Olivia Palermo always looks flawless. Love how she manages to be both chic and fab whether rocking floral print pants or a simple sleeveless top with skinny jeans and flats (the outfit pictured here is a perfect example how fabulous she is!). The beauty is definitely in the simplicity….and the pieces are super functional and easy to dress up. Get Olivia’s look from JC Penney, Victoria Secret & more!
It’s impossible to think of Victoria’s Secret without thinking of their iconic Angels — from Gisele Bündchen to Tyra Banks, some of the world’s most beautiful faces have graced the company’s steamy catalogues and legendary runway shows. But now one Angel is hanging up her wings. After a decade-plus of being affiliated with the lingerie giant, Heidi Klum is taking a step back to focus on her many other ventures, includingProject Runway and her multiple clothing lines. Klum says in a statement, “All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria and never tell her secret. It’s been an absolute amazing time!” And there is always a place in heaven for Heidi, as it turns out. “Heidi will always be an Angel,” says Ed Razek, President and Chief Marketing Officer, Limited Brands, parent company of Victoria’s Secret. Like the others who have departed before her, Klum now clears the way for a whole new generation of beauties, including Doutzen Kroes and Chanel Iman. Tell us: Will you miss Heidi Klum at the Victoria’s Secret shows?
Cut-off shorts can be really chic if worn with the right pieces, and Tori and Gisele clearly know how to do it right! As usual, I couldn’t help fiddling with their outfits and swapped a few items around and added a few pieces so you can toggle between casual and dressy. Take for example Tori and Gisele’s tops; they’d look fabulous with a skirt, or even black skinny jeans and a pair of heels for a dressier/evening look. What do you pair your cut off shorts with?
Katherine Ikat Knit Top – $13.80 at Forever.com
PAris Blues Cutoff Shorts – $14.97 at Tillys.com
Gold and Black Bangle Set – $4 at Charlotterusse.com
I bet you’re wondering why I would redo Jennifer’s outfit. Truth is, nothing’s really wrong with it: the skirt flatters her curvy figure and the shoes are definitely hot (although a bit overwhelming for the outfit). It’s just so-so and a bit boring. I just think the girl needs some character! SO, I decided to keep her in a pencil skirt but add a funky pair of peep toe wedges and a plaid shirt to give the outfit a modern/vintage vibe. The peep toe wedges are a little pricey, but you’ll get year-round use. Hope you like it and don’t forget to check out the widget below for more options!
DV By Dolce Vita Women’s Rayne Open-Toe Pump – $144.95 at Endless.com
The following is guest post by Erika from Cafe Fashionista: I am a child of the 80s. Thus, it is no surprise that I can remember a time when the New Kids on the Block were being chased by legions of fans; parents were knocking one another over to purchase a chubby Cabbage Patch Kid for their offspring; and Jennifer Beals and her incredible dance moves a la the film Flashdance were being copied by everyone on the planet. Despite such an upbringing, the off-the-shoulder tee shirt trend never appealed to me much. Now, in the year 2009, I’ve become obsessed, and want to own one in every color.
LnA “Off the Shoulder Long Sleeve Flashdance Top I pre-ordered this LnA Off the Shoulder Long Sleeve Flashdance Topin Midnight from Singer22 just last week and am counting down the days until it will arrive on my doorstep. The neckline is wide, very reminiscent of a boatneck; while the body has a loose fit that is similar to the cut of the boyfriend style. The fact that the sleeves are long so that you can roll them up when the weather turns warm, or wear them down when it’s a little nippy? A feature that makes me overjoyed. I plan on wearing it with skinny jeans and ballerina flats for an effortless look that is chic and sophisticated, yet playful and fun!
Alloy “Off-Shoulder Tee” I constantly see items in the Alloycatalog that I would love to add to my burgeoning clothes collection, but it was this Off-Shoulder Tee in Iris that caught my eye, and made me eager to whip out my credit card in 0.5 seconds flat. This top is a staple for every girl for the warmer months. Dolman sleeves. Off the shoulder. Available in summery colors like heather coral, pool, lime, orange, hot pink, and many, many more. I don’t know about you, but I have all sorts of plans for this marvel. I’ll wear it while lounging poolside with a fruity drink in my hand. I’ll strut up and down the boardwalk sporting it with lace-up espadrilles and a mini. Someone pinch me; I must be dreaming.
Brandy and Melville “Off the Shoulder Long Sleeve” If I could live in sweatshirts, I gladly would. Unfortunately, since they oftentimes appear sloppy and unfashionable, as opposed to chic and trendy, I try to steer clear of them. This Brandy and Melville Off the Shoulder Long Sleeve, however, changes that. Equal parts comfy and cute, while remaining completely smart and trendy, this is an off the shoulder top that I desperately need to add to my wardrobe. And I’m not just saying that because, aside from a cute off the shoulder look, it sports a sweet little swingy bottom that is utterly irresistible.
Victoria’s Secret “Off-the-Shoulder Top” Oh Vicky, somehow you never cease to amaze me. Regardless of the fact that you are known for your lacy underpinnings, your Off-the-Shoulder Top proves that you are one to be reckoned with even in the clothing world. This is an off-the-shoulder offering that you don’t get lost in. The material is drapey, yet manages to cling to and showcase every curve; while the cowlneck seemingly shimmies over your shoulder to display a little skin. As with almost everything fromVictoria ’s Secret…je veux!
Free People “We the Free Gypsy Jersey Top” Palm trees are synonymous with Southern California (the place I currently live). White is one of my favorite colors. Free People is a clothing site that I frequent multiple times per day. Gypsy is the name of one of my cats. Correct me if I’m wrong, but with the amount of coincidental occurrences between me and the We the Free Gypsy Jersey Top, how could I possibly not buy it? This is a piece that would look absolutely amazing topping a tie-bikini bottom. And paired with candy-colored short shorts? Ah-dor-a-ble!
What’s your take on the off-the-shoulder top? Better left in the 80’s, or a fashion trend to embrace for the summer of 2009?
Victoria Secret’s Miranda Kerr at LAX. Her outfit is the perfect example of style without effort! The leather jacket adds a “touch of tough” while allowing the outfit to remain fun and girly. Get the look for less………….
Whisper-light and supremely soft, this scarf cardigan puts a chic spin on layering, with long sleeves and an extended hem that make it perfect for bundling up on a chilly day. Wear it with just about everything this Fall.