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Shop Like A Style Blogger: 10 Pairs of Shoes With Jaw-Dropping Statement Heels

While the rest of us are unstylishly trudging around in snow boots of the fairly unattractive kind, Justine of Jetset Justine rocked a pair of incredibly cool statement heels in last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook. Though we may be cold, our spirit isn’t (yet) broken, so we embarked on a search for shoes with eye-catching heels that will make your jaw drop.

What we found was 10 pairs of to-die-for shoes featuring everything from Swarovski crystals and bamboo to butterflies and even mermaids. Whomever coined the phrase “hate to see you go, but love to see you leave” was surely alluding to footwear with insanely gorgeous statement heels like the pairs in the gallery below. Right?

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Shop Like A Style Blogger: 15 Quirky Clutches to Add Some Whimsy to Your Bag Rotation

Bianca and Dani of Kastor & Pollux rocked the loveliest ALDO perfume bottle clutches (only $35!) in last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, and we adored their whimsical ensembles. An immediate need for an uber cute statement bag obviously arose, so we took to the internets for our weekly, err daily, online shopping session.

From Falconwright‘s bubble gum pink eye-print leather clutch ($68) to Kate Spade‘s ‘Paris and the Single Girl’ book clutch (USD$328) to the queen of whimsy Charlotte Olympia‘s ‘Dial’ telephone perspex clutch (USD$1,895), we found 15 super chic and totally adorable bags we – and you! – need in your life. Check out the gallery below – which one (or two or three!) are you coveting along with us?

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s First Shoe Collection Unveiled

Sarah Jessica Parker‘s first collection for her new shoe line has finally been unveiled in all its glory. With the launch date of February 28 just around the corner, that gives you SJP fans plenty of time to save up your lunch money and finalize your shopping lists.

The actress-turned-designer, in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus, has created a line-up of classic, no frills styles. Says Parker, “I’m a firm believer in quality and timelessness and have created this collection with the hopes that women will love wearing it for years to come.”

Check out the gallery below for a gander at SJP’s first shoe design efforts, which will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom. What’s the verdict – would the collection get the Carrie Bradshaw stamp of approval? Or yours, for that matter?

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Shop Like A Style Blogger: 15 Faux Fur Jackets to Stay Chic and Keep Warm In

The polar vortex continues, and though keeping warm and looking chic while doing so is proving to be a challenge for some (us!), not so for Stephanie Sterjovski of the self-titled blog. The Toronto-based blogger donned an uber-chic striped faux fur jacket in last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, and we absolutely loved the look.

There aren’t any fur jackets, faux or otherwise, in our closet, so a quick search for a fab piece or two to fill the void was in order. What we found was 15 glorious faux fur options from which to choose, including chubby coats, moto jackets, gilets and more. And did we mention most of them are currently on clearance, rendering them nearly impossible to resist? Happy shopping!

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Coveting from the Backseat: Sophia Webster ‘Lilico’ Flower-Embellished Sandals

London-based shoe designer Sophia Webster has a knack for the whimsical, and we’ve become big fans of her playful creations ever since we had the chance to admire her work up close and personal when she paid The Room at Hudson’s Bay a visit last fall. We still haven’t gotten our hands on a pair of her beauties though, and we’re thinking her Resort 2014 collection is about to change that.

Enter ‘Lilico’, a gorgeous sandal with flower embellishments, scalloped trims, patent polka dots and striped stiletto heels to boot. Essentially, it’s everything girly combined into one very lovely shoe. Obviously, we have to have it.

The Sophia Webster ‘Lilico’ is available at Net-a-porter for USD$595. Happy Valentine’s Day to us?

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Shop Like A Style Blogger: 20 Pairs of Statement Earrings to Take Your Outfits to the Next Level

Our obsession with statement necklaces has been going strong for quite some time now, but Jentine of My Edit‘s look in last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook alerted us to the fact that we haven’t been giving due attention to another big accessories trend: the statement earring.

Our necks are all adorned with bling, but what about our earlobes? We obviously had to address the gaping hole in our jewelry box immediately, and found many gorgeous options with which to do so. From delightfully ostentatious chandelier earrings to uber-cool ear cuffs and from pocketbook-friendly options from H&M and ASOS to investment pieces from Lanvin and Oscar de la Renta, check out the gallery below for 20 of our favourites to shop right now.

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Valentine’s Day 2014: 50 Haute Gift Ideas That Will Make Her Heart Go Pitter Patter

With only 30 days remaining to find the perfect Valentine’s Day present for the loves of your lives or those in the making, we’ve decided to kindly offer a helping hand. We’ve put together a gift guide filled with fabulous gift ideas for the fashion-addicted lady in your life – 50 to-die-for items to be exact. From a pair of adorable heart-print boxers from Old Navy for $9.94 to the “I Kissed A Frog” glitter clutch by Kate Spade for $328 to a pair of crystal-encrusted “Sexy Strass” pumps by Christian Louboutin for $3,295, we’ve got you covered at every price point.

Ladies, this post is perfect for accidentally-on-purpose leaving open on the computer screen for your other half to happen upon as a subtle hint, or can also very conveniently be emailed as a not-so-subtle hint. Either way, you’re most welcome. In return, all that we ask is that someone please send this post to Mr. Backseat Styler and point him in the direction of that Elsa Peretti bone cuff. Merci beaucoup, and happy V-day shopping!

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Peter Pilotto for Target – The Complete Lookbook and Collection!

Ever since we got a little sneak peek of the upcoming Peter Pilotto for Target collaboration last month, we’ve been anxious to see the rest of the collection, and today our long wait has finally come to an end: the complete collection and lookbook have been unveiled.

Design duo Christopher De Vos and Peter Pilotto have created a 60+ piece line-up with their signature bold, brightly-coloured prints – this time surf-inspired. Said De Vos, “The starting point was swimwear, and we were very happy that we could do it first with Target. We found it exciting to build the looks around that category. That was the idea that there are all these pieces in swimwear like rash guards and tops that you build an outfit around.”

The rash guards don’t quite make our wish list (truthfully, we had to google ‘rash guard’), but more than a few of the blouses, skirts and dresses definitely do. Maybe even a pair of sunglasses to complete the look. Pricing will be very pocketbook-friendly, ranging from $14.99 to $79.99 for apparel and swimwear and $16.99 to $39.99 for accessories.

The collection launches in Target stores and online at Target.com and Net-a-porter.com on February 9, so mark your calendars if you haven’t already. Which pieces will you be braving the line-up outside your local Target store for?

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First Look at Sarah Jessica Parker’s New Shoe Line

Back in June, Sarah Jessica Parker announced that she’d started up her own shoe line, and SATC fans and fellow shoeaholics the world over rejoiced. Now, after 7 months of patiently waiting for more news, we’ve finally been rewarded with a first look at some of the designs from the collection, dubbed SJP.

Not surprisingly, we’re already coveting a few pairs, including a chic T-strap pump named ‘The Carrie’ (after Bradshaw, of course) and a sexy lace-up ankle bootie. Priced from $195 to $485, the offerings aim for versatility: “I’m allergic to the idea that certain shoes are for certain occasions,” says Parker.

The SJP collection will launch exclusively at Nordstrom on February 28. What do you think of the offerings so far – do you have your eye on a pair or two?

Images via Grazia, Glamour

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Shop Like A Style Blogger: 10 Bay Street-Ready Pinstripe Pieces

Think pinstripes are reserved for the boardroom? Think again. Vanessa of The Haute Pursuit sported a very sharp-looking pinstripe wool coat in last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, and it made our hearts stop. Obviously, pinstripes instantly jumped on the wish list.

Want to incorporate pinstripes into your winter wardrobe too? From Zara to Stella McCartney and chic jumpsuits to cute frocks, we found 10 perfect pieces with which to add a touch of Bay Street dapperness to your closet rotation. So what do you think – to pinstripe or not to pinstripe?

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