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Try Out Pretty And Cool Things!

It's easy: Just hang up your little blackdress, jeans and t-shirts in your closet and indulge in pretty and simple white dress, wide-brim hat, distressed jean jacket and shiny heels.

Let's face it- time goes by unbelievably quickly. It is almost Fall and seems like yesterday we had the beginning of Summer. This season's long ethnic tops and dresses served as mini cover-ups that you tossed on over your suit. But towards the end of the August, it's a dress. That means you can look cute and be ready to play with jean jackets, cardigans, boots....anything that will suit last days of Summer and chillier nights

Be ready to go wherever the day takes you.  With this simple and pretty but still very sexy and girly look you will get a notice-me type of response. Especially if you wear this beautiful Badgley Mischka hat, which is always so glam. Just indulge in a few creative items: Jamie wears sexy, gold, high-heel sandals. If you want less dressy just find some with no heel.

We ended up in one of the most amazing places in Bethlehem- Moravian Book Shop! America's oldest bookstore founded in 1745. In our photoshoot adventures we're always turning to Bethlehem or other towns in our area not just for inspiration, but for collaboration. The moment Jamie and our team entered the historical book shop in the heart of Bethlehem, it was clear we had scored another hit for AFP. 

What holds us transfixed, however, isn't just the beauty of this town, stunning as it is. It is the people and multi-attitudes, awashed in native flavor and rich history of this region.

In fashion it must be understood that creative cross-pollination with the right photographer, make up artist, model and brands spells success. As a Fashion stylist I wanted to reinterpret the traditional, bohemian motifs. I wanted for this look to have its own character. Little details like adorned jean jacket and jean Steve Madden bag with logo pins, choker and sparkly earrings promote imaginative pairings and invite creativity to your everyday ensambles.

There is a newfound appreciation for DIY pieces like Steve Madden bag because they are one-of-a-kind and can become a part of the movement, and definitely are statement pieces that we can closely relate to.

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Jamie wears: Hat: Badgley Mischka, Earrings: H&M, Jacket: Levi's, Dress: J.Crew, Bag: Steve Madden, Shoes: Steve Madden.

MODEL JAMIE KLEIN

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENTSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

 

 

Style News! Season's Trends You'll Love!

What's new for you this month?

Recoiling into the safety of well-worn concepts. There is something very comforting about clothes that have an inaudible dominance and assurance. Season's earthy, chunky cardigans paired with blush/nude or pink top and suede bottom in the similar hue.

One of the season's most popular fabrics-salt-dyed cotton- is turning up in seductive or more demure work/ play designs too. Nothing beats a simple T that can be worn with pretty much anything. Moon River T is perfect: round neckline. short sleeves, relaxed silhouette and high-low hem.

Jessica

The statement skirt by Lulus. You don't have to go full Barbie to wear this trend. Just balance your girly stuff with relaxed, unstructured pieces. Try to have more fun with your clothes and not always wear the uniform.

Always dress to feel like a woman. It doesn't mean you have to wear heels all the time. J.Crew flat sandals can be just as feminine!

Jessica sizzles with old style glamour hair styled by Danika Clevenstine. But the whole look is versatile. The idea here is to be free-almost sloppy-not perfect.

Jessica is wearing: Cardigan: H&M. Top: Moon River (sold out), Skirt: Lulus (available here), Flat sandals J.Crew, Choker: Aqua, Earrings: Neiman Marcus.

MODEL: JESSICA FALCO

MAKEUP: DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN ROUNDS

FASHION STYLIST: DANUTA BYRA

Jean Jacket Style and Six Ways of Fading to White in Style!

Some great jean jacket styles are out there for you to try. Remember to skip boxy styles and create curves with a cinched-waist jacket this is especially great if you have a boyish build.

Pair your jacket with a sexy t-shirt or camisole and flirty scarf for a look that's flattering, feminine and very 2015.

All you need are comfortable flat Vans to finish the look.

Every woman should have at least one jacket that's a teeny bit tight across the chest. Zip or button it to just under the bustline, and let the rest of your jacket frame your chest for instant va-va-voom appeal!

Say no to oversize square-cut styles (that only works for blazers and coats come this Fall). Trade in your shapeless denim numbers for a shorter, sleeker version that doesn't overwhelm your frame, especially if you're petite.

