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Clarks Shoe Party

by Jamie Sanford on November 3, 2011

Clarks Shoe Party

I don’t think I’ve ever thought about Clarks shoes in more than a passing instance…until now.  I have not often paid attention to the green box, and so I was pleasantly surprised to have found a pair of shoes a few weeks ago that I’m now completely in love with.

Sugar Charm is available on the Clarks website for $109.99.  These are incredibly comfortable and looked fabulous last week with patterned tights and a skirt.  I am so pleased with them.

Let’s check out some other shoes from Clarks that I’m enjoying.

It’s a shootie!  The heel doesn’t look like it will kill me, and black suede shoes are always a good call.  Society Ascot is available on the Clarks website for $119.99.

Cute sneakers! I love some sneakers and these are cute and functional. Bingle is available on the Clarks website for $84.99.

I love a mary jane, and the stitching on these is beautiful. Palmyra Aldan is available on the Clarks website for $99.99.

These are the perfect shoes for when I need a heel to make my pants the right length, but also need to be able to walk around and do things without fear of falling.  Plus, I love the button detail on these so much.  They would also work with my recent combinations of tights and knee-length skirts.  Mika Rose is available on the Clarks website for $119.99.

One more shootie, this time, featuring a sassy zipper that I am LOVING.  These have a beautifully feminine shape as well, and a heel less than 3 inches, for good mobility.  Class Burke is available on the Clarks website for $94.99.

So, I will definitely be checking out Clarks more often now, especially since my wonderful first experience with Sugar Charm.  I highly suggest that you go check out the full collection on the Clarks website.

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Sorel Shoe Party

by Jamie Sanford on November 1, 2011

Sorel Shoe Party

I was introduced to Sorel within the last year or so, I saw a few pairs of fabulous snow boots on some bloggers, and I’ve wanted a pair ever since. My current snow boots are too embarrassing to even share, I definitely need an upgrade. Of course, the best way to do this is to have a shoe party and look at my Sorel options.

The description of the Sentry boot is…

Luxe Italian felt is mixed with a casual sneaker vibe for a stylish winter boot with a retro look.

These are not waterproof snow boots, but I’m sharing them because I think they are very cute.  The Sorel Sentry boots are available from Zappos for $130.

These are also not waterproof, but I love that multi-color stripe on the back.

They’ll be forced to give you and your boots a second glance with the smooth, sophisticated look on the front and the fun, eye-catching striped elastic strip on the back of the Sorel® Fernieâ„¢.

These look so warm and cozy, perfect for cold days when I don’t want to wear giant snow boots but need to keep my feet warm.  The Sorel Fernie boots are available from Zappos for $120.

Pink rain boots. What else is there to say?

Slip and slide no more with the extremely durable and versatile Tivoli™ Rain by Sorel®. Waterproof leather and canvas upper for added protection and durability. Fabric lining for added warmth and style.

These are so cute for wet, rainy weather. The Sorel Tivoli rain boots are available from Zappos for $110.

Sorel offers a number of boots that are weather-friendly and have some style. Love.

Take a blast to the past with the retro graphics of the ‘1964 Pacâ„¢ Graphic’ boot from Sorel®. Waterproof suede leather upper for seam-sealed protection. Removable 6mm washable, recycled felt InnerBoot.

These might be the ones I pick. The Sorel 1964 Pac Graphic boots are available from Zappos for $120.

These were my original first pick, I think I saw them on someone else and liked them.  However, my new favorites are up next. These are still super cute though.

Waterproof, full-grain leather upper. Removable 9mm ThermoPlus® felt InnerBoot provides superb warmth, moisture transfer, comfort, and durability. Acrylic/wool blend snow cuff. 2.5mm bonded felt frost plug in the shell to provide an extra layer of insulation and warmth. The frost plug is a 2.5 mm piece of EVA that is in the heel and forefoot. Handcrafted, waterproof, vulcanized rubber shell.

