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Topped with Baby Shoes

My twin girls aren't even born yet and they're already spoiled as hell.

This weekend my sisters and mother threw me one hell of a baby shower. It was complete with 200 diapers made into cakes (which should last about a day after the twins arrive), my family and friends, delightful mini bunt cakes and cookies, and each diaper cake was topped with a pair of baby shoes. 
Baby boots, gym shoes, lamb slippers, polka dots and strappy sandals. Each pair was cuter than the one before. 
When it came to gifts there were even more baby shoes that made their debut. These with sequins and glitter, including two pair of sequin leopard print Stuart Weitzman baby shoes. 
My spoiled brat kids haven't even taken their first breath of air and they have Stuart Weitzman waiting for them in their well-stocked and highly fashionable closet. 
I'm their mother and I don't even have a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes. 
In all they have 10 different pair of shoes, and at least another 5 weeks …

Kandee Luxe Collection: Something for Eveyone

For many of us winter brings snow, cold and general misery. In Chicago it feels like it's been -20 and snowing for months now. In reality it's been like three weeks, but with no end in sight, it sure does make things seem drab.

Luckily, there's a cure for drab winter, and that is shopping and buying all the cozy clothes and shoes from the winter collections. Kandee shoes now has their full Winter  Luxe collection available, and it's the cure for the winter blues. No kidding, I felt happier the moment I started looking at the shoes.

There's something about shiny new boots (or new pony hair and studs) that just warms my heart and makes me not hate the universe quite so much. The Amor, Sweet Peanut, and Peanut Crunchy all offer the classic ankle boot with a leopard print in a variety of styles with a tall, sexy stiletto. Plus the whole collection is inspired by Hollywood legends and contains the signature embellishments Mr. Kandee is known for.

If over the knee is yo…

Runway to Realway - Hair and Fashion

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook knows I’m kind of obsessed with hair. Not because mine is particularly awesome or because I can do amazing things with it (I can’t), but because it’s part of fashion, and there’s no excuse for bad hair.

Also, I love a good product, and ever since my best friend and hairdresser turned me on to Alterna, I have been a devoted follower. Even my travel products are all Alterna.

Yesterday I got the opportunity to attend a “Runway to Realway” wrap party for Project Runway, and meet Michael Shaun Corby, Global Creative Director for Alterna Haircare, stylist, and the hairstylist on Project Runway.

He’s also the sweetest person you could hope to meet, and can (of course) create killer hair.

What I learned last night is that it’s all about the updo (bad news for me an my straight hair and round face) and all about profiles. Michael Shaun talked Golden Globes hair styles, the new pomp on women’s hair, and how to create beautiful, messy looks in minu…

Pantone 2014 Color of the Year

2013 was emerald and Pantone has declared 2014 the year of "Radiant Orchid."

Good thing it's a nice, lush color and not the color of Barney the dinosaur. 
Personally when it comes to purples I'm more of a deeper purple, eggplant kind of girl, but especially with spring coming up (rumor has it all this snow will eventually go away) it's the perfect color for spring. 
Best of all it's a great color for shoes. Adding a purple (or radiant orchid) shoe to almost any ensemble is the perfect way to bring in that pop of color. It's also a popular color in all those florals that show up each print, so adding a floral shoe will automatically put you right into the Pantone pallet and make sure you're rocking the color of the year. 
Of course it remains to be seen how this shade is actually pulled into fashion this year by designers, but I hope that we see quite a bit of it. It's a great color that looks amazing on women (and men) with a variety of skin tones…

New Years Eve Sparkle and Stilettos

New Year’s Eve is a night for fabulousness and sparkles. Of cute dresses and even cuter shoes.

Add a six month pregnant with twins belly and six inches of snow, and it suddenly becomes something entirely different.

Figuring this was my last New Year’s Eve out in the world for a while, the husband and I decided to go to dinner and then meet up with friends for a fabulous little Moulin Rouge soiree at a vintage movie theater.  It perfectly combined going out, cocktails (for those who could drink) and a minimal crowd so as to avoid being bumped into (or bumping into people) with my baby bump.

My clothing was all set, courtesy of my older sister, who gave me a bunch of maternity clothes, including one fabulous little black dress she wore to our cousin’s wedding.  A sparkly necklace and the right shoes and it would be perfect. The problem was really finding the right shoes.

The snow that was slowly falling all day assured me I didn’t want to skip nylons and go for open toe shoes. Plus I…