Celebrity Inspired Make Up: Kim K!

Her face is iconic, and her skin is porcelain… Kim Kardashian’s make up is always on point! A friend (thanks Rachel!) sent in this pic of her, along with the fab idea of doing this make up look! Here it is, and product list below! Of everything listed, my favorites that I recommend are the 2 lip colors (1 lipstick and 1 gloss), the liquid foundation, and the dusting makeup brush!!!! (I got it on a QVC deal, but found a link where you can buy the brush alone.) Enjoy, and go have fun trying a new look!

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THE PRODUCTS: WHAT I WORE

 Don’t forget… Your SMILE IS ALWAYS YOUR BEST ACCESSORY!

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Hello Glamazons! It is SPRING, and there are SO MANY things I’m LOVING right now!!! Check these beauties out; you might find something you love too!

**FASHION!**

I am having a blast dressing this bump! Don’t get me wrong, I have to work at keeping myself healthy and fit, but that’s part of the joy too! Eating right, exercising the right amount, and enjoying every second of it! It’s an indescribable blessing to go through this experience. As far as the fashion goes: Sporty, casual, dressy glam…I love it ALL!!!

Draw inspiration from these pics for how to throw your own ensemble together! A fierce jacket with some Nike hi tops for a sporty chic day? I think YES! Leave your blouse open with a plain tank and and wear a cute hat + statement jewelry…unexpected and so fun!

All of these outfit details can be found on my daily Instagram! Go to @sara_hodge, and find out where you can get these threads! For example, my favorite black moto jacket and the blush pink blouse are both Forever 21! Can you believe it? So inexpensive, but they look high end! Jewelry, shoes, accessories, leggings and more!

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**BEAUTY!**

Hello, Gorgeous! These are some fab finds right now, that you can ROCK ROCK ROCK! I’m loving staying on my nail game! It’s been my fun treat during pregnancy. Try a FIERCE white and gold combo this spring!!! I did a party nail + a chevron nail to dress this up…and I love how fun it is!

If you love that glammed up light pink nail polish, you can get it. It’s “Mod About You” by OPI!

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this Sonia Kashuk Fan Brush (link here)!!! It’s the best $8.00 make up brush around, and a steal at that price! It’s fine fibered, and lightweight. Since it’s not thick and heavy, it distributes the perfectly faint amount of highlighter and shimmer to the highest part of my cheekbones. I LOVE IT!

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If you follow my daily Instagram, you’ve already seen this FABULOUS highlighting chunky brow pencil by Anastasia of Beverly Hills (link here). IT’S FANTASTIC!! The matte end PERFECTLY highlights my brow bone, and the shimmer side I actually use as a little accent on my inner lid and inner waterline.

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Diva Lipstick by Mac (link here)! Utilizing bright lipstick to channel my spring vibes isn’t the only reason for this amazing shade of rouge…it makes my teeth look whiter!!! Being pregnant is the best thing ever! BUT there are certain beauty products I can’t use during this time, for health purposes of course. I can’t whiten my teeth! I love having a bright smile, but right now, I can’t use the Crest White Strips that I love. Since wearing a bright lip makes your teeth look whiter, I’m taking advantage of it! This pic has NO EDITING ON MY TEETH! NO FILTER! This is truly how they look with this lipstick! If you go heavier handed with this lipstick, it can go do a really beautiful, deep oxblood color, but I like to wear it a little brighter. If you want another great RED by MAC, I love Russian Red (link here).

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**ACCESSORIES!**

Ahhhhhh! That’s my excitement for these GORGEOUS, incredible purses! Ju-Ju-Be has been on the scene for a while, but this company just took their product from diaper bag functionality to glamorous FABULOSITY! Yes, you heard me right: diaper bags! Hey, I’m becoming a mom, I need solutions for all of the “fun” things I need to tote around. The Legacy Line has the most functional, loaded-with-pockets, machine washable, products…and the list of benefits and features goes on and on! I’m not exaggerating! Can we all just swoon over the fabulous gold hardware on the purses? I’m OBSESSED! My favorite print is the black and white stripe called “First Lady” (hello?! so chic!!!)… and I love the smaller bags to carry inside the bigger one. Shop the line HERE (link). Finally, a company that has married function with fashion..thank you Ju-Ju-Be! A great solution for moms like me! I love not having to sacrifice style for the daily routine. We need more like this in the future! Keep it up!