These are serious boots. My feet would be warm for days! The Sorel Caribou is available at Zappos for $130.

Since I would prefer taller boots, I think that Tofino here is the winner.

Functional and fashionable, the Tofino™ by Sorel® gives you the protection, durability and style that you want and deserve. Waterproof waxed canvas upper with leather overlays for unique styling. Charming faux fur cuff. Sherpa Pile lining adds extra warmth. Waterproof leather shell has a comfortable, sneaker-like fit. Non-slip molded rubber outsole gives you the grip and traction that you need on wet surfaces.

Yay! I picked out boots! It’s too bad I didn’t think about this before the freak snowstorm we had over the weekend. The Sorel Tofino boots are available from Zappos for $140.

Which ones do you like the best? Check out all of the Sorel boots on Zappos here.

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Alexander McQueen Shoe Party

by Jamie Sanford on September 19, 2011

It’s no secret that I’ve been on a McQueen kick since my two trips to the McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The current line of shoes are way beyond the point where Lee McQueen was designing, but Sarah Burton seems to have picked up the reins pretty well.  Beautiful things are still coming from the house of McQueen.

Let’s get on with shoes!

It’s not often that the wedge gets to be more than just the wedge.  This detailed wedge is beautiful and sort of subtle.  The Alexander McQueen 3d Black Flower Wedge is on sale for $547.25 from Zappos.

I wear flats with a number of outfits, and they don’t get much better than this. I would probably prefer a silver skull rather than gold though.  Still, I would manage to handle the shoe the way it is.  Alexander McQueen Skull Flat is available for $545 from Zappos.

Talk about shoe as art. Look at that gorgeous wedge and the COLOR, look at the color! Alexander McQueen wedge in Paprika Suede is available for $930 on Zappos.

See! This skull on those flats would be perfect for me.  Oh well, I will have to settle for these crazy beautiful peep-toe heels.  Alexander McQueen Peep Toe Filigree Skull Pumps are available for a serious $1,275 from Zappos.

The whole collection of Alexander McQueen on Zappos is here.  What’s your favorite?

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Irregular Choice Shoe Party

by Jamie Sanford on September 5, 2011

I was introduced to Irregular Choice earlier this year when Gala Darling posted about their shoes after a trip to ENKWSA, a footwear trade show!  This is another brand that is serving a lot of fun color and texture, and none of the shoes in this post cost more than $200.  Let’s check out some standouts that I found on the IC website.

These are a whole season (summer, naturally) in a single shoe.  Ain’t What by Irregular Choice, $145.

I’ll tell you why I love these so much.  They DEFINE how I feel about black items being more than just black.  Look at the heel!  It’s a kitten heel, but the most interesting kitten heel you have ever seen. Drive in Movie by Irregular Choice, $155.

The Anglophile in me loves anything with a Union Jack.  These shoes fit the bill.  Patty by Irregular Choice, $120.

HOLY CRAP look at these.  I wear pants a lot, and I would find a skirt to wear with some dark tights if these shoes were in my life.  Not so much shoes for the office, but that are perfect for a fabulous night out.  Mayhem by Irregular Choice, $195.

Check out the entire Irregular Choice line here.  Which shoes are your pick?

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Dr Martens Shoe Party

by Jamie Sanford on August 19, 2011

Fall shoe collections are emerging from all over the place, so I’ll be featuring some shoe parties in the next few weeks as I discover more things that I totally want.  Today’s shoe party will be a focus on some new releases from one of my favorites, Dr. Martens.  I am loving that some of the new styles have a more streamlined silhouette, a slight issue I’ve had with some of my other Dr. Martens shoes and boots.

See what I meant about the Dr. Martens style, but more streamlined? Drury by Dr. Martens, $120.

I might have to replace my big mary janes with these instead. Corin by Dr. Martens, $130.

The doctor is serving attitude in these fierce booties. Nevena by Dr. Martens, $170.

Check out all of the women’s new arrivals from Dr. Martens here.

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