Friday, August 31, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 9/03/2012



Today's So Shoe Me is the 10 Eye Splatter Boot by Dr. Martens, $150, available at Solestruck. An ode to Andrew Calder this splatter paint combat boot adds a standout black and white design to this classic must-have style. On trend for fall this simple military-inspired style will add an eye-catching graphic print that can add interest to simple separates for casual days out. The iconic Dr. Marten's shape and signature splatter design give you a reason to add another lace-up boot to your collection. Pair these boots with some bright red leather leggings, a loose colorblock sweater, knit beanie and a simple shiny backpack.

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So Shoe Me a pair of leather combat boots with a cool paint splatter print that will add a graphic imprint to luxe layered separates.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

So Shoe Me ~ 9/02/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Emma Pump by Jean-Michel Cazabat, $400, available at Piperlime. Printed pony hair, sleek sued and a sexy stiletto heel makes this pointed pump a must-have for the office and after-hours. The soft zig-zag print adds a boho touch to this polished pump for a standout detail that will step up your signature style. The 4" slim stiletto heel adds sky high style and a vampy silhouette that lengthens legs and instantly slims your frame. The textural elements and neutral colorway keep this modern heel versatile for day to night.  Pair these heels with a slim leather pencil skirt, a black blouse with modern mesh cutouts, a standout leather bag and layered rings for a look that can go from work to play.

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So Shoe Me a pair of printed pony hair heels that add a bit of boho with a sleek modern silhouette and sexy stiletto heel for the perfect day to night pump.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via piperlime.com

So Shoe Me ~ 9/01/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Edie Lace Up Oxfords by B Store, $384, available at Shopbop. Go Brogue this fall with a lace-up oxford that will step up your signature style with feminine prints and a menswear shape. The simple silhouette is easy to wear and versatile enough to wear all four seasons. A tone on tone floral print mixed with classic cheetah adds an eclectic yet modern feel to these everyday oxfords. Perfect for wearing to the office, out for dinner/drinks, or running weekend errands with its classic shape and contrasting prints the Edie will add an edge to your favorite fall pieces. Pair these oxfords with a flirty little black dress, sheer ankle socks and classic black accessories for a sweet and stylish look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of cool lace-up oxfords with animal instincts and exotic flowers for a modern feminine meets menswear design.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com

So Shoe Me ~ 8/31/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Vinnie Flatforms, $69, by and available at Asos.True, summer is ending but you can look at this seasonal change with rose colored glasses sandals - thin layers, chunky knits and luxe leather are just a few reasons to look forward to transitional summer-fall fashion. A chunky flatform adds an edge to this strappy sandal given a luxe lift with glossy black leather and a modern floral print. The deeper tones and flatform shape make these sandals perfect for wearing with cutoffs and a tee in summer and layered basics in fall. Pair these sandals with a pair of athletic-inspired leather shorts, a lightweight tee and gold body chain for a modern look with unexpected accessories.

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So Shoe Me a pair of rose printed flatform sandals that will transition into fall with rich hues of red and black for a statement making design.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via asos.com

Thursday, August 30, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/30/2012



Today's So Shoe Me is the Dive Canvas Lace-Up Sneakers, $48 by and available at Asos. Mixing military details with a minimalist tonal colorway, these casual kicks will add an on trend element to your everyday style. A rugged rubber bottom will grip to just about any surface so weather you're late to class, running errands or joining an impromptu ice hockey game you won't have to worry about slipping and sliding in these cozy sneakers. The mid-tone army green is a must have for fall but also wears as a neutral that you can pair with bright pops of color, pattern or lay low with tonal utilitarian hues. Another reason to snatch up this sneaker is the easy clean up and durability of the canvas upper for wearability in all weather conditions. Pair these lace-up low tops with some light wash high-waisted skinny jeans, a mid-tone denim shirt, basic burgundy hoodie and your favorite beanie for a rainy weekend look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of everyday sneakers in tonal shades of army green that will add a utilitarian touch to my favorite fall basics.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via asos.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/29/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Metallic Floral-Embroidered Mesh Sandals by Nicholas Kirkwood, $1695, available at Net-a-Porter. Ornate embellishments are a must for fall - and you can't get any more luxe than the rich metallic embroidered details on these Nicholas Kirkwood sandals. Floral embroidery in bright jewel tones sewn onto airy mesh freshens up this Rococo inspired design that can be worn to an evening soiree or dressed down with jeans and a modern top. Liquid gold trim around a sleek molded bow heel add a feminine touch and is a signature step up from your basic stiletto. With silk trim around the upper and a easy slip-on style there were no details left unnoticed in this ornate on trend design. Pair these fancy heels with a jewel tone jacquard top, a modern statement necklace and either a vinyl pencil skirt or metallic leather mini for a chic and fun evening outfit.