Yes, I love the bags so much that you get 2 pics! If you follow me on Instagram @sara_hodge, you might have seen my blazer post! I picked the HOT PINK one (link here)! Thanks for all your help Glamazons!

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My thoughtful, and awesome-gift-giving in-laws got me these PERFECT Kendra Scott Skylar Earrings in neon pink (link here) for my bday! I’ve been waiting ’til now to post them, and I love them! They match with so many things in my closet, and they are too fun!

Also! If you’re a pen-to-paper kind of girl (like me), and you love keeping an organized schedule and life, this is FOR YOU! I can’t take credit for finding the Erin Condren Life Planner (link here) – one of my best gal pals, Rachel, introduced me to this super hero of all planners a couple years ago. I’m hooked! It’s worth EVERY PENNY! Tons of space, sections, and lots of fun features. Check them out online. They are coming back in stock next month; don’t miss out! I got mine this year in Tiffany Blue!

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The accessories I wore in my glam outfit above! The heels are Guess, and the jewelry, of course, is Kendra Scott! The gorgeous Ivy Bracelet in gold was also a birthday treat…beautiful! Bracelet link here, and earrings here.

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Another double product picture for you, because this wrap bracelet is TOO AMAZING for anything less! This is my second custom wrap bracelet by Mrs. Hipp Designs. You can follow and order actually on her Facebook or Instagram. She makes extremely high quality wraps, and pictured here is NATURAL LEATHER! The bead work is gorgeous, and I can wear at different lengths. So many different colors and options; you’ve got to check it out. Believe it or not, even though this style bracelet can retail upwards of $240.00… This designer sells them for $40.00+. Talk about a great GIFT to give yourself or a friend! Support local businesses; I love this one!

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I hope you all have an incredible weekend filled with love, laughter and family! Remember, you smile is always your best accessory!

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Going Out!

What do you do when you aren’t in the mood to full on blow-dry-and-style your hair? 1 HAT + 1 LOW SIDE BUN = INSTANT HAIR STYLE! Boom! Easy.

It’s no secret that I love a great wedge hi top sneaker! Buyers beware: there are many weird looking ones out there! Be very choosy. These Aldo’s are my fave signature wedge kicks; sleek, classy and fabulous. Also, IN LOVE with this wide-brimmed hat!

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OUTFIT: HAT, Shop Primadonna // JACKET, Forever 21 // PANTS, Bebe // SHOES, Aldo.

Fun Fact: Every piece of this outfit has appeared several times on the blog before, in other outfits (besides the hat)!!! A great wardrobe is about mixing and matching key pieces. No need to break the bank!

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Bring On the Cheer!!!

Merry Christmas, fashion lovers! Today we celebrate the birth of our King Jesus! I am most thankful for that beautiful and priceless gift! On to the style…

This is my last dress to share from our fabulous Thanksgiving trip last month, and what more perfect way to bring in the Christmas cheer than with a red and white combo?!

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My dress is Torn by Ronny Kobo (a celebrity FAVORITE), and all of my Jewels are Kendra Scott. Clutch from Arden B., and shoes by Michael Antonio.

Merry Christmas!

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Casual Dinner Party!!

The hubby and I went to a FABULOUS, fun, laughter-filled, DELICIOUS dinner at a great friend’s home. We enjoyed incredible food, and even better company. I wore this outfit, and included a shot of the pants so you could see the cool texture. They are Bebe Jeather Skinny Icon pants (jean + leather = jeather).

20131119-223023.jpgABOVE: PANTS: Bebe // TOP: VS PINK // NECKLACE: Forever 21 // ARM PARTY: Guess, Kendra Scott, Stella & Dot // HEELS: Jessica Simpson (SUPER COMFORTABLE HEELS!!!!!).

If you go with skin-tight pants, be sure to wear a looser top to avoid looking like “The Wondrous Spandex Lady!” And pump it up with great accessories. Happy outfitting!

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The LBD!

“One is never overdressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” -Karl Lagerfeld

As promised on our Instagram @fashionbeautysisters, the details on this outfit! Read below for my commentary on these fab heels!!!

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20130929-191611.jpgI love these shoes!!! Not only for the style, but they are surprisingly the single-most comfortable pair of heels in my entire closet! NOT KIDDING. Didn’t even need to break them in. They don’t have a platform, which typically makes a heel less comfortable, but these are pure perfection! I definitely recommend the Guess “Lala” shoe!

