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Daily Obsession for May 9, 2011

Today I am totally obsessed with these Natalia Skimmer ballet flats by French Sole fs/ny. Not only are they made out of the softest buttery leather, they also come in every cute pastel color you can think of. They are absolutely perfect for the Spring and Summer months ahead. You can find them here at shopbop.com. The label French Sole  fs/ny, is a part of Shopbop’s newest ONE by collection. Developed as a curated collection of exceptional pieces, ONE by is home to standout items that represent the top of their categories—the very best shoes, clothing, and accessories. I think these darling pastel shoes are certainly exceptional, don’t you? You truly can’t go wrong with a simple classic ballet flat. I don’t even know which color I would choose, they are all so gorgeous!

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To Tie-dye For

I can’t get enough of Spring and Summer fashion, especially the bright and the colorful. That’s why I simply die for these Bougainvillea Tassel sandals in tie-dyed tropical flower hues! They are made of soft and supple leather and the slight wedge gives them an extra oomph. I can picture myself wearing them with a flowy maxi dress or a bohemian top and cut-off shorts. You can find them here at anthropologie.com if you love them too. I think they are certainly to tie-dye for! 

Daily Obsession for April 26, 2011

Today’s Daily Obsession is Alejandro Ingelmo for Chris Benz’s  floral wedge pumps. Chris Benz is a hot up-and-coming designer who presented his first ready-to-wear designs to the fashion world in the 2007 New York  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. His designs are colorful with a chic edge, that I simply die for! You can find select items from his collection at websites like shopbop.com. Watch out for Chris Benz, his collections are definitely hot hot hot!

For more information about this designer see http://www.chris-benz.com/.

One for One, One for All

Happy Earth Day everyone! Today is a great day to remind ourselves how important it is to do our part in helping protect and preserve our planet’s precious resources. In honor of Earth Day, I would like to spotlight one of my favorite environmentally friendly designers, TOMS Shoes. If you haven’t heard of TOMS Shoes, you are in for a treat! TOMS not only makes comfy and stylish shoes, they are a company with a mission. I took this excerpt from their website which best describes their movement: 

“In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.”

Not only do they match a pair bought for a pair donated, TOMS also makes a selection of “vegan” shoes, which are completely environmentally friendly and organic. I personally own 4 pairs of TOMS because I love how cute and comfortable they are, and I also love knowing that because I bought them, 4 kids somewhere in the world that were without will get a pair of new shoes just like me. I mean, talk about a win-win situation! The One-for-One movement is about making everyday choices to improve the lives of children throughout the world. We should all take today to consider how we can each do our part to help and implement those thoughts everyday of the year.

Visit tomsshoes.com for more information.

I wore my sparkly TOMS today in honor of Earth Day.

 

Work It

Just because you are at your 9-to-5, doesn’t mean you should leave your fashion sense at the door. I like to indulge in something called “Little Luxuries”, small things that make you smile and put a little sweetness in your day. Wherever I am, even if it’s at my desk, I like to personalize my surroundings and give them a touch of style. Why? I spend 1/3 of my day at the office, so making it personalized is important. One day as I was shopping for office supplies (which I love to do), I happened to stumble upon these chic little desk accessories. A black stiletto heel tape dispenser and a handbag post-it holder. Fabulous right?! So, everyday when I’m doing spreadsheets and sending e-mails, I have a little bit a luxury to brighten my day.

Stiletto Tape Dispenser, OfficeMax $11.99

 

Purse Post-it, OfficeMax $11.99

The Sky is the Limit

Christian Louboutin, Daffodil

This weekend I went shopping at Sak’s in search of some new extra special heels. While busy deciding between the purple or black patent YSL Tribute sandals, lo and behold, Lady Gaga’s personal assistant came in to pick up a pair of Louboutins purchased by the Mother Monster herself. Obviously I was curious as to which pair she had picked, and of course had to try them on myself. I took a look at the table of gorgeous red-soled heels and I took a guess… It just had to be the silver python platform pumps with the 6 1/2″ inch heel. Of course I guessed right, and promptly asked the sales associate for my size. Oh. Em. Gee. They were ridiculously fabulous and absurdly high. I wondered to myself if I could actually walk like I could handle these babies in a real-life setting without breaking an ankle. Don’t get me wrong I love a high heel, but is there a limit to how high we can or should go? Tell me, when wearing heels, is the sky the limit?

Here are the shoes she bought.

Put a Cork in It

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, which means designers are already releasing their Spring/Summer and Resort collections. What I am loving right now are Christian Louboutin’s Patent & Cork Platform Sandals. Even though these sandals look like they defy gravity, they are surprisingly light and comfortable because they are mostly made of cork. Trust me, I picked up a pair while at Saks’ and you’d be shocked! They come in black, nude, and a fun hot pink color shown at right. How gorg would they be with a cute summer maxi dress or a flowy tank and jean shorts? As far as I can tell they are selling out in stores everywhere, so if you can get your hands on a pair, you definitely won’t be sorry. Cork wedges are a hot trend this season, so expect to see similar styles in your favorite stores.