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April 29, 2011

Friday Eye Candy


Emerald Envy:

Charlotte Olympia at ShopStyle

Charlotte Olympia 'Paloma' Platforms for $749 @ MyTheresa

I loved these from the day I first saw them. {sigh} They are just so gorgeous in every way.

Happy weekend all!

April 28, 2011

The Perfect Summer Sandal

Yesterday I wore my Sam Edelman 'Gigi' sandals and it reminded me how perfect they are for summer! Every shoe lover needs a basic sandal that will go with almost everything in their summer wardrobe and 'Gigi' is the one. Last summer it was all about bold colors but for SS '11 it's back to the basics with neutrals and other classic hues:

What's your favorite color? I think I need the leopard pair in my life. After all it is leopard!! In general the style is very comfortable and fits true to size. Can't wait to get my hands on another pair. Cheers to summer!

April 26, 2011

Wood Details

 If you haven't noticed, wood details are popping up everywhere. Yes, the 70s are back but the shoes are better than before {wink wink}!

This trend calls for a fab style at a great price and these J Simpson sandals fit the bill. 

Not only do you get the wood detail but also cork and patent leather. Glam!

Now this is what I call a statement ring. 

 Could these glasses be any cooler? A little wood detail goes a long way. 

The perfect shoe to test the waters of wood details plus a great classic shape.

For serious wood lovers! I like the studs although I'm not sure the shoe looks that comfortable.

{Biker Slash Wood Handle Bag and Kenneth Jay Lane Wood Bangle}

April 25, 2011

Weekend Pics: Mexico

Back in LA and feeling refreshed. I missed home but it was definitely nice to get away for the week. While I was gone LA Times featured me in the Reader Photo of the Week. Yay!! Here are a few pics from my Mexico Vacation: 

Sister Sandal Pic 

Lighthouse in the San Pedro Port as we sailed away! When we left last Saturday the weather was 80+ degrees. I couldn't imagine a better way to start a cruise vacation. 

Two of many tropical drinks consumed over the 7 day cruise

Ocean decor on the ship

Dinner pic-  the iphone camera does not do this dress justice. It has a lot of pleating and pocket details that I just love!

Napkin rose made by our fabulous dinner server

In Cabo San Lucas I went parasailing with two of my siblings.  It's not nearly as scary as my face makes it look- promise. 

We had gloomy weather on the last day of the trip so my sister and I decided to play Jenga. Jenga on a moving ship brings the game to a whole other level!

Thanks Sapphire Princess for a fantastic trip. 

Happy Monday! 

April 22, 2011

Friday Eye Candy

Hello from Mexico and Happy Friday!

Resort Chic:

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato Metallic Canvas Pumps for $695 @ Net-A-Porter

The metallic shine across the canvas pumps is absolutely fabulous! These are perfect shoes for a  chic-summer dinner party.

April 21, 2011

Back in the Game: Espadrilles

A few years ago I had a mini love affair with espadrilles - I bought the cutest pair from J. Crew, wore them for a summer and that was that. After sitting in my shoe closet for 2 years, I'm happy to bring them out again! Here are a few of my favorites for this season:

Nine West at ShopStyle

Nine West for $89 @ Piperlime

Topshop at ShopStyle

Whisper Espadrilles for $100 @ Topshop

Diane von Furstenberg at ShopStyle

DVF 'Pandora' Espadrille for $255 @ Nordstrom

Happy Thursday!!

April 20, 2011

Play Time!

Playing on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas today!

Be back soon. Lots of Shoe love- Ash

April 19, 2011

Charlotte Olympia Fall Favs

 Charlotte Olympia's website is now up and running and let me tell you- it's shoe heaven! Recently I grabbed a peek at her Fall '11 Collection and wanted to share a few of my favs:

Gorgeous, right?  I love that she is taking her signature platform and giving it a fresh twist with texture. Also, so happy to see animal print in full force for fall. Love!!

April 18, 2011

Packing for Mexico

As usual I procrastinated on packing - it's probably my least favorite part of going on vaca. Thank goodness for me, a 7 day Mexico Cruise really only requires a couple things: dinner outfits, bikinis and shoes!!

 I went for bright silk tops and dresses for dinner looks. Lots of citrus and nude shades ended up in my suitcase (shoes & clothes). Nothing makes me feel more tan than bright colors contrasting on my newly sun-kissed skin.

 Can't really go on a cruise without bikinis!! Yes, I brought 6 but I'm a big fan of mixing and matching tops/bottoms. There is a method to my packing madness. 

