Summer shoes for dudes…mandals not permitted.

 Keywords: shoes for men, men’s summer shoes

Sperry Top-Sider, $90

Vans California Decon Chukka Sneakers, $70

 

 

We usually chat about women’s shoes on Shoesday, but summer shoes for men is something that definitely needs to be addressed. One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to mens fashion is mandals, just don’t do it! The only time that I think it is ok for men to wear sandals is when they are on or headed to the beach. In the mean time there are definitely some great, stylish, and comfortable summer shoes out there for men. These Sperry bat shoes and canvas Vans are a few of my summer faves for men. The best part is that both of these pairs retail for under $100!



Bejeweled by B Brian Atwood!

Keywords: b brian atwood, bejeweled pumps

Brian Atwood is no stranger to my Shoesday posts, but I do not post about B Brian Atwood shoes too often. The capsule collection by Brian Atwood himself offers a collection of way more affordable, fabulous shoes.

Although the B in B Brian Atwood does not stand for bejeweled, it definitely should in this case. I would take a crystal sole over a red sole any day, and these lovely pumps are more than half the price of the scarlet-soled Louboutins. Add these sparkly shoes to your summer shoe collection for $395!



Turban Ties

Keywords: shopbop, turban, headband, summer accessories 

I am huge fan of headgear, especially in the summer. What better way to sweep your beach-waved hair back than with a totally rad turban? Eugenia Kim is the “it” girl of headwear, and she has a fabulous collection of headbands, hats, and turbans for the humid Spring and Summer months to come. Check this fab turban/headband at Shopbop.com!



J. Crew Sequin Skirt

Keywords: j. crew, sequin skirt, color blocking

I am sure you know by now that I have a thing for J. Crew, well it seems they have roped me in again. I NEED this sequin pencil skirt in my life! Unfortunately at $695, I won’t be able to purchase it any time soon, so I will be on the hunt for a less expensive alternative. Rest assured you will be the first to know as soon as I find one! If you have some extra cash to splurge on a skirt, check out J. Crew to purchase it.



Welcome “bois in heels” or not just yet ? ? ?

Keywords: heels, trends, fashion-forward, modern, YSL ,Tom Ford

 

You’ll see fashion forward trendsetters across the globe from the Rodarte runway with Louboutins, to Twiggy and her mini skirt  … all the way to Coco Chanel and the oh so classic little black dress.  Fashion trends are often started with that martyr that dares the unthinkable & ventures into the unknown.  So tonite I pose the question “bois in heels” .. something to welcome or something still for those underground parties and back alley situations?!

 

 

At times some men (or bois as I like to call it) can get away with the classic “YSL Johnny Boot” putting the owner at a 2.5 inch taller appearance and still gives ones arch and calf a workout, let me tell you!!!  Also American Iconic Designer, Tom Ford, has been known to beat the runway with his elevating boots that would be an addition to anyones wardrobe!  But are these looks ultra Euro and a shaky addition to the US market?!?!?

 

Either way whatever you think about this topic know that fashion is in the eye of the beholder and although I have many opinions myself one should try to look at the situation with open minds and open hearts knowing that it probably took a whole lot of guts to pull that “something” off.

Enjoy the link below and tell me that equality hasn’t prevailed!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59WKxTJCRjU&feature=related

 



Blake Lively is breathtakingly beautiful at the LA premier of Savages!

Keywords: blake lively, savages premier, best dressed

 

We all know that Blake Lively is so beautiful that she could wear a garbage bag and look stunning, so when she  leaves us speechless with her beauty, it definitely has to be something special.

 

 

On Monday evening, Blake attended the LA premier of her new movie Savages, and was sheer perfection in this Oscar-worthy Zuhair Murad couture gown. This gown fit her like a glove, and created an entire look of pure perfection. I can officially count Ms. Lively as one of my style icons, well done S.



Perfect Primaries

Keywords: fashion week, trends, colors, primary colors

Victoria Beckham

Jenny Packham

Zac Posen

Tadashi Shoji

Catherine Malandrino

 

Rachel Roy

Lela Rose

Erin Fetherston

Diane von Furstenberg

Photos courtesy of Style.com

The tents at Lincoln Center are chock full of fur, leather, and fabulous prints, but one of the most prominent trends turning up at New York Fashion Week are shades of crimson, cobalt, and canary yellow. Primary colors seem to be all the rage for Fall 2012. Daring designers like Catherine Malendrino have taken the trend as far as combining it into one look. I am loving the red shoes with the blue dress.  Which primary look is your fave?