• Step On It: Spring 2013 Shoe Trends

    According to this year’s Groundhog’s Day prediction, an early spring is coming for 2013. Those stuck inside from the harsh weather of super storm Nemo as well as anyone ready to break in their spring fashion looks, were more than pleased with this prediction of quickly approaching warmer weather. Getting ready for spring means time to start stocking up the freshest looks now so as to be prepared for that first glimpse of warm weather. Shoes are always a great way to start featuring spring styles, because even warm weather footwear can be paired with a maxi dress or stylish colored skinny jeans when the weather still holds a bit of a chill. Check out these spring shoe styles that are sure to be a hit this season, and prepare feet to properly show off these incredible styles with a pre-spring pedicure.

    Gladiator Sandals

    A popular trend last spring as well, these attention grabbing spring equivalents of bold winter boots have been taken up a notch this season. Although the basic style of calf covering detailed leather in every hue is still prevalent, designers have upped the ante by adding heels from the practical wedge to the skinny stiletto style which adds to the dramatic flair.

    Distinctive Heels

    The gladiator sandal is not the only spring style with an updated heel, in fact many spring shoes featured distinctive heels. These attention grabbing heels were typically of a modest height, but with features such as a unique ball hall and slim rectangular heel, along with a return of past block heels in a variety of heights and styles, the eye is naturally drawn to this forward thinking design. Intense geometric shapes well outside the realm of traditional heels are certainly of the moment, a decidedly bold choice that can turn up the style level of any outfit.

    Detailed Design

    Bold statements are not only found on the heel, as many spring styles feature stylish buckles that are more an accessory than a mere strap fastener. Typically found this season on the ankle it turns ankle straps almost into a bracelet encircling the lower calf finished off with a highly designed buckle, ranging from metal, leather, and other colorful choices that make these a major focal point. In contrast with the big buckle, is another detailed design element featured prominently in the fashionable footwear trending this spring—lace. From delicate lace additions in popular spring hues, to leather woven to resemble the complexities of lace, there is no doubt that lace remains in favor with designers this season.

    Color Conscious

    If the runway is any indication, 2013 spring styles are all about the use of color. Clear, see through features will be a fashionable accent seen everywhere from footwear to handbags. See-through foot straps and heels were especially prevalent with the top designers. Along with a heavy presence of see-through features, contrasting black and white designs turned up in every shoes style from heels to oxford styles, as well as spring staple—the sandal.

    Kiera Noble is a certified shopaholic and she shops with next day delivery for the perfect gifts for her friends and family.



    February 26, 2013 • Style File • Views: 732

  • I’m Obsessed With.. ShoeDazzle – Catherine Shoe

    In the spirit of the impending New Year’s Eve parties that are soon to be raging on around the world, I have been on the hunt for the right ensemble. While searching online, I happened upon these gorgeous heels. The Catherine heels are a platform pump with a six-inch stiletto heel, hidden platform and three straps. The Catherine heels come in magenta and black and are the ideal heel for your New Years Eve look. Not only do they add height but they are super comfortable thanks to the platform. Pair these heels with a mini-dress or sexy leggings for a look that will get your new year started on the right foot.

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    December 26, 2012 • Style File • Views: 850

  • Style File: Fall Boots – Kick It Into Gear!

    It’s boot season yall which means it’s time to invest in a few great pairs of boots that will not only have you looking like a million bucks but will also keep your tootsies warm and cozy! Here are a few of the top trends in boots for Fall. Let me just say, these boots are timeless so you cannot go wrong investing in a pair from each trend.

    Motorcycle Boot

    Aldo Shoes, Moeser Boot $160,

    UGG Boots, Gillespie, $249,

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    November 5, 2012 • Style File, Uncategorized • Views: 3129

  • I’m Currently Obsessed With… Bakers Shoes Ash Ton C Bootie

    Bakers Shoes, Ash Ton C Ankle Bootie, $120,

    Okay ladies and gents, there are only ten days left before the official first day of autumn but that doesn’t mean you cannot start flaunting your fall-ready fashion. One of my newest faves for fall is this gorgeous seude bootie. How chic! I love the fact that it is done up in the fall’s hottest fabrication suede with a patent leather cap toe and heel. This sexy bootie works well with jeans, slacks, dresses and skirts and is a wonderful way to tie in the leather trend that was all over fall 2012 fashion runways. The rich cognac color pairs well with just about anything as it’s a warm neutral that enlivens any look.

    September 12, 2012 • I'm Currently Obessed With..., Style File • Views: 756

  • Style File: Did Someone Say Polka Dots?

    Okay, so the last time I actually wore polka dots was way back in 8th or 9th grade and I can assure you I was most certainly violating all kinds of style rules when I did it. Looks like everything 80’s is making a serious comeback as now the polka dot trend has hit the world of style in a major way for fall. Think polka dot blouses, skirts, dresses and even polka dot pumps. To be honest, I am not really a print girl so the idea of wearing a polka dot blouse or skirt is pretty much out of the question but I would definitely consider a playful pair of polka dot pumps. How cute would a pair of polka dot pumps be with a chic LBD (little black dress) or a pair of black leggings and a simple tunic style top? I am definitely going to invest in a pair for fall.

    August 28, 2012 • Style File • Views: 506