Tuesday, May 31, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/31/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Agnes by Senso, $175, available at Solestruck. In an on trend bright "Slimer" shade of green this wedge will be having you sing "I ain't afraid of no ghost!" Sorry for the lame Ghostbusters reference but the over-the-top neon color is making me too excited to think straight. Pairing a modern shape with the bright and fresh neon green this wedge will be a jaw-dropping summer heel and with its closed-toe can last as a pop of color during colder months. The perfect style updater these all leather wedge can bring a touch of 80s or a blast of the future depending on what you pair them with. I would go for a fresh and modern look by pairing these with bright colored straight-leg pants (cobalt or hot pink are my top picks) and a crisp semi sheer white button down for color blocked perfection.

So Shoe Me a pair of electric bright wedges that have the ability to be styled 80s rad or perfectly modern.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via 312style.com

Monday, May 30, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/30/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Lita by Jeffrey Campbell, $159, available at Envi Shoes. Show off your patriotism in an American girl's favorite boot - the Lita. Flying off the shelves in all colors the statement making Lita has become a favorite amongst fashion insiders. A bold platform and towering wooden heel in a wearable lace-up shape made the Lita a must have, but the addition of so many new textiles, patterns and colors has made it fashionably famous. A shape that can transition into any look the Lita is a no-brainer addition for amping up your personal style. The canvas stars and stripes print is a bold classic style that will look better as it ages and becomes a vintage treasure. Pair these Lita's with some light denim cut off shorts and a vintage graphic tee for a comfortable and edgy style this summer.

So Shoe Me a pair of patriotic delights that have a major heel and platform that will be the perfect compliment for easy cut offs and a tee this summer.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via envishoes.com

Sunday, May 29, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/29/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Braided Platform Sandals by Colin Stuart, $78 $60, available at Victoria's Secret. With bold ethnic details in a classically shaped neutral sandal these heels are perfect for adding print and style to any outfit. A unique array of braided straps create a cool ethnic vibe on these affordable summer shoes. These platform sandals also have extreme versatility - with a neutral base and accent of deep emerald green this shoe can let other brights shine or stand out against complimentary neutral separates. Easily worn with sleek day dresses or mixed with printed skirts this shoe can work for dressed up events, but I would pair these braided beauties with straight leg jeans and a sheer button down boyfriend blouse for cool relaxed style.

So Shoe Me a pair of braided platform sandals with a fresh ethnic vibe bringing personal style and a versatile sandal all at an affordable price.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via victoriassecret.com

Saturday, May 28, 2011

CASE CLOTHED: WHITE about now...

As we celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend the unofficial start of summer begins. While the archaic rule of not wearing white before this holiday weekend has never stopped me (or any other modern women), this fresh and minimalist shade is perfect for simple summer style that's anything but boring. Pair with brights to keep the white fresh and simple or with neutrals for a white hot look: CASE CLOTHED.

Here are my picks for white hot summer:

1) Crochet Overalls by RED Valentino, $640, available at Shopbop
2) Knit Comfort Dress by Forever 21, $17, available at Forever 21
3) Shimmy Shift Dress by Ladakh, $98, available at Stanton James
4) Jade Stingray Wristlet by Alexander Wang, $795, available at Net-a-Porter
5) Chainmill Bib Necklace by Luv Aj, $198, available at Singer 22
6) White and Clear Stud Cuff by Fuzz, $95, available at Pixie Market
7) Duncan by Jeffrey Campbell, $130, available at Solestruck
8) Hendrix Shirt by Pixie Market, $73, available at Pixie Market
9) Lover Short by Rich and Skinny, $117, available at Revolve

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com, forever21.com, stantonjames.com, netaporter.com, singer22.com, pixiemarket.com, solestruck.com and revolveclothing.com

So Shoe Me ~ 5/28/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Lunge Croc-Embossed Stiletto by Elizabeth and James, $375 $97, available at INTERMIX. With color getting all the attention this spring it's time to point out why you need a classic nude sandal with some serious statement making details. The ability of a nude shoe to make your legs a mile long and instantly take a few pounds off your frame is why this fresh and timeless color will continue to remain a fashion "do" for modern women. The classic stiletto is updated with a seductive croc-embossed leather, strappy accents and a center arc panel. While this shoe may be a neutral it is anything but ordinary. A statement maker with traditional and modern element this heel can hold its own against the uber trendy colorful pumps we've seen this season. Pair these croc-embossed stilettos with an asymmetrical one-shouldered dress that hits mid thigh in a red-orange color for a pop of color that will accentuate the rich and sophisticated elements of this modern stiletto.

So Shoe Me a pair of easy to wear stilettos in a timeless nude shade that will remain flattering, modern and classic season after season.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via intermixonline.com

Friday, May 27, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/27/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Pistol Short Ankle Boot by Acne, $562 $449, available at OAK. On trend light wash denim is now available in a sleek wearable boot by Acne. With year round wearability and extreme durability the Pistol Ankle Boot is set to ready, aim and fire your style into new heights. A classic shade of bleached denim in a soft and supple leather is perfect for bringing casual comforts with high end style. The perfect ankle boot to wear during spring and summer or as a pop of pastel in fall and winter. Pair this perfect powder blue boot with a pair of sheer black tights, printed shorts and a simple loose tee shirt for a relaxed and polished style.

So Shoe Me a pair of versatile ankle boots in a light denim shade that will add vintage charm with a modern silhouette all year long.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via oaknyc.com

Thursday, May 26, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/26/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Rosanna by the London College of Fashion for Irregular Choice, $285, available at Irregular Choice. A collaboration between creator and founder of Irregular Choice, Danny Sullivan, and two chosen London College of Fashion students So-Yeon Sarah Ahn and Rosanna Gault came together to create a line of limited edition shoes that bring the unique quirky charm of Irregular choice with the point of view of the two aspiring designers.

One of the finished designs is the Rosanna, a quirky feminine heel that mixes eclectic patterns and colors for a sweet and stylish shoe. The classic color combo of blue and brown and a traditional floral print make this shoe a personal statement but does not cross the line into gaudy territory. The cutout heart heel is the icing on the cake and show the amount of detail and thought put into the design. Mixing traditional colors with the unique and charming details that Irregular Choice is known for the limited edition Rosanna is a stunning shoe that will make you as giddy as a school girl. Pair this shoe with a pleated denim skirt that hits mid thigh and a pastel colored blouse for a classic feminine look that will compliment this eclectic shoe.

So Shoe Me a pair of fun and flirty heels that mix quirky feminine details with a strong traditional colorway.

images via irregularchoice.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/25/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Eben by L.A.M.B., $265, available at Heels.com. A plethora of mixed prints and textures makes this towering heel a well rounded mix of chic and ethnic styles. Animal print works well with nude suede, dark denim and buttery leather accents. This row of straps adds interest, texture and an edge to an otherwise typically sandal shape. The upscale craftsmanship paired with L.A.M.B.'s ever present edge makes these high heeled sandals a must have for daytime and night. Proving that summer freshness is not exclusive to bright colors the Eben will bring a pop to anything it is paired with. Pair these sandals with a shapeless nude dress in a super mini length to show off tan legs and these uber cool heels.

So Shoe Me a pair of towering sandals that combine a boho ethnic vibe with high end materials and a forward thinking mix of textures.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/24/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Lana by Jeffrey Campbell, $175, available at Solestruck. That 70s glam is back and what better way to kick start your vintage inspired style than with a pair of silver sequined heels from the genius of funky fabulous shoes - Jeffrey Campbell. An edgy curved heel and shimmering tassel-like sequins makes this shoe the ultimate statement piece for day or night. Pair these shoes with relaxed coral cuffed pants and a basic tee for the day and pair with a sexy white mini dress for a hot summer night out.

So Shoe Me a pair of glam, funky and statement making heels ready to bring sizzling shine to any occasion.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Monday, May 23, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/23/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Fernanda Wedge by Juicy Couture, $150, available at Revolve. Woven details are a must have element for an on trend summer wardrobe and the Fernanda wedge brings a statement making braided design at a budget worthy price - two things that will keep your style on point. A comfortable espadrille with a two-toned woven upper and heel this shoe will add a bit of pattern into your outfit but is simple enough to mix and match with almost anything. Quality design and materials make this wedge sandal the perfect pick for an action packed summer. Pair these woven wedges with colored mid-length shorts and a printed blouse for a chic summer look perfect for a multitude of occasions.

So Shoe Me a pair of statement making wedges that add comfort and edge to chic everyday style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via revolveclothing.com

Sunday, May 22, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/22/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Metal Cuff Sandals by Lanvin, $635, available at SSENSE. A stunning minimalist design with a sleek black leather and a statement making copper ankle cuff create an edgy and luxe finish to modern separates this season. The simplistic design packs a punch with its fresh mix of materials - the perfect way to make neutral colors pop. Lanvin is known for their thought out designs that feature clean modern shapes and high end materials and this comfortable sandal with a hint of Grecian style is perfect for making an understated statement. Pair these sandals with some neutral minimalist separates in easy to wear textiles (cotton, jersey, etc...) for a cool, comfortable and high end style this summer.

So Shoe Me a pair of minimalist sandals that bring a statement making edge with a cool copper ankle cuff. The perfect footwear option this summer.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via ssense.com

Saturday, May 21, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/21/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Amber T-Strap Sandal by Seychelles, $85, available at Endless. Seychelles is known for their modern interpretations of vintage styles and this flat t-strap sandal brings a chic retro vibe along with a sophisticated back and silver upper. Elegant enough for evening and simple enough for daytime with bit of metallic glam  these sandals are made for comfort and style. The twisted t-strap silver accent brings just enough glamour to the shoe without becoming over the top, It's the perfect shoe for days you need a comfortable flat but also want to look sophisticated. Pair these flat sandals with a pair of 60s style ankle skimming straight leg black pants and a chic pastel blouse on top.

So Shoe Me a pair of simply elegant sandals that bring a hint of silver shine to day into night.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via endless.com

Friday, May 20, 2011

fly me to the moon....

.....but only if I've packed these shoes.

Shoe hoarders rejoice! There is now a shoe (aptly named "Moon Life by United Nude) that can sleekly be stored in a flat space saving shape and put together with all the ease (errr, struggle) of an Ikea purchase. And the best part...these flat-pack DIY shoes are light enough for space travel!

 No more moon walking in bulky Ugg-style boots, get ready to be the galaxy's best dresses in these gravity defying heels. Your style is sure to be light speeds ahead of the average life form.

Check back in the next few months as United Nude is working to create a limited number of these shoes, a collaboration with Spanish performance artist Alicia Framis, available to the public.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images and shoe info via refinery29.com

So Shoe Me ~ 5/20/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Hayley Beaded Peep Sandals, $55, by and available at Topshop. The classic moccasin is updated into a summer ready sandal with brightly beaded accents perfect for an easy and chic statement. The neutral caramel color works well with the warm and cool brights that make this sandal go from average to spectacular. This shoe can be added to the most casual separates to achieve on trend boho style this season. The winning style is also matched with a budget-conscious price making these affordable for shoe lovers of all price brackets. Pair these casual cool sandals with a pair of denim cutoffs, ethnic printed tank and bright turban for a full-out fresh hippie vibe.

So Shoe Me a pair of moccasin inspired sandals that bring fresh modern color to an easy to wear flat.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via topshop.com

Thursday, May 19, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/19/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Genova Elastic Strap Sandal by Silvia Tcherassi for Payless, $70, available at Payless. While I am usually not one to browse the Payless website I recently heard about the Silvia Tcherassi collaboration with the bargain priced shoe store and had to check take a peek. To my surprise the line is full of versatile fashion forward styles including the colorful Genova, which is my favorite of the collection. The complimentary red, purple and hot pink accents create a fashion forward design that is perfect for shoe lovers on a budget or just looking for a fab shoe at a great price. Everyone needs a pair of colorful shoes this season - so why not pick up this sandals that pack style and value into your step. Pair this bold heel with a nude bodycon skirt and an off-white loose tucked-in top for an easy sexy style that will show off toned summer legs and let the shoes remain the focus.

So Shoe Me a pair of colorful high heel sandals that combine a fashion forward colorway with an exceptional price perfect for keeping the fashion focused on budget this summer.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/18/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Munroe by Jeffrey Campbell, $140, available at Lori's Shoes. If you are looking for color this season - the Munroe is your shoe. Bright bold hues come together in a classic pump shape with an on trend jute platform for a mix of summer styles that is surprisingly flattering and not complicated. A base of cool aqua suede is accented with contrasting purple and orange which makes the colors of this pump stand out even more. Pair these colorful creations with a simple white dress which is the perfect backdrop for these statement shoes.

So Shoe Me a pair of bright colorblocked pumps which are a perfect addition to amp up the simple neutral pieces in your wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via lorisshoes.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/17/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Dante by Pencey, $320, available at Solestruck. This is NOT your average sandal - made of high end materials with exceptional attention to details these sandals will become prized possessions, not just an everyday pair of flats. An explosion of bright eye catching color and intricate Native American inspired beadwork these tribal-esque printed sandals are the cure for perking up a mundane and expected outfit. The elaborate beadwork makes this shoe a high end classic, more special than the usual stitched or printed design which make these shoes you will want to keep for a lifetime. Pair the Dante with a pair of high-waisted engineer striped shorts, a white cami and a bright hued boyfriend blazer for a carefree but sophisticated look.

So Shoe Me a pair of beaded beauties that have high end details but are also easy to wear from day into night.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Monday, May 16, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/16/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the 116-79 by Finsk, $1000, available at Solestruck. The modern architectural designs by Finsk make it one of my favorite footwear lines. To become more familiar with the brand check out my article from Jealous Magazine, "So Shoe Me: Finsky Business." A gravity defying wedge that can be categorized more as wearable art than footwear is giving me goosebumps from an ongoing shoegasm! The crazy cut-out heel in an outrageously tall height is given even more appeal with luxe leather and sophisticated wood details. An avant garde shoe that is still wearable due to classic color combos and a recognizable wedge shape make this shoe more than just an over the top statement piece. Pair these wondrous wedges with a minimalist loose white midi length cotton dress for a modern summer style that will allow these unbelievable shoes to take center stage.

So Shoe Me a pair of architecturally driven wedges that bring just enough crazy style to make a shoe collector happy, but have minimally driven styles that are wearable for the masses (well fashion-forward masses, that is.). Because, really, you can never get into too much Finsky business.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Sunday, May 15, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 5/15/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Krista Criss Cross Espadrille Wedge, $165, by and available at DKNY. Adding daytime glamour in a shimmering champagne metallic leather upper with an exotic snake embossed detail this espadrille brings casual comfort with sophisticated finishes. With upper end details that exceed its $165 price tag this wedge by DKNY is a budgeted beauty that will last for seasons to come. Pair this updated espadrille with a pair of relaxed olive cargo pants and a white Kain t-shirt for simple style with a chic metallic finish.

So Shoe Me a pair of luxe espadrilles that have a classic jute wedge with a modern metallic leather upper which brings daytime glamour to even the most casual outfits.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via 312style.com