Posts Tagged ‘boots’

Western Inspired Boots in the 21st Century. Love 'em.

August 17, 2010

I have to say that I am thoroughly obsessed with this boot. I spotted them in Nordstrom and it was if a lightbulb went off in my head and I had to get them. What I really love about these boots is the lace detail. It gives the old timey – Western look, but they’re still casual enough to wear to work. And the heel is great. They are so comfy. I didn’t get them because once I saw the price tag of over $200, I started thinking of all the stuff that I could buy with $200. Like car registration. Anyway, I am still pining for these shoes. Maybe they’ll be a birthday present to myself? My birthday is on Saturday…. hmm…


ShoeDazzle by Kim Kardashian

May 3, 2010

If you’re a shoe-holic and can’t get enough heels, boots, flats, sandals, then you may just need to join Kim Kardashian’s ShoeDazzle. Usually I wouldn’t endorse anything by her and her sisters, but this is actually a pretty good deal. You sign up for $39.95 per month (think of it like a magazine subscription) and are guaranteed a selection of shoes to fit your style handpicked by one of the 5 stylists. If you don’t like any, you can get a new batch to choose from or skip that month without being charged. The stylists pick your style based on a questionnaire that you fill out. If you do like one of the shoes suggested by them and you pick it, you score ’em for only 39.95 including shipping! What a deal!

Anyone out there who’s tried ShoeDazzle and have some reviews? Leave them in the comment section. Thanks!

Does the heel really matter?

January 25, 2010

How much does a heel influence the kind of shoe that you buy? Do you only buy wedges? Stilettos? Flats? I am having a tough time deciding if I like the heel. No actually, I like them, but I have friends that hate both of these heels. What do you think? These are super comfy, but are they terrible looking?

Chained To Boots… Ankle Boots, that is!

January 24, 2010

I know I have been slightly obsessive about posting boots lately. It’s pretty much my latest obsession – yeah. Shoes. I feel like I’ve turned into Carrie Bradshaw or something. I’d actually rather prefer a nice pair of heels or boots than a fancy dinner. And these are my latest craze… they are on sale, of course. But, here’s to hoping they’ll go on sale even more.

They are called Melokonian by Aldo.

$44 Motorcycle Boots!

January 8, 2010

I am a big fan of these motorcycle-esque boots. No, they’re not girly at all, yet they still have a bit of a heel. The buckles are awesome – in my opinion. And the best price is they’re only $44 bucks. Hmm.. too good to be true? Maybe, because I’m pretty sure they’re not made of leather, and I’m kind of a snob when it comes to pleather boots. But these are a pretty darn good bargain, if you can get past that. Sold at DELias!

Dillard’s Has Some Great Shoes!

January 4, 2010

The first time I ever visited my boyfriend’s family in Missouri, I headed to a Dillard’s store. Now for many of you, Dillard’s is nothing special. For me, it was like heaven! I’d never been in one before and I found one of my favorite shoe brands to date: Antonio Melani! I own a few pairs of them (because I keep heading back everytime I visit.) On my last trip, I fell in love with these beauties! P.S. If you keep checking the Dillards website, these shoes always go on sale. The boots below went from $169 to $99 in only a week! Score!


This shoe is so fun! I love the pattern, yet the flat style is easy on your feet if you have to walk around all day. Great to dress up some jeans and a T or to wear with a little black dress!


The Magy is suprisingly comfortable even with the slight heel. Very professional looking for work or play and the emblem on the toe gives it a fun flare.


These slouchy leather boots really pull together an outfit. It comes in 3 colors, beige, black and brown. I love the beige – it goes with an array of outfits! (Plus I already own black and brown boots!)

Rain Boots Are A Must Have

December 4, 2009

Just like the title suggests, rain boots are a must have. Whether you live in CA where it rains about 20 times a year or Seattle where it rains every other day, you gotta get yourself a pair of rain boots. Why? Well, rainboots aren’t JUST for the rain. Mary Kate Olsen wears them when she goes to Starbusks. And Rachel Bilson owns a pair for running errands. I like to wear mine when I’m gardening after a rainy day, when I go to the snow (paired with some thick socks) or just because.

If you don’t want to splurge on the celeb-must-have Wellington Hunter boots (though Wellie’s are so cute), then you should check out the awesome selection at Target for …. $24.99! This is perfect for those of you who live in Cali and may not be venturing out in the rain anytime soon.

Recessionista’s! Boots On Sale!

October 28, 2009

These fab boots are ::GASP:: only $98 on sale from FreePeople! I kind of don’t want to tell everyone because I want them all to myself, but I felt it my duty to tell all of you so you can share the fashion love. Buy them here!! What a steal.


Steve Madden Shoes on Sale!

