Friday, January 27, 2012

Taking A Chance

Sometimes you wake up in the morning and think to yourself, 'oh shoot, I have nothing to wear!' or 'None of my clothes are trendy enough'. Well think again fashionistas! These days, there are so many different crazy fashion trends. Most people think they can't pull them off or that you MUST buy new clothes! Well this is FALSE! There are tons of great ways to get creative! Here are some of my favorite current styles, great advice, and styling tips!

Right now, bold colors, bright pastels, and patterns tons and tons of all different types of patterns are making major fashion headlines. Trends are fads that come and go. My best advice is to pick some that you like and are comfortable pulling off. Choosing outfits solely based on what's in and what's hot might lead you to big regrets the next season. Choosing colors that play well on you is an excellent way to play the trend field. Finding patterns and prints that you are fond of can be your best accessory or bold statement piece that can turn into your classic go-to piece. Basically, you want to incorporate pieces into your wardrobe that you will always enjoy, not just for a few weeks or a season.  This way your wallet stays happy as well because it will be money well spent.

Like I said earlier, you don't have to buy the latest to look the greatest! You know that chunky grandma looking-knit sweater you got for Christmas that isn't probably your favorite, well play it up with some large statement pieces. Adding a scarf on top or nice collar/bib necklace, maybe you can even turn it into your next DIY project are lots of ways to turn that grandma-looking sweater into something unique and something that is YOU.  Point is, there is always "fashionability" in every piece. It's just waiting to shine through when you work with the right stuff, an open mind, and personal creativity.  In case ya'll are wondering what the heck I'm talking about when I mean "fashionability" (and yes I just made this word up) it means the ability to make/turn a piece into a current fashionable item.

Sometimes taking a second look into you're mom's closet isn't that bad (you can find great vintage pieces to incorporate into your outfits. Trust me, I've done it a million times)! If you like to take risks, try matching some old patterns with newer pieces from your closet.  Vintage has made such a comeback in the fashion world and every individual is embracing it in such a different way! So don't be afraid to pick up one of your mom's favorite pieces from back in the day and use it to play up yours!

Fashion forecast: What's currently big? (or at least in my books) ;) In no particular order.

Biggest hit has been color-blocking. It's been seen all over the place and among many leading designers. It's as simple as 1 2 3. Picking out one solid color, then picking out a second solid color, and putting them together.  See, easy as 1 2 3. The point is to block your colors. For example picking out a hot pink top with melon orange pants with teal blue wedges. The possibilities are endless and always are a head turner.

Denim on denim. The trend was introduced a while back, and I'll have to say, I'm still quite obsessed with it. Different shades of denim on each other, same denim color on each other, or denim paired with other prints, florals, patterns or solid colors are all fabulous. Denim on denim is a bringing back the classic and universally simplistic denim style. Love it.

PRINTS: the Chevron. The chevron design is inspiring clothing pieces, furniture, bedding, jewlery, etc IT'S EVERYWHERE! It's such a simple pattern but now the classic pattern is being played up in different colors and pairing it with almost anything! It's super chic, simple, and playful!

KNITS, knits,  and more knits! Yes, you heard right, tons of knits! Chunky knit pieces are extremely popular these days. Perefect for this winter weather anywhere! Go out and find yourself a great piece, one of my favorites is a chunky short sleeved light grey sweater wrap! It goes with everything I have in my closet. It can be dressed up or worn casually. Adding jewelry, scarves, and anything else are perfect accesories for your favorite knit piece!

Colored DENIM!! You must get yourself a pair! any color is great! pastels are awesome but deep rich colors are also great!

Oaky this post is becoming too long!! For my next post, I will definitely be going into more detailed on all the rest of the current trends:

native-American inspired prints, more knits, pastels, lace, florals, ombre-styled clothing, stripes, all-american, a touch of neon, chunky-punk inspired jewelry, denim.

