SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Prada

Prada has long held the unspoken title of being one of the greatest shoe designers (who could forget the iconic hot rod heels from 2012?  And you can still youtube one of the models falling from their super high sandals in the 2008 runway show…).

Their latest sandals, featuring a metal-plated, industrial-inspired wedge heel in a matte black color is no exception.

Prada Wedge-Heel Strappy Sandals

Prada Wedge-Heel Strappy Sandals, $1,075 $649

Prada Wedge-Heel Strappy Sandals

 

What do you think of ‘em?

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The Top Nine Must-Have Bags of The Season

From Olympia Le-Tan’s creative book clutches of the tongue-in-cheek variety to Dolce & Gabbana’s intricate beauties, this season’s bags are more elaborate than ever before.  Check out these top picks of unique handbags that are guaranteed to make you stand out this winter.

1.

Orla Kiely Tabitha Bag, $278

Orla Kiely Tabitha Bag, $278

2. 

Fendi Mini 2Jours Bag, $2,200

Fendi Mini 2Jours Bag, $2,200

3.

Stella McCartney Mini 3-Chain Shaggy Faux Deer Falabella, $1,495

Stella McCartney
Mini 3-Chain Shaggy Faux Deer Falabella, $1,495

4.

Olympia Le-Tan Chalk Box Hand Embroidered Shoulder Bag, $1,177

Olympia Le-Tan
Chalk Box Hand Embroidered Shoulder Bag, $1,177

 5.

Oscar De La Renta Beige Sequin Clutch, $1,695

Oscar De La Renta Beige Sequin Clutch, $1,695

6.

Anya Hindmarch Victory Ebury Maxi textured-leather tote, $2,250

Anya Hindmarch
Victory Ebury Maxi textured-leather tote, $2,250

7.

Sarah's Bag Vroom embellished velvet clutch, $549

Sarah’s Bag Vroom embellished velvet clutch, $549

8.

Charlotte Olympia Whisper embroidered crepe de chine clutch, $747

Charlotte Olympia
Whisper embroidered crepe de chine clutch, $747

9.

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Brocade Dolce Bag, $6,995

Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Brocade Dolce Bag, $6,995

Which of these are your favorites?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Bionda Castana

Shoe label Bionda Castana, which means Blonde Brunette in Italian, is named after the British footwear designers’ nickname.  The duo, Jennifer Portman and Natalia Barbieri, combine Italian craftsmanship with their edgy London roots and old-world luxury.  Each pair of shoes are crafted in a remote town outside of Milan.

For their Spring 2015 line, they focused on giving patterns a sophisticated makeover.  Grids, dots, and stripes are all staples, while paying homage to the glamour of the 1950’s and 60’s.

Check out these ‘Bay’ pumps below, featuring a monochrome black and white grid print and transparent mesh side detailing.

'Bay' - Double Panel Black and White Grid Print Single Sole Pump, $510

‘Bay’ – Double Panel Black and White Grid Print Single Sole Pump, $510

These ‘Bay’ style pumps also come in a navy & sky blue polka dot pattern, which are every bit as fabulous.

'Bay' - Navy and Sky Blue Polka-Dot Single Sole Pump, $510

‘Bay’ – Navy and Sky Blue Polka-Dot Single Sole Pump, $510

 

Which are your favorite?

xo

Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Every year, I start out with the best of intentions for gift-giving.  I tell myself, This year, you are going to get everyone gifts right away, and be done with all the hustle and bustle. Every year, I fail at this miserably.

If you’re like me and the rest of the 99% of the population, take a look at this customized holiday gift guide for every person on your list.  They will appreciate all of the thought you put into it, and I won’t tell.

Enjoy!

