CLUTCH,  Gucci MULTICOLOR LEATHER SANDAL,  Tibi SOLID SILK WRAP DRESS,

1. Gucci 18K gold bamboo bangle bracelet (similar here)
2. Clare Vivier fold over clutch
3. Gucci multicolor leather sandal (great style here!)
4. Tibi silk wrap dress (on Blake Lively here; also love this this)

fall 2013 holiday party outfit ideas,How to Wear Fall Colors,how to wear emerald green, halter neck dresses,  Blake Lively, fashion week 2014, party outfit idea, fall/winter, yellow gucci dress, brown sandal heel, nude clutch, green embellished gucci dress, gucci crossbody bag, gucci peep toe sandal, On Blake Lively at Gucci spring/summer 2014 show: Gucci green blue alter neck embellished dress, Gucci Soho Leather Chain Crossbody Bag, gucci Patent Leather Platform Peep-Toe Pump,	 Featured:  bag Gucci Soho Leather Chain Crossbody Bag,   Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio Gr305 Jungle,  Nine WestNINE WEST peep toe heel,  modcloth green cut out SLIDESHOW AND TELL DRESS, modcloth   mod2 grass green printed BAKE SHOP BROWSING DRESS

1. Gucci Soho leather chain crossbody bag (alternative here & here)
2. Shiseido luminizing satin eye color
3. Nine West shoe
4. ModCloth ‘Slideshow and Tell’ dress (on Blake Lively here)
5. ModCloth ‘Bake Shop Browing’ dress

Posted on

Yellow Crush: From Lace to Silk to Jacquard

how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo;  On Dawn and Jae Goodman: yellow maxi dress/gown,   colorblock clutch, drop earrings, metallic heel sandals,  On Miranda kerr:  Reem Acra yellow lace dress; Lanvin   pumps;  On Mena Suvari at Versace Atelier Jewelry Cocktail Party :yellow dress, black clutch, gold watch;   On Olivia Palermo: KATIE ERMILIO Crinoline Dress; Zara   belt, vintage necklace, Jimmy Choo Dream rope-tie elaphe   sandals,Jimmy Choo Embellished Suede & Metal Clutch;  On Jessica Stam at 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards: Christian   Louboutin “Dufoura” Sandals,Fenton Shinde Eagle Earrings   and necklace,  On Olivia Palermo: Tinley Road Silk Button Down yellow   Blouse, Tibi Tuxedo black and white Jacket,Pour La   Victoire Veronica shoes,  Rachel Zoe Striped skirt, Photos: (clockwise from top left) Dawn and Jae Goodman, Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam, Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of vogue.cominstyle.co.uk, zimbio.com.

As you can see, I’m obsessed with the color yellow now. It’s so endearing and uplifting, universally flattering and incredibly versatile. It’s also a color that is ageless and seasonless.

There are so many ways to play with it. Start with shapes, you can find flirty peplum, dramatic ball gown, sexy bodycon or sleek sheath from the top picks featured below.

This buoyant color also adds its own spin to our favorite materials: It infuses youthful exuberance to delicate silk, livens up the mature jacquard or tweed, tones down the sexiness of lace

Either wear it as a pop of color to your monochrome ensemble for a chic daytime look or team it with other primary colors or metallic accents for a glamorous evening look, have fun experimenting with your yellow pieces!

 how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo; On Dawn and Jae Goodman: yellow maxi dress/gown,   colorblock clutch, drop earrings, metallic heel sandals,  Alternatives:  1. 'Lucite® - Dust' Long Raindrop Earrings,  2. ISSAV Back Gown,  3. Jimmy Choo Lance Mirrored Metallic Leather Sandals,  4. Expressions NYC snake Embossed Faux Leather Clutch,

1. Alexis Bittar earrings
2. ISSA gown ($60 here)
3. Jimmy Choo metallic sandals (similar here & here)
4. Expressions NYC clutch

how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo; On Miranda kerr:  Reem Acra yellow lace dress; Lanvin   pumps;  Alternatives:  EMILIO PUCCIlace dress,  Eliza J Lace Dress,

