Fall Essential: The Moto Jacket

Moto jackets are one of my favorite wardrobe essentials for fall. They’re versatile, edgy and give almost any outfit an instant style boost.

You can’t go wrong when styling a moto jacket so get creative, they go with almost anything. They can be paired with a feminine dress or evening look to create balance, make a simple outfit more stylish or if you want to go with the classic bad ass look there’s always the jeans and tee combo.

Moto jackets are now available in variety of colors, cuts and fabrics which makes it easier to find one that works perfectly for your body type and personal style. When choosing one keep in mind that a diagonal zipper is great for slimming the waist, a straight zipper works well for those with a larger bust and if you’d like to create the illusion of more curves choose something with a cascade front. The best part is moto jackets are a classic and never go out of style. If you veer away from the trendier cuts and colors and stick with an updated classic you’ll be able to wear it for years to come.

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Dress Like a Celeb at a Fraction of the Cost

If you haven’t been to renttherunway.com it’s a must see, especially with holiday party season  right around the corner.  This genius idea started in 2009 by Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss is an online service that allows you to rent high-end designer dresses and accessories from designers like Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang and Calvin Klein at a fraction of the cost.

The concept behind the service is that you sign up for a free online membership which gives you access to thousands of designer dresses. You rent a gown for 4 to 8 days which includes a back-up size to ensure the right fit with sizes ranging from 0 to 16 depending on the designer. They also offer a second dress style with your rental for an additional $25. Click here to see some of your favorite celebs in some of the looks available at renttherunway.com.

ERIN By Erin Fetherson Romper

Versus by Versace Against All Odds Dress

See By Chloe Retro Butterfly Dress

Nanette Lepore Joan of Arc Mini

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Olivia Wilde Shows Up on the Red Carpet in a T-Shirt

Olivia Wilde walked the red carpet on August 15th for the premier of her latest movie “Drinking Buddies,” wearing a faded black vintage Bruce Springsteen tee paired with a simple Robert Rodriguez asymmetrical skirt and Jimmy Choo pumps. The vintage rocker tee makes an otherwise simple and classic look stylish and totally works.  Keeping her accessories minimal was the right move; the vintage tee is statement enough. I’d totally rock this look for a night out. 

Shop Olivia’s look for less here.

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Angelina Jolie Shows Us How To Wear Peplum

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Angelina Jolie looked all kinds of gorgeous on the red carpet for the premier of husband Brad Pitt’s new movie World War Z wearing an architectural peplum design by Ralph & Russo.

This dress is a statement on it’s own and I think Angie nailed it by pairing it with simple white pumps and soft flowing hair. The cut is also perfect for her particular body type. Peplums are structured, nip in at the waist and flare at the hips so they create the illusion of curves and an hourglass shape, which is perfect for body types that are more straight up and down.

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Hukkster Alerts You When The Stuff You Want Goes On Sale

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One of the many benefits of working with a personal stylist is having a shopping expert at your fingertips who’s always on top of where to find the right pieces at the best prices. Unfortunately not everyone has access to a stylist all of the time, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on scoring awesome deals.

That’s where Hukkster.com comes in. Hukkster takes away the frustration of weeding through an inbox flooded with sales alerts or the buyer’s remorse that comes with splurging on that must have item just to find out a week later its on sale for 50% off.

The name may sound a little crazy, but the simple concept behind Hukkster.com is genius. If you’re shopping online and see something you want, but the price isn’t quite right you can Hukk the item (using your Hukk button bookmarked in your browser) and specify the price you’re willing to pay. If it later reaches that price via markdowns, coupons or other discounts, Huckster notifies you via e-mail or text. Once you’ve hukk’d an item, Hukkster also saves the product information so you can view, organize into lists and share it at any time.

Celeb Look for Less

Kim Kardashian has been spotted out and about wearing a cute pair of cage booties by Christian Louboutin, YSL. While hers cost a whopping $500 you can get a look-a-like pair from the Prabel Gurung for Target collection at a much more reasonable price of $39.99.

Shop the Prabal Gurung Lace Up Pump at Target here.

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Men’s Wear Chic: Oxfords for Women

Oxfords are so men’s wear chic and my personal favorite shoe of the moment. They can be found in just about any color or texture and can be worn with almost anything. If head to toe tomboy chic isn’t your cup of tea create some  contrast like Taylor Swift by pairing masculine oxfords with a girlie dress and tights.

Get the look here.

Current Must Have: Slouchy Denim

Relaxed and slouchy is the new skinny, in denim that is. I’ve seen this look on everyone from Katy Holmes and Jennifer Aniston to flamboyantly fashion forward Gwen Stefani. Slouchy denim aka boyfriend jeans are versatile, comfy and most of all a much needed alternative to the seen-everywhere-these-days skinny jean. My favorite way to wear them is with a wide leather belt and fitted or clingy top.

The wider the pant and the lower the cuff the shorter your legs will appear. If you’re on the short side you can give the illusion of a longer leg line by cuffing well above the ankles and pairing your slouchy jeans with a high wedge or heel in nude.

Get the look Joe’s Jeans Slouchy High Water Jeans $165, Shopbop

The Biker Jacket

The classic biker jacket is a closet must have and the perfect layering piece for Fall. Whether it’s embellished, studded, vibrantly hued, cropped or just your classic vintage cut I believe every woman should own one. They’re totally versatile too you can rock a head to toe bad girl look, give a classic ensemble a bit of edge or create contrast with a tough-pretty look by layering one over a feminine dress. Here are a few ideas to get your creative styling wheels turning.

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What’s In Her Closet?

In this age of voyeurism reality TV, blogs and social media we’ve found yet another way to gain access into other people’s intimate lives. Blogs like Closet Visit give us an inside look into the closets of creative, stylish and successful women with wardrobes anyone would envy and are becoming more and more popular. It’s a great source of style inspiration for our own closets and lets us satisfy the voyeuristic curiosity so many of us have…don’t worry we won’t tell.

See more here.