Blog Posts by Ariel Rivera, Style Editor

  • Harvest These Fall Pieces Right Now

    It happens every August. The temperature rises to such a brain-melting level that the only bearable items in my closet become the light and loose, airy and gauze-y, short and skimpy ones. Yet, the September issues of all my favorite fashion magazines get delivered and all of a sudden I've developed an actual, palpable hunger for fall fashion. Luckily, there is a way to combine the two elements. Invest in my top 5 picks of fall's fashion crop now, and transition them later.

    Skinny Cargo Pants

    Celebrities like Rihanna, Kate Bosworth, Rachel Bilson and Kourtney Kardashian have been seen all over town in this adorable take on Fall's military trend. Most of them were spotted wearing J Brand's $230 version, but save some cash for the next trend and snag one of these inexpensive options instead. Wear them now with a soft silk tank and platform wedges, and wear them later with a cozy knit sweater and some lace-up high heel boots.
    Delia's skinny cargo pants, $49.50.Delia's skinny cargo pants, $49.50. Urban Outfitters skinny cargo pant, $58.00.Urban Outfitters skinny cargo pant, $58.00.Express cargo pants, $59.90.Express cargo pants, $59.90.

    1950's-inspired Full Skirts

    They came down the Fall

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  • Get The Look: Cameron Diaz

    James Devaney/WireImageJames Devaney/WireImageLook at those mile-long legs! Cameron Diaz looked so crisp,
    summery and sexy at her appearance on "Good Morning
    America" to promote her new movie with Tom Cruise, "Knight and
    Day." Her surfer-girl hair was pulled back and her glowing, dewy
    make-up was pure perfection.

    Her adorable baby blue cropped blazer is from Rag & Bone and
    her beige silk shorts are by Elizabeth and James. Her stud earrings
    are by Anita Ko, the lucite bangle is by House of Lavande, and her
    nude and brown wedge sandals are from Chloe.

    To get this gorgeous and confident summer look for less, just follow
    my simple equation below...!

    Asos blazer, $58.96.Asos blazer, $58.96.Old navy white tank, $8.00.Old navy white tank, $8.00.Forever 21 silk shorts, $29.80.Forever 21 silk shorts, $29.80. Aldo wedges, $49.98.Aldo wedges, $49.98.

    Lucite cuff from Lori's closet, $22.00.Lucite cuff from Lori's closet, $22.00.Kate Spade gold stud earrings, $45.00.Kate Spade gold stud earrings, $45.00.
    Gold rope chain from Nordstrom, $48.00.Gold rope chain from Nordstrom, $48.00.

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  • Get The Look: Gwyneth Paltrow

    Mike Marsland/WireImageMike Marsland/WireImageAt the 2010 National Movie Awards held in London, Gwyneth was
    grown-up girlie in head-to-toe fuchsia, save for a strand of chunky emerald
    beads and a gold signet ring on her right hand. Her gorgeous Prada sheath
    had such an interesting shape and sheen to it, and her bubblegum
    pink Christian Louboutin peep-toes were so very Barbie in a good way.

    Summer has arrived and what better way to usher it in than in a bright,
    juicy, fabulous color like hot pink? To get Gwyneth's look for less, check out the click-to-buy options below.

    Hot pink mini dress at Forever 21, $29.80.Hot pink mini dress at Forever 21, $29.80.Pink patent peep-toes from, $12.99.Pink patent peep-toes from, $12.99.Green chunky necklace from Nordstrom, $45.00.Green chunky necklace from Nordstrom, $45.00.Gold cameo signet ring from, $10.15.Gold cameo signet ring from, $10.15.

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  • Secret Soirée

    Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending a Secret-sponsored Fashion Week cocktail party thrown by BeyondBeautyBasics and TheMakeupGirl. The forward-thinking minds behind the sites threw the party in recognition that bloggers and online media have become big players in the world of Fashion Week coverage. The theme was "Fresh and Fearless" and a lottery drawing placed a fresh $1000 in the pockets of a lucky guest to help her in conquering her "secret" fear. Beauty industry heavy hitters like Ted Gibson -- host of TLC's "What Not to Wear" and hairstylist to celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Anne Hathaway -- mingled, danced, and sipped champagne alongside us editors, bloggers and stylists. Stila make-up artists applied touch-ups, and great music filled the chic SoHo space. The energy was amazing and it was refreshing to be surrounded by so many intelligent bloggers -- all of whom share a love of Secret, and, of course, fashion.

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