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June 29, 2010

Platform Love- Casadei

We've seen the Casadei basic 'Triple Platform' before- stars like Katy Perry and Kate Hudson are BIG fans- but I've never seen them look like this:

Casadei at ShopStyle
Casadei 'Triple' Platform for $650 @ Neiman Marcus

How amazing is the wood detail? This shoe stopped me dead in my tracks today when I spotted it online. I couldn't click "back" fast enough! These are definitely for the skilled platform wearer- please no broken ankles.

They brightened up my day so I thought I would share. Happy Tuesday!!!

Vans & Stussy Girls Collaboration

Last fall we started to see a big trend in brogues and oxfords for the ladies. Menswear inspired items were hot and this fall is no different. Enter the Vans & Stussy Girls collaboration: a west coast mash up of two fabulous brands that have remixed the idea of femme and given us the 'Baile'. 

The 'Baile' is offered in two color ways- black patent leather with purple accent and vintage brown leather with an orange pop. I am loving both colors and really appreciate the delicate details on the toe! Check out  the Vans x Stussy website for retail stores.

June 25, 2010

Friday Eye Candy

Loving the 'Madame Butterfly' in the basic pump and platform version:

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle
Christian Louboutin 'Madame Butterfly 120' for $692 @ ShopSavannahs

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle
Christian Louboutin 'Madame Butterfly 150' for $747 @ Mytheresa

These could be the perfect "Something Blue" for your wedding ensemble.  I'm a sucker for bows and girly details... love 'em!

Happy Friday Everyone!!

June 24, 2010

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Pursuit is 1 year old!

I can't believe it's been one year since I started Life, Love and the Pursuit of Shoes - how time flies! My passion is shoes and being able to share that with all my blog readers is such an amazing feeling. Through my blog I've connected with shoe lovers around the world, made new friends, and had the opportunity to attend fabulous events. I feel so lucky and I'm truly grateful for all of you who read my posts, comment, re-tweet, everything!!!  Thank you  for coming back day after day.

Here are a few of my favorite posts from the past year:

For the Guys: TOMS Lace-Ups

I spotted one of my good friends wearing a pair of awesome lace-ups and was surprised to find out they were TOMS! Don't get me wrong, I've always loved the TOMS Shoes concept: buy a pair, they give a pair but the basic shoe just really isn't my "style". The lace-ups are totally different though! Guys look at these:

The best part is they have a hidden elastic strap for secure fit even without laces. You get two for one: slip ons & lace ups!

June 22, 2010

Engagement Party: Shop Our Look

 No, not MY engagement party but one of my best friend's. Bourbon & Bleu were engaged in Napa recently (so perfect cuz they are true foodies and winos) and Saturday they had their engagement party! 

The Bride to be looked stunning in her fabulous Madewell dress and complimentary blue pumps. I went a little crazy at J.Crew on Saturday (they are having an AMAZING sale) and ended up with this classic gray strapless dress and awesome statement necklace. Of course I wore my oh-so favorite pink platforms.

 Shoe close up! 

The boy and I in our sexy suede shoes!

He's wearing the Kenneth Cole Drifting Loafers that I posted about a few weeks ago and I'm wearing Elizabeth & James platforms.

Shop Our Look: 

GUESS at ShopStyle

Guess 'Carrie11' Pump on sale for $52 from $90 @ Endless 

J.Crew at ShopStyle
Trap Glass Necklace on sale for $60 from $135 @ J. Crew
(You can get an extra 30% off sale items right now too)

Unfortunately my dress isn't available online, but definitely check your nearest store. The sales both online and at the stores are fantastic.

June 21, 2010

For the Guys: Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

It's finally  time for the fellas! Gotta love a good sale:

1901 'Carson' Oxford on sale for $69 from $99

This neutral color is perfect for work or a date night. Also, this Fall is all about suede shoes so these are PERFECT!

Converse at ShopStyle
Converse by John Varvatos (Jack Purcell) on sale for $72 from $110
Every guy needs a pair of Jack Purcells. (My BF has 3) They are basic but clean and sophisticated.
Puma at ShopStyle
Puma Black Station 'Wellengang' High Tops on sale for $99 from $150

Hi- tops = one of my favs!

Make sure to check out other awesome sale finds at Nordstrom.com.

June 18, 2010

Friday Eye Candy

They are finally available to purchase online:

Charlotte Olympia at ShopStyle

Charlotte Olympia 'Dolly' in black for $715 @ Net-A-Porter

These are the same platforms that Carrie paired with her tux in SATC 2. The 'Dolly' is a favorite among celebs, including SJP and Emma Watson. They are simple but absolutely FABULOUS!

June 16, 2010

Sexy Suede

As the pre-fall collections are being released, I'm noticing a trend: Suede! This excites me because I definitely have an affinity for suede... it's just so soft and luxurious looking. Her are my favorite suede options at the moment:

Miu Miu at ShopStyle
Miu Miu Suede Platform Pumps for $560 @ Net-A-Porter

Black suede pumps are probably just as important as a black patent pair. Sometimes you just need to dim it down a bit, but still have some sex appeal- that's where the black suede comes in handy!

Yves Saint Laurent at ShopStyle
YSL 'Tribute 105' for $675 @ My Theresa

It's not just about suede pumps but about the PLATFORM suede pumps. YSL can't go wrong with 'Tribute' anything!

Aldo at ShopStyle
'Orpin' for $65 @ Aldo

Love this look for less that embraces the platform and suede trend.

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle
Christian Louboutin 'Big Lips 120' for $755 @ Net-A-Porter

There has been a lot of chatter on twitter about the 'Big Lips 120'... some people love 'em  and some people hate 'em. Although they are different, I appreciate the spike heel and congratulate anyone who can successfully walk in them!

Aldo at ShopStyle
'Fawson' for $50 @ Aldo

I've blogged about these before. Just love how the back goes up- it looks very hott! And the price is FAB.

June 14, 2010

Busy Week & VAMPD Magazine

Just wanted to let you know that postings will be sporadic this week. I have a lot of things going on with work and outside projects that I kind of feel like a chicken with my head cut off!  Thank you everyone for following, you have no idea how much I appreciate it, and I promise to be back on my A-game next week!

In the meantime, take a look at the new summer issue of VAMPD Magazine that I'm so proud to be a part of:

The Summer 2010 issue has fabulous photography and editorials + some inside fashion scoop from yours truly!!

June 11, 2010

Friday Eye Candy

I can't believe it's Friday. This week seriously flew by. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!

Jimmy Choo at ShopStyle
Jimmy Choo Chain Cuff Sandal for $885 @ Nordstrom

I'm telling you, ankle chains are EVERYWHERE! Remember the  DIY version I did last month?

June 10, 2010

Lanvin Love

I have been aching for a pair of Lanvin flats for years now... just can't get myself to shell out the dinero. That being said, I still keep all Lanvin flats on sale watch through Shopstyle and guess what just went on sale? Lots of fabulous and colorful Lanvin flats. They are so pretty to look at:

Lanvin at ShopStyle
Lanvin Leather Ballet Flat on sale for $348 from $498 @ Zoe

Lanvin at ShopStyle
Lanvin Leather Ballet Flat on sale for $360 from $515

Lanvin at ShopStyle

Lanvin Leather Ballet Flat on sale for $385 from $550

Lanvin at ShopStyle
Lanvin Ballet Flat in Python on sale for $654 from $935 @ Barneys

Lanvin at ShopStyle
Lanvin Ballet Flat in Python on sale for  $559 from $935 @ Barneys

Lanvin at ShopStyle
Lanvin Ballet Flat in Python on sale for $550 from $935 @ Barneys

Aren't they lovely?

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Thursday!!!