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Hot Heels!

17 Jan

Looking to add some sizzle to your style?


Steve Madden

Swapping out the sneaks or flats for some height will make an instant impact.  I hit Steve Madden, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Aldo to check out the latest looks.

An animal print, heeled bootie, like the style below from Steve Madden, can elevate a denim and casual, long sleeve tee look and play equally well with a skirt or dress.

Show your wild side

Show your Wild Side

Need some inspiration for a night out? Check out these pairs from Steve Madden.  While each look clearly has its own personality, they’re all about detail… lots of detail.

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Steve Madden will get your ready for a night on the town!

Black and gold, paired together, as seen on the buckled cut-out bootie above and on the looks below from BCBGMAXAZRIA, are hot coupling!

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There are shoes that become accessories to outfits and outfits that accessorize shoes. There’s no doubt —  a pair like this one deserves to inspire the rest of your outfit. Note the merge of ladylike and mod detail with lace and studs.

Ladylike Meets Mod

Ladylike Meets Mod

Here’s another take on the lace look from BCBGMAXAZRIA.  These pumps exude elegance.

A twist on traditional

Exudes Elegance

Next stop — Aldo. Love the buckle detailing.  An unexpected color like merlot can almost be treated as a neutral. It pairs well with black, brown, grey, navy and a number of other hues. This look almost feels like the merging of a bootie and pump.



Have the winter blues? Combat them with more blue! Cobalt is getting lots of mid-winter play and popping up in clothing and accessories.  This standout style is also from Aldo.


Pop of Cobalt

Here’s another twist on an animal print look. These booties, with a zebra patterned heel, also feature a stylish open toe.


A Touch of Zebra

If any of these heels could move into your closet, which ones would you pick?



5 Mar

Studs are popping up EVERYWHERE for spring — dotting shoes, belts, handbags, clothes and even tablet covers!  You can go for a bold studded look or a more subtle one.

Arden B.

Arden B.

At Arden B. (level 2), I spotted  several standout studded looks including the Laser Cut Studded Bag (pictured above) along with the Multi Stud Tablet Case, the bold Pyramid Stud Leather Cuff and the Pyramid Stud headband!

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Studs are making a splash at Wet Seal (Level 1) for spring! They’re showing up in the season’s hottest hues. With a set of stackable rings, such as this 5-piece set in cream and coral, you can wear them in several different groupings. Change the look entirely by going monochromatic and wearing just the three coral rings. Or, you can do a trio with the gold sandwiched between the coral and cream. So many possibilities!  The studded trend continues on the Braided Rhinestone Wrap Watch.

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Forget about wearing your heart on your sleeve…. with a cute heart adorned tank like this one!

Crochet Heart Stud Tank

Crochet Heart Stud Tank

At White House Black Market (Level 2), the Studded Leather Low Heel is sophisticated and statement making! Similar studs dot the border of the Studded Trifold Clutch.  It comes with a removable metal chain.

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White House Black Market

White House Black Market also has a studded option in flats. This is the Neutral Snake-Printed Leather City Flat.

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Neutral Snake-Printed Leather City Flat

Create instant impact with a studded belt.  Think outside the loops. Try a belt overtop a cardigan, jacket or even a tee. A belt like this one, from White House Black Market, has endless possibilities.

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Studded Belt

The Studded Georgette Top is the kind of statement piece that can be dressed down with jeans or dressed up with a black skinny pant.

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Studded Neckline Georgette Top

I also showed studded handbags and skinny jeans in a post featuring Michael Kors (Level 2). Here’s the link.

So, are you jumping on this trend?

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