And the shoes... 10 pairs for 7 days. It only seems right! This is actually pretty good for me. Once I brought 14 but I've gotten a lot better.


April 15, 2011

Friday Eye Candy

Happy Friday! 

Obviously I'm kind of loving blue right now:

Brian Atwood 'Felini' Suede Peep-Toe Pumps for $675 @ Net-A-Porter

The color is just gorgeous. Love the hidden platform and the almond peep-toe. Perfect eye candy!

Headed to Mexico tomorrow. Be back in a week but there are some great posts scheduled for next week. Don't forget about me ;)

April 14, 2011

Going On Vaca: Mexico

Saturday I leave for a one week cruise to Mexico! I can't tell you how excited I am to enjoy some  fun under the sun with my family and just relax for 7 days.

I was browsing House of Harlow's SS '11 collection and these beauties got me even more pumped about my upcoming adventure:

'Nita' Sandal for $240 @ Bloomingdales

The tribal feel mixed with the resort-chic look reminds me so much of Mexico!

I will definitely be off the map while I'm away BUT do not fret because I have scheduled lots of shoe loving posts throughout the week. Now I have to finish packing. {Eek!}Too many shoes!!

April 13, 2011

Still Obsessed...

with bows!

 I don't think I'll ever get over them.  

Images: We Heart It** Brands Unknown

April 12, 2011

Shop My Look: Lucky Shops LA

Saturday I helped out at Lucky Shops LA and I rocked my Sole Society shoes for 8 hours straight! 

 Check out my look below: 


In case you haven't realized, jeans with fabulous footwear is kind of my "uniform". I'm trying to incorporate more color into my life, so I opted for a bright pink silk top from Zara to go with my blue denim and nude Kalypso heels. I was so excited when my April SS shoes were delivered because they are a tad bit darker in person and the color is absolutely marvelous. Perfect for spring! My favorite part about the Kalypso is the zip-up tassel detail. Not to mention that they are super comfy. Can you tell I like them?
Shop the rest of my look below:

April 11, 2011

Weekend Pics

 Between Lucky Shops LA, a friend's birthday party, and a Blackboard Eats event, my weekend was fantastically jam packed. That's probably why it went by sooo fast! Here are a few snapshots:

Friday night I did a little shopping and dinner at The Grove. Spotted these incredible Jimmy Choo wedges at Nordstrom. 

Saturday I spent the day at Lucky Shops LA working in our Hautelook & Sole Society room. Loved this note on the chalkboard outside!

Before heading out to my friend's birthday on Saturday evening, the boy and I grabbed dinner at Robata Bar. The yellowtail over crispy rice was delectable. They also have the best ginger lychee mojitos!

Sunday morning the girls and I got together for manicures and mimosas at Bellacures in Brentwood. Such a fabulous way to start a Sunday!

In the evening I had the chance to attend Blackboard Eat's Beefsteak & Beer with Walter Manzke. There are no words to describe how yummy this meal was. Amazing!!

Wore my favorite pink shoes by Elizabeth and James.

How was your weekend? I just can't believe it's over already. Although, I'm getting excited because I leave for my Mexico vaca this Saturday - Yay!

April 8, 2011

Friday Eye Candy

Happy Friday! 

Look at these:

Lanvin at ShopStyle

Lanvin Horse-Shoe Heel for $1,075 @ Net-A-Porter

First of all, the color is fab! Secondly, how amazing is the gold-detailed horse-shoe heel? Perfect statement shoes!

Hope you all have a great weekend. I'll be at Lucky Shops LA tomorrow. Definitely stop by if you are in LA. 

April 7, 2011

Stepping Up Their Shoe Game: DV by Dolce Vita

Last week I posted a cute pair of bow sandals and guess what?! They are featured in Nordstrom's April catalog. The brand is DV by Dolce Vita and I must say that I'm absolutely impressed with the their spring styles. Very on trend, well made, and oh-so chic. Plus, with most styles under $100, the prices are fantastic!

Two other pairs were also including in the Nordstrom catalog. Check out all the shots:

Bottom: DV by Dolce Vita  'Regine' & 'Dakota' 

DV by Dolce Vita 'Florence'

I just bought the the 'Dakota' bow sandals last night. They are just too perfect for my upcoming Mexico vacation. Lots of pics and maybe an outfit post when they arrive!

Shop the above styles and more of my favorite spring DV by Dolce Vita shoes: