STYLE FILE: HASHTAG LIZ

Parisian style, L.A. lifestyle, we catch up with inspiring style blogger Liz Benichou of Hashtag Liz.

You’re on a first date, what shoe do you wear? Probably something more casual, like a simple black ankle boot. I have this pair from H&M that I love.

What’s one fashion rule you always break? Is no white after Labor Day still a fashion rule? I don’t think fashion rules exist anymore. But if they did, then it would definitely be the no white after Labor Day.

When it comes to shoes, how much is too much to pay? You can just call me Carrie Bradshaw because I will splurge on shoes! The fact is, cheap shoes are often made terribly. When it comes to shoes, I believe in paying for quality. You have to be comfortable and I’d rather have 4 pairs of nice expensive shoes than 20 pairs of cheap shoes. I definitely think of them as an investment. That being said, I knew a girl who spent $10,000 on a pair and that’s too much.

Who is your favorite shoe designer? Such a hard question! This is like Sophie’s Choice…but for shoes! I love Saint Laurent shoes, but who doesn’t? I love Chloe shoes, Marni, Chanel — basically anything at Barney’s!

If you were a shoe, what shoe would you be? I guess I would be a Chanel flat. My style definitely leans more towards classic, I’m half French, and I live in more flat shoes! The other half of me, the L.A. half, would be a Saint Laurent sneaker. Cool, casual, and comfortable.