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Style Inspiration from the Critics Choice Awards 2019

Got a formal event coming up? Here's how to dress just like the stars on the Critics Choice Awards blue carpet!Awards season is officially underway! I am so excited! It's always so much fun to watch my favorite stars be recognized for their work. This last Sunday, The Critics' Choice Awards were held and they brought together some of the biggest names in television and movies. Members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association voted on 2018's b...
Tags: Celebs, College, Inspiration, Julia Roberts, Prada, Calvin Klein, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Gaga, Louis Vuitton, Celebrity Fashion, Red Carpet, Emily, Julia


Edgy Style 101: 5 Go-To Outfits for Edgy Girls

The beginner's guide to edgy fashion. Edgy style is back and better than ever. Not only is it a way to push boundaries on what is expected, but it also lends itself to some killer outfits.Dressing in edgy outfits can elicit feelings of rebelliousness, fearlessness, and confidence, so I've created five edgy outfit ideas to get you started. As a bonus, the pieces required are timeless and simple; you probably already have them in your closet!So what exactly do you wear if you're trying to go for ...
Tags: Class, College, Formalwear, Fashion Tips, Outfits, Style Inspiration, Date Outfit, Casual Outfits, Formal, Edgy, Leather Jackets, Outfits For Class, Formal Attire, Party Outfit, Edgy Style, Comfortable outfits


Ochre and mauve sunset elegance at Malibu Rocky Oaks

So, you know how mauve hues and earth tones and velvet chairs and pampas grass are all just so very IN right now? This elegant golden hour editorial captured by Babsie Ly Photography takes all these beautiful trends (and so many more) and sets them against quite possibly the world’s prettiest backdrop at Malibu Rocky Oaks. And it’s all so flawlessly executed, which is not too surprising considering the dream team behind this one: Amorology and Siren Floral Co. But first, this view. GASP. E...
Tags: Wedding, San Diego, Malibu, Jimmy Choo, Andrew, Heather, Wedding Inspiration, Elegant Wedding, Formal, Alexandra Grecco, Malibu Rocky Oaks, Stella Wolfe, Lucy Munoz, Esther Clark, Earth Tone, Babsie Ly Photography


Snowstopping Winter Formal Outfit Inspiration

Need some winter formal outfit ideas? Check out these 4 winter formal looks I've rocked, and one that I want to try next! Just because the days are darker and colder does not give you the excuse to bundle up and hibernate in your groufit forever!Yes, fuzzy socks with sweatpants and a sweater under a heated blanket is a beautiful combo this time of year. But, it's important to peep your head out from your cocoon and see all the great outfit opportunities you've got! Hello! It's winter formal sz...
Tags: Hollywood, Winter, College, Blake Lively, Dresses, Kourtney Kardashian, Don, College Life, Dressy, Formal


The Ultimate Guide to Jackie O's Style

The First Lady of Fashion.We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered Audrey Hepburn, the actress and humanitarian who stole our hearts on and off-screen. This week, it's all about a totally different figure, the American icon Jackie O! Jackie’s life was totally fascinating, and there are so many accomplishments we could cover. Be sure to check out our sources at the end for more on the legendary Mrs. Kennedy. To find out some amazin...
Tags: College, White House, Inspiration, View, John F Kennedy, Retro, Jackie, Kennedy, 1960s, George Washington University, Jacqueline, Dillard, Jacqueline Kennedy, Jackie O, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Aristotle Onassis


What to Wear to a College Formal Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Some classic picks for the frosh and new ideas for the upperclassmen.We've covered What to Wear to a Frat Party based on Your Mood, now it's time to find out what to wear to a college formal based on your zodiac sign. College formals are essentially the equivalent of homecoming in high school, but with alcohol and no chaperones. A quick tip: don't wear anything priceless or dry clean only, if possible.Scroll down to see which look lines up with your star sign, plus some links to similar options ...
Tags: College, Leo, Dresses, Libra, Astrology, What To Wear, Night Out, Fashion Tips, Formal


4 Leopard Looks That Are Cute, Not Cheesy

Bring out your wild side! View the original article to see embedded media. I knew that leopard print was coming back into style the second I saw this skirt by "it" label Réalisation Par. And, lo and behold, I was right, because ever since then, I have been noticing a ton of leopard-print pieces from both higher-end and more affordable brands alike.Now, I know that leopard print can be quite polarizing, as far as fashion trends go; on the one hand, there are people who love bold prints in general...
Tags: Accessories, College, Prints, Leopard, Patterns, Robin, Fashion Tips, Outfit Ideas, Casual, Business Casual, Formal, Leopard Print, Fall 2018, Navy Heels Old Navy, Fanny Pack Mango Sunglasses ASOS, Pouch Nordstrom Socks Set Mango Scarf Zara


