SHOE PORN THURSDAY

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Kabamo Ankle Boot by NastyGal, $185

Apparently, I’ve been on something of a Nasty Gal rampage this week, but can you blame me?  These shoes are simply perfect, from their clear pointed heel to the Americana-themed colours and the cutout detailing.  Called the Kabamo Ankle Boot, I can’t help but be reminded of bad ass comic book heroes rocking these shoes (or at least I’d feel like it in ‘em).

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Unique Beauty & 1970’s Inspiration

Emerson’s Spring 2013 lookbook is unusually dark, as designer Jackie Fraser-Swan was said to be inspired by the “iconic 1970’s and modern day horror movies”, according to Fashionising.com.  The 1970’s inspiration is found in the details and the idea of strange beauty is prevalent throughout the backdrop of the photos.  The clothing, styled by Masha Orlov, complement the jewelry pieces by Sophie Hughes.

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Style Icon: Lana Del Rey

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It’s no surprise that Lana Del Rey has quickly become a modern fashion icon, with her signature pout and classic style, and fashion brands everywhere have taken notice (see the Mulberry Del Rey bag, duh!). Channel her retro look with a A-line style dress and cropped wool jacket.  Complete the look with a pair of pumps and cat-eye eye frames (and don’t forget a swipe of red lipstick!).

Who else is hopeful Lana will create a fashion line in the future?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY

Sergio Rossi, $1,265

Sergio Rossi, $1,265

One of the latest and greatest fashion trends right now is geometric patterns and prints, and this pair of heels by Sergio Rossi combines the fashion trend beautifully, with a combination of metallics and contrasting black and yellow elements.  The vibrant prints would look amazing combined with a pair of dark skinny jeans or a simple black cocktail dress.

Trend Alert: Cat Power

Recently, I’ve noticed kitty faces on everything from Victoria Beckham’s dresses to Marc by Marc Jacob’s blouses.  Hence, this is definitely something of an adorably hot trend.  I’ve rounded up the best picks from around the web, all for under $100 so you can rock the animal fashion yourself!

SheInside, $32.58

SheInside, $32.58

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DIY: Banana Date Smoothie

Banana Date Smoothie

Beauty truly emanates from within, which is why it is so important to put the best ingredients into our bodies.  Every day, I drink a smoothie made from natural fruits and vegetables, and it gives me tons of natural energy and makes my skin glow.  Therefore, I want to share one of my favorites with you all!

Banana Date Smoothie:

Serves one

1 cup vanilla almond milk or coconut milk, depending on preference

1 ripe banana

1 date (pit removed) or about 5 chopped dates

1 teaspoon raw honey

4 ice cubes

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Combine all the ingredients in a blender.  Add a sprinkle of agave nectar or dust some cinnamon on top, if desired.  Serve in a tall glass with a straw, and enjoy!

Weekend Wardrobe: The Perfect Outfit to Fly In

Jetsetter: The Perfect Outfit to Fly

The winter is an ideal time to take a vacation, and be able to finally relax without having to blast the heat.  However, flying can sometimes be a headache with all the regulations.  Here is a compilation of the best items to fly in.  A pair of ankle boots can easily be zipped on or off when going through security, and a pair of loose-fitting trousers will ensure your comfort, while staying chic.  A scarf can be used as a blanket or pillow on the plane, and a large bag allows you to carry on a few much-needed items.  Bon voyage!