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Tuxedo Look for Less: Channeling Kourtney Kardashian Channeling Marlene Dietrich

Tuxedo Look for Less: Channeling Kourtney Kardashian Channeling Marlene Dietrich - EverydayStarlet.com @SarahBlodgett

I’m definitely a girly girl.  I don’t play sports, I don’t like to get dirty, and I love a fancy dress.  However, I’ve been taking a lot more fashion risks lately and I’ve never been happier.  Looking back on my life, I’ve realized that every time I’ve played it safe with fashion I’ve always regretted it.  That’s why I’ve been turning to fashion rebels for inspiration.

As far as Old Hollywood style rebels go, you can’t get any better than Marlene Dietrich.  She is the Goddess of Menswear Fashion Glamour.  So when I saw photos recently of Kris Jenner’s Gatsby Themed Birthday party, I was so excited that Kourtney Kardashian channeled Ms. Dietrich and went with a sexy suit.

Don’t get me wrong, the other Kardashians looked stunning in their sparkly evening gowns (say what you want about the Kardashians, but the ladies know how to do luxury).  But Kourtney’s look, as simple as it was, was such a showstopper for me! I love how Kourtney tales risks with fashion.  When her family does a “theme”, she joins in but always does her own twist.

I went on a quest to recreate her look for the holiday season.  I wanted it to be affordable, and with my body type it was a challenge (blazers and boobs can be best friends or mortal frenemies).  I ended up ordering the pants and the blazer from two different brands.  I was pleasantly surprised that the fabrics went so well together.

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Shop this Kourtney Kardashian Tuxedo Look…

Blazer: Forever 21 Tuxedo Inspired Blazer//Shirt: ASOS Only Tie Neck Detail Woven Top//Pants: Express Studio Stretch Wide Waistband Flare Editor Pant//Shoes:Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pumps (also seen in my shoe haul)

See how I did my Old Hollywood Glamour Makeup here

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DIY Embellished Boyfriend Jeans… the Easiest DIY Ever!

DIY Embellished Boyfriend Jeans... the Easiest DIY Ever! - EverydayStarlet.com @SarahBlodgett

With the Holiday Season upon us, sparkle is everywhere!  As a Starlet, I could not be happier!  I would add sparkle to just about anything.  So I was excited to see it even showing up on denim.

I’ve been seeing embellished boyfriend jeans popping up in fashion magazines.  They’re a great holiday option for a night out or a holiday party where you want to be casual yet still festive.  However, embellished denim can be expensive.

I’ve come up with the absolute easiest DIY ever.  I took some brooches (also a big trend right now) and pinned them on my boyfriend jeans.  This way you can control where you want the embellishment, and you can change up the same jeans to look brand new every night of the week (but don’t forget to do laundry eventually).

You can get this look with any brooches, just make sure they are secure so you don’t loose them, or worse, stab yourself.  Check your favorite stores for brooches, or find some vintage ones on Etsy.

DIY Embellished Boyfriend Jeans... the Easiest DIY Ever! - EverydayStarlet.com @SarahBlodgett

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I completed this look with a cozy sweater, and a faux fur stole and satchel to bring out the vintage vibe.

Shop this look:Sweater: Zara Sweater with Turtleneck//Jean: Forever 21(old)//Sunglasses: GoJane (no longer available…also seen here & here)//Faux Fur Stole: Forever 21//Bag: Express Bar Accent Winged Satchel//Boots:Forever 21 Metallic Heel Chelsea Bootie// Brooches: Old, I’ve had them forever//Lipstick: Mac Plumful 

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Winter Fashion: Tips for Looking Stylish in Cold Weather

Winter Fashion: Tips for Looking Stylish in Cold Weather - EverydayStarlet.com @SarahBlodgett

Whenever I seen people from warm climates like Los Angeles show winter fashion ideas for the holiday season, I just have to chuckle to myself.  It’s mostly out of jealousy.  I’d love to wear bare legs and open toed shoes in December.  But alas, I am an New Englander, so that is just a pipe dream.

New England Winters are of legend, but last years was especially bad.  When you’re freezing your tootsies off, the last thing you want to think about is style.  But it is possible to look chic when the temperature drops.  You just need to know a few tricks…

Start with a fabulous coat

A statement coat is a must for Winter months.  The one I’m wearing is an affordable one from Forever 21.  However, if you live a cold climate, a coat that makes you feel both warm and fabulous is always a great investment.

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Top it off with a great hat

Hats are having a moment right now.  You can find some great wool options that will look stylish and keep your head warm.

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Throw on a scarf

A scarf is never a bad idea… we even wear them in the Summer now.  But Winter is when they go from being just fashion to being function as well.  You can go basic if you’re wearing a statement coat, or wear a simple coat and go bold with a scarf in a fun color or texture.  I’ve just picked up a faux fur one that I can’t wait to wear.

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Cover your legs

If you’re a dress/skirt kinda girl, then tights are a must.  You can even layer tights under pants for extra warmth.

