Healthy Flip Flops: Fashion Friday

Vionic Tide Family Collection

 

National Flip Flop Day should be every day to celebrate wearing Vionic flip flops! Luckily, I work from home when I am not traveling for national magazine stories or in town in client meets so I have the luxury and flexibility of getting to be comfortable. For those of you who know me personally, you know I work out ever day, and I stand up a lot at work, testing recipes, doing photography so I am thrilled to be luckily enough to be introduced that Vionic shoes.

Unlike traditional flip-flops which cause feet to flatten against their natural form, Vionic’s podiatrist-designed flip flops hug the arch of your foot so that feet, helping prevent plantar fasciitis. Great for after sports recovery and those with foot pain, their technology is proven to help prevent and reduce pain in feet, ankles, knees and backs. Vionic with Orthaheel Technology offers the ONLY sandals recommended by both the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and renowned integrative medicine doctor, Andrew Weil, MD. Vionic.

How cute are they?? Whether you have plantar fasciiitis, shin splints, aching legs, flat feet or pain in the ball of your foot, these shoes can really help! I love this pair below. They go with everything, and I get compliments every time I have them on! For more see Vionic.

 

Tide II Bronze

Fashion Friday: Bold Gold

If you haven’t guessed already, this post is about gold jewelry. This is one of the hottest trends that was shown all over the runways and are now featured in every store in New York City. These gold pieces are just so perfect for the holiday season whether you are buying them for yourself or for someone else. There is something for everyone. Gold jewelry has always been classic, but today, designers have added modern touches on their pieces.

 

1. Tuleste Market is one of my favorite jewelry brands. They have some fabulous pieces that I just love! These gold rosette earring are so gorgeous. They will go with everything. They are $75 at TulesteMarket.com.

2. For an edgy look, I would go for this great cuff by Dannijo. How fabulous would this look with a LBD? Grab yours at Dannijo.com for $178.

3. Ever dreamed of being an Egyptian goddess? This Alexis Bittar choker is exactly what you need. This would also look amazing with a turtleneck (a winter staple). The choker is $375 at IntermixOnline.com.

4. When in doubt, go for a classic chain necklace. This piece is a an essential for every occasion and every season. It is so versatile that you will wear it over and over again. Kenneth Jay Lane is known for making amazing pieces such as this one. The necklace is $163 at Bloomingdales.com.

5. I love this little stack ring. It is one of those pieces that you will constantly wear because it will go with everything. The pearl and the rhinestones are a nice touch too. The ring is $29.99 at BananaRepublic.com.

6. Instead of a boring gold bangle, check out this one from Forever21. I love the chevron design! It is very “in” right now. This bangle will also loo amazing with other bangles stacked next to each other. The bangle is $7.80.

7. Last, I found this great necklace. This classic sphere necklace is extra special with the rhinestone detail. It reminds me of a piece in the past.The necklace is $88 at Madewell.com.

This post was crafted by Meredith from Inspector Snew

Fashion Friday: Winter Essentials

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is approaching so quickly. It seems like only yesterday that I was putting all of my scarves, boots, and other winter accessories in the back of my closet. If you are at a lost of what kind of accessories are on trend this year, then have no fear, because I am here to help! I personally love winter accessories. They can instantly change any outfit you are wearing. Just have some fun with bundling up…believe me, it is best to have fun when it is unbearable outside.

It is definitely key to keep your hands warm. I just love these gloves from J.Crew. They are simply chic with the half leather, half faux leopard print. Be sure to snag these gloves for $175.

I just have to admit it, I love scarves…I have a drawer full of them. The “pull through fur scarf” is something that is totally different than what I already have. This bright blue pull through by Adrienne Landau is so perfect. It not only adds a pop of color to any coat, but it will keep you nice and warm-which is so important. This scarf is available at Intermix for $295.

I love a beret. It is just that simple. This beret from Bebe is totally adorable. I love the snow white color (it will look fabulous with every hair color), and the bow adds a fun, feminine touch. Look amazing at this amazing price–$39.

