I love shopping, which is a shame because I’ve been a shopping idiot for most of my life. I have lots of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and jewelry. Until recently, though, I was one of those people who never owned any stockings or white cotton T-shirts — yet I had an emerald-colored cocktail dress that matches nothing else in my closet. In the past couple of years, I’ve gotten my closet under control. It’s not more boring, mind you, but I’m at least sticking with a color scheme (navy blue, gold, white, and burgundy) and making sure I have enough basics for layering and matching. Buying plain old cotton shirts isn’t as fun as buying, say, H&M’s bright red bolero from their Garden Collection. But such is life, I guess?
Alas, there’s still more than a few pieces back in the ol’ closet that I’m not sure quite what I was thinking when I bought them. After the jump, allow me to introduce you to the hats, clogs and jackets that don’t match with anything… Keep reading »
For some of us, shoes are always on the brain. Now, they can be on the brain, feet and desk, playing your jams. These $55 Japanese stiletto speakers connect to your computer via USB and, surprisingly, are totally something we might wear if they were, you know, real shoes. And if you know anyone with a shoe fetish, congratulations, you’ve got Christmas covered. [Gadget Review] Keep reading »
In addition to gaining weight, pregnant women have to deal with swelling feet and an expanding wardrobe to match their expanding bellies. But while fashion sense doesn’t have to change, it seems shoe choice really should. During pregnancy, it’s extremely important that women support their lower back, ankles, and muscles, but unfortunately most shoes are not created to do this — especially not high heels. That means if you’re ready to welcome a new baby into the world, your ballet shoes, flip-flops, heels, and flat sandals need to go to the back of the closet in favor of supportive shoes that will cradle your foot. Despite warnings and repeated reminders, women are still slipping their expanding pregnant feet into high heels and risking their health and muscles for fashion. Here’s an idea: Think of the new required footwear as an excuse to wear comfortable shoes for nine months. Teresa Giudice, are you listening? [BBC] Keep reading »
TOMS doesn’t just provide a pair of shoes for a child in need every time you purchase a pair; they also give you a laid-back look the instant you slip them on. Put on this pair if you want to test-drive summer’s nautical stripe without looking like a landlocked sailor. As an added bonus, the breathable burlap means your feet won’t sweat so much on hot days.
Just in case you were having a hard time finding something to wear for Bastille Day (July 14), Giuseppe Zanotti’s got you covered. [Farfetch] Keep reading »
There’s this thing about designer shoes that we really hate: People seem to think it’s OK for them to be arse ugly and write it off as avant-garde. Well, Rochas, we’re not buying it. In fact, your new mules are so hideous we’re having a hard time even looking at them. There was a seed of a good idea in the mustard-colored alligator iteration of the shoes, but rhinestones and metallic leather? We’re sick to our stomachs. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »