Thursday, July 24, 2014

lifeSTYLE: Illinois Lottery #APMusicSeries - Vans Warped Tour


Getting warped on a sunny summer Saturday afternoon courtesy of the Illinois Lottery's Anything's Possible Music Series; Life couldn't rock more. A view from the top thanks to a rad VIP deck and a sea of fellow festival friends made this year's Vans Warped Tour a concert to remember.


I decided to mesh around with the transparent trend since temps were high and the sun was shining. Pairing one of my fave "hands-off" vegan leather embellished Dimpepiece Designs tees with these futuristic Nasty Gal Collection shorts and some quintessential flatform boots by TBA for a fun&flirty festival look.



While I loved the energy of the crowd, sometimes it's nice to get away and the VIP #APMusicSeries Deck was the perfect place to take in the music on my own personal platform. The main stage had lots of rad rock performances heavy on guitar, drums and vocals for a spot to wave around with the crowd or sit and relax at the back.



Another reason I loved hanging out at Warped Tour was walking around the First Midwest Amphitheater and checking out the food, drinks, shops and artist signings. Lots of local artisans had set up shop around the event and it was the perfect way to support local business and find some sweet little accessories for my next fest.


Checking out the smaller stages, like the Beatport Stage, gave me an opportunity to switch off of rock and on to other genres like rap and electronic. Most of the artists were local talent so it was an easy way to immerse myself in new music throughout the day.




While casually walking around I found myself at a Battle of the Bands with performances by Phosphene and Face the King. It was my favorite spot since I could listen up close and personal. I also met Phosphene's photographer, Julie, and she was super sweet! You can check out her work, here. All in all it was a great day for listening to music and enjoying a mixed beverage (the selection there was impressive :D). I can't wait to attend next year, thanks Illinois Lottery and the #APMusicSeries.

P.S. Check out the #APMusicSeries hashtag on twitter for more reviews and events.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style


So Shoe Me ~ 7/24/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Ajax Laceback Boot, $198, by and available at Free People. Laser-etched leather and a lace-up back give this boho boot by Free People a signature edge. The perfect pre-fall style these open-back boots show just the right amount of skin for summer, but can also be paired with chunky socks and jeans for fall. The softly scrolled upper adds the perfect little print to these luxe leather booties and will add interest to your everyday style. Pair these laceback boots with a paisley printed romper and a signature hat for a relaxed boho style this festival season.

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So Shoe Me a pair of pretty leather-etched booties that will add a kick of cool to my pre-fall style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via freepeople.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

So Shoe Me ~ 7/23/2014


Today's So Shoe Me is the Rockabee Boot by Jeffrey Campbell, $210, available at Solestruck. Get your soles screwed on with these nuts&bolts booties by Jeffrey Campbell. Chunky harware an a sawtooth sole make these the perfect rock n' roll ready boots to get you prepped for pre-fall. The stormy grey suede and shiny black sole will add an instant edge to your favorite basics this summer and beyond. The nuts and bolts hardware heel adds an industrial design detail that turns these feminine stilettos into an androgynous style zone. Pair these booties with a basic black maxi dress so these wicked shoes make the statement.

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So Shoe Me a pair of haute hardware heels that will add a heavy industrial touch to my everyday basics this season.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

So Shoe Me ~ 7/22/2014


Today's So Shoe Me is the Glitter Cherii Sandals by YRU, $158, available at Dolls Kill. Fill er' up! These clear glitter flatforms are the perfect place to showcase your fave trinkets this summer. With a secret door that opens at the back you can stash your favorite little pieces to change the look of these flatform sandals whenever you please. The clear platform sole has flirty flecks of silver glitter for an added touch of shine and the clear strappy upper lets you fill up the bottom with any color palette you can think up! For a sporty style idea you can check out (click here) my custom made Bear Down creepers made with mini helmets and foam footballs. Pair these fill-able crystal clear sandals with a millennial butterfly sequin top and a colorful pair of shorts for a cute rave ready summer look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of clever clear sandals that can be customized with just about anything I can think up, for a sandal that's totally me.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via dollskill.com

Monday, July 21, 2014

So Shoe Me ~ 7/21/2014


Today's So Shoe Me is the Nebula Platform by Jeffrey Campbell, $162, available at Nasty Gal. Add some mellow yellow oxfords to your footwear collection this summer. The perfect school girl style is given some extra edge in a bright yellow suede and chunky sawtooth platform. The simple lace-up front makes these 4" block heeled oxfords easy to slip on and off and the yellow upper is perfect for pairing with your favorite Clueless tartan two piece. Pair these heels with a mod yellow shift dress and white knee high socks for a chic little lunch look this summer.

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So Shoe Me a pair of saturated yellow suede shoes that will add an eclectic kick to all of my summer separates.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via nastygal.com

Friday, July 18, 2014

So Shoe Me ~ 7/18/2014


Today's So Shoe Me is the Distressed 4-Eye Nosebleed Boots by TUK, $120, available at Dolls Kill. Get tough and tall this festival season with these distressed platform boots by TUK. The pre-distressed vegan leather upper makes these the perfect festival boots and the 3.5" heel+platform will have you looking over everyone so you won't miss a beat. The chunky sole and lace-up front is perfectly equipped for stomping through crowds, dirt, rain or whatever and will add an on trend finish to your fave summer separates. Pair these combat boots with a signature strappy swimsuit and distressed cutoffs for a sexy meets punk festival look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of chunky platform boots that will add a comfortable lift to my summertime festival looks.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via dollskill.com

Thursday, July 17, 2014

So Shoe Me ~ 7/17/2014


Today's So Shoe Me is the Round Harness Heeled Mule by Frye, $228, available at Urban Outfitters. Shape up your footwear fashion with the next big silhouette: a luxe leather mule. Heavy metal moto details and a smooth leather upper create the perfect pre-fall shoe that can comfortably go from day-to-night. The square toe heel adds a retro vibe to this classic shape and the black heel adds all-day comfort. Pair these everyday mules with a 90s sunflower slip dress and straw fedora for a sweet festival style.

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So Shoe Me a pair of moto mules that will add a vintage edge to my everyday style basics this summer and beyond,

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via urbanoutfitters.com