An Update On My Favorite Splendid Booties

An Update On My Favorite Splendid Booties

Remember the blog on my favorite new sparkly shoes? Well…I was a bit overwhelmed by the response of my dear readers, especially to the champagne colored Hamptyn Splendid booties. A few of you were disappointed you didn’t jump on the Nordstrom Rack sale sooner, so we’ve done some more research to find them for you at an awesome price from other retailers. And, ahem, look what arrived for me today from Amazon…I’d been trying to replace a pair of light grey booties that died a few seasons ago and so I just couldn’t resist the Amazon sale on the Hamptyn bootie…And then I hopped over to the sale on Splendid and bought them in black snake too! If you are going to shop the Splendid sale, reminder that they are FINAL SALE, and that you will only be able to see all of the colors available if you search “Hamptyn” on the site. PS If you need a flatter bootie, see the Petunia style too! . . Splendid Hamptyn Boot, $89 . . Splendid Hamptyn Bootie, $89 on Splendid . . Splendid Petunia Bootie, as low as $35.99 on Amazon   Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio.  You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and...

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Spring 2017 Nail Polish Trends

Spring 2017 Nail Polish Trends

Come on people, you know this weather is not going to last. This is why we are giving you the Spring Trend blogs in a very particular order this year.  First up is nails, because you can take advantage of these trends regardless of the weather. Next up is accessories, because it always takes a while to find the perfect shoe or bag for the season. And by the time we get to clothes, we hope it isn’t snowing in April! Back to nails. The three major trends we are seeing this season are pastels, metallics and brights. Kyle, the RLS nail guru, has picked her favorite hues for each of these categories. Keep reading. I would trust her if I were you. By the way, did you know that you could make your own nail polish? Join us at Washington Hebrew’s Ladies Night Out with  Kate Friedman, the author of Mother, Can You Not? and her mother, Kim, on March 16th for free fashion advice and to make your own nail polish in the latest spring colors. Click here for more details on the fun and to buy tickets. Did I mention the Champagne bar? . Pastel Peach . Lela Rose  |  Paul Costelloe  |  Jil Sander . Pastels are back for spring, so bust out your petal pinks and lavenders. If you’re ready to try a new pastel, paint on a peach shade. It’s safe for work because it reads as a neutral, but the orangey hue will feel fresh for the new season. . Deborah Lippmann Peaches and Cream, $20 Smith and Cult Ghost Edit, $18 OPI Chillin’ Like A Villain, $9 . . Pale Grey . Marc Jacobs  |  Brock  |  Tibi . Grey is another sophisticated neutral for spring, whether you gravitate towards purple-grey, blue-grey or taupe. I just bought the new grey OPI below, “I Can Never Hut Up,” and I’m so excited to try it this spring. It looks slightly minty in this picture because it has a green shimmer, but it’s actually very subtle on. . OPI I Can Never Hut Up, $9 Smith and Cult Subnormal, $18 Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored, $18 . . Moody Metallics . Desigual  |  Marchesa  |  3.1 Phillip Lim . Metallics have been surging in popularity this year, especially with the recent chrome nails trend. I especially love rose gold and pewter polishes. At Marchesa, the nail artist used Zoya “Claudine,” which is seriously calling my name. . Zoya Claudine, $10 Nails Inc Kings Cross Road, $15 OPI Worth a Pretty Penne, $10 . . Bold Cobalt . Novis  |  Mugler  |  DKNY . Cobalt nail polish is such a great option for spring. You can choose a deeper navy, like at Mugler,...

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Katy Perry Collections: Stars, Cars, and More

Katy Perry Collections: Stars, Cars, and More

. Katy Perry is hands down my favorite pop star, for many many reasons. One is, of course, her “balls-to-the-wall” quirky sense of style. So this week, when I wasn’t pressing repeat on her new single, I was stalking her brand new shoe collection. There are three collections released in her first season: Sole-estial, Pump Up The Jam, and Hav’ana Good Time. I love so many of the styles, and coincidentally my favorite pairs were named after some of Katy’s (and my) favorite people. There’s a sequin sneaker named after Lena Dunham and a clear block heel pump named after Alison Williams, two of the stars from the show Girls. But the shoe I’m really lusting after? The Hillary, named after Katy’s BFF Hillary Clinton. Take a look and tell us what you think. I’ll update you once I get my first pair! . . Katy Perry Collections “The Anne,” $109 . . Katy Perry Collections “The A.W.,” $119 . . Katy Perry Collections “The Heart,” $99 . . Katy Perry Collections “The Julia,” $109 . . Katy Perry Collections “The Lauren,” $119  . . Katy Perry Collections “The Lena,” $129 . . Katy Perry Collections “The Margot,” $100 . . Katy Perry Collections “The Mary,” $99 . . Katy Perry Collections “The Mia,” $139 . . Katy Perry Collections “The Peace,” $99 . . Katy Perry Collection “The Shannon,” $129 . . Katy Perry Collections “The Stella,” $139 . . You can find Kyle Dunphy and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and...

