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February 29, 2012

Keep Calm...

When things get hectic, don't forget:

Guess that means it's about time to buy a new pair! {Do I really need an excuse?}

February 28, 2012

Spring Shoe Love: Zara

Recently I did a little window shopping at Zara and fell head over heels over their new spring shoes! The new collection is just too fab with tons of bright colors, textures and silhouettes: 

*The basic sandal also comes with an orange heel detail (in stores) that is TO-DIE-FOR!

Aren't they just spectacular? I've got to hand it to Zara for making unique, designer-inspired shoes for under $100.

February 27, 2012

Weekend Pics

What a beautiful weekend! Sometimes it's so nice to decompress and relax which is what I did most of Saturday. Did you watch the Oscars? What did you think?

Nine West sent me a fab pair of platform sandals that I wore on Friday evening

Saturday Bourbon and Bleu hosted a little wine tasting party

Snagged these amazing wedges thanks to Kohls!

 One of my friends just started her own small business, Alissa Bell Press, and I just love her unique products. This Diet Coke card made me giggle because Mr. Pursuit hearts DC and I always tease him that I hope he loves me more than DC.

Did you catch me live tweeting the Oscar Red Carpet? It was so fun chatting with Hautelook and all the fashionistas watching the red carpet. I even gave away $100 Hautelook gift cards!!

Hope your weekend was lovely!

February 24, 2012

{GIVEAWAY} $100 to Shopbop: Colored Denim from Joe's Jeans, Hudson and More

To round out colored denim week I'm very excited to giveaway $100 to Shopbop! They have tons of fabulous colored denim options that I'm just drooling over {see how to enter below}:

 Obviously, you can use your $100 Shopbop GC on anything you want - I'm just too excited about the rainbow selection of denim! 

To Enter:
Rules: Contest ends on  3/5/12 and winner will be announced on Pursuit of Shoes by 3/6/12. First winner has until 3/12/12 to claim prize. If no response, another winner will be chosen. Happy entering!

February 23, 2012

Fall 2012 Shows: Tommy Ton's Pics

One of my favorite parts of the seasonal Fashion shows is Tommy Ton's street shots of all the fabulous fashionistas. They are ├╝ber inspiring but also make me a little jealous! Wish I could be there:

  Sigh... so many beautiful shoes!

February 22, 2012

{VIDEO} Sock Knot Tutorial

Tried the sock bun trick today and it was such a hit that I decided to do a quick how-to video:

The more time you take to do it, the cleaner it will look. I was going for a quick work Sock Knot! Really excited to try a bigger sock for a date night or evening look.

{Check out my instagram for a close-up pic of this morning's Sock Knot}

Polka Dot Mani

Polka dots are just too fun...
 Why not try them on your nails?

1. Paint two coats of nude polish
2 . Use a disposable cuticle stick to do the dots (bobby pin would work too)
3. Be patient while the globs of dots dry (this is a must)
4. Top with no chip top coat

The color options are endless. Can't wait to try neon pink!

February 21, 2012

Colored Denim: 3 Colors, 9 Looks

Colored denim is taking street fashion by storm and let's just say, Pursuit of Shoes is a big fan! Here are a few tips and ideas on how to style your colored denim this season:
  • Don't be afraid to add bright prints or solids into the mix
  • Throw on a blazer for a more sophisticated look
  • Neutral shoes are always safe but pops of color add pizzazz
{Gap Green Denim, Tops: Vintage, J.Crew, Banana Republic + Gap Jacket, Bags: Foley + Corinna, F21, Vintage, Shoes: Sole Society, Dolce Vita, Banana Republic}

{Gap Blue Denim, Tops: BCBGeneration, Gap + Target Scarf, Gap + H&M Blazer, Bags: Asos, Foley + Corinna, Michael Kors, Shoes: Sole Society, J. Crew, L.A.M.B}

{F21 Red Denim, Tops: Gap, F21 Tank + Cardi, Gap Tank + Banana Republic Cardi, Bags: J. Crew, Michael Kors, Foley + Corinna, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Shiekh, J. Crew}

See other colored denim looks here, here, here and here.

February 20, 2012

Weekend Pics

What a fun and busy weekend! Using today to catch up on blog stuff and relax a bit. Why can't we have 3 day weekends more often?

Green, cheetah and pink to celebrate a friend's birthday on Friday

Mr. Pursuit and I went to the Clippers vs. Spurs game on Sat. We love us some basketball!

After the game we celebrated the Spurs win with a few beers. A tall and shorty glass, just like us!

And also had some amazing desserts at WP24, compliments of Klaus Puck

In the evening we headed to The Viceroy in Santa Monica to celebrate another friend's birthday. Wore Sole Society shoes and carried an ASOS clutch.

Plates on the wall at The Viceroy

 Casual Sunday Outfit

 Hope your weekend was spectacular and if you get today off, enjoy!!

February 17, 2012

Friday Eye Candy: Gucci Ophelie

Wow, what an exciting week! On Monday SearsStyle featured my Kardashian Kollection outfit and on Tuesday Kourtney Kardashian posted about how she loved my blog and the Kollection outfit. Ahh... I died a little! Thank you for all your sweet comments and hello! to all the new followers. 

How fab are these:

Gucci Ophelie Pump for $1,195 @ Neiman Marcus

Ophelie has such an art deco feel with its gold heel detail and chain t-strap. And that green suede...oh, I just love it.

Happy three day weekend!

February 16, 2012

First Look: Manolo x J.Crew

Have you heard? Manolo Blahnik and J. Crew have come together for an exclusive collaboration!

 J. Crew has been stepping up their shoe game for quite some time now so I'm not surprised by this next step, but it's still pretty exciting. 

Here is a sneak peak from J. Crew's Fall 2012 Presentation:

What do you think? The style reminds me very much of my first pair of Manolos -totally classic! 

The collection will be available online and industry experts are speculating prices of $525 and up.

February 15, 2012

Shop My Look: Step Into Spring

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year- not too hot or too cold- just California perfect. In prepping for Spring, I'm finding ways to add color and prints to my daytime outfits. The Sole Society 'Sasha' is perfect for taking a step into Spring:

{Sole Society 'Sasha', J. Crew top & jeggings, F21 clutch, Michael Kors sunnies}

When I saw 'Sasha' I knew she would make her way into my closet. She is comfy and the ankle strap detail adds extra stability for every day wear.  And hello, look at that color blocking? Yellow footwear is a MUST this spring season. Make it happen!

Shop A Similar Look:

February 14, 2012

Barneys NY Warehouse Sale Recap

As promised, I headed over to the Barneys NY Warehouse Sale last night and boy was it a snooze fest! Not only were the shoes sub-par, there were very few racks of women's clothing.

I managed to locate a few fab shoes but most were in sizes 8+. Pricing was pretty consistent, between 40-50% off and 60% off the fuglies. 

Pursuit Tip: Most styles are also on sale at Barneys.com too!

 {Miu Miu}

{Giuseppe Zanotti - available online}



  {Lanvin Booties- on sale here and here}

Let's hope they re-stock because the sale is going for 6 more days!