Saturday, April 30, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/30/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Maria by Gee Wa Wa, $105, available at Solestruck. A woven wonder in yellow leather. This chic sandal is perfect for pairing with boho maxi dresses, utilitarian cropped cargo pants or everyday denim. A bright addition to any wardrobe this vintage inspired woven sandal is a must have this summer. Luxe leather and a padded lining make it the perfect go to for comfortable and on trend summer style. Pair these summer staples with a printed maxi dress for the maximum boho vibe.

So Shoe Me a pair of woven flat sandals that will become one of my favorite options when looking for a bright pop of color for casual days or nights.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Friday, April 29, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/29/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Divine by Naughty Monkey, $95, available at Envi Shoes. An on trend espadrille with style defining aqua blue leather this wedge is a no brainer for summer and at under $100 it's the perfect pick for the budgeted fashionista that still wants fresh style and a quality piece. The cool blue leather mixed with the textural natural rope makes for an easy everyday look that can be dresses down in denim or dressed up for dresses. The knotted woven front gives a bit more interest to the simplistic shape of the wedge. Pair these espadrilles with a warm toned modern floral print dress to let the bright blue within the Divine pop.

So Shoe Me a pair of espadrilles that have a casual simple shape but get an elevated style with bright blue leather accents.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images viaenvishoes.com

Thursday, April 28, 2011

LOLLA-land

Tickets? Check. Lineup? Check. Transportation and Place to Stay? Check. Now it's time to get your style music festival ready. Here are my top picks for keeping your fashion on a high note as you slip into LOLLA-land this August.

1) Coney Island Suspender Short by Cooperative, $59, available at Urban Outfitters
2) Lita Boot in American Flag by Jeffrey Campbell, $160, available at Nasty Gal
3) Maxine Studded Flat Sandal by Kelsi Dagger, $120 $60, available at Moxsie
4) Audrina Romper by DV by Dolce Vita, $96, available at Moxsie
5) Studded Fringe Cutoff Shorts by Charley 5.0, $128, available at Nasty Gal
6) Chase Bodyband by A(R)MOR, $189, available at Stanton James
7) Swim Maxi Tank Dress by Mara Hoffman, $237, available at Revolve Clothing
8) Venice Vintage Cutoffs by Young, Inspired and Proper, $59, available at Stanton James
9) Vintage Studded Back Shorts by RUNWAYDREAMZ, $194, available at Singer 22
10) Hall and Oates Cropped Tee by Archive 1887, $62, available at Singer 22
11) Leopard Printed Calf Hair Collar, $295, by and available at Eleven Objects
12) Pocket Lo Boot, $325, by and available at United Nude
13) Feather Hair Extensions by PhatCatPatch, $24, available at Etsy

*Style on a Budget Tip* Create your own pair of vintage cutoffs by scouring thrift stores for the perfect pair of vintage jeans and cut to your desired length. Then go crazy at your local craft store or online and purchase studs, spikes, fringe, paint, bleach or anything that catches your eye to create a one of a kind signature piece.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via urbanoutfitters.com, shopnastygal.com, moxsie.com, stantonjames.com, revolveclothing.com, singer22.com, elevenobjects.com, unitednude.com and etsy.com














So Shoe Me ~ 4/28/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Mildred by Jeffrey Campbell, $180, available at Solestruck. I'm sure Calder would be "splattered" that his iconic paint technique is now being revived in a pair of summer ready booties. I love the modern architectural heel, fresh white background and bright free form splatters of paint. This shoe is an edgy element that can be added to just about any pattern or style, making it perfect for print mixing. Also the best part about this lace-up bootie is that it's screaming to get a bit of dirt on it, no need to mess around babying this artfully designed shoe. Pair this shoe with a nude chiffon romper in a utilitarian shape and bold and modern bright accessories.

So Shoe Me a pair of lace-up booties that remind me of art and good style but are in no way too prim and proper to get a little dirty with me.


xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style


P.S. check out this DIY shoe box I made circa February 2011. I love being ahead of the curve ;).

    
images via solestruck.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/27/2011














Today's So Shoe Me is the Effie, $175 $125 available at High Heel Junkie. An obvious take on the Alexander McQueen heel from the SS10 collection, but with just enough differences to not make it a knock-off (the intricate gears that create a butterfly shape and the patent leather upper). A sophisticated pump made out of shiny patent leather is given an unexpected twist with an industrial steel heel accented with screws, spikes and gears. This is the perfect statement shoe for the woman that likes classic shapes that deliver a signature edge. These can be paired with just about anything since it's a classic pump with an updated heel. Pair these industrial statement makers with crisp black separates and some bright modern accessories for a fashion forward look that can be worn all four seasons.

So Shoe Me a pair of luxe patent pumps with an industrial edge that are reminiscent of Alexander McQueen's sought after design but at a price point we can all manage.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via highheeljunkie.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/26/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Feel The Rhythm by Poetic Licence, $130, available at Akira. Bringing retro style in sweet pastel pinks this heel it perfect for the office or dressed up daytime events. Keeping the sophistication high with patent and leather accents this classic peep toe high heel also brings a bit of whimsy with contrasting petals at the front. The dusty rose and baby pink color combo make this heel stand out amongst the crowd but also isn't as shocking as a neon hued pump. It will add a splash of color to your outfit but can also ground bright separates. Pair these vintage inspired heels with a cranberry or emerald pencil skirt and a simple neutral blouse for a fashionable day at the office.

So Shoe Me a pair of retro chic peep toe heels that will add a fresh pop of pastels to my spring wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via akirachicago.com

Monday, April 25, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/25/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the patent buckle espadrille wedge by Pierre Hardy, $650, available at The Corner. An unexpected mix of sleek patent leather, utilitarian canvas and a casual rope espadrille platform these wedges will bring the ultimate look of luxe and fashion forward style into your wardrobe. The neutral colorway and comfortable makes it a versatile piece you can pair with almost anything, while the mix of textures and materials make it a stunning statement piece that will drive all eyes towards your fancy footwork. The modern shape of the patent upper and canvas straps make this shoe the perfect addition to the minimalist or the fashion conscious woman looking to make a statement. Pair these with a pair of high waist safari shorts in khaki and a tucked-in crisp button down in a bright coral for fresh summer style.

So Shoe Me a pair of modern espadrilles that feature a sophisticated mix of textures and materials perfect for wearing during the day or on a night out.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via thecorner.com

Sunday, April 24, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/24/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the V Mouth Heel, $84, by Filthy Magic. A bold pop of color is the perfect way to step right into spring style. The edgy V-shape and 3.75 inch heel is fashion forward and also comfortable enough to wear all night. The futuristic shape paired with the bright Caribbean blue adds a modern bright punch in an edgy updated shape. Sure to pump up the usual suspects - dark skinnies and a basic tee, or glam up a simple wrap dress. Pair these pumps with modern bright separates to let the electric blue pumps become the perfect finishing touch.

So Shoe Me a pair of bright blue pumps with an edgy new shape that can be worn with simple basics or dressed up signature pieces.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via filthymagic.com

Saturday, April 23, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/23/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Suede-Trimmed Acetate pumps by Chloe, $695, available at Net-a-Porter. A classic shape updated with modern textiles makes this shoe a must have for anyone's collection. I always love a transparent accent since it brings a sleek minimalist twist to the everyday outfit. The acetate upper and heel bring an unexpected fashion forward element to this classic pump and the black suede cap toe creates a sophisticated finishing touch. Wear with bare legs for a chic and elongating look or with fun ankle socks to add a bold bright or a printed accent to your outfit. Pair these pumps with simple clean shapes, like a pencil skirt or sheath dress in rich neutrals for a sophisticated look with a fashion forward twist.

So Shoe Me a pair of classic pumps with forward thinking materials making this a must have shoe for the girl that takes chances.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via netaporter.com

Friday, April 22, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/22/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Elegant by Jeffrey Campbell, $152, available at Lori's Shoes.This season a sleek Menswear inspired flat is a must and the Elegant by Jeffrey Campbell bring a modern wearable shape with edgy silver studs for a standout style that will get you noticed. Sprinkled with a few silver stars this flat is given a slight beachy nautical vibe, but it doesn't lose its edge with allover classic studs. These are the perfect flats for wearing on a breezy spring day for a casual but never boring look. Pair these studded up stunners with some navy and blue striped shorts in a modest mid-thigh length and a tucked in tank in a bold red for a chic and beach ready Americana look.

So Shoe Me a pair of easy to wear flats that bring an on trend menswear shape with edgy silver studs.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via lorisshoes.com

Thursday, April 21, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/21/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the SCRIPT Natural Linen High Vamp Peep Toe Platform Wedges, $140, by Topshop. Bringing a modern bright and utilitarian neutral stylishly together, this affordable wedge from Topshop is a perfect fit for spring. A natural linen upper is accented with bright orange patent leather - it's the perfect colorway for spring and allows you to add other brights without looking over styled. The contrasting textures and colors compliment each other and leave a personal style statement with every step. Pair these wedges with a denim romper and a colorful boyfriend blazer for a fun and on trend look.

So Shoe Me a pair of sleek wedges that combine fresh spring brights with a natural linen neutral making it the perfect shoe to complete any style this spring and summer.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via topshop.com

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/20/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Horros Woven Oxford Sandals by Rag & Bone, $425, available at Shopbop. With 70s inspired styling these wooden wedges are ready for a summer full of side leg pants and maxi dresses. An incredible tone on tone woven design gives these monochromatic oxford sandals a distinct design element not seen in your run of the mill wedge. With a comfortable platform and heel, just under four inches, the Horros is made to be worn and not just admired. Pair this retro shaped sandal with a pair of high waisted wide leg denim jeans and a bright pink tucked in button down for that perfect 70s style.

So Shoe Me a pair of sophisticated retro inspired wedges that are comfortable enough to wear all day and stylish enough to never want to take them off.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/19/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Bad Alice by Jeffrey Campbell, $135, available at Need Supply. Why be good, when being bad looks and feels this good. A femme meets bad ass mix of patent leather and gold tone studs this flat is reminiscent of the sought after Valentino studded kitten heel but for a fraction of the cost and in a more versatile flat. The slight pointed toe and luxe nude patent leather add sophistication and shine to this signature shoe. Pair these sleek studded flats with modern separates for a powerful accent or to feminine floral dresses to add a bit of edge to an otherwise sweet and girly look.

So Shoe Me a pair of statement making flats that punch up a classic nude flat with patent leather and rows of dangerous studs.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via needsupply.com

Monday, April 18, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/18/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Two-Tone Leather Platform Sandals by Christopher Kane, $595, available at Net-a-Porter. This season's neutral necessity, the nude shoe, is pumped up a notch with hot pink trim making it the perfect leg-lengthening statement shoe. A quality nude shoe is a must have investment for any woman since it creates a leaner figure and longer legs instantly - who doesn't want that?! And it will also pair with just about anything in your current wardrobe. While the basic nude pump can become a bit expected and mundane these Christopher Kane sandals add a crisp bite of personality with on trend neon pink accents. Just enough to inject a pop of color but not too much to take away from the clean minimalist style of the shoe. Pair these platform sandals with a bright shift dress or 70s inspired separates for a style forward office look.

So Shoe Me a pair of nude shoes that are anything but basic. With shockingly bright hot pink accents in small doses this sandal is the perfect heel to be put together and fashionable all summer long.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via netaporter.com

Sunday, April 17, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/17/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Sevilla Espadrille by Soludos, $28, available at OAK. On a lazy Sunday I like to think about shoes that can get me quickly out the door while focusing on comfort and style - these flat espadrilles definitely fit the bill. With a bold black and white graphic print and casual on trend espadrille these flats are perfect for adding print and texture to your everyday weekend getup. This small scale graphic print is also perfect for pattern mixing since it has a classic neutral colorway that can be easily mixed and matched. Another bonus is the price - for under $30 you can get these summer ready flats that will become an old favorite by early fall. Pair these flat espadrilles with denim shorts, a wide-striped shirt in navy and white and a classic straw fedora for a casual put together look for a relaxed Sunday.

So Shoe Me a pair of flat espadrilles that add to my personal style but also have the comfort needed for relaxing summer days and nights.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via oaknyc.com

Saturday, April 16, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/16/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Sb16011 by See by Chloe, $375, available at Solestruck. A combat boot with a distinct quality twist - high quality leather and long lasting utilitarian canvas makes for the perfect four season boot to invest in. Step up to whatever life throws at you in these durable and stylish boots. With Music Festival season in full swing these combat boots are a good bet for keeping your style and comfort at optimum levels. Also wear these boots on casual spring and summer days while running errands or going on a long walk or strenuous hike. Pair these boots with light wash denim cutoffs and a loose fitting graphic tee for easy summer style.

