Fall/Winter Trend: The Smoking Slipper

A top trend for fall 2012 that I simply cannot wait to try, smoking slippers are a sophisticated menswear-inspired alternative to the ballet flat.  Whether covered in velvet, brocade, or leopard spots, the smoking slipper has a way of effortlessly adding both edge and class to any ensemble. Not to mention, these shoes are made for comfort – what’s not to love? I am now on the hunt for the perfect pair of smoking flats.  If I had more money to burn, I would totally scoop up these Alexander McQueen Venour Sequin Skull Smoking Slippers.  Or those Charlotte Olympia Kitty Leopard (read more)

Not-So-Mellow Yellow Shoes For Summer

The temperature is climbing, and colors that pop and sizzle make the hot summer months even more exhilarating.  Lately I’ve been craving bright-colored shoes, like blue (this summer’s coolest color), orange, and many other neon lovelies, especially these Davis by Ruthie Davis Graffiti Pumps.  It’s amazing how a tiny splash of color can take your wardrobe from drab to fab. So now let’s take a look at what is the happiest and most refreshing color in the spectrum: yellow.  There’s just something about the color yellow that adds a little extra spring to your step, and a little more laughter (read more)

Save or Splurge: Woven Wedges

Now here’s a tough choice: when it comes to these two woven wedges, which do you prefer?  The prices aren’t that different, but these days every dollar counts! Save: BCBGirls Women’s Roman Wedge, $97.95 at endless.com Splurge: Cole Haan – Air Genevieve Wedge, $228.00 at NeimanMarcus.com I own the sassy BCBGirls Women’s Roman Wedge above in black, and I actually prefer it over the ‘Genevieve’ wedge.  I found the ‘Roman’ sandals at Marshalls for half price, so you might want to check with your local Marshalls before buying them online!  The rows of black and metallic ribbons woven into the (read more)

Video Review: BCBGirls ‘Gita’ Cork Wedge (The PERFECT Spring Wedge)

One of the prizes I won in the Marshalls ‘Love Affair of the Sole” contest last year was being a featured blogger on their “What’s In” community Web site for this Spring season.  Needless to say, I’ve been visiting Marshalls more lately, and today I found some Spring goodies in the Shoe MegaShop! I was on the prowl for a pair of cute cork wedges (one of the top ten must-have shoes for Spring, for sure).  My treasure hunt was complete when I spotted these adorable (and sexy) cork wedges by BCBGirls, for only $39.99!  With the high cork wedge (read more)

Perfect Pair: BCBG “Saraff” Sandals and Fendi Bag

Turn heads in these curve-enhancing “Saraff” sandals by BCBGirls (multi cashew color). Play up the bits of color in these heels with this orange Fendi tote. The slingback patent heel strap and adjustable buckle side closure ensure that these heels will fit perfectly. The sandals are $110 at shoes.com, while the Fendi bag is a hefty $1,360.

Habitat Shoe Store: For Shoes You Live In

Habitatshoes.com is a unique online shoe store for men, women and children. Habitat sells stylish shoes picked by the store owners, a husband and wife team who also juggle two crazy kids. They carry a wide variety of quality brands, including BCBG, Chic Mihara, and Tsubo. If you’re looking for timeless shoes and accessories that aren’t prone to the ups and downs of the latest trends, visit Habitat’s site. One of my favorite picks from their store is the Miss Sixty Tory slingback, it’s the perfect pair for spring!  What do you think?  Did you find another pair(s) that you (read more)

Happy IVGLDSW Day! (Every Day)

Today I got an email about International Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman’s Day – supposedly it’s today, but at Shoe Smitten, it’s every day! So, cheers to all the beautiful, smart ladies out there! Motto to live by: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, “WOO HOO what a ride!” In honor of all you “It” girls out there, here’s a shoe (read more)