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Faking It

Let’s just admit it-there are certain days when you just don’t feel like putting a lot of thought into your outfit for whatever reason, you are having a fat day or you just want to be comfy or whatever, but there are 4 must have accessories that can add a bit of style and class to any outfit whether is is from Neiman’s or Target. I think it is important to invest in a few high end accessories that are timeless and will never go out of style but up the fashion quotient of any outfit.

My never fail, dress up any outfit must haves are a Burberry Scarf, Designer Sunglasses (Prada and Chanel are my faves), a Louis Vuitton Speedy handbag and a nice piece of jewelry (pearl necklace, diamond stud earrings or a nice watch). Throw any one (or all of the above) on with a black tee from Target, jeans and sneakers and you will instantly look chic, even though your outfit is lacking any real style. The above items scream good taste and high end status and thus rub off on whatever else you are wearing. 

Burberry Scarf: The trademark Burberry plaid has been a symbol of British luxury since it first appeared on the lining of a trench coat in 1924 and when used in the form of a scarf it adds a dash of style to any look. Available at www.burberryusaonline.com.

Designer Sunglasses are a relatively inexpensive way to jazz up your look and there are so many great styles to choose from. Check out www.neimanmarcus.com for a great selection.

Louis Vuitton Speedy is the perfect purse, roomy, versatile and the signature monogram canvas is an instantly recognized symbol of chic. Available at www.eluxury.com.

A pearl necklace, diamond stud earrings (real or faux) and a nice watch are simple and elegant and lend these qualities to the rest of your outfit.

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How High Is Too High?

Fashion is a constantly swinging pendulum, swinging from one extreme to the next, and it seems designers are angling to swing us into super high 5-6 inch heels. Yes, girls you read correctly, 6 inch heels!

Now, I will be the first to admit I love high heels of all types and super high heels just make your legs look spectacular but it is important that you can safely walk in them because no matter how sexy your legs look, you end up looking silly if you trip and fall over your heels. This week Prada showed their Spring/Summer 2009 collection and two models fell down due to the inability to walk in their shoes. These shoes are super high and super hot but the main foot part looks to be made from soft, stretchy fabric that refuses to hold the foot in place on such a high, sturdy platform. I hope in production they will replace this fabric with sturdy suede or leather and maybe lower the heel (fingers crossed).

So what do you think? How high is too high for heels? Will you buy 5 and 6 inch high heels? I think that if models, whose main job revolves around walking, are having a hard time walking in these shoes, how will we fare?

Here is a video showing the models falling in the Prada show and pictures of shoes from their collection

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