Frances McDormand styled neon Birkenstocks with Valentino Couture – and we are so here for it

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Contrary to what fashion insiders might think — neon suede Birkenstocks pair perfectly chic with Haute Couture.

Frances Mcdormand took the 2019 Oscar’s stage to present the Best Actress award in a berry pink, silk faille gown from Valentino’s Spring 2019 collection. And while most might opt for a slinky stiletto or an embellished Manolo given the chance to wear dreamy Italian couture, the “Three Billboards” actress went the comfortable route with neon yellow custom Valentino Birkenstocks.

A fashion genius? I think so.

In true McDormand style, the actress completed the look with her signature no-makeup for a refreshing approach on the stage and left the jewelry at home minus a pair of white teardrop earrings.

“Last year, while swanning on the grand staircase at the Met Gala, by invitation of Pierpaolo Piccioli of the House of Valentino, a spark ignited in me. I have always followed fashion and had a secret desire to find a way to express my knowledge and appreciation for it. When given the chance to lend my enthusiasm and experience to the collaboration of a particular item of fashion there was only one answer for me: Birkenstock’s Arizona two strap sandal,” she told Vogue.

“I have worn these sandals for most of my adult life. They have literally formed me physically and philosophically. All that I desired was to have a pair in my favorite color: acid yellow. And now they exist!” “The spark caught fire and there’s no going back.”

Julia Roberts’ Oscars heels just went on sale on Shopbop

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Julia Roberts added to the parade of pink gowns upon making her surprise appearance to close out the 91st Annual Academy Awards.

The “Pretty Woman” star took the stage to present the Best Picture award and stunned in a fuchsia one-shouldered gown by Ellie Saab along the way.

The hue dominated the Oscars by the likes of Gemma Chan’s Valentino number, Kacey Musgraves’ tulle moment by Giambattista Valli, and Sarah Paulson’s Brandon Maxwell parachute dress.

And while most of the stars’ floor-grazing gowns kept us from getting a glimpse of their footwear, Roberts took the monochromatic root and paired her dress with matching fuchsia Stuart Weitzman heels.

The best part? You can save big during Shopbop’s ‘Buy More, Save More’ sale (up until March 2nd). Just enter GOBIG19 at checkout, and they’re yours for a fraction of the price!

The gorgeous shoes only stack up to 3 inches, making them more comfortable than your usual evening heels. Made from a lambskin leather and a strappy silhouette, there’s no doubt these beauties will be on rotation all spring long.

Selena Gomez’ latest Instagram made us spend $200 on a bikini

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We know there’s the “The Kate and Meghan Effect,” but “The Selena Effect” just got so real.

Selena Gomez continued her Instagram return over the weekend looking better than ever on her best friend’s bachelorette party in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The “Bad Liar” singer posted a slew of fun photos wearing a cream-colored bikini by L*Space on the beach.

Her ribbed top featuring a bandeau-inspired silhouette retails for $92, while her sexy high-waist bottoms cost $99. And while our wallets are not totally thrilled with us spending $200 on a bikini, we’re doing it anyway — because an investment on a perfectly well-made swimsuit goes a long way and that might mean there’s a sunny vacation in our future.

Selena’s not the only celebrity fan of the California brand. Last spring Christina El Moussa sported L*Space while out and about in Hawaii and Emily Ratajkowski counts herself an L*Space lover as well.

Emily Blunt wore $120 Sam Edelman shoes to the SAG Awards

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There’s nothing better then when an A-list celebrity wears a red carpet look you can actually afford.

Emily Blunt, who was undoubtedly best dressed at Sunday night’s SAG Awards, stunned in a pink custom Michael Kors Collection crystal-embroidered floor-length gown. And while sky-high stilettos and gorgeous gowns are the tried-and true-choice for red carpet moments, the “Quiet Place” actress took a different approach with her footwear.

