Sunday, December 30, 2007

Major Elements

I have recently come across an evening shoe that combines some of my favorite elements in life and fashion. What are these elements? Class, Style, Intrigue, and Major Sex Appeal. This 4-inch heel by Luichiny, hits all these buttons in just the right way.
Let’s start with Element One: Class. I believe that the conservative peep toe and heel embracing back do some major communication in a very subtle way. The entire design of the shoe has so much to say, however it says it very delicately and confidently. It is not a shoe that will ever speak louder than your dress, although it will certainly be the highlight of your ensemble.

Moving on to Element Two: Style. If you’ve kept an eye on what the celebrities and fashionistas are sporting these days, you will notice that a hint of vintage and old world glamour are the hot trend. These popular shoes have the same vintage-like appeal, with the front cross straps, open toe and satin backing. This shoe works well with many of the newest styles, like a trendy babydoll dress & stockings or with a cute top & a pair of skinny jeans. Simply magnifique!

Now for Element Three: Intrigue. Although many shoes may cover the other elements mentioned here, this element in particular is not so easy to come by. Mystery and intrigue are number one with this shoe, given the unique duality of black leather and silky satin. The intricately woven straps on the front of the shoe and sides create a lovely dynamic that will grab the attention of any onlooker!

Finally, Element Four: Major Sex Appeal. When you think about it, what could be more important? This shoe creates an interesting appeal regardless of the outfit you may be wearing. The lofty 4-inch heel gives adds length and lift to your leg and calf muscles, and the peep toe shows off your toes. The entwining straps lead up to the ankle strap in a teasing and flirty way. The unique design and sheer experience will leave you and others breathless!

Friday, December 28, 2007

“Ugg’s” Are they in or out?

Ugg’s are everywhere. Whether you feel they are out you can’t deny that they are sweeping the country. Ugg’s even make Oprah’s favorite things list almost every year!
I remember when I was in college and they just started to become popular in the mid-west. Though all the fashion magazines said they were a “don’t”. I wasn’t at all surprised it seems by the time the mid-west gets caught up with the fads they are already out of style in the rest of the country.
My husband and I were walking around the mall the other day. I saw all kinds of Ugg’s; short ones, tall ones, different colors, and textures. The people in our town seem to really like them. I talked with a shoe store at the mall and the owner said they are the most profitable brand in their store. So, from this information people in our mid-west college town seem to think Ugg’s are “in”.
Personally, I think they are “in” I just got my first pair. I like wearing them over jeans, under jeans, with tights and a nice big sweater dress.
So what do you think about Ugg’s?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I Love My New Flats

Just like every other mid-20’s young professional girl, living in a society filled with thrills, frills and ever changing styles, I try hard to stay in-tune with the latest and greatest fashions and trends. While flipping through my weekly People magazine, holding a frothy Starbucks concoction in my discount manicured hand, I see numerous celebs photographed with the same Starbucks drink and wearing the latest duds – the hottest, and most savvy clothes that I will never be able to afford. *Sigh* In my weakest consolation however, I take it upon myself to hunt down the same looks on an affordable scale. Why we try to stay so in-tune with these looks, I am afraid to admit. Are we trying to actually be fashionable or just give into creating an illusion that we are fashionable? Touché and ole. Either way, I’m determined to look my best but at the lowest cost possible!

The latest snazzy trend I’ve delved into is that of the ballet flat. Now you must understand that this was a hard one for me. I am short, and all of my pants are about 4 inches too long for me. Heels have always been my savior. For me to make such a commitment to these cute flat shoes, I’d have to acquire a wardrobe that would cooperate! Over the lapse of 2-3 months, I managed to purchase some new jeans that were a bit shorter and didn’t drag behind me when I walked on bare feet. (And yes, I was happy to have a valid reason for needing new clothes.) This was step one.

The second, and possibly most important step, was finding the right shoe. There are so many out there, I had quite a time finding the perfect ones. Early on I determined that the only time I’d wear this style of shoe would be in casual, everyday wear only. This cut down on the swankier styles – I crossed out the shoes with the fancy stones and shiny glam. Too bad. But luckily, after several weeks of hunting and pillaging every department store and online retail shop around, I invested in two pairs of shoes that I have since fallen in love with.

This Mia shoe was my first find. It is certainly a beauty, and incredibly unique. It was
rather an impulse buy when I purchased them because my search had grown quite tiring and this one was so different than the others I had seen thus far. After I got them home, and took them out of their cute black shoebox I freaked momentarily. “What am I going to wear these with?!” I frantically ran into my closet, and grabbed my new short jeans. I immediately tried them both on, and what a relief – they worked together! While surveying my new non-lifted heels in the mirror, I discovered I needed a shirt to complete the look (that’s right folks, I’m no Amy Winehouse). These flats feature a very interesting semi-metallic gray, and to my shock they seemed to match just about all of the tee’s and tops I had. How cool! I couldn’t wait to rock them out, and anyone in my path can spot me wearing them at least 3 times a week.. and they’re probably the most complimented pair of shoes that I own.

Well as you can probably tell, life after flats was treating me well. It was like wearing flip-flops in winter – I was hooked! Thus began my search for pair number two. Since I
was so elated with my new found foot heaven, I decided I would splurge a little more on the newbie’s.. and here are my new flats. Pretty, eh? Now these shoes were a bit more pricey as I explained, but I have no regrets. And to make them even cooler, they come with an impressive little story. They were made of a high quality Brazilian leather, by a brand I have just learned about – Corso Como. They’re an eco-friendly company that are apparently as equally friendly to their employees. The only reason I know this is because these shoes came with a neat little booklet, of which I read with pride while wearing a new pair of short jeans and my fancy new kicks. It was like Christmas on my feet, and I was tickled pink with both the quality and style these of these shoes. The laser cut floral design on these tan flats shoes showed just a tiny glimpse of my freshly painted toes nails, and gave an interesting flair to my everyday wardrobe.

The moral of this story is easily summed up. It might be sad to say that I have an impressionable fashionista mind, but I was brave enough to stray from my normal daily footwear and try something new. It was a fearful and unknowing outcome, but I made some wonderful shoe selections, and even scored some new jeans! All in all, this was a successful foot faring adventure.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Gwen Stefani has New Shoes!!!

With her trendy colors and textures, the first lady of rock Miss Gwen Stefani is making a real name for herself this season with her latest creations for her fabulous line of couture footwear, L.A.M.B.. The title L.A.M.B. was created from her solo album Love.Angel.Music.Baby. and features clothing, shoes and fragrances from Stefani. This season L.A.M.B. is set to launch the newest designs from Stefani’s highly anticipated footwear collection which has had a slight facelift from last season’s designs. In November of 2006 it was announced that Titan Industries would be manufacturing the new line. Since then these shoes are set to be one of the most sought after collections this holiday season. Using her own personal style to inspire her designs, Stefani is on her way to becoming one of the years trendiest and most talked about women in fashion. A designer shoe site by the name of is one of the few premiere sites credited as a L.A.M.B. retailer. was featured in People magazine this month with one of L.A.M.B.’s newest designs. “Darrel,” a tri-color pump with a real Rasta appeal can be seen in a green, yellow and black style while Heels features other colors with the same style in mind. is also set to feature six other premiere designs, “Davin,” “Daniella,” “Daizy,” “Daly II,” “Dawn,” and “Dominic” in various colors and textures. Be sure to grab one of these great L.A.M.B. shoe styles this season from and continue to look for more from Stefani in the future!