November 30, 2011

Victoria's Secret 2011 Fashion Show

Did you watch the Victoria's Secret 2011 Fashion Show? We had a pajama and jewelry viewing party with champagne and desserts - it was so much fun!

The show is always exciting and full of eye candy, from the sexy lingerie and intricate wings, to the gorgeous models and fabulous shoes...
 Giuseppe Zanotti designed most of the heels that rocked the VS runway on last night's show. What was your favorite pair? The thigh high boots were hot! 

 A few of my top looks:

November 29, 2011

Shop My Look: Leopard {Part 6}

... and that's a wrap! Leopard shirt 6 ways has come to an end - hopefully over the past couple months it's become clear that everyone needs a leopard shirt in their wardrobe.

For date night I grabbed old flare jeans and added a floppy hat for a 70s inspired outfit:

 Psst...Don't forget to check out leopard part ONE , TWO , THREE, FOUR, and FIVE!  

{Pelle Moda Boots, 7FAM Jeans, J. Crew Shirt, Gap Hat, Banana Republic Cape, Poshlocket Bracelet, MICHAEL Michael Kors Purse}

 Going through your old denim can lead to a seemingly new and exciting pair {a la flare jeans}. They really are the most flattering fit!

Shop My Look:

November 28, 2011

Weekend Pics

 Ahh to feel refreshed after a nice mini-vaca... is there anything better? I spent the past 4 days off the grid for the most part, enjoying the company of family and friends, hitting the gym and catching up on sleep.

Wednesday after work Aaron and I had a yummy dinner and much needed bottle of wine

The weather was amazing all weekend.  When it's 80 degrees in November it reminds me why I never want to leave this wonderful city!

Created the 1st official Holiday Mani!

Stopped by the Grove on Sunday- YAY for Christmas trees!

Sunday night's green denim and polka dot outfit

 I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and relaxing weekend!

November 25, 2011

Friday Eye Candy

Hello Friday! Friday after Turkey Day is about two things: shopping and/or relaxing. I took the relaxing route and boy does it feel good.

Spotted these a couple of weeks ago and instantly fell in love:



Wouldn't they be the perfect holiday shoes? The satin is gorgeous and I love the d'orsay cut. Plus the color is striking. 

Have a lovely weekend!!

November 24, 2011

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving Shoe Lovers! I hope you have a relaxing and delicious day with the special people in your life. 

There is so much to be thankful for {like sleeping in this morning} and I just want to share a few:

My Family 
For always standing by my side and loving me unconditionally 

Mr. Pursuit {aka Aaron}
For making me smile every day and spoiling me with his love

My Friends
For always providing a shoulder to cry on, a joke to laugh to, and just being the best 

Shoes
May sound silly, but it's my "minor" obsession with shoes that started this blog and helped me have a creative outlet every day. Through my blog I've met tons of new friends and documented my life - I'm thankful for YOU for coming back here every day. 


Have a happy Turkey Day!!

November 23, 2011

It's True...


November 22, 2011

Holiday Heels

Don't you just love the Holidays? We recently sent out the invites for our 4th Annual Holiday Party and I've officially started listening to Christmas music... I know it's a bit early... but oh-boy do I heart this time of year!

Last year I found the perfect Holiday shoes but that doesn't mean I can't peruse the fabulous options this year. Here are a few of my favs:

From left to right, top to bottom:





It's all about details this season- even the solid black and red heels have interesting features. The options are endless!

November 21, 2011

Weekend Pics

 Hello Monday! I don't know about you but I am SO excited about Thanksgiving and a little mini work vaca. Time for some good food and relaxation! 

This weekend was cold and rainy but we managed to make the best of it:

Counting down the days until I can bring out my Holiday shoes! Aren't they festive?

Friday evening Eddie and I had a fabulous night celebrating a friend's birthday. 

Mr. Pursuit was in Dallas for the weekend and sent me this shoe pic he took with the guys. Adorbs!

Celebrated another friend's birthday on Saturday at Wood & Vine. It's a fab Hwood hot spot that is so un-Hollywood. Love!

Sunday we had torrential rain so I headed over to my parents' house to relax and see my siblings. We drank hot chocolate by the fire and my little sister read Christmas books. It was quite lovely.

After the rain let up we went to Nancy Silverton's new burger joint Short Order. So yum!

 Also spotted Friday's Eye Candy at Nordis and she is pretty!

Hope your weekend was fantastic.

November 18, 2011

Friday Eye Candy

Happy Happy Friday! Looking forward to relaxing a bit this weekend and counting down to a mini Thanksgiving vaca.

Perfect for the Holidays:

Jimmy Choo at ShopStyle
Jimmy Choo 'Koko' for for $1,150 @ Net-A-Porter
 
6 inches of yummy black suede and gold trim - I'll take a pair please!
 
I'm currently reading  The Towering World of Jimmy Choo which chronicles the creation and growth of the Jimmy Choo brand and it's "founder" Tamara Mellon. Interestingly enough, on Monday Tamara Mellon announced she is leaving the company after 15 yrs. Times are a changing... can't imagine Jimmy Choo without her.
 
Have a fabulous weekend!

November 17, 2011

B Brian Atwood Resort 2011 Video

In my eyes Brian Atwood can do no wrong. He is a shoe genius that creates the most glamorous and daring footwear. Love Love Love!

Here is a teaser video for B Brian Atwood Resort 2011:



Inspired by color block killer heels, this B Brian Atwood Resort 2011, sexy and seductive tears video displays vibrant color making statements, fulfilling a desire to be irresistible and mesmerized in the moment. 

What do you think? Definitely a lot of color!



B Brian Atwood 'Fontanne' for $350 @ Jildor

November 16, 2011

Pursuit's Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us, can you even believe it?  One of the best parts of the holidays is finding the perfect gifts! Here are my picks for all of the fashionistas in your life:

Who doesn't need a leopard iphone case? J. Crew has a fabulous one too!
EmmaKisstina illustrations are so girly and fun. You can find everything from shoe and perfume drawings to Sofia Coppola and Audrey Hepburn spreads. Amazing!

Sequins is the best! These bobbis are so adorbs and perfect for the holiday season. 

StickyGram turns your Instagram images into little magnets {Packs of 9}. Choose pics of you and your BFF or create a set of 9 gorgeous fashion inspired magnets...the options are endless!

It's all about arm candy this season- love the brick chain detail! Their boot bandits are beyond versatile and can transform any boot in seconds plus it's a BOW.

An amazing book that any shoe lover will appreciate!

Happy Gifting!!

November 15, 2011

Dinner Party Decor & DIY

 I successfully threw my very first dinner party on Saturday {I feel like such a grown-up} and had such a lovely time planning the decor and set-up. With the help of Bourbon & Bleu and Mint Love Social Club, I created a fabulous board on Pinterest to gather all of our inspirations and food ideas for Aaron's dinner.

Here are a few of our ideas that came to life:
Aaron Profile Toothpick Toppers
  • The oh-so creative Sarah Hearts has an amazing template for these babies
  • I used  Fotoflexer to remove the background from a profile pic I had of Aaron and  Pixlr to black out the image
  • Add the images to the template, print, cut and then glue to the toothpick... ta-da!  
  • Bacon wrapped dates never looked so awesome and Aaron loved them
Mason Jar Center Pieces 
  • Michael's Buys: Mason Jars, Raffia, Clear Beads and Floating Candles
  • Tie raffia bows around mason jar tops
  • Add beads to the bottom and fill water just below the jar lip
  • Top with floating candle and you have a simple and easy table decoration 
 Dirty Martini Bar & Apps Table
  • I was beyond inspired by Sunday Suppers Martini Bar for Aaron's birthday. He hearts dirty martinis so it only seemed natural to have a special cocktail section for him. Plus Dirty 30 just worked so well!
  • Ikea Buys: 3 Decanters and 6-12 Martini Glasses
  • Cost Plus World Market Buy: Chalkboard Stickers
  • Add chalkboard stickers and dirty martini ingredients to decanters: Vodka, Dry Vermouth and "Dirty" {Olive Juice}
  • I also added the martini recipe to a mini chalkboard for our guests. I think chalkboards and raffia may be my favorite decor items ever!
  • Don't you love the balloons and the tin bucket?!
  I can't wait to throw another shindig... Holiday party countdown begins now!

November 14, 2011

Weekend Pics

What a fabulous weekend celebrating two very special birthdays! Lots of fun pics below:

Friday's shoes- Louboutin!

Friday was my friend Heather's 25th birthday! In true Bourbon and Bleu form, Heather and her hubby threw a fabulous dinner party to celebrate. Look at the decor!

The rest of Friday's outfit - so happy about my cape purchase - I heart it.

Saturday was Mr. Pursuit's 30th birthday dinner and it was a huge success.

Two of the three types of Sliders I made for dinner. More birthday pics and party DIY tomorrow!

Sunday date night outfit- bought this floppy hat a couple weeks ago and I'm officially obsessed.

Can't wait to share more party pics. Happy Monday!

November 13, 2011

Guest Post & Shoe Love

Happy Sunday! 
Wanted to share a few links ...


Last week I did a guest post for DNA Footwear Blog on the perfect shoes for Thanksgiving Dinner. 


 The Style Council at Glam recently featured Pursuit's Dalmatian Post. They have tons of fabulous style posts to check out.


Lots of shoe eye candy at my official tumblr page!

November 11, 2011

Friday Eye Candy

TGIF! It's been a busy week prepping for Mr. Pursuit's 30th Birthday dinner tomorrow. I cannot wait to share some pics on Monday.


Charlotte Olympia at ShopStyle
Charlotte Olympia Leopard Print Platform for $985 @ Neiman Marcus

Don't they make you want to go on a Resort Vaca? This is a true CO style with a fabulous casual chic twist. Love!

Have an amazing weekend!

November 10, 2011

ShoeMint is Coming!

BeachMint, the umbrella company over JewelMint, BeautyMint and StyleMint is at it again with it's newest "mint"... ShoeMint!

ShoeMint, launching Holiday 2011, is a monthly shoe club featuring exclusive Steve Madden shoes co-designed by fashionista and actress Rachel Bilson and her stylist Nicole Chavez. The shoes will retail for $79.99!


What do you think? Can you add another monthly shoe club to your repertoire?
Tell me!