Thursday, March 31, 2011

CASE CLOTHED: sheer me up.

This spring invest in sheer separates that will bring a softness to your wardrobe, while still remaining youthful and edgy. Case Clothed.

1) Women's Sheer Blouse by Costume Dept., $145, available at 80's Purple.
2) Incontempt Slip Dress by Ksubi, $378, available at My Catwalk.
3) Mesh Patchwork Maxi Skirt by Dimepiece Desgins, $59, available at Stanton James.
4) Candace Blouse by Cheap Monday, $85, available at I Don't Like Mondays.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via 80spurple.com, mycatwalk.com.au, stantonjames.com and idontlikemondays.us

So Shoe Me ~ 3/31/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Flat Lace-Up Cut Out Brogues by Minimarket, $287, available at My Catwalk. With modern cut outs and on trend pastel colorblocking these oxfords are bring sweet (not sweat) style this summer. The menswear inspired shape gets a feminine twist with fresh light colors and sleek hints of skin. With cool and warm colors strategically blocked along the oxford this shoe is perfect for mixing and matching with bright colors and neutrals. Pair these oxfords with a nude accordion skirt, a simple navy tank, and an signature cardigan with a print that speaks to your individual style to create a geek chic look.

So Shoe Me a pair of pastel colorblocked oxfords that include edgy cut out details to make this flat a step to a better signature style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via mycatwalk.com.au

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/30/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Eat Me Whole by Irregular Choice, $190, available at Akira. Chicago-based Akira is giving away free Irregular Choice shoes all week (per their FB page) so I decided to feature one of my favorite Irregular Choice designs, the Eat Me Whole. This utilitarian wedge is a departure from the sweet and girly floral print and avant garde accouterments that Irregular Choice is known for, but it has all the design elements that make it a standout for spring. The slouchy canvas upper and distressed leather straps are complimented by a wooden wedge and antique gold studs. Perfect to wear all weekend these casual wedges bring cool utilitarian style to sleek modern pieces toning down a more sophisticated look to work for dressed down days. Pair these with cropped khakis and a crisp white boyfriend fit sheer button down for a relaxed spring style.

So Shoe Me a pair of utilitarian wedges that bring a casual and edgy elements to my style this spring.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopskira.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/29/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Sahara by Senso, $202, available at Pixie Market. While brightly hued heels are all the rage this season there is also another stunning style you need in your shoedrobe - colorblocked pastels. The minimalist neutrals paired with a robin's egg blue heel make for a statement making sandal that still seamlessly compliment your current spring wardrobe. The mix of cool and warm toned nudes against the fresh pastel blue bring an unexpected modern colorway that will be sure to stop a few people in their tracks. Pair these colorblocked suede beauties with minimalist structured separates in complimentary neutrals to let the Sahara become the stand alone statement.

So Shoe Me a pair of pastel colorblocked sandals that mix high fashion style with attainable prices and quality craftsmanship.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via pixiemarket.com

Monday, March 28, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/28/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Wane by Rachel Comey, $345, available at Solestruck. A vintage inspired wooden heel is a must this season and the well constructed heels by Rachel Comey are the perfect shoes to invest in. With a wearable height and rich black leather with unique details (like the studded front strap) these shoes are the perfect fit for everyday while still showing off your signature style. Pair these shoes with simple summer basics like a tank dress, maxi skirt or wide leg jeans.

So Shoe Me a pair of retro chic wooden heels with quality construction, materials and everyday comfort.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Sunday, March 27, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/27/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Matthias Woven Bootie, $70 $24, by Topshop. With woven details quickly becoming one of the must have footwear trends this spring why not try out the look in a chic leather bootie in a spring ready off-white. What's even better than its stylish attributes is the fact that the Matthias is now on sale for only $24. The perfect shoe to throw-on-and-go this spring and it's made of luxe leather for a price that will work for the fashionista on a budget. The woven detail adds instant interest to the simple and comfy lace-up shape. You can go bare foot or pair some unique ankle socks under these stylish booties to make your own style statement. Pair these booties with a pair of cropped boyfriend jeans this spring with a mini floral print button down and wide brim straw fedora for a sweet casual look.

So Shoe Me a pair of woven leather booties that will bring casual comfort and stylish details to my fresh spring wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via topshop.com

Saturday, March 26, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/26/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Mariel in Brown Floral by Jeffrey Campbell, $120, available at Solestruck. Vintage inspired details can be seen throughout this shoe - with its granny chic floral print and groovy five inch platform wedge these shows are super retro chic. The sweet floral print injects some pattern into your springtime wardrobe and also can be used for easy print mixing. Pair this shoe with a sheer maxi skirt for an edgy yet retro look.

