October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! 

Wouldn't these Prada pretties make great Wicked Witch of the West shoes?

Source: bit.ly via cynthia on Pinterest

 I know this month's been a bit scarce with posts, but I promise Pursuit will be back to its regular scheduled programming tomorrow! In the meantime, here are a few fun Halloween links:
 
I'm dressed as  Twig the Fairy today

One of my fave stylists, Monica Rose, dressed her daughter up as Slash

Last year's Halloween Mani How-To 

Natalie over at Mint Love Social Club killed it in her Troop Beverly Hills costume

October 29, 2012

Feeling Classic & Simple

Lately I've been drawn to classic styles, black & white ensembles, and blazers. There's something so perfect about simple black heels paired with a white blouse à la Victoria Beckham.








This coming weekend: Pursuit's twist on a classic look + a giveaway!

October 25, 2012

Target Style: How to Layer Your Look

'Tis the season for layering! I love mixing and matching my scarves, sweaters, and outerwear to find the perfect layered looks. Here are two fun options:


Subtle: Go basic and add one printed item to tie the layered look together! I love these pieces over a pair of jeans or leggings for a casual weekend ensemble.

Bold: Don't be afraid to mix texture, print, and color! The best part about layering these days is that the options are endless. You can even mix multiple prints!

This is the final part of the four part series - see 1, 2 & 3! Also, check out how the Target Fall Collection is designed to take you through a season of stylish looks at
Target.com/Merona.



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

October 23, 2012

Must Have: VS Pointed Toe Flats

You'll remember back in July I posted about four must-have pointed toe flats for fall 
and if you haven't scooped up a pair then these budget friendly babies might be just what you're looking for:

{Colin Stuart Flats $58-$78}

Colin Stuart makes surprisingly good quality kicks so I definitely plan to pick up the leopard and nude pairs! I imagine they'll become my go-to shoes just like my round toe ballet flats from J. Crew. Have you embraced pointed toe styles this season?

October 22, 2012

Weekend Pics

Can we talk about how it's already the end of October? Time is flying! Here are a few snaps from the weekend:

USC Game Day

Incredible shot from my Sunday morning beach jaunt

They always want me or I want them... let's be honest! Spotted this at the Santa Anita Racetrack on Sunday.


 Hocus Pocus + pumpkin painting party = success!

Hope you're weekend was lovely. Happy Monday!


October 18, 2012

InstaOutfits

Do you follow Pursuit of Shoes on Instagram? Psst... it's a fun insight into my daily looks and fave shoes! Here are a few recent InstaOufits:



Noticing a few trends?! Apparently I'm loving chambray, colored denim, J. Crew and Sole Society right now!


October 17, 2012

Boot Guide: OTK & Thigh High Styles

It's boot season, although you wouldn't know it if you lived in LA because it's 90 degrees outside! I was planning a great OTK look to go along with this post but it will sadly have to wait until it cools down.

After last week's Riding Boot post I received a request on facebook (love requests btw) for a few wallet friendly OTK & thigh high boot options. Check these out (if you hover over and click the images, they do fun things):

 


Yes I know there are a few $200+ pairs but let's be honest, OTK styles require a lot of leather!

Pursuit Tips: 
1. Go tame with flat and wedge styles that will last you a few seasons and work with plethora of outfits.
2. If you go for a heeled boot, stay away from patent leather or cheap materials to avoid a "woman of the night" look. 
3.  Pair them with black leggings or dark denim to elongate legs!

October 15, 2012

For the Guys: 5 Wardrobe Essentials Every Modern Man Needs

It's been FOREVER since I've done something "for the guys" and since Target Style challenged me to help the guys out, I thought it would be the perfect time to bring back a few monthly posts. Yay!

I'm always dishing out style advice for my guy friends and even ladies shopping for their men so it only makes sense to share on the blog!  First up, 5 Wardrobe Essential for the modern man:

 {1. Merona Cardigan  // 2. Merona Tailored Chinos // 3. Converse Chambray Shirt // 4. Merona Crew Neck Tee // 5. Mossimo Oxfords}

Cardigan: Your perfect layering piece for Fall - every guy from the NBA to downtown hipsters can rock one.

Washed Chinos: Don't ditch your jeans forever just switch it up with a pair of colored chinos. They're super comfy and look great with a white tee and grey cardigan.


White Crew Neck: No guy should live without one or five!

Chambray Shirt: The I look really put together but actually just rolled out of bed shirt. What guy doesn't like easy outfits?

Funky Oxfords: These babies are daytime & nighttime appropriate + look uber sharp.


Now, don't wear them ALL together ... use the essential pieces to spice up your existing Fall wardrobe for an effortless, put-together look!

This is part three of the four part series so stay tuned for a one last fab post! Also, see how the Target Fall Collection is designed to take you through a season of stylish looks at
Target.com/Merona.



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

October 12, 2012

Friday Eye Candy: Stella McCartney

 Oh hiya, Friday! Is it just me or has this week gone on FOREVER? TGIF! Head over to The Girls of Lincoln Park to check out my guest post: 5 Must-Have Shoes for Fall (all under $125).