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So Shoe Me a pair of ornately embellished sandals with a classic floral pattern in modern jewel tones for a mix of styles that will add a luxe and on trend element to my wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via netaporter.com


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I DIY FOR: Studded Football Jersey

Bear with me as I get a little crafty with a sports themed DIY that perfectly mixes on trend embellishments with your favorite throwback jersey. Bear Down with a loose fit throwback style (I used a Child's L 1940s Throwback Style from last season that can be found for $48 on the Chicago Bears Pro Shop Site.), I prefer a more relaxed fit since it adds extra room to embellish and can be worn simply with leggings and some matching team boots. With a bag of studs, some spray paint and an afternoon you can keep your style stats high while rooting on your team in authentic NFL gear. So be a style stud off the field by following these simple steps below.

Studs add a customized edge that lets your personal style standout on game day.

What You Will Need:

1- Football Jersey
150- Cone Studs (I used Tall English 77 Studs)
1- Can of Spray Paint in your desired color (I used Rust-oleum Ulta Cover in Gloss Real Orange)
1- Can of Clear Coat Spray Paint (Optional)
1- Metal Flat Edged Tool For Closing Studs


1) Paint Your Studs
 


~ Find an old cardboard box (this in when an online shopping addiction comes in handy) or Styrofoam and punch around 135-150 studs into even rows. This will make it quicker and easier to paint all around the surface with an even finish.

~ Spray all sides with a light and allow to dry using the directions given on the back of your spray paint. When dry apply one-two more coats until you achieve an opaque finish. Dry completely (at least 24 hours).

~ *Optional* Apply a clear coat for added durability and protection.

~ Before you start working with your painted studs make sure they do not smudge when you apply pressure to them.


2) Apply Studs



~ Start applying your studs from the inside out in a three stud triangle pattern. I went 11 rows up the collar with my design and applied the studs in the gaps for a heavily embellished look that still shows a bit of the dark navy blue background.

~ Apply studs by pushing the prongs through the fabric (make sure they go all the way through or else they will easily remove with wear) and with a heavy-duty flat metal tool (I used a wood carving tool, but you can also use something similar) push the metal tips 90 degrees on each side until they feel secure.

~ Continue this process until you have completed each side of your jersey.


3) Admire Your Work



~ The finished look is perfect for game day; whether you're at the stadium, in the bar, or simply relaxing on your couch. This studded piece will add an unexpected impact to your team apparel for an on trend look that shows off your personal style.

~ Keep in mind that the studs will be delicate so be careful when wearing and only hand-wash this garment.

~ The boots featured are the Enthusiast by Cuce Shoes

So, are you ready to BEAR DOWN with me?

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

So Shoe Me ~ 8/28/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Destroyer Tall Boot by Ash, $335, available at Free People. One of the best parts of fall is getting cozy with chunky knits and comfy distressed boots - and the Destroyer by Ash is the perfect mix of rustic details and high end materials. The rich brown leather with a distresses wear pattern gives you the look of the perfect vintage boot with the durability of a brand new sole and heel. The oversized style offers plenty of room for chunky socks, tights and jeans so you're style possibilities are just about endless. The exposed aged silver zip-up back adds a signature touch without taking away from their vintage charm. Pair these distressed leather boots with a luxe knit sweater, tonal jewelry, metallic shorts and cozy knit knee high socks for a comfortable and on trend transitional look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of rustic knee high boots with a luxe leather upper distressed to perfection for the perfect everyday fall style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via freepeople.com

