To be perfectly honest, Jessica Simpson does cute shoes. Stylish and affordable...and better quality than many brands with a similar price point. Not to mention, when it comes to wedges and platforms, JS shoes are among the most comfortable I've tried. Her shoes have been a personal favorite for years now, though I tend to prefer the spring collections...always great color combos! I was super excited a few months back when I blogged about the emerald green Thunder platform. If it was any indication of spring shoes to come, I knew I'd want more than a few styles...and sure enough, here are some of my top picks of the moment.
Black & White: Krisella @ heels.com
Leopard & Neon: Sawana @ heels.com
Snakeskin & Mint: Parie @ heels.com
For those of you who don't know, DV8 is one of Dolce Vita's diffusion lines. Slightly pricier than DV, and undoubtedly edgier, the concept is less than a year old, with the original collection launching last spring. I'm absolutely OBSESSED with their funky, color-pop wedges and platforms! These are just some of my current faves...
DV8 Javelin Wedge @ nordstrom.com
DV8 Plank Wedge @ nordstrom.com
DV8 Yasmine Boot @ nordstrom.com
Red Maxi: Temperley London, Black & White Body-Con: H&M
What You Need To Know:
- Stripes are a standard for spring, but this year they're more in than ever...A precedent set by numerous designers (including Michael Kors, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana, and more) during Fall Fashion Week last year.
- There's a lot of controversy over whether horizontal stripes make you appear wider, or whether they might actually be slimming. Find one explanation here. Personally, I vote for slimming, assuming you use them the right way!
- Use stripes to your advantage by wearing them wherever you'd like to draw attention. A striped tee or blouse is a great option if you want to draw the eye up. A body-con dress or pencil skirt is ideal if you want to emphasize curves. A striped band across the waist will have an immediate cinching effect, making your waist appear smaller.
- Talking style tips, I'm a MAJOR fan of black & white (or navy & white) stripes paired with one bold color like yellow or red. Even neon pink, orange, etc. Try this look with nude pumps for a sexy, sophisticated vibe. Or dress it down for spring with espadrilles.
To kick off the first of my "new" blog entries, I decided to start with a well publicized personal obsession - shoes. Serious Shoe Love will be a series chronicling my top picks from a variety of different brands and designers. I'll mostly stick to affordable price-points, though I imagine some ultra-luxe styles will find there way in every now and then. While there's no harm in knowing what loveliness designers are up to, I want the majority of these shoes to be within reach for most people. That way, if you spot a pair you love, you can actually buy them!
Some of my favorite fresh for spring pumps from BCBGeneration...
With so many great things happening recently (and several more opportunities on the horizon) I've put some thought into re-doing my blog for a more user-friendly experience. For one thing, less words, more pictures. I have a tendency to write a lot. Always something to say. But I'm also super visual and prefer photo blogs myself. Pictures are gold. Next, enter my plans for a more systematic approach. Although it's easy to blog about whatever strikes my fancy, I don't love the seemingly random nature of my blog as it is. Hence, expect a Style Me Senseless revamp starting ASAP. Hope you guys love the new style as much as I hope I will :) Feel free to comment with thoughts!
*Image courtesy of herveleger.com
Luisa Lucia is a Los Angeles based wardrobe stylist and lifelong fashion fanatic.