Chic Beyond Belief by Stephanie Rizik

Stephanie Rizik's Lifestyle Blog

Month: July, 2013

Asymmetric Skort.

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Trends come and go but skorts are forever. Yes I said skort! I’m so in love with these asymmetric mini skorts. They have this edgy modern look which makes this simple piece elegant. Show off your sexy legs in this gorge piece of fabric. Accent this look with a denim button up, coordinating midriff top, or a graphic tee. Literally all tops function properly with this skort. YES to statement pieces. And yes to converse or strappy heels. Heels always add a classy touch to every outfit. This contemporary design is sold at Zara so you trendy fashionista’s can easily get your hands on it. Skorts are chic! Atleast the asymmetric one is, don’t even think about pulling the one you wore in elementary school out. I adore the easiness of these feminine photo looks I posted up top for some easy inspiration tips for you. I have to say that white ones are my fav, and they also seem to be the most popular preppy-ish ones on models and other fashion bloggers too.

Fashionably Yours,

Steph.

Chanel Espadrilles.

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Shoe trend alert and I. AM. OBSESSED! Literally drooling over these fabulous most wanted flats of the season. I want them so bad but minus the fact they are sold out in my size EVERYWHERE. (39.5 to be exact) Epic fail! They are such an easy going shoe, just slip them on with any outfit and go! The casual Espadrilles are super trendy and made by tons of different high and low labels but the “IT” pair is Chanel. As always! This shoe trend has definitely taken off and we’ve spotted plenty of celebrities in them too. Leather or canvas is appropriate for any high street style. Soooo let your feet enjoy the comfortable, stylish, and trendy Chanel Espadrilles. 

Stay Chic. XOXO,

Steph.

The OC. OOTD.

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Night out for dinner and cocktails in the true California bliss of Orange County. My go to look is always black on black on black with a pop of Red lipstick. (Russian RED by MAC) What I wore…

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1. Black Shirt — Forever 21

2. Necklace — Originally it’s my handle to my Jimmy Choo clutch, but I stole it off too wear it as a bulky chain necklace.

3. Leather Skirt– Forever 21… Leather is always trendy even in the summer.(Read my Leather Post.)

4. Pointy Gold Flats — Forever 21… My pop of color to contrast the black. (Read my Color Pop post)

Just realized my whole outfit was forever 21, I truly do love that store. Looking chic can be cheap. Therefore you all can do it.

Fashionably yours,

Steph.

Color POP.

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Spice up your style with a little pop of color. Make your street look eccentric by showing off your color confidence in eye popping piece in your wardrobe. The streets will take notice. TRUST! Here’s some ideas how to…

1. Colored Pants.

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Work it! Work It! Work your ASS-sets. Wear bright skinny jeans with something chic, preppy, or rock and roll. These pants go back beautifully with dark neutral, whites, and nude. Not such a fan with color-blocking with these bottoms. But thats just me. Or try a bold print that contains the color so it really pops.

2. Shoes.

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With shoes every color of the rainbow goes. Find your prefect pair that will be just as bright as your smile. Put on your LBD with a sexy pair of red heels. Jeans with a plain tee and purple flats. A white dress with mellow yellow pointy heels. Or a nude romper with a spark of blue. 

3. Handbags.

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Remember. Your purse is your soul. Sooooo what better arm candy to have is one that stands out a mile away. It’s about time you invest in a must-have bag that you’ll carry all season. Your purse that makes your heart skip a beat.

My three favorite pop of colored trends pants, shoes, and handbags. Hope you go bold with a colorful look. 

Stay Chic,

Steph.

90s Floral Dresses

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I’m always excited to talk about the return of 90’s fashion. I love how feminine the floral is and how easily it can be styled to be so grungy. These dresses can be found anywhere such as TopShop, Brandy Melville, Urban Outfitters, And even the high end Parisian label Saint Laurent. But of course, one of the best places to find a perfect dress is a vintage or thrift store. And if your not so into entering into a second hand store try Etsy.com they have the cutest refurbished vintage items on that site. 90’s trends are roaring back and what better way to make a statement is the floral graphics? This season has characterized by its babydoll-style fitted dresses in floral prints or even a romper style. They are EVERYTHING and beyond. This look is so simple and fresh just style it with a pair of low or high top converse, combat boots, or a contrasting sandal. Or try pairing your dress with some Doc Martens, a bowler hat, and ripped sheer tights or ankle socks peeking over the top of your boots for a true retro look. Message me or email me pics of your look. On that note. Yet again don’t forget to…

Stay 90’s. XOXO,

Steph

Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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Meow! My current obsession this summer time is the Cat-Eye Sunglasses. They have this old hollywood slash Parisian chic look to them that makes me not wanna take my eyes of them. They also have this modern edge that makes these kitties timeless. Vintage everything is back. (Literally, and i’m not gonna lie the hottest boutiques to shop at these days are thrift stores.) And Audrey Hepburn is bringing it back Breakfast In Tiffany’s style. These great cat eye pairs are designed in cheap to high end brands with options to suit any face shape also ranging from oval to rectangular. If your on the prowl for some new shades its safe to stay get these! So let’s have an amazing summer with these sunglasses as nowadays it comes out with many colors, sizes, and brands that best suites you and what you like. 

XOXO,

Steph

GNO. OOTD

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Summer nights call for three things: girls night out, dressing ultra chic, and drinking an amazing cocktail. Check! Check! And check! Here’s what I wore…

1. Shirt– Celine Paris Tee from YKbeads … I always like to give my plain tee’s an extra something by rolling up the sleeves just a little. It gives it that extra flare don’t ya think?

2. Skirt — TopShop … What I obsessed most over this skirt was the length. I also love how it’s body hugging which shows my curves in such a flattering way. In addition its high waisted. My fav! Anything high waisted is such a good buy and extremely trendy.

3. Bag — Louis Vuitton Galleria Bag (limited edition)

4. Shoes — Jimmy Choo … I went with this leopard pair specifically. Because It brings out that edgy wild look that put the exact finishing touch to this plain look.

Remember ALWAYS Stay Chic,

Steph

Whites.

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Mixed whites is like a fresh breathe of air. So simple chic and has that exact minimalist look to it that I adore. Summer’s biggest color trend in full force. Designers collection this season are hitting the runway’s and your favorite clothing stores. And Fashionistas everywhere are coordinating in white from head to toe. Even in the colder months this look is still beautiful to wear. Mix your materials: for example white jeans with a lacey top or a crisp white tee. Don’t be afraid to mix your whites with a bright white dress and a dull white blazer. Take any look from day to night from simply changing your shoes to a white pair of converse to a contrast colored heel by night. Another summer breezy outfit I rock is just a simple white midriff crop top with a pair of white vintage high waisted shorts with a pair of flats. It’s so effortlessly fashionable. Do it. Try it. White out your style.

Stay Chic Beyond Belief,

Steph

Flower Power.

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Floral Crowns have become such a chic hair accessory and a HUGE statement piece. They may have started as a music festival trend but if you ask me there here to stay giving any outfit that blossoming finishing touch. Making your own personal crown does take time and work, but at least it’s unique and your individuality shows through. Or buy pre made one at TopShop, Urban Outfitters, and surprisingly lately Forever 21. I know they can be a “little to out there” but heres a way to tone it down… Just a little. Purchase a headband with smaller flowers so its not too dramatic. Another trick is to wear it a little further towards the back of your head so you don’t have that overload dominating effect look. Add a perfect little bohemian touch to your everyday street style or in April more excitingly for Coachella. Cant wait!

Stay Floral,

Steph.

The Grove. OOTD.

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An amazing summer day spent in my book is shopping… Of course at The Grove in LA. Doing damage at my favorite stores TopShop and Zara. My outfit was casual chic. Lightly done to not over heat in this dreadful summer sun. I stayed cool and collected. Here’s what I wore…

1. Sunglasses — Prada Cat-eye Sunnies

2. Top– Vintage Blouse

3. Shorts — American Apparel High Waisted Shorts

4. Accessories– Cuff, Watch, Ring

5. Shoes — Aldo Pointy Flats

Fashionably yours,

Steph