The SAG Awards winner traded in her Jimmy Choo’s and Manolo Blahniks’ for a humble pair of girl-next-door Sam Edelman sandals. Although the pretty shoe still offers 4 inches of height, the block-style heel provides next-level comfort without all of that pain — so won’t have to ditch your shoes mid dance move.

Sam Edelman’s ‘YARO’ sandal are still in stock, available in multiple colorways — and have garnered nearly 600 reviews on Nordstrom, praised for their lasting comfort.

“I wore these to an event and was on my feet almost the entire evening. I danced quite a bit as well and never felt the urge to rip my shoes off. Classic style and by far one of the most comfy shoes I have worn with a formal dress,” one reviewer wrote, while another said “Wearing these shoes to my daughters wedding! Comfortable and gorgeous!”

Emily Blunt wasn’t the only star who stood out in the affordable brand. Melissa McCarthy opted for Sam Edelman’s ‘PATTI’ sandal (they retail for $99). The gorgeous glittering 3-inch heel went perfectly with her Iorane silver sequin gown. Check out her look below along with more best-dressed stars from Sunday night.

Meghan Markle’s go-to black flats are back in stock – despite the 15,000-person waitlist

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By now we know how “The Meghan-Effect” goes. Anytime the Duchess of Sussex wears something, you have just seconds to purchase it before you miss the mark – only to find yourself reading the two most dreadful words any shopper can hear: “SOLD OUT.”

From Meghan Markle’s minimal wardrobe filled with Everlane sweaters, Aritzia dresses and so on, there’s one brand that reigns supreme in the shoe department when she’s not strutting her favorite $750 Aquazzura pumps.

After months of being sold out and a 15,000-person waitlist, Nordstrom has re-stocked Meghan’s go-to black velvet slipper by Birdies.

Over the past few years, the brunette beauty has been spotted wearing these chic flats several times – even before her royal days! From her two-week-long royal tour with Prince Harry back in November to walking around Toronto, the Duchess always finds a way to incorporate the Starling slipper into her classic style.

Ditch your heels and shop these must-have shoes above and check out how Meghan styled them for her Redwoods Tree Walk in the gallery below!

Amal Clooney steps out in rare sighting with her kids wearing $998 boots

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Amal Clooney can do it all!

The human rights lawyer was spotted leaving the Four Season Hotel in New York City juggling her gorgeous twins this week. Amal and George Clooney became parents last June to their one-year-olds, daughter Ella and son Alexander.

Amal stunned in a chic black ensemble accessorized with a leopard scarf, cadet hat and left it to her shoes to make a statement. Her knee-high combat Stuart Weitzman Pippa boots featured a lace-up front and 3-inch leather block heel, edging up her entire look.

Ella and Alexander can be seen holding adorable teddy bears and both rocking mini Adidas sneakers. This marks one of the very few times that George and Amal’s twins have been seen in public.

Meghan Markle’s off-duty outfit is already in your closet

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There’s something about Meghan Markle’s simple approach to dressing that makes her style so likable. 

While her off-duty wardrobe doesn’t necessarily lend to her larger-than-life lifestyle, the Duchess of Sussex has taught us that there is a time and a place for taking fashion risks (take her recent bright yellow Brandon Maxwell dress for example). 

However, when Meghan is taking a break from her royal duties, she often opts for a simple uniform consisting of a crisp white button-up shirt, skinny jeans and a pair of chic flats. She first made this outfit her signature when she attended the Invictus Games alongside Prince Harry in Toronto last year before she was a Duchess.  

Following the royal couple’s Australian tour, Meghan and Harry were spotted boarding a plane, jet-setting to Fiji. Harry opted for casual khakis and a black shirt while she sported her go-to off-duty uniform. Her $30 J.Crew button-up and under-$200 jeans by Outland paired perfectly with her $550 Aquazzura suede studded mules.

We’re buying everything from Priyanka Chopra wedding registry

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Priyanka Chopra has teamed up with Amazon ahead of her big day to unveil her lust-worthy wedding registry.

