I have a closet full of heels and wedges, a couple pairs of workout and “fashion” sneakers, boots for the colder months, and I blow through at least three pairs of J. Crew Capri flip-flops each summer. But there’s long been a gaping hole in my wardrobe when it comes to work-appropriate flats. I recently bought a super cute pair of pointy-toed black D’Orsay flats on Gilt and it’s been sort of a revelation. Because on days where I have a really cute blouse on, but don’t want to clomp around in three-inch heels, I can put these babies on and still feel just as put together and feminine. So what’s the deal with the pretentious “d’Orsay” bit? According to About.com, “d’Orsay” refers to when the sides of the shoe are cut away, revealing the arch of the foot. The arch, you see, is the new toe cleavage. Personally, I love a pair of d’Orsay flats that also reveal toe cleave, but my feet are very slutty. Click through for 10 cute pairs of d’Orsay flats that will titillate every shoe fetishist in spitting distance. (Which may not be a good thing, but whatever.)
Here at The Frisky, we hate the phrase “I can’t wear that,” because honestly, no matter the trend or your body type, there’s always a way to make a style work for you. In our new feature “I Can’t Wear That (Or Can I?),” we’ll talk about subtle tweaks and tips that make any trend — from crop trops to neon orange — accessible to all. Yes, really! First up, stylish sneakers for non-models:
I really, really love the sneakers-with-stylish-outfits trend, but as a short, curvy lady, I’m worried that on me it will look more “frumpy soccer mom” than “cool, off-duty model.” Is there a way for me to rock my bright sneakers without making people wonder if I just forgot to pack my regular flats in my gym bag? Can I really pull this off?
Girl, you totally can. While model types might be able to throw on sneaks, sweats, and sunglasses, and get photographed by The Sartorialist, we non-models just have to work a bit harder to ensure our sneakers look purposeful instead of lazy. Here are a few guidelines: Keep reading »
Sure, the gowns are gorgeous and the hair and makeup are sublime, but do you realize how many dollars worth of jewelry “attends” the Golden Globes? A lot. Probably enough to make at least a tiny dent in our national debt, but I digress. There are also amazing shoes and handbags and hairpins to drool over, so let’s not waste anytime. Click on to see some of the very best accessories worn to last night’s awards show — and a few of the worst (we couldn’t resist)…
Let this be a lesson to all of you: dressing fabulously does not have to mean sacrificing your patriotism. Fashionistas who love America, I’d suggest tracking down Sarah Palin’s epic, star-spangled platform stilettos before they sell out. [via Jezebel] [Photos: Getty Images]
When it comes to New Year’s Eve, the goal of your outfit should be to make the disco ball jealous. The more sequins, glitter, rhinestones, and sparkle, the better. Don’t stop at a sequined dress — go all out with some truly show-stopping sparkly shoes, too! Here are 10 pairs I’m currently drooling over, most of which are around $50 or less. Oh, and they’re all from Zappos, because their shipping is so scary-fast that you’ll be sure to receive your fancy footwear by NYE (I swear I wasn’t paid to say any of that, I’m just obsessed with Zappos and secretly believe they employ precogs to ship my shoes before I even order them). Anyway, click on the gallery to let the New Year’s Eve sequined shoe parade begin!
I’ve never been a total girly-girl. For years, my personal style was pretty tomboyish: baggy pants, plain T-shirts, Doc Martens or Chuck Taylors, you get the picture. Once I moved to New York and started working in an industry that can be very image conscious, I definitely “tried on” a girlier sense of style. It took a while to figure out what I was ultimately comfortable in, but at 34, I can safely say that my sartorial instincts are a mixture of both. For example, if I’m going to wear a plaid flannel shirt, I’d ideally pair it with sky-high heels. So when I noticed a number of street style photos of super chic women pairing feminine cut pants, dresses, blouses and skirts with bright and sporty running sneakers, I was instantly intrigued. Click through my earlier Street Style Spotlight gallery for inspiration, and then check out the 10 cool sneaker options I found here…
Trainers. Sneakers. Tennis shoes. Whatever you call them, sporty running shoes are not just for working out. A trend I’ve noticed like crazy across street style blogs of late is super fashionable women pairing their bright and funky trainers with outfits you’d never expect. Leather pants! Girly blouses! Ladylike coats! Imagine that trend in the ’80s, where working women would wear their running shoes while commuting, only the shoes stay on all day and actually look awesome instead of frumpy. I am into this trend! And I’m sure you will be too once you’ve clicked through these street style shots for inspiration…
I don’t blame you if flip-flops are one of the very last things on your mind today. I know that I am personally far more concerned with hunting down functional yet stylish all-weather boots (digression: do these exist, and if so, please point me in the right direction) and a down jacket that won’t make me look like I’ve been pumped full of air from the neck down. In fact, just this morning I wondered aloud, “Will I ever feel warmth again?” Keep reading »
In his new project, 12 SHOES for 12 LOVERS, artist Sebastian Errazuriz puts all of his past relationships on display as a collection of shoes. “When I started this process I never imagined where it would end up, it’s been infinitely more complex, revealing and difficult than I thought,” said Errazuriz, whose Shoes are currently on display in Miami. Well,I would think so.
His Shoes, with names like “The Rock,” “The Boss,” “The Virgin,” “The Hot Bitch,” “The Gold Digger” and the “Cry Baby” include personal photos and stories in which Errazuriz reveals “a glimpse of each relationship and in the process exposes himself to scrutiny and judgment.” (He also shares intimate details, which I’m sure they’re thrilled about.) The women’s names have been changed to protect their identities, but I’m sure they know who they are. And now, you will spend the rest of the day imagining what you would look like as a high heel. I think the shoe version of me would definitely have a face. After the jump, you can see a couple more of Errazuriz’s Shoes, I mean exes. [Laughing Squid] Keep reading »
Carrie Bradshaw and her “Carrie” necklace. Karl Lagerfeld and his black sunglasses. Mario Batali and his orange crocs. Some pairings are just go together like peanut better and jelly. Which is why when Crocs announced it would be discontinuing its orange shoes, Batali did the only rational thing and ordered 200 pairs of them. He admitted in Details that he got the last 200 pairs of orange Crocs ever via a special order. But for anyone dying to dress like Mario Batali next Halloween or just wear hideous shoes for the hell of it, a spokesperson confirmed to the blog Eater that there’s still a line of orange Crocs for Batali to wear when his bounty runs out. Crocs has made special Bistro Mario Batali and Bistro Mario Batali Vent Clogs in both orange and black, since 2007. The shoes are the same as the orange Crocs, only they feature the celebrity chef’s signature on them and promise to be especially comfortable for food industry folks who are on their feet all day. However, if you want normal orange Crocs and not the special orange ones, you’ll have to appeal to Mr. Batali himself. [Eater] [Photo: Getty]