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Don’t forget your feet

Snow boots have become more stylish over the years.  If it’s really rainy, snowy, or icy then you may need a special shoe (pick a great pair, like duck boots which are getting very popular).  If it’s just cold then layer some warm socks in your favorite boots to make them extra cozy.

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It’s also a good idea to have a great pair of gloves on hand (pun intended), and maybe a winter headband/headwrap that can be layered under your hat to keep your ears warm in extreme cold.

Shop this look:Hat: Primark Boston Store//Coat: Forever 21 Longline Plaid Coat//Tights: Discount Dance Supply//Boots:Forever 21 Metallic Heel Chelsea Bootie (also seen here)//Scarf: old from a mall kiosk

See how I did my makeup here

How do you stay stylish in cold weather?

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Mixing Prints: Leopard & Plaid

Mixing Prints: Leopard & Plaid - EverydayStarlet.com @SarahBlodgett

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be pairing leopard and plaid together in the same outfit I would have reported you to the fashion police.  However, now that leopard has become a true neutral (and I think plaid has become one as well), I don’t even think twice about pairing them together.  In fact, in my casual, running errands, look, combing the two has become almost a staple.

I actually pair these Toms Leopard loafers with almost anything.  I don’t know about you, but I have such a difficult time finding flats that are comfortable.  They always give me blisters and they just never seem to fit right.  But I have had the best luck with Toms! There is just something about leopard print… it adds Starlet glamour to even the most casual outfit!

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Shop this look:Jacket: Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Moto Jacket//Shirt: Forever 21 Tartan Plaid Shirt//Jeans: Express Distressed Black Mid Rise Jean Legging//Sunglasses: GoJane (no longer available)//Bag: Express Bar Accent Winged Satchel//PomPom: Helen Moore Faux Fur Pop Pom Key Ring//Shoes: Toms Leopard Print Avalon Slip-ons

You can see my pom pom in my latest Haul video

Do you ever mix prints?  What are your favorite combos?

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October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

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I’ve done a lot of shopping this month (shocker, I know, wink, wink).  However, I haven’t had a chance to really test out my new finds.  So my October Favorites are small, but I have a few things I’ve really been loving that I had to share with you…

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Here’s what I’ve been loving…

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred– I’ve tried a lot of workouts in my day, but I have never seen results as quickly as I have with the first week of this workout… and that’s just level one!

October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

My Home Goods mug and my homemade pumpkin lattes, and caramel apple lattes with tea from Celestial Seasonings… they taste so sinful, but with just tea, almond milk, honey, and a frother, they’re definitely waistline friendly!

October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

For beauty products, I’ve been obsessed with my Shiseido Facial Cotton (which I bought in my Cambridge Sephora Haul), and my new dark circle concealer combo: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener combined with Neutralizer

October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

My Primark Hat… and be sure to check out my post all about How to Wear a Hat..with Confidence

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What have you been loving this month?

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Bat Wing Eye Liner & DIY Sexy Bat Halloween Costume

Bat Wing Eye Liner & DIY Sexy Bat Halloween Costume

My feelings about Halloween are conflicted.  On one hand, I HATE scary stuff, pranks, and anything gross.  On the other hand, I love dressing up, and anything themed.  I don’t really celebrate Halloween.. and I turn the lights off for Trick O’ Treaters (there aren’t many little kids in my neighborhood, and most of them go to other neighborhoods on less busy streets… so all we get are older kids who don’t even wear costumes… which is really just going door-to-door begging for food…which is awkward).  However, I still like to have a costume at the ready, just in case I get invited to a fabulous party (although I’d really rather stay in my pjs and watch The Addams Family anyway).  Last year I shopped my closet for a Barbra Streisand tribute.  This year I went simple, with a sexy dress and dramatic eye liner to make a sexy bat look.  So this year…I’m Batman…

Bat Wing Eye Liner & DIY Sexy Bat Halloween Costume

Here’s how I did my bat wing eye liner…

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Here’s the rest of the look…

Dress: LuLus//Clutch: Asos (old)//Shoes: Asos Harlequin Heeled Sandals (also seen in my off the shoulder top look & my How to Wear a Hat look)//Eye Liner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper//Lipstick: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in LUV

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I’ve linked this look to The Makeup Mixup with the fabulous hosts Jaelan & Miranda!

 

 

 

Sweater Weather in New England

Sweater Weather Collage

The weather is getting colder, and as much as I hate humidity, after the miserable Winter we had in New England last year I’m not exactly excited about the cold this year.  That said, this really is a special time of year in the Northeast.

Fall is really the best time to live in New England… actually, it may be the only time to live in New England.  Most of us suffer though snowstorms and humidity just for that one time of year when the leaves change (we even drive hours to see them.. even when we have plenty in our own backyards).  Is it any wonder we’re known for our road rage?

Fall may even be the only time of year that New Englanders crack a smile… but only when the Pats are winning (no pressure Tom Brady).

Fashion wise, I’m relishing in this short time of year when I can wear boots and not have them ruined by ice and snow… although I really wish they’d do something about all the cobblestone around here.  It’s almost impossible to look sober walking on cobblestone in heels (ironically, after attempting said walk, I typically need a drink).