6 Must-Have Accessories for Summer 2018

Want? Yes. Need? Also yes. View the original article to see embedded media. Summer is officially in full swing, and that means it's time to break out the warm weather essentials! While we often focus mainly on clothes when it comes to putting together looks, accessories are also a key element to nailing chic summer style --especially, it seems, this season, when there are so many amazing options to choose from!So, keep scrolling to see a list of six of my must-have Summer 2018 accessories, along...
Tags: Jewelry, Accessories, Shopping, Etsy, College, Shoes, Trends, Sunglasses, Bag, Earrings, Hats, Sandals, Necklace, Summer Trends, Night Out, Casual


4 Posh Looks Inspired by the Best-Dressed Guests at the Royal Wedding

Get the royal look without spending a royal fortune. View the original article to see embedded media. If you are a person with access to tv/the internet/newspapers/other people, then chances are you heard that a pretty big wedding went down recently. That's right--on May 19, 2018, the Royal Wedding took place, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married and became The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.Of course, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the event, and a lot of it had to do with what Megha...
Tags: College, Inspiration, Arizona, Weddings, Diana, Harry, Pippa Middleton, Dresses, Stella Mccartney, Oprah, Amal Clooney, Asos, Royalty, Sussex, Givenchy, Plus Size Fashion


Elegant formal wedding at the Darlington House in San Diego

We’re so smitten with Meagan + Jack’s Darlington House wedding, you guys. First, it’s perfectly elegant and formal, which is neat to see in a place as casual as SoCal (though we love it both ways, obvs). Second, they included a bit of old-world charm with French + Italian influences—an homage to places the bride had previously lived. They even incorporated nods to a trip to Tuscany they’d taken by including olive branches and seasonal fruit too. And the dress—we haven’t even gotten to the dress...
Tags: California, France, Paris, Wedding, San Diego, Meyer, Jack, New England, Tuscany, Delphi, Emily, San Diego CA, Rose Garden, Yaro, Etienne, Real Weddings


Formal Italian-inspired wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks

Guys, this modern formal wedding inspiration at Malibu Rocky Oaks is such a good example of letting your venue influence your design choices. Joy Proctor Design and the team at Donny Zavala’s workshop took advantage of the venue’s timeless Tuscan feel and spectacular views with a luxe, yet organic design. And did we mention how perfectly suited this dreamy vignette is for film photography? Sky + Devin of Pura Soul Photography played up the romance by using Contax645 and Fuji400h medium format f...
Tags: Black And White, Los Angeles, Wedding, Malibu, Tuscany, Wedding Inspiration, Bella Belle, Joy Proctor, Formal, Malibu Rocky Oaks, Joy Proctor Design, Mastin, Donny Zavala, Sky Devin of Pura Soul Photography, Camilla Loving Workshop Host, Nyrie Aitken Stationery


Actress Naomie Harris Rocks the BAFTA’s Red Carpet with Zuhair Murad!!

Actress Naomie Harris looked gorgeous tonight wearing a two-piece ensemble featuring a long beaded black tunic showered with golden shimmers and adorned with feathers on the sleeves with black crepe pants from Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2018 Couture Collection.   Naomie Harris really worked this great outfit for the BAFTA’s!!     Here is the runway […]
Tags: Movies, Celebrity, Women, Lifestyle, Events, Entrepreneurs, Seo, Art and design, Innovation, BAFTA, Expert, Focus, Actress, Pants, Naomie Harris, Baftas


What Speechwriters Can Tell Us About Creating Great Speeches

We can all use some advice when creating a speech Image Credit: Laughlin Elkind Every time that we give a speech we are doing it for a reason. We understand the importance of public speaking and we want to connect with our audience and we want to change how they view their world. All that we have to accomplish this with are the words that make up our speech. This means that we need to have a good understanding of how to create a speech that can change lives. If we take the time to listen to...
Tags: Style, Humor, Attention, Emotions, Performance, Speech, Gestures, Speaking, Movements, 3 - Create, Jim Anderson, Formal, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Folksy, Laughs, Present In The Moment


How to Trim a Perfect Spiral Topiary

Have you ever tried to trim a topiary?  If you are following existing lines, it ususally isn't too trickly but if you are aiming to turn a cone into a spiral, it can quickly go off the rails.  Topiary trimming is tricky and an overly zealous Edward Scissorhands inspired gardener can easily trim too much - causing a plant to take years to recover. But I have a trick for you - the ‘tape trick’ will help you get a perfect spiral every time. STEP 1 Select a shrub or plant that is tall and full and...
Tags: Gardening, Plants, Regency, Edward Scissorhands, Formal


Looks on Campus: Bethy - University of Central Florida

She's in her Sunday best.Bethy is schooling us on how to transition from summer to fall -- and how to create the perfect church outfit. After church on a Sunday, I spotted Bethy dressed to the nines in the following classic outfit. She exuded elegance and confidence that I could spot from across the quad.  Bethy 101 Name: BethySchool: University of Central FloridaMajor: Business Finance Class: SeniorHometown: Orlando, FL Let’s Talk Fashion Who or what inspires your style? "The [people who insp...
Tags: Gabrielle Union, College, Gold, Nike, Adidas, Brooklyn, Street Style, Zara, Serena Williams, Classic, Orlando, Southeast, Fringe, Pumps, Suede, Kelly


How to Wear Lace-Up Ballet Flats

You don't have to be a ballerina to rock ballet flats with ribbons! Elegant, feminine, and classy: what more could you want from a shoe?! Over the past few seasons, brands have been taking inspiration from the beautiful world of ballet: from sleek bodysuits to whimsical tulle skirts, it is now easier than ever to channel your inner ballerina!One ballet-inspired trend that has caught my eye in particular, though, is lace-up ballet flats, specifically flats with ribbons that tie around the ankle...
Tags: Topshop, College, Shoes, How To, Zara, Taylor, Asos, Trend, Ballet Flats, Flats, Bloomingdale, Fashion Tips, Casual, Trendy, How To Wear, Formal


How to Wear a Slip Dress

Slip into this sleek style. View the original article to see embedded media. From chokers to platform sandals, the '90s are back in a big way; however, no '90s look would be complete without the iconic slip dress.  Whether worn baggy and layered with a worn-in t-shirt and sneakers for class or long and slinky with strappy sandals for a night out, the slip dress is one of the most versatile pieces a college girl can own.While styling something that could pass for a nightgown can seem difficult, t...
Tags: College, How To, Layering, Dress, Kate Spade, Taylor, Slip, Anthropologie, 1990s, Fashion Tips, Casual, Trendy, How To Wear, Formal, Slip Dress, Summer 2017


Fabulous Find of the Week: Boohoo Low-Neck Midi Dress

Formal season is around the corner!Midi dresses have been on the rise for a little more than half a year now and they're only growing in popularity.If you're ready to try the trend, you can't go wrong with this slinky midi dress from Boohoo. Not only is it 50% off (!!), but it also looks great on a wide variety of body shapes.Not only can you wear this dress to prom, formals, or semi-formals, but also to any other fancy gathering - fancy dinners, parties, etc. This formal dress is affordable and...
Tags: Topshop, Shopping, College, Lulu, Asos, Boohoo, Fabulous Finds, Formal, Edgy, Midi Dress, Semi-formal


Ask CF: What Do I Wear to a Black Tie Wedding?

Be the best-dressed guest with these tips! Dressing up for a black tie event should be fun--not stressful! Welcome to the latest edition of Ask CF! Every two weeks, we select a reader fashion question and answer it here on the site. Do you have a specific fashion question for us? Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn how to send it our way! Ask CF Question Hi CF!I've been invited to a black tie wedding in April (evening). This is my first black tie event and I'm really confused as to the ...
Tags: College, Wedding, NARS, Event, Dresses, Taylor, Asos, Bloomingdale, Formalwear, Fashion Tips, Ask CF, Fashion Advice, Special Occasion, Formal, Gowns, Formal Attire


Book-Inspired Fashion: My True Love Gave to Me

Lovers of YA fiction, rejoice: These holiday stories are sure to warm your winter break.My True Love Gave to Me is an anthology I’ve been wanting to cover for a while. However, since it’s a book for the holiday season, I decided to wait until today. The book is bursting with stories from twelve bestselling YA authors, so it was difficult to choose just three to cover. In the end, I went with my gut and chose my three favorite stories. Enjoy! Reading Between the Lines My True Love Gave to Me bo...
Tags: Winter, Romance, College, Inspiration, Christmas, Book, Literature, North, Lulu, Bethlehem, Kohl, Ethan, Lydia, Neve, Hulda, Fashion Inspiration


Glamorous Miami Wedding at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens :: Ashley & Michael

Photography by Elaine Palladino. This glamorous wedding is 1950s Italian Riviera meets modern-day Miami! Ashley & Michael tied the knot in front of 180 guests at the stunning Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. After their candlelit ceremony the party moved to a clear tent covered in twinkle lights for dinner, some serious dance moves, and even karaoke performed by the bride and groom! Also, this fun couple have shared their ceremony readings, benediction and vows with us – be sure to check them out. Wh...
Tags: Garden, Florida, Winter, Paul Simon, Gold, Outdoor, Wedding, Tent, Miami, Spring, Riviera, Carl Sagan, White, Michael, Minted, Blush


The Right Way to Pronounce Seven Popular Fine Dining Terms

American fine dining borrows a lot of things from French cuisine, including many French terms. You may know what most of these words mean, but do you know how to say them right? This quick rundown will help you avoid feeling foolish when you order your meal.Read more...
Tags: Videos, Etiquette, Restaurants, Communication, Language, Pronunciation, Formal, life-hacks


Intimate Destination Wedding at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris :: Kate & Curtis

Kate & Curtis lived out all of our destination wedding dreams when they married on a Spring day at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris, in front of 25 of their closest family and friends. We love couples who think carefully when planning about which elements are most important to them, and for this couple, it was celebrating in such a special place with their most special people. Says the bride, “we chose to keep the guest list intimate so that we could host a full weekend of celebrations for our fam...
Tags: Europe, France, Gold, Paris, Wedding, Spring, Kate, Tom Ford, White, Destination, Dinner Party, Curtis, Ella Fitzgerald, Shangri La Hotel, Vera Wang, Louboutin


Nine Simple Tips for Improving Your Table Manners at Fancy Restaurants

Whether you’re dining out at a nice restaurant, enjoying a wedding reception, or trying to look your best at a work event, proper etiquette is important. These tips are easy to remember and will keep you looking classy.Read more...
Tags: Social, Videos, Etiquette, Restaurants, Social Gps, Dinner, Fancy, Formal, life-hacks


3 Perfect Looks For Graduation

Congrats, Grad! Need outfit ideas? Photo Credit: Whether it's from high school or college, graduation is a major life step! So first of all, let me say congrats! Putting on the cap and gown really makes it real. But, what will you be wearing underneath? That outfit is just as important! Every year, we give you graduation outfit ideas, and we're back with more. Pictures and parties are a huge part of graduating, so here are a few suggestions to how you can look flawless on this exciting day.S...
Tags: College, Summer, Events, Graduation, Spring, Spring 2016, Fashion Tips, Outfit Ideas, Summer 2016, Formal


Unconventional Fashion Inspiration: Spring Flowers

Honor the outdoors with bright, flowery fashion. Summer break is almost here! Or for some of you, it already is. (I'm jealous!) Break always gets me excited to spend more time outdoors - being out in nature is incredibly exciting after so many hours spent in gloomy classrooms.To celebrate my ability to finally spend my days outside, I've created some outfits inspired by three gorgeous flowers you might see out there this summer: Hyacinth Photo Credit: Flickr Products: Dress | Earrings | Ring...
Tags: College, Inspiration, Summer, Flowers, Maxi Dress, Lace, Formal, Crop Tops


Book-Inspired Fashion: War and Peace

Never thought you'd pick up this massive book, did you?Fashion inspiration can be found anywhere, and books are incredible sources for style innovation. Book-Inspired Fashion explores these treasure troves, and brings them them to you in looks inspired by vibrant characters, far away lands, brilliantly woven plotlines, and more. Book Cover via Amazon War and Peace is one of those books that many readers are too intimidated to pick up – it’s massive at 1200+ pages, it’s set at a time and place ...
Tags: Europe, College, Russia, Inspiration, History, Bbc, Cinderella, Dresses, Earrings, Elle, Leo Tolstoy, St Petersburg, Lily James, Tolstoy, Moscow Russia, Pierre


Glamorous New York Public Library Wedding :: Lauren & Emily

  We can’t wait to kick off your Monday morning with a big dose of romantic grandeur! Brides Lauren and Emily met while working on a mock trial put on by their law firm, where they quickly realized how much they had in common. It doesn’t hurt that they have impeccable taste — from their glamorous bridal style, to the jaw-dropping venues, to the meticulously planned menu and music, their wedding was a celebration to remember. Photography by Roey Yohai.     “Our wedding stationary was custom-mad...
Tags: New York, Winter, Washington, Marvin, Michelin, Fifth Avenue, New York Public Library, Monique Lhuillier, New York New York, PAUL, Andrew, Emily, Scott Fitzgerald, Hudson Valley, Lauren, Paul Engelmayer


What to Wear and Bring to a Funeral

Loss of a loved one isn't something that we often want to think about, but it is something that we will all encounter during our lives. Last Monday, my dad called to tell me that my maternal grandfather had passed away and I flew home to California this past weekend to attend his funeral. While the ceremony was very emotional, it was comforting to know that my grandfather was well into his 80s and had died peacefully in his sleep. It was also nice to see my extended family, most of whom had flo...
Tags: Family, California, Taiwan, Canada, Fashion Tips, What Do I Wear There?, What Should I Wear, Formal, Hairtie