Monday, July 30, 2012
I'm loving the blue greens I'm seeing everywhere right now - especially in the summer dresses. There's a shade that works with every skin color. These are a few of my favorites. They make me feel like I'm at the ocean. What do you think? Now I just need some shoes to go with them! :-)
|ModCloth Yearn The Tides Dress|
|Oasis Suzie Lace Dress|
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Calling all Shoe Lovers - here is your opportunity to share your incredible, touching, funny, sad, inspiring, you name it shoe story and possibly have it included in a global motion picture!
Sole Sisters is a documentary film about women’s lives seen through personal stories about their shoes being made by Cynthia Salzman Mondell. Cynthia is an independent filmmaker who will develop a multi-media platform with educational and entertainment experiences that include the web, theater and publishing opportunities. The Sole Sisters project will reach a global audience as it celebrates, uplifts and empowers Cynthia asks that you Please share your sole stories….happy, sad, empowering. She wants to create a global community where women connect with their shoe stories. Read Cynthia's story here: Cynthia’s Story.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Planning a night on the town?
Choosing the right shoes can make the outfit!
Our guest blogger Amy has some great tips!
Most of you will agree with me when I say that a woman is very particular about her shoes; spending long hours when shopping for a pair. In fact, we may sometimes be pickier with our footwear than our clothes; and it’s for a good reason – the shoes we wear not only add to our physical appeal, it may also affect how we feel and how we act.
Choosing the right pair to wear with an evening dress is quite tricky, because there are several things to think about. To help out, consider the following factors:
Color and length of the dress
It could be said that it is already common sense to pick shoes that complement the color of the dress you’re wearing. This doesn’t mean that your footwear should be of the same color of your dress, though. In fact, there are safe and staple choices – black, white or silver. These colors are known to match most other colors. You can also experiment with colors like brown, olive, deep red or navy blue; generally, your shoes should be darker than your dress – but you can be bold and bend the rules as long as you can “rock” it.
The length and cut of the dress also affects the choices, as you would have to consider those for the design of your shoes or sandals. For example, wearing strappy sandals will be quite useless if your dress covers your footwear most of the time, or wearing generic pair of closed black shoes may look boring when paired by a short, pencil-cut dress.
Nature of the event
This includes the venue and type of the event. It is probably not wise to wear stilettos when going to an evening wedding reception at the beach, nor is it advisable to wear flats at an event that is akin to walking on a red carpet. The bottom-line here is that the shoes you are wearing should be as appropriate for the occasion as your dress. Elegant shoes or sandals are called for formal events, while more casual ones can be worn for more laid-back dinners or parties.
Heels add to the sense of power and self-confidence in women, but let’s not forget that we must also consider comfort when choosing our footwear. If you think that you will be walking, standing or dancing a lot, then don’t wear sky-high heels if you’re not used to them. Not only will your feet kill you, but you might also run the risk of being embarrassed if you trip over. Remember that there should be a good balance between looking good and feeling good.
Amy C. Fountain is a businesswoman and interior designer who enjoys giving fashion advices and home decoration tips. In her websites, she helps homeowners spice up their homes with the use of Accent Tables and Bamboo Water Fountains.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Kat's back and she's talking
about some ways to have fun with fashion!
As a lover of alternative fashion I always look forward to the time of year when skulls, studs and all things gothic make a comeback in the mainstream fashion stores, and I’m not talking about Halloween! This summer the British high street is awash with alternative fashion trends with many taking inspiration from the current festival season to create a range of clothing fit for any wannabe rock star. As a self-confessed lover of impractical footwear I am in my element as stores battle to add the biggest spikes and the most studs to their skyscraper platform heels.
For those with a more sensible head on their shoulders, squeezing feet into shoes which would not look out of place in a KISS tribute band may not seem like the ideal way to try out this current trend. If you do want to unleash your inner rock star without having to stand in the corner in fear of falling over, here are my top tips for practical alternative fashion.
You don’t have to go overboard.
Simply adding a skull scarf to an outfit can take your overall look from preppy to rock chick. There are some fantastic accessories out there at the moment that look great when layered together to create a festival, rock chick lock.
Combine floral prints with leather jackets and studded shoes to create a contrasting look that will not look out of place in the muddy fields of Glastonbury or the celeb filled tents of Coachella. Experiment with textures as well as prints to create a laid back festival look.
Style and Comfort
Why suffer for fashion purposes when you can find comfortable shoes that are also very much on trend. I love combining a pair of comfy Naturalizer shoes with a skull print dress and leather jacket to create a look that not only looks good, but will allow me to dance all night to my favorite band without worrying about sore feet in the morning!
Kat is a full time writer, blogger who loves nothing more than being asked to write about her second passion in life, fashion (her first being shopping!). She is known for her love of Vivienne Westwood and Lotus Shoes