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With fall officially here, I’m feeling this menswear look I wore at the Nordstrom Beauty Trend show! What’s your favorite fall fashion trend?

#Menswear mood today at @Nordstrom #BeautyTrendShow #yourgalkara #fashion #style #model #fallfashion #BTS #beauty #makeup

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Los Angeles Fashion Week Spring 2013 Review

The Spring 2013 collections for LA Fashion Week were the perfect representation of SoCal’s laidback and eclectic fashion scene.  LA designers did not disappoint, showcasing lines that will surely lift your spirits come springtime!  Here are some of the hottest trends that hit the LA runways:

Snow White

Soft shades of white, ivory and cream dominated the runways during LA Fashion Week.  From classic to bohemian silhouettes, key looks were updated for spring with an airy, feminine flair.

Sheer collared blouses, high waisted skirts and sheaths were romantic but refined at AGAIN and Luciana Salamone.

Whimsical maxi dresses in luxurious silk and lace were highlights at Mike Vensel and Odylyne, adding a modern and elegant touch to this key style.

Pretty Prints

From geometric to flirty designs, vibrant prints were in full swing for spring 2013.  Printed pants were both cropped and billowy, proving to be a strong statement piece for fashionistas.

Ladylike florals showed up on skirts and cropped jackets at Basil and Living Doll Los Angeles, pairing beautifully with sheer tops.

And fanciful dresses were adorned with artsy motifs at Naven, reminding us all why we all love spring!

Denim Remastered

The essential fashion item, denim, had a complete makeover for spring 2013.  While jeans are a style staple, Louis Verdad took this versatile fabric to new heights.

Denim suiting was sexy and sophisticated, with shorts, peplums and lace adding to the refreshing designs.

Caplets and bomber jackets in lightweight denim will be the perfect outerwear for the warmer season ahead.

And the LBD may have new competition with this denim number, a one shoulder belted dress with a full lace skirt!

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My official website is now online!  Please check it out at www.KaraBirkenstock.com.

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Thanks to everyone for your continued support!

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Kara

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Fall Shoe Trends 2011

The hottest shoe trends for Fall are updated versions of old classics, from menswear inspired loafers to ladylike heels. When the weather cools off this September, be ready to put your best foot forward in the following must have styles!

Menswear

Classic shoes with tomboy inspiration are a must have for every fashionista this Fall, as they’re both stylish and versatile. This season, look for chunky heeled loafers, sexy plaid pumps, and modern flat oxfords that can be dressed up or down. Try this trend with a crisp pant suit for the office, or with a pair of boot cut jeans and a blouse for a night on the town!

Mia Newberry Loafer Pump 49.95 DSW Liz Claiborne Carletta Oxford Pump 49.95 DSW
Rizzo Oxford 64.95 Nordstrom Lulu Townsend Plaid Pump 59.95 DSW

Lace Up Boots

Continuing on with the menswear inspired trend, lace up boots and booties are another must have style for Fall! These boots are a little bit rugged and whole lot of sexy, the perfect combination for the cooler months ahead! Look for styles with fur, shearling and other cozy accents, sure to make your feet feel fabulous all season long! Try a pair of neutral boots in tan, brown, or black, or for a pop of color, have some fun in the hottest hue of the season, cobalt blue!

Zigi Soho Brinx Boot 59.95 DSW DV Dolce Vita Bootie 129.95 Nordstrom
Coconuts Gretchen Wedge 64.95 DSW 2 Lips Slush Boot 49.95 DSW

Ladylike

Add a dash of sass to your look with Fall’s feminine heels, pumps, and flats! Look for sexy stiletto heels with ladylike bows and ruffles, classic t-strap pumps, and flats with romantic lace details. These pretty shoes are a must have style for the office, and the perfect complement to a sleek sheath dress. To glam up a date night look, try a flirty pair of heels in fiery red or hot pink!

Mojo Moxy Sophia Pump 69.95 DSW Liz Claiborne Ashley Pump 59.95 DSW
SM Heaven Lace Flat 39.95 DSW Charles Albert Beau T-Strap 34.95 DSW

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