Category: Shoes

FashionTrend to Try: Jean Shorts + Tights

With spring fast approaching, shorty shorts are hitting the shelves left and right. I put on a pair the other day and decided it was still too breezy outside and by far too early to be showing so much pale winter skin.

That’s when I was inspired to pair my favorite black opaque tights with last summer’s denim shorts.

The combination is so wonderfully simple. What better way to safely transition from chilly winter weather to fresh and sunny spring mornings?

The expert bloggers pictured here have mastered the whole jean short/tight pairing. I love it best with cut-off shorts or those with a cuffed hem. Paired with a loose top and a crisp blazer or crop jacket, the look is perfectly pulled together.

For footwear, try ankle booties or flats. Also, the addition of a long, chunky necklace adds the perfect finishing touch.

Photos (from left to right) courtesy of: Obliteratedheart, Kendra Amy Allen, Sterling Style, Kansas Couture, Denimology

NewsTac of the Town: Jeffrey Campbell Tick

The long awaited Jeffrey Campbell Tick [sold out!] has finally made its way to! This hot number makes a real head turner with its 5″ platform heel covered completely in silver tacks. And I thought they were just used for corkboards…

If you have any doubts about how to style these chic stompers, take a hint from the creative and oh so fashionable bloggers below. Easily paired with dresses, patterned tights and skirts, you’ll want to tac on a little reminder to take these babies home yourself!

Visit the Jeffrey Campbell blog for more shoe buzz.

A Butterfly by Day effortlessly styles the Ticks for winter and summer wear (pictured above).

Here, Cupcakes and Cashmere demonstrates how the shoe can be fancified with feminine lace or dressed down with a simple plaid tunic. 

FashionZooey + Bows = Adorable

I was flipping through Lucky Magazine the other day and was so inspired by this pic I found of Zooey Deschanel in an advertisement for America’s Cotton Producers. I’ve gushed about Zooey’s style before, but I thought I should point out how well she pulls off the bow trend here.

The cute little bows on her feet are a dead ringer for our Chinese Laundry Sweet Caroline Black Jelly Flats that have been literally FLYING off the shelf. I love the idea of a metallic bow necklace as well, which is why I was so





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psyched to see the Maybe So Necklace in gold and silver arrive this morning.

Now, the Zooey Bow Earrings below [sold out! but available in Red] have a name not only inspired by Zooey herself, but I’m pretty sure she’d go crazy over them if she happened to stroll into the Lulus warehouse one day. :)

FashionCute with CARA!

I caught Cara (our stylist) looking oh so cute last week. Cara was wearing the floral + stripes combo that is on the rise this season!

Below you find the Valerie Floral Tank by Alternative Apparel with our new Zooey Bow Earrings by Claire Fong, Divine Rights of Denim jeans, and boots topped off with the Somber Brown Fedora by Brixton, all from

FashionReporting from Milan: Italian Craftsmanship

Here is Megan’s newest post from Milan!

But first, below is a picture from the Dolce & Gabbana menswear line for Spring Summer 2010, which featured lots of ripped denim and expertly tailored velvet coats on beautiful men with ridiculously slicked back hair. When viewing Italian fashion, one must remember that Italians have a sense of humor, and they love things to be totally over the top. So if you think it’s ridiculous, they probably do too! But you have to love it all the more!

Below this, Megan has attached a picture of a large public statue that is an abstract needle and thread. Milan is a very strong center for fashion and design. Here is what Megan has to say about the tradition of menswear in Milan and Italy.

On the dawn of men’s Fashion Week, Milan is the city to be in!
Here in Italy, men’s Fashion Week is almost bigger than women’s Fashion Week!

With menswear, the changes every season come in the details, and there is rarely anything too drastic. The focus on detail is probably because Italians take great pride with their craftsmanship, and something that I’ve learned from being in Italy is that nothing less than perfection is acceptable.

To further prove this point, I have gotten a closer look into one of Italy’s leading luxury brands.

Because the adherance to detail and craftsmanship applies across the board for all of the Italian luxury brands, I will leave them unnamed, but I got a chance to talk to someone that works as a bag tech designer for a luxury company. He was, as did others in his family, brought up in the trade of leather accessories.

The particular brand that he works for wouldn’t even considering hiring you without an apprenticeship for a number of years. To them, quality is first, always. Italians don’t play around with the craftsmanship of their leather goods: handbags, wallets, shoes, etc. They view it as something that is literally “in their blood,” and they have to do it right!

So for this upcoming Milan men’s Fashion Week, I hope you definitely check out all of the details! If you find yourself in Milan for Fashion Week, check out the schedule, throw on some sunglasses and lipstick (celeb status), and try to get into the shows!

Ciao, Baci