Step Into Style With These Holiday-Ready Heels!


The holiday season is the perfect time to bring out the sparkle, especially as your social calendar is filling up. A little shine & glow never hurt anyone, which is why showing off some glitter, glitz, or luxury in footwear is an easy way to step into the holiday spirit with any look. Right now, there are so many can’t-miss holiday sales, especially on shoes, that I had to check out what’s happening @DSW.

These flirty & playful shoe options make for a great finishing touch to a little black dress, a red velvet sheath frock with a leather jacket, a lacey-ruffle blouse & skinny jeans, or dressing up flannel & a statement necklace. Not to mention that the following top picks are not just perfect for this season, but for any upcoming special occasion, which makes them worth the investment.

ALDO Craysa pumpBetsey Johnson Izzy sandalEssex Lane Valan pumpJournee Collection Kitt pumpMix No. 6 Trissa pump

Where are you shopping for the best Cyber Monday deals? What kinds of shoes do you like to wear during the holidays? Do you like lace or velvet details in your footwear? For more shoe-inspired posts, click here, here, here, & here. Happy Styling!

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Velvet: The Holiday Season’s Most Luxurious Texture!


When shopping for holiday must-haves, it’s easy to be attracted to the intricate details of jacquard, colors of tweed, lines of corduroy, & patterns of knits. However, when mixing & matching your favorite separates to prepare for a stylish season, there’s one texture that remains a constant (& it’s really affordable too). That’s velvet!

Right now @Old Navy, velvet is everywhere & affordable in tops (ranging in sizes XS-XXL) & shoes, perfect for coordinating with a printed pencil skirt, skinny jeans, trousers, & much more. What I love the most of these velvet items is their hue. Shoppers can easily enjoy the softest pastel pink & cream, but also go for something more dramatic a jewel tone or luxe charcoal.

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These pieces are easily transitional from day to night, especially when replacing a pendant necklace with a statement bauble, swapping out a pair of pants for a tiered skirt & patterned tights, or playing with layers of leather & silk too. Velvet gets me super excited for all of its styling possibilities, inspiring me to take a closer look at accessories with pearls, ribbons, studs, & mixed metals!

What textures do you like to wear in the fall-winter? What colors are your favorites for this time of year? For more posts on affordable fashion, click here, here, here, & here! Happy Styling!

Show Me the Shoes: Velvet Ankle Strap Heels on Sale Now!


I have a lot to look forward to as season transitions from summer to fall. My birthday is coming up, I’m returning my primary job after summer vacation, it’s my boyfriend’s birthday, & we’re headed to some pretty major celebrations all in a matter of a month. With that, I’m very budget-conscious & plan to reinvent wardrobe favorites with stylish accessory combinations, in an effort to avoid buying new pieces. However, when I saw the Delphine velvet ankle strap heels @Nine West, I became really excited at the idea of wearing luxe gray or pretty blush shoes as neutrals to my planned party dresses.

Right now, Nine West is clearing out their spring & summer shoes with amazing clearance discounts. These Delphine evening sandals were originally $99.00 & they’re currently on sale for $29.99, available in sizes 5.5-10. The ankle strap sandal trend isn’t going away, especially as we head into the holidays. Wearing a regal textured shoe is also a stylish way to extend the life of cocktail dresses, dressy separates, & chic street style pieces.

Do you wear the same pair of shoes for every special occasion? Do you invest into textured, unique pieces for events? How much do you spend on end of the season shoes? Where do you shop for your favorite footwear? Happy Styling!

Show Me the Shoes: Pretty in Pink Flats!


In its fairest shade, pink is a neutral, perfect for matching up with nearly any spring, summer, or fall outfit. I myself do love a rose gold flat with some black tights, if the look demands it, in the winter too! And why shouldn’t a blush shoe be a neutral? It works very well for the upcoming fall season as well with a slew of hues, including navy, chocolate, olive, charcoal, burgundy, cobalt, mustard, hunter green, & so many more!  

With all that build up, it’s no surprise that the pretty pink flats I’m featuring are not only pretty & pink, but also, they’re versatile considering their texture & design. I’ve never been a huge fan of the pink family, but over the years, my heart has started to skip a stylish beat when I see some rose gold jewelry. That’s extended into eyeshadow & accessories like shoes & belts too. However, for fall, take a look at these dressy, luxe, & feminine designs @Charlotte Russe to inspire a pop of pink where you might not have previously.

SHOP: rose gold ponty toe flats, ankle strap patent flats, ruffle velvet flats, & bowed d’Orasay flats @Charlotte Russe.

What’s your go-to shoe color? Do you wear dressy ballet flats? Where are you shopping for the trendiest footwear this season? How do you like to wear pink? Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Textured Shoes for the New Year!


This is a little delayed, seeing how we’re already halfway into January, but Style Darling (still under construction) has returned to the blogosphere nonetheless.  I’m gonna do my best to open up some style inspiration here with some shoe talk- can’t get any better than that!  Just because it’s a new year, it doesn’t mean that I’ll be any less careful about spending, so buying on a budget is, of course, central to these selections.  The first pick of the new year, as it should be for all of winter is something with texture.  Gravitating toward some suede, wool, velvet, croc, canvas (& so on) will adds loads of extra detail to your outfit & take place of a pattern, while complimenting bolder colors that you may be wearing like red or tangerine.  Neutrals like gray, brown, black, & navy will look all the more richer & expensive in textures, as well as less basic- especially if you wearing two textures in one item.  Thus, bringing us into the shoe talk.  Investing in pieces that are both versatile and timeless will make the most of your wardrobe in an effortless way!

These ‘In The Mix’ peep toe pumps from Payless by Fioni are in a dark gray soft felt (also available in navy) for a tailored wool look.  The black patent leather lining around the ruffle adds visual interest and just enough detail for your footwear to look so much more luxurious than their $26.99 pricetag.  Check out these other textured shoes that will instantly punch up any office or casual look. 

       

Kenneth Cole Reaction ‘How Chicky’ Bootie in Cloud Medium, $39.99 @Piperlime.  High Gloss Bow Front Flats in Black, $15.80 @Forever21. Canvas Chain Fold Front Flat in Camel, $22.50 @Charlotte Russe. Madden Girl ‘Micolee’ Snake Platform Pump in Multicolor, $29.94 @DSW. Aldo ‘Fronori’ Tall Round Tow Block Heel Boot in Brown Suede, $41.99 @Aldo.

What textures are you loving this season?  If shoes aren’t your thing (then you shouldn’t be reading this!), perhaps you have a textured bag you wanna share with us?  Keep checking back for more updates & I will get my Darling of the Day posts up & running once again any day now!  Happy Styling!