I am so excited about the latest collaboration in fashion between low and high end designers;  Jason Wu is coming to Target on February 5th, and I can't wait.   The prices range from $19.99 to $59.99 for clothes and $19.99 to $49.99 for accessories and it's only available until March 6!  Here's the top three pieces I'll be running someone over for:     What do you think? @KaraAllan on Twitter Kara@KaraAllan.com KaraAllan.com Ciao, Kara...

I traveled to Milan, Italy in July 2011 and lived there for 31 days.  It was an unparalleled experience. The food, the fashion and the scenery left me breathless.  If I could bring one thing and one thing only back with me to the United States, I would be compelled to implement the philosophy of living - La Bella Figura to the culture of the United States.  La Bella Figura, means "The Beautiful Figure," but really signifies much more that just a beautiful body; it's a way of living that embodies an authentic image, being very well behaved, beauty in...

My favorite indulgence is a candlelit bubble bath while the soothing sounds of Maxwell flow through my bathroom.  As a mom, student, business women I am crazy busy and running at full steam all the time.  At least once I week, I shoo the kids out, shut down my phone and totally lose myself in the inviting waters of my bathtub for a half an hour or so.  I believe it's essential to take time out for yourself to recharge so that you are more relaxed, less snappish and ready to take on your next task with a renewed sense...

Hello Fashionistas, I ran into my friend Victoria at an event and I absolutely loved her outfit.  She looks sophisticated, sexy and well put together.  And I love the shoes!!!!!  What do you think? @KaraAllan on Twitter Kara@KaraAllan.com KaraAllan.com Ciao, Kara...

Hello Fashionistas, I talked earlier about how I have a shoe fetish so I wanted to talk to you about Ivanka Trumps fabulous footwear.  I love these shoes!  It's real calf hair and they go with so many of my outfits! I am wild about my Mary Janes...

I must confess….. I’ve had a shoe fetish since I was 15.  Shame, shame on me, what can I say, it’s my guilty pleasure.  I love shoes that are beautiful, that showcase the foot, attract the eye and complete an outfit.  What I can detest about Crocs, Flip-Flops and Uggs is that they are not attractive; they scream of laziness and make any outfit look completely disjointed. Crocs were made for people who spend a lot of time in their garden and that’s it, not to waltz around in the mall. Some goofy person even had the nerve to create croc...

Hi Fashionistas! I really enjoy assisting clients in choosing a look for themselves, I've been doing it since I was a teenager.  I work with the everyday women who wants to to look chic and beautiful and that is my passion, however, there are a few celebrities that I would love to work with because I think they are a little busy with other things and they are letting their look fall through the cracks. Christina Hendricks is such a curvy woman and I love that about her!!! However I would love to see her a little more covered up and not...

Hello Fashionistas, I am a certified gym rat,  I have had a gym membership since 2003 and I love it. I think that people struggle with what to wear at the gym sometimes so here's some great suggestions for comfortable and cute gym wear for the season that will also keep you warm.  It's important for your clothes to let you breathe while you exercise, so please don't wear anything that is too tight.  Try to wear color too, let go of the black and also a word of caution ladies, Yoga pants are just that:  Yoga pants.  They are not...

Greetings Fashionistas! I have long stated that most women don't know how to properly wear leggings. I have also stated that if you are going to wear them, they should be worn with a shirt long enough to cover your front and your backside.  Why?  Because it's the ladylike thing to do.  No one wants to view your hoohah while they are walking along minding their business.  Most people don't view their backside in the mirror before they leave the house which is another reason should be covering your unmentionables.  Case in point:  Let me state for the record I love...