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Fall Essentials

Fall Essentials: The Five Shoes You Must Have

Each season, I try to prioritize essentials for the upcoming months (so as not to go wild and get five of each!). For fall, it’s all about flash and function – a burst of metallic via party-ready sandals, as well as flats and galoshes for those cold, rainy days when a black and white calf hair pump wouldn’t be able to hack it.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Fall/Winter 2014

Nicholas Kirkwood Fall/Winter 2014: Getting to the Point

The Nicholas Kirkwood Fall/Winter 2014 collection gets straight to the point. A sleek pointed toe defines almost every shoe in the collection from snakeskin heels to flat boots.

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Trend Alert

Trend Alert: Lace, Lace, Lace Shoes

You can’t rationalize indulging in every trend that pops up, but considering lace-making has been around since ancient times, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a lot of wear out of the style. And it doesn’t hurt that we saw it grace the Fall and Spring catwalks. So what’ll it be? Pumps? Booties? Flats? I’ll take them all! Lace up your shoes with these romantic picks…

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Embellished Smoking Slippers & Sneakers: Going the Extra Mile

The smoking slipper trend is far from over. In fact, the look is more elaborate than ever. And the same goes for sneakers! Leave your bright white tennies at home and try these shoes on for shine. Which are you more excited for – embellished smoking slippers or kicks? Can’t choose? No problem…with a couple … Continue reading “Embellished Smoking Slippers & Sneakers: Going the Extra Mile”

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Pippa Middleton: Loafing in London

Pippa was out and about with a friend recently wearing Tory Burch Dakota bow toe loafers. These classic shoes have a timeless look with contrast trim, simple design and sweet bow accent. These are great for hopping around London town with friends or for a long day in the office.  They add an element of … Continue reading “Pippa Middleton: Loafing in London”

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Top 5 Loafer Pumps: An Indelicate Balance

This style is a little confusing to me. The awkward mix of masculine and feminine seems incongruous, but I guess that’s the appeal. I would stick with ladylike pairings to add a sense of delicacy to these chunky heels. While they’re seen most often in the office, try to have fun with them when you’re … Continue reading “Top 5 Loafer Pumps: An Indelicate Balance”

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Tod’s for Ferrari Loafers: Earn Your Racing Stripes

My Tod’s driving moccasins are wardrobe essentials, but as comfy and classic as loafers are, they can start to look pretty boring after a while. Tod’s knows this, which is why they’re starting to do more and more collaborations with companies like Ferrari. While I’m not a big sports car fan (I drive an SUV, … Continue reading “Tod’s for Ferrari Loafers: Earn Your Racing Stripes”

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Trend Alert: Loafing Around

Other than my Tod’s driving moccasins, I haven’t worn loafers since the 90’s (when I also sported Richard Tyler pant suits to work!). I could get back into them, though, if there was something unique setting them apart from the typical prep-school style we’ve come to associate with the shoe. Cropped pants would do the … Continue reading “Trend Alert: Loafing Around”

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Best Evening Flats: Head Over Heels

Don’t be caught on a long night (and I mean looooooong night) on Florence’s cobblestone-paved streets in Lanvin stilettos. No matter how fab, I started to hate my shoes when I felt imprisoned and hobbled by them. Around 2 a.m. (and my night started at 7), we ended up at a club where I had … Continue reading “Best Evening Flats: Head Over Heels”

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