Monday, October 31, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/31/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the Brown Spin Wedge Brougue Bootie by Acne, $768, available at OAK. I know I've said it before but this time I totally mean when I say I've found my sole mate! Classic oxford details in a one of a kind make this shoe the best of both worlds and the perfect life fashion partner. A sneaky hidden wedge and oversized proportions make this shoe a versatile pick that can be worn on a night out or a day in the office. Masculine details like the classic wingtip front are juxtaposed by the hidden wedge and slightly curvy shape. If you've fallen hard for these beautiful brogues make sure to snatch up a pair in your size so you won't be lonely during cold winter nights. Pair these brogues with an evergreen midi length skirt in a mid-weight material, a tucked in denim shirt and a fitted plaid jacket (and a bow tie if you dare!) for a signature masculine style that will keep you on trend this fall.

So Shoe Me a pair of spectacular brogues that make my heart melt and my personal style soar.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via oaknyc.com

Sunday, October 30, 2011

supPORT Design Your Life hosted by Whitney Port


Chicago - this is an event you won't want to miss! Whitney Port is coming to Chicago to offer her fashion and lifestyle expertise at the Design Your Life Event (inspired by her book, True Whit), November 12, 2:30-6:30pm at 1045 N. Rush Street.

Known for her effortless boho chic style as seen on the "The Hills," "The City" and her clothing line, Whitney Eve, Port will be coming to Chicago to share her personal styling and lifestyle skills while enjoying Autumn-inspired cocktails by Femme du Coupe, hors d’oeurves and other delicious treats by Lovely Bake Shop, interactive fitness presentations by Barre Bee Fit, gift bags, invites to exclusive after-parties, and a personal red carpet photo shoot. Join Dime Worldwide, Gold Coast Ryno and Chicago Social Magazine for an afternoon full of tips, treats and unbeatable company.

To purchase tickets click this link.

*UPDATE* I'm giving away one ticket to a lucky reader. Follow my blog and comment (with your name and email address) on this post for a chance to win!!! Winner will be announced 11/09.



I hope to see you there!!!

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via designyourlifechicago.com and chicagobloggernetwork.com

So Shoe Me ~ 10/30/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the Final Toe Heels by Givenchy, $790, available at SSENSE. Minimal, dark and glamorous this black pump from Givenchy makes a quiet statement with luxe satin and rich gold details. A 3.75" heel adds the perfect little lift and inventive metal straps add a modern element that is signature Givenchy. The black sating adds pure elegance and is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. A pointed toe with a small gold cap finishes off every last detail in this high fashion heel. Minimal and chic this shoe may make a quiet statement but it will never be forgotten. Pair this heel with a luxe black cape dress for an unexpected and modern cocktail look.

So Shoe Me a pair of black and gold pointed toe pumps with modern metal details that create a minimal black pump that will always have a place within your wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via ssense.com

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Today's So Shoe Me ~ 10/29/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the Hi Top Wedge Sneakers by See by Chloe, $350, available at Shopbop. Chloe FTW (yeah that's Chloe with a "C' and not a "K")!!! Bringing back some 90s edge in a black leather hi top with a dirty white rubber sole and 3" wedge this sneaker hybrid is perfect for those times you want to add some dirty downtown details to your look. A full lace-up front with contrasting off white laces to boot add to the casual styling that is contrasted by the luxe leather and suede upper. This shoe will brings a retro (if I can call the 90s retro...) feeling in modern luxe finishes for the perfect casual sneaker for the fashion forward woman. Pair these wedges with skinny washed black denim, a black and white graphic tee and a black moto leather jacket for supreme street style.

So Shoe Me a pair of hi top wedges in sleek black leather and contrasting dirty white details for the perfect mix of downtown and uptown.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com

show me your pumpkin...

With Halloween weekend halfway I wanted to share my Chicago Champions themed painted pumpkin because A) It took way too many hours to complete and B) It's just plain awesome! And since I know Halloween brings everybody's creativity to the max tweet me (@312style) or send me a link in the comment section of your scary, sporty, posh, baby, or ginger (well, I had to finish the Spice Girls reference) pumpkin!

 DA BEARS! As a self-proclaimed super fan I had to pay homage to the '85 bears and show off the perfect all weather boots for getting my Super Bowl Shuffle on.

 The Blackhawks brought us Lord Stanley in 2010 and basically destroyed Luongo in 2011, so I'm looking forward for what's to come this spring! Also, don't we have the best looking jerseys around???

 I could make way too many Cubs jokes but I'll be nice this year and just say, "Congrats, Cards."  And yes, that helmet once held about 7lbs of nachos.

With the NBA lockout still nowhere near to being over I'm reminicing about the golden years with this vintage Bulls jacket. Thanks, Dad!

I had to add the black and white for that Halloween touch.


Happy Halloween!!!

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Friday, October 28, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/28/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the Starlight by Jeffrey Campbell, $130, available at Solestruck. My rainbow obesession has reached new heights just in time to pretend it's spring. Just blast the heat up, make a few tropical drinks, set out the lawnchairs in the living room and call over the besties for a fall (or winter) bikini party and you'll be able to rock these out allll season! An ode to an iconic Ferragamo design made for Judy Garland which was revamped last spring and launched a rainbow frenzy the Starlight is just as bold but in a smooth flatform style that boasts a 4.25 heel and 3.25" platform. With brights staying strong for SS12 you better order your pair now before you regret it when the snow starts to thaw. Pair these rainbow brite beauties with a pair of vintage cut off shorts and a UNIF graphic tee for an edgy meets pop star style.

So Shoe Me a pair of shoes that bring a bright candy colored rainbow flatform and will have me dreaming of summer fun all winter long.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Thursday, October 27, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/27/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the Leather and Corduroy Knee Boots by Marc by Marc Jacobs, $580, available at Net-a-Porter. A luxe way to bring that 70s style to modern separates. Rich chocolate brown leather and tonal on trend corduroy and a chunky wood heel make for the perfect mix of modern and vintage textiles and shapes. A fall boot that hits all the criteria for a must have shoe you can walk tall in these with casual separates or signature statement pieces for a more dressed up feel. The perfect mix of sophisticated and casual textures make this knee high boot the one to fall for. Pair this boot with a tribal print shirt dress that hits just below the knee, brown tights and a rust colored car coat for the ultimate on trend 70s style.

So Shoe Me a pair of modern meets vintage shoes with a rich brown corduroy and leather upper that highlight the best 70s style elements.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via netaporter.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/26/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the Garland Pointed Court Shoes, $130, by and available at Topshop. A pair of shoes can make or break an outfit and luckily I've found a pair that will always be a step above the rest. A heeled spectator style is perfect (and not too tall) for even conservative offices and will also amp up little black dresses with a statement making white faux snakeskin panel. The 4" heel is sleek and sexy and the classic pointed toe keeps the look polished. Pair these two-tone pumps with a black tights, a textured houndstooth skirt and a romantic lace blouse for a signature yet office appropriate look.

So Shoe Me a pair of black and white pointed toe pumps that bring the best of classic and statement making style for the perfect office to dinner shoes.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/25/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the Dressen by Jeffrey Campbell, $200, available at Solestruck. Color block it to me in a modern mix of neutrals and jewel tones for a sophisticated signature look. The 5.5" heel takes your style to new heights while the 1.75" platform makes for a comfortable heel that can be worn from day into night. Oversized buckles in a chic t-shape make for a statement making sandal that can be worn with tights in the fall and with bar legs throughout the spring and summer. The nude heel gives the appearance of a lightweight shoe even though the chunky heel and platform offer all day wearability. Pair these heels with a sleek and slimming short sleeve shift dress in black for a classic look that can be worn for multiple events.

So Shoe Me a pair of versatile color blocked sandals that bring the best of a neutral and jewel tone palette to my fall wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Monday, October 24, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/24/2011

Today's So Shoe Me is the VALENCIA Mesh Embroidered Pumps, $48, by and available at Topshop. A signature flat in a rich shade of red is perfect for wearing with casual separates or a night out with friends. The mesh upper with embroidered embellishments adds an unexpected touch to these jewel tone flats. Adding a statement to any outfit these mesh flats will become a new favorite within your wardrobe. Pair these flats with a chunky knit sweater a cuffed denim for a chic casual look.

So Shoe Me a pair of jewel tone mesh flats that can be worn casually or dressed up for the perfect finishing touch.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via topshop.com

Sunday, October 23, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/23/2011


Today's so Shoe Me is the Azalea by All Caps, $320, available at Solestruck. Orange and Black is no longer just a Halloween colorway. A sleek neon orange patent mixed with a matte black 6" wedge the Azalea by All Caps is the perfect signature piece for the shoe connoisseur. Shocking color and a slick black wedge are why this shoe is perfect for every season. Extremely versatile this orange and black wedge will be ready for any weather and make a statement in rain or shine. Pair these wedges with a pair of leather leggings and a flowy black top for a monochromatic look the highlights the neon bright orange patent leather.

So Shoe Me a pair of signature wedges that bring bright patent letaher and edgy downtown black to a versatile season less shoe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Saturday, October 22, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/22/2011



Today's So Shoe Me is the Janice by Zigi, $100, available at Envi Shoes. If there was ever a MAJEUR shoe...this is it! Leopard print in a mega 2.5" platform and a 6.25" heel make this Mary Jane pump the perfect statement piece for any closet. The substantial heel and platform provide a sexy signature look and a comfortable feel. These shoes can be worn all day or all night and look perfect with every hem length. The ability to go from the office to an after hours event is what makes the Janice so amazing. And at an affordable price there is no reason not to indulge in this skyscraper leopard print heel. Pair these pumps with an evergreen shift dress that goes to the knee and monochromatic tights for the purrfect jewel tone look to go with these sky high leopard print shoes.

So Shoe Me a pair of leopard print Mary Jane pumps with sky high heels that will make a statement for any style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via envishoes.com

Friday, October 21, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/21/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the Pegasus by Rachel Comey, $400, available at Solestruck. When in doubt, just wing it. The Pegasus by Rachel Comey literally gives you wings! In a luxe bone colored leather and mid tone wood wedge these shoes bring a signature edge in a wearable neutral colorway. Have your personal style take flight in a stitched leather upper that creates a whimsical winged design. The 4" wedge heel in a comfortable and quality mid tone wood provides a shoe that can be worn all day for the ultimate versatility. Style these shoes with a high slit maxi skirt in a burgundy jersey and a neutral colored tee and structured jacket to finish off this modern look.

So Shoe Me a pair of statement making winged wedges that will always send your style sky high.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruckshoes.com

Thursday, October 20, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/20/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the Chicago, $190, by and available at Topshop. With the opening of Topshop's Chicago flagship store this past summer the fashion forward retailer decided to send another love letter to Chicago with the perfect knee high boot of the same name and what better time to feature it than during Fashion Focus. And while this versatile knee high boot is names after the windy city it's a must have boot for any town. With a luxe matte leather upper and comfortable 4" block heel this boot can be easily dressed up or down and the rubber sole will add stability for rain or shine (or slush and snow). Authentic downtown styling in a long lean knee high boot with simple details will make this boot your new go-to shoe. Style this boot with skinny colored denim and a chunky knit sweater with an on trend tribal pattern.

So Shoe Me a pair of downtown ready knee high boots in a luxe matte leather that's just right for my kind of town.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via topshop.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/19/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the Andee by Miista, $235, available at City Soles. With Fashion Focus well underway I'm continuing to spotlight the best footwear boutiques throughout Chicago. City Soles is located within the heart of the boutique friendly Wicker Park on 1566 N. Damen and is also steps away from the Damen Blue Line stop so its easy to get your shoe fix. The Andee by Miista is a menswear inspired combat boots that mixes edgy details with a few feminine touches for a boot that can mix with any style. Mixing a rich tobacco brown with a deep caramel shade in luxe leather makes this shoe sophisticated enough for nights out but casual enough for everyday wear. Gold tone buckles create a sexy harness effect and the lace up front adds a cool combat style perfect for injecting a bit of bad ass into your fall/winter wardrobe. Topped off with a substantial 5" heel these boots were definitely made for jaw dropping style. Pair these boots with a black hi-low hem skirt, a simple layering tank/tee and a signature leather moto jacket for an edgy style that lets the shoes shine.

So Shoe Me a pair of statement making lace up boots that mix an edgy style with sophisticated materials and a sexy sky high heel.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via citysoles.com

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/18/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the Declare by Zigi Girl, $290, available at Akira. As Fashion Focus continues I wanted to feature another favorite Chicago boutique, Akira. Featuring a wide array of brands in all price points Akira is the perfect shopping destination for a statement making splurge or affordable basics. One worthwhile splurge is the Declare by Zigi Girl. Mixing edgy spikes with smoky gens this fold over ankle boot is a statement making choice in a casual shape. The nude leather adds another casual element and looks great with skinny denim or a luxe pair of leather leggings. A slight wooden heel works well with the neutral colorway and steps up the comfort and style. Pair these spiked and sparkling fold over boots with a pair of burgundy skinny jeans and a over sized cream lace accented blouse for a mix of delicate and hard.

So Shoe Me a pair of fold over combat boots with a statement making mix of spikes and gems for an unexpected casual look.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopakira.com

Monday, October 17, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/17/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the 3903 by Fruit, $318, available at Lori's Shoes. With the start of Fashion Focus (Chicago's Fashion Week) it's the perfect time for the fashion focused from our city (and beyond) to support Chicago businesses. Lori's Shoes is a must shop women's shoes and clothing boutique located within Bucktown, delivering on trend footwear for all price ranges and styles. And as a girl who can never have too many black boots I'm obsessing over this multi-strap ankle style. Making a strong statement while keeping a clean and classic shape the 3903 by Fruit is the perfect black leather boot for keeping a downtown edge in monochromatic separates. High quality leather and a leather/rubber sole add for a long lasting shoe that will remain comfortable throughout the day. A 4" heel and 1.25" platform add the perfect height to this strong and strappy style. Pair these boots with a sheer maxi skirt with opaque tights/and or leggings underneath, a distressed black tee and a signature leather jacket for an look that's all edge.

So Shoe Me a pair of strappy black leather boots that bring style and comfort while letting me support Chicago businesses.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via lorisshoes.com

Sunday, October 16, 2011

So Shoe Me ~ 10/16/2011


Today's So Shoe Me is the 1461, $110, by and available at Dr. Martens. Metallic creepers are hot for fall and with a budget friendly price that doesn't skimp on quality or design these flats from Dr. Martens are perfect for letting your signature style shine. I love the contrast of the metallic pewter faux leather and the iconic bright yellow stitching since it adds a unique and subtle statement to these loafers. With the comfort of a flat this slightly chunky rubber heel and platform are reminiscent of the popular creeper style, but without the oversized heel/platform that can sometimes overwhelm an outfit. Style these shining pewter loafers with a pair of bright green skinnies, a white button down with attached black tie and a fitted black blazer for a menswear style with fitted shapes to show off feminine curves.

So Shoe Me a pair of on trend metallic loafers with signature Dr. Martens details at an affordable price point.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via dmusastore.com