Spike It!

$150

A great shoe is key for the insane amount of foot traveling you will do during New York Fashion Week. I couldn’t wear boots because it was still quite hot out and do you really think I would be caught dead in a pair of flip flops around the city?? Never! What if I happened to run into Patricia Field, costume designer for Sex and the City , on the street?

To our amazement, we actually did run into her and I was so happy to be wearing these fabulous new spiked loafers! 

I picked up these Sam Edelman beauties right before I left for New York at a store in Newport, RI called Kristina Richards!

Christian Louboutin makes a similar pair of spiked gems!

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These celebs love a spiked pair of flats. Even Kanye rocks them!

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 These shoes were pretty much a staple for all of my NYFW outfits. I based every outfit I wore around these beauties. They came with me on the Sex and the City tour, during Fashion’s Night Out, and shopping around SoHo!

Christian Louboutin Gem: $995

Sam Edelman Hidden Gem: $150

What do you think about a spiked shoe? How would you wear them? Do you like the loafer style for the fall or do you feel too much like Hugh Hefner? Tell us in the comments!

To see more Sam Edelman gems like mine visit:

www.kristinarichards.com

xoxo Carolyn

Make a Statement

$19.99

Accessories are key during Fashion Week. Sure you can have a delish looking outfit, but you need some wow-factor jewels to make the outfit complete! Statement necklaces are a must have for the fall and a main ingredient for a wardrobe stew. I took a favorite statement necklace of mine to NYC and wore it every chance I got!

This mahogany and gold necklace was perfect to wear at Fashion’s Night Out…

at the Elle Magazine Fashion Show…

and to a late night dinner in the Meatpacking District!

Even our favorite Gossip Girl’s make their outfits POP with a statement necklace!

Leighton Meester goes gothic one night and tribal the next!

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 Blake Lively enjoys a chunky necklace with a beach cover up and with a blazer!

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Kelly Rutherford makes a bold statement with her gold, collar necklace and with her emerald green one!

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Leighton Meester’s Tribal Chanel Necklace: $4,600 (ok WHAT??)

Hidden Gem: $19.99

PS. Don’t forget the new season of Gossip Girl airs tonight at 8pm on the CW!

What do you think about statement necklaces? Do you have a favorite? Which Gossip Girl’s necklace do you like the most? Are you excited for season 5 of Gossip Girl? Tell us in the comments!

xoxo Carolyn

Feeling Blue…in a great way!

$49

New York Fashion Week was so much fun! The shows, the people, and of course the clothes! The collections were gorgeous, but what was just as amazing were the clothing the attendees wore!

During New York Fashion, you need to go big or go home. Don’t even think about packing a pair of jeans and a shirt- that just won’t cut it. You need to think outside of the box…in a big way! My Fashion’s Night Out outfit was just that! I got to wear my favorite pair of wild capris from Urban Outfitters!

A sea of cobalt blue! The color for this fall! My ensemble consisted of a cobalt blue bolero jacket, a chiffon, peacock printed blouse, cobalt blue capri jeans (matches the jacket-purchased at different stores!), spiked flats, a statement necklace, and a teal clutch!

Cobalt blue was the favorite color on the red carpet for Uma Thurman, Blake Lively, and Jessica Alba!

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Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively, and Hilary Duff got on board with the bright colored trend!

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Blake Lively’s Tibi Capri Gem: $250

Urban Outfitters Hidden Gem: $49

What do you think about my Fashion’s Night Out outfit? Do you like the colored pants trend? Would you wear a suit of cobalt blue like me? We want to hear in the comments!

xoxo Carolyn