Shoesday Tuesday – The Countdown

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Well – it is officially, officially Spring (including the weather) and I officially need new shoes to accommodate the temperatures. Keeping up with my daily countdown to vacation (a trip to Nashville with my lovely boyfriend) – I am on the hunt for the perfect wedge and the perfect flat sandal.

Being a thrifty shopper – I’m doing a ton of online scouring before I hit the stores.

Check out what I’ve found so far below:

The Wedge ($50 and under)

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Get it: (left to right, top to bottom) Striped Navy Platform Peep Toe Wedge – $50 solesociety.com, Orange Cork Ankle Strap Wedge Sandal – $50 solesociety.com, Color Block Gold Heeled Wedge – $24 2020ave.com, Patterned Platform Cut Out Wedge – $50 solesociety.com, Side Bow Peach Wedge – $25 charlotterusse.com, Ankle Strap Coral Peep Toe Wedge – $36 asos.com, Patent Leather Color Block Wedge – $47 next.co.uk, Metallic T-Strap Wedge – $25 charlotterusse.com

The Flat Sandal ($25 and under)

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Get it: (left to right, top to bottom) Tan and Coral Criss Cross Flat – $23 oldnavy.gap.com, Studded Teal T-Strap Sandal – $13 charlotterusse.com, White T-Strap Flat Sandal – $20 asos.com, Black Ankle Strap Sandal – $23 hm.com, Metallic Neon Sandal – $15 modnique.com, Studded Gladiator Mini Wedge – $23 charlotterusse.com, Blue and Silver Wrap Sandal – $10.50 look.co.uk, Leopard T-Strap Sandal – $19 amazon.com, Peach and Metallic Sandal – $20 hm.com

24 days and counting!

<33Mal

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 Has Sprung

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It’s here! Spring weather has finally caught up with the calendar.

My rule is that if the temperature is above 50 degrees – open toe shoes are allowed, better yet – encouraged. Finally I got to bust out my new red strappy sandals that until now have been quietly and sadly sitting in the corner of my bedroom – waiting.

I went a little overboard with my eye candy research this week but I couldn’t help myself. Also – nice to see that my ankle strap obsession is still going strong.

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Get it: (top left corner heading clockwise) Yellow Ankle Strap Sandals – $40 target.com, Tri-Color Platform Strappy Sandals – $770 thecorner.com, Metallic and Peach Wedges – $298 couture.zappos.com, Pointed Bow T-Strap Flats – $96 modcloth.com, Metallic Tri-Color Suede Heels – $129 lorisshoes.com, Pink Lattice Cut Out Flats – $90 modcloth.com, Silver and White Sandals – $40 zara.com, Light Blue Bow Pointed Flats – $30 oasap.com, Floral Platform Sandal – $250 glam-net.com, Gold Flat Sandals – $150 calypsostbarth.com, Aztec Platform Sandals – $110 heels.com, White Wedge Sandals – $970 barneys.com, Shades of Blue Ankle Strap Sandals – $38 shelikes.com

Almost time for drinking on patios!

<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

Shoesday Tuesday – New York Fashion Week of Shoes

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Before I get into discussing the shoe beauty of NYFW Fall 2013, I’d like to extend my apology for missing last week’s Shoesday Tuesday due to a killer sore throat and a memory lapse!

Onto the shoes.

NYFW has come and gone (now it’s London’s turn) and having only attended one show (Costello Tagliapietra – who had some pretty fabulous floral pumps stomping the runway) – I turned to the interwebs to educate myself.

Thanks to shoerazzi.com for giving me everything I needed in one place!

I have immediately fallen in love with the following:


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And my personal favorite:

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Also bringing me eye candy was fabsugar.com. Bows and Shoes – my two favorite things:

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And to wrap it up neatly with a designer I showcased in my last entry – fashionpulsedaily.com shone the spot light on Alejandro Ingelmo.

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All of which I will wait patiently for until Forever 21 knocks them off next year and I can buy ’em for $24.80!

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – Sock Out

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In late August and September while everyone is preparing to mourn the loss of summer; I am getting excited about one very specific thing. Knee High Socks and Thigh Highs. A definite staple in my fall/winter wardrobe, my mother even felt the need to explain the presence of Betsey Johnson ankle socks in the Christmas gift bag containing my two requested pairs of knee highs. (As if I’d shun them – I’m wearing them right now!)

A lot of ladies feel like they can’t “pull off” the knee sock/thigh high look. On the contrary. First of all, 75% of pulling off a look is confidence. The other 25% is a combination of knowing your proportions and appropriate styles.

Be it with a mini or skater skirt, shorts, or dress – you can’t just wear any pair of shoes with this look. Fear not – just check below and rock your socks proudly.

Mary Janes.

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Get it: (upper left corner heading clockwise) Patent Leather Tied Mary Janes – $44 debenhams.com, Purple Suede Platform Mary Janes – $375 mytheresa.com, Two Tone Stiletto Mary Jane – $36 asos.com, Thick Cream Heeled Mary Jane – $410 theoutnet.com, Silver Toe Cap Mary Jane – $110 macys.com, Criss Cross Strap Mary Jane – $349 barneys.com, Red Patent Leather Mary Jane – $685 marni.com

Brogues.

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Get it: (top to bottom by column, left to right) Green Trimmed Leopard Brogue – $95 zalando.co.uk, Tri Color Neutral Brogue – $595 net-a-porter.com, Gray Oxford Brogues – $285 theoutnet.com, Tri Color Heeled Brogue – $120 nordstrom.com, White Cut Out Brogue – $335 shopbop.com, Silver Two Piece Brogue – $295 dearfieldbinder.com, Floral Brogue – $29 charlotterusse.com, Glitter Brogue – $940 net-a-porter.com, Two Tone Purple Brogue – $98 splendid.com, Oxford Brogue with Transparent Sides – $36 charlotterusse.com

Flats.

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Get it: (left middle side heading clockwise) Gold Toe Cap Pointed Flat – $32 bardot.com, Studded Wrapped Flat – $157 modcloth.com, White and Gold Bow Flat – $79 simplysoles.com, Studded Bow Flat – $41 pret-a-beaute.com, Blue Suede Mary Jane Flat – $33 modcloth.com, Black Patent Leather Penny Loafer – $35 republic.co.uk

This weeks IRL shoe comes to us from the NYC Subway system. Not exactly a sock per say, but this lady’s pairing of gem tone tights and t-strap flats is a look I might need to steal.

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<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – New Year, New Styles

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Happy New Year everyone! I’m not one for resolutions – but I am one for positive thinking, ambition, and new beginnings.

As I take advantage of the January sales with my Christmas gift cards – I’m getting tired of seeing the same shoe trends in every store. Please let 2013 usher in the end of heelless wedges, spiked sneakers, and lace up Jeffrey Campbells.

In the spirit of looking forward – here are some new styles I’ve spotted that I hope will catch on.

Cut Outs.

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Cut Out Studded Oxfords – $175 nastygal.com

Revamped Mary Janes.

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Colorblocked Double Strap Mary Janes – $70 asos.com

Thick Ankle Straps.

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Metallic Accent Ankle Strap Sandals – $165 nastygal.com

Ombre Heels.

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Ombre Heel T-Strap Sandals – $135 nastygal.com

Wooden Accents.

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Wooden Soled Vegan Leather Sandals – $46 lulus.com

New Prints.

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Pastel Printed Heels – $160 nastygal.com

Fingers Crossed. Happy Shopping!

<33Mal