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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?


GURU Style Star: Kristen Luther

4 Apr

I never would have thought about pairing peach and lavender until I saw Kristen Luther the other night at the mall. Check out how the peach pops out from the lavender cardi!


Kristen Luther

This week’s GURU Style Star exudes spring with her peach tee from American Eagle, topped with a lavender sweater and a floral scarf. Her scarf and skinny jeans are also from American Eagle. Kristen’s gorgeous boots, with gold detailing, are by Vince Camuto and from Macy’s. Kristen’s bracelet is from Pandora.  She calls her style, “classy, outgoing and comfortable.”

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Describe your style. 

I feel like everyday it’s a little bit different. I’m not afraid to wear combat boots and shorts, but I do always like to have one thing that is colorful.

Why is that?

I feel like it brightens my day if there is color…  It reminds me of spring and summer, which are my favorite.

Do you like trying on different outfits or do you dread it? 

I love it. I think it’s so fun to go though and try to create a new outfit out of a bunch of different pieces that you have. I love to give people fashion advice and help them pick out their outfits. I like it when I feel my best in what I’m wearing. I like when other people wear something that makes them feel confident.

If I gave you $5,000 and sent you on a shopping spree at the mall, what would you buy? 

First, I’d go to Free People and quite possibly spend all of it there. But if I didn’t, I would go to Steve Madden and buy new shoes to match every outfit that I own.

Here are links to other recent GURU Style Stars features. You can see the complete Style Star gallery here in the GURU Style Star archive. 

MARCH 2013:  3/28 Oral.   3/21 Brutina.   3/14   Regina and Christina.  3/7  Caroline Tracy

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FEBRUARY 2013:  2/28 Gary Davis.  2/21 Alli Province.  2/14 Danielle & Dave Epstein.  2/7 Beverly Alexander

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Stay tuned  to meet the next  GURU Style Star next Thursday (4/11)!

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?

GURU Style Stars in PURPLE! Plus ways you can accessorize for SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!

31 Jan

In celebration of the Ravens making it to the Super Bowl, instead of spotlighting a single GURU STYLE STAR for the week, I’m saluting all shoppers in purple.

I caught up with Johanna while she was doing some last minute shopping before heading to New Orleans for the big game! She’s already decked out in her purple, right down to the Michael Kors suede flats! Her cardigan is from Nordstrom. Johanna tells me she has been wearing purple for two weeks. And get this — she says her husband has been wearing his Ray Lewis Jersey since the beginning of the playoffs and has just changed out the shirt that he wears underneath!

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Along with a Ravens hat and bag, note Dino’s purple and grey striped sweater from Macy’s.  Plus, check out his shoes.

No question he's a FAN!

No question he’s a FAN!

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Most shoppers that I spotted are wearing their purple to show their Ravens pride. For a few,  it’s a coincidence.  No matter the reason for strutting purple, it adds to the amazing pre-game energy you can feel everywhere!

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Looking to add some purple accessories to your look for the Super Bowl? 

Check out this Ravens inspired display at Kokopelli (Level 4).

Ravens Inspired Purple Style!

Ravens Inspired Purple Style!

I have my eyes on this statement necklace.

Purple Statement Necklace

Purple Statement Necklace

I spotted this trendy cuff at The Limited (Level 3).

Pop of Purple

Pop of Purple

You can even dress up your phone Ravens style. I found these phone cases at Laila Rowe (Level 4).


Dress up your phone for the Super Bowl!

Sparkling Purple Spirit!

More phone bling!

Studded bags are a hot trend right now! I saw this purple one at the Nadia Boutique Kiosk (Level 1).

Studded & Spirited

Studded & Spirited

While walking through the mall, I just had to snap a shot of this standout find at Steve Madden (Level 3).

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

What are you wearing to show your purple pride?

How to wear BOOTIES: Tips from Steve Madden

8 Jan

I think I picked up and put down dozens of pairs of booties before I took the plunge and added them to my mix. I admired them in magazines and on others but wasn’t quite sure how to pull off the look. I picked up my first pair at the beginning of fall and think I may just need to go for seconds! Trust me  — once you start wearing them, you’ll find they go with just about ANYTHING!

This hot style plays well with jeans, leggings, dresses, skirts and skinnies. Or, you can wear them under wider pants and you’ll have the look of a taller boot without the bulk.

I headed to Steve Madden (Level 3) recently to get tips for all of us on how to wear booties. Steve Madden carries fashion forward styles that can add instant life to even a basic outfit. Two bootie styles are trending there right now — a dressed-up studded look and more rugged, western ones.

This is the Vigilant suede bootie. Note the standout buckle and studded gold metal detailing.  The stiletto heel dresses up the look. Pair this style with anything from a dress or skirt for going out to a daytime look with skinny jeans. This boot will steal the spotlight from any outfit.

The "Vigilant" Bootie

The  Vigilant  Bootie

I tried out the Vigilant bootie with the outfit I happened to have on when I stopped into Steve Madden — a purple and black colorblocked sweater dress for Purple Friday. The booties added an instant fun and flirty vibe to my dress.

This sleek pair of platform booties saves the surprise studded detail for the back of the heel.  It’s like jewelry for your feet.

They make the perfect finish to a pair of black skinnies.


Here’s another Steve Madden take on the suede bootie, with a wedge heel, fringed back and open toe — as seen on singer, Carly Rae Jepsen, known for her hit, Call Me Maybe.

Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Steve Madden

Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Steve Madden

More casual Western booties are also big at Steve Madden. Pair with skinny jeans or leggings and you’re good to go! As it gets warmer, try them with a casual little dress or denim shorts.

I also saw spotted some studded Western booties!

Assistant manger, Allison, is modeling the Johnnyy booties.

Allison in the Johnnyy booties

Allison in the Johnnyy booties

These are incredibly versatile! The Johnnyy booties feature wiring in the top, which allows you to bend the top of the boot however you want. You can go for a more fitted look with the top of the boot by scrunching it in or wear them looser, as Allison did. Here’s a closer look.

Allison suggests wearing the Johnnyy booties with jeans and a cardigan, a casual dress or skirt with tights or even with jean shorts come warmer weather.

I also tried on a more casual bootie with my dress. Since I’m on the shorter side, the ultra short booties seem to give me more height. This pair would also be cute with skinny jeans.

Have you climbed on the bootie bandwagon?  Are you looking for the perfect pair. I’m here to help…

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

Black Friday DEALS & Weekend Sales!

23 Nov

It’s time to work off your Thanksgiving Feast!

What better way than some power walking (shopping) and weight lifting with all those packages!

More than 45 stores at Towson Town Center opened at midnight for Black Friday! Read on for some amazing early doorbuster deals along with savings you’ll find throughout the day and beyond! The mall will stay open until 10 pm tonight (11/23).

Time to Stock Up!

NOW ONTO THE SAVINGS…  I’ve rounded up the scoop on special offers and sales for you from 20 retailers! You’ll find many more deals at the mall! 

  • At Ann Taylor (Level 4), today (11/23) only —  Enjoy 40% off your entire full-price purchase. Shop while it lasts!
  • Enjoy 20% off any customized set of your favorite aromas of product, brush and razor at The Art of Shaving (Level 4) on Black Friday and through the weekend!
  • At At&T Portables kiosk (Level 3, near the food court), the HTC One X and Motorola Atrix HD are free. Receive up to $200 off of tablets. Plus, from midnight to 10 am today (11/23) only, there are $5 Bluetooths.
  • Aveda (Level 4) invites you to pop into the store today (11/23) to treat yourself to a complimentary Stress Relieving Aromatherapy Ritual and FREE travel sized Hand or Foot Relief with a purchase of 3 or more Gift Sets. While supplies last.
  • At BCBGMAXAZRIA (Level 2), it pays to shop early on Black Friday! From 6 am till noon, buy any 3 items and enjoy 50% off your entire purchase. Then, from noon Friday through 11/26, spend $300 or more and receive $100 off your entire purchase. Plus, through 11/26, enjoy holiday apparel and shoes at special prices, including select holiday dresses for $198.
  • Brookstone (Level 3) is offering multiple gifts with specified purchases on Black Friday.

 – Buy a uSqueez App Foot and Calf Massager (SKU 804797), get an iNeed Neck and Shoulder Pro FREE (SKU 647123).

– Buy an Outdoor Wireless Speaker (SKU 497362), get an Australian Beer Glass Set FREE (SKU 714725).

– Buy 2 Biosense Pillows (SKU 640953), get a nap® Throw Blanket FREE (SKU 810364).

–  Plus, make a minimum $99 purchase through 11/26/12, and Brookstone will email you your $20 Brookstone Bucks, redeemable between 11/27 and 12/29/12.

Limit one $20 Brookstone Bucks per qualifying transaction. A Brookstone Bucks coupon may be applied towards any qualified purchase at any Brookstone retail store, online at Brookstone.com or by calling 800.926.7000 from 11/27 to 12/29/12 at midnight (ET). Only one coupon may be redeemed per transaction. The coupon is not legal tender, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed for cash or gift cards. The coupon cannot be used toward prior purchases or returned merchandise. The coupon will not be replaced if lost or stolen and is not transferrable.  Return value of purchased merchandise may be subject to adjustment. Employees of Brookstone are ineligible for this offer.
  •  At The Children’s Place (Level 3), receive 30-50% off* everything today, 11/23!   Get great deals, including Glacier Fleece now $4.90 and up,**  Graphic Tees now $4.20 and up,** and Basic Denim now $8.40 and up.**
*Valid 11/23/12 only.  Select styles.  Merchandise selection, prices and promotions may vary online and by store location.  Offers not valid in U.S. and Puerto Rico outlet stores.  **After 30% discount has been applied.
  • At Gap (Level 3), the entire store is up to 60% off through Sunday (11/25).
  • At Gymboree (Level 3), get 30% off everything today (11/23) until noon.  Then, enjoy 25% off your purchase through 11/26.
  • At Harry & David (Level 3), enjoy 25% off EVERYTHING in the store on Black Friday. Then, on Saturday through Monday (24th – 26th), watch for other hot deals!
  • Receive 20% off full price merchandise at Lacoste (Level 2) through Sunday (11/25).  Exclusions apply.
  • Buy one, get one 50% off EVERYTHING at Laila Rowe (Level 4) today (11/23) starting at 6 am  through Sunday at 7 pm.  Also, enjoy a FREE gift with every purchase of $50 or more!
  • L’Occitane En Provence (Level 2)  has multiple Black Friday offers.

