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At $895.00 by Valentino, this is the expensive version. Get the same look for less below.
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$110.00 Shellys London These flats have a good casual look. They also come in a creamy white color which will go with anything.
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$395.00 Sigerson Morrison There are not too many sizes left!
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$245.00 Joie The shape of this shoe is very elegant!
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$149.00 Frye This comes in a nude color also.
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$69.00 Jessica Simpson Mandalaye
I love this shoe. It looks so comfortable! They come in black also.
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The Harem Pant

03/04/2014

 
Harem pants are everywhere and at every price, from high end designer to Eileen Fisher to Old Navy. Here are our favorites. Wear them with a fitted or blousey top.
$178.00 Eileen Fisher I love these and they get great reviews.
$325.00 Diane von Furstenberg
I have two pairs of DVF harem type pants from last spring. They are my go to pants if I am feeling fat and want to look smart!
$228.00 Elie Tahari These spell comfort.
 
 
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Price:$595.0030% Off Spree:$416.50
This sweater by M Missoni will go everywhere.
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Price:$218.0030% Off Spree:$152.60
J Brand Black coated jean. 
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$325.00 Elizabeth & James The perfect flat bootie!

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$335.00 Vince Beautiful color!
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$598.00 The Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot. I had this boot in black. I loved it and it lasted at leasted six years with frequent wear.
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$225.00 Milly lace sleeve cap top. This is a great top for a dressy casual evening.
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Price:$225.00 30% Off Spree:$157.50
7 For All Mankind coated pant. I love this shape of pant. It is hip and casual
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$189.00 Hudson Jeans A coated jean that gets a great review on fit and color!
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$258.00 Eileen Fisher  This is the top that you will pull out of your closet first.
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$130.00 NYDJ These jeans come in black, burgundy and a dark green. 
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$830.00 Prada We love this low heel and square toe box.

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$298.00 Joie This comes in lots of colors and gets great reviews!
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$150.00 NYDJ If you want the look of a skinny jean and a more classic fit, go with these!
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Every season I find I need tops more than bottoms  Basic tops for layering and cardigans to update skirts or pants in my wardrobe seem to be what I need most. A good well fitting bra is a must and no panty lines are equally important. It also tends to be the time to update your stockings.  You may need another pair of skinny pants. 
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OFFER: $96.60 $138.00 I love these cashmere tee shirts. They come in a large assortment of colors. On sale now. Do not miss out. The perfect basic.
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Commando Matte Opague tights-$34.00 These get rave reviews because of their invisible waist. They come is gray, brown, black and blue.
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$28.00  I usually have to replace these tights every season, but they do last a whole season. They come in a variety of colors.
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$229.00 J Brand The J Brand high rise Maria pant has become very popular. There is no muffin top and we like the new coated look.
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OFFER: $107.80 $154.00 A nice basic cardigan that comes in 12 colors! 
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$32.00 I need to have a black and nude color as a staple in my closet.
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$90.00 Hanky Panky set of 5 Great colors and this is a very comfortable thong.
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$45.00 from Wolford. While these are a little pricey, they are shearer than Spanx and they last a long time.
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$95.00 ResultWear by dMondaine I have been reading a lot about this bra. It gets excellent reviews.
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$72.00 from Spanx. While I have not tested this, you can't go wrong with a waist shaping thong.
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$35.00 Fleece lined tights by Plush.
For those of you who live in cold climates, these get rave reviews.
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$195.00 on sale White & Warren This comes on a pretty red and orange color. A good basic to add to your closet.
 
 
$598.00 Diane von Furstenberg Great top to dress up jeans or a slim skirt.
$138.00 BCBGMAXAZRIA Good basic legging to wear with everything.
Tom's $150.00 I love this shoe! I like it with the top above, skinny jeans and a long cardigan. 
$375.00 Diane von Furstenberg This top will go with everything!
$395.00 Akris Punto This skirt is the perfect basic. It is almost sold out in black but there are still some sizes in brown. This will last you season after season.
$750.00 Stuart Weitzman Wear this fabulous boot with the top above and slim jeans tucked in or this skirt.
$285.00 Diane von Furstenberg This dress will flatter every figure. The length is very sharp.
$585.00 Stuart Weitzman This boot willl be a great addition to wear with the dress above.
 
 
$245.00 Rebecca Minkoff I like the price of this bag and the simplicity!

$218.00 ONE by En Shalla I think this is a beautiful design and fun!
$975.00 3.1 Philip Lim For a designer boot this is a great price and and a heel you can walk in! The color is beautiful.
$354.00 Antik Batik This is the perfect 'item' bag to dress up jeans or a beautiful dress.
$598.00 Stuart Weitzman Reserve This boot matches the Antik Batik bag in hue. Remember, mixing and not totally matching is the key to a great outfit.I see this bag and boots with skinny blue or black jeans and a gray or black sweater.

$798.00 3.1 Phillip Lim This is a beautiful two tone bag and it has a zipper!
$398.00 Cole Haan Great price!
$698.00 Marc by Marc Jacobs We love this color and the lady like look. 
$495.00 UGG While this boot is rough and not lady like, I like the mix with the Marc Jacob handbag. The price is great!

$598.00 Stuart Weitzman Reserve We love the price and the low heel.
 
 
There are some fabulous, well priced booties on the web right now. Rag and Bone boots stand out. Finally, there are some really cute boots with a lower heel.
$99.95 BP This bootie is a fantastic price and it gets great reviews!
$139.95 These boots by Sam Edelman come in narrow or a wide width which is a real plus for many people.
$298.00 Frye These come in a lovely brown color also. 
$88.95-Vince Camuto These bootie's get good reviews for comfort and style.
$297.95 Frye The shoot biker boot continues to be a big trend. These have a back zipper which makes them easier to get on.
$308.00 Matt Bernson These have a lot of style and are a great price!
$595.00 Rag and Bone Sadly there are very few sizes left!
$189.95 Dansko This boot gets great comfort reviews!
$495.00 Harrow Bootie by Rag & Bone. I love the detailing on these boots!
$249.00 Dolce Vita Tallulah I think the best thing about these boots is that the heel is only 2.5" high and they also come in black!
$350.00 Belle by Sigerson Morrison This is a good everyday boot to wear with skinny jeans.
 
 
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This is the very expensive look-We have found some wonderful, well priced versions. Some of the dresses are actual knits and others are printed on ponte, a knit fabric. Ponte will work really well in warmer climates. 

The Knit Dress-it's big this fall! There are some great versions at all price points to buy. Wear your dress with a sandal, bootie, pump or tall boot. You will look gorgeous! 

$148.00 Catherine by Catherine Malandrino  This reminds me of Missoni at a bargin price!
$325.00 Loeffler Randall Very pretty shoe!

$118.00 Taylor This dress looks very expensive to me. Ponte fabric always holds it's shape and we love the longer length! 
$698.00 Aquatalia by Marvin K. This is a fantastic basic black boot!
BCBGMAXAZRIA $298.00 Elegant and feminine and it is refreshing to see longer lengths.
$598.00 Stuart Weitzman I struggle a bit about what kind of shoe/boot I would wear with this dress. I like the color of this boot very much. It's his 50/50 boot so it will look great with jeans also. 

$149.95 Sam Edelman These are a great look for the price and they come also in a lovely burgundy color!
$118.00 Calvin Klein A really cute sweater dress that will take you anywhere! Wear it with the boots below or a pump. Add a cardigan if you are cold.
$169.95 Ivanka Trump These get fabulous reviews and they are priced just right!

$138.00 Label by five twelve This dress is beautifully engineered in the back. Ponte fabric which means it will not be too hot and it will hold it's shape. Love it!
$1,150.00 Nicolas Kirkwood Great boot and wear it with this inexpensive dress and you are a winner!!

 
 
The waterfall cardigan is here to stay. It is very flattering and can be belted to show your waist. We are seeing a lot of print pants. Wear them with simplicity. The bootie is a major trend. You must have this in your wardrobe. There are great booties in all sorts of prices so if you can't afford the expensive pair, you will be able to find a great match at a low price. Dress up your look with a scarf-it is a very reasonable way to create a new look.
$338.00 Eileen Fisher This is a very versatile jacket that makes anything look great!
$208.00 Eileen Fisher These are made of ponte fabric so they will have a nice structure to them.
$495.00 Rag and Bone This boot has a good wide heel and it is not too high. It will work with anything! I want this in my closet!
$1,840.00 Fendi A real classic and winner!
A scarf will make an outfit work. Look for them on sale if you can. If you know you will wear it endlessly, buy it at full price.
$238.00 Eileen Fisher This is a flattering sweater that will work on most figures.
$268.00 Eileen Fisher. These ponte pants have a leather inset on the side.
A nice update to the basic black slim pant/legging.
$139.95 Clarks I like the simplicity of these bootie's and the price is right.
$690.00 Marni This is 20% off for a short while. It is a beautiful handbag.
$898.00 Eileen Fisher This jacket will look good for years to come.
$350.00 Issa  You need to like a print to buy it. This is a pant I would wear.
$398.00 Paul Green These boots come in black also and they have good reviews. 
$1840.00 Fendi I wish I could tell you what this normally costs but I can't. It is from Yoox and it means it is a bargin and it is gorgeous!
 
 
Boots are an investment. You want to be able to wear them until they fall apart. I bought a pair of 50/50 Stuart Weitzman boots about 6 years ago-way before they were in style. They fell apart last winter so I am now looking for a replacement. I want a basic black boot that I can wear with skinny pants or a dress or skirt. There are many options that do and do not fit my profile, so lets looks at the options. These are a few and more to follow in other blogs.
$598.00 Marc Jacobs These boots are just what I want but they do not have a zipper which may be a problem because of my high instep.
$695.00 Loefller Randall Loefler Randall has made this boot for a few years now and it sells. No zipper so that may be a drawback, but it has a fashionable low heel.
$750.00 Stuart Weitzman These are high on my list. I personally will go for Chloe or Prada over Stuart Weitzman, but these have a true 'high end designer' look. The squarish toe, low heel and the beautiful simplicity make this a fabulous boot. Wear it with a skinny jean, skirt or a dress and you are going to look right on! The price is high but this has value compared Prada or Chloe at a higher price. 
$550.00 Belle by Sigerson Morrison This is dark grey and a fabulous everyday casual boot. A favorite!
$795.00 Sigerson Morrison I really like this look but it is not as classic so maybe not as versatile. I would wear this with jeans and a dress.
$590.00 Frye This is more pricey than the usual Frye boot. I guess their prices have risen. It's a beautiful boot, one you can wear with anything!
 

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