Clogs came back. And they’ve yet to go away. We were slow to accept the clunky ’90s footwear, but have gradually learned to accept their place in the trend-o-sphere (and possibly in our closets). When we spotted these high heel clog boots on Asos, however, we did a full-on whaaa? The clog plus boot, eh? So what would you call these? Cloogs? Blogs? (Oh wait, no, that’s something else.) So here you have it, people: Cloogs. We should have known something like this would happen, but now we’re fully prepared for the next onslaught of clog-like footwear, including Clumps, Cligettos, Clogfoms, and Clog-Clops.
What do you think of Cloogs? We have to admit, we’d probably come around if they were styled with something hot. [Asos] Keep reading »
As I’ve mentioned before, my spirit animal is a mini-pony. There are two reasons for this: 1) They are super cute. 2) They are really short — and I’m really short, so I feel like we would get along. But! Aside from being my personal power animal, mini-ponies provide a valuable service to society — they are guide horses to the blind! That’s right, mini-ponies help fill the current shortage of guide animals. The Guide Horse Foundation of America can tell you everything you need to know about working with guide horses, including the fact that many of these darling mini-ponies opt to wear shoes on their tiny hooves for all the terrific work they do. Keep reading »
A few days ago, bloggers made a huge to-do about clothing website ModCloth’s “Blog Writer Dress.” Thing is, the general consensus is that we work-from-home bloggers either wouldn’t dress in the child-like pinafore style, or have a dedicated uniform of sweatpants or no-pants. (Although, personal offenses aside, wasn’t it pretty obvious what ModCloth was doing? Naming a dress just so bloggers would draw attention to it?) Anyhow, we’ve now discovered that shoe designer Stuart Weitzman has a “Blog” pump. We’re not sure what Weitzman is trying to say with this style name, but if the product description is stereotyping bloggers who prefer comfort over aesthetics (“A modern round-toe pump, with a bit more heel for height without sacrificing comfort”), then it does so with much more subtlety. [Stuart Weitzman] Keep reading »
With fall just around the corner, it’s time to put away our open-toed slingbacks and flip-flops in favor of shoes that shelter our dogs from the cold. These towering Botkin pumps are the perfect shoe to take you from the office to happy hour — the round toe is demure and ladylike, while the detailing on the heel gives the shoe an unexpected tough edge. Plus, this rusty shade of burgundy is special but still neutral enough to match with anything in your closet. We’ll take them in a size 8, thanks!
As sad as it might be, it’s time to start thinking about fall fashion. The look and price of these Gap Suede Wedge Booties should cheer you up, though. These booties have a fashionable wedge heel that makes walking (and possibly running) comfortable. But also the style is highly functional. You’ll be able to pair these with jeggings, skinny jeans, slouchy trousers, and even romantic-style dresses. And since they’re rugged suede, they’ll only get better with age, which gives you a reason to wear them guilt-free all winter long.
Forget Hillary Clinton‘s pantsuit (gladly) and Sarah Palin‘s banana clips (done). Here’s a political fashion statement far more palatable and subtle. According to The New York Times, female politicians pay worship to a particular shoe, a Kate Spade wedge called the Halle. Apparently, they’re a bit of a thing in Washington (one congressional candidate tells the Times that she learned about the kicks from someone who worked with Hillary). Comfortable, chic, and modest, it’s easy to see why the Halle would be favored by young political types who need to negotiate between poles of being too sexy or extremely dowdy.
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