If you head over to our sister site, PurseBlog, you’ll see that today’s a very big day: National Handbag Day! Participate in all the fun, and be sure to follow along with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #NationalHandbagDay, because a fabulous pair of shoes should always be paired with an equally fabulous bag!
As much as I love the bustling streets of the city, I recently reached that time when NYC and I needed a break from each other, so I coaxed some of my best friends to take a cruise with me to Bermuda! When we docked at the beautiful island, I was greeted with sunny skies, crystal blue waters, and the cheery natives getting us in the Bermuda spirit with a catchy saying: “Have a Bermudaful Day!
The beaches, towns, and marine life of Bermuda were absolutely beautiful. Since my friends left me in charge of our itinerary, we had a schedule to stick to (much to my friends’ dismay, but they knew what they were getting into). Snorkeling and paddleboat riding at Snorkel Beach Park and rock climbing at Horseshoe Bay were at the top of my to-do list, along with exploring the wonderful shops and restaurants on the island.
While I wanted to put work and life on hold, I couldn’t help but think of TalkShoes just a pinch. I wish you all could have seen the island with me, and below is a glimpse of some of my favorite moments (and shoes) from the island of Bermuda!
Despite the fact that shoes somehow manage to get more and more literal with every passing season, I find myself consistently impressed by how designers manage to push the trend ever further toward its logical extreme. Today brings the Melissa Karl Lagerfeld Black Tie Jelly Flats, which, as you can tell by the photo above, are exactly what they promise to be.
Karl Lagerfeld is a man with a very specific, recognizable aesthetic and a sense of humor about himself, which has lead to his creation of or collaboration on numerous products that use his image in a cartoonish way. This shoe has all the hallmarks of those pieces – cheeky, literal and irrepressibly Karl.
Reese Witherspoon, heading into Dr. Harold Lancer’s clinic (a doctor who celeb rags dub a “dermatologist to the stars”) in LA. It’s slightly alarming how often stars with great skin visit the dermatologist. Reese is donning a black and white pair of minimal Proenza Schouler Ankle Wrap Sandals, which can currently be found on sale for $262 at Shoescribe.com (down from $595).
Reese has yet to disappoint us in the designer shoe department. Or in the fashion department, for that matter. You can check out some of her best designer looks and acquisitions in “The Many Shoes of Reese Witherspoon”, “The Many Bags of Reese Witherspoon”, and “The Many Bags of Reese Witherspoon, Part 2.”
Happy Birthday America! While we take the day to commemorate our nation’s independence, the TalkShoes team would like to wish you and your families a happy 4th of July! We hope you step out with some very patriotic footwear as you celebrate with family and friends!
Shop these Miu Miu Bicolor Wave Leather Slingback Pumps for $243 via Saks.
Before you head out for a night out with your girls, you check to make sure you have your essentials. Phone, check. Keys, check. Mirror and lipstick: check, check. And now your favorite lipstick has been replicated to be the heel of your pump thanks to Alberto Guardiani.
You may find this pump a little kitschy and irreverent, but without a doubt, these Alberto Guardiani Lipstick Heel pumps are very clever. Just like the shape of your actual lipstick, this lipstick-replica heel also comes to a point, so it will feel like you’re wearing any other pair of stilettos. The heel comes to four and half inches, so it’s a bit longer than your real lipstick. You can choose between a shiny, iridescent pair or the classic, black patent pair, but no matter which you choose, these lipstick heel won’t go unnoticed. The fact that the lip color happens to be red makes it feel all the more conspicuous.
A glam girl should never leave her house with her red lipstick or her lipstick heel pumps. I have a friend who could rock these pumps in the most glamorous and bad-ass way – do you?
Alberto Guardiani Iridescent Elaphe Pumps
$806 via Luisa Via Roma
Alberto Guardiani Lipstick Patent Leather Pumps
$806 via Luisa Via Roma
Finding a gift for dads can be difficult, especially if your dad is like mine and not very vocal in declaring what he wants. Every Father’s Day, I rack my brain trying to think of new things to get him, and I always default to my usual gift. Not this year! This year, I am going to retire mthe cologne and dress shirts for a new pair of boat shoes. The iconic design is a great choice for dads because it’s the perfect weekender shoe for whatever casual endeavors come his way. I know my dad will be thanking me; not just for my great taste in shoes, but also for saving him a trip to the shoe department. Below, check out great boat shoes to get your dad this Father’s Day.