Make this look evening-ready by adding strappy sandals and chandelier earrings. (and loosing the scarf)

Jamie is wearing: Jacket by H&M, Bag by Aldo (available for rent or purchase- learn how here), Shoes by Vans, Earrings: Kohls, Scarf: Simply Vera Wang, T-Shirt: American Eagle, Sunglasses: Simply Vera Wang, Jeans: Hollister

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN ROUNDS

MAKE UP BY DANIKA CLEVENSTINE

STYLED BY DANUTA BYRA

MODEL JAMIE KLEIN

SIX WAYS OF FADING TO WHITE IN STYLE

Prepare for a white out. This summer, style reaches new heights of sophisticated simplicity with clean, crisp white. Shed some light on your look with these six simple solutions for staying in style.

1. WHITE BAG

There is something so retro about a white leather bag. Racy and demure all at once, it works at any hour. It's polished and lady-like by day, but ideal for evening when the white really pops.

Chicnova Blouse, Skyla Top, Glamorous Jeans, Quipd Pumps, Lulus Purse, Kenneth Jay Earrings, Ray Ban Sunglasses

Chicnova Blouse, Skyla Top, Glamorous Jeans, Quipd Pumps, Lulus Purse, Kenneth Jay Earrings, Ray Ban Sunglasses

2. WHITE SUNGLASSES

Think big this summer. Oversized sunglasses are shading eyes everywhere. Choose white plastic frames that look great with a tan and complement your smile.

CALYPSO St. Barth Tank, Keepsake Skirt, CiCiHot Wedges, SKEMO Clutch, Esmeralda Earrings, Miss Selfridge Ring Set, Dorothy Perkins Floppy Hat, Wildfox Sunglasses

CALYPSO St. Barth Tank, Keepsake Skirt, CiCiHot Wedges, SKEMO Clutch, Esmeralda Earrings, Miss Selfridge Ring Set, Dorothy Perkins Floppy Hat, Wildfox Sunglasses

3. WHITE SANDALS

You can never go wrong  with white platform sandals. Abandon the rules from years past and do something unexpected. Go ahead and pair them with a dark dress.

Abaday Dress, Bel Air Sandals, Proenza Schouler Bag, Normal Timepieces Watch, Chan Luu Bracelet, Hugau Ring, Pieces Hat

Abaday Dress, Bel Air Sandals, Proenza Schouler Bag, Normal Timepieces Watch, Chan Luu Bracelet, Hugau Ring, Pieces Hat

4. WHITE TANK

Dress it up for work with a skirt or pants and a fitted or oversized blazer. Dress it down for the beach with a hat and a mini or for a casual night out in the movies with jeans and pair of KEDS. Any way you look at it, a white tank is perfect for every occasion.

Keds Champion Micro Dot Lace, Michael Kors Parker MK5354 watch and VALENTINO GARAVANI Leather Rockstud 2Rows bracelet are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box  here !  BCBGMAXAZRIA Tank, River Island Jacket, J Brand Jeans, Chloe Bag, Charlotte Russe Earrings and Rings, Becksondergaard Scarf

Keds Champion Micro Dot Lace, Michael Kors Parker MK5354 watch and VALENTINO GARAVANI Leather Rockstud 2Rows bracelet are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box here!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Tank, River Island Jacket, J Brand Jeans, Chloe Bag, Charlotte Russe Earrings and Rings, Becksondergaard Scarf

5. WHITE DENIM JACKET

Summer classic, a white denim jacket is a versatile style staple.

Maurices Dress, Dorothy Perkins Jacket, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, Hermes Bag, Anne Klein Watch, Marni Necklace (Blue), Arizona Bracelet, Charlotte Russe Necklace, Pamela Earrings, Charlotte Russe Sunglasses

Maurices Dress, Dorothy Perkins Jacket, Stuart Weitzman Shoes, Hermes Bag, Anne Klein Watch, Marni Necklace (Blue), Arizona Bracelet, Charlotte Russe Necklace, Pamela Earrings, Charlotte Russe Sunglasses

6. WHITE DRESS

Honey, they shrunk the dresses this season. And that means legs are taking center stage. Why not have lovefest with yours?

ALDO Perelli Ankle Strap High Heels are available for rent or purchase. Learn about our CLOSET FULL OF OUTFITS Box here!

Glamorous Dress, Givenchy Handbag, Yoins Necklace, Assad Mounser Bracelet, Guess Watch, Letters by Zoe Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels Ear Clips, Stella & Dot Ring, Ray-Ban Sunglasses,

What is your favorite "WHITE" Summer classic?

Colder Spring Days. Pink Chic: 5 Pink Spring Trends You'll Love!

Yet, another option for colder spring days from our chilly March photo-shoot.

More and more women are mixing destroyed denim jeans with cropped tops, denim shirts and leather biker jackets. You can also cuddle up in an extra soft, oversize turtleneck poncho.  

With Jamie’s look I think we got the balance right. The key to this look are multipurpose items that will give your wardrobe more mileage. And mileage is what most women are looking for anyways. Classic pieces that never go out of style.

Then, lest we forget, there’s the jewelry. Today it’s gold hoops, leather bracelets and watch.

Bag amped with rock & roll details- fringe and studs- turns up the volume on gutsy glamour.

Once again special thanks to our Fashion contributors: photographer John Rounds, his images are beyond reproach, if there is an essence to fashion, he has captured it, and Make-Up Artist Danika Clevenstine who creates gorgeous faces every day.

Jamie is wearing: Earrings: Khole's, Turtleneck Poncho: DKNY, Cropped Top: Topshop, Watch: Kate Spade, Bracelets: Khole's, Belt: J. Crew, Jeans: Hollister, Bag: Steve Madden, Boots: Dolce Vita

Model: Jamie Klein

Make-Up: Danika Clevenstine

Photographer: John Rounds

Stylist: Danuta Byra

PINK CHIC

5 SPRING PINK TRENDS YOU'LL LOVE

1. PINK JEANS

These J.Crew jeans are great-they're fitted and comfy.

2. PINK CASUAL TROUSERS

Pink, heart-print Moschino trousers  paired with hot red Tory Burch tote is the way to have more fun with your clothes. 

3. PINK FRENCH JACQUARD SKIRT

Always dress to feel like a woman. The pink Orlay Kiley skirt is a very eclectic and feminine piece that will make you look and feel beautiful and with deep V-neck lace crop top you'll look glamorous.

4. PINK SHORTS

Need a break from jeans, jeans, jeans? You got it: This pink shorts refreshingly polished look is ladylike and so sexy.

5. PINK HIGH HEEL SHOES

With hot pink Miss KG pumps wear an outfit that hugs your curves.

What are your favorite PINK SPRING CHIC ITEMS?

Slouchy Pants, This Month's Fashion Essentials & Weekly Outfit Planner

Today's look is all about slouchy pants or joggers. Make this look sporty or sexy, take it from season to season- it all depends whether you pair it with cozy knits or ruffly crop tops, rugged boots or beautiful jewelery.

Vest: Zara (similar here), Cardigan: Anthropologie, Top: H&M, Scarf: Alexander McQueen, Pants: H&M, Boots: Aldo, Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane, Earrings: One Kings Lane

THIS MONTH'S FASHION ESSENTIALS

Slouchy pants and joggers come in crazy array of styles these days. Here, the right pieces to pair with each to achieve the fabulous look you're going for.

Guys just can't resist cute girls in stripe pencil skirts.

Which of these hot cropped top looks screams you?

Five gorgeous ides for one of 2015's big fashion trends: CHECKS!

Want to look flawless in your distressed jeans?

WEEKLY OUTFIT PLANNER

This week glamour is back- and you should be chic when going out at night. Show off your womanly shape in something sexier like snake skin print jeans.

MONDAY: Denim Jacket: Maurices.com, Jeans: New Look, Sneakers: Converse.com, Crossobody bag: Gigi New York, Tank Top: nordstromrack.com, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Ring: Ruby Heart Promise, Bracelet: overstock.com, Necklace: Adriana Orsini, Scarf: Brunello Cucinelli

TUESDAY: Necklace: Astley Clarke, Hat: Eugenia Kim, Jacket: jcrew, Backpack: JulesB, Jeans: Roberto Cavalli, Boot: Jill Sander

WEDNESDAY: Shoes: Burberry London, Tote: Céline, Bracelet: Spring Street, Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Coat: Warehouse, Dress: makemechic.com, Hat: Global Babe

THURSDAY: Sweater: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Bracelet: Astley Clarke, Sneakers: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Jacket: JCrew, Tights: JCrew, Skirt: Kenzo, Clutch: Zadig&Voltaire

FRIDAY: Dress: Zeagoo, Tights: Sofie D'hoore, Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff,  Necklace: Amazon.com, Earrings: Kate Spade New York, Coat: glamzelle.com, Sunglasses: River Island, Shoes: Giusppe Zanotti

SATURDAY: Monki, Coat: J.Crew, Shoes: Sergio Rossi, Clutch: Vintage 1950s on Etsy, Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, Necklace: beladora.com

SUNDAY: Bag: Burberry, Rings: Carolina Bucci, Kismet, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Dress: Temperley London, Pumps: BRIAN ATWOOD, Jacket: Temperley London,

Winter White, Weekly Outfit Planner and Style Crush: Khloe Kardashian.

Sweater Cardigan: H&M, Longsleeve Jumper: Free People, Dress: H&M, Thights: HUE, Boots: Aldo, Necklace: Stella & Dot, Ring: Vintage (purchased in Europe), Bag: Bottega Veneta (Vintage)

Crisp white sweaters, dresses and jackets are the ultimate winter signature wear this season. I love white paired with gray and silver. Here I decided to go for a little bit of Aspen chic meets Anthropologie boho.

SIMILAR LOOKS:

Dress: M Missoni, Turtleneck: Maison Martin Margiela, Cape: Missoni, Tights: Forever 21, Boots: Blackfive, Bag: Bottega Veneta, Necklace: Lana, Ring: Icepinkim

Tights: ASOS, Jumper: AUTUMN CASHMERE, Bag: Bottega Veneta, Ring: Nak Armstrong, Necklace: Suzanne Kalan, Dress: Temperley London, Jacket: Temperley London, Boots: Versace

 

WEEKLY PLANNER

It’s easy to fall into a regularity of wearing the same thing every day. To revive up our melancholy for this week, I looked to the street and newest trends for elegant, easy style inspiration. Consider the seven looks below my pre-planned, hassle-free attires for the week.  When I decide what to wear I first pick one inspirational piece- a T-Shirt, shoes, bag or earrings, I style around it my entire outfit. It can be a very creative and fun process...

American Eagle Soft & Sexy Colorblocked Baseball T-Shirt

T-Shirt: American Eagle, Blazer: Selected, Jeans: Paige Edgemont, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Chanel, Necklace: Butter Jewelry, iPhone Case: Apple, Lipstick: Inika

Brian Atwood Heels

Dress: ROMWE.COM, Shoes: Brian Atwood, Bag: Saint Laurent, Necklace: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Bangle: Kate Spade New York, iPhone Case: Casetify.com, Coat: Artizia

FENDI Mini 2jours Structured Leather Bag in Yellow

Dress: societyofchic.com, Vest: Maurices, Pumps: Giuseppe Zanotti, Bag: Fendi, Hoop Earrings: Nyla Star, Ring: Eve's Addiction, iPhone Case: Couture. Zappos.com

Bling Jewelry Genuine Onyx Studs

T-Shirt: vineyard vines (vintage), Coat: Mango, Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Boots: Hot Topic, Bag: Saint Laurent, Stud Earrings: Bling Jewelry, Ring: ICE, iPhone Case: ShopBob

KBETHOS Heather Slouchy Beanie Skull Cap Hat

Top: Stylemoi, Blazer: Rotita, Leggings: Rick Owens, Boots: ElaineTurner, Crossbody Bag: Henri Bendel, Earrings: Shaun Leane, Hat: KBETHOS Bracelets: Charlotte Russe,

Agnona belted oversized coat

Top: H&M, Skirt: Tiger of Sweden, Coat: Agnona, Shoes: Giusppe Zanotti, Hobo: Reed Krakoff, Bracelets: Aldo Shoes, Earrings: Tiffany, Ring set: Mango, iphone Case: Amazon

Ripped Highwaisted Jeans

Gym Sweater: Peacock, Jacket: Karen Millen, Jeans: KnowStyle, Shoes; Charlotte Ruse, Bag: Michael by Michael Kors, Bracelet: Amazon.com, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, iphone case: casetify

TODAY'S STYLE CRUSH: KHLOE KARDASHIAN

Bracelet: IPPOLITA, Sunglasses: jcrew, Top Cami: KAUFMANFRANCO, Earrings: Larkspur & Hawk, Necklace: Larkspur & Hawk, Skirt: ISABEL MARANT, Clutch: ISSEY MIYAKE, Pumps: PIERRE HARDY, Shirt: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Dress: Versus, Jacket: True Religion, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Givenchy, Ring Set: Scotch&Soda

Jumpsuit: Diane Von Furstenberg, Bag: Stella McCartney, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Sunglassess: Victoria Beckham, Jacket: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Shoes: Aquazzura

Blouse:ASOS, Wrap: Madeline Thompson, Jeans: Paige, Pumps: Gianvito Rossi, Bracelet: Wet Seal, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Shoes: BRIAN ATWOOD, Tank Top: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Jeans: DSQUARED2, Sunglasses: Gucci, Necklaces: Laura Lee and MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE, Tote: Marni, Cardigan: M MISSONI