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Call it the curse of Carrie Bradshaw, but I'll always think of Sarah Jessica Parker as major fashion plate who loves clothing, shoes, and bags with a sort of passion that doesn't have to know the financial constraints of, say, my own passion. There's data (of sorts) to back it up too, thanks to a bored boyfriend who tallied up the brands said most frequently on Sex and the City—Manolo Blahnik, Prada, and Chanel were in the top 10.

But this, my friends, is Sarah Jessica wearing an emerald green cross-body bag from Snob Essentials that's currently available on HSN for $68 (psst, her jeans are 7 For All Mankind). The croc-embossed faux leather makes it look so luxe that I was honestly shocked when I found out it was under a hundred bucks. I'm personally quite partial to a rich mossy color for bags, but if the green isn't for you, the style was also done in black and ruby red.

Do you have a tiny bag in your collection? Are there certain outings for which you always store away your bigger totes and satchels? I love bringing my mini to dinner or on errands.
You've come a long way, Kim K. Before she was one-half of glossy power couple Kimye, the now 34-year-old Kardashian was just plain ol' Kimmy—and her style was much different, to say the least.

But, hey, whose wasn't? Everyone has (hopefully) changed at least a little bit since 2006, when young Kim K first hit the scene in knee-high boots, enormous hoop earrings, and cleavage-baring blouses. Ain't no shame!

To celebrate the most famous (or infamous?) Kardashian's October 21 birthday, here's a short look back at her (semi) spectacular style evolution.

2006! Big hoops! Boots! Split shoulder seems!

2006 was also a really big year for corsets.

Sorry, one more 2006. Can't help it. Very Little Bo Peep, no?

A tonal, casual outfit complete with oversized aviators in 2007.

Oh, hello, 2008 white tank top and cropped vest combo.

Wearing a purple bubble skirt and belted leather jacket in 2009.

2011. Also known as the Kris Humphries era. This Givenchy genie dress  was big news.

Doing a sleek ying-yang suit look with Kanye in 2013.

Kim's understated minimalist phase in early 2014 was pretty stellar.

Kardashian at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in September 2014.
I guess everything really does come full circle, doesn't it?

Which is your favorite Kim K fashion phase?

In a super chouette move, Madewell is letting us shop an item that's become nearly impossible to find in Paris thanks to some major endorsements from international it-girls. The brand's collaboration with Sezane includes several so-simple-it-hurts pieces that'd get constant action in your fall and winter wardrobe, including the La Superbe crewneck sweatshirt that hit a chord with our chic Euro friends (it sold out days after it was first released!).

"Our art director, who hails from France, was wearing it in the office last year with a great pair of jeans and boots and that was it," Madewell's head of design Somsack Sikhounmuong told me when I quizzed him about the key piece. "Simple, to the point, unfussy. I asked her where it was from and the rest is history. That's essentially how our collaboration with Sezane started."

The sweatshirt is only one of the many Paris-chic pieces that'll be available to shop online and in stores starting tomorrow and, if you're interested, you better check them out there—Madewell is the only retailer to carry the line in the U.S.

Pieces are priced similarly to Madewell's other merch, meaning you can expect to spend under $150 for most tops and bottoms (boots are around $300, the sweatshirt is $85, and the below coat is $225). Simply studying it all is a crash course in mastering Paris-girl cool, but Somsack has even more explicit instructions if, like me, you're always trying to nail down what makes the super-simple outfits they wear look so gosh-darn perfect.

The unofficial uniform to play around with? "Sexy jeans, a long blazer, a men's button-down unbuttoned to just the right spot, and high heels. It's the mix of boy and girl that they get so well, while never looking like you tried too hard. For me, it's about investing in a few great pieces, the tried and true classics that need very little fuss. It's the definition of nonchalance."

So, in conclusion, if you eventually start to think my spot at Glamour has been taken over by a cool Parisian chick, fear not: it'll still be Florida-born me, just wearing a sexy blazer over my La Superbe sweats.

If French girls aren't your thing, style-wise, is there another country whose women you find particularly inspiring?
Those fantastic moments when celebrities dress outside the box, picking completely affordable pieces we could all buy, own, and wear, are awesome. Just recently, Sarah Jessica Parker carried a $68 bag around NYC and Taylor Swift replaced her signature ladylike satchel with one from Aldo. It retails for $50. If you loved those moments, I can do you one better.

A trio of starlets has been spotted in a leopard wrap dress that's from Kmart.

Have you let that one sink in yet?
Bella Thorne, Nikki Reed, and Katharine McPhee all rocked it recently and we can all do the same (or at least until it sells out due to the amazing fact that three gorgeous young actresses wore it). The dress retails for $27 and you can shop it here.

Out of the three, I'd say Nikki styled it best. The brown leather ankle boots are the perfect shoe choice and, sans topper, you can see the pretty elbow-length sleeves.

Do you love it when stars wear affordable pieces we can all shop?
For the past few weeks, I've been checking out sneak previews of the latest and greatest accessories for the spring-summer 2015 season (an admittedly awesome perk of being Glamour's associate accessories editor). So even though, yes, we're barely into fall, I'm all fired up about the lighter, more colorful wardrobe to come. Below are some of my spring favorites/what I'll be staring at when I'm trudging through the snow this winter:

Totally swooning over this raffia hat from Lola.

Rope belts are going to be a huge spring fashion trend and can be worn with everything from long, flowing dresses to boyfriend jeans. Loving this one from J.Crew.

I am ditching dark bags for spring and carrying this Candamill tote. Such a lovely shape and color, right?

Whether you are tall or short, the flat is in! Brother Vellies has taken the slipper to another level. Can't wait to put these on and hit the town.

The fringe trend we saw this fall continues, y'all. Layering necklaces can be a great way to dress up your look, and this layered gold Carol Workinger piece is perfect for the job.

What are you looking forward to wearing next season?

Earlier this week Botkier New York hosted a dinner for a few editors to learn about the future of the classic handbag brand. As it turns out, Botkier New York is now turning its focus toward a cool downtown type of gal, so it's no wonder that Kate Mara was also in attendance.

Ever the gracious guest, Mara chatted about her multiple ear piercings and turned heads in a Vielma London white dress, proving that a similar frock is exactly what you'll need for holiday party season. Both ethereal and edgy, a dress like this is perfect for a kiss under the mistletoe or New Year's Eve shimmy. Her Botkier New York Gansevoort black clutch is just big enough to carry your essentials without getting in the way.

Will you give a white holiday dress a chance? If so, shop our picks!

No fall wardrobe is complete without a few plaid favorites, and shoes are such an easy way to incorporate the trend into your fashion rotation. In deep hues of navy, hunter green, and red, plaid makes you think about brisk autumn weather, falling leaves, and apple picking (even if you’re stuck in an office only dreaming about the crisp air outside!).

If you're the type to get a little monochrome in autumn, printed flats are an easy (and comfortable!) way to stand out from the crowd or change up your look. We love them with well-loved jeans and a cotton tee or a skirt and blazer for a more conservative setting.

The look can translate from grungy to preppy classic, depending on the style you select. Here are a few of our favorites, from weekend slip-on sneakers to office-friendly smoking flats: