Congratulations Prince William and Princess Kate!
While the whole world is oohing and ahhing over the new and adorable Royal Baby, we here at The Style Duo are also oohing and ahhing over the Royal Baby’s beautiful Mommy. We are so proud of Princess Kate for embracing her post baby belly with a natural confidence and grace. She is exhibiting a positive and realistic attitude which you don’t always find amongst the rich & famous OR royal! Instead of going into hiding, she put on her gorgeous grin, pretty blue dress by Jenny Packham (oh and a little blow out didn’t hurt!) and she faced the paparazzi just a day after giving birth.
Often we see a celebrity emerge from the hospital after giving birth with a perfectly flat belly. Really? All we can think is what plastic surgery did they just have?! And then there are other famous folk who just go into hibernation for months until endless personal training sessions and heavy duty starvation makes them “presentable” to society! But not lovely Kate. We’d like to think that we were more like Kate after we had our babies (except for the fact that we weren’t Princesses). We were so happy to be Mommies, we left our vanity behind. But that didn’t mean totally sacrificing our passion for fashion!
So here are some tricks we learned along our Mommyhood journey so far. We don’t always have time for the perfect workout and having all that mac and cheese around can be very tempting! And let’s face it, the mommy belly can stick around for a long, long, LONG, time! But these Style Duo tummy tricks will help you to be the gorgeous, and confident Mommy that you deserve to be!
Ruching is a girl’s best friend! This DVF dress is gorgeous and forgiving on trouble areas; thanks to ruching!
Fit and Flare styles are also figure flattering like this pretty red one by Maggie London.
Even new Mommies get to have date night once in awhile! Hide that lingering belly bulge with some peplum! Not only will you be on trend but you will also be more confident!! Love this berry colored number by la Petite Robe.
End of your maternity leave? Don’t fret! Wear this Lafayette 148 New York High Waisted Skirt and you will look FABULOUS!
BEST INVENTION EVER! High waisted Spanx!!
Hey Fashionistas! The Style Duo wants to introduce to you a fabulous designer from New York City, Cynthia Rose! Cynthia is designer we bring our clients to for fabulous and one of a kind pieces for events, parties, Bar Mitzvahs, galas and for just looking special! She creates her beautiful collections with a passion for the individual who favors “elegance with an edge”. From luxurious mink stoles, fur trimmed coats and brocade motorcycle jackets to breathtaking cocktail dresses, feather trimmed party dresses and glittering gowns; Cynthia uses only the finest of fabrics from all over the world. From flea markets in London and Paris, to secret archives in Greenport, NY, she obtains only the finest textiles! And she makes exquisite jewelry too! Check out some of her chic looks for Fall 2013. We would love to introduce you to Cynthia and help style you in some of her glamorous pieces! Call us for more info: 917-291-0336
So who doesn’t love a summer sale? And we here at The Style Duo pride ourselves in being great bargain shoppers! We love a fabulous “splurge” here and there but nothing feels as good as finding a great “steal”. But be careful! We always remind our clients not to buy something JUST because it is on sale. It has to be practical and something you will be excited to wear over and over again! A closet full of great deals that you never wear is not a good deal at all! So check out some of our fave items that are on sale right now. You and your checkbook will thank us!
Cusp fuschia top $70 at Neiman Marcus
Gap tie dye shorts $20
James and Joy seafoam green top at Revolveclothing.com for $45
Badgley Mischka Mailott at Zappos for $69.99
Trina Turk Romper $103 at Trina Turk
TWELFTH STREET BY CYNTHIA VINCENT Jumpsuit $169 at Barneys New York
Jen’s Pirate Booty Dress Coverup $70.97 at Piperlime
Navy Milly Collection Fit and Flare Dress at Banana Republic- $99
Tory Burch Flip Flops, $28 at Jildor.com
So the weather this long July 4th weekend was spectacular! Ok, it was a little steamy outside, but remember not to complain too much this summer. It won’t be long before we will be wishing for 90 degree weather! So enjoy every scorching minute!
We here at The Style Duo think the summer always flies by way too fast, so this summer we vow to soak up the sun, travel to pretty beaches and go to as many pool parties and bbq’s as possible. And along the way we will wear cool fashions to make each occasion special.
Check out some major celebs sporting true patriotic fashions this holiday weekend!
Brandy has the cute, comfy and casual look down to a tee!
Go Taylor! Love the retro bikini.
Reese celebrates the 4th with a blue knit top, crisp white shorts and red nails!
Reese gets it right again when hanging with her family on the beach in an all American girl look; a figure flattering polka dotted Maillot!
The Obamas together color coordinate to celebrate the holiday in red, white and blue!
Sofia Vargas wears a flowy red maxi to stay cool and gorgeous while celebrating with her family.
Justin trades in his usual biker look for an all American red Lacoste polo. Hope Jen likes his holiday duds!
Beyonce rockin’ the sexy and patriotic look! We are loving the red shades!
Snooki’s cutie-pie, Lorenzo, looked so dapper in his holiday attire!
Are you tired of giving and receiving the most impersonal gift of all …the gift card? Whatever happened to special birthday gifts that required some thoughtful attention and personal touches? Since today is our (29th +) birthday here at The Style Duo, we have decided to dish out some ideas and tips to help you figure out nice stylish summertime gifts for a fashionable birthday girl.
Since it is really hard to pick out the right clothes for someone else, why not think about fun trendy accessories that the birthday girl would love but might not buy for herself. Since chunky colored bracelets are really IN this season why not buy one in a fun turquoise or coral and brighten her day? If you are really in the mood to splurge, a true fashionista would be super thankful for an Hermes chunky bangle either w a fun print or the classic H. Another good accessory for gift giving, now that the weather is hot , is a big beach tote. Bright florals, geometric prints and nautical versions are popping up on beaches everywhere. We love the super cute “Thursday Friday” totes that have a pic of your favorite expensive bag on a tote for a whole lot less!! Throw in a neon colored beach towel, INSTYLE magazine, a tube of suntan lotion, and large glamorous shades and you will be a Superhero of gift giving!.Or how about fun embellished flip flops? Tommy Bahama stores have awesome options that look pricey but are a bargain at $58. We are also loving heart pendant necklaces, lip gloss trios and Pucci scarves for amazing gift ideas this season.
We want to thank our family and friends for making our birthday really special with their warm wishes and stylish gifts. With love and kisses xoxo The Style Duo