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Target unveiled a new line of Who What Wear footwear and I was seriously impressed. while these puppies are still in the mail, so I can’t comment on the quality, the thin straps are very reminiscent of a popular Valentino pair. they’re the perfect ladylike counterbalance to a pair of baggy boyfriend jeans and a cozy scarf.

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1. earrings 2. patchwork bag 3. sweater 4. jeans

p.s. check out a few great others in the line are these manolo copycats, a pair of velvet wrap heels and red microsuede booties, all for $40 or less!

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meet this season’s version of the statement coat– boots and booties of all shapes and embellishments. they’re lighting up runways and fashion week photos errrywhere because they’re pretty much the perfect thing to jazz up your old jeans and a chunky sweater, while giving your stan smiths a much needed break. i know 95% of my readers may be scared of some of the picks below, but i promise you can dip a toe into the trend in a subtler way. some of my favorites are below…

 

#1 MSGM. debating maxing out my credit card for these lovely floral babies. hoping shopbop will hold their f&f sale before it gets to that point!

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#2 nasty gal. metallic + geometric makes the perfect match. this pair could also do double duty with a silk top and midi skirt for an evening on the town.

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#3 rebecca minkoff. these velvet babies are subtler than some of the other pairs, but sadly sold out in most sizes. you can bet this cp is already signed up for the waitlist.

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#4 valentino. let the stars be your guide in an out-of-this-world jeweled pair

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#5 faith boston. marble heels? yes puh-lease.

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#6 saint laurent. rockstar worthy silver stars get brought back to earth by a stretchy side and shockingly wearable heel

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#7 target. snakeskin wonders that look just like the ones featured in photo 4, for under $35

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#8 sam edelman. floral brocade with a slightly far east vibe. also try a pink candela pair from anthropologie.

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want more? for those of you looking for other options, check out net-a-porters full embellished boot guide here!

into the fringe

When I saw my girl OP rocking this fringe skirt along with some other snazzy ladies, I knew it was going to be one of my more daring fall purchases. theres something tough and western but distinctly feminine about the look. I first discovered a lux one at Scoop and was mulling over a splurge purchase when I luckily found Zara’s copycat last week (what did we do before inditex??!)—three clicks later its on the way to me. Love the idea of pairing the dramatic fringe with a simple cotton T.

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i figured it has been a while since i did a little splurge vs. save post, so channel the looks above, no matter what your budget
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tshirts: splurge on an alexander wang (pricey but last forever) or go more basic with j.crewimage003

skirts: scoop keeps it classy in a more tailored style while zara offers an identical style for less

**third option by alice + olivia if you’re looking for a mini

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bags: dying for the combo of red/green + camo/studs on this last season valentino, but BR’s stripe offers a citron pop

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shoes: to master the fall transition, stick with a open toe bootie to transition from sandal weather. keep it sleek in the Vince addie or save with a similar style at urban outfitters (in a dream world, channel OP in these alaia

p.s.– don’t these new fall clutches at BR take a page from Anya Hindmarch?!

one shirt, three ways

Truth: I have been trying to avoid buying clothes with prints, but failing. The reality is that my closet is chock full of color and prints (more so than neutrals) because they are just more exciting to buy, but as I’ve gotten older, again and again I pull out the same black dress. I’m not sure if it’s my age in life (to go Freud on you, I think I still associate prints, especially bright florals, with my embarrassingly awkward Lilly-filled tween days) or my impatience to wear new things and not repeat the same thing twice—and prints are easily identifiable. However, this silk Heidi Merrick cropped top has made me consider breaking my rule. The combination of the simple colors (black and white make it basically a neutral right?) makes it go with a lot—so follow along as I convince myself to wear it on a bunch of different occasions (from most dressy to least).

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#1 the spring fete– take it to the next level of dressy with a taffeta skirt and stilettos

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1. Heidi Merrick silk top

2. dance the night away (without your stomach hanging out) in a high-waisted skirt like this tibi

3. killer fringe clutch (i mean, a girl can dream right?)

4. equally amazeballs SW heels (see Jamie Chung slay in them here and you’ll inevitably find them in your shopping cart)

5. simple pearl studs in case the whole thing needs classing up a bit

#2 drinks with friends–because nothing pairs better with pinot than a crop top

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2. boxy raffia clutch to add another playful print

3. chunky neutral sandals to balance out the black

4. swap out the overplayed white jeans for a cream pair of Etro chinos–still equally comfortable, but fresh

#3 back yard bbq— silk + cutoffs? wear if you dare

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2. mix materials by pairing with black denim cutoffs (also obsessed with a silky pair from Old Navy, surprise surprise!)

3. simple Frye leather sandals keep it casual

4. my favorite red polish in the summer, Lollipop by Essie

5. im sure you’re sick of my obsession with tassels, but can’t stop won’t stop—this one by holst + lee is too good not to share (currently 20% off with code spring!)