Foot Worn: Why ankle boots are pushing out other tired looks

You could easily argue that shoes are the lifeblood of a women’s closet, and you can never have too many of them, honestly. That’s why when a shoe trend emerges, the entire female population is on point and a listening and watching intently to see exactly what it might be, whether it was the classic pumps that defined a decade or the most recent push on knee high boots that make a mini skirt pop or go great with a classic, laid back pair of leggings. But the newest and most…

Top of Heap: Oversized tote bags and metallic shoes shine brightest

Warmer weather has arrived and with it the wanting and needing to go out and about, mostly to enjoy temperatures that don’t live you frigid and style that can do the same if you aren’t adept at understanding the latest and greatest would be summertime essentials. For most women, the shoes and handbags tell the story of how your summer is shaping up, and while those accessories aren’t the main event players as it relates to your wardrobe, they’re still pretty paramount as far as pulling together an ensemble that…

Flat Toppers: Flats find their way back into style

Flat’s are back where it’s at as far as women’s fashion is concerned, which is a stark contrast to the love affair between women and their high heels. While heels haven’t gone out of style, the flats have found a home that goes beyond sitting in the closet waiting for that dress down day to hit. Flats often are synonymous with being too plain, too rudimentary and not quite as fashionable as their pointed counterparts. As spring has already sprung, the fashion industry has already started its transition to…

Shoe In: What Footwear is Fashionable this Fall?

When the topic of shoes comes to the table as far as discussion goes pertaining to footwear for women, the talk couldn’t be any more polarizing. Particularly for the fall season. Some staples in the form of shoes are universally lauded and loved no matter the year or style. Fashionable boots in the form of fringe or high boots with a flatter heel are dominating the chatter for this coming fall season, and that was the case last year as well. A relatively new look in the for of…

Freewaters – A Refreshing New Company

I love flip flops.  I live in them even in the winter time, so I am always on the lookout for a cool new pair.  That’s why I was stoked to hear about Freewaters. Not only do Freewaters look sweet, but they are an activist brand that is dedicated to helping people around the world gain access to clean drinking water.  From their site: Every year, more people die from the consequences of unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war. Dirty water and a lack of proper hygiene kill…

Naya

There’s a new company called Naya which has brought together attractive styling and eco-friendly materials in a contemporary, affordable line of shoe that will appeal to women who want comfortable shoes.  Naya boasts impressive eco-credentials including: Chrome-free or vegetable-tanned leathers Natural, organic or sustainable fabrics Heels made from sustainable bamboo Biodegradable latex foam cushioning Natural cork and rubber footbeds Outsoles made with recycled materials Nickel-free metal buckles Recycled paper boxes Water soluble glues and cements Prices range between $100-150, and they are available at Shoes.com, Zappos.com, Piperlime.com and PlanetShoes.com; at select Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com, select Dillard’s stores and Dillards.com; and in more than 60 independentand specialty…

Five Finds: September 2, 2009

1.  Petit Cressier Bag by iragranteco via Etsy – $59 This saucy bag is made of 100% jute in dark green, fully lined with organic cotton and bamboo blend leafs pattern in green color.  There are two pockets inside, and it adorn with beautiful big wood button. 2.  Lady Leaf earrings by Calming Winds – $15 Made from Pink Carnelian, Green Aventurine and Crystals. Leaves are pewter and finished on hypo-allergenic earrings but can be changed to Sterling Silver if needed.  Pink Carnelian is a stone that is full of life force and vitality. Pink Carnelian…

Eco Chic Weekly- August 29, 2009

Learn how to make ethical fashion choices and upcycle your existing wardrobe this week on Green Girls Global. Check out the Eco Fashion World interview with Maroussia Rebecq, founder of the Andrea Crews Collective. Eco-Chick has rounded up some Eco Fashion News from around the web! The Eco Diva goes local with Etsy.com! Learn about Bangladesh Garment Factories Going Fair Trade at Ethical Style! Check out Curatorial’s Limited Edition Collection featured on Feelgood Style. Green Grechen discusses the impacts of milk silk. Want to see some of the best organic fashion on sale today?  Green Lashes and Fashion has a round up! 8 Ways to Get the…

Five Finds: August 27, 2009

1.  Kimono Throw by Braintree – $52 This fabulous throw is made of an organic cotton and hemp blend fabric.  Available in grey or burgendy, it is the perfect item for light fall layering. 2.  Flower Power Pouch by Refind Originals – $62 Dark brown recycled leather clutch with creamy colored leather flower measures 6″x9″. Just big enough when you don’t want to carry the kitchen sink. Cute enough for a night out. A little bit of rustic mixed with a little bit of feminine! All handmade from recycled materials. 3.  Mumbai by Terra Plana – $120 Styled after the…

Tom’s Wedding!

You already know and love Tom’s Shoes–the company that donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair you purchase: So far the company has given away 140,000 pairs of shoes around the world. Now you can commemorate your special wedding day by kicking off your marriage on the right foot (puns intended).  Tom’s has a line of shoes suitable for brides which include a white, a gold, and a silver pair. Granted, the shoes are a bit conservative looking, but honestly, most wedding gows are so long…