Wednesday, October 31, 2012

lifeSTYLE: BULLSeye

With tip-off just hours away it's finally time for Chicago Bulls basketball and a little bit of Fan-Friendly Street Style. Mixing the athletic inspired trend with team pride I put together a look featuring my Dad's vintage Starter jacket (the original), my favorite studded cutoffs and new clear boots for a modern take on some urban classics.


Mixing vintage and modern details creates a signature style that reps your team with fashion forward finishes.

 The Jeffrey Campbell Attina, $155, Solestruck is perfect for pairing with tights and socks this fall.






Distressed fishnet socks and a black beanie complete the street style vibe.

And a tip for finding some great team tees is at your local thrift/consignment store. You can cut up oversized styles for a budget friendly DIY that can be worn with some skinny denim and spiked slippers for a night out at your favorite sports bar.

Let's Go Bulls & Happy Halloween! :)

P.S. Here's a few more ways to style these crazy cool clear boot:


xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style


So Shoe Me ~ 10/31/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Trudie Teal Ribbon Detail Court Shoes, $300, by and available at Reiss. A deep teal suede and black chiffon ribbon lacing adds dark drama with luxe finishes. The classic pump shape is given an update with silver eyelets and edgy black lacing for a street ready style that will add a signature finish to any outfit. The tall block heel adds a modern lift and lengthens legs for an instant body lift with high fashion appeal. The strappy lace-up front adds a bit of a witchy vibe - perfect for Halloween and beyond! Pair these suede pumps with some perforated leather pants, a leather accented bodycon top and a signature jacket for a sleek and sophisticated fall style.

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So Shoe Me a pair of rich and edgy teal pumps with a black magic ribbon detail that will add a dark and glamorous edge to day or night.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via reiss.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/30/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Kit Shoe by Sole Boutique, $178, available at Karmaloop. Cause metal mayhem in these cap toe pumps by Sole Boutique. Featuring a retro 90s pointed toe and on trend gold metal accents this signature stiletto is a must-have showstopper for the upcoming holiday season. The curved jewel encrusted metal vamp steps up the glam factor with a bit of Elf couture (with the curved front) perfect for magical winter parties. Bright red suede adds a holly statement that can add a bright dose of color to any outfit. Pair these heels with a gold mini dress and decadent accessories for a shining holiday look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of major metal heels that will add a luxe liquid gold shine to my favorite mini dresses and slim fitting separates.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via karmaloop.com
 

Monday, October 29, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/29/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Split Brogue Boot by Shakuhachi, $298, available at Nasty Gal. Add some animal instincts into your current wardrobe with these luxe leopard pony hair brogues. The soft and sophisticated pony hair in an impactful print add a classic meets modern design with a cool front cutout and lace-up front. The chunky 2.5" heel is the perfect height for wearing to the office or after-hours cocktails. And the center cutout makes these a transitional piece that can be worn with socks or tights in the fall/winter and bare legs in the spring. So splurge on these purrfect high heel brogues for an instant high style finish to your current fall favorites. Pair these cutout brogues with a Baroque printed dress, tights and gold accessories.

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So Shoe Me a pair of modern meets classic leopard print brogues that will add a wonderfully wild touch to my everyday separates.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via nastygal.com

Sunday, October 28, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/28/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Printed Ballet Flats, $40, by and available at Gap. Give your basic ballet slip ons an update with an on trend camo print and standout neon trim for a fashionable flat that's ready for weekday commutes and weekend errands. The printed canvas upper is durable and wipes clean for making it the perfect throw on and go option. The tiny bow detail adds a feminine touch, which is the perfect juxtaposition between the tough camouflage print. Pair these flats with some distressed boyfriend jeans, a plaid top and a warm scarf for a cool casual look for fall.

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So Shoe Me a pair of comfy camo slip ons that will add an on trend print to my wardrobe without breaking the bank (or my ankles).

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via gap.com



Saturday, October 27, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/27/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Florrie Mesh Platform Ankle Boots by Miss KG, $141, available at Asos. Adding a dash of must have mesh these pump/bootie hybrids are a modern way to step up your fall shoe game. The black mesh panels are reminiscent to Alexander Wang's fall shoe line but without the hefty price tag making it the perfect fashion forward alternative for the budgeted shoe collector. Pair fun printed tights that will shine through the see-through front making these a versatile boot that will change with your hosiery. Pair these signature ankle boots with a leather accented mini dress, a chunky cardigan and long leather gloves for a juxtaposition of sexy meets comfy for your next night out.

