June 29, 2012

Friday Eye Candy: Casadei

Happy Friday! Headed to a few BET Award parties tomorrow and hopefully get some quality time in with Mr. Pursuit on Sunday. Aren't you loving Summer weekends?

Check out the gorgeousness:


Casadei Spectator Ruffled Platform $890 @ Neiman Marcus
 
Gaga over the pickstitched double-face ruffles because they are just so girly and perfect. 
 
Have a fabulous weekend!

June 28, 2012

{VIDEO} GUESS '30 Sexy Years' Ambush Makeover









About GUESS?, Inc. Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Today GUESS designs, markets and distributes full collections of women's, men's and children's apparel as well as accessories. Throughout the years, the GUESS image has been portrayed in unforgettable, innovative campaigns that have made the brand into a household name. GUESS is distributed throughout the United States and Canada in fine department and specialty stores, its retail and factory stores, and on its online store GUESS.com. GUESS has licensees and distributors in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. In addition to shopping online, you can find more information about GUESS at www.guess.com

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by GUESS? Inc. via GlamMedia. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of GUESS? Inc.

June 27, 2012

Citrus Hues

Can't get enough of color this season especially pops of lime! I spotted these lime platforms on a friend and instantly scooped them up:

 { Zara Blouse // Zara Distressed Jeans - similar here //  Shoedazzle 'Cameo' // Kohl's Necklace - similar here // Gap Sunnies - similar here // Foley + Corinna Bag - similar colors here & here}

The 'Cameo' was my first Shoedazzle purchase and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived. Shoedazzle styles aren't typically my fav but these reminded me of a pair of Giuseppe Zanottis from awhile back... for $39 they are a STEAL!

This look is definitely a great go-to for a breezy Summer day and the statement necklace adds a perfect touch of glam. I wore a very similar outfit for my GUESS video shoot last month - very exciting - just heard that I'll be able to share the video with you tomorrow! I haven't even seen it yet. EEK!!!

June 25, 2012

Weekend Pics

What a busy but fun-filled weekend! Shoe shopping, balloon making, 3am pool dips...

Friday I joined my twitter winners for early shopping at Decades!

I scored these amazing Gianvito Rossi & Chloe boots. Never thought I would say this but is it Fall yet?

Sketches and photos from inside Decades

Friday/Saturday I participated in The Scavengebowl, an overnight scavenger hunter all over Los Angeles. One of our tasks was to jump in the pool at 3am!

After sleeping all day Saturday, Mr. Pursuit and I had a date night in Santa Monica to see The Big Lebowski under the stars. Eat See Hear is showing outdoor movies all Summer!


On Sunday I put together the balloons for Pursuit's 3rd Blogiversary shoot which Mr. Pursuit helped with and then we celebrated with dinner and wine.

Hope your weekend was fabulous!

3rd Blogiversary!!

It's Pursuit's 3rd Birthday!! Over 800 posts and three years later, Life, Love and the Pursuit of Shoes is still going strong. I cannot thank you enough for your loyalty and readership. 

 {Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Dress - similar here // Zara Sandals // Kate Spade Bow Ring - similar here // Charmed & Dangerous Shoe & 'A' Necklaces // DIY Balloons inspired by mint love social club}

Three years ago I started Pursuit as a creative outlet from my not-so-exciting job and who would've thought that pursuing shoes would help shape my career and land the job I have today! It's incredible to be able to share my shoe obsession with amazing followers like you. You inspire me and remind me that I'm not the only crazy shoe lover out there!!!  What a year it's been ... working with GUESS, Kohls, and Decades... meeting fellow bloggers and Pursuit readers... and of course, expanding my shoe collection. Cheers to life, love and the pursuit of shoes and Life, Love and the Pursuit of Shoes!

{Follow me: facebook, pinterest, twitter, tumblr, and instagram - @pursuitofshoes}





June 21, 2012

Just Discovered: SHOESCRIBE.COM

I have a serious shoe site crush: SHOESCRIBE.COM. The site layout and functionality is spectacular, very clean and similar to Net-A-Porter, not to mention the shoe selection is delectable. They also have amazing editorial and curated content! When I discovered the site last night, I almost died and went to shoe heaven!  

Think unique styles from designers like Sergio Rossi, Sam Edelman, Alexander Wang, and Marc Jacobs. Plus they are owned by YOOX Group so the pricing is extremely competitive. Literally, it's like the shoe jackpot!  Here are a few I'm lusting over:





 They're also having a pretty incredible sale right now!


Just wanted to share my new shoe heaven. Happy Thursday!

June 20, 2012

Decades' $150 Shoe Sale: Early Access Winners + Promo Code

And the lucky ladies who get to pre-shop Decades $150 Designer Shoe Sale are: 

@singleserving @anglbaby2855 @megynb  @JnaHauteCouture @DeeNISElizabeth

Please e-mail me {pursuitofshoes@gmail.com} for Friday's early shopping details! Don't forget you get to bring a friend.


Can't make it to Saturday's $150 Shoe Sale on Melrose? See below for a discount code to use when shopping the online sale! 


Starting Friday (6/22) use code "PURSUIT15" to get 15% off when you shop Decades $150 Bi-Annual Shoe Event online!

Make sure to follow the Decades team: @Decadesinc & @Christosdecades and  @Pursuitofshoes for behind the scenes pics of this weekend's Shoe extravaganza! 

Day to Night: Silk Romper

A challenge of Summer travel is fitting everything in one suitcase especially when the vaca requires multiple day and night looks! I used to be an over-packer but lately I tend to pack versatile pieces that can work for more that one outfit. A silk romper can easily be transformed from day to night with a quick change of accessories:


{day}


{to night}
 
{Day: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Romper - similar here // F21 Fedora - similar here // Sam Edelman Sandals - similar here // Foley + Corinna  Mid-City Bag - similar colors here & here // ASOS Zig Zag Rings  // Night: Zara Basic Sandals // ASOS Envelope Clutch // ASOS Zig Zag Rings // Lori's Peter Pan Collar Necklace}

I've had this romper FORREEVER (last seen on Pursuit in 2010) and it's just so functional. Funny story: I bought this baby back in 2007 after I saw Jamie Lynn Spears wearing it in coral! Anywho, accessories are outfit changers and that's one reason I heart shoes so much. I'm telling you,  Zara Basic Sandals are the best bang for your buck.

 ~ Check back later today to see who won early entry into Decades' $150 Shoe Sale and for a discount code to shop the sale online. ~

June 19, 2012

GUESS: Essential Summer Looks




One of the many fabulous things about helping GUESS celebrate 30 Sexy Years is discovering all of the great finds in their current clothing and accessories collections. They've really embraced this season's trends and somehow still enable the classic styles to shine through! Here are a few of my favorite GUESS essential summer looks: 


This look is what I like to call easy breezy! If you're running errands or just a woman on the go, this outfit will keep you feeling cool and put together. Wedges are a great way to add height but still be comfy, and this shirtdress is an absolute summer essential. Add a fab boyfriend watch and layer on some bracelets for color, then top off with a pair of sunnies!

 
You know I love a good skinny jean paired with a silky top and sexy heels. This is a simple glam look that will take you from day to night in no time! The cap-toe heel will definitely have heads turning, and you can't go wrong with classic tortoise shades.

I'm dying for this bold orange chevron print! Summer date nights call for maxis with cinched waists—show off those curves. Add platform heels for a little extra height—you know I need it—and complete the look with earrings and a rose-gold watch. It's effortless yet sexy!




About GUESS?, Inc.
Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Today GUESS designs, markets and distributes full collections of women's, men's and children's apparel as well as accessories. Throughout the years, the GUESS image has been portrayed in unforgettable, innovative campaigns that have made the brand into a household name. GUESS is distributed throughout the United States and Canada in fine department and specialty stores, its retail and factory stores, and on its online store GUESS.com. GUESS has licensees and distributors in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. In addition to shopping online, you can find
more information about GUESS at www.guess.com.


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by GUESS? Inc. via GlamMedia. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of GUESS? Inc.

June 18, 2012

Weekend Pics

Happy Monday! 
Did a little too much shopping this weekend but how could anyone resist these babies:

Nordstrom had these gorgeous Jimmy Choos on super sale and I just HAD to have them.

Also scooped up a fun pair of cap-toe heels from Zara! They are more of a blush/nude in person.

Saturday we went for a hike at Runyon Canyon. Summer morning hikes are the best!

Afternoon outfit: J. Crew coral ankle jeans (similar here), leopard scarf and Lanvin Sandals. I brought out my Lanvin sandals after seeing these bow ones on Net-A-Porter. Aren't they adorbs?

Mr. Pursuit wears his sunglasses at night.

Cute wine glass at Sunday's Father's Day activities. 

Hope your weekend was spectacular! There's a few days left to enter for early access into Decades $150 Shoe Sale - see deets here.

June 15, 2012

Friday Eye Candy: YSL

Oh hello, Friday! It's been a busy week and I cannot wait to relax a little bit this weekend. We are also prepping for The Scavenge Bowl 2012 which happens next Friday. If you live in LA, registration is open through Sunday and I absolutely encourage you to sign up. It's the best night/scavenger hunt/adventure ever!

Back to shoes! Mary Jane never looked so good:





YSL Tribute Patent Mary Jane Pump for $825 @ Net-A-Porter

I just NEED her in my life! What a classic and sexy silhouette. Wouldn't you agree?  

Guess what's also a week away? Your chance to shop Decades $150 Designer Shoe Sale before anyone else! Have you entered? {Psst...people stand in line for hours the day of the sale!}


Have a fab weekend!

Guest of...

... weddings, weddings and more weddings! Tis the season and that means you need something to wear. Depending on the dress code, I like to keep two things in mind: cocktail & color. And by cocktail, I don't mean a Vegas dress! 

Here is a Summer "guest of" look I wore to a recent wedding:

  {Greylin Dress // J. Crew Bag- similar here & here // J. Crew Belt - similar here // Zara Basic Sandals // Jewel Mint Bow Bracelet // Forget Met Knot Ring}

When I spotted this dress on Piperlime I knew it would be perfect for a Summer Wedding (it also comes in green & blue) and actually stalked in until they re-stocked my size. The pleats* are extremely flattering and the racerback style ensures comfort even until the last dance. I added a glitter belt for a touch of glam and topped off the look with my Zara sandals and a leopard bag. Mr. Pursuit can vouch that I had these shoes on the entire night (I'm a dancing machine) and didn't even think twice about taking them off... they are THAT comfy!


*You might notice after looking at the product shots that there are extra flaps/pleat details around the bust. For a more streamlined look, I tucked the flaps under and used garment tape to hold.