Saturday, December 31, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/31/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Feather 2 by Jeffrey Campbell, $210, available at Solestruck. A leaning heel and flirty feathers make this statement making shoe the life of the party. The monochromatic black design with multiple textures makes a signature shoe that remains modern and will pair well with your favorite LBD or fresh new year brights. Let your feet do the talking in this fun feathered heel that will help you take a step in the right direction this new year. Pair these heels with a minimalist neon pink jumpsuit for chic and unexpected cocktail attire.

So Shoe Me a pair of sky high heels in an inventive shape and bold feathered accents for a style that's completely you.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, December 30, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/30/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Scarlett Shoe by Sam Edelman, $200, available at Karmaloop. Celebrate the new year by picking up a pair of statement making party pumps. Leopard printed pony hair and a gem encrusted/studded design finished off with a sexy stick heel create a signature shoe that will hold its own against detailed dresses and stand out when paired with simple separates. With sparkle, glitz and grit the Scarlett satisfies your feminine, sexy and edgy sides. Even though the 5.5" stiletto heel may seem daunting with a 1" platform and supportive t-strap front you'll be able to walk securely and comfortable all through the night. Pair these heels with opaque black tights, an above the knee pleated black leather skirt, and a printed burgundy button down blouse for a day appropriate style.

So Shoe Me a pair of spiked and sparkled stiletto heel that will add a signature twist to your new year style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/29/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Beal by Rachel Comey, $518, available at Need Supply. A new year calls for new boots. With resolutions to be made, broken and started up again you're going to need a strong soled partner to get you through the ups and downs that 2012 will bring. With an artisan style wooden heel that incorporates vintage charm and a sleek modern shape and a v-front rich brown leather upper these Rachel Comey boots are worth the splurge. The perfect everyday heel at 2.5" with a supportive 1" platform these boots were definitely made for walking. Pair these boots with a high waisted medium wash bell bottom jeans and a tucked in button down blouse in a bold bright hue for a retro 70s style with a modern twist.

So Shoe Me a pair of everyday ankle boots with a vintage inspired wooden heel that brings comfort style and durability to these winter ready boots.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/28/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Noemi by Alexander Wang, $570, available at SSENSE. With the wrath of winter barely putting out a whisper so far I'm almost delusional enough to believe that these mesh + leather beauties by Alexander Wang are appropriate for a Chicago January. Well even if my crazy dream is smacked in the face with blizzards and below zero temps I can still work the Noemi to my favorite bar, a must see concert or taxi-drived escapades all winter long. The open toe allows for a sexy pedicure to peek through while utilitarian details like Velcro tabs and a militant lace up front keep these shoes modern and on trend. A textile back and mesh paneling keeps this heeled ankle boot fresh and new. Pair these boots with sheer black tights, an oversized graphic cotton tunic/dress and an rusty orange wool cocoon jacket for a statement making 90s inspired style.

So Shoe Me a pair of military inspired lace up boots with modern mesh details and a sky high heel for a refreshing twist on a classic.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/27/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Caballero by Freebird by Jeffrey Campbell, $479, available at Lori's Shoes. I've become obsessed with the bold Southwest prints that have been popping up within all facets of fashion. Between printed shirts, woven skirts and inset boots you can't go wrong with the classic signature pattern. When I first spotted Cobra Society boots earlier this year, I loved the authentic design but the price range is inaccessible for most. The Freebird by Jeffrey Campbell collection has brought the same great quality and styles at a Price point that is still a splurge but at around half the price of Cobra Society shoes is worth the investment. A trues western shape updated with brightly hued southwestern wool fabric these boots will age well and keep you warm throughout the winter. And if you want to wear these boots into spring/summer pair them with some light was vintage cut offs and a modern crop top with a large scale ethnic print for statement making festival style.

So Shoe Me a pair of Southwestern inspired over the knee high boots that will become your signature boot for years to come.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Monday, December 26, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/26/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Joanna by Dolce Vita, $210, available at Solestruck. Two textiles are better than one. Mixing monochromatic textures and a $210 pricetag makes the Joanna a budgeted way to add sophistication and signature style to your fall wardrobe. Buttery leather and soft suede are combined to create a modern slip on heel that is perfect for transitional weather and with socks or tights its ready for even the most harsh winter temps. The all black colorway is anything but boring with a mix of luxe materials that make for a sleek and modern shoe. The chunky block heel and substantial platform not only add style but make for a more comfortable shoe. Wear these shoes well with a little black dress and textured burgundy tights for a bold but classic style.

So Shoe Me a pair of leather + suede slingbacks that add a touch of modern style to basic separates this winter.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/25/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Triple Sole Pointed Creepers by Underground, $228, available at Asos. While the holidays may be creeping away you'll still be high on style with these bright mustard suede creepers by Underground. A mega flatform sole and fluorescent bright suede upper make this show a can't miss statement maker that will compliment an edgy street wise style. Front threaded detail in a contrasting black leather adds another signature detail by Underground that adds style and interest. The new shape to try out this season make sure to order your pair before the new year comes. Pair these yellow creepers with a pair of black and cream fair isle sweater leggings, an edgy graphic muscle tank and a slick leather jacket for the perfect mix of cozy and downtown.

So Shoe Me a pair of statement making creepers in a bright yellow suede that will give me killer bee style to start the new year.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/24/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Denton by Jeffrey Campbell, $290, available at Asbury Skies. The vintage inspired damask tapestry upper of this knee high lace-up boot brings holiday cheer even after December. The ornate pattern and rich neutral colorway adds a bit of elegance in a standout design perfect for the woman that likes a classic but needs a statement. Brass eyelets and taupe laces keep the vintage charm rolling and the hidden side zip make these boots practical. A chunky four inch wooden heel will keep your sole lifted and comfortable throughout the winter. Make a sophisticated statement this holiday season with an on trend tapestry knee high boot that will keep you warm, merry and fashionable. Pair these boots with evergreen ponte knit leggings, a cream chiffon blouse, gold chains and a matching evergreen cape for a rich and elegant winter style.

So Shoe Me a pair of printed knee high boots that bring a signature vintage flare to my everyday winter style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, December 23, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/23/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the InTheDirt by Karen Elson for Nine West Vintage America Collection, $249 $100, available at Nine West. Glitter meets grunge in this mid-length lace-up boot. Distressed black leather is mixed with subtle glitter panels adding just enough sparkle to participate in the trend but still keeps this flat vintage inspired boot edgy and tough. The full length lace-up design adds a cool and casual style while the hidden side zipper allows for an easy way to slip these boot on and off. The slight block heel keeps these boots comfortable and perfect for running around all winter and with the substantial discount you won't feel bad wearing these through rain, sleet and snow. Pair these boots with an asymmetrical plaid flannel skirt, sweater tights, a white tee and black leather moto jacket for an edgy updated grunge look.

So Shoe Me a pair of boots that put on the glitz while still remaining androgynous and casual enough for everyday wear.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/22/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Print Snake Sneakers by Giuseppe Zanotti, $650, available at Solestruck. Ballet flats are quickly being stomped out by bold signature sneakers. The bright teal leather in a believable snake print combined with style defining silver zippers make these sneakers a luxe accessory that might even rival your heels (yes, I just said that). Give casual separates a much needed edge or keep high end pieces (like leather leggings) everyday ready in a flat sneaker that brings together the best of both worlds. Edgy street style mixed with high end fabrications makes for the perfect sneaker investment. Pair these snake print and zipper accented shoes with a pair of sheer tights, vintage cutoffs, and oversize graphic tee (in black and white) and a black zip-up hoodie for a high fashion street style with an ode to the 90s.

So Shoe Me a pair of bright and bold high end sneakers that have signature details that will make you standout amongst the masses.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

m(eye) oh m(eye)

I'm "mod" about the sixties black lined and mega lash eye. This easy to replicate style has been my go-to beauty trick for awhile but since they summer it's become my exclusive style. All you need is a good water proof black liquid line with an easy to maneuver brush (you can also buy a separate brush for an easier shake-free application. If you have a hard time lining your upper lash you can also place masking tape at the angle you're looking to achieve for a crisp clean line. Go for bold upper and lower lashes with a nude lip or keep the bottom lashes minimal and pair with a bold lipstick for a signature look that can work for daytime or night.

C'mon and get Twiggy with it.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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So Shoe Me ~ 12/21/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the T-Bone Boot by Friend of Mine, $365 $274 (on sale until 12/26), available at Dolls Kill. It's pretty clear I have an obsession with PVC, Lucite and basically anything see through and shiny (helloooo diamonds). These midnight blue patent leather X clear PVC peep toe boots by Friend of Mine bring a high fashion twist to the plastic trend that is sticking around this winter and next spring. A signature bootie that will add a downtown edge to your style has just the right amount of fetish to keep the look sexy and unique. The deep navy patent leather gives this shoe a luxe shine and the heavy gold zipper is another high end detail that wasn't over looked. And I love the way Friend of Mine styled these shoes with cuffed leather pants and a slate grey top and "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," so I would follow their lead with this chic utilitarian styling.

So Shoe Me a pair of on trend clear PVC boots with a luxe meets edgy design that will instantly create a strong signature style that will keep your feet above the rest.

P.S. If you haven't bought my Christmas gift yet...these would be a good choice. ;)

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/20/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Geranium by All Caps, $320, available at Solestruck. It may not even be winter yet but it's never too early to pick out the perfect wedged sandal to perk up style come spring. It's all about a bright statement shoe in 2012 so why not go with an orange on orange mega wedge in Pantone's pick of year, Tangerine Tango. The bright orange wooden platform wedge and modern geometric suede upper will work well with fresh nude separates or contrasting brights. While the wedge takes you to extreme heights the chunky platform makes these shoes comfortable and versatile. Pair these bright wedges with a nude strapless jumpsuit for an on trend mix of neutrals and brights.

