The Perfect Wedding Shoes…

It's hard enough to find the perfect shoes for your wedding. You know... the biggest day of your life? But could you imagine trying to design them!? It sounds (and is!) amazing and fun, but it's also super intimidating. You know me as The Shoe Girl, my friends and family know me as a shoe obsessed girl, so the first thing people ask me isn't "what does your dress look like?" it's "OMG what SHOES are you going to wear!?" Sure, I could just buy a super fabulous pair but that would be too easy. Plus I feel like since I have the ability to […] Read More

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I’m Loving…

So I'm totally obsessed with Fendi's Resort collection. Jon and I were shopping this past weekend and I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw their window on Rodeo. I love polka dots, along with anything super girly and cute - but I don't love the price tag of Fendi's ready to wear. So don't mind me while I show you a little roundup of cute polka dot finds I curated for you (thats fancy blogger talk for put together). Yay!   1. Dotted Top with Contrast Cuff - Zara 2. Polka Dot A-Line Skirt - Red Valentino 3. Large Polka Dot Patterend Tights […] Read More

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Seeing WWDMAGIC In A Whole New Light

 So I've been in the shoe business for... well, ever really- and have attended TONS of shoe shows/ trade shows. I'm usually, however, on the vendor side. That's industry speak for 'I'm with the people slinging the product' (in my case, the shoes). This trip though, I was hired by WWD's Footwear News Magazine to go to the show and blog about my experience and about what I saw happening in and around the FN Platform show.HOW FUN! When you're on the selling side you're working like a dog. You're meeting customer after customer selling them shoes, convincing them that your line is better then the […] Read More

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Blog Revamp!

I'm working on revamping the blog and hope to have a new look and more frequent posts soon!!! In the meantime, check out the AMAZING sale over at Kurt Geiger. Not familiar with the brand? You should be! They're one of the UK's biggest shoe retailers and they recently opened a beautiful store in South Coast Plaza. So exciting!! Check them out in person or on line... You've been a good girl. Get the shoes! ;) See you soon! XOXO   […] Read More

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Obsessed: Prada Fall 2012

Prada's Fall collection is on the top of my lust list. The daisy embellished chunky mary jane platform in oxblood is my absolute favorite, but all of these are pretty groovy if you ask me...  […] Read More

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