– Buy 3 get 1 free:  Cherry Blossom Soap trio, Marvellous Flowers Voyage set, Shea hand and foot cream duo, Men’s Essential shaving duo, Shea Daily Duo (hand cream and solid shea tin). Whiles supplies last.

– Yours for $50 with any $50 purchase — a large pink tote bag filled with 8 top products — including soap, shower gels, hand cream, almond milk concentrate, cleansing foam and anti aging Precious cream ($106 value).  While supplies last on Friday.*

-Yours for $15 with any $40 purchase — choice of 2 totes (pink or blue) filled with 6 products ($45 value). While supplies last on Friday.*

*Limit 3 tote purchases per person, while supplies last. 

  • At Macy’s, you’ll find a lot of specials that run from midnight until 1 pm today (11/23) including on CASHMERE! Here are some:
-Women’s Charter Club Cashmere crewneck sweaters: $49.99, regularly $119.00
-Women’s Rampage Boots: $19.99, regularly $59-$69
-Kids Puffer Jackets girls 2-16, boys 2-20: $16.99, regularly $80-$85
-5 Piece Tag Fairfield luggage set: $49.99, regularly $200
-Free sweater when you purchase jeans from American Rag for juniors
-Kitchen Electrics $9.99 after $10 rebate (slow cookers, griddles, deep fryers, panini makers, etc)
-1/4  ct. t.w. Diamond Hoops $39.99
  • At Marbles: The Brain Store, get a FREE Marbles Colorfall TODAY ONLY (11/23) with a $250 purchase.  One per customer. Offer valid in-store 11/23 only. Throughout Black Friday Weekend only, get a FREE Marbles GeekBox with a $100 or more purchase.  One per customer and offer valid in store, 11/23-/11-25.
  • During the Thanksgiving sale at Naartjie Kids (Level 3), receive an additional 40% off entire stock of clearance items through 11/25. No adjustments on prior purchases.
  • At Rockport (Level 3), it’s Midnight Madness on Black Friday with 50% off the entire store until 7 am. Then, the entire store is 40% off through Monday (11/26) with no exclusions.
  • At Sephora (Level 2), enjoy special ONE DAY WONDERS on Black Friday. 10 different items in the store will be available for $10 EACH. Quantities are limited.
  • Shop at Steve Madden (Level 3) at midnight, Friday (11/23) and play scratch-offs for your chance to win a shoe! There will be two shoe give-aways!
  • Receive 25% off your purchase at White House Black Market (Level 2) on Black Friday and through 11/26.

Plus, I revealed additional deals yesterday. Here is a link back to my post.  You can find even more sales, right here on the mall’s website.  Please note: see store associates for additional details, including any exclusions or restrictions.

Remember, you can VALET your car at Towson Town Center. It’s just $5. The valet opens today (11/23) at 6 am and tomorrow (11/24) at 8 am.  You can valet your car off  Fairmount Ave. by Nordstrom or behind The Cheesecake Factory.  

Click here for a list of holiday season hours.

Happy Shopping! Let me know your best deals!

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

Steve Madden Opens TODAY!

9 Nov

 Steve Madden opens TODAY (11/9) on level 3 in the Nordstrom wing!

Steve Madden is known for its fashion forward, trendsetting styles!

Some of the season’s top trends at Steve Madden include studded shoes, booties and metallic details.

 Here is a peek inside the new store…


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PLUS, Steve Madden invites you back TOMORROW (11/10) for its Grand Opening Event from noon – 6 pm.

At Saturday’s event, take home a FREE gift with purchase when you spend $50 or more. One per customer, while supplies last.   Plus, enjoy tunes by a D.J.!

There is an inspiring story behind the brand.  On the store’s website, you’ll read, “In 1990, with a mere $1,100 in his bank account, Madden started crafting shoe designs from his Queens-based factory and the SteveMadden brand was born. With sheer guts, years of experience in the footwear industry, and unique creative designs, Steve Madden formed his own successful enterprise.”

Let me know about the treasures you find when you hit this new store!

 This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

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