FashionTrend Alert: City Sandals

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As the weather (hopefully) warms up, take your wardrobe effortlessly into warmer seasons with the latest shoe trend: city sandals! While we’ve got tons of city sandals to choose from, we picked a few of our faves to showcase this awesome trend. The Report Signature Louie Black Ankle Strap Sandals offer the perfect simplicity in a flat for easy frolicking, while the Bamboo Kendria 03 Black Cutout High Heels are great for days where you’d rather pump up your look with a heel. Last, but certainly not least, the Mia Cairo Black Metal Plated Thong Sandals have a chic metal plate, adding just the right amount of shine.

CelebrityEmilia Clarke Amazes Yet Again

Emilia Clarke absolutely won our hearts as the brave and beautiful mother of dragons on HBO’s Game of Thrones, and now she’s showing off her modeling skills in a shoot for VS. Magazine. Photographer Guy Aroch captures this Khaleesi’s bold beauty, dressed in labels like Rodarte, Vaccarello, and Lanvin. This unique outdoor shoot serves to highlight Emilia’s versatility and vivacious personality. The question remains: what can’t Emilia do!?

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GeneralGalentine’s Day Guide

VDayBlogHeaderGalentinesGuide2February 14th gets plenty of hype, but all too often people forget about the importance of celebrating your gal pals . . . that’s where Galentine’s Day comes in! February 13th, or Galentine’s Day, is all about celebrating your female friendships. What’s the best way to celebrate? By throwing a little Galentine’s brunch bash and inviting all your besties! We’ve got a few tips to help make this Galentine’s Day the best one yet!

1) Heart-Shaped Deliciousness: You’d be amazed how many different foods can be made in the shape of a heart! We recommend you invest in some heart cookie cutters and get creative. Pancakes, french toast, eggs, fruit, doughnuts, all these brunch classics (and more!) can be turned into Galentine’s themed treats.

2) Signature Sippers: Mimosas are the quintessential brunch beverage, so give then a Galentine’s twist by using ruby red grapefruit juice or cranberry juice instead of the traditional OJ. Or, skip the champagne all together and try mixing juice with the clear soda of your choice to add some bubbly fun. Don’t forget to garnish! We say go with some sweet strawberries, or take a little inspo from our first tip and garnish with a piece of heart shaped melon.

3) Creative Cards: Show your gal pals how much their friendship matters with a homemade Galentine’s Day card. You can look for inspiration from famous besties (you’re the Anne Perkins to my Leslie Knope!), or break out the doilies and red paper and make something that captures the style of the season. Either way, gifting your girls with a little homemade card is a heartfelt way to let them know you care!

Like the heart doughnuts pictured above? Check out Making Nice in the Midwest for the full recipe!

FashionFloral Finds

Floral FindsThe weather outside may be frightful, but knowing spring is just around the corner is simply delightful! Our favorite way to celebrate the coming season is with fabulous floral prints. Mixing floral with solids makes any outfit instantly more fun, and we can prove it! The Tropical Me Sometime Green Floral Print Dress is a dream for sunny days, while the Sprout It Out Loud Cream Floral Print Midi Skirt transitions perfectly from desk to date. The Bouquet by Me Cream Floral Print Kimono Top easily dresses up or down; try pairing it with an LBD for a night out, or with high-waisted shorts for a more casual occasion. Check out all our Floral Prints to find your fav pieces, and let the styling begin!

CelebrityZosia Mamet Gets Stylish for InStyle

Zosia Mamet is one of our favs! Why? Because she’s talented, beautiful, and we love watching her on HBO’s Girls! Recently Mamet showed off her modeling skills in InStyle Magazine, wearing gorgeous ensembles styled by Melissa Rubini. We are particularly fond of that lovely embroidered silk Valentino dress, styled with a light wash J. Brand denim jacket. Photographer Bjarne Jonasson definitely captured the quirky yet classy personality that makes this starlet so amazing!

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