Late summer is a time when fashion rules seem to go right out of the window.
Everyone wanders around in their shorts and tees, taking the world one step at a time. Then suddenly, it’s back to work, back to school, back to Uni, and time seems to speed up again.
All of a sudden your summer dresses seem faded, your shades are scratched and your collection of floral vest tops seems less than appealing.
It’s at this point that I would recommend having a good browse of the fashion websites and getting a feel for what’s out there. This autumn, there are all sorts of weird and wonderful styles afoot, ranging from the ultra-grungy to the ultra-glam. For instance, the Baboushka look is a mish-mash of floral prints, knitted cardies and cute blouses, whilst the College prep trend sees a return of those old favorites – the baseball sweater, the pleated mini skirt and the bomber jacket. At the same time, animal print, jacquard patterns and burgundy are all hot. There are loads of cool looks to check out.
Maybe it’s the sudden change in weather, maybe it’s the fact that returning to South Carolina from abroad can be a bit of a shock, but this girl is desperate to get out there and stock up on new clothes. I love how this time of year brings with it chilly evenings (even in the South), crisp mornings and cozy nights in front of the fire. I’m excited about buying a new coat, new boots and new autumn wear.
One thing that’s going to be huge this autumn is the Chelsea boot. A Chelsea boot is an ankle boot which is tight fitting. They have an elastic siding, making them suitable for horse riding. The Chelsea boot originated in Victorian times as a handy piece of footwear to have for men and women living busy, hard-working lives. As the boots had a low heel, they could be worn by riders. Their tough leather casing made them long-lasting and durable, whilst the elasticated side made them easy to slip on and off.
With their outdoorsy feel, Chelsea boots for women make the perfect choice of footwear this autumn. Whether you’re heading for a stroll through the autumnal woods, or going for lunch in town, Chelsea boots teamed with skinny leather look jeans or a pair of harem trousers, or any other trousers for that matter, will make you look effortlessly cool. Wearing a pair of Chelsea boots helps to create the down-to-earth, laid back vibe that is all the rage right now.
Why not team your Chelsea boots with a retro parka, leather jacket or pea coat? Or, accessorize with a maroon overcoat and matching Chelsea boots. Checks are still going to be huge this autumn, so why not wear a tartan skirt, monochrome blazer and black leather Chelsea boots perfect for work or play?
However you choose to wear them, armed with your Chelsea boots you’ll be ready to tackle any kind of weather head-on. You will also rest safe in the knowledge that you look pretty on-trend for autumn.
Do you own a pair of Chelsea boots for fall? Please leave a comment below.
Shoeholics Club is a community for shoe lovers by shoe lovers!
You adore pretty high heels, and admire the beauty and design of well crafted shoes, right? Have you been over to the Shoeholics Club website yet? No? Oh my, do I have a treat for you.
The Shoeholics Club site has everything a shoe lover like you and me desires:
- A Community of shoe lovers with over 5,000 members
- The Shoeholic Book – A fun packed tell-all book about the world of shoe addicts
- Shoes in the News, Events, Causes and Up to Date Happenings
- And, of course, the International Lifestule Shoeholics Magazine
Finally, a magazine shoe lovers can call their own! Shoeholics Magazine caters to female and male shoe, fashion and lifestyle enthusiasts. The magazine includes colorful pages of some of the best shoes in the world, exclusive interviews, fashion editorials, featured stories of leading and independent designers, articles on people who know exactly what it’s like to be a die hard Shoeholic and so much more!
You need to take a few minutes, or an hour or two, to browse this fun site and join the Club, get their newsletter and don’t forget to get your complimentary issue of the Shoeholics magazine.
You can get your copy of this quarterly shoe magazine delivered to anywhere in the world!
The Shoeholics magazine showcases shoes for men and women, fashionable heels and flats to wear day or night, to the office, summer parties or for lounging about this summer or winter depending on what part of the hemisphere you live! One can never have too many comfortable shoes no matter the season!
The magazine includes colorful pages of some of the best shoes in the world, exclusive interviews, fashion editorials, featured stories of leading and independent designers, articles on people who know exactly what it’s like to be a die hard Shoeholic and so much more!
Join me in the shoe community today and search for ‘Silke’! I have a fun group ‘Hot High Heels‘ as well.
