Spring Ahead: Transitional Shoes post image

The countdown to spring has officially begun. When you can’t take another day of wearing thick socks and boots, go ahead…pull out your favorite warm weather shoes. Luckily, these days, practically every shoe is transitional with the help of hosiery. However, there are styles that are particularly agreeable for the in-between season.

A peep-toe bootie is the epitome of easy transitional footwear. A cross between a shoe and a boot, they can be worn with or without opaques in the cold weather. Its sister, the cutout bootie, is another chic and of-the-moment option. Spring will be all about the cage shoe so feel free to sport them a few months early. Wedges are also back in a big way. Embrace them while you can as they’re both stylish and comfy.

Come spring, shed the tights and let the shoes enjoy the weather. [Click here to keep reading…]

Best Boots for Bad Weather post image

Best Boots for Bad Weather

It’s January, a time to start anew and get used to cruel, nasty, unrelenting weather because it’s here and isn’t going anywhere for a while. I never used to bother with cold-weather boots. Instead, I would brave nasty temperatures in my regular boots which would ultimately ruin the boots and be forced to trudge around with cold feet.

Cold weather boots are obviously highly important- they’ll keep your tootsies warm, will prevent you from slipping and sliding on those snowy days, and are highly durable. While cold weather boots used to be hideous, these days there are tons of really cute and fashionable styles.

Read on for boots that will keep you warm, dry, and stylish come rain, sleet, or snow! [Click here to keep reading…]

Celeb Style Inspiration: Whitney Port post image

From cute and casual to sexy and standout, Whitney Port’s personal style has undergone quite the makeover since we first met her on The Hills in 2006 as Lauren’s soft-spoken but super supportive Teen Vogue sidekick. Back then, Whitney’s style was very California-casual, ultra-femme, and very sweet.

In the time since, Whitney has grown up, toughened up, and abandoned sunny CA. for the harsher NYC. As she evolved, so did her sense of style. These days, Whitney likes to keep it edgy, bold, and sexy, but in that accidental I-didn’t-even-try sort of way.

Whitney loves to mix-and-match, from contrasting prints to disproportionate silhouettes to soft and feminine pieces teamed with high-voltage sexy ones.

No matter what she wears, she exudes confidence through and through and absolutely owns it. Both her attitude and absolute panache make this girl well worth drawing inspiration from.

Read on to learn how to get the city-chic styles pictured above! [Click here to keep reading…]

Toughen Up Your Look With Lace Up Boots post image

While all things 80’s inspired are taking over, there are a few styles lingering that summon the spirit of the 90’s grunge era. The style I’m particularly loving is the lace up boot.

Lace-up boots have a certain irreverence to them that makes any look more fashion-forward. They are also incredibly versatile. Wear them with jeans, leggings, miniskirts, or even dresses, from floaty florals to body-con minis.

Use your lace-ups to complete an already edgy look like Lindsay Lohan or a hipster one like Emma Roberts. Toughen up a sweet floral frock with a distressed pair like Rachel Bilson or use them to add a bit of pizazz for a casual daytime look like Diane Kruger.

This style is definitely the one I’m most excited about for Fall. Read on for my top 10 picks! [Click here to keep reading…]

80’s Revival: Cross Body Bags post image

Cross-body bags were once reserved for moms and mailmen. But as with other ‘80s staples that are reappearing for the fall, savvy designers have given it a glamorous makeover. The new cross-bodies are made of buttery soft leathers, redone in contemporary shapes, and adorned in hardware.

What’s so appealing about the cross-body bag? The hands-free factor is liberating. I particularly opt for these styles when running errands or going out at night. I also love how they can instantly lend an outfit a relaxed vibe. Of course, as a fan of contrast, I prefer wearing these casual bags with girly things – frocks, florals and frills. Few things are chicer than a fabulous dress with a long chain bag draped on your shoulder.

To keep the silhouette polished and not juvenile, it’s key to choose a size that doesn’t overwhelm you. Look for shapes that lie effortlessly against your body, whether it be saddle, pouch, or bucket. Don’t wear it too long or it looks sloppy.
Convertible bags earn extra points for its versatility and multi-use purpose. You get two or more styles out of one great bag. Hey, it’s a recession. Shop smart and get more bang for your hard-earned buck.

Read on for my top 10 picks!
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Shade to Crave: Gorgeous Green post image

Shade to Crave: Gorgeous Green

Going green in the eco-sense has been a trend for quite some time. Going green in the wardrobe sense is a bit newer to the scene and this shade was a prominent color fixture on this season’s runways. We saw army green at Chloé, mossy green at Louis Vuitton, glitzy green at Balmain, bright green at Lanvin, pale green at Malandrino, pretty green prints at Anna Sui, and many more fantastic interpretations of how to work this shade into your wardrobe.

Greens are more carefree and subdued than some of the other standout colors of this season- like powerhouse pink which is a bit more blatant- and can be tamed for a sleek, minimal style, or taken up a notch for a standout one.

The green trend goes beyond clothing, extending its fabulousness to shoes, bags, accessories, even makeup.

