Posts Tagged ‘boots’

Early Fall Shoe Preview – Major Prints

Aldo print platform shoes womensAs our favorite footwear retailers prepare for early Fall, famed footwear is already abound in high looks and prints that are nothing short of excitement.

While sipping your lemonade, take a little time to peruse our picks of feral designer platforms, dainty ankle boots and reinvented reptile flats.  Fall’s hottest looks are being introduced right now for the upcoming months.  You’ll be just as revved up as we are!

Best part?  These star-quality shoe looks are all available to purchase right now!

Under $100

At the top: Abstract Attitude is yours with these super high, cushioned platforms that are irresistibly wearable.  Pair your colorful pair of Forwood Shoes by Aldo with a calf-skimming dress, denim or even a pencil skirt and blouse — you’ll be fit for a gallery.  $90 at Zappos.

French-Inspired flats are bejeweled to fit in with your most essential neutral blazers and new chunky knits.   The grosgrain ribbon, lizard Parisian Flats by Mia are a light and sexy statement that is also great for maternity wear.  Available at Piperlime.

parisian ballet flats lizard piperlime

Hear Me Roar with a special style of Trini Ankle Boot by Kate Spade.  A friendly mid heel and girlish bow make for a look that’s both classy and fabulous.  $475 at Piperlime.

leopard print ankle boot kate spade



March & April Rain – Weatherproof Gear To Wear Now

For fashionista moms everywhere,  Spring showers refuse to wait until April.  This might put a damper on playground days but opens a great new window for exquisite fashion!  Fashion may not bring out the sun, but these pretty and useful duds look great while keeping your delicate outfits (and skin) dry.  Slip into the latest rain-chic jackets, wraps and the hottest rain boots we’ve seen anywhere — all under $220!

Sometimes, All You Need Is A Wrap This cozy hooded wrap takes the place of that old college sweatshirt — also doubles as a swimsuit cover.  Wear-everywhere Linsey Hooded Wrap by Goddis ($215); pre-order it now at Boutique To You.

Goddis Linsey Reef Hoodie

The New Sweatshirt To "Throw On"

April Is Coming Up Peachy

A breathtaking cotton trench like this is the ultimate in couture rainwear.  Look runway-ready in a coat that flatters your waist  and fits in just about anyplace.  Double Storm Flab Trench Coat in Tangy Peach ($180), available at Topshop.

tangy peach trench coat topshop

Another Pretty Classic From Topshop

Don’t Let Rain Take Your Wedges Don’t ruin your fabric ones, either.  The rubber platforms of black patent Hunter Wedge Rain Boots ($175) are high enough to walk on water.  Available now at Saks.


Hunter Wedge Rain Boots saks

Wedges For A Rainy Day



Hippy Haute With Your Little Ones

Coordinating the latest trends with your child’s wardrobe is a far cry from mother-child outfits of decades past.   Our favorite shopping boutiques make it easy todress your best bohemian chic with the kids — after all, fashion is even more fun when it’s shared!

Give It A Chance – Peace, That Is

For You

Wildfox ponchos and tees have become a cult fave among starlets of all ages, including actress mom Halle Berry and Katy Perry (Alessandra Ambrosio has been seen wearing the Peace Poncho around NYC).   This creamy sleeved poncho is comfy enough to become a grab-and-go favorite with denim or footless tights — layer a slinky sweater underneath to chase the chill.  Peace Poncho by Wildfox Couture White Label $168 at Boutique to You.

For Her

The ultimate in hippie-glam; a trendy dolman-sleeve look with softness of a t-shirt.  Flowers by Zoe Sequin Peace Top, $42.95 at

For Him

Inspirational embroidery and the goodness of pure cotton — all the best for little guys.   The supecute Peace Sign Beanie that won’t itch or squeeze; $9.99 at

Perfect Sweaters

It’s a dress!  It’s a tunic..  it’s your favorite wear-anywhere staple for Winter.   Empire-waist Iceland Air Sweater Dress, $148 at Free People.

Bohemian  Dressing  for Her

A perfectly  colorful knit dress that’s appropriate for dinner.. or that fast-paced birthday party.  College Girl Dress by Deux par Deux, $66 at

Ugg Knits For All

Uggs are long-wearing, cozy..  and  back with funky texture.

For You

The  Cresthaven Boot by Ugg features a small platform for traction; wear it scrunched or tall.   $200 at Ugg Australia.

Slouchy Style for Them Both

She (or he) will revel  in 4 color  combinations of the  toddler’s  sweater-style Tall Striped Knit Cable Boot, $120.  Let your future stylists practice their buttons while they cuff/uncuff the popular Cardy Boot in 3 colors, $120.  Both available at Ugg Australia.

Party Fashion – The “Un-Holiday” Holiday Style

It’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about that time of year– Exciting holiday parties, family gatherings and some frivolous fireplace chat.  ‘Tis the season to beware of the glitzy, overproductive holiday fashions that focus more on showy fabrics and less on body-flattering fits.  These tips for an “un-holiday” wardrobe make it easy to mix glamorous gear with comfort..  and leave the decorations for the tree.

The Leather-Trimmed Skirt

Sequins are glam, but this flouncy black skirt is runway-worthy look you’ll use all Winter long.  Woof Puff Skirt, ADAM by Adam Lippes; $345 at

The Silken Dress

A free-flowing orchid silk is hot enough for hosting–or making an entrance. The accenting belt creates a small-waist look effortlessly.  Draped Silk Barretta Dress by Karen Zambos Couture, $319 at


Fantastic Baubles

For a bustling New Year’s event, leave the diamonds at home. Rhinestone Drop Earrings and Chiffon BowBracelets in Faux Pearl, $5.80/ea at Forever 21

Step Forward

These footwear staples add a unique approach to every ensemble.  Pair a flouncy skirt and blouse with boots or go vamp in platform heels of any color.

Choose a few!  Many colors available in the guilt-free synthetic leather or patent Destime Platform Pumps at Aldo,

A sexy scrunch offers a great effect, while the round toe makes it easier to withstand long-running nights.  McKay Boot by Michael Antonio, $64.95 at