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Sparkle and Shine….

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SHOE!

I cannot tell you how in LOVE I am with this shoe. WHY? First, because it is a Christian Louboutin. Second, because sequins are VERY IN for this holiday season, and, third, because I LOVE SHOES.

Actually, I’m not the only one loving this shoe. If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim sports this shoe at Sheree’s fashion show (Yes, it’s true..I’m a fan of the song “Tardy for the Party”..okay, I said it!) AND Carrie in Sex and the City 2 is wearing a much higher version of Christian’s sequin heel (the Pigalle pump). Now, I don’t think I have to say this twice. If CARRIE is wearing a shoe like this, EVERYONE will be wearing a shoe like this(or at least a version of it!)

This particular Christian Louboutin shoe retails for $595.00 at Barney’s. Yep, for those of you that know Christian’s line and are in LOVE with the red sole shoes…you are not surprised by this price! However, I will be the first one to admit that a shoe at this price doesn’t fit in my shoe budget (although, I REALLY WISH it would), but, a girl can dream and lust over it, right?
Another tip: Oprah wears A LOT of Christian Louboutin. How do I know this? The red sole is the giveaway! Oprah always sits in her chair and tips her foot UP, so you can see the sole of her shoe! It’s actually kind of annoying, but it does make it easy to see what kind of shoes she is wearing!
Christian Louboutin is the “NEW” Manolo Blahniks. Dont’ get me wrong..I LOVE Manolos! But, Manolo is going to have to make room for Christian.
Ah, I’m going to dream about Chrisitan Louboutin shoes tonight………

PAY LESS for Designer!

Take a look at these shoes! What words come to mind? Rock and Roll? Bohemian? Trendy? EXPENSIVE?
Well, believe it or not, these can be found at Payless Shoe Source. Yep, you heard me! Here is, yet, another example of high end designers opening their doors to the middle market! Due to the economy, high end/couture designers are creating lines suitable for middle market price tags.
I’m excited!! Because for, you, fashionistas out there that are living on a shoestring budget, this gives you the opportunity to follow trends without paying the “trendy” prices! How fun is that?
Alice & Olivia is the brand that I’m highlighting above from Payless Shoe Source. It is a casual, edgey brand that I LOVE and these shoes/boots are at a terrifc price point of $50.00! Yep, you heard me! Only $50.00! But, this is not the only designer brand that is being offered. You will find Lela Rose and Christian Siriano too!
Fun, fun, fun!! I LOVE shoes!
So, don’t delay….check out Payless Shoe Source today!
Oh, and just so you know, it happens to be the BOGO sale right now!
Buy one, get one for 50% off!
GO NOW before they sell out!

Make a Statement!

Make a Statement…WITH a STATEMENT NECKLACE. Now, what are the qualifications for a necklace to be called a “statement necklace”? Well, it’s the necklace that stops you in your tracks when browsing in a store or when someone walks by with one around their neck. It’s a piece of jewelry that is, typically, ornate, oversized, and intricate.

Statement necklaces are PERFECT for dressing up a basic t-shirt, tank, or dress. A piece like this DEFINITELY STANDS ALONE. Do not…I repeat…do not bury yourself in other pieces of jewelry when wearing a statement piece and/or competing prints. The statement necklace is there to….you know…say it with me….MAKE A STATEMENT!
Now, keep in mind their is STATEMENT JEWELRY like ornate, oversized bangles or earrings too. But, it’s the STATEMENT NECKLACE that really catches MY eye!
J. Spencer Jewlery, a local spot in Tulsa, carries a few of the Statement pieces as I was there over the weekend buying a birthday gift. I actually carried a statement necklace around with me for quite awhile before deciding I had to show some self-restraint and ONLY BUY THE BIRTHDAY GIFT!
Okay, I know what you’re thinking…if Stylish Stepmom didn’t buy one, why would I want to buy one? Well, no worries there, as I have a few of them already hanging in my closet! HA!
Other places to find some fabulous and fun statement necklaces/jewelry:
http://www.bananarepublic.com/ (necklaces above are from Banana Republic)
A word about Stella and Dot. Take a look at their website. They have some REALLY FABULOUS statement pieces in their inventory. It is a direct marketing company where they show their inventory via an “in home showing”. It is some really fun merchandise, so check it out and find a stylist near you! (If you live in the Tulsa area and are interested, I can give you the name of two stylists that I know in the area.)
Don’t delay….find a statement necklace that makes YOUR statement today!

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