Saturday, June 30, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/30/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the HOMG Studded Sneaker by Jeffrey Campbell, $175, available at Need Supply. It's time to kick it in come luxe hi-top sneakers with a major platform and substantial studs. We've seen silver, gold and even neon studs but this new rose gold shade is a bit unexpected, richer and mixes well with other metals. An oversized white rubber platform gives these kicks an on trend athletic vibe and will look great bright white or scuffed up. Eight rose gold rivets leave no detail unnoticed and the tonal laces keep this sneaker modern and clean. Pair these studded up sneakers with a pair of distressed boyfriend cutoffs and a loose knit sweater on a cool summer night.

So Shoe Me a pair of platform sneakers with super sized rose gold studs for a signature sneaker that will kick up my summer style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, June 29, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/29/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Web Hi. $650, by and available at United Nude. It's time to get tangled up in this leather and metal bootie by the always innovative brand, United Nude. I feel like we've pretty much found the hole-y grail of shoes with it's overall cutout upper and heel, thin daring wedge and comfortable platform - it's pretty much heaven in a high fashion bootie. Another plus is that right now all United Nude SS12 styles are 30% off with the code "SUMMERSALE" so you can score a steal on this signature splurge. The monochromatic matte black finish offers a modern touch with futuristic cutouts that can be worn bare in the summer or with some colored tights come fall. Pair these statement making wedges with a mod white mini shift dress for a retro meets futuristic style this summer.

So Shoe Me a pair of haute holey heels that will add a signature dash of cool to anything I pair them with.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/28/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Carrie Pump by Rachel Zoe, $295, available at Piperlime. Even though I usually judge my heels by the old adage,  "the bigger, the better," whether it's due to a dress code or just plain practicality there are times when a mid-height heel has its advantages. The on trend Dalmatian print, menswear/oxford details and chic pointed tow make the Carrie the perfect office style essential that can be worn for work or play. The pointed toe elongates the leg and also adds a sophisticated touch while bold silver hardware keeps the style modern and unique. A mix of textures like suede, calf hair and metal make for a signature style with every step you take. Wear these to the office with a red pencil skirt and black and white paisley satin silk blouse for a stylish mix of colors, textures and prints.

So Shoe Me a pair of sleek pointed toe pumps with oxford details and a pinch of Dalmatian print that will add a signature step to my style from day to night.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/27/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Fantasia Sequin Flower Sandals, $110, by and available at Topshop. It's all about flower power this season and these sparkling gladiator sandals by Topshop add a fun plus luxe element to carefree summer style. A black suede upper offers a versatile background so you can wear these sandals with just about anything. The rows of black and white sequin flowers add a bold signature statement to all your favorite summer pieces. Pair these flat floral sandals with a white a-line halter dress for adding a bit of a retro feel to your summertime style.

So Shoe Me a pair of sparkling gladiator sandals with a signature pop of 3D flowers for an on trend design that can go with summer basics or a feminine dress.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/26/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Braided Strap Pump, $58, by and available at Nasty Gal. Every girl needs a colorful pair of heels but splurging on a trend can be a bit unrealistic - that's where these braided pumps come in. A subtle tie dye finish in an on trend coral hued faux leather all under $60 make these the perfect summer sandal that won't break the bank. The chunky towering 5.5" heel and 1.75" platform defines your style but still remains comfortable enough for all day wear. Pair these heels with a light grey t-shirt style maxi dress with a high side slit for all day comfort and style.

So Shoe Me a pair of affordable signature heels that will keep my style on trend for summer while still keeping my budget in the green for fall.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Monday, June 25, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/25/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Glitter Embellished Leather Sandals by Miu Miu, $695, available at My Theresa. Fill your feet with glittery starfish for a sea themed style with a major dose of glam. A glitter and gem encrusted upper in sleek silver and bright turquoise is the quintessential summer colorway. A metallic silver ankle strap adds stability to this playful thong flip flop. Pair these sandals with a simple summer dress for the perfect casual meets glam daytime outfit.

So Shoe Me a pair of glitter starfish sandals that will add a splash to your summer style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/24/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Belle by Sigerson Morrison, $195, available at Shopbop. Adding a colorful pattern and an inventive shape is step one to creating a signature style and these pointed flats by Sigerson Morrison supply the above and a whole lot more. A geometric tribal pattern is woven from a thick textile creating the intricate pattern seen on this flat. The notches top line adds a unique twist within a sea of flats. And with a vast variation of colors you can pair these flats with just about anything. For a casual cool summer style pair these patterned flats with relaxed boyfriend jeans and a slim fitting tank.

