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

paul andrew kismet cutout sandals

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



Due to the ridiculous rather high number of LBD’s & LBH’s (Little Black Heels) in my closet(s), I started to get picky when adding any more of them to my wardrobe.  They have to really tickle my fancy, per se, or, sadly, they’ll just be taking up more coveted closet space.

(Side Note: Since I moved into a new apartment earlier this summer, I had to go from two walk-in closets to a tiny little one.  Needless to say, it’s been tough, but a learning experience in minimalism…  I’ve also taken to decorating my apartment with shoes as art to make up for storage (i.e. shoes intertwined with my books, in my living room, laundry room, etc.)…)

Take, for example, these beauties from DSquared2’s Fall-Winter 2015-16 collection.  They have just enough glitz and glam to make them stand out, and simply exude sex appeal.  I love how the fringe, metal zippers, and chains give them a rock’n’roll vibe, while the all-black color keeps the sandals from looking overdone.

Wear ’em with cuffed blue denim, or with a structured leather skirt and chiffon blouse for a sexy, edgy look.

DSquared2 Sandals, $1,500, via Shoescribe

DSquared2 Sandals, $1,500, via Shoescribe



What do you think of these little black sandals?  Would you wear them?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

xo, Sophie


Style Inspiration: Tropical Prints

As I write this post, I am burning up from the sunlight shining on me.  Which is pretty amazing, considering I basically require the temperature around me to average 100 degrees fahrenheit, and I teach hot yoga.  But, I love it all the same: Summer!

And with summer (and tropical vacations) comes colorful fashion and summer prints.  One of my favorite prints this season is green palm trees, especially in tandem with wicker hats and espadrilles, and, of course, pink!  Check out my inspiration below for creating your own style with these fun prints.

Tropical Paradise

What are your favorite summer prints and styles?  Share in the comments section below!

xo, darlings


SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

From running shoes to jerseys, sporty-inspired fashion is everywhere this season, and high heels are no exception.  These Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s Wave sandals playfully combine a neoprene Velcro-fastening front strap with perforated suede panels and a thin, stiletto heel.  They have a mix of sugary sweet colors, like pastel yellow, baby blue, and pale pink.  Pair ’em with a colorful cross-body bag, and a surfer skirt for the perfect balance of sporty and sweet.

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, $525 now $367

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi


What do you think of these sporty luxe sandals?  What would you wear ’em with?


SHOE PORN THURSDAY: MM6 by Maison Margiela

Flatforms are 2015’s answer to 2014’s mule sandal.  Comfortable, relaxed, and a little out there, the flatform can come in various heights, shapes, and materials.  These ones by Maison Martin Margiela’s label MM6 stuck out to me, with their quirky stuffed ankle straps and pink vinyl tops.  Ultimately, if the shoe type creepers and Geta sandals had a lovechild, this is what it would look like.  Channel your inner Baby Spice, and style them with pigtails, a ring pop necklace, and (probably) a fake ID.

MM6 by Maison Margiela, $590

MM6 by Maison Margiela, $590


MM6 by Maison Margiela


What do you think of these sandals?



I’m a sucker for any fashion item vaguely reminiscent of comic books or superheroes, so naturally, when I came across these cute little white and black boots from Golden Goose, I was smitten.  The chunky heel gives it a casual, laid-back vibe, and the open-toe is perfect for the spring and summer.  Pair ’em with cropped boyfriend jeans, or balance the monochrome black & white with a bright, colorful ensemble.

Golden Goose boots, $860

Golden Goose boots, $860

Golden Goose

What do you think of these quirky boots by Golden Goose?



With clear-lucite heels and the perfect complement of mint and printed yellow, these Opening Ceremony sandals are perfect for a summer afternoon.  Pair them with a white sundress or a yellow jumper, throw on some sunglasses, and you’re ready to go.  Side note: That paper-thin, antithesis-of-a-platform-like toe is huuuuge this season (in case you hadn’t noticed).  I started to see them everywhere, from Louboutins to Jimmy Choos.  It reminds me a bit of bridesmaid shoes from the ’90’s, but it’s starting to grow on me (despite my love for platforms).

Opening Ceremony, $475

Opening Ceremony, $475

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What do you think of these heels?  Would you wear them?



Daniele Michetti is at it again, making some kick ass heels for the summer.  Check out these adorable salmon pink colored ankle booties, with black leather detailing and lacing.  Pair them with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a black leather top or jacket for a relaxed vibe.

Daniele Michetti, $818

Daniele Michetti, $818

daniele michetti heelsOne of my favorite things about Daniele Michetti heels is the adorable logo on the back of the soles.

What do you think of these?

Wasteland’s Summer 2012 Lookbook: Tripped Out

Wasteland came out with an amazing Summer 2012 Lookbook, complete with fluorescent’s, floral prints and (of course) Jeffrey Campbells.  The Pink Hotel in California was the perfect place to embody the relaxed and fun vibe of summer.

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