Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

I think my heart is beating to a new rhythm, it's saying "Marc, Marc...Marc, Marc....Marc, Marc,  Marc as in  Jacobs.  It was love at first sight when I laid eyes on these Patent Wedge sandals!  The sleek patent leather crossover with the soft silhouette is a beautiful building block basic and the rimmed wedge with strips adds just the right accent.  With a price tag of $450 I'm afraid this love affair will be short lived.
Marc by Marc Jacobs

My heart however beats again for a similarly constructed espadrille wedge by Klub Nico.  The covered leather peep toe upper is similar to the Marc Jacobs crossover design, allowing for that basic look while the woven striped espadrille gives it that little something extra that sets it apart from rest.  At half the cost of its counterpart, my heart is a flutter again!

Klub Nico

Monday, June 27, 2011

East Meets West

If you're looking for something a little hip and eclectic, vibrant colors and vivid patterns set this style apart. Consider all things Moroccan when you want to be a bit adventurous.

Flowy fits, mosaics, ikat, and bright colors distinguish this mostly ancient style.  Shapes echo architectural arches and windows and patterns demonstrate the delicate and intricate design familiar to this part of the world. Make it modern by mixing in metallics and geometric accessories.  You are sure to rock the casbah when you rock this look.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

Still planning for that beach getaway?  Well you've got a casual day outfit, how about something casual for evening?  You know that slow saunter down the boardwalk right before the sun sets? We want to make sure you strut your stuff. We'll start with all new pieces, and then you will be able to see that by mixing and matching pieces from both looks, the possibilities are endless!

The Cure: Twilight Traipse

Feel confident walking down the boardwalk at dusk in a pair of white skinny jeans and a blousey tank.  Choose a soft solid color for the tank, maybe with some crocheted details. Amp it up with a patterned scarf, perfect for wrapping up in after the sun sets.  Then vamp up your look with a great pair of espadrille wedges.  Can pieces from this week work with pieces from last week? Absolutely! Check out next week to see how!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

My, my Miu Miu, how you catch my attention.  These gorgeous stud-encrusted platform pumps are designer drool worthy! With your sleek, sophisticated structure and bold bad-girl edge,  I would very much like you to make yourself at home in my closet.  Alas,  $790 is a bit steep.
Miu Miu, $790
Thankfully, Vince Camuto has a similarly sexy, edgy-luxe look with a price that is just right.  This nude version has the same bold and brash branded pumps, but the price packs an easier punch.  At $118 I have no problem welcoming these home.
Vince Camuto "Missie", $118

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Sale!

Huge Summer Shoe  
Clearance Sale!

Starting Tuesday, June 21st through Sunday, June 26th, receive  
15 - 60% off
ALL Spring/Summer Shoes!  

And, for ADDITIONAL Savings, stop by our VIP Shopping Nights.  
Different Stores, Different Days,  
Even Bigger Savings!  
Wednesday, June 22nd - Annapolis 
*Ladies' Night at the Annapolis Towne Center*
TIME: 5 pm til 8 pm  
LOCATION: 1910 Towne Centre Blvd.

To celebrate Ladies' Night, we're serving  
up the bubbly and offering an additional  
10% off EVERYTHING,  
including items already marked down!  
You'll also receive free gift with purchase  
(while supplies last)!

Urban Chic, As Kindred Spirits, a la mode intimates  
& Eastern Mountain Sports are participating  
in Ladies' Night, too.  


Thursday, June 23rd - Fells Point

*Poppy and Stella & Cupcake's VIP Sale*  
TIME: 5 pm til 8 pm 
LOCATION: 728 South Broadway 
Poppy and Stella & Cupcake are partnering up  
for a night of fun and savings!  
Enjoy some champagne and an additional  
10% off EVERYTHING,  
including sale items! You'll also receive  
free gift with purchase (while supplies last)! 

Monday, June 20, 2011

American Classic

When I think of American Classic, I think about Ralph Lauren, the Kennedy's, Martha's Vineyard, Lauren Hutton, Katharine Hepburn, and most notably Jackie O.  This sense of style is timeless and effortless and yet not the easiest to master.  For some the simplicity isn't enough and they want to add something extra special, but this look is less about the clothes and more about you.

Keep to classic tailored lines and a subtle color palette of navy, white, red, and tan.  The sharp contrasts when combining these colors is enough to make you stick out, but not in the sore thumb kind of way. If you must add something to create interest, a stripe within this color family is best.  The clothes should fit, nothing should be too tight or too loose.  Keep accessories to a minimum. A neutral shoe or boot and simple gold accents are just enough to accentuate the look.  Less really is more, let your personality shine through.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

Are you making a quick escape and trying to pack for that weekend getaway to sun and sand? The key to the fast getaway is sticking with a small number of essential items that you can mix and match for stellar style.  Here begins your basic assembly for perfect packing.

The cure: Beachcomber Bliss

A pair of boyfriend cut denim shorts, printed tank, and a light layering cardigan for those cooler nights are great for a stroll on the boardwalk or an afternoon excursion.  Add a flat sandal, layered chains, and a graphic tote to complete the look.  The best part, you'll be able to incorporate these pieces into other looks with ease.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

Hybrids are all the rage these days, from cars to plants to even shoes!  Take for example Pedro Garcia's suede peep-toe wedge, a combination espadrille and clog with wearability from summer to winter.  Tonal pickstitching splits the upper, the sling back fastens with a hook and loop closure and the cork footbed separated the covered linen wedge for a lighter look.  But as well all know, hybrids tend to be a bit more expensive, the particular pair will run you $440.
Pedro Garcia, $440

If you don't think you can get the miles worthy of $440 out of Pedro Garcia's wedge, the "Lively" by Nicole may do the job for you.  The platform wedge offers a liberal lift and a chic, comfortable look.  The peep-toe and buckle sling back make it great for summer, and the leather makes it an easy transition piece to fall.  At only $142, you're sure to get the most bang for your buck!

Nicole "Lively", $142

Monday, June 13, 2011

Surfer Girl

Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world, especially when you're laid back in your style and your attitude.  While we may not all have that California girl beachy blonde hair and blue eyes, we can still emulate her style.

This relaxed look is the epitome of summer. String bikinis, bright colors, and of course stellar sandals.  You don't have to try too hard to pull this off.  Frayed jean shorts or boyfriend cut denim, paired with a bikini top and a loose fitting graphic tee are signature surfer girl style.  Girly it up by wearing a bright colored maxi and a cute hoodie on those breezy cool beach nights.  Stick to a less is more rule and enjoy the wind in your hair, sand under your toes, and the sun shining down on your skin.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fresh Cuts!

Check out some of the new inventory from Jeffrey Campbell, Not Rated, Vince Camuto and Corso Como.  Summer is just beginning, grab these stellar summer styles while they last!
Not Rated, $49

Jeffrey Campbell, $98

Jeffrey Campbell, $89

Jeffrey Campbell, $72

Jeffrey Campbell, $109

Corso Como, $99

Vince Camuto, $118

Vince Camuto, $89

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

As the temperatures continue to rise we wage war with our wardrobes, trying to keep cool and comfortable, but delightful and demure, revealing too much skin is a major faux pas.  Can you stay easy, breezy and refreshingly swell without skimping down to your skivvies? 

The Cure: Short and Sweet!

Now is not the time to max it out, make it short and sweet to beat the heat!  Choose breathable fabrics, like cotton, and consider light layers.  A chambray button down, layered over a white tank will take you from a frigid air conditioned office, to the sweltering sun outside by just removing a layer.  A simple striped skirt that falls just above the knee is cute and comfy. Pair with a strappy espadrille or a great flat sandal and you won't just win the battle with the heat, you'll look good doing it!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

The ever elusive embellished sandal, something with just enough glamour but not so much that it's gaudy, does it exist?!?  Well Giuseppe Zanotti seems to think so.  The coral flat sandal with t-strap design is embedded with multi-cut coral stones, golden beads, and tan crystal insets.  A sandal like this rivals the styles of the Roman empire, but can your wallet compete at $995?  We may be bordering on gaudy here.
Guiseppe Zanotti, $995

I'm certainly not going to shell out $995 for a pair of sandals when I can find a perfectly comprable pair that doesn't set off the gaudy meter.  Not Rated has a thong style coral sandal with a bead encrusted vamp that gives you just enough glam.  The intricate design details add interest and the elastic back and padded footbed provide comfort.  The best part...they are just $49, a sure winner!
Not Rated, $49

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cast Your Vote!

It's that time again! Make sure your voice is heard and don't forget to vote for Poppy and Stella as your favorite women's shoe store in Balitmore!!! Thanks for the support!

Baltimore magazine's 2011 Best of Baltimore Readers' Poll

Modern Vintage

What do you get when you combine the glitz and glam of vintage style with the simple stripes from a prepster's wardrobe?  A whole new look all of it's own.  Mix and matching not just patterns, but entire trends is a great way to create a customized look that just may express exactly who you are.

For a new kind of vintage, take the sparkles, sequins, and lace and combine them with stripes and denim.  The simplicity of the preppy look creates an interesting balance with the opulence of a vintage glam look, something that can easily take you from day to night.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

Is it possible to roll out of bed on a Saturday morning, throw on an outfit, and head out the door looking stylish and feeling comfortable?  It seems like an enigma, but it is possible the run out for your morning latte looking dapper and not disheveled with very little effort.

The Cure : Weekend Update

Grab a pair of shorts, neutral preferably, and a bright pull-over top.  Add a statement necklace and a great pair of embellished sandals and you're good to go.  Up the ante by adding a tailored blazer over your top and really pull your look together.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

Looking for a shoe to anchor your flowy maxi dresses and wide leg bell bottoms this summer?  Steady your sails on this beautiful wedge bootie by Chloe!  The wedge adds just the right amout of weight to light and airy looks while the peep-toe and cutout sides balance the high vamp.  But, when it comes time to pay out, you might be calling mayday, don't drop anchor for $695.
Chloe, $695

Instead set your sights on the Eye to Eye by Seychelles.  This leather, top-stitched wedge carries a similar peep-toe and cut-out look, but at $116 it will be smooth sailing all summer long.
Seychelles, $116