Pajama Jeans – Style Genius or Style Frumpy?

February 13, 2010 by Anna  
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pajama-jeansOk, so I don't know if you've seen these Pajama Jeans yet, but they've done it. Some fashionista put her foot down and wanted style AND comfort. It's the idea of the look of jeans but the comfort of pajamas. So comfortable that you can "sleep" in them. I will have to try this out because if there's one thing I find more uncomfortable is sleeping in jeans. As I watch the infomercial, it's tacky at first but then I think, you know what...haven't we been uncomfortable for too long? We ALWAYS give up comfort for fashion it seems (Especially when it comes to our shoes. When someone comes out with like a "house slipper stiletto", I'll be checking that out for sure.).

Initially when I heard of someone coming out with a clothing item that is comfortable I immediately thought 'frumpy'. But then I thought about the fact that I do work from home and sometimes I am either in my yoga pants or leggings because it's more comfortable. How great would it be if it looked like jeans? Then I could wear even more cute tops and not feel frumpy or feel like I'm about to go to the gym. I think this is a great invention. I will have to test it out in person, but if it's what I think it is, I love it! It probably goes against all of the high end designer motto's out there, but who cares! High end design isn't real. It's not meant for real life people who live a real life as a stay at home mom or someone who wants to run errands or someone who wants to go out in comfort.

Now if these jeans look like stretchy maternity jeans, that is one thing. But if they really pulled off a pair of stretchy jeans that hug your body and accent your booty, you got my business! This would be a godsend for stay at home mom's who don't want to wear sweats all day or for career women on their days off. Whatever the occasion, I vote Yes!

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2010 Hot Fashion Trends – Hooded Dresses

February 2, 2010 by Anna  
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hooded dress 2010 fashion trend


You know, I'm lovin' these hooded dresses and they are super hot for 2010. It can be casual, it can be dressy and could be added to any wardrobe. I've seen these hood dresses on the red carpet, I've seen it on the runway and it's a trend that anyone can really look good in. I love how some of the hooded dresses look more urban and sassy while others are more like a wrapped scarf, and some hooded dresses on the red carpet are like huge popped collars. I found a replica of the black and red stripped hood dress that Rihanna is wearing. A Style With Anna reader actually sent me an email looking for this dress, so I'm happy to share with you guys. Lindsey Lohan recently wore a super cute sparkly hooded dress that I will hopefully find a replica of soon. Either way, I think they're fun and I found some of my most favorite hooded dresses for every occasion.

Here are my picks for the hottest hooded dresses:

How to Dress like Taylor Momsen

January 2, 2010 by Anna  
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Ok, so I've never watched Gossip Girl (I know, so sue me), so I don't know many of the main characters on the show. So when someone told me they wanted advice on how to dress like Taylor Momsen, I was like, "Who in the world is that? Am I really that removed from the teen celebrity world??" Well, if you aren't familiar like I am, you are going to do a major double take once I tell you who this girl is! Are you guys ready for it? It's Cindy Lou Who from How the Grinch Stole Christmas (with Jim Carrey)! OMG, girl is all grown up! Oh yea, this 16 year old girl is finding her own style in the Hollywood crowd and people love it! Taylor Momsen's style is rebellious, rocker, young and experimental. Her look is quit simple actually. As I search through Taylor's pictures, I see a pattern. She usually wears girly baby doll dresses and throws on a leather jacket and/or black studded booties with the dress to give it more edge. So, without further adieu, let's start replicating Cindy Lou Who's teenager look!

Rocker Look
A classic outfit that Taylor Momsen would rock. She's wearing a bubble hem dress with girly flower embroidery and then pairs it with a cropped leather jacket, accessorizes with a leather bracelet and leather clutch with eyelets. A rocked out girly look. Something unexpected and totally works. Mixing something feminine with something strong and edgy. And you can't see it in this picture, but she is also wearing black booties which is another edgy choice of footwear. So you see, Taylor's main piece here is really girly and conservative, but she added her own twist in the accessories and that's what makes her look stand out. When searching for a dress, find any dress with a bubble hem with floral detail and then just turn on your inner rock star and accessorize accordingly.

dress like taylor momsen - rocker look

Chiffon Look
I love love love this dress on Taylor. It's girly and sweet as far as the way it's cut, but it's totally gothic in the color and the way she accessorized this dress with layers of chain necklaces. I had a hard time finding the blue and black chiffon dress, but I found a lot of chiffon dresses that gave that same feel. It is very figure friendly and totally adorable to wear on an evening out with friends. I just love how the dress is lightweight and flowy and the accessories anchor the dress and it gives it more depth. Stylish, sassy, AND comfortable? Where do I sign?

dress like taylor momsen - chiffon look

Casual Look
This is a look you can pull off whether you're running errands, lounging at home or shopping at the mall. Every girl needs a stylish casual look. Even when Taylor Momsen isn't rocking the red carpet in gowns and girly dresses, she still finds her inner girly with this blazer. Notice her white blazer has subtle girly pleating around the neckline. Then what does she do? Pair it with ripped/shredded/destroyed/torn jeans and platform heels. With all the rips and other details, keeping the tee shirt a simple gray and accessorizing with one rosary necklace on top of one simple silver chain makes this look stylish and doable. So you see, even Taylor's comfortable look has the same formula. Girly+Rocker=Taylor's style.

Tdress like taylor momsen - casual look

Rebellious/Grungy/Punk Look
I feel like I'm repeating myself, but here it is again! Even Taylor's grungy rebellious look is using the same formula. She is wearing a flannel dress with stocking, a leather jacket and lace up boots. Flannel, gingham and plaid were huge this past year. Wearing it as a dress is super girly and pairing it with black leather or black stockings is girly meets edgy. I found a lot of gingham/flannel dresses in my quest to replicate this look. I just love how one or two simple pieces can really define a person's style. Fashion isn't hard, you just have to take risks and have fun with it!

dress like taylor momsen - punk grunge look

How to Dress like Katy Perry

December 31, 2009 by Anna  
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Dark hair, pale skin, red lips, Katy Perry is always dressed like a pin up girl of the 50s and we love love LOOVVEEE her style! Before Lady Gaga blew up in popularity, it was all about Katy Perry dressing outside the box of the normal celebrity superstar. High waisted booty shorts and jumpsuit shorts are the definition of her signature style. Shopping in a thrift store may be the place to find gold in the treasure hunt to finding pieces of Katy's look. Some of her red carpet looks are so unique and hard to find, I'll be giving you my own interpretation of the look. So enough with the introduction, let's get down to business!

"Hello Katy" Look
This Hello Kitty inspired couture vest created by The Blonds for MAC’s Hello Kitty Auctions (once auctioned on ebay) can now be recreated by you! There's nothing like this vest unless you are crafty and creative, then you can make your own vest with Hello Kitty patches and accessories found very cheap on ebay. Search for any rhinestone patches that you can sew, iron, or pin on and go crazy with it! Otherwise, you can buy a regular corset top with liquid leggings and overload yourself in Hello Kitty accessories. This gives the idea of the same look you're going for without having to do much hand crafty work. I also found corset belts with chains to give you that extra rocker flair. You can use the corset belt or the pink belt for that extra pop of color that you see on Katy's top. Or, if you want, layer both belts! If you're handy, cut up a pink belt and glue straight onto your corset. Whatever the direction you take, it's hard to make a mistake with something this busy, so have fun with your recreation!

Dress Like Katy Perry - Hello Kitty Look


Queen of Hearts Look
When I was searching through all of Katy Perry's looks, I noticed themes. This one in particular is a poker/cards/dice theme and it's really great to wear to parties or a fun night out on the town. I couldn't find a green and white dress with cards all over it, but I did find a red black and white dress that can been paired with cards and dice accessories that will surely give off the same vibe. I find with Katy's look, she's kind of quirky in her style but always finds things that flatter her. She's "weird" without being unattractive. Always remember, don't be afraid of color, don't be afraid of pattern and always commit to the look. Otherwise you would just look awkward.

Dress Like Katy Perry - Poker Cards Look


Pretty In Pink Look
Katy always mixes up her bold looks with soft ones like this. Keeps us on our toes. Here she's wearing a silk soft pink short jumpsuit with a black sash, black hose and soft pink and black shoes. Classy, cute, girly and we love! If you're having a hard time find a one piece short jumpsuit, you can always search for a wrap dress or a long button up shirt, belt it with the sash and continue recreating the look. Whatever you find, keep it simple, keep the shoes basic and soft and the look will be successfully recreated.

Dress Like Katy Perry - Pretty In Pink Look


Pin Up Girl Look
Here they are, the high waisted short shorts paired with a halter top with pops of color in the accessories. Katy found this outfit in a vintage store and rocked it on the red carpet. She proves that you don't need to wear designer to be best dressed! Notice her shorts and top are a blend of soft pinks/peaches/beige and then she pops it with hot pink metallic pumps, a sparkly american flag clutch and a feather brooch. Yummmo! You can recreate this outfit using any color that best flatters your skin tone and hair color. Focus on getting the elements of the accessories down in order to replicate this look.

Dress Like Katy Perry - Pin Up Girl Look