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Celebrity Style: Jessica Alba Loves the Moto Rain Boot

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Rainy days have you feeling drab and grey?
Channel your inner biker babe and ride out the storm in a fashion forward motorcycle rain boot.
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This fashion forward, motorcycle inspired silhouette is a welcome update to the traditional welly cut rain boot, affording fashionable women every where the opportunity to wear their favorite outfits without compromising effortless style and keeping feet warm and dry.

One of our favorite celebrity fashionistas, Jessica Alba, was spotted wearing the Seattle moto rain boot by Dav, available at DNA Footwear. Replicating the stylish star mom’s casual ensemble is as easy as throwing on a comfy shirt, a cozy cardigan and your favorite jeans. Jessica has personally paired her black pants and Dav Seattle moto rain boots with a Paige Denim Kadie shirt in Amour Plaid and an Isabel Marant for H&M Knit Cardigan.

Looking to sport the moto rain boot trend with a subtler edge and less metal hardware?  Check out the rugged Dav Moto Solid rain boot, boasting the same chic cut as the Seattle, minus the studded straps.

Sperry Top Sider carries a similar cut of rain boot, called the Falcon, available in Black and Olive. For those of you looking to take a walk on the wild side, the Sperry Top Sider Falcon is also available in a fun, animal print with studded buckle straps. All available colorways for the Falcon moto rain boot pictured, left.

Happy shopping, rainy day style mavens!

Love,
L S.Granados

MID SEASON SALE: Time to Stock Up on Boots!

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

As we are getting ready to layering up for the cold months ahead, we are looking for ways to keep our tootsies warm and dry. While turning our shoe closet into a boot one can be an investment, it doesn’t need to be, especially during our Mid Season Sale! Keep reading, we’ve rounded up some of our best-sellers that are currently on sale, for a limited time!

This fall, thanks to brands like Chinese Laundry, Jessica Simpson, Matiko, MJUS, and Seychelles, there are tons of sexy updates on classic boot styles to wear for work and play (or both!).

The Lace Ups
Drawing it’s inspiration from classic men’s styles, lace up booties are a cool complement to any boyfriend-inspired pieces, in your closet. Pairing with cherry red lips is a must! Our favorites? The oxford-inspired Rhea wedge bootie from Matiko and SeychellesBeyond Belief attractive chukka bootie.

Matiko Rhea & Seychelles Beyond Belief booties
Red Red Wine
Somewhere between a deep red and a blackish purple, burgundy has become a mainstay for fall! Darker and more badass, this hue will bring out a strong sex appeal to your shoe closet. From suede to leather, the Chinese Laundry Ideal bootie and Maeve knee high boot by MJUS are unapologetically sexy!

Knee High Boots at DNA Footwear

Heavy Metal Riding Boots
With the studded and buckled up booties being the star for (too) many seasons already, these versions of heavy metal riding boots take an unconventional approach to a classic silhouette. Rimmed studs, buckles, and suede panels, the Ellister boot by Jessica Simpson and MJUS Nola riding boot will surely steal your attention away!

Knee High Riding Boots at DNA FootwearEnjoy!

By Josi

BRAND OF THE WEEK: ASH Wedge Sneakers, at 20% OFF

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Looking for a street chic style, with a sporty versatility? This is easily within reach with ASH’s new fall collection of wedge sneakers for women. Oh and wait to hear this: This week, the full collection of ASH wedge sneakers for women, are at 20% off until October 19th!

From our favorites, the Bea Bis high-top sneaker is playfully laid back, and is the master of casual encounters. Designed with comfort in mind, the mid-height wedge is ideal for running around town then getting down afterhours. For the ultimate sneakerheads, the Body high wedge sneaker is equipped with an urban attitude and a sleek construction, featuring an asymmetrical side zip and a durable sole so you can walk a mile in these shoes –and then some.

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With ASH’s new collection, get ready to rock outfits that are chic, yet casual, playing for night and day.

 By Josi

The Fabulous Forties

Monday, July 9th, 2012

One of the biggest inspirations for fall 2012 fashion is the 1940’s, an era of simple elegance. Designers such as John Galliano, Jason Wu and Jenny Packman (who’s forties-inspired makeup was done with Laura Mercier’s Cinema Noir Fall 2012 Makeup Collection – a collection which brings the 1940‘s makeup back) all featured collections that celebrated the glamorous era. In the forties, fashion was simplified, clean and non-complex, due primarily to the war and its effect on fabric availability. 1940’s fashion displayed the strength of that time and effortless styling. But while hemlines got higher, heel heights remained moderately low.

Stacie Low Heel Shoe - Champagne Misty Low Heel Shoe - Yellow
Michelle Low Heel Open-Toe Pump - Royal Blue Taupe Samantha Strappy Mid Heel Sandal - Black

Mariana by GOLC has several footwear styles inspired by the simplicity of the 1940’s, very much like the ones forties celebrities such as Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth wore. The demure styles feature a silhouette that is as graceful as the typical forties style but with a modern take. Get a step up on the fashion competition with these vintage-inspired styles from Mariana by GOLC – Samantha Strappy Mid Heel Sandal, Michelle Low Heel Open-Toe Pump, Misty Low Heel Shoe, and the Stacie Low Heel Shoe.

By Dynelle Skinner

 

New Balance – New Style

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

It’s officially summer, and though you may only see your sneakers as a workout tool, they can also be a great way to add casual coolness to your sporty look. Gone are the days when sneakers were made from rubber, we’re seeing more fashion touches added to this American staple. Want a lightweight canvas sneakers? – it’s done! How about denim to match that cool new jacket you just bought? – no problem! New Balance, which has been making sneakers since the 1960’s, has some great sneakers which feature these cool fashion additions.

W410BD Sneaker - Blue Denim U455BKL Casual Sneaker - Black
U420 MOS Casual Sneaker - Brown Women's CPT Casual Athletic Sneaker - White Teal

For denim lovers, you’ll love the U455BKL Casual Sneaker or the W410BD Sneaker, whether you wear blue or black denim. If Linen or Canvas is more style, go for the CPT Casual Athletic Sneaker and enjoy a cool breathable look; the extra thick rubber sole adds a modern touch to this everyday sneaker. If you want the combination of luxe and breathable comfort, then the U420 MOS Casual Sneaker, which features both suede and mesh materials will fit your needs.

By Dynelle Skinner

 

Brand Focus – BOUTIQUE 9

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

With a variety of styles to accentuate any look in your wardrobe, Boutique 9 has become a go-to brand for several fashionistas. Making available several of today’s hottest trends under one roof, this shoe brand will appeal not only to your inner style maven but also to the budget savvy shopper in you. Check out what’s new from this fashionable and youthful brand.

Berthe Casual Sandal Georgetta High Wedge
Geniffer High Heel Sandal - Orange Nickeya Casual High Heel - Green Multi

Fans of the bold color block trend will love the Nickeya Casual High Heel Pump, which also features sexy cutouts and a striking stiletto heel. For those of you who love the neutral trend, the clog silhouette and the wedge, you will fall head over heels for the Georgetta High Wedge, which also features braiding, another hot trend. Love a 70’s platform? The Geniffer High Heel Sandal will hit all the right notes. They also feature the hot braiding trend. If your style is more bohemian, you’ll be right at ease with the Berthe Casual Sandal, but this bohemian beauty is not your typical classic; cool metal can be found at the toe caps and on the tassel.

By Dynelle Skinner

 

Foot Freedom

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Show your toes some love and give them some wiggle and breathing room with a great flip flop. The temperature is rising and that only means one thing – it’s Flip Flop season. Flip Flops are to your feet what a cozy sweater is to your body during winter, it’s a great way to de-stress and get comfortable. So whether you’re going to the beach, hanging by the pool or just freeing your feet from a claustrophobic pair of shoes, flip flops are an essential, especially for summer.

UGG Australia Fluffie Flip Flop Dizzy Rose Bud Jelly Sandal
Converse 129583C Sandstar Casual Flat Flip Flop Gelattto Rambo II Dots Flip Flop
DKNY Serafina Casual Flip Flop Top Mix Flip Flop - Grey Rose
Michael Kors MK Flip Flop Merrell Lorelei Thong Sandal

Flip flops are available in several styles -  go for a solid color or fun print, an unconventional fabrication, a sporty style or something less casual and even a designer label. Some of the few brands that can help you attain foot freedom include Gelattto Rambo II Dots Flip Flop, Havaianas Top Mix Flip Flop, Merrell Lorelei Thong Sandal, Dizzy Rose Bud Jelly Sandal, Converse 129583C Sandstar Casual Flat Flip Flop, Michael Kors MK Flip Flop, UGG Australia Fluffie Flip Flop, DKNY Serafina Casual Flip Flop,

Celeb Style Spotting: Patterned Platform Wedge

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

One shoe trend that’s jumped off the runways and onto Celebrity feet is the wedge with a print or patterned heel. Celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Lopez have been seen in the summer favorite with various vibrant prints, stripes and patterns covering the entire heel and platform of this summer staple. Gone are the days where the shoe’s upper gets all the attention, shoe brands are dazzling us with what appears under our feet.

Ophelia Floral Platform Wedge Sandal - Cognac Eagle Eyes High Wedge Sandal - Black
Rebecka Platform Wedge Sandal - Blue Bette High Wedge Sandal - Natural Multi
Wisperr High Wedge Sandal - Tan Paris

Like these celebs, you too can rock this standout patterns with various brands.  Go tribal graphic with the BC Footwear Eagle Eyes High Wedge, embrace colorful stripes with the Madden Girl Wisperr High Wedge, go floral with the feminine Bass Ophelia Floral Platform Wedge or vintage-looking Born Rebecka Platform Wedge, and be modern in the color-blocked Kork-Ease Bette High Wedge.

By Dynelle Skinner

 

Sally Wants Seychelles, not Seashells

Friday, June 8th, 2012

During the warm summer months, many tend to live in beach-style shoes, spending the majority of their time at the beach; but there are a few who prefer to forgo trips to the beach and instead enjoy other fun summer activities such as trips to amusement parks, outdoor concerts and rooftop parties. For these fabulous events, a beautiful yet comfortable shoe is key and no cute beach shoe will suffice. You’ll need a shoe that will not only look great but will be comfortable enough for dancing, “working the room” and enjoying hours of fun. For a shoe that’s romantic and edgy, fashion forward yet classic, fun and flirty, there’s no better choice than a Seychelles heel.

Heat of the Moment Platform High Heel Sandal - Orange
Good Ole Days High Wedge Sandal - Black Multi
Snapdragon High Heel Sandal - Yellow
Sands of Time High Heel Platform Sandal - Yellow Leather

Go for colorful elegance with the Snapdragon High Heel Sandal or the chic and stylish Good Ole Days High Wedge at rooftop parties and rock out and dance the night away in the Heat of the Moment Platform or the Sands of Time High Heel Platform at outdoor concerts.

By Dynelle Skinner

 

Step into the White this Season

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

According to the old fashion rules, one cannot wear white shoes before Memorial Day but rules are made to be broken and no one pays much attention to this old fashion faux pas anymore – which is a very good thing, but as this past weekend marked the seasonal tansition, let’s indulge in embracing this rule. Young or old, trendy or casual, heels or flats, there are lots of white shoes to mark the beginning of the summer season.

Whip Espadrille Flat Shoe - White Crochet
Yaz Casual Wedge Shoe - Off White
Kamilia High Heel Open-Toe Slingback - White Patent
Lunetta Casual Flip Flop - Urban White
Original Wood Exercise Sandal - White
Alegria Espadrille Wrap Up Wedges - Ecru

For the heel inclined, try the casual and on trend Au Naturel Alegria Espadrille Wrap Up Wedges, the sexy Bebe Kamilia High Heel Open-Toe Slingback or the funky (and slightly off white) Fly London Yaz Casual Wedge Shoe and Miz Mooz Watson Mid Heel Sandal. If heels are not your style, don’t worry, you can show your edgy style in flats. Try a shoe with jewel or buckle embellishments like the FitFlop Lunetta Casual Flip Flop or Dr. Scholl’s Original Wood Exercise Sandal; go for texture with a crocheted shoe like the Franco Sarto Whip Espadrille Flat; or go really fun with styles like the Toscanella 9140S2 Flat Sandal and Jeffrey Campbell Martini Spiked Flat Loafer.

By Dynelle Skinner