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Fri 01.22
Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air: Kick Up Your Heels for Spring’s Best Shoes

There’s nothing like a little escape come this time of year, and the next best thing to going off on a tropical getaway with a suitcase full of brand-new resort wear is looking ahead to spring. Spring’s best new shoes have already hit stores, and I’m ready to get a jump-start stocking up. From in-your-face floral appliqués to nautical accents to majorly-elevated flats, there are plenty of reasons to get excited on the early side.

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Tue 01.12
NET-A-PORTER Final Sale

NET-A-PORTER Final Sale: Up to 80% Off!

Yes, I know that we’re in the midst of the year’s coldest weather, and unless you have a tropical getaway planned, buying sandals is just a reminder that you won’t be able to wear any for months; but allow yourself to be seduced by the promise of a new spring wardrobe, distinguished by crystals as turquoise as the sea, ankle straps strong enough to get you through hours of dancing, and savings of up to 80% off from NET-A-PORTERicon! Deals like these will melt your sartorial ennui away in no time…

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Fri 01.08
Top 5 Chic Ergonomic Shoes

Top 5 Chic Ergonomic Shoes: Good for Your Sole

Sensible shoes are on the rise. Or is it just my age? There is no reason you need to look schleppy just because you care about foot health. Or not being in pain. You can totally rock these ergonomically sound shoes and still keep your style in tact. As a matter of fact, these five are so good, they prove “ergonomic” doesn’t need to sound like a bad word. Embrace it!

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Thu 11.05
Top 5 BROgues

Top 5 BROgues: Brogues Before Bros

I have three brothers, and I grew up a tomboy, until I discovered boys. But I still loved borrowing their clothes into my teenage years, and now I often steal my 10-year-old son’s cute little sweaters (to his dismay).

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Fri 09.18
Modern Mules

Modern Mules: The Height of Fashion

If there’s one shoe of the season that I’m living for, it’s the platform mule. I wore them pretty much every day in the ’90s in a variety of colors and styles; a certain pair in particular was the standout, though – Ferragamos that I kept until they literally fell apart on the streets of NYC.

Fri 08.07
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Top 10 Black Tie Shoes: Bow Down to the Bow

I’ve always said that ankle straps are like seat belts for your feet (and we could certainly use those – safety first!), but with these shoes, designers are taking that functional feature and tying it up in a pretty bow.

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 07.21
Top 7 Wearable Art Heels

Top 7 Wearable Art Heels: Walk with Me

In a fantasy world where there’s never a line at the valet, and Thor carries me whenever my feet hurt, I always wear the most extravagant of shoes. But even in reality, we can find opportunities to wear shoes so good they could be displayed as works of art.

Thu 05.28
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Top Chunky Clogs: Let It Slide

What’s the best way to balance out denim? A pair of clunky clogs, of course. Whether your jeans are distressed and bleached-out or inky, slinky, and indigo, the retro wooden vibe of clogs is the answer to a summer season that’s got a keen focus on the 1970s.