Monday, August 27, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/27/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Sara Quilted Leather Boots by Biondi Castana, $845 $423, available at The Outnet. Ruby red quilted ankle boots add a luxe finish and vampy hue to day or night. With all tones of reds on trend for fall this deep hued bootie will offer a rich and sophisticated feel with a modern touch of texture and shine. The 5" heel and .5" hidden platform are the perfect duo for reaching new heights with confidence and comfort. The classic quilted pattern will always remain in style so you'll be able to wear these boots season after season. Pair these heeled boots with a pair of slim tonal pants, a crisp white button down and a stand-out collar for a modern and sophisticated fall look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of quilted red leather booties that will add a rich splash of color to my favorite fall separates for a bold signature style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via theoutnet.com

Sunday, August 26, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/26/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Paradis Premium Angular Heels, $170, by and available at Topshop. An arfully architectural heel in glimmering gold and grounded black create the perfect little luxe sandal for a sleek signature step-up from the ordinary. Black suede adds a soft and textural feel to this sharp angular design, while rich gold accents offer a luxe high shine detail that's right on trend for fall. Make a statement as you walk away with this bold black and gold architectural heel. The angled 4.5" heel adds interest for a modern statement making heel that will boost up basics and hold its own against cool cocktail dresses. Pair these heels with a high shine black flared knee-length skirt and a lace blouse for an unexpected and edgy cocktail look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of architectural black and gold sandals with modern metal accents that make a maximum impact with a towering angled heel and luxe gold trimmed upper.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via topshop.com

Saturday, August 25, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/25/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Green Python Missouri Loafers by Rupert Sanderson, $1050, available at SSENSE. Add some venom to your office style with these colorful, textural and luxe snake skin loafers. A bold pattern in fall's must have shades of green and mustard the sleek shape offers versatility while the modern complimentary hues and oversized tassels sneak up for a stealth style attack. Large python scales add authentic texture and a one-of-a-kind style with vintage and modern touches. Super sophisticated and sleek these tasseled loafers will step up your usually drab office attire and pump up the color, pattern and texture. Pair these statement making snakeskin steppers with a deep green suit, crisp white collared blouse and a bold gold collar for a charming office look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of sleek snakeskin loafers with the bold new hues of fall and a scaled texture that will add interest and luxe sophistication to my daytime style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via ssense.com

Friday, August 24, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/24/2012



Today's So Shoe Me is the Phoenix Metallic Sandal, $225, by and available at BCBG. Ornate laser cut metal in a high shine finish offers a bold mix of sophisticated and modern styles that will step up your day to night footwear. The 4" gunmetal heel and minimal platform keep comfort levels high without taking away from the sleek sophistication of a slim shaped sandal. Metal plate detailing at the ankle and toes add slick shine for an on trend detail that can be worn with just about anything thanks to the neutral black leather base. An easy zip-up back keeps your feet secure and lets you simply step in and out of this high end heels. Pair these metal plated sandals with a modern black jumpsuit with a dainty peplum detail to mix hard modern lines with soft feminine curves.

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So Shoe Me a pair of sleek silver embellished heels that mix on trend ornate details with bold modern finishes for the perfect nighttime sandal.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via bcbg.com

Thursday, August 23, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/23/2012



Today's So Shoe Me is the 1310-2 by Buffalo, $225, available at Solestruck. Pumped up platform kicks offer an ode to the 90s in a bold black and red colorway which bears a resemblance to the iconic 90s Bulls team ~ repeat the threepeat, anyone?! Well, even if you're not planning on wearing these with a throwback Starter jacket to the United Center these 4" wedge heels will add a street wise edge to your favorite separates this fall and will give the summer sneaker trend new life into a new season. With a 3.5" platform and lace-up front these hi tops will add on trend style and must-have comfort to your everyday wardrobe. Pair these sneakers with some slim black leather leggings, a vintage&distressed band or sports tee and a moto denim jacket for an edgy yet comfortable look perfect for a casual night out.

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So Shoe Me a pair of hi-end hi-top sneakers that will add a lift with a 4" wedge and contrasting colors for the perfect retro style with a bold street edge.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/22/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Neon Yellow Wedges, $55, available at Thrifted & Modern. Keep a bit of bright summer color as we head into fall with these signature neon wedges. Lots of impact at a minimum price these sky high wedges in a hot hued faux patent leather are the perfect way to step into fall. Vegan friendly, wallet friendly and fall friendly, the bright neon hue and 5" wedge will lift your spirits as we head into a new style season. The simple silhouette and showstopping electric shade of yellow create a bold accent that can be worn with your favorite dark skinny jeans or a sleek fitted dress. Pair these with some cuffed slim denim, a loose featherweight tee and a long patterned scarf for a casual layered look that will easily transition into fall.

So Shoe Me a pair of hot hued heels that will add a dose of bright color to the drab fall neutrals hiding in my closet.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via thriftedandmodern.com

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/21/2012




Today's SO Shoe Me is the Bow Bow by Christian Louboutin, $1195 available at Barneys. Make way for molten metallic bows and strappy transparent accents for a piece of formal footwear with a fresh modern finish. Get bowed over with a glossy row of patent gold accents that add an on trend metallic detail to these red soled heels. The clear upper adds a modern feel that lets the golden bows steal the spotlight. Perfect for an dressed up evening or glamming up a pair of boyfriend jeans there are limitless ways to style these signature sandals. Pair these brassy beauts with a tangerine neoprene peplum dress and deep burgundy accessories for a modern and transitional cocktail look.

So Shoe Me a pair of red soled sandals with a bevy of bows in an on trend metallic for the perfect mix of modern and formal.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via barneys.com

Monday, August 20, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/20/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Patia Heels by Leifsdottir, $258, available at Anthropologie. Buckle down or pump it up, these two-tone heels from Leifsdottir can be worn two ways for the ultimate in versatility. A chic mix of pitch black suede and creamy nude leather add rich textures and interest to this retro inspired pump. The thick 4.5" heel and hidden .5" platform add comfort and height to this leg-lengthening style making it the perfect day to night style. The easy slip-on style and removable nude leather ankle straps add signature versatility so you can wear these with your favorite jeans or a little luxe dress. Pair these heels with straps buckled and a vintage inspired a-line boat neck black cocktail dress for a chic evening look.

So Shoe Me a pair of two-tone pumps that can be worn two-ways for the most bang for my buck this fall.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via anthropologie.com

Sunday, August 19, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/19/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Form Oxford by Cheap Monday, $110, available at Need Supply. Elevate your sole in a two-tiered creeper that takes the classic oxford to new modern movement. The lace-up pony hair upper and slim sole look like your average oxford but the indented 1.75" flatform creates a signature minimalist design that will add a modern edge to your favorite fall separates. The luxe pony hair adds a chic fall texture that can be paired with other bold textures such as leather, silk, and/or lace for a well thought out style that looks rich and on trend. Adding a simple architectural flatform makes these shoes a stand-out style that will offer you a step in the right direction without busting your budget this fall. Pair these pony hair creepers with black leather leggings, a long sheer black button-up and a crisp white tuxedo blazer for a sleek and unexpected nighttime look.

So Shoe Me a pair of elevated creepers that add an easy architectural detail for a minimalist design at minimal cost.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via neesupply.com

Saturday, August 18, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/18/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Harrow Booties by Rag & Bone, $495, available at Intermix. Forest green and rich chocolate brown make for a neutral colorway that's a bit unexpected but just as versatile as your little black boot. The super soft suede keeps things casual and the 3.5" block wood heels kicks it up a few notches. Adding interest the leather harness front makes a signature statement with a simple detail and seals the deal on being the perfect fall boot. Pair these ankle boots with a fall floral maxi skirt, a simple tucked-in tee and a moto style denim jacket for a vintage inspired fall look.

So Shoe Me a pair of chic forest green booties that add rich neutral shades to my everyday fall wardrobe for a versatile signature finish.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via intermixonline,com

Friday, August 17, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 8/17/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the High Heel Vamp Shoe, $129, by and available at Zara. Covered in crystals and contrasting colors this two-toned t-strap pump is the perfect evening heel but can also be worn with sleek slacks or distressed denim for an unexpected and refined daytime outfit. Faceted gunmetal studs and jet black gems supply a sleek sophistication with a modern street style edge. The 3.66" heel is the perfect height for events, parties or just kickin' it around town and the classic t-strap front will keep you comfortable and secure so you can be confident walking city blocks in these crazy crystallized pumps. Pair these heels with cropped front pleated black pants and a black lace top with a nude under pinning for a luxe nighttime look.

So Shoe Me a pair of crystal encrusted t-strap pumps that can add a bit of sparkle to my daytime and evening looks.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via zara.com