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Jessica Alba Proves That a Striped Tee & Jeans Never Go Out of Style

Jessica Alba striped top and white blazer look for less
Jessica Alba arrived in stripes and high crop jeans for a late night bite at Craig's in West Hollywood.

A white longline blazer and black pumps elevate this look from day to night. I love how a few simple switches can totally change up the feel of your favorite basics!

I'm also loving Jessica's graphic black and white bag that ties into the minimal yet bold color palette of her outfit, plus those hoop earrings for a little sparkle. Simple yet so good!

Jessica Alba striped top and white blazer look for less

Shop the Look for Less:


TOP: Forever 21 Striped Ringer Tee (just $12.90)
JEANS: H&M High Crop Jeans
JACKET: H&M Longline Blazer
SHOES: Steve Madden 'Paiton' Pumps (30% off!)
BELT: H&M Leather Belt
BAG: H&M Shoulder Bag
EARRINGS: Gorjana Hoop Earrings (now 40% off)
BEAUTY: Jouer Lipstick in Citronade Rose (on my wishlist!)




Jessica Alba Photo Credit: Red Rum / BACKGRID



Links of the Day:

Draper James by Reese Witherspoon is now available at Nordstrom.com.

LVMH reveals more details about its forthcoming website, 24Sevres.com.

The camo pants we featured in this post are now 20% off with code DENIM20! Thanks to reader Chrissy for the tip!

Throwback Thursday: Beyonce's Red Jacket and Leopard Scarf

Shop Beyonce's red jacket and leopard scarf look for less.
For today's blast from the past, we're looking to the fall of 2011, when Beyonce rocked a red jacket with a leopard scarf, skinny jeans and brown lace-up ankle boots. I love the combination of rich, warm fall colors from her jacket and scarf, balanced out by neutral basics like her essential white shirt (try this one) and skinny jeans. Queen B amps up her look with high heels, but you could just as easily wear this look with riding boots or a low ankle boot. And if red isn't your color, try a fall-friendly burgundy instead (love this jacket). However you customize this look, make sure you snag this leopard scarf - it's a must-have you'll reach for season after season.

Shop Beyonce's red jacket and leopard scarf look for less.

Shop the Look for Less:


BP Sunglasses, $12 (or splurge on this pair) // Topshop Blazer, $95 // Charlotte Russe Ankle Boots, $31 // River Island Skinny Jeans, $84 // Express Bag, $30 (down from $50!) // Oasis Leopard Scarf, $28 // INC Earrings at macys.com, $14



Beyonce Photo Credit: Felipe Ramales, PacificCoastNews


Southern Charm: Reese Witherspoon's Navy Skirt and White Blazer Look for Less

Reese Witherspoon Navy Skirt and White Blazer Look for Less
Showcasing her latest Draper James pieces for spring, Reese Witherspoon stepped out in this darling blue and white ensemble that offers a fresh take on the color combination. Reese paired her Draper James Scallop Blazer ($250) and Margaret Solid Skirt ($165) with a coordinating navy top, layered over a printed button up, with bright cerulean pumps, playful 'Totes Y'all' Vanderbilt Tote ($185), round sunnies and a gold watch. I love seeing blue and white in a non-nautical look for spring — it's so fresh and the contrast of the collared shirt and shoes add a fun twist to the navy ensemble. Read on to score our similar finds and get Reese's look for less...

5 Under $50: Bright Blazers




The black boyfriend blazer that's dominated celebrity wardrobes for the past couple of season seems to be on the wane, making way for a new staple: The bright blazer. Color is everywhere, from the spring 2012 runways at Gucci (above from left) and DKNY to on-trend ladies like Catt Sadler, E! News correspondent, Maria Menounos and Kim Kardashian (all in blazers by Naven). Ready to layer on some delicious color? Here are five super affordable blazers to get you started.