Monday, February 28, 2011

From the Red Carpet to Your Closet: Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett was fashion forward and still ladylike in a fresh and modern lilac and neon yellow Givenchy Haute Couture gown at the Oscars. Take a cue from Cate but in wearable summer pieces found here:

1) Pleated Halter Playdress, $68, Victoria's Secret
2) Highlighter-her Necklace, $24, ModCloth
3) Ledger Wedge, $90, Report Footwear

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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(red)dy to wear.

Red rocked the red carpet at last night's Oscars. I'm loving this bold and classic hue. And while Anne Hathaway IS wearing Haute Couture I still thought the title was cute. :P

(From left to right)
Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein Collection, Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang and Anne Hathaway in Vintage Valentino Haute Couture.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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So Shoe Me ~ 2/28/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Block Ankle Strap by United Nude, $300, available at Solestruck. One of the newer silhouettes from United Nude, but quickly becoming a cult favorite, The sturdy abstract block heel that appears merged and independent at the same time. This unique and beautiful concept has created the stunning shoe above which becomes especially wonderful with its mix of minimalist neutrals and shockingly bold brights. Add a bit of wow to your everyday basics with this modern twist on the strappy heel. This stunner from United Nude is the perfect modern addition to your shoe collection. Pair the Block Ankle Strap with some clean minimalist separated in neutral tones and let the bright heel become the statement.

So Shoe Me a pair of incomparable heels that work the minimalist trend but also leave a bright statement.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/27/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Python Print Sandals by Marc Jacobs, $878, available at LUISAVIAROMA. A sleek wooden sandal gets a subtle exotic makeover with python printed leather straps and a snake wrapping around at the ankle. The monochromatic color scheme makes this sandal a sophisticated and wearable piece for the spring and summer and still makes a statement with its fun and edgy ankle wrapping snake detail. These Marc Jacobs beauties give off a confident style and even would pair well with a flowing "Greek Goddess" style gown. I would love to see these sandals paired with a minimalist color scheme and modern clean-lined shapes. Either a simple black or white maxi dress with a high slit (to show off the shoes of course) or a midi or mini length body con dress would be the perfect way to simply show off these signature sandals.

So Shoe Me a pair of seductive serpent heels that bring a modern edge to the more simplistic pieces in my closet.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/26/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Sazerac Boot in Grey Leopard by Rachel Comey, $407, available at Forward by Revolve. Animal prints are timeless and the updated play on the classic western boot make these the perfect boot that will always remain in style. The stacked wooden wedge adds a casual twist to these luxe leather boots. Pair these boots with some cutoff denim shorts in a light wash and a modern loose fit tee. You can also take a fashion risk by mixing this leopard print with a flowing knee or midi length floral print dress.

So Shoe Me a modern boot in a timeless animal print for an updated classic that will soon become a wardrobe staple.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, February 25, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/25/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Spicy Cutout High Heel Clogs by Ash, $210, available at ShopBop. These clogs are a great transitional piece to go from the end of winter into the warmer spring months. The classic clog shape with wood heel and laser cutout suede make this shoe the perfect pick for adding some vintage charm into your closet. Have a chic 70s moment in these clogs when paired with some high-waist bell bottom jeans in a medium wash and a tucked-in bright hued button down.

So Shoe Me a pair of retro clogs that will give me casual comfort and on-trend style as I step through the transitioning seasons.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

bright spots.

The Neon Nation is on the rise. Join in on this rising trend with these featured bright ideas:

1) Vintage Beaded Tunic, $82, The Olive Shoppe
2) United Nude Lo Res, $250, United Nude
3) Versace Modal Scarf, $290, Net-a-Porter
4) Report Signature Juniper, $230, Report Shoes
5) Senso Platform Wedge, available May/June, Solestruck

xoxo ~ Lisa Goetzke + 312style

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So Shoe Me ~ 2/24/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Abstract, $365, by United Nude. This architectural wonder brings genius design and practical comfort. With every angle the Abstract gives a different look and becomes more than just a wedge, it's a piece of art. The high-contrast color blocking also highlights the details on this wonderfully modern wedge and makes it the perfect statement piece to wear throughout this spring and summer. Pair these shoes with a modern short jumper in either a bold color like coral or a neutral (navy would be a great unexpected color).

So Shoe Me a pair of sick architectural wedges that leave a huge punctuation on that statement!

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/23/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Mega Bootie by Haus of Price, $335, available at Solestruck. Maybe it's the lingering high from all the glitz, glamour and color from New York Fashion Week but I've found myself falling in love with all things that have a luxe rainbow connection. These booties are painstakingly handmade by James Price and don't be fooled, this DIY job is not for amateurs. Placing each gem delicately onto this aptly named "Mega Bootie" makes for a dramatic fantasy piece perfect for a chic Pretty, Pretty Princess moment. Get intoxicated by the gems and pair these statement booties with simple clean separates like dark skinny jeans and a sheer boyfriend button-down to look like a chic and stylish woman instead of a caricature.

So Shoe Me a pair of jewelicious booties that will smack a neutral outfit into a technicolor dreamland.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Having a Muppets Moment, Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/22/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Friends and Lovers Pump, AU$750, by Sass and Bide. While I am guaranteed to have an old Usher, Lil Jon and Ludacris song in my head for at least the next hour it's worth it to gaze at these luxe copper heels. The copper heel plate is what makes this shoe go from ordinary to spectacular. It's a great bold accent that becomes refreshingly subtle when placed on the matching copper leather pump. Even though these pumps are special enough to stand on their own you can also pair them with a modern printed dress (think geometric prints in a warm rust and orange) and not look over styled. These shoes would also look great sitting on a coffee table or mantle, just add interior decor to the cost per wear and they're a bargain find!

So Shoe Me a pair of classically shaped copper pumps with a modern metal accent that make them a step above the rest.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Monday, February 21, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/21/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Pandora by Surface to Air, $508, available at OAK. Warning: Not for the shoe hunting amateur. This super chunk of sky-high heel love has several style defining details but remains minimalist chic, so you can wear this statement shoe with almost anything. The most eye pleasing detail has to be the unexpected cylindrical heel, giving the Pandora a smooth modern appearance. A two inch platform makes the five and a half inch heel walkable while the multi-strap wrapped upper adds style and stability. Pair this monster of a shoe with a delicate chiffon dress to playoff of its strong design. I love this short and sheer olive colored dress by Antipodium or this maxi length orange dress by Shakuhachi both available at My Catwalk.

So Shoe Me a pair of powerful platform heels that add a loud minimalist detail to any outfit.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/20/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Dejana 2 Taffeta Pumps by Boutique 9, $140, available at ShopBop. Pink will be everywhere this spring and this vibrant bubble gum shade will work perfectly with hot pink or can transform into a neutral when pairing it with other brights. This pump had ladylike charm down pat with a feminine twisted front, luxe taffeta fabric, a dainty heel and of course the quintessential girly pink color. While these can go over-the-top prim and proper with a sophisticated dress you can also make these pumps modern by pairing with bright and simple modern separates. I would pair these with hot pink straight leg pants and a clean-lined chartreuse top for a fashion-forward modern mix of brights.

So Shoe Me a pair of elegant heels with super femme details that can go ladylike or, for a twist, can be styled with modern bright separates. Leaving me with multiple options and money well spent.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wear Now, Wear Later

Purchase these clearance-priced fashion forward pieces now and pull them out next fall for full-priced style:

Modern tribal prints were seen allover the F11 RTW runways. Pick up this single-sleeved mini dress with bold pops of red to wear now and next fall.

1) Parker One-Shouldered Dress, $242 $73, ShopBop

Chunky knits with sexy cutouts will be back next fall. Purchase a few now to wear as you transition into spring and then pull them out in a few months for fresh fall style.

2) Georgie Marlena Sweater, $312 $94, ShopBop

The 70s are back and so is the glitz and glamour. Find anything with sequins to wear next fall. You will be soooo happy you did.

3) Sea Beaded Jacket, $394 $236, Gargyle

Long luxe furs (real or faux) are back! Find some at a great clearance rate now that spring is almost here.

4) Adrienne Landau Goat Hair Cropped Jacket, $595 $199, Intermix

Everyone needs a bit of neon orange for this upcoming spring and next fall. Find it in a great 70s inspired jumpsuit that can be worn throughout warmer weather and with a bit of layering in colder fall months.

5) Halston Crepe Draw-String Waist Jumpsuit, $1595 $479, Outnet

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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So Shoe Me ~ 2/19/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Salima T-Strap Pump by Miz Mooz, $110, available at Nordstrom. This flirty T-Strap Pump with vintage styling is perfect for adding a pop of color to your wardrobe this spring. I love this bright kelly green not only for the fresh modern and modern feel but it also compliments every skin tone. This bright green is also not just a novelty trend that will only last through spring. Fresh greens were seen on many Fall 2011 RTW runways including Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Anna Sui. This pumps classic shape, walkable heel and fashion-forward green color make it the perfect pick to transition from spring into fall. Pair these pumps with a printed shirt dress with a defined waist for a relaxed and stylish look.

So Shoe Me a pair of fresh green pumps with a classic vintage style that keep up with the modern fashion trends.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, February 18, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/18/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Ivory Suede Skate Bootie by Jeffrey Campbell available at Singer 22 ($186) and I Don't Like Mondays ($223). An architectural heel always steals my heart and these scroll designed wedges with ice skate inspiration make for a delicate colorway with strong design. The blonde wood heel mixed with a bright white leather upper is easy on the eye and more casual than bold contrasting shades. The Skate Bootie is great for walking since the platform wedge allows for less strain on your feet. These will also be the perfect pop of fun/crazy for just about any outfit but would pair well with a flowy mini dress with waist definition and a skirt that flares away from the body.

So Shoe Me a pair of wedge booties that become wearable art that give a loud statement but quiet the screams of sore feet with a comfortable platform wedge.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/17/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Calamari, $299, by Heavy Machine. I've always enjoyed a good calamari appetizer, but now I can indulge in a decadent finishing touch that satisfies more than any fried (and sometimes grilled) good. The simplistic design and two-tone nude colorway with the slightest hint of red might seem like a subtle nondescript shoe. But add some unexpected 3-D elements to the strappy upper and a futuristic cut-out heel and you have one gorgeous statement shoe! The fresh nude color elongates legs and pairs well with casual or dressed up occasions making the Calamari a justifiable splurge. Heavy Machine also prides itself in making comfortable heels so you won't have heel remorse after hour number two in these signature shoes. Pair these with a pair of relaxed peg leg black pants, a silk tank and relaxed boyfriend jacket for an easy, yet sophisticated look.

So Shoe Me a pair of subtle statement shoes that let their fresh architectural design become the focus and do not make you choose style over comfort.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/16/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Nyle Sandal by Dolce Vita, $58, available at Need Supply. I love that this sandal is a simple everyday flat, yet makes a bold statement with warm coral, cool turquoise and is grounded by creamy nude. The color blocked beading in an ethnic-inspired pattern which remains casual but also adds some interest to what could easily be another boring sandal. Pair these with light-wash cut-off jean shorts and a vintage graphic tee or for a more dressed up look pair this with a brightly colored solid or printed romper.

So Shoe Me a pair of brightly beaded sandals that will become a stylish summer staple.

xoxo ~ 312style + Lisa

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/15/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is this cutout heel in Jade, $29, from Forever 21. I love highlighting bargain brands every now and then to show that it isn't about purchasing the most expensive pieces that make great style, it's about skillfully putting together your look and creating a eye-pleasing thoughout wardrobe. This spring we all need to add some color into our wardrobe and this understated blue fits the bill. The color is subdued enough to pair with another bright (red, purple or even a green print would be fab) but is also bright enough to pop against other neutrals. Pair these shoes with bright, printed or textural tights and a a-line flouncy mini dress for a signature look in cooler weather.

So Shoe Me a pair of affordable heels that bring me a stylish shape and a pop of color.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Monday, February 14, 2011

a FLARE for fashion.

The 70s flare is back, baby! I've featured a pair for every style so there's no excuse not to have a sweet 70s moment:

1) Sleek and modern dark denim: Habitual Jeans, $185, Couture Candy.
2) Over-exaggerated 70s perfection: Ellery, $900, ShopBop.
3) High-waist pure denim: J Brand, $219, Singer 22.
4) Sheer relaxed bells: American Gold, $134, Stanton James.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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So Shoe Me ~ 2/14/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Rose Print Satin Platform Court Shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood, $767, available at Browns. In honor of Valentine's Day I decided to send out some love to my shoe designer crush, Nicholas Kirkwood, as well as highlight a decadent bouquet of roses that women actually want. And these shoes aren't just a novelty, deep red tones and rose prints are trending right now (see Michelle Obama and Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen). Bring the print down a notch, but in high fashion with these lovely satin rose print heels. Pair these with a long black column dress with sheer layers for a dramatic statement.

So Shoe Me a pair of sultry heels with a gorgeous rose print that will top any cliche bouquet.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/13/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Layla Laser Cut Sandal by Schutz, $305, available at Singer 22. The precision cut deep camel leather creates a delicate twist on the average lace-up shootie. The fine laser cut leather in a simple geometric pattern which add a slight feminine touch when compared to the utilitarian details such as the lace-up front. The stiletto heel adds a sophisticated touch and the ample platform makes walking a breeze. Wear these shoes in cooler weather by pairing them with tights and a short floral print dress. For warmer weather go bare legged and pair with a neon pink jersey wrap dress (neon colors + camel are huge this spring and are being seen on the F/W11 runways).

So Shoe Me a pair of laser cut shooties that mix delicate and utilitarian details to make the perfect summer lace-up in a trend-forward camel tone.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Saturday, February 12, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/12/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Idalia Flat from Dolce Vita, $163, available at ShopBop. Take a step forward this spring with some fresh bright colors in classic shapes. This modern sandal  has classic details like a braided front with fun tassels but is also trend forward with a bright celery shade. These are the perfect casual basic for everyday use and they also add an unexpected pop of color to easily update your wardrobe. Pair these with other bright colors like hot pink straight leg denim, cobalt blue top and a multicolored silk scarf to pull it all together.

So Shoe Me a pair of everyday sandals with a bright pop of color to update my spring wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, February 11, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 2/11/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Indigo by Senso, $130, available at Solestruck. Bringing a sophisticated menswear style with a casual twist - fun moccasin inspired fringe. These flats are the perfect choice for dressing down but since it sports chic pony hair it can also be styled for a night out. Play up the Indigo's casual cool details with some light wash straight leg denim and a vintage tee.

So Shoe Me a pair of pony hair flats that give luxe and modern style but also add a casual twist with flirty fringe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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