Glitter love:

Stella McCartney Glitter Finished Heels for $710 @ Net-A-Porter

Let's be honest, I love anything that glitters but there is something extra that caught my eye with these babies - the peaked black faux suede front reminds me of a tuxedo lapel. Wouldn't these be perfect Holiday shoes!?

Have a FAB weekend!

October 10, 2012

3 Two Tone Riding Boots Under $180

It's finally starting to feel like Fall in Los Angeles and that means it's time to break out the boots! Every shoe closet needs a pair of classic riding boots and there are a few 100% leather options that won't break the bank:

{Lauren by Ralph Lauren // Sole Society // Etienne Aigner}

Can't wait to pair these boots with leggings and a chunky sweater for an easy Fall look! 

October 9, 2012

Girls' Night Out

The last of the Nordstrom Rack challenge is Girls' Night Out! Of course, a sexy LBD is the perfect go-to for any girls evening and I knew this tunic would work perfectly! It's very Cher Horowitz a la Clueless:

{ Liberty Love Tunic - $15 // Mark + James by Badgley Mischka Booties - $200}

When we have girls' night we typically go to a lounge or bar and I thought this tunic was casual but still super sexy with the sheer hi-lo! Added my new favorite booties and ta-dah... a great Fall night out look. It's also super comfy!

{in-store instasnaps}
I spotted these AMAZING L.A.M.B. heels on my last trip to the Rack and had to hold myself back from purchasing! Also, look at all the fab LBD finds I tried on:


Three looks under $500... that was fun! In case you missed the first two, here you go: Game Day Glam & Day to Night! Make sure to check out nordstromrack.com to find your local Nordstrom Rack and discover on-trend brands at up to 70% off.


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

October 8, 2012

Weekend Pics

 Hello, Monday! It was quite a fancy weekend and I wouldn't have it any other way...

Friday, the roomie & I brought out the Loubs for an incredible meal at Urasawa.

 Although we weren't celebrating anything in particular, it hit us that we first met about this time 8 years ago!

The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Park

 View from my Sunday hike in Runyon Canyon

Hope your weekend was lovely! New Nordstrom Rack post coming tomorrow.

October 5, 2012

Friday Eye Candy: Giuseppe Zanotti

Longest week ever but it's finally Friday! The girls and I are headed to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic tomorrow... woo hoo!

Loving these simple beauties: 



 

 Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Black Sandal for $695 @ Barneys

Lately I've been drawn to very simple designs that have just a touch of spunk!

Have a fab fab weekend!

October 3, 2012

Target Style: 1 Blazer, 3 Ways



Let's talk blazers! Every woman should own a tailored blazer that she can throw on over a pair of jeans or pair with a night-out dress. They're a closet's best friend because they can take you from sophisticated vixen to casual chic in seconds.

This season it's best to mix textures and prints to get just the right look!


{1. Kirna Zabete for Target Blazer // 2. Merona Polka Dot Pants  // 3. Merona Chambray Shirt // 4. Mossimo Ballet Flats // 5. Merona Striped Sweater // 6. Mossimo Shorts // 7. Xhilaration Parnelle Pump // 8. Merona Leopard Dress  // 9. Merona Crossbody Bag // 10. Mossimo Booties}

Look 1: I've already professed my love for polka dots & chambray... add a hot blazer on top? Too much to love! This is such a preppy outfit that can work in the office or on the weekend. Every girl not only needs a blazer but nude flats in their shoe closet.

Look 2: Shorts! Berry is one of this season's hottest hues and who says you can't show off your gams in Fall? Add a striped sweater under a chic blazer and throw on some sexy Mary Janes for a sassy girl's night out look.

Look 3: A leopard dress + blazer combo looks absolutely fabulous! Go for a nice fitting, flowy dress and pair it with this seasons hottest bootie trend for the perfect Fall date night outfit.

This is part two of the four part series so stay tuned for a few more fab looks! Also, see how the Target Fall Collection is designed to take you through a season of stylish looks at
Target.com/Merona.


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

October 2, 2012

Fall Style: Day to Night

The Nordstrom Rack Challenge continues with a great day to night look! The best thing about Fall is layering which makes it very easy to transition from a casual day outfit to a fun night out ensemble.

I went for a neutral palette that is anytime friendly and switched up the shoes to amp up the evening flirtiness. It's all about the shoe change!



{day} 

{night}
 {Lush Dress - $14 // Gibson Sweater - $29  // REPORT Boots - $59 // Mark + James by Badgley Mischka Booties - $200}

I love using a sweater to create the illusion that you're wearing a skirt. Between the REPORT boots from last week's post  and the new M+J  booties, I think I have my Fall boots taken care of! How easy is it to get the night look? Shoe switch + a quick sock bun = perfection!

{in-store instasnaps} 
Spotted amazing Jimmy Choo sandals the second I hit the designer shoe section but opted for more Fall friendly booties! The Nordstrom Rack guy searched high and low for my size and I'm so thankful he found them. It was a true #pursuingshoes moment. 



One more look coming next week + make sure to check out nordstromrack.com to find your local Nordstrom Rack and discover on-trend brands at up to 70% off.


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