â€œThe woman carries the clothes, but it is the shoe that carries the woman.â€
– Christian Louboutin
How true, how true. I would just like to take this moment to thank my shoes. Those that I’ve repaired too many times to count, those that I’ve worn in the snow even though I know I shouldn’t have, those that instantly make me look 3 inches taller and five pounds lighter, and those that are truly comfortable and I could walk miles in â€¦ thank you, shoes.
Now how about a pair of stunners from the genius himself? Christian Louboutin Peplum T-Bar Winged Sandals, $895 at net-a-porter.com
â€œWhen a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier.â€
– Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg is by far one of the most inspiring female fashion designers. Not only does she truly understand how to dress a woman, but is full of advice on how to live a happy and fulfilling life. Life is also easier with a gorgeous versatile sleeveless wrap dress with ruffle detail. DVF â€œAndraâ€ Dress (seriously!) at saksfifthavenue.com, $365.
â€œIf you manage to pack lightly, you manage to live lightly.â€
– Also DVF
I believe whole-heartedly in packing lightly and consider myself a bit of an expert in this department. I can easily pack for 7 nights in only a carry-on and can’t think of a classier way to do so than in a Diane von Furstenberg 21â€ Upright Trolley in black leather ($1,500 at dvf.com). Don’t forget to pack your bathing suit and cover-up!
â€œLizâ€ Cover-Up in Warhol Flower Green, $295 at dvf.com.
â€œA girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.â€
– Coco Chanel
I think women should live by this. Start with a classy outfit and add just a little something edgy to bring the fab to the ensemble. It’s the way to set yourself apart.
â€œJeans represent democracy in fashion.â€
– Giorgio Armani
Denim should be praised not just for their versatility, but also as the foundation for any effortlessly hip look. I love that jeans can serve as a truly casual look – think flip flops and a tank top – but also can be dressed up for that perfect evening out. One of my favorite ensembles is jeans with a fun top and black blazer, as styled by net-a-porter.com with the 7 for All Mankind â€œRoxanneâ€ Skinny Jeans ($155).
1. Christian Louboutin Peplum T-Bar Winged Sandals $895
2. Diane von Furstenberg 21″ Upright Trolley $1,500
4. Liz Cover-Up in Warhol Flower Green $295
5. Chanel Spring 2008 RTW Runway
6. 7 for All Mankind Roxanne Skinny Jeans $155