Laurence Dacade is known for having whimsical and unique prints in her designs.  The French designer’s philosophy is “There is no need to suffer for beauty”, and it is apparent in her comfortable shoe styles that are both fashionable & functional.

Check out these darling David Bowie -inspired booties.  If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that we are obsessed with Bowie’s style.  Wear them with oversized, worn-in denim and a sexy cropped top to balance out the bold style of the boots.  

And don’t forget red lipstick & some serious self-confidence.

Laurence Dacade Bowie paneled leather ankle boots, $960

Laurence Dacade Bowie paneled leather ankle boots, $960, via Net-a-Porter 

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What do you think of these boots?  How would you style them?

xo, loves

Have a beautiful weekend!

Rest in Peace, David Bowie.

David Bowie was an incredible fashion icon and so much more.  In honor of his very sad passing this past Sunday, here is a throwback to a post made way back when Trends & Tribulations was in it’s infantry, highlighting the actor, singer, songwriter, producer, and painter as a fashion inspiration.


Unlikely Fashion Inspiration: David Bowie

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

-David Bowie

Rest in peace, David Bowie.


Style Muse: David Bowie

Unlikely Fashion Inspiration: David Bowie

David Bowie is such a stylish icon, it’s no surprise that he is today’s fashion inspiration. What is most remarkable about Bowie’s style is his fearless ability to mix and match prints and styles, which instantly gives an outfit a high-fashion touch. A unique printed blazer and some kick ass boots like these, by Kenzo, make the outfit fun. Add some metallic jeans for some added glamour, and leave the rest of the outfit to the details. These subtle exclamation point earrings, and snakeskin detailing on the handbag are a chic finishing touch.