Most of us shoe lovers that wear high heels on a regular basis also exercise regularly, in one form or another.
I don’t go to the gymn, but I do exercise at home, mostly to Jessica Smith TV workout videos on YouTube. I also go on regular bike rides and walks, even on hot summer days. That is why I was so exited when I received a pair of black Slimming Capri Leggings from Marika. Leggins that are slimming, how awesome is that?
When I first received the package I was surprised at how heavy they are. These leggings are not made out of the same thin polyester fabric as a lot of the other workout clothes you find in department stores.
Instead the entire Marika Magic collection of active wear, including the slimming capri leggings, are made of a cotton/spandex blend that provides support and control when you need it. They are made of a slimming 2 way stretch fabric, power mesh and curved seams for a toned, curvy look.
I received a size M and was pleasantly surprised by the way they feel. To tell you the truth, they are so comfortable that I can hardly feel them at all, which is a good thing when it comes to exercise clothes, especially in the summer. The Marika leggings keep my tummy tucked in, no muffin top look, and they feel nice and snug without being restrictive.
As usual you have to pay a little more for the best. These slimming leggings (MC535201) retail at $55, available in sizes S – XL.
Lucky for us I received a discount code for 30% Off entire purchase. Good through 8/31/14.
Learn a little more about Marika and their slimming leggings…
The Marika company was first launched in 1982 and since then has successfully identified and maximized products for today’s active females, especially with their shape enhancing active wear that we love so much.
Marika Magic is a collection that features slimming stretch fabric that contours, shapes, slims and holds your body into the shape you always wanted. You will feel supported without sacrificing comfort while exercising.
Being dressed comfortably and appropriately while exercising really helps to keep me pumped and motivated.
What is your go-to work out outfit? Have you bought anything from Marika before?
This product was provided to me, at no cost, by the representing PR agency (Lipton Publicity) for the sole purpose of product testing. I did not accept monetary compensation for reviewing or writing about this product. I only review products that I have personally tested, and all opinions expressed are my own.
Now is the time to shop online for Sexy Summer Shoes! You will be able to find awesome sales for fashionable summer heels for under $20.
As always with shopping for bargain shoes, there will be limited sizes, colors and patterns available. So get yourself a glass of iced tea or water, sit back and start shopping for sexy summer sandals at low, low prices.
Here are just a few of the summer sandals you can find on sale right now:
These beauties by Style&co. offer the best of both worlds with 5 star ratings. The Chicklet thong wedge sandals are bright with a colorful pattern on the wedge heel and extra padding at the footbed for a comfy feeling in each step.
Now only $15.73 – Get them here.
These elegant sandals are exotic and delicate: a perfect blend for your summer parties. Multitone upper available in Cognac and Bone, leather footbed and a 3.5 inch stacked heel.
Now only $19.99 – Get them here.
Reap what you bow! You totally deserve these sandals for all of the good deeds you’ve been doing, right? Right. Jelly thong sandals in 5 fun colors feature a metallic strap adorned with a bow that has a metallic, rhinestone encrusted center. Sandals are finished with ridged soles and a low, chunky heel.
Now only $16.90 – Get them here.
Channel simple elegance with these alluring ankle-strap sandals. This leather multi-strap summer sandal is too beautiful to pass up, regular retail price of $110.
Now only $14.99 – Get them here.
Strappy and delicate, the Lulu Townsend Gladia from the White Box Collection is the ultimate evening essential. This gorgeous sandal will add elegance to your entire bridal party’s attire and will comfortably keep you dancing the night away.
Now only $9.94 – Get them here.
Wow! There are a ton of sexy summer shoes available online. Now is the perfect time to snatch up a few pairs of heels on sale for under $20.
As you probably know already, most of the shoe shopping sites online offer free shipping and free returns. You will also enjoy great sales, an extensive clearance section and unbelievable mark downs.
Which online shoe store is your favorite and why? Leave your comments below.
Having small feet doesn’t mean you can’t wear high heels.
Smaller sized shoes with heels are just a little harder to find. Lucky for you I spent some time searching online and found you a nice selection of high heels for small feet.
One quick remedy if the shoes you love are one to two sizes too large is to stuff tissue paper in the front of the shoe to fill out the extra space. You could also wear a pair of no-show socks or Flats to Go, this will help fill in the extra space of the whole shoe.