So Shoe Me a pair of casual combat boots made up of  durable and high end materials, perfect for music festivals, summer walks or everyday errands.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Friday, April 15, 2011

CASE CLOTHED: NEONderthal


NEONderthal (nee-on-der-thawl) ~ An enlightended individual who takes chances in style and life. Bringing pops of bright personality wherever she goes, her personality shines through with on trend neons that pack a punch for spring and summer. Leaps ahead of her primative and barbaric cousin, a NEONderthal steps out in bright shades for a style that's a few evolutionary steps above the rest, CASE CLOTHED.

1) Draped Across Dress, $58, available at Nasty Gal
2) Sequin Studio Tank by J. Crew, $495, available at J. Crew
3) Green Cut Out Shorts by Seneca Rising, $126, available at Pixie Market
4) Poly Silk Dress by Twenty8Twelve by S. Miller, $107, available at The Outnet
5) Lime Sours Pump by Kandee Shoes, $199, available at Kandee Shoes
6) Hand-Painted Swarovski Crystal Bracelet by Tom Binns, $440, available at Net-a-Porter
7) Lucite Skull Drop Earrings by Tarina Tarantino, $50, available at 80s Purple
8) Silicone Watch by Michael Kors, $160, available at Michael Kors

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopnastygal.com, jcrew.com, pixiemarket.com, theoutnet.com, kandeeshoes.com, net-a-porter.com, 80spurple.com and michaelkors.com

So Shoe Me ~ 4/15/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the JN027 by Luiza Barcelos, $275, available at City Soles. And Chicago, don't forget that there is a City Soles Groupon today! Spend $35 and get a $75 spending voucher. Now, onto the shoe. I love this simple peep toe pump by Luiza Barcelos since it gives us a classic shape but in a bold vintage mustard. The style movement back to the 70s would not be complete without the deep yellow tones seen throughout the era, this pump is the perfect way to sneak a trend into a timeless look. Pair this simple pump with a classic wrap dress in a bright color or print and make sure to complete the look with a pedicure that pops.

So Shoe Me a pair of classic peep toe pumps in a rich mustard hue that bring vintage vibes without being overdone.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via citysoles.com

Thursday, April 14, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/14/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Grayson Cutout Bootie by Jeffrey Campbell, $190, available at Nasty Gal. The architectural wooden heel is reminiscent of one of my favorite Balenciaga designs, but not copied (no worries about a blatant knockoff here, girls!). The tonal cutout bootie in fresh shades of nude neutrals makes this shoe perfect for stepping out in style this spring. The modern and simplistic architectural design makes this shoe perfect for pairing with bright minimalist separates. I would pair these booties with a bright coral jumpsuit in a relaxed fit with rolled up tapered legs to show off your statement making shoes.

So Shoe Me a pair of architectural heels for spring that take notes from one of my favorite high end designers but is not a carbon copy.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopnastygal.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/13/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is The Captain Flat by Naughty Monkey, $42, available at Karmaloop. Bringing the on trend nautical theme to footwear, this navy and white striped flat is complete with a life grounding anchor to boot. A bit of retro pin up flare along with modern day comfort this flat is perfect for injecting some personality into a casual summer outfit. The classic striped pattern can easily be paired with solids or with mixed patterns making this flat truly versatile for any style. Create a relaxed and sophisticated outfit by pairing these flats with a pair of khaki cuffed safari shorts, a navy two-button blazer and a crisp white shirt with a signature statement necklace tucked underneath (I would suggest this sea-inspired starfish necklace from Sequin NYC).

So Shoe Me a pair of nautical flats that contain whimsy and fun but due to its versatile stripes and comfortable shape can be worn whenever I'm feeling a little beachy!

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via karmaloop.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 4/12/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Mosaic by Bernardo, $140, available at Lori's Shoes. A piece of jewelry for your feet, the bold turquoise medallion which lays front and center on this sleek everyday sandal makes it the perfect option for heightening your style on days when heels are not an option. The classic combination of turquoise and chocolate brown can easily be paired with other brights, such as a bold coral, or with rich neutral. With it's sophisticated silvertone and polished turquoise medallion and relaxed sandal shape the Mosaic is a perfect versatile pick for dressing up or down during the summer. Pair this sandal with a bright or printed maxi dress for a dressier approach or relaxed light wash cuffed jeans for a casual day out.

So Shoe Me a pair of sleek summer sandals that can be easily transformed from dressed up to casual due to the fun yet sophisticated turquoise medallion.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via lorisshoes.com