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May 28, 2010

Friday Eye Candy

Dreaming of the beach:

Alaia at ShopStyle
Alaïa Metallic Leather Gladiator Metallic Flats for $1,870 @ Net-A-Porter

The panel detail and cut-outs are fierce. Loving the metallic gold color too!

Happy Friday and have a lovely 3 day weekend!!

May 26, 2010

Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale

I know I promised "pursuit picks" for the Half- Yearly sale, but I'm honestly not impressed with the online selection at all! Yes, there are some good basic sandals but that's about it. In hopes of finding something blog worthy or even purchase worthy, I decided to stop by the actual Nordstrom store to see what I could find. Although I didn't spot anything spectacular on the Half- Yearly racks here is what I did find:

A seriously great look for less:

This N.Y.L.A. Knotted 'Katrina' Sandal looks strikingly familiar! Remember these:

Ports 1961 at ShopStyle
Ports 1961 'Geisha' Sandal for $750 @ Shopbop

The N.Y.L.A. 'Katrina' retails for less than $100 and has a VERY similar knotted detail to the 'Geisha' Sandal. The big difference - other than the price - is that the 'Geisha' has a wood heel but the N.Y.L.A. sandal has a gold covered heel. As soon as I can locate the N.Y.L.A. online I'll be sure to let you know.

I also found a pair of fabulous brown platform sandals that I just had to get:

Deets and outfit post coming soon!!

May 25, 2010

Candy Shoes

Look at these outrageously awesome shoes Katy Perry tweeted about recently:

Aren't they SO Katy Perry? Talk about a one of a kind version of the Casadei Triple Platform Pumps!

If you ask any of my friends, they can tell you that candy dots are one of my favorite candies ever!

 Candy Dots and shoes = a match made in my heaven! 

 Keep an eye out for these candy coated shoes in Katy Perry's new video "California Gurls."

Lunch Break

Dolce Vita: Memorial Day Sale

May 24, 2010

Neutral Hues

There's no better way to show off your sun-kissed skin (when the sun finally comes out) than a pair of chic neutral shoes.  Loving these sandals:

Pour La Victoire at ShopStyle

Pour La Victoire  'Erika' Sandal on sale for $124 from $210 @ Nordstrom

The stud and bow combo makes these sandals super rocker chic.

Burberry at ShopStyle

Burberry Strappy Sandal  on sale for $384 from $650 @ Nordstrom

Leather cord details and an exposed zipper = an obvious a winner!

Steve Madden at ShopStyle

Steve Madden 'Fanfair' for $80 @ Piperlime

I am seriously impressed with these killer sandals. Lots of sex appeal in the 5" heel!
** The 'Fanfair' is on sale today @ Ideeli for $59. Lots of other great Steve Madden sandals too **

~ Stay tuned for Wednesday's Nordstrom Half-Yearly Picks ~

Lunch Break

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

May 23, 2010

For the Guys: How Many Pairs of Shoes Do You Own?

According to TIME, men own an average of 12 pairs of shoes while women own around 27. I decided to do an inventory of the BF's shoes to see where he lands.

He has about 30! (Some were MIA and others didn't make the picture cut)

Obviously, just like the ladies, if you like a pair of shoes get it in multiple colors:

Jack Purcells are such a great everyday sneaker.

Every guy needs a pair of boat shoes:

Sperry Topsiders & Lacoste

Are you a lace up or slip-on dress shoe type of guy? 

The BF loves the slip on loafers.

Recent gifts given by yours truly: 

So fellas, how many pairs of shoes do you own?? 

PS: The boy spotted these shoes in the May issue of Esquire and I totally agree that they are fantastic:

Picture: Esquire

Neil Patrick Harris in Suede Lace-ups by Brunello Cucinelli ($745)

May 21, 2010

Brand Spotlight: Boutique 9

Boutique 9 is really stepping up their shoe game lately and I thought they would be perfect for a Brand Spotlight.

Boutique 9 is part of the Nine West family and what I would call a more upscale and contemporary line (compared to Nine West only). Boutique 9 shoes are also sold at other retail outlets, not just Nine West locations, such as Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, and Bloomingdales. They are very moderately priced and super stylish.

Here are a few that caught my recently:

Boutique 9 at ShopStyle
'Thomsina' for $102 @ Loris Shoes
** You can get 30% off @ Loris Shoes today with code Secret30 @ Checkout**

They remind me a lot of the Jimmy Choo 'Private' Sandals but I actually like the criss-cross of the 'Thomsina' better. (Also, available in black and nude)

Boutique 9 at ShopStyle
Diamond Cage Sandal for $120 @ Urban Outfitters

These are right on point with the perforated sandal trend that I posted about in March. Perfect for Summer! (Available in brown too)

Boutique 9 at ShopStyle
'Valanda' Platform for $190 @ Shopbop

This style is very similar to the Christian Louboutin 'Coussin' Caged Sandal and is super sexy. (Available in black too)

Friday Eye Candy

Happy Friday!!!

Cesare Paciotti at ShopStyle
Cesare Paciotti Tiered Platform Python Sandal for $564 @ Farfetch

Hello gorgeous platform sandal! There are too many amazing things about this shoe. The multi-colored tiered platform is WOW and I love how the heel detail mimics the platform. Look at the green sherbet color:

Cesare Paciotti at ShopStyle
Cesare Paciotti Tiered Platform Python Sandal for $564 @ Farfetch

This is eye candy at it's finest!!

May 20, 2010

Tory Burch Spring Sale

Why, Oh why does Tory have to do this to me?

The Spring Sale just started on Tory Burch.com and there are soooo  many good shoes on sale:

Tory Burch at ShopStyle

Tory Burch 'Haven Pump' on sale for $228 from $325 

These have been in my stylebook for awhile now. Oh boy am I tempted! 

Tory Burch at ShopStyle

Tory Burch 'Live' Pump on sale for $228 from $325

Posted about these a couple months ago. Love the striking color!

Tory Burch at ShopStyle

Tory Burch 'Metallic Reva' flat on sale for $137 from $195

Love me some Revas, especially ones on sale!

Tory Burch at ShopStyle

Tory Burch 'Blondine Gladiator' on sale for $193 from $275

The perfect summer sandal. 

Lunch Break

Hang in there, it's almost Friday!

 Killer Heels!

May 19, 2010

Déjà vu- Jellies

Yes, Jellies are back! Jellies have been making a come back for a couple years now and this S/S '10 everyone from Valentino and Missoni to Steve Madden and Chinese Laundry are embracing our old 90's favorite. Although I'm not the biggest fan of all the jellies out there, here are a few that caught my eye:

Missoni at ShopStyle
Missoni Jelly Flat for $200 @ Zappos Couture

Love the d'orsay cut and the signature Missoni striped zig zag print. Also, it has a bow (you know they are my favs)! These would be perfect for a tropical vacation.

Tory Burch at ShopStyle
Tory Burch Jelly 'Reva' Flat for $95 @ Bloomingdales

I've posted about these before ( I have them in pink) and boy do I heart them. They just add a great splash of color to your basic jeans and tee. 

Steve Madden at ShopStyle
Steve Madden 'Jelyys' for $69 @ Bloomingdales

Fabulous d'orsay cut and jeweled detail. This style is also available in black & fuchsia.  Definitely a good price too!

Chinese Laundry at ShopStyle
Chinese Laundry 'Sweet Caroline' Jelly for $39

I saw these at the Chinese Laundry store in Vegas and thought they were super cute. My only hesitation is that the bow is velvet. Why velvet? Can it be another material? I almost want to buy them and put my own bow on 'em. I see a DIY project in the making!

What are your thoughts on Jellies?