Shoesday Tuesday – Patriotic Thursday

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Everything you need for July 4th – feet related, anyway.

Get it: (top left heading clockwise) White and Blue Striped Pumps: $770 colette.fr, Thin Stripe Mules – $123 joie.com, Blue Ankle Strap Sandal – $50 zara.com, Red and White Striped Loafer – $272 mytheresa.com, Red and White Dotted Ballet Flat – $50 heels.com, Patent Leather Blue Bow Flat – $68 couture.zappos.com, White Ankle Strap Sandal – $109 macys.com, Red Wedge Sandal – $115 heels.com

<33Mal

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Shoesday Tuesday – Spring Forward with Love

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It’s officially spring. And although it doesn’t feel like it yet – I am optimistic. But I’m not only referring to the weather.

Today – as the Supreme Court hashed out a conversation about Marriage Equality – I was uplifted and inspired by the amount of love and positivity I came upon throughout the day via the interwebs. I knew I chose my friends for a reason.

In the spirit of social equality, happiness, Springtime, and love – here’s some shoe eye candy from every color in the rainbow.

 

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Get it: Roy G. Biv style – Red Patent Leather Double Strap T-Straps – $725 net-a-porter.com, Two Toned Orange Pumps – $116 topshop.com, Yellow Pointed Ballet Flat – $42 asos.com, Green Patent Pumps – $495 shoerate.com, Blue Strappy Sandals – $40 target.com, Indigo T-Strap Peep Toes – $90 zara.com, Violet Snakeskin Ankle Strap – $? dvf.com

 

“I might not be the same but that’s not important. No freedom til we’re equal; damn right I support it.” Same Love. – Macklemore

 

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – Wishful Thinking

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With 50 degree temperatures a fond memory of the past couple weeks and slushy, snowy wintry mixes an unfortunate reality of the present – I still haven’t taken my new red (beautiful) strappy heels for a spin.

I tried to cheer myself up with a thigh high stocking/sock double layer combo today – but alas, I am really just tired of wearing my winter coat.

As Spring officially begins in two days – let’s all close our eyes, wait for 11:11 and wish for warmer weather.

Here’s what you should be picturing:

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Get it: The shoes – $80 zara.com, The High Waist Tuxedo Short – $52 forevernew.com.au, The Peplum Blazer – $550 sassandbide.com, The Crop Top – $45 topshop.com, The Bag –  $45 stylistpick.com, The Stacking Rings – $5 wallisfashion.com, The Shield Ring – $15 mango.com

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – New Shoes for the Soul

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The past two days have been difficult ones for me at work. and sometimes when you’re down – a little retail therapy can pick you right up. (Using a gift card to make said purchase also helps. Cue zero guilt.)

So on my lunch break I wandered over to Forever 21 and found these beauties. Under $30? Yes please.

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<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – Pantone Powers That Be

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In fashion land – trends are predetermined by the chosen ones and we all jump on the boat. Some designers even pay forecasting companies to give them their inspirational mood boards.

Included in those forecasts is always: Color. And the color bible is the almighty Pantone book. Each year Pantone chooses a color of the year – last year’s being Tangerine Tango. (That insane name has haunted me for the past 365 days.)

With 2013 comes a new Pantone of the year and the lucky winner is Emerald. However, we can’t all go around only wearing green – so we’ve been blessed with other options that are sure to be in all the stores very soon.

Let’s take a look at the 2013’s approved colors – and the shoe options that follow suit.

Emerald

Emerald

Get it: (upper left, heading clockwise) Cut Out Platform Sandals – $120 heels.com, Gold Platform Pumps – $945 forwardforward.com, Mesh Panel Pumps – $175 piperlime.gap.com, Thick Velcro Ankle Strap Kitten Heels – $40 chicnova.com, Studded Loafers – $65 heels.com, Kate Spade Cut Out Crocs – $328 katespade.com, Bow Front Suede Pump – $117 heels.com

Monaco Blue

Monaco Blue

Get it: (upper left, heading clockwise) Suede Bow Fronts – $26 office.co.uk, Platform Wedge Buckled Sling Backs – $72 zappos.com, Suede and Patent Peep Toes – $820 farfetch.com, Sheer Polka Dot Ankle Straps – $298 shop.nordstrom.com, Gold Toe Cap Flats – $45 dsw.com, Patent Leather Wedges – $61 wallisfashion.com, Lanvin Crystal Sandals – $2,800 net-a-porter.com

