Slip On Sneaks

Legit doing a splurge vs. steal post right now because I’m legit obsessed with these slip-on sneakers I found last week at Piperlime.

I lust over clothing, shoes, handbags, furniture, gadgets, EVERYTHING, etc. that are way out of my price range like it’s my job. Not even like it’s my job – more like it’s my career. It’s a problem…whatever. These Saint Laurent Classic Skate Slip-On Sneakers caught my eye and I’d been lusting… and usually when I think about something for too long I bite the bullet and buy them.unnamed-3

Until….. I stopped in to Piperlime in Soho early last week. A rad salesperson was helping me around the store right before they were closing and showed me these Saint Laurent slip-on twinsies!

Report Signature Aspin Slip On’s. They’re on point. Report Signature is actually an extremely surprising brand – they’re always doing some really legit shoe that’s on-trend and SUPER comfortable at an amazingly appetizing price point. Like $495 versus $49?! HELLOoOoOoo?!?! Major score.

Fit is true to size, comfort is perfect and they look like Saint Laurent – what else could you possibly want?  I cannot urge you enough to wear these with a professional dress or something super dressy! And dress it down with these amazing slip ons. Trust – it works every time. Gives you the professional girl vibe with serious street cred.

The 2014 Spring Shoe Pledge

The 2014 Spring Shoe Pledge

Received an email this morning from a chic boutique “SHU Salon” in Charlotte, NC. The retail shop offers ladies shoes, handbags and accessories, they’re launching men’s shoes this Spring. This pledge rocks and when I originally read it, I knew it was a shoe etiquette must-share.

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“I’ve been sharing this pledge for over a decade…It’s so true…so relevant…so honest… 🙂
Remove your right shoe, grab your big toe and repeat after me…
  • I PROMISE to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. The sides and tops of my feet will not protrude out between the straps. This type of protrusion has been and always will be referred to as “bread-a-rising.” Keep bread only in the oven.shoesarecarbfree
  • I WILL go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe. I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow. I promise not to tape my toenail onto my toe if it should fall off either. If my nails are dead, I promise to partner with my doctor to de-fungus-among-us.
  • I WILL shave the hairs off my big toe. If they are long enough to braid, they are too long! Don’t embrace your “butchness” or becoming one with Mother Earth.
  • I WILL NOT wear Crocs! Yes, I believe they are unbelievably comfortable, but I will only wear them if I am under 22 years old. Besides, we all know that Crocs and escalators do not mesh well together.  Plus, the idea of washing your shoes while you shower is JUST NOT that sexy!crocs bc
  • I WILL NOT wear suntan pantyhose with open toe or sandals even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother or sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there. Super glue is not an option, either. Not even if you are Raquel Welch!
  • If a strap breaks, I WON’T duct-tape, staple, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it. Shoe repair must be on speed dial. ***(I have unashamedly walked 5 city NYC blocks with one foot barefoot to purchase a new pair of thongs because somebody gave me a flat tire. And passed about 4 shoe stores because I wanted a specific pair. BAD, but worth it).***
  • I WILL NOT wear toe rings.  Hello, the eighties are calling and they want their toe rings back. And for the good of mankind, I will make a sizable donation to my charity of choice for every toe ring I currently wear. Trust us, you should pay-it-forward for all of us.  But most importantly, this little piggie wants to go home! Unleash it!
  • I WILL NOT say words like corns, hammertoes or bunions.  I understand these are not sexy words and will not get me a date or a phone call. These are words that should remain unspoken at all times just like gas, acid reflux and diarrhea.  We all know it happens, but never should be the dinner table conversation.shoesspeaklouder
  • I PROMISE if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them. Scraping your feet on the floor is not going to grab a significant other and may scratch the hardwoods.
  • I PROMISE to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear…nothing is worse than dirty white sandals. WHITE is in, just not dirty white. Replace those containing millions of miles with new ones.footwear-reminders-ecard-someecards
  • I WILL NOT wear Dansko with shorts or dresses no matter how comfortable and heavenly they feel. They should be only be worn in operating rooms or hospitals by those in the medical field. I will realize that if I do want to wear Dansko’s that I will just strap a shoe box on each foot and walk away the day!
  • I PROMISE never to say “I can’t wear that heel height at my age!” If I feel moved to say that, I will gladly say, I can’t wear that heel height for fear of death while wearing the shoes! I promise not to make my age the reason…Just say, I don’t like to look down at my peers.
  • I PROMISE to be able to walk properly in any heel height that I wear.  A baby calf walking isn’t sexy like a lady who keeps falling off of her heels. NOW, we love a great nose bleed heel. But, only wear them if you can balance from “Point A” to “Point B” and back.  If not, I will commit to Dan The Shoe Man’s High Heel Walking Class in April. (ALSO AMAZING!).
Pass this to all of your friends…
we must stick together …
Together, we can save the world and ourselves one sole at a time!
Thanks, Dan. Love the mantra.

