Posts Tagged ‘bootie’

Loving our Manolitas

Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Manolita Casual Flat Shoe - Nude Harness Cheyenne Flat Ankle Bootie - Harness Valerina Casual Flat Shoe - Red Stripes

How can we not love the Guatemalan inspired brand 2568. 2568 creates vibrant handcrafted shoes in both boot and flat styles.  Their shoes are uniquely designed with decorative textile detailing and fused with lush vivacious colors that can either be slipped on or laced up. You can add a little spice to your looks this summer by sliding into a pair of bold print Manolitas.  The Manolita comes in neutral colored leathers that allow for multi-purpose wears and is integrated with beautiful striped fabric elements that all come together to make an ultra-stylish shoe!  2568’s Valerina style is just as sweet; a style completely layered in colorful multi striped fabric. These dainty lovelies are exactly what every girl needs. If you are looking for a more urban look then the intricate detailing of the Cheyenne boot will definitely snag your attention. The harness leather paired with the stunningly stitched colorful canvas is a match made in shoe heaven! Personalize your wardrobe with matchless ingenuity that is the 2568 brand!

By Christine Suero


Drab to Fab: Upgrade Your Winter Wardrobe

Monday, January 2nd, 2012


Leave your winter woes behind because it’s time to go from drab to fab and upgrade your winter wardrobe. Long gone are the days of boring blacks — welcome fur and prints into your wardrobe.

Forget the plain rain boots and opt for a bold print such as these Kamik floral Heather boots. That also means it’s time to say good bye to your black “cankle” boots and slip on a cozy fur-lined pair of Sorels, which are ever-so-popular amongst the celebs this year. Feel like staying in for a cozy night of reading? Do it in style with UGG Australia slip-ons. Not the quiet night in type? Put on your high heel fur-trimmed BC boots and you’re ready to go!

Isn’t it time you took your closet from drab to fab?!



By: Ashley Tschudin

Get the Blogger Look: Featuring M Loves M & Blowfish

Monday, December 19th, 2011

blowfishWith thousands of blogs stored in our Google Reader, coming across your favorite blogger in one of your favorite shoe brands is a welcome surprise. Mara of M Loves M effortlessly outfits herself in the Blowfish Wycliffe Mid Heel Bootie styled with a gold sequin skirt (how festive!), grey turtleneck, tights, and tribal knit — the perfect holiday inspired winter look.

You too can bundle up this winter in turtlenecks, chunky knits, and ankle booties, all you need is a little inspiration in the form of M Loves M. The Wycliffe Blowfish Booties  are the perfect lace-ups with just the right amount of heel (not advised for snow), making them ideal for a day gift-shopping or for holiday parties!

{Get the Blogger Look}

By: Ashley Tschudin

Double Trouble (Part II)

Thursday, December 1st, 2011


No need to put on your glasses, you’re not seeing double. You’re viewing what has become a terrible trend in the footwear industry — copycat syndrome. While we support both Restricted and Dolce Vita, we are left wondering who copied whom… Why don’t we give them both the benefit of the doubt and say that they brilliantly concocted the designs simultaneously?

When featuring these black wedge booties we even confused ourselves when labeling. It takes a keen eye to spot the major differences between the two:

{1} The Dolce Vita wedge is 4″ with a 1 1/4″ platform, while the Restricted wedge has a 5″ hidden wedge and a 1″ platform. (We care about blogging so much we actually measured it for you)

{2} The Restricted version has a smoother leather outer.

{3} Most important: PRICE — Dolce Vita= $189.99, Restricted=$109.99

What’s more important to you a higher wedge with a higher price or smaller wedge with a lower price? The direct wedge/price correlation makes sense but what doesn’t, is how one brand got ahold of the other’s design… the mystery remains.

{Shop Restricted}

{Shop Dolce Vita}

By: Ashley Tschudin

Holiday Gift Guide (Part One): Footwear For Her

Monday, November 28th, 2011

gift guide

Happy Holidays from the DNA Footwear team. Now that you are stuffed from Thanksgiving, it’s time to move away from the kitchen and get shopping!

Over the next month we will be featuring weekly His, Hers, and Kids ‘Holiday Gift Guides’ jam-packed with the hottest in footwear brands and styles. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for family and friends the DNA Footwear ‘Gift Guide’ will lead you in the right direction.

Part One of the ‘Gift Guide’ is for that special lady in your life — your mom, sister, friend, or girlfriend. Choose from high heels, wedges, flats, and winter boots, all fitting a variety of tastes and budgets.



By: Ashley Tschudin

Double Trouble

Monday, November 28th, 2011

jeffrey campbell chelsea crew

Let us start by wishing you a very happy Cyber Monday (Don’t forget to use coupon code ‘CM20′  for 25% off – excludes UGGs,Pajar,Sorel)!

Now, onto the blogging. In the fashion blogging industry, one shoe stands apart… the Jeffrey Campbell Lita — a fashion cult classic. Since the Lita’s rise to footwear stardom many brands have joined in on the platform high heel boot trend. One of these lookalike brands is Chelsea Crew who calls their “original creation” the Timber High Heel Bootie, boasting a hidden platform and lace up detailing. Similar to the Lita in design, the Timber has a 4 1/2″ heel and 1 1/2″ platform while the Lita has a 5″ wooden heel and 2 1/4″ hidden platform. Another difference is the price, which Timber gets our vote for; $79.99 as opposed to the Lita’s steep $145 price tag.

Which fits your style and budget best?

Timber (Black)

Timber (Brown)

Lita (Black)

Lita (Brown)

By: Ashley Tschudin

Trend Alert: Bow-tiful

Monday, November 21st, 2011

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If you’re an avid ELLE Magazine reader, then you know what’s hot for December: bows. From Stella McCartney to Valentino, designers are playing with feminine detailing in clothing and accessory styles.

This holiday season, ditch the glitter and sequins and soften your look with DNA Footwear. You may have a hard edge to you, leaning towards spikes and stud,s but we all know the holidays are about tenderness and these flats and heels (politely) scream daintiness.

Pair your bow-tiful new heels or flats with a less dainty outfit, meaning skip the matching bow dress AND bow handbag AND bow earrings…you get the point. It’s not about going overboard with the bows, instead make small details matter with a pop of femininity.

{Shop The Trend}


By: Ashley Tschudin

Trend Tuesday: Either/Or Featuring Dolce Vita

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

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Same brand, same style, two different colors: Dolce Vita Jemma High Heel Bootie. Which one will you choose?

Either black or leopard, both of which pair well with distressed grey trousers, a green chunky kint, tan satchel, good luck gold earrings, and a statement necklace (or collar). Both pairs of Jemme High Heel Booties are versatile in their ability to mix and match with ANY (ok, MOST) of your fall wardrobe. The platform ankle booties are feminine yet edgy with their extra “chunky” heel and suede outer, making them a go-to for fashion bloggers, stylists, socialites, and even the occasional celebrity.

Born in 2001, Dolce Vita shoes have been setting trends all over America and the brand continues to awe consumers with their on-point trendy styles. Dolce Vita  is a favorite brand of Beyoncé and Rhianna, and Dolce Vita designs have been featured in magazines such as Lucky, Harper’s Bazaar, People StyleWatch, InStyle, Life and Style, InTouch, and The New York Post’s Page Six. 

You too can dress like Beyoncé and Rhianna with the Dolce Vita Jemmas in Black or Leopard.


Pants, Sweater, Satchel, Necklace, Earrings

By: Ashley Tschudin

Brand of the Day: Dr. Scholl’s 30% Off

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

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Day 3 of our ‘Brand of the Day’ 30% off sales and today we are bringing you TWO brands, beginning this morning with Dr. Scholl’s.

Dr. Scholl’s footwear don’t just  look comfortable, they were designed by a podiatrist to fit comfortably and alleviate foot pains. Dr William Mathias Scholl was born in 1882 had an early career in shoe retail business, gaining experience that launched an empire. Following retail work, Dr. Scholl attended Illinois Medical College becoming an expert in podiatry. It was then that he was realized his dream of creating comfortable healthy shoes. The combination of experience in the shoe business AND the medical field gave him the tools to create expertly designed footwear.

Dr School’s signature shoe is the Exercise Sandal, which revolutionized the shoe industry. Introduced in the United States in 1968, by 1972 the shoe had sold MILLIONS of pairs. With its wooden sole, it was this shoe that gave birth to the wooden sole and clog trend in the 1970s. Today, Dr Scholl’s shoes are the leading comfort footwear in the world and with their new line, Dr Scholl’s has managed to combine their acute ability for comfort with stunning style. From sandals, to flats, wedges, and booties, all of Dr. Scholl’s shoes will guarantee you a pain free, heavenly comfortable day for your feet.

Shop Dr. Scholl’s

By: Ashley Tschudin

The Perfect Pair: Steven Brix High Wedge Bootie

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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Today I feel like wearing booties. Nope, scratch that — I want to wear mid-calf boots!

If you’re as indecisive as I am when picking out boots, the Steven Brix High Wedge Bootie is perfect for you. The ‘Perfect Pair’ of boots work best with deep red skinny cords, a white tee, and a cropped leather jacket. Don’t forget the folded clutch and skull (feather?) earrings. Want to wear the boots again in the same week without making a total fashion faux pas? Unzip to full height and pair with knit leggings, blouse, and an ultra cozy coat. Further impress fall fanatics with a faux fur purse and gold knotted earrings.

What’s better than one ‘Perfect Pair’? A versatile TWO in ONE ‘Perfect Pair’

(Also Available in Tan)

{Shop Look 1}

Clutch, Pants, Tee, Jacket, Earrings

{Shop Look 2}


By: Ashley Tschudin