Lemon Zest

LemonZest

 

Get it: (top, bottom, right, left) Bow Peep Toe Jellies – $35 chineselaundry.com, T-Strap Patent Leather Wedges – $675 net-a-porter.com, McQueen Curved Satin Heels – $795 bergdorfgoodman.com, Platform Bow Ankle Strap Peep Toes – $90 bakersshoes.com, Snakeskin Cut Out Pumps – $600 the corner.com, Tassle Tie Ups – $198 footcandyshoes.com

Poppy Red

Poppy Red

Get it: (top, bottom, right, left) Peep Toe Ankle Straps – $695 giuseppezanottidesign.com, Rain Proof Bow Jelly Flats – $48 zalando.co.uk, Vintage Pointed Kitten Heels – Sold Out! etsy.com, Peep Toe Platforms – $50 zara.com, Suede Slashed T-Straps – $1,045 flannelsfashion.com, Patent Leather Brogues – $175 kimazabete.com

Linen

Linen

Get it: (left, right, top, bottom) Two Toned Lace Up Oxfords – $388 simplysoles.com,  Satin and Suede Peep Toes – $99 karenmillen.com, Rose Gold Toe Capped Pumps – $89 zappos.com, Strappy Platform Sandals – $1,606 boutique1.com, Bow Back Platform Pumps – $150 betseyjohnson.com, Round Toe Mary Janes – $278 the outnet.com

Since we are talking Spring – time to start my birthday wish list.

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – Electoral Escapism

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Tonight, I’ll be blogging about two very American concepts – voting and escapism.

Today is election day. As a woman – who 100 years ago wouldn’t have been able to vote – I don’t take this day lightly. And while NYC has let me down twice throughout this Presidential race – I’m remaining hopeful and feeling patriotic.

Always the one to express myself via clothing – I opted for a bit of red, white, and blue today. (IRL proof to come) As I type, there are only 30 minutes left to vote on the East Coast – so here’s some American inspired shoe candy to keep you hopeful for your candidate.

Get it: (upper left corner heading clockwise) Blue Cut Outs – $910 avenue32.com, Red Toe Capped Pumps – $40 hm.com, White Wedges – $190 costumenational.com, Blue Lattice Heels – $thesebelongtotheinterweb ,White Ruffle Ankle Boot – $524 fashion.ebay.com, Red Patent Leather Bootie – $1,155 lanvin.com, Studded Heeled Bootie – $64 newlook.com, American Flag Pumps – $32 ebay.co.uk

And just in case your candidate doesn’t win tonight – you can take part in America’s other past time – escapism.

Being a fashion designer, artist, and teacher – I look at art
(and fashion) from many different angles. No matter what your background or profession might be – art is often used as an escape from reality. To me – fashion has always been art and in that vein, has also always been an escape.

I will never stop looking into every single shoe store I walk by. I’m even drawn to pairs of shoes you couldn’t pay me to put on my own feet. All forms of expression are artistic to me and I can find beauty in almost all things. A special kind of beauty. The kind that just makes me light up from the inside. And that might sound trivial or silly – but it’s better than finding the ugly in everything you see, everywhere you go.

So take a look at some beauty. Some pieces of art I was instantly drawn to – possibly for no reason. I might not want to own all of these things. (And I definitely wouldn’t spend money on them all..) But at those times where I need to escape – this is where I find it.

Get it: (row by row – left to right) Buckled Up Open Toe Bootie – $560 youngbritishdesigners.com, Gold Embellished Front Boots – $1,833 mytheresa.com, Studs and Chains Wedges – $60 makemechic.com, Blue and Black Leather Ankle Boot – $845 intermixonline.com, Embellished Toe Mary Jane – $1,695 net-a-porter.com, Alexander McQueen Grey Studded Heel – $1,365 couture.zappos.com, Alexander McQueen Zipped and Studded Bootie – $1,435 couture.zappos.com, Royal Blue Studded Pumps – $100 heels.com, Balenciaga Patent Leather Mary Jane Pumps – $945 balenciaga.com, Criss-Cross Front Ankle Boot – $875 lyst.com, Balenciaga Color Blocked Pump – $725 balenciaga.com, Red T-Straps – $1,095 matchesfashion.com, Wooden Heel Platform Pumps – $355 forzieri.com, Glitter Stella McCartney Loafer Heels – $600 mytheresa.com, Bronze Peep Toes – $795 rupertsanderson.com, Valentino Studded Bootie – $1,155 stylebop.com, Yves Saint Laurent Striped Ankle Strap – $1,195 ysl.com, Side Bow Ankle Boot – $297 endless.com

Back to Patriotism. Here’s our IRL shoe of the day.

