Ring it up: 60s leaf cocktail ring

Large cocktail rings are a big hit right now. Wear one with a little black dress with tall boots for a sleek Uptown look. I love this Gold 1960's leaf cocktail ring by Alexis Bittar. Made out of Lucite cabochon set in gold-plated leaf detail make it one-of-a-kind.

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Belisi Fashion Spotlight

Fall is usually the time when we start the winterizing process replete with dragging out the cable knit sweaters, overcoats and sensible boots. The grays, browns and blacks dazzle. Snap out of it! Fall doesn't have to mean drab! Colors are brighter than ever for fall, including vibrant blues, yellows and reds. This week's spotlight is on Michael Kors Brookville Satchel available in happy new colors for fall.

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What clothes to keep, what to toss

What to keep and what to toss, donate, or relegate to the back of your closet

Leggings

There are a lot of trends floating around, and some of their staying power is surprising. Like leggings. They look good on virtually no one and yet the trend has persevered despite much backlash and skepticism. How can a style that so blatantly accentuates the calf and calls attention to ankles and the true height of the average American woman have endured for this long? Finally, the end is near my friends.

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Fall boot trends

Whether you're ready for it or not, fall is right around the corner and stores are gearing up for the dip in temperature. Stores are stocking up on the cutest boot styles for the upcoming seasons. Here's what you can expect:

Mk_cuffed_bootie It's bootie time! Okay, mind on fashion please. Booties are sort of like truncated versions of taller boots-lopped off at the ankle. Think stylish Mary Poppins (with a few extra inches on the heel).Mary_poppins_bootie

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Multi-seasonal fashion—is it possible?

Remember the days when trends lasted one season? To be caught wearing last season’s “it” item was the Kiss of Death. Now we cross our fingers and hope that skinny jeans and metallics come back for encore performances. Well, we got our wish. And for those of us who love wearing dresses—even in the dead of winter—we can hold on to most of those too. Finally, the style mavens are cutting us some slack!

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Bling bling gone bye bye? Not a chance ... metallics still going strong

Shoes, shoes and more shoes!

For the past few seasons we've seen a battle for dominance among divergent trends, namely post-grunge edgy rocker, ubran prep, modernized romantic, bohemian free spirit and ghetto-fhab-ulous. They've all held pace but with Spring comes change and a desire for a softer look. I think people simply get tired Fof in-your-face fashion after a while, or maybe the designers stop and shake their heads at their own creations. Surprisingly metallics are still going strong but collections are promising a more subdued line of golds, pewter and bronze footwear.

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Shoes, Shoes and more Shoes!

Laces out: do shoes really make the outfit?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? The sexy black dress or the strappy stilettos? One way to look at it is that even if you blow your house payment on the sexiest dress on the planet, if you wear a pair of shabby shoes—or the wrong shoes—you might as well have worn a flour sack. On the other hand, you could wear a so-so dress and a pair of hot heels and bam! Insta outfit. But seriously, it doesn’t really matter which one pulls more weight, what matters is that neither can pull off a fabulous look with the other.

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Jessica in Boots


MTV Studios - Times Square, originally uploaded by peterbelisi.

Trend setter Jessica Simpson showing off one of the hottest trends in ladies boots, rounded-toe knee boots and oversized Jacki-O sunglasses. Make this look your own--wear your boots with a baby-doll dress like Miss Simpson, or a long billowing skirt or gauchos. And don't forget your big handbag.