Tyra Banks: Red and Yellow DO Go Together!

Tyra BanksWhen many women think of wearing red and yellow together, they automatically think of either clowns or frumpy, old lady outfits. But red and yellow is not always a fashion faux-pas. Far from it actually, as Tyra Banks recently showed. At the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards she wore a beautiful cap-sleeved coral red dress with a yellow clutch and pointed-toe pumps.

The trick to making your inexpensive version of Tyra’s outfit pop like she does is to pick your yellow accessories in two different shades. Tyra’s pumps are a lighter, more neon yellow than her clutch, which is a richer mustard color. Keeping the colors too similar can kill the sophistication of the look and may make others wonder where your clown nose is. But balance out the intensity of the colors and you’re golden (well, actually you’re yellow–but you know what I mean!)

I really love all the pieces that make up our look-alike outfit. The Guess ‘Carrie’ pumps have that perfect heel that won’t kill your feet but is still tall enough to be sexy. And how gorgeous is that yellow crochet clutch from Bebe? And only $19, which pleasantly surprised me.

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Crochet Metallic Clutch ($19, Bebe) Romantic Pleated Satin Dress ($24.80, Forever21) Guess 'Carrie' Pump ($89.95, Nordstrom)

Romantic Pleated Satin Dress ($24.80, Forever21)

Crochet Metallic Clutch ($19, Bebe)

Guess ‘Carrie’ Pump ($89.95, Nordstrom)

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Spring 2010 Trend: Turquoise

Right now, I’m in total “research spring trends” mode. I’ve had enough of winter–can you tell?! In addition to nude/tan shoes and sailor/nautical motifs, turquoise is going to be big for Spring 2010.

Turquoise is a gorgeous color that makes a major impact. Below are a few turquoise things that caught my eye.

Large Stone Drop Earrings ($34.50, Express)

Studded Ruched Top ($12.49, Charlotte Russe)Women's Faux-Leather Thong Sandals, Turquoise ($9.50, Old Navy)

Kate Landry Croco Patch Hardframe Clutch ($26.60, Dillards)

Large Stone Drop Earrings ($34.50, Express)

Studded Ruched Top ($12.49, Charlotte Russe)

Women’s Faux-Leather Thong Sandals, Turquoise ($9.50, Old Navy)

Kate Landry Croco Patch Hardframe Clutch ($26.60, Dillards)

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Taylor Swift’s Little Red Dress Look

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift–talk about someone who deserves their tremendous success. Regardless of how you feel about her music, you have to admit that everything about her, be it her behavior or her work, is so much more dignified than that of many other stars her age.

This quality clearly translates into her style. Her outfit at the “An Unforgettable Evening” benefit is definitely sexy. But it’s also classy because she manages to look stunning without showing  a lot. That, right there, is the definition of glamor, IMHO.

Mossimo Black Women's One Shoulder Red Dress ($31.99, Target)

Chinese Laundry Dilano ($68.95, Zappos) J. Furmani Satin Clutch wtih Rhinestone Clasp ($31.50, eBags)

Mossimo Black Women’s One Shoulder Red Dress ($31.99, Target)

Chinese Laundry Dilano ($68.95, Zappos)

J. Furmani Satin Clutch with Rhinestone Clasp ($31.50, eBags)

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Twilight’s Ashley Greene: Who Knew Vampires Could Look So Good?

Ashley GreeneI’ve realized that one pop-culture phenomenon that we’ve never mentioned on StealThisDress! is Twilight. I watched the first movie and really liked it. But I’m definitely not one of those obsessed fans. When I read on Perez about how the cast was once again mobbed by hysterical teenyboppers or the latest speculation about the romance between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, I usually zone out. The one Twilight star that I do love, though, is Ashley Greene.

A combination of white, cream and champagne tones is a beautiful choices for brunettes or ladies with a darker complexion. There is something undeniably angelic about this combination. If you choose to wear these colors, you gotta accessorize your outfit with gold jewelry. That’s just an unwritten law, in my opinion. If you want to literally glow, this is the color palette you should be working with.

As for Ashley Greene, talk about stunning natural beauty! I really hope she gets more screen-time in the rest of the Twilight series.

