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Fashion Accessories

Sparkly, Comfortable and On Sale

I love to joke that when anyone says, “These shoes are so comfortable!”, about an actually attractive pair of shoes, I usually roll my eyes. Having had foot surgery and working in a job that requires me to be on my feet a lot has made me quite the skeptic. One of our clients has been swearing by the Kate Spade Carima loafer for a few years now so we’ve slowly been adding more styles into her wardrobe. I happened upon the Carima in silver (and on sale!) the other day and decided to try it. Aaah. This is what my …

Fashion Accessories

Kate Spade’s New Venture: Frances Valentine

And…she’s back! As WWD put it, Kate and Andy Spade are aware of the power of a name. Their namesake brand, Kate Spade New York, was bought by the former Liz Claiborne Inc. for $125 million in 2006. One year later, they both walked away from company. Now, almost 10 years later, they are so committed to their new venture, Frances Valentine, that Kate has officially changed her name to Kate Valentine. For real. Frances Valentine will be focused on shoes for spring 2016, with prices hovering around $400. In addition, the line will offer fun metallic leather handbags that will sell from $225 …

Shopping Tips

How to Make Your Holiday Outfit Stand Out

I don’t know about you, but most holiday outfit blogs bore the heck out of me. Not this one, however! What does a good holiday outfit need? Sparkle, texture, and dare I say, at least a small dose of warmth or comfort. Add a blazer or flat shoes for this last detail. I always think, “Just not worth it”, when I see girls out in bare legged or shouldered outfits in the middle of winter. Keep warm and sparkly!   The Fairy Princess (All Grown Up) . . Ann Taylor Velvet Blazer, $179 . . L’Agence Mary T-Back Tank, $195 …

Shopping Tips

Three More Major Brands Close

I recently posted about the closing of megabrand C. Wonder. The past few weeks have brought news of three more major brands closing as we know them now: Piperlime, Kate Spade Saturday and Jones New York. Keep reading for all of the gory details. . Piperlime, the e-commerce site launched in 2006, will be closing by the end of February. The site accounted for less than 1% of the Gap Inc’s revenue, making it the smallest brand in the company’s portfolio, which includes Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Intermix. The e-boutique carried a number of contemporary brands from Cynthia …

Shopping Tips

Three Outfits to Buy Now – On Sale!

Do you know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Once a year, to motivate us all to get a head start on our fall shopping, Nordstrom holds a crazy amazing sale on new fall merchandise. This year the sale is until August 4th. RLS has gathered a few shopping ideas for you in case the options are too overwhelming. Happy Shopping! Ok, full disclosure. We selected this Theory suit in the awesome Dark Merlot color, then realized that only the black and charcoal suiting were part of the sale. We think you should start saving to buy the Dark Merlot suit …