Holiday Party Dressing With Curves

The holiday season is upon us, which calls for flattering party dresses and cute shoes to match.  If you wear a dress size 12 or larger, this task can be daunting.  I’ve found the chicest UK-based online store that makes plus-size dress shopping a cinch and lots of fun!  Marisota has a great selection of dresses for ladies with curves. You can even shop the dresses by “Figure Fixers” to find just the style for you. What is just as fabulous is their selection of fashionable footwear! Here are a few of my favorite dresses from Marisota, along with some fabulous (read more)

Christmas Party Shoes

Christmas is just around the corner and many of us are beginning to think about updating our wardrobes to make them Christmas party ready. If you are unsure if your Little Black number is festive enough, throwing on some great heels is a great way to make your look ready for the party season. A good pair of heels can transform an outfit, doing all the talking without the need for heavy accessorising. The women’s party shoes shown above are great to wear with any party dress, they are all in neutral tones so will go with your whole party (read more)

Holiday Dressing With An Edge

When it comes to dressing for the holidays, you can either go bold or go home.  This year, I don’t know about you but I’m feeling particularly brave, ready to try new styles and break free of the normal attire.  Forget the tried-and-true formal dresses and black pumps.  Give me peplum!  Give me spikes!  Give me statement necklaces!  After all, it helps to have a conversation piece to get things going at those dinner parties, does it not? Why Peplum? Peplum dresses are not only perfectly on-trend; they are flattering on any figure.  The fold of fabric cleverly conceals any extra (read more)

3 Tips For Choosing Your Holiday Shoes

Christmas is just 5 days away, and with the upcoming holiday dinners and events it can be a little overwhelming to choose what to wear.  But if you start with your shoes and work your way up, it becomes a breeze – just decide on the mood you’re going for, and go for it!  Here are 3 elements to look for when choosing your Christmas and New Year’s shoes. 1. Red Velvet Is So Delicious No material conveys Christmas quite like velvet, and when you deck your feet with red velvet pumps, you’ll be the queen of the evening.  Case (read more)

Shine This Holiday Season In Dazzling Shoes

Nine West Timepiece Pumps, $89 at These are the shoes I ended up bringing to Kansas with me for the holidays.  I would have brought more options, but I had for myself the goal of packing light, and I succeeded – fitting everything in one suitcase (under 50lbs) and my laptop bag!  These Nine West pumps are perfect, with the beaded decoration on the heels and the supple suede upper, and of course black goes with everything.  Not to mention they make my legs look AHH-MAZING and my feet don’t hurt after a few hours in them. Of course, (read more)

Packing For Holiday Travel

When I woke up this morning, I had to take a second and remind myself that Christmas is a mere two weeks away.  While I’m fully in the Christmas spirit, I have much to prepare before the festivities ensue, including planning my party outfits, what to pack for my visit home, and what shoes to start the New Year off on the right foot.  One week from tomorrow I’m flying home for a few weeks to visit family and friends I haven’t seen in months.  I’m so looking forward to it, but I hadn’t even begun to think about what (read more)

Payless Holiday Designer Collections Available Now

Celebrate in style this holiday season with the latest limited edition fashions at Payless from Christian Siriano, Isabel Toledo and Lela Rose. Take advantage of the BOGO sale thru Nov. 24 and snag a few pairs!  My favorite: Isabel Toledo Toreador Pump, $44.99.  On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, on RED HOT VIXEN!!!

Holiday Gift Guide: Top Gifts For Shoe Lovers

Gifts for the shoe lovers in your life! Whether you’re trying to finish your wishlist, or finish up your Christmas shopping, the following gift ideas are sure to please anyone who enjoys fashion and shoes. 1. Barbie by Christian Louboutin The perfect pair! The master of fabulous footwear, Christian Louboutin has joined forces with Barbie to create a glamorous line of limited edition dolls.  Cat-burglar Barbie looks ultra-fashion forward in a sleek hooded black cat-suit and has the choice of four of Louboutin’s statement red-soled heels to wear. The first in a series of three, she comes complete with a (read more)

Happy Fourth of July My Smittenites!

These breathtaking GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI – CORK PLATFORM ANKLE STRAP PUMPS are perfect for celebrating Independence Day!  If I had these, I’d wear them even if I was just at the pool in a bathing suit.  They shine so bright they don’t need clothes accompanying them.  And can I just say that the boots in the ad below are so hot…I think I’m going to have to save up for a pair this fall!  (pssst – did you know thigh high boots are going to be all-the-rage this fall/winter season?!) If you have time to shop, and if you need a (read more)

Party-Worthy Patriotic Pumps

Tomorrow is the beginning of the Fourth of July weekend!  Do you already have your party-worthy patriotic pumps?  I have a pair picked out (My Gianni Bini striped pumps), but I wish I had the Christian Louboutins below!  The following shoes are all great investments not only for the holiday weekend, but year-round!  Which is your favorite? CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN – JEFFERSON PLATO BOAT SANDALS, $1088 – My FAVORITE!!!  This shoe has it all, from Louboutin’s signature red sole to a white platform and heel, and a blue upper featured tan stitching. GUESS Women’S Carrielu Pump, $98.95 – Classic silhouette, denim (read more)