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Trixxi One Shoulder Dress ($68, Nordstrom)

Lakey Peeptoe Pump ($39.98, Aldo) Lulu Townsend Gathered Satin Clutch ($26.95, DSW) Hesson Earrings, Gold ($10, Aldo)


Trixxi One Shoulder Dress ($68, Nordstrom)

Lakey Peeptoe Pump ($39.98, Aldo)

Lulu Townsend Gathered Satin Clutch ($26.95, DSW)

Hesson Earrings, Gold ($10, Aldo)

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Ruched Purses

Rouched Fold-over Wristlet ($22.50, Express) Rouched Clutch ($29.50, Express)

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Franchi ‘Carrie Crystal Cage’ Bag: For the Bling Addict in You

Franchi 'Carrie - Crystal Cage' Frame Bag ($238, Nordstrom)

Franchi 'Carrie - Crystal Cage' Frame Bag ($238, Nordstrom)

We often rely too much on our jewelry for sparkle. If you are of the opinion that other accessories can and should be used to dazzle, then the Franchi ‘Carrie – Crystal Cage’ Frame Bag is for you.

The crystal net surrounding this gorgeous satin clutch is to die for. With New Year’s just around the corner, your purse deserves to be dripping in diamonds just as much as you do! Those who wish to channel an old Hollywood glamor look will also love the vintage-style kiss-lock closure on this clutch.

In addition to plum, the Crystal Cage bag is also available in black, whine and champagne. I want it in all four colors!

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Fall Bags That Caught Our Attention

Baghaus, DSW and Express are having some great fall sales right now. It’s the perfect opportunity to snatch a studded tote for daytime or a delicate satin clutch for the evening.

Melie Bianco Sophia Studded Satchel ($81, www.baghaus.com) Ruched Satin Fold-Over Clutch ($20.65, Express)
Lulu Townsend Rosette Satin Clutch ($29.95, DSW) Nila Anthony Verona Quilted Bag ($49.95, www.baghaus.com)

Melie Bianco Sophia Studded Satchel ($81, www.baghaus.com)

Ruched Satin Fold-Over Clutch ($20.65, Express)

Lulu Townsend Rosette Satin Clutch ($29.95, DSW)

Nila Anthony Verona Quilted Bag ($49.95, www.baghaus.com)

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Marion Cotillard’s Red Carpet Look Sans Big Spending

Marion Cottilard

Marion Cotillard

It’s a fact of life, it seems. French women just know how to dress. Public Enemies startlette Marion Cotillard is no exception.

Red Satin Tube Ruched Evening Cocktail Dress ($22.99, www.amiclubwear.com)

Red Satin Tube Ruched Evening Cocktail Dress ($22.99, www.amiclubwear.com)

The French sensation donned a red Vivienne Westwood frock and Stella McCartney clutch to the London premier of her new flick. Topping this combo off with a pair of strappy black sandals, she received nothing but praise from fashion commentators.

The good news for us is that shopping for items of the same color palette as Marion’s outfit is easy, especially since strapless cocktail dresses always seem to be abound, no matter the season.

Ferolch Clutch ($14.98, Aldo)

Ferolch Clutch ($11.98, Aldo)

Double Ankle Wrap Heel ($26.50, Wet Seal)

Double Ankle Wrap Heel ($26.50, Wet Seal)

This dramatic red and black ensemble is guaranteed to get you noticed. Now that we’ve slashed the price tag down to about $75, our work here is done. Whether you want to up the ante by putting your hair up in a fierce girl mullet–now that’s for you to decide.

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I’d Like My Clutch With Studs and Stones, Please

Mistretta Silver Clutch ($25, Aldo) Jessica McClintock Pleather Fold Over Stone Clutch ($40, Macy's)

Studded Convertible Clutch Bag, Author's Own

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Leighton Meester’s Electrifying Look

Leighton MeesterA year and a half later after she wore it, Leighton Meester’s ensemble from the 2008 Versace Menswear Launch is still one of my favorites. It offers a brilliant interpretation of the ‘less is more’ philosophy that will never go out of style. [Read more…]

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