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Shoe Week

Fall is here and I am in the mood to buy some new shoes! The shoes and boots for fall look amazing, better than they have in a long time. I think I am so excited about the shoes this season because there is something for everyone, cute flats, flirty kitten heels, sexy platforms and boots, boots and more boots! In honor of all the ways you can decorate your feet this season, I have decided to devote my blog posts this week to some of my favorite shoes. Check back each day to see some of my faves and how you can wear them.

Let’s kick things off with a pair of shoes that my husband actually saw as I was dragging him through the shoe department at Dillards. He sweetly held them up and said, how about this pair? I immediately fell in love with these Vince Camuto suede platform t-straps embellished with roses and rhinestones. They are sweet and sexy and look great worn now with skirts and skinny cropped capris and will look amazing with patterned tights as it cools off. Available in gray (which looks so fresh and modern) and black (you can never go wrong with black suede) online at www.dillards.com.


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Take A Bow

I saw these adorable bow embellished flats peeking out of my mailbox yesterday, well not exactly the actual shoes but a picture of them on the back of a Sundance catalog. Their bright juicy colors made an excellent contrast to the cold, gray day we were having and reminded that warmer days are ahead. These buttery soft leather ballet flats, elegantly decorated with a satin bow will dance their way into your wardrobe adding pop to everything from cropped jeans to dresses. Now I just need to decide which color (or colors) to order. Available online at www.sundancecatalog.com.

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Cozy Toes

I am totally in love with my new Ugg boots that arrived on my doorstep less than 24 hours after I ordered them from Zappos (if you haven’t heard, Zappos does free overnight shipping). The Ugg Classic Cardy Tall Boots are like wearing a warm cozy sweater on your feet. They wrap your legs in a warm, wooly, crochet knit and snuggle your feet on a bed of cozy sheepskin. Three oversized wood buttons allow the boots to be worn up, slouched down, slightly unbuttoned or completely cuffed down. They look cute worn with leggings, skinny jeans or boot leg jeans. Pure bliss for your toes! Available at www.zappos.com and www.uggaustralia.com.

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Up On A Platform

I recently had a fashion company fall pretty hard from the platform that I put it on. I have constantly drooled over every pair of Louboutins I saw, hoping, dreaming and wishing I would soon own a pair of these gorgeous red-soled pieces of art. My husband surprised me with a gorgeous pair of Louboutins for my birthday and I was instantly in love until I slipped them on my feet. They were achingly uncomfortable and hard to walk in (I have been walking in heels since I was a little kid, when I would steal them from my mom’s closet) and just knew I would have to send them back. So after two weeks of repeatedly trying them on and hoping they would get more comfortable I made the sad decision to send them back.

But all is not lost, I have discovered two amazing pairs of shoes that mimic the look of Louboutins, minus the red soles but they fit better and are way more comfortable. If you are Louboutin fan but don’t like how they fit or can’t afford the ridiculous price tag check out the Platswoon and the Peekpump by Stuart Weitzman. Both styles are super elegant, well designed, wear with anything shoes that you can walk in! Available at www.zappos.com.

The Stuart Weitzman Platswoon

The Stuart Weitzman Peekpump

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Instant Love

I am sure you have all been there before, you walk into a store and instantly fall in love with a gorgeous pair of shoes or stylish bag or stunning dress. It is like you are pulled toward that item and once you have it clutched in your hands or slipped around your shoulders you know that it is coming home with you wrapped in crisp tissue paper nestled in a shiny shopping bag.

I can say that that very thing happened to me yesterday at my local White House Black Market store. Of course it wasn’t just one item it was two such items, an amazing coat and pair of heels.

I saw the coat first, black satin knee length coat with ruffles and roses that make it stunningly elegant and once I slipped it one I knew it was going home with me. It’s waist cinching fit is extremely flattering and it can be worn as a coat over a dress or worn as a jacket over a tank and pair of skinny pants. I also plan on wearing it with skinny jeans and heels for dinner dates. It is the perfect piece to wear for all your holiday events.

While walking around the store in the coat I saw a gorgeous pair or red rose printed platform heels that will add a kick of color and style to any outfit or dress. The rose print gives them visual interest and refinement while still adding color. They are also pretty comfortable. Both items available at www.whitehouseblackmarket.com.


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Don’t Mind If I Do

Cole Haan is having their “Be Our Guest” sale November 5th-November 9th. Use code OURGUEST at www.colehaan.com and receive 25% off your entire purchase. I would say now is the time to stock up on their delicious assortment of short boots, tall boots and Nike Air heels. Check it out at www.colehaan.com.

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I am totally in love with these boots from Urban Outfitters. They are designed by blogger J. Aldridge (Sea of Shoes) for Urban Outfitters and are so cool. They look so much more expensive than they really are and will certainly add a kick to your closet. At first I thought it would be hard to figure out what to wear with them but the more I thought about it the more I realized you could wear them with everything. They can add edge to everything from a simple sweater dress to a pencil skirt and crisp button down to leggings and a big comfy sweater. They will definitely up your cool factor! Get yours at www.urbanoutfitters.com.

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Pretty Pumps

I was recently happily introduced to Poetic Licence shoes by way of one of my favorite local shoe boutiques. Poetic Licence shoes are sexy, with a decidedly edgy-whimsical feel, unique embellishments and details add to their charm. Poetic Licence shoes are not for the faint of heart, they are meant to make a statement, the kind of shoes you build your outfit around. These shoes allow you to keep your outfit simple and let your shoes do the talking, or walking in this case! Available online at www.zappos.com.

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Cheap Trick

Kate Spade is having a sale! From Oct 1st- Oct 4th take 30% off your entire purchase at all Kate Spade stores and online at www.katespade.com. Use code FALLFF09. Happy Shopping!

Items I must have:

Madeline Tabitha Coat (will look great worn with skinny jeans):

Harper Sparkle Flats (will look great with above jacket and skinny jeans)

Damask Bangle (way too pretty to pass up)

Cortes Triple Row Paillette Necklace (a statement making necklace that will look good with everything)

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Finely Feathered

Feathers are a whimsical detail that designers have started adding to everything from headbands to shoes to hems of dresses, creating beautiful, wearable elegance. This season, shoes seems to be the item of choice to embellish with feathers and this new crop is nothing but extraordinary. Feathered pumps or flats instantly dress up a pair of jeans or skinny cords and lend a trendy edge to a simple black dress. Now if only I can decide which pair to buy!

These super special feathered pumps from Pedro Garcia will be an investment piece that will carry you through in style. The green pumps will add depth to black and gray clothes and the tan pumps can be worn like a neutral with everything. Available at www.shopbop.com.

These feathered detail flats and pumps from J. Crew have a sweet vintage look that will help soften thick winter fabrics. Available at www.jcrew.com.

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