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Here's an article I contributed to in the Washingtonian about dressing slimmer! How to Dress Ten Pounds Slimmer Was your new year's resolution to drop a few pounds? We ask two local stylists how to fake it 'til you make it. By Natalie Grasso Slideshow: Look Instantly Slimmer With These Easy Pieces If you’re anything like us, there’s a voice in your head—a voice belonging to a wiser, more put-together version of yourself—that pipes up when you’re about to overindulge. This holiday season, our voice spent a lot of time shaking her head and saying, “You have, of course, heard the adage,...

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...