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I Found The Perfect Winter Boots For Me And Him At Simon Premium Outlets

November 16th, 2015 by Christen

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Simon Premium Outlets through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Simon Premium Outlets, all opinions are my own.


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It’s no secret the Simon Premium Outlets have an amazing selection of stores like Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Coach, J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, Nike, Burberry, Vera Bradley, The North Face and more – but did you know that there are over 65 locations housing hundreds of premium stores throughout the US?


This past week, I traveled to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in search of the perfect gift for my brother. He’s one of my closest siblings and with his birthday coming up, he really deserves a nice gift.  I know that he’s had his eyes on a pair of exclusive Timbaland boots that were released and sold out almost immediately – so the challenge was to find these limited-edition winter boots just for him.  After searching high and low throughout a few different stores, I finally located the Timberland boots perfect for him.



The exclusive Timberland boots are crafted with premium Quartz leather and organic dyes. They’re the most creatively designed and chic Timberland boots to date. Over the last couple of weeks the Internet has gone nuts over the new wing boots by Timberland officially called the Icon 6” Waterproof Brogue Boot. I actually discovered the Brogue boot for the first time on Facebook and immediately fell in love with the color, intricate design and silhouette of the boot.




There’s just something about the wingtip on a chestnut-colored Timberland boot that looks and feels just right.  I fell so in love with his gift that now I wanted a pair of my own! But first, I had to enlist the shopping help of my Facebook friends.  Who says chic Timberland men’s boots aren’t for girls?  After an overwhelming response to my tom-boy Timberlands – I definitely had to grab a pair for myself!  They say it’s better to give than to receive – but I think giving a gift and buying a gift for yourself is a win-win for everyone!



Find the perfect gift this season for a loved one (or for yourself) at the closest Simon Premium Outlets location near you.  Want to score a sneak peek of VIP exclusive coupons and sales? Get social by following Simon Premium Outlets on Facebook and Twitter or visit online today.



6 Stylish Rain Boots Every Girl Needs To Brighten Her Day

October 23rd, 2014 by Christen

There’s no better feeling than looking up on a rainy day and knowing that you don’t have to let a little rain ruin your style.  Designer raincoats, rain boots and umbrellas are more stylish than ever before and there are tons of options (at every price point) for every diva.  Looking to upgrade your rainy day wardrobe?  Check out these stylish rain boots options to brighten your day below.

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MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Women’s Fulton Harness Tall Rain Boot

Signature style is always en vogue. MICHAEL Michael Kors’ Fulton harness rain boots feature a brilliant metal designer logo disk on the side and a shiny rubber vamp. ($119.99 BUY)



Kamik Women’s Jennifer Rain Boot

Weather the storm and turn heads in these Kamik rubber rain boots. These waterproof boots are knee-high and feature slightly padded footbeds, offering protection from the elements and a comfortable fit. A vivid red color gives these boots a chic look. ($40 BUY)


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Studded Neutrals

Wellies Rubber Studded Waterproof Boots

These stylish studded boots are waterproof and ready for Fall and Winter rain and snow days.  ($29.95 BUY)

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Flower Power

Ted Baker Women’s Karriner

Rainy days don’t seem nearly as gloomy when you’re sporting these Ted Baker London floral-print rubber boots.Rainy days don’t seem nearly as gloomy when you’re sporting these Ted Baker London floral-print rubber boots. ($150 BUY)


Gorgeous In Green

Columbia Luscher Omni-Heat Rain Boot

Columbia offers a wide variety of outdoor performance footwear, outerwear, sportswear, and accessories. Columbia products are engineered using the best technologies and highest quality materials, providing you with innovative products that are functional yet stylish and a great value.  A classic, made-in-America rain boot is perfect for stomping through puddles, digging clams and anything else you can think of doing in the rain. ($50 BUY)



Preppy Girl

Burberry Tall Rain Boots

The Burberry Tall rain boots are a staple for any stylish closet.  Made with liquid-clear rubber reveals the checked lining of an Italian-made rain boot.  These boots are great for not only rainy days, but the snow as well. Cute enough to wear out or to work too.  Undoubtedly the perfect rain boot for all! ($225 BUY)

What are your favorite stylish rain day boot designs?  Looking to add any of these rainy day options to your closet?  Share your stylish thoughts below.

