Category Archives: Trend

January 10, 2010 (Boots and Booty Shorts)

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Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Bootie is THE boot you want to have for those cold couple months before you switch to sandal season.  Why? because its cool enough to wear down with skinny jeans and is long and warm enough to pair with a skirt or even better- spring 2010 trend- booty shorts.  That’s right- booty shorts and hot pants are a big trend for Spring 2010 so start doing those squats or simply just pair the shorts with heels- essentially the same awesome effect on your behind.  The Giuseppe’s are pure quality and you’ll love them and wear them forever.  I got mine at Amazon.

Love it!

Stay Sassy!

TSG

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Knockoff or Not?: Madden & Louboutin

Steve Madden comes out with a pump very similar in design to the Dillian Pump, a very popular Spring 2009 collaboration with Christian Louboutin and Phillip Lim. Hot or Neon pink is another big trend for Fall 2009 which is also incorporated into this hot selling pair of Madden hells called “Fiestaa”

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Steve Madden’s “Fiestaa”                  Louboutin’s “Dillian Flower”

Copy-cat, bad knock off, or am I just seeing things? It is arguable.

Stay Sassy,
TallShortGirl

Bondage Shoes, Celebs, and Christian Louboutin Stappy Loves of My Life

Definitely, a harder shoe to dress because there is  a lot going on and you don’t want to overdo it or look dominatrixy (if that’s not your area of work-if it is, more power to you!).  When it comes to dressing a bondage shoe, there are a couple schools of thought: you either need to commit to the theme or go completely opposite. Check out what I mean:

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So when in doubt what is a girl to do? First of all, don’t be in “doubt” if your wearing a bondage style shoe because the shoe is meant to be worn with extraordinary confidence- like all heels but especially these. So if you are in doubt- not sure if the outfit goes together or not, take a picture of it on your (use the timer on your camera, clueless style!), look at it and make the call- go with your instinct.  If you are still not sure, put the pic on twitpic and ask your followers what they think- take everything with a grain of salt because you should always just go with you gut on the outfit. Then once you’ve decided what to wear, own it- wear it like you were born to wear it -like the badass bondage chick you are.   That’s my advice.  In essence don’t worry to much about it because shoes aren’t meant to be too serious anyway- they’re meant to be fun.

Now, on to more important things like the shoes themselves.  Here are some celebs in variations of the style:

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Christian Louboutin shoes on all these ladies.

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If you don’t have about $1500 to spare on Christian Louboutin then the next best copy cat I’ve seen is by Guess:

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“Credenza” by Guess

And then when it comes to other bondage type shoes, these ladies are my favs for the price. You think they look hot now you must try them on and  you may just catch on fire. (cheesy, I’m so cheesy sometimes). 

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“Marianela” by Baby Phat


Xiomara - Black/Gold Stud


“Xiomara” by N.Y.L.A.


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“Gazelle” from Charles by Charles David


Star Bound - Black


“Star Bound” by Luichiny

Just remember to keep it classy.

xoxoxxx,

TSG


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Cell Phone and Shoe Pairings

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Obviously we try to match purses with shoes and belts with shoes but what about our cell phones? May be a dumb question and I’ll soon find out- but everyone knows that your shoes say a lot about who you are, what you’re up to, and where your going.  I’ve found that those assumptions we make about people’s shoes are just as easy to make by looking at the type of cell phone they carry. The inspiration for this post comes from that assumption and so I’ve taken some commonly used cell phones out there today and paired them with some of today’s must-have heels- matching in terms of look, functionality, purpose, and style.

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Samsung Instinct – (Sprint) Less of a smartphone, but looks snazzy, and is better for messaging and GPS nav than business emailing and things for the the corporate chick on the go. Thus, the “Allan Heel” by BCBG Girls pairs perfectly as it is more fashion than function, gets the message across, knows where it stands and is quite the knockoff (because come ‘on, this baby screams Iphone copycat and the shoe is a copy of one of Louboutin’s Spring ’09’s babies).  Nevertheless, its a hell-of-a-lot cheaper than an Iphone or a pair of Christian Louboutin’s but incomparable in functionality, apps (comfort), and style.  Phone aside, I’m into the shoes for sure.

