Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Shoes Stars Love

You know how you just get obsessed with a certain style or even a specific pair of shoes, and you want to wear them to and with everything?

Well, you're not alone.

In fact, even celebrities with more money than they could ever spend, and stylists to dress them head to toe often find a look and wear it 'til it's worn out.

For a few months last year, Nicole Richie was obviously having a love affair with black peep-toe pumps, and I can't say as I blame her.

A great alternative to basic black pumps, and if you have a nice pedicure, shoes like these make a sexy but versatile addition to your footwear wardrobe.

Check out all her looks in the Nicole Richie Photo Gallery.


Love The Color

Ugg Boots

I first hear of Ugg Boots here in OZ. Wanna know why they call them Ugg? Short for Ugly Boots, actually. They don't really look ugly but they sort of not fashionable as you just usually don them on winter. They're made of leather but fluffy inside. Some have fluffy fringes. You can buy them in trendy colors if you're the sort that matches her shoes with her clothes.

Well, I don't own a pair of these. Sometimes, I reckon I want to have one but when we're at the shop.. I lost interest in them.

When MCJ and I were at the airport last month, we saw this nice Ugg Boots - look beautiful in plan and dull color and durable as well. It's Merino, what can you expect. While I love to have a pair.. the price just doesn't attracts me. Hehehe. I'm a scrooge! Well, I just dont see the practicality of buying a pair of shoes where you can only wear on winter for a whooping $100 (almost). The sales assistant was really accomodating that I was thinking of buying them but on second though.. hummm. Good thing, I find the boots too long for my legs that they hurt my ankles when I tried them on. The ever-friendly assistant took out a different style - shorter one, but they all don't fit me. Thanks goodness! We end up not buying any.

The sales assistant completed the open-toed pump that I was wearing though and asked where did I bought them. Pinas! Where else? :) She said, I could find the size and style that I want back home... but then, we don't have winter!

Well, I end up buying a canvass shoes in Manila and I'll make do with the uber fluffy slippers that I've got for winter.

Monday, 18 June 2007

Two Striped Pumps from One Naughty Monkey

Shoes For Long Skirts

While there's no doubt that short skirts are sexy, long skirts can be sexy and so much more: romantic, polished, classic, laid-back, or even powerful. But whatever look you're trying to pull together, pairing the wrong shoes with a long skirt can blow the whole effect.

Fortunately, the shoe rules for long skirts are much simpler than you might think. In fact, it's really just a balancing act.

Longer skirts and dresses cover the majority of your body. To create a look that is flowing rather than broken or unbalanced, your footwear will need to accomplish one of the following three things:
Visually become a part of the skirt.
Think of tall boots that are covered by the hemline of the skirt

Add length or height beneath the hemline of the skirt, so that the skirt will seem shorter, or your legs will seem longer.
High heels that show a lot of skin work well for this.

Work with the lines of the skirt to create a look that is balanced.
For example, a chunky wedge heel will work with a fuller skirt, but might be too clunky for a long fitted skirt.

For a closer look at which shoe styles will work best with long skirts and dresses, check out the rest of the photo gallery.
Wedge Shoes
Thong Sandals
Strappy Sandals
Platform Shoes
High Heels
Flat Sandals
Dress Boots
Tall Boots

See Also:
The Best Shoes for Short Skirts
The Best Shoes for Cropped Pants
What to Wear with Wedges
What to Wear with Ballet Flats
Women's Sandals: How to Wear the Latest Styles


Sunday, 3 June 2007

Men's Shoes

MCJ can't wear slip ons as he would have blisters for just a 10-minute walk. The shoes would just keep on rubbing his heels and irritate the skin. Wearing socks doesn't help either. His feet are just simply fussy! So most of the time, he would rather wear thongs/flipflops than close shoes. I sympathise him though so I don't object if he wears them.

Seen these beautiful shoes and chose below for MCJ. I'm not going to buy them, YET! But I am planning to buy him a pair.

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Go Bloggerwave

I became a member in Bloggerwave two weeks ago, registered my blog which the approval didn't take that long, made my first post and then the second, third and fourth, and today, I get paid! Yooohooooo! I was surprised and at the same time thrilled when I opened my email this morning and read the message from Bloggerwave confirming the payment they made to my Paypal account. I wasn't really expecting the payment to be that soon! One of the surprises this week that I've got!

Becoming a member in Bloggerwave was so easy, registering your blog and have it approved didn't take much time, getting your posts approve is just like a walk in the park... and payment comes in too quickly! How cool is that? I highly recommend Bloggerwave to those bloggers who wants to get paid.

Monday, 28 May 2007

Would You Buy A Pair of These?

These really are weird shoes I've ever seen but I don't mind owning them if I have the buying-power and the guts to wear them.

But I'd say, some are really nice and colorful.. but some are... hummm!

These must be collector's items!

How would you like to own a pair of these?

Multi-Colored Wedges
Pure Chocolate "Shanksalot"

Type Z Shoes

Chunky Multi-Print Heels

United Nude Pumps with Unusual Heels

Sugar Shoes
"Betsy Bootz" Sneaker Boots

Pure Chocolat Shoes
"Fergie" Pink and Purple Platform Shoes

John Fluevog Shoes
"Puddin'" Open-Toed Oxfords

Pan E Tulipani Shoes

"3808" Multi-Colored Wedges

Donald J. Pliner Shoes
Sport-i-que "Honey"

Mirrored Shoes
Extreme Heeled Platforms from Emilio Pucci

Kinky Boots

Lots of Straps and Little Else Make Up These Strappy Boots

Sunday, 27 May 2007

New Slippers

I'd wish to have a fluffy and comfy flippers for winter.. and MCJ bought me a pair like these in black. I looove them but still not wearing them. I'm afraid to tear them down. Hehehe. No, I still have a comfy slippers that will do this winter.

"Bitten" Line to Include Shoes

Sarah Jessica Parker's Bitten Line will now include shoes.

Bitten is SJP's clothing line which is the kind of supercheap and supercute stuff. It carries clothes that are affordable.. everything in her collection is just under $20!

As Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker helped make Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo household names. So it's especially fitting that her new "Bitten" line will include footwear, as well as casual apparel and other accessories.

Set to launch on June 7, 2007, the line will be available exclusively at Steve and Barry's -- the same chain that recently launched Stephon Marbury's popular and affordable Starbury line of products.

And with incredibly cute designs all priced at under $20, the anticipation for "Bitten" is already building. Huge preview posters are hanging in the stores with tag-lines such as “Shoes should speak volumes at a price that whispers," and "Fashion is not a luxury."

For a preview of SJP's line and information about live appearances, or to find a Steve and Barry's near you, be sure to check out the following links.


Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Tips in Buying Shoes

For those who loves shoes, here's another handy tip for you.

If the shoe doesn't fit, don't buy it. It won't stretch enough to be comfortable and goodness knows, your feet will never shrink. Make sure you follow these guidelines:

There should be about 1/2" between the tip of your biggest toe and the end of the shoe.

Stand up when being fitted because feet are longer when you're standing.

Buy shoes at the end of the day when feet are largest.

Measure both of your feet - they may not be the same size.

I have problem in buying shoes. I have an odd size and shape feet. They're long and slim and the shoes that I always found were either fit the width of my feet but are too short or fit the length but is too narrow for the width. Now, tell me where can I find the right shoes for me other than to have them customized? But, I don't own a customize shoes yet.

And what do I get from this dilemna? Calusses in almost all of my toes. Thanks goodness, I am not really wearing leather shoes that often these days that those pronounced buttons on my toes have lighten and are not so visible.

My Pick for the Day

It is getting colder in my side of the world and a slipper like these would be great to warm my cold feet!

I love, love the color and style...

Do you think, I can get these from one of the shops here? Tonight?

Product Description
Surround and cushion your feet with these soft foam and specialized soles formed just for you. These terry ballerina style slippers are cotton with rich terry with lycra for a form fit and a rubber outsole. Small 5 - 6, Medium 6½ - 7½, Large 8 - 9, X-Large 9½ - 10½.

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

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Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Shoes to Wear with Short Skirts

I don't really wear short skirts as I have nothing much to show off. :D But if ever I will, I have this tip handy on what shoes will complement it. Read on...

The Best Shoes for Short and Mini Skirts
The whole point to wearing a mini skirt is to show off your legs. But the wrong footwear choice can actually call attention to things you'd rather not emphasize. Below are a few of the best choices in shoes to wear with short skirts, as well as a few styles to avoid.

Flip-Flops: If you're going super casual, flip flops or other flat sandals are a great look. If the skirt is simple, such as a denim mini, you can really perk up the look with a sandal that has beading, sequins or metallic detailing.

Sneakers: It's definitely a casual look, but sneakers can work well with a short skirt, like a denim mini. Avoid puffy, cross-trainers, and stick with a streamlined classic. Keds would have a cute, somewhat preppy look, while Converse would add an edgy/urban twist.

Wedge Sandals: Mini skirts are all about the legs, and there are few things on earth that emphasize one's legs more than a pair of wedge sandals. More...

Monday, 14 May 2007

Pick and Match

Before I discover the shoe-mania in me, I always buy neutral colored shoes to be always on the safe side when matching it with my hand bag and clothes. Then came the rushing of a shoe person which nudge me to buy shoes of variant colors with matching handbags and to be frank, to spend a hard earned money for luxury like these is sometimes emotional-tearing. What's more pocket-wrenching is you have to make sure that you have clothes of the same shade or better yet, buy them together with the shoes. What a dear hobby, I would say.

This tip is very helpful for dressing up.

Q. Which Shoes Should I Wear for Special Occasions?
A. Shoes should be at least the same color intensity or darker than the dress (not lighter) as a general rule (there are always exceptions) Go for a little shine for a special look, including beads or glitter or just a metallic gold, bronze or silver leather. Sandals, slingbacks and open-toed pumps are perfect for special occasions because they jazz up most dresses and look so feminine. You don't need stilettos, but women look best with a little bit of height added (at least an inch of heel).


Saturday, 12 May 2007

Top 6 Sandals to Own

I'll try to own these six variants. :D

Wedges, metallics, color and flats make news this season. In general, flatter heels (1 1/2" and less) look best with shorts, minis and ankle-grazing skirts; wedges and stilletos pair nicely with knee-length skirts and pants. And don't forget a perfect pedicure!

  1. Metallic Sandals - Great with white, the metallic sandal adds a bit of gleam to day or evening footwear for warm weather.
  2. Wedge Sandals - Get some height this season with a heel of cork, rope or rubber.
  3. Bright Patent Sandals - Grab attention with shiny red sandals or eye-popping yellows. The bolder, the better!
  4. Print Sandals - Add some funk to your casual wear with animal, lizard and floral prints.
  5. Flower Sandals - Show your feminine side with pretty petals on your feet. In brights, naturals or pastels, the flower-embellished sandals is the perfect partner for skirts.
  6. Jack Roger's Sandal - The preppiest sandal around! Get your Navajo slide in pink and green, metallic, black and white: you pick the combo.


Monday, 7 May 2007

Zinc Women's Brenna Flat

Amazon.com Product Description

Romance is in the air so be ready to fall in love with the Brenna flat from Zinc. This enchanting flat has a canvas upper with distressed leather embellished accents, a capped snub toe, smooth dress outsole, and a cushioned insole for long wearing comfort. The Brenna is a perfect way to top off your casual jeans and t-shirt look.

Friday, 4 May 2007

Kate Spade Beau Loafers

Looks comfy..

Springtime Fetish Sandals SA-lm-gg

I love the color but I can't wear shoes this high. Yeah, I know.. it will enhance my height but what the heck... I'll be flat out tired in five steps. :D

Very high fetish stiletto sandals, in green, made in Italy.

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Nine West Iorio

Fun and unique round toe, ankle-wrap flats with thin criss-cross straps.

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Original Dr. Scholl's Women's Twist Slide

Product Description

Original Dr. Scholl's puts a new twist in sandals with these fresh new variations on their classic Exercise Sandal. Shiny patent or print fabric upper in a slide sandal style, with stitching accents and signature adjustable slide buckle. Cushioned lining, cushioned comfort footbed. Shock absorbing closed-cell foam footbed is soft, pliable and super lightweight. Traction patterned outsole, 3/4 inch midsole, 1 inch heel.

Pazzo Women's Meridian Mule

Amazon.com Product Description

You'll have a perfect on and off relationship with the Meridian dress mule from Pazzo. This beautiful baroque inspired mule has a leather and textile upper, a pretty pointed toe, a cushioned insole, a low stacked heel, and a lightly textured outsole for additional traction. The Meridian is a faultless accessory to suits, trousers, skirts, and dresses.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Cleo is a Slide Comfort Sandal by Crocs

Product Description

The Cleo is a Slide Comfort Sandal by Crocs. The Cleo is available in the Colors Turq Seafoam, Pearl Celery, Chocolate Pink and Black Lavendar. This Crocs Slide is available in sizes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Womens modern slide design with Crocs comfort. Most customers say this style fits "true to size"however if you take a half size you may want to go up a size, for instance if you usually wear a 71/2 you may want to purchase an 8. Slender footbed profile designed specially for womens feet. Strap pivots for customized fit and comfort for all day wear. Slender footbed profile designed specially for womens feet. Strap pivots for customized fit and comfort for all day wear.

Kenneth Cole Women's Wood Time Slide

Amazon.com Product Description

The Wood Time slide from Kenneth Cole New York has a sweet, sexy, and breezy style. This sleek slide has a reptile embossed band with gold rivet details, the lightweight wooden sole curves with your foot for the all day comfort you deserve, and the rubber outsole gives your sure footing with every step. The Wood Time can be dressed up or down allowing you many wardrobe options.