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So Shoe Me a pair of mesh and suede ankle boots for a transparent touch that will transform my fall wardrobe in just one step.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Friday, October 26, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/26/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Clockwork Shoes, $69, by and available at Pixie Market. Glossy black patent and supple red (faux) leather add an instant impact to your fall wardrobe. Contrasting hues in a chunky new shape add a cool clunky style perfect for appeal to our eclectic side. The elevated 1.5" heel and 1" platform add a heavy duty lift that works for both day and night. The mixed textures and rounded toe add a modern feel while the lace-up front keeps this oxford comfortable and easy to slip on and off. Pair these bright and shiny oxfords with a pair of tights, a black mini skirt and a graphic designer tee.

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So Shoe Me a pair of chunky oxfords with cool contrasting hues of black in red in shiny patent and red leather for a versatile statement making shoe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via pixiemarket.com

Thursday, October 25, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/25/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Italian Wool Bootie, $175, by and available at Osborn. These carefully crafted artisan booties are the perfect way to add a punchy printed touch to your favorite layered looks. The contrasting blown up houndstooth print is right on trend with the updated classics we've been seeing this fall. The perfect ankle height and lace-up front adds comfort and versatility for a super signature bootie that can be worn from fall into spring. Handmade in Italy from a thick and durable wool these shoes not only look good but are made from sustainable materials (like the recycled tire heel cap) and with a socially conscious manufacturing process. Pair these booties with some colored skinny jeans, a featherweight tee and comfy oversized cardigan for a cozy fall style.

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So Shoe Me a pair of perfectly patterned ankle boots that will add an artisan feel to my favorite fall separates.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via osborndesigns.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/24/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Rub 1 Rain Boot by Ilse Jacobsen, $199, available at Shoe Buy. Unpredictable fall weather calls for an all-weather boot that's easy on the eyes - that's why I'm all about the Rub 1 by Ilse Jacobsen. The utilitarian styling and lace-up front is perfect for any style and the on trend army green color is super versatile that can work as a neutral or a pop of color. The waterproof rubber upper and sole can take on any conditions so these fleece lined boots are also a must-have for sleet and snow this winter. The off-white laces add interest to this simple boot and the quality construction will last for years to come. Pair these rubber boots with neutral slim separates for a modern weekend look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of army green rain boots to recruit into my collection of comfortable classics for easy everyday style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shoebuy.com

Top Ten Margiela For H&M Must-Haves

I'm not usually the girl waiting in the massive line with most of its occupants from Crazy Town, but after peeking through the 100+ pieces from the Margiela x H&M collection (Find the lookbook at Refinery29) I'm ready to go to battle for my favorite pieces. From the oversized yet tailored separates, twofer fusion dresses and perfectly deconstructed pieces there's a signature must-have for everyone in this highly anticipated collaboration. And even though I would happily walk away with anything from the collection below are my top ten picks to purchase.

1) Oversized Jeans, $69.50
The boyfriend jean on steroids this oversized yet tailored piece is perfectly unproportional. Making your basics bold and modern these signature jeans are a major must-have and the price is pretty great too. Pair these jeans with fitted tucked-in tops to create an oversized style that still flatters your figure.

2) Trump L'oeil Bodysuit, $39.95
 A trick of the eye makes this slimming bodysuit appear more risque than it actually is. The perfect layering piece this one-piece can go under slim trousers and an open tuxedo jacket but I especially love it when paired simply with the oversized trousers. This is definitely a piece that will revolve around your wardrobe season after season.

3) Duvet Coat, $349
On frigidly cold winter days all I want to do is wrap myself in my comforter all day. Well, Margiela For HM has made this an option with their Duvet Coat. Yeah, it's a splurge but for a winter jacket it's priced right and the comfort factor makes this a prime Christmas Wish List contender.

4) Biker Jacket, $249
My favorite jacket of the collection is this deconstructed luxe leather piece that will pretty much make your wardrobe this fall and winter. Pair it with last year's basics and you've instantly updated your wardrobe and the exposed seaming and cutout sleeves add modern interest beyond the $249 price tag.
5) Silk Top, $149
This patchwork silk crop top has all the best retro elements for a 70s chic detail. The long flowing sleeves add whimsy and fun while the mixed prints are perfectly paired together for an on trend element. Pair these with the matching silk skirt or a pair of high waisted bell bottoms for a cool retro moment. 

6) Fusion of Two Dresses, $199
Women play many roles and I love that this dress playfully mixes our powerful corporate side and delicate femininity in this fusion dress. The simple rope belt literally ties the two styles together creating a minimalist design that will become your go-to signature dress for special occasions. Pair this dress with the clear heel pumps in black or nude.

7) Leather Drainpipe Pants, $349
If you've been searching for the perfect leather legging look no further than the sleek and slick Drainpipe Pants. One of the pieces from the Margiela For H&M collection that could be mistaken for the real deal Maison Martin Margiela collection it's not everyday you find a signature pair of leather pants and under five figures. 

8) Hitched Up Dress, $199
This deliciously draped dress in a rich radiant red becomes the perfect piece for layering separate or wearing as is. The mix of matte and shine add interest without taking away from its minimalist design. The perfect pop of color for the (usually) drab winter color palettes. 

9) Glove Clutch, $149
I've never been a bag lady but when something this unique (and cool) comes around it's pretty easy to become obsessed with getting my hands on it. The leather glove handle is a fun little detail that makes a major impact that can easily go from day to night. And if you're the crafty type why not replicate this piece with a simple leather clutch and long silk gloves (think the ones you wore at prom) for an accessory that's just about as good as the real deal.

10) Plexi Wedge Boot, $399
Of course I had to place a shoe in my top ten list and this tall caramel coated boot is my favorite from the collection. It perfectly pair with just about anything from the collection or your current wardrobe and the crystal clear wedge adds an unexpected modern detail.

So what's your favorite piece from the Margiela For H&M Collection? And will you be braving the crowds to try and snatch up your favorites?!?! Leave me a comment below.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via refinery29.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/23/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Hallam Moccasin Boots by F-Troupe, $338, available at Anthropologie. As an unapologetic UGG wearer (they're warm, comfy and perfect for running around in the winter months) I'm always looking for a bulky boot that can give me a bit more signature style without sacrificing comfort or quality. And F-Troupe has the perfect alternative to the highly debated Lambs-wool boot. With it's embroidered floral upper and moccasin details it's the perfect fashionable oversized boot for the harsh winter weather we'll soon be receiving. A slight Scandinavian style gives this carefully embellished boot a signature artisan feel. Pair these chunky collectible boots with a pair of cords and, an oversized sweater and modern wool jacket for a signature daytime look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of cold weather boots with statement making embellishments that will step up my style - even in inclement weather.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via anthropologie.com

Monday, October 22, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/22/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Dina Jewel Lace Up Boot by Jeffrey Campbell, $229, available at Akira. I admittedly love all things sharp, dark and dripping with danger but sometimes it's refreshing to step into the perfect pastel heel with glimmering gems and a crystal clear wedge. Add a glamorous edge to day or night with iridescent crystals and conical silver studs. The transparent wedge heel adds an invisible touch for a modern architectural detail. The basic ankle boot shape with a lace-up front keeps this shoe wearable for any occasion. Pair these sparkling stunners during the day with a pastel slim-fit suit and crystal clear accessories.

So Shoe Me a pair of pretty pastel heels with bold baubles embellished throughout for a glistening and glamorous glow this fall.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopakira.com 

 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/21/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Teagan Tapestry Sneaker by Jeffrey Campbell, $158, available at Free People. Let's talk tapestry with this wonderfully woven sneaker by Jeffrey Campbell. Grandma's couch is given a modern update with a hi-top sneaker and rich fall colors with a slightly distressed rubber sole for the perfect everyday soles. The busy print adds signature interest to basic jeans and knit combos this fall for a put together style that takes very little effort, The two Velcro straps add a secure fit and wrap this tapestry pattern around the entire shoe. With hi-top sneaker still in focus for SS13 trends there's no better time to start collecting some cool kicks that will take you from winter into spring. Pair these sneakers with a pair of dark khaki skinny jeans and a signature oversized sweater for a comfy mix of cool and casual on your day off.

