SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Laurence Dacade

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!

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Delpozo

Delpozo’s new creative director Josep Font has been a breath of fresh air for the brand following Jesus del Pozo’s passing in 2011.  He has managed to remain true to the brand’s Spanish roots, with colorful designs and prints, while mixing in feminine and romantic vibes.

These velvet pumps are a perfect example of the playful, yet ladylike aesthetic.  These flirty heels are covered in pink and navy velvet, with a 4″ chunky heel.  Finish off the look with a below-the-knee skirt and high-collar blouse for a polished, yet refined look.

Delpozo Velvet Pump, $720, via Moda Operandi

Delpozo Velvet Pump, $720, via Moda Operandi 

delpozo velvet pumps

delpozo velvet pumps

 

What do you think of these heels?  Share your thoughts below.

Have a beautiful weekend! 

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Dior

“Women, with their intuitive instinct, understood that I dreamed not only of making them more beautiful, but happier too.” -Christian Dior.

 

Dior is known for their high-quality, intricately designed pieces.  A shining example are these Cognac Calfskin Ankle Boots by Dior, a perfect boot to accompany the autumn weather.  They first debuted in the Autumn/Winter 2015-2016 runway show, and are composed of calfskin and crocodile.  The construction was inspired by the Opanca technique, an old-fashioned way of constructing shoes in which they are hand-sewn and use a double needle sewing technique to attach the sock lining, sole, and upper part of the shoes to each other in one process.

Dior Cognac Calfskin Ankle Boot, price upon request

Dior Cognac Calfskin Ankle Boot, price upon request

Wear them with cropped skinny jeans or a long pencil skirt for a refined and sophisticated look.

Dior Cognac Calfskin Ankle Boot

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

xo

Pantone’s Top 10 Colors For Spring 2017

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Pantone has expedited its color forecasting this year and released the top colors for Spring 2017.  The immediacy of this release is in part because of the see now, buy now movement following New York Fashion Week.  Niagara Blue, a denim-inspired hue, is number one, followed closely by a ladylike yellow, known as Primrose Yellow.

Check out the top 10 picks below.  

10. Hazelnut 14-1315

Pantone Hazelnut

9. Kale 18-0107

Pantone Kale

8. Pink Yarrow 17-2034

Pantone Pink Yarrow

7. Greenery 15-0343

Pantone Greenery

6. Pale Dogwood 13-1404

Pantone Pale Dogwood

5. Island Paradise 14-4620A

Pantone Island Paradise

4. Flame 17-1462

Pantone Flame

3. Lapis Blue 19-4045

Pantone Lapis Blue

2. Primrose Yellow 13-0755

Pantone Primrose Yellow

1. Niagara 17-4123

Pantone Niagara

 

What colors do you like the best?  

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Paul Andrew

Paul Andrew has a knack for creating beautiful, sexy, and also comfortable high heels, which is a rarity among designers.  These wedge heels boast a gold geometric cutout pattern on the heel, which blend elegantly with the black satin fabric that composes the rest of the shoe.

Wear these with gold jewelry and a LBD.  ‘Nuff said.

Paul Andrew Kismet Satin Wedge Sandals, $895, via Net-a-Porter

Paul Andrew Kismet Satin Wedge Sandals, $895, via Net-a-Porter

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

xoxo

Something Borrowed, Something Blue: The Most Beautiful Wedding Dresses You’ve Ever Seen

Wedding dress shopping is something a woman does only once (hopefully) in her lifetime, so finding the perfect dress is essential.  Below, you’ll find the perfect compilation of wedding gowns to feast your hungry eyes upon, regardless of if you’re in the market for wedding season or not.

BERTA Plunging V-Neck Beaded Lace Dress (In Stores Only), $8,470.00, via Nordstrom

Berta Plunging V-Neck Beaded Lace Dress (In Stores Only), $8,470, via Nordstrom

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Alexander McQueen

It’s no secret that Alexander McQueen and skulls go together like man buns & tattoos, or affliction jeans & bad taste (oops, did I go there?).  These black leather boots feature the trademark Swarovski-crystals embellished skull emblem on the Perspex heel of the boot.

Alexander McQueen Leather Skull-Heel Ankle Boot, $1,265

Alexander McQueen Leather Skull-Heel Ankle Boot, $1,265, via Net-A-Porter

Style these boots with a pair of cuffed (and preferably ripped) denim jeans and a tucked in, oversized white button up à la Kate Moss.  Finish with red lipstick and major backcombing for a rock’n’roll-inspired look.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Leather ankle boots

 

Would you wear these boots?  If so, what would you pair them with?

xoxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Miu Miu

Miu Miu is totally killing it in the shoe department lately.  First, the glittery retro heels that dreams are made of, and now…  Pink, yellow, and grey color blocked cowgirl boots with their logo and KITTENS (they are always kittens, never cats, to me…) emblazoned on ’em.  These badass boots scream IDGAF…  in the cutest way possible.  Wear ’em with a pair of denim jeans and a white button up, or with an all black ensemble for a chic look that lets these boots stand out on their own.

