Tyra Banks: Red and Yellow DO Go Together!

Tyra BanksWhen many women think of wearing red and yellow together, they automatically think of either clowns or frumpy, old lady outfits. But red and yellow is not always a fashion faux-pas. Far from it actually, as Tyra Banks recently showed. At the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards she wore a beautiful cap-sleeved coral red dress with a yellow clutch and pointed-toe pumps.

The trick to making your inexpensive version of Tyra’s outfit pop like she does is to pick your yellow accessories in two different shades. Tyra’s pumps are a lighter, more neon yellow than her clutch, which is a richer mustard color. Keeping the colors too similar can kill the sophistication of the look and may make others wonder where your clown nose is. But balance out the intensity of the colors and you’re golden (well, actually you’re yellow–but you know what I mean!)

I really love all the pieces that make up our look-alike outfit. The Guess ‘Carrie’ pumps have that perfect heel that won’t kill your feet but is still tall enough to be sexy. And how gorgeous is that yellow crochet clutch from Bebe? And only $19, which pleasantly surprised me.

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Crochet Metallic Clutch ($19, Bebe) Romantic Pleated Satin Dress ($24.80, Forever21) Guess 'Carrie' Pump ($89.95, Nordstrom)

Romantic Pleated Satin Dress ($24.80, Forever21)

Crochet Metallic Clutch ($19, Bebe)

Guess ‘Carrie’ Pump ($89.95, Nordstrom)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Style

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

I can’t believe it’s taken us so long to discuss Sarah Jessica Parker’s style. I have to admit, I often think more of Carrie Bradshaw’s style when I think of SJP. Pink tutus, hundreds of pairs of Manolos, and anything avant garde comes to mind.

I think SJP in real life wears outfits that are slightly more toned down in terms of their ‘creativity’ but still manages to look like a million bucks. Although every once in a while she does break out something outrageous, like a neon pink handbag, as recently featured on People Style Watch.

I’m loving the color combination she chose in this photo. A brilliant blue paired with a dark jacket and perfectly balanced by a pair of gold shoes and a statement necklace. Not too much and too little, which is hard to get right.

Speaking of Sex and the City, each of the four characters has her own unique style. Whose is your favorite? I think mine is a combination of Miranda’s classy look with Samantha’s, which is always sharp and sexy.

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Ponte Capsleeve Dress ($11.50, Forever21) MM Couture Jacket, Single Breasted Tuxedo ($88, Macy's)
Filigree Locket Necklace ($7.80, Forever21) Gabriella Rocha Mylie Pump ($59, Zappos)

Ponte Capsleeve Dress ($11.50, Forever21)

MM Couture Jacket, Single Breasted Tuxedo ($88, Macy’s)

Filigree Locket Necklace ($7.80, Forever21)

Gabriella Rocha Mylie Pump ($59, Zappos)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

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Designer Pumps: Splurge vs. Steal

Christian Louboutin is the first name most women now associate with luxury footwear. With the brand becoming a household name, Jennifer Lopez even wrote a song about her Louboutins. I love Louboutin’s classic Platform Pump, which is incredibly simple and chic.

However, if you’re not ready for that type of splurge quite yet, check out the Go Max Justice pump from the Runway by Kmart collection. It mimics the signature red heel of Louboutin and features a beautiful checkerboard-like texture. Love!

Christian Louboutin Platform Pump ($695, Neiman Marcus) Go Max Justice - Black ($27.99, Kmart)

Christian Louboutin Platform Pump ($695, Neiman Marcus)

Go Max Justice – Black ($27.99, Kmart)

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Nude Pumps: Splurge vs. Steal

Nude and tan-colored shoes are another big trend for Spring 2010. Since they go with every other color, they’ll quickly become one of your most dependable staples. You might as well say that nude is the new black. As an added bonus, nude pumps have an incredible leg-lengthening effect, making your them look a mile long!

Women's Mossimo Virginia Pumps - Taupe ($29.99, Target) Charles by Charles David 'Pompadour' Pump ($124, Zappos)

Women’s Mossimo Virginia Pumps – Taupe ($29.99, Target)

Charles by Charles David ‘Pompadour’ Pump ($124, Zappos)

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Pink Pumps Make the World Go Round

This may be my favorite StealThisDress! post to date. Pink heels! What more could you ask for? If your style is similar to mine, nothing. The shows below, all of which I found on Zappos, to me all scream Carrie Bradshaw and it’s fabulous. Just imagine how amazing any of these pairs would look with a dark-colored dress or dark jeans and a fancy top.

My favorite pair is probably the second one from the top. That jewel-encrusted heel is to die for. Let’s see, only about three more months until it gets warm enough to wear shoes like these outside. Here’s to a summer of pink pumps coming soon!

rsvp 'Rain' Peeptoe Pump ($85, Zappos)

rsvp 'Lovely' ($109, Zappos)rsvp 'Jaceline' Peeptoe Pump ($88, Zappos)

Promiscuous 'Kalei' Pump ($89, Zappos)Jessica Simpson 'Astor' Peeptoe Pump ($78.95, Zappos)

rsvp ‘Rain’ Peeptoe Pump ($85, Zappos)

rsvp ‘Lovely’ Pump ($109, Zappos)

rsvp ‘Jaceline’ Peeptoe Pump ($88, Zappos)

Promiscuous ‘Kalei’ Pump ($89, Zappos)

Jessica Simpson ‘Astor’ Peeptoe Pump ($78.95, Zappos)

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Elizabeth and James Reina Suede Button Pumps

Elizabeth and James Reina Suede Button Pumps ($325, www.shopbop.com)

Elizabeth and James Reina Suede Button Pumps ($325, www.shopbop.com)

Say what you want about the Olsen twins, but they have earned every last bit of their fame and success. They are only 23 and have already built a huge empire, including the genius Elizabeth and James clothing line. They have some really fabulous stuff; one of my recent favorites is the Reina Suede Button shoe.

Suede shoes are unbeatable, in my opinion. Feminine and elegant, they have a more refined look than do leather pumps. The Reina shoe uses a super simple concept–little dots–to create a stunning design. I’d wear it to work with a cute dress or on day off with jeans and a sweater.

And isn’t it always the simple designs that are best? Yes, especially in these times.  They are versatile, allowing you to pair them with almost anything in your wardrobe. The Reina Suede Button shoe is no exception.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Ankle Cuff Shoes

SM Luxe Fiona Suede Ankle Cuff Pump ($69.95, DSW) Isaac Suede Ankle Cuff Wedge ($24.50, A'Gaci)

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