Friday funday!

Happy Friday, my friends! I hope you all are up to somethin' fun this weekend--I know I'm ready (and quite overdue) to kick off my heels and relax! And bonus points for it being Memorial Day weekend = an extra day off, holluh! Well, in honor of a fun weekend ahead, I wanted to share this awesome lil' clipping that my dad-in-law sent my way. Yep, I've officially conditioned all of the men in my life to think of me when they see something that's high-heel related (how the heck does he know about Manolos anyway?!). Enjoy this & enjoy your sunny long weekend, ladies!

holly in heels


OC Fashion Week

If you couldn't tell by my uber-tardy blog posting, I had some fuuuuun this weekend! That's right, if you're an avid Holly in Heels reader, you'll know that you could find me in downtown Santa Ana over this past weekend, exploring the fashion and braving the fun at OC Fashion Week. I wanted to share my journeys from the 2nd row of the OC BORN fashion show with ya'll. Woot! And a big shout out to my awesome hubs (aka Superman) for snapping all of these fab photos on my brand new Nikon D5000! So here's the latest Fall/Winter lines from the sunny California fashion scene, which I love, love, love...

Oh yes, you better believe I sported my Poetic License heels once again! How could I resist (sneak peek at my goodie bag too)?!

Proudly grabbed a Locale Magazine while I was there (the mag I write for).

And my amazing husband, making his oh-so handsome red carpet appearance!

Spotted: cute shoes by all OC Fashion Week guests!

...even got some man-loafers to make an appearance (these are not my husband's shoes, for the record!).

Lovely knits + textures from MATTEBLACK.

Menswear collection by dual society making its way on the catwalk (cue 'I'm too sexy' to play in my head...)

Lover of all-things-black, Adolfo Sanchez, brought some beautiful threads onto the scene!

i.CTZN pretty much sealed the deal for me--loved how they dressed up the heels and brought attention to the footwear!

And check out the cute cute designers of this label! Adore those heels, ladies.

The final lovely pair to grace the runway was sponsor Code 4 Media Group rep & OC Fashion Association's gorgeous President and founder, Julia Tudor.

That's all she wrote! Maaaan, the random life of a shoe blogger, I'm tellin' ya! Not bad for a regular Saturday night, huh? Do you have a runway fave from OC Fashion Week?

holly in heels


Weekend fashion.

I love where I live. Have I ever mentioned that? Ok ok ok, so Southern California is full of its downsides: traffic, overpopulation, high housing prices, over-botoxed girls, and too much stucco. But I'll be the first to admit that there's never a dull moment, never a lack of fun + beauty where I live. And this weekend is no different--the Orange County Fashion Association is puttin' on their high heels and spreading the fashion love all around the county with OC Fashion Week at the Artists Village in Santa Ana! All of the local stars and celebs will be out and about, and yours truly is beyond honored to be invited to cover the event, front row! Woohoo, holluh!

I'm especially excited to cover Saturday's OC Born Fall '11/Winter '12 fashion show--featuring locally-grown Adolfo Sanchez, 'retro-futuristic' brand Dual Society, contemporary California brand MATTEBLACK, and high-fashion iCTZN. All of these peeps will be struttin' their stuff on the runway, and I'll be tweeting away & eye'ing their style.

If YOU wanna head to OC Fashion Week and have a martini or two with yours truly (and talk shop of course), then visit the full schedule here and get your tickets now! They're goin' fast, and I know this is one fashion-forward week you don't wanna miss. And if you can only make the OC Fashion Week events via cyberspace, make sure to follow my tweets throughout the weekend for all of the deets (#OCFW2011).

So cheers to fashion, ladies!...and lovin' where you live.

holly in heels


Rainy Day Dreamin'

I don't know about you, but outside my window it's cold + wet! And while that sorta weather does make me wanna curl up with my leopard snuggie, it does not make me wanna throw on my cutest-of-cute heels and hit the town. After all, they haven't made rain boots in heel form yet, right? Yikes! All of this to say that I'm mixin' it up today: let's talk summer polish colors. Let's face it, you can't sport your summer kicks proudly without a proper mani-pedi! So here's the sum-sum-summa'time scoop:

Coral calls this summer--whether it's a coral-colored dress, cardi or this essie 'meet me at sunset' polish, it'll make your skin look uber-tan and brighten you up in an instant! Great polish to coat on with any nude patent peep-toe heels or flats on those warm summer days.

Go nude...well, at least with your polish, sheesh! If you're craving sassy kicks this season, OPI's 'Going Nude, Eh?' color is a great compliment that keeps the toes and fingers classic and neutral, and the spotlight on your shoes.

Lastly, pack a powerful punch and snag Sephora's 'Havana Nights Mini Collection' - filled with the variety of blues, brown and warmer hues, that you'll surely use all June, July and August.

Alrighty, once this rain lets up, I'm off to my local nail spa to get pampered a bit. Can't wait to paint the town!

holly in heels (and cute polish!)


Think outside the box, man.

Lately, I've been gettin' a bit more adventurous with my shoe choices. Now don't get me wrong, I do follow the latest and greatest trends and stay super-duper plugged into what's in the stores and on the runway, but once in a while I like to stray from the norm, the predictable, the everyone's-wearin'-it, and get my hands on (and my feet into!) somethin' different. I like to think outside the box, man. And I'm sharing my top 2 choices with you--yep, you're just thaaaat special.

First up to bat is this lovely, amazing, chic, flowery, retro 'Exclusive Delight' sandal by Poetic License. I will dish the dirt to you that this is the bridesmaid shoe of my choice for an upcoming wedding I am in (yes, my sweet soon-to-be sis in law allowed us to pick out our own shoes!). The minute the lemon-y yellow caught my eye while browsing in Nordstrom the other day, I had to have these puppies. These have just the right amount of color pop that I'm always lookin' for, without being too gaudy, sparkly or bright. Love!

Going a little more on the neutral side of the street, I found these gorgeous Plenty by Tracy Reese 'Zora' sandals--fit for a queen (or maybe they just remind me of Kate Middleton style somehow). Either way, I'm smitten. An almost 4-inch heel gives that little lift this spring is callin' for, and the nude leather color lengthens the look of your hot-hot legs! The unpredictable zipper up the back heel seals you in tight (but not too tight!), and I especially love the tassel detail on this sandal--so preppy and classic chic.

Have you thought outside the box this week? I'm curious! If you have, tell me what fashions you've tried on for size...

holly in heels