Here are some beautiful shoes for ladies with small feet. The shoe site where I found these beauties offers free shipping, free return shipping, no taxes and a 100% price guarantee.
Visit the Shoe shopping website or click on any shoe image to learn more.
Lindsay by Ros Hommerson – starts at size 4 Extra Narrow
The Lindsay is a stylish and sophisticated sling back with a 2 1/4″ inch heel that has adjustable straps that secure around the ankle. With the low heel, elegant look, and cute peep toe, these shoes will be a must for your next night out. Available in Beige, Pink or Black!
Leash by Mark Lemp Classics – starts at size 4 Narrow
The Leash Nappa leather sandal proves that dressy can be comfortable. The functional buckle allows you to adjust to the perfect fit, so you can wear these 1 3-4″ heeled sandals all day and into the night and still feel great. Available in Gold and Silver Nappa, Black Microtouch or Nude Patent Leather!
Sadie by Ros Hommerson – starts at size 4 Extra Narrow
Sadie is a gorgeous slingback pump with a 3″ heel made from premium quality materials, and featuring fabric DRI-LEX soft lining with total breath-ability, and foam padding insole from toe to heel. The high quality outer sole provides softness, comfort and high resistance to abrasion. Available in Black Microtouch or Champagne Satin!
Ariana by Dyeables – starts at size 5 Regular
An elegantly bejeweled ankle strap shoe with adjustable straps and a 2 1/2″ heel in satin or metallic. Please note that only white satin is dyeable. This style tends to run narrow so order a 1/2 size larger. Available in Black Satin, Silver Metallic or White Satin!
Lennox by Naturalizer – starts at size 4 Narrow
The timeless style of this pumps will bring a chic sophistication to your ensemble. Features a 2 3/4″ heel, scooped vamp, smooth lining, cushioning insole and N5 Comfort Elements. This shoe tends to run narrow, we recommend purchasing a 1/2 size larger than you typically would. Available in Black Leather, Black Shiny Patent, Navy Patent and Taupe Patent.
If you can’t find the right shoes in your size you can always opt for custom made shoes.
Take a look at the list of women’s shoe sizes and learn more:
Beautiful Custom Made Shoes for Women
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Make a posh statement this summer season with beautifully detailed high heel sandals!
This week I’m featuring some of my favorite sexy and ‘Oh So Cute!’ summer sandals with heels. Many of these designer beauties are already on sale, so you better hurry since there are only limited sizes available.
Simply click on any shoe image to learn more.
Dweadien Multi Color Sandal – These fashion-forward sandals are sure to brighten up the look of your favorite summer outfit!
Pavi Suede Bow Sandal – Bicolor suede sandal adorned with bow containing metallic bar detail with Salvatore Ferragamo signature.
Leila Flower Platform Sandal – Charlotte Olympia captures island style with this flower-topped platform sandal.
Brandy High-Heel Gladiator Sandal – Sophia Webster gladiator sandal is in fighting form with studded lattice vamp and high posted back.
Shoe Cult Flux Sandal – Unleash your inner shoe freak with Shoe Cult shoes! All the styles were designed by Nasty Gal, so you won’t find them anywhere else!
Giuliana Open-Toe Sandal – This snake print ankle wrap summer sandal with a jet-set attitude is sleek, sophisticated and very sexy.
All of the Summer Sandals with Heels featured in this shoe article can be worn to sweeten up your boyfriend jeans, or to keep your sun dresses and skirts fun and flirty!
Which one of these 6 Summer Sandals do you like best? Leave me a comment below.
Even just a few short years ago most women had to make a trip to a shoe or department store to buy shoes and find the latest styles.
Do you remember how time consuming and frustrating this used to be?
Driving to the store, looking around the store with the some times very messy shelves, filled with tons of shoes in all different styles and colors. You try on a bunch of different shoes while the clerk is hovering around.
Eventually you find a pair of shoes or two that you like, purchase them and take them home. Some times they would fit just right and you’d love them. More times than not, you put them on again at home and after a few minutes you realize that the left shoe is smaller than the right, or the heel is painfully scraping in the back, or a strap is already coming loose, or you just don’t like that shade of green… Yikes! Now comes the fun part.
Searching for the receipt (hopefully you didn’t throw it away with the bag, I have done that too many times to count), making a special trip back to the store before the return time runs out, dealing with the store clerk and hoping for a full refund. I don’t know about you, but I’ve become way too busy for all this hassle.
Here is some Advice For Purchasing Shoes Online:
- Shipping Charges
Find out how much the shipping charges will be to your home or business address, before you spend a lot of times adding fabulous shoes to your cart. You may think you’re getting a super bargain by buying shoes on sale or clearance, but if the online store doesn’t offer shipping incentives like $5 shipping for your whole order or better yet, free shipping, you might end up paying more than you anticipated. Many online shoe stores now offer free shipping, especially for first time orders.
- Delivery Times
If you need to have a special pair of shoes by a certain date be sure to order well in advance. Rush orders are available on most shoe sites of course, but you will pay a hefty price tag for the convenience. Most orders ship on the same day or the next, if the shoes are in stock, but general delivery will still take anywhere from 2 to 7 days. Some online stores, like Neiman Marcus, do have the option to buy online and pick up your purchases at your nearest store.
- Returns and Exchanges
The biggest factor when buying shoes online is the ability to return or exchange them easily. All the big online shoe stores now offer free returns and they make it super easy, but don’t take this for granted. There are instances where this might not hold true. If the shoes are heavily discounted then you might not be able to return them. Also, not all return policies are the same, so be sure to check each shoe sites policy page and read their rules and regulations.
More and more women are deciding not to go into physical stores, and they are happily buying their shoes online.
I believe this is mostly because we now have access to brands, shoe designers, styles, colors and sizes that are not available to purchase in our local shoe stores. If you feel the need for a pair of bright red women’s size 14 narrow or wide pumps with a 4 inch heel, chances are, you’ll find them at one of many online shoe stores.
Happy Shoe Shopping!
Let me know if you’re looking for a specific pair of shoes in the comments below. I can help!
A pretty pair of Lavender Pumps will add just the right amount of flair, and a little sass, to your summer outfits!
Lavender is a very flattering, soft shade of purple that is perfect to wear to any summer social gathering. Pick one of these elegant pairs of pumps in Lavender for attending an outdoor wedding, important business meeting or an evening out on the town.
High heels in this shade of purple can be very hard to find!
Classic Lavender Pumps
The Valleyy platform leather pumps are a lovely, chic addition to any girl’s shoe collection. Dress things up with the metallic accents and the thick ankle strap. The Jessica Simpson Valleyy pumps in Lavender are available for only $98. Click on the shoe image above to learn more.
Looking for a sophisticated pair of heels to polish off your look? Classic and versatile, the Zigi Soho Charlise pump has you covered from work to weekend! This pretty soft purple pump is available for only $39.95. Click on the shoe image above to learn more.
An alluring pump for an enchanting evening. The Pacomena by Menbur d’Orsay platform is simply fabulous. This gorgeous pump in light lavender is versatile enough for weddings and other special occasions. Available in many different sizes for only $54.95. Click on the shoe image above to learn more.
Step it up in these amazing lavender suede leather pumps featuring a pointed toe and separated platform. These Jeffrey Campbell pumps are perfect for pairing with a sheer blouse and peplum skirt. Only available in limited sizes for $140. Click on the shoe image above to learn more.
Embellished Lavender Pumps
A crystal-kissed silk bow adds a romantic finish to this peep-toe pump with fairy-tale flair. The rhinestone embellished 3 1/2 inch leather pumps by Mendur are available in pretty lavender at 30% off, get them now for only $116.86. Click on the shoe image above to learn more.
Turn up the heat with these embellished peep toe heels. Experience the exciting emotions of the Badgley Mischka Salsa pumps in Lavender with their captivating crystal-adorned ornaments. These designer shoes are available at 63% off for only $79.99 (MSRP $215.00). Click on the shoe image above to learn more.
The spikes and glitter on this fabulous pair of Lavender pumps adds just the right amount of WOW. Qupid pumps are a fashion forward city girl’s inspiration! Prices for these fabulous pumps start at only $15 with a 5 star rating. Click on the shoe image above to learn more.
Which one of these 7 different Pretty Lavender Pumps do you like best? I know it’s hard to choose Leave me a comment below.