Shoesday Tuesday: A Lesson in Self Control


With exactly one week until Christmas – I find myself needing to buy all of my gifts for my loved ones but being presented with opportunity after opportunity to buy gifts for myself instead. Whether it’s my coworker telling me about an entire building consisting of sample sales on every floor or my best friend alerting me to a shirt that seems to have been designed solely for me – I’m using all of my strength to resist.

And then while at work I had to do some simple research and headed to After looking through their belts and sweaters (what I was supposed to be doing) I found myself clicking the link “Shoes” (what I was not supposed to be doing.) And what I found was terrifying. I have never wanted so many items on one page from one retailer. The Amex gift card I received from my bosses this morning is not helping the matter.

In hopes to continue my quest of self control – I will leave my mini TopShop wishlist here for you. And maybe I can wait it out until they go on sale.


Get it: (upper left corner, moving clockwise) Black Strappy Sandals – $120, Neutral Colorblock Sandals – $110, Crystal Bow Pumps – $110,  Studded Skinny Sandals – $100, Bow Ankle Straps – $100, Metallic Art Deco Pumps – $190, Cheetah Toe Cap Pumps – $100, Crystal Heeled Mary Janes – $116 – all at


Get Your Holiday Shop on!


Ohhh Heeyyyy New York City!

I want you to come drink, shop and be merry with me!

On Wed, Dec. 19th I will be holding my first ever Pop Up Shop.


Come get all of your loved ones (or yourself) something different and awesome this Holiday Season. 

Here is a sneak peak of all the goodies:


Hope to see you there!




Shoesday Tuesday: Sneaking Around


It’d be difficult to find a type of shoe more popular than the sneaker – especially in our country. From kids to grandparents, men and women – everyone has a pair of sneakers (at least) in their shoe collection.

You’d be hard pressed, however, to see me wearing a pair. In my estimated 80+ pairs of shoes – 2 are of the sneaker variety. (And they are both leopard printed.. see IRL shoe down below.) But thank goodness this blog isn’t just about me.

Let’s see what’s happening in the world of sneakers. It’ll be a learning experience for us both.

The Classics: You can never go wrong with a classic -this rule applies to much more than sneakers.


Get it: (upper left hand corner going clockwise) Blue High Top Chucks – $72, Red Low Top Lace Ups – $26, Gray Low Top Trainers – $64, Pink and White Pumas – $42, Gray and Blue Neutral Sneakers – $70, Red and White Pumas – $44, White Keds – $64, Vintage Nike High Tops – $114

The Studded: One of the biggest trends for Fall 2012 has edged it’s way into the land of sneakers as well.


Get it: (upper left hand corner going clockwise) Studded Side Zip High Tops – $775, White Studded High Tops – $190, Studded Toe Cap High Tops – $70, Studded Heel Black Lace Ups – $600, Worn in Studded Velcro High Tops – $225, Silver To Cap Low Tops – $495, Studded Velcro Wedge – $130, Gold MiuMiu Toe Cap Low Tops – $495, Studded High Top Converses – $245, Black Studded Platforms – $30

The Prints: Prints aren’t just for dresses and blouses -how about throwing a floral onto your Low Tops?


Get it: (upper left hand corner going clockwise) Printed Kenzo Low Tops – $125, Comic Book High Tops – $59.99, Yves Saint Laurent Leopard High Tops – $785, Yellow Flower Printed Low Tops – $125, Coral Printed Keds – $55, Superman Converses – $27, Red Leopard Low Tops – $50, Striped Kenzo Flats – $125, DayGlo Low Top Converses -$45, Vintage Star High Tops – $340, Tan Star Keds – $26, Platform Zebra High Tops – $40

The Wedge: Taking a cue from Isabel Marant – now everyone’s doing it!


Get it: (upper left hand corner going clockwise) Leopard Wedge Sneakers – $295, Multi Color Giuseppe Zanotti Wedges – $567, Yellow and Blue Velcro Wedges – $45, Spiked Heel Tan Wedges – $43, Shades of Blue Laceup Wedge – $250, Extra High Top Red Chloe Wedges – $740, Denim Lace Up Embellished Sneaker Wedges – $120, Brown and Red Suede Wedges -$280, Gray Studded Bakers – $69, Pink Spiked Velcro Wedges – $48.95

Today’s IRL shoe comes from yours truly yet again. As I said earlier – I own two pairs of sneakers, both of which happen to be leopard. Converse helped a sister out and designed Low Tops in leopard. But I’m more of a High Top kind of girl (often pairing them with skirts, to the disgust of my best friend) – and after searching high and low for them about four years ago and striking out; I decided to take matters into my own hands.


Now that you know what’s out there – Which style is your cup of tea?

Shoesday Tuesday – It’s time to Boot up!


As fall is creeping closer and closer towards us – I’m embracing every degree the temperature drops and have already been seen outside the house in boots twice.

I mentioned last week that aside from Betsey, the only shoes I splurge on is a sweet pair of boots. Splurging has a different definition for everyone so let’s cover all the bases.

Boots under $50 – see below:

Get it (upper left corner and around clockwise): Strappy Gray Mid Calf Boot – $20, Stitched Tassle Boot – $36, Buckled Lace Up Boots – $37, Lace Up Ankle Boot – $23.95, Buckled Purple Suede Boots – $43, Exposed Zip Lace Up Boot – $50, Buckle Up Short Boot – $14.86, Fold Over Combat Boot – $50, Studded Cuff Ankle Boot – $35,  Buckled Up Heeled Boot – $32, Blue Lace Up Casual Boots – $32, Studded Moto Boot – $42, Brown Suede Rustic Boot – $45

Got a little more dough? $50-100 right this way:

Get it (row by row – left to right): Folder Over Grey Button Boots – $65, Riveted Buckle Back Boot – $65, Covered Button Boot – $80, Lace Around Suede Bootie – $75, Double Zip Ankle Boot – $100, Stud Buckle Boots – $81, Colorblock Suede Boots – $79, Victorian Boots – $60, Floral Combat Boots – $66, Braided Taupe Heels – $90, Studded Buckle Showstopper Boots – $90

And just in case you got a new job – or a raise at your old one here’s the $100-250 set:

Get it (upper left corner and around clockwise): Gold Embroidered Heeled Ankle Boot – $169, Cut Out Studded Heel Boots – $180, Studded Steve Madden’s – $169, Black Heeled Wellies – $145, Ankle Strap Knee High Boot – $240, Leather Buckle Wooden Heeled Boot – $204, Starburst Studded Steve Madden Bootie – $149, Take Charge Bootie – $120, Suede Boot with Mirrored Heel – $210, High Heeled Zip Blue Boot – $195, Wrap Strap Boots – $198, Double Strap Ankle Boot – $130

And today’s IRL boot yet again comes from the blogger herself. Here’s my go-to boot from last year that have made their way out of the closet once already this pre-fall.

Do yourself a favor and go buy some knee socks while you’re at it!