February 2020

Betsy Johnson’s ‘Alison’ Bootie: On Trend & On Budget

Pining away for the new Dior lace open-toe bootie but not willing—or able!—to plunk down $1,850? Try Betsy Johnson’s “Alison” bootie! With characteristic Betsy Johnson flare, these booties work the fancy and fun look but won’t empty your bank account. What they will do? Make all your friends envious of your trendy footwear. With lace cut-away lining, a leather sole, and a cute lace-up front, you’re on trend—and on budget.—Taylor Napolitano

Buy Betsy Johnson’s ‘Alison’ Bootie, $64.99, amazon.com

Top 5 Trends from Fashion Week

By Melissa Meyers

This season’s shows pulled out all the stops as celebrities, socialites, and the fashion world elite came out for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park. Fashion lovers braved the snow and the crowds to see the fall collections from Jill Stuart, Tibi, Christian Siriano, Anna Sui, ADAM, Pamella Roland and much, much more. Here are the 5 hot trends that I saw all over the runways.

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Simply Vera Vera Wang Crosshatched Scarf, $16.80

Simply Vera Vera Wang Crosshatched Scarf

Always a bridemaid, perhaps a bride, and now you can wear Vera Wang day and night with this crosshatched scarf. We’re not fond of sacrificing fashion for warmth, and now we don’t have to. Fringe trim makes this piece a chic addition to any girl’s outfit, while the soft fabric feels yummy against our skin. Available in grey or purple, there’s nothing we can’t pair it with!

Price: $16.80

Purchase Simply Vera Vera Wang Crosshatched Scarf

Jessica Simpson Collection Tulip Boot, $198

Jessica Simpson Collection Tulip Boot

Get ready for a whole different view of the city when you don these fantastic platform boots with 4½” heels from Jessica Simpson, available through Piperlime. The sky-high heels, fold-over cuffs and pointy toes are irresistible. We loved our black leather pair so much, we couldn’t help but order them in chocolate brown as well. Kick up your heels!

Price: $198.00

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Nebulous Rose Ring, $6.80

Nebulous Rose Ring

The ring’s the thing with this rhinestone find from Forever 21. (This just might be one of our new favorite stores!) We were really excited when we came across this bargain—an understatement at under $7. The ring has just the right amount of sparkle and style for a night—or day—on the town. Bet Beyoncé would like this ring on her finger!

Price: $6.80

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Curations with Stefani Greenfield Butterfly Cuff, $69.00

Curations with Stefani Greenfield Butterfly Cuff

You can put the cuffs on us anytime if they’re as chic as this one from Curations. The repeating rows of tiny butterflies add a delicate touch to this cuff, which is fashion friendly in silver or gold. And, we’re all about the feminine flair of its scalloped edge. Save that layered look for your necklace—less is more with this single stunning cuff.

Price: $69.00

Purchase Curations with Stefani Greenfield Butterfly Cuff

Textured Chains Necklace, $8.80

Textured Chains Necklace

Want to look like a million bucks without spending it? Don’t we all! How happy were we to find this mixed-metal necklace from Forever 21. We love the texture of the chains’ different lengths and widths coupled with the convenience of the single clasp. And at this price, we grabbed a few for our friends!

Price: $8.80

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True Faith Jewelry Sunburst Earrings, $49.95

True Faith Jewelry Sunburst Earrings

Are you a real NYC housewife with dreams of being a “Real Housewife of NYC”? We can’t get you a spot on the show, but with these earrings designed by Ramona Singer from the Real Housewives of NYC, you’ll be ready for your close-up. We love their fun yet elegant shape, and the sparkly crystals give the look of real gemstones without the “real” price tag. Now, that’s a real Best Kept Secret.

Price: $49.95

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Tylie Malibu Runaway West Suede Bag, $460

Tylie Malibu Runaway West Suede Bag

You want to look fashion forward, not fashion victim, right? Then, rock out the stud trend and spice up your wardrobe with this splurge from Tylie Malibu. Made from imported Italian suede, this buttery-soft bag features double shoulder straps, zip-top closure and lots of interior pockets for our oh-so-necessaries.

Special: Receive 10% off with promo code “askmelissa”. Only valid Saturday, September 12th.

Price: $460

Purchase Tylie Malibu Runaway West Suede Bag

Faux Leather Jacket, $32.80

Faux Leather Jacket

Set your inner biker chick free cruising in this motorcycle jacket by Forever 21. With its edgy meets elegant vibe, we pair it with a dress or t-shirt and we’re good to go. We’re loving the zipper details, dark buttons and recession-friendly price tag. Who could resist?!

Price: $32.80

Available at Forever 21 stores. Go to www.forever21.com for store locations.

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