So Shoe Me a pair of statement making wedges that will add a spark of color and lots of height to your style this spring.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Monday, December 19, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/19/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the See Stars Shoe by Jeffrey Campbell, $270, available at Karmaloop. Keep your style STAR STUDDED in these embellished black leather ankle boots by Jeffrey Campbell. These rock start status boots are perfect for wearing to a a concert, club or showing up friends at a holiday house party. An explosion of silver stars in various sizes keeps this classic ankle boot fresh and new. Add a signature twist to basic separates and party dresses with these luxe leather boots. Pair them with a feathered frock in black, white or grey for statement making style as you ring in the new year!

So Shoe Me a pair of on trend black leather ankle boots the will make you feel like a starlet everyday.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/18/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Supreme Extreme Platform Shoes, $176, by and available at Topshop. How do you make a nude pump a style stealing accessory? Just add a 6.5" heel and mega platform. A leg lengthening nude hued leather is an on trend neutral that will pair with flirty dresses this holiday season and bright wide leg pants this spring. The classic shape and color with a daring and modern sky high heel you'll wonder how you got by with out this statement making pump. Pair this heel with a tangerine colored 3/4 length sleeve shift dress and red coral accessories for a bold and fashion forward style.

So Shoe Me a pair of signature heels that will literally have you high on style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 12/17/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Black and Gold Platform Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell, $209, available at Pixie Market. Lately I've been on a metallic kick with my um... kicks so when I saw these black leather/metallic gold flatforms I instantly became obsessed. An exclusive to Pixie Market (an indie girl's best friend) these versatile flatform lace ups give a bit of menswear, shine and signature style to casual or dressed up separates. A slightly pointed toe adds a signature twist to the everyday lace up and the luxe leather upper gives these shoes the durability to wear throughout harsh winters and rainy springs. Pair these Pixie Market exclusive JC's with slim black tuxedo style trousers and a loose fit feminine cream chiffon blouse for a modern mix of feminine and masculine styles.

So Shoe Me a pair of golden soled flatforms with a sleek black leather upper that will go with just about anything fall through spring.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Wedding Planning Against the Music

Merry BRITmas, ya'll! With the engagement of Generation Y's national treasure must come a style post of epic proportions. We've lived through the Innocent Britney, Sexy Britney, Crazy Britney and now Seemingly Stable Britney and all have come with a unique style and sound which is why I've decided to style Britney's impending nuptials against the music. I may not be pretty, stylish or practical but isn't that how we like our Britney anyways?! While she'll most likely walk down the aisle in a body hugging sheath dress with a bejeweled bust line I think these choices are a bit more fun.

1) ...Baby One More Time

I must confess that Vintage Britney knew how to rock the school girl gone bad look. Well when the wedding bells come a-ringin' maybe Brit should mix a bit of innocence with Courtney Stodden "15 will get you 20" sex appeal. An uber mini dress with an accent of lace adds a bit of tradition, no? The daisies and sparkling grape juice create a teenage dream. And of course there needs to be a bit of fur but instead of pig tail pompoms there are balls of designer fluff at her feet.

2) Oops...I Did it Again

A latex wedding dress gives that pure yet dominatrix feel while the red hot lingerie set makes it clear she's not that innocent. Calla lillies are prime Georgia O'Keefe material (winky face). And you know that necklace that you thought the old lady left in the ocean??? Well they made of replica of it available at Amazon. Awww, they shouldn't have. Really they shouldn't have.

3) Slave for You

 I always imagine snake charming Britney getting hitched on a trashy beach somewhere with enough snake print that would even make Chritian Audigier sick. A super sexy snake embellished bikini shows off sick abs and of course a 14K white gold snake belly ring (only the best for our Brit Brit). We know our girl loves a good wedge so of course these wooden wonders are really the only option. And since she's not trying to hide it this silk snake print scarf will make the perfect accessory in case people don't get the theme.

4) Me Against the Music

Gotta love a girl that goes the unconventional route. Get in the zone...the menswear zone. Slim separate in multiple textiles like a leather lapel white silk tuxedo jacket, skinny satin trousers and a latex bow tie are given a feminine boost with some help from Manolo. And for old time's sake maybe they can tie the knot at the Super Bowl and enjoy a few Madonna songs during halftime??? Just a thought.

5) Blackout

Confession: Blackout is my favorite Britney album of all time. Yeah it got a little weird with the shaved head, pink wig and party hopping with Paris but I live for weird. A crazy sheer cut out metallic silver dress would be perfect for a trashy Vegas wedding! A pair of oversized sunglasses will hide glazed over eyes from the flashing paps. And don't forget a sturdy yet stylish umbrella for yielding against cars that might be giving you crap for looking like a space age call girl on your wedding day. You want a piece of me?

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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