Posts in the ‘Cute Shoes’ Category

Wedding Inspiration

Friday, January 11th, 2013

minted wedding inspiration board


In a few short months my husband and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and it is fun to think back to our wedding and all of the choices I made (yes – I made them all – he got plan the honeymoon). Of course I thought it was perfect and looking back there is very little I would change. I loved my dress, I loved my red Louis Vuitton shoes and I loved that so many of my friends were able to join us in Montecito for a fabulous party. Thank you mom and dad!!

With summer wedding planning in high gear right now, there are many brides to be who are in the process of trying to envision their perfect wedding celebration. Sometimes is starts with a color, maybe it is a favorite flower, or maybe the location. In my case, my shoes (surprise, surprise!) were the centerpiece of my planning and set the tone for everything.

minted wedding inspiration board


So I have had so much fun with Minted’s wedding inspiration boards. First of all – they are gorgeous! Each and every one of them. Of course my favorite thing is that most of them include a super fabulous pair of shoes. They are so inspiring and so much fun to look at. You get ideas for decorations and table settings and of course stationery too. Even if you aren’t planning a wedding – they are full of creative ideas for any party really. And I have also gotten great ideas for color combinations for my home too. Love them!

And guess what – you can make your own inspiration board on Minted too. Hop on over to Minted and go take a quick peek. I promise, you won’t be disappointed…


Prada Leather Studded Wedges

Saturday, December 29th, 2012


Looking for a pair of new shoes to ring in the holidays? Look no further… These Prada Studded Saffiano Metallic Leather Wedge Sandals are nothing short of awesome. Little disco balls for your feet and with the comfortable wedge you can wear them all day and night. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year.

Hop on over to Saks Fifth Avenue, watch the video and drool…..


Monday, December 17th, 2012


My new obsession….Shwings! How cool are these little wings that you can add to your shoes? I actually bought these gold ones for myself and as soon as my son saw them he insisted that we put them on his shoes instead. Considering he shares a name with an Olympic gold medalist who was once the fastest man alive, it is probably appropriate that he has wings on his shoes.

shwings-gold  shwings-purple

Shwings are available in a whole array of colors for both lace up shoes and the ‘slot’ style for velcro shoes. They look just as cool on boots as they do on sneakers. Great for gifts and stocking stuffers too! You can order them directly from the Shwings website, Amazon, or check for local retailers.

Sperry Kids Glitter Shoes

Friday, November 16th, 2012


This original just got fancy! I am always on the look out for glittery shoes. I can’t help it – I just like things that sparkle. Now I just need a reason to buy these silver glitter classic Sperry Kids Top-Siders just for toddlers & kids. I am having a major flashback to high school (Was that when we wore those dark brown Sperry Top-Siders to school?? Did you tie those funny knots on yours too? It was all so long ago….). These actually make great shoes for kids because they are easy to slip on, that ‘boat shoe’ rubber bottom keeps the kids from slipping and of course what little girl isn’t going to love a little glitter on her feet? These could make really fun shoes for the holidays. And yes – they are on sale & FREE shipping too!

Unique Holiday Card Photo Idea

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012


Don’t you love this photo?! Elaine was my freshman roommate at Stanford and is now a busy mom juggling her career as a physician and home life with her husband and their two adorable kids. She posted this photo on Facebook yesterday and I just love it. I know many of you are getting ready to start ordering your photo holiday cards and taking family photos to use. As soon as I saw this, I just thought it would be perfect for a  holiday card (I know it leaves out her husband and son….but the concept is so cute). I wanted to share it with all of you to inspire you to capture a creative and memorable image for your photo Christmas cards or photo Hanukkah cards this year. I am sure everyone will love it. I think I might take a shot similar to this with my son and husband to use for family stationery. I will certainly share it with all of you.

I want to thank Elaine for letting me share her photo and also give creative credit to photographer, Annie Tao. In addition to being a fantastic family and lifestyle photographer, she is also the mom to three kids. Please check out the Annie Tao Photography website to see more wonderful images. She is located in the SanFrancisco Bay Area in case you want to book an appointment!

Charlotte Olympia

Thursday, October 25th, 2012


Not sure what to wear to your daughter’s piano lesson? Leave your flats at home and try these fabulous Charlotte Olympia Serenade silk super wedges on for a twirl.


