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Hot Heels!

17 Jan

Looking to add some sizzle to your style?


Steve Madden

Swapping out the sneaks or flats for some height will make an instant impact.  I hit Steve Madden, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Aldo to check out the latest looks.

An animal print, heeled bootie, like the style below from Steve Madden, can elevate a denim and casual, long sleeve tee look and play equally well with a skirt or dress.

Show your wild side

Show your Wild Side

Need some inspiration for a night out? Check out these pairs from Steve Madden.  While each look clearly has its own personality, they’re all about detail… lots of detail.

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Steve Madden will get your ready for a night on the town!

Black and gold, paired together, as seen on the buckled cut-out bootie above and on the looks below from BCBGMAXAZRIA, are hot coupling!

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There are shoes that become accessories to outfits and outfits that accessorize shoes. There’s no doubt —  a pair like this one deserves to inspire the rest of your outfit. Note the merge of ladylike and mod detail with lace and studs.

Ladylike Meets Mod

Ladylike Meets Mod

Here’s another take on the lace look from BCBGMAXAZRIA.  These pumps exude elegance.

A twist on traditional

Exudes Elegance

Next stop — Aldo. Love the buckle detailing.  An unexpected color like merlot can almost be treated as a neutral. It pairs well with black, brown, grey, navy and a number of other hues. This look almost feels like the merging of a bootie and pump.



Have the winter blues? Combat them with more blue! Cobalt is getting lots of mid-winter play and popping up in clothing and accessories.  This standout style is also from Aldo.


Pop of Cobalt

Here’s another twist on an animal print look. These booties, with a zebra patterned heel, also feature a stylish open toe.


A Touch of Zebra

If any of these heels could move into your closet, which ones would you pick?


Accessories & Shoes for a STEAL!

8 Jan

If you’re looking to freshen up your style, accessories and shoes give you lots of bang for your buck — especially right now with all the sales happening around the mall.

At Laila Rowe, you can save up to 70% off!

Laila Rowe

Laila Rowe

Jewelry is buy 1, get 1 FREE! The free piece applies to your purchase of equal or lesser value.  The necklaces range between around $12 and $20 each. Plus, your second is free.

Buy 1, Get 1 FREE

Buy 1, Get 1 FREE

Handbags are 50% off. If you buy a second one, it’s yours for just $5. The deal applies to the handbag of equal or lesser value.


Buy 1, get 2nd for $5

You’ll find a wide variety of shapes and sizes, including totes, medium bags and dressy clutches.  This animal print bag is just $12 with the sale.


High Style, Low Price


Buy ahead and you’ll be ready for your next night out!

Also, be sure to sign up to receive emails. When you sign up, you’ll get a coupon via email for 15% off your next purchase.

At Free People, treat your tablet to new outerwear. These cases were $58 and are marked down to $29.95.

Tablet Covers

Tablet Covers

Fend off the chill in cheery colors. This Free People scarf was $48 and is now $29.95.

Stay warm for a steal

Stay warm for a steal

Up by the register, I spotted these fun bangle sets and rings. Each set of 6 bangles is $19.95. The rings are the same price.

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$19.95 for bangle sets and rings

Arden B. is also running a major sale with 50% off jewelry, belts, scarves and bags.

Arden B.

Arden B.

These scarves range from $12 to $14.50 with the savings.



This statement gold toned bracelet is marked down to $14.50.



You can score this cute bag for just $29.50.


Handbags at Arden B. are 50% off!

It’s also a great time to score the shoes you’ve been eying up all season. At Aldo, select styles are an additional 30% off the sales price. That translates to just $56 for these riding boots and $84 for these military inspired boots.

Additional 30% off select sale styles

Additional 30% off select sale styles


$84 with the additional 30% off

 The promotions in this post are for a limited time only.

Have you found any post holiday deals? Let me know.

GURU Style Star: Katrina Brock

12 Dec

If this is what Katrina Brock is wearing on a “rushed day, with the snow throwing her off,”  I can’t imagine what she would put together on another day.

Meet this week’s GURU Style Star!

Meet Katrina Brock

Meet Katrina Brock

Katrina scored her leopard print dress at Bebe, where she works. Her boots are Aldo. Her bag is from Louis Vuitton.


Katrina describes her style as “very feminine and girly.” She loves prints, colorful and glittery styles and says she goes for clothing that is “just over the top, without being cheesy.” While at work, where she is on her feet, she opts for tall flat boots over heels.

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Once up a time ago, Katrina would save certain outfits for special occasions. Now, she wears them when the mood strikes.

Here’s more of her take on style…. 

What is your fashion advice for others?

Stay true to yourself.  Don’t be afraid to express yourself with clothing. My mom told me that.

What trends are you excited about? 

Honestly, I don’t really follow trends If I like it, I get it. I always wear tall boots. I always have.  I love anything with faux fur, anything with sequins.

What do you enjoy about shopping during the  holiday season?

Everything! The glitz — I wish it was like this all year long with the satins, the deep colors…

If I gave you $2000 and sent you on a shopping spree at Towson Town Center, where would you go and what would you buy?

A Louis Vuitton bag.  It’s  my absoute favorite store and I would purchase another handbag.  I try to get bags that don’t go out of style.  Or something from my store (Bebe)  — not just because I work there. They have everything that I love.

Check out the full gallery of GURU Style Star posts here.  Scroll down for links to see recent Style Star features.


12/5 Samantha Kosmas



11/21 Sam Armstrong, 11/14 Maria Stauffer

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11/7 Madison


October 2013

10/31 Eliza Bulley, 10/24 Colleen Fraser,  10/17 Amanda Nelson


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10/10 Kristy Toney, 10/3 Paige Henson

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Shopping Parties!

6 Nov

Ready for an insider tip? A number of stores at Towson Town Center invite you to throw your own shopping parties — often with special perks and promotions for you and your guests. Read on for the details on three parties you can throw.

Want to organize a Mom’s Night Out, a shopping event with a travel theme or a birthday party? Vera Bradley (Level 2) will work with you to develop your special event. You supply up to 15 people and Vera Bradley will serve up light refreshments, small gift bags and will give away an enter-to-win prize.

Vera Bradley (Level 2)

Vera Bradley (Level 2)

Plus, you’ll enjoy extra attention from associates. Events at Vera Bradley are typically held from 6 to 8 pm and sometimes after store hours. It’s recommended that you book your event at least three weeks in advance. Call 410.296.4001 for more details.

Also, I wanted to let you know that Vera Bradley is having its Winter Launch tomorrow (11/7).  Throughout the day, you can stop in to enter to win a travel gift set,  including a suitcase, with a $450 value.

At Aldo (Level 3), you can host your own A-List event. These private shopping events are usually held on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, or during the week after mall hours — allowing you and your guests to have the store to yourselves. All guests receive 15% off the entire purchase and 30% off of sale items. Plus, enjoy refreshments, a gift with purchase and one lucky guest will take home a raffle prize.

Aldo (Level 3)

Aldo (Level 3)

A-List events can be built around a specific theme, such as shopping for a black tie or homecoming event, or can be more general. Call at least three weeks in advance to book your event: 410. 296.0743.

You can also book a shopping party at The Limited (Level 3) and with a minimum of 15 guests, the hostess will receive a $200 gift card and one lucky guest will win a $100 gift card.

The Limited

The Limited (Level 3)

Events are typically held during store hours in the evening. The Limited will supply the snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. One shopping event can be held each month. It’s suggested that you call as far in advance as possible. The number is 410.296.9275.

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Have you booked or been to a shopping party? If you could have a shopping party at any store in the mall, which one would you pick and why?

Cutout Shoe Styles

30 Oct

Once upon a time ago all of my more skin baring shoes  —other than a classic pump or peep toe  —  were banished to the back of the closet come late fall.

Now, things are getting so much more interesting.  Cutout shoe styles are hot for fall!

Check out these pairs from Aldo (Level 3)  For the buckle style, available in grey and black, along with the cutouts between each buckle, there is a second cutout by the heel.  The t-strap pair gets finished with a peep toe.  The metallic flat style takes on its own version of the cutout with the open side.  The power red suede style is a head turner with its triple buckle strap, open top and peep toe.



I noticed more cutout styles at BCBGMAXAZRIA (Level 2), including unexpected cutout styling on this riding boot!

Unexpected cutout detailing

Unexpected cutout detailing

This pair is all about detail with the gold metal on the strap, the black and green colorblocking and the cutouts created by the t-straps. This shoe comes in green and black or black and white.

Colorblocked & Cutout

Colorblocked & Cutout

Check out these suede pumps from Johnston & Murphy (Level 2).  The gabardine band is equally about comfort and fashion. It creates the cutout style and offers added support.

Johnston & Murphy

Johnston & Murphy

Are you on a mission to find any particular shoe style? Let me know and I just may feature it in a future post.

Animal Prints are HOT for Fall!

27 Sep

Animal print is getting lots of play for fall. It’s a style that’s timeless yet couldn’t be more on trend! You can work it into your professional wardrobe, wear it casually on the weekends and strut it out at night.

I spotted this top at Caché (Level 4). Pair it with a suit or cardi for work. You can also wear a top like this with jeans or a skinny pant. Amp up the look by adding on a leather (faux is fab too) skirt or pant.



Go glam in an animal print dress, like this one. Add on gold accessories or a pop of color to change up the look.


Animal Print Jacquard Sheath Dress

I tend to gravitate to leopard prints and am thinking of adding some zebra and snake patterns to the mix.  Along with the standout pattern, note the keyhole detailing on this sweater dress.

Triple Keyhole Sweater Dress

Triple Keyhole Sweater Dress

Sizzle in snakeprint!


Pretty in Python

You can also find animal prints featuring bold colors, such as this red scarf from Ann Taylor (level 4).

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor

This season, Ann Taylor is showing many animal print pieces that can become an instant wardrobe staple. A sweater like the black and white one, pictured on the left below, can go with just about anything.

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor

Even a little animal print can go a long way. Here’s a peek at just some of the animal print you’ll find at Aldo (Level 3).

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I’ve never seen animal print for guys. A manager at Aldo showed me these men’s shoes.

Animal print for men at Aldo

Animal print for men at Aldo

If you’re looking for snake print on your shoes, head to Call it Spring (Level 3). You can go subtle, as done on the brown bootie, or go for a full snake print.

Call it Spring

Call it Spring

I also featured an animal print look from The Limited (Level 3) last weekend in a Fall Trends segment on WBAL-TV 11 News. You can watch the segment here.  And if you’re looking for an animal print handbag, I spotlighted two of them recently on the blog.

What is your favorite way to wear animal print?

8 Hot Handbags!

20 Sep

I hit Towson Town Center for a whirlwind shopping spree this week for HANDBAGS to feature here. With so many colors, shapes and sizes out there, it’s near impossible to choose just one.

These are the kinds of bags that just may inspire you to build your outfit around your bag instead of the other way around.

Here are 8 picks!

Animal print is huge for fall. Check out this standout take on the style from Michael Kors (Level 2), with red and black cheetah print.


Michael Kors

You can find this animal print tote at Lucky Brand Jeans (Level 4). Along with the studded detailing, there is a an attached studded coin purse.

Lucky Brand

Lucky Brand

While in Lucky Brand Jeans, this “haute red” satchel stole my attention too.

Lucky Brand

Lucky Brand

You can wear this tote from Ann Taylor (Level 4)  two different ways. Unzip for added space and style!

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor

When you unzip, a pop of print gets revealed.

Unzip for a pop of polka dots

Unzip for a pop of polka dots

If you’re leaving the office to grab a quick bite or going out for dinner and don’t want to take your entire purse, a little clutch can come to the rescue. Consider keeping a clutch in your larger bag for times when you don’t need to carry everything with you. The double sided feature on this clutch will keep you organized.

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor

Over at Call it Spring (Level 3), I found this rich hued tote with studded detailing.

Call is Spring

Call is Spring

I tend to go for bags with compartments. If only I could remember to put my keys in the same pocket every time, I would buy myself back many minutes a day! I also spotted this fun green bag at Call it Spring.

Call it Spring

Call it Spring

  Here’s another green find. This cheery tote is from Aldo (Level 3).



If you could take home one of these bags, which would be your top pick?

Tune into WBAL-TV Morning News this Sunday (9/22) in the 7 am half hour to catch my segment on hot fall trends!

Shoes + Chocolate = A Perfect Pairing! You’re invited to a special event!

19 Jun

You’re invited to a night of style and sweets!

Aldo and Godiva are teaming up and inviting you to celebrate summer with a special VIP shopping experience.

Style & Sweets

Style & Sweets

Visit Aldo on Sunday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm and enjoy special deals on the  latest shoe trends along with light refreshments and chocolates to purchase!  At the event, you can purchase Godiva’s new Oreo treats (pictured below, top left), cocktail-inspired truffles in flavors such as Cosmopolitan and Chocolatini, and ice cream parlor truffles.



Here’s a peek at just a few of the hottest styles at Aldo.

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Again, the event is 6/23 at 6:30 pm at Aldo (Level 3). Please rsvp to Jess at godiva.retail.store219@godiva.com.

Trend Alert: Printed Shoes!

19 Mar

Do you decide what pair of shoes you will wear after you’ve narrowed down the outfit and accessories or do you build your look around your shoes?  When it comes to one HOT shoe trend for spring, you just may want to start with the shoes!

Printed shoes are in for spring.

Check out these standout looks from Aldo (Level 3)!  This bright pattern takes on different personalities as a peep toe wedge and as a studded mule, with a cut out heel.

Aldo, Level 3

Aldo, Level 3

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I’ve never seen a rounded-toe ballerina flat quite like this style from Aldo! These flats (available accented in black and bone or bone and white) features studs and a whimsical print, reminiscent of comic book pictures.

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Check out these bold platform peep-toes!  Another find at Aldo!


Platform, Peep-toe, & Pretty!

Over at Steve Madden (Level 3), from a distance these flirty platforms look like they are embellished with lace, a hot trend for spring! It’s part of the print.


Lace Patterned!

This Steve Madden sandal features a corset-style lace up back.  They make a surprise finish to white denim cropped skinnies, an accent to your LBD and can also be paired with bright hues.

Steve Madden, corset style

Corset Style Back

It didn’t dawn on me until I read the description of this hot platform wedge, that the pattern is an animal print. The print is described as a “water colored abstract leopard print.”


“Water Colored  Abstract Leopard Print”

Have you noticed all the high-top sneakers being shown for this season? Here’s a formal take on the look from Steve Madden! Choose from a tan or black background.

High Top Sneakers, Steve Madden

Floral & Funky Sneakers

Over at Aerosoles (Level 4), lots of colors and patterns are blooming for spring, such as this striking floral wedge!

Floral Wedge

Floral Wedge

These Aerosoles picks just make me smile! There are colorful zig-zag striped ballet flats, sunny espadrille flats and wedge sandals. With all the colors featured, these shoes will give you lots of mileage.


Note all the rainbow of striped detailing on the heel of this sandal wedge. Choose from tan (pictured), purple or orange straps.


Show your Stripes

Are you going for shoes with fun prints this spring?

After Christmas Sales! Ring in big savings before the new year!

26 Dec

Hope you had an incredible Christmas!

There are MAJOR sales kicking off today at Towson Town Center. The mall is open from 8 am until 9 pm tonight (12/26); department store hours vary.

Here is a peek at just some of the savings that await!

  • Aldo (Level 3) is giving out $10 savings cards, with your footwear purchase, starting today (12/26) through 1/11/13 to use on a future purchase between 1/12 and 1/27/13.  See an associate for full details.
  • At The Body Shop (Level 4), check the clearance section. Products start at just $1. Select items are 3 for $30.  Shower Gels are $8 each, two for $12, three for $14 or four for $16.  Enjoy 50% off select gifts and makeup. There are also $12 skincare kits. Limited time only and while supplies last!
  • At the Gap (Level 3), save an additional 50% off clearance items. Quantities are limited, so get them while they last!
  • Harry & David (Level 3) is hosting a holiday clearance sale with up to 50% off. Limited time only.
  • At Lilly Pulitzer (Level 2), enjoy post holiday markdowns starting today (12/26). Plus, the store is launching its brand new resort collection.
  • Don’t miss the Winter Savings Sale at Littman Jewelers (Level 3). All fine jewelry is 50-70% off regular prices. Plus, get an extra 20% off clearance jewelry. Restrictions apply. See associate for details.
  • L’Occitane En Provence (Level 2) is offering a “Bigger Size Better Value” promotion with eight of its top selling items available for a limited time in large value sizes. Some of the items include Almond Shower Oil, the Verbana Shower Gel and Shea Body Lotion.   Plus, select travel sized items are buy 2, get 1 free. Ends on 1/8/13.
  • All holiday items at Papyrus (Level 3) are 50% off for a limited time. Watch for other major markdowns as well.
  • At Macy’s, the Week of Wonderful kicks off today (12/26) at 7 am, featuring bright new collections and special savings. Enjoy  25 to 60% off women’s sportswear  along with up to 40% off accessories.  The Biggest White Sale of the year starts in the Home  Department as well.  Plus, it’s the biggest denim event of the season. Receive a $10 savings card with any denim purchase that you can use on any sale or clearance item in apparel, accessories and shoes through 1/21/13.
  • The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for Men starts today!  Save big on a great selection of styles from Cole Haan, DIESEL, Façonnable, Sperry Top-Sider, Joseph Abboud and more.
  • Buy more, save more at Rockport (Level 3). Save $50 off two pairs of shoes and $100 off three pairs.  Runs through 1/2/2013.

All sales are for a limited time only. Please see an associate for additional details. For more information about special sales and promotions, click  here.  

What was the best present that you gave or received for Christmas? Let me know in the comment box…

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