January 29, 2010

If the Shoe Fits...





If you follow me on twitter you know that I finally bought the L.A.M.B. 'Zea' I had been lusting over. Rue La La had a L.A.M.B. sale last week and I managed to snag a black pair in size 6- YAY! Here are a few styling ideas for these lovely shoes:


Forever 21 at ShopStyle

 Florals are going to be huge for spring!  I love mixing "girly" pieces with edgy shoes because they just compliment each other so well. Can you believe that bag is Steve Madden? Love it! (Click on the images for product details)




French Connection at ShopStyle

Black jeans and leggings have really been my go-to bottoms for the past couple of months and I think the 'Zea' works perfectly with them! Can't wait to add a casual sweater and chunky romantic jewelry to finish off the look. (Click on the images for product details)


If the Shoe fits... buy it and style away!

January 28, 2010

For the Guys: Fall 2010 Shoe Preview

It may seem too early to think about, but in the Fashion world designers are always seasons ahead: GQ reports boot trends for Fall 2010. We saw a little taste of the "combat boot" during Fall/Winter 2009 but come Fall 2010 rugged boots will be everywhere.

Photo: GQ Boot Trends 

I really took a liking to rugged lace up boots when I saw the Harrys of London 'Combat Boots' on Gilt Man earlier this month. Not only do they keep your feet warm, but they give you plenty of versatility in the styling department (i.e GQ Boot Pics). There are a lot of fantastic boots on sale right now for those of you trend setters who want to be on point for fall:


Hugo Boss at ShopStyle
BOSS Hugo Boss 'Armin II' on sale for $272 from $379 @ Zappos

These are my absolute favorite because they are simple and classic. The brown leather and black laces make them wearable with any outfit.


Converse at ShopStyle
Converse by John Varvatos Men's Bosey Boot Shearling Hi on sale for $159 from $200 @ Piperlime

Not really sure how you feel about boots yet? These John Varvatos boots bridge the gap between sneakers and boots. Baby steps!   


Common Projects at ShopStyle
Common Projects 'Trag Boot' Low Profile Dirty on sale for $472 from $331 @ Forward

Common Projects can't really do wrong in the shoe department. The color is unique and I am really fascinated by the zipper and button detail. LOVE THEM!


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Rankin Boot 8eye Leather and Canvas Boot on sale for $129 from $180 @ DSW

These Rankin Boots are pleasing to the eye and the wallet. They look very durable too!


If none of these caught your eye, here are a ton of "combat" boots to browse thru:

In Pursuit of more men's favorites,

Ash




January 26, 2010

UPDATE: DecadesTwo Shoe Blowout




The DecadesTwo Shoe Blowout will start at 9am on Saturday! Last year ladies started lining up at 5am so make sure to get there early. See you Saturday!




January 25, 2010

Bright Colors for Spring




I was browsing Style.com and came across this article confirming my theory that bright colored shoes are going to be perfect for spring! I don't know about you, but I have fallen into the grey, brown, & black shoe hole and I'm definitely ready for a change. Here are some of my current favs:



 Don't they just put you in a good mood? Love them!

More Spring 2010 styles are set to be released February 15th so check back for more Pursuit of Shoes Favs!

In Pursuit of the perfect Valentine's Day Shoe,

Ash

DecadesTwo Shoe Blowout




High-end consignor goods store, DecadesTwo, is having a Shoe Blowout benefiting Artists for Peace and Justice (Relief for Haiti).


 Deets:

When: Saturday, January 30th
Store opens @ 11:30 on Saturdays (I'll update you if time changes for the event)
UPDATE: Sale starts at 9:00am

 Where: 8214 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046


What: Designer shoes for $150 or less {AMAZING!!}


We are talking Louboutins, Manolos, Prada.. Can you tell I'm excited?! It will be fantastic + you are shopping for a good cause. See you on Saturday!




January 22, 2010

Lunch Break



Friday is here at last!




January 21, 2010

Stylish Spreads


These stylish spreads caught my eye today ...


Kristin Cavallari for ASOS Magazine


Kristin Cavallari for ASOS Magazine 


Tatyana Ali  for Miami Magazine

The shoes are spectacular and every outfit is styled perfectly. Definitely need to find out who makes all 3 shoes ASAP! How amazing do these ladies look?

Spring Hues


I was looking through My Stylebook on Shopstyle and noticed a little trend:

 Obviously I love girly flats and pumps but I am seriously hearting pink and green spring hues. Definitely itching for a pair of flowery bright flats but there are just too many to choose from. Decisions... Decision!

Also, Mary-Kate and Ashley are definitely making their mark on shoe fashion with the new  Elizabeth and James' resort collection- the exterior platform on the 'Mason' is fantastic!

What shoes are on your spring shopping list?

In Pursuit of spring shoe essentials,

Ash


January 20, 2010

Lunch Break


Happy Hump Day!









Miu Miu Love



Something pretty to look at:


Miu Miu at ShopStyle
Miu Miu Printed Snakeskin Pumps on sale for $262 from $750 @ theOutnet



Miu Miu at ShopStyle
Miu Miu Printed Snakeskin Pumps on sale for $262 from $759 @ theOutnet

Aren't they lovely?

January 19, 2010

TRANSIT: LA SHOE SHOW RECAP



 Transit [The Lost Angeles Shoe Show] 

I grabbed one of my best friends and we headed over to the LA Shoe Show on Saturday. It was quite a sight to see all of the shoes lined up (almost like the Shoe Floor @ Saks in NY)!

Memorable Shoes:

  ALL BLACK : ALL BLACK is most known for their fish and exotic skinned shoes like this ballet flat:

All Black at ShopStyle
ALL BLACK Women's Fish Ballet Flat for $115 @ Endless.com

After speaking with the Sales Rep. I found out that their 'Newspaper Recycled ' series is starting to become a huge hit! Here is one of the first 'Newspaper Recycled' Shoes:


All Black at ShopStyle
  ALL BLACK Women's 080180 Hot News Flat on sale for $85 from $109 @ Endless

Each 'Newspaper Recycled' Shoe is made with real newspaper and coated in plastic for durability. I saw some great 'Newspaper Recycled' sandals that will be coming out soon. I'll make sure to keep you updated.


MATIKO: Matiko has been in the back of my mind a lot recently. Hautelook is currently having a sale on Matiko and I was really impressed with the shoes I saw at Transit.


I'm still waiting on images from the brand but there were a lot of sexy leather gladiator sandals with metallic detailing that will be available in the coming months. Check back soon for pics!


L.A.M.B: My affinity for L.A.M.B is no secret so of course I was super excited to check out what's in store for Spring and Summer. Here are some pics:


 
L.A.M.B  Collection Display

 
L.A.M.B. Summer Sandals

I love how Gwen and the L.A.M.B. team continue to keep up the gladiator glam look. The leather was incredible too!

 
L.A.M.B Platform Pumps

 

Can't wait for these shoes to hit stores soon! Keep an eye out for Gladiators in all shapes and sizes: heels, flats, and wedges!

January 18, 2010

If the Shoe Fits...




 I can just imagine the Steve Madden 'Florale' flats making the perfect weekend outfit:



Old Navy at ShopStyle

Grab some boyfriend jeans, a cardi, and your new 'Florale' flats for your casual weekend look! I'm loving the heart necklace and Marc by Marc Jacobs bag too. (You can always click on the images to find out more about the products)**

If the Shoe fits... buy it and style away!


 ** I try to mix high and low priced products along with basics that you already own so that you can really create your own unique version of  "If the Shoe Fits" ! 

Lunch Break



Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!






Nylon Magazine: LeSportsac Makes Shoes! 


VAMPDnow: (FOR THE GUYS) Adidas + George Lucas Team Up



Spring "Florale"



One of my friends wore these Steve Madden flats the other day and I just couldn't stop looking at them:



Steve Madden at ShopStyle
Steve Madden 'Florale' in Magenta for $70 @ Steve Madden



Steve Madden at ShopStyle
Steve Madden 'Florale' in Blush for $70 @ Steve Madden

The magenta color is striking and I promise the blush is a lot prettier in person. The picture does not do the color justice!  D'orsay cut shoes are always so flattering on the foot and the floral embellishment is perfect for spring!

I stopped by Steve Madden this weekend and tried them on. They run a little bigger than normal so if you are in between sizes I would definitely suggest taking the smaller route.


In Pursuit of beautiful spring flats,
Ash

 


Golden Dilemma Poll Results




Golden Dilemma Results are in:

Lanvin: 10%
Tory Burch: 35%
J. Crew 'Shimmerville' : 10%
J. Crew 'Crackle' : 45%


J. Crew 'Crackle' Ballet Flat 

Thanks for participating!





January 15, 2010

Lunch Break

Happy Friday Everyone! Have a fabulous 3 day weekend (if you get Monday off)!




  





L.A.M.B. Zea on Sale!!!

I am so happy and so sad at the same time! Good news: The L.A.M.B 'Zea' is on sale for an extra 40% off @ Bloomingdales + with code MLK16 you get an extra 15% off. Bad news: they don't have any left in my size.

If you are a size 6.5-9.5 then you are in luck:


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L.A.M.B. 'Zea' on sale for $182 from $355 @ Bloomingdales

I know these won't last so get them before they sell out!

In Pursuit of 'Zea' on sale in my size,

Ash

January 14, 2010

January 13, 2010

Kim Kardashian


Kim Kardashian's style has done a total 180 from what it was five years ago and she is definitely a style icon now! If you follow Kim's Blog, than you know that she attributes part of her style transformation to her stylist Monica Rose. I read Monica and Kim's blogs on a daily basis and one thing I really enjoy is that they mix amazing, not isanely pricey pieces into Kim's wardrobe. Here are a few of my favorite Kim Kardashian shoe choices (under $450):


Kim Kardashian in L.A.M.B. 'Zea' Sandal

These are on my birthday list! They will carry you through spring and summer. 



Kim Kardashian in Sam Edelman 'Queenie' Booties 

She is the epitome of stylish jet-setter! All it takes is some great basics paired with super chic booties.



Kim Kardashian in Report Signature 'Fairfax' Boot  

This is proof that petite women can wear OTK and thigh high boots. Kim is rocking them!



Kim Kardashian in Sam Edelman 'Ginger' Gladiator Sandal

Casual Kim! Love Sam Edelman sandals because they are unique without a huge price tag!


Shop Kim's Shoes: