You know how sometimes, when you smell something horrible, your first impulse is to make whoever is closest to you smell it as well? That was similar to the compulsion that I had when I first laid eyes on the Stella McCartney Perforated PVC Lucite Flatform Sandals – they’re so odious that I simply couldn’t keep them to myself, I had to force them on you as well. Read More…

If you’re a regular reader over at PurseBlog, you know that holographic materials are officially A Thing for…well, the pieces have been spread across Fall 2012, Resort 2013 and Spring 2013, but trust me, it’s a thing that’s happening. Whatever the holographic materials is – leather, nylon, some sort of nondescript frankentextile – a holographic finish can either be futuristic-cool or shiny-tacky, simply by its very nature. Read More…

Images via Women’s Wear Daily

I can’t help it, I’m always a little suspicious of Stella McCartney‘s shoes. I wore far too much pleather footwear as a teenager not to be a little worried about what McCartney’s leather-free designs would do to my feet. The scars, I can still see them.

But if ever I were to break down and give it a shot, Stella McCartney Resort 2012 would be the collection to make me do it. Read More…

Over years of shoe-lusting, I’ve come to the conclusion that one of two things must be true: Either the backs of my ankles are far more sensitive than most, or I’m just a giant wuss. I think it’s the former instead of the latter; I’ve had various nasty sports injuries over the years and always took the pain like a champ, but a pair of shoes rubbing the backs of my ankles will make me whimper like a child. Read More…

While many shoe designers this season have veered toward the fantastic, perhaps in response to Fall 2010′s new minimalism, the shoes from Stella McCartney Spring 2011 evoke another adjective entirely: wearable. Eschewing stilettos and all colors except brown, tan and yellow, McCartney presented a collection of minimal, simple sandals to wear all summer.

These shoes are perhaps not the most aesthetically challenging or inventive of Paris Fashion Week, but as always, the line fills a niche: attractive, high-end shoes that are made without the use of animal products. Read More…

Uggs are not cute. Despite my unashamed ownership of three pairs (and the likely purchase of a fourth pair to replace my worn-out grey Classic Shorts), I can admit the truth. The nice thing about Uggs, however, is that they’re relatively inexpensive and, in their smaller iterations, fairly unobtrusive. It would be cruel, and possibly a little too judge-y, to begrudge me a regular pair of Uggs for wintertime grocery runs. Read More…

Certainly not me, that’s for darn sure.

I’m blessed and/or cursed with the muscular legs which many girls develop by play soccer for most of their young lives, which is great for almost everything except wearing boots. The more leg the boot is supposed to cover, the less likely it is that I’m going to have a positive try-on experience, let alone a purchase with which to go home. Read More…

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