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June 30, 2011

1 Dress, 3 Shoes: What's a Girl to Do?!

My friend's wedding is fast approaching and that means rehearsal dinner outfit! I have the dress picked out, but cannot decide on the shoes. Options below. What do you think?

  1. Mark & James by Badgley Mischka are funky and fun
  2. Brian Atwood pumps would make the perfect color-blocking ensemble
  3. Theory nude peep-toes are conservative and classic

June 29, 2011

Pursuit Poll Results: Heels vs. Flats

Looks like most of you find a good balance between your flats and heels days. I'm the same exact way! See the results below:

    • 18% voted Heels 7 days a week- I LOVE heels
    • 1% voted Heels 5 days a week - work requires them
    • 45% voted Equal heels and flats wear - a good balance is necessary
    • 29% voted Flats 7 days a week but heels on date night - I'm all about comfort and style
    • 5% voted Heels once a month-they're for special occasions ONLY

June 28, 2011

Shop My Look: Summer Stripes

It finally feels like summer in LA. Yay!
Loving the sun, cool breeze and this striped top:

{Top: Gap, Jeans: J. Crew, Shoes: Tory Burch}

Every once in awhile I get on a GAP kick and recently I purchased this fabulous top. It's hard to tell, but the yoke part is a sheer/mesh fabric that is oh-so summery! Although it's been awhile since I've worn Tory Burch huarache sandals, I still heart them.

Shop My Look:

June 27, 2011

Weekend Pics

Back from an amazing Vegas trip. The weather was gorgeous and Britney was absolutely incredible! Lots of pics below: 

 Friday night shoe pic

Britney killed it on Saturday night!

She looked spectacular and had so much energy. I heart her!! 

Saturday night's shoes - Colin Stuart & Louboutin

After the show we went to the Official After Party at Club Nikki. Brit & her dancers made a brief appearance. 

Club Nikki and Nikki Beach are Tropicana's newest hot spots. Love the decor!

Pile of sandals in the hotel room - we like our Sam Edelman!

Stopped at Serendipity 3 on Sunday for my favorite Vegas dessert: Frozen Hot Chocolate!

The weekend flew by but it was definitely a Vegas trip to remember!! How was your weekend?

June 24, 2011

And the Winner is...

  Amanda from dear hazel!! 

Congrats on your new pair of ban.do shoe clips:

 Amanda please e-mail me your address (pursuitofshoes@gmail.com) and I will send your sweet shoe treats.

Thank you everyone for entering. Happy Weekend!!

Friday Eye Candy

Headed to Vegas this weekend to see Miss Britney Spears and oh.em.gee am I excited!! Check back on Monday for lots of good weekend pics. 

Simple and sexy:

Jimmy Choo at ShopStyle

Jimmy Choo 'Louisa' for $795 @ Net-A-Porter

Look at that 6" heel! Heels are just getting taller and taller. Love the sultry suede and sexy straps. These would be PERF for Vegas!

There are also a few sizes available for $636 on Bluefly!!

June 23, 2011

Pursuing Wedges Under $150

Wedges are growing on me every day. This time last year I wasn't the biggest fan, but I'm slowly finding  myself pursuing them more and more!

Here are a few of my favs under $150:

Steve Madden at ShopStyle

Commandd Wedge for $89.95 @ Steve Madden

I normally wouldn't pick a SM shoe but the commandd wedge just screams "perfect summer wedge". Ankle straps and espedrilles get me every time! Commandd also comes in orange, royal blue, and nude.

Qupid at ShopStyle

Qupid Enrich Wedge Sandale for $39.95 @ DSW

Something feels so vintage-y about these. A splash of polka dots can add "umph" to any basic jeans and tee ensemble!

Sam Edelman at ShopStyle

Sam Edelman 'Javi' Platform Wedges for $150 @ Bloomingdales

I spotted these at Nordis a month ago and fell in love with their 70's vibe. 'Javi' is also available in black.

Seychelles at ShopStyle

Seychelles 'Eye to Eye' for $110 @ Piperlime

Nude-ish wedges can seriously add inches to your legs! Available in black as well.

Do you have a favorite pair of summer wedges? Do tell!

Also, don't forget that today is the last day to enter my ban.do giveaway!

June 21, 2011

Pursuit Poll: Heels vs. Flats

I'm lucky enough to work in a casual office with a very lenient dress code. Although I could wear flip flops every day, I like to switch it up between my favorite flats and sky high heels.  What is your daily footwear? Do tell!

Vote at the poll on the right side-bar  (yes, the one right at the top)!

Results will be up next week. Check back to see how you match up with other Pursuit readers! 
[Photo Credit: Tommy Ton & J. Crew]

June 20, 2011

Weekend Pics

  Happy Monday! Summer has arrived and I spent most of the weekend playing in the sun. Also, I finally found the perfect bridesmaid shoes:

Found these lovelies at Topshop - you will definitely see more pics post wedding! 

  Saturday morning I ran some errands at The Americana. They have the most gorgeous outdoor chandelier.

Graduation festivities continued with a surprise party for Mr. Pursuit of Shoes.

Sandal Sunday with my new Sole Society 'Darlene' sandals

While at my grandparents' house on Sunday, I spotted this picture of me and my mom. I'm so little! How awesome are my mom's sunnies?

June 17, 2011

Friday Eye Candy

 Happy Friday!

It's all about the details:

Valentino Micro-studded Heel for $745 @ Neiman Marcus

  I Love how the classic bow wraps over the modern micro-studs. Gorgeous! Available in black and brown.

Have a fabulous weekend and don't forget to enter my giveaway.

June 16, 2011

Giveaway: ban.do shoe clips

Since I'm a true girly-girl at heart, it really is no surprise that I adore everything ban.do. Ban.do, started in 2008 by two oh-so stylish women {Jen & Jamie}, is a line of all-out girly accessories. Think hair clips, corsages, and shoe clips made of sequins, bows, and pom poms! Amazing, right? They even have a gorgeous bridal line. Not to mention that their website has such a unique and fun design. Love! 

I'm excited to partner with ban.do to give away a fabulous pair of pink pom pom shoe clips! Shoe accessories are such a great way to add a little flair to your footwear + they are too cute. See below for deets on how to enter the giveaway and a little shoe clip modeling by yours truly: 

To Enter:
  1. Follow @pursuitofshoes and @shopbando on twitter. If you aren't on twitter, then "like" ban.do on facebook.
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling me what shoes you will pair with your new shoe poms poms. Also be sure to include your twitter handle or full name so I know you didn't skip part 1. 
Giveaway ends at 5:00pm PST on June 23, 2011. Winner will be announced on June 24, 2011 via blog post. Winner must e-mail me (pursuitofshoes@gmail.com) within 5 days of announcement. If there is no response in the 5 day period, winner forfeits and I will choose another winner.

Also, if you're in LA, ban.do is having a summer studio sale next weekend! Get more info here.

June 15, 2011

Loving: Interview with Christian Louboutin

Online Fashion Magazine, Savoir Flair, recently did a fabulous interview with Christian Louboutin. In the informative exclusive, Monsieur Louboutin shares a few design secrets (one that involves showgirls), the importance of the red sole, and his affinity for nude shoes.

Check out the entire interview here: Savoir Flair - Christian Louboutin

June 14, 2011

Blue Suede Shoes

 Couldn't help but use The Coveteur as inspiration to 
showcase my new shoes: 

 {But don't you step on my blue suede shoes. You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes. -Performed by Elvis Presley}

The 5+" heel and the rich suede color are swoon worthy! I've been saving up for a big shoe purchase and when I saw these gorgeous Brian Atwood Felini Pumps on Net-A-Porter's End of the Season Sale, I just couldn't resist.

There are a few different colors of the Felini Pump out there but unfortunately not all are on sale: 

June 13, 2011

Weekend Pics

Happy Monday! I had a great weekend celebrating my boyfriend's graduation and playing with my new shoes:

These gorgeous Brian Atwood peep toes arrived on Friday. Can't think of a better way to start the weekend. More on them tomorrow! 

 Friday evening, I went to a bridesmaids dinner at my friend Heather's (the bride) place. She gave all of us this adorable love tote. It says love in tons of different languages! 

My bf graduated on Saturday and I'm so so proud of him. One of my twitter followers dubbed him Mr. Pursuit of Shoes when she saw this pic. Made me smile!

Of course graduation called for celebratory afternoon drinks (bloody mary) and evening festivities:

The table at Lucy's 51 is a mini piano!

How was your weekend? Any fab shoe purchases? Do tell!!