Shoesday Tuesday is here again… time to feature an independent shoe designer. This week the spotlight is on Abramey - a small series collection of handmade shoes that are clean yet chic.
Designer Noa Levy Aran’s believes, “When you dress in the morning, never look in the mirror before wearing shoes. The shoes are the ones to dictate your whole look.” An accessories girl after my own heart, Noa’s quest is to design exciting accessories that you can wear your own way. And that, my dears, is what separates style from fashion.
Designer To Watch: Abramey
It’s just a few days before it’s officially summer, but Shoesday Tuesday needs some sandal lovin’. What I’m lovin’ is The Meraki Company - a handmade all leather Greek-inspired line of sandals.
Comprised of two sisters from Cyprus (which I’ve visited and it’s beautifully preserved), the line draws inspiration from Greek Culture and Mythology. The word “Meraki” is Greek and means, the essence to yourself that is put into something; the soul, creativity or love put into all that you do.
The Greek theme is clear in the gladiator sandals above, which actually have a gladiator image impressed into the leather. What I especially love, being Sicilian myself, is the “evil eye” sandal (also a big accessories trend for the summer).
Sandals range from $70-90 and include free shipping so hurry up and get your pair for summer and then sit back and wait for all of the compliments…
Designer to Watch: The Meraki Company
My favorite looks from the Neiman Marcus Spring 2014 catalog.
That oversized pearl necklace - what?!
Remember when I posted about shopping without spending money? Or course you don’t. I don’t even remember what I ate for dinner last night. So here’s a friendly reminder…
Bib & Tuck is a website that allows you to barter clothing using Bib & Tuck currency. But these aren’t just any closets. They have some pretty fabulous names already attached - Jessica Roth, Marnie Golden, and Yigal Azrouel (yes, that one).
Bib & Tuck also did a feature on yours truly, and my brand new with tags 3.1 Phillip Lim black skirt is still tuckable. So check it out - what will your bib and tuck?
Ugh, good-bye paycheck and hello Croon shoes! This is why I can’t save money. Has anyone ever purchased these before?
Apparently you can shop through their Tumblr!
Buy For Boobs!
So many great things happening in October making it hard to celebrate them all! There is one cause that is close to my heart, Breast Cancer Awareness, because my boobs are literally close to my heart and I’d like to keep them there… Luckily there are some fashionable items we can purchase to support Breast Cancer Awareness and here are some of my favorites:
I am mclovin’ this colorful tribal print Union Square scarf from Stella and Dot, and it’s only $59.
Next up from Tory Burch is this Pink Ribbon Mini Umbrella, $48, which is important to have in your bag if you live in NYC or Chitown (or anywhere north and east of LA).
I can’t wait to try OPI’s Pink of Hearts 2013 nail polish and pink ribbon embellishments! Look at these cute examples:
If you want to bake cookies for a cause, you can still support Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing a Pink Ribbon apron, $12.
Together we can all make a difference!
Anthropologie’s October Lookbook is here! I’m not normally one to gush over this brand, but it’s hard not to when it’s shot in Paris. Full of cable knit sweaters, faux fur detail on coats and plenty of metallics that can easily be worn a few years without looking out of date. Sign me up!
Comparing NYC to LA is like comparing apples to oranges. While we love to hate on LA, there is some fine shopping out here. Dare I say I love it more than I love NYC? Yep, and I’ll go on public record as well and here’s a little example of why…
Miss L Fire is a cute British line that just their first brick-and-mortar shop in Los Feliz. Previously only available on-line, this store has make-up, jewelry, and clothing but the real stars are the shoes.
This line has something for everyone - wedges reminiscent of Dolce & Gabbana, pumps with more pompenstance than Prada, Cinderella slingbacks (and they come in red!) and for all the polished rockers, a sandal with a blue swallow on the front.
Walk in with sad soles and leave with happy feet.
Whoever thinks eco-fashion isn’t fashionable doesn’t know about Annie & Jade. This collection of sportswear is designed for the eco-intelligent, modern woman through pieces constructed of natural, organic, recycled, and fair-trade materials. Says designer Annie Le, “When you are an eco-designer, you are not just competing with other eco-designers, you are competing with everyone in your category. You have to constantly find new ways to keep costs down while using new eco-fabrics that are not readily available and producing domestically.”
This LA-based line is also having a launch party of their new web store. Get 20% of their new sustainable collection using code LAUNCH12 now. Looks like I’ll be doing some fall shopping using a keyboard.
I know everyone says how great the weather is in LA, but those people must not have an affinity for kick-ass rain boots. Don’t get me wrong, I love the west coast sun shine (when the sun actually comes out) but I’m a little sad to miss the NYC summer rain and the chance to wear any of the above: