Killer Heels: 15 Shoes You Would Never, Ever Be Able to Walk In

We admit it: For the sake of beauty, we're willing to put ourselves through a lot. Stinging lasers in the name of line-free skin, hair-ripping wax for a smooth visage and scalp-burning bleach for lighter locks -- these practices don't raise any eyebrows 'round these parts. But, everyone has to draw the line somewhere. When it comes to crazy, over-the-top, real-people-wouldn't-dream-of-wearing-them shoes, we put our foot down.   read more

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The Prettiest Commitment-Free Tattoos Ever

Confession time: I'm one of those people who got a tattoo when she was younger and grew to regret it shortly thereafter. (What can I say? I'm impulsive.) So when I first started seeing metallic temporary tattoos on the music festival circuit and at the beach, I was enthralled. There are now dozens of designs of these shimmery gold, black and silver tattoos in every pattern you could want. These metallic tattoos can be worn as body art or eerily realistic-looking jewelry. Most products last four to six days and rub off with ease using coconut oil or baby oil. And each tattoo comes on a sheet with multiple styles, so you can cut up the designs and remix them however you like.   read more

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The Designer Collab We're Coveting for Fall

Designer Roland Mouret is known for dressing some of the most glamorous celebrities in Hollywood in curve-hugging, ultra-flattering outfits. So it's no surprise that his new collaboration with Banana Republic, launching August 7, features elegant, fitted and (suprisingly) work-appropriate finds --think sheath dresses and pencil skirts. The best part? Prices range from $49.50 to $140, meaning your fall wardrobe can get an update on a budget.   read more

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The Fall Shoe Trend We're Stealing From the Boys

We're pretty fond of stealing looks from the boys -- oversized blazers, boyfriend jeans, motorcycle jackets -- and women's clothing lines are following suit. Oxfords, brogues and saddle shoes are popping up everywhere, and much like this summer's Birkenstock trend, they're stylish and comfortable. Embrace the look with other menswear separates or put a girly twist on the trend with a heeled, metallic pair. Whichever you choose, here's your style inspiration.   read more

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9 Most Awe-Inspiring Fall Fashion Ad Campaigns

When New York Fashion Week happens, we get all excited for the gorgeous fashions coming our way ... months from now. The fall shows came and went this past February, and since then, we've waited anxiously for this moment: When the designer looks are finally available. These fall/winter 2014-2015 print ad campaigns are every bit as momentous an unveiling as the clothes themselves. And we are giddy from what we're seeing. With whimsical forest scenes, out-of-this-world space motifs and our favorite supermodels -- these are the print ad campaigns we'll be pinning to our inspiration boards.   read more

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How to Wear Summer's Hottest Trends at Work

Dressing for the summertime and dressing for your nine-to-five often means living a double life. In a sad twist of fate, all the joys of summer dressing -- flip flops, crop tops, spaghetti straps, cut-offs -- can make your boss frown and give HR a heart attack. That's why we chatted with an expert, style consultant and "Styletini" author Ashley Martini, who revealed exactly how to pull off this summer's stylish trends and still earn your boss' respect. Here, office-chic pieces that will not only earn you a thumb's up from HR, but get you from work to summer night soirees sans a wardrobe change.   read more

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The Fun, Fruity Print That's Everywhere This Summer

The cure for a balmy, sweltering summer: refreshing pineapple prints. This season, bold graphic patterns have hijacked our wardrobes, and taken us straight to the tropics. Dreamy palm fronds and luscious summer fruit are giving us a serious case of island fever. Our favorite fruit-print phenomenon right now, the pineapple, is popping up on scarves, iPhone cases, totes and every accessory you can think of. Adorable, whimsical and breaths of fresh air, they're everything we look for in our summer statement pieces. With brands like J. Crew, Kate Spade and Ann Taylor embracing the pineapple trend, we're sure to see even more sophisticated takes on this pretty, of-the-moment pattern.   read more

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11 Sexiest Swimsuits You Need Now (But Can't Have 'Til Next Year)

Note to self: start working on my abs now, because next year's swimsuits just showed at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Swim in Miami, and they're looking as itsy-bitsy as ever. And while I'm at it, I'm going to be bathing in vats of the best self-tanners, because a golden glow is the perfect accessory to some of these bright, patterned swimsuits.   read more

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Throw Out All Your Shoes -- This Is the Only Pair You Need

If you haven't heard of "shooties" yet, let us fill you in. A shootie is a cross between a high heel and an ankle boot -- or a full-coverage high heel if you want to think about it that way. And they go with everything. Pair shooties with a blazer and jeans like one of our favorite fashion bloggers did for a super polished casual Friday look. Or, wear a pair of completely badass metallic-accented shooties like the pairs we saw at multiple Fashion Week shows to give a little black dress some major attitude. Need more convincing that your closet is missing out in a big way? Here, eight very compelling reasons you'll want to hightail it to the mall ASAP.   read more

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Graphic Design: Bold Patterns Sizzle This Summer

There are a handful of seasonal trends that we can predict -- pastels in spring, jewel tones in fall. Bright prints aren't exactly groundbreaking for summer, but this time around, celebs aren't just hitting the red carpet in expected floral, traditional stripes or one-dimensional polka dots. They're wearing bold graphic prints, unusual shapes and mixing quirky patterns with even crazier ones. The end result? Head-turning, memorable looks we never saw coming.   read more

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