Friday, July 23, 2010

Wild Wild West

Believe it or not western flair is hitting the runways hard, fringe, studs, and suede are telling us it’s time to cowgirl up! Not ready to ride off into the sunset? Never fear, you can embrace this trend with wooden clogs, western booties, and riding boots to ease you back on to the saddle. Check out these styles from Jeffrey Campbell and Antelope. What great ways to make western wearable!

Must Have Me Too's

Can it really be true? A shoe both FASHIONABLE and FUNCTIONAL? I say it can with these sweet, suede slingbacks! Fashion math tells me that comfort+ style = the perfect combination.
My shoe closet is calling....

Edelman Edge

Hardware is H-O-T and a modern dose of glam! You will see everything from studs to chain metal adding pop to your favorite pieces this fall. Embrace the punk within. Studs are a smoking accessory. Bold and brash, these Sam Edelman party shoes speak for themselves! Pick your poison, teal, purple or pink!

Patents and Platforms

Head for the heights girls, sky high stilettos are in, in, in! Dress them up or down, these daring platforms add posh and pizazz to any look. Pour la Victoire is a victory for any woman, granting her style both edge and femininity. This brand is believed to be the new standard in designer footwear. Grab a pair and you're in good company, celebs like Anne Hathaway, Emma Roberts, and Rachel Weisz sport the brand's stunning styles. Make sure you are a part of "The Next Big Thing"!

This platform bootie hits your ankle at just the right spot, giving you long lean legs to be proud of. What would you dare to pair them with? Wear them with leggings and maybe a glittery tunic and let your inner rocker girl out.

How about a shoe that's sleek and sexy? Nude platform pumps by Zigi can fit the bill. This is a platform with punch and power.

Fabulous Flats

Did you know that in 1956 the ballet company started making street-friendly slippers at the request of Brigitte Bardot? Today, this trend has transformed into a versatile and attractive style that can take us from day to night. The popularity of the ballet flat has exploded with an abundance of different designs. You have animal print, floral, distressed, edgy, metallic, dressy, office worthy, even packable flats that fit in small pouches, but how do youpick the right one? Thank to InStyle magazine here are a few things to keep in mind to pick the perfect flat:

1. Proportion: When pairing flats with pants or trousers it’s best to go with cropped or ankle length. Longer pants may make them look frumpy. A full-skirt or dress also works to create flattering lines for your body.

2. Mixing: The classic style of the flat makes it the perfect go to shoe, but you can also use it to add spice to your outfit. Go with a bold color or something with texture and pair it with a simple black dress to give it punch. You can also go the opposite way, stick with a simple style flat but edge up your outfit with distressed jeans or a leather studded jacket. You can pull it off as long as you keep everything in complimentary colors. These Me Too Red Suede flats are the perfect punch to an outfit.

3. Heel height: If you have back problems, pick a flat with a slight heel, just a little bit of lift can relieve pressure.

Check out some of the new styles we just got in for fall. Founded by Jacob Bloch in Sydney Australia, these Bloch metallics have been created with the curvature of the foot in mind in order to provide support and comfort as well as uphold wearability.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The letter "F" stands for...

Fall, Fashion, and FRYE!

Frye boots date all the way back to the Civil War era when John A. Frye founded the company in 1863. With a commitment to quality craftsmanship it’s no wonder these boots have stood the test of time. The styles are classic and timeless, consistently featuring a “bulky toe and chunky heel, which according to Vogue (my fashion bible) makes it a “boot for all seasons” and the trend for Fall. Pair them with a skinny jean, a skirt (mini, pencil, take your pick), or leggings and tights, and you’ve got a look that you’re comfortable wearing outdoors and gives you a chic look indoors. These boots are a must have for any shoe wardrobe.

Not in the market for a boot? Frye lends its traditional American Vintage style to heels as well! Come check out the new Fall Frye today!

Best of Baltimore

We are so excited that Poppy and Stella was selected as "Best Shoes" by Baltimore Magazine! Thank you to all of our fabulous customers for your constant support and inspiration!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Charity Event

Please join us in our Annapolis store for our Charity Shopping Event all day today! Save up to 40% on everything in the store while enjoying bubbly, wine and munchies. 15% of today's sales go to the Junior League of Annapolis and all of the local work they do!

"The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable".

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sandals That Make A Statement

Have you ever found yourself facing this dilemma?

You have been invited to a summer BBQ, hmm what should you wear? A cute simple sundress? Shorts? You don’t want to be overly casual, but it’s no black tie event either…you settle on the sundress, but what shoes will add just the right amount of flair? Rubber flip-flops? Boring. Heels? They will help aerate your host’s lawn. The sandals you picked up at Poppy and Stella will be just right!

Dating back over 10,000 years and made popular by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, sandals have served our feet as a functional piece of footwear. Defined as a piece of footwear that exposes the foot, they are a trendy choice for the warm months of summer. But the sandal is more than just a way to keep our feet cool. Today, finding the perfect sandal can add just the right amount of punch and pizzazz to any outfit.

Trendy embellished sandals give us a reason to smile. Simple yet sophisticated, they can spice up any outfit. Whether you need a pop of color or some glitz and glam, big stones, tiny crystals, beaded, or metallic, these shoes are a great way to polish off any look from your summer wardrobe.

Hurry and grab a pair of sandals with style before the sun sets on summer!