Showing posts with label Shoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shoes. Show all posts

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mary Janes!

At one point, when we thought of Mary Jane shoes, we thought of a little girl in her Sunday's best wearing her black patent leather Mary Jane shoes with white socksthe ones with the ruffles. Now, when we think of Mary Janes, we think of the classic 90s movie Clueless, where Cher and Dionne walked the halls of their Beverly Hills high school in their platform Mary Janes or this famous Sex and the City scene where Carrie thought the Manolo Blahnik Campari Mary Jane heels were an urban shoe myth.


 Mary Janes have a single strap or multiple straps across the top of the foot. They were a popular style for school girls, think Shirley Temple. The name comes from the shoes worn by Mary Jane, a character from the Buster Brown comic strip, a children's comic that was popular in the early 1900s. 

Whether you like a thick strap, ballet flats, pointy toes or open toes, there are many options out there for you to choose from.

 Here are a few we are currently coveting:

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XO Wil Harris

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Wedged between style!

What's the best shoe to wear without compromising style and comfort? The wedge heel! It has a thick distinctive one piece sole whereas high heels have a separate sole. Wedge heels have different heights and can range from very low and conservative heels to Lady Gaga crazy heels. These one of a kind shoes have been around since the 1930s. Back then, the wedge didn't have such a distinct heel and had cellophane straps. 

Italian designer, Salvatore Ferragamo, created the wedge in 1935. The first wedge was an orthopedic wedge and later progressed into the wedge heel. He used cork and wood in his designs because there was a shortage of leather and rubber. During WWII, the wedge heel became popular because leather and other materials were needed for the war. The wedge heel was colorful and loud in the 1970s and the wedge sneaker became trendy in the 1990s.

A wedge heel designed by Ferragamo for Judy Garland

Today, you can find the perfect pair because there are many different styles to choose from. What we love most about these shoes is that they can transition easily from day to night and season to season. They look great with a casual pair of shorts or dressy with a summer dress. Here are a few that we are currently crushing on... because they do change from time to time :)


{One} Steve Madden Haywire Espadrille {Two} Crown julep wedge {Three} Tate color-block wedge {Four}Wendi peep toe wedge {Five} It must be malt wedge {Six} Daffodil smooth goat {Seven} Holly wedge sandal 


Do you wear wedge heels? Do you prefer wedges or heels? Which wedge is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Xo Wil Harris 
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Strapped and flattened!

We love us a good pair of high heels. They instantly change you're attitude when you slip them on but by the end of the night your feet my be crying from that uncomfortable elevation. That's why our closet is filled with cute little ballet flats (sorry fellas!). 

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There are a wide range of flats and one of our favorites are the ones with ankle straps. Not only are they comfy and stylish but add a great feminine detail to any look.


ASOS glitter cap toe, $49.25
Forever 21 pink rhinestone, $24.80
Forever 21, black studded, $19.80
Lulu's black and gold cap toe, $29.00
ModCloth, Bright as aire, $36.99
Lulu's leopard print $64.00

Would you wear a ballet flat with an ankle strap? Let us know in the comments. Happy Monday! 
XO Wil Harris

Friday, September 28, 2012

On point and in step with style!

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Pointed toe shoes are back with a vengeance, sorry to all the almond shaped, square shaped, and round shaped shoes out there. These shoes are the perfect finishing touch to any look. They come in a variety of styles like ballet flats, pumps, and boots. And... they also elongate your legs, giving you the illusion of a longer, leaner form. So why not right?! 

Pointy toe finds:

$24.20
Go Jane
$39.00
Urban Outfitters
Women's Mossimo Black® Vivian Pointy Heel - Leopard
$29.99
Target
$22.00
Lulu's

$37.99
ModCloth





Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall shoes!

Marilyn Monroe said it best, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” And the right pair of shoes can definitely make an outfit. This season fall shoes like, loafers, are making a statement with mixtures of summer trends and fall colors. We picked our top four fall shoes and with them, you'll be walking in style. 

