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?



Sophia Webster is a shoe designer who can do no wrong in my eyes.  Every one of her collections is filled with whimsical patterns, bright colors, all finished with a unique, quirky touch.  This darling pair is called “Lilico“.  The black and white polka dots and stripes are perfectly contrasted by the flower corsage on the toe, and right on trend for Spring.

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Sophia Webster, $737

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What would you wear with these adorable heels?

Monday Must-Have: Polka-Dotted TopShop Joggers

TopShop, $70

TopShop, $70

I have a special place in my heart for anything Audrey Hepburn would wear, and this funky pair of polka dotted pants from TopShop are definitely in that category.  These would look great with a casual crop top and a pair of stilettos, or combined with anything red to make the design pop.