Yes, there is no better time to live here…. but is anyone going to a warm climate next month and bringing a suitcase I can stow away in?

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Dress: Charlotte Russe(no longer available)//Hat: Primark Boston(in store)//Tights: Discount Dance Supply//Bag: Forever 21//Bracelet: BaubleBar (no longer available)//Boots: Forever 21 (last season) 

If you’d like to rock a hat, but you afraid it’s not for you.. check out my tips for How to Wear a Hat with Confidence 

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Get Ready With Me for a Celebrity Fashion Show

Get Ready With Me for a Celebrity Fashion Show I lucky enough to be asked to be in a Celebrity Fashion show to support the Boys & Girls Club Worcester along with my fashionable friend, crooner Dale LePage.  The evening was so exciting, getting break out my inner Naomi Campbell (but without throwing my phone, of course) and strut my stuff down the runway. The night went so fast, and everyone seemed to have such a great time!  I thought you might enjoy coming along for my fitting and getting ready with me for the big night as I do my hair, makeup, and pick out the perfect outfit for a night full of fashion for a great cause ….

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You can hear more of Dale’s music in my Glowing Skin Makeup Tutorial!… and if you’re in the Central Massachusetts area you can check out the Adore Boutique!  My fringe dress and boots can be seen here. This is the second time I’ve worn it, and every time I do the compliments keep coming!  These boots are so stylish, comfortable, and affordable (my absolute favorite combination)!

Affordable, Fun, Fringe Glamour Get Ready With Me for a Celebrity Fashion Show

Have you done a fashion show before? I’d love to hear your experience… Hope you had a fabulous weekend!!

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How to Wear a Hat… with Confidence

How to Wear a Hat... with confidence - EverydayStarlet.com @sarahblodgett

If my relationship with hats was a Facebook status it would be “It’s Complicated”.  In my preteen years I had a bit of a love affair with hats (I blame Blossom, one of my favorite tv shows at the time starring Amy Farrah Fowler of The Big Bang Theory).  Basically any black felt hat with a faux flower on it I wanted to be on my head.

For some reason, I fell out of love with hats in high school and college.  However, in the early 2000s, when I was in my clubbing days, I had a fuzzy pink Kangol hat that was da bomb (and that saying was cool then as well).  I had a few trucker hats at that time as well, but when they went out of style I broke up with hats again.

I had just accepted that I would live a hat free life… until recently.  I’ve been seeing hats show up in the fashion world more often lately, but I just wasn’t really to take the plunge.  But on a recent trip to the new Primark in Boston I found a few inexpensive ones that caught my eye (the one I’m wearing, and this one from my Summer to Fall transition outfit).  I think hats and I may be back together.

If you’re thinking about getting together with hats, but you’re afraid to take the plunge, here are some tips…

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Size does matter.  Not all hats are created equally, so try on a lot of them in different shapes and sizes to find the ones that go with your proportions.

It’s all in the timing.  Know when to wear a hat and when not to.  Traditionally women can wear hats indoors and outdoors… men have stricter etiquette rules about wearing hats, although many ignore them (my normally very laid back father can go on rants about how inappropriate it is for men to wear a hat indoors).  However, even for women, sometimes a hat is just not welcome.

Hats don’t tend to lend themselves to formal occasions (although fashion rules are made to be broken).  In addition, while it’s not a rule, I’d recommend anytime your doing any public speaking, or you need people to see your face clearly, skip the hat.

Be complimentary.  Your hat should be the cherry on top of your outfit sundae.  You can go for a contrasting look, like a menswear hat with a feminine dress, but make sure your hat works with the rest of your outfit and doesn’t compete with it. Treat a hat like any other accessory… because it is.

Don’t try to hide.  It’s a misconception that hats are for hiding (bad hair days, a pimple, etc).  Hats demand attention.  I saw a quote once that said something like, “you’ll always get more attention when you wear a hat.”  (I tried to find the exact quote, but it was a Google fail.)  I have noticed that I attract a lot of attention when I wear a hat, which made me self conscious at first.  However, now I figure why not have my Starlet moment… please, no pictures (big smile for the camera).

How to Wear a Hat... with confidence - EverydayStarlet.com @sarahblodgett How to Wear a Hat... with confidence - EverydayStarlet.com @sarahblodgett

 

This look: Hat & Bag: Primark Boston Store//Neck Tie: a waist tie from a jumpsuit from Forever 21//Shirt: Charlotte Russe (no longer available, but any white shirt will work)//Jeans: Forever 21 (old)//Bracelet: BaubleBar Cabochon Stud Cuff//Shoes: Asos Harlequin Heeled Sandals (also seen in my off the shoulder top look)

Will you be wearing a hat this season?

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All About Aztec

All About Aztec

I love prints.. leopard, polka dots, stripes… but I never really got into the Aztec print trend.  I think it’s usually the colors.  Most of the Aztec prints I’ve found have very muted navys, oranges, and mustards in them… not my ideal shades.  So when I went to visit the new Primark in Boston (you can see my vlog here), I saw this scarf and fell in love.  These colors are so pretty, and the print just makes me feel like it’s Fall…. (more…)

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