The #SerenaSlam

Serena Williams has always been known as one of the greatest female tennis players in history. But on Saturday, she proved that she is in fact the best female tennis player of all time.

According to CNNWilliams defeated Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4 6-4 at the All England Club, securing what has become known as the “Serena Slam” — that is, winning four straight major tournaments, something she has now done twice.

And not only did the 33-year-old tennis champion achieve her second ‘Serena Slam,” CNN reports that Williams also “surpassed Martina Navratilova by nearly four weeks as the oldest women’s grand slam winner in the Open Era.” Williams credits lively, dance-filled workouts as one of the ways she keeps herself in championship shape.

Williams will get a chance later this summer to secure her grand slam status when she hits the courts of the U.S. Open in Flushing, New York from August 31 to September 13. If the three-time defending champion prevails at the U.S. Open this year, CNN reports that “she would become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to complete the calendar-year grand slam.”

Congratulations, Serena! You are truly living #theinspiredlife!

Take Her Look [For Less]

This year’s Wimbledon tennis championships has not only been a platform to showcase the prowess of the world’s best tennis players, but it has also been a platform for celebrities to show off their impeccable style.

Some celebrities in attendance went all out on their Wimbledon ensembles, and Chrissy Teigen was no exception. According to EOnline, the Sports Illustrated model attended the tennis tournament this week in a striped Magda Butrym dress trimmed with fringe, which she paired with a white Valentino studded bag, nude heeled sandals by Stuart Weitzman and Oliver Peoples sunglasses.

Teigen certainly stunned in her polished, trendy Wimbledon look, but perhaps more stunning about her look is its price tag — her entire outfit totaled $4,878! While we want to steal her look, there is no way we can pay almost $5,000 for it. So we set out to recreate her look from head to toe for under $200. Read on to see how we did!

Finding a dress to rival Teigen’s $1,730 Magda Burtrym dress was quite possibly the most difficult part of this look for less scavenger hunt. So instead of searching for a dress with a similar print, we instead chose to look for a dress with a similar cut, and we landed on the IRO Hailee Sleeveless Mesh Contrast dress from Nordstrom Rack. While this dress does not have the same color scheme or fringe detail as Tiegen’s dress, it does share a similar neckline while its mesh bodice mimics the stripes on the Burtrym frock. The other major difference this dress presents is its price: it’s currently on sale for only $104.91.

The IRO Hailee Sleeveless Mesh Contrast dress, found on NordstromRack.com.

The IRO Hailee Sleeveless Mesh Contrast dress, found on NordstromRack.com.

Although nothing can compete with Tiegen’s $2,345 Valentino bag, we found a cute studded wristlet by Carlos Santana that is definitely a contender. The Carlos Santana Serita Studded Zip Top Wristlet gives us the same studded look in a more subtle, dainty way. The gold studs are laid over a similar crisp white leather, making it the perfect alternative to Tiegen’s more expensive bag. The best part? This wristlet is available for only $29.97 at NordstromRack.com.

The Carlos Santana Serita Studded Top-Zip Wristlet, found on NordstromRack.com.

The Carlos Santana Serita Studded Zip Top Wristlet, found on NordstromRack.com.

Teigen completed her look with nude Stuart Weitzman heeled sandals for $398, but we knew that we could find a similar heel for much less that would not compromise style or comfort. We found the perfect replacement in the form of the Steve Madden Gea sandal. This sandal is offers the same slim straps as Teigen’s Weitzman heels, but for a fraction of the cost; these heels are available at 6pm.com for only $44.99.

The Steve Madden Gea sandal, found on 6pm.com.

The Steve Madden Gea sandal, found on 6pm.com.

Sunglasses were the last item to check off of our look for less list, and we found a cute cat eye wayfarer style to mimic Teigen’s $405 Oliver Peoples sunglasses. The Fossil Cat Eye Wayfarer sunglasses deliver a similar shape to Teigen’s sunnies but for only $19.97 at NordstromRack.com.

The Fossil Cat Eye Wayfarer sunglasses, found on NordstromRack.com.

The Fossil Cat Eye Wayfarer sunglasses, found on NordstromRack.com.

Teigen’s Wimbledon outfit cost a lofty $4,878, and while we love her look as is, we’d rather take her look for less. Our reimagined outfit inspired by Teigen’s original look comes in just under our $200 budget at $199.84, making this look affordable for shoppers of all price points.

Happy Shopping!

She Leads, You Follow: Wimbledon Edition

This year’s Wimbledon championships not only attracted some of the best tennis players in the world, but also some incredibly well-dressed guests.

The championships, which officially ends on July 12, has been graced with the attendance of several A-list celebrities, from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Catherine to Hollywood power couple John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen. But despite the celebrities in attendance, THL has only been starstruck by the impeccable Wimbledon fashion.

The first Wimbledon attendee to catch our eye was Sienna Miller, who showed up to the semi-finals on Friday in an elegant white jumpsuit by Galvan. Miller doubled up on Alexander McQueen accessories, pairing her look with a McQueen tote as well as McQueen tortoise shell sunglasses, according to Vogue

While Miller kept it simple in a sleek white jumpsuit, People StyleWatch reports that Pippa Middleton opted for a printed Carolina Herrera peplum top with a matching cigarette pant to attend Thursday’s match. She completed her look with a black espadrille wedge, a cream colored clutch and classic aviator sunglasses.

Although you may not be attending a fancy sporting event anytime soon (don’t worry, we aren’t either!), there are some aspects of Miller’s and Middleton’s outfits that we can work into our own wardrobes.

  1. Jump into a jumpsuit – Jumpsuits are such an easy option, not just for the summer but all-year round. Similar to dresses, just put on a jumpsuit and you are instantly dressed. However, there are certain things to be mindful of when shopping for your perfect jumpsuit: first, make sure that the jumpsuit clearly defines your waist. This means looking for jumpsuits with obvious seaming or even a belt at the waist. Next, be sure to try on the jumpsuit before you purchase it, ensuring that the waist of the jumpsuit falls at your natural waistline (your natural waistline is the smallest part of your torso); this ensures that your legs look long because your legs will seem like they start at your waist, making you look taller overall. Finally, make sure that the jumpsuit isn’t too long; the last thing you want is material to be pooling around your ankles, as this can make your legs look shorter and reverse the illusion of a longer leg created by defining your natural waist.
  2. All-over prints are A-OK – Pippa Middleton’s all-over printed ensemble shows us exactly how to pull off such a bold look. First, she chose pieces in flattering silhouettes; remember, peplum tops are universally flattering, as they not only have the ability to define your waist and emphasize your curves, but also to hide anything you may be worried about in your stomach area. Her cigarette pants are tailored closely to her body, giving her a fitted, long and lean shape. Next, she chose a print that is proportional to her frame; at a tall and slender 5 feet 9 inches, she can pull off a small to medium sized print, and this white-on-black print certainly fit the bill. Finally, she kept her accessories simple, letting the print be the star of the show while her accessories played a supporting role; note that she opted for accessories in similar colors to those in her outfit and kept those accessories in solid colors. While you can add a pop of color to something as simple as black and white, make sure that you do not introduce another bold print to compete with the main print of your outfit. You can introduce another simpler print, however, so long as it is small enough to read as a solid color from a distance.