So Shoe Me a pair of fun floral wedges with a vintage inspiration, bringing me retro chic style all summer long.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Friday, March 25, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/25/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Cauzzie by Dolce Vita, $165, available at Karmaloop. The perfect summer heel in a neutral backdrop with bright colors that pop in an Aztec inspired design. These sandals are the perfect pair for dressing up a pair of 70s inspired flare jeans or giving a casual boho vibe to a rich jewel toned dress. With eye-catching embroidery and sleek metallic accents this shoe is the perfect statement piece that can also be mixed with other prints and styles since the allover camel leather grounds the shoes. Pair this boho delight with a summer ready sleeveless wrap dress in a royal purple - it will bring out all the bright accents in the Cauzzie.

So Shoe Me a pair of colorful summer heels that can bring a casual style up and will dress down a more sophisticated look.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via karmaloop.com

Thursday, March 24, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/24/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Perrin Premium Platform Sandals, $185, by TopShop. With the saturation of color this spring and summer it's good to have a piece that grounds your outfit, but still looks fashion forward. The perfect shoe to this dilemma is the Perrin by TopShop. It features a warm nude color and fresh design elements like a modern strappy detail with bold silver hardware and a subtle studded detail on the inside of the heel. Pair this platform sandal with hot pink relaxed fit pants that are rolled above the ankle and a bright or neutral Equipment sheer boyfriend blouse for the perfect mix of ease and sophistication.

So Shoe Me a pair of nude platform sandals that are make a subtle statement with every step I take.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via topshop.com

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/23/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Nicoletta Bow Tall Sandal by Plomo, $297, available at Need Supply. Get bowed over in this feminine take on the classic gladiator sandal. Plomo first brought the uber cute bow detail to a pair of suede knee high boots but have transformed the flirty style into a summer appropriate stand out sandal. It's the perfect choice for getting an edgy look with romantic charm. This sandal is all about the details - using high quality suede and comfy padded sole. These gladiator sandals are the perfect slightly glam touch for a simple utilitarian based outfit. Because of the Nicoletta's deep navy color they can be worn as a base for brights or to stand out against other basic neutrals. Pair these high gladiators with a pair of olive/khaki shorts and a chic printed tee in a bright red/orange or neutral grey/blues and finish it off with a deep camel leather crossover bag.

So Shoe Me a pair of high gladiator sandals with a super femme touch. Perfect for adding a signature statement to neutral or bright favorites.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via needsupply.com

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/22/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Ainslie, $250, by Report Signature. The Ainslie is a simple and modern caged platform wedge that will bring contrasting textures and a bit of edge to your style. The mix of suede and a strapped leather overlay in a strong geometric pattern makes for a sophisticated look with a chic retro shape. Live life on the WEDGE in a fashion forward skyscraping style, like the Ainslie from Report Signature. With its dreamy nude color, mix of materials and on trend platform wedge the Ainslie is raising the bar for its competitors. Pair this wedge with a sheer maxi skirt to shoe off the wedge but remain 70s chic. Anpther way to wear these is with anything in a bright coral, which is THE color for spring and looks sophisticated when paired with a neutral nude.

So Shoe Me a pair of ready to wear wedges that bring sophistication with mixed textures and an edgy caged style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via reportshoes.com

Monday, March 21, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/21/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Suede Instep Band Pumps by Jenni Kayne, $450, available at Shopbop. A minimalist pump in a modern colorway this shoe is perfect for professional occasions, a simple day with friends or a night out sipping on cocktails. The on trend color blocking of sophisticated nude and bright cayenne suede make this the perfect shoe to help stand out in a crowd. The pointed toe is also a silhouette that faded away in the past few years but is now coming back as one of the new "it" shapes in women's footwear. Be sure to snag this leg elongating shape before everyone else gets on the bandwagon. This shoe would look great with bare legs (the nude strap would elongate your legs) or for an edgier style try pairing these with a pair of ankle socks and cropped pants. My favorite way to style these pumps is with a simple jersey maxi skirt and tee for casual sophistication.

So Shoe Me a pair of Jenni Kayne pumps that bring back an old favorite, the pointed toe, in a fresh and modern color blocked finish.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com

Sunday, March 20, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/20/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Lulu by Dolce Vita, $96, available at Lori's Shoes. This spring it's all about color! These chic and comfortable flats bring this hot trend to your feet in a cool shade of turquoise. Even with the modern and bright color the Lulu still brings a classic feminine touch with a sweet bow detailing the front. These slip on flats are perfect for any occasion since they have the comfort for everyday, bold color to keep you on trend, and luxe materials like super soft suede to keep your overall look sophisticated. Take a chance this spring and try color blocking. Pair these flats with warm brights, such as red, hot pink or coral to create a bold contrasting look that will show off a confident personal style.

So Shoe Me a pair of bold and bright flats that have a simple modern shape with a flirty bow detail that will bring a sweet feminine touch.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via lorisshoes.com

Saturday, March 19, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/19/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Benched Cut Out Platform by Jeffrey Campbell, $187, available at Need Supply. Making a bold statement with a modern architectural shape and classic menswear inspiration this high heel oxford is the perfect choice for turning your everyday outfits into signature looks. The wooden heel and platform and complimentary camel and nude color scheme give a hint of vintage to the modern shape of the cut out detail. The fresh mix of modern and classic details make this shoe look like the price tag should be doubled, but that's why shoe fiends love Jeffrey Campbell - unexpected shoes at realistic prices. Pair these cut out platforms with a bright coral silk chiffon romper, a boyfriend fit medium wash denim blazer, and simple accessories.

So Shoe Me a pair of classic oxfords with a modern sky-high cut out heel that will bring make the masses stop in their tracks for a second look.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via needsupply.com

Friday, March 18, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/18/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Space Shoe by Minimarket, $370, available at Solestruck. A wooden wonder with 70s undertones is the perfect addition to your shoedrobe this spring. With wedges quickly becoming one of the hottest shapes this season this super luxe pair from Minimarket The simple shape and chic upper end finishes like supple leather and a sophisticated wood wedge and platform make this a must-have sandal. Pair these retro chic sandals with a flowing maxi dress to play up their 70s charm.

So Shoe Me a pair of luxe wooden wedges that will become a timeless addition to my wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Thursday, March 17, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/17/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is 744 by Antelope, $162, available at Lori's Shoes. Get the luck of the Irish on or after St. Patrick's day in this summer's hottest shape, the flatform. This emerald green sandal is made out of supple leather and a fabric wrapped wedge and platform. Injecting a pop of color into your wardrobe with some major casual charm this flatform is a must have for long summer days spent with friends and family. Pair these sandals with a sweet floral print dress or romper for a youthful summer look.

So Shoe Me a pair of on trend flatforms in a bright emerald green that will keep my casual style up to par with my nighttime looks.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via lorisshoes.com

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/16/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Pocket Lo, $325, by United Nude. As music festival season creeps up upon us it's time to start looking for the best pieces that keep up on trend but still have functionality. The Pocket Lo boot by United Nude brings a utilitarian style with luxe finished, like the brass buckles and rich leather straps. With multiple pockets to secretly store lip gloss, money, tickets and other essentials this summer boot not only has the looks but also fits your needs for busy summer weekends. Pair these open toe boots with vintage denim cutoffs and a distressed tee or tank with a fun print.

So Shoe Me a pair of festival ready boots that are equipped for summer.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via united nude.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/15/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Loafer in Dakota Fuschia by Zalo, $165, available at Need Supply. Sporting a fresh Southwestern inspired pattern in a classic loafer shape this flat by Zalo is the perfect way to inject a bit of classic menswear, texture and an eclectic print into your wardrobe this spring. This woven wonder is the perfect casual shoe to wear to death this season. It can easily be mixed with other prints or be worn with solid separates to become the standalone statement piece. The allover yarn dyed woven pattern adds a textural element that will add interest to any outfit, which is the key to creating style and not just wearing fashion. These shoes can be worn with sophisticated clean-lined separates to dress them up but I love playing up their casual charm. This outfit on the (Need Supply website) made up of a leather harness, loose utilitarian shorts and a white tee would work perfectly with these bright loafers. They also work well for pattern mixing. Pair them with a modern Ikat printed straight or wide leg pant and a solid top for a bold yet harmonious style.

So Shoe Me a pair of textural loafers that add on trend color and a bold linear print into a classic menswear shape.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via needsupply.com

Monday, March 14, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 3/14/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Phoenix Wedge by Maurie and Eve, $310, available at Solestruck. Another ode to the 70s with a statement making wooden platform wedge but with simple modern details like a sleekly shaped upper and supple cool grey-blue suede. The warm and cool color combo make this the perfect shoe for mixing metallics. The modern shape with retro finishes make this the perfect bootie to mix with vintage pieces or with minimalist shapes. Make these wedges work for day by pairing them with some skinny light wash denim and a feather weight long tee in a dusty lavender. Finish off the look with long gunmetal, silver and antique gold chains for layered perfection.

So Shoe Me a pair of on trend platform wedges that mix modern style with strong hints of vintage flare.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com