If you took the metro this a.m., then you’ll know why today is totally a “Hot Child in the City” kind-of-day. You know the great song by Nick Gilder from the lat ’70s? It’s gonna be a HOT one today in the city, and our next Dolce Vita wedge embodies and screams, “Hot Child in the City.” With all its studs, buckles, straps, zipper, and bad ass wedge height, if you start walkin’ around the city in the “Helix,” we think the song just might start following you wherever you find yourself walkin’. While the shoe is heavy with details, it is light in weight. And need we really explain the comfort that comes with this wedge? For $165, you can be THE “Hot Child in the City” this summer and start singing out loud and proud to the Gilder lyrics: “Danger in the shape of somethin’ wild/Stranger dressed in black, she’s a hungry child/No one knows who she is or what her name is/I don’t know where she came from or what her game is. . .So young to be loose and on her own/Young boys, they all want to take her home/She goes downtown, the boys all stop and stare/When she goes downtown, she walks like she just don’t care, care. . .”
Need an easy & breezy (and by “breezy” we mean, “airy”) oxford? Jeffrey Campbell has come up with one, so your feet don’t have to sweat and suffer this summer, yet you can still rock the dapper oxford style in the heat. The designer has done it with his newest creation, the “Prospect,” a mixed material shoe made with canvas and leather (and made reasonable with only a $104 price tag). It’s a statement, non-traditional oxford, just like Campbell (& us) wants to do shoes. Classic style still rules this summer it seems. . .
We saved the cutest for last in this Seychelles series and for this “Feel Good Friday.” Now don’t get bogged down with the name of this sandal, “Trip the Light Fantastic.” First and foremost, move beyond all the words that could get jumbled and mumbled together. Let’s concentrate on everything else that this sandal has to offer: 1) The peep-toe that’s not too shy and not too loud for your toes. 2) The under $100 price–only $90. 3) The two colors of standard black and canary yellow, both colors you can pair of with many outfits for the upcoming season. 4) The cut-outs that help to make this sandal a bit more interesting and that saves it from being just “another cute sandal.” 5) The T-strap, a detail that adds cutesy flair while elongating the foot. 6) Last but not least, the manageable heel height of only 2″. It’s a sandal you will need for your next summer wedding, a sandal you’ll wear on your next warm vacation, and a sandal you’ll want to pair with your next and new favorite spring/summer dress. A true testament to a worthy sandal buy: How much has it got goin’ on and how much can you use it? This heeled sandal has a lot going on and can be utilized to the max. Forget about the name, just come looking for the peep-toe, t-strap, cut-out, small-heeled Seychelles next time you’re around the store.
Clogs, clogs, clogs. If you’re already tired of the word, you best buck up. Because this trend is sure to be around for another couple seasons, and we’re pretty giddy ourselves that the “clunky” wooden shoe is now back in the spotlight. In our second series for our newest Seychelles styles, the “Care to Dance” (is no doubt a funny name for a shoe that you wouldn’t associate with groovin’ and dancin’ the night away) is helping to add to all the clog styles you might see clogging up the shelf. We were selective though, and only chose a select few clog styles to sell, and this one made the shelf because of its cute lil’ knot details and its tapered heel. The heel might seem intimidating, but that’s only because you forget about the built-in platform. The built-in platform helps the 4″ tapered heel in balance and structure. Fairly simple in its design, “Care to Dance” only adds a few knots for detail and leaves the rest to the shape of the shoe. A clog is a clog, and you can try to dress it up all you want, but going back to basics means sticking with that wooden heel and half foot coverage. Typical to Seychelles’ price point, the clog is only $105, totally reasonable and totally back on track with the clog trend. Don’t count out the clog yet folks.
It’s possible you might have seen this shoe floating around at a few other stores, but that’s only because the “Gypsy” is coveted by all and for good reason. The first part in our Seychelles series for the week, the “Gypsy” has the look of a heeled shoe one might see on a salsa dancer, a ball room dancer, and well, most fancy, fast feet movin’ dancers, and it’s because of that almost 4″ inch heel height. Dancers love the extra heel height, but don’t worry this doesn’t have to be your dancin’-slash-clubbin’ shoe–au contraire. We think (@$105, the average price for most Seychelles is always only @$100) this heeled sandal would lovely walkin’ and struttin’ your style for every day and during the day too. This is a heel you can wear out and about during the day, and then, presto, wear it again when you’re heading out for the night. The built in platform and the soft suede material makes the heel all the more wearable and shouldn’t be dismissed because of “uncomfortable thoughts.” If you’re looking for a more fun summer color than black, then just soon enough we’ll have the “ora” or red-orange color as well. One of our favorite heeled sandals for sure this season, the “Gypsy” can really make you feel like dancing.
Ahh, the ubiquitous pee-toe. In part two of the peep-toe features, we’re showing you another lil’ lovely one from Jeffrey Campbell. In both black (shown below) and grey suede, Jeffrey Campbell’s “Fences” gives the foot a nice lattice pattern to slip into. With a manageable heel height of 2″ (at its highest), the Fences can go with tights or sans tights depending on the weather these days. The cut-out lattice pattern plus the peep-toe design make the shoe a sure fire unique heeled sandal. And the end all deal cincher is the price: $106. With just a peep look at the toe and the cut-out pattern coverage, the sandal offers coverage that plays with the eye. Covered, cut-out, covered, cut-out. We think this is one shoe, you won’t be “on the fence” about this season.
We’re all at that point where March seems unbearably hard to imagine getting through with the weather continuing the way it. Yes, it slowly is on the upswing, but usually not fast enough. And not fast enough to start wearing all the cute peep-toe shoe designs that seem to be seen everywhere. The anticipation is high for when “peep-toe weather” is in full bloom. But thank god, for the trend and style these days of taking a peep-toe and wearing it with tights (genius, who ever came up with that one. . . maybe the Japanese? they’re always ahead of the game!). So you can still not feel any guilt with buying a peep-toe in March even though the cold seems to still push you around. In Part I of our peep-toe features, we’re showing you Jeffrey Campbell’s “Como” peep-toe heel. For $114, the very very very manageable heel comes in a nude leather or a dark navy nubuck at the store. Both leathers are as soft as can be and pairing them with shorts gets everyone a lil’ bit giddy and excited while still thinking practically and seeing the potential the shoes have with tights because of one intrinsic detail: the hole-punch cut-out pattern. Perhaps the second best thing about this season (besides all the peep-toe) is the many, many cut-out designs seen these days. The cut-out pattern combined with the double buckles has this shoe screaming endless possibilities for outfits. So if you need a nude shoe for the season (it is one of the IT colors) and are lookin’ to add and get in on the peep-toe fetish, then come see the Como for yourself.