Wardrobe Wednesdays: Blake Lively @ CinemaCon 2018

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Blake Lively is definitely on my list of celebrity style icons, and this outfit she wore to CinemaCon 2018 may have just boosted her to the top!

The actress wore a navy blue Sonia Rykiel blazer dress paired with graffiti Louboutin heels and a multicolored Brackish bow tie. The ensemble oozes preppy, which is a great look on her!

I think my favorite thing about the outfit is the bow tie. It ties the bold blue together with the busy graffiti on the heels.

Come to think of it, I haven’t worn a bow tie myself in quite some time. Now that the weather is warm, I think I’ll start wearing them again.

See below for the original heels (marked with *), plus a few other pieces inspired by Blake Lively’s preppy chic look!

Blazer Dress:

1. Missguided, $68.00

2. Tobi, $98.00

Heels:

3. Neiman Marcus, $775.00 *

4. Neiman Marcus, $895.00

Bow Tie:

5. Nordstrom, $195.00

6. Neiman Marcus, $195.00

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Sole Patches Review

*SPONSORED

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*This post is sponsored by Sole Patches through a campaign on BrandBacker.

As someone who complains a lot about the pain suffered from wearing heels, I was really excited when I was accepted to the Sole Patches campaign on BrandBacker.

Invented by Jenn Hwang, the founder and CEO of Sole Patches, these flower-shaped adhesive pads are made using PORON®, which absorbs the shock that creates excruciating pain when walking in heels. PORON® also has antimicrobial properties and repels both moisture and foot odor.

With Sole Patches, you have the option to stick the pads directly onto your feet or onto the soles of your shoes. The adhesive doesn’t wear off after one use, so you can take them off and reuse them more than once.

I used these on my combat boots for church on Christmas day. Opting to place them directly on the soles of my boots, I stuck two pads inside of each–one on the heel and another where the ball of my foot sits.

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The block heel combat boots I tested Sole Patches on.

The walk to the train station is about 15 minutes from my house. Add another 8 minutes from the train station to the church, and usually my feet are already burning in plain. That wasn’t the case, thanks to Sole Patches!

However, I did experience pain while standing in one place for more than 10 minutes at a time. On two occasions (once while standing in front of the altar and again while standing in the pews) I felt that familiar burning sensation on my heels and on the balls of my feet. That being said, as soon as I started walking again, the pain went away, and when I got home, my feet weren’t sore.

The Verdict

I wouldn’t recommend Sole Patches for events where you’ll find yourself standing in one place for too long. They’ll work better if you’re moving around frequently while walking or perhaps dancing. They’re great for people with large shoe collections, since the adhesive is strong enough to use the pads on multiple shoes before having to toss them.

Learn more about Sole Patches and find out where you can buy them at solepatches.com.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Kate Middleton in Kelowna, British Columbia

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The Duchess Kate Middleton is currently on tour with the royal family in Canada, and the only thing cuter than her kids Charlotte and George are her outfits!

On September 27th while in Kelowna, British Columbia, she wore a super cute Dolce and Gabbana green midi dress with gold buttons on the top half and nude color pumps. I’d like to see Kate in green more often, please.

Below is the original dress (marked with *) plus an alternative and some nude pumps to help you pull off the look.

Dress:

1. Matchesfashion.com, $3,545.00 *

2. TBDress, $23.91

Shoes:

3. Bloomingdales, $60.00

4. Macy’s, $59.99 

 

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Lucy Hale @ 2016 Billboard Music Awards

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I tend to have a soft spot for people who show up at award shows like the Billboard Music Awards wearing something simple that stuns. Lucy Hale happened to be the celeb that did just that.

She wore a plum colored lace turtleneck with a black lace mini skirt and black strappy heels, carrying a purple box clutch in hand.

You have to appreciate the fact that she’s wearing more than just one lace item yet it still doesn’t look like too much for one outfit.

And did you see the back of her hair?!

Below are items similar to what Lucy Hale is wearing. Whose style did you like most at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards?

Skirt:

1. Gilt, $79.00

2. Chic Wish, $38.17

Heels:

3. LuLu’s, $32.00 

4. Go Jane, $24.72

Top:

5. Akira, $59.90

6. Amazon, $33.99

Clutch:

7. Nordstrom Rack, $69.97

8. Perfect Handbags, £39.00 ($57.32 USD)

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Meghan Trainor on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

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On Thursday, Meghan Trainor took the stage to perform her new song “Me Too” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. As one of my favorite songs off her new album Thank You, I was super hype to watch the performance.

She got all the way to the end of the song before slipping with her chunky metallic silver platform heels and falling on her back, dragging the mic with her. #IntolerableHeelCruelty.

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Regardless, she looked amazing in a green sequined bodycon dress. I just love the fact that she’s not afraid to show off those curves!

Below are two similar dresses to the one Meghan wore for her performance. If you’re willing to try the chunky heels, I advise you not spin around in them and attempt to hold onto a free-standing structure for balance. Break them in first!

Dress:

1. Rickety Rack, $120.00

2. Nordstrom, $198.00

Heels:

3. Net-A-Porter, $690.00

4.  MatchesFashion.com, $737.00

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Louboutin’s Sell for $1,500

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Attention shoe lovers: you can now get your hands on Angelina Jolie and Christian Louboutin’s Maleficent style heels.

Fans of the Disney film might remember seeing Jolie wearing the villainous heels at the premieres in London, Paris, and Shanghai. Some fashion critics didn’t really get the look.

“THEY might be Louboutins, but we’re not too sure about Angelina Jolie’s shoe choice at the Maleficent premiere in Shanghai,” wrote an Australian fashion columnist. 

 

 

I think they’re brilliant.

The shoes are available for pre-sale at about $1,500. Villainess heels don’t come cheap!

Jolie’s heels are available in white, gold, and black. Every shoe purchased helps the SOS Children’s Villages charity.

“It’s exciting to work with a film that has such a strong aesthetic and a character as great as Maleficent,” said Christian Louboutin. “I’ve been under the charm and spell of Angelina and her character.”

The white pair is extremely detailed, with red blood dripping from the piece attached to the heel.

Pre-order the shoes at any flagship Louboutin store in New York, London, West Hollywood, Paris, and Hong Kong.