Posts Tagged ‘booties’

Little Black Dress to Impress: Your Guide to High Heels, Pumps & Booties

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Made famous by Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn, the ubiquitous Little Black Dress is synonymous with timeless taste and effortless elegance.

Well loved for its versatility and slimming sensibility, the Little Black Dress is easily embellished with festive accessories, statement pieces and heart stopping high heels, making it a holiday season must for style mavens from all walks of life.

Inspired by the parade of party lovin’ pumps and stunning stilettos designed by a few of our favorite brands like Chinese Laundry, French Connection, Jessica Simpson, Sam Edelman, & BCBGeneration, we’ve put together holiday style guides on Pinterest & Polyvore  for dressing up your Little Black Dress!

Guide to styling your little black dress

By 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

Boots, Booties & Shooties: 4 Trends, 8 Styles to Die For

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Is it Fall yet? Boot season – the best of them all – is upon us! From open-toe, calf hair, and lace-ups to buckles, zips, and studs, this fall it’s all about striking details! To get you excited about the cooler temperature, we’ve chosen 8 booties & shooties to literally die for – all budget considered!

The Bootie
Urban, ultra-chic, and high-heeled, the bootie surely has to have a special place in your shoe closet this season. Pony hair, and python-embossed leather, our heart melted for Lola Cruz and MICHAEL Michael Kors’ York booties. Whether you prefer pointed over rounded toe, pair these killer boots with leather leggings and jacket for a chic, urban rock star look that will wow your friends and foe alike.


The Wedge Shootie
Certainly more comfortable than stilettos, this season’s wedge shooties are featuring wood soles and leather craftsmanship. Our favorites? The perforated, open-toe Restricted Maiya wedge and the Bed:Stu Seville Shootie with its hand-finishing techniques that ensure your pair will be like no other on the planet!


The Combat Boot
Not only exclusive to Dr. Martens boots anymore, combat boots are now in all good fashionistas closets. Pair with denim, leggings and tights; the very popular Steve Madden Troopa is back in its classic black but also in a very rich dark green that is brand new this season. From street-chic, edgy details, to simple lace-ups, we also fall for Frye’s Veronica Combat Boot. Let your inner badass self out and get yourself a pair to rock!


The Buckled Bootie
Stud and buckle embellished straps, geo-metallic detailing, and metallic finishes, the hardware bootie is en-vogue this season. Our choice? We love the sassy, western-inspired design of the Matisse Bobbie bootie, and the smoothness of the camo suede and calf hair mix of Sam Edelman’s Penrose buckled up bootie.


Shopping Guide
1. Lola Cruz Ankle Bootie $269.99, 2. MICHAEL Michael Kors York High Heel Bootie $199.99, 3. Restricted Maiya High Wedge $69.99, 4. Bed:Stu Seville Wedge Shootie $174.99, 5. Steve Madden Troopa Mid Calf Boot $99.95, 6. Frye Veronica Combat Boot $258.99, 7. Matisse Bobbie Low Heel Bootie $149.99 , 8. Sam Edelman Penrose Low Heel Bootie $159.99

By Josi

The Sculptural-Heeled Shorties

Monday, October 29th, 2012

With Lady Gaga and other artists exhibiting an unusual sense of (so called) fashion, designers are becoming more and more conceptual when it comes to their imaginative designs. From whimsical creations to something more wearable, we have the perfect sculptural-heeled booties to wear anywhere in the city, courtesy of Boutique 9, Dolce Vita, and Jeffrey Campbell.

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All in the details, the chic Emlyn high heel booties from Boutique 9 are perfect for a glam night on the town or an upscale lunch date with friends. With its platform and more than 5” of high heel jewelry, these beautifully unexpected booties will certainly get you all of the attention wanted.

Many have spoken out about women’s love for high heels, but these avant-garde sculptural shoes take stilettos to another level. Unleash your ladylike look with the Nisha high heel ankle bootie by Dolce Vita (also offered in black). Made of calf hair, this is your go-to glam bootie of the season.

Finally, the very well known Jeffrey Campbell brand that refuses to conform to any standards, always brings rare species into the footwear world. We love how the Eva-2 high heel pump looks stylish with its plush, suede layer and slanted heel. Pair with your fave skinnies for a sexy, edgy look.

Tired of the same old shoes everywhere you turn?  Go for something different. Happy shopping!

by Josi

Get the look: Blair Badge & Minnetonka

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Columbus Day is approaching and so is the long weekend. Whether you are looking to spice up your comfy look or add some boho to your trendy socialite outfit, let’s go native with Minnetonka Moccasin!

Blogger Blair Badge caught our attention when it comes to style her Minnetonka Tramper Ankle Bootie. Denim, printed fabrics and cutout sweaters seem to be her favorite pieces to pair with her effortlessly stylish booties. From one party to another, the blogger always find the perfect match up for a casual yet trendy day. Let’s say it; we’re totally obsessed with peeking at Blair Badge’s styles on her blog.


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Get the look with leggings and skinnies or denim shorts and tights. Your Minnetonkas will surely set the tone for your fall looks.

by Josi

Blowout Sale

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

shoe sale

Nearly 4,000 of the top shoe brands are currently listed in our BLOWOUT SALE ; the hottest styles and brands for a fraction of the price. It should be a illegal to sell footwear for these prices, but when it comes to the law of shoes their are no rules!

Get your greedy hands on Yosi Samra flats, Sam Edelman spiked loafers, and Nina sequin boots…that’s only naming THREE of the nearly 4,000! There are so many options you may have to dedicate a whole day to online shoe shopping — not that you’d mind or anything.

Get your credit cards ready ladies & gents because it’s time to stock your closets full!

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Adrienne Maloof — Reality Star Turned Shoe Designer

Monday, December 26th, 2011

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Okay, you caught me! I am a reality tv junkie, sickly obsessed with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. In fact, I spent most of my Christmas watching a marathon in which I fell for Adrienne Maloof’s recently launched shoe collection (see something positive does come out of it!).

Reality star, mother of three, business woman, and loving wife –many wonder how Adrienne Maloof found time to launch a footwear collection. “Renowned for her diplomatic sense of business, Adrienne received her first lessons in business from her father, entrepreneur George J. Maloof, Sr. The Maloof family philosophy — working hard, giving back, and taking care of employees.” This business sense is what drives Maloof to the utmost success in all her endeavors, including design.

 The Adrienne Maloof shoe line for Charles Jourdan 2011 debuted in the beginning of December, first launching at Macys. Pulling directly from her personal (excessively huge) wardrobe, Maloof and the Jourdan team pieced together the bits and baubles of the perfect footwear collection. Partnering with charity organization Step Up, Maloof held a charity fashion show first debuting her collection on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Today, the collection is available at Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Belk, specialty boutiques, Maloof’s website, and Isaay  

“May you find inspiration in the big picture, but may you find love in the details.”

By: Ashley Tschudin

Best of 2011: Shoes

Monday, December 26th, 2011

miu miu sparkly bootie

According to FabSugar and, the 2011 Best Shoes of The Year are the Miu Miu Sparkly Booties. These eye-catching shoes have been seen on the feet of fashion icons like Alexa Chung and Anna Dello Russo and many a fashion blogger. Available in a variety of colors, these statement shoes did not make their way to just anyone’s feet at a whopping $650.

Want to be part of the Miu Miu posse but can’t dish out the cash? Do what we did and SEARCH Google for ‘Miu Miu Sparkly Bootie DIY’ and watch endless result appear. All you need is an old pair of booties, sparkles, scissors, and a dash of creativity!

By: Ashley Tschudin

Where Wear? Traveling

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

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The holidays are chaotic enough without agonizing over what to wear while traveling. From the endless security checks to overweight baggage, prioritizing your travel attire is key.

Stay away from sky high heels and excessive buckles and instead opt for flats or booties. Nobody likes to stand in line waiting while the primadona ahead of them takes her precious time unstrapping her boots. Additionally, nobody likes being THAT girl. Make your travels less hectic and let DNA do all the work — all you have to do is pick, click, and tada! they’re yours.



By: Ashley Tschudin

Celebs Go Native with Minnetonka

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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There is a footwear epidemic sweeping the nation (ok, maybe just Hollywood) and its ringleader is Minnetonka. From Kate Moss to Lindsay Lohan, celebrities strut their street style for the cameras, sporting Minnetonka boots and booties. These moccasins were invented long before Kate Moss stopped eating and Lohan went to jail (for the fifth time) and will be here long after this trend has come and gone — which we don’t foresee in the near future.

The boots are perfect for a quick trip to the newsstand to pick up your weekly tabloids or for a weekend music festival. Easy to match with nearly anything you’ll find comfort in the ultra-soft suede, which only gets softer over time. Leave your stilettos behind and show your casual side with Minnetonka (paparazzi not included).

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By: Ashley Tschudin