Category Archives: Fab-u-shoe Friday

Stylist Show at Kenwood Dillard’s

I was asked by ECCO shoes to be on the style panel for an upcoming Stylist Show at the Kenwood Dillard’s this Saturday! Not only will they have yummy refreshments, rewards and a fashion show, but you’ll also get to meet ECCO’s Category Manager, Trisha Cox, who will share the inspiration behind ECCO’s Fall Collection and we’ll discuss how to pair the collection with today’s hottest fashion trends on the panel. I’m so excited! I hope you can join us! See below for all the event details.

Fabushoe Friday: PYSIS Overboots

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All this crazy weather is truly taking a toll on my wardrobe. Every morning, I just want to put on every single sweater I own, the thickest warmest pair of pants and shoes in my closet… and that’s just to get my coffee in the kitchen, let alone actually venturing outside.

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That’s a far cry from the peep toes and pumps I’ve written about in my previous “Fabushoe Friday” posts, so you may be wondering what kind of boring snow boot am I going to write about today.

Well, boring is the furthest thing from the truth on this boot. It completely blew my mind when I learned about it. Yes, it looks like a normal snow boot (but cuter because it’s patent leather and a tall boot), but get this… you wear your actual cute shoes INSIDE this boot. So you get to wear your shoes but keep them protected, no matter how mean Mother Nature gets.

Boom. I know, there went your mind, too.

These amazing mind-blowing boots are called the PYSIS Overboots.  Made of weather-resistant soft polyurethane, PYSIS features an elastic closure at the shaft for an adjustable fit over a wide range of shoe styles. Sealed seams, a molded rubber cup sole and a convenient carry bag sold with each pair round out the practical highlights, but the fashion-forward, high-style construction of the overboots shines with each step taken in them.

They’re $95 and I swear by them. My feet (and shoes) stay dry and warm, and I just slip them off when I’m out of the elements. Easy peasy. But as great as these are, I’d be ok if Summer wanted to just go ahead and arrive already.

Fabushoe Friday: My New Year’s Eve Look!

I know Christmas is in just a few days, but us fashionistas are always one step ahead planning lavish looks for all our future festivities! And boy do I have you covered! Our style columnist at Cincy Chic just wrote this great story about how to select the right dress for your body type. Then, my friend Ashley at Sparkle Sense wrote this great NYE Glam Guide guest blog for me with all the latest fashion trends for this year’s festivities.

But I figured, hey, this is a blog and I need to share what *I* plan to be wearing when the ball drops this New Year’s Eve! As I mentioned in a previous blog, Thanksgiving (and a week full of its calorie-packed leftovers) wasn’t good to my waistline, so I didn’t want to wear anything too form fitting. Taking our style columnist’s advice on choosing a dress for my body type, I picked out this FABULOUS baby doll dress with cut-outs at the neckline (loving cut-outs right now!). And since NYE is all about sparkle and celebration, nothing says that more to me than silvery, sparkly baubles and bling!

I put the below look together here on Polyvore so you can see all the details of each piece. I’m really proud of myself for finding some really great deals on the look, too. Like, for example, the shoes are by my new favorite brand at Famous Footwear called “The Touch of Nina” and they’re a classic black peeptoe (style: Fendala; price: $29.99) with just enough sparkle to make them appropriate for a NYE party and also for the office. I got the dress for only $90 — I figured since it’s a LBD I’ll be able to wear it a million times more. Of course, a bright red lip for that smooch at midnight! And all the accessories you can get at places that have great costume jewelry and bags like Charming Charlies, Kohl’s, or Forever 21. So, really, this whole look could come in under $200! What a great way to ring in the new year!

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Donate Shoes to Soles4Souls at Baker Chiropractic!

wy101-027dc2b9-b311-43b3-9cd6-401fc768c344-v2Y’all know I love my shoes. 🙂 But what if those shoes could affect change around the world? It’s possible!

My friends at Baker Chiropractic are participating in program called Soles4Souls to help more than 300 million children world-wide who don’t have a pair of shoes.

Soles4Souls distributes donated shoes to people all over the world and has given out more than 17 million pairs of shoes to people in 128 countries. You can join in by donating shoes you no longer wear the the four Cincinnati-area Baker Chiropractic Clinic locations.

Donation boxes will be at the clinic on Red Bank Road in Cincinnati as well as the Fairfield, West Chester and Madeira clinics now through November 22!

This is such a great cause that will help benefit thousands of people, especially those here in the U.S. that need a new pair of shoes as the weather starts to get colder.

Five Fab Ways to Style a Bootie

I like tan booties and I cannot lie… Haha! It’s not what you think! I bought these amazing tan booties (Carlos by Carlos Santana, $49.99) at Famous Footwear and I’m in LOVE!!

I’ve seen all the celebs wear booties, but I’ve been hesitant to even try them on because I love my tall boots in fall. Buying booties just felt like cheating on them. 🙂 But I got to thinking… I have a ton of dresses, skirts and pants that would actually look better with a bootie because of the cut/hemline so I did some digging and found this pair that I love to pieces! And they don’t make you look like a short, stumpy elf like I though they would! (Tip: match your leggings to the bootie color to elongate your legs!)

This pair is so great because you can dress them up, down, and everywhere in between. Pair them with skirts, dresses, and pants at work or play.

So, I thought I’d share five of my favorite looks I’ve paired these chic shoes with thus far! Enjoy!

CARLOS BY CARLOS SANTANA BROOKY BOOTIE…

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THE WORKWEAR LOOK…

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THE WEEKEND GETAWAY LOOK…

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COCKTAILS WITH FRIENDS…

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CHURCH COUTURE…

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THE FALL FESTIVAL LOOK…

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Famous Footwear Launches New App!

image001Famous Footwear is launching a new app for iPhone and Android, which means they’re also giving 15 bonus points to mobile shoppers who download the app to use toward their next purchase!

You can find the app in Apple’s App Store, the Google Play store or by texting APP to FAMOUS (326687).

The app comes complete with a profile, digital wallet and mobile exclusives to give you the inside details on offers just for mobile users and Rewards members.

You’ll be able to browse through your favorite styles and create a look book to save your looks for later.

Be sure to download the app and get some shopping done to spice up your fall shoe collection!

Fabushoe Friday: Famous Footwear’s Fergalicious Dreamer Wedge

Happy Fabushoe Friday!

I’m so excited to tell you about this week’s Fabushoes because it’s like getting a million shoes in one. I bought the Fergalicious Dreamer Wedge on Famous Footwear’s site a couple weeks ago, and I’ve pretty much worn them every day since they arrived. They can be dressed up and down and everywhere in between.

They’re originally $59.95, but they were one of Famous Footwear’s weekly featured sale shoes when I was shopping, so they were $29.99 (Famous Footwear has always awesome sales going on, so it’s good to check in every couple of weeks to see if there’s something you like on there!). Then, I found a coupon for 10% off on RetailMeNot.com (I never buy anything online without getting a code there first!). So, I ended up getting them for about $30 after shipping and taxes were applied! What a great deal!

Actually, right now through Sept. 14, all products are Buy One, Get One Half Off. You can go to famous.com to find their nearest location!!

Check out just a few of the looks I’ve worn with these Fabushoes! I love them! Highly recommended!

My "weekend warrior" look that can go from farmer's market to watching football practice
My “weekend warrior” look that can go from farmer’s market to watching football practice
My "work wear" look that's sure to be a boardroom bombshell
My “work wear” look that’s sure to be a boardroom bombshell

 

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My “everything in between” look that’s great for an early fall happy hour, date night, or fun night out with friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Fabushoe Friday: T’marie’s Portia Renee Boutique

We’re going to have an amazing fashion show this Friday featuring lots of local designers! I’m so excited! Not only will we be feautring  Curate BoutiqueJewels by Jules with Lisa Robin Jewelry, and 501 Salon, but we’ll also be featuring T’marie’s Portia Renee Boutique Custom Shoes & Accessories!

So, for this “Fabushoe Friday” post, I thought I’d feature this fabulous local “shoe glamifier.” I just love love love her work! The owner and lead designer, T’Marie Hilson, can do custom designs if you want the perfect pump for an outfit. She also does designs for weddings and special occasions.

She sent me a sneak peek of one of the designs she’s featuring in the show, and I can’t wait to see more! Check out the sneak peek below, and click here to like her on Facebook! Plus, you can use the code TMARIE at http://2013wafs.eventbrite.com to get into this Friday’s Wearable Art Fashion Show for FREE! ($10 ticket price value, includes apps, drinks, swag bag and fashion show)

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Sneak peek of a design to be featured at Friday’s Wearable Art Fashion Show event!

 

More of My Famous Footwear Blogs are Live!!

As I told you a few weeks ago, I’m now also blogging for Famous Footwear (still pinching myself!!!)

I just got an email from them saying more of the blogs I wrote went live over the weekend. Click on the links below to check them out!!

 

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Cincy Chic Now Blogs for Famous Footwear!

A whole lotta pinching went on this weekend… and not because it was St. Patrick’s Day! I had to keep pinching myself because I’m now officially a blogger for Famous Footwear! EEEEEEE!

That’s right! You’ll see a familiar face now when you visit www.blog.famousfootwear.com! Here are just a few of the blogs that just posted over the weekend… more to come very soon! Enjoy!