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Delialicious Style: Spring Chic

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Last weekend was a beautiful spring day here in NYC, so I decided to pull out one of my favorite tops and paired it with jeans and heels a for a chic, but casual spring day outing. The top features a shimmery gold fabric with a teal stripe pattern, perfect for celebrating the sunshine and warmer weather.

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For my makeup I kept it simple wearing Flower Beauty lipstick in Ginger Lilly on the lips. Because I was out in the sun, I chose to wear a bronzer with some spf in it, so I wore Physician’s Formula City Glow Daily Defense Bronzer SPF 30. On my eyes, I wore Physican’s Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Gel Cream Shadow & Liner Trio since the shimmers in it nicely matched my top.

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What’s your go-to spring chic look?


Get The Look: Jennifer Hudson’s Black Jumpsuit

Jennifer Hudson at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards (Photo by Axelle Woussen/Bauer-Griffin)
Jennifer Hudson at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards (Photo by Axelle Woussen/Bauer-Griffin)

Jennifer Hudson at the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards (Photo by Axelle Woussen/Bauer-Griffin)

Jennifer Hudson stunned on the red carpet on March 28th wearing a fabulous black jumpsuit to the 28th annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Inglewood, California. The all-black fitted number stood on its own with a sexy v-neckline, while the only bright pops of color were seen with the purple lipstick she rocked and the blue strap on the sassy sandals that adorned her feet. Perfect for Spring, here are some black rompers you can wear, inspired by the American Idol starlet.

FRENCH CONNECTION Jumpsuit - Mona Crepe, Sale $148.50

FRENCH CONNECTION Jumpsuit – Mona Crepe, Sale $148.50

 

Bar III Crisscross Jumpsuit, $79.50

Bar III Crisscross Jumpsuit, $79.50

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Kati Stern’s Venexiana S/S 2015 Collection

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On September 9th, I attended the Spring/Summer Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway show of Kati Stern Venexiana, known as the go-to fashion house for rock-n-roll haute couture. As the last show of Saturday night, the presentation did not disappoint. Fifty-seven gorgeous evening gowns graced the runway, captivating the audience with a show of freely flowing fabrics and intricate crystal detailing. The collection itself is a unique juxtaposition – gowns featuring billowing chiffon and taffeta contrasted greatly with bold metallic and pieces featuring open-backs and deep, plunging necklines.

Prints were scarce, but crystals were in abundance with this collection, so these gowns are not for the woman who doesn’t want to be a glittering showstopper.

Although, black was prominent, the color scheme nicely incorporated soft, feminine pastels with a pallet of yellow, aqua, turquoise, yellow, mint green, pink and lilac.

Launched in 2003 by designer Kati Stern, the collection is sold at high-end retailers around the world including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

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Get The Look: Kourtney Kardashian’s White Lace Jumpsuit

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(August 8, 20142014-08-08 16:00:00 - Source: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images North America)

(August 8, 2014 – Source: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images North America)

Kourtney Kardashian looked amazing in a white-lace jumpsuit at the Women’s Health Hosts Hamptons ‘Party Under The Stars’ for RUN10 FEED10. The expecting mother showed off her baby bump in a chic one-piece at the event that took place at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on August 9, 2014 in Bridgehampton, New York. Here’s how you can get a similar look this summer.

Dynamic White Lace Off Shoulder Jumpsuit, $64.00

Dynamic White Lace Off Shoulder Jumpsuit, $64.00

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Chelsea & Violet Lace Jumpsuit, $64

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Miguelina Bianca crocheted cotton-lace jumpsuit, $560

Balensi flared jumpsuit, $2,357.74

Balensi flared jumpsuit, $2,357.74


Birthday Girl Invites you to Celebrate the Gift of Life

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On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, I attended the Celebrate Life! Soirée’ presented by the Birthday Girl and the JED foundation at the Paramount Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Birthday Girl is a birthday apparel and lifestyle brand that was established by Mary J. Blige & her protégé, Starshell, who lost her sister to suicide at the age of 14.  The efforts of Birthday Girl are combined with JED foundation and the Love is Louder movement with the goal of breaking the stigma attached to mental and emotional illness such as depression, anxiety and body image issues.

Birthday Girl World Founder, Starshell

Birthday Girl World Founder, Starshell

The event was held to raise awareness to the mission and programs of Birthday Girl, and the celebrate life movement. Attendees enjoyed cocktails compliments of  Birthday Cake Wines and Ciroc, and had photos taken in an interactive photobooth.

Perhaps most poignant was when Birthday Girl Founder Starshell addressed attendees with the story of her personal tragedy, and encouraged the audience to share their own stories. One by one guests shared emotional anecdotes to a crowd full of strangers about losing loved ones and learning to celebrate life.