Check out some of my favorite green picks after the jump! [Click here to keep reading…]

Designer Shoes At Discount Prices post image

Is there any greater feeling than the purchasing of a new pair of fabulous shoes? Yes, purchasing such shoes at a discounted price! Shoe’s are every gal’s best friend, they can anchor an entire ensemble and give you an unmatched sense of confidence.

As our gift to you, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest styles we could find at seriously slashed prices.

1. Dolce & Gabbana Strappy Paillette Sandal, $650; NOW: $258.90. Glittery paillette sandals can up the glam quotient of any ensemble, from a classic LBD to your favorite pair of jeans.

2. Pour La Victoire Sloane Peep Toe Heels, $319; NOW: $223. Peep-toe booties are the ultimate way to keep your look chic year-round. Wear these when anything- floaty dresses, miniskirts, skinny jeans, shorts, leggings, shorts. From day to night, from summer to fall, these shoes will get you plenty of bang for your buck!

3. Tory Burch Carrie Two Band Jet Wedge, $395; NOW: $197.50. These ethnic-inspired wedges are bondafide statement-makers and are totally on point with this season’s boho world traveler trend. I’m in love!

4. Davis by Ruthie Davis Open Plan 3 Band Platform Sandals, $845; NOW: $253.50. Do shoes get any more fierce than these? From the banded ankle strap to the neon coating on the bottom, these shoes are almost too much to handle!

5. Pedro Garcia Palmira Knot Sandals, $475; NOW: $237.50. These yellow pumps are the perfect way to add a pop of color into your look. Wear them now with your favorite summer styles and then later to incorperate Fall’s bold color trend into your look.

Swap Bags…Without Losing Your Essentials post image

How many times have you left your favorite lip gloss in “your other bag?” Even if you dump the entire contents of your bag on to your bed, you’re either in a rush or suffering from the euphoric afterglow of your latest handbag purchase.

There are a few items that you need in order to make sure no one gets left behind. No cell phone, wallet, metro card, lip-gloss, pack of gum, left stranded in the infinite abyss of bagdom.

To assist you in achieving the successful bag switch every time, I’ve rounded up included some essential items that make for an easy transfer. From a coin purse to an all-in-one make up palette, this list will surely get you on the right path to becoming a bag swap expert.

Check out my roundup after the jump! [Click here to keep reading…]

Trend to Try: Neon Accessories post image

Trend to Try: Neon Accessories

Like it or not, we are slowly seeing the return of the ’80s. Shoulder pads, body con dresses, and even biker shorts. It can seem daunting – especially for those around back then! – but when approached with a fresh and modern eye, virtually anything can be seen as en vogue.

Neon is one of these trends that may be hard to pull off, but can be successful in small doses. If you’re scared of looking like a Post-It or a raver, skip the head-to-toe looks and go for a flash of color via the accessories route. Eye-popping hot pinks, electric greens, and acid yellows were all the rage this spring for DKNY, Doo.Ri, and Isaac Mizrahi. And I am still swooning after the Matthew Williamson day-glo python platforms. Neon perfection if it ever existed, I tell you!

The trick to making fluorescent work this decade is using it to accent neutral colors like cream, dove grey, navy and black. I love the idea of using a shocking accessory to add a jolt of electricity to classic and feminine silhouettes. Unless you want to look like a walking flashback, don’t do neon accessories with leggings, off-the-shoulder or oversized t-shirts, and anything too juvenile looking. Keep it simple and sophisticated.

If the Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, and Versace Fall 2009 runway shows are any indication, it seems like neon will still be relevant next season. So buy these accessories today and wear them now and later. Glow on!

Check out 10 fabulous neon picks at all price-points after the jump! [Click here to keep reading…]

Silhouette to Try: Sweetly Slouchy post image

A slouchy posture: not hot. A slouchy silhouette: UBER hot! This season is all about the no-muss, no-fuss, effortless slouch and I am eating it up! The spring runways were filled with slouch, a silhouette we saw at Chloe, John Galliano, Burberry Prorsum, Akris, Stella McCartney, Thakoon, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and many other trend-setting colections. From pants to tops to jackets to dresses, almost all of the collections were marked by a return to a more relaxed sophistication and easy-chic sensibility thanks to this care-free silhouette.

I have always loved this style and make it a habit to buy clothes a few sizes too big to achieve the effect. The key here is slouchy, NOT sloppy so opt for items that loosely drape from your frame rather than those that look like they’re drowning you. Another tip for rocking this look is to balance proportions- if you’re wearing a slouchy top pair it with some skinny jeans, if you’re going for slouchy bottoms, then team them with a slimmer top or structured jacket. It’s important to always remember to wear your clothes and not let them wear you.

Check out a fantastic selection of sweetly slouchy styles after the jump! [Click here to keep reading…]

Backstage Beauty: Tory Burch post image

Backstage Beauty: Tory Burch

The look was kept fresh and pretty for the Tory Burch Spring 2010 presentation, giving her casual yet chic collection the perfect spring feel. The hair was pulled back into low ponytails and makeup was subtle yet screamed “pretty young thing.” Here’s what Redken hairstylist Yannick D’Ys and MAC makeup artist Diane Kendal shared with me backstage. [Click here to keep reading…]

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