Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

Holiday adds have already started and it's not even Thanksgiving, have you started your shopping?  Maybe at this point you are more involved with those little things you get for yourself, like your holiday wardrobe, in which case I have the perfect party shoes for you! This shimmery and shiny glitter peep-toe platform adds the perfect pinch of pizazz to any holiday ensemble and they can be yours for only $745!
Jimmy Choo


Like the look, but don't like the price?!? Perhaps an alternative, the "Stilla" pump from Madeline girl packs the same punch at a fraction of the cost.  At only $88 you will still steal the show in this sequined platform peep-toe!
Madeline Girl

Monday, October 29, 2012

Black and Blue

How many times have you been warned against wearing black and blue together? Major fashion faux pas right?  Well this year designers from Carolina Herrara to Marc Jacobs decided to challenge that notion.


This is apparently the "it" color combo of the season.  Seen used together in stripes and patterns.  Try color-blocking with the two shades, or create an entirely new work uniform by layering the two together.  Black layered under navy is really a striking combination.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sale Before the Storm!


20% off storewide at both locations, and some yummy autumn cocktails here in Fells! Get your shoe fix before the Frankenstorm strikes!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

So you have another cocktail event to attend and quite frankly you are getting a little bored with your go to little black dress.  No matter how many times you revamp it, you're ready to leave it in the closet for a bit.  So what do you wear instead?

The Cure: Cocktail Couture


With the opulence in fashion so present this season it's easy to ditch the lbd and got for something totally different.  Find a pair of brocade patterned pants and let them be your statement for the evening.  Pair them with a solid peplum top, party shoes and metallic accessories.  You'll be sure to standout and for all the right reasons!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

You may have noticed the more opulent pieces of the season with Baroque period influences invading the runways.  Characterized by drama and grandeur in both style and structure, these are pieces that are meant to stand out and make a statement.  Why not make such a statement with your shoes.  Miu Miu's Velvet Bow Peep-toe Pump in black suede with a golden back zipper with suede tassel has just the right amount of "over the top" essence to bring baroque to your look.  Of course it also comes with an "over the top" price at $750.
Miu Miu


If you want to tone down the opulence consider the Wessex Cross from Indigo by Clarks.  This closed toe version subtracts the bow and the back zipper but subtly echoes the essence of the Miu Miu shoe with the cuffed heel. The best part, they are only $124!  What a great way to have and "over the top" look without an "over the top" price!
Indigo by Clarks

Monday, October 22, 2012

Burgundy...the new Black

Well if you haven't heard it already, this season burgundy/oxblood is the new black!  This deep, rich, red hue took the runways by storm with designers from Jason Wu, to Tory Burch embracing the impact of this shade! According to Elle magazine,
"And it's official: The color of the season is seductive oxblood. More cerebrally sensual than its tarty firetruck-red cousin, the muddied burgundy works as a statement accessory or wear-everywhere pieces."

Wear a little, wear a lot, pair it with black or other neutrals, heck it's the new neutral itself! No matter how you do to it adding this riff of red to your wardrobe this season is a fashion

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

You're heading out for a day of running around, maybe you'll hit the farmer's market, maybe you're going to pick pumpkins, whatever it is, you're tired of the typical jeans and t-shirt look and want to spruce your outfit up a little, but still be comfortable.

The Cure: Errands Ease

A skirt can be just as comfortable as your favorite pair of denim, but kicks your look up a notch.  The boho look of this skirt hits a laid back, but not lying down note, while the fatigue jacket gives you something light and practical to cover up in. Throw on some fringe boots to keep the boho vibe going and if it's cooler than you expect you can always add a pair of tights!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

Well ladies, I'm pretty sure by now you've noticed that even sneakers have gotten a makeover this season.  Some pretty popular people are parading around in lace-ups that have heels! From Kate Bosworth to Beyonce, these shoes are taking over.  Should we be surprised? The jury is still out on that one, but what I can tell you is here you have a look that gives you the comfort of a sneaker, but the style and height of a heel.  If you're going to give them a try, only the best will do right? Prada's suede, lace-up wedge sneaker is the perfect way to kick off this trend, they're only $550.
Prada

I'm obviously kidding, I would never suggest spending so much on an item that may or may not survive the test of time. But for now this trend is tops so if you want to give it a go might I suggest the "Angie" from Miz Mooz.  This lace-up, leather wedge sneaker is streamlined and sexy and coming from Miz Mooz you know it's going to be comfortable.  At just $149 test out the trend and have some fun!
Miz Mooz

Monday, October 15, 2012

Winter Whites

Just because it's after Labor Day doesn't mean wearing white is off the table until Memorial Day, back again this season is a strong dose of Winter Whites!  According to InStyle,
"Practical it's not, but the layering of parchment to oyster to cream looks so appealing and cozy, even more so long after the summer sun sets.Practical it's not, but the layering of parchment to oyster to cream looks so appealing and cozy, even more so long after the summer sun sets."

Being too matchy matchy is frowned upon, appreciate the different shades and hues of this pigment lacking option.  Experiment with rich fabrics and textures and avoid white tights at all costs.  Winter is a wonderland, celebrate it with your wardrobe!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

So I'm piggybacking off of Wednesday's column a bit to show you just how easy it is to steal star style at a fraction of the cost.  In fact you probably already have these pieces floating around in your closet!
Let's break it down...

The Cure: Emulate Emma
Emma has taken the layering approach to pull this outfit off, so let's start with a foundation of dark rinse skinny jeans and a simple gray tank.  On top of that, since it's fall, lets add a plaid button down shirt.  Thanks to her accessories Emma hardly looks like a mountain man, so pick up those Sam Edelman ankle boots because anything else may push the look in that direction.  She then adds a neutral satchel and black wool coat to finish and polish the outfit.  It's simple and chic, and laid back all in one!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

Emma Stone has been found on a number of "best dressed" lists and not to anyone's surprise. From  her laid back/put together day to day style, to stunning on the red carpet, she knows what works for her.  Here she's rocking a great pair of ankle boots with skinny jeans and layers a black trench over a plaid button down over a grey top, it's easy, effortless, and totally Emma.

Photo Courtesy of People.com

Wanna steal her style? While it's possible Emma's ankle boots might bust your budget, Sam Edelman's  "Petty" won't break the bank! This putty suede colored ankle boot, with side zip closure, can easily make an outfit sleek or sexy and take you from day to night.  For only $130, they are the expert way to emulate star style!
Sam Edelman

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Pink isn't just for spring anymore, according to InStyle, "this flattering tint lends an airiness to fall's heavy, structured fabrics."
Pair with metallics or neutrals for a light look, consider contrasting with dark blues for juxtaposition  or teal for a pop of color. Stick to flowy fabrics to continue that light airy feel. To keep from looking too sugary sweet select refined pieces and edgy accessories

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fashion Rx: Your weekly dose of what to wear!

The time has come to start boxing up your cute summer clothes for the season, sigh.  Are you having just as hard a time with it as I am?!? Well maybe, just maybe we don't have to pack everything away just yet.

The Cure: Maxed out Maxi

The great thing about maxi dresses is that they're long, potentially extending their lifespan, layering isn't just for t-shirts and sweaters after all.  So long as your dresses are neutrals, or colors that transition well to fall you're good to go.  Find a great, cropped leather jacket, motorcycle or other style to layer over your maxi. Loose the sandals and opt of a heeled ankle boot.  The boots and jacket add edge that contrasts well with a flowing maxi, giving you a feminine but feisty on trend look.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fantasy Fashion Becomes Reality

No fall shoe collection would be complete without a classic pair of mary-janes and there is no other perfect pair than the Campari from Manolo Blahnik! The pointy-toed pump with tonal grossgrain trim is the perfection of perfect for fall footwear, it's only flaw the $645 price.  Ok so maybe not so perfect.
Manolo Blahnik
However, if you love the silhouette of this shoe and want to kick it up a notch in the style department you might consider the Case Leopard print Mary Janes from Pour la Victoire.  The leopard print calf hair is trimmed with contrasting leather while the shoe exudes the superior styling with the same pointy-toed, slim silhouette.  They're a steal at only $250, you could buy two pairs for the price of one Manolo!
Pour la Victoire


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Do Your Fashion Duty

What do uniforms, utility, and unwavering stamina have in common? A fall comeback! Hilfiger, Burberry, and Ferragamo have all embraced a nod to utilitarian style.  According to InStyle,
"The hallmarks of sharp tailoring, a dash of androgyny, and the buttoned-up air of danger result in a formidable balance of eyes-right polish and unspoken tease that's hard to conquer. "
It's important to note that in pulling off this trend balance is beneficial.  With such strict lines and conforming silhouettes a feminine frill will soften the look.