It’s hard to believe that the Shoetopia week at ideeli is nearing an end! But don’t despair, because ideeli is hosting an exciting giveaway today curated by yours truly, Shoe Smitten! The winner of this giveaway will take home a $500 ideeli gift card to inspire them to create their own looks around these stylish and endlessly wearable Furrtile heels from Charles by Charles David!
Last Thursday, I was invited to the ideeli offices in Soho to curate and model five styled looks around one versatile pair of shoes using a $500 budget. My favorite part of the experience was shopping the ideeli closet for my curated looks to match the shoes. With some creative thinking and lots of trial-and-error, I found that leopard can look great with florals and all sorts of color palettes, and can be styled for any type of occasion.
I had a blast putting together the looks pictured below with the ideeli team and talking with Sindy, ideeli’s shoe buyer, about why she chose this shoe. Turns out we both love a good challenge! Not only is Eduardo, ideeli’s makeup artist, talented, but he also fed me compliments and made me feel amazing. It was the perfect confidence boost I needed to start shooting the campaign while surrounded by models. When it was time for me to face the camera, Chris, the photographer, was patient with me and helped me laugh off a few less-than-flattering poses I struck. All in all, it was a great experience and I believe the photos turned out fabulous! I hope you enjoy them and feel inspired to create your own five looks with one pair of shoes, too!
Tell me in the comments section, how would you style these Furrtile heels?
Look #1: Sunday Brunch
Who would have thought leopard and floral print could fit together so well? I paired this silk vintage top (a gift from Mom) with a pair of RACHEL Rachel Roy floral print shorts. After raiding the ideeli closet I found the perfect accessories to compliment the look – a skinny black belt and a chunky necklace and earrings to tie the look together.
Look #2: Trip To The Park
A little white dress by French Connection is a summer must-have, it’s great for any occasion and incredibly comfortable! I topped it off with a cropped denim jacket in case it gets chilly, a small cross-body bag to carry my necessities around while I’m enjoying the outdoors, and a couple of wood bangles for a nature-inspired touch. Shop the dress on ideeli today!
Look #3: Casual Friday
I chose this black jumper from the ideeli closet because it can take you from a meeting to cocktail hour in seconds. I used a neon yellow belt for a day lift. Simply throw off the white blazer after work and you’re ready for a night out! You could easily add some statement jewelry to up the glamour.
Look #4: Shopping With Friends
A large tote is a must for a day of shopping, and I chose to wear my skinny black zippered jeans and a billowy blouse from the ideeli closet so it’s easy to change while trying on clothes.
Look #5: Cocktail Party
When you’re wearing a spicy little red cocktail dress, you need little more than one great accessory to set it off. I let the Furrtile sandals do the talking and the walking, and threw in a cuff bracelet and classic pearl earrings all from the ideeli closet. This BCBG dress is available on the site today – hurry up and snag one in your size!
The “One Shoe, Five Ways” Giveaway kicks off at 2PM ET and lasts 24 hours, ending tomorrow (6/25) at 2PM.
I hope you’ve had as much fun as I have with this week’s footwear frenzy at ideeli. But there’s no need for it to stop! Keep the shoe groove going by checking out the new shoe-centric ideeli Facebook tab for polls, style tips and much more.