Tuesday, July 31, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/31/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Lilliann Flat by Betsey Johnson, $100, available at Nordstrom. A traditional houndstooth pattern with a bit of Betsey flair make for an elegant yet edgy flat that can go from the office to after-hours. The bold black and white houndstooth pattern is one of my favorites - it's a total classic but can also be modernized with mixed patterns and standout textures. The notched pointed toe lengthens your legs and flatters your frame, which is no small feat for a comfortable flat. The gold-tone zipper accent adds an on-trend metallic without becoming too complicated. Flat-out functionality and a bold print make the Lilliann a must have for a classic look with a signature edge. Pair these flats with a pair of red skinny jeans, a graphic tee and a signature spiked leather jacket for night out without your sole-killing heels.

So Shoe Me a pair of hot houndstooth flats with a leg-lengthening pointed toe and an eye-catching black and white pattern.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via nordstrom.com


Monday, July 30, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/30/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Jyll by Dolce Vita, $245, available at Solestruck. There's really nothing better than a not-so-basic black boot. Signature details and luxe finishes give this fall favorite a modern edge and versatile appeal. This simply shaped ankle boot rises to the top with a cool cutout heel and sleek strappy accents. Luxe leather in a rich black hue make this boot an everyday must-have for kicking up your basic leggings, dresses and denim this fall. A zip-up side with a bold silver pull adds another signature design element along with ease of wear and comfort. Pair this fall favorite with a pair of black leggings and a loose leather tunic for a high end look with a modern edge.

So Shoe Me a pair of sleek black leather boots with unexpected cutouts and chic strappy accents for a simple yet signature style that can be worn with all my favorites this fall.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Sunday, July 29, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/29/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Amazee by Matiko, $203, available at Zappos. I'm all about the bold contrast of black and white this season. It adds a signature impact while still remaining a classic colorway that can be paired with just about anything. The chunky heel and simple colorblocking creates a mod style that's the right mix of trend and traditional. Thick leather straps and a prominent platform make the Amazee by Matiko a super comfortable design that can be worn day to night. Pair these luxe leather heels with a pair of cropped black pants and a boxy cut yellow blouse for a bold and modern style.

So Shoe Me a pair of must have sandals with a chunky shape and mod black and white colorway for a comfortable heel with statement making style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via zappos.com

Saturday, July 28, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/28/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Tassel Loafers, $40, by and available at Gap. A classic menswear style updated with the ease of a slip-on flat and bold colors makes these tassel loafers by Gap your next casual must-have. Bright mustard suede with an accent of navy adds a bold yet sophisticated colorway that will go with brights, pastels and neutrals alike. The simple slip on shape is a versatile style that will become an easy go-to flat with high comfort. With a 100% suede upper and trim this on trend loafer is a budget friendly find just in time for fall. Pair these tasseled loafers with a pair of cobalt blue skinny jeans, a vintage band tank and a crisp white blazer for an uptown look with a signature street edge.

So Shoe Me a pair of must-have mustard loafers with an on-trend tasseled front for a simple and comfortable style complete with a budget saving price.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via gap.com

Friday, July 27, 2012

I DIY FOR: Fringe Leather Skirt

As an obsessor of leather it can become a bit depressing to stare at my ever growing collection in this apocalyptic heat wave but with summer leather on trend where there's a will (and a pair of scissors) there's a way. My inspiration for this new fringed favorite came from a quick stop at Nasty Gal's vintage shop. The simple yet stunning leather fringe skirt caught my eye and tipped my mind to an old leather pencil skirt I bought years ago on clearance that has been collecting dust in the back of my closet. Breathing new life into an old item with just a few simple steps makes this DIY a no-brainer. It can be done with just about any straight/pencil skirt in leather, suede, denim, cotton, etc... but I love that this simple detail is perfect for wearing your leather in the summer and can be worn with tights and tall boots this fall. Follow these simple steps below for a super cool DIY that lets you live on the fringe.

My inspiration came from this vintage fringe leather skirt from Nasty Gal and my forgotten DKNY pencil skirt is the next best thing.

1) Tape Your Skirt

~ The first step to making sure this DIY looks professional and not an impromptu craft project is to use a thin tape (I used green painter's tape) to mark out a guide line for where to end your cuts.

~ To figure out how short you want the skirt first place and measure out your desired length.

~ Lay the skirt on a flat surface and use a ruler and pencil to trace out the new hemline and place the tape on top. I angled my sides about 1.5" shorter and added about 1.5" to the back.

~ You are now prepped for cutting!

2) Cut It Out

~ Since my skirt had seaming throughout I decided to star at the center, but if your skirt only has side seams it will be easier to begin at the left (if you're right handed) or at the right (if you're left handed).

~ I used a ruler to figure out the width I wanted for each strip and began by cutting the first piece of fringe. To save time I used each strip as a template by placing it over my skirt to begin my next cut.

~ While you're cutting remember to take your time and take breaks as needed to receive the most even finish. And if you accidentally go a little wide or narrow on a few strips it's not a big deal since the overall look will blend it all together.

~ Continue the process of cutting each strip until you have completed the skirt.

3) Admire Your Work

Pair your fringe leather skirt with bare legs and signature booties for bold bar hopping style this summer.

A cropped white tee and heavy metal necklace adds a downtown edge that can be worn with flat sandals or combat boots for a sleek style for a summer concert.


An all leather look with an oversized tunic creates a chic minimalist look that can be paired with some simple sky high heels for a night out.

Both looks let the show the fringe benefits of a summer leather look.

I hope you'll join me in this on trend Fringe Binge! Enjoy!

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via nastygal.com, 312style.com

So Shoe Me ~ 7/27/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Dark Purple Garron Ankle Boots by Rupert Sanderson, $965, available at SSENSE. The unexpected mix of indigo and deep plum suede add a modern pop of color that add a signature and sophisticated accent to your favorite fall separates. A high fashion "purp" walk in 4.25" stiletto heels and concealed zip closure there were no details left behind in this sleek suede style. The simple geometric trim of indigo suede adds an unexpected colorway that's a little more subtle than summer's neon accents but still makes for a bold and unique design. Pair these two-tone ankle boots with a pair of complimentary colored tights and a minimal shift dress for a simple and modern look for the office.

So Shoe Me a pair of colorblocked heels in eye catching shades of purple and indigo for a sleek two-tone style that will add a signature edge to my best fall basics.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via ssense.com

Thursday, July 26, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/26/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Paul Flat Haircalf Booties by Elizabeth and James, $395, available at Shopbop. I'm totally obsessing over the signature mod details in these white hot moto boots by Elizabeth and James. The versatile shape and elastic sides offer must have comfort while the pure white haircalf adds a standout detail and luxe designer texture. The contrasting black and white colorway is an ode to mod style but is updated with an androgynous shape and edgy moto details. The simple and modern design make this versatile bootie a standout style worth every penny. Pair these bold white booties with a pair of black leather leggings and a semi sheer boyfriend button down for a chic and minimalist style.

So Shoe Me a pair of bright white ankle boots with modern black details and a luxe haircalf upper for adding a signature twist to this versatile fall favorite.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/25/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Haliwell Ankle Boot by Jeffrey Campbell, $258, available at Nasty Gal. On trend Western accents in a classic lace-up boot create the perfect boho vibe for urban cowgirls to get in their country kicks. A dusty pink leather and rose stained wood heel adds a feminine touch to these must have ankle boots. The tonal leather applique creates the traditional Western feel while the color and shape give this everyday heel a more modern approach. A versatile style that can be worn on the quintessential city girl or a totally country babe these signature lace-up booties are a must for fixing up some functional fall fashion. Pair these boots with some cutoffs, a white tank and an oversized plaid shirt for a 90s meets the rodeo end of summer look.

So Shoe Me a pair of pretty in pink ankle boots with a country cool edge, perfect for pairing with all of my fall favorites.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via nastygal.com

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/24/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Starfish Sandals by Aspiga, $120, available at Ashbury Skies. A summer ready beaded starfish upper makes these Miu Miu-esque sandals perfect for a simple day at the beach or a whimsical edition to a sleek and modern maxi. Each sandal is hand beaded for a quality finish that will last for summers to come. The perfect quirky and on trend metallic flat you'll find yourself living in these fun starfish sandals. Pair these silver sandals with a retro one piece bathing suit and a pair of cutoffs for a simple beach ready outfit.

So Shoe Me a pair of hand beaded starfish sandals that bring high end signature style at a budget friendly price tag.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via ashburyskies.com

Monday, July 23, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/23/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Exclusive Flag Ballerina Flats by Repetto, $295, available at Opening Ceremony. With the Olympics just days away it's only fitting that Opening Ceremony would collaborate with Repetto to create a fun and functional flat that offer a patriotic punch mixed with our friendly hosts across the pond. Let your soles shine in stripes, stars and Union Jack for an eclectic mix of patriotic prints that pair perfectly together. The iconic Repetto ballet flat offers a classic shape, ultimate comfort and long lasting quality for an everyday flat that will last until the next Olympic games (and beyond). Pair these flag print flats with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a simple tank for signature summer style of Olympic proportions.

So Shoe Me a pair of red, white and blue flats that celebrate Team USA and the 2012 London Olympics but will also last longer than the thrill of the games.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via openingceremony.us

Sunday, July 22, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/22/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Leather All Star Zip Chucks by Converse by John Varatos, $175, available at Free People. From hi-top to low-top this luxe leather All Star can zip to your desired fit within seconds turning this comfortable favorite into a versatile must have. The shiny black leather mixed with the classic (and slightly distressed) All Star sole offers the ultimate street style sneaker with a luxurious edge. For days you would rather keep a low profile just unzip the upper and fold down the tongue for the perfect leather lo-top that pairs with jeans, shorts, dresses, you name it. Pair these hi-tops with some distressed fatigue cutoffs and a leather sleeved hoodie for a tomboy style with high end details for the perfect pre-fall street style.

So Shoe Me a pair of leather hi-tops that can be worn low or tall for the ultimate in versatility and a luxe leather upper that will add a sleek edge to these everyday sneakers.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via freepeople.com

Saturday, July 21, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/21/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Eman Platform by Jessica Simpson, $98, available at Endless. Geometric colorblocking in bright tonal shades of tangerine make for a must have party shoe that will spice up your summertime style. The textural contrast of the soft suede and supple leather add interest and high end appeal with a budget friendly price tag. A 4.75" heel and 1.25" platform offer a sky high detail that's still comfortable and wearable. Pair these bright heels with a simple maxi dress with a high slit for a bold and modern summer look that can go from day to night.

So Shoe Me a pair of orange on orange colorblocked sandals with a skyscraper heel that will give my summer style a colorful lift.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via endless.com

Friday, July 20, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/20/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the 1954x by Feminine and Masculine, $450, available at Solestruck. Studs, buckles and strappy accents turn this simple wedge shape into a must have signature design. Rows of substantial silver studs adds a statement making edge while the chunky wedge and platform make this heel comfortable and wearable. The perfect shoe for adding a feminine meets masculine edge the 1954x is a must have for pumping up your favorite basics. Pair this wedge with a hi-lo hem maxi dress in a neutral color to let the studs and straps make the statement.

So Shoe Me a pair of strappy and studded wedges that will add a modern edge to my simple summer separates.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Thursday, July 19, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/19/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Sabine Pumps by Alexander Wang, $485, available at Shopbop. Oxblood suede and mesh make for a dramatic pointed toe pump perfect for stepping up your style this fall. A sleek and sophisticated silhouette is given a dark edge with sexy bondage-esque straps and mesh you can wear this sky high style for work or play. Modern downtown glamour is what Alex Wang knows best so of course the Sabine is the ultimate street style heel that will pump up your boyfriend jeans, luxe leather leggings and minimalist little black dresses. A slim 4.5" heel and thin ankle strap add frame lengthening details along with comfort and a secure fit. Pair these heels with a black leather midi skirt and a chunky cable knit sweater for the perfect mix of downtown luxury and down-home comfort.

So Shoe Me a pair of deep red heels with mesh and suede details that will add a sexy and modern edge to my street style come fall.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/18/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the All-Over Stud Oxford by Dr. Martens, $250, available at Urban Outfitters. Fall feet first into a signature studded oxford with smart menswear details and a modern black on black colorway. The iconic Dr. Martens rubber sole adds comfort and a bold chunky detail that lifts up this edgy and androgynous style. The quality can be seen in the stitched rubber sole, sleek leather upper and sturdy studded embellishments, this lace-up oxford is a must-have that will last a lifetime. Pair this studded lace-up with a pair of sheer ankle socks and a colorblocked collared shirt dress for the perfect mix of feminine meets menswear.

So Shoe Me a pair of black on black studded oxfords that will add a signature lift to my favorite fall staples with the iconic details of a Dr. Martens classic.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via urbanoutfitters.com

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/17/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Vintage Reserve Anette Heel by Joseph La Rose, $119, available at Modcloth. On trend chain detailing and a classic nautical color scheme make these vintage heels a modern must have. And the best part about these retro soles is that they're dead-stock (never been worn) so you get the best of both worlds - a new shoe with authentic vintage appeal. A chunky gold chain reflects the classic style of the 60s and the block heel is perfect for work or play. An embossed leather upper and patent red straps add texture and signature colorblocking for an easy way to add a pop to neutrals and basic separates. Pair these one of a kind vintage heels with slim fitting cropped black pants and a black cashmere sweater with 3/4 length sleeves for a modern meets mod style.

So Shoe Me a pair of dead-stock vintage heels that will add an authentic retro accent to my everyday favorites this fall.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via modcloth.com

Monday, July 16, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/16/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Emma Pump by Jean-Michel Cazabat, $265, available at Piperlime. A complimentary mix of jewel tones and textures creates this signature high end pump perfect for perking up a little white dress this summer or adding a pop of color to some luxe leather leggings come fall. Bright cobalt suede and rich snake embossed emerald leather come together for an unexpected colorway that adds interest and sophistication to your pre-fall style. A sleek pointed toe elongates your legs with a timeless silhouette that can be worn all four seasons, year after year. The high end textures and on trend colorblocking make Emma a must have pump for a fashion forward fall. Pair these heels with a turquoise wrap dress to add another tonal element in a work appropriate style.

So Shoe Me a pair of jewel tone pumps with a leg enhancing pointed toe and high end finishes for a signature heel that will go with just about anything.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via piperlime.com

Sunday, July 15, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 7/15/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Lockness Spike by Jeffrey Campbell, $190, available at Solestruck. Spike it to me with heavy metal hardware and a tall suede upper for a must have hi top with an androgynous edge. Rows of shiny silver spikes add a decadently dangerous accent for giving your everyday basics a signature touch. Taller than the average hi top with an equally oversized platform sole, these luxe suede sneakers are the perfect addition for adding a utilitarian touch to any style. Tonal laces and silver tone accents keep this hi top simple, modern and easy to style. Pair this spiked sneaker with some black skinny jeans and an asymmetrical white tee for a clean minimalist look.

So Shoe Me a pair of black on black hi tops with a bold accent of silver spikes for a signature sneaker I can wear all year.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com