Thursday, June 30, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/30/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Roscoe by Jeffrey Campbell, $255, available at Solestruck. Referencing Balenciaga but still not crossing the line to full-blown knockoff in my opinion the Roscoe is a safe alternative to the high fashion brand that doesn't break the bank. An instantaneous industrial downtown feel makes this cut out boot fresh and modern - perfect for the quintessential city girl (or city girl at heart). The rust colored suede is an unexpected neutral that will pair well with prints or solids add the chunky antique gold hard wear for that bit of industrial cool that makes these casual boots a step ahead. A statement that isn't about the heel or bright color these summer boots are versatile and irresistible so pick up a pair now to show off your edgy style this season. Pair the Roscoe with a abstract print hi-lo hem skirt (like the Get It skirt by UNIF, available at Need Supply) and a simple crop top for a look that mixes feminine and masculine styles for a signature look.

So Shoe Me a pair of modern downtown boots that bring industrial hardware and a signature edge to anything I pair them with.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

CASE CLOTHED: going p(lace)s

This summer it's all about turning the usually feminine lace into a fresh and modern option. Whether it's classic black, soft cream or a bold bright pair these chic lace pieces with unexpected options - like edgy sleek leather, vintage tees or everyday denim. Time to get lacy with my favorite lace picks just in time for summer, CASE CLOTHED.

1) Lace Bells by Young, Inspired and Proper, $129 available at Stanton James
2) Battenburg Lace Tank by Free People, $128 $95, available at Need Supply
3) Laser-cut Leather Skirt by Christopher Kane, $1775 $852, available at Net-a-Porter
4) Lace Skirt Shorts by Akira, $35, available at Akira
5) Wendy Babydoll Dress by Nasty Gal, $58, available at Nasty Gal

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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So Shoe Me ~ 6/29/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Missoni + Havaianas Zigzag-Print rubber Flip-Flops, $60, available at Net-a-Porter. Flip-Flops gone luxe. The summer standby is jolted into another style level with Missoni's signature bright zigzag print and Havaianas superbly made classic. Complete with a crochet knit shoe bag (which can also double as a small purse) this sandal is ready for the beach, sun and all the denim cut offs you can throw at it. Never a style flop the iconic Missoni zigzag stripes are the perfect detail to peek out of your high-end Havaianas. Pair these bright summertime staple with a pair of cut off shorts, a colored Kain tee and bright Wayfarers for chic summer style.

Be sure to check out the Havaianas Pop-Up Store in Chicago June 30-July31, 2011 (Thursday-Sunday 11am-7pm). Located near North Avenue Beach at 1600 North Lake Shore Drive. The grand opening party is on June 30 where there will be drinks, entertainment and the ability to customize your own pair of Havaianas. For more info check out their official Facebook Page.

So Shoe Me a pair of not so basic flip-flops that bring Missoni's signature bright zigzag stripes to the everyday summer flip-flop for an easy going style onlookers will flip for.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/28/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the 116-97 by Finsk, $1000, available at Solestruck. Making the world stop one step at a time this bright geometric stunner is why fashion is art. Architectural magic and a mix of modern turquoise and classic neutrals make a work of art that is ready to werque the concrete runway (but it also looks great on a minimalist coffee table!). The lucky people at Solestruck have also tested out these modern wedges and can vouch for their wearability. Avant garde design that also contains the undertones of Finsk's signature minimalist architectural design these shoes are sure to w(edge) out the competition in one swift stomp. Unbelievable craftsmanship and an unbelievable design make this high-demand limited edition shoe a must-have if you can stomach the $1000 price tag. Style these one of a kind wedges with minimalist separates in neutral colors to make sure the details of this shoe truly shine.

So Shoe Me a pair of architecturally driven designed shoes that bring a refreshing bright along with timeless neutrals to make this crazy piece of art a wearable sensation.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Monday, June 27, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/27/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is The Grip by LD Tuttle, $550 $176, available at Net-a-Porter. Tuttle Power! These utilitarian inspired combat boots are perfect for summer in a dusty taupe shade and statement making open back. This just might be the best boot for music fests this summer since it has a classic combat shape with signature details that make it a one-of-a-kind statement. Sure to strike up envy from passerbys and finish off any outfit with a fresh casual vibe The Grip is a versatile shoe that will make a great transitional piece with tights and heavy socks come fall. The Grip also brings a relaxed style with vintage looking materials and a no-fuss wrap-a-round tie front. Perfect for running around, getting dirty and living life. Style this boot with vintage lace shorts in a luxe cream and a distressed band tee for perfect festival style.

So Shoe Me a pair of summer ready combat boots that have classic details and a fresh open back for a signature detail that's sure to make a statement.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/26/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the LECTRIC, $120, by and available at Topshop. Color, texture and bold details make this shoe a must-have for any girl's closet. The bold neon green leather in an on trend knotted pattern is complimented by a subdued grey-blue suede and matching neon Lucite heel. The Lucite heel adds a lightness to this platform sandal making it the perfect summer statement. High end looks and materials that make the LECTRIC look much more than $120 it's time to order your size on Topshop and have your own electric moment. Why just have an inner glow when you can shine outwardly in this fluorescent show stopper perfect for pairing with neutrals or brights. Style these well-heeled sandals with a tight white mini dress - the perfect backdrop for showing off a summer tan and these gorgeous shoes.

So Shoe Me a pair of neon-licious heels that bring texture, color and signature style to your wardrobe and also let you be modern, edgy and of course a bit knotty.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/25/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Bilson Haircalf Platform Sandal by Tory Burch, $350, available at Shopbop. The mix of classic leopard and utilitarian details makes for a sophisticated sandal that can build upon casual or dressed up outfits. One of the reasons this sandal gets top style notes is its calf hair upper - it's always a luxe texture and always adds another element to anything it is paired with. The timeless leopard paired with tobacco leather is complimentary mix that will work well with bold brights, fun prints or classic neutrals. With heavy gold tone studs and buckles finishing off this casual meets luxury sandal you can be sure with the classic patterns and colors contrasted by the on trend shape the Bilson is one to invest in this summer. Style the Bilson with a pair of cuffed olive pants and a bright coral semi-sheer blouse for a modern meets utilitarian style.

So Shoe Me a pair of animal print sandals that bring the best of casual and luxury into my wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, June 24, 2011

WEARabouts: Tribal Print Dress

Wherever your WEARabouts a chic little tribal print dress in a neutral colorway can be a flattering and fun way to inject pattern and interest into your style. Whether you're looking to dress up for an event, spend the afternoon shopping or spend a night out with friends I've got some options to style this simple dress for any occasion.

1) Jacket Required for Event Worthy Style

Blazer, Express. Dress, Dolce Vita. Necklaces, Forever 21. Watch, Michael by Michael Kors. Shoes, Report Signature.
A sophisticated camel blazer in a modern menswear shape will pull together this neutral dress and will instantly make the casual print an upscale pattern. Add statement making nude heels and ethnic style gold tone jewelry for a winning look worthy of any event.

Ethnic style shark tooth and elephant necklace by Forever 21 are an inexpensive way to elevate your style.

2) Spike Your Interest With Signature Sandals for Perfect Daytime Style

Dress, Dolce Vita, Necklace, Forever 21. Shoes, Kelsi Dagger.

Find a pair of studded or spiked gladiator sandals to create a modern and edgy daytime style that looks comfortable and put together.

On cooler days add a loose fitting leather tunic for added texture and edge. Leather Tunic, Kill City.

3) Kitschy Sheer Tops and Bright Faceted Pumps make a Bold Statement at Night

Shirt, Dimepiece Designs. Dress, Dolce Vita. Shoes, United Nude.

Adding a pair of 3-D faceted ruby red pumps and a kitschy "hands-off" sheer crop top are the perfect style elements for a fun night out. Patron on the rocks, please.

No jewelry required for this bold nighttime look.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

So Shoe Me ~ 6/24/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Club Kid by Substitute, $149, available at I Don't Like Monday's. A large and in charge flatform in serious all black leather let's the world know you aren't taking crab from anyone in these edgy statement making shoes. The over sized seven inch heel leaves an awkward proportion that becomes bold and cool when paired with sleek black separates (or even a print to add some warmth). This shoe is also perfect for editorials since it adds a signature twist to the basic black platform. Of course this shoe isn't an everyday option but if worn with the right pieces it can be a signature piece within your shoedrobe. Pair this funky lace-up with a silk chiffon jumpsuit, like this gorgeous draped one by Funktional (available at Pixie Market) for a mix of flowy, sheer and feminine with edgy, dark and androgyny.

So Shoe Me a pair of uber high heels that bring the edge back to wedge and crazy unique fun styling back to fashion.

* Look for additional sizes at Karmaloop.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Thursday, June 23, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/23/2011

Today's So Shoe Me the Nanette Boot by MIA, $91, available at Akira. A good combat boot is needed for cool casual style, but who says it needs to be flat? The Nanette boot by MIA gives the average combat boot a lift with a 2 3/4" inch heel that is still short enough to walk in all day but tall enough to instantly (magically) give you a slimmer figure. Vintage inspiration found in antique leather and distressed heels makes this shoe perfect for not giving a damn - wear rain or shine since the more you rough these babies up the tougher and better they'll look. Wear these boots for festival season or to grunge up feminine lace or florals. Pair these shoes with a pair of bright red denim cutoffs, a vintage band tank and a cream lace tee on top for a cool mix of styles that will make your personal style stand out.

So Shoe Me a pair of vintage inspired combat boots that give me a flattering shape due to its short and stylish heel.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CASE CLOTHED: Whatever Suits You...

Swimsuit season has arrived and whether you are looking for a sexy crochet cut out monokini, body enhancing bandage styles, exotic animal prints, luxe embellished stunners, boho Americana prints, modern ethnic graphics or constructed neon brights I've found the best bets to keep you looking like a bombshell on the beach or give off perfect poolside glamour. Just remember to keep your swimwear flattering to your shape and personal style and you'll be ready to work waterside, CASE CLOTHED.

1) Jade Princess Bikini by Sauvage, $216, available at Sauvage.
2) Aztec-Print Halter Bikini by Mara Hoffman, $195, available at Net-a-Porter.
3) Gypsy Den Knit Bikini by Chimai Swim, $136, available at Stanton James.
4) Crystal Top by Beach Bunny Swimwear, $656, available at Beach Bunny Swimwear.
5) Jerry Lime Underwire Bikini by Charlie by MZ, $188, available at Intermix.
6) Printed Bandage Swimsuit by Herve Leger, $1700 $595, available at The Outnet.
7) Multi Animal One Piece by Sauvage, $152, available at Sauvage.
8) The Yosemite Bikini by We Are Handsome, $175, available at A.Sweet.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

So Shoe Me ~ 6/22/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Chadwick by Rachel Comey, $334 $268, available at Gargyle. Be a blockhead in this chunky wooden block heel that combines luxe and a bit of boho with a marbleized leather upper and casual leather ties. The subtle marbleized print is perfect for pattern mixing since it's neutral colors and relaxed pattern will not compete when paired with a stronger print. The front tie detail in sleek black leather is a simple detail that completes the shoe and also is a complimentary contrast to the natural wood heel. The perfect height for dressing up or dressing down the sturdy 2.5" inch heel will give a flattering lift while remaining comfortable throughout the day. Pair this heel with a graphic print dress in a bold color to compliment the modern marbleized print on this summer ready shoe by Rachel Comey.

So Shoe Me a pair of neutral printed heels with a chic wooden heel that lifts you up without giving up on comfort.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/21/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Liberty Sandal by Melissa, $110, available at Karmaloop. A child hood favorite (Jellies, of course!) is updated for adults in a heavy duty trademarked plastic and on trend neon green - the perfect sandal for adding a bright side to your everyday style. A neon citrus green that can be worn with other brights or as a pop against neutrals the Liberty Sandal is sure to add comfort and a statement to your everyday routine. And Melissa shoes are made to last with a trademarked plastic called MELFLEX. It provides improved flexibility, impermeability and resistance to water. Also if you are looking to lighten your eco-footprint this shoe is hypoallergenic and recyclable. And if you aren't sold yet these shoes have a sweet smell to match it's deliciously bright shade. Pair these shoes with a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans, a colorful knit poncho and a contrasting pedicure for the perfect festival outfit.

So Shoe Me a pair of neon bright sandals that bring a stylish statement, childhood memories and durability to last multiple seasons.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Monday, June 20, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/20/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Get Out by Jeffrey Campbell, $185, available at Solestruck. Basic black becomes bold in a statement making cut-out heel. A wedge above the rest this pump/platform/wedge is an edgy oxford that brings style and comfort in a sky high heel. A classic oxford upper brings a hint of menswear to this architectural heel making it fashionable and wearable. The luxe leather upper adds a sophistication and modern element to this fashion forward shoe. Pair this fantastic heel with a sleek midi-length shift dress with modern gold accessories for a high end look that elevates the menswear details in this architectural oxford wedge.

So Shoe Me a pair of oxford heels that bring an edgy cut-out wedge in a classic black shoe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/19/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Natural Cage Sandals, $83,  by and available at Pixie Market. Mixing utilitarian canvas and luxe snake embossed leather these cage sandals will add a fresh twist to your everyday basics. This flat sandal has a hidden one inch wedge for a bit of added height and comfort. The mix of textures in tonal creams create a fresh an modern look, while the materials itself create a casual finish perfect for pairing with just about anything. Another on trend detail is the front lace up design with fun tassels finishing off this chic sandal. Pair these sandals with a casual cotton romper with an allover print to create a chic boho style.

So Shoe Me a pair of casual caged sandals that bring texture and carefree style to my everyday summer basics.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/18/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Nama sandal by Lucky Brand, $89, available at Zappos. Bold turquoise beading takes this casual leather sandal to the next level. Perfect for amping up casual outfits or as a flat option to pair with a chic daytime dress the Nama by lucky Brand is sure to add a signature statement to everyday separates. The large chunks of turquoise-like stones add bold style that isn't over the top so it can be worn with your go to favorites all summer. A treasure for your feet this embellished sandal will become a luxe addition to your shoe collection. Pair these sandals with a simple t-shirt maxi dress with a high slit to let the shoes speak for themselves.

So Shoe Me a pair of everyday sandals that will add a pop of color and signature style with luxe turquoise beading.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, June 17, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 6/17/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Shazzam, $150, by and available at Steve Madden.If you like your leopard larger than life - look no further than the ultimate platform heel by Steve Madden. Even the name "Shazzam" has a fierce finger snapping attitude. The luxe pony hair platform and sleek patent leather upper make for a sophisticated mix of textures in the ultimate statement making print. Even with its bold print and sky high heel this sandal still remains modern with simple patent straps which let the pattern and silhouette of the shoe remain the focus. The prrrfect statement shoe for summer pick up this patterned platform for a versatile and fashion forward heel. Pair this platform sandal with a rust-colored tribal print dress to effectively mix patterns this summer and don't forget a straw floppy hat for good measure.

So Shoe Me a pair of animal print platforms that add texture, pattern and height to my fresh summer wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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