Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/31/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the PoPo Platforms by Jeffrey Campbell, $138, available at Edge of Urge. Jeffrey Campbell has become the king of rainbow styles since he recreated the iconic Judy Garland Yves St. Laurent rainbow soled shoe last spring and the PoPo is one of my favorite renditions with its super bright stripes of color and chunky on trend platform. Bringing back memories of the 70s and even those rainbow wedges from the 90s/early 2000s these statement making wedges are a welcome addition to a carefree summer style. Perfect for a bold and bright festival style or punching up neutrals this spring the PoPo is a budget friendly must have for SS12. Pair these chunky wedges with some super distressed light wash cutoffs, a loose vintage band tee and a colorful beaded necklace like this safety pin collar I recently DIY'ed would be the perfect finishing touch.

So Shoe Me a pair of bright and colorful soled wedges that will make your fun and fresh summer style the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via edgeofurge.com

Monday, January 30, 2012

From The Red Carpet To Your Closet: Lea Michele

Yes, we've seen countless thigh high slit dresses over the past year but when done this flawlessly it has to be applauded. Lea Michele looked impeccable on the 2012 SAG Awards Red Carpet in a Grecian style corseted one-shoulder light grey gown by Versace. Achieve a similar look with more versatile black separates that can be mixed and matched throughout all four seasons, sparkling silver peep toes and a retro-inspired pearl clutch for a daring evening look.

How to get the look:

1) One Shoulder Bodysuit with Large Flower by Ringspun, $99 $54, available at Asos
2) Loa Long Skirt by Katie Gallagher, $625 $438, available at Shopbop
3) Pearl Beaded Clutch by Nasty Gal, $78, available at Nasty Gal
4) Libby Metallic Sling Back Heel by BCBG, $198, available at BCBGMAXAZRIA

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via style.com, asos.com, shopbop.com, nastygal.com and bcbg.com

So Shoe Me ~ 1/30/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Jewel Tone Flame Sandals by Prada, $1450, available at Bergdorf Goodman. Start your engines and prepare for blastoff because these statement making Prada heels are taking fashion to new heights. A stand-out design with lipstick rocket boosters, patent leather flames and a bright red rose surrounded by pale pink crystals this quirky design will make you smile, laugh and feel sexy and confident as you lift off to your next event. The 4.5" silver stiletto creates a dainty silhouette making it an appropriate choice for formal gown or chic cocktail dresses even though it is accented with over-the-top details. Add a piece of art to your shoedrobe with these flaming hot high heels. Pair these high end sandals with a pale mint green a-line mini to try out the new pastel trend at your next cocktail party.

So Shoe Me a pair of signature heels complete with lipstick rocket boosters to lift off into another fashion dimension.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style.com

images via bergdorfs.com

Sunday, January 29, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/29/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Madison by Senso, $195, available at Solestruck. Sporty meets animal instincts in this sky high pony hair wedge. Snow leopard print in a luxe pony hair is given a signature touch with an on trend sneaker style sole. The inset orange wraparound detailing and lace-up front adds a sharp pop of color to the otherwise neutral colorway. The chunky platform makes these super tall wedges easy to walk in and comfortable enough for all day wear. Make a statement this spring in a purrrfect mix of sportswear and femininty. Pair these wedges with a pair of cutoff shorts and a peter pan collar shirt with a fun micro print.

So Shoe Me a pair of skyscraper high leopard platform wedges that have an on trend sport-inspired finish.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Saturday, January 28, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/28/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is High Heel Bow Sandals by Viktor & Rolf, $860, available at Shopbop. Get bowed over by this signature metallic leather sandal by Viktor & Rolf. An oversized bow makes a major statement and the basic black colorway keeps these 4.75" heels a versatile option for any nighttime event. An minimal ankle strap secures your foot without adding bulk or a distracting detail. Subtle metallic flecks on the oversized leather bold add a shining detail that will play up formal evening gowns but can still be paired with more casual separates. To wear these shoes for an evening out pair them with some black leather leggings a white tuxedo button down and fitted red blazer.

So Shoe Me a pair of statement making sandals in a monochromatic black colorway that will work with everything from formal gowns to modern separates.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com

Friday, January 27, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/27/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Suede Ankle Booties by Alexander McQueen, $1075 $752, available at SSENSE. I love when a style I've been lusting/drooling/dying over goes on sale, yeah it's still a budget buster but we're talking about super saturated hot pink ankle boots so it's worth the splurge. With Valentine's Day coming up these are the perfect shoes to wear to a hot date or score a hot date just don't be alarmed if people are whispering about your "amazing bootie" all night. A classic bootie shape with a sky-high 5" heel and .5" platform are given a modern signature touch with hot pink suede and tonal finishes. With no details left undone these luxe and bright booties will become a signature piece in your closet and due to the simple shape they can be worn for years to come. Pair these Barbie-riffic booties with a cream fringed dress and sheer cream nylons for cool mix of vintage and modern.

So Shoe Me a pair of luxe hot pink booties that will add a modern pop of color to this season's on trend pastels and neutrals.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via ssense.com

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I DIY FOR: Safety Pin Necklace

A few months ago I found inspiration in a safety pin statement necklace that I found on the MIA Shoes Facebook Page. Like most things I kept reminding myself to hunker down and start this project but as usual my procrastination got the best of me. This past week I finally took the time to buy materials at JoAnn Fabrics and got to work. While the process is super simple it's also super tedious but that also makes it more of an accomplishment when you finish this gorgeous statement piece. Check out the easy steps below and turn the most ordinary and budget friendly materials into a to "diy" for necklace.

*If you're not a big fan of DIY or just don't have the time I'm now offering this necklace on Etsy!*
Materials Used:

2 - 90ct Bags of Large Safety Pins
2 - Bags of X-Small Glass Beads
1 - Roll of 20 Gauge Copper Wire
2 - Lobster Claw Closures
2 - Metal "O" Rings

1) String Beads on Safety Pins

~ Purchase any beads of your liking. I used bright x-small glass beads but you can also use any color or size that appeals to you.
~ The easiest way to place the beads on is by throwing the beads in a bowl and using the safety pin to snatch up the beads in a random pattern (you could plan out a pattern but I like how the random pattern looks plus it's less time consuming/stressful).
~ Continue this process until all 180 (yes, that's 180!) safety pins are beaded.

2) Wire the Beaded Safety Pins

~ Take the 20 gauge copper wire and cut two 28-30" strips. These will be way too long but it's much easier to string the safety pins with extra slack.
~ First string one side of the safety pins and bend up each end of wire to hold them in place while you string the other side.
~ Double check to make sure all safety pins are threaded correctly before securing the lobster claw and metal "O" rings on each wire.

3) Secure Clasps

~ Secure the Lobster Clasps and metal "O" Rings with a needle nose pliers. And voile! You have a bold one of a kind statement necklace that you can brag about to friends, family and strangers.

4) Admire Your Work

~The overall look is a substantial beaded collar necklace with a boho/tribal feel. Perfect for a pop of color when paired with neutral knits this winter or with prints and colors during the summer. This necklace is also a great signature piece for festival season.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

So Shoe Me ~ 1/26/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Botoxic by Irregular Choice, $195 $95, available at Solestruck. Hypnotizing zigzags in white and black with a mind-blowing 4" architectural heel will make you think you're dreaming when you see the $100 price drop. But snap out of it (quick!) because this statement making heel will only be around for the next 36-ish hours during Solestruck's flash sale. The unique shoe + bootie shape makes it perfect for wearing with tights in the winter and bare in the spring and the black and white zigzag design can be paired with other mod patterns or be make a bold statement when worn with a minimal bright swing dress. One of the most eye-catching elements of this signature shoe is the geometric heel that take these quirky shoes to another level. Finished off with a cute and colorful printed sole these funky heels by Irregular Choice are the perfect way to punch up your style this winter. For a fresh look this spring pair these heels with a bright tangerine high neck mid-thigh swing dress for an eclectic mod style.

So Shoe Me a pair of zigzag architectural heels that will add a signature twist to any style at a flash sale price that can't be beat.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/25/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Vero London Black Platform Sneakers by Sixtyseven, $50, available at Dolls Kill. The monochromatic platform sneaker is making its way back into our closets along with the cutoff jeans, oversized flannel and simple tees of the past. I recently highlighted a luxe pair of black on black platforms by Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony, but with a price difference over $200 these on trend kicks from Vero London are a budget friendly replica that add the same effortless cool style. The minimal design keeps this sneaker versatile while the chunky rubber sole adds a hip urban edge that can be paired with modern separates or feminine dresses. Pair these simple hi tops with sheer black tights, super distressed bleached denim cutoffs, a modern black and white graphic tee, black leather moto jacket and a high end snapback for cool and casual street style.

