Life Meets Style: Urban Shoe Paradise

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While I’ve never particularly identified as a “shoe girl”, I can definitely appreciate a particularly fabulous pair of pumps, a wear-everywhere boot, or a classic sneaker–especially when they’re on display. This snap from ELLE Decor showcases ALL of the aforementioned players in a quality shoe game and expertly arranges them from floor to ceiling. A little overwhelming? Perhaps. But I, for one, am totally down with the clothing-as-decor movement that appears to be sweeping through the interior design scene. Fashion and function is an absolute must for smaller spaces…and when your footwear collection is this massive and enviable, I’m sure there’s just an innate desire to show off put your sartorial goodies on display. No shame.
What do you think of this amazing space? Do you meld fashion and function or delve into style-meets-storage solutions?
xo,
Liza, Editorial Director

Image via Pinterest.

Know Your Shoes!

By now, you’ve probably heard that silly quote that goes something like, “Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life,” and while I think that particular sentiment may be a bit extreme, there is something to be said for knowing your shoes. Increasing your personal style savvy is always a plus, right? That’s why I’m obsessing over this clever little chart! Do you know the intricacies of t-straps, slingbacks, ankle straps, and Mary Janes? Can you tell the difference between a wedge and a platform? Down with D’Orsay? With this illustration, you’re golden! Think of it as an encyclopedia of footwear 😉

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

Hot Or Not: Over-The-Knee Boots

As far as footwear trends are concerned, over-the-knee boots aren’t exactly the new kids on the block. Like any statement-making shoe, however, they do skew a bit towards questionable at times. OTK lovers praise the boots for their ability to instantly sex-ify every outfit–a definite perk for daring dressers. Naysayers of the style, however, question OTK’s wearability, comfort, and general attractiveness. In short, people are torn! Naturally we have to weigh in 😉 Peep these style snaps before making the final call!

Though thigh-high boots definitely have the ability to be super sexy–some would say too sexy–the style doesn’t have to be skanky in the least! Tips for toning it down? First and foremost, consider the rest of your outfit! I love a pair of tall boots paired with a feminine, as seen above. If everything else is more demure or relaxed, OTK boots will work to add some fun dichotomy and spice to your look. If all else fails, simply select a boot sans stilettos – flats or a chunky heel work well to temper that inherent sex appeal.

Stylish, sophisticated, and sexy: is this the perfect outfit?! The addition of wedge-heeled OTK boots in this jewel-toned fall look really take this ensemble to the next level. Even better? They’re super flattering. While I’m not sure of the exact height of the girl pictured, dusters, large scarves, and thigh highs can be difficult pieces to pull off if you’re under 5’10, and she has combined all of them into one look! But it works! The duster sweater shortens, the boots lengthen, and with the scarf’s added volume, the visual impact of the look isn’t just straight up and down. It’s an unexpected combination that totally works.

A bohemian twist on over-the-knee boots?! Yepper! And, Vanessa Hudgens isn’t the only celebrity who loves a good pair of OTKs–Rihanna, Kate Moss, and the entire Kardashian clan are all fans of the trend, and each wear them in very distinct, individual ways. Love a trend that you can easily make your own.

So, are over-the-knee boots HOT or NOT?

The choice is yours, Mieuxs! Yes or no? Would you wear over-the-knee boots?

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

Fashion News: Keds–A Reason To Go To Hollister?

I’ll be honest: The last time I was in a Hollister store was nearly 10 years ago. I’ve aged out of the light-washed, sandblown, flared jeans and logo-covered tees. Today, however, I have a whole new reason to hit up the dimly-lit, coconut scented store: a surprisingly adorable fashion collab. The California-inspired brand has partnered with Keds to offer an exclusive, HoCo-specific collection of their classic footwear.

Hollister + Keds is kiiind of a match made in heaven. Loving those prints! Image via Hollister.

Hollister + Keds is kiiind of a match made in heaven. Loving those prints! Image via Hollister.

The shoes, created exclusively for Hollister’s online “Bettys”, cost between $40-$45 and include 10 styles, ranging from basic solids to sparkles and lace. Three of the shoes–two floral and one tropical print number–are exclusive to Hollister. Kind of makes you want to hit the mall, no? Go for it–but save your dignity: the Hollister Keds are available online only. Snag your pair HERE! It’s the perfect solution for the slightly-embarrassed, too-cool-for-Hollister 20-something 😉

What do you think of the Hollister + Keds collab? Does this make you tempted to stop by your nearest A&F? How cute are those palm tree printed sneaks?! Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

Trend Alert: Get Low With Micro Pumps

Startled by that headline? Don’t be. We’re still a kitten-heel free zone! The latest low-heel shoe trend isn’t so kitten-esque anymore…it’s pretty much full-on cat.

The feline heel, or micro pumps as we’re calling them, are those that are three inches or less in height. While they can be shrunken-down stilettos like their kitty cousins, the most on-trend way to wear the new crop of itty bitty heels is to go a little chunky. If you’re willing to drop a couple dollars (read: $670), Chloé’s take on the trend is particularly on-point. From there, simply pick your event–party, or gallery opening ?–and your shoe–sandal, or loafer?–and get dressed! Aside from being eons more comfortable than their ultra-high counterparts, If you’re a girl who doesn’t often stop to change between work and social engagements, a pair of these shoes are must-have. Though you may not achieve the same sex appeal as you would in a pair of spiked pumps, mid-height heels are just as stylish. Save your feet!

Who says short can't mean stylish? These scalloped low heels are both fashionable and comfortable, AKA perfection. Image via Pinterest.

Who says short can’t mean stylish? These scalloped low heels are both fashionable and comfortable, AKA perfection. Image via Pinterest.

Need a pair of low-heeled pumps in your life? If you’re a size 6, you’re in luck! Mieux & Mieux has a perfect pair of classic coach logo heels in stock NOW, and for only $60!  Guilt-free shopping!

What do you think of fun-sized heels? Will you be partaking in this trend?

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director