Coming up Roses for Taryn Rose

Courtesy: Taryn Rose

A few years ago I discovered the Taryn Rose shoe brand and for the first time I was able to blend high style with true comfort. What a rare thing. The story behind the brand is even more compelling: In 1998, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Taryn Rose used her knowledge of the human body and partnered with design experts and tech innovators to create a collection of shoes that looked beautiful and felt super comfortable. She literally brought comfort to the world of luxury shoe design! I own two pairs of Taryn Rose shoes – what makes them so different is the cushioning, featuring a super soft memory foam footbed.

I received notice that Taryn Rose is relaunching it’s line this fall with “new designs, fresh silhouettes, and cutting-edge innovative comfort.”  If you are looking for high style and comfort, try Taryn Rose. Your feet will thank you!

My Taryn Rose favorites! Photo Kendra Olson

My Taryn Rose favorites! Photo Kendra Olson

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Peep-toeing Into Spring!

Spring is making its debut and this first sunny day I am exposing my toes! Like a tortoise peaking its head out from behind its shell, my toes are the first to warm up. I am tired of wearing heavy socks – so open-toed shoes seem like the perfect transition piece to lead the way to the light. It’s just the beginning of wearing lighter clothing and less covering. But it is a start and I am ready for it! Add open-toed shoes to your wardrobe arsenal and come out of your shell! Happy Spring.

Shoes, Taryn Rose, shirt Michael Kors, tie Who What Wear, trousers Rag & Bone, sunglasses Ray Ban

Photos: Kendra Olson

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Three Days of the Condor

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetWhat luck to turn the channel and find one of my all-time favorite movies, Three Days of the Condor, a 1975 thriller starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway! This movie is a must-see for the story, the acting, the NYC backdrop, and of course, the fashion. Redford plays a member of the CIA who finds himself in grave danger without a sense of whom he can trust. He meets stranger Dunaway, who becomes involved in his dangerous plight. I have seen it a few times and each time I relive the thrills and chills. It is a movie easy to absorb and what you also notice – are the clothes. Redford in a black pea coat with the collar pulled up and Dunaway in that 70s style that is so effortlessly chic. In one scene she wears a long skirt, boots, jacket, and winter hat. You can imagine my joy when I was able to recreate this look myself, the very next day. Continue reading

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I am a Bootlegger!

img_4942img_4940-1img_4941img_4924Well, no, I am not the whiskey-smuggling, illegal-activity kind of bootlegger, but for the number of times I wear boots when the weather cools, I feel that I must redefine the term! (Fashion) Bootlegger: noun. 1 a: someone who wears boots to ward off cold feet and legs. verb. Bootlegging 1 a: the art of wearing boots as a replacement for stockings and and sock wear.

The truth is that when the weather cools you need a go-to type of shoe; something that does more than add height to your look but actually redefines how you warm your legs. Boots are your answer. You will need to remember the following when purchasing a pair (or two, or three!) of winter boots: find a color that is versatile and will go will most things (black is always a good idea), a little heel (like a wedge) is a perfect compliment to both pants and skirts and dresses, and a weatherproof boot will be your new best friend if you get caught in drizzle or rain or snow. And remember to make sure your boots aren’t too tight-fitting – you want to have enough room to accommodate heavier socks and tights. When you do, you will find yourself wearing boots dressed up and dressed down, always and in all ways. Become a bootlegger, like me, and give this naughty word a whole new meaning!

Wearing my two favorite black boots; suede wedges by Dior and waterproof wedges by Taryn Rose

Photos by Kendra Olson

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Walking in Who What Wear

Optimized-P1050892Optimized-P1050894My new favorite outfit comes from the Who What Wear/Target collection. These culotte trousers and matching black and white striped shirt are at once dressy, yet simple and easy.

My culottes and I walked our very own Abbey Road today; I think this fashion look is here to stay.

Photos by Abrina Hyatt. Top and culottes, Who What Wear; shoes, Taryn Rose

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Bows Are Back!

IMGP1315-680x1024How happy am I to hear that blouses with bows, better known as pussy-bow blouses, are in. I have always loved wearing bows with my blouses – that feminine touch to a more masculine button-down. It is what I love about most about dressing; adding the unexpected. This trend has kicked into full gear, as Stylecaster notes in its recent street style feature. I’m buying it!

Blouse, CH Carolina Herrera, shoes Taryn Rose; Photo by Alexandra

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Mixing and Matching on a Monday: Tory Burch and Altuzarra

P1050237P1050236The pencil skirt is a solid addition to your wardrobe and a chic choice for fall. It’s traditional, with added style. Paired and belted with a cardigan, gives it polish. This outfit is a combination of two favorite designers: Tory Burch and Altuzarra. The wonderful thing about this look is the high style without the high price. The Tory Burch cardigan is vintage, that I purchased at a consignment shop. And the Altuzarra pencil skirt, belt, and blouse are pieces from the Altuzarra for Target collaboration.

Rounding out the look, are the accessories: Michael Kors clutch, and shoes, Taryn Rose, another consignment store find.

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