Alice + Olivia Velvet Leggings

Alice + Olivia Velvet Leggings ($128, www.shopbop.com)

Alice + Olivia Velvet Leggings ($128, www.shopbop.com)

One of my most favorite Seinfeld moments is when George declared, “I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable.” Well, looks like the fashion world is beginning to embrace George’s style philosophy.

Leggings made of delicious, decadent velvet are one of the fall must-haves this year. Leggings are so comfy and versatile, but I sometimes find myself tired of the same stretchy cotton. There are times when I’m in the mood for something that is just as hassle-free but makes more of an impact.

I would wear them exactly as they are on the model–with some fabulous platform heels. These Alice + Olivia leggings are also available in black. I, personally, would go for the blue, though. I’d pair it with something white or beige on top and accessorize with some serious bling or gold.

You’re probably thinking to yourself right now that $128 is a little steep for leggings. That was my initial reaction as well. However, after giving it some thought I realized that you’ve got to spend the money if you really want to look good in velvet. If it quickly begins developing faded, worn spots, you’ll look vintage in a bad way. So, better to invest.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Marc Jacobs ‘Stardust Cecillia’ Studded Leather Satchel

'Stardust Cecillia' Studded Leather Satchel ($1,475, Marc Jacobs)

'Stardust Cecillia' Studded Leather Satchel ($1,475, Marc Jacobs)

Historic moment: StealThisDress! is reviewing its first “splurge worthy” purse. We’ve chosen Marc Jacobs’ phenomenal ‘Stardust Cecillia’ Studded Leather Satchel as one of the “it bags” for this fall.

Sprinkled with delightful goldtone studs, the ‘Stardust Cecillia’ does not lack sparkle. MJ even finds a way to serve up the shoulder strap with a generous dose of fabulosity in the form of a 14 inch gold chain. These metallic elements are right on target for next season. And what better color to take you into fall than a delicious purple?

Just imagine how amazing this bag will look with a cute little pea coat and boots. Yum!

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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New Look for the Tory Burch Reva Flats

Snakeskin Print Reva Ballerina Flat ($235, Tory Burch)

Snakeskin Print Reva Ballerina Flat ($235, Tory Burch)

Ever since flats exploded on the scene a couple of years ago, Tory Burch has positioned herself at the front of the pack with her iconic Reva flats. They quickly found their way into the closets every shoe addict out there.

This season, the Reva has been updated so that we can continue to enjoy these little treasures. The new plated gold and silver skin prints are, of course, complimented with Tory’s signature logo medallion. The Reva also has a tiny heel, a much need feature for those of us who would like a little lift.

Perfect for adding some subtle glitz to an outfit, they work great under skinny jeans or leggings. And now that wearing footed tights with dressy shoes is again becoming a popular fashion statement, you’ll be able to squeeze wear out of your Revas all through the fall.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Rachel Pally ‘Ainsley’ Tunic

Rachel Pally Ainsley Tunic ($176, www.shopbop.com)

Rachel Pally Ainsley Tunic ($176, www.shopbop.com)

Rachel Pally = gorgeous, flowy dresses made of super comfortable jersey. Basically, it’s the best of both worlds–and this luxury is usually reflected in the price.

The Ainsley tunic is one of the dressier and more revealing items in Rachel Pally’s line. The yummy watermelon color will compliment any skin color, while the cut-out dolman sleeves are an unusual detail that sets this delightful number apart from your average tunic dress.

The sleeves will also give you the cool feeling of wearing a tank top, without having to expose too much of your arm. Combining sex appeal and class is an art that Rachel Pally has definitely mastered.

The hemline is definitely short. If you don’t want to give too much away, wear this versatile dress like a top, with leggings or skinny jeans. The shoe addicts among us will love creating countless combinations by pairing the tunic with stilettos, espadrilles and other deliciously leg-accentuating shoes.

Happy wearing!

Make sure ya’ll check the new soft water system and let us know how it turned out.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Criss Cross Studded Sandals

Suede Crisscross Studded Sandals ($650, Guiseppe Zanotti)

Suede Crisscross Studded Sandals ($650, Guiseppe Zanotti)

Today, I stopped by Intermix, which I think is the store that can make pretty much anyone look like a star. When I got home, I went on the Intermix website to have a second look at a couple of things that caught my attention, which is when I saw the Guiseppe Zanotti Suede Criss Cross Studded Sandals.

Wow. I thought that his Cage Sandals (the background of my Twitter page) could not be outdone. Ha! The man clearly does not run out of imagination.

This shoe has everything. The sexy criss-crossing straps, the stunning combination of black suede and gold hardware. I’m so happy to see that accessories with metallic accents seem to be here to stay. In fact, fall forecasters are saying hardware is one of the top trends for next season. Then, again, it’s hard to not be in style when you’re wearing Giuseppe Zanotti.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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The Brilliance of Betsey Johnson (Shoes)

Pink Glitter Polly Shoe ($220, Betsey Johnson)

Pink Glitter Polly Shoe ($220, Betsey Johnson)

Anybody who is familiar with Betsey Johnson’s collection knows that her clothing and accessories are not for the faint of heart. Exploding with color, her jewelry, dresses and everything in between has a playful, whimsical look.

Her Glitter Polly shoe has been one of my favorites for years. My black pair has taken me through countless nights of dancing and even trekking through mounds of snow in Montreal on one unfortunate night (don’t ask…) In any case, that should tell you something about how comfortable and sturdy they are!

Silver Glitter Polly Shoe ($220, Betsey Johnson)

Silver Glitter Polly Shoe ($220, Betsey Johnson)

The combination of metallic, leather and glittery textures on the Pollys makes them stand out from a lot of other shoes I’m seeing these days. Because these mules are ‘statement’ shoes, they are just the thing to use for accessorizing muted colors and simple designs. I love wearing them with a cute top and black leggings or skinny jeans.

Black Glitter Polly Shoe ($220, Betsey Johnson)

Black Glitter Polly Shoe ($220, Betsey Johnson)

The Glitter Polly is available in pink, black and silver. If such a bold look is not quite what you’re looking for, try the slightly tamer leather Polly.

Looking at my own trusty pair, I could not have spent that $220 in a better way when I bought these shoes four years ago.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Will Work for Pianegonda Jewelry

Confusion Necklace ($998, Pianegonda)

Confusion Necklace ($998, Pianegonda)

Yes, the necklace pictured on the left costs almost $1,000. What can I say? Pianegonda is one of my favorite jewelry designers of all time and this love of mine comes with a hefty price tag–literally.

Connection Rings ($250, Pianegonda)

Connection Rings ($250, Pianegonda)

Pianegonda’s line is divided into several themes. Examples include the keys, hearts and crosses combination featured on the ‘Confusion’ necklace and the circular elements that dominate the “Circle Light” and “Connection” collections.

There is something very futuristic in a lot of Pianegonda’s designs. Modern and abstract are the first words that come to mind, so don’t expect to find angel pendants or flower brooches in his collection. With that said, many of Pianegonda’s pieces are especially relevant in this year of geometry-inspired jewelry

At several hundred dollars a pop, rest assured that the quality of the work is superior, as it should be considering the price tag. Keep in mind also the fact that Pianegonda’s work has a unique look that is difficult to confuse with that of many other fine jewelry designers. In fact, my Pianegonda pieces are the source of more compliments, comments and questions than any other jewelry that I own.

Irregular Choice Bracelet ($465, Pianegonda)

Irregular Choice Bracelet ($465, Pianegonda)

No, this is not exactly recession-friendly jewelry. It is simply stunning jewelry. And such a splurge is exactly what you need sometimes. Even if it means putting the good old piggy bank back to use.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Miss Dior Cherie Perfumed Body Moisturizer

Miss Dior Cherie Perfumed Body Moisturizer ($45, Christian Dior)

Miss Dior Cherie Perfumed Body Moisturizer ($45, Christian Dior)

If you can’t function without your collection of perfumes, then you are probably already using one or more lotions from your favorite fragrance collections. If not, then you haven’t lived yet! [Read more…]

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Rock and Republic Stella Riddell Jeans

Rock and Republic Stella Riddell Jeans ($240, www.emoda.com)

Rock and Republic Stella Riddell Jeans ($240, www.emoda.com)

Rock and Republic is, hands down, the first brand I check out when shopping for jeans. Every time I think that Rock and Republic’s latest denim design cannot be topped, a new and even better style comes out. [Read more…]

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