Tag Archives: Poetic Licence Shoes

Tailored Textures

It’s finally starting to cool down, so I’m feeling like wearing textured clothing and layering them in different ways.  These pieces are not new, but I’ve never worn them together so it feels like a new outfit.  The jacket is a colored tweed or boucle and the pants are corduroy.  I kept the layering simple, but all in the same muted shades.  I’m also starting to embrace wearing different shades of the same color.  I was always hesitant to do so, but I think that it makes an outfit more dynamic and now actually expands my wardrobe possibilities!

Outfit – din bin jacket (from Nordstrom a long time ago); LEI corduroy pants; Old Navy blouse; Wet Seal tank; Poetic License shoes; Rebecca Minkoff MAC purse; Michael Kors watch; iSee glasses from GlassesUSA; Vintage brooches; Tiffany & Co necklace; Wendy Brandes ring

Deal of the Day: Must Have Shoes Club

I posted about this deal previously from Must Have Shoes regarding their shoe club (post seen here).  I’m sharing this deal again because I think it’s so very worth it if you are a shoe fanatic like I am.  Must Have Shoes already offers great prices for shoes from one of my favorite shoe brands, Poetic Licence.  But when you add the discount you receive from joining their club, the deal just gets sweeter (I have included examples of prices from recent purchases that I have made).

I bought these earlier this year for just a bit cheaper (I had an additional discount from an email).

Here is what you get when you join:  For $20 a year – Members save 20% off of every Must Have Shoes purchase; receive exclusive discounts from the e-newsletter; are eligible for their “Oops Discount” (if they are unable to fill your order, they give you the value of your order towards free shoes); receive a 30% discount code towards your entire order on your birthday.

Just bought the pair above and below last week. Check out the prices!

The money I saved in the 20% discount and free shipping have already paid for the club membership in just my first two purchases.  Additionally, I receive great emails about secret deals and exclusive discounts on featured shoes and brands.  I’ve even discovered brands I had not been exposed to before like Axxiom, and continue to see deals on the brands that I love like Poetic Licence and Irregular Choice.  I highly recommend checking out this awesome shoe site, and joining the club if you like what you see.  Have a great weekend!

(Images courtesy of Must Have Shoes)

New Shoe Round Up

New Shoe Round Up
This is just a quick tally of my recent shoe finds.  Although the prices reflected are current, I included the prices I actually paid for these great shoes.   Remember:  be prepared to hunt and try your best to avoid settling for full price.  Have a great weekend!

Laird by Vince Camuto
$125 – bloomingdales.com (Final price: $108)

Bongo by Axxiom
$142 – musthaveshoes.com (Final price: $55)

Pozina Boot by Guess 
$189 – endless.com (Final price from Guess: $99)

Easy Pieces

I wore this to work before reading a post from Cupcakes and Cashmere on how Emily was becoming inspired by simple basics and paired down pieces.  There’s something about easy classics like a white top & jeans, or a basic black dress.

I like going back to basics because it’s like beginning with a clean slate to be creative again.  When things are this simple, you notice details like the inverted lapel of this jacket.  It also makes it easy to add great little touches like something sparkly and a pop of color.

Outfit – H&M coat (only $15 at their recent sale!); Old Navy tank top & jeans; Poetic Licence shoes (from Must Have Shoes);Pashmina scarf (a gift from Janice on her NYC trip last year); Wendy Brandes ring; Mini MAC purse ℅ Rebecca Minkoff

Holiday Gifts for $100 or Less

Holiday Gifts for under $100
Contrary to popular belief, I do not shop that often.  Well, I actually do, but I definitely do not spend as much money on my favorites as people think that I do.  My latest acquisitions have been under the $100 mark, including the most recent pairs of boots that I bought.  Here are items from my favorite brands and sites, with choices for right around $100.  I think these would make great gifts for your favorite fashionista this holiday, and it won’t hurt your pocket!

London Calling by Poetic Licence
$98 – musthaveshoes.com

Toki Tote
$98 – rebeccaminkoff.com

Asterisk Ring
$95 – wendybrandes.com (seen here)

Exclamation Point Ring
$55 – wendybrandes.com (going to be my next purchase!)

Albertus Swanepoel for Target® Browning Hat
$20 – target.com (similar hat seen here)

Retro Style Sunglasses
$34.90 – mango.com (seen here)

Set Of 3 Deborah Lippmann Nail Polishes
$48 – juicycouture.com

Champagne Lipgloss & Nail Polish
$48 – juicycouture.com

Must Have Shoes Club
$20 – (I joined this!) Members save 20% off of every Must Have Shoes purchase; receive exclusive discounts from the e-newsletter; are eligible for their “Oops Discount” (if they are unable to fill your order, they give you the value of your order towards free shoes); receive a 30% discount code towards your entire order on your birthday

Leopard Print iPhone Case
$38 – rebeccaminkoff.com

Quilted Messenger Bag
$60 – mango.com

Star Belt
$105 – alicebytemperley.com

Star Bracelet
$35 – alicebytemperley.com

Friend Friday: Peeves & Pets

I didn’t get a chance to participate in the May 6 Friend Friday post about shoes because I committed to participating in the Full Time Fabulous blog event. But I just couldn’t pass up the chance to talk about one of my favorite fashion subjects, other than purses.  I’m also combining it with this week’s topic, which is based on Beautifully Invisible’s10 Things About Your Blog That Drive Me Crazy “.  I’ll start with the peeves, then I’ll move on to my pets.

Five Things That Drive Me Crazy About Your Blog

1.  Not being able to comment

I just feel that if you have a blog out there, you want people to read it.  Don’t you want to encourage discussion?

2.  Comment sections that make it difficult to leave a comment

There have been times where I can see that people are leaving comments, so why am I the only lame one who can’t?  I think leaving a comment should be an easy task, not a frustrating one.  Previously, I had the settings on my blog set higher to block unwanted content, but that meant a lot more moderation on my part.  Wordpress is good about detecting spam, so now I’ve relaxed the comment moderation to allow more people to leave comments that can be seen instantaneously.

3.  Grammar gaffes

I think this is on everyone’s list, and it should be.  Lack of spell-check and good grammar really gets under my skin.  I will mull over a post for a while before I put anything out there in the open.  I recently attended a writing class at work that opened my eyes to my grammar mistakes.  I even had the instructor look at my blog to let me know how I can make improvements.  I write my posts as if I’m writing for a major website or publication.  I hope that it comes across that way.

4.  Lackluster headlines

In the writing class I spoke about above, we also learned about how to write efficient emails.  This included writing subject headings that accurately describe what will be discussed in the attached email.  I think that the headline/title to a blog post should do the same, but with a twist.  I love clever headlines, even if they are only one word.  In this time of Twitter where we try to be as eloquent as possible in 140 characters, why can’t you do the same with your headline?

5.  Make it personal 

I love blogs that interject a little bit about the writer’s personality, without revealing more than is necessary.  It allows us to see that we can all relate in some way, and that the person on the other end of the computer is just like me.

Shoes, glorious shoes!

1. What is your go-to pair of shoes?

Rather than a go-to pair, I have a go-to color: Black. I have more than enough pairs of black shoes, but I just can’t seem to stop getting them. In fact, I just bought another pair of black mary-jane pumps from Gilt called “Sinful” by Gunmetal.

2. What goes into your shoe buying decisions?

Versatility and uniqueness. I need to wear them with several different wardrobe pieces, and I want them to be show-stoppers. I may have over 10 pairs of black shoes, but none of them are the same and each has a unique shape or are a different take on a basic shoe design.

3. The majority of the shoes in your closet are what color?


4. When it comes to design shoes what are your favorite brands and why?

Right now, I’m in love with Jeffrey Campbell shoes. I love that most are platform and are a bit unusual in design. I also really enjoy Poetic Licence shoes. They are so very pretty, girly and whimsical.

5. If price wasn’t an issue, you’d own which shoe?

Several pairs of Manolo Blahniks because they are simply just beautiful shoes. Ever since that episode of “Sex and the City” called “A Woman’s Right to Shoes”, I have wanted the Sedaraby Open Toe d’Orsay pump in silver, just like Carrie’s (pictured above). If you are not familiar with the episode, it’s the one where Carrie wears them to a baby shower, only to have them stolen. Then the hostess refuses to replace them and Carrie does a creative thing to get them back.  After then seeing the first SATC movie, I fell in love with the jeweled pump called “Something Blue” that Carrie wore to her civil wedding to Big (pictured below in grey satin).  I confess that I do own a couple, but they were purchased from eBay and not the ones pictured in this post.  I would love to walk into Bloomingdale’s or Neiman Marcus and buy the one’s pictured here outright.  *sigh*

(Images courtesy of Zappos.com here; Lori’s Shoes from my post here; and Nordstrom.com here & here)

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday is a Google group for bloggers to converse on a given topic each week. Katy from ModlyChic sends the questions, bloggers post their responses and then add their post to the list of people sharing their thoughts on the subject matter. To get started, check out this great tutorial on Grit & Glamour here.

Twirly Girly

I felt incredibly girly in my outfit today.  Everything I had on had a little bit of pretty: the sheer polka-dotted dress, cropped jacket with puffy sleeves, crown brooch, and flower accents.  Just like Kathleen Kelly and her mom in “You’ve Got Mail”, I found it appropriate in this moment to twirl!

Outfit – Alice Temperley for Target Dress; Lux jacket; Poetic Licence shoes; Cynthia Rowley purse; Bebe crown brooch; Michael Kors watch; Forever 21 ring; Coach sunglasses