All posts by Laurie Sage

Functional and Fashionable Boots

Winter is barely over and this has been one of the more brutal winters in recent memory. Mountains of snow have been dumped in the north east, and temperatures have a hit an all time low across the country. With all of the unpredictable weather, it’s pretty difficult to keep your feet warm, dry, and cute. Luckily, two of the best online shoe retailers, Zappos and DSW have some functional and fashionable options to get us through the rest of the winter!

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These Le Chameau Zena Jersey boots are sure to keep you fabulous and dry this season. According to reviews, they are not only functional, but comfortable!

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Zappos sells these cute OluKai Holo Lio II boots that customers call cute and more importantly, hold up well.

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Next up, the Teva Figueroa WP, which are cute, and give off some of that snow bunny vibe.

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Some girls find heels to be a necessity, and if you’re one of those girls, then these Merrell Evera Amp are right up you’re alley.

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Still want that height, but a little more comfortable? These waterproof wedges are perfect for a night out with the girls when snow is still on the ground.

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In keeping with the heel theme, these riding boots from DSW will allow for you to splash around in puddles or slush, and still stay stylish and dry.

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Lastly, the Born Cilia Boot is the perfect finishing touch to a cute outfit for a cold date night.

Stay Stylish!

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Dress Up For Valentine’s Day

February has officially arrived, which means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and whether you are planning to spend it with your significant other or have a girls night out, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite dresses, shoes and unmentionables you are sure to love!

This Alice + Olivia Pout Lip-Embroidered Dress is fun, flirty and perfect for Valentine’s Day with these adorable lip appliqués.

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Another fun and sexy red option is this red form fitting dress from Urban Outfitters with a heart-shaped keyhole cut out, guaranteed to make your date go gah-gah!

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This chunky heart necklace is a fun piece for you to add to a sexy plunging neckline dress for date night, or a fun option to add to a flirty ensemble to wear on a night out with the girls!

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Sick of hearts yet? Hope not, since these adorable shoes are the quintessential addition to any Valentine’s Day outfit!

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Red or pink not up your alley? This sexy black dress with sheer sleeves is sure to make you feel like a goddess. Want to girl it up a bit? Those heart shoes are a great choice!

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Looking for the perfect piece of Valentine’s Day lingerie? Look no further. This unique lacy black bra with a collar will be the icing on your cake Valentine’s Day night!

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Stay Stylish!

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Dress Up Your Nails With Scotch Tape

Nail polish has always been a fun way for girls to express themselves. You know, hot pink if you’re the “fun” one, red if you’re a “flirt,” and black if you’re “deep.”

As of late, there has been much more than just colors that you can put on your nails to show off your personality. One of the first products to really launch this new nail art phenom was the Ciate Caviar nails, which truly give your nails a festive, textured look – just don’t plan on having the caviar stay on while you’re sleeping. Then the nail sticker prints starting popping up, followed my different kinds of top coats (matte, fur, shiny, etc…), and pens – they make nail polish pens for those ambidextrous or daring enough to get super detailed on your tiny palette.

But, as we know, some of these products can really burn a hole in our pockets, less of a hole than shoes, but it definitely adds up!  One of the most cost efficient and easiest ways to dress up your nails is with scotch tape, and chances are you have some laying around your house! Using the straight edge as a guide for lines, and cutting them into shapes, makes for a perfect stencil. We’ve rounded up some stunning DIY nails below to give a try!

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This one is one of my favorites – with the different finishes, and using scotch tape as a guide for the french tip – it’s easy and classic!

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These triangles were created using two pieces of scotch tape over a (dry) nude polish, and painting a black coat in the empty space.

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So this one will cost you a little bit more money because you’ll have to buy those wavy scissors. This is a lot easier than it looks! Just cut strips of tape with your new fancy scissors, place them on your nails, paint an accent color, and peel!

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Another easier than it looks scotch tape manicure. Paint nails, let dry, cut tape in spike pattern, place on nails, paint another color on top, peel and add top coat of choice!

Stay Stylish!

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2014 Trend Alert: Midi Rings!

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The midi-ring: a ring that is worn in the middle of your finger, typically above your middle knuckle; will be a trend to keep your eye on in the upcoming year.

We’ve seen celebrities such as Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens and Ciara, wear these simple, yet ornate, rings over the past few years or so.  As the evolution of these tiny baubles progressed we’ve seen them bring a more delicate look to hands, or even a more edgy look, depending on how you place them – or if you prefer spikes!

As 2013 came to a close, these rings seem to popping up more and more, in magazines, on friends, on TV, and have been easier to find in stores.  We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite ones we’ve found online, so you can get in on this fun trend in 2014!

  • Bauble Bar sells this ampersat midi ring for the social media savvy girls
  • Top Shop sells this dainty midi with rhinestones that can give you a classy look if worn along, or can give you a rocker-chic look if you stack it with other midis:
  • I keep hearing the mustache trend has run its course, but I’m not buying it. Instead, I’m buying this!
  • Need a reminder that there’s always hope? Then this is perfect for you

Stay Stylish!

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Truly Zac Posen for David’s Bridal

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With the holidays coming to an end and 2014 in sight, engagement season is in full swing! Brides-to-be are pinning their full-hearts out, and will soon be able to include Zac Posen’s new line of bridal gowns, Truly Zac Posen, to their wedding boards!

Beginning February 2014, brides on a budget will be able to score a coveted Zac Posen wedding gown at David’s Bridal, ranging in price from $850 – $1,350! If you’re an avid Say Yes To The Dress viewer, then you know how much of a savings this is, especially for a designer gown!

Posen describes his new line as his love note to a bride on her most beautiful day, adding, “That was the starting point of my collection. I try to push design boundaries using new draping and fabric manipulation techniques every time I approach a new design.”

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