Style Monday

Hello Fashionistas,

I really like this pretty dress modeled by Blake Lively in the August issue of Vogue. She is shown in numerous designs inspired by the West but this one speaks to my quilting roots because of the pattern…but the elaborate ruching makes it super sophisticated. The horse blanket-inspired wrap makes the photo (and outfit) so interesting. Love!Blake Lively Vogue Aug 2014

Celebrity Hat Monday

Good morning hat enthusiasts!  I feel like this winter is dragging and it’s not just the weather making me feel this way. Hats with floppy brims been the go-to look of the season and Blake Lively is another lovely casualty to its dominance. Quite frankly, I’m bored with them. Next week I may have to look beyond celebrities for some inspiration…will keep you posted.

Blake is seen in the same hat on two separate occasions. She looks undeniably sweet and feminine in the first picture, which I think flatters her. The second photograph is a completely different look with a leather jacket and skinny jeans, and she still makes it work.  Blake makes a simple hat a feature that not only makes her look more stylish, but it also helps showcase that a hat can change your outfit from one day to the next.  Which look do you prefer?

Blake Lively with Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively with Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively Airport Hat

Blake Lively Airport Hat

Photos from Entertainment News and Vogue