SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Laurence Dacade

There’s something about stripes & flowers that immediately invoke a feeling of childhood nostalgia.  These Laurence Dacade embroidered striped ankle boots have a loud and playful feel, with a slightly edgy touch.  Pair ’em with flared denim and a pair of oversized shades for a perfectly adorable retro look.

Laurence Dacade Embroidered Ankle Boots, red, $748.51

Laurence Dacade Embroidered Ankle Boots, red, $748.51

Laurence Dacade Embroidered Ankle Boots, blue, $748.51

Laurence Dacade Embroidered Ankle Boots, blue, $748.51

 

What do you think of these ankle boots?

xo

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Simone Rocha

Chinoiserie-inspired prints were everywhere at Simone Rocha‘s Spring 2015 runway show.  The red satin brogues have a pointed toe and signature Perspex heel, and are adorned with whimsical matching floral appliqués.  Style them with a matching bright and colorful dress, inspired by Rocha’s runway show, or balance out the look by pairing them with a pair of denim skinnies and a crisp white blouse and blazer.

Simone Rocha appliquéd floral-print satin brogues, $1,100

Simone Rocha appliquéd floral-print satin brogues, $1,100

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What do you think of these floral brogues?  What would you wear them with?

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

The Sexiest Red Heels for Every Price Range

trends and tribulations

From taxi shoes to masquerade masked heels to the infamous Sophia Webster pencil heels, I have a more than unhealthy obsession of shoes.  However, there’s one thing missing.  I have no red heels.

After perusing website after website searching for the perfect pair, I found (as I so often do) too many pairs than will fit in either of my two shoe closets at this time (that is, until I figure out how I can transform my guest room into an adequate shoe room)…  I found pairs from every price range, and the next best thing to owning the shoes is sharing them with you lovely readers.

trends & tribulations

Pair them with a pair of cuffed denim jeans and a white button-up, or dress them up with a LBD and fire-engine red lipstick for the ultimate show-stopping look.  Enjoy!

Under $100

Jessica Simpson 'Caldas' Quilted Leather Pump, $88

Jessica Simpson
‘Caldas’ Quilted Leather Pump, $88

$100-$200

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Brinkley' Ankle Strap Pointy Toe d'Orsay Pump, $174

MICHAEL Michael Kors
‘Brinkley’ Ankle Strap Pointy Toe d’Orsay Pump, $174

$200-$300

Alice + Olivia 'Dina' Pump, $295

Alice + Olivia
‘Dina’ Pump, $295

$300-$400

Kurt Geiger London 'Britton' Pump, $450

Kurt Geiger London
‘Britton’ Pump, $450

$500-$600

Aquazzura Sexy Thing cutout suede sandals, $565

Aquazzura Sexy Thing cutout suede sandals, $565

$600-$650

Gucci 'Coline' T-Strap Cap Toe Pump, $650

Gucci
‘Coline’ T-Strap Cap Toe Pump, $650

$650-$700

Saint Laurent 'Thorn' Pump, $685

Saint Laurent
‘Thorn’ Pump, $685

$700-$800

Miu Miu Leather Mary Jane pumps, $750

Miu Miu Leather Mary Jane pumps, $750

$800-$900

Valentino Scalloped Pump, $895

Valentino Scalloped Pump, $895

$900-$1,000

Valentino 'Rockstud' T-Strap Pump, $995

Valentino ‘Rockstud’ T-Strap Pump, $995

$1,000-$1,100

Gianvito Rossi Lace-up suede ankle boots, $1,020

Gianvito Rossi Lace-up suede ankle boots, $1,020

$1,100-$1,200

VALENTINO Hitch On cutout leather pumps, $1,145

VALENTINO Hitch On cutout leather pumps, $1,145

 $1,200+

Giuseppe Zanotti Quilted Leather Double-Zip Boot, $1,695

Giuseppe Zanotti Quilted Leather Double-Zip Boot, $1,695

I can’t pretend I’m not lusting after those Giuseppe Zanotti boots…  What is your favorite?

What’s Trending: Red Ankle Boots

Red is a bold, yet subtle color to incorporate into your wardrobe.  One of my favorite ways to include a pop of color into your everyday outfits is through a pair of boots.  It pairs with other neutrals beautifully, and adds a sexy touch to your look.  Here are 6 red ankle boots under $100.

6 Red Ankle Boots Under $100
What do you think of these picks?

Sexy Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your significant other, or out for a ladies night, here are some of my favorite sexy outfit ideas.  Finally, another excuse to OD on ruffles, lace, and red… And, of course, go shopping.

lover skirt

Lover pencil skirt, $583

alice and olivia

Alice + Olivia, $700

kate spade

Kate Spade, $58

akira

Akira, $24.90

wolford

Wolford, $48

What are you planning on wearing for Valentine’s Day?