Cute and Corky: 5 Wedges to Own This Season

With so many shoes to love, it's just too difficult to pick a favorite pair. But with the upcoming warmer weather on its way to a city near you, we thought we might offer you some advice so you can put your best (looking) foot forward. Here's what you need to look for when you're out shopping for the perfect sandal.

Wedges are always big for warmer weather months, just like boots are big for chillier weather. Much like pattens and geometrics were spot on styles for tops, bottoms, outerwear and dresses on the runways in the fall, patterns and geometrics are strutting their stuff - again - but this time on your feet!

Get the Look: Kate Bosworth's Casual Chic

We're huge fans of Kate Bosworth's ability to combine chic and casual pieces for the perfect ensemble. We adored her look at the Burberry Fall 2012 show in London. As usual her look is effortless, both casual and refined. Here, she pairs a long-sleeved owl tee with a ladylike tailored pencil skirt. She accessorizes with an adorable black velvet belt, brown suede booties, a simple black clutch, and no jewelry.

What a great combination of unexpected pieces --and she pulls it off perfectly! We were so inspired by this look, we decided to put it together for you guys. The greatest part? We're going to do it for for around $300. Let's go!

Cinch with this Whitney Eve bow Belt $46

Inside the Party: Karen Elson for Nine West Vintage America

It’s not everyday you get to meet someone as ‘multi-hyphenated’ as Karen Elson. Model-singer-songwriter-mother-muse, and most recently, design collaborator for Nine West Vintage America celebrated the collection’s debut last Tuesday at Beauty & Essex, complete with a meet and greet beforehand. Her new collection was available for preview and purchase, which was on display in the Beauty & Essex pawnshop and incorporated into the décor throughout. Our anticipation grew as we absorbed the cool comfort of the crowd, seemingly disaffected by the luxurious atmosphere in the candlelit lounge. Guests indulged in wine and champagne and the ceaseless offerings of gourmet tapas; mouth-watering fare including avocado on toast, whipped ricotta and nectarine, lobster pizza, steak tartare, and grilled cheese, tomato dumplings. Soon, we made our way up the grand spiral staircase, past the fur-lined walls, to wait patiently for our turn to meet the honored guest.