For the Foodie/Chef:

L.O.V.E. Foodbook, $62

L.O.V.E. Foodbook, $62

For the Luxury Lover:

The La Mer Candle, $80

The La Mer Candle, $80

For the Athlete:

Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch, $99

Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch, $99

 

For the Fancy Pants with Taste Too Expensive To Buy Anything She’d Really Want/Lover of All Things Pink:

Charbonnel Et Walker Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles, $28

Charbonnel Et Walker
Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles, $28

For the Techie/Music Lover:

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker, $199

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker, $199

 

For the Creative Thinker/DIYer:

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts, $14

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts, $14

 

For the Beauty Junkie:

Mermaid Perfume Body Oil, $70

Mermaid Perfume Body Oil, $70

For the Yogi:

Yogitoes Premium Mat Sized Yoga Towel, $57

Yogitoes Premium Mat Sized Yoga Towel, $57

 

For the Jet-Setter/Adventurer/Student:

Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack, $80

Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack, $80

Backpacks are in.  Promise.

For the Frequent Flyer/Gym Aficionado:

Flight 001 Go Clean Gym Gear Bag, $30

Flight 001 Go Clean Gym Gear Bag, $30

 

For the Pet Lover/a.k.a. Everyone Else on Your List:

Dog Selfies by Charlie Ellis, $14

Dog Selfies by Charlie Ellis, $14

 

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Paul Andrew

Luxury fashion design is nothing new for Paul Andrew, a shoe designer who worked at various fashion houses from Alexander McQueen to Calvin Klein before launching his own line in 2013.  Every aspect of design is critical to Paul, as he personally hand draws every shoe, chooses high-end materials, and uses only the best Italian production techniques to create each pair of shoes in his collections.

This is clearly evident in these Nya Suede and Patent-Leather Sandals, which playfully combine triple-dyed bright-blue suede, black, white, and neon-pink patent leather.  As an added bonus, the cushioned memory-foam insole forms to your foot for extra comfort.  Pretty sure the cushion in itself will ruin walking in any other pair of heels ever again…

Paul Andrew Nya Sandals, $945

Paul Andrew Nya Sandals, $945

Paul Andrew

 

What do you think of these quirky sandals?  How would you wear them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Sophia Webster

Every week, I have to convince myself to expand beyond the Sophia Webster website for SPT.  Some weeks are harder than others (thanks a lot, miss Webster…).  She’s found the perfect balance for us 20 & 30 -something’s that relish in the Lisa Frank/90’s nostalgia and complementing perfectly with modern day chic.

Take these baby blue Louby’s (below) for example.  They are adorned with embroidered flowers and lavender rabbit fur trim, while contrasting beautifully with the black and white striped heel.  Not to mention, mules are pretty much everywhere this season, and are versatile enough to wear alone or with tights.

Sophia Webster Louby Embroidered Mules, $695

Sophia Webster Louby Embroidered Mules, $695

And if you must…  Net-a-Porter has an equally adorable pair in black (gasp!).

Sophia Webster Louby Embroidered Mules, $695

Sophia Webster Louby Embroidered Mules, $695

What do you think of these mules?  Are you as obsessed with Sophia Webster as I am?

xo

How to Wear It: Leopard Print

Leopard print is a difficult trend to master.  Too much, and you end up looking tacky.  With this animal print, the more subtle, the better.  Try mixing in details, or peeking out from underneath a shirt.  When contrasted against black, red, or a deep plum color, it will stick out and look absolutely stunning.

 

Leopard Print
What do you think of leopard print?  How do you like to wear it?
xo

Need To Know Tips for Dressing For Your Shape

Whether you’re athletic, curvy, pear shaped, or full figured, there are some style rules that are universal, yet certain aspects that are specific to different bodies.  Use these helpful tips to look your best!

Dressing for your shape

Do you have any other style tips you love?

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant’s aesthetic is unmistakable.  It has something of a “French bohemian meets western” feel, in the best way possible.  I’m obsessed with these adorable shearling wedge boots from Luisaviaroma.  Not only do they look so warm and cozy, they are super chic and versatile when paired with any outfit.

sabel Marant Etoile Suede Shearling Boots, $870

sabel Marant Etoile Suede Shearling Boots, $870

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What do you think?