Hello Kitty

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Hello Kitty is a fictional Japanese character created by Sanrio. She’s a kind hearted English girl with a cat persona. She’s as tall as 5 apples stacked high together and likes to bake cookies. Her signature red bow on her left ear makes her as cute as a button. With age, I’m realizing my obsession with Hello Kitty is definitely increasing.

Products featuring Hello Kitty can be found everywhere. Originally Sanrio seemed to have aimed at the pre-adolescent female market as Hello Kitty products ranged from dolls, stickers, greeting cards, teen clothes, accessories, school supplies and stationery. Hello Kitty later expanded to include products such as toasters, televisions, other home appliances, massagers, and computer equipment, targeting young adults as most of this merchandise is retailed at value prices. Hello Kitty’s products now are also targeting the high-end consumer. Sanrio partnered with Simmons Jewelry in 2005 and since then they have been producing jewelry and watches consisting of diamonds, gemstones, semi-precious stones, 18K gold, Sterling silver, enamel and ceramic. Many beautiful and affordable Hello Kitty jewels can be found on sale here: Hello Kitty Jewelry on Sale! 

 

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I’ll be posting some of my favorite Hello Kitty items here along with links to best prices I find- hope you enjoy!

 

Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals

In the past gladiator sandals have been flat-soled and open-toed shoes that feature several straps of leather crisscrossing around the leg, usually with lots of flimsy ties. However over the past seasons, they have continued to transform. Jesus sandals was a term often used by people who did not feel these sandals flattered any fashionista’s style. Designers have been evolving the gladiator sandal and are now offering us upgraded versions. Gladiator sandals can now be found in various styles from chic high heels to contemporary flats.

Two of my recent favorite gladiator styles are by the celebrity designer Stuart Weitzman. SW pieces are handcrafted in Spain and are made of high quality material and natural leather, all boasting a soft cushioned sole. Both of these models are an epitome of comfort and style.

  1. Stuart Weitzman Backview Gladiator Sandal
  2. Stuart Weitzman Women’s Gladiator Sandal

Stuart Weitzman Backview Gladiator Designer Sandal
Stuart Weitzman Women’s Backview Gladiator Sandal

The Backview Gladiator: These Stuart Weitzman sandals update the gladiator profile in sturdy pebbled leather. This style has velcro closures and elastic straps offering a comfortable and customized fit. It boasts studded matte finish metal accents, has a 1″ stacked heel and a rubber sole.

Here are some convenient features about this style:

  • Leather/Textile
  • Imported from Spain
  • Leather/Textile sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 15.5″ from arch
  • Heel measures approximately 1″
  • Low-heel gladiator sandal featuring open-back shaft with elasticized straps and hook-and-loop closures
  • Metallic studs along sides of shaft
SW Backview in black
Stuart Weitzman Backview Gladiator

The Original Gladiator: These Stuart Weitzman gladiators are more traditional in style. The designer has perfected this gladiator sandal with knee-high length and metal accents. This style is made of leather and elastic straps which makes them conform the the individual’s leg offering luxury with comfort.

Here are some convenient features about this style:

  • 50% Leather, 50% Elastic
  • Imported from Spain
  • Leather sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1″
  • Boot opening measures approximately 15.25″ around
  • Stuart Weitzman perfects this gladiator sandal with knee-high length and metal accents
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Stuart Weitzman Gladiator – Black
gladiator sandals in gold
Stuart Weitzman Gladiator – Cava

Both of these styles are extremely comfortable and are suited to be worn all day. Despite being thin, the sole feels soft, supportive, and well cushioned. These can be easily cleaned by a gentle damp wipe. The black is a matte finish, and the “cava” color is a soft golden hue with gold hardware. Quick tip, i’ve found that they go on sale quote often on Amazon – so  if you don’t need them by a specific date, please do watch the price on Amazon as you maybe able to save up to $200 if you happen to catch them when they are on sale. Also, if you happen to be a Prime Member with them, shipping is absolutely free for both purchases and returns. Feel free to enjoy being a prime member for free for 30 days – i’m providing a link below for Amazon Prime Free Trial.

The designer Stuart Weitzman’s has said “I design shoes to make women happy”. I can confirm that when I have an SW pair on, I feel happy knowing I look stylish and also feel comfortable. These two luxe gladiator styles also happen to scream posh warrior princess  which most girls won’t mind identifying with – these celebrities certainly don’t! Enjoy the images below with model Chanel Iman who styled her gladiators in a fashionable bohemian garb. Reality star Kourtney Kardashian and actress Ashley Tisdale looks polished while being casual. The last image is the designer Stuart Weitzman himself next to supermodel Giselle who he worked with while launching the Spring 2015 collection which included these glamourous yet fierce gladiators.

Chanel Iman Wearing Stuart-Weitzman Backview Gladiator Sandals
Chanel Iman Wearing Stuart-Weitzman Backview Gladiator Sandals

 

Kourtney Kardashian wearing Stewart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals
Kourtney Kardashian Wearing Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals

 

Ashley Tisdale Wearing Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals
Ashley Tisdale Wearing Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals

 

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Designer Stuart Weitzman & Supermodel Giselle

 

French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Classic Fit-and-Flare Dress

I wanted to share one of my favorite dresses here. Honestly, this dress is a staple for every girl’s closet. It can be easily styled for the office, or for a night out. The minimalistic design along with the figure flattering silhouette is perfect for all body types. Here’s the fabric composition: 62% Polyester, 33% Viscose and 5% Elastane. It feels like weighty yet soft cotton with a slight stretch, hiding any imperfections perfectly.

It can be easily dressed up or down with other accessories and is appropriate for all seasons. I have worn it with leggings, jacket, and my favorite over-the-knee boots in fall and winter. Summer time requires no additional clothing staples; put on a pair of your favorite strappy sandals and instantly feel like a starlet.

French Connection blue dress
Feather Ruth Classic Dress in whisper blue color

It’s available in a few different versions to fit your style- one with a plain boat neck, another with a cutout in the front, and one with a sexy open back.

French Connection designer Dress in black, white, and blue
French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Classic Fit-and-Flare Dress in black, white, and nocturnal

The first classic version is a fit-and-flare dress with an arched waistline and pleated skirt. It’s a sleeveless boat neck with a zipper closure. I have this dress in black, white, and blue. Yes, I loved it so much that I had to get in three different color!

Find them all here: French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Classic Fit-and-Flare Dress

French Connection Feather Ruth Classic Cut Out Fit and Flare Dress in black
French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Classic Cut Out Fit and Flare Dress in black

The second version has a cut out detail in the front. Be forewarned ladies, this dress is a bit less modest as the cut out is strategically placed to show some cleavage. Though I didn’t feel comfortable with this version due to the cutout, it may be suitable for someone else.

French Connection Red dress
French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Fit-and-Flare Dress with open back style in a rich red color

Find this version here: French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Classic Cut Out Fit-and-Flare Dress

The newest version of this dress has a plain boat neck with a sexy cut out in the back. It’s simply beautiful.

It can be found here: French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Fit-and-Flare Dress

I feel elegant in this simple yet standout dress every time I wear it. A word of advice, French Connection tends to run 1 size small, so a size 6 in most brands is a size 8 in French Connection. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

 

Must Have Over-The-Knee Boots

A pair of comfortable and stylish black boots are a must have in every girl’s closet. My absolute favorite boots are the Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots in black nappa leather. The 5050’s are an international best selling model. This over the knee boot has a stylish design of half micro stretch (in the back) and half nappa leather (in the front). The elasticized fabric allows for the ultimate stretch to fit most legs, while the buttery napa leather provides a sleek and modern look. Due to the genius design, women with both thin and thick calves can enjoy these boots equally. Adorned by various Hollywood celebrities, the 5050 model is a beautiful boot which will never go out of style. These can be dressed up or down very easily, and are a staple for every fashionista.

Find Stuart Weitzman 5050 over-the-knee boots in various colors here : Stuart Weitzman 5050

Here are a few celebrities wearing these boots. These instantly glam up every outfit and are perfect for both day and night time.

Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots
Selena Gomez wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots

Actress and singer Selena Gomez is seen traveling in these boots. I travel in these very often so I can speak with experience- it’s very easy to quickly take them off and on while going through TSA! These are no less comfortable than wearing Ugg boots, but also provide a more polished look to your outfit.

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Emma Stone wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots

Actress Emma Stone looks feminine and flirty while pairing these boots with patterned stockings and a mini skirt. This spring outfit is proof that these can be worn all year round!

Celebrities in Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots
Various celebrities wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots

Here’s a glance at a few celebrities; actresses and super models wearing the Stuart Weitzman 5050’s. Each outfit looks perfectly chic and fabulous.

Stuart Weitzman shoes are popular among editors, stylists, and celebrities. The designer Stuart Weitzman’s has said “I design shoes to make women happy”. Each shoe is made in Spain with attention to detail so it looks as great as it feels. I think the 5050’s are a precise mix of comfort, class, and style.