July 31, 2012

4 Must-Have Pointy Toe Flats for Fall

This Fall is going to be all about the pointy toe! Here are some must-have flats to put on your Fall shopping radar: 



Polka Dots // Loeffler Randall Blush Dot Flat // This fun print is popping up everywhere in pre-Fall campaigns, from clothing to accessories! Try these Madewell polka dot skimmers as a great look for less.

Stud Details // MCQ Alexander McQueen Red Studded Flat // Stud details are still holding strong on footwear and I'm really loving them! Check out Steve Madden's more wallet friendly version too.
 
Bold Colors // J. Crew Viv Flat // There's no better way to add 'umph' to an outfit than a pair of bold colored shoes. Find your perfect pair and buy them in every color!  On a budget? Try the VEGASSS.
 
Animal Prints // Rebecca Taylor Lola Flat // If you can only buy ONE pair of fab flats for your Fall closet then make it animal print. Season after season, animal print proves to be a classic style. Look to Steve Madden for a pair that won't break the bank.

July 30, 2012

Weekend Pics: Vegas Baby!

I survived a fantabulous weekend in Vegas! Here are a few snapshots:

Friday night's shoes: Aldo 'Mease' neon heels & Sole Society 'Nikki' colorblock sandals

Breathtaking view from the bungalows at Cosmo

Sunday Sunrise

Comfy travel outfit! In LOVE with these new Jeffrey Campbell sandals. Full outfit post with these babies later this week!

 Of course there are tons more pics but you know what they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

 Hope you are weekend was lovely!


July 27, 2012

Friday Eye Candy: Valentino

Today started off with a Call Me Maybe dance party so it must mean the weekend will be spectacular ... and it will be because I'm headed to sin city! Vegas, the land of sparkle: 



The minimal cut of these beauties is marvelous! I'm really loving the trend of revealing heels because they're simple and super sexy.

Have a fabulous weekend!!

July 26, 2012

JustWink + A Bit of News





When I was initially approached by justWink to help them spread the word about their app I was very excited because I love the full line of cards! Their witty sayings and fun graphics always make for the best cards.

 In my apt. we're big on giving little notes, not just to celebrate special occasions, but just to say "hey, I'm thinking of you". Just Wink's free app gives us another way to send a quick message that's cute and thoughtful- you can even include pics! After I sent my first two to my bestie & Mr. Pursuit, I couldn't stop!
The news: the JustWink app couldn't have come at a better time because Mr. Pursuit and I will be starting long(ish) distance in August! I'm getting really sad knowing he won't be around all the time but he has an amazing job opportunity and I couldn't be more excited for him. I'll definitely be sending him tons of little love notes now!

JustWink is an awesome collection of greeting cards that feature bold colors, adorable illustrations, and witty copy for every occasion. The combination of whimsical unicorns, sweater-wearing cats, and (of course) bacon with realistic, yet playful messages create an unexpected experience for all. And guess what? Each card has a QR code and URL on the back that directs you to a free justWink app for iPhone and Android phones. Download the app and you can send digital cards via text, email or Facebook. For more information and where to find justWink cards on shelf, visit www.justwink.com or www.facebook.com/justwink


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by JustWink via Glam Media. The
opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the
opinions or positions of JustWink.

July 25, 2012

{Giveaway Winner} Charles by Charles David 'Jewel'

Thank you to all the shoe lover that entered the Charles David giveaway! We had hundreds of entries and the lucky winner is... 


... @sarahpriv. Congrats, you are the new owner of a fab pair of Charles by Charles David F/W '12 heels.
 

Get Festive: 2012 Olympic Games

The Olympics are upon us and since they only happen every two years I think we should go all out! 

Let's go for the gold:
Head over to The Beauty Stop to see my Olympic mani how-to!

Spotted Gap's Vintage Tees on a recent shopping trip and cannot stop thinking about them, which can only mean one thing... I should get one!

 GAP Olympic Vintage Tank
GAP Olympic Vintage Tee

The blue tee has the 1984 Los Angeles graphic, perfect for moi! Umm... look at this awesomeness:




Do you have any Olympic celebrations or outfits planned? 

Make sure to check back later to see who won my Charles David giveaway!

July 24, 2012

Summer Ikat

 Earlier this month I posted about my ikat infatuation and I wasn't fibbing! On a recent Target trip I spotted these ikat shorts and knew they had to come home with me:
 
{Zara Blouse - last seen here // Target Ikat Shorts - similar styles here & here // Sole Society Sandals from '11 // BaubleBar Twitter Plate Necklace // J. Crew Bangles // Michael Kors Sunnies // Foley + Corinna Bag - similar color here}

Originally I was going to pair the shorts with a white silky top but decided to go with a coral blouse for a bold and bright Summer look. If you haven't noticed, I'm getting great wear out of my Foley + Corinna bag! I've actually had this bag for about 5 years and only recently has it become my go-to, proof that a great brown bag can really last season after season. If you follow me on instagram than you saw that my BaubleBar twitter plate necklace finally arrived and quite honestly I'm a bit obsessed with it!

July 23, 2012

Weekend Pics

This weekend finally felt like Summer and the weather was just perfect for pool fun on Saturday and outdoor brunch on Sunday. Oh Summer, I heart you!

Friday night I stayed in with my friend Alana and we watched Clueless, drank wine, and made HUGE sock buns!

Refreshing champagne cocktails are a poolside necessity!