Yours truly bringing America to the workplace.

Time to hold tight for the rest of the evening waiting for the results. If things don’t go my way – I plan on escaping to France. Feel free to meet me there. I’ll be standing outside a shoe store.

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – Halloween Eye Candy

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With Hurricane Post Tropical Storm Sandy leaving me stranded at my Brooklyn apartment – I am so very thankful for my electricity that never left me and cable/internet that only flickered for a hot minute. And also for my dog – for keeping me company.

I’m also thankful that tomorrow is Halloween – one of my all time favorite days in this glorious city. And while Sandy has taken down a majority of NYC (including the entire subway system – will I go to work tomorrow? no one knows) she will not keep me from staying in the Halloween spirit. Since staring at various screens of technology is my only available form of entertainment – join me and look at some Halloween themed shoe candy. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration for a last minute costume.

Black Cats. Skeletons. Witches. and Morticia Addams.

Get it: (upper left corner headed clockwise) Mesh Ankle Booties – Spring 2011 Viktor + Rolf, $thesebabiesbelongtotheinterwebs, Sequin Skull Loafers – $675 ultstatus.com.au, Black Strappy Matryoshka Heels – $1,565 bergdorfgoodman.com, Tuxedo Peep Toe – $52 amazon.com, Sequin Skull Pumps – $50 bakersshoes.com, Wavy Black and White Booties – $1,225 colette.fr, Marni Gold Winged Shoes – $720 mytheresa.com, Rose Heels – $50 bakersshoes.com, Gold Pilgrim Bow Platforms – $146 modcloth.com, Spiked Heel Ankle Straps – $1,490 alducadaosta.com, All Over Studded Christian Louboutins – $3,895 christianlouboutin.com

Pumpkin Parade.

Get it: (upper left corner headed clockwise) Kenzo Orange and Black Lace Ups – $595 openingceremony.com, Ombre Fur Boots – $1,960 farfetch.com, Jeffrey Campbell Platforms – $110 solestruck.com, Fringe Tiered Boots – $185 heels.com, Fire Pumps – $895 modaoperandi.com, Flamenco Lace Ups – $150 heels.com, Geometric Works of Art – $1,000 solestruck.com, Contract Cut Out Pumps – $932 matchesfashion.com, Floral Platforms – $68 misski.com, Emilio Pucci Feather Strappy Sandals – $935 stylebop.com, Sequin Heeled Boot – $149 nordstrom.com

Frankenstein’s Monster Green.

Get it: (upper left corner, headed clockwise) Green and Gold Wrap Around Booties – Guillaume Hinfray Spring 2012 – $thesebabiesalsobelongtotheinterwebs, Skull Lace Heel Pump – $50 heels.com, Green and Pink ZigZag Boots – Kandee Spring 2012 $alsobelongingtotheinterwebs, Lime Green Lace Up Wedge – $40 solestruck.com, Zombie Mules – $42 heels.com, Green Studded Combat Boots – $90 heels.com, Lime Green and Black Pumps – $56 amazon.com, Green Snake Sandals – $524 theoutnet.com, Studded Lime Heels – $215 flannelsfashion.com, Furry Monster Feet Slippers – $9.60 carters.com

Blood Red. Vampires. Sirens. and Vixens.

Get it: (upper left corner, headed clockwise) Red and White Rose Bootie – $1,525 ssense.com, Gold Zipper Boot – $42 gojane.com, Silver Mirror Heel Red Pump – $1,295 couture.zappos.com, Cut Out Knee High Boots – $100 heels.com, Red and Black Lace Peep Toes – $89.95 aliexpress.com, Satin Fan Heeled Pumps – $995 net-a-porter.com, Cut Out Red Bootie – $980 stylebop.com, Waved Booties – $1,150 guiseppezanotti.com, Classic Black Sling Back Louboutins – $1,075 christianlouboutin.com, Red Stud Pump – $1,195 net-a-porter.com, Suede Scoop Booties – $880 neimanmarcus.com

Since we are pre-Halloween – I’m coming up short for an IRL option. However – I will clue you into my costume for this year’s festivities.

Happy Halloween! <33Mal