"Falling" for Short Boots🍂 September 18, 2019 16:08What type of shoe should be a staple in your Fall wardrobe? Read our latest blog and view our Top Picks!
Let the Summer Festivals Begin🌴 May 15, 2019 16:57
With Summer almost here many are already making plans to assist Summer events and go on vacations with the kiddos. I started this month of May attending two rock concerts, so I guess you could say I'm on the right track😎 I have one more concert to go to this Summer, after my vacation in August. Still undecided on where to go, any ideas?
Whether you are planning to go to a festival or on vacation you will need COMFY SHOES! I traveled to Dallas for one of the concerts and had to stand in line for almost 5 hours under the sun🌞 For the trip to Dallas I wore our Libby Comfort Shoes and for my outfit I had our Gloria Open flats in Black.
I decided to put together one very cool rock and rollish outfit to wear to all the Summer concerts I plan to go to. For the top I picked the Colleen Lopez Burnout Velvet Tunic and for the pants I picked Yummie Faux Leather Legging with Zipper Detail. I was super nervous about how the pants would look on me since I am plus size, but OMG they are so soft and comfortable I had absolutely no discomfort from them after standing in line for 5 hours!
The Colleen Lopez Burnout Velvet Tunic did run a little big so I had to make it smaller (no really, I did make it smaller) Good thing my mother is a seamstress! After the alteration the tunic fit like a charm. I just love how this tunic looks on me! Although I am petite (5' 2") the pants fitted like a charm. Plus they are super stretchy! Love them!
I was very undecided on the shoes. At first I wanted to wear our Short Boots with Buckle Details but it was too high and would have covered the zipper detail on the pants. Then I started to notice on the band's vocalist Instagram page that he wears mostly pointed shoes. So I narrowed down my options to pointed shoes. The Gloria flats had the pointed toes plus the open shank design was perfect to still showcase the zipper detail on the pants. Perfection!
Of course no outfit is complete without jewelry. Especially if you are going to see the "Gods of Glam Rock"🤘 Because I was going to do a Meet and Greet with both of my fave bands I wanted a custom made piece of jewelry. I opted for just a necklace since I felt that both the top, the pants and the shoes already made enough fashion statements on their own. My mom had many years ago designed this beautiful necklace that had 4 layers of chains with crystal bi cones and pearls. It looked like something Cleopatra would wear👑 I really wanted something flashy so I went to the Jewelry Show here in Houston and picked out the colors I wanted for a similar necklace. The finished product was just so beautiful I was worried about being overdressed 😅
But of course in the world of Rock and Roll being over the top is ideal so I just "rolled" with it😂 Another very important piece that made the shoes bearable for standing long hours was our Foot Petals Washable Terry Insoles. Gals, if you are going to wear any kind of flats but don't want to wear socks, then you NEED these insoles! After the first concert I threw them in the washer and let them air dry. They were good as new and ready to go for the second concert! Plus they are super easy to change from one shoe to another. These insoles are my new favorites!😉
Can't wait to see what else this Summer will bring! Who should I go see Live next? Check out my pics from the concerts below🎸
The Gazette performed live at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX
The Struts performed live at The House Of Blues in Houston, TX
The secrets your shoe reveals of you💁♀️👠 April 16, 2019 21:17
When it comes to picking shoes, some go off based on how comfortable it feels, others go off based on a particular style and how the shoes make them feel. It has been found that specific aspects of footwear go with certain types of personalities.
Even though we all wear different types of shoes due to different occasions, most of us have a personal style that we usually gravitate to when choosing footwear. I went ahead and compiled a small list of shoes that reflect a certain personality trait. If you are looking to buy shoes for someone (like mom) but don’t know where to start, then read on and see if you can find her style.1. Laid Back = Short Boots
This one is for those that do not think twice about that one-way ticket to Europe. If you like to go with the flow, then short boots on your feet will get you ready for wherever life takes you.
2. Serious = Stiletto
If you’re a serious person but a child at heart, then stilettos are your kind of shoes. You like to keep balance and those sky-high heels help you focus on maintaining that balance.
3. Active = Flat Sandals
If you are all about being active, then you probably often go for a pair of flat sandals. You rather call than email and are a true extrovert.
4. Loves Queen B or JLO = Thigh-high boots
If you’re a fan of Jennifer Lopez or Beyoncé, then thigh-high boots are your favorite. These boots give you the alluring qualities and a sexy silhouette that make you feel like Queen Bey herself. Plus, you’re an avid coffee lover!
5. Old school = Kitten heel
If you rather stay home and watch classic movies than go out with friends, then the kitten heel is a staple in your wardrobe. You like to take it old school and don’t bother keeping up with social media.
6. Likes pink = Platform Sandals
You have a real “pink color” obsession or anything that is super girly. You like platform sandals for the stability and focus it gives you to make it through the day. Plus, online shopping for shoes is your thing!
7. Likes being comfortable = Flats
If you choose your outfits based on how comfortable they are then you probably have a huge collection of flat shoes. Hey, we all like heels but sometimes we just can’t wear them. Plus, flats capture that happy-go-lucky outgoing personality.
8. Always on the go = Sporty Shoes
If you have a jam-packed schedule but like the run, then sporty shoes will help keep you on the go. Your friends wonder how you survive a day but, you find strength in being busy.
9. Determined = Heeled Sandals
Perfect for those that are headstrong, work hard and are determined to achieve their goals. You walk with confidence and keep a good poise at everything you do. But likes to see a little glam when you look down at your feet.
Next time you meet someone, look at their shoes and think about what they might tell you about that person. Which type of shoe matches your personality? Let me know in the comments section below. Of course, I could just look at your shoes!
🌸New Spring Favorites🌸 March 15, 2019 16:26
How is Daylight Savings Time treating you so far? I'm still taking that XXL Coffee every morning🤷♀️ Alot of work going on in our shop this week as we started to change everything around for our new Spring shoes (and doing some Spring Cleaning). The first shipment of sandals came this week and I can't wait to share my favorites with you. So with that being said let's get started!💁♀️
1. Snake Print Everything🐍
We have the trendy snake print design on everything, from sandals, heels, boots and even tunics (coming soon) I had such a hard time deciding which snake print to get! They are all sooo cute!😍
Well to make it easy I first scratched off the heels from the list (sorry but I really really like to be comfy) My picks include a sandal, flat and mule.
For the sandal I picked our New Britney Slide Sandals. They feature a cork platform and two adjustable buckles. This design is inspired by the original Birkenstock and its become a staple for both Spring and Summer. I wear alot of capris during warmer weather days and these sandals will definitely add some sass to my outfits.
For the flat I picked our Gloria Open Flats in Beige. They feature a snake textured design and an open shank. I really wanted a neutral color in flats this time so it could match well with most of my outfits. Spring has a good mix of cooler and warmer days here in Houston (literally Winter and Summer in one week) so the open shank design will work wonderfully.
I have been seeing mules in Instagram lately and I really wanted a pair! That's why I picked this next one, our New Sochi Mule Slides😍 OMG I just love how comfy this slides are! They really do elevate your look. If you are like me and don't always have that cute pedicure😅 then mules are the way to go. Elevates your look and helps with toe cover up!?? I declare this one a Spring Must Have!!💁♀️
2. HOLO Baby!✨
Now here are sandals that Cristine from Simply Nailogical would be proud of! This was another hard choice! All 3 colors are soo hot🔥🔥🔥 In the end I got the gold color of our New Ariel Holo Sandals. Love the retro vibe this sandals give. Pair these with some retro shades and a t-shirt for a really chic look.
One thing I promised myself to do more this Spring/Summer of 2019 is to travel more. I love traveling and getting to see new places. When I tried our New Naomi Perforated Flats I was blown away at how comfortable they were!😮 I will be honest, my feet is a little chuby and when I get any shoe with hook and loop straps like this one, I usually can't tie it all the way down. That was not the case here! Not only was I able to tie the strap all the way down but when I walked with them they felt soo dreamy☁ The first thing that came to mind was that these would make great travel shoes! They are easy to slide on and the perforations keep your feet airy and dry, however they also look great with black socks. You can bet I will be wearing these next time at the airport!😎
4.Sheer Kimonos to Dress Up👘
Our new sheer cover-ups are here and we are obsessed with them! They feature super cute prints in multiple colors. What I really love about these is that they are made with 2" extra inches around. Even though they are "One Size" thanks to those extra inches us plus size gals can also wear these and look great.💃 I will be wearing mine over a t-shirt with some of our custom jewelry. You can definitely also wear these over your swimsuit, they would also look fabulous with a wide belt and skinny jeans. At the moment I am still torn between the Pink Flower and the Peacock, might just get them both! Hey, life's short enjoy it to the fullest!😉
What do you think of my picks and which were your favorites? Let me know in the comments section below. Don't forget to subscribe to our email list!📧 Let the vacations begin!🏖
"Viva Las Vegas"🤠 February 14, 2019 17:09
When I think of Las Vegas the first thing that comes to mind is that Elvis song "Viva Las Vegas"🤷♀️ As promised, I went to check out new brands to bring back for you.😊 I was able to take pictures of most of the items we will be getting later this year. Some brands were pretty exclusive and did not allow picture taking so for those I will share the pics as they come in.
As some of you may already know, twice a year the fashion industry gets together for a tradeshow at Las Vegas. Many small and high-end stores shop the looks and products for the coming season. I also saw many very popular Instagram influencers who want to be in the know as to what will be the trend for the coming seasons. With that being said, the looks you shop from my store will keep you looking up-to-date with today's trends. Lets face it, we all want to look Instagram worthy!📸
But it wasn't all just about looks! Many of you have requested comfortable shoes in wide widths and boots for wide-calfs. Girl! I have got you covered! All right, lets jump to the pictures!💁♀️
My first stop was getting something that I constantly recommend my customers at the shop. Do you have a shoe that you absolutely love but has lost its comfortable padding? Or what about a heel that you need for your next wedding event but your specific size is not available? Its in these scenarios that we found Foot Petals shines! We will be getting foot pads to give your favorite shoes that comfort you need. Heel liners to make that heel (the Bride wants everyone to wear) fit. And some other extra accessories to extend the life of your shoes.👢 We tried and tested their sneaker balls and foot pads and can guarantee they absolutely work! Foot Petals will be available in our shop by early March.
If you have been our customer for awhile you probably already know all about Steven Ella. They are one of our best sellers in our shop due to its quality and affordable price. We will be getting a lot of 💎bling💎 this year from them on the sandals. I took a pic of some of my favorite Spring Flats I got from them. These styles will be arriving by April.
Now this is a new brand we will have at our store! For you wide-width gals this is the brand to look out for. Among some of our fave styles is a closed toe dress shoe with a hook and loop strap. This style fits wide-width sizes. If you are like me and don't wear heels higher than 4" inches then you will love the stacked heel sandal we got from them! Its the same trending style that will be popular this summer but with a shorter heel! Our top favorite is the cowboy boots with the slouch detail.😍 As you can see from the picture this boot fits wide-calfs!🙌 Most of these styles will be available by April.
Guys! We didn't forget about you! Of course we got men shoes as well. We already carry this brand in our shop. We love the quality of these shoes and one of our Top Selling men dress shoes is from this brand. We will be getting many sneakers and tennis for you guys by March.
We are so excited to get Pierre Dumas in our shop! They have been around for over 60 years and like my sales rep said they "are not new kids on the block and they know their stuff". The first thing that caught my attention was the quality and detail they put on their shoes. The boots with the snake print detail we shared on Instagram is from them. Guys! We got men shoes from them and they all have memory foam insoles! These are more on the luxury side but I promise its worth it! We will start receiving these styles between March and June.
Eva Varro is probably the most luxurios item we will have in our shop. The pieces we will be getting from them are all custom made in the USA! The jackets we will get from them are so flattering.😍 These styles will all be available in plus sizes as well. Their leggings are double sided so its like getting 2 in 1. These will start arriving by late June.
You have probably seen this brand at other popular boutiques. Well Sarichka will not be left behind.😉 We got some very cute spring and fall pieces from them. They also have plus size. Their material is very airy and lightweight so its perfect for spring and summer. They will start arriving by late April.
If you got our Lace Maxi Romper before then you already know all about Honey Punch. Their pieces are very unique and of good material. We already received a Black Lace Maxi Dress from them. Because they are so popular we were able to get a very limited quantity. Once a style is gone there is no guarantee we will be able to get more. The stripped jacket with the matching pants and jumpsuit will arrive by late July.
One thing we absolutely love about these is that they are 2" inches bigger than your average sheer kimono. Even though they are one-size if you are plus size these will fit. I made sure to check the fit!🙋♀️ I was actually looking for something like this to dress up my outfit for this trip and could not find any. I so wanted to get one on the spot! You can wear jeans and your favorite cotton t-shirt and dress up your look with a sheer kimono and a long necklace. These will be a must have staple piece in your closet. We will be getting these by late March.
We have been in the shoe business for well over 12 years now. One of the brands with started our company with was Lena Luisa. We have always loved their good quality and affordable price. They had soo many cute styles of sandals and I may have gone overboard here🤷♀️ But one style I made sure to get in all colors for you ladies is the stacked heel platform sandals. I absolutely love the detail they put into their shoes plus they are lightweight! These will arrive by late April.
11.Stride by Sloggers
We loved this print so much we got all 4 heights of these rain boots. They are padded and are completely waterproof. This brand is based and make their boots in the USA. We checked the fit and these fit wide-widths sizes. They will start arriving by late April.
If you love Honey Punch but need a more affordable option then this is the brand to watch out for! They have the very popular lace maxi rompers! You will see these rompers all over Instagram in the coming season. We made sure to pick the top trending colors.🙌 These will start arriving by late April.
The flowy pieces and stunning prints of Angie's is what this spring/summer is all about. These are pieces you will want to take for your summer vacation. They are resort worthy and super comfortable to wear on a hot summer day. We are getting some beautiful blouses in plus size as well from them. They will start arriving by late March.
Here is another item you need to pack for your next vacation to that resort in Cancun! Authentic leather huaraches made in Mexico. These shoes do run on the wide side making them perfect for wide-width sizes. As its natural with real leather they will adjust to your feet with use. This one will arrive by May.
15. and of course more Accessories!🙆♀️
Purses, clutches, backpacks, fanny-packs, cross-body bags. You name it! We will be getting something for every style and print. Including the snake print which will be the trend of this year!🐍 They start arriving in March.
We will be notifying email subscribers first of any upcoming arrivals with a special introductory price. So make sure you are subscribed to our email list!📧 Some of you have sent me some really sweet notes and I want to say thank you so much for your kind words!😊
The lady in the pictures is my mom Rosa. Hey I need to make sure I was under control in Las Vegas!😉😂 During the whole trip I wore my favorite Camel Short Slip on Boots. They were super comfortable for all that walking I did plus taking them off at the airport was a breeze. My mom wore our Black Shiny Flats and our Loafers with Laces. She wanted to not only be comfortable but wanted to look polish as well. Hey, shoes make the outfit!
Can't wait to share everything as we get them with our cute models on Instagram and Facebook! Is there a brand or specific style you would like to see us carry? Let me know in the comments section! In the meantime, let the summer shopping begin!🌞
🎊Going into 2019 comfortably👟 December 19, 2018 23:17
🎆I am so ready for 2019✨! The first thing I do once is January is hit up my local Bath and Body Works!🤷♀️ Hey, I used to work there and lemme give you some insider knowledge (some pretty good stuff comes out at heavily discounted prices right after New Year’s Day💸💸) If you are like me then you know that the first thing to do before going shopping is grab a comfy pair of shoes for all that walking.🚶♀️🚶♀️
Let’s be real, most of us wear either flats or sneakers most of the time because of the comfort. I read an article recently talking about the decline in high heel sales where it said in part that “Comfort is trending. That is like the number one thing. Women want to be comfortable” Its true, today’s women put comfort first when dressing up for either work or play. Society is changing and we don’t want to be measured by the height of our heels.👩 With that being said, what options do you have in comfortable shoes for different occasions? Keep scrolling to see my Top Picks!♥♥♥
1. Shoes for everyday wear (Style shown Mable-1 in Tan) I love how cushioned☁ these flats are and they are so easy to slip on (🧦 socks optional) It's all in the details for a shoe to make you look classy😉
2. Sneakers for working out or to match the "I am fit" outfit😉(Style shown Y15902 in Grey) Having a good pair of sneakers is a must in your shoe closet👟 My fave feature in this sneaker is the wedge, it gives a cushioned feel each time you walk🚶♀️ I am looking forward to wearing these for my New Year's resolution (Yep, I'm at it again🤷♀️)
3. Flats for work (Style shown FU0012 in Red and Nude) Ladies are swapping their heels for flats! Society is changing and wearing comfy flats to work is now more acceptable💁♀️ I have seen some wear round flats to work and that is fine, but I really think that a pointed toe is more classy💄 Also, you can't go wrong with a patent look😍
4. Comfy at Special Occasions (Styles shown Mika-42 in Rosegold and Supple-07 in Red) The shoe industry has picked up on the comfort trend and has designed flats that can be worn for more formal occasions. If you want to be comfortable at that next party I highly recommend you opt for either flats with a patent look or even better.. 😍💎RHINESTONE STUDDED💎😍 We no longer wear just black, gold or silver to formal occasions, we love color🌈 Take for example these trending Rose gold flats or these Red flats perfect for the season!
Here is a pic of me wearing the Mika-42 in Rose gold for a formal occasion this past summer📸
💎Shining like a diamond but comfortable(the feet of course!😉)💎
There are so many styles that I just love (and are in my closet🤫) but I wanted to keep this post short and sweet. What style of flat is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below👇
Btw, ✨Happy New Year✨
🎸Let's Rock This Fall🍂🍁 November 15, 2018 15:11
Yes, like the tittle suggests, I love to Rock!🤘 This past October I went to the Houston Buzzfest, which is a rock concert sponsored by the radio station 94.5 The Buzz, and it features different bands and artists. We really went to see Chevelle but discovered new bands in the process. My first favorite was Badflower. They are an emerging band but have alot of potential. My favorite song from them is "Animal" Another band I fell in love with was The Struts. O👏M👏G👏 you guys have to check out this band! Their songs are very upbeat and their lead singer, Luke Spiller, sure knows how to fire up a crowd. My favorite song from them is "Body Talks"
<< The Struts performing at Buzzfest
For the concert and going out I started wearing our new Camel Short Boots and I just cannot take them off! I love these boots❤👢❤ They are super comfy to walk with and I get alot of compliments for them. I matched my fav boots with my new Faux Leather Jacket by Sheryl Crow. I love this jacket, it has lyrics to some of her songs in the inner lining, and don't get me started on the embroidered eagle on the back! I literally want to cut my hair just so the eagle can be more visible🤷♀️
These boots are also available in Black. The jacket I got from HSN.
At the time of writing this post we got some new arrivals. We will be posting them next week. One of these new arrivals is a very very tall velvet boot with a braid detail on the side. As much as I love these tall boots they just don't look good on short people like myself😢 However, I got them in the shorter size in both the Tan and Black color😉(hey, I take care of my customers) I have been seeing this style everywhere I go so I really wanted to carry it in my shop!
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What are your favorite boots? Let me know in the comments below.