Cap-Toe Flats
From the office to happy hour, flats can take you anywhere! Cap toe flats? Well, they can take you from capsizing to upright with style! This is a great way to transition the neon trend from summer into fall.
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Mary Janes
Mary Janes have a single strap or multiple straps across the top of the foot.They were a popular style for school girls, think Shirley Temple. The name comes from the shoes worn by Mary Jane, a character from the Buster Brown comic strip.
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Oxfords with Neon Soles
An Oxford shoe, in a nutshell, is a dress shoe enclosed with laces. It's popular in menswear and this season, they're are getting all dolled up! Neon soles give them a fresh and modern update with a pop of color. 
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T-strap
These shoes have a strap running vertically up the foot with an ankle strap, forming a T. When the t-strap is worn below the ankle, it can elongate your legs! Wear bright t-straps for a fun fall look.
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Fall shoe finds:
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Ladybug toe cap neon ballet flat
$22.42
ASOS
Platform Mary janes
$22.80
Forever 21
Yellow velvet oxfords
$25.00
LuLus
Meltaway we go T-strap heels
$42.99
ModCloth

What is your favorite fall shoe, on or off our list? How would you wear them? Let us know in the comments! 
XO Wil Harris

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Walking on flowers!

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 Floral prints are everywhere this season — from head to toe, literally. Since Mixing prints is a fun trend to try this season, floral print shoes are another way to incorporate the look, either with a patterned dress, blouse or jeans. They add a new dimension to your over all look. You can go for feminine and flirty with a sundress don with floral print ballet flats or go for an edge with the boyfriend jean, a blazer and floral print heels. So go ahead and add a little spring to your step!


Here are some pretty flowery finds:

Floral Stiletto Pumps
Forever 21
$27.80
Floral Ribbon Bow-Tie Ballet Flats
Old Navy
$23.00
BLASH wedge heels
Aldo
$40.00
Limerick oxfords
Bakers
$52.00
Sequined Floral Flats
 Forever 21
$15.80
Floral Bow Wedge Sandals
Forever 21
$24.80
Lace Up Floral Flats
Forever 21
$22.80
Daisy Sandals
 Modcloth
$32.99
Floral Wood Platform
Floral Wood Platform
Wet Seal
$19.99
ASOS PASSION Platform Peep Toe Court Shoes
ASOS
$32.72
Coconuts Eloise <em>Oxford</em> Bootie - <em>Floral Print</em>
Coconuts Eloise Oxford Bootie
DSW
$59.95

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spots and stripes, oh my!

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Experimenting with contrasting prints like stripes and polka dots can be bold, quirky, and make you stand out in a crowd... when done right of course.

It is a challenge but it can be a fun one to try. The goal is to have one small print mixed with a larger scale print or pair a light piece paired with a dark piece.

You can try it with colors in the same family, add a pop of color, or go crazy with color! 


Keiko Lynn from Keikolynn.com paired a light piece (top) with a dark piece (skirt) and added cute accessories. 
Tam from Helloframboise.com did a beautiful job with this look. The pop of color in the stripes and the buttons balance the look out beautifully.  
Try the look at the office.
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Mixing different dot sizes is also another way to try this look. Paring it with colored pumps gives it another wow factor.  
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Small stripes (cardigan) mixed with big dots (top). 
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Try it with your next mani! 
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Colors in the same family. 
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Men can try this look also! This solid colored cardigan was added to make the look more cohesive. 
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We found some cute finds to try with this look:  

Watermelon Slice Scarf 
Watermelon scarf

You've got nail stickers in Op Art

Image 1 of Oasis 2 In 1 Stripe & Spot Scallop Dress
Oasis 2 In 1 Stripe & Spot Scallop Dress

Marie Meili Striped Padded Bikini Top With Spot Mix

Drop it like it's dot blue polka dot top



Would you try this look? Let us know in the comments! 
XO Wil Harris