Colored Pumps

June 27, 2014
 
 
So, who’s ready to ROCK their wardrobe this summer? Wearing colorful pumps can give an instant boost of confidence and add flair to any outfit. But with SO many colors to choose from, a little outfit guidance is key. Lucky for us, our Style Expert Abby has some great advice!
Be honest. How many pairs of colored pumps are in your closet?
A lot…a LOT! I’m actually a huge fan of colored pumps because they make any outfit pop. I think I’ve got at least one in every shade.
Any favorite colors?
A bright coral goes with everything, especially in the summer. And it makes my skin look tan! I’m always a fan of blue, too. Depending on your skin tone, anything from a teal to a royal blue can work wonders. But turquoise might be my personal favorite right now!
So blue shades are a must-have for summer. Any other summer colors we need to have?
I love tangerine and apricot shades. Fuchsia is fun, too. Which reminds me: it’s also a great idea to bring some bright color into your tote bags or clutches. The brighter, the better—why not? 
What about as we transition into fall?
Jewel tones make for great transition colors, like a nice emerald green. Aubergine is also perfect for summer-to-fall.
I’m going to throw some colors out there and you tell me what you would wear with it. Ready?
Go for it!
Red?
Oooh, red. A little lacy black dress! Or for a more casual look, some boyfriend jeans and a white tee.
Navy?
I’m really into the navy/orange combination. Oh, and navy pumps with white jeans—so cute!
Yellow?
I’d probably pair heels with a floral midi dress. Summer to the max.        
Thanks for the awesome color inspiration, Abby! Any final advice?
Actually, yes! Don’t forget about your toenail color. Sometimes, especially in an office setting, you might want to play it safe with your fingernails—but with your toes, anything goes!
 
Photos by Courtney Mason, DSW
 
 Photos by Courtney Mason, DSW

Photos by Courtney Mason, DSW 
 
 
Look 1:
Shirt – Francesca’s
Skirt – Love Culture
Fuscia heels – Jessica Simpson, DSW
Watch – Michael Kors
Look 2:
Dress – Peter Pilotto, Target
Heels – Steve Madden, DSW
 
Look 3:
Top – NY&Co
Skirt – NY&Co
Watch – Michael Kors
Necklace/Bracelet – One Wink Jewelry, DSW

DSW. Style Experts Speak: Colored Pumps. Do You Speak Shoe Lover, June 27, 2014. http://blog.dsw.com/fashion-style/style-experts-speak-colored-pumps


 
 
 
 

15 Minutes of Fame!



Somehow, my boyfriend convinced me to play at an open mic with him last week!  Honestly, how can you say “no” to this guy?

                                                               

Remember Rock Band? I took that game seriously!  I was always the singer and my brother was always the drummer.  In real life, I’m still the singer and my boyfriend plays guitar.  I don’t even want to get into his collection of stringed instruments because I’d rather talk about more interesting topics – liiikee my look for the night!

 We have a bluegrass/blues vibe going on so I actually thought rockin’ a Canadian Tuxedo would be appropriate! I paired a denim shirt with a pair of jeans in similar color, slid a leopard print skinny belt around my waist, clasped my favorite gold necklace under my shirt collar, and added my cowgirl boots as a final touch.  I pictured us looking more like Britney and JT circa 2001. Never Forget.

After a once over in the mirror, I quickly realized that I cannot pull off double denim – Especially if I wanted us to be taken seriously!  If you know me, then you know that leggings are always my go-to choice. Off with the jeans and on with the leggings.  Voilà!
 
 
 
 This clip is actually a song that Max and I wrote together 🙂 


We performed 4 songs that night.  We were incredibly nervous but as soon as we hit the stage, it felt natural!  Want to hear more?? We’re planning a set for next Thursday at Woodlands’ open mic. Come out and cheer us on! We would love the support!!

Top – Abercrombie
Necklace – House of Gemmes (ON SALE and enter email for a $15 gift card)
Boots – DSW

Neonnnnnnn

Now that the sun has finished hibernating (cold weather, your days are numbered!), the Short North is bustling with joggers, bikers, dog walkers, coffee drinkers, friends brunching and so much more!  What do these types of people have in common?  They’re all wearing neon!

I, of course, do not want to be left out of the trend!  I love these neon mint pants – think Essie’s mint candy apple nail polish.  But, if my pants are loud, they will speak for themselves.  I wanted to keep the top neutral. I love basics!  Dress them up, dress them down.  I picked up this striped shirt when I was vacationing in Madrid back in 2011. 

Time out.  Can we focus on this necklace for a minute?  I love the color combos and faux gems that make up this necklace.  An add for Sammy Dress Clothing was on my Facebook news feed awhile ago, promoting an inexpensive high waisted swimsuit.  I ended up purchasing this necklace for $11!  From my research, I’ve gathered that Sammy Dress sells popular necklaces at a discounted price by changing the name of the jewelry.  So you really have to search for what you want, but you’ll definitely get a bang for your buck!

 
 
 

 

Get wild with this leopard print skinny belt.  It’s not holding up my pants – it’s purely for decoration!

I just bought these shoes.  Something about the brown/black combo with the chunky heel.  Not to mention, the designer, Franco Sarto, makes the trendiest shoes comfortable! 

How are you incorporating neon into your Spring wardrobe?

Shirt – Zara
Pants – Abercrombie
Necklace – Sammy Dress
Belt – Ann Taylor
Shoes – DSW
Purse – Francesca’s