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Red Carpet: CFDA Awards 2011

On Monday night, I went to Lincoln Center to watch the arrivals for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. I got to see so many famous celebrities, models & fashion designers including Zac Posen, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Tory Burch, Anna Wintour, Ashley Greene, Michael Kors, Kanye West, and so many more! I even got my picture taken with the one & only Betsey Johnson!

As much as I enjoyed all of the celebrity sightings, what I loved even more was the red carpet fashion. There is just nothing like seeing the red carpet fashion in person – a whole new experience. Here were some of my fashion favorites:

Ashley Olsen in The Row & Mary-Kate Olsen in The Row & Chanel Couture. (WireImage/Mazur)

Ashley Greene in Michael Kors.

Karolina Kurkova in Diane Von Furstenberg

Katie Cassidy in Behnaz Sarafpour.

Alessandra Ambrosio in Prabal Gurung.

Trend to Try: The Romper

Rompers are HOT this fall! Today I am rocking this trend & I absolutely love it. They are so versatile & comfy. Wear them with a tube top underneath on a hot summer day or layer them with tights & jackets for cooler weather. So how am I rocking this trend today?

French Connection Racerback Romper in dark gray
Niki Biki Tube Top in burgundy
- Black and white hearts Betsey Johnson bangle (similar to the one featured in this post, also by Betsey Johnson)
- Steve Madden sandals in black (Marc Jacobs sandals featured in this post)

Other fun ways to wear a romper once the cooler fall weather rolls around? Layer the romper over a lace top or lace leggings. For an edgier look, throw on a nice leather jacket.

Are you loving or hating the romper trend? How are you rocking the romper for fall?

Top Five: Worthy Investments

1. Jeans – In our society, jeans are pretty much a necessity. While buying cheap jeans are great, everyone needs that one pair of jeans that might have cost more but fit perfectly and will last forever.

Brands I Love: Citizens for Humanity and Department of Peace.

2. Boots – A great pair of boots are a cold weather essential. Instead of opting for several cheaper brand boots, I would recommend investing in one great pair of boots that are versatile and comfortable. Two years ago, I purchased a pair of brown Coach boots on Black Friday. While they were much more affordable due to Black Friday deals, they were still fairly expensive. My only regret? Not buying a pair in black as well since they drastically changed their boots this year.

Brands I Love: Coach.

3. Makeup – As any girl might agree, make-up is the one essential that you actually wear each and every day. I would say that a great foundation is a very worthy investment since your face (and skin) is the first thing people see. An amazing foundation (no matter the price) will help you make a great first impression.

Brands I Love: MAC and Nars.

4. Purse - I am not a huge purse fan. I like them but I do not buy many purses. Sometimes due to price, but mostly because I am very picky about purses and how they fit and look. To me, buying a more expensive purse is a worthy investment because I know that if I love it, I will definitely get my money’s worth.

Brands I Love: Betsey Johnson and Chanel.

5. Suit - A great investment (especially for those about to graduate from college) is a nice suit. This suit will be used often when going to career fairs and/or interviewing for jobs. When looking for a job, a great fitting suit will be crucial to your success.

Brands I Love: Nanette Lepore

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As Seen On: The Veronicas

Who: The Veronicas
What:
Stretch Satin Bustle Jacket by Betsey Johnson
Where:
Photoshoot / MTV

For those of you who watched the season finale of MTV’s show Styl’d, you may recognize this jacket. This is an amazing Betsey Johnson jacket that looks fabulous on while also giving you some edge with the bustle in the back. I tried this same jacket on several months ago and it truly looked amazing. On Styl’d, Tara (who used to be a Betsey Johnson sales associate) picked this jacket out of her own closet in hopes that The Veronicas would like it and want to wear it. Lisa instantly fell in love with it and wanted to buy it from her.

You can buy the jacket here for $295.

Top Five: Headbands & How to Wear Them

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This year it is all about the hair accessories and thanks to Gossip Girl, headbands have become increasingly popular. Now designers are taking this simple concept and putting a new spin on the classic headband. You can really find some fun and unique headbands now. I will show you some of my personal favorites.

1. Betsey Johnson Crystal Headband with Bow - This is my go-to headband during the colder months. I absolutely adore this headband. I had bought a plain crystal headband prior to Betsey Johnson’s headband collection but I love this one because it is much more casual. I love dressing up a casual sweatshirt and jeans by wearing this headband. It allows you to stay comfortable and warm while still feeling like a girl.

2. New York Zipper Headband – I found this adorable headband when I went to New York last month. A lady was selling handmade hair accessories that were extremely cute and affordable. What I loved about this particular headband was that the flower was made out of a zipper, which is another HUGE trend this season. This was the perfect headband to pair with a pea coat.

3. Free People Lacey Trio Headband - This headband instantly caught my eye and it looks fabulous on. The jewels look so great in the light and are so colorful that this headband can really be worn with a variety of different outfits. This headband is the perfect headband if you want to get noticed. You can find this headband at Free People stores or online for only $20. 

4. Betsey Johnson Leopard Print Headband – I love this Betsey Johnson headband as well. This is my go-to beach accessory. It goes great with my leopard print swimsuit and my beach cover-ups. Headbands are a great way to look great, keep your hair out of your face and protect your scalp.

5. gla.MAR.ous Pamela Headband – I won this headband in a contest and I really like it. What is unique about this one is how it is constructed. All of the other headbands, excluding the zipper bow headband from New York, have been elastic headbands. This headband’s base is a zipper with the edge being similar to bra straps that can be fitted to the size of your head. So no matter how big or small your head is, you can rest assured that this headband will fit you and never be too loose. This headband definitely makes a statement so the outfit that you wear should make a statement as well. I would pair this headband with a fitted skirt and a cropped jacket for an edgier look. You can find this headband online for $22. Make sure to check out their other headbands as well!

Top Five: Summer Accessories

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Summer 2009 is all about making a statement. Stand out of the crowd with these summer accessories.

1. Headbands - they are not just for little girls anymore. Simple headbands are nice but stand out with an embellished headband. Betsey Johnson makes fabulous ones but they are very hard to find. Also try Free People.

2. Statement Ring - change the look of any outfit with a beautifully oversized ring. Definitely not for the timid!

3. Painted Nails - finish off your look with nail polish. Choose black or a deep red for a modern look or a bright color to lighten both your outfit and your mood. My favorite color is Schiap (bright pink) by Nars.

4. Cuffs – the perfect accessory for summer tank tops and shorts. A definite summer must-have!

5. Watch – don’t let boring watches hold you and your style down. Betsey Johnson offers a very fun and fashionable collection of watches.