Shoe du jour

Monday’s are mod…with the “Dante” pump from Via Spiga. I’ve had these flats (I can’t call them a pump with such a low heel) for about 5 years. Still fashionable, it’s a modern twist on a 60’s vibe. And the two-tone look continues to rock the runways. Black patent leather upper, contrasting white 2″ block heel, a mirror-finished buckle accents the squared off toe while thick, contrasting white leather straps add to the adornment. A stylish, yet simply stated 9-5 shoe to give your wardrobe a polished, mod look – dress to thrill.

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A minimalist, architectural inspired bootie from United Nude that’s sleek and powerful. The “block double bootie” has an externalized geometric 5.25″ block heel and classic rounded toe design which equates to a look that is striking, modern, and fresh. This United Nude original is a futuristic winner. Introduce yourself to a brand that is always pushing forward with modern silhouettes, mixed media substrates … shoes that are pure sculptural works of art – giving your street style an edgy, classic and dramatic look!

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It was Fall 2010, the shoe was featured in Glamour, InStyle, and various weekly magazines. The company had backorders from preorders. I waited a over a month for the shoe. Was it worth it? Yes! Nina’s “Yaneli” high wedge, open toe calf hair, leopard print bootie. The shoe is similar in nature to Alexander Wang’s “Alla” leopard peep toe wedge, but it was $550 less! So why break the bank? Leopard and fur is fashionable for this season and with a heel height of 4″ and no platform, this bootie not only enhances your look, it’s also a breeze to walk in. So bring out that exotic print you’ve been storing and take a walk on the wild side.

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Rockin the playful polka dots! Marco Santi‘s “Karla” booties from 2011, exclusively from Sole Society, which started as a shoe club but has expanded to carrying on trend, affordable shoes, bags and accessories. You’ve seen peep toe booties, you’ve seen ruffles on pumps and everyone has a pair of polka-dot shoes, or they should. But when you add the three characteristics together, you get a new level of cuteness – the ruffle polka dot bootie! Open toe bootie, black and white polka-dot fabric atop mesh backing gives structure to the bootie. A 4″ tapered stiletto heel and 1/2″ covered platform allow for all day comfort and a day full of smiles. You simply cannot go wrong with polka-dots.

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Does your look need a lift? This stunningly sleek, couture pump should be in every footwear fashionista’s shoe collection. From the legendary luxury fashion house, Yves Saint Laurent, the “Kiltie” pump is a modern display of pret-a-porter luxury. A distinctively rich, muted olive green suede graces the slingback. The 5.5″ tapered stiletto heel has a 1″ wrapped platform, giving your look a tremendous lift while providing comfort and being easy to walk in, believe it or not.  A fold-over fringed, exaggerated kilted trim with a shiny gold-tone chain link accents the front, above the peep toe. When I saw these for pre-fall 2011, I only admired them from afar. A holiday sale in 2011, made the admiration a reality to my shoe collection and they are fabulous.

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As excited as I am for fall fashion, the rising mercury indicates that summer is staying around for a while. So I’m showing a sneak peak of my change of season style picks while I indulge in a few more summer kicks. Do you have a secret love? Nanette Lepore‘s “Secret Love” sandal from 2010…a contrast-colored 4.25″ heel sandal showcasing a two-tone floral accent atop the open toe. Leather criss-cross straps wind around to create an ankle strap making these a sturdy and sassy style to strut in.

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Nanette Lepore snampshot

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Shoe du jour

The ever adorable and incredibly sassy – John Fluevog‘s “Mini Zaza” – an inspired spat with an attitude. A cream leather wide strap with contrasting stitching and three cute buttons perches atop the upper of the casual black leather mary jane pump. What makes this shoe stand out in the crowd is the classic Mini heel – a unique 3″ hourglass heel. These shoes were my very first introduction to John Fluevog 5 years ago, yet they are still surprisingly stylish and very comfortable. Just today someone complimented me on these and asked me which brand they were. If you haven’t tried Fluevog’s, prepare to fall in love. If you have, I bet you didn’t stop with just one pair.


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Miu Miu‘s nude leather peep toe pump…a darker shade of pale. Smooth leather with a tapered peep toe, 5″ covered heel and 1.25″ front platform. This “goes with anything” wardrobe staple has superb detailing making Miu Miu a fashion necessity and a worth while investment.

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With Labor Day signaling the end of summer and fall fashions emerging everywhere, it’s time for a bold, graphic statement with a touch of cuteness. So release the hounds…tooth! The “Jocelyn” hounds-tooth pump by Kate Spade New York. With a grosgrain bow perched atop the patterned fabric, patent leather trim and patent leather wrapped chunky 4″ heel, the pump is … simply adorable. Hounds-tooth is a pattern that never goes out of style and is the epitome of style. So class up your shoe wardrobe with the duo-tone textile pattern – it can transform that Little Black Dress or even your ripped jeans to a new level of couture.

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