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Hottest Summer Shoes 2009
Do you ever wonder what the best part of summer is? Probably not. Because I’m guessing you already know. It’s the shoes.
So every year just before summer hits, we She She girls get together and discuss the latest and greatest in shoes. How could we not? It’s the perfect way to usher in the sunny season! We sling our fave shoppers over our shoulders and hit the boutiques to test shoes out firsthand. We check out the online options. And naturally, we shop for the best bargains. Yep, we definitely do our homework—and we do it all for you (and for us).
Straight from the She She crew, I bring you the Hottest Summer Shoes 2009! (I've included styles at low, mid and higher price points to keep everyone happy.) I’ve grouped our faves into five trend categories, as follows:
Bohemian/Tribal Flats: Get down with your wild side! There are several subcategories to this particular trend. Keep an eye out for flats with fringe, beads, jewels and stones. Can’t you just see yourself shopping the pier in these beaded flats?
Ankle Straps/Ties: Thick, thin and everything in between. Ankle strap sandals have a solid strap with some kind of hook closure for a mostly immovable hold. The key to wearing ankle tie sandals lies in the make of the tie; rope, canvas and leather have plenty of traction and will stay where you put it, but trickier fabrics like silk, satin and grosgrain will require a little knot along with or in lieu of a simple bow. Try tucking the end of the ribbon under the layers wrapped on your ankle for a more fixed hold. And a little trick I learned from She She Me? You can get even more use out of a pair of neutral ribbon-tie espadrilles by replacing the ribbon-tie with different colors of ribbon to coordinate with your ensemble. (I have a pair of khaki colored espadrilles that I do this with!)
Metallic Wonders: Whether you’re in need of strappy pumps or casual flats, metallic won’t be hard to find this summer. Definitely the easiest way to add a spark to both evening and day wear. Plus, you can don a matching metallic handbag!
High Wedges: Wedges offer more stability and comfort than pumps while still elongating the leg for a leaner, longer look. We just love them! All the height without having to worry about breaking a heel! Also, even a delicately wedged heel can turn a pair of basic thong sandals into something very sexy!
All Hail the Gladiators: Studded or shiny, flat or tall; this trend envelops them all! A favorite from last season, the gladiator is back in full swing. This comfortable and classic design will work with most any look, so grab a pair or two (or seven)!
Keep an eye out for shoes meshing two or three of these trends into one. For instance, take a peek at these metallic gladiators by Miu Miu; a fab blend of, well, metallic and gladiator. We love ‘em around here.
When it comes to color summer is always a fan of punchy pinks and bright blues, and while exciting colors and patterns are popping up in droves, you’ll also notice a mass invasion of neutrals. Sometimes simpler is better, no?
And sometimes you've just gotta wear these babies. Isn't life a kick?
Hope this info helps you find the perfect shoes to showcase those freshly pedicured tootsies. And speaking of pedicures, take a gander at my pedi color faves for the season - in honor of Mother Earth. As always, shop happy!
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We have wonderful wedges in an array of styles, colors and gorgeous fabrics!
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Whenever I find an item that is fabulous beyond words I just have to share it with my girlfriend posse! As is the case with my newest discovery and addiction — Relastin Eye Silk. This amazingly wonderful award-winning anti-wrinkle eye cream has a thick, smooth texture that glides onto skin and can be used on the eyelid as well as under the eye making it an ideal makeup primer. It honestly feels like liquid silk when you apply it, and it does wonders for those little laugh lines (NEVER say wrinkle!)
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So go ahead, indulge your hair the way nature intended!
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