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With the weather finally starting to feel like Fall in Los Angeles, I’ve been inspired to fill my closet with rich hues, preppy silhouettes and bold accessories. Luckily, by visiting the SPRING app, I was able to shop for all of my fall fashion must haves in one place. With over 800 brands and collections for women, men, beauty and home, not to mention free shipping, your shopping experience will never be the same. Check out SPRING to shop these looks today!

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Fall Fashion Must Haves Under $100

Back to school means it’s officially fall. It’s sweater weather, indeed, time to pull out your scarves and boots for the cooler months ahead. While you still might be kickin’ it in your shorts and flip flops, there’s no better time to prep your autumn closet than at the top of the season. The best deals and biggest selection are available now. Rest assured, the following fashion must haves will take you to the head of the best dressed class, and they won’t break the bank. Who says you have to spend a ton of money to be stylish? Click here for more affordable fall fashion inspiration.

 

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And the award for Best Shoes on an International Press Tour goes to….Angelina Jolie!

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From London and Paris to Shanghai, Maleficent star Angelina Jolie has been channeling her latest character in fashionably creative ways. Wearing sophisticated but sexy dresses and pants, Jolie has completed her ensembles with killer shoes from Christian Louboutin. The stunning custom heels are meant to resemble Maleficent’s famous horns, and the white version even had blood dripping down the back.

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Even Angelina’s costar, Elle Fanning, had a bit of footwear fun during the duo’s stop in Paris. While Jolie wowed in her gorgeous black pumps, Fanning paid homage to her Sleeping Beauty character in a darling pair of Charlotte Olympia heels.

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Bravo, ladies! Can’t wait to see what other stylish accessories you’ll bring to the red carpet in the months ahead! What do you think of Jolie’s rockin’ shoes? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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Festival Fashion Must Haves 2014

Festival season is in full swing! With Coachella behind us, there’s a slew of amazing music events in the months ahead that require the right festival attire. No matter if you’re headed to the desert or the big city, or just want to look like you’re part of the in-crowd, proper festival style is a must. Channel your inner bohemian hipster with the following fashion essentials.

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To read more Festival Fashion Must Haves, click here.

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Golden Globes 2014 Top 10 Best Dressed

The biggest names in TV and film arrived on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday night dressed to impress. A-list starlets made bold statements in shades of red, with exquisite jewels, shoes and accessories fit for Hollywood royalty. 

Here’s my list of the Top 10 Best Dressed:

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Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad

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Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta

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Julie Bowen in Carolina Herrera

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Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney

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Elisabeth Moss in J. Mendel

For more of my Golden Globes Best Dressed, please check out my list for MYX-TV by clicking here.

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Fall 2013 Must Have Shoes

Fall is upon us fashionistas!  With some of the hottest shoes to hit the scene in years, Autumn 2013 will definitely be a supremely stylish season.  To get you excited about the cooler months ahead, here are some of the best, must have trends in fall footwear:

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Alice and Olivia, DSW $234.95

Hello Stilettos

Making an elegant return to the forefront of fashion are pointed toe, stiletto pumps!  These sexy heels are classic and sophisticated, great with everything from dresses to pants.  Add a little spice with dainty bows and embellishments, hardware and animal prints. 

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Steven by Steve Madden, Nordstrom $148.95;
Kurt Geiger London, Nordstrom $385.00

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Aldo $110

Wedge Booties

This season’s wedge booties are the perfect combination of style and comfort!  These must haves shoes run the gamut from casual chic suede to dressy leather with gold detailing.  Pair this look with cropped pants or skinny denim.

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Tory Burch, Nordstrom $395; Vince Camuto, Nordstrom $148.95

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DV by Dolce Vita, Nordstrom $98.95

Geometric Color

Make a bold statement this fall in colorful footwear with geometric inspiration!  Vibrant hues merge with neutral tones, a fresh way to add a pop of color to your ensemble.  Materials like suede, leather, and reptile combine for a dramatic, scene-stealing look.  This trend is so wearable, expect to see it in clothing, jewelry and accessories too!

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Sole Society $59.95; 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Nordstrom $295
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Rachel by Rachel Roy, DSW $129.95

Ankle Strap Art

This season’s sexiest heels and booties feature ankle straps that draw serious attention to your lower half!  Like artwork for your feet, heels are adorned with intricate straps, studs, zippers and buckles.  Whether you prefer thin or thick straps around your ankle, there’s something for everyone this fall!

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Sam Edelman, Nordstrom $174.95;
Enzo Angiolini, Nordstrom $119.95

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Diba, DSW $49.95

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Fashion Meets Function: Blake Brody In-Studio Footwear

You only need to slip once in barre class to know that proper footwear is a must. That’s what inspired Blake Brody to create shoes that are designed specifically for yoga, pilates and barre. Her chic and eco-friendly collection of In-Studio Footwear is both functional and fashionable. With significant traction to prevent falls, the soft, breathable shoes allow for a full range of natural motion; critical during strenuous in-studio classes. The split soles and padded arches add comfort and stability, letting fitness enthusiasts focus on their form and movement.

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Brody’s line is also environmentally conscious, constructed of vegan materials that are anti-microbial and odor resistant. The ballerina inspired collection features a range of styles in neutral and vibrant colors, with decorative side panels and metallic accents. In fact, celebs like Denise Richards are huge fans of the line for its innovative design and sophisticated look.

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Denise Richards in Blake Brody In-Studio Footwear

I was more than excited to try out my pair of Blake Brody shoes at Exhale Spa in Santa Monica, CA. A barre fanatic myself, I too had experienced an embarrassing slip during the painful but beneficial chair position in a recent class. Upon entering the studio, I immediately received compliments on my shoes. (My Jennifer flats are so cute, I’ve even thought about wearing them as regular shoes!)

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Blake Brody In-Studio Footwear in ‘Jennifer’

Fashion aside, from warm ups to wind down, my Blake Brody shoes provided incredible support during the 60-minute Core Fusion Barre class. I was in complete control during thigh and seat work at the bar, allowing me to concentrate on perfecting my form. Lunges and standing stretches were a breeze. The grips on the soles did provide more resistance than typical barre socks during core exercises (i.e.; flat back), but it forced me to work harder and achieve a more intense workout. And the best part, the performance mesh technology helped to keep my tootsies cool when the instructor picked up the pace. By the end of a demanding class, everything on my body was sweating – except for my feet!

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Exhale Spa in Santa Monica, CA

Prices range from $98-$115. Available online at www.blakebrody.com and select spas/fitness centers.

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DSW Treats Friends & Celebs to Exclusive Sneak Peak at Fall Footwear

Designer Shoe Warehouse offered an exclusive sneak peak of the Fall 2013 collection last Thursday at Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.  The event took place on the actual sets of DSW’s upcoming Fall commercials, including a glamorous shoe closet that any women would die to have! 

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Guests were like kids in a shoe candy store, sampling the hottest heels and boots from the new line set to hit stores in August.  Expect to see a lot of sophisticated pumps and heels this Fall, as well as boots with more minimal hardware than in seasons past.

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The budget friendly retailer also revealed some of the latest selections from their Luxe810 line, a collection of shoes from renowned fashion brands and labels but at a fraction of the cost.  Prada and Gucci for 60% off? Yes, please!

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Actresses Marcia Cross (“Desperate Housewives”) and Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries”) were among the celebs that joined the fashionable festivities.

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To top it off, guests indulged on tasty cupcakes from Sprinkles, mini-massages provided by Spa on Location, custom nail design by Kleur and a hair blowout by Drybar

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Stay tuned for my Fall Shoe Preview, featuring the latest from DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, coming soon!

(Photo credits: Scott Nathan/DSW)

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Good Dresses for Traveling: eHow Style Video

The summer travel season is officially upon us!  But before we head to distant lands for some much deserved R&R, we need to do a little prep work – the most important being to pack a well stocked and versatile wardrobe!

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Here are some tips to keep in mind when packing for your upcoming vacation:

1) Pack clothing and accessories that are versatile.  Jeans, nice shorts, skirts, and good fitting dresses (short or maxi) are great travel options that can be dressed up or down.  Solid color tanks, tees and blouses are also smart choices.

2) Create multiple outfits by mixing and matching your items.  For example, wear a dress with flat sandals for day and when night falls, swap them out for sexy heels and jewelry.

3) Select items that travel well, are breathable and don’t wrinkle easily.  Cottons, knits, poly-blends, and silk jersey are best.

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I recently shot a Style video for eHow.com, with some great tips on how to pick the best dresses for traveling.  Watch it by clicking here.

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A Day On Set:  Access Hollywood

The Access Hollywood segments that I shot for DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse aired over the last two weeks…and I just had to thank everyone for watching and for all your sweet comments!  It’s always a blast working with the adorable and fun loving Kit Hoover, and of course, sharing all the latest trends at amazing prices from my friends at DSW Shoes!

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In the first segment, we dished about the hottest spring shoe trends.  It’s all about Modern Romance, with shoes and accessories with lots of flirty and feminine details.  Floral prints of all sizes are a must have, while dainty bows and ruffles add a sweet touch to more simple styles.  Pastels are also a refreshing way to kick off the spring season!

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The second segment was my personal favorite!  With the summer travel months ahead, there’s nothing like adding a little Global Inspiration to your wardrobe!  With bold colors, graphic prints, and lots of beading and embellishments, you can feel like you’ve travelled the world just by putting on a fabulous pair of shoes!  Wedges and sandals are perfect for summertime, both being versatile and stylish!

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Click here to watch the video segments from Access Hollywood!

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