And while you are picking up Legos and Cheerios off the floor, how about Charlotte Olympia’s Dolly heels. “The Dolly is enlivened for Fall 12 with a matching ruffled detachable anklet, with a glistening crystal buckle, perfect for dressing from the feet up!” I saw these in a magazine the other day and just loved them. Seriously, with a simple black dress and these gorgeous shoes – you will certainly be the belle of any ball.

Glitter Boots

Thursday, October 18th, 2012


Yes – you can wear glitter each and every day of the week… I know it is almost time for me to tuck my flip flops away and I have been on the hunt for a pair of fall boots. Originally I was thinking about something a little more subtle but I stumbled upon these fun
Betsey Johnson Padmaa Pewter Glitter Boots
and immediately fell in love with them.



The low hight makes them super versatile. And as much as I love the glitter, I think it is actually the lighting bolt zipper will make me smile every time I put these one.  Why don’t we all skip the black leather this year and go for a pair of black glitter boots instead…

Shoe Dazzle

Thursday, October 11th, 2012


Shoe Dazzle is not just about shoes anymore. Shoe Dazzle has become a favorite shopping destination for women everywhere. It is all about fun, trendy, incredibly affordable accessories and fashion. When you need to add a little sass and sizzle to your mommy wardrobe and unleash you inner Kim Kardashian – this is the place for you. Everything is so affordable too! I love love love this chic black tote above. And guess how much it is? Believe it or not it is only $39!  Holy cow.


Yep – they even have iPad cases, just like this shiny silver faux snakeskin case. What a fun gift idea for a girlfriend or for yourself.


And yes – Shoe Dazzle still has shoes. From stilettos to wedges and a growing collection of booties and boots – your feet will love this place. These cool Splendid Moto boots were one of my favorites.

If you have a hard time deciding what to buy, you can use the Shoe Dazzle personalized stylist to help you out. They will pull together everything you need to complete your outfit. And for a limited time, you can buy two for the price of one on select styles. Happy shopping!

Design your own Shoes

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

shoes-of-prey design your own custom shoes

Unleash your Inner Jimmy Choo & Design a Pair of Shoes

We are all guilty of ‘getting creative’ with the Bedazzler or puffy fabric paint at least once in our lives. Growing up it was always fun to play fashion designer with friends – making our own Flashdance sweatshirts, braiding sparkly colorful headbands, and sewing those oh so cool mini skirts. Now that we are all grown up – it is all about the shoes. Luckily, the Bedazzler is tucked away, and technology is here to help. Watch out Manolo Blahnik – here we come…


Shoes of Prey makes fabulous flats, heels, wedges, sandals and more that you can’t get anywhere else – because they’re designed by you, for you. Feeling creative? Pull out your laptop, curl up on the couch, and play with their easy 3D design tool to choose the shape, color and height of your shoes. There are about 12 different basic styles to start from. Then you simply click on the little circles (shown above) and try lots of different combinations. Of course I love the glitter and animal prints, but there is also an array of leather, silk, snakeskin, cotton and vegan options too. They will be custom made to your specifications and shipped anywhere in the world in around four weeks. Another similar company worth checking out is milk & honey.

Sounds like the perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas present to me!


Cool Boots for Girls

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

cool-boots-girls-Kenneth Cole Reaction Heart Wink Boot

With fall right around the corner it is time to find a great pair of boots for your little girl. There are so many options and styles to choose from this year – it should be pretty easy to find a funky pair your daughter will love. Pictured above are some very cool Kenneth Cole Reaction Heart Wink Boots in plum. I love this color with the patent finish. They are also available in pewter and black too.

cute-boots-girls-Sorel Tivoli Rain Boot

I know a lot of girls like pink but I just love the yellow and green color combination of these Sorel Tivoli Rain Boots. Yes – you can buy them in ‘pink lady’ or ‘bright rose’ but if your daughter already has too much pink her her wardrobe – go for this pair. How cute are the little polka dots?

cute-boots-girls-Sperry Top-Sider Pelican With Fur Boot

Yes – when in doubt I always opt for metallic footwear. Silver does go with everything….even when you are just 5 years old…These Sperry Top-Sider Pelican With Fur Boots are great rain boots that will keep your daughter’s feet dry and warm. Love the faux fur! They are on sale right now for less than $20. Hard to pass up such a great deal And yes – of course they come in pink too…