My mom always told me that if your ears are warm, then your whole body will be warm too. I totally agree with that statement. Plus, it gives you a good reason to go out shopping and get yourself a great pair of adorable earmuffs. I have a pair very similar to these from Asos. They are faux fur, but they are equally as warm. They are only $21.56 online.

Last, you have to have a great pair of warm boots. They also have to look cute too. I love this pair by Ugg. Now, I am not a fan of the past styles designed by Ugg, but today, they have definitely stepped up when it comes to being fashion forward. Lace-up boots are totally on trend right now, and with the shearling on the inside, that is just a winning combination. The boots are available at Nordstrom for $249.49.

This post was crafted by Meredith from Inspector Snew

Fashion Friday: Stylish Handbags and Link Party

I’ve been searching for a new fall/winter handbag, and there are so many great trends this season: Satchels, hobos, clutches, messenger bags, totes, backpacks and even wristlets. My daughter, Leigh, told me the rage at her school was Longchamp purses (I thought, how nice). She even saved up money to purchase one for herself, the Le Pliage (below). When looking for her first purse she has ever owned, I bumped into this messenger bag that is so awesome (above). This Imperial Messenger Bag is also from Longchamp ($662). This would be a major splurge :).

I’m loving this Satchel from Steve Madden from Macys ($108), It’s so casual and perfect for cooler weather. It would look great with my cowboy boots.

How cute is this little “Flap” handbag by Gianni Bini Ariel from Dillards priced ($69)?

And this one is on my list for sure. Clutches are the rage this season. This Metallic BCBG Clutch from Dillards ($98) would go with just about anything in my closet.

 

Snakeskin and leopard prints are hot this season.  This “Snakeskin Clutch” from Zara ($79) is fun and trendy, but also is so versatile.

If you’re looking for something instead of a briefcase, this bag is for you. I would be jumping for joy to own this Tory Burch Tote Bag from Nordstrom ($450)? I could even fit my laptop in it. Happy “Fashion Friday” everyone! Please link anything you want to share below.


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Fashion Friday: Fall Boots Splurge vs. Steal & Link Party

I’m so excited about my new column, “Fashion Fridays”. To kick off my first week, I am thrilled to have Meredith Asman as my guest for this week’s post. Meredith, began writing her blog, Inspector Snew, in February 2009. Inspector Snew highlights different fashion trends for each season with a wide range of price points from the ultimate diva to the thrifty fashionista. Meredith graduated from the University of Alabama in May and is now living in New York City to pursue a career in fashion. She is also my niece so I’m honored to have her Be sure to check out her site Inspector Snew. Take it away Meredith…

Boots are all the rage this fall. They are so helpful in keeping your feet warm from the snow, ice, and wind. Boots are super comfortable, and they are acceptable to wear in most work places. For today’s post, I have found three types of boots that are must haves for this fall. You can either splurge on a pair of boots, or you can get them for a steal! It all depends on your monthly or seasonal budget.

First, I found two great pairs of tall black wedges. I just love wearing wedge boots because they are not only comfortable, but they look great with jeans tucked in, or they look great with dresses and skirts with tights. They can be casual or dressy.

Splurge- Rick Owens for $1,895 at Saks

Steal- Lucky Brand for $219

I love lace up ankle boots. They are great for casual work days and running errands on the weekend. I love them with rolled up jeans and a simple tee with a sweater or with a girly dress and a jean jacket.

Splurge- Diesel for $320 at Ssense

Steal- Old Navy for $25

This fall and winter, you are going to need a great pair of rain boots. Not only are they essential for those rainy days, but they are perfect for walking in sloshy and slippery snow. When it gets super cold outside, buy some rain boot socks to keep your feel extra warm.

Splurge- Givenchy for $280 at Kima Zabete

Steal- Chooka for $89 at Dullards

 

Join me and link your fashion posts (below) or anything you feel is fashionable, food, art, photography, clothing, decorating, etc.


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