6.27.2011

Simply irresistible.

J.Crew is one of my favorite brands--although my wallet can't always afford every single item on their classic wooden racks, I'm always perusing their website and finding fun basics, bright neons, and inspiration galore. And when my eyes hit their shoe selection...ooooo baby, I'm hooked! So here are a few of my J.Crew summer shoe faves--some you might fun as simply irresistible as I do.

J.Crew's suede 'Mona' pumps are the perfect, classic low heel shape and style for work time + playtime. Although the 'Mona's' come in 3 different lovely shades, I'm rootin' on the wild berry color, which is the perfect summer pop o' color.

I'm also mad crushin' on these 'Quorra' peep toe booties that J.Crew SALE section is showin' off. A chic spin on the mesh bootie, sure to get a look as you walk down the street, or into that summer party.

The 'Medina' heels in leather and calf hair are worth an honorable mention here too. A lotta leopard is poppin' up this summer, and I don't know about you but I'm more than happy to embrace it! This 4-inch stacked heel, made in Italy, is all real, all genuine, and all yours (with a small $350 investment!).

Pretty irresistible, right? Ya know what's also irresistible?...FREE STUFF! Yep, if you haven't entered my Stella & Dot jeweled-up giveaway yet, get to it!

xoxo,
holly in heels

6.20.2011

Summer giveaway love.

Let's face it, heels are an important part of any outfit. Whether it's a night out on the town, a date night with your main squeeze, a Saturday shopping day, or even a sassy day at work--heels are style essential. Comin' from a gal who regularly goes by the name Holly in Heels, of course I say that, ha! But do you know what comes in a close 2nd to a good pair o' heels in my book? BLING! Yep, an outfit just ain't complete unless it's finished off with some good accessories. And that's exactly why when I met the lovely + oh-so stylish Alison Fuller, stylist of the uber-cute Stella & Dot jewelry line, I felt compelled to partner up with the gal for a giveaway! I know all of you lovely lady readers deserved a true treat like this--and what better way to kick off the summer than with some sweet gems?

So we're accessorizin' you up with your choice of bling. Enter this sizzlin' summer giveaway fun, and you'll get your pick between Stella & Dot's good n' golden signature clover necklace...

...ORRR S&D's gorgeous garden party chandelier earrings! Yep, your choice. Pretty dreamy, eh?


To make one of these lil' gems yours, you must:
1. Be a 'follower' of Holly in Heels blog (click FOLLOW at top right of the page).
2. Comment on this post telling me your absolute fave Stella & Dot item.
3. Leave your email address so I can tell you if you've won!

For additional entries, increasing your chances to win:
1. “Like” Holly in Heels on Facebook {1 entry}
2. “Like” Alison's Stella & Dot Facebook fanpage {1 entry}
3. Follow Holly in Heels on Twitter {1 entry}
4. Visit Stella & Dot's darling website {1 entry}
5. Tweet about this giveaway mentioning @hollyinheels {2 entries}
6. Blog about this giveaway & send me the link via comment {3 entries}

The lucky-star winner will be announced July 4th (just to add to the Independence Day fun!).
Must be 18 or older to enter, and ONLY available to U.S. residents.

xoxo,
holly in heels

6.15.2011

How High is Too High?

Well, it officially feels like summer now. After a few wedding showers, a graduation and a whole lotta sunshine lately, I think my mind is officially in summer mode. And praise the lord, because I needed a lil' break from the mundane, the dreary--it's time for vacations, sunscreen & hot summer style! And as I mentioned last week, platforms are all the rage right now, givin' us short gals a run for our money. But as these sky-high platforms come back into play this summer, it has me wonderin': how high is too high? Just where will you draw the line?

Take these J. Simps 'Trixie' kicks for one. They are true sassy Simpson style--great leather, great pattern and texture, brassy stud-adorned, etc. etc. but wowwwwza on that 2" platform with a risky nearly 6" heel! Even my wicked-strong calf muscles just ran and hid in the closet out of sheer fear of failure!

So tell me, dolls: how high is too high for you? Would you slip your pretty little foot into these suckers? I'm lookin' for answers...

xoxo,
holly in heels

6.10.2011

Special Feature: ObviLux it up!

Hello heel-lovers! I know you all are not only SHOE fans like myself, but fashion fans in general too. So that's why I just had to share this fun find with you all! I recently came across a lil' gem of a website, that's launching TODAY (woot!). So lemme explain this awesome shopaholic's delight of a site...

Ever wish you could find people with similar tastes to share your favorite looks with? Well, this site has just what you're lookin' for then (aaaand you get rewards!). ObviLux is a new social shopping community used for finding & sharing the hottest clothing and products on the web. ObviLux makes it super-duper easy to bookmark or tag yummy clothes/shoes/styles, using their “Lux It!” button that can simply dragged and dropped onto your web browser's toolbar. Genius, right? Created by a group of design students in San Francisco who want to make online shopping better for fashion-fans everywhere, ObviLux is sure to be a hit (aren't you glad you're hearin' it here first?!). Check out this sweet + short video on ObviLux for a step-by-step crash course.


So treat yourself, and check out ObviLux on their big launch day today to share life’s Obvious Luxuries! And while you're at it, LIKE ObviLux on Facebook and FOLLOW them on Twitter for all of the latest.

xoxo,
holly in heels

6.07.2011

Just nothin' like heels.

I've said it once, I'll say it again: there's nothin' like an amazing pair of heels. You can seriously MAKE a simple jeans & tee outfit by throwing on a killer pair of heels for a splash of color or texture or downright pizazz. So when I was browsing around on Piperlime.com (my usual one-stop shoe-shop), I came across some amaaaayyyzing Rachel Zoe picks when it comes to shoes. Dang, that girl knows how to pick 'em! Would you agree?

Take, for one, the Matt Bernson 'Cortez' sandal. A super special triple buckle wraps this 3 3/4" heel into a summer sandal like no other. Can you picture these beauties on your summer shopping days, or even strolling down the boardwalk? I sure can.

I feel like I'm always talking about the brand Elizabeth and James (I swear they don't pay me!), but the style of that label is just that good. And the song's the same with the Elizabeth and James 'Harp' wedge--a nearly 5" heel with a 1 1/4" platform to support, this 100% leather beauty has immediately stolen my heart. The stichy-goodness all around gives this wedge an extra dose of lovely.

And last but not least, I'm also luvin' these maxxed out suede pumps--so sexy and cool with the zipper back and peep toe front. Whether it's date night, cocktail hour, or bachelorette party, the BCBGeneration 'Helara' pump is where it's at.

So the next time you're tempted to throw on a simple outfit, don't forget to grab for those heels. There's just nothin' like 'em!

xoxo,
holly in heels

6.02.2011

Platform wishes

The platform sandal is back in action this season. It's official, folks! And while some are bummed because of the height these suckers bring (sorry you gorgeous, tall chicks!), this little 5'4" lady is jumpin' up & down with joy and happiness that something other than a strange leg surgery and a witch doctor can make me grow a few!

Take for instance these gorge L.A.M.B. 'Kapono' platforms, now on SALE on Piperlime.com! The 'Kapono's not only bring the extra inches I'm lookin' for, but they also show off that oh-so "in" neutral color that gives even more length to nude legs. Don'tcha be scared of the 5 1/2" wedge + 1 1/2" platform--it'll only tone your calves to their fullest potential. I love the leather and textured fabric that covers the uppper part of the shoe--true unmatched style.



xoxo,
holly in heels