d’Orsay Flats

d'Orsay Flats

Adore. Chic. Perfect. Flats. The d’Orsay is a shoe style where the vamp of the shoe is cut away very close to the toe box, and the sides are cut away revealing the arch of the foot. These are often times made as pumps but as flats are just as versatile and give a “borrowed from the boys” look. Just picked up the Chinese Laundry “Easy Does It” d’Orsay flats which you can see after the jump. Many other majeee styles that are favorites are shown in the photo collage – personal favorites Manolo & Joie.

when life gives you lemons, LOUBOUTIN. DUH.

After dealing with a quite eventful week – I’m using the word “eventful” because the adjectives I would really like to use would take up this entire post.

Lesson Learned: Start telling people exactly what you I want and what you I expect, instead of expecting people to know what I want, need and deserve. People are dumber than they’re given credit.

There is nothing on this world that I value more than honestly & loyalty. Biggest things. Ever. Anyone who is a very close friend of mine knows that I am very strong minded in this subject sense. AKA – DON’T FUCK WITH ME BRO! Honesty is the best policy for me – sounds cliche but it’s so TRUE. During times when people that shouldn’t be in your life at all but somehow slipped through the cracks and are there, act disloyal or dishonest or hysterically slutty, is when you begin to sit back.

You laugh, a lot. You sometimes cry, a little. You mostly die on the inside. You don’t eat, you try to vomit unsuccessfully, you eat Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked, or if you’re me, you eat So Delicious Mint Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream. Yum, NOT!

You find your Soul. – AKA go to SoulCycle & sweat it out on a bike. That shit relieves every sense of tension known to man. You don’t get mad because you don’t deserve to be mad. Being mad creates wrinkles & frown lines which are nowhere near as chic as smile lines. You don’t get sad because although sadness is completely normal, you should be relieved. You should be happy. Because you just overturned your life and you’re airing out. You let go of the stinky shit. You hold on to what makes you happy. You let yourself do whatever you want. And get whatever you want.

Enter 2 GORGEOUS pairs of Christian Louboutin’s. Live was giving you lemons – you open up your Christmas presents. And you smile. And you keep smiling. And you laugh. And your fears leave you. And the pit in your stomach resolves itself. And you come to the realization that you’re 25 years old. And you’re doing it. And you’re making it. And that’s a lot more than most of the people you’re comparing yourself to have to say. And you shouldn’t compare. You should just live. And nobody cares. Until somebody does. That’s your real friend. Enjoy those people. They rule.

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The last time my relationship malfunctioned, I bought a Gucci bag. And the time before that, Chanel sunglasses. My wardrobe thanks the haters & heart breakers. 🙂

chanel vs hm

Not that I don’t like h&m. I do – I really do – but that’s the problem. I should not, figuratively speaking.

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and proceed along.

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and continue to proceed along. with Moet & Chandon.

xo