Menswear-Inspired Shoes

Paul Green is at it again. As the menswear-for-women trend escalates, you can count on this company to keep pace. _101554556

These oxfords have the tailored look of a man’s shoe, enhanced by a kiltie, studs, and crystals that lend a girlie vibe. They’re perfect with skinny ankle pants (sockless, of course) or with tights and a short skirt.

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My Take on the Oscars 2017

The clear winner at last night’s Oscars was 16-year-old Auli’i Cravalho, and I’m not saying that just because my friend Sam Saboura styled her. I’m saying that because he did a spectacular job, and she looked stunning in everything she wore.

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Other dresses and wearers worthy of praise:

Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Brie Larson
Halle Berry

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Dresses that missed the mark:

Dakota Johnson
Scarlett Johansson
Leslie Mann
Janelle Monae

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor/singer Janelle Monae attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Borrowed from the Boys

The allure of skinny pants and leggings continues to escalate, and what better way to freshen them up for fall than with a pair of menswear-inspired shoes.

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These Paul Green oxfords absolutely hit the mark. They’re stylish and oh-so-comfortable, since Paul Green is perhaps the only shoe company that recognizes the existence of an arched foot. They look fabulous with ankle-length pants and full-length leggings, and showing a bit of bare ankle gives the borrowed-from-the-boys look a feminine spin.

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Emmys hits

Padma Lakshmi

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Tatiana Maslany

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Emilia Clarke

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Maura Tierney

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THE KIDS

Marsai Martin

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Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown

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2016 Emmy misses

Let’s start with the worst of the worst, shall we?

Anna Chlumsky – Reappropriated bedspread, perhaps?

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Laura Carmichael – Easter bunny adjacent

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Judith Light – She’s too vibrant for a dress this blah.

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Carly Chaikin – Goth meets shower curtain

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Jane Krakowski – If you have to put your hand over the slit, it’s too high.

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Jill Soloway – No comment necessary

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Summer-Meets-Fall Sweater

With a continuing eye on cooler temperatures, I’ve moved from boots to sweaters (and will likely continue to move back and forth until I drive you or myself mad with anticipation). The new arrivals at Ted Baker include some beautiful floral prints—perfect for the transition from summer to fall. The “Teeah” cardigan is one of my favorites.

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Blending summery blossoms with a rich autumnal plaid, it’s the perfect way to welcome brisker weather without having to bid a complete farewell to summer. The cardigan teams perfectly with any black bottom: pants, skirt, or jeans. When I tried it on in the store, I was wearing red jeans, and the combination was a complete bust. I think the flowers need to make a statement of their own, and the bright pants competed for attention. For the best result, keep the bottom half dark and simple.