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Celebs: Look For Less: Khloe Kardashian

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By HIHEELZbrooke · June 27, 2011

Happy 27th Birthday to Ms. Khloe Kardashian! If I could take a wild guess as to how this gal is celebrating tonight, it's definitely going to be all out and in style. We're talking the entire Kardashian clan in tow, plus copious amounts of Krug and Dom Perignon at one of LA's hottest night clubs. Real-life mini horses bedazzled with glitter a la Lisa Frank are not ruled out, either.

And since I'm probably not going to be invited to this soiree, instead, I'm going to honor Khloe's special day by talking about how much I love her beachy outfit. One of my favorite looks ever is pairing long sleeves with shorts—it's so subtly sexy. Ms. Khloe uped the ante even more and sported a pair of wedges with her cuffed daisy dukes. Her cream-colored crochet cover up is gorgeous—it doesn't show too much, but it's lightweight and semi-see-through, so you can still catch a peek at her adorable string bikini. Two points for understated sexiness! KK finished off by accessorizing with a big gold watch and of course, her gargantuan engagement ring. (Hopefully she has her floaties packed in that lemon yellow tote, because she actually might sink wearing that thing!)

Lovin' the birthday girl's summer look? You can head to the beach donning the budget-friendly but just as cute version of Khloe's outfit—check out my finds above. :)

Read: Five-Minute Health Fixes

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By HIHEELZbrooke · June 26, 2011

In the time it takes to microwave a bag of popcorn or wait for the commercial break during the Law & Order: SVU marathon to end, you could have just bettered your health. (Not to make you feel like a guilty blob or anything...) But in truth, if you have five minutes, that's all it takes to do your body good. As your penance, check out my article for some super-fast and super-easy ways to revamp your lifestyle!

How much time do you spend taking care of your health each day? Sometimes it seems as though we don’t have even a few minutes to do that. 

But you can do yourself a lot of good by incorporating these 10 quick health fixes into your daily routine:


Head to ThirdAge.com to read up on all 10 of my five-minute health fixes!

Loves It: Audrina Patridge's Turquoise Bangles

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By HIHEELZbrooke · June 23, 2011

No matter what the latest trend of the season may be, turquoise will always be the color of summer. Am I right, or am I right?

I love, love, love statement jewelry, which is just one reason I'm totes digging Audrina Patridge's turquoise bangles. They're simple, but bold and bright at the same time. I also applaud Audrina for using the bracelets' versatility to her advantage and taking them from day to night. (Think: lighter packing on summer vaycay!) When you start your day on the sand or by the pool, bangles make for the perfect accessory to your bikini. Not only are they stylish without being "too much", but they move around on your arm so you won't get a bracelet tan! Audrina's turquoise bracelets really punched up the vibrant colors in her suit.

Once the sun set, the former star of 'The Hills' switched gears and tossed on a grey jersey dress for the evening's festivities. To add a pop of color, she accessorized with the same chunky bracelets.

Love Audrina's turquoise bangles? I found a few bracelets similar to hers that are perfect for mixing and matching!

Running in HIHEELZ: Let's Go Miss New York USA!

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By HIHEELZbrooke · June 19, 2011

As a Miss New York USA alum, I just wanted to wish this year's Miss New York USA, Amber Collins, GOOD LUCK at the Miss USA pageant tonight! I would just love to see our gorgeous Empire State gal take home the crown and begin the journey towards becoming Miss Universe!

Go New York, Go New York GO!

Miss New York USA 2011 pageant

The crowning of Miss New York USA 2011 last November.

Miss New York USA 2011 pageant

That's me. :)


Tune in to watch the Miss USA pageant TONIGHT on NBC at 9 p.m. EST!

Read: 10 Dos & Don'ts of Sunscreen

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By HIHEELZbrooke · June 18, 2011

Hey, I love a good, glowing tan as much as the next bikini-clad girl. But a true beach goddess still slathers up with sunscreen! Before you hit the sand, read my article on the top 10 things you need to know about sunscreen:

It’s finally summertime, and we’re all gearing up for weekend beach trips and outdoor barbecues. It’s all fun in the sun…until someone gets burned. 

Not only do the sun’s ultraviolet rays cause red, painful sunburns, but going out in the sun unprotected prematurely ages our skin and ups our chances of developing skin cancer like melanoma. According to the American Cancer Society, over two million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year—most of them due to too much sun exposure. 

As long as you slather on the right sunscreen, you can still enjoy the sunshine. Here are 10 dos and don’ts for buying, wearing and reapplying sunscreen to help you protect your skin the right way this summer. We've also included details on the new federal sunscreen regulations that will take place next summer.


Read all about the top 10 dos and don'ts of sunscreen on ThirdAge.com!



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