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BlackBerry Storm Smartphone (Verizon) paired with the Givency Black Nappa booties. Hot indeed and almost intimidating. A look that is very in style and can be paired with many of the season’s hottest apparel buys. Despite the fact that the 3G network for this phone isn’t as fast as it could or should be, it is still a pretty powerful piece of technology- if you can stand the tiny lag time.  (We’re so impatient these days!) Same goes for the shoes- with almost a 5″ heel- the shoes won’t get you anywhere that fast either but it doesn’t matter because sometimes you need to take your time to look this stylish as these two promising pieces provide.

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Of course I could not forget the iPhone. For those of us that are super-extravagant, there is only one way to go here and that is the 3G iPhone Encrusted with Diamonds, obviously! This phone, diamond studded or not, pairs perfectly with just about anything but goes exceptionally well with these adorable “Tawny Heels” by L.A.M.B They are both pretty flashy, well made, very well designed, and very fun.

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Samsung Juke in Red (Verizon Wireless)
pairs very well with the “Brandy T-strap” by Paris Hilton Both the Juke and the Paris Hilton shoe are trendy and fun, but neither one is smart or functional. Both are very skinny and can fit into a variety of places.  Samsung and Paris Hilton have both used their names to leverage some sub-par ventures and products (Paris as a singer/popstar, come on, please) and neither the Juke or these “Brandy T-Straps” would have gotten anywhere if it weren’t for their names. Other than the fact that they seem to look cool there really isn’t much else going for them as there is minimal value behind the flashy, thin, and trendy exteriors for either the Juke or Ms. Hilton (and her shoes). Nevertheless, I appreciate both for their aesthetic appeal and entertainment value, keep up the good work you two!

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 Phone, Black (AT&T) is a perfect combination with this Stuart Weitzman Peep Toe Pump Both are sexy in their own right, surprisingly comfortable to navigate in and strike the perfect balance between work and play. I personally own a Curve and I absolutely love it. If I were to pick a designer symbolic of the Curve it would be between Weitzman and Choo because just like the Curve, both designers do a great job striking a balance being professional and playful.  I think I favorite this duo.

xoxoxxx,

TSG

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Snakeskin, so sexy!

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Fendi Python Pumps: Net a Porter, $890.

So the trend is snake skin pumps. For those of us that don’t want to break the bank to own a pair of one of this season’s trends here are some great pairs for <$200 I’ve picked out for you!



Nine West – “Barb” Yellow Pump Oly $35.65!!!!
Adorable. I’m always a fan of a classic pump. Pair a yellow snakeskin pump with some dark jeans and a simple shirt, hottest look ever and it just screams that you’ve got style and a bit of attitude. Love it.



Guess Harri Heel in Sexy Snakeskin Red only $89.99!!
These ones are so hot its dangerous. In love. Plus, it is my superstitious, yet completely true and awesome, belief that red pumps are good luck! 🙂



Vince Camuto only $124.95 here
And I’m in love… This one you can wear conservatively, work or whatever. Just a touch of snakeskin on the heel keeps it classy, timeless, trendy and still very fun.

Just keeps getting better. . .


Voula Heel – Natural only $159.99
Its summery, its got the snakeskin look. Absolutely adorable!



Jonas Heel – Black by Fergie only $78.99
Fergalishious indeed. I like the snakeskin paired with the gladiator look, and its got a heel to boot. These look hot now, but put them on your feet and you may just fall in love all over again…



Cassie Sue Sandal – Black only $59.99
Classy heel, summery, snakeskin, and something that you will definitely be getting compliments on every step you take so be prepared…Tell ’em TallShortGirl Sent ya 😉



Caprice 2 – Nat. Multi Snake by Marciano only $194.99 and worth every penny
Class, pure class and adorable in every way. This is my favorite so far I think :)!! Love love love.

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Pippa – Med Nat. Multi by Boutique 9 only $129.99
For the short girl in us that sometimes, just wants to be short. Nevertheless, love gladiators and they’re so comfy. Sometimes you just gotta give that body a rest!

Happy Snakeskin Sexyness!
xoxoxxx

TSG

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Shoelery

Shoes as jewelry.  Love shoes, love jewelry, so shoelery = amazing.

No need for toe rings, anklets, etc.

Some of them overly embellished, some just right.

Personally, I’m a tad in love with Roger Vivier’s take on shoelery and a fan of Alaia’s but you would have to be selective as to where you wore them, loud noises!!

Check these out by Azzedine Alaia:

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Alexander McQueen’s crystal boots, part of his Spring 2009 shoe collection:

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Thakoon:

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Christian Lacroix:

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Roger Vivier:

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Roberto Cavