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Embellished Shoes


I am briefly breaking my moratorium on any Fall fashion talk to bring you this important message: this Fall, over-the-top, embellished shoes will be EVERYWHERE.

Think Cinderella’s glass slipper on a crack bender.

Based on Fall ’17 designer runways, merchandise hitting the stores and just overall fashion buzz, this season more is definitely more — at least when it comes to footwear. If you thought WHITE ANKLE BOOTS were a bit wild, buckle your seat belts you’re in for a fashion ride!

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Fishnet Stockings

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Don’t get your hopes up, folks.

This post is not quite as racy as the title sounds, although it’s definitely right up your alley. Last week, I realized that one of my most read posts OF. ALL. TIME. is THIS.

What can I say!?

Ladies and gentlemen, you clearly enjoy your hose, tights and stockings!

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The 10 Best Handbags of 2017 (For Every Budget!)

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I think any woman can be definitively placed into one of three categories — a handbag girl, a shoe girl or a jewelry girl.

(Which one are YOU?)

I’m most definitely a handbag girl, with shoes coming in a very close second place. Jewelry… eh. Take it or leave it… although if you’re handing it out, I’ll definitely take it.

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Fur Pom Hat

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Welcome, friends! Hope you all stayed cozy and warm this weekend!

The last few days have been a cold shock to the system (to say the least). After what’s been a pretty mild Autumn, Cleveland got the full-on, polar vortex treatment, lake effect snow and all. Most tragically, I think I lost my favorite hat.

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Gift Guide

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Guys


We’re back! THIS time, Santa’s sleigh is full of gifts for the guys in your life!

Buying for the gents can be tricky, but I think I’ve got you covered with some of my favorite go-tos, as well as some out-of-the-box ideas. Again, I grouped the gift options into 4 themes — The Boss, The Traveler, The Homebody and The Entertainer to make your selection process as efficient and easy as possible.

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Velvet Booties


Every so often a style comes along that can accomplish the impossible — provide a high quality dupe at a fraction of the designer price.

Velvet booties are perhaps the best of example of this rare fashion feat this season. With hundreds of styles to choose from and virtually no visible difference between the high-end, designer versions and the fast-fashion bargains, this is the fall trend to jump on… or jump into?!

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Mad Hatter


Fact: I am clumsy.

Fact: I spilled an entire cup of coffee on myself 20 minutes before this scheduled shoot and had to switch my outfit last minute.

Fact: A wide brim wool hat came to the rescue.

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Pom Pom Sandal


Predictably, there is usually one standout new summer trend that takes the shoe world by storm. Last year, it was the gladiator sandal.

This year is the year of the pom pom sandal.

While I will just lay it out there and say, this is not exactly my “cup-of-tea” when it comes to my own personal style and aesthetic, I can fully appreciate a colorful and fun addition to anyone’s wardrobe. The bold colors and textural details add zip to any basic look — it’s basically a party on your feet — and will be a perfect compliment to a hot summer night.

Margaritas optional.

(Click on the images below for product details!)

one (custom designed via Etsy!)// two // three // four // five // six (only $70 + also come in leopard print for $50!) // seven (the designer OG version!) // eight // nine // ten // eleven // twelve // thirteen ($60 + in stock in all sizes!) // fourteen

Three cheers for the pom-pom!

Does this colorful shoe trend get your stamp of approval? Yea or nay?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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Breakdown: The Espadrille Shoe

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One of the major perks of a new season is new shoes.

(I mean c’mon?! Are you in the least bit surprised with that answer?)

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After months of wearing heavy boots, booties and sneakers it’s nice to let your feet have some fun in the way of light and colorful shoe options. The espadrille is one of the most classic warm weather shoe styles and while it’s taken me a while to grow my appreciation for the woven soled shoe, I’m totally on board now.

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Here’s a little secret: I don’t own any espadrilles just yet! Shhhhh….

My sudden urge to add a pair of these summer beauties started where most good things start — the internet! I saw so many street style photos of women looking absolutely chic and lovely in their espadrilles that I was tempted to finally try on a pair. So I did. These VINCE ESPADRILLE WEDGES, in fact… and they felt like butter on my feet. The leather was so soft and the woven platform added so much cushion to my step that I resisted taking them off.

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From trendier platform styles, to the more traditional slip on there is an espadrille style for everyone out there regardless of age or lifestyle. Even CHANEL got into the espadrille game last summer with their classic take on the style! A word of advice: if you’re considering purchasing the CHANEL version of the espadrille style GET THEM NOW. They sold out so fast last year that they were practically an impossible score once June rolled around.

But alas, not all of us can stomach the Chanel designer price tag — and we don’t have to! Check out my favorite espadrilles that ring in at prices that are a bit more eh, palatable for the summer shoe staple.

Is an espadrille shoe a style you would wear or DO wear once the spring/summer comes around? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!


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