Casual

Sale at Saks

I had one of those “stop everything!” moments when I saw the email from Saks pop into my mailbox announcing a shoe sale. I like to check everything out before it’s all gone, so I headed to the site right away. And I wasn’t disappointed with the selection! Here are some of my picks:

Tamara-Mellon-Lipstick-Grommet-Sandal

Grommets can sometimes look tacky or overdone, but Tamara Mellon strikes a great balance. They give this feminine minimalist sandal a tough-luxe vibe without making it look too heavy. If you’re loving this look, head over to her website to see some more stunners on clearance.

Sergio-Rossi-Asymmetric-Cut-Out-Pump

I have a love-hate relationship with asymmetric shoes; they have to be made just right to actually create a flattering look on the foot. But every now and then, I come across what I consider a real stunner. These pumps by Sergio Rossi are perfectly balanced when it comes to coverage, and the slim strap will make any ankle look dainty. I also love the deep indigo color, which is great for the upcoming fall season.

Manolo-Blahnik-Chaos-Snakeskin-Sandal

The Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandal played a huge role in the minimalist sandal movement. It’s not hard to see why: the shoes are classic, comfortable, and timeless. Black and nude work great with all outfits, but grab a pair in citron or orange for a pop of color with your spring and summer outfits.

Alice-+-Olivia-Jase-Fringe-Pumps

Fringe played a major role this past spring, but I’ve always felt that it’s a texture more suitable to fall. It can add a great boho or rocker vibe. I’m not the biggest fan of heavy amounts of fringe, so I think it’s best to stick to one statement piece in an outfit. Of course I’m going to choose shoes, and these pumps from Alice + Olivia are a great place to start. If they’re out of your size, check out this sandal from Stuart Weitzman.

Vince-Gita-Suede-Ankle-Strap-Sandal

I’m a big fan of Vince shoes for the clean lines and modern feel. The silhouette of these sandals is perfectly balanced, and I love the thicker heel.  If Saks is out of your size, check Gilt.

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Tuesday Shoesday: Spotted Again

Enzo Angiolini Sovann Leopard Sneaker

I posted about leopard print sneakers last year, but I ended up selling those when I did a closet clean out. Apparently I wasn’t quite ready to let go, because as soon as I came across these at Saks off Fifth, I knew I had to have them.  You might recognize the style as a Jimmy Choo double-take from this post. And as much as I love the version in black glitter, I couldn’t resist the leopard. I definitely prefer the Sovann style over the Heydi sneakers I used to have because I love the contrasting black trim. They’re also super comfortable, and have become my go-to pair of sneakers for this fall!

 

Tuesday Shoesday: Hear me Roar

Michael Kors Silvy Leopard Ankle Boot

This past Saturday, DSW had their second National Shoe Lover Day extravaganza. My first experience with this wonderful holiday was last year. And since I don’t work there anymore, I couldn’t pass up a chance to win free shoes. The excitement and energy is great, and the temptation to splurge on shoes is even greater than normal. So what did I score? These wonderful ankle boots by Michael Kors! Luckily, they were on clearance so I didn’t actually spend as much as I thought I would. I was thrilled when I spotted them in my size because they’re a great bootie for fall. They look fantastic with jeans and a chunky knit sweater!

Shoe of the Day: Warm as Toast

Michael Kors LIzzie Wedge Sneaker

The weather is starting to get a little nippy around here, and I’m definitely impatient to break out my fall footwear. I usually don’t start wearing boots or cozy shoes until about mid October. Even though the first day of fall was September 23rd, it’s still not quite cold enough to bundle up. The Michael Kors Lizzie Sneaker is a great transition shoe. The deep caramel suede is a perfect color for fall, and the shearling lining around the ankle is great for warding off a chilly breeze. I can see these being worn into the winter as well. They’d look super cute with jeans and a chunky knit sweater!

Jimmy Choo Tokyo Glitter Sneaker

Double-Take: Jimmy Choo Tokyo

The weather is starting to cool down and I’m getting into the fall mindset. A lot of people bring out the boots as soon as the first chills of fall set in, but I prefer to step out in sneakers.

High end designers are boosting their collections with casual-chic styles, and some of my favorites are from Giuseppe Zanotti and Jimmy Choo. The Tokyo sneaker is probably what I would splurge on if I could. It’s such a versatile high-top with minimal detail and a classic white-walled sole. There are several stylish variations of this sneaker, but my favorite is the one in glitter.

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Saint Laurent Glitter Trainer

Double-Take: Saint Laurent Glitter Trainers

Sneakers are still having their moment in fashion. Everyone from Céline to Steve Madden is making them, and in so many different styles. The slip on sneakers around today have come a long way from their 90’s ancestors, especially those made with materials such us leather or pony hair. But one of my favorites is definitely glitter; it brings a girlish vibe to an otherwise masculine shoe. Wearing glittery shoes is an excellent way to add a little oomph to your casual outfits. I love the Saint Laurent trainers above (FarFetch), but they’re far out of my budget. But that’s okay because glitter is not some super fancy material, and there are plenty of other options!

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Shoe of the Day: Roped In

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Avanna Heel

If you’re searching for a simple but stunning lace-up sandal, look no further than this mouth-watering pair by Jeffrey Campbell + Free People. I love this handmade pair because they’re a modern version of your basic summer espadrille. The tassels are an adorable detail, which balances out the thickness of the heel. This style is so classic, you’ll never need another pair! Except possibly in another color.

Common-Projects-Perforated-Pink-Leather-Slip-On-Sneakers

Casual Cravings: 12 Slip-On Sneakers

Vans invented them, and now the fashion world is embracing them: slip on sneakers. The latest trend in footwear makes it possible to be simultaneously comfortable and stylish. But we’re not talking about your average canvas and elastic combination – luxe materials and fun prints have brought this classic style up to a whole new level.

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Tuesday Shoesday: Casual Minimal

G-by-Guess-Malden-Black-Glitter-Flat-Sport-Sneaker

I remember wearing slip on sneakers when I was a kid, they were huge in the 90s. Those and Keds were probably the most popular styles in my small town when I was growing up. Of course, basic styles never really go away, and when they do come back, they’re better than ever before. I’m so happy that there has been a shift towards comfortable and fashionable sneakers lately. Don’t get me wrong, I love my heels, but there are days when this shoe lover just wants to slip into something more low maintenance. I’m dying for a pair of leopard print pony-hair slip-on sneakers (ala Céline), but I came across these glitter ones at DSW and fell in love. And they were on clearance!

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