So Shoe Me a pair of Aztec patterned pointed toe flats with a signature notched front for adding new appeal to this every style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/23/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Nicola Cuff Ankle Pin Heel Sandal, $149, by and available at bebe. Everything is gonna be all white - literally the white on white on white trend is scorching up summer lookbooks, magazines, blogs and more so it's time to invest in a sleek white heel. Instead of the expected wedge or pump go for a modern and sexy shape with a pin thin 5.5" silver heel and shiny patent leather. Thin black piping finishes off this high style heel and adds a bit of definition to this mostly monochromatic design. Pair these white hot heels with a white peplum cocktail dress with simple silver accessories for a clean and crisp summer look.

So Shoe Me a pair of stick thin heels in a mod white patent leather that can take on the white on white look or look effortless with a pair of retro cropped black jeans.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Friday, June 22, 2012

lifeSTYLE: CBN x Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash

Shots, shopping, stalking, talking, rocking and blogging I spent Thirsty Thursday quenching my need for discounted summer goodies, refreshing cocktails and fashion-minded conversation at the Sassy City Chick Fashion Bash along with the Chicago Blogger Network. With our own blogging lounge and muscle (Thanks, Bodyguard!) it was a true VIP experience that allowed for ease of tweeting - and believe me with all the must have skirts, dresses, baubles and refreshments there was a lot to share!

 I finally got to wear my new hi-lo hem dress from Style Stalker. I paired it with the woven leather Cayler Pumps by Report Signature, Michael Kors Madison Watch, Sienna Ray & Co. Bag and a Studded Floral headpiece to hold my braided top knot in place.

And of course I'm sharing all my favorites moments and must haves below, check them out:

 The Fashion Bash was held at Venue One. It was a big, bright and beautiful modern space that fit the event perfectly.

 From big bauble to tiny treasures the modern accessories by AndreaGems are perfect for that signature finish to any summer outfit. I especially loved this statement making silver and black collar necklace - I may have to head back to AndreaGems to snag this handmade piece!

 Of course I had my own personal Russian slingin' shots at the event. Shots and Shopping - that's a no-brainer.

 I also met the lovely Jessie from MiniPenny last night. I loved her gold collar necklace and perfectly placed tattoos - and now I'm obsessed with her blog!

 And who doesn't love a good massage. After walking a few blocks to the Venue the BFF body buffer was my first stop, naturally. It buffs, exfoliates, massages and even removes hair. Yeah, this is going on my wish list stat.

 I loved Alyssa's bright printed and pleated maxi dress and it's available at her boutique Comfort Me, along with several other summer favorites like floppy hats, easy dresses and signature accessories.
 Handmade, eco-friendly and just plain cool JAKIMAC offers a modern jewelry line with a socially conscious concept. The leather wrapped rings are the perfect pop of color and the brass x quartz bullet necklace has shot me down into submission - just take my money now! 

 There was also some vintage jewelry straight from the runway. You don't know how hard this was to turn down. Well now that you've seen the goods, you probably do. 

 Kiwi's Boutique was full of day to night options like this cutout collared dress. Just throw on a blazer and flats for day and kick up your heels at night. And another bonus the owners were super helpful, knowledgeable and easy to talk to - I need to head out to their boutique ASAP.

And don't worry dudes, there were still some goodies for you! I loved these tie clips by JoJo and Sofia made from vintage bottoms, bottle caps and pins - they're so good even a girl could rock them.

Another successful event with my fellow blogger babes from CBN (so proud to be a member). I can't wait for the next one!

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

So Shoe Me ~ 6/22/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Black Leather Jodphur Boots by Trickers, $564, available exclusively at Asos. An androgynous black leather boot is given a pinch of femininity with pastel pink pull tabs for a signature style that won't be seen on the masses come fall. The comfort and ease of elastic stretch and the perfect ankle height make these versatile shoe that can be worn year round. Polished black leather makes a luxe statement that pairs perfectly with just about any style. The unexpected pink tabs add the perfect punch of fun but still remain modern and cool - so you know these will become a timeless member of your wardrobe. Pair these boots for summer with a vintage cream lace dress for a feminine style with a modern edge.

So Shoe Me a pair of signature black boots with a pop of pastel pink for a classic style with a modern twist that will keep me looking effortlessly cool for years to come.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/21/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Four Skull Buckle Leather Boots by TUK, $75, available at Dolls Kill. Add some edge to the everyday combat boot with some silver skull buckles and a white stitched sole. Made out of shiny black leather and only $75, these lace-up and buckled boots from TUK are a must have for summer and beyond. Featuring a chunky rubber sole, signature skull buckles and a leather upper this classic style does not skimp on quality or design. A versatile style for all four seasons that only looks better after a little wear and tear it's pretty much a no-brainer to pick these sole crushers up today. Pair these boots with high waisted cutoffs and a graphic crop top for the quintessential festival look.

So Shoe Me a pair of basic leather combat boots with a row of silver skull buckles for the perfect signature twist on a classic.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Freebie Thursday: CBN x Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash

No plans this Thirsty Thursday?! I've got you covered. Quenching your thirst for fashion, cocktails and a girl's night out the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash is a can't miss event and I can hook you and all your friends up with free admission!

Get ready for discounted designer duds, complimentary cocktails and a luxe swag bag. Just go to the Sassy City Chicks Ticket Page and "Purchase" a Sassy Tote Ticket. Just use the code "GEN AD" for free admission!

Thanks to the Chicago Blogger Network for offering free admission to the perfect event to kick start our summer style. Hope to see you there!

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

So Shoe Me ~ 6/20/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Penny Pump by Rebecca Minkoff, $325, available at Piperlime. Give your soles the solid gold treatment with these must have metallic sandals by Rebecca Minkoff. Strappy perfection in this season's hottest metal the Penny can be toned down for a day at the office or sparked up for a night out. Step up your sandal game with scalloped edges, tonal hardware and a skinny 4.25" heel. A richly textured gold tone leather is toned down enough for daytime but still brings the ultimate shine at night. Get the Midas Touch with an on trend sandal that can easily transition into fall with a cute ankle socks or opaque tights. Pair these heeled sandals for daytime with a pair of embellished shorts (I love this colorful style by Sass and Bide), a loose white tee and a modern blazer for office appropriate style.

So Shoe Me a pair of strappy sandals that will give my style liquid gold appeal with high end details and quality to boot.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/19/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Extreme Platform Pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti, $750, available at Shopbop. Pumping up my style to new heights is the ultimate nude heel for creating lengthy legs in an updated classic shape. The slightly angled shape of the chunky platform adds a modern edge to this must have nude pump. Adding soaring height and legs for days with a 5.75" heel you'll have no problem taking over the world in this super flattering style. Perfect for adding that sexy signature touch in the day or night this high end Giuseppe Zanotti pump is definitely worth the splurge since its timeless details combined with a modern sky high heel will keep these in your closet for seasons to come. Pair these heels with a hot pink midi length shift dress for the perfect work to cocktails look.

So Shoe Me a pair of versatile high style pumps with a soaring heel and chunky platform that adds a new signature twist to this must have classic style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Monday, June 18, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/18/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Helga by Deandri, $165, available at Solestruck. The perfect mix of minimalism and utility the lace-up Helga is this season's must-have transitional boot. A luxe faux leather upper makes this boot the perfect vegan-friendly option while still having the soft and supple characteristics of a chic leather style. An natural wooden platform and heel adds the minimalist touch and pure utility since the chunky style adds all day comfort and longevity to this on trend ankle boot. With a new modern shape and comfortable design the Helga is definitely a must have boot that can be worn from summer straight into fall. Pair these ankle boots with a simple hi-lo hem tank dress in a pastel or neutral with minimal accessories and a signature handbag for a luxe and modern summer style.

So Shoe Me a pair of wooden heeled shoes that add a utilitarian touch to the basic and chic ankle boot.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/17/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Morocco by Diane von Furstenberg, $298, available at Revolve Clothing. Step out in a ferocious high heeled sandal with an inventive shape and classic leopard print calf hair. Sleek style with an edge, the Morocco by DVF is a luxe investment that pair perfectly with just about everything. The thong style toe strap adds a summer twist to this wraparound sandal. The interesting cut of this sandal offers a modern flash of skin and a cool classic print. Pair these purrfectly printed heels with an iconic DVF wrap dress in a bold shade of red-orange for a modern yet classic style.

So Shoe Me a pair of leopard printed calf hair heels with a classic meets cool design that will pair with everything from minimal jumpsuits to feminine frocks this summer.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 6/16/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the 1460 Boots by Liberty London x Dr. Martens, $230, available at Free People. Liberty London seems to be collaborating with everyone this summer, but their floral printed combat boots with Dr. Martens add my favorite new twist to a classic standby. The perfect all weather style for outdoor fests (mud, grass, etc... will blend in with the dark floral print) you'll get comfort and style out of this signature boot. The richly hued bird and floral print adds an intricate and feminine detail to this formerly grungy and androgynous boot. A gum sole adds comfort while the heavily stitched upper and sole provide quality and longevity for the ability to wear these through your toughest outdoor moments. Pair these floral combat boots with a pair of distressed high waisted cutoffs and a kitschy graphic tee (I love UNIF and Wildfox styles) for easy festival fashion.

So Shoe Me a pair of Liberty London floral printed Dr. Martens that will add a signature twist to the perfect festival boot for summer and beyond.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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