November 2018

How to Rock the Right Fit

Jeans are the ultimate wardrobe staple so it’s so important to find the fit that’s right for you. For me, I’ll always be a die-hard skinny jeans girl. I tend to go for a low-rise pair with a little bit of stretch that are super tapered at the ankle. You can make this look work no matter what your body type. Here’s How:

Tall: You lucky ladies with mile-long legs can rock knee-high boots or cuff your jeans while still keeping your proportions. For summer, try cuffed jeans with an edgy gladiator sandal.

Petite/Short: Being a petite girl myself, I love to pair my jeans with a sky high pump. All you need is a sexy blouse and a cool clutch and you’re ready for a night out on the town.

Curvy: My best piece of advice for curvy ladies is look for pieces that accentuate your curves. A top with a cinched waist creates a beautiful silhouette to show off your figure.

Thin: To add a bit of feminine flair to a boyish figure, try embellishments! Shine, sequins, you can do it all.

Kohl’s provided compensation to me as an incentive to blog about the Rock & Republic launch event. The opinions expressed herein are those of this author, and they have not been reviewed or approved by Kohl’s in advance.”

The Skinny on Denim: 8 Pairs for Now and Later

Jeans are an absolute mainstay in everyone’s closet and they’re now constructed in virtually every way imaginable! From colored to striped and leopard to solid, we scoured the expansive denim market to bring you some of the best fits, looks and trends this season has to offer.

1. J Brand 899 Niko in Bright Royal, $255
No denim collection would be complete without a little J Brand love! Started in 2004 with a vision to create a jean with so perfect a fit it followed the contours of one’s body the brand became an overnight success after begin sold exclusively in LA at Ron Herman’s Melrose Jean Bar. The 899 Niko in bright royal is their new mid-rise skinny and we just love the racing stripe detail—perfect if you want to get in on the colorblock trend!

2. rag & bone Khaki Tuxedo Skinny, $198
One of our favorite pant looks is the tuxedo stripe (it gives the illusion of a thinner leg!). These jeans not only look amazing on but are extremely comfortable and made of cotton, tencel and spandex stretch twill. Über stylish rag & bone was founded in 2002 by Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, both of whom had no formal fashion training— sure fooled us! We are huge fans of the brand and these jeans will certainly make a great addition to your wardrobe!

3. Joe’s Jeans The Skinny in Fiery Red, $158
Joe’s Jeans “The Skinny” comes in 55 fabulous colors— so you can count on them having your favorite shade! Sitting just above the hips, The Skinny has a 12″ leg opening and boasts a 2% elastin concentration for comfort. The Fiery Red is bold and bright and a perfect color for all skin tones. Rock them during the day with your favorite striped flats and spring sweater or at night with a slinky top and pumps! Joe’s Jeans are celeb favorite, spotted on A-listers like Natalie Portman, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie.

How to Rock Your Personal Style: It’s In the Jeans!

I consider myself a little bit stylephrenic— I have multiple fashion personalities! One day I can go for a boho look, the next day it’s rocker chic and that night I might dress all-out glam…which is why I had such a blast checking out the new Rock & Republic line for Kohl’s! The collection has tons of different pieces for whatever fashion you’re craving.

I had the privilege of spending the day at a super fun photoshoot with some chic style bloggers where we got to try on looks that suited our personal style. Check out my video where I talk about my fave ensemble from the day!

 

 

While the first thing that comes to mind when you think Rock & Republic is jeans, this mint green dress was one of my faves from the runway, so I was so excited that Glam.com‘s Fashion Director Nola styled me in it. It’s a trendy spring shade and in the midi length that was all over the runways. My favorite part about it though is how easy it is to transition from day to night: wear it with a blazer to the office and glam it up with some sparkly accessories for cocktails.

But of course I love the look of a great-fitting pair of jeans paired with a laid-back and loose top and sexy heels (the pink pair is by Lauren Conrad), too! This look is great for a night out with girlfriends or for a weekend brunch. Comfy and chic!

How would you describe your personal style?

“Kohl’s provided compensation to me as an incentive to blog about the Rock & Republic launch event. The opinions expressed herein are those of this author, and they have not been reviewed or approved by Kohl’s in advance.”

Jill Martin: Her Style Tips and Fave Product Picks

TV personality and fashion expert Jill Martin is the go-to girl for all things style. She is a regular contributor for NBC’s Today Show and is known for her popular “Ambush Makeovers” and “Steals and Deals” segments, and sports interviews for the NY Knicks. She is also the NY correspondent for Access Hollywood landing all big celeb interviews. I love that Jill always shares her insights on the latest trends and how best to shop on a budget. She also offers great advice through her fashion self-help books, “Fashion for Dummies” and New York Times best seller “I Have Nothing to Wear.”  I caught up with the style maven to get some fashion and beauty tips, tricks and product picks!

MM: How do you best describe your look or style?
JM: Classic. I am most comfortable in jeans, a white t-shirt and ballet flats. The second I am done covering a red carpet, the heels come off and the Uggs go on!

MM: What are some recent purchases you are loving right now?
JM: My ALC Leather Dress (from 25Park.com), Alexander Wang long sleeve white t-shirt, fab turquoise earrings from Jennifer Miller Jewelry and hot pink Jimmy Choo sandals that I got at Bergdorf’s for 70% off!

MM: What is one timeless piece all women need in their wardrobe?
JM: A great pair of jeans!

MM: Who are some of your favorite designers in different price points and why?
JM: I love designers at all different price points: Dior, Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Robert Rodriguez…and if you want a real deal, Zara has great pieces!

MM: What should every women splurge on?
JM: A great “schlep” bag!

MM: What are some things we can all do to de-clutter our closet?
JM: Go into your closet and take out your favorite things: blouse, jeans, sweater, slacks etc., and lay them on the bed. Then take out every other piece from your closet and if they don’t match up to the way you feel in your favorite items, then it’s time for them to go! I would rather you have 30 amazing pieces than 300 that are just “eh.”

MM: What are some tips for shopping smart?
JM: One-in, One-out (or for my mother, one-in, five-out). You shop smarter when you know you have to let something go.

Re-invent Your Wardrobe for 2012

Annie Ladino is one busy woman. The stylist (her personal celebrity clients include: Julia Roberts, Brooklyn Decker, Becki Newton and Erin Andrews), editor, and Chief Stylist for Shop It To Me, shares her tips for re-inventing your wardrobe in 2012. Think classic, clean , and minimalist.

PD: What are some classic staple pieces that every closet needs?

AL: A great tailored pantsuit.  You can wear it together or break it up for more use. Also, a crisp white button up and a Little Black Dress. Every closet needs a great comfortable pump to take you from day to night.

PD: What trends/looks can be tossed?

AL: Grunge -Out with sloppy looks and in with classic, clean and minimalist looks.

PD: How important are accessories when it comes to building personal style?

AL: Accessories are the finishing touch to a look.  They are an essential part in defining your style.

PD: What types of shoes does every closet need?

AL: A sexy black pump, a nude evening shoe (it goes with everything).

PD: What are some ways to organize your closet?

AL: It’s as simple as having a place for everything.  Once you establish an organized system it will make it easier and cut time in keeping it neat.

PD: What’s a great jean that works well on various body types?

AL: Bootcut jeans are slimming on curvy figures and accentuate curves on slender figures.

PD: What are some of your must-have accessories?

AL: A silk printed scarf, a gold men’s style watch, a cross body bag and always a sexy stiletto pump!

PD: How do you define your personal style?

AL: I’d like to think of it as French Bohemian.  I like flow, comfort yet beautifully tailored clothing.

PD:  What are some of your favorite brands?

AL: Azzedine Alaïa, Stella McCartney, Céline, The Row.

Buy 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg, $176

Buy 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg, $176

  • Fitted from hip to ankle and with a slightly higher-rise
  • The super-tight fit slips right into boots with no folding or rolling

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Old Navy Booty Reader: Who Knew?!

Old Navy has introduced new technology to help with an age-old question: Does my butt look big in these jeans? Old Navy’s newest “team member,” Booty Reader Madame Eva, is an expert at finding the perfect fit jeans for every body type. I had so much fun with this! I uploaded a picture of my booty, and she “revealed” the best fit for me— Old Navy Diva, Sweetheart, and Rock Star Fit. I can tell they’d be a great match for me, since they would help tame my curves while still showing off my flat tummy and round bottom. I should highlight my “enviable backside” according to Madame Eva. Upload your picture and have fun with a unique approach to interactive online shopping! — Daniela Apeloig

Chloé Wide Leg Vent Pocket Jeans, $565

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Chloé Wide Leg Vent Pocket Jeans

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I’m seriously coveting these CHLOE jeans! I need them now!!

Price: $565
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