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Black on Black

Hello my lovely stylistas! Today I had to decide whether or not to renew my domain, and after much thought I decided to give it another year. My new position has me very busy, especially with the holidays, but I really want to make the time to continue blogging (and hopefully with much more frequency).
Today I want to discuss the “Black on Black” trend. In my job, I have to wear black head-to-toe every day. While I was fine with this as I wear black most days, I have found it challenging to keep it fresh and new. I came across a wonderful article at PopSugar about this trend and I am feeling quite inspired.

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Anne Hathaway looks amazing in this black ensemble. The form-fitting dress is sexy and the longer hem makes it classy. Add a little fur jacket, suede bootie, neutral lip, and simple jewelry, and you have the perfect outfit for all your holiday parties.

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Gwyneth Paltrow is always chic. She makes what could be a very casual outfit into something fabulous. A tailored jacket, tank, and silky trousers are instantly raised to a new level with the addition of fringed heels.

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Kristen Stewart has really become a fashionista. Leather dress paired with quilted leather jacket (great idea to add a different texture when wearing similar fabrics) is biker chic and a strappy bootie is so, so sexy. Add smoldering makeup and you have an urban uniform that will keep you rockin.

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Karolina Kurkova also opts for leather. A pencil skirt and fitted bomber jacket make a terrific pairing and a simple pointy heel adds sophistication. Swipe on a burgundy lip and you are right on trend.

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I adore this look worn by Olivia Palermo. I would absolutely wear this to work. I’m a huge fan of layering and this is done just right. A long trouser, stellar heels, and black pearls complete the look. It’s classy, trendy, and fun.

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Victoria Beckham always gets it right. A cropped blazer with a tired miniskirt is flirty and fun and the only accessories you need are a dangerously high bootie and little box clutch.

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Taylor Swift is sporting my usual work look. Cropped black pant, peplum top, little heels (or booties now that’s it’s cold), and a red lip. Simple, elegant, and fabulous.

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Stacy Keibler has my second favorite work look-leggings, long top, and a shorter layering piece. Adding a colorful clutch adds interest to an already stunning ensemble.

You can never go wrong wearing black-on-black. It’s always perfect for every and any occasion. You will look classy, chic, and sophisticated.

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Coco Rocha-Target’s May Guest Editor

I just discovered Target’s on-line magazine and it’s super cute. The May issue features supermodel Coco Rocha as their guest editor. This Irish dancer-turned-super model puts together ten adorable and super fashionable outfits perfect for any occasion. I’ve tried to find shopping information for each item, but many of the pieces are in-store only (which is great) and availability does vary from location to location.

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Coco gives her take on must-have items.

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MIDNIGHT BEACH
This is my favorite look. It is a must-have for me.
Mossimo knit maxi tank dress $27.99
Converse One Star short-sleeve Fowler sweater $24.99
Mossimo black Perri wedge $29.99

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THE URBAN EXPLORER
Casual yet tres chic. This is a classic look that will never go out of style.
Merona Breezy chambray $19.99
Mossimo sateen cuff short $17.99
Mossimo Pallas wedge $29.99

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THE FESTIVAL FLING
From carnivals to dinners, this adorable outfit will get you through the summer
Xhileration juniors belted skirt $17.99
Mossimo Pollie strappy espadrille $29.99
Mossimo mens metal aviator sunglasses $16.99

Here are some of Coco’s other fabulous outfits

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It’s not hard to see why Coco has become such a fashion icon. She’s managed to take simple pieces from Target and turn them into runway worthy ensembles. And you know what? So can you! Use these outfits as inspiration and see what you can create!

For more information, please visit Target

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The Best Of The SAG Awards

The SAG Awards were Sunday night and the stars were out in full-force. I think this is my favorite awards show. Firstly, it’s only two hours. Secondly, there is no host, and thirdly, it’s just to honor actors. It seems more fast-paced and laid back, and that makes for much more enjoyable viewing. The ladies of the red carpet looked amazing (of course) and I had a lot of favorites. In my opinion, this show had the ladies looking better than ever!

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Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mishka gown with Dena Kemp Palladium diamond bubble ring. She really looks great, and this dress really shows off the figure she’s worked so hard for.

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Julianna Margulies in a custom-made Calvin Klein Collection gown with Marcy Miller drop earrings. This dress is fabulous. She really just gets better and better.

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Kristen Wiig in a Balenciaga gown and clutch. I adore the simplicity of this gown. It’s a wonderful silhouette for her and the choker is a great touch.

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Tilda Swinton in a custom-made Lanvin goddess gown and Fred Leighton diamond bracelet. Wow! Usually she goes for a very androgynous look, but this evening she looked like a beautiful woman.

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Sarah Hyland in a vintage-inspired Temperley gown. She is always adorable, and I love how she stays age-appropriate. It’s going to be fun watching her grow into her womanhood.

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Octavia Spencer in a Tadashi Shoji gown with Irene Neuwirth jewelry. This dress really looks incredible on her body. It’s so fun to watch her-she’s having the time of her life.

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Michelle Williams in Valentino with Fred Leighton for Forevermark jewelry. She looks so amazing in red and this is fun yet sophisticated.

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Kyra Sedgwick in Pucci. She really does get better with age. She looks fabulous, sexy, and very comfortable with herself-something that definitely comes with more life experience.

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Natalie Portman in Giambattista Valli Couture gown with Harry Winston jewelry. She is just such a classic beauty. This color is so rich and elegant.

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Julie Bowen in Temperley London gown with Martin Katz jewelry and Judith Leiber clutch. This is an interesting choice. At first I didn’t really like it, but it grew on me. She’s taking some risks and you have to give her credit for that.

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Emily Blunt in Oscar de la Renta with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Swarovski clutch. I love this color on her and the cut is very glamorous.

And now for my favorite-it’s a tie. These two ladies blew me away. They both looked so elegant, so sophisticated and so absolutely stunning, I just can’t decide between them.

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Rose Byrne in an Elie Saab Couture Jumpsuit. Not many people can pull off a jumpsuit, especially on the red carpet. But paired with Chanel fine jewelry and a Lena Erziak clutch, she made it sparkle and shine. The hair and the makeup really complimented the jumpsuit. Simply fabulous!

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Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture drop-waist gown. They need a new word for how stunningly beautiful this dress is. I could die, it’s that good. The crystal embellishments on the sleeves and the neckline are spectacular. The hair and the makeup are divine. She is gorgeous.

For more looks and information on the fashion of the SAG awards, please visit fabsugar

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