Thursday, October 30, 2008

Chunky Heels

The chunky heel is back in stylish new way! This isn't your grandmother's chunky heel—although, I'm sure I'd wear some vintage chunky heels, too.

Here are a few that might pique your interest. I own the red Mary Janes, and they are one of my favorites.

{Isaac Mizrahi for Target® Jasmine Mary Jane Pumps - Red Patent via, Marc by Marc Jacobs black patent trim cap toe mary jane pumps via, Naughty Monkey Women's Paris Stroll Pump via}

I'm absolutely ga-ga over the third pair with the peacock print! (and they are REALLY reasonably priced.)


Lookin' sweet in flowers and raffia

Aren't these just the cutest raffia slides you ever saw? I was looking at the clearance section at DSW online last night because I got a 25% off e-coupon that's burning a hole in my AOL account. So I happened to be browsing through all the lovely shoes, and I saw these pop up. So cute! And it's funny, because although I keep trying to filter out all shoes but size 8s, it doesn't seem to want to work for me, so these still showed up in my search. These pretty little things are a size 6. If you have small feet and love sweet little flower shoes, check 'em out! Then you can be ready for next summer and show off your pretty pedicure.


Ugg boots: Not so ugly after all?

My niece Isabelle came over the other day sporting a traditional pair of Ugg boots, and although not crazy about their look, I thought they looked good on her. Now granted, they're not the prettiest things in the world, and I get really annoyed with how trendsters tend to beat their popularity to death, wearing them with everything from lacy camisoles to sun dresses. Although I must admit they look very toasty and cozy, I have never been very fond of their styling.

So imagine my surprise when I started seeing ads for some rather nice-looking Uggs. Not possible, you say? Check out the collection here. Granted, they're still not exactly on the cutting edge of fashion (in my mind, anyhow) but they look pretty stylish—and warm to boot (wink, wink).


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How Will Your Feet be Shod this Halloween?

Check out these gorgeous shoes that Chelsea at The Vintage Chair (one of my all-time favorite blogs) made for her Halloween costume. She decided to go as a fake house plant. Clever, hah? She has been updating her readers from the conception of the idea, through production, to the finished product.

When I saw the pictures from the party, I told her it looked more like the latest couture fashion and less like a costume. It was so cool! She looked great! And the shoes? Well, they speak for themselves. 

She did such a great job on this costume that she thought of and made herself—right down to the shoes. Go here to see the rest of the costume and more costumes of her friends.


High Heeled Art by Mark Schwartz

Take a moment (or two) to check out the fabulous work of artist Mark Schwartz. Vivid yet abstracted images of our favorite things—shoes!—fill his blog called High Heeled Art. The colors are sublime and eye-popping, and the fluidity of line within each piece is amazing. Step on over and take a peek!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A rose of a designer—Lela Rose for Payless

Since returning as a faithful shopper at Payless a few weeks ago after a long absence, I've been delighted to find the adorable and ladylike designs of Lela Rose in stock. Her shoes are pretty and proper, accented with bows and gathers, yet they have a decidedly sexy look to them, too. I own a pair of the flats with the bows in a gorgeous slate gray, and they are very comfortable and stylish, garnering lots of of oohs and ahhs. Consider these shoes a little bit of bloom for your feet... I can't wait to see what else Rose comes up with!

Get them here.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Ape About Grape

I'm loving purple almost as much as orange right now.
Here are some fab finds through

$195 Tori Burch at Jildor

$75.00 Jessica Simpson at Zappos

$395 Jean-Michel Cazabat at Barneys New York

$24.99 at Target

$129.00 Michael Kors at Jildor

$655.00 Fendi at Barneys New York

$520 Guillaume Hinfray at Barneys New York

$145 Boutique 9 at Piperlime

$22.99 at Target

$69.99 at Nine West

$110.00 at Guess

$22.99 at Charlotte Russe

$79.95 at Endless

Orange You Crazy About These, Too?

A few dreamisicles—five shoe finds of my current favorite color via
$556.00 Christian Dior at Bluefly
$71.47 Steve Madden at Endless
$100.00 at Aldo
$113 Biba at Revolve
$65.97 at Endless

$42.46 at Endless

Delightfully delicate

I "shlove" (shoe + love) these delicate ballerina flats from Wanted Shoes. The ribbon detailing is so pretty, and I love the shimmery color. Find them here.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cozy sheep slippers

How cute are these? Woolly little sheep slippers to keep your feet nice and toasty. And I love how they are designed so that the sheep applique continues from one foot to the other. Find your own pair here.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Splashing in SPORTOs

My SPORTO rain boots from Nordstrom Rack.
Photographed by Chris.
Modeled by me.

More cute rain boots at Macy's—from Naturalizer and DKNY.
How fun are these from Kamik,
or these from Kate Spade?

But these have to be my favorite—Tretorn Skerry Vinter Shiny

Okay, I'm done.


Hot trend: ankle boots

Ankle boots are once again very trendy this season, and there's a plethora of shapes, styles, and colors out there right now. I like pairing these with a simple skirt and tights, especially if you wear all one color (see image on right). This trick tends to make the silhouette leaner, and you don't get that squatty look that short boots might otherwise give you. Ankle boots also pair quite nicely with jeans, and fun new colors can really make your feet shine in the middle of the winter blahs.


(From DSW, the fusionboutique)