Miu Miu Leather Boots, $1,600, via MyTheresa

Miu Miu Leather Boots, $1,600, via MyTheresa

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What do you guys think of these pink cowgirl boots?  Would you wear them?

xxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Gucci

Up until 2014 when Alessandro Michele took the reigns as the new creative director of Gucci, the label had lost some of its luster in recent times (aka: post the reign of Tom Ford).  Sure, they had maintained a luxury status due to their monogram and the loyal customer base, but essentially, it just hadn’t kept up with the ever changing world of fashion.

Alessandro Michele walking the runway at Gucci's Autumn/Winter 2016 show

Alessandro Michele walking the runway at Gucci’s Autumn/Winter 2016 show

Enough lingering on the past.  The point being, is that Alessandro Michele is a freaking genius, and he’s dolled up the fashion house real pretty since coming into office.  After his first Gucci presentation in February last year he said, “It’s been 20 years since Tom worked his magic at Gucci. The world is completely different. What women want is completely different. Amen.

After their fashion-forward September catwalk show last season, they became Net-a-Porter’s second best-selling brand.  Naturally, the shoes have become a game-changer once again, with sky-high platforms, and enough studs to officially dub them a lethal weapon.  See the almost-sold out (albeit still in pre-order) Malin Spiked Leather Sandals below, with the signature Gucci colors, and adorned with dangerously alluring details.  Style these sandals with a boxy skirt and geek-chic details to balance out the look.

Gucci Malin Spiked Leather Sandals, $1,500, via Saks

Gucci Malin Spiked Leather Sandals, $1,500, via Saks

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Gucci Malin Sandals

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

xo,

stay lovely

Trending Now: 15 Classic Trench Coats That Will Never Go Out Of Style

A classic trench is an essential of every wardrobe.  There’s really no quintessential equivalent to the camel trench coat.  It simply exudes class, sophistication, and elegance, whether worn with a dress, a suit, or simply a pair of jeans.

Fall Classic Camel Coats
At this point, you’re probably thinking, Why, yes, I do need a camel trench coat, and I’m really not certain how I’ve lived my life without one….until now.
(Congratulations on your newfound realization!)
Now that you’ve taken a few seconds to let it soak in, your mind is probably overloaded with questions.  What details do I want on my trench?  Should I choose a belted, a button-up, or both?!  Oversized or fitted?  Do I splurge on a luxurious high-quality version so that it can last through many more winters to come?
While all of these questions are perfectly valid and understandable, know that you can simply sit back (let Trends & Tribulations do the heavy lifting here, darling) and relax while you feast your eyes on these shoppable beauties below.  All you gotta do is scroll.
(You’re welcome.  I love you, too.  Don’t get weird.)

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Gucci Wool-Blend Trench Coat, $2,919

Gucci Wool-Blend Trench Coat, $2,919

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Proenza Schouler belted trench coat, $1,916.53

Proenza Schouler belted trench coat, $1,916.53

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Saint Laurent belted trench coat, $5,990.00

Saint Laurent belted trench coat, $5,990.00

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Burberry London The Kensington Mid wool and cashmere-blend felt trench coat, $1,595

Burberry London The Kensington Mid wool and cashmere-blend felt trench coat, $1,595

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Jason Wu belted long trench coat, $3,995.00

Jason Wu belted long trench coat, $3,995.00

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Akris oversized lapels belted coat, $1,498.09

Akris oversized lapels belted coat, $1,498.09

 

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Carven Belted Double-Breasted Coat, $1,520

Carven Belted Double-Breasted Coat, $1,520

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Burberry London Checked cashmere-blend cape, $989

Burberry London Checked cashmere-blend cape, $989

(I know, I know, it’s not a trench.  But you have to admit, it’s pretty darn cute.)

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Rag & Bone Faye Coat, $995

Rag & Bone Faye Coat, $995

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Boss Cepina Wool Cashmere Coat, $625.00

Boss Cepina Wool Cashmere Coat, $625.00

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J.Crew Brown Collection Double-faced Italian Wool Sleeveless Coat, $495

J.Crew Brown Collection Double-faced Italian Wool Sleeveless Coat, $495

(Perhaps a sleeveless version would tickle your fancy…)

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Banana Republic Camel Double Breasted Coat, $298

Banana Republic Camel Double Breasted Coat, $298

 

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Frame Denim Le Duster suede coat, $1,400

Frame Denim Le Duster suede coat, $1,400

 

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Burberry London fitted trench coat, $4,939.31

Burberry London fitted trench coat, $4,939.31

 

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Stella McCartney Bryce wool-blend coat, $1,690

Stella McCartney Bryce wool-blend coat, $1,690

Which is your favorite?  Do you have a classic camel-colored trench coat, or do you disagree that it is a wardrobe staple?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Love you guys, xo