Dress up your LBD any way you please, because this classic style is sure to be a hit!!

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Dance Intensives: Studio Look

It’s important to dress for the occasion, and work is no exception! I have coached hip hop intensives over the past couple weeks, and this was one of my favorite looks.

20130830-073952.jpgABOVE: PANTS & SHIRT: Forever 21 // HAT: Lids // SHOES: Nike SB.

If we have a networking event with other dance companies, I dress professionally. For ballet class, a leotard of course, and for hip hop I get funky and fresh with it. Having the right ensemble really sets the tone and gets me pumped for the task at hand! This is a hair and make up look I had with a different hip hop outfit. The hoops are from Francesca’s, and I’m wearing Lancôme Hypnose Star mascara.

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PUBLISHED ON PEOPLE.COM

20130828-234857.jpgThere are no words to describe the excitement I felt when People.com emailed me to say that my photo submission was published!!!!! I’m so grateful! Thanks to everyone who voted on this really fun poolside outfit I wore in Greece, I am grateful! People and People Stylewatch are two of my favorite publications; I am thrilled!

You might remember this outfit from a few posts ago. Here’s a higher resolution pic.

20130828-235130.jpgENSEMBLE: CAFTAN: Arden B. // HAT: Target // SANDALS: Rainbow.

Dressing fabulously and functionally is EASY on vacation! A bright beach cover up and an oversized hat make the look complete!!!

Thanks for the support everyone! What’s your favorite thing to wear on vacation?

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MTV VMA’s BEST DRESSED

Whilst the Oscars are a time for fashion-trés-classique, the VMA’s are an occassion for funky, fun and daring garb. Many artists get the balance of edge and fashion SO wrong, but these 3 ladies knocked it out of the park! Hot, youthful and still high-fashion! (Needless to say- between these garments and the N*SYNC reunion, I was very happy!)

20130826-073115.jpgTaylor Swift stunned in a floor-length, navy Herve Leger bandage dress. The plunging neckline and chest detailing gives this garment the extra glam factor, and brought her right to the top of my Best Dressed list. Leger scores a perfect 10 in terms of structure and fit! This dress is GORGE on her! The styling of this piece is perfect; great job.

I had a really hard time deciding between Taylor and her BFF Selena for the #1 spot, and I’m still on the fence…that’s how INCREDIBLE Selena Gomez looks in this knock-out navy dress by Atelier Versace! Wow! The thigh high slit, and built in exposures are incredible! She is wearing the PERFECT ensemble for the VMA’s. Completely event appropriate. Go Selena! This was one of my favorite gowns of the night for its unique qualities and beautiful structure.

20130826-073626.jpgShailene Woodley was ab-solutely beautiful in her Emilio Pucci crop top and mini skirt! I chose this for the perfect balance of color with a solid top, and the crop gives it the PERFECT youthful edge that we are looking for at the VMA’s. She nailed this fun look by styling it with classy, pulled back hair, showing off her gorgeous face and body.

All 3 ladies look gorgeous, and I would have put them all in 1st place but it’s fun to have a friendly fashion ranking. Who was your favorite look last night?

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Flying Home! Airport Style…

Flying home from Alaska, with multiple layovers … It was a LONG travel day, so comfort was a must! I love this cozy scarf because it doubles as a soft pillow, without the bulkiness of those semi-doughnut neck support pillows.

20130805-143608.jpg Check out the airport styles of these celebrities (L to R; Jennifer Aniston, Miranda Kerr, Sandra Bullock, Eva Longoria):

20130805-144207.jpgWhere are you traveling next, and what do you plan to wear? Hope this gives you some fun ideas!

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What I Wore Today

Today I wore this quilted white leather jacket, black top, army green pants and heels. The weather was finally cool enough to wear this glam jacket; I like the zipper pocket details and wrist buttons. I accessorized with the “J Crew Venus Flytrap Necklace.” Hope this gives you an idea for your next casual, fun outfit!

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20130720-220836.jpgHair, make up or outfit questions? I would love to answer them!

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Layer It Up for Alaska!!

“Dress in layers because the weather can change at any moment!” That’s what everyone told me before my trip to Alaska. Prep for rain, snow, cold, hot; you get the idea. These are the layers I wore in Icy Strait Point, Alaska. Even though there was super light rain, I wasn’t cold at all. This outfit was perfectly functional! My boots were just right for all the terrain we covered too! It was a really fun day!!

20130718-183926.jpg YELLOW THERMAL: Target // JEANS: Abercrombie & Fitch // BOOTS: Sorel, Caribou // BELT: American Eagle Outfitters // PINK JACKET: Forever 21 // VEST: Columbia // INFINITY SCARF: Lulu Lemon.

We had an amazing 5 mile hike in Icy Strait Point. My husband took this photo of me among the trees.

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Anchorage had far less rain and mud, plus it was a little warmer! So I changed up the outfit with different pants, hiking shoes and dropped the scarf. It was great for another 5 mile hike! BELOW: JEANS Abercrombie & Fitch, boot cut vintage wash // HIKING SHOES: The North Face.

20130718-185814.jpgI’ll post more outfits from my trip, and if you ever go to Alaska, it’s TRUE: Dress in layers!

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Running Errands: Easy & Fab

Woohoo! Back from an amazing trip, and feeling refreshed! Let’s talk fashion!

There’s no reason you have to look shabby running errands! Don’t get me wrong, I wear gym clothes to run around, get groceries, and make that last-minute run to Home Goods for a picture frame that I “need” 😉 …but for the days you’re not coming from a work out, keep it fresh with a super easy outfit. I wore this while getting some things done for our vacation.

20130712-215316.jpgBAG & SHOES: Jessica Simpson // SHIRT: Old Navy // EARRINGS: Kendra Scott, Heather Hoop Earrings in Slate

Stay fresh, joyful and positive! There’s much to be grateful for in this life.

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What I Wore: EMERALD!!!

Emerald is the color of the year, and I am LOVING it!!! After a week of photo shoots, dress rehearsals and 4 amazing shows, this is what I wore on stage for our finale.

20130702-071420.jpgThis photo was taken late at night after the event, but I still had to share it with you! Details: DRESS: Arden B // HEELS: Enzo Angiolini (looks identical to the Jimmy Choo’s, for a much different price tag).

Close up of my eye make up, before the show:

20130702-072348.jpgSmokey eyes are a must on the dance stage! What fun events or fashion moments have you experienced lately? Would love to hear!!!

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Last Minute Rush? Maxi and Hat!!!

I wasn’t even out of my pajamas yesterday, when I got the call for a great meeting … To be there in 45 minutes (that meant leaving the house ASAP). Needless to say there was no time for the regular routine. What to do in that situation? A maxi skirt and hat can work wonders!!! Looks like you put care and effort into your appearance, and it’s fab. My Kendra Scott “Cora” ring completed the whole look. Something about a great cocktail ring makes your ensemble look put together.

20130609-080449.jpgSHIRT: Wet Seal // SKIRT: Forever 21.

20130609-080501.jpg I usually wear my Cora ring on my fourth finger, right hand, but here’s a pic on the index just so you can see how it looks on. This ring seriously matches EVERY outfit!!!! Whether its running errands in jeans and a tee, to a black tie event- this is a MUST-HAVE in my jewelry arsenal.

20130609-080907.jpg Now, go run out the door with confidence! Don’t forget your most important accessories: your smile and joy!

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Summer Wedge Sandal!

20130519-223809.jpg This gorgeous wedge sandal (featured above in the neutral multi color) is PERFECT for summer.

Goes With: Everything from your coverup mini at the beach to a pair of skinny jeans. I would wear it with shorts, skirt, dress, and more. You can easily slip these on all season, and look like a shoe diva! The faux snake skin leather foot strap gives it an extra punch of glam.

COMFORT: I wore them the other day with a 1940’s style casual skater dress. Walked around all day…no discomfort. Love them! Found at Steve Madden stores, Steve Madden online and Nordstrom, these shoes are the perfect summer staple.

What shoes are you hoping for this summer? Find any fab ones lately?

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Mother’s Day!

I LOVE celebrating family! Naturally, Mother’s Day was so much fun. I wore this, and I almost DON’T want to tell you where my dress is from! It is so well-tailored (the pleating is so good), and material feels so luxurious- you’d believe it was strait off the Bloomingdales floor. However, I love helping all of you get fabulous fashions for less…so here is the info!

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If you don’t follow @fashionbeautysisters on Instagram, then you’re missing out on a lot of real-time fashion! A couple of the Insta sneak peaks I posted yesterday:

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Hostess with the Mostest!!

Are you hosting Mother’s Day at your house? Mom is the PERFECT reason to dress up. It’s not about wearing the fanciest, most expensive clothes… it’s about honoring your mama and showing how much you care by taking the time to look fab FOR her! Here’s a little hostess outfit inspiration. (This is what I wore hosting both mine and my husband’s families over for Easter lunch.)

20130511-233506.jpg Above: SHIRT: Wet Seal, plum shoulder puff shirt // SKIRT: Abercrombie & Fitch, grey lace multi-layer skirt // HALF APRON: etsy.com, plum paisley. I paired this with a cute pair of sandal wedges, and accessories with diamond stud earrings (timeless).

Table setting ideas? Here are a few pics of how I had set up Easter at our home:

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Even if you’re not having mom over (maybe you’re going out to celebrate, or visiting other relatives), it’s still a great idea to show your love and admiration by looking nice. What are your Mother’s Day plans, and of course I also want to know: What will you be wearing? To our most fashionable mom, I love you!!

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Cold Shoulder Blouse // Day to Night

This is the first cold-shoulder top I’ve ever worn, and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to try!!!! (If you know me, you know I love any style that shows off the shoulders.)

20130512-000459.jpgI had a full day at the studio, running hip hop dance team auditions (SO much fun). I had to jet home and QUICKLY freshen up for a night out. As soon as my husband said it was a hot outfit, I knew all I had to do was throw up the hair, change the earrings and switch to heels. BA-BAM!

20130509-130132.jpg The emerald green teardrop earrings are from Francesca’s; they are sold in various colors.

Looking for a fun way to vamp up the wardrobe without breaking the bank? Grab a fun chiffon too from Forever 21, like I did here, and you’ll be feeling fab! What are some of your night outfits that you’ve been rockin’ lately?

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Casual Date Night!!

Date Night with the amazing hubs! It was 90 degrees outside at 6pm; so hot!!! I chose this fun, easy, and cool outfit!

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We had an awesome time. Great food, good laughs and even better company.

What are some of your fave things to wear on a date? If you’ve got one coming up, check out our other looks for some ideas!

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Featured in the Orange County Register, April 30

20130501-073312.jpg This article ran in the Orange County Register about the Kendra Scott store in Newport Beach. My picture and interview was in it!!!!

The article quoted me several times, and also stated “(Sara) has become an expert … at spotting necklaces or earrings on stars such as Sofía Vergara or Hilary Duff.” -Magda Liszewska, OC Register

BIGGEST shout out to my husband- thanks for getting up early and getting the paper with me before work; you made me feel so supported and happy!!! Special thanks to my gorgeous Mother In Law for waking me up, sending these pics and being so happy for me!!! Best wake up call ever.

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“You Look Like a Rocker Girl Today!”

My friends said “You look like a rocker girl today!” This outfit was DEFINITELY werkin’!!! (“Werk” with an “e” because it’s more fierce than just ‘work.’) I told you I’d post my outfit with the Skylar Earrings that I got from my special day with Kendra Scott. Here it is!!!

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Above: EARRINGS: Kendra Scott, Skylar in Slate // JACKET: Leather moto jacket I found at a great shop in Rome, Italy! You can find plenty of style stealers at Zara // SHIRT: Target // PANTS: Old Navy, Rockstar in Curry // SHOES: Target // PURSE: Michael Kors, Bedford Satchel.

Celebs love these earrings too…

Below: Celebrity Maria Menounos wearing the exact same earrings! (Alongside fashion mogul Rachel Zoe.)

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I am crazy about these hidden-wedge, hi-top sneakers! It’s easy to rock these, as long as you have the right outfit. Most celebs wear the famous Isabelle Marant “Bekkett” hidden wedge sneaker, which cost $640.00 (net-a-porter.com). Not kidding on the price tag! Mine were $24.00 at Target, and look nearly identical, plus they are SO COMFORTABLE! I walk around all day in them. Check out some celebs in the original Isabelle Marant kicks…

20130426-093018.jpg Above: Miranda Kerr, Julianne Moore, Hilary Duff (I adore her!), and Anne Hathaway.

Consider this a celeb look for less post, because the hidden wedges I’m wearing look just like the celebs’ and they are super comfy. Enjoy this trend!

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