Trend Report: Seasonal Style With Sears Carlie Riding Boots (Review)

December 16th, 2012 by Christen




If you’re looking for a pair of boots to diversify your stylish collection, might I suggest the Trend Report Carlie Riding Boots in Cognac from Sears? These boots not only offer the height or sophistication, but they’re also super comfortable and can virtually be worn with any ensemble imaginable. Looking to change up the look of your everyday-office wrap dress? What about traveling this holiday season? With a half-inch heel and a rounded toe, these comfortable Carlie boots are as functional as they are stylish.






Don’t be fooled by their classic, streamline look; these boots are easy to wear and go with everything. The Carlie women’s cognac tall shaft riding boot has no unnecessary hooks, buttons or extra zippers, which means they are easy to slip on and off and fit like a glove. The tall leg makes these the perfect boot to wear with dresses, over tights, or over or under virtually any pair of jeans.  Perfect for vegan fashionistas, this man-made leather alternative not only lends itself to easy styling & accessorizing but easy cleaning too.





Also available in brown and black these Sears Carlie Riding Boots won’t even break the bank this holiday season.  At only $19.99, you can add a pair of stylish boots to your wardrobe for less than the cost of dinner and a movie.  That’s more than 67% in savings!  Who says you can’t treat yourself while embarking on a season of savings?  When it comes down to finding a pair of wear and go boots, these Carlie Riding Boots are as easy to wear as they are to find at your nearest Sears or online at



Join For A Special Shoe Shopping Event Macy’s!

October 17th, 2012 by Christen

Love shopping?  Love shopping for stilettos?  Join us for a shopping party Thursday, October 18th in NYC!  We’re going shoe shopping at the world’s largest shoe floor, that’s right – at Macy’s Herald Square!  Macy’s invites you to the World’s Largest Shoe Floor for a shopping party with footwear designer extraordinaire, Marc Fisher. Enjoy informal modeling of his newest collection, featuring this season’s top trends including super tall riding boots, peep toes and more, available exclusively at Macy’s.  It’s all about the shoes but we’ll have plenty of refreshments, a guest DJ and to fuel your shopping budget – we even have a free Macy’s gift card for you!


Thursday, October 18th at 5pm

Macy’s Herald Square
Shoe Department 2nd Floor
151 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001

Here’s the details, on Thursday, October 18th at 5pm – join us on the 2nd floor at Macy’s Herald Square, locate a Macy’s event representative and say the code phrase “I’m here for the Divas And Dorks blog party with Marc Fisher, Now Where’s My Giftcard!” And you’ll be awarded with a free $10 gift card to use towards any Macy’s purchase!  (Make sure you check out online first for printable coupons and get there early, *giftcards are limited to the first 5 D&D guests!*)

Bonus:  Make a Marc Fisher shoe purchase during the event and you’ll walk away with a complimentary Marc Fisher gift, autographed by Marc.

See you there!

Wild Shoe Wednesday: Add A Little Skin With Tom Ford

October 3rd, 2012 by Fashion Staff


As you’ve noticed, we can’t help but enjoy seeing Rihanna photograph out an about, long hair, short hair – we don’t care – cause these days it’s all about her style & fashion. The Barbados diva was spotted in these Tom Ford Over the Knee Anaconda Boots.


The Italian made shoe are genuine anaconda, a pointed toe she leading up to a 24 inch shaft with a dipped back at the top! The inside is lined with Leather an a leather sole is also featured on the shoe. All of this is resting on a 4 1/4″ inch stiletto heel with golden tip.