Women's Hush Puppies Florence

Product Description

A feminine ballerina slipper is lined for warmth and comfort.

Mootsie Tootsie. Women's Marker.

Product Description

Mark your territory in Stylin’ City with the Marker dress sandal by Mootsies Tootsies. The straps crisscross nicely up and down, and will help you sparkle the night away. Whether it’s prom, graduation or a wedding, you’re gonna make your mark.

The 10 Sexiest Italian Shoes

I always saw shoe shops that specialize on Italian shoes. Made me wonder what's with them? I search and found it out. Read on to find out for yourself.

Some women dream about Brad Pitt. I dream about shoes. Beautiful shoes. Sexy shoes. Gorgeous Italian-made shoes. I love Italian shoes. They are sexy, sophisticated and stunning. Don't take my word for it; check out these pictures and descriptions of some hot and sexy Italian shoes brought to you from all over the web.


Sunday, 22 April 2007

Miu Miu Women's Pump

Miu Miu Women's Leather Peep Toe Flat

I love the color of this one!

Flats by Miu Miu

Chinese Laundry Women's Kasey

Product Description

Make beautiful strappy sandals your platform with this dress sandal from Chinese Laundry. Smooth leather upper in a dress slingback slide sandal style with rounded toe, strappy crisscrossing straps with open sides, quarter straps and stitiching accents. Sling strap with adjustable metallic buckle and elastic panel. Smooth lining, cushioned footbed with scalloped heel pad. 3/4 inch leather covered midsole rises to 4 inch semi-detached wedge heel. Smooth dress sole.

AK Anne Klein Women's Demos D'orsay Pump

Amazon.com Product Description

For a look of pure modesty with a sexy flair go with the perfect look of the Demos d'Orsay pump from AK Anne Klein. This high class pump has a fine patent leather upper with contrasting trimmed edges, an enchanting peep toe with a lovely grosgrain ribbon and bow detail on the vamp, and a beautiful covered heel. It also features soft leather linings, a fully cushioned insole, and a smooth dress outsole. Love the look of the Demos paired with a sassy pencil skirt and cashmere cardigan.

Friday, 20 April 2007

Women's Tommy Bahama Ambrosia

Product Description

Textile one-band espadrille sandal has a cute ankle strap with a woven upper. It has a jute footbed and mid-height natural jute heeled wedge.

Not Rated Women's Emma Wedge Espadrille Sandal

Amazon.com Product Description

Take a personal stand against the humdrum in these fashion-forward espadrilles. Featuring a pretty floral lining, peek-a-boo toe, and flattering T-strap design, the Emma wedge pairs beautifully with skirts, pants, or shorts. This sandal’s wedge heel gives the perfect amount of lift, while the adjustable ankle buckle assures a near-custom fit. The sturdy, but lightweight rubber outsole means you can wear these shoes just as often as you like.

Circa Joan & David Women's Doree Slingback

Amazon.com Product Description

Look amazing from head to toe wearing the Doree slingback pump from Circa Joan & David. This sophisticated pump has a smooth leather upper with tonal stitching, heel sling with an adjustable buckle and an elastic panel for additional flexibility, a pointed toe, a double layered leather vamp with an eyelet and bow detail, a cushioned insole, stacked heel, and a textured outsole for sure footing. The Doree is a great accessory to your business wardrobe.

Naturalizer Women's Perth Slingback

Product Description

These wedge heeled slingback sandals from Naturalizer have style and comfort sure to make them a crossover success for warm weather looks. Smooth leather upper in a crisscrossing strappy slide style, with an open toe, open side panels, and woven strap detail. Heel sling strap with an adjustable metal buckle and elastic panel. Smooth lining, cushioned comfort footbed. Flexible traction patterned outsole, stacked style 2 inch wedge heel.

Enzo Women's Bianna Flat

Amazon.com Product Description

Make new memories while wearing the lovely look of the Bianna flat from Enzo Angiolini. It features a textile and genuine leather woven upper set off with a metallic gold trimmed collar, keyhole, and bow. Additionally, the Bianna has a perfect round toe, small covered kitten heel, and a cushioned insole for premium comfort. Pair it with skinny jeans and a gold flaked blouse for a look that is up on this season's new metallic trends.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Nine West Women's Accolia Sandal

Product Description -From the Manufacturer

Nine West offers a quick edit of the runways -- pinpointing the must have looks of the season, and translating what is fun, hip, and of the moment. It is trend-right footwear that you will reach for in your closet again and again. Nine West is sure to be your trusted resource for everyday chic style.

Splash Section11 Pumps 7.5 Beg Canvas

Product Description

Uniquely you! These fashionable pumps feature a fringed design accented with metal studs. A large gemstone adorned buckle ornament is a nice touch.


Betsey Johnson Women's Almond Ballerina

Product Description

Betsey Johnson offers up a real treat with this sweet casual flat. Matte woven leather upper in a casual slip on ballet flat style, with a round toe, subdued stitching accents, braided leather collar, smooth leather heel overlay and printed silk ribbon that weaves around collar and creates a decorative front bow tie. Smooth leather lining, cushioned insole with printed leather heel pad. Lightweight midsole. Rose print smooth leather outsole, stacked 1/2 inch flat heel.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Ugg Boots for Cold Days

Bearpaw Womens Suede & Shearling 10" Boots - Style 410 Eva

Saturday, 14 April 2007

adidas Originals Women's adiSTAR 80 Shoe

Athletic and Outdoor

Product Features

Inspired by the first women's-specific adidas track shoe to feature interchangable spikes.
Outsole designed for street usage.

Sunday, 25 March 2007

Nine West Women's Sabyne Two Piece Pump

Amazon.com Product Description
Don't just window shop; make your dreams come true with the Sabyne kitten heel pump from Nine West. This fun and flirty pump has a snakeskin embossed leather or satin upper, a sweet peek-a-boo toe, a cushioned insole, and an ultra-feminine thin ankle strap with an adjustable buckle and hidden elastic panel for additional flexibility and a perfect fit. The Sabyne looks amazing with dresses or jeans, and everything in between, so get creative and dress it up or down for day or night.

Monday, 5 March 2007

Do You know Your Shoes

I am a shoes person and I am sure most women are. My Husband call me the next Imelda Marcos. But my knowledge about shoe kinds are just very limited to what are commonly known as closed shoes and sandals. Now, no more! Thanks to BeautyDen article about shoes.

Women certainly love their shoes.
Are you like Carrie Bradshaw, the sassy fashionista character played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the HBO hit series Sex and the City, who has some $40,000.00 invested in a closet full of shoes but has yet to wear all of them? Do you know your shoes?

If you do know your shoes, then well and good for you. You can go ahead and skip the rest of this article.

But if you do not have even the smallest of ideas as to what kinds of shoes there are around, then perhaps it may interest you to skim through the rest of this piece.

So, do you know your shoes?

Ankle strap shoes. Ankle strap shoes are shoes that have buckled or elastic straps that are fastened around the ankle. They can either be sandals or pumps. However, ankle strap shoes where the strap is a ribbon or string that is wrapped many times around the ankle and are tied are more often called ankle wrap shoes.

Ballerina flats. Ballerina flats are footwear that have flat heels and closed toes. Aside from these, ballerina flats often show most of the top of the wearer’s foot and are also styled like slippers.

Clogs. Clogs have thick platform heels, traditionally made of wood but can now be made from other materials. They also have closed toes and open backs.

d'Orsay pump. A d’Orsay pump is a type of shoe where the sides are cut away to reveal the arch of the foot.

Espadrilles. Espadrilles are slip-ons made of woven fabric and with a flexible sole. The fabric making up the shoe is usually canvas.

Kitten heel shoes. Kitten heel shoes are pumps with thin and low heels set. These heels are set in from the back of the shoes and often emphasize the feminine shape of the heel.

Mary Jane shoes. Mary Jane shoes are shoes that have straps over the top of the foot. These shoes can either have just one strap or more than one. Mary Janes also come in different heights.

Mules. A shoe is a mule if the back is open and the toes are closed. But unlike clogs, the heel of a mule can either be chunky or slender, regardless of height.

Platform shoes. A platform shoe has a thick sole at the front. The heels can either be wedged, thick and chunky, or even stilettos.

Slide shoe. A slide shoe is a slip on shoe that has either a single strap or a set of straps across the top, but with both the toe and the back open. A slide shoe can come in flats or can also have a heel of any type or height.

Sling-back shoes. If a shoe has a strap at the back instead of having a full, closed back, it is a sling-back shoe. A sling-back shoe can either have an open toe or a closed toe.

Stiletto shoes. Stiletto shoes have slender, high and pointed heels. They are also called spikes.

Wedge. Wedge shoes are those that have triangular heels that run from the back of the shoe to the middle or even the front, creating a wedge shape. Wedge shoes come in different heights.

Isn't it interesting? My vocabulary in the shoes department has expand. :D