Category Archives: smart casual

Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds enjoying Lake Placid

Blake Lively announced her pregnancy on her blog Preserve last week with a couple of well choreographed perfect bump shots.  This week, she has been photographed enjoying Lake Placid – a picturesque little town in upstate NY.  Apparently Blake does not have a stylist – everything that she wears, be it red carpet or just lounging around at home – is selected and purchased by herself.  She is always on the best-dressed lists and based on what she is wearing in these photographs, it makes sense.  She looks fabulous!  I’m calling her look casual-sophisticated.  A bit of an oxymoron, but let me explain.

Oversized coat – check
Patterned scarf – check
Knee high boots – check (flat heel – great for pregnancy)
Sunglasses – check.

If she swapped the oversized coat for a grey or beige trench, brushed and styled her hair and put on a touch of lippy,  it would step it up just that little bit.  But it is a holiday at Lake Placid, not a fashion walk and she still looks fabulous.

 

 

Rachel Bilson looks cute (duh)

I’m completely in love with Rachel Bilson’s maternity styling.  Photographed here in a black smock dress with a colourful striped pattern, she looks so cute!  The only thing I don’t like about this dress is the length – it’s just a little too long for her tiny frame.  She stands at just over 155cm, so there is not a lot of room to work with.  The dress could work by trimming off the bottom black panel completely.  It would leave the dress at approximately knee length and would still look really cute.