Shoesday Tuesday – Summer Candy

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Shoesday Tuesday - Summer Candy

This Friday marks the start of summer. It’s time for fresh starts and candy colors.

Begin again. You’re welcome.

Get it: (top center, heading clockwise) Metallic Two Tone Sandal – $344 shopbop.com, Color Blocked Textured Heel Loafer – $591 matchesfashion.com, Grey and Mint Oxfords – $53 zappos.com, Floral Platform Sandal – $308 ssense.com, Polka Dot Flamingo Heels – $495 net-a-porter.com, Blue and Neutral Shade Wedges – $79 randawebsite.com, Creamsicle and Mint Pumps – $249 zappos.com

Shoesday Tuesday – Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

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I’ve never really had too much of a prejudice against a specific type of shoe – except maybe sneakers – but, I must say that I’ve always been a little luke warm about mules.

Recently, my best friend purchased a pair for her new burlesque venture and I thought to myself – cute, pin up inspired little shoe – am I missing out?

Fast forward a couple weeks to a day of online window shopping when I stumbled upon these beauties – I had to have them.

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(With any luck they’ll be delivered to my office tomorrow.)

So let’s explore, open our minds, and step into a new pair of shoes.

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Get it: (left to right, top to bottom) Pink Suede Open Toe Mule – $540 barneys.com, Patent Leather Black and White Mule Sandal – $75 theiconic.com.au, Faux Reptile Peep Toe Bootie Mule – $41 asos.com, Vivienne Westwood Patent Leather Red Mule – $100 nonnon.co.uk, Classic Mule – $59 victoriassecret.com

Happy Branching Out!

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – Spring Trends, a How To

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Fashion is run by trends – we all know that. However, it’s what you do with said trends that creates personal style. There’s nothing wrong with embracing a new trend – but some can be tricky. Here are some tips:

  • Pick one trend and stick with that.
  • If the trend you are going for is bright, busy, or flashy – tone down the rest of your ensemble to compliment it and let it pull the focus.
  • If it doesn’t flatter your body type – don’t take it personally. Always place blame on the clothes – not on your body.
  • Take risks.

With that out of the way – let’s check out four shoe trends for Spring 13 (which weather-wise is rapidly approaching – finally) and put them into real life action!

Transparency.

Screen shot 2013-03-05 at 12.04.52 PMGet it: (right to left, top to bottom) Neon Peep Toe Ankle Bootie – $995 christianlouboutin.com, Two Toned Transparent Pump – $280 boutique1.com, Double Ankle Strap Toe Cap Pump – $10 wholesale-dress.net, Neon Ankle Strap Pump – $29 aliexpress.com, Transparent Cut Out Brogues – $110 urbanoutfitters.com, Red Patent Flats – $90 johnlewis.com, Studded Pointed Pump – $42 asos.com, Color Blocked Metallic Transparent Pump – $1,095 bergdorfgoodman.com

70’s Inspired.

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Get it: (left to right, top to bottom) Gold and Orange Platform Wedge Sandal – $810 marni.com, Wooden Studded Black Cut Out Wedge – $110 aldoshoes.com, Cork Cut Out Platform Sling Back – $130 stevemadden.com, Zig Zag Printed Platform Sandal – $100 heels.com, Silver and Rust Ankle Strap Mule – $525 modaoperandi.com, Floral Printed Cross Over Sandal – $114 asos.com

Color Blocking.

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Get it: (upper left, heading clockwise) Metallic Strappy Platform Sandal – $750 shopsavannahs.com, Tri Color Ankle Strap Platform Pump – $850 – ssense.com, Thick Strap Tri Color Pump – $765 saksfifthavenue.com, Tan and Pink Ankle Strap Wedge – $490 lagarconne.com, Pink and Wine Pointed Cut Away Pump – $225 shoplesnouvelles.com, Patent Leather Neon Ankle Strap Sandal – $79 macys.com, Tri Color Pointed Flat – $25 2bstores.com, Bright Penny Loafers – $530 stylebop.com

Hologram.

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Get it: (from the top, heading clockwise) Strappy Sandal – $350 bergdorfgoodman.com, Peep Toe Ankle Strap Flat – $17 forever21.com, Solid Pointed Flat – $17 forever21.com, Metallic Brogue – $190 solestruck.com, Snakeskin Metallic Sandal – $336 mytheresa.com, Ankle Strap Sandal Pump – $695 lagarconne.com

And for this week’s IRL shoe – check out my newest score. Hologram Pointed Toe Mary Janes from Christian Siriano’s Payless Collection. These shoes were made to be on my feet.

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Happy Shopping! <33Mal