Printed Pants Go Wild

Printed Pants and Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals are Summer 2013

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Pizazz, Daring, & Spot On

If you were hoping the printed pant trend from last spring would go away, sorry - it's not. Embrace it, I promise you will enjoy this new addition to your wardrobe. It definitely adds pizazz to your look and says you are daring and not afraid to try something new. 

Since it is a trend, you may not want to invest a ton in this. I understand. That is why I got these at Joe Fresh for around $30!!! I know, they look way more expensive! That's why pairing it with stellar accessories is key.


  • The cobalt blue, snake skin Beirn bag plays well with the graphic, Black & White printed pants and still sits well with the solid royal blue fitted tank. 
  • The Black & White shell necklace acquired from the Jade Market in Hong Kong ties the top and bottom together. 
  • The sandals - oh the sandals - A low wedge with thick ankle strap is the one summer shoe you need to have this summer. I like these because all the hardware is like extra jewelry.

The Shoe Art Fair at Frieze

As a 2NonBlonde, attending a handful of art fairs this year in New York, it has come to my attention that serious art goers are serious about their shoes.
This weekend at the Frieze Art Fair, I found myself watching what was going on on the ground as much as what was hanging on the walls. Thus, I decided to make a little art project of my own:
Colorful sneakers are prominent and are a smart choice since art fairs involve a lot of walking and standing. Though, architectural heels and booties compliment the fair with discerning taste. Then there is everything in between that makes me stop and ponder.

Fashion Note: Summer Sales

Fleeting Summer Sunshine and End of Season Sales

Sunday evening I was sadly made aware of summer's eminent end as Ari and I got caught riding home on our bikes at 8:15 with no lights. That usual extra 15 minutes of daylight we began to count on starred to slip away earlier than expected. Since so much of summer is spent outside this transition is physically felt.

For a moment it made me sad that this fun season of Sailing, Surfing and Reggae is coming to an end. Then I thought ahead to September and got really excited that Fashion Night Out and Fashion Week are just around the corner!

But before jumping ahead of myself lets enjoy the last vestiges of the season with end of Summer Sales !!!!!!

...and for you listening pleasure: Hippie Chick by Soho

Verve on Bleeker has the best end of season sales. This is probably because they have some of the best handbags and shoes to start with. Just in time for one more month of warm weather and exposed toes, I found these:

I describe them as HIPPIE CHICK:

  • Natural colored suede will always be a little HIPPIE. If fringes are attached then it would be a lot a hippie.
  • But with a stacked heel and perfectly placed cut outs, this suede is chic.
Oh and I have to call out the Velcro closure.
 Love it! 
It makes them functional,  and fun. 
If u grew up in the 80 s you probably have a big affection for Velcro, like me.
In the case of these shoes it, the hidden Velcro, retains the clean lines without an unnecessary buckle.

Thank you Verve for a last bit of fun summer shopping.

Fashion Note: Everyday but Trendy

New Summer Shoes:
They are great for everyday but trendy for the season.

It's everyday because they are Black and a reasonable Height (2 inches).

The Peep toe is a warm season trend and the Wedge, especially when covered in the body leather is sooo updated to the current wedge styling.

They are perfection!

I found them at one of my favorite neighborhood boutiques but they were not in my size. Obsessed with having found the perfect shoe for summer I searched for them online immediately. On Piperlime they were on sale!!!
Receiving them in the green lime decorated box was almost as exciting as finally putting the correct size on my feet.

I don't mind if you copy me. I think everyone should own these
Dolce Vita Illa Wedge at Piperlime
My new favorite Summer Shoes - Dolce Vita Illa Mini Wedge in Black
Piperlime box decked out in Limes!!!!!!
Modeling new shoes and Red toes - Peep toes are a perfect opportunity to have fun with nail polish

Sparkles are: Holiday, Party, & Rich

HOLIDAYS:  Sparkle is great all year long, but for the faint of heart, the Holidays are a great time to pull them out. With all the Christmas lights around, the sparkle is enhanced!

Sam Edelman Holiday Collection

PARTY:  Somethings like good music and booooze are needed to get a Party started, but something sparkly also gets everyone in the mood.

RICH:  Even if you just spent the rest of your paycheck on your sparkly shoes, no one will know you are broke because sparkle screams Rich like diamonds  :0  !

Foot Models: Jill Brodeur in Sam Edelman Gunmetal Ballerina flats
                      Jenee Naquin in Sam Edelman Rose Gold Slipper shoes