Fashion Week has but two days left! We’ve seen a lot of the expected for Spring 2014–bright citrus colors, florals, white looks, unfortunate crop tops and more unfortunate peplums–and a little of the refreshing (trapeze tops! swing coats!). But, thankfully, anchoring so many of Spring collections are a whole lot of wonderful, colorful, wearable shoes.
And when we say wearable, we (mostly) mean it–designers are all about chunky sandals, flatforms and sweet boots for Spring. Here’s a smattering of some lovely shoes from NYFW… More
In Pick Of The Week, I discuss a cool fashion and/or beauty item that I’ve discovered in my travels. More
Susie Bubble on how to be stylish while living out of a suitcase. -Styleite
Cords and Oxfords: fashion lessons from your professor. -Refinery29
The 10 best moments of fashion month. -Fashionista
Everything Beyonce wore in that “Countdown” video. – The Frisky
Mary Janes for Fall. -Betty Confidential
Lady Gaga dressed like a normal person at iheartradio music festival. – College Candy
The Kardashians are in favor of pairing black and brown. -The Budget Babe
Unexpected style evolution: Susan Sarandon. -StyleList
Cities are fighting over Fashion Week schedules. It’s getting ugly. -The High Low
Dry brushing sounds like some kind of crazy miracle. -Birchbox
Scientists will never figure out if wine is good for you. -YouBeauty
I’ve been seeing a lot of really lovely floral-print flats lately (like this gorgeous $390 pair by Jil Sander) so I put together this gallery of affordable styles. Yes, one man’s affordable is another’s extravagance. However, I can say comfortably that the shoes in the following gallery are affordable… compared to pricey designer options. Prices start at $16 and cap at $100. More
The recent ridiculous fashions at the Kentucky Derby had me thinking about what one might wear to such an outdoor event without looking like a shameless cartoon character. This got me thinking about saddle shoes, a great casual style that’s perfect for an all-day outdoor event that requires a lot of milling about and drinking bourbon cocktails. The saddle shoe (not to be confused with the very similar “spectator” shoe) is a low-heeled oxford characterized by its distinctive “saddle” usually (but not necessarily) in a contrasting color. Saddle shoes are cool and–while scoping label 80%20′s designs this morning and sad to discover their excellent saddle wasn’t available anywhere–I set about putting together a shopping guide.
Rational Jen thinks that Prada is a very successful company that has a good logical reason for making a shoe like this, and she is trying to figure out what that reason is. Asshole Jen is running around talking about how they’re fucking with her and installed a radio inside her teeth so as to fuck with her better. They will debate:
I just got a letter from one of our male friends who wonders: More
I have never drooled and then whistled over Men’s shoes. Ever. Well, why would I? Ferragamo may have an extensive list of shoes deserving of my oohs and ahhs but since I’m a typical woman shoeholic, I drool over Christian … More
These are just a few pairs of shoes that you could find from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You can find them all here.