Birthday Girl shirts on display.

Birthday Girl shirts on display.

Guests also had the opportunity to shop Birthday Girl apparel available at the event – a portion every sale funds suicide prevention programs. To learn more about the organization click here.

 


Celeb-spiration: America Ferrera’s Red and Black Polka Dot Print

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America Ferrera (June 23, 2014 - Source: Bauer Griffin)

America Ferrera (June 23, 2014 – Source: Bauer Griffin)

America Ferrera looked amazing as she arrived outside the ITV Studios. Here’s how you can copy her look. But, it you don’t want to make the celebrity splurge, I also provided some options that incorporate the same pattern (black polka dots against red) that will be much friendlier on your wallet.

STEAL HER LOOK

For $498.00 (on sale by the way, it retails for $995), you too can own a blouse straight from Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring-Summer collection. It features a round collar and 3/4 length sleeves.

DOLCE & GABBANA Blouse - Spring-Summer Collection: $498.00

DOLCE & GABBANA Blouse – Spring-Summer Collection: $498.00

BE INSPIRED BY HER LOOK

Not all of us can afford to spend $500 just on one shirt. Just because America rocked an expensive blouse, doesn’t mean you can’t draw inspiration from her look to cater it in a way that works for you –  make the black polka dots on red look work for you without breaking the bank with one of these options.

Abby Shell with Polka Dots and Front Pleats, $59.00

Abby Shell with Polka Dots and Front Pleats, $59.00

Red Polka Dot Cardigan, $22.48

Red Polka Dot Cardigan, $22.48

Take the style a bit further by wearing the pattern as a dress:

Winter Audrey Dress, $102

Winter Audrey Dress, $102

Feeling Footloose Dress in Red, $69

Feeling Footloose Dress in Red, $69

With the 4th of July coming up, I think this pattern is a winner for the summer.


Celeb Style Steal: Taylor Swift’s Black Romper

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Taylor Swift looked amazing as she entered a NYC gym on June 14th wearing a classic black romper, a perfect outfit for a warm summer day. Steal her look with one of these sleek one-pieces.

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H&M Romper, $17.95

Express RUFFLED ZIP FRONT ROMPER, $55.93

Express RUFFLED ZIP FRONT ROMPER, $55.93

Forever 21 Lace-Edged Cami Romper, $17.80

Forever 21 Lace-Edged Cami Romper, $17.80

Lulu's Strap-sational Backless Black, $36

Lulu’s Strap-sational Backless Black, $36


Find Your Next Outfit: New Arrivals at Liveinfashion.com

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Looking for you next fashionable outfit? Check out the new arrivals at Liveinfashion.com , an online boutique launched in December 2009 by Michelle Akers. The website features unusual, daring and bold pieces for the woman who dares to be different and is a reflection of Akers’ unique style. The new winter collection includes feisty jewelry pieces, sultry peek-a-boo black garments, and metallic gold and silver fashions at affordable prices. Check out some of the new items available now below.

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The Ice Skirt, $50.00

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Triangle Shimmer Earrings, $15.00

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The Royal Jacket, $60.00

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Jaguar Post Earrings, $25.00


Celebspiration: Paris Hilton’s Red Leather Jacket

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(December 22, 2013 - Source: Gvk/Bauer Griffin)

(December 22, 2013 – Source: Gvk/Bauer Griffin)

Paris Hilton was spotted wearing a fabulous red jacket at LAX Airport at the end of December.

Steal her look with one of these similar looking jackets:

For More Money:

MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN,  $1031.11

MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN,
$1031.11

JUNYA WATANABE, $1287.88

JUNYA WATANABE, $1287.88

For Less Money:

GUESS Jacket - Carly Faux Leather Moto

GUESS Jacket – Carly Faux Leather Moto, $60.48

Bagatelle Leather & Ponte Asymmetric Jacket, Red, $395.00

Bagatelle Leather & Ponte Asymmetric Jacket, Red, $395.00

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Pitta Faux-Leather Jacket, $69.50


Color Block Leggings

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Whether it’s to the gym or on a night out on the town, color blocked leggings are a chic wardrobe must-have wearable any time of year. Take advantage of the trend, but remember, not all leggings are created equal….be sure to wear the most appropriate one for each activity.

As part of a fashionable outfit:

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BLANKNYC Jeans – Paneled Color Block Legging, $88

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C&C California Colorblock Full Length Legging, $31.99

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Essentials Color Blocked Skinny pant, $19.99

To the gym:

BEBE SPORT olorblock Leggings, $64.00

BEBE SPORT olorblock Leggings, $64.00

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WetSeal Coloblock Legging, $11.90

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Solow Sport Colorblock Crop Legging, $68.00