September 2019

5 Must-Have Shoe Trends for Spring Under $100

Put your best foot forward for spring without breaking the bank with our chic (and affordable) picks for the hottest shoe trends for the season.  From designer wedges to celeb-inspired pumps, here are the shoes you’ll love to wear all spring and summer!

T-strap: Lela Rose for Payless, Women’s Mapleton T-Strap Wedge, $54.99 Available at Payless
A vibrant faux suede wedge in nautical blue and white stripes. The shoe sports a t-strap shape with cut-out, adjustable ankle strap, and a print wedge heel with see-through detail. Looks great styled with denim skinnies, a relaxed tee and a linen blazer or dressed up with a suit pant, blouse and blazer. T-straps have been spotted on many celebs including Mila Kunis, Rihanna and Demi Moore.

Be on the Cutting Edge of Style with Cool Cuffs, Bangles and Rings

I love to accessorize my outfits with cuffs, bangles and rings. Here are my favorite picks that will surely add some serious style and edge to your look:

Eddie Borgo Bear Trap Bangles, BUY NOW, $490
The set of three silver-plated brass bracelets are a perfect balance of rebellion and luxury. I love their versatility and they can be worn interlocked as one piece or reversed for added edge. The Eddie Borgo collection began with a request from designer Phillip Lim to create jewelry for his runway show and has since boomed. The collection retails in over 90 stores worldwide and has a huge cult following including celebs such as Blake Lively and Katy Perry.

Alexander McQueen Snakeskin and Brass Wrap Bracelet, BUY NOW, $315
I am a fan all things McQueen including the fab jewelry line with his signature skull detail. This midnight blue and black snakeskin wrap bracelet make it perfect for pairing with other gold accessories and really stands out against neutral palettes. The Swarovski crystal skull charm adds a pop of rock and roll.

Alexis Bittar Sugar Dust Bangle, BUY NOW, $295
These hand sculpted and hand painted Sugar Dust Bangles are gorgeous and have just the right amount of sparkle to dress up any look, day or night. Bittar got his start by selling antique jewelry and vintage clothing on the streets of lower Manhattan and is now collaborating with Burberry, Michael Kors and stylist Patricia Field. He also recently custom designed a lucite mask for Lady Gaga. No wonder he won the prestigious CFDA’s Accessory Designer of the Year award in 2010!

Kara Ross Pyramid Ring, BUY NOW, $290
From the Pyramid collection, this Sterling Silver ring boasts a geometric style with sleek lines and smooth detail that reflects light with every move. They are also made with a variety of gemstones (I personally love the Mother of Pearl version). Kara Ross is an expert jewelry designer, certified gemologist and has recently added wood crafter to her impressive resume; having been asked to create exclusive gifts for President Obama and First Lady made out of Magnolia wood that originated from the White House lawn! A pyramid ring by Kara Ross was recently worn by Golden Globe winner Jessica Lange, and other celeb fans include Hilary Swank, Anne Hathaway and Oprah.

Real Housewives of New York Reveal their Favorite Things

By Melissa Meyers, Founding Editor

Alex McCord Photo: Ed Garou

One of my biggest guilty pleasures is watching reality TV. My favorite one by far is premiering tonight—The Real Housewives of New York! Some of the gal pals/frenemies shared their favorite things with us.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE . . .

Type of Jeans
Ramona Singer (RS): Jeggings by A & F.
Sonja Morgan (SM): HELLO Skinny Jeans.
Countess Luann Delesseps (CLD): Dark and skinny, Seven for All Mankind, extra long!
Alex McCord (AM): Dark skinny.
Cindy Barshop (CB): AG.

Accessory
RS: True Faith Diamonds by the Yard.
SM: Hats and gloves.
CLD: Pucci scarf (I tie my hair back with this on bad hair days).
AM: Vintage snake bracelet from antique store in Providence, RI.
CB: Oversized gold hoop earrings from Bergdorf’s.

Designer
RS: Tie between Rebecca Taylor and David Meister.
SM: Lavin.
CLD: Magaschoni and Teri Jon.
AM: Rolando Santana.
CB: Rick Owens.

Store
RS: Bergdorf Goodman.
SM: Bloomies.
CLD: Bloomingdales.
AM: Boutiques in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
CB: Intermix or Oak (stores near Completely Bare locations).

Workout
RS: Lunges.
SM: Spin, yoga, urban rebound (small trampoline).
CLD: Pilates at Bridgehampton Pilates and Yoga. Running.
AM: Running 2 miles in 20 minutes on the treadmill every other day, free weights.
CB: 495 on Broadway (with a Brazilian trainer), Soul Cycle.

Travel Destination
RS: Capri, Italy.
SM: Italy, France, England.
CLD: St. Tropez (I love the Côte d’Azur).
AM: Hotel Manapany, St. Barts.
CB: St Barts.

Restaurant
RS: The Standard Grill.
SM: Cipriani.
CLD: La Maison, NYC and Chez Josephine, NYC.
AM: Verde Restaurant in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
CB: Nobu.

Night Spot
RS: Too many to pick from in NYC!
SM: Boom Boom Room.
CLD: La Pomme, NYC.
AM: Our living room or the Clover Club on Smith St. in Brooklyn.
CB: My bed!

Book
RS: Tai-Pan, James Clavellis.
SM: Anything from Dominic Dunne or Candance Bushnell.
CLD: Perfect Health, Deepak Chopra.
AM: Time and Again, Jack Finney (and all historical fiction).
CB: Touchpoints, T. Berry Brazelton, MD.

Song
RS: “Firework” by Katy Perry.
SM: “Born this Way” by Lady Gaga.
CLD: “Rolling In the Deep” by Adele.
AM: “Mercedes Benz” by Janis Joplin.
CB: Anything Beyoncé.

Biggest Splurge
RS: Fendi sequined purse.
SM: Weekly facial with Satoko at home.
CLD: $5,000 long silk Gucci dress to wear to a United Nations function.
AM: Simon’s new crocodile belt from Laurent Effel in St. Barts.
CB: Rick Owens suede jacket.

Best Bargain
RS: Express black sleeveless top.
SM: Woodbury Commons.
CLD: CARGO Bronzer.
AM: Whatever is on special at the supermarket.
CB: Gilt Groupe (Gilt.com).

Can’t Live Without This Beauty Item
RS: Tru Renewal’s Telomere Cream.
SM: Caudalie Crème Premier.
CLD: Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel.
AM: MAC Blot Powder, Dermalogica skincare products.
CB: T. LeClerc Paris foundation.

Guilty Pleasure
RS: Ramona Pinot Grigio.
SM: Endangered Species Chocolate.
CLD: Eating an entire bag of Pirate’s Booty.
AM: Sleep.
CB: Naps.

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