Emilio Pucci lace dress (on Miranda Kerr here)
Eliza J Lace Dress (also on sale here)

 how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo; On Olivia Palermo: Tinley Road Silk Button Down yellow   Blouse, Tibi Tuxedo black and white Jacket,Pour La   Victoire Veronica shoes,  Rachel Zoe Striped skirt,   Alternatives:  1. Clinique 'A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skin' Nail Color ,  2. Express THE CONVERTIBLE SLEEVE SHIRT,  3. Rachel ZoeRachel Zoe Pleated Skirt,  4. Pour La Victoire ankle strap Sandals, 5. Nicholas Roxanne Silver Plate Belt ,  6. BB Dakota Alton colorblock Cropped Jacket ,

1. Clinique for sensitive skin nail color ‘Red Red Red’
2. Express convertible sleeve shirt (on Olivia here)
3. Rachel Zoe striped skirt (on sale!)
4. Pour La Victoire sandals (also on sale here)
5. Nicholas belt (similar here)
6. BB Dakota jacket (also on sale here)

how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo; On Olivia Palermo: KATIE ERMILIO Crinoline Dress; Zara   belt, vintage necklace, Jimmy Choo Dream rope-tie elaphe   sandals,Jimmy Choo Embellished Suede & Metal Clutch;   Alternatives:  1. Lulu Frost Sunburst Drape Swarovski crystal necklace,  2. Katie Ermilio crinoline Dress,  3. Ted Baker London Stretch Fit & Flare Dress ,  4. Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour,  5. River Island Glam Hanging Chain Belt,  6. Jimmy Choo Dream rope-tie elaphe sandals,

1. Lulu Frost Swarovski crystal necklace (similar on sale here)
2. Katie Ermilio crinoline Dress
3. Ted Baker London dress (on sale here)
4. Dolce & Gabbana cheek colour ‘peachy pink’
5. River Island chain belt
6. Jimmy Choo Dream sandals (see it on Poppy Delevingne here; alternative here)

 how to wear yellow dress; Featured: Dawn and Jae Goodman,   Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Olivia Palermo, Jessica Stam,   Olivia Palermo; On Mena Suvari at Versace Atelier Jewelry Cocktail Party :yellow dress, black clutch, gold watch;  On Jessica Stam at 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards: Christian   Louboutin “Dufoura” Sandals,Fenton Shinde Eagle Earrings   and necklace,  Alternatives:   1. Diane von Furstenberg metallic jaquared Dress, 2. Michael Kors Sport Watch,  3. Milly clutch,   4. ASOS Pretty Tough statement Necklace  5. Dolce Vita Hyla peplum Top

1. Diane von Furstenberg sandine dress (on sale here & here!)
2. Michael Kors watch
3. Milly clutch (similar here & here)
4. ASOS Pretty Tough Necklace (also adore this one!)
5. Dolce Vita Hyla peplum Top ($20 here)

Posted on

Stay Chic During Pregnancy

Chic Maternity Style, pregnant outfits, Kate Middleton,Violaine Bernard ,Stephanie LaCava,red Armani coat , Aquatalia knee-high suede boots,lemon Roksanda Ilincic dress,colorblock tote, ankle strap pump, layered bracelet, jeweled brooch,black beanie, black silk strap top, jbrand maternity skinny jeans, black maternity dress, floral print wrap belt,   helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, designer cloth,designer handbag,

Photos: (from left) Stephanie LaCava & Kate Middleton; Courtesy of tumblr.cominstyle.co.uk.

Chic Maternity Style, pregnant outfits, Kate Middleton,Violaine Bernard ,Stephanie LaCava,red Armani coat , Aquatalia knee-high suede boots,lemon Roksanda Ilincic dress,colorblock tote, ankle strap pump, layered bracelet, jeweled brooch,black beanie, black silk strap top, jbrand maternity skinny jeans, black maternity dress, floral print wrap belt,   helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, designer cloth,designer handbag,

Photos: (from left) Violaine Bernard & Stephanie LaCava; Courtesy of garancedore.fr, vogue.com.

After 20 weeks, my belly literally grows every single day. I once sworn that I would never buy maternity clothes, but after hours of desperately searching and reworking in my closet, I finally gave up and realized that I need at least two maternity pieces: a pair of comfy maternity jeans and a basic black maxi dress (and I laughed when I read Garance Doré’s post)

Besides new clothing, I also need more maternity style inspirations. In case some of you moms-to-be have the same needs, I picked four of my favorite outfits (above) that cover dressy and casual occasions. For more ideas for formal occasions? Check out my previous “Pregnancy Style” entry here!

First two outfits from Stephanie LaCava and Kate Middleton are bright cheerful options. They are also great examples of how to rework the old pieces in our closet: The fit-and-flare lemon Roksanda Ilincic dress covered Stephanie LaCava’s baby bump; The dress-like red Marni coat (similar here here) that Kate Middleton worn almost 7 years ago still fits her growing belly.

Chic Maternity Style, pregnant outfits, Kate Middleton,Violaine Bernard ,Stephanie LaCava,red Armani coat , Aquatalia knee-high suede boots,lemon Roksanda Ilincic dress,colorblock tote, ankle strap pump, layered bracelet, jeweled brooch,black beanie, black silk strap top, jbrand maternity skinny jeans, black maternity dress, floral print wrap belt,  BA&SHShift Dress with Curved Hem Detail,  See by Chloe Nellie Double Function colorblock Tote ,  Steven Triummp Ankle Strap Pumps,  Ray-Ban Original Unisex Wayfarer Sunglasses,  Gorjana & Griffin Kingston Wrap Bracelet,Gorjana & Griffin Graham  Leather Bar Triple Wrap ,  helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, designer cloth,designer handbag,

Dress: Vero Moda (50% off now; add a belt for post-pregnancy wear)
Bag: See by Chloe (more casual version here)
Shoes: Steven Triummp (on sale!)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Jewelry: Gorjana & Griffin Kingston wrap leather triple wrap

 Chic Maternity Style, pregnant outfits, Kate Middleton,Violaine Bernard ,Stephanie LaCava,red Armani coat , Aquatalia knee-high suede boots,lemon Roksanda Ilincic dress,colorblock tote, ankle strap pump, layered bracelet, jeweled brooch,black beanie, black silk strap top, jbrand maternity skinny jeans, black maternity dress, floral print wrap belt,  P A R O S H belted red coat ,  J Brand Legging Maternity Jeans,  Munro 'Sophia' Stretch Boot ,  Vintage Brooch #9,  helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, designer cloth,designer handbag,

Coat: P.A.R.O.S.H (similar here)
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: Munro (on sale here!)
Jewelry: vintage brooch

The following two are more casual, everyday outfit ideas that we can easily recreate. I love the way they use accessories to brighten up the monochrome look and make boring maternity pieces more interesting, like the cute beanie, blue Oxford on Violaine Bernard and printed floral wrap on Stephanie LaCava.

Chic Maternity Style, pregnant outfits, Kate Middleton,Violaine Bernard ,Stephanie LaCava,red Armani coat , Aquatalia knee-high suede boots,lemon Roksanda Ilincic dress,colorblock tote, ankle strap pump, layered bracelet, jeweled brooch,black beanie, black silk strap top, jbrand maternity skinny jeans, black maternity dress, floral print wrap belt,  J.CrewSilk cami , J Brand Legging Maternity Jeans,  ASOSShort Turn Up Beanie,  Carnival Confection Flat in Blue ,   helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, designer cloth,designer handbag,

Top: J.Crew (great designer version here & here)
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: ModCloth (such a great price! also adore this pair!)
Beanie: Asos

Chic Maternity Style, pregnant outfits, Kate Middleton,Violaine Bernard ,Stephanie LaCava,red Armani coat , Aquatalia knee-high suede boots,lemon Roksanda Ilincic dress,colorblock tote, ankle strap pump, layered bracelet, jeweled brooch,black beanie, black silk strap top, jbrand maternity skinny jeans, black maternity dress, floral print wrap belt,   Lauren@Ralph LaurenSilk Floral Square Scarf,   Cara 'Retro Flower Wonder' Wrap,  Topshop Stretch Jersey Maternity Dress,  Merona® Maternity Sleeveless Side Tie Knit Dress - Assorted Colors ,   helenhou, helen hou, the art of accessorizing, accessoriseart, celebrity style, street style, lookbook, model off-duty,red carpet looks,red carpet looks for less, fashion, style, outfits, fashion guru, style guru, fashion stylist, what to wear, fashion expert, blogger, style blog, fashion blog,look of the day, celebrity look,celebrity outfit,designer shoes, designer cloth,designer handbag,

Clockwise from top left: 
Target maternity dress (maxi version here)
Cara ‘retro flower wonder’ wrap
Topshop stretch maternity dress
Ralph Lauren silk scarf