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Best of Spring: Shoes, Handbags, Beauty
A couple of weeks ago I admitted to being addicted to The Bachelor. Now while I seriously don't consider this to be an indication of my intellectual abilities or degree of cultural refinement, I was wholly unprepared for the level of reaction I received from my nearest and dearest as a result of said admission. One would think I had confessed to snuffing out the Easter Bunny and gorging myself on his stash of chocolate cream eggs while using his floppy ears for fuzzy slippers. So what if I get my kicks by watching other twirty girls act all sweet and innocent and bff, sashaying around in their sassy sundresses and stunning stilettos while plotting and scheming and back-stabbing their way to the hot tub? The snarkiness factor is completely off the meter! I mean seriously, who in their right mind would accept a marriage proposal from someone who has admittedly woo'ed and "fallen in love" with three different women at the same time?!! What did he finally do? Toss a coin? Or was it more along the lines of Sandra Bullock's famous Oscar acceptance: "Do I really deserve this or did I just wear ya'll down?" Points worth pondering, no? But to be totally honest, as far as the viewing pleasure goes, it's really all about the clothes. And the shoes. Seriously! Because if you've ever tried to re-enact that From Here To Eternity moment on the beach you know that it is soooo NOT romantic to get tossed around in the waves and end up with sand in your bikini bottoms! SERIOUSLY!
So, in the spirit of full disclosure, it's time for another confession. Another addiction. This one, however, I'm sure you will completely understand and not judge me for. Because you know me, right? And you understand me, right? And more likely than not, you are totally in it with me. Yes darling girls, I am talking about shoes. Fabulous flats and wonderful wedges. Perfect pumps and pretty peep-toes. Sassy sandals and spectacular skyscrapers. I love them all! In fact, I am quite jealous of Marie Antoinette because she was able to indulge her shoe fantasies several times a day, to coordinate with whatever gorgeous little confection she was wearing for that particular hour of the day. One of my greatest fantasies is a walk-in closet filled with shelves and shelves and shelves of shoes in every heel height, fabric type and color of the rainbow. Oh, and handbags to go with them, natch.Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?
So let's do a little spring dreaming and reconnaissance:
Nifty Neutrals: a big trend for spring, neutrals bring it on with chains, beads and studded embellishments, lacy cutouts, mesh, buckles and fringe. This slip-on wedge from Jambu combines three of this springs hottest trends: neutral, cutouts and clogs. Gives an edgy-chic finish to a khaki skirt or safari shift. Finish with another of spring's hot trends: the bucket bag.
Clogs that Pop: (Not to be confused with popping your clogs…) Clogs are making a big comeback this spring, with even more sass and style than ever. My favorites have rivets along the base, which ads that extra kick to a flirty little sundress. This season, along with sporty clogs, look for clogs with a dressy, more feminine feel as well.
Cage Match: Cage heels are here in a big way this spring. The thing I love about cage heels is that they can be both glamorous and rocker-chic. For office or daytime wear, opt for a pair that has more of a mid-heel, and not so much action going on. When the weekend rolls around, go all out glam with a pair of cage skyscrapers in a vibrant hue or a metallic.
Soles for your Soul. Looking for a great pair of shoes to absolutely live in this spring and summer? Espadrilles are the answer darling! Not only are they oh-so-comfy, but they are adorably stylish as well! Grab a pair of high wedges to wear with your skirts and sundresses, a pair of midheels you can slip into when headed to the beach, and a pair of comfy flats for weekends around the house! With so many colors and styles you can't go wrong this season.
Flip for FlipFlops: This is one of the first signs of spring — when the weather is warm enough to break out the flipflops. While I normally go for shoes with a little more substance (read: labels that rock my world and make my legs look a mile long) there are times when a great flipflop is the way to go. And with so many big names coming on board, I can still indulge the occasional whim for designer status!
And just because I can, I'm sending visions of a few of my favorite handbag trends your way as well!
Bucket Bag: This is the hottest trend in handbags for spring. A little more slouchy, a little less structured, the bucket bag has room for everything you need! Choose from fun prints and fabrics (thank you Liberty of London!) to supple leather.
Lovely Lady: Sleek and structured, this trend is at the other end of the design spectrum. Ladylike, but absolutely no nonsense, these handbags can take you from the office to evening in perfect style.
Oversize Tote: A must-have for spring and summer. This adorable rope handled bag is perfect for a day of shopping at the outdoor market or an afternoon picnic. For a day at the beach, a nylon tote is a great option — makes for quick and easy clean-up.
Happy spring shopping darling girls!
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