 Delicious melon topped with chile & lime from brunch with Bourbon & Bleu. If you live in LA definitely check out the yumminess at The Sycamore Kitchen.

Sunday brunch outfit - full look up on the blog tomorrow!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to enter my Charles David shoe giveaway. Hope your weekend was sunny & spectacular!

July 20, 2012

Friday Eye Candy: Valentino

Oh hey Friday, nice to see you again! Still crushing on stud-ly accessories, how about you?





Valentino Studded Leather Sandal for $995 @ Net-A-Porter

Gotta love rocker chic that can add "umph" to any outfit! Speaking of studded hardware, I finally found the gold 'puffer' in stock and cannot wait until they arrive. You'll be the first to see them in action.

Hope you have a spectacular weekend!

July 19, 2012

Step Up Your Shoe Game

I love seeing Tommy Ton's off the catwalk images from fashion shows around the world and I must say that they really inspire me to step-up my daily shoe game:


Riding a bike in Louboutins... can she look anymore chic!? Love the men's sock game too.

Happy Thursday Shoe Lovers!

July 18, 2012

The Ultimate Accessory...







... shoes (obviously) but what about the perfect laptop? Let's be honest, there would be no Pursuit of Shoes without my laptop! To help Intel launch their new Ultrabook, the ultimate accessory for every fashionista, here are a few accessories that inspire my love for fashion:

{Shoes from closet classics and seasonal faves to works of art and timeless styles}

{Jewelry that easily transitions from day to night}
{Statement pieces that are ultra stylish}

Follow me on instagram (@pursuitofshoes) or search #ultrabookstyle to see what other accessories inspire your favorite bloggers!



Now you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for power. Introducing the ultra-sleek, ultra-
responsive Ultrabook™, Inspired by Intel. Visit intel.com/ultrabook for more information.

 
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Intel via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Intel.

July 17, 2012

{Giveaway} Charles David F/W 2012

It seems like Summer just got here and Fall previews are already rolling out... oh the way of the fashion world! I'm super excited to partner with Charles David to give you a sneak peek into F/W 2012 and giveaway a pair of Charles by Charles David heels:


 
 


I love the ankles straps and patent leather details of 'Jewel'- they make for a super sexy heel that can easily go from day to night.  Can't you imagine her with a chic LBD? For a more casual look you can easily transition her from late Summer to Fall with a simple utility jacket and dark denim. A leopard scarf would be great too! Want to win the 'Jewel' for your Fall shoe closet?

 To Enter:

1. Follow Charles David & Pursuit of Shoes on Twitter

  2. Tweet the following: I just entered to win @CharlesDavidCA 'Jewel' on @Pursuitofshoes: pursuitofshoes.com #pursuingshoes


Contest Rules: Open to US & Canada only. Contest ends on  7/24/12 and winner will be announced on Pursuit of Shoes by 7/25/12. First winner has until 7/31/12 to claim prize. If no response, another winner will be chosen. Happy entering! 

Disclaimer (from Charles David): Prize cannot be redeemed for its monetary value or exchanged for alternate merchandise in stores or online at www.charlesdavid.com. If winner requires a different size or is dissatisfied with product, they should call Customer Service within thirty (30) days of receipt of prize at (310) 348-2070 for assistance.

July 16, 2012

{Giveaway Winner} MNO.logie Ankle Cuffs

Thanks to everyone who entered my  MNO.logie ankle cuff giveaway! 
The winner is...


... Sarah Faye of  Living Goldie.

Stay tuned for a very fun shoe giveaway tomorrow! You don't want to miss it.

Weekend Pics: Palm Springs Anniversary Celebration

This weekend Mr. Pursuit and I went to Palm Springs for an early anniversary celebration and we had the most amazing time! 

Jimmy Choos and champagne... is there anything better?

The view from our room at The Saguaro was oh so colorful!

Thankfully it it didn't rain so we spent 95% of our time pool side.

Anniversary tapas

 Just loving these babies!

 My Love

Hope your weekend was spectacular! Check back later to find out the winner of the MNO.logie gold ankle cuffs.

July 13, 2012

Friday Eye Candy: Giuseppe Zanotti

TGIF! I'm headed to Palm Spring this weekend (fingers crossed it doesn't rain) to celebrate my 8th anniversary with Mr. Pursuit. Can't wait to vegg out and spend some quality time with my love!

Speaking of love, look at these beauties:


Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Heel Pump for $1,295 @ Bergdorfs

The faceted crystals, the 5 1/4" stiletto, the color... le sigh! They remind me of a more sultry Miu Miu crystal heel.  Hope you have a lovely weekend! Don't forget Sunday is the last day to enter my gold ankle cuff giveaway!

July 12, 2012

Put a Little Peplum in Your Step

Are you a fan of peplums? I absolutely love how sophisticated and chic they look when done right.

 {Zara lace peplum top - similar here // J. Crew pants - similar here // Forever 21 clutch - similar here & here // Christian Louboutin 'Pigalle' //  MNO.logie Ankle Cuffs // Kate Spade bow ring - similar here}

When in doubt, go with a skinny black pant and sky-high heels to tie together a look! Can you tell that I'm obsessed with the gold ankle cuffs? Make sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't already. In the store I absolutely loved this top however after seeing pictures I'm not sure that peplum tops & Ashley can be friends! I have a very long torso so maybe I need to stick with peplum dresses or skirts. Hmm... looks like the pursuit of the perfect peplum continues!