The actress and future Mrs. Nick Jonas created the ultimate list of must-have items for every bride-to-be. From a chic bar cart (under $200) to travel accessories and cozy throw pillows, we might be shopping Priyanka’s registry for ourselves.

“I’m very excited to begin this new chapter in my life and I’ve selected some of my favorite items to inspire you during yours. I am also so happy that Amazon is making a $100,000 donation to UNICEF, an organization that I hold close to my heart,” said Chopra on behalf of Amazon.

The couple began dating in May and confirmed their engagement in August with a short and sweet Instagram post. The caption read “Taken. With all my heart and soul,” while Nick simply wrote “Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love.”

The “Quantico” actress jet-setted to Amsterdam earlier this month for her star-studded bachelorette party with future sister-in-law, Sophie Turner right by her side.

Cyber Monday 2018: Receive unlimited music streaming from Amazon

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Regardless of whether you’re an Amazon Prime member or not, Amazon is giving everyone amazing Cyber Monday deals — and we plan on taking full advantage.

For a limited time, you can enjoy 3 months of unlimited music for just $0.99! While Spotify and Tidal will cost you $9.99 each month, you can have all of the same music access to tens of millions of artist for less than a dollar(and yes, it is all ad-free with unlimited skips)!

Shop the deal here and don’t forget to save up to 60 percent on all of Amazon’s best-selling devices!

 

You need to buy Meghan Markle’s $120 shoes before everybody else does

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Everyone is familiar with “The ‘Kate-Effect” and, if you’re not, it simply goes like this: Kate Middleton wears an outfit in public and it immediately sells out, causing the brands’ website to crash. 

Well, now, that there’s a new Duchess in town, Meghan Markle has crowned “The Meghan-Effect,” which most recently crashed designer Dion Lee’s website when she stepped out in a dress by the brand. 

Most of the time, the Royals are donning something with a pretty price tag, from designers such as Erdem and Aquazurra, but the Duchess of Sussex recently paired her already sold-out Martin Grant Dress with $120 wedges during a visit to Bondi Beach with Prince Harry. 

Her black lace-up espadrilles by the iconic shoe brand Castañer (who famously created the first jute-soled wedge for Yves Saint Laurent in late ’60s) are the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Retailing for just $120, these canvas shoes are about to be well on their way out of stock.

Net-A-Porter is still carrying multiple sizes, so shop them above before you miss out on the ‘The Meghan-Effect’ and check our Meghan wearing them in the gallery below!

Celebrity makeup icon Charlotte Tilbury launches at Sephora

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If you’ve ever caught yourself eyeing the epic beauty moments featured in editorials like Vogue and on the red carpet, chances are Charlotte Tilbury is responsible for it.

The British make-up artist has graced the faces of everyone from Penélope Cruz to Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman and Blake Lively. Not to mention, Amal Clooney called Charlotte up for her wedding day glam. She is often dubbed as “Hollywood’s legendary makeup artist.”

When she’s not working her magic on the stars, Tilbury is busy running her eponymous beauty line, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd, which has just hit the shelves of Sephora.

If you’re not sure what to stock up on, we recommend her latest and greatest, the new full-coverage  “stretch” finish Magic Away Concealer and Charlotte’s Genius Powder, a camellia oil-rich moisturizing loose powder that gives you the perfect red carpet finish Charlotte is known for.

Kristen Bell’s show-stopping Emmy gown isn’t as expensive as you think

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Kristen Bell was ranked amongst the best dressed at last night’s 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.

While stars stunned in their couture gowns, costing anywhere from $10,000 to several hundred thousand dollars (Tracee Ellis Ross in Valentino, Keri Russell in Zuhair Murad) Bell opted for the contemporary label, Solace London

“The Good Place” actress, 38, took a minimal approach to the red carpet, yet still looked chicer than ever. Her pulled back hair perfectly complimented the square neckline of her clean white gown, complete with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Forevermark diamonds.

The dress retails for $530 and is also available in black on Intermix.com. The British brand is known for its sculptural silhouettes and effortless elegance which Bell proved last night.