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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Colorful Kotur Clutches

I love it when a handbag is a piece of art. Accessories are my fav part of an outfit always because you can really transform a look with just one piece. It's amazing how they can work to your advantage (or disadvantage, if you're not careful!). 

Kotur makes the most breathtaking bags that many celebs carry on the red carpet - and that I'm starting a handbag fund for in my own name. Wink. Just recently, Candace Cameron Bure carried the pastel box clutch above, and it's one of my favs. Simple, yet charming. Color is my fav way to punch up the accessory game. 

And speaking of color, Andie McDowell carried this eye catching colorful clutch to a Bev Hills party. Jealous, much? Just *think* of the fashion wonders this clutch could do. Need it...want it...love it. 

P.S. Kotur makes shoes now, too. Squeal!!!

[photos courtesy Getty Images]

Monday, August 3, 2015

It's Monday...

It's Monday. Can we all just wear wedges and try not to think about it, k?

Reese Witherspoon is wearing her new line Draper James here and I l-o-v-e. To be honest, I thought it was her daughter here. She looks SO young and vibrant and chic and can I look like her on this freaking Monday puh-lease and thank you? 

She's always wearing Draper James lately and I'm obsessing over all the gorge pieces. Here she wears the Nashville shirt and the printed Vanderbilt tote. 

I mean gotta love a collection inspired by the South! The collection was named after her grandparents and she'll open her first store in Nashville this fall. 

Road trip to see Reese anyone?! For now, I think I'll just fawn over every, single piece she wears. Gimme. 

[photo courtesy BPCM]]

Friday, July 31, 2015

Spring 2016 Shoe Trends: A Look into the Future

Every year the fashion industry convenes in Las Vegas for the bi-annual tradeshow, MAGIC, where insiders are able to check out the latest and greatest in retail for the following season. Everyone in fashion, from retail buyers to designers, fashion editors to bloggers, come together and enjoy three full days of fashion bliss. This year, the whirlwind event will take place from August 17-19 and we had a chance to get a sneak peek of what’s to come...squeal!

Leslie Gallin, President of Footwear at UBM Advanstar, is not only a highly respected industry leader, she’s also THE shoe maven. As the brains behind footwear industry giant, FN PLATFORM, Gallin is a driving force when it comes to new designers and trends. She shared with us a few of her favorite footwear trends to look out for in Spring 2016.

1.       Penny Loafers – One of the hottest shoe trends of the season, penny loafers are back in a big way! The nostalgic shoe trend offers a sophisticated look paired with comfort. Found in leather (distressed or patent), suede or print, the options for this look are endless!  

2.       Metallics – Spring 2016 is calling for lustrous shine! Whether it’s head-to-toe technicolor or just a touch of glimmer, this iridescent style is becoming the next closet staple. The best part of this revival? Any color will do! Gold, silver, technicolor or every trendsetter's current favorite – rose gold!

3.       Booties – Season after season, this look remains. Booties have been found to wear well throughout each season; whether paired with a dress or shorts, or worn with jeans. Make an investment in leather or suede booties, because this style has proven its staying power.

4.       Woven and Leather Materials – Whether crafted with a more natural fabric or modernized with a bold, technicolor look – woven fabrics have been popping up more than ever before! This handcrafted looks offers subtle dimension while remaining casual and contemporary.

5.       1940’s & 1950’s Revival – No longer associated with granny styles, the 1940’s and 1950’s are having a major moment. After a few seasons of a masculine aesthetic, feminine looks are making their way back. Everything from a rounder toe, kitten heels and slingbacks – add the perfect touch to this feminine silhouette.

6.       Varied Heel Heights – Women can now rejoice! Varied heel heights are trending for spring; meaning the same high fashion shoe styles are available with a few height options allowing no woman to ever choose between style OR comfort again!

Every August and February, the fashion industry converges in Las Vegas for the most influential event in the business – MAGIC. As an incubator of fashion, MAGIC is where new trends surface and develop into what will be seen on the consumer. The show’s goal is to connect and inspire the fashion community. The August 2015 MAGIC will run from August 17 – 19, 2015. For up-to-date exhibitor listings, seminar scheduling, travel support and registration information please visit www.magiconline.com.

FN PLATFORM is the statement of fashion in footwear; where global leaders in footwear convene to shape the industry, network and shop for shoes. Built by the industry, for the industry, this international showcase is the pillar of branded footwear. FN PLATFORM is the global showcase for branded footwear, showcasing over 1600 men’s, women’s, juniors' and children’s footwear brands from more than 20 countries. From luxury to lifestyle, footwear is curated at FN PLATFORM with buyers in mind. Offering 6 merchandised lifestyle environments, FN PLATFORM provides buyers with a convenient and efficient way to shop the most comprehensive selection of international footwear.

Disclaimer: I was compensated in exchange for this review.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Whiny Wednesday: Truck Time

It's Whiny Wednesday, y'all, and today we're talking dirt diggers (and dump trunks!). Honestly, who can resist?! They've been a part of my life for more than five years now and it seems they're not going away. Dirt diggers are basically little C's perfect peeptoes. He loves. 

We were lucky enough last week to receive two fun products from Little Tikes - the Monster Dirt Digger and the 2-in-1 Haulers Truck, both from the new Dirt Diggers collection. The age is 3+, but let me tell you. little C hasn't stopped playing with these since they arrived. A boy never tires of his dirt diggers!
He is so creative in that it's been too hot here to play outside (as in 108 heat index...whoa!), so he's been my little helper and filing up his trucks with "fake trash" and cleaning the house for me. Adorable. 

He really loves the dirt digger because the crane clicks (and I always say not during little L's naptime and he sighs...) and he just loves pushing it all around. He also uses it to fill with fridge magnets while he's spelling words on the fridge. Love it. I can't wait for it to cool and off and we can dig in the dirt this fall to our hearts' content. 

Bonus points: they're orange, his fav color! 

Monday, July 27, 2015

How I Wore My Heels: Target Denim

It's a new week with new beginnings and I'm loooooving my new Target denim! But, seriously. Let's take a moment and squeal over these amazing distressed jeans from Mossimo. Thirty. Dollars. I took both kids shopping with me at Target last weekend and I won't lie, I was completely nervous. Try on jeans...with two kids. Call me crazy, right?! 

I'm so excited to report though that they were amazing for me (I may or may not have wheeled the huge two-kid buggy into the family dressing room and let them play with hangers...blush). little C still doesn't understand why I favor holes in my jeans, and little L continues to point, but shrug. A girl can't help it - it just feels so effortless and once you go distressed, you can't go back. 

The revamped denim (and I do mean revamped because it fits so comfy) includes lots of styles from jeggings to boyfriend (I tried those on, too, and they were cute but these won my heart). There are also choices in wash, and I chose the darker one for these jeggings. These fit true to size, and I love wearing my favorite heels with them! They're so stretchy that they're super-duper comfy. 

The selection of Target denim this fall allows for every shape and size and really mimics the look of high-end jeans - without the price tag. If you're looking for fall jeans, you've got to try the new Target denim!

Disclaimer: I received compensation and a free pair of jeans form Target for the purpose of the this review. All opinions are my own. 

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Alexa Chung for AG

Wait for it...happy Friday and squeal!!! The Alexa Chung collab with AG Jeans is SO good. 

I kinda dream of having my own shoe collab. Ya know, maybe JW + ?? some day. Until then I'll relish in the chic (chic!) effortlessly cool collection like this one. 

Denim is my weakness. It didn't use to be that way, but my goodness has denim come a long way in the past 10 years. There are so many pieces you can now wear without feeling like a total soccer mom. Blech. 

And I don't know if I'll ever feel as cool as Alexa Chung looks, but hey, sporting this collection is a great start. (That denim dress though...)

Scoop up the goods at Avenue32.com!

[Photos Courtesy Karla Otto]

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