Month November 2013

Shoe of the Day: Chain Links

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Lately I’ve been crushing on elegant shoes spiced up with chains or studs. My taste usually revolves around sophisticated and understated, but there are ways to sneak in some metal details that still allow the shoe to look refined. I love the subtle detailing on these pumps from Express; it’s just enough to make the shoe stand out without making them an eye-sore with overdone metals. These are perfect for the office as well as a glamorous night out!

Tuesday Shoesday: Feathered Friends

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Just in time for Thanksgiving: some feathered treats for my feet! I spotted these at DSW one day at work (the best part of working the floor is getting to see all the new arrivals first!) and just had to have them. Fun fact: I’m drawn to all things fluffy. I still haven’t forgotten about these amazing shoes and part of me wishes I never returned them. But since I can’t change the past, I’ve moved forward into the future with the Red Carpet pump by Enzo Angiolini. They were a friggin’ steal at $27 (after my discount). The only thing is that they run slightly small, so I’m hoping they stretch.

Shoe of the Day: Modern Cinderella

Rene-Caovilla-Satin-Jeweled-Pumps

I’m a huge fan of Disney movies, and one of my favorites has always been Cinderella. Partially because I’d love to have a bunch of animals help me out every day, but mostly because a pair of shoes changed her life. And any jeweled shoes, tastefully done of course, always catch my eye. It’s like a fantasy waiting to happen; putting them on makes it seem like anything is possible. Sometimes you just need that little extra sparkle in life to lift your mood. I love these gorgeous evening pumps from Rene Caovilla (available on Shoescribe). The blue satin is a great backdrop for the intricate beading and jewels, and the whole design is beautiful and tastefully done. They would look stunning with a short dress or peeking out from beneath a longer hem. For now I’ll keep dreaming, or hope to find a double-take at least!

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Double-Take: Giuseppe Zanotti Chain T-Strap

I’m obsessed with all of Giuseppe Zanotti’s edgier styles. Because no matter how clunky or over-done heavy details can be on some designs, he always finds a way to implement them in a way that makes the shoe modern, sophisticated, sexy and cool all at the same time. I love this chunky chain detail, it really turns the shoes into a statement piece.

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Tuesday Shoesday: Boots for the Confident

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Whenever I shop, especially for shoes, I make sure to browse each isle twice in case I missed something the first time. I was doing my last rounds at DSW one night when out of the corner of my eye I spotted these stunners. It’s quite clear why they caught my interest: the unique studded pattern across the shoe, especially because it’s gold on black, is quite striking. Even though they’re not quite my style, I think they’d be quite the statement piece in any wardrobe! Available in burgundy or black, you can also find them on Zappos, Amazon, Piperlime, Lord & Taylor, and Nordstrom.

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Double-Take: Elizabeth and James Sand Pump

I first spotted these amazing pumps by Elizabeth and James back in August at Marshalls. They were on clearance for $79 at the time, which is quite a bargain compared to the prices you find online. Even though they are considered “past season,” these pumps are suitable for any time because of the modern, simple, and elegant style.

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Shoe of the Day: Darling Flats

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Though I don’t normally like styles with bows, I do love these flats from Zara. Not only is the bow small and sophisticated, it’s implemented in an interesting way and not just slapped on there. The front really reminds me of these Louboutin pumps, which may very well be where the inspiration came from. I think these flats are super cute yet very sophisticated at the same time, and they’re probably very comfortable too. This super cute style is also available in blue, but hurry up and grab a pair before your size is sold out!

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Double-Take: Christian Louboutin Lisse

I absolutely love the color of these Christian Louboutin ankle boots! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m drawn to cobalt blue shoes. I’m not entirely sure why because blue isn’t even my favorite color. It probably has something to do with how well cobalt pops against dark or neutral-colored clothing.

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Double-Take: Stuart Weitzman 5050

These 5050 boots by Stuart Weitzman have everything: comfort, glamour, and even a little sex appeal thrown in. The mixed material makes them easy to wear with anything, from dresses and skirts to jeans and leggings. You can get them on Zappos, Bergdorf Goodman, Piperlime, and Bloomingdale’s.

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