Friday, March 27, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 3/27/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Hendrix Leather Tapestry Boots by Freebird, $315, available at Nasty Gal. Step back into the 70s with these vintage inspired tapestry and leather boots by Freebird. The pre-distressed rust hued leather adds an authentic retro vibe to these pretty patterned ankle boots. A colorful embroidered side inset adds an interesting geometric design that will pair well with basic cutoffs and printed rompers this summer. The subtle western details gives these boots a classic design that can be worn season after season. Pair these luxe leather boots with a bright white cutout romper and an antique gold statement necklace for an easy boho summer look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of vintage inspired boots that will add a touch of tapestry to my signature spring style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 3/24/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Llona Sandal by Miista, $175, available at Solestruck. Party in pastels this season with the powder pink and baby blue Llona Sandal by Miista. These buckled up beauties have a fun and child like aesthetic but are brought to a grown-up level with leather details and a 2.5" heel. The pastel shades adds a playful summer vibe to these platform sandals and they're the perfect height for festivals or a dive bar so you can quickly throw these on and go. Pair these nostalgic hued shoes with a tropical lace dress and an o-ring choker for a 90s meets modern day style this summer.

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So Shoe Me a pair of easy to wear platform sandals that will add a fresh pastel punch to my everyday style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Monday, March 23, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 3/23/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Brock Beaded Leather Sandal by Vis-a-Vis, $98, available at Nasty Gal. With Coachella right around the corner and Lolla tickets going on sale tomorrow it's time to start your search for the perfect festival sandal. I love the beaded boho details on these tan leather slingbacks since the rhinestones and paillettes will add a distinct shine without going overboard on the bling. These sandals are easy to slip on and off making them the perfect summer option for no-fuss style. Pair these embellishes shoes with a crochet top and reworked vintage jeans for a perfect spring beach day look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of boho babe sandals that will add a colorful mix of materials to my festival style this summer.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 3/21/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Stick Em Up Sneakers by Minna Parikka, $285, available at Solestruck. Add some red, alabaster and blue to your spring street style with these signature manicured sneakers by Minna Parikka. Red tipped talon nails in stitched lambskin and patent leather add tons of texture and a signature print to these blue suede shoes. These pop-art style sneakers will add lots of color and personality to your everyday style. Pair these manicured high tops with a vintage tee and red leather shorts for a rocker fest look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of blue suede sneakers that add a pop of manicured fun to my spring style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com

Friday, March 20, 2015

How to Transform Ebay Fashion Finds with DIY

One of my favorite ways to be creative and cost effective is by finding inspiration in current fashion trends but making them myself with a little bit of DIY action. One super fun trend right now is fluffy faux fur/maribou trim heels, but instead of spending $80+ on a pair we'll be making them from some budget friendly Ebay sourced shoes and craft store materials.





As you can see above these brand new shoes have lots of flirty fur details but are a little over my budget for a trend, so I decided to make my own with some vintage clear heels (90-00s) that I scored on Ebay. First I searched key words like "90s clear platform heels", "clear heels", "clubkid clear heels", "transparent heels", etc... to find a pair of inexpensive Cinderella shoes that will soon be transformed into a fun furry statement sandal.


The shoes above have a similar style to the ones I used for this DIY. I usually try to be under $25 for the shoes so that I can be under $35 when all the materials are bought. This way I'm getting a revived pair of on trend heels without breaking the bank. Also shipping can be expensive due to the shoe's weight so make sure to factor that in when bidding.

Once you score your Ebay heels go to a craft store like Micahel's or Joann Fabrics and buy some E6000 glue and a few yards of maribou trim in your favorite color. You can also use Ebay to find your furry trim.

Take one shoe and add a generous row of E6000 glue to the bottom of the plastic upper. Wait a couple minutes for the glue to get tacky and place your feather trim on top and hold it for a couple minutes. Repeat this process row by row until you've covered the front of the shoe. Let it dry for 24-48 hours and you have your own pair of on trend fluffy sandals at a fraction of the cost.


These are the finished shoes I made from Club Zone brand heels I bought on Ebay. Hope you'll start using Ebay as a place to DIY your own fashion forward pieces this spring.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

How to Score Fashion Forward Vintage Shoes on an Ebay Budget

I love the revival of vintage styles, but one thing I loathe is the out-of-reach prices that high end boutiques slap on a pair of platform sandals I'm drooling over. Instead of dealing with the middleman it's best to go straight to the source at Ebay. As long as you follow these simple search and bid steps you'll be reliving your favorite fashion era in no time.

First instead of looking for brands by name or using on trend fashion terms use more general descriptions like "platform sneaker" or "chunky sandal" in order to find the silhouette you're looking for. I also change my search o the top right to "lowest price + shipping" so that I can find the best deals and watch and wait to bid.






When you find your new solemate your style instincts will make you want to bid immediately but just make sure to closely watch your item and bid your highest bid within the last seconds. This won't give anyone else time to outbid you, and you won't become a victim of overbidding if you give a max bid with several day left in the auction.

Pictured is one of my favorite shoes I scored at Ebay. They're a pair of 90s vintage Luichiny platform sandals with velcro straps. They're the perfect summer shoe for pairing with cutoffs and a crop top. I scored them for only $5 (plus $9 shipping - shoes can be expensive to ship due to their weight) and I've seen them at Vintage Etsy shops for $80-150.


So the next time you're looking for a new pair of shoes, check out ebay for the vintage pair of your dreams.

Happy Bidding! 


 Styled with cutoffs, a crushed velvet crop top and flannel top.

 xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Thursday, March 19, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 3/19/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Colorblock Low Cyber Sneakers by Buffalo, $220, available at Shop Jeen. Get high tech, baby! These clubkid technologic sneakers will add a futuristic fit to your festival style this summer. Witha monochrome colorblocked upper and a retro chunky platform these leather sneakers will add a comfortable yet fashion forward statement to your everyday style. Get cyber girl chic and pair these sneakers with a faux fur trim crop top and a sporty knit skirt.

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So Shoe Me a pair of millennial clubkid platforms that will add a cyber step to my festival wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via shopjeen.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 3/18/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Faux For Sure Mule by YRU, $120, available at Nasty Gal. Step into a furry situation with these fluffy covered white platform mules by LA-based footwear brand, YRU. These 90s shaped mules are basically like walking on some fluffy mid-day clouds with their soft faux fur upper and chunky sky high heel. These furry favorites are the perfect club kid heels and will be your go-to platform for after-parties this music festival season. Pair these slip ons with a printed crop top and textured varsity jacket for the perfect pre-spring look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of on trend faux fur mules that will add a fun furry solemate to my ever-growing shoe collection.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 3/10/2015

Today's So Shoe Me is the Platform Sandals by Ashish x Topshop, $200, available at Topshop. Mix confetti colored maribou trim with exotic snake-effect leather and a studded rose gold platform for an edgy club kid meets beach chic style. The candy colored fluffy upper adds an electro femme finish to these chic neutral platform sandals. The mix of nude and neon will add a signature touch to your summertime style and can be paired with just about anything. Wear these flirty feather trim heels with a pom pom crop top and printed cropped pants for a quintessential fun-in-the-sun look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of fluffy feather trimmed heels that mix neutral and neon hues for a fun and versatile summer sandal.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via topshop.com

Monday, March 9, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 3/09/3015

Today's So Shoe Me is the Piaz II Sandal by Koolaburra, $180, available at Revolve. Since we're finally feeling a glimmer of sun and spring there's no better time to get your festival essentials stocked up for summer. This flirty fringe sandal has a comfortable wedge heel and a boho suede upper making it perfect for pairing with dresses, rompers and cutoffs this festival season. The mix of blonde wood and black suede adds an edgy high contrast finish and will work well with just about any print or solid hue. Pair these swingin' fringe heels with a lacey romper and a standout metal belt for a simple outfit with a boho vibe.

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So Shoe Me a pair of suede sandals that will add a fun fringed staple into my festival wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via revolveclothing.com

Friday, March 6, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 3/06/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Pajaro Feather Heel by Jeffrey Campbell, $150, available at Nasty Gal. Add some dark drama to your pre-spring style with these heavy feathered stilettos by Jeffrey Campbell. The dramatic feather filled upper will add a fun little finish to your next little black dress. The skinny stiletto and vampy shape make these the perfect little black pumps for just about any occasion. Pair these feathered friends with some distressed denim and a leather crop top for a cool girl weekend look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of fun feathered heels that will add a signature edge to my favorite sling-back silhouette.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via nastygal.com