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Showing posts from February, 2011

Oscar style!

I love Oscar time. There's just something about the Academy Awards that gets me all starstruck and excited! This year, my fashion-ready star-gazing happened from the comfort of my squishy suede couch in the heart of my comfy living room. My dates to this at-home Oscar party were Ben & Jerry (yep, a pint of Chunky Monkey always does the trick!) and some delish Mexican food. Obviously, I was thankful I didn't have to squeeze myself into a sparkly dress, but it was sure fun to watch 'em! Here are a few of my Holly in Heels faves... Hailee Steinfeld no doubt gets some props for showin' off her kicks! It's rare that a red carpet star wears a dress that doesn't hit the floor, and I'm proud that this lil' 14 year old was showing off her satiny peep toe heels! Great dress, Hailee in heels! Ever since her Dawson's Creek days , I've been adoring Michelle Williams and her very pixie-girl style. Her angelic look lit up the red carpet last night, and he

Friday "it" list time!

Welcome Friday! Here's to another weekend, the last one in February to be exact... spring is inching nearer! Check out all the amazing blogs on this week's list - there is great inspiration here! undeniable style compiles her wishlist for a 'pretty in pink' living room. I'm in love... she has such a great eye for style! (find undeniable style on twitter !) second street east diy's a simple and stylish monogramed throw pillow. I love the sophisticated personal touch this adds to any room! (find second street east on twitter! ) a delightful design features kitchens with cabinets that reach the ceiling... this is a great look that is easily recreated for a custom look. These are some gorgeous kitchens! (find a delightful design on twitter !) a spot of whimsy gathers lots of lovely hair inspiration... my personal favorite are the soft and feminine braids. So pretty! (find a spot of whimsy on twitter !) holly in heels is chasing away winter blues with

Cut it out

Feelin' those end-of-winter blues? It's time to cut it out with that, and cheer up--'cause I'm showin' off spring/summer cutout sandals from good ol' ! Great neutral wedge sandals & heels with that spin of texture that you're cravin'. Check 'em... First up, these outstanding Messeca 'Colbee' wedges . A healthy 5-inch heel, and 100% leather make this beauty complete! Zip these suckers up the side, and leave the back cutout detail to do all of the talking. This is the ideal get-you-noticed spring wedge. Up next, adore these Rosegold 'Cira' wedges with their 4 1/4" wedge heel and 1" platform for some extra-added height! Leather lining, synthetic outsole and 100% leather upper material, these = quality heels. I dig the brass buckle closure at the side, too. Great wedges to pair with skinny jeans, springtime white pencil skirt, even some stylish Bermuda shorts that you've been dying to break out! Althoug

this is "it"

Happy Friday! I love Fridays because it means two things... one, it's time for the weekend and two, it's time for the IT list!  Check out these fun posts from around blogland! holly in heels scouts out a super fun pair of striped platforms for spring.  Be sure to check out these and other striped heels that holly found! (get more of holly in heels on twitter !) undeniable style pays homage to boys that wear ties... what a cute post, and I completely agree! (get more of undeniable style on twitter !) yams designs  features fall fashion from the runway with peeks of Tory Burch's fall line - swoon! I love the colors and textures here. See how yams designs paired the fashion with interiors! (get more of yams designs on  twitter !) a spot of whimsy features an awe-inspiring look at ballet through art. If you are remotely inspired by ballet, you just have to see this... or if you aren't, you just may find yourself smitten with ballet after seeing this post! (get more

Thursday d'Orsay

d'Orsay : do you know what it means? Nope, not the museum , but the d'Orsay pump is what's on my mind today. The d'Orsay definition is " a woman's shoe in which the vamp of the shoe is cut away very close to the toe box, and the sides are cut away, revealing the arch of the foot." Ya learn somethin' new every day, eh? Well, I'm thinkin' that's most definitely inspired by the fact that I've found these Giambattista Valli Flower-Detail Ankle-Wrap d'Orsay . Long and lean and full of elegant detail. Suede with two-tone appliques on a peep-toe pump, and finished off with a sweet & delicate buckle. Perfection! Do you d'Orsay? xoxo, holly in heels

Stripe it up!

Hello, post-Valentine's day friends! How'd you survive all of that lovey-love madness on Monday? Me and my hubs went old skool and did a fancy steak dinner, flowers, chocolates, the whole nine. I must say I enjoyed it quite a lot! And now that we're nearing the end of February, I'm squeeeekin' by winter and givin' you a sneak peek at what spring shoes have to hold. Sound scrumptious? I'll tell ya what's scrumptious: spring stripes. You thought the nautical bug had bitten last year...well, take a look at this season. Let your jaw drop (as mine did) at the sight of these Brian Atwood patent-trim platform slingbacks . All of the right colors in all of the right spots--you get that classic navy & white stripe with a splash of bright coral patent leather. A thick and sturdy heel and platform to top it all off--could these be any more springtime perf? And while you're at it, feast your eyes on these Prada Striped Canvas Mary Janes . Green and navy s

Be mine.

It's Valentine's Day! Did you know? I'm sure you do by now! If you haven't started munchin' on candy convo hearts yet, or chowin' down on chocolate, you're probably just waitin' til lunchtime, right? I know I've already dug into the goodies that my lovey-dove got me, yummers! Allllmost as delicious as a box o' chocolates or a special steakhouse dinner (which the hubs and I are headed to tonight, I might add!), is a good pair of gorgeous red heels. Jimmy Choo has somehow charmed me this February 14th, and I had no choice but share it with you readers. My shoe-struck mouth is watering for these 'Quiet' peep-toe heels . Just the right amount of height + shine. Yow. Or spice things up with the 'Renata' heel and get yourself noticed this V-day night! Jimmy Choo does it right with a 3" heel and a scrumptious patent red. Don't ya just LOVE this time of year? xoxo, holly in heels

Someone got lucky!

After what was a waaay too fast weekend, I have some good news. It's time to announce the WINNER of the high heel giveaway (drum-roll please)! I'm happy to tell ya that after a careful tally, Bonnie (California girl, turned midwesterner!) is the winner of some brand spankin' new kicks from Jen + Kim for Coloriffics ! Miss Bonnie: I'll be emailing you with details on what new shoes you get to pick out, yay! THANK YOU to all who entered this fab-yoo-lus giveaway--it was my biggest, most popular one yet! And if you weren't a winner this time, fret not: I have another super-duper giveaway comin' up very soon, so keep those eyes peeled & those feet ready for more free shoes! Promise, promise. Of course you can always purchase your very own Jen + Kim for Coloriffics shoes , thanks to their bargain-of-a' sticker price. Not to mention, follow these gals on Twitter and Facebook for the latest sales & updates! Happy Monday, shoe-fans. xoxo, holly in he

the IT list.

Welcome to February... we are one month closer to spring, which is a very happy thought for me! Grab a cup of tea and settle in to this amazing link around up from the web this week... there is so much amazing inspiration for a winter day! yams designs has snow white on the brain and it's hard not to with all this white stuff on the ground... in honor of snow white, check out the fun red, yellow and blue inspiration board she pulled together. I love this! (get more of yams design on twitter !) holly in heels is already picking out her spring wardrobe... surprise, surprise, it involves some lovely shoes! Heels to be exact... check out her picks! (get more of holly in heels on twitter !) undeniable style pulls together three gorgeous casino night inspired outfits... the dresses and the accessories are just fabulous! (and psst... all the dresses are under $100!) (get more of undeniable style on twitter !) a delightful design gives us her favorite finds at -

Put some spring in your step!

It's sort of a winter-ish, windy day outside my window, but nonetheless, I'm excited for SPRING! No doubt we'll be seeing a whole lotta coral colors, lace textures, and neutral-toned shoes. Here are a few lil' items that are makin' me stoked on spring. The Hive & Honey Embroidered Sundress IS spring itself--radiant coral color and the embroidered detail are DELISH. Tinley Road makes this great, dainty and sorta hippie-inspired 'Sarahh' sandal . An easy-to-manage 3-inch heel and the multiple-strap ankle details are makin' this kick so so special! Elizabeth and James has done it again--check out the amazing olive color of this strappy thang: the 'Tari' sandal . A bit on the pricey side, but style just might be worth it! Dear Mia Shoes: don't make me do are tempting meeee! The Mia Limited Edition 'Seville' wedge sandal is the perfect spring-in-your-step shoe. Ready for a day at the mall, walkin' on that breezy board