NEW SHOE OBSESSION: Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry

Did you know that Kristin Cavallari designed a line of shoes with Chinese Laundry?  And as you might expect given her personal style, the pieces are classic and chic, but always with a feminine and sexy twist.

These d'Orsay flats





These peep toe cutout boots



These slouchy peep toe booties



These over-the-knee boots



These classic black pumps



These pointy toe flats



These gray suede pumps



These platform ankle booties



These wedge booties



These emerald green pumps



These ankle strap pumps



These merlot suede d'Orsay flats

(All images courtesy of Nordstrom)

The MEGA WATT Labor Day Sales Roundup

You work hard for the money, so you'd better spend it right.


This insanely chic camo pencil skirt is one of many fall items 50% off right now at LOFT!
  • During Lands' End's Labor Day event, you can take 30% off your purchase with code PUMPKIN and pin 1606 at checkout. Sale ends Monday.
  • Pixie Market is taking an additional 20% off all sale items through September 1st with code EXTRA20 at checkout. 
  • Over at Shopbop, you can take up to 70% off hundreds of items from a ton of different labels through Sunday.
  • Through Monday at Asos, you can take up to 75% off hundreds of sale styles, PLUS an extra 10% off with code HAVE10 at checkout. 
  • Kendra Scott is taking 15% off everything with code LDW2014 at checkout, and there are hundreds of items that have been added to their sale. Free ground shipping on all orders through Monday, too.
  • J. Crew has two sales going on: 25% off 300+ fall styles with code WEEKEND at checkout. The same code gets you an extra 40% off all final sale styles. Orders of $100 or more will ship for free, too.  
  • The Big Brown Bag Sale is on at Bloomingdale's with discounts of 20-60% off hundreds of items. And through Monday, tons of sale items are an extra 20% off with code BIG20 at checkout. 
  • Macy's is having a Super Saturday sale tomorrow, but they're also taking an extra 20% off + free shipping on orders of $75 or more with code SUPER at checkout. 
  • During the Labor Day sale at Bare Necessities, you can take up to 70% off both sleep and swim styles, as well as bras starting at $17.99 and panties buy three, get one free.
  • There are several ways to save during New York & Company's Labor Day Sale: deals starting at $8; buy one, get one free pants and jeans; and 50% off everything else. Oh and clearance items are 70% off.
  • This weekend at J. Crew Factory, you can take 40-60% off everything, including new arrivals for fall. No code needed, prices as marked.
  •  It's the final weekend of The Container Store's Happy Organized Home sale, with hundreds of items on sale.
  • For a limited time, everything is on sale at C. Wonder right now, with 30% off full-price items and an extra 50% off sale items
  • They've just added hundreds of new styles to the sale at Anthropologie, and they're taking an extra 20% off those sale items for a limited time.
  • If you're looking for chic activewear, you should check out the sale at Athleta, because they just added tons of new markdowns to their sale section.
  • Charming Charlie is offering buy one, get one free on hundreds of items during their Labor Day sale through Wednesday. On top of that, you can take $29 off a $75 purchase (code BTS20OFF) or $10 off a $50 purchase (code BTS10OFF) through September 9th.
  • Through September 7th at Nordstrom, there are clearance items up to 40% off including clothing, shoes and accessories. 
  • The entire Banana Republic Factory website is on sale, with discounts of 50-70% off. 
  • Through Tuesday at Banana Republic, there's a big sale for cardmembers -- you can take 30% off select BR Picks for fall with code BRPICKS at checkout. If you're not a cardmember, don't fret. You can take 20% off with the same code. Also - everyone can take 40% off the rest of their purchase with code BRLABOR at checkout. 
  • Stella and Dot is taking an extra 25% off all of their sale items through Tuesday, no code needed. 
  • New Shutterfly customers can take 45% off their first purchase with code NEWSURPRISE at checkout. Current customers can take 40% off everything with code LABORDAY40 at checkout. Also -- all customers can receive 101 free prints with code LABORDAY101 at checkout. Orders of $39 or more will ship for free with code SHIP39, too. Sales end Wednesday.
  • Steve Madden is taking 20% off a $100 purchase, 25% off a $125 purchase and 30$ off a $150 purchase, all with codes OHSNAP or SNAP at checkout. 
  • Wedding Paper Divas is taking 25% off sitewide PLUS free standard shipping with code LABORFS25 at checkout. 
  • Over at The Body Shop, you can take 50% off their luxurious hand creams. Winter is coming. 
  • There's a big sale going on over at Nasty Gal, with discounts of up to 60% off. 
  • It's BOGO time over at Payless, where everything is buy one, get one 50% off. Orders of $35 or more will ship for free too.

FIRST LOOK: Sears Fall 2014 Lookbook

I just received the Fall 2014 lookbook from my friends over at Sears, and they have some really pretty, really classic pieces coming out this fall. And you know the prices are fab!

Here are just some of my favorites:

From Metaphor:






From Covington:


From Canyon River Blues:

From U.S. Polo Association:












(All images courtesy of Sears)

Emma Stone's adorable new haircut, a.k.a. my next hairstyle

Emma Stone ... I'm in love with your new cut. And once again, your color is perfect. This right here is what I'll be shooting for over the next few months as I continue to grow out my pixie.




(Images courtesy of BellaSugar)

Fall 2014 Trends on a Budget: Neon Wink

Did you enjoy the first half of my Fall 2014 coverage? I'm getting so excited for the weather to cool off so I can break out some of my new fall clothes! Well ... let's continue, shall we? This really is my Super Bowl, my Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one. For another next week or so, I'm continuing to break down all of the biggest trends for fall on a budget.

Up next: Neon Wink.
Normally, I think we all associate neon with spring and summer ... but this trend keeps popping up in unexpected places like fall. The trick here is to wear just a small pop of neon, and pair it with darker, more saturated fall colors to make a major impact.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. Rooster sweater from Modcloth
2. Bauble Bar fluoro scale strands
3. Stella and Dot nora pendant
7. Lime green headphones from Modcloth
8. Striped skirt dress from Modcloth
9. Bauble Bar neon zenon bib
10. Old Navy ponte knit circle skirt
11. Stella and Dot citrine double clutch
12. LOFT single strap heels
13. Bauble Bar chartreuse pineapple bib
14. Bauble Bar neon nova drop earrings
17. Stella and Dot nora cuff
18. Stella and Dot neon yellow trim classic tote
19. Bauble Bar acid ganymede drop earrings
20. Bauble Bar fringe moon bib
21. Yellow floral skirt from Modcloth

TONIGHT ONLY: $50 off a $100 purchase at LOFT

Tonight only at LOFT, you can take $50 off a $100 purchase with code FLASH at checkout. Oh and Cardmembers can take $60 off a $100 purchase ... WOOT WOOT!

(Image courtesy of LOFT)

Sale ends Wednesday morning at 10 AM ET.

Fall 2014 Trends on a Budget: Dark Florals

Did you enjoy the first half of my Fall 2014 coverage? I'm getting so excited for the weather to cool off so I can break out some of my new fall clothes! Well ... let's continue, shall we? This really is my Super Bowl, my Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one. For another next week or so, I'm continuing to break down all of the biggest trends for fall on a budget.

Up next: Dark Florals.
This might be one of my favorite trends ... there's something so very 90s grunge about florals that are in serious need of an attitude adjustment. Love it.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. Asos floral crop top and midi skirt
2. Modcloth bodycon daisy dress
4. Yellow floral dress from Modcloth
5. BB Dakota floral top from Ruche
6. Tiny floral dress from Modcloth
7. Floral blouse from Ruche
8. Floral tunic dress from Ruche
9. Floral brocade dress from Modcloth
10. Sleeveless floral dress from Ruche
11. Midnight floral dress from Ruche
12. Floral skirt from Modcloth
13. Rose print leggings from Forever 21
14. Floral print chiffon blouse from Forever 21
15. Asos rose wrap dress
16. Modcloth floral and lace dress
17. Floral wrap dress from Ruche
18. Floral print leggings from Forever 21

NYC Recessionista Roundup: 2014 Emmy Awards

Okay, my lovelies ... here are my favorite looks from Monday night's Primetime Emmy Awards! And since it's almost time for the kiddos to go back to school, I've broken things down all senior-superlatives style:

Favorite couple: Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine
How freaking cool are they?! So damn California chic, I can't stand it.


Favorite pop of yellow: Allison Williams
This dress is insanely beautiful, but the neon yellow sash really takes it from ordinary to extraordinary.


Best hairstyle that I wish I could replicate: Amy Poehler
This is definitely a more relaxed hairdo for the Emmy's, but I really love it. 


Most unexpected hair: Christina Hendricks
I was seriously not expecting her to wear her hair like this. She's always striking and beautiful, but I'm not sure how I feel about it!


Favorite neckline: Claire Danes
Jeweled. Butterflies. Givenchy. I seriously can't with this glamour. 



Favorite baby bump: Hayden Panettiere
So darn adorable. 


Favorite print: Julie Bowen
I really love this dress ... the graphic print is very cool, and the 70s silhouette is effortless.


Favorite hair: Kelly Osbourne
No one rocks a lavender mohawk like Kelly. No one. 


Best dressed overall: Kiernan Shipka
Kiernan can seriously do no wrong ... she always looks absolutely perfect.


Best cut-outs, back and all-over, mega-watt glam: Lizzy Caplan
Janice from Mean Girls has come a looooong way. Striking and glamourous.



Favorite use of color: Michelle Dockery
I'd never think to pair these colors together, but they work. Especially love the blue.


Favorite jewelry: Taylor Schilling
That bad-ass ear cuff she's wearing is everything.

(All images courtesy of Just Jared & PopSugar)