Rihanna is known for her fashion forward looks which is why we love this outfit with these Tom Ford Heels! A very edgy and exotic look with a tomboy edge. Now these particular shoe may be a bit much for some of you divas however an over the knee boots are a great option to rock in the fall if your not ready to part with your mini summer pieces just yet! If your going to add some over the knee boots to your wardrobe for a day time look, take some notes from Rihanna and go for separates, making sure the top is a little more casual and relaxed, a like a Crew neck sweater or a T- shirt pared with cardigan, fusing a daytime everyday outfit with a night time evening shoes.


Ladies are you feeling this look by Rihanna? How would you rock over the knee boots, or would you even add them to your closet? Sound off below!


Images Courtesy: Fashion Bomb Daily

DIVA Kit Essentials That You Need In Your Closet NOW!

December 22nd, 2011 by Christen

Every woman owns pieces that showcase & celebrates their individual style, grace and beauty.  From furs to stilettos and everything in between you can find some of everything in a woman’s diva kit.  In celebration of VH1’s Divas Celebrate Soul television special, Essence Magazine recently published a blog breaking down the diva kit or the essential fashion staples you need to tap into your inner diva.  Check out a few of these notions and let us know what you think…

The multiple wardrobe changes of Jennifer Hudson


Multiple Wardrobe Changes

A diva must have several outfit changes to suit every occasion. At the ‘VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul’ event Jennifer Hudson had a total of four fabulous outfit changes in one night. From left: The Blonds crystal gown, Francesco Scognamiglio mini-dress and thigh high boots, The Blonds bustier mini, and Dolce & Gabbana mini fringe dress.

In real life, (that’s without a stylist and entourage…) I could see owning a staple dress that can be worn multiple ways.  Like the LBD (aka The Little Black Dress).  The one staple that should be in every woman’s Diva Kit, including yours…

The Kardashians are known for sporting a LBD or two...



A good boot always makes a statement...


The Thigh High Boot

There’s something about the thigh high boot that gives a girl a Wonder Woman quality, and since a diva is a super woman, these are essential. To the left, Jennifer Hudson wears Francesco Scognamiglio crystal encrusted boots, and Blige, Christian Dior Guetre Alligator boots.

A good boot always makes a statement, and it doesn’t have to cost you a car payment either…

Steve Madden Neley thigh high boot, $129.


Bold & Sleek it's a great fashion piece in the clutch!



The clutch is sleek and chic, which is what a diva embodies. Lose the bulky shoulder bag and keep it minimal. I’m absolutely a fan of the clutch, but when it comes down to packing the size makes sure you carry the essentials and the essentials only. (so pack light…)

Lulu Townsend jeweled feather framed clutch, $40.


What “Diva” essentials do you keep in your closet?

If you’re looking for ideas to enhance your Diva Kit essentials check out for more

Wild Shoe Wednesday: United Nude’s On The Horizon

November 16th, 2011 by Christen


A cotton horizon of bold rays sets the latest installation of United Nude’s ‘Ray Booties’ in the sunset of style. Like the sun centred to its emanating rays of light, the UN logo is at the heart of the embroidered United Nude Ray bootie. For all those who are proud of showing some UN love. These booties (depending on the color selection) can take you from day to night with the slightest of ease…HAWT!


In an assortment of black, khaki, gold and silver – these ambient booties are the focal point for anyone with a serious shoe game…

Looking to get a pair of these beauties? Check out or get your $280.00 ready and order them directly here.

Wild Shoe Wednesday – Swashbuckling Boots!

October 26th, 2011 by Christen

If you’re a fan of any of the Pirates of the Carribbean films just for the fashion, then you’re in luck!  This week’s Wild Shoe Wednesday fashions come from the exquisite Mark Charles of The Mark Charles Boot Company.  Filled with buckles, straps and distinct details that only a true fashionista would love – his collection of fashionable boots with luxury leather are perfect for any diva who walks the pavement as if it’s her runway!