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So Shoe Me a pair of patterned sneakers with a grandma turned chic tapestry upper that will add the perfect print to my everyday style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via freepeople.com

Saturday, October 20, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/20/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Kitty Flat by YRU, $70, available at Ashbury Skies. Add a little black cat magic to your pre, present and post Halloween style with this printed YRU flat. A comfortable slip-on style in no-fuss fabric give these slippers the versatility to be worn during the day or night. Haunting yellow eyes give this shoe its dark edge and of course you can never go wrong with a cat print. Due to the basic black base you can style these flats as an "eye"-catching print or an everyday neutral. Pair these flats with some statement jeans, a crop top and spiked moto jacket for a ghoulish style this Halloween.

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So Shoe Me a pair of catatstic flats that will add a dark edge to all my comfy fall favorites.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via ashburyskies.com
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/19/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Thigh High Round Boots by Maison Martin Margiela, $1495, available at Shopbop. The mid-height cylindrical heel and nude tonal hue make this thigh high collectible more modern equestrian than exotic essential. Even though my budget is more Margiela for HM than the real deal these are definitely the boots I would splurge on if I fell into $1500 this fall. The rich buttery leather in the perfect shade of tan can universally flatter all skin tones, and is a nice departure from the typical black boot. The super-freaking-tall 32" shaft hits at the upper thigh and leaves a major feeling of modern luxury, Pair these thigh high boots with a minimalist draped dress in neutral shades of black and tan and elbow length gloves for a chic fall look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of thigh high leather boots in a rich tan shade that will add the perfect neutral touch with a whole lotta luxe!

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopbop.com

Thursday, October 18, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/18/2012


Today's So Shoe Me is the Brocade Lace Up Bootie by Shakuhachi, $320, available at Solestruck. For the lovers of decadent brocades and luxe leather lace ups this ankle boot was made for you. With a subtle bronze shine and oversized printed flowers this boot brings the feeling of fall straight to your sole. The rich autumnal hues add a rich and deep detail while the open laced front is perfect for showing off your favorite socks or tights as the weather transitions from comfortably cool to unbearably cold. A chunky block heel adds comfort and style that can be worn from day into night. Pair these boots with some thigh high tights/socks, a loose tee dress and Baroque Print Bomber Jacket for a street ready fall look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of floral booties with a subtle metallic shine that will add an on trend brocade print to my collection of fall textiles.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

So Shoe Me ~ 10/17/2012

Today's So Shoe Me is the Hi Top Wedge Sneaker, $69 $17, by and available at Arden B. The wedge sneaker is a trend with longevity. When these retro athletic sneaker first gained popularity through high end designers like Isabel Marant, See by Chloe and Ash it was a hard sell to shell out $250+ to try out a new style, but with these kicks still on the radar for SS13 it's a great time to buy a heavily discounted pair. Made of faux leather and faux suede you won't mind getting dirty in this under $20 hi top style. With a black on black design they have the same look of expensive styles but don't need to be babied like a 100% leather style. With Velcro straps and tonal laces you'll feel secure while stepping up in this 3" hidden wedge. Don't let this sale sneak away, snatch up your pair of hi-top trainers today! Pair these sneakers with some comfy fall separates like a striped loose tee and light wash jeans for an on trend casual look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of on trend hi top trainers at a price I can't refuse for an amped up athletic style this fall.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via ardenb.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

lifeSTYLE: One on One


The red hot Lo Res by United Nude started a stylish match-up between my favorite bikini top (The Eagles Shadow by the down under stunners, One Teaspoon) and some luxe (clearance) leather shorts. This one-on-one battle adds a slam dunk signature style with athletic appeal. It's perfect for throwing on a Letterman or vintage Starter jacket and heading out for a casual night out. The contrasting colors add a major impact while the unique styling offers a way to wear your cutout bikini top even after summer's long gone. So add a sporty edge to your fall wardrobe with a pumped up look that will keep up with any lifeSTYLE.

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You can find the faceted United Nude Lo Res Pump here.

Make the perfect oversized crop tee with a Hanes white t-shirt and a handy pair of scissors. Just measure out your perfect length and get trimming. I found this bargain buy at Walmart.

Add extra support and a flash or coordinating color with a lace bra that peeks through your diy tee.

For another style option, pair this caged top with an oversized white tee shirt dress and black thigh high boots.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style