August 31, 2011

Pursuing the Perfect Black Bootie under $150

I cannot believe it's time to buy Fall shoes already! Although I really want a pair of spectacular Miu Miu or Jimmy Choo black booties, my Fall footwear allowance is telling me NO. Thank goodness for these lovelies:



Vince Camuto 'Mac' for $118 @ Vince Camuto

A 4.5" heel and 1.2" platform with a peep toe plus a gorgeous silhouette... these booties are calling my name.



Michael Antonio 'Mckenna' for $59 @ Piperlime

The perfect BBB {Basic Black Bootie} and what a steal!



Jessica Simpson 'Fionna' for $98 @ Macys

I wish the upper was suede and not leather, but I do love the shape and the ankle strap.



Enzo Angiolini 'Haver' for $120 @ Piperlime

Serious in the front and a party in the back... just what I need in a Fall bootie!

August 29, 2011

Weekend Pics

Wow, what a fun filled weekend celebrating my brother and sister's 16th birthday and covering the MTV VMAs. Lots of pics below: 

  Friday night I did a little window shopping at the Grove. I love leopard and you know it!

Saturday my friend Heather (from Bourbon & Bleu) and I had a lovely lunch and shopping date. It was one of the hottest days we've had this summer and I wore a flowing floral dress.

We spotted this ADORABLE shoe shirt from crew cuts. I almost bought it for my little sister as an early Christmas gift. 

For my 16 year old sister's birthday I made her a friendship bracelet. Now we match! 

Sunday I covered the MTV VMA's for Allie is Wired. Check out my coverage here.

Happy Monday!


August 26, 2011

Friday Eye Candy

It's Friday, Friday...


Giuseppe Zanotti at ShopStyle

Giuseppe Zanotti Double Platform for $695 @ Barneys NY

Kind of loving ankle straps right now. Also, look at that 5.75" heel!!

This weekend I'll be covering the red carpet for the MTV Video Music Awards. Hopefully I'll have lots of shoe tweets- don't forget to follow. Have a fabulous weekend!

August 25, 2011

Show Me Your Shoes

It seriously makes my day when you all twitpic your shoes to me! 

Here is a round up of a few of my favs:

KB and her mom are such fashionistas! I love their Bday celebration shoes.
Melanie from Keeping Up With Melanie has fabulous blue suede heels. You know I'm a fan!

Gold Manolo Blahnik sandals from Jeni... fancy!

Nicole's stylish Forever 21 flats have fun rhinestone details.

My favorite Trojan blogger, also know as Da Fashionista, wears bright Marc by Marc Jacobs heels.

Keep on sending: pursuitofshoes@gmail.com or twitpic me!

August 24, 2011

Fall Campaign Love


Happy Hump Day!

Gorgeous Fall campaigns featuring beautiful shoes: 
 Giuseppe Zanotti

Jimmy Choo

 BCBGeneration

Cesare Paciotti

Chloe


August 23, 2011

God Save My Shoes Documentary

How did I not know about this sooner? There is a documentary coming out about the relationship between women and shoes titled God Save My Shoes. Umm... I think it may have been written for me! 
 
The film interviews a group of shoe professionals and enthusiasts to find out why women have such an affinity for footwear. Designers like Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, and Pierre Hard make an appearance too. Think shoe closets of  Fergie, Kelly Rowland, Dita Von Teese and Beth Shak. Also, the documentary takes you inside the shoe closet of Vogue.



God Save My Shoes will premiere in Paris on September 29 during Fashion Week but as of now an American release is still in the works. UGH! In the meantime, there are also a few production videos on YouTube.  

Fashion's Night Out Los Angeles


Fashion's Night Out is just around the corner and I'm oh so excited!


 Fashion's Night Out is a global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and put the fun back in shopping. This one-night-only event brings together designers, celebrities, models and consumers all over the world. It's a fabulous shopping party with drinks, freebies, deals and more. Sign me up!

Here in Los Angeles you will find retailers participating everywhere from Melrose Blvd. to Studio City. I've got to sit down and make a game plan asap. 

You can follow @fnoLosAngeles for up to the minute deets on big events taking place Sept. 8th. Make sure to check out the official FNO website for details on events happening near you!

August 22, 2011

Weekend Pics

Happy Monday! 

This weekend was all about family. A few fun pics below: 
 
Started the weekend early on Thursday with some drinks at the member's only bar, Cana. They have fabulous rum concoctions!

Saturday I spent the day shopping with my little sister. Sometimes I get so caught up in my busy schedule that I don't spend enough time with my siblings. She is growing up too fast and I don't want to miss it!

Grabbed  'Smush' and 'Cocktail' polishes from Urban Outfitter- love our sister manis!

Other weekend purchases
{Jeans & Tank: Gap, Printed Cardi: F21}

Sunday night we celebrated my Uncle's birthday and when I showed up at the BBQ both of my sisters were wearing stripes too!

Spotted these Darby Glitter Loafers on J. Crew the other day and pretty much died. I need these in my life! Of course I was reminded of this when I opened the Sept. catalog last night. LOVE.

Have a fabulous week!!

August 19, 2011

Friday Eye Candy

Happy Friday!!

Glitter party:

Christian Louboutin Lady Glittered Peep- Toe Pump for $895 @ Neiman Marcus

Have a fabulous weekend all!

August 18, 2011

Elle's Best Foot Forward

I just spotted a fabulous spread on Elle.com featuring the stars of Footloose and the 5 hottest shoes for Fall. Could there be anything better? Footloose, dancing and shoes = everything I love.

{I'm a true dancer at heart. Dancing is my favorite way to workout and it's an instant stress reliever. Some people need yoga, I need hip-hop and jazz.}
 
  Statement Shoes, Thigh High Boots, Neutrals, Fringe and Strappy Heels
 Check out the entire spread for details on each image and the inside scoop from Creative Director Joe Zee.

August 17, 2011

Studs and Spikes

  Studs and spikes and jewels, oh my! I can't get enough of these embellished shoes and you know they are all so perfect for Fall:



Sam Edelman 'Renzo' Bootie for $200 @ Lori's Shoes

'Renzo' is a bootie version of SE's popular spring Lorissa pump. Talk about fabulous statement booties! 

Vince Camuto 'Malaya' Pump for $118 @ Nordstrom 

'Mayla' probably weighs 2x less than the Sam Edelman designs but still packs a decorative punch. Love!



Sam Edelman 'Roza' Pump for $210 @ Loris Shoes

Another spin-off of the Lorissa pump, 'Roza' has a closed toe and gold details. Makes me think of the Holidays! 


I'm contemplating DIY'ing a pair of embellished heels. Stay tuned. 

August 16, 2011

Shop My Look: Leopard {Part 2}


I think you may love leopard just as much as I do! Here is part 2 of the 6 ways to wear a leopard shirt lookbook.

Leopard Part 2: Saturday I created a casual outfit with leopard and summer's must have bottoms- denim cut-offs. I added a touch of color with my Sole Society Fringe sandals and ta da:



{Top: J. Crew, Shorts: Joe's Jeans DIY, Shoes: Sole Society Darlene Sandals}

Shop My Look:




August 15, 2011

Weekend Pics

 Seriously weekends just go by faster and faster! 
I had a very productive weekend and spent Sunday covering the Do Something! Awards Blue Carpet:

Friday night we celebrated our friends' birthdays at the Wellesbourne!

Chiclets are bomb. The end.  

Did a little shopping on Saturday. The Gap has seriously been transformed. It's uber chic and eco-friendly now. Have you been recently?

Wore my Sole Society Darlene Sandals on Saturday. 
Also, a sneak peek of tomorrow's Leopard Part 2 post. 

Eddie and I on the Do Something! Award's Blue Carpet. Check out my coverage on Allie is Wired.

Happy Monday!


August 12, 2011

Friday Eye Candy

It's Friday... yay! Hope your week was fabulous.

Loving this Fall essential: 



Lanvin at ShopStyle

Lanvin Concealed Wedge Boot for $1,090 @ Net-A-Porter

Look at that delicious shade! Lanvin calls it "grege" (so fancy) and boy does it look luxe. Also, how amazing is it that there is a 3" concealed wedge in that gorgeous boot? You know me, I'm all about getting the extra height. This boot makes me want Fall here asap.

Have a lovely weekend and don't forget about the Barney's Warehouse sale.  I'm planning to stop by on Monday morning to check out the shoes and I promise to report back with deets.