In The Mood For: A Red Coat, Inspired by Jessica Chastain

Proving that redheads can indeed wear red, Jessica Chastain was spotted headed for an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City wearing this charming double-breasted Michael Kors vibrant crimson colored coat. The design featured circle pockets, a large Peter Pan collar and gold-encircled buttons--very mod inspired feel. Tumbling wavy tresses and black Rupert Sanderson heels topped off her look.











So inspired by Jessica's warm and cheery ensemble, I have selected THREE fab red coats sure to make your winter wardrobe pop.

In the Mood For: A Red Coat Inspired by Jessica Chastain


Shop this set:

1. ModCloth, Never Been Redder Coat; $61.99// 2. ASOS, Fit and Flare Belted Coat; $123.13// 3. J. Crew, Double-Cloth Metro Coat with Thinsulate; $ 275.00//

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Mixed Separates Monday: Cut It Out

From shoes to dresses, celebrities have been sporting the cut-out trend in various sexy and subtle ways. Nikki Reed recently attended a photo call in London wearing edgy Ferragamo cut-out heels. Kate Hudson attended the the 3rd Annual amFAR Inspiration Gala last month wearing a stunning, red Prabal Gurung gown featuring cut-out details. Cut-outs are a way to add rock star edge to an ensemble, peek-a-boo pretty or look-at-me-now provocativeness.

What do you think of the cut-out trend? Have you added any items featuring the cut-out trend to your wardrobe?

Mixed Separates Monday: Cut It Out

BCBGeneration, Cut Out Back Dress; $158.00/ Free People, Cut Out Neck Long Sleeve Top, $48.00/ Ted Baker, Laurelia Cut Out Leather Shoes; $172.38/ Melinda Maria, Nicole Cuff; $180.00/ Weekend MaxMara, Cut-Out Skirt; $345.00/ chicnova, Black Metal Cut Out Fold-over Long Clutch; $64.50/

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Style Find~ ASOS Wool and Tweed Mix Parka Jacket

Style Find: ASOS Wool and Tweed Mix Parka Jacket, $137.97.

Where to Buy: ASOS

Why You Should Buy: With cooler temps looming, it's a good idea to be thinking about a stylish and functional jacket for the fall/winter season. This tweed and wool jacket is sturdy enough to take on the elements of harsh weather and has a chic, modern English countryside feel (Kate Middleton would approve).

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Elizabeth Olsen in Asos at the Liberal Arts London Photo Call

Elizabeth attended the London photo call for her new movie Liberal Arts in this black, leather Asos pencil skirt paired with a white Topshop jacket over a black, v-neck t-shirt. 

The young actress added black sandals and kept her jewels to a minimum for the event. 

Loose, wavy tresses and a pink lip completed her ensemble.

What do you think of Lizzie's look?












Elizabeth's skirt is available at Asos for $155.21.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Lea Michele Covers Nylon's September 2012 Issue

Lea Michele is Nylon Magazine's September 2012 cover girl, looking sultry wearing a pair of flirty cat ears and a Marc by Marc Jacobs sweatshirt, Honeydew socks, and an ASOS headband. The 25-year-old Glee star dished on days spent as a child actor, her upcoming solo album and dealing with the paparazzi.

Lea on her days as a child actor: “I was a weird kid. I was eight years old saying I don’t want a day off. I’d like to work every day, please.’”

Lea on her upcoming first solo album: “I want to make songs where girls can just roll down the windows of their car or dance around in their rooms in their underwear, like, I hate my ex-boyfriend! or I’m so in love! Because that’s what I want [to hear]–power-girl songs.”

Lea on dealing  the paparazzi: “I’m sorry but it’s so strange. I always feel now that people only want to get the worst out of sitting and talking to me. I feel a weird thing where it’s like, ‘Do you just want to find out something bad?’”

Will you be picking up a copy when the issue hits stands on August 28th?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Style Find~ Warehouse Ditsy Maxi Skirt

Style Find: Warehouse, Ditsy Maxi Skirt, $69.59.

Where to Buy: ASOS

Why You Should Buy: Maxi skirts are one of the most coveted trends for spring and summer fashion. This skirt from Warehouse is especially flirty with its sexy side slit. We adore the colorful splashes of floral and geometric prints mixed together. Pair this skirt with an easy tank or an open-weave, knit sweater for a breezy and effortless summer look.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Celebrity Style~ Whitney Port

Whitney attended Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model Event in London wearing this sleeveless, punchy colored Camilla and Marc dress.

She accessorized her look with mint ASOS silver cap toe heels, and over $130,000 in De Beers diamond gems.

We love this fun and flirty dress but, the accessories seem to kill the entire look? Why all the bling for a press event? It's not like she was headed to the Emmy's or another red carpet event. The shoes stick out like a sore thumb. I think Whitney needs to hire a stylist or at least take notes from her pals Lauren Conrad and Olivia Palermo.

What do you guys think? Is Whitney's  look a hit or miss?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Spring Wishlist: Pretty Pastels~

Jill Stuart, Versace and Ralph Lauren all served up delightful stylish scoops of sorbet hues in every color of the rainbow for Spring 2012. We cannot seem to get enough of this girly sweet trend.

The key to pulling off this trend successfully is mixing separates to avoid the Easter egg look. Opt for clean lines and avoid neutrals as a base, but rather use them to accessorize. Pile on the pastels by balancing solids on solids.

Here are some pretty pastel items to add to your Spring Wishlist.





Spring Wishlist: Pretty Pastels
1. Cotton ankle grazer trouser, $64.00, Shop; TopShop
2. Oasis, pleated skirt, $69.58, Shop; ASOS
3. Laguna lace top, £49.00, Shop; Monsoon
4. Pastel color block bucket bag, $60.88, Shop; ASOS
5. Elizabeth and James, Daryl blazer, $395.00, Shop; Les Nouvelles
6. G By Guess, Verna color block pump, $44.95, Shop; DSW

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Style on a Budget~

Every fashion and style lover appreciates the trends that each season brings. Investing in those trends can sometimes prove to be quite costly for any budget. Our editors have searched the trends and scoured the deals to maximize your budget for style. We will show you how to work different key trends into your look by pairing it with classic pieces, basic staple pieces, as well as mixing with other trend pieces.

Monthly Fashion Budget: $225.00

Key Trend Piece: Graphic Prints

Style on a Budget~

1. This zigzag printed bandeau beach short set from Asos is a total bargain at $53.72. You can pair the bandeau top with a jacket or sheer blouse and lounge pants for a sophisticated resort look. Add a pair of cat-eye sunglasses and a head wrap or scarf to really make the look stand out!

2. The classic white cardigan is fabulous staple for any wardrobe. Add this button down cardigan from Mango to your bandeau short set for a cute beach bonfire look. It's must-have piece all year round! Shop Mango; $37.00.

3. One of the hottest accessory trends for spring/summer 2012 is lots of arm candy, making this mixed bangle set the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Mix and match these bangles to create different looks all season. Shop Payless; $12.99.

4. This maxi skirt by Mossimo is comfortable and cute. The official color is listed as red, but it's definitely a bright pink. Wear this skirt with just your bandeau top by itself for sexy summer look or paired with the cardigan for the perfect casual date night look. Shop Target; $24.99.

5. Let your feet shine for the summer with these adorable Zara ($79.90) flat sandals. A modern spin on the classic gladiator sandal and a fantastic investment for your spring/summer wardrobe. Your feet will love you for buying them!

Total Spent: $208.60

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Spring Wishlist: Sporty Chic Looks Under $200~

Rag & Bone, Versace and Alexander Wang set the bar for colorful and youthful looks amped up with plenty of comfort and style. The sporty chic trend has easy, athletic flare with a dose of femininity for spring and summer.

Try sexy knit shorts and skirts paired with bra tops and fluid racer back hoodies. Slouchy mesh sweaters paired with wide leg pants and sleek platform heels add a sophistication to the normally casual look.

Here are seven sporty chic fashions that won't break the bank or make you break a sweat.




Spring Wishlist ~ Sporty Chic Looks Under $200


1. Aldo, Mcenroe cross-body bag, $65; Shop Asos

2. Finders Keepers, Color block dress, $170; Shop Asos

3. Mesh stitch sweater; $59; Shop DKNY

4. Juicy Couture, Striped cotton-jersey shorts, $98; Shop Net-a-porter

5. BP, Manda sandal, $80; Shop Nordstrom

6. Andi linen zip pant, $118; Shop GUESS

7. Electro pop bandage skirt, $19; Shop Nasty Gal

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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