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There’s a certain time in between seasons before you trade your sandals for your fall and winter boots.  This is normally when the classic ballet flats come in.  They are perfect for the transition into fall and can be worn when it is still warm out and cover your toes when the weather begins to cool down. There are many versions of the ballet flat, but below are some of my favorites under $100.


Just like the little black dress, every woman needs a pair of basic black flats.  The Kobraa from Steve Madden in Black Patent ($49.99)  has always been my choice for a comfortable yet chic look.  The thing I love most about this style is that it also comes in gold, snakeskin, and many other colors and patterns.


A little embellishment is a great look for these stylish shoes.  Here is another great pair by Steve Madden.  The Kazler in Pewter ($89.95) is a fun choice to jazz up an outfit.


You can never go wrong with metallic… especially with these Minx Metallic pair from Topshop ($50).


The zippered flower detail on this pair of Madden Girl Jasper flats ($39.95) adds edge to the feminine shoe.  Affordable price + fashion forward style = perfection.

Call it whatever you want– boho chic, edgy hippie, or modern gypsy, this 70s and vintage-inspired look has been a huge trend for the past few seasons and will continue to be “the look” during the upcoming months.

Don’t be intimidated to try out this look.  The style is simple and easy to create and is perfect for both summer and fall.  Here are my boho-chic picks for less than $100.


Minnetonka Women’s Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot ($85.95).  Wear it with denim shorts on a breezy summer day or with leggings and your favorite pair of skinny jeans in the fall.


Add a bit of glam with this hippie Sequin Stretch Headband by Free People ($14).

Kettle Black

If you can’t get enough of fringe, then go with this Kettle Black Fringe Clutch ($51.60) from  That’s on sale from $172!

Blank Short

For the denim choice, add a touch of rock n’ roll with studs.  Blank Denim Studded Shorts ($68).


Another great addition to your boho-chic pieces, this shirt is perfect to mix and match.  INC International Concepts Pintucked Jersey Peasant Top ($39).

octomom-tory-burch-flatsFirst things first:  I don’t know Octomom.  I don’t know anyone that knows Octomom.  I don’t even think I want to know Octomom.  (Five minutes alone in a room with her and all those sobbing babies would be enough to turn me into a sobbing baby.)

But there’s no denying that Octomom–the nickname given to Nadya Suleman after she gave birth to eight babies conceived through in vitro fertilization–has captured the world’s attention.  Despite reports that she was (and still is) receiving public financial assistance for her family, Octomom has made sure that she’s well-dressed, dropping an estimated $1500 on herself during one shopping spree, and sporting $200 Tory Burch flats in recent photos.

In an act of generosity (and publicity), clothing company Custom Kingdom offered Octomom’s brood free clothing for a year–an offer that she promptly rejected.  In a hint of what she might have up her sleeve, Suleman trademarked the name “Octomom,” which will be used in a line of Octomom-branded apparel for adults and kids.  (No word on whether the line will include maternity clothes.)  Given the fact that she’s also shopping a reality show about her life, we may see a lot more of Octomom’s style choices in the near future.