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Pump, pump, pump it up!

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Sooooo, the fall preview for Neiman Marcus just hit the web waves, and it has none other than PUMPS written all over it! Yep, as far as I can tell the Fall 2011 trends are pointing to rich reds & purples, leopard love, round-toe and peep-toe too. From Jimmy Choo, to Tory Burch--my faves are splashed all over the NM page of fall finds. Here's a chic peek at what's the come. What's YOUR fave?

The Brian Atwood leopard print platform pump is topping my list of lovelies today--tall and chic and insanely gorgeous with any fall outfit! I just love the history on shoe designer guru Brian Atwood--a Chicago native, this style guru studied art and architecture until he wound up in the presence of Gianna Versace, becoming the first American designer Versace hired. And the rest is history (and good shoes), folks! Love his "old Hollywood meets modern European" designs.


I just dig the flared + funky heel on Miu Miu's suede peep toe heel, don't you? Sold in a decadent …

80's dream winner!

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So not only is it the start of a brand new week here in sunny southern CA, but it's time to announce the winner of my OC Fair giveaway! Yep yep, the lucky winner will be whisked away into an 80's grammy-winning dream of seeing pop star Pat Benatar in a prime-o spot at the Orange County Fair's Pacific Amphitheater! And I'm happy to announce that Sarah Dowdell--owner of one of the cutest new boutiques in OC, Deer Lovely in Costa Mesa--is our winner! If you'd like to check out any of the concerts happening over the next few weeks at the OC Fair, just visit their website and soak in the summer fun!


Hey, and Pat Benatar obviously had some wicked taste in heels back in the day, judging by this pic--I can't wait to hear from Sarah what Ms. B will be sportin' at her August concert! Two words: We belong.


Thanks to all who entered--more free summer giveaways comin' up reeeeeeal soon! Stay tuned.

xoxo,
holly in heels

Choo Summer.

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Now even though my wallet (and my husband) would screeeeam if I bought a pair of Jimmy Choo's, I'm still waiting for the day that I hit the lottery and get to buy as many designer kicks as I possibly can! One can always dream, eh? Well, I'm in the mood for dreamin' big after feasting my eyes on Jimmy Choo's summer picks for pre-Fall '11. Check out my top picks--boasting studs, buckles, wedge heels and wooden--and try not to rush out the door to your nearest Choo shop...


Oh Jimmy...you sure know the way to my heart!

xoxo,
holly in heels

P.S. if you're an OC local and you haven't entered my giveaway for FREE CONCERT TICKETS to see 80's star Pat Benatar & OC Fair admission, then get to it! Click here to get one step closer to the hottest night of your summer!

One FAIR giveaway!

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It's summertime, no doubt. The temps are risin', the bbq's are firin' up, and the short-shorts are coming out in full swing! Oh yes yes, and don't forget about the summer shoes that hittin' the sidewalks right now--sizzling sandals, gorgeous wedges, towering platforms...the list goes on & on. But amidst all of the summer fun + fashion, I must confess to you readers what one of my favorite summertime events is--right up there with sale shoppin' and water-sliding, it's THE FAIR! You heard me right, this small town blooded girl just loooooves to throw on her summer sandals, soak up the sun, munch on fried food & cotton candy, and scope out the ferris wheel and outdoor concerts (bikini diet currently on hold!).

You may ask, what sorta kicks does one sport to a day at the fair?--well, personally I'd say it's fair game (no pun intended, promise), to style yourself with some comfy, summery wedges like these chic & stylish 'Jungle' es…

Color is key.

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One of my top 10 fashion rules that I tend to think of everyday is that COLOR IS KEY. Even if you're feeling like it's a grey day or that a formal all-black dress is in order--a pop of color goes a looooong way. It draws the eye to the cute colorful bracelets dangling from your wrist, the thin lil' bright belt that you wrapped around your waist, or of course the brilliant shoes you decide to toss on your feet.

Well, do check out these oh-so vivid platforms from none other than Jessica Simpson--the JS 'Elso' sandals. With a nearly 5-inch heel behind ya, a cute & classic t-strap, and even a dash of slick patent leather, it might be the best $89 you've spent!



Show off that colorful style this summer! And geeeeeet noticed.

xoxo,
holly in heels

Guest post time!

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You heard me right...it's been far too long since I've featured a super-duper guest blogger on this chic lil' blog of mine, so when I was introduced to Luello.com and their amazingly stylish contributors, I was more than happy to have them write a guest post on this puppy! Style genius Alessia has given us some faboo tips on how to style one of summer's greatest hits: floral wedges. Read on, loves!
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One of the trickier summer trends to style is floral patterns. Trying too hard to match the pattern with the rest of your outfit could result in you looking like a garden (yikes!). Here’s a how-to guide on tackling this flirty trend for the summer months!
Forever 21 wedges, J Brand denim, American Apparel top,
Forever 21 bags, Ray Ban aviators

Floral is a very whimsical and fun pattern, so play off it with the other items of your outfit! Don’t be afraid to incorporate other minor floral patterns with your other pieces, but never match the pattern exactly. Use the colors of …

Winner, winner!

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Happy 4th of July, my blogolicious friends! I hope you've had a fab-yoo-lus 4th, filled with lotsa yummy BBQ, time with friends & fam, and of course...lots of HOT red, white and blue shoes! It's nearing the end of the day, and time to announce the lucky-ducky winner of my FIRST giveaway of the summer (that's right, more to come!).

Soooooo...I'm happy to tell ya'll that Ashley, author of the adorable blog Pursuit of Shoes, is the winner of the Stella & Dot jewels! Congrats, girl! Make sure you all check out Ashley's amazing blog and give her a happy 4th round of applause!
And for all you bummed out ladies, don't fret, I bring you good news: 1) you can snag your own Stella & Dot jewels right here - love this stuff! 2) wait just a few more weeks for another fun, summer giveaway right on this very blog.

Love you all, thanks for the props.

xoxo,
holly in heels