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Every Designer is Making a Version of This Gucci Shoe

Every Designer is Making a Version of This Gucci Shoe

You can stop wondering about the latest trend in footwear right now. The mule is back! Speaking of, I had the most fantastic pair of nude patent kitten heel mules from Miu Miu the last time they were in. But I digress… A client asked us if she should just go ahead and get the Gucci loafer mules or a different option. Our first thought? What a great idea for a blog post! If you love the Gucci versions and can spend the money, go for it. Otherwise, scroll past the Gucci options below and check out some of our other favorite styles. I was thrilled to see that my super comfy metallic Kate Spade loafer is available in mule form too. Are you more rocker chic? There is one for you too. Start scrolling! Happy Shopping! . . Gucci Princetown Loafer Mule, $695 . . Gucci Princetown Genuine Shearling Loafer Mule, $1,190 . . Gucci Princetown Mule Loafer, $750 . . Gucci Princetown Genuine Fur Loafer Mule, $995 . . Gucci Princetown Genuine Shearling Loafer Mule, $995 . . Aquatalia Stella Weatherproof Loafer Mule, $395 . . Vince Camuto Kaylana Loafer Mule, $99.95 . . Free People At Ease Loafer Mule, $98 . . Jeffrey Campbell Ravis Faux Fur Mule, $125 . . Sam Edelman Paris Backless Tassel Loafer, $129.95 . . Adrianna Papell Pam Studded Mule, $104.95 . . Manolo Blahnik Elle Loafer Mule, $745 . . Kate Spade New York Cece Mule, $238 . . Frye Gwen Mule, $197.95 . . Pedro Garcia Yanko Mule, $430 . . Stuart Weitzman Slidealong Slide Loafer, $425 . . AGL Penny Slide Loafer, $340 . . Jeffrey Campbell Apfel Flower Tassel Loafer Mules, $154.95 . . Louise et Cie Bylot Twist Mule, $119.95 . . Dolce Vita Maura Studded Backless Loafer, $139.95 . . Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio.  You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and...

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5 Jewelry Brands to Gift for Valentine’s Day

5 Jewelry Brands to Gift for Valentine’s Day

It has been awhile since we’ve done a big jewelry round up for you, and what better occasion than Valentine’s Day? Forward this blog to a special someone, buy yourself something for the holiday or just because, or just bookmark it for a later occasion. Either way, we think you deserve it! Happy Shopping! . Monica Vinader Everytime we see Monica Vinader’s jewelry, we’re shocked at the reasonable prices. The brand’s goal is open up a new category between fashion and fine jewelry, believing that women will buy the jewelry for themselves, as opposed to waiting for someone else. Her designs have been worn by Emma Watson, Olivia Palermo, and Kate Middleton. . Monica Vinader Riva Diamond Hoop Ring, $250 . . Monica Vinader Riva Diamond Circle Earrings, $425 . . Monica Vinader Siren Medium Stacking Ring, $150 . . Monica Vinader Fiji Evil Eye Toggle Bracelet, $595 . . Monica Vinader Marie Pendant with 17″ Chain, $265  . . Alex Monroe London-based designer Alex Monroe makes the most adorable delicate jewelry inspired by flora and fauna. PS. Now is the time to order from London, as the pound is currently only 1.25 dollars! I was loving Alex Monroe’s jewelry at Liberty of London! . Alex Monroe Duke Burgundy & Tsavorite Cluster Hook Earrings, £270.00 . . Alex Monroe Baby Bee Necklace, £132.00 . . Alex Monroe Honeybee Cufflinks, £195.00 . . Alex Monroe Daisy Wreath Ring, £195.00 . . Alex Monroe Peacock Feather Necklace, £132.00 . . Alex Monroe Chrysanthemum Flower Earrings, £135.00 . . Faris Faris’s designs are funky, geometric, sculptural pieces that are created in Seattle. For those looking for the everyday artful jewelry, this line is for you! . Faris Droplet Studs, $395 . . Faris Luro Necklace, $135 . . Faris Nica Earrings, $225 . . Faris Cutout Necklace, $175 . . Faris Sliver Necklace, $165 . . Mociun This fine jewelry line based out of Brooklyn makes the most beautiful clusters of diamonds and gemstones. We are super obsessed with watermelon tourmaline here at RLS. Scroll down for a stunning example. . Mociun Peach Sapphire Cluster Earrings, $2,395 . . Mociun Watermelon Tourmaline & Diamond Necklace, $2,835 . . Mociun Small Black Diamond Dot Hoops, $3,425 . . Mociun Luna Cluster Ring, $2,830 . . Local Eclectic Local Eclectic is amazing for finding indie jewelry designers that make truly unique styles at really great price points. I can’t get over the hand necklace! . Leah Alexandra Black Garnet Multi-Stone Ear Climbers, $130 . . Dea Dia Vertical Pyrite Necklace, $58 . . Merewif Wink Earrings With Opal, $75 . . Morphe Jewelry Constellation Ring, $312 . . Eyland Jewelry Magritte Necklace, $68 . Which are your favorite pieces? Let us know on Facebook! ....

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Blue is the New Black

Blue is the New Black

Blue is the new black, didn’t you know? The blue tuxedo is officially “a thing.” It used to be that only the most fashion forward of men messed with the classic black tuxedo. I’m not going to say that anything goes now, but you will hardly be looked at askance if you decide to shake things up a little by going blue. We’ve been doing our blue tuxedo research for a client for a good month now and thought, why not share it with our dear readers? Would you let your husband go blue? Let us know on Facebook! Happy shopping! . . Boss Hugo Boss Haakon/Grady Virgin Wool Tuxedo, $1,095 . . Canali Textured Peak Regular Fit Tuxedo, $2,090 . . J.Crew Ludlow Tuxedo in Italian Wool, $790 . . Suitsupply Navy Plain Tuxedo, $639 . . Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio.  You can find Lani Inlander and Real Life Style on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and...

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