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Free Fur All – How To Wear A Fur Vest

We can thank Rachel Zoe for glamorizing the fur vest and making it a must-have this season. The fur vest is an easy way to jazz up your fall and winter wardrobe.

Just keep in mind these few basic tips when shopping for and wearing one:

1. Due to the bulky nature of the vest keep your bottoms slim, think leggings, skinny jeans, fitted dresses and dark tights.

2. Cinch and define your waist by adding a belt over the vest.

3. Look for vests that have a soft, silky feel that doesn’t shed (I prefer faux).

4. Stick to natural looking colors, tan, blonde, gray and black. Avoid white or you will look like the Abominable Snow Monster.

If your style is more traditional throw the fur vest over a solid, dark colored silk button-down shirt, skinny jeans and booties or leggings and knee-high boots. Layer on a long necklace and an armful of bangles (roll the sleeves up on the shirt).

If your style is fashion-forward pair your vest with a solid long sleeve black tee, sequin shorts, black tights and suede booties. Add sparkly chandelier earrings.

Try pairing your vest with a slim sweater dress, add tights and platform heels for an extra sleek look. Perfect for holiday parties or date night.

A leather tie or belt will help cinch your waist and add a bit of definition to your figure.

All fur vests and outfits available online at Piperlime.com.

Rachel Zoe wearing her signature fur vest look:

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Shoe Week ~ Giddy Up

Flat riding-inspired boots are super hot for fall and make for an easy to wear, very fashionable partner for skinny jeans and leggings. I am especially in love with these riding boots since they so closely mirror the actual boots I ride in. There are so many great styles to choose from or you can go authentic and buy a real pair of riding boots. Here are a few of my favorites:

Go authentic with real riding boots, I am a fan of the Ariat Challenge II Field Boot, available online at www.smartpakequine.com.

Cole Haan always has the best boots and this season is no different, there are way too many gorgeous styles to choose from. Available online at www.colehaan.com.

Piperlime has a whole section devoted to riding boots, here are some of the best styles. Available online at www.piperlime.com.

These Charles David riding boots look like real riding boots. Available at www.shopbop.com.

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Five For Five: Piperlime

For day five of my five stores, five days and five must haves I decided to mix it up a bit and bring you five awesome pairs of shoes from Piperlime. Piperlime is one of my all time favorite online shoe stores that also carries a great selection of trendy clothing labels. One can waste many a hour perusing the great merchandise at www.piperlime.com.

Go global for spring with these gladiator style sandals. The basket weave detail provides an interesting texture and the brown and cream color palette will work well with spring’s neutral colors.

There isn’t much to say about these shoes other than how cool are they?! The crochet detail will add style to jean capris and tees as well as complement more stylish skirts and dresses. The neutral color will also complement a wide range of colors.

These black and white t-straps are the epitome of lady like chic, cool and classic. They are the perfect go-to heels for a slew of spring and summer parties and weddings.

Wear your heart on your sleeve, or make that your feet with these quirky teal wedges. Fun, colorful shoes will breathe new life into your tried and true spring outfits from last season, even adding whimsy to your favorite little black dress.

I must admit I love high heels but for the most part I am a jeans (or my husband would argue black yoga pants) and tennis shoe kind of gal so no shoe wardrobe would be complete without a new pair of sneaks. These purple Pumas are fun and colorful and if the purple is too much they also come in a sophisticated mix of white and gold.

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