So Shoe Me a pair of minimal all black hi tops with an on trend platform sole that will play up vintage finds and simple separates.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via dollskill.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/24/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Madison Moccasin by House of Harlow, $235, available at Revolve. I recently started a beaded DIY statement necklace so anything beaded, ethnic and boho have been catching my eye, and the Madison Moccasin by HOH is no exception. One of the most popular footwear designs from the HOH line the Madison has been reworked with new colorways every season and this rust/turquoise/copper version is pretty much the perfect unexpected neutral. The brown/orange-red suede upper adds a pop of color while still remaining a versatile neutral and the metallic natural colored beads mixed in with bright coral and turquoise makes a statement without looking forced or over-designed. Pair these boho booties with fair isle sweater knit leggings, a long denim button down and sleek gold collar for a thoughtful and comfortable winter style.

So Shoe Me a pair of brightly beaded boho booties that will play up my signature style all four seasons.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via revolveclothing.com

Monday, January 23, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/23/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Hellbounds by UNIF, $245, available at Solestruck. The hellish heeled cousin to the allover spiked Hellraiser the Hellbounds are a must-have style with a price tag that won't force you to sell your soul. Get ready to succomb to the dark side with a distressed black leather upper and chunky silver details but if you need a brighter outlook the Hellbounds come equipped with sets of rainbow and white laces. The oversized 3" platform and towering 6" heel will give you mile long legs and a new proportion that will go well with on trend grunge separates like flannel maxis and distressed cut offs. Pair these high heeled boots with a cream fringe maxi skirt, a basic distressed white tee and oversized denim jacket for an edgy vintage style.

So Shoe Me a pair of signature black boots that come hell or high water will make an undeniable statement.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Sunday, January 22, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/22/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the A173 by Progetto, $169, available at Lori's Shoes. It's time to start thinking about transitional shoes. Sure, winter may have just begun but before you know it you'll need an option that covers less than your favorite boots and more than new open toe styles. Meet the A173 by Progetto a sophisticated suede oxford with a chunky 1,75" heel that can be paired with winter layers or spring separates for ultimate versatility. Menswear inspired with a classic oxford shape and wingtip details creates a vintage feel that will pair well with a multitude of styles. The rich navy upper is an unexpected neutral that will create more interesting color combinations than basic black or nude. Pair these sandals in the spring with cream sheer knee highs, a navy blue mini floral dress and a dark brown floppy hat for a flirty boho style.

So Shoe Me a pair of wingtip oxfords in a neutral navy blue that are the perfect transitional shoe for winter into spring/

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via lorisshoes.com

Saturday, January 21, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/21/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Judas Spike by Jeffrey Campbell, $120, available at Solestruck. Starting the weekend off with a cold, heating pad and a half foot of snow is tempting me to go into a long hibernation, but instead I'll stare at these signature spiked sandals by Jeffrey Campbell and day dream of a never ending carefree summer. Dangerous details in everyday neutrals are what make the Judas my perfect everyday sandal. Black and nude leather accented with gold chains and spikes allow you to wear these comfortable flat sandals from day into night. The perfect shoe for festivals, fairs and everyday errands these shoes will spike up your everyday style. Pair these flats with some tiered black lace shorts, a peter pan collared top in white and a bright tangerine boyfriend fit jacket for a polished daytime look.

So Shoe Me a pair of spiked sandals that will add a signature touch to my summer style whether it's day or night.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Friday, January 20, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/20/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Elan Leather and Rubber Wedges by Diane von Furstenberg, $395, available at Net-a-Porter. This spring's must-have minimalism with a pop of neon green will have these sandals (w)edging out the competition. The simple yet statement making architectural design mixes a multitude of textures for the ultimate signature piece to complete your spring wardrobe. Neutral black and nude leather is contrasted with a silver wedge and lime green rubber strap to create a fresh style in a clean minimalist shape. The fresh and modern shade of neon green will go well with minimal separates or on trend spring florals making this wedge a step above the rest. And even with a thick ankle buckle these shoes are still leg lengthening due to the flattering nude leather. Pair these spring ready wedges with a modern floral suit with a slim fit and a classic white button down for a confident spring style.

So Shoe Me a pair of architectural wedges that bring a minimalist design accented with a fresh neon bright for a wedge that will do wonders this spring.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via netaporter.com

Thursday, January 19, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/19/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Thelma by Ash, $198, available at City Soles. Buckles, black leather and a bold wedge create an edgy hi top style that lets you take on the sneaker trend without giving up the slimming magic of heels. Giving off a 90s feel with a classic hi top design the Thelma is updated with a row of straps and silver buckles which add a signature touch to this Ash wedge. With all the statement making details on this high end hi top, who needs Louise? Pair these wedges with  a pair of cuffed light wash boyfriend jeans, a classic white tee, a shredded black sweater (this style from UNIF is perfect) and an oversized black beanie for an on trend grunge look.

So Shoe Me a pair of designer hi tops that mix the comfort of a wedge with edgy street wise details like black leather and silver hardware.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via citysoles.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 1/18/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Tan Hawkes Boot by H by Hudson, $374, available at OAK. Winter decided to show up extremely late this season so it really isn't your fault if you're still searching for the perfect everyday boot - but you can stop browsing websites, stores and fashionable commuters feet because the Tan Hawkes Boot by H by Hudson is the perfect color, shape and style for keeping stylish during the upcoming frigidly cold months and beyond. The rich tobacco brown leather is distressed and crinkled in all the right places allowing this boot to be worn on rainy, snowy or sunny days. The tonal laces and wooden heel give a modern monochromatic detail while still keeping an overall vintage design. Finished off with an easy access side zip these boots are super comfortable, functional and fashionable. Pair these boots with your favorite skinny jeans, a chunky sweater layered over an oversized plaid shirt and a leather and canvas parka for a casual vintage style ready for any winter weekend.

So Shoe Me a pair of distressed leather boots that will keep you from looking like a sloppy abominable snowman this winter. (Yeah, don't let it happen to you!)

images via oaknyc.com

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

From The Red Carpet To Your Closet: Emma Stone

Emma Stone took a chance in a berry hued Lanvin gown accented with a black leather belt with an eagle buckle hand-picked by Alber Elbaz creating a glamorous red carpet look with an unexpected rock n' roll vibe. Steal Emma's look by pairing rich cranberry tones in soft chiffon pleats with black leather, spikes and a signature eagle brooch for a night time style that mixes uptown sophistication with a hard downtown edge.

How to get the look:

1) Floor Length Pleated Dress by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, $295, available at Shopbop
2) Silver Marcasite Eagle Brooch Pin, $83, available at Antiques Centre Yorkes Shop
3) Satin Evening Sandal by BCBG, $178, available at BCBG
4) 10K 6mm. Synthetic Ruby Earrings by Target, $30, available at Target
5) Textured Leather Spike Bag by Ventidue, $372, available at Pixie Market

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com, antiquescentreyorkeshop.co.uk, bcbg.com, target.com and pixiemarket.com

So Shoe Me ~ 1/17/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Helix Platform, $117, by and available at Asos. Spring into a new season with modern graphic details and a punchy neon hue. The intense peridot suede in bold geometric cut outs is finished off with a black leather trim creating a statement making heel in an on trend bright. Keeping interest without complicating the overall design is the woven zigzag black and white heel and platform adding an op-art feel and classic colorway to this modern shoe. The signature patterns and chunky design make this the perfect statement accessory at a budget friendly price. Pair these shoes with cobalt blue tights and a 3/4 length sleeve blue shift dress for a modern monochromatic look with a pop of contrasting color.

So Shoe Me a pair of neon bright heels that will make a bold statement with cut outs and color and also leave a classic finish with a woven black and white heel.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via asos.com

Monday, January 16, 2012

From The Red Carpet To Your Closet: Evan Rachel Wood

Bringing dramatic Hollywood glamour in sequins, scales and feathers Evan Rachel Wood stood out amongst a bevy of beige frocks at the Golden Globes in a metallic green Gucci Premiere gown. Take the standout details of luxe textures and dark evergreen tones to create your own sexy, dark and glamorous look in separates perfect for a night owl's night out.

How to get the look:
1) Velvet Tuxedo Jacket by L'Agance, $675, available at Net-a-Porter
2) Gloria-V Bodysuit by American Apparel, $44, available at American Apparel
3) Classy Wool Knee/Thigh High by Falke, $18, available at Revolve
4) Feather Skirt by River Island, $92, available at River Island
5) Sky High Society Heel by Zigi New York, $100, available at Mod Cloth
6) Butter London in British Racing Green, $14, available at Skin Store
xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style
images via netaporter.com, americanapparel.com, revolveclothing.com, riverisland.com, modcloth.com and skinstore.com

So Shoe Me ~ 1/16/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Barber Wedge Sandals by Marc by Marc Jacobs, $195, available at SSENSE. The mix of organic materials and in modern brights and neutrals create a fashion forward wedge that will keep you a step above the rest this spring. Bright red rope jute keeps this espadrille wedge fresh and new while the minimal black ribbon and camel leather straps keep them casual and versatile enough for easy spring days or hot summer nights. With espadrilles a major must have for spring make sure you invest in this red hot pair for a bold signature style. Pair these wedges with a simple a-line white cotton dress for a simple and fresh summer look.

So Shoe Me a pair of red-dy to wear wedges that mix a minimalist silhouette with a bold shot of color perfect for adding a signature touch to spring separates.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via ssense.com