Runway Rundown: Catherine Malandrino’s DesigNation For Kohl’s Lookbook!


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New York Fashion Week started yesterday- on my 30th birthday! You can be sure that I’m going to feature plenty of galleries sharing the best runway collections, however I wanted to celebrate September with a line that I’m super excited about. This includes French Designer, Catherine Malandrino‘s debut for Kohl’s DesigNation capsule line, which hits stores on September 27th!

The classic silhouettes & flirty details make this one of my favorite designer collaborations for the mainstream consumer. I love pops of Parisian inspiration, especially the typography & Eiffel Tower homages. Also, there are plenty of modern accents that make this extra special, including menswear-inspired blouses, boat-neck cuts, luxe fabrics, & a neutral color palette.

Which looks are your favorite? How do you feel about Parisian style? For more posts on affordable fashion, check out trendy studded patent flats, Jamie Chung’s Ann Taylor skirt, fall must-have dresses from Dress Barn, & fun flats from Old Navy for under $25! Happy Styling!

Show Me The Shoes: Nude Patent Studded Flats From Steve Madden & Payless!


I’ve been working so much this summer that I haven’t given my heels & wedges the attention they deserve. Now that it’s September, I know there’s not much more time for them left; however, earlier this summer, I made an investment in a trendy, yet neutral ballet flat, which is perfect for all aspects of my life: 2 jobs & school. This purchase was the Brash Chaos stud flat ($16.99) from Payless (see below), which are marked down from their original $27.99 price tag.

Steve Madden - KSTUDD flats $19.99. Payless - Chaos stud flat $16.99.

I also checked out what was going on recently with Steve Madden‘s summer clearance, which is how I found the KSTUDD flat ($19.99) that offers a doubly stylish stud detail & is also reduced from the original $49.95 price.

I’m already picturing these with skinny jeans & a tunic sweater when running errands, a sheath dress & cardigan for the office, & a printed blouse with trousers for meeting the girls for brunch. How would you style these shoes? Which brand would you pick? Do you like the studded trend on shoes & accessories this fall?

For more posts on affordable style, check out Jamie Chung’s Ann Taylor skirt, smart dress investments from Dress Barn, more fun flats from Old Navy, the Phillip Lim lookbook for Target, & Gisele Bundchen modeling the latest fall collection for H&M! Happy Styling!