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September 28, 2012

You’ve probably already done your Emmy round-up and voted on who was best dressed. In between the kaleidoscope of colored gowns with their seriously sexy silhouettes and glittering clutches that signaled high drama, the shoes were what capped out the ultra-glam looks. Turn your look into a major showstopper with our suggested styles and save the cash for the dreamy bling. Some day, right?

Are we beauty obsessed? Well, when was the last time you picked up a lipstick? Last week? Exactly. The next best thing to shoe shopping is…beauty shopping! With jewel tones all the rage this fall, join us as we chat with national artist, Lijha, who’ll be graciously joining us for an exclusive beauty chat via Facebook.

Skip the department store counter chit chat and get the real scoop on how to wear burgundy lips and emerald green eyes from a savvy pro. You’ve seen the fall looks on the runway, and we know you wanna ask what we actually will – seriously, can we wear colors like that in real life? Lijha says yes! Easy to master with the help of a few tips and tricks from an insider. Ask her anything you ever wanted to ask a beauty expert without the shame of sharing you need help, and you just might win a bag of covetable beauty goods from MakeUp Forever. We’re testing the Aqua Rouge colors (#5 and #14 are such fabulous basics) and swear by the holy gods of lipsticks, this thing will not budge. Ever. And, the girls at Dazzle Headquarters take their lips seriously.

We will never tire of good, old-fashioned cleavage, but we do adore a new way to show some skin. That’s why when the world took notice of Angelina’s leg at the Oscar’s we were devising a plan to work the high slitted skirt into our sexy repertoire and get a leg-up on the competition, so to speak. Unexpected and very risque, this look has that hard-to-find combo of being both subtle and totally in your face. We love, love, love it, but how to pull it off without looking over the top?

The thigh-high slit comes in varied forms. Traditionally, or maybe, not-so-traditonally, it comes to a screeching halt below your hip bone on one side. Easier-to-wear styles have slits that reach just above the knee, and these are equally enticing, though subtler. There are lots of maxi skirts on the market with slits on both sides, making for lots of legs and also big trouble when the wind blows. Tight or flowing, skirts or dresses, tone down the legginess of the look with wedges for daytime or casual wear and then go all the way in stilettos for night or when you want to make a statement. But as always, when you’re showing off one asset, be sure to keep everything else in check, that means boobs, ladies, because this look really demands all eyes on leg. Plus we’d really hate to literally stop traffic and cause a car wreck. Be safe.


September 26, 2012

We can’t help but drool over all the amazing new pieces from Shoedazzle! It was definitely a challenge, but we came up with our top five must-haves this Fall! From sky high wedges to hot peplums, here are our picks that we NEED in our closets ASAP!

Ray’s Top Wish Pick: The Keswick Shoulder Bag is so versatile since I can wear it from day to night. The bag comes in three colors and since my wardrobe is very neutral this season, this is just the right amount of color for any outfit. What I’m completely drooling over with this crossbody bag are the chunky studs on the front flap which give it the right amount of edge.

Ro’s Top Wish Pick: During the Fall, I live in wedges, and I always look for a bootie that I can wear from desk to dinner. The Katherine booties can be dressed down with some skinny jeans and a tee or dressed up with some cool leather legging pants, a loose blouse and some red lips.

1. Keswick Shoulder Bag – $39.95

2. Katherine Wedge Bootie – $39.95

3. Gera Peplum Sleeveless Sheath Dress – $44.95

4. Red-A-Flirt Shoulder Bag – $39.95

5. Mixed Metal Cocktail Ring (+ single ear hook and cuff!) – $39.95

Some people shop with the intention of picking an item in a certain color, to go with a certain other color, or something in a specific cut, that will work well with an accompanying style. But this fall, instead of focusing on these standard details, I encourage you to look closer at your garments and instead, mix and match your ensembles based on texture. Read More

Everyone’s seen The Devil Wears Prada, obviously. Our favorite part? That scene in which Andrea experiences the pristine wonder and immaculate beauty of the fashion closet. It’s a cinematic sequence that gives us chills, because, look, we’re not afraid to admit we go gaga over a well-organized closet. Which is why your closet pics for the ShoeDazzle Dream Closet Contest are giving us major moments of envy!

We asked, and you delivered. And we’re talking in droves! Color coded, stacked like jenga pieces, towering, overflowing– so many unique and inspiring closets to ogle. Don’t get us wrong, we never underestimated our Dazzlers, but we couldn’t have anticipated that so many of you were secretly dressing yourselves in such ultra-amazing closets everyday!

To put it lightly, we are a little jealous, and if you haven’t already submitted your closet pic, do it now as we climb towards the celebration of reaching 2 million facebook fans, where two lucky winners will receive $1,000 to spend at The Container Store plus $1000 to spend on Shoedazzle.com! And that’s not all, ladies. In addition, 22 of you will walk away the proud new owners of a $200 ShoeDazzle gift card, to fill your closets with your very own version of pure delight.

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