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Get The Look: Romy Bootie 

 

 

You can’t go wrong with basic leather booties from the dead of winter to sunny spring days. Cue the Romy Bootie. What makes this pair so particularly special is the buttery soft leather in brilliant washed blue and royal red. Definitely a customer favorite for a reason.

 

 

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Get The Look: Austin Bootie

 

 

Looking for a bootie for those in-between winter and spring days? Look no further than the Austin Bootie. Crafted from luxuriously soft suede, this stacked pair is comfy to walk in and you’ll love the easy-to-get-into side zippers.

 

 

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Get The Look: Tashi Bootie 

 

 

Yes, it’s still very much sock season. So style this breezy laser cut suede bootie with printed socks now and sans socks later for those 70 degrees (and up!) days that are coming oh-so-soon. Minimum effort, meet maximum outfit possibilities.

 

 

Want more booties? Obviously. Check our ever-growing collection here.

 

 

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Whether you’re celebrating with a dinner in or Galentine’s Day with your closest friends, treat your sweet tooth to this classic dessert (courtesy of incredible Lulu Powers, our resident Entertainologist/Celebrity Chef). Whatever you do, don’t forget the whipped cream, strawberries and blackberries. Bon appetit!

 

Lulu Powers’ Shortcake Recipe 

 

2 1/3 c. Bisquick

3 tbsp. sugar in the raw

3 tbsp. melted butter

1/2 c. milk

 

 

Topping

1 cup greek yogurt

1 tbs maple syrup

1 tsp pure Madagascar vanilla pean paste 

mint leaves for garnish

1/2 cup fresh cut berries

 

Combine Bisquick and sugar in bowl. Add melted butter and milk. Mix until combined. Press into greased mini lodge pan and bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.

 

Mix greek yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla bean paste. Top shortcake with generous amount of mixture and berries. Garnish with a sprinkle of sugar and fresh mint leaves.

 

News flash: Saturday date night falls on Valentine’s Day this year. Put aside that “What do I wear?!” anxiety. We’ve got two outfits that say pull together, yet sexy, yet not-over-top. Whether it’s a new fling, long-term or just a night with your closest friends – these look work for V-day and beyond.

 

 

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Show off maximum legginess (without showing off to much) with this leather pencil skirt and classic pumps. Plus, there’s something so fresh about teaming blush hues with black leather. Cool girl with a sweet side, don’t you think?

 

 

Get The Look: Shop Britty Heels; Shop Marlow Bag

 

 

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There’s a natural attraction to leopard print and this mini-wedge peep toe – especially when styled with a sleeveless dress and leggings. Just add some sparkle with a gorgeous necklace and you’re set.

 

 

Get The Look: Shop Laurie Wedges; Shop Floral Cluster Necklace  

 

 

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Get The Look: The Jenn Mid Heel 

 

 

The merits of mid heels are truly endless. Just under 2.5 inches (not too high, not too low), these pairs have serious walk-all-day appeal. That means you won’t have to swap out flats half way through the day. First up: The best selling Jenn Mid Heel, a slip-on d’Orsay shape that’s ultra-verstaile and creates a legs-for-days effect.

 

 

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Get The Look: The Olyvia Mid Heel 

 

 

Oh, how we adore Olyvia. This ankle strap mid heel looks beyond amazing with everything from cuffed denim (like the above) to elegant dresses. Plus, the new bold suede colors instantly wake up an outfit.

 

 

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Get The Look: The Mallory Mid Heel 

 

 

Meet Mallory. Think of this leather stunner as a real triple threat. The three T-straps in front, flattering pointed toe and easy back zipper. Check, check and check.

 

 

 

 

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Get The Look: Miia Loafers and Kadin Satchel 

 

Go to yoga more. Bring lunch to work. The list goes on. But how about this for a resolution: Experiment more with textures like leopard and faux snakeskin. 

 

The combination of leopard printed on hair calf and rich plum purple faux snakeskin is  surprisingly versatile. And it just looks so absurdly cool. Truly anyone can pull this off.

 

 

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It’s our favorite time of year. Cue the cozy sweaters, mulled wine, holiday parties galore and of course, present wrapping. Your holiday shopping is most likely well underway (errr, or maybe not, but there’s still time), so we’ve culled our top festive tunes to get your in the holiday mood. Enjoy and be merry!

 

 

 

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Photo by Melodie Jeng

 

Meet Madelyn Somers, the Creative Director at Francine Dressler. What and who is Francine Dressler? Madelyn’s mother’s maiden name who is also an incredible artist. The brand is made up of her fantastically cheeky art from the ’70s in Los Angeles that’s been  silkscreened on t-shirts and tanks. In a nut shell, we’re obsessed with Maddy and we love how she styled our booties.

 

1. Flats or heels? Heels. I’m always partial to the extra lift.

 

2. Plaid or leopard? Plaid, hands down.

 

3. How do you plan your daily looks? Well, since moving to NY I dress mostly in white, black, grey. It’s usually a variation of the same thing — a pair of trousers or skinny jeans, a t-shirt, oversized sweater, and a blazer with a heeled boot. I’d say my look is tomboy-chic.

 

 

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Look. At. Those. Socks. Photo by Melodie Jeng

 

 

4. What’s on your fashion radar for fall and winter? Winter whites, a leather jacket, Alexander Wang x H&M, and all the brands merging art+fashion.

 

5. A piece from your closet that you’ll never part with?  I have this beige patchwork/plaid long blazer that walks a fine line between ugly and amazing. I bought it at the Salvation Army for 7 bucks in Santa Cruz, California. I’ve had it for forever and it’s falling apart, but I love it so much.

 

6. Five celebrities/icons you’d invite to your dinner party?  Hmm…It would be a pretty eccentric dinner party: Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, Wes Anderson, Patti Smith and Francine Dressler (ha!)

 

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Francine Dressler in LA in the ’70s 

Our credo for winter? Brown boots, always. They’re practical, versatile, reliable and 100% classic. Essentially the cornerstone of your shoe closet, particularly with the cold temperatures coming in. Here are two fuss-free rules and easy outfits for you to copy pronto.

 

 

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1.  The Big Chill: Not only does the hazelnut suede hue look incredible with light wash denim, but also your winter outerwear. Think of it as a classic with a twist.

 

Get The Look: Shop Umber Boots; Shop Chunky Mixed Knit Beanie; Shop Chunky Infinity Scarf  

 

 

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2. A Lot Of Soft Neutrals: The mahogany leather beautifully complements a palette of ivories, creams and greys. It’s fresh and fun, especially with a pop of plaid.

 

Get The Look: Shop Franzie Boots; Shop Cassidy Weekender; Shop Wool Plaid Scarf