Sunday, August 13, 2017


SHOE NEWS
Sharing some innovations for your feet and fun Fall 
trends to try-

Vivianlou.com
Introducing the only insole for high heels that stops high heel pain.

Vivian Lou Insolia Couture weight-shifting insoles for high heels



"Designed by a podiatrist and engineered by a rocket scientist, Vivian Lou Insolia Classic and Couture weight-shifting insoles were created for every woman who wants to wear heels without pain.These weight-shifting insoles slightly rotate the heel bone up and back to allow a more even distribution of weight between the forefoot and heel. Extends high heel wear time 4x longer without pain."



Rothy's Pointy flats

Rothy's.com
"After many years living and style-watching in San Francisco and seeing flip-flops and sneakers everywhere and on everyone,the idea of Rothy's was born. The goal was to create an alternative, versatile shoe with the ease of a sneaker but with the polish of a feminine flat. And to do it with low-waste, low-impact materials, hand assembled for high quality and durability."

Black SolidRed Camo

Velvet Shoes
The trendiest look in shoes this season are those made in velvet and embellished.  You will find every style imaginable in velvet, from sneakers and mules to boots and platform sandals.
Actually velvet is hot in clothing and bags, also.
             2 from Rebecca Minkoff in the neutral blush hue
                                                       


Bleecker Too Velvet Sneaker
                                                        Brooke Velvet Heel
Edit BootieFrayed Heel
Steve Madden boot                            Stuart Weitzman sandal


The return of the mule or slide
It appeared as a trend last Fall, persisted through the summer as an easy slip on and is back this season, notably as a loafer look but also as a heel. Works well for Florida when it's still too hot for a boot.
Gucci mule    
                                                                                 Loeffer Randall Mule
                                                                   
Main Image - Gucci Princetown Loafer Mule (Women)Main Image - Loeffler Randall Lulu Block Heel Mule (Women)
Vince Camuto mule                                                     Dolce Vita mule
                                                                                 
Vince Camuto Sona Mule (Women)Dolce Vita Ledell Mule (Women)


Technically the difference between a mule and a slide is
that a mule has a closed toe and an open back and a slide also has an open back but a closed toe. I've shown mules because they seem more"fall-ish"

Monday, October 17, 2016

October is time to Think Pink

Each October, I like to feature  a number of products that support 
breast cancer charities. It is a cause near and dear to my own heart.
As many manufacturers have jumped on board with the pink
momentum, sometimes it's difficult to know if your purchase will
truly have an impact. I've found some goodies that actually benefit 
charities that make a difference in breast cancer research and assist
those going through treatment.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation ( BCRF) founded by Evelyn
Lauder of Estee Lauder cosmetics. It's mission is " to prevent and cure 
breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research." 88%
of funds raised go to research and 5% goes towards awareness. Each year
a wide variety of products come out in pink and benefit BCRF.  It's a
 win-win when you purchase these items.

100% of the retail cost on this Estee Lauder product goes to BCRF.
The Pink Perfection Color Collection is a travel case with best selling
shades of eye shadows, blush and lipstick for $35. 


                                                    A duo of lip pencils, one in a neutral &
                                              the other in true pink from Bobbie Brown
                                           benefit BCRF with $10 from every purchase
                                                                                $50 for the set

                                             
     20% of the $65 price                                 This Breathe tank from Gap will keep you
    of this Tory Burch embossed leather               cool and dry while 15% of the $22.95
i phone case in rose gold will benefit BCRF        price  goes toward BCRF                                              
                                                                 
The Susan G Komen For the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation is another worthy
 charity that has been raising funds for research. Since 1982 it has funded $899 million
 for research. It supports those with the fewest resources who are unable to access care
 to get the care they need. It works in communities providing education and awareness
 about breast cancer.

Pier 1 Imports has a special floral blossom candle that provides 25%
the $15 price to Komen for the Cure.
 PIER 1 CANDLE, $15. This blossom-filled candle from Pier 1 features its exclusive Floral Blossom fragrance and comes in a frosted glass holder with a flocked flower design. Pink ribbon pin is also included. 25% of the purchase price of each candle benefits Komen for the Cure. Available at all Pier 1 Imports stores.
              NEEDHAM LANE SASHA PAJAMAS, $58. Made of soft 100% cotton poplin, Needham Lane pajamas get softer with every washing.  PJs have button-front top with notched collar and side vents at hem for a comforting fit. 15% of proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Available at needhamlane.com.
                                                 These 100% cotton poplin pj's get softer with each
                                                 washing. Needham Lane will donate 15% of each pair
                                                 to Komen for the Cure. $58

$25,000 from the sale of OPI's  Pink of Hearts
                                          will go to Komen

For a load of other products that support breast cancer causes check out-
http://www.marieclaire.com/culture/charity/news/g1012/breast-cancer-awareness-products/?slide=90

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/makeup/advice/g1283/breast-cancer-awareness-month-1010/



Friday, September 9, 2016

A Fall trend for everyone

Quickly becoming one of the season's most
popular trends is the bomber jacket. It's practical
for most climates and lifestyles. It's also appropriate
for all ages. Whether solid or floral, quilted silk, 
leather or suede, cotton, corduroy, appliqued or
plain there is a bomber for everyone!
Sanctuary Bomber Jacket

Rag & Bone Nylon Jacket, $595; collection at Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide
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You can find one at Nordstrom, Neiman, H&M, google them online. It's a perfect
update to your favorite jean jacket or comfy cardigan.