Photographed by Azusa Takano

Get to know lifestyle blogger Katherine Schwarzenegger, who’s the author behind Rock What You’ve Got (and, yes, the daughter of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger). Here wearing Tory’s Gigi shoe, the L.A. native shares some style advice passed on by mom and why she’s a card-carrying member of the Beyhive.

My story…
I’m a Cali girl, born and raised, and I currently live in L.A. I am an author, blogger, lifestyle addict, animal lover, beauty junkie.

My style…
I would describe my style as very feminine, comfortable, L.A. girl, with some sexy.

My top shoe tip…
Most of the time I never take comfort into consideration when it comes to shoes. I love heels; I think they make you look instantly sexier no matter what you’re wearing. For work, my shoe go-to is either a chic flat, a bootie or a black stiletto. I always love to finish up my outfit with a great shoe. Of course, if I am going somewhere and I know I’m going to be walking a lot or it’s a more chill setting, I love a great sneaker, mostly white.

Best fashion advice received…
I think the best fashion advice I’ve received would be from my mom and she continues to give me great fashion advice. My mom always told me to invest my money in items I will have forever — a great piece of jewelry, a beautiful handbag or a beautiful jacket. My mom has a lot of great pieces she’s had for years and, as I’ve gotten older, I find myself asking to borrow them so they have definitely gotten good use. My mom and I also share a lot of clothes and accessories so when I buy something I also look at whether it would work for her too. It makes the purchase that much more worth it.
Another great piece of advice my mom gave me at a young age was to always get pieces that would make an outfit complete. Don’t just buy things if you don’t need them; think of what each item would go with based on what’s in your closet and then get it. I admit to not practicing that as much as I should, but it’s still great advice.

What I love about the Gigi
I love that these shoes really go with everything and are easy to throw on wherever your day takes you. These are great for work and also work for a night out with friends.

If I could walk in somebody else’s shoe for a day…
Hands down, it would be Beyoncé. I am obsessed with her and I think she is the most amazing, talented, inspiring and interesting person and I would love to just be a fly on the wall for a day in her life.

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