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August 31, 2012

Friday Eye Candy: Gianvito Rossi

Happy Friday! Still not packed but definitely looking forward to a weekend in Baltimore followed by a week in NYC. Are you as pumped as I am for the long weekend?

Gaga over these:

Gianvito Rossi Bootie for $609 @ Farfetch

The green suede has me longing for crisp Fall weather! Loving the cut out and peep toe details too.  I've been a huge fan of Gianvito Rossi for awhile and recently scooped up a pair of amazing black boots from Decades that I'm just dying to wear. I'm ready for you Fall!

Hope you have a great weekend!

August 30, 2012

Pinspiration: Pursuit Takes NYC

Oh.em.gee I'm headed to NYC next week for a crazy adventure and have no idea what to wear! The 7 day trip is jam packed with Lucky Fabb, Fashion's Night Out, the US Open, Simply Stylist, and a little thing called work. Initially, I was really excited to break out some Fall looks but the weather man is reporting warm and humid. The plan is to "shop my closet" and I'm using Pinterest for a little inspiration:

I feel like warm weather & NYC call for sophisticated casual so that's my motto as I pack.  Got to be honest, this LA girl always gets a bit nervous heading to The Big Apple!

Follow me on instagram (@pursuitofshoes) & twitter to see all the NYC action! Of course there will be plenty of updates on the blog next week too.

August 29, 2012

The Perfect Pump: Rachel Roy 'Gardner'

Every shoe closet deserves the perfect pump; a go-to heel with a gorgeous silhouette that's classic and sexy. Don't worry, she's been found:

I spotted the 'Gardner' a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love with the simply style. She's the perfect day-to-night heel and I imagine she gives great toe cleavage! What do you think?

August 28, 2012

{Giveaway Winner} $100 Lady Foot Locker Gift Card

Congrats to Colleen Boudreau, she's won the $100 Gift Card to Lady Foot Locker! There are so many amazing finds under $100 at LFL including the fab pieces we wore during our #fashionablyfit weekend in Chicago:

Hope you guys enjoyed all the fun LFL pics and giveaway! I don't know about you but #fashionablyfit has inspired me to get my butt to the gym and look good doing it!

August 27, 2012

Weekend Pics: 28 hours in Chicago!

Talk about a month of traveling adventures: Dallas last week, Chicago this weekend, and I leave for NYC in 4 days! Even though I was only in Chicago for 2.5 seconds, okay 28 hours, I had a great time and cannot wait to go back. Here are some behind the scenes snaps from my #fashionablyfit weekend:

I arrived in Chi-town just in time to see the sunrise over Lake Michigan - what a sight. Although I was super sleepy, the Lady Foot Locker goodies in my room had me doing a mini fashion show (for myself) at 5:00am!

 Bianca, Bex, and I acting silly between workouts!

 Nike Free Run + 3 = the comfiest and cutest sneakers EVER!

Most of the fabulous #fashionablyfit team

In-flight reading: I almost died when I found out there was no internet on my flight but these babies kept me entertained

Hope your weekend was fantabulous! I'll be announcing the winner of the $100 LFL gift card tomorrow so stay tuned...

August 24, 2012

Friday Eye Candy: Giuseppe Zanotti

Although I’m not ready for it, Fall is upon us and that means booties! 

 Giuseppe Zanotti Peep Toe Booties for $895 @ Shopbop

Zanotti is known for creating statement sexy statement shoes and these are no different. I mean, the gold detail is just perfectly placed. 

Are you ready for Fall fashion?

Fashionably Fit Takes Chicago

Happy Friday! I'm headed to Chicago tonight for another fabulous #fasionablyfit weekend. Our #fashionablyfit team  will be on hand tomorrow for Q&As, makeovers, fashion shows AND mini-workout classes!

If you're in Chicago, please come join us:
August 25, 2012
11:00am -4:00pm

 Bexlife's workout class is going to be a blast  + it's free!

Don't forget to enter my $100 LFL giveaway - the winner will be announced on Monday. Also, make sure to follow #FashionablyFit on instagram & twitter to see all of our pics from the weekend!

August 23, 2012

Cap Toe Heels for Every Budget

It's all about cap toe heels for the Fall! Check out some of these drool worthy options:


The Proenza Schouler & VC Signature styles really bring a more contemporary look with their added details and I'm gaga over the pop of color in the Manolos. Zara has a pretty wallet friendly find however the cap does come up a bit high. I purchased them last month but ended up returning shortly after! Are you a fan of the cap toes? I'm loving them in pointy toe flats too.

August 21, 2012

Dog Days of Summer: DIY Cut-Offs + Leopard + Lace

Umm... it's really hot! Even though it's sweaty city over here, it truly feels like Summer and I can't complain. Loving this easy breezy warm-weather look:

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{Zara Lace Top - similar here // Joes Jeans DIY Cut-Offs // J. Crew Cece Flats // J. Crew Clutch - here is another great option //  J. Crew Bangles}

I made these cut-offs back in college and they've only gotten better with each wash! A few tips for DIY cut-offs: 1. cut them a bit longer than your desired final length, 2. cuff and iron the crease, 3. sew the cuffs to the shorts on the outer and inner seams. Sewing the cuffs will not only help them stay put in the wash but it also prevents the shorts from fraying TOO much over time.

Can we talk about how comfy J. Crew's Cece flats are? Each season J. Crew comes out with new colors and I just want to scoop 'em all up! If you're between sizes then size down because they stretch a bit.

Leopard + teal always make a great combo and I think this is a great case for how accessories can really make an outfit!

August 20, 2012

{Giveaway} $100 Lady Foot Locker Gift Card

After seeing all the amazing new styles at Lady Foot Locker, I thought it would be fun to give Pursuit readers a chance to have a LFL shopping spree!  

See deets below on how to enter to win a $100 gift card to Lady Foot Locker! Here are a few styles I’m loving under $100:

To Enter:

Tweet the following:  I just entered to win $100 @LadyFootLocker giftcard on @Pursuitofshoes: pursuitofshoes.com #fashionablyfit

Contest Rules: Open to US & Canada only. Contest ends on  8/26/12 and winner will be announced on Pursuit of Shoes by 8/27/12. First winner has until 9/04/12 to claim prize. If no response, another winner will be chosen. Happy entering! 

Weekend Pics: Fashionably Fit in Dallas

What a whirlwind of a weekend! I just got back from a #Fashionablyfit weekend in Dallas and it was absolutely fabulous. If you follow me on twitter or instagram then you saw a few behind the scenes pics but here are great snaps from Lady Foot Locker's fashion show, Q&As, and re-vamped store:

{Adrienne Bailon & Nola Weinstein with Lady Foot Locker's Fashionably Fit Models}
The models walked in LFL's Go Anywhere. Look Good Everywhere. fashion show, showcasing amazing styles that easily transition from the gym to lunch, shopping and beyond! How fantastic are the color combos?

{BLISS & GLAM Bloggers: MizzFit, BexLife, Pursuit of Shoes, Corals + Cognacs}
Lady Foot Locker's fashion and fitness gurus!

{Adrienne Bailon & Nola Weinstein}
Adrienne did a fabulous Q&A, sharing her insider fitness tips, style advice, go-to workout music and favorite workout routine. Like most of us, she's all about the squats & lunges and really gets motivated to workout when she puts on stylish gear. Did I mention that her voice is on point? One fan asked her to sing and she happily agreed. She's such a doll!

 Shoe Pic! I fell in love with my polka dot Nikes that just so happened to match my mani.

{Pursuit of ShoesMizzFit, BexLifeCorals + Cognacs & Nola Weinstein}
We did a Q&A about our favorite work out routines, wearing makeup at the gym, the amazingness of neon sneakers and so much more. Talk about a fun time!

After her Q&A, Adrienne posed for pics with all of the fans and #fashionablyfit ladies.

We snuck one in too!

Models prepping for the Go Anywhere. Look Good Everywhere. fashion show.

 The re-vamped Lady Foot Locker store. Hello, neon! 

Candid shot from our #fashionablyfit breakfast

Adrienne joined us before the event for our #fashionablyfit breakfast and we totally bonded over having tiny feet. I didn't get a chance to take a pic of her shoes but she was rocking gorgeous Loubs.

It was so much fun working with the GLAM & LFL teams. Plus, I love making new blogger friends!  Together we showcased the power of stylish workout gear and how we can all lead #fashionablyfit lives no matter how busy we are or where life takes us post -workout! Seriously, my new polka dot kicks make me want to head straight to hip-hop tonight.

What I'm wearing: Actra Audrina Pant, Nike Victory Compression Sports Bra, Nike That's What's Up Tee, and Nike Hyperclave Sneakers.

**Check back later today for a Lady Foot Locker giveaway that you won't want to miss!**

August 16, 2012

Fashionably Fit with Lady Foot Locker

Remember when I hinted about my crazy month and exciting news? Well, I'm headed to Dallas this weekend to help Lady Foot Locker launch their Fashionably Fit campaign! I'll be meeting up with 3 other fashionable and fit bloggers, GLAM, and Adrienne Bailon for fun styling sessions, Q&As and a fashion show.

If you live nearby I would LOVE to meet you! Here are the deets: 

This will be my first time in Dallas and I can't wait! I'm also just super excited for this campaign because it really makes a difference (at least for me) when I head to the gym wearing something I look and feel good in - all it takes is a new pair of tennis to motivate me to work out. Let's be honest, a new pair of shoes can make me do anything! But really, I love hiking with Mr. Pursuit or taking hip-hop classes; however, I'm always running around before and after my work outs which means I need to look halfway decent in my gym gear.

Make sure to follow #FashionablyFit on instagram & twitter to see all of our pics from the weekend and stay tuned for more exciting news next week!

August 15, 2012

Daytime Style: A Pop of Neon

A pop of neon adds an exciting element to any daytime look: 
{American Apparel Chiffon Skirt // Diesel Utility Jacket -similar here & here // GAP Tank // Sam Edelman 'Gigi' Sandals // Foley & Corinna Bag - similar here // GAP Belt // Julep 'It Girl' Mani}

Chiffon minis are just so fun and girly especially in bright colors! Take a pop of neon and pair it with neutrals and basics for a simple, not too "out there" daytime look.  Also, a utility jacket is a top 10 closet must-have because it pulls together and tops off any outfit.