Tag Archives: Steve Madden

Warm Leatherette

The weather is starting to cool off, but I can still get away with wearing some sleeveless clothing now, that I know I can layer later.  I love these studded boots, and have been figuring out ways to always incorporate them into my wardrobe.  When I got this soft furry vest from Bloomingdale’s, I couldn’t wait to pair them up with these boots.  The cool colors and softness of the vest together with the leather and studs of the boots make me feel like a rock star (Warm Leatherette by The Normal was playing in my head while posing for these shots).

Outfit – Aqua faux fur vest; H&M Jeans; Steve Madden “Fraankie” boots; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Michael Kors watch; Coach sunnies; Personalized leather cuff from the San Diego County Fair; Unknown brand studded silver bracelet; Wendy Brandes ring; Cross necklace from Southwark Cathedral in London

All photos by Rholnna Jiao

Waiting by the Park

I didn’t get a chance to get my whole outfit for this picture, because I was busy watching my son play and I didn’t want to ask one of my cousins to stop and take an outfit picture for me.  We went to a birthday party for my cousin Regi’s son, Riley, a few weekends ago at a local park.  It was still quite hot here in San Diego at that time, so cut-offs were still okay to wear.  I’m excited because we finally are getting cooler weather, which means boots and layers!

Outfit – Joy Division tee (Urban Outfitters); Mossimo denim shorts (Target); Steven by Steve Madden booties; Rebecca Minkoff Covet purse & studded leather cuff; Shamballa bracelet c/o Cutey UK; Unknown brand studded silver bracelet

Summer's End, Fall Into Autumn

It’s so hard to think of fall when the weather is still incredibly warm here in San Diego, but I think I’ve got the infusion of shoes that I need to end my summer and begin the cooler fall weather.  It began with the Topshop studded flats that I bought while I was in London, but I also bought a couple of pairs of shoes from Labor Day sales.  I’m also trying to embrace flats, lower heels and lower wedged heels as part of my fall office wardrobe, so you’ll see a bit of a trend with my most recent acquisitions.  I again included prices because I think anyone can really get a good deal if you sign up for special mailing lists, or get the shoes you want at a better price if you time your purchase with a good sale.

Matiko “Monaco” in nude from Ashbury Skies (On sale for $59 from $179.95. Received email for $20 off during Labor Day. Final price with free shipping: $29!)

Ego and Greed “Bowler” in grey printed python from Solestruck.  I LOVE the Shoe Addict bandage that came in my package. (On sale for $59.95 from $119.95. Received notification for exclusive Facebook discount. Final price with free shipping: $35.97!)

VECTRA4 Canvas Studded Slippers from Topshop (£28 when I purchased them in London, which converted to $45.)

Bamboo “Alive 04” penny loafers in navy blue from Lulu*s ($25)

Steve Madden “Frankie” studded engineer booties from Macy’s (Originally $149, but I got them for $130 with free shipping because of a discount during a Labor Day sale.)

Dee Lite Before the Dark

Cheap prices on hot titles like these every day.

I took these pictures just before a huge blackout hit all of San Diego that supposedly originated in Arizona and stretched all the way to Orange County.  My husband and I were at a company sponsored fundraiser at the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in beautiful Old Town San Diego, when the waiters came out to us and said that their power went out.  We then realized that the power was out everywhere after my mom called us.

Part of the reason I originally wanted to take pictures there was because one of my co-workers said that I reminded him Dee Lite from the “Groove is in the Heart” video in this dress.  I love all of the outfits in the video, in all of her psychedelic 60’s glory!

Outfit – Oasis silk kimono dress; Steve Madden shoes; Rebecca Minkoff pouch; Coach sunnies

FTC Disclosure:  Although this is a sponsored post, the opinions, pictures & content of this post are strictly my own.

Off-White Wedding Wear

I posted yesterday about the wedding we attended last week and how much I loved the vintage/retro feel of it all (see the post here).  I instinctively knew that I needed to also dress the part myself, and found this beautiful floral dress in vibrant colors.  I have three vintage Judith Leiber purses, but this one is my favorite.  I thought I’d also do up my son in a cute little get-up, since he’s always sneaking into my outfit pictures!

 Outfit – London Times dress; O.M.G. Collection cardigan; Steve Madden shoes; Judith Leiber vintage purse

Birds on a Platform

This is my first outfit post after my “40 for 40” remix, and I’m celebrating it with new shoes.  I know that I said that I was going to get the Grayson shoes by Jeffrey Campbell first (post seen here), but I just couldn’t resist these Piccoo platform pumps by Steve Madden at the price I got them for (after all of my discounts through DSW, I ended up paying only $23!).  I was looking for a neutral-nearly-nude shoe and these are the perfect shade in a very sexy style.  We had casual week at work, but I just couldn’t resist dressing up in my pretty bird frock just to take these shoes for a spin.

Outfit – Cotton On dress & cardigan; H&M belt; Steve Madden shoes; Coach sunglasses; Juicy Couture ring; Tiffany & Co necklace

Coat of the Week: Semi-Casual Friday


After a full morning of taking care of some things for my mom yesterday, my sister came over in the afternoon to help me with some of my “Coat of the Week” pictures.  I think she did a great job, don’t you?

A cashier at the grocery store said to me, “I love that jacket, you must be receiving tons of compliments on it!  It’s something that can make any outfit feel sexy, either dressed up or down.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Outfit:  Rodarte for Target jacket; Burberry sunglasses; Forever 21 tank; Juicy Couture hooded shirt; Tiffany Keys Heart necklace; 7 For All Mankind “A” Pocket Bootcut Jeans; Steve Madden booties

Photos by Rholnna Jiao