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Fri 07.31
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Top 5 Chic, Comfortable Shoes: Body and Sole

Last week I covered artistic heels that have zero regard to comfort. Well, it’s Friday now, and I’m past the point in the week when I’m going out of my way to impress people! It’s time to find the best of both worlds.

Tue 07.07
Fringed Heels

Fringed Heels: Swing in Your Step

What doesn’t have fringe on it in fashion these days? I’m not mad about it! In fact, these heels are some of the best examples out there – and also great examples of how varied it can be. On these three shoes alone, we have classic fringe, leaf-like fringe, and sweet, satin pleats.

Mon 06.01
Delpozo Dark Navy Patent Leather Flower Sandals

Delpozo Dark Navy Patent Leather Flower Sandals: Step into Summer

While I’ve had my summer wedges and flat sandals picked out for some time now, I’ve been in need of a special heel that goes above and beyond chic, offering a unique element that brings excitement to any look I build around it.

Wed 04.29
TANYA HEATH Paris

TANYA HEATH Paris: The Quick Click

At the end of a long night, when your feet are in so much pain from wearing heels that you actually consider sleeping on the sidewalk (don’t tell me you haven’t been there!), you have one of two options…

Thu 04.02
Trend Alert

Trend Alert: Western Shoes

These western-inspired Giuseppe Zanotti mules in the center fulfill every single cowgirl dream I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to wear them with distressed boyfriend jeans or an ankle-grazing skirt.

Tue 03.24
Breezy Black Pumps You Must Have for Spring

Breezy Black Pumps You Must Have for Spring

Ahh springtime is officially here! Pastels are in full bloom in our closets, but no matter how enthusiastic we are to show our appreciation for the warmer-weather months, there are just some outfits that demand less candy coating and more neutrality.

Fri 02.06
Top Chunky Heels, Part Two

Top Chunky Heels, Part Two: Which is the Clunkiest of Them All?

I’ve long been an avid proponent of the platform. As chic as single sole pointed toes are, nothing is more comfortable than platforms, and when you wear heels as often as I do (all the time), a little element of comfort goes a long way.

Wed 02.04
Top Chunky Heels

Top Chunky Heels: A Weighty Issue

Those with weak ankles, rejoice! And pretty much all of us can enjoy a break from sky-high stilettos. Because it’s all about the chunky heel right now. When working a heel with some heft, it’s important the shoe have some feminine details. Otherwise, the look gets trashy way too quickly.

Wed 01.14
Aquazzura Queen Mixed Media Sandals

Aquazzura Queen Mixed Media Sandals: A Piece of Italy

One of my favorite things to do in Florence is shop at uniquely Florentine boutiques like the new Aquazzura store at the Palazzo Corsini. Besides the concept space serving as the brand’s headquarters and flagship, it’s located in a gorgeous, historical building built by the Medicis in the 15th century that was later bought by Maria Machiavelli.