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The Hottest Spring Shoes Trends

Two-toned purple and pink d'Orsay pumps that represent one of spring 2014's hottest shoe trends.

Wondering which styles and colors we're going to be seeing the most of this spring? Check out this guide for all the delightful details.

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Shoes on Sale for Easter 2014

Friday April 18, 2014

Collection of shoes that are on sale for Easter 2014.

I know you all love a deal because: A) Who doesn't? and B) You've told me!

So, since I get such fantastic feedback every time I share a sale or a bargain resource with you, I figured why not keep the deals coming your way.

Right now, ASOS.com is offering a 20% off a selection of their own-brand shoes, clothing and accessories for women and men. They already have great prices, and items from bearing their own label are extremely affordable. Plus, they offer free shipping to nearly 200 countries!

I plucked a few of my favorites from the offering, but there's loads more to choose from, so be sure to check the site out while the sale is still running. (Buy Direct)

Pictured above:

  1. ASOS 'Dizzy' Plimsolls on sale for $22.58
  2. ASOS 'Highland' on sale for $60.20
  3. ASOS 'Election' on sale for $105.36
  4. ASOS 'Deadline' on sale for $32.92
  5. ASOS 'Hop Skip Jump' on sale for $82.78

Images: ASOS.com

Choosing Shoes for Wide-Legged Pants

Friday April 18, 2014

Woman in white wide-legged pants and white high-heeled sandals.

As I've said before, I'm not much of a trend follower. But I do pay attention to the trends. And, not just because it's my job.

I actually like knowing what's "in" because I view it as a chance to refresh my wardrobe with my favorite colors and items. Especially those that can be difficult to find when they're not trending.

Take wide-legged pants, for example. I'm a huge fan of them. In addition to the fact that they're flattering, they're just really "me," fitting in perfectly with the rest of my wardrobe. They also appeal to my casual nature, and they call to mind two of my favorite fashion eras: the 1960s and 1970s. So, I wear them all the time. Hence, I get incredibly frustrated when I have trouble finding them -- and when they're not "in," they're next to impossible to find.

Fortunately for my wardrobe, palazzo and other wide-legged pants have been widely available for the last couple of years. In my excitement over the return of this personal favorite, it hadn't occurred to me that wearing pants with wider legs would be a new experience for some of you. How clumsy of me.

Now that I've realized the error of my ways, I feel the need to rectify the situation. Here are some of my favorite shoe styles for wearing with wide-legged pants and jeans.

Read More: The Best Shoes for Jumpsuits | What to Wear with Spring and Summer Maxi Skirts | Which Shoes Go with Your Favorite Jeans? | What to Wear with Yoga Pants | The Best Shoes for Different Styles of Women's Shorts

Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images

The Best Height for High Heels

Monday April 14, 2014

Ever feel like Goldilocks when you're trying on heels?

Some of them are too low to feel dressy enough, while others are too high to even imagine being able to walk in. That's where mid-height heels come in.

Of course, the definitions of 'high' and 'mid-height' are subjective. They've also changed a bit over the last several years, as recent trends have dictated wearing heels that are higher and higher.

If you're looking for shoes with heels between 2- and 4-inches, I've put together a few tips on where to find them, and how to select the best styles once you do.

 

Shoes That Recently Caught My Eye

Friday April 11, 2014

Usually, when I post a collection of shoes I've admired recently, I like to group them together into a themed post. Sexy high heels. Neutral shoes. Or, even something like 'Shoes with Bows on Them.'

But, this time, there is no theme. Like, at all.

In fact, if you pressed me to name a common thread that all these shoes shared, I don't think I'd be able to. They're all over the place. Price-wise, style-wise, even heel-wise. They simply have nothing to do with each other.

Nevertheless, they did all strike my fancy for one reason or another. As such, I'm going to share them with you. Along with the reasons each pair caught my attention.

 

Chic, flat sandals with light neutral and black straps.First up are these chic slide sandals from Joie.

I love how simple they are, and I'm crazy about the color combination, because the black paired with a light neutral opens up opportunities to pair these stylish flats with a wide variety of colors and prints.

And, at $125 per pair, the price isn't terrible. Granted, they aren't the most affordable sandals ever, but given their classic style and versatility, I could probably justify the purchase.

 

Cute and sexy high heel sandal booties in beige.These shoes, on the other hand, are a total bargain, at just under $30 per pair. And, they're so adorable.

The heels are wearable, at 4-inches tall. Plus, they're chunky, which you know I love.

I also really like bootie-style sandals like these because they're good for several seasons. They make the perfect transition shoes, but you could totally wear them throughout the summer, and even into fall.

Also available in black and brown, these shoes would work with everything from jeans and shorts to more feminine skirts and dresses.

 

Black high top Adidas sneakers with white polka dots.High top sneakers. With polka dots.

I guess I don't really need to say more than that. You either love them, or you don't. Needless to say, I do. A lot.

Oh, and they're from adidas, too. Which, when you get right down to it, has to be my favorite sneaker brand.

And for those who are interested, they also come in white with black polka dots. But, for me, those just don't hit the spot in quite the same way as this pair. But, I'm probably just being picky there.

 

Strappy dress sandals with pale pink uppers and high heels.Even if I was able to, I don't think I'd ever drop nearly $700 on a pair of shoes. I'd always talk myself out of it, thinking that I could put the money towards something else. Maybe if I was like crazy rich, I'd get over that. But, whatever the case, if I could or would, these shoes might just be the kind that would do me in.

They're sexy, but not in a cheap way. They're just so feminine, as well as being timeless. And the nude pink is absolutely stunning.

These lookers also come in a soft yellow that is equally gorgeous, but has a totally different vibe.

 

Thong sandals with yoga mat soles and soft, wrap-around uppers.And finally, we have the super-affordable, insanely popular, and extra-cute 'Yoga Sling 2' from Sanuk.

I can not emphasize enough how much I love Sanuk shoes. They are seriously the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.

I'm totally sold on their 'Sidewalk Surfer' collection, and I also tried (and loved) their original 'Yoga Mat' sandals. I haven't tried this particular style yet, but I can promise you, it's on my hit list.

Like their predecessors, these slingback thongs have soles made from actual yoga mat material. They're uppers are made from a comfy stretch knit material, and they come in a wide array of solids and stripes.

And, if all of that weren't enough, they're also priced really well at just $36 per pair.

Pictured Above:

  1. Joie 'Sable' (Buy Direct) Image: Piperlime.com
  2. 'She's In The Band' Faux Leather Heels (Buy Direct) Image: GoJane.com
  3. adidas 'Polka Dot High-Top Sneakers' (Buy Direct) Image: UrbanOutfitters.com
  4. Burberry 'Delabole' (Buy Direct) Image: Zappos.com
  5. Sanuk 'Yoga Sling 2' (Buy Direct) Image: Zappos.com

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