October 12, 2009

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This morning, in my inbox, I had a lovely email from Shop It To Me. I was very pleased to find that all these shoes and more were on sale from Steve Madden. What a great morning! I hadn’t been to Steve Madden for a while so I headed over to their site and wow… they have a ton of great shoes. What’s your best Steve Madden shoe find?

Style Icon: Audrina Patridge and Lauren Conrad

October 7, 2009


Though I do admit that Los Angeles has some of the best weather in the world, I also recognize that it does get chilly. No, I’m not talking about 40 degrees (are you kidding??!). I’m talking about 60s and 70s. That’s cold for me. Which is why I love how Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge dress. Boots are stylish, simple, comfortable and most of all warm. It provides a put together look and I love how they both wear their skinny jeans inside. Also layer layer layer, just like how Lauren Conrad has a scarf and cardigan. No, the colors aren’t technically on the same palate, but they are all neutral, so it works.

Also, I love her little purse. Fits pretty much all you need, a phone, wallet and keys. The essentials.

Now that we’re starting to gear up for winter, what are essential items that we MUST have in our closet?

Uggs aren’t so ugg-ly after all…

February 2, 2009

I am convinced to turn all your UGG haters into lovers. Apparently the people who design Uggs realized that yes, to most people, their boots are pretty UGG-ly. However, they’ve branched out and have a ton of new styles. Like I said a few posts below, about how I’m obsessed with boots, I have purchased yet my second pair in 2 weeks. (I’m trying to convince myself that I can help boost this economy).

These are the boots I purchased. They are called Swell Tall and they come in black, dark brown (brunswick), chestnut (charred), and millstone (light tan). Since I own a ton of brown flats, I got them in black. Not only do they have a lot of detailing around the back and top, they are very sharp looking – not floppy and super casual like their usual look. They are also a smooth suede that can be worn in snow and rain. The best part about these are the footbed – it has a squishy Poron footbed that conform to your feet and feel like you’re wearing gym shoes or as I like to call it, grandmas shoes. The comfort pretty much influenced me to buy them. I could literally go hiking in these boots and for all the walking I do in NYC, well worth it. Not to mention, the rubber sole provide traction and will last a long time. They also have a light lining of sheepskin to keep you warm. I got them for 30% off since it’s almost spring, so be sure to shop around for the best deal.



a small boot obsession.

January 27, 2009


Did I mention I’m obsessed with boots? I love these, but not so sure about the outside zipper. I need your honest opinion.. what do you REALLY think? They are on sale at Victoria’s Secret for $129. Score!

Bambola VS Bonanza by Steve Madden

January 20, 2009

picture-13I’ve been wanting some boots like these above – and I’m sure you’ve seen them all over – they are pretty popular nowadays. I saw these at Steve Madden (called Bonanza). When I went to check them out I wasn’t as thrilled as I though I’d be. Although a reasonable price (on sale for $80), they still looked pretty cheap and with NY winter weather, they would get wet and definitely fall apart.

I then saw these (Bambolo) boots. With a bit of a higher price tag – $189 – on sale from $270, the price tag was still a bit steep. What pretty much sold me was their sleek look, and definitely not so cheap looking, especially with their real leather, versus suede. They would be able to withstand harsh-er weather. I went home and searched for some coupon codes and ended up purchasing them for $150! (20% discount using coupon code CABIN20). I also got free shipping. I am so happy with my purchase, I can’t wait to get them in the mail! (ps. the brown look grayish in real life)


Victoria Beckham’s gravity defying shoes

November 7, 2008


I’m not sure what to make of Victoria Beckham in these Antonio Berardi gravity defying boots that she showed off in Macy’s Herald Square. The practical part of me says they are totally unpractical and one one never really ever wear them, plus they must be a pain to take off.

The fashion side of me says, wow, interesting. I am speechless.

What do you think?

Rainbow boot? Are you serious?

July 30, 2008

Ever since living and growing up in California, there has been on staple and that’s my rainbow sandals. I go through at least 2 pairs per year because let’s face it – I wear them year round – to parties, to class, to bars, to work (yes, I admit I had no dress shoes) and everywhere in between. I went on their website to order a new pair of flip flops and I saw ::gasp:: Ugg – inspired boots. What the hell!!! If this isn’t a sell out, then I don’t know what is.


Cowboy boots, please!

May 22, 2008

I have been wanting a pair of cowboy boots for a while. Why? I don’t know. I’m not really a fan of country music, I don’t ride horses and I hate western movies. But for some reason, I’m fascinated with cowboy boots.

Here are 3 reasons why I love these boots:
1.The heel height – they are short enough that they are comfortable to walk all over NYC, but tall enough to give my 5’2″ frame some height
2. The color. I LOVE this brown color. It’s so universal – you can wear it with brown, jeans, black, white, whatever you want!
3. The scrunch look. The scrunch gives the boots a great fashion-y contemporary look.

1 reason why I hate these boots:
1. The price. $150. WTF!!?!?!? Get out of here Steve Madden.