Shoe of the Week: Ballettonet Chelsea Boot

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Ah, September equinox has come and gone.  And with it, it’s left us with cooler temperatures and good reason not to shave our legs (hint: pants).  With it, however, we’ve been left in a state of confusion when it comes to clothing ourselves.  We’re stuck debating whether something is hashtag too soon or just holding on to a feeling.  No one wants to be the girl wearing her winter coat on the first day of school, nor do we want to be the girl clinging to a croptop and a dream.

And this doesn’t just fall under the category of clothing.  One must take into account her footwear.  Sandals seem to be desperate and tall boots just appear a bit Pretty Woman as early as October 1st.

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What is the only alternative?  The perfect booties.  Namely, the Chelsea Boot by Ballettonet.  A simple, yet sophisticated flat bootie designed in collaboration with Jasmin Howell (you may know her as Friend In Fashion), this shoe can easily transition from day– with a perfectly distressed pair of denim trousers, to evening– with the most conscious of bodycon dresses.  Dressed up or dressed down, high shine or matte sophistication, this boot will impress if not not only for its design details but for the fact that it’s a limited edition piece- only 100 pairs made entirely in Italy by the Baccaro family in each style.

xo,

Grace

Fall Trends: Velvet Underground

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Cuffing season is upon us.  And if you’re like me and haven’t found a suitable suitor to keep you warm on those chilly fall evenings, you’re going to need to resort to alternative sources of heat.  Yes, there’s cashmere and corduroy (which made a surprising comeback), but this fall’s front runner is another 90’s throwback: velvet.  And every “it” girl, model, or digital influencer has been seen sporting some form of the fabric- from crushed velvet body suits to the covetable Phillip Lim Kyoto boot.  Mostly seen in jewel tones, there’s a shape and silhouette for every body to incorporate into their fall wardrobes from velvet booties to slinky slip dresses.  Below are a few of my favorites.

xo,

Grace

 

velvet-boots-pantsClockwise: Maje Ruiza Velvet Slip Dress, Aqua Plunge Velvet Bodysuit, Free People Funkytown Velvet Skirt, Vince Velvet TeeIsa Tapia Hardy Velvet Ankle Booties, J Brand Skinny Velvet Jeans in Black, Joie Mehira Velvet Blazer

 

 

Shoe of the Week: Poolside Companion

 

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Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Dress Sandal

Wearing shoes poolside may be a forever faux pas, but giving the illusion of an even longer leg will never cease to go out of style. That is why stepping out in a strappy nude stiletto this summer is the perfect way to showcase your short shorts, flirty skirts, and hard earned hours spent slaving away at Soul Cycle. This Giuseppe Zanotti Nude Sandal is the epitome of understated stem enhancing splendor, making it our Shoe of the Week.

With its 4.75” heel, one might find it prudent to purchase Save Your Sole’s Sole Stickers to avoid any unfortunate spills post poolside cocktails. The perfect companion for any summer soiree or sandal.

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Save Your Sole Sole Sticker (Black)

WIN the ultimate high heel shoe ShuSac bag with Save Your Sole

If you live in a big city and love your high heels, this may just be the perfect accessory for your shoes.  Introducing ShuSac – the ultimate high heel shoe bag. For the first time ever, it is a shoe bag that has been specifically designed to transport high heeled shoes!

 It is the perfect bag to store your heels in whilst travelling to your destination and then the perfect bag to store your flats in whilst you skip around in your heels.

Win a black Shusac from Save Your Sole

The bag is split into two separate areas to keep your shoes separate and clean. The ShuSac also has a soft cotton lining to buff your shoes whilst you carry them.  Genius!

Win a black ShuSac with Save Your Sole

 

Other features include a showerproof nylon outer which is machine washable and it is also available in 5 colours.

For your chance to win a black ShuSac  – the ultimate high heel shoe travel bag –

all you have to do is tell us on Facebook (on the link below)

What type of bag do you currently use to carry your heels around town?

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(just for the record we have been known to use shopping bags, plastic bag, sports bags, designer shoe bags and on the odd occasion have just quickly thrown our shoes into our handbag whilst trying not to touch the dirty sole!)

 

**The winner will be drawn and notified on Monday February 25th 2013. Competition closes at 5pm GMT time. 

For more information on ShuSac you can find them on Facebook or on Twitter

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