Mark Charles – London based shoe designer, has come a long way to introduce his newest collection of boots including the “Camy” and “Afina” – check out his designs and find out how you can get your booties in a pair of these swashbuckling beauties!


The Camy

The Camy

This boot is made from tan brown ultra premium Italian calf leather uppers and pink sheep skin lining for maximum comfort and durability. Insole is reinforced with double dentistry memory foam cushion with extra padding at heel and ball section. Outer sole in 100% premium leather with durable high quality stitched rubber. Heel measures approximately 120mm/ 4 3/4 inches with a 25mm/ 1-inch platform. Strap buckle is solid brass with brushed finish. Also features zipper on inside leg for easy access.


According to the designer, Camy also has a unique quality that allows her to take center stage without being a total diva. Her vibrant personality is coupled with an inner confidence that naturally captivates the eye in a subtle but endearing manner. Never the shrinking violet, Camy loves to be out and about living life and looking fabulous at the same time.

The Afina

The Afina

This boot is made from black ultra premium Italian calf leather uppers and pink sheep skin lining for maximum comfort and durability. Insole is reinforced with double dentistry memory foam cushion with extra padding at heel and ball section. Outer sole in 100% premium leather with durable high quality stitched rubber. Heel measures approximately 120mm/ 4 3/4 inches with a 25mm/ 1-inch platform. Strap buckle is solid brass with brushed finish. Also features zipper on inside leg for easy access.


According to the designer, Afina is the very definition of ‘everyday luxury’ with an distinctive edge. Stylish enough to stand out from the crowd with a confident and self referential point of view, Afina is able to work well with others in order to bring out their best features. Paired with a short skirt, skinny jeans or leggings, Afina knows exactly how to pull everything together in order to create a practical but chic look for the modern woman.

These designs give automatic length & height and definitely demands attention!  Looking for where you can get your hands on a pair?  Check out

Wild Shoe Wednesday: Balmain Resort

August 24th, 2011 by Fashion Staff

As soon as sizzling photos of Zoe Saldana hit the net, the fashion world went buzzing about her modified Balmain dress.  The golden embellished dress worn to the Miami premiere of he new action film – Colombiana had photographers mesmerized, but left the fashion world at odds debating if her modification was better than the original.

We definitely have our opinion, and that is the original was a complete knock-out (sorry Zoe).  But the hidden jewel behind all the debate is in fact the focus of today’s Wild Shoe Wednesday…The Balmain Resort embellished booties.


The Balmain embellished peeptoe boots made their way abroad via the 2012 resort collection.

The tribal influences of this shoe coupled with the unique details and golden embellishments makes this shoe a total show-stopper regardless of wearing a matching Balmain dress or a potato sack.



Describe how you would rock these fabulous Balmain shoes – With a classic dress?  Skinny jeans?  

Spring’s Must Have Boots

March 25th, 2011 by Christen

If you’re bored with winter as I am, then by now you’re absolutely annoyed with the fact that it’s trying to stick around and you’re ready to look forward to Spring…Feeling a little sick of my winter boots, I love that for spring there are plenty of boots out there to take you well into summer. Here are my three favorites:

1) As with most women, I love anything Chanel—from make up to jackets, the eponymous bag, and of course shoes.  Chanel silver chain boot, price upon request,

2) I wasn’t immediately drawn to these boots at first, but after seeing these boots around on web I began to think that they’ll make a plain outfit incredibly cool, as with all things Balenciaga.Balenciaga black ankle boot, $1295, at Balenciaga, New York

3) I am including these boots from Christian Louboutin—practical and good for whatever weather awaits these upcoming wintery NYC days. There is no better transitional boot than this one.  Christian Louboutin Altatrotte Boots, $995, at Christian Louboutin New York and Los Angeles

Which of these boots most suit your style?




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