Sandals with Stones and Jewels

As more and more stores begin displaying their spring and summer shoe inventory, I’m seeing an increasing number of earth-tone sandals that are adorned with stones, jewels, medallions and beads. I guess this is 2010’s answer to last  year’s hardware trend. I’m loving it–it’s like jewelry for your feet!

Blowfish Life Gladiator Sandal ($39.95, DSW) Steve Madden 'Spaced' Sandal ($79, www.piperlime.com) REPORT 'Calla' Sandal ($59.95, Nordstrom)

Blowfish Life Gladiator Sandal ($39.95, DSW)

Steve Madden ‘Spaced’ Sandal ($79, www.piperlime.com)

REPORT ‘Calla’ Sandal ($59.95, Nordstrom)

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Gotta Get Gap Shoes for Spring 2010

As things get busier and busier at work, I find myself with less and less time to go shopping. I’ve started buying more things online. If I do end up going to the mall, I usually don’t have time to go to one store for a dress, another for shoes, another for jewelry, etc.

As a result, I’m always on the lookout for stores where I can get everything I need in one stop. Gap has become one of my new favorites for this exact reason; I get get an outfit and shoes in one place. It’s not always easy to find a brand that does both equally well. I’m really loving the flats and sandals at Gap this season, check them out below:

Perforated Patent Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap) Perforated Leather Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap)
Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals ($34.50, Gap) Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals ($34.50, Gap)

Perforated Patent Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap)

Perforated Leather Ballet Flat ($39.50, Gap)

Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals, Purple Martin ($34.50, Gap)

Crinkle Flower T-strap Sandals, Killer Tomato($34.50, Gap)

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Spring 2010 Trend: Turquoise

Right now, I’m in total “research spring trends” mode. I’ve had enough of winter–can you tell?! In addition to nude/tan shoes and sailor/nautical motifs, turquoise is going to be big for Spring 2010.

Turquoise is a gorgeous color that makes a major impact. Below are a few turquoise things that caught my eye.

Large Stone Drop Earrings ($34.50, Express)

Studded Ruched Top ($12.49, Charlotte Russe)Women's Faux-Leather Thong Sandals, Turquoise ($9.50, Old Navy)

Kate Landry Croco Patch Hardframe Clutch ($26.60, Dillards)

Large Stone Drop Earrings ($34.50, Express)

Studded Ruched Top ($12.49, Charlotte Russe)

Women’s Faux-Leather Thong Sandals, Turquoise ($9.50, Old Navy)

Kate Landry Croco Patch Hardframe Clutch ($26.60, Dillards)

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I’ll Wear Blue Shoes For the Oceans

Continuing with our blue theme in preparation for “Wear Blue Wear For Oceans Day” (January 13), check out these amazing blue shoes from GoJane.com. I don’t know what’s better–how they look or their price!

Zipper Bow Front Denim Flat ($12, www.gojane.com) Eyelet Trim Suede Bootie ($25.20, www.gojane.com) Crinkle Parent Keyhole Sandal ($10.90, www.gojane.com)

Zipper Bow Front Denim Flat ($12, www.gojane.com)

Eyelet Trim Suede Bootie ($25.20, www.gojane.com)

Crinkle Parent Keyhole Sandal ($10.90, www.gojane.com)

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Inspired by…Halle Berry

Halle Berry is also at the top of my “Stylish Celebs” list. Everything she wears is simple and never over the top–and it looks fantastic. When is the last time you remember her being on any “Worst Dressed List”? Right? Just gorgeous.

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Shimmer & Sequins Tube Dress ($24.80, Forever21) Trista Leatherette Jacket ($49.80, Forever21) Madison Cara Satchel ($40.80, eBags)
 S396  Sunglasses ($34, Steve Madden) Ethnic Trim Scarf ($7.50, A'Gaci) Zigi Soho Patrice Beaded Sandal ($49.95, DSW)

Shimmer & Sequins Tube Dress ($24.80, Forever21)

Trista Leatherette Jacket ($49.80, Forever21)

Madison Cara Satchel ($40.80, eBags)

S396  Sunglasses ($34, Steve Madden)

Ethnic Trim Scarf ($7.50, A’Gaci)

Zigi Soho Patrice Beaded Sandal ($49.95, DSW)

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Wear Blue, Make a Splash for the Oceans

“Wear Blue for Oceans” day is coming up on January 13th. Ocean conservation is a cause that I’m very passionate about. When is to comes to protecting the environment, I feel that many people tend to overlook the ocean. To get us thinking more about the importance of protecting our oceans, from now until Wear Blue for Oceans I’d like to regularly feature blue clothing and accessories that can help show your support for this cause AND make a major fashion statement. To get us started, I picked a few blue accessories which will add a brilliant dash of color to your outfit.

Two Lips Idol Jeweled Sandal ($59.95, DSW)

BP. Open Weave Scarf ($16, Nordstrom)

Poppie Jones Turnlock Wristlet ($16.95, DSW)

Two Lips Idol Jeweled Sandal ($59.95, DSW)

BP. Open Weave Scarf ($16, Nordstrom)

Poppie Jones Turnlock Wristlet ($16.95, DSW)

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Criss Cross Elastic Sandals

Da Viccino by Beston Women's 'You Love' High Heel Sandals ($29.99, www.overstock.com)

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Neon Sandals

Patent Flip Flops ($6.99, Charlotte Russe) Steve Madden 'Shicago' Sandals ($29.99, www.overstock.com)

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One American Apparel Dress, Three Ways to Wear It

Rib Racerback Dress ($26, American Apparel)

Rib Racerback Dress ($26, American Apparel)

There is really nothing better than a comfortable, simple summer dress. My top pick for this summer is the Rib Racerback Dress from American Apparel. [Read more…]

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Marvelous Miu Miu for Summer

Miu Miu Resort CollectionPrada’s line Miu Miu never ceases to amaze me. Every single design is so fresh and feminine. In this case, I can’t get over how  classy yet comfortable this cute summer ensemble from the resort collection looks! [Read more…]

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