Soles for the Soul – Shoe du jour

Did I really need another pair of boots? No. But I attended the Covet show in Chicago and couldn’t resist.

  • They are black and white cowhair, so each pair is truly unique.
  • They are well designed and fit like a glove.
  • They are bad-ass cool.

More importantly, the main reason I bought these Alcala boots was because of the story behind them. Linda Alcala is the designer and owner of Alcala Boutique in Chicago. Her story is so inspiring. Don’t think she had it easy… nothing was handed to her. She struggled and had to scrape everything together and prove to her family and the industry that she not only could design her own line, but also be a successful business woman. She is truly an inspiration…and that is why I bought these boots.Alcala_cow Richard_cow_hair

Who knew soles could be good for one’s soul.

 

Walking on Sunshine – Shoe du jour

Spring is finally here! And it calls for a new pair of kicks to show off the pedicure! “Lil’ bootie” by Sheridan Mia. The silver, shimmer leather is what first caught my eye. The stylish cut outs, side zip, 3″ heel and cushioned in-soles sealed the deal.

 

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Shoe du jour – birthday shoes!!

Happy birthday week to me! Happy birthday week to me. I found the Prada military boots I had been coveting and it was the last pair in the entire company! Now that is a cause for celebration. Rocker-chic influence … hip, cool, current, comfortable and well, ….Prada.  How can you go wrong?!?

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Shoe du jour

Coach X Keith Haring Slide – a fluffy, shearling slide adorned with American graffiti-pop artist Keith Haring’s appliqué of a barking dog. For when your dogs are barking … or when you just want to relax and look artsy.

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Stripes du jour

Eclectic, a 60s-inspired faux-leather ankle bootie from Crosswalk. The 3″ tapered heel is wrapped in faux-pressed reptile leather. The burgundy color is subtle, yet striking against the contrasting black. The vertical lines help elongate the leg and add a bit of sass to your step. These boots work for spring and fall and look great with ripped jeans.

 

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Shoe du jour

Black Friday score! Prada’s contemporary take on a classic military silhouette. Designed with textured velvet laces, with an extra set of plain laces too – what else would you expect from Prada? A smooth, black leather ankle boot with 4″ block heel, gold-tone eyelets, an inner side zip for quick fastening and to top it off …. 50% off! Prada laceup boot

Shoe du jour

Another fabulous purchase from Delicious Shoe/Sfizi in Chicago. What’s better than buckles … well nothing, but look at these studs! Check out the Mimmu studded boot. These boots have a low heel – about 1″ – a modern day combat/army boot. A bonus … the buckles are adjustable. Although there aren’t laces – there is an inner zip – keeping this boot streamlined and neat. These boots won’t clash with your outfit as they perfectly juxtapose dresses and compliment jeans. Bring some action to your shoe wardrobe with these bad boys.

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Shoe du jour

IXOS from Italy has such cutting-edge shoes. These beauties can be found at Sfizi in Chicago. I love the 2 3/4″ rounded, chunky heel; pointy toe and surprise side lace up detail. Shoes that shout “look at me”! They come in whole sizes only, so you might need to size up if toes are too scrunched in pointy toe box. The sacrifices we make for style…are well worth it.

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