Below are some style inspirations! Be creative this weekend ;)

Stay tuned fashionistas!! xoxo

Denim on Denim as seen in Bazaar

my favorite color blocking

Gucci Resort 2012

Chunky knit sweater

Olivia Palermo

Jason Wu
Jason Wu

Chevron inspired
Prints at DKNY


chunky knits

casual denim

classic chic with black and white stripes

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rachel McAdams in Collette Dinnigan

Rachel McAdams in Collette Dinnigan at The Vow premiere in Germany on January 20th.

Rachel looking flawless! She is stunning. Loving her short blonde hair. Her smile can light up a room. The dress is so sexy and elegant. The black belt with the little bow is a nice touch to the dress. Simplicity and glamour at it's finest.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Current Obsessions. I Want

current obsessions. i wantCurrent Obsessions, I Want.

Prada 'Baroque' Round Sunglasses

Marc By Marc Jacobs 'Dexter Amy' Round Bracelet Watch

Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Satchel in Neon Coral

Charlotte Olympia Dolly Suede Platform Pumps

Brahmin Tyler Satchel Bag

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato Patent Leather Platform Pumps in Nude

Fierce Leather Bracelet 

Camilla Belle, my favorite Best-Dressed celebrity

Is there something she can't wear and not look AHMAZING?! Here Camilla Belle pictured in Gucci Spring 2012.

As you'll come to read and see, one of my all time favorite best dressed celebrity is Camilla Belle. Every time I catch her in a magazine, on a red carpet, or any other sort of event, whatever she is wearing, she is the best dressed there! I've seen she consistently pushes the boundaries and keeps her looks young, feminine, a little edgy and super stylish. I'll definitely post some more pictures of her up soon so ya'll can see what I'm talking about!

Evan Rachel Wood in Roland Mouret Spring 2012

Hello lovely people, Happy Friday! :)

Okay so I stumbled upon this look via Vogue India a few days ago. I instantly fell in love with how classic and effortlessly chic Evan Rachel Wood gives this look! Here she is pictured wearing Roland Mouret Spring 2012. I would say she gives the model (left image) a run for her money. Wearing a classic red pencil skirt with a cropped blazer and an exposed bandeau bra, Evan Rachel makes this edgy yet classic look to die for. The longer hemline of the skirt adds a more sexy and feminine look to the ensemble. The black shoes are just perfect. I'm glad she kept the shoes simple instead of wearing something bold or overbearing. Her exposed blazer adds a feminine/masculine feel with the collar and bronzey bandeau bra. Her hair and makeup are absolutely flawless. Eye liner and a natural looking lip are the perfect combination for the outfit. Loving her swept-hair short cut! If I could, I would totally rock this outfit.

-The SG

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The New Vogue It Girl, Taylor

I nearly fell off my chair after seeing her on the February issue of Vogue. Taylor Swift has never looked BETTER! She looks stunning and uber chic. This cover is a big step up for TaySwift in my opinion.  I'm in love with everything about this cover.  Vogue has seemed to transform the "our song" girl to "super glam" girl. The colors are simple. You have the blues and golds/yellows which perfectly complement Taylor Swift. Her outfit, makeup and accessories are not overwhelming, and instead the on-looker is able to focus on the chicness of the image. The simplicity and softness of her tresses, topped of with the classic hat is incredible. The light hues of blue and gold yellow are seen as the only colors pulling the entire image together, creating a perfect balance. Something so simple about the image, yet it's very impacting. Vogue did an excellent execution of this cover! I am obsessed obsessed obsessed with IT!! I haven't loved a Vogue cover this much in a long while. Completely satisfied with this cover. It's allowed me to see past the once 15 year old country song bird onto now, a young woman embracing the fashion world.

The SG

Monday, January 16, 2012


Hello fashionistas! The Sparkle Girl here! Welcome to my blog! I'm soo excited to start this new and exciting journey! I'm a true glitter girl! I'm a fashion addict; I can never get enough, hence this blog! I'll be blogging about all my favorite trends, what celebs are wearing, how to work the current trends and much much more! Here's your guide to all things Sparkly :) Hope you all enjoy the ride XOXO 

-the sparkle girl