5.26.2016

Gone Pineapples!

pineapple fashion

You may not be vacationing on a tropical island, but that doesn't mean you can't show your love of pina coladas! Street style starts are going bananas for pineapple prints and have taken to wearing the tropical fruit on everything from dresses to shoes

 Pineapple Handbags

My favorite way to show my love of pineapples? With a pineapple print handbag of course! If your bag game is already strong, incorporate the flirty fruit into your outfit with cheeky pineapple print shoes and clothing for a look that says Summer. 

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5.24.2016

Picture Perfect! Self-Portrait Dresses

 Self-Portrait white dress
Self-Portrait lace dresses
Self-Portrait black lace dress
Self Portrait dresses

"Take My Picture" is what you'll be thinking when wearing Self-Portrait! The London based brand Self-Portrait creates feminine frocks that combine inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s with modern touches to create unique and inspiring dresses perfect for wearing to a wedding, on a date, a polo match or a girls night out! Celebrities love Self-Portrait, and its been seen on fashion influencers from  from Olivia Palermo to Rachel McAdams to Miranda Kerr. So next time you want to treat-yo-self with a dress sure to turn heads, look no further!

**Images via Self-Portrait, Forward and Net-a-Porter

5.20.2016

Fashion Quote Friday: Naomi Campbell


  "Check your lipstick before you come and talk to me." 
- Naomi Campbell

BOW DOWN to the queen of shade, supermodel Naomi Campbell! In honor of Ms. Campbell's birthday this weekend, I thought it only appropriate to share one of her epic snaps from the model competition reality show, The Face.  Naomi Campbell didn't restrain when telling fellow model judge Coco Rocha "Check your lipstick before you come and talk to me." I guess purple isn't her favorite shade... 

To delight in more of Naomi Campbell's bad behavior (including throwing a cell phone at OPRAH!!), check out some of her most infamous moments on my story on Glam
Check out Naomi Campbell's Most Infamous Moments
by Chelsea  @ A Bit of Sass at Mode

5.11.2016

Fashion Editorial: Vogue Italia - So Cool


Like many, when I think of Italy, I think of fashion (and pasta;))! With the countdown on to my upcoming trip to Italy and eagerly anticipated journey to the Florence outlets, this whimsical fashion editorial from Vogue Italia seems fitting. 

In the editorial "So Cool,"photographer Solve Sundsbo created a surreal hypercolor landscape to compliment the uber feminine yet modern looks by Gucci which were by Patti Wilson on model Marjan Jonkman. Color, rich fabrics, pattern and unabashed flair are seen throughout the feature - all trademarks of classic Italian style.  

Editorial from Vogue Italia, January 2016
Photographer Solve Sundsbo featuring model Marjan Jonkman

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4.28.2016

Accessory Alert: Boater Hats

boater hat style

If you're a hat girl like I am, it's time to update your accessory wardrobe with this season's must have topper, the boater hat! Originally popular in the early 1900s, boater hat styles are back in favor and are quickly becoming street style bloggers must have summer accessory.  

A casual straw boater hat style works with outfits from feminine dresses to edgy jean shorts and is a fun departure from classic Panama hats. Look for a boater hat with a black grosgain ribbon to define the the flattering flat top and play with the width of the brim for optimal face shade. The best part about this on-trend accessory? There's a fab looking boater hat at every price point, just take a look at  this $24 steal!

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4.12.2016

Street Style: Track Pants + Bomber Jacket

satin bomber jacket, street style
*Image via Harper's Bazaar

Comfort is key when you're taking on the world! Let's have a moment of silence to thank the fashion gods for"athleisure," which this blonde beauty has taken to a whole new level of street style chic! I can't get enough of her sporty red track pants and embroidered satin bomber jacket. Paired with a quilted handbag and patent block-heel pumps, this street style look is uptown meets downtown done right! 

Get the Look:
Best white tank top (seriously, this tank is my everyday!)
Red Block Heels (look for less)

4.05.2016

Coachella Style: Kate Bosworth

With the most fashionable music festival, Coachella, only a couple weeks away, it's time to look for outfit inspiration from the reigning Coachella style queen, Kate Bosworth. 

Kate Bosworth's Coachella style staples include Ankle BootsAviator Sunglasses and a Tassel Necklace which she combines with trend inspired pieces to create enviable outfits perfect for a weekend music festival in the desert. If you're looking for shopping inspiration, here is a look at some of her most enviable outfits from Coachella pasts. 

Kate Bosworth Coachella Outfits

Western Flair: One of the hottest trends of the season is Western inspired items. Kate Bosworth was ahead of the game and gave her Coachella look a little stagecoach flair with a Western inspired jacket and belt.  

Coachella Couture: Celebrities don't play by the classic festival fashion rules - i.e. they have no fear of little white dresses! Kate Bosworth did boho luxe meets rock'n'roll last year with breezy dresses, embellished ankle boots and embroidered layering pieces. 

Get the Coachella Couture Look:
Boho Vest
Embellished Ankle Boots
Crossbody bag

Kate Bosworth Coachella Style


90s Meets 2016: Take on the 90's trend without looking like a fashion victim by following Kate's lead and pairing a current season dress with throwback accessories such as flatforms and a chocker. 

Get the 90s Meets 2016 Look: 
Printed Dress

Classic Festival Fashion: Kate Bosworth beat the Coachella heat in style channelling old-school music festival fashion in a lightweight tie dye dress and comfortable gladiator sandals. If the night gets chilly, throw on a carefree army jacket.

Get the Classic Festival Fashion Look: 


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3.24.2016

Object Obsession: Mabu by Maria BK Sandals

Embellished Lace Up Sandals from Mabu by Maria BK
Mabu by Maria BK available online here

Can we all pause for a second and appreciate the bohemian fabulousness that are Mabu by Maria BK sandals?! Handcrafted in Greece, Mabu by Maria BK's leather sandals are embellished with an eclectic mix of colorful pom poms, fanciful fringe, traditional coins, charms and brilliant stones. These flat lace up sandals are perfect for exploring a vacation city by day or night and the ankle strap versions offer the same whimsical feel but with a bit more support. So, if you are looking for your go-to summer statement accessory, look no further, because at under $200 these boho chic sandals are a must have!

Available exclusively on Net-a-Porter.

3.17.2016

Beauty Beat: MLBB (My Lips But Better) Lipstick

My Lips But Better Lipstick Makeup

Ever heard of the beauty term "MLBB"? Don't feel out of the loop,  I hadn't either, until I discovered Reddit's Makeup Addiction page the other night and found that one of the hottest topic is My Lips But Better "MLBB" lipstick. 

MLBB lipstick shades mimic your natural lip color but have a hint more color that helps enhance your features. This lip look is perfect for a smoky eye makeup look or for a quick swipe of color on a casual Sunday. From soft natural nudes and peaches to dusty mauve's and  light bitten berries, My Lips But Better shades can range for whatever your in the mood for and formulas come in creamy glosses, matte lipsticks and sheer tints. The only important factor is that your MLBB lipstick gives you the look of natural beauty.   

To be up front, I'm fair skinned and vary in hair color from blonde to dark blonde, so my range of research concentrates on My Lips But Better lipstick shades for fair skin. Some of the hottest on the web are from NARS and Urban Decay, and my personal go-to MLBB is Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine in 07. Below is a list of some of the most beloved natural looking MLBB lipstick shades (particularly for fair skin).

MLBB Lipsticks:
Left Column:
Middle Top:
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita, Brigite and Raquel
Middle Bottom: