Wednesday, August 31, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 8/31/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is Arael by Boutique 9, $240, available at Piper Lime. A luxe leather ankle boot with rugged hiking details this shoe can go from dressed up to casual this fall. The distressed brown leather is a classic choice amped up by the unexpected neon yellow laces. A double zip-up at the front makes these shoes easy to take on and off as well as add an edgy detail that ups the style quotient. Moto details to the side and a oxford style flap at the front may sound busy on paper but with the tonal brown shade of leather these design details all work seamlessly together. The 4.5" heel adds flattering height and the hidden 1" platform makes these boots a comfortable pick for all day wear. Style these hiker meets uptown ankle boots with a camel/nude dress jacket a pair of patterned tights and bold accessories for a chic daytime look.

So Shoe Me a pair of versatile leather boots that bring an unexpected accent of neon to a classic shade of brown.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PRINTSiples of Fashion: Plaid

Plaid (plad): Any fabric woven of differently colored yarns in a crossbarred pattern.

A chameleon print that can be styled grunge, indie, sophisticated, modern, minimalist, etc... and adds a subtle warmth to fall favorites, all theses reasons and more are why everyone is mad for plaid. A classic choice plaid prints have been updated over the seasons by changing the scale, colorway and silhouette. Being a pattern that translates to any style it's time to stock up on a few plaid pieces to complete your fall wardrobe.

Here are my picks to bring a touch of on trend plaid to any one's style:

1) Long Pleated Plaid Skirt by L.A.M.B., $325, available at Shopbop
2) Shoulder Peek Button Up by UNIF, $75, available at Singer 22
3) Poppins Cape by Dear Creatures, $220 $154, available at 80s Purple
4) Green Tartan Trousers by Push Button, $342, available at Pixie Market
5) Parquet Heels by Schuler & Sons, $168, available at Anthropologie
6) Wool and Cotton-Blend Boucle Skirt, $795, available at Net-a-Porter

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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So Shoe Me ~ 8/30/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the VAVA Velvet Pom Pom Slippers, $56, by and available at Topshop. This comfortable velvet slipper with fun oversized pom poms brings a relaxed preppy vibe to this season's jewel tones and plaids. The large scale pom pom adds a bit of whimsy to the popular velvet slip-on making it a standout flat for fall. The rich merlot colored velvet and standout black details make for a traditional colorway that makes these shoes wearable for everyday. An unexpected detail gives statement making style to these comfy everyday flats. Style these shoes with burgundy opaque plaid tights, a pleated black leather skirt and a sheer black button down with a sleek bodysuit underneath.

So Shoe Me a pair of fun pom pom embellished velvet slippers that let me know not to take life too seriously everytime I glance down,

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Monday, August 29, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 8/29/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Narcisco by Senso, $184, available at Revolve. An Aztec print made for fall in a mix of primary shades and jewel tones that will add a signature printed pop to everyday staples. A woven linear design in a mix of statement making colors gives these wedge booties the ability to go with just about everything in your closet, or soon to be in your closet. An indie-licious design that can translate to any style will create a bold and confident look amongst a sea of black boots this coming season. This short ankle wedge also has the versatility to be worn with vintage cut offs in the summer to leather leggings this winter making the Narcisco a true year round shoe. Style this shoe with light wash skinny denim, a vintage distressed band tee and a moto leather jacket for a confident and relaxed fall style.

So Shoe Me a pair of tribal print ankle boots that will bring a bold and colorful pattern into play as I transition into fall.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 8/28/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Salvatore 10 by B Store,$470, available at Solestruck. Cowabunga! Sorry for the nerdy 90s cartoon quote, but as a Michelangelo fan I just had to! But one quick glance at the cow-printed pony hair upper boot from B Store will let you know this shoe isn't for kids. The grown-up textures bring a sophisticated luxury while the western inspired cow print allows for a bold signature style. A lace-up back with luxe leather tassels brings an unexpected design element for a fresh indie style. A one inch wood platform lining the bottom of this wedge completes the design full of luxe finishes in casual patterns and colors making this the perfect signature boot to dress up or down. Style these cow print wedge boots with a pair of black latex leggings (it will add a glossy shine, not look fetish), a chunky knit over sized sweater in black or another neutral, and a complimentary scarf and hat and gloves for modern style on a crisp fall day.

So Shoe Me a pair of fantastic printed wedges that brings a modern meets western style with luxe materials in casual prints and colors.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

CASE CLOTHED: Fashion's Night Out

Fashion's Night Out is coming to a city near you (or even as close as your computer) September 8th. This highly anticipated event rings in New York Fashion Week (officially Mercedes Benz Fashion Week) and lets the fashion minded community spend time together shopping, sipping and celebrating. Of course, an important step to make the most out of your FNO is choosing the perfect outfit and that challenge can at times seem daunting. But with the on trend official tees designed for FNO you can support a cause (40% of proceeds go to New York City Aids Fund) and look the part as you enjoy this International event.

I've put together some eye-catching looks featuring the three FNO official tees so now all you have to do is save the date, CASE CLOTHED.

1) Short Sleeve Tee

Sporty accessories, red leather and a signature spiked vest create a modern grunge style perfect for hopping to and from multiple events.
1) Short Sleeve Tee by FNO, $25, available at Shopbop
2) Inverted Cross Vest by Young, Inspired and Proper, $290, available at Stanton James
3) Very Cropped Leather Pants by Vero Moda, $117, available at Asos
4) Time Teller P Watch by Nixon, $60, available at Net-a-Porter
5) Sporty Striped Platform by Jeffrey Campbell, $134, available at OAK

2) Printed Short Sleeve Tee

Get glam with glittering pumps, golden pants and splashes of bold blue in a statement necklace and satin clutch. Perfect for taking an evening of shopping to a night on the town.
1) Printed Short Sleeve Tee by FNO, $40, available at Shopbop
2) Claude Collar Necklace by Marc by Marc Jacobs, $258, available at Zappos
3) Gold Cigarette Pants by Push Button, $239, available at Pixie Market
4) Astor Satin Foldover Clutch by BCBG, $98, available at BCBG
5) Glitter-Finish Leather Pumps by Miu Miu, $630, available at Net-a-Porter

3) Printed Long Sleeve Tee

A sheer skirted maxi dress can be worn under this printed top and is more versatile than a skirt. Find inventive architectural boots and a utilitarian suede jacket to create a sleek put-together look with a hint of fresh indie style.

1) Printed Long Sleeve Tee by FNO, $45, available at Shopbop
2) Suede Jacket w/ Drawstring Waist by Catherine Malandrino, $1495, available at Shopbop
3) Chic Easy T Dress by Blue Life, $99, available at Revolve
4) Faux Stone Stretchy Ring by Forever 21, $7, available at Forever 21
5) Animalia Feather Earrinngs by Peace Images, $32, available at Stanton James
6) Dream Ankle Boot by Trippen, $330, available at Trippen

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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So Shoe Me ~ 8/27/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Ali by Diane von Furstenberg, $425, available at Zappos. An ombre bootie that mixes sleek patent and sophisticated suede, yep, this one is a winner. Elegant and modern this Italian made boot is luxury defined. The classic shape and neutral color can be worn year after year but the mix of patent and suede in an ombre design make this bootie feel current so you can be trendy and classic at the same time. An investment worth making this DVF booties look great with just about anything and can go from day to night. The 3.75" heel and no platform still allow for comfort but keep the look super sophisticated. Style these booties with rich shades of grey knits in different weights for a modern layered look.

So Shoe Me a pair of textural ombre booties that work well with neutrals or colors and have a timeless style with on trend accents.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, August 26, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 8/26/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Climber by Jeffrey Campbell, $185, available at Revolve. Buckle down with these luxe distressed ankle boots by Jeffrey Campbell. The statement making gold tone buckles have a Balenciaga feel at a reachable price point. Of course the gold tone hardware is the main attraction but on closer inspection the distressed leather upper and stacked 3.5" heel make a subtle impact that rounds out the boot making it a perfect everyday style. Providing edgy style that can be dressed up or down the Climber is your best bet for investing in a boot you won't get bored of and won't be too trendy to wear all year. Style this ankle boot with a pair of skinny jeans, your favorite tee and a black suede jacket for an updated moto style.

So Shoe Me a pair of signature boots that come pre-distressed so I can wear this chunky buckled beauties anywhere life takes me.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

WEARabouts: Leather Shorts

Wherever your WEARabouts a pair of black leather shorts can turn any look into a confident and edgy ensemble. Pick a pair that has a relaxed fit and high waist in order to look sexy, sleek and stylish. You can wear leather shorts all year round - just cover bare legs with tight when the weather turns cold. Adding an impact to romantic lace, graphic tees, classic patterns and signature tops a pair of leather shorts is the perfect bottom for adding luxe texture to any outfit. Try out my looks below to inject an edge into your style this fall.

Looking for the perfect leather shorts? This pair from Diesel has a great style and price, $117, available at SSENSE.

1) Glamorous With Spikes

Clear Spiked Top by Sass & Bide, Faux Leather Shorts by Cheap Monday, Boots by Senso, Watch by Michael by Michael Kors and Claw Ring by Miss Wax

A signature top with accents of clear spikes adds a glamorous edge to these leather shorts. Add a another luxe texture in a pair of black pony hair ankle boots to keep legs long and the color palette simple (no need to over complicate a look that already makes a bold statement). A watch and statement making claw ring are simple accessories that add to this luxe look without detracting from the showstopping top. Perfect for wearing to concerts, night clubs or late night events you'll be sure to attract attention in this modern nighttime look.

A close-up look of the signature Sass & Bide clear spikes.

2) Romantic With Lace

Camel Jacket by Express, Lace Top by Express, Feather Brooch by Arden B., Faux Leather Shorts by Cheap Monday, Boots by bebe, watch by Michael by Michael Kors

Adding cream lace and natural feathers softens the black leather and creates a chic feminine style appropriate for daytime style. Add a pair of opaque or sheer black tights to wear this look throughout the fall and winter. Another look that proves multiple textures make the look high end without the high end prices. Pair this outfit with a metallic manicure and a long fishtail braid for a sweet romantic style that still incorporates the edge of leather.

Old boots can get a new life when paired with the right pieces.

3) Classic With Tweed

Tweed Jacket by Express, Blouse by Arden B., Faux Leather Shorts by Cheap Monday, Necklace by Vera Wang for Kohl's, Lorissa Pumps by Sam Edelman

A Chanel-inspired tweed jacket with body shaping seams adds a traditional pattern that tones down the modern leather. A necklace with bling and gunmetal spiked heels add statement making elements that create a bold signature style. Another plus is this look can go from day to night just by taking off the tweed jacket.

Spiked nude pumps add a leg-lengthening impact.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

So Shoe Me ~ 8/25/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Leopard Creeper, $148, by and available at Pixie Market. Creep around in this comfy leopard quasi sneaker/flat from Pixie Market. A washed out leopard print adds a classic on trend print that will add signature style to everyday denim and sophisticated skinny pants. A popular style this season, Creeper styles have been seen in larger that life flatforms or lower more wearable styles. This leopard printed flat falls within the latter category and is the perfect shoe for comfort and style. The one inch black sole adds to the distessed feel of the shoe and creates an edgy style that can be played up or down. The leather upper adds a luxe textile to the casual shape and style creating the ability to pair it with a sleek pair of straight leg pants for an edgy nighttime look. Style these shoes for day with a pair of skinny denim and a semi-sheer oversized blouse in a bright jewel tone.

So Shoe Me a pair of leopard printed creepers that will keep my comfort and style high with a sole that's low to the ground.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 8/24/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Liquorice Petal Bootie, $322, by and available at Kandee. Three-dimensional floral accents with goldtone studs create a bold textural bootie that will elevate any outfit to the next level. A nice mix of edgy blacjk leather and feminine florals this sleek ankle boot adds a bit of whimsy to your style but due to its black leather upper it can be worn with jeans, dresses, leggings, you name it! From afar this luxe leather bootie will look like the typical studded ankle boot but when close up the fun floral detail will take center stage and have everyone asking, "Where did you get that?" It can be a statement amongst an all black outfit or stand on its own in a colorblocked style this fantastic ankle boot will bring signature style to your fall wardrobe. Pair these floral embellished boots with mustard colored skinnies and a Peter Pan collared blouse in a flattering neutral.

So Shoe Me a pair of signature black booties that make an impact with 3D floral accents and goldtone studs all in edgy black leather.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

PRINTSiples of Fashion: Leopard

Leopard (lep-erd): Material printed or woven with a pattern to make it resemble animal fur.

A timeless pattern that makes a statement leopard printed designs can be made in various shapes, colors and textiles to revive itself each season. The print that works with everything, flatters everyone and adds that touch of luxe to everyday separates makes it an acceptable addiction. Purchase in new shapes, colors and textures this season to get the most out of this classic print. You can wear leopard as a bold stand-a-lone detail when worn in large scale or bright colorway or turn it into a neutral to mix with other prints when worn in small scale and natural colorway. However you wear it a the addition of leopard print is sure to take your style to the wild side this season.

With your new found leopard knowledge be the cat's meow with these luxe leopard picks:

1) Leather Biker With Pony Leopard Detail by Asos, $293, available at Asos
2) Sphinx Leopard-Print Dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs, $530, available at Net-a-Porter
3) Leopard Blazer by Zac Posen, $1350, available at Shopbop
4) Leopard Pants by Zac Posen, $850, available at Shopbop
5) Cocktail Blazer by Sauce, $169, available at Shopbop
6) Uma Haircalf Booties by Sam Edelman, $250, available at Shopbop
7) Alvin Leopard Lofer by Sam Edelman, $140, available at Heels

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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So Shoe Me ~ 8/23/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Falcon Closed Toe Boot, $625, by and available at United Nude. Start a movement with every step you take. This statement making tall boot with all over fabric feather fringe offers a retro 70s look with the modern architectural design that United Nude is known for. The rich shades of brown and black give this otherwise fun boot a sophisticated twist that will give the most basic skinny jeans, leggings and tights an upscale appearance. A bold boot that will show off confidence and a signature style look for this dimensional design to add soft movement to tonal modern separates. The perfect feathered friend for keeping your style sky-high this fall. Style these stunners with a black leggings, a loose fit black tunic and a camel colored cape for a neutral look that leaves an unexpected impact.

So Shoe Me a pair of signature boots that will have me flocking to United Nude to make sure I'm able to move with the trends this fall.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Monday, August 22, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 8/22/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Regine T-Strap Sandals by 3.1 Phillip Lim, $750, available at Shopbop. A mind altering design in absinthe green allows for a modern pop of color with every step you take this fall. A standout braided front and luxe green leather make this shoe the perfect signature touch for any outfit. While some style experts will tell you to only splurge on neutral I defy that notion and believe if a piece speaks to you and can not live without it than invest in it and wear it well. While bold, the bright green color works well with neutrals and brights making it the perfect shoe to wear with a cocktail dress, office slacks or leather leggings for a night on the town. Style these bright sandals with a pair of black skinny pants, a modern black jersey tank and a white tuxedo jacket for a sexy menswear style with a sleek pop of color.

So Shoe Me a pair of emerald green sandals that bring luxe high end materials and a signature design for a statement making sandal that will turn heads this fall.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 8/21/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Gracious, $109, by and available at Zappos. Get REDdy for fall in the season's "it" color of bold saturated red in this modern heeled bootie. A chic pop of color with a sleek v-shape front adds just enough details to make this 5" heeled bootie stand out amongst the pack. The rich red suede upper can become a pop of color in an all-neutral outfit or can compliment deep jewel tones or bold primary shades. With an on trend shape and color this boot is perfect for being in style this fall but will also be relevant for seasons to come since red is always a popular shade to wear during any season. With a pair of colored shoes a must for every woman's closet you can get these chic booties at a price that won't have you seeing red. Style these booties with modern layered knits in varying shades of grey for sleek fall style.

So Shoe Me a pair of bright red booties that bring on trend style in a shape and color that will always be in fashion.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 8/20/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Olivia-L by Fabio Rusconi, $285, available at Lori's Shoes. A little bit of leopard makes any outfit roar. These super high pumps by Fabio Rusconi add a wild leopard detail with a classic camel suede upper making for the perfect fall heels. The 5.5" heel and 1.5" platform add impact in a timeless leopard pattern that won't just be a seasonal fad. An upscale colorway in camel suede and calf hair leopard adds sophistication and signature style to any outfit this fall. Perfect to pair with rich jewel tones or striking neutrals the Olivia-L pump will become a go-to shoe for the fall and winter season. Style this sky high heel with an emerald long sleeve shift dress and chunky gold accessories for a luxe sophisticated look.

So Shoe Me a pair of dramatic pumps with a sophisticated colorway that will remain a fashionable statement for seasons to come.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, August 19, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 8/19/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Tivoli Flat by Kate Spade, $285, available at Endless. A demi wedge offers a comfortable lift and the bright orange patent accented with a nude calf leather strap adds texture and a modern colorway that will work from fall into spring. With the pointed toe making a comeback along with exaggerated flares, this shoe is perfect for adding a pinch of color to office appropriate pants and everyday denim. The pointed toe also elongates your legs and will work with pencil skirts and midi dresses for a bold shoe that is also commuter friendly. The nude leather strap adds a modern detail creating an overall minimalist style that can be paired with simply shaped separates and still make a statement. Perfect for work or play this bright demi wedge will keep you walking tall all four seasons. Style the Tavoli with modern separates in complimentary brights for a bold colorblocked style for fall.

So Shoe Me a pair of modern bright flats that have a slight demi wedge for added comfort, height and style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 8/18/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Simona Fox High Heel Sandals by Alexander Wang, $895, available at Shopbop. Furry topped heels are no longer just a cheap Frederick's Hollywood gimmick. Alexander Wang has given them a fresh makeover in edgy black leather with bold signature details that create a shoe you may only want to stare at since it's so pretty! The luxe fox fur adds a rich yet lighthearted detail to this vampy heeled sandal. The oversized "mud flap" at the back is another bold accent that can only be expected through the modern standout designs by Alexander Wang. Add all these details together in classic black and you create an updated fur heel that adds texture, sophistication and fun to your usual cocktail attire. To style these shoes for a night out pair these with sleek black patent leggings, a black and white graphic tee and a bold colored jacket to define your shape.

So Shoe Me a pair of luxurious fox fur heels that bring a sexy edge and confident statement to cocktail attire and sleek nighttime separates.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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