Show Me the Shoes: Black & White Heels for Spring!


Spring is all about color! Pastels & bright hues are emerging from the darkness that is winter with lighter layers & softer palettes across the board. However, one of the edgiest ways to mix up your spring wardrobe is to pair a pattern or monochromatic outfit with a bold black & white heel. Since spring offers so many clean prints & floaty fabrics, a more modern shoe alternative in black & white will set you apart, changing the way you build a look. Combine stripes with floral or polka dots with animal prints to rediscover a new spring style.

SHOP: Claire d’Orsay pumps @JCPenney, Chinese Launrdy Elise polka dot pumps @6PM, ARA pom pom sandals @DSW, Christian Siriano Klassic cross strap pumps @Payless, Desi striped kitten heels @Sole Society, & Tyler almond toe flower pumps @Nine West

Where do you like to shop for the latest spring shoe trends? Do you mix & match patterns with your outfits & accessories? Do you love sleek black & white outfits? Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: 4th of July Style for all Sizes!


For the 4th of July, celebrate your love for America in patriotic style!  Break out the red, white, & blue! Here are just a few examples that you might already have in your summer wardrobe that would be perfect for your day at a family barbecue, out with some friends on the pier, or if you’re heading to a bar for some fun with friends!

Start your outfit off with a bold blue applique top with come skinny jeans for the cooler temperature at night, a plus-sized flowy peasant top with some white shorts & wedges, or something like this starry top for capris & red bangles, red chino shorts for a graphic tee & flats, plus-sized chambray shorts with a basic tank & some long beads, or even with a cute belted skirt for a tube top.

Here is where you can blend textures for the most comfortable combinations of looks.  We see a plus-sized striped dress which is adorable for some neutral accessories like a straw belt & metallic sandals, as well as a short one shoulder dress that just calls for some lucite jewelry & a denim tote bag, & a casual blue textured bubble dress for a cropped crochet bolero & polka-dotted flip-flops.  For the ease of being outside try some red sandal flats with any white cotton summer dress or even starry flip-flops & striped flip-flops from Payless for only $3.99!  Even for an early morning run to the stores to catch some great sales, try some espadrille-like boat shoes with a romper & canvas satchel.

Some cute extra accessories also include a stripe-detail fedora to wear with a maxi dress, a nylon blue belt to loop through your cutoff shorts, or a spacious straw tote to carry around your shades & sunblock.  Have a safe holiday & happy Styling!