My take on the new Miu Miu ballet flats with the ankle ties and the leather straps around the top of the arches is one part ballerina and one part Hannibal Lecter. I like them and I hate them at the same time. Luckily Miu Miu knows their customer and have created more subtle versions for their less edgy fashion forward customers so everyone has something to choose from in this shoe category for fall. My favorites are the crystal strap ballerina flats in the crushed velvet. I love these because they are in the must have fall bordeaux color with the pretty crystal straps across the foot and have black velvet straps that are removal so you can tie them around the ankles to wear for a daintier look or keep it simple without the ties. Either way these are my favorite pair and can be found here.
If you have been waiting to buy that very cute Botkier cross body bag, the Ulla Johnson Skye dress, the Rag & Bone leather jacket, and those Mother denim jeans, now is the time to stock up for Fall. It is finally under 80 degrees in Los Angeles and we are ready to shop. Today is the perfect day to shop online because Shopbop is having their Main Event where you can get 25% off any purchases up to $500 and 30% off purchases over $500. This offer is too good to miss if you have been eyeing more than 3 pieces from Ulla Johnson. It would be like buying 3 pieces and getting 1 for free! Shop Shopbop.com now.
For those of you who are not thinking about snow or winter yet, just know that Montana saw it’s first snow yesterday and I am sure Colorado will see some snow soon. If you live in Los Angeles and want some relief from our 100 plus degree weather, you will need to drive to Mammoth or fly to Aspen. Whatever the case, now is the time to get Sorel boots for winter weather because Shopbop.com is doing their Main Event where you get 25% off Sorel boots. Shop the Shopbop Main Event and stock up on Sam. fur lined parkas while you are at it and a cute pair of Linda Farrow aviator sunglasses to keep the sun out of your eyes on the slopes. Get it done now so you are all set for winter.
The Christian Louboutin Gold Cataclou Sandals are like jewelry for your feet with the pyramid studs across the toes. I didn’t really think about these sandals this summer because I was too busy wearing beach sandals and pool slides, however now that we have hit a mild 75 degree temperature for fall in Los Angeles, I am rethinking a dressier sandal for nights out and parties for fall. These platforms are 2.5 inches and height and give you a little height and a little bit of shine on your feet. You can wear these sandals with virtually anything including my favorite Ulla Johnson skirts, dresses, or some AG torn jeans. Rihanna was seen wearing these same sandals this summer and she looked fab.
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Today is the first day of fall and although it is still 90 degrees outside, everyone should start thinking about fall boots before they are all sold out. My love for the Isabel Marant Dicker boots are still alive and well and now I found them for 40% less which makes them even more attractive. The current retail price on the sporty ankle boots are$635, but I found them in Europe for $339 US. Yup. Get them here now. I thought I would share since sharing is caring as they say. They have them in the black suede and the beige suede in a limited run of sizes. Hope you get yours in time for all your fall events.
Are you ready for fall? As I watch the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Chicago Bears Football game on television tonight for Monday night football and realize it is 80 degrees on the East Coast in mid September, I am no longer under the impression we have global warming in the world. We experienced 99 degrees while watching the Rams football game against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend and I am certain it is going to be a warm fall. That being said, there will be some brisk mornings and with that said there is nothing more perfect that a pair of shearling sandals that let your toes breathe while keeping your feet warm when you are out walking your dog at 6:30AM no matter if you live in the West or the East Coast. My favorite are the all black Birkenstock Arizona 2 strap sandals with the black shearling lining. Imagine walking your dog in your cozy shearling sandals that you can slip right on with one eye open at 6AM. You can have your coffee, throw your Bandolier chain phone case over your shoulders, and walk right out the door with your Birkenstocks. Life could not get any easier. And you will be stylish since celebrities have been seen wearing their Birkenstocks and Bandolier phone cases all over Los Angeles and New York as of late.
My favorite is the all black shearling and black leather Birkenstocks here.
After wearing my Asics running sneakers daily for a full year, I decided I needed to start wearing normal shoes at least a few times a week. Question was should I buy designer athleisure sneakers or actually buy real shoes? I decided owning another pair of designer Valentino sneakers may be the most prudent, but I did need to give my life a little variety and buy a pair of good looking, flat function non Birkenstock sandals. My choice were a pair of Valentino Rockstud sandals in a nude color that are great looking, comfortable, and functional. With the trifecta of comfort, looks, and function, how could I go wrong? I love the pink nude color of the sandals and the pretty rose gold colored studs. The comfort of a flat sandal that I could wear with a pair of Crippen trouser short and a Ulla Johnson silk blouse was an outfit of the day that could not be beat. With Global Warming, we hardly have rain or winter in Los Angeles anymore so these would definitely last me for many seasons to come.
The classic slip on has been given a modern update to make it more street savvy, durable and easily assimilated into your metro chic wardrobe. You get leather with a textile lining and a great looking, slightly raised rubber sole.
Looking at this beautiful shoe head on brings you more of a pump style, but the mesh insets and leather/textile lining definitely give you sneaker when you put it on. You gain the convenience of a streetwise shoe and the chic of a ballet slipper at the same time.
Steven Madden gives you a futuristic shine alongside a chunky sole – very Judy Jetson. You get all of the urban personality with a footbed that is padded for maximum comfort. The lace up style gives you an unmistakeable sneaker vibe that does not lose any chic no matter what you wear it with.
The shoe that is comfortable enough to fit like a sock, this Nike is one of the snuggest shoes on the market. You get foam cushioning for a performance response that is unlike any other chic sneaker out now. Asymmetrical lacing adds style and keeps the pressure off of your foot.
Although this sneaker is more of a low profile look, it still gives you a great base to take on any outdoor activity from running to catching a quick brunch with a friend. You can remove the inside for a looser fit.
The beginning of the cool season is your time to focus the attention on your fashion rather than your beach body. Your casual look will set the tone for the rest of your fall. Here are five must have women’s sneakers for autumn.
Calf leather gives you a great overall feel as a base, and a metallic finish and a gold trim look absolutely great with any pair of quality jeans. The round toe and lace up front provide a modern look, and the low top silhouette gives you a unique look that is just cool enough to look like you just “rolled out of bed looking like this” without losing that chic flavor.
This incredibly unique leather and jewel sneaker features a hand applique as its strap cover. The contrast heel counter gives you a great base color scheme that brings you classic Italy and modern fashion.
This French roller skate sneaker has a lace up front, round toe and rubber sole for ultimate comfort as you take your footwear to the next level. Yes, you are literally moving on roller skates, but the star appliques and metallic leather ensure that you are seen as a true fashionetta, not a high schooler skipping class.
The high rubber outsole and platform heel give you an elevated style, not just an elevated height. The velvet gives you one of the smoothest feels of any sneaker on the market, and the jeweled moon and star appliques add an iconic look that you will feel proud to rock anywhere.
Faux leather gives you a slightly less expensive fashion item, and the detachable applique gives you the ability to move low key or attract attention based on your mood. The polyester build gives you a comfortable feel that will ensure you can stay on your feet for a long time.
The quickest ticket to feeling like a star is wearing an outfit emblazoned with stars. From shirts to shoes and everything in between, these classic shapes are hot right now, especially among the runway’s biggest designers. Show off your star power and make a statement while wearing one of these stunning pairs of shoes from Valentino:
Valentino Astro Couture Suede Bootie
Made in Italy, these boots offer the perfect mix of sophistication and whimsy. The hand-embroidered astrological design features stars in dazzling blues and yellows, as well as red spiral shapes and a big yellow moon. The block heels are 2.4 inches high and will keep you walking steady, day or night.
Valentino Star-Studded Denim Ankle Boot
The only thing better than a star-studded boot is a star-studded denim boot. This snazzy pair of boots is simultaneously dressy and laid-back, and can thus be worn to a variety of functions. The denim design and sequined stars look particularly at home in a Southern-style country bar.
Valentino Star-Embellished Leather Sneaker
Sneakers aren’t just for the gym anymore. This star-embellished leather pair will ensure that you are both comfortable and stylish whenever you run errands or go shopping on the weekend. The sneakers feature round reinforced toes and ridged rubber outsoles. They pair nicely with jeans and yoga pants.
Valentino Star-Studded Low-Heel Ankle-Strap Pump
Every shoe collection should include several pairs of pumps — including one pair adorned with sequin stars. These stylish pumps have subtle round toes and flashier ankle straps. They look grand with a little black dress or a sleek pencil skirt.
Valentino Sequined Star-Embellished Leather Boot
Winter footwear can get boring quick, but you’ll never feel dull in this flashy pair of ankle boots. Black with covered heels, the boots feature sequined stars, similar to the stars on the aforementioned pair of pumps. Side zips make it easy to pull the boots on when you’re in a hurry.
Valentino Hologram Star-Studded Leather Boot
These stylish leather boots from Valentino were made to be shown off with skinny jeans. They feature bright blue stars and pointed toes, and are perfect for the daring fashionista who knows that she is a true star. Gored side insets allow these boots to be pulled on and kicked off in an instant.