3.26.2015

Art & Sole...and a little bit of coffee.

You guys. I'm currently doing something I have not done in a loooong, long time. I'm blogging at a coffee shop - sans kiddo! Now, don't get my wrong, I love love love time with my little - she's not only adorable and sweet as can be, but she also loves to try on clothes, put on play makeup, and try on mama's shoes. How perf is that?! But when munchkin is at grandma's house, you better believe I'm bloggin'!

Today I've decided to pull out a book that's been on my work desk for quite some time now. When I am in need of fashion inspiration, a dose of creativity and art and style all at once, I flip through the gorgeous, lush pages of this sweet little coffee table book by Jane Gershon Weitzman. LOVE.
You may recognize Miss Jane's last name because you're a shoe fanatic like I am, and your ears perk up when you hear Stuart Weitzman. This book, called Art & Sole, is a spectacular selection of more than 150 dreamed-up art shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection. When Mr. Weitzman opened his very first boutique on the oh-so famous Madison Avenue, its displays of fantasy art shoes rapidly became a destination, drawing locals and visitors from all over the world to its magical fashion-art windows.

If you flip through the pages of Art & Sole, you'll find the best of this carefully curated collection, just in book form. From the comfort of my favorite coffee shop today I am sifting through these imaginative creations - ranging from materials like watercolor paper, playing cards, fresh flowers and even cake frosting (yum!).




So to all of you shoe and art lovers out there...get your shopping hands on this red velvety book - on the SW website, or on trusty Amazon.com.

xoxo,
holly in heels

3.06.2015

From heels, to...

A lot of you follow yours truly on not only this fine and dandy blog, but also my Instagram and Facebook fanpage. And if you do, you know that my style has changed a little bit over the last few months.

Yes, it is true, since keeping busy with my freelance writing work, as well as my brand spakin' new Instagram Pop-Up Shop, I have found myself sporting the finest in flats, boots and booties. At first it was hard to let go of my heels - sifting through my heel closet was one of my favorite parts of my morning routine. But now, I must say that I am absolutely obsessed with the expansion of my shoe-loving mind. What was once a "heels only" girl is now a full-fledged boot obsessed fashionista. I can wear my boots and booties all day long, dash to coffee to do some writing, and not feel overdressed...but still have that style.

I have boots with studs, boots with fringe, booties with buckles - you name it! But the go-to boot that I keep coming back to over and over again are these Alessia Black Leather Booties - buckled-up beauties, from Summit White Mountain:




Made from exceptional Italian leather (and boy, can you feel it!), these classicly chic women's boots are made in the US of A, and always on-trend. Click, click, click away on the Summit White Mountain website, and you'll find some of the hottest new styles for spring shoes.

White Mountain women's footwear has been around for decades - known for their eye for detail, using quality tailoring techniques which create a look that never goes out of style. This year, White Mountain introduces its "Summit" brand, with the entire collection made from the finest Italian leather. Summit White Mountain combines subtle detailing and hidden comfort features, into modern silhouettes for the sophisticated shoe lover (like you and me!). 

On my Spring shoes wish list now...

1) Radical White Leather Sandals - at a price under $130, that cutout detail is right up my sunshine alley!

2) Calid II Nude Platform Sandals are the perfect vacation shoe - with skinnies or sundress, these are winners! Plus, you can't go wrong with this kinda hippie chic style, right?



So, what's your go-to shoe when heels just won't do?

xoxo,
holly in heels