As soon as the leaves start to turn, one starts to crave tall leather boots. They are a perfect choice for fall and winter--keeping you warm and dry while looking chic. Whether you pair your knee-high boots with a dress for work, or with skinny jeans and a slouchy sweater on the weekend, they are an easy way to add style to a simple ensemble.
Unless you have wide calves (like me). Be you athletic, plus size, or blessed with larger calves, trying to find a pair of knee-high boots can be a frustrating experience. I have dealt with large calves all my life and have found some great online resources to find stylish tall boots that will fit those of us with large calves.
While I usually write about current fashion trends that I love and how one can achieve them for less, there are many current fashion trends that I wish would die. While some of these trends are fun, and some may be carried off by a few True Fashionistas, these trends in general are not flattering, not very wearable, and just need to leave the runway and the retailers.
Spring is in the air: The days are longer, the birds are chirping, and we're switching from wool and tweed to cotton and linen. It's important to properly store your winter wardrobe so it maintains its quality and shape for when the cooler weather returns.
A recent article at Forbes.com exploded the myth of a time-honored advertising tactic: the celebrity endorsement. Specifically, Dorothy Pomerantz's piece cited a study by Ace Metrix which examined 2010 celebrity ads and found that 20% actually had a negative impact on the advertiser. The study findings were published at Advertising Age and show that on average only 12% of ads featuring celebrities were effective.
This news must be especially disturbing to a number of brands who have shelled out millions and millions of dollars to celebs to act as the "face" of their products--especially as it comes on the heels of a spate of celebrity endorsement announcements that have surfaced in the last month or so: