Accessories, Fashion, NYC, Shoes, Shopping, Style, Uncategorized, Women's Fashion

Long Live My Louboutins!

We spend so much money on shoes it’s a shame they don’t last forever. And when they have to go it’s like the worst break up ever! I’ve searched the internet for the best ways to make our babies last. Putting a little extra cash into our shoes to make them last longer seems a small price to pay for the extra years of fabulousness. So let’s get started…

Find yourself a great cobbler (shoe repairman) and have your soles rubbered. They will make your heels last longer and you’ll feel more stable in them when you walk. You can also ask your cobbler to put red rubber soles on your Louboutins!

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If you live in a city like me the subway grates chew up my heels and walking on grass is near impossible. Whoever invented the solemates was a damn genius! These little plastic nubs snap on your heels and save your shoes as well as give you a little more stability. Not too mention save you from the embarressment of falling in the grass when your heels sink in! For around ten bucks how can you go wrong??!! Check out there website https://www.thesolemates.com/ Clickless sells a less bulky version here http://beclickless.com/

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To keep the heels from getting all chewed up I found this great product, KiiX, that is basically a sticker that wraps around the heel and keeps your heels looking as good as the day you bought thermhttp://www.kiixheelprotectors.com/

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One of my favorite secret shoe weapons is blister blocker. Band Aid makes a great Friction Block Stick. You put it on before you put your heels on and you will never have to worry about getting painful blisters. When I model for designers some of the sample shoes are super tight and this stuff has saved my feet on more than one occasion. On the rare occurance that I do get a blister I put on one of Band aids Blister Block strips and in a couple days I’m good as new! There is a right way to pop a blister too btw. Never never put a hole in the center and pop it like a zit! Sterilize a needle or saftey pin and poke small holes around the perimeter of the blister and then push out the fluid. This will make it so you don’t have to rip off the skin and have exposed sore, thus saving your feet from days of pain. Pop on a Blister Block strip and be back on your way.

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And always keep your shoes clean, dry, store them properly and rotate wearing your favorite shoes and your lovelies will last forever. Now go forth and strut your stuff!

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Accessories, East Coast, Fashion, NYC, Shoes, Shopping, Style, Women's Fashion

A Little Bit Country

So my spending lately has been getting a little out of control recently so I wanted to try to challenge myself to find a cut pair of shoes and handbag without breaking the bank. I spent the afternoon perusing the aisles at DSW. I went upstairs and found an entire row dedicated to cowboy boots and booties. When did this become a thing again??? I live in NYC, we’re not exactly known for our country ways. I don’t feel that I could go full on country but I found these and fell in love!
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How cute is this little suede bootie from Enzo Angiolini? It’s just the right about of rustic without going full on country. All on a stacked heel with a rubber sole so I can run around the city all day and still be comfortable. These kind of make me want to sing a country song at Karaoke!  I’m also loving the butt seams, very cute detail. And under $50?? Sign me up! Oh, DSW, we’re gonna get along just fine! And to go with these cute shoes I found this bag…

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The strap reminds me of a horse bridle. This Liebeskind bag has such squishy leather, zippers and pockets galore. You know how much I love organization. I need a place for everything and everything in it’s place. I have to have some sort of stability in my life! My bag cannot be chaos! And DSW has this bag for $150! So my total for today is about $200. Not too shabby! I’m lucky if I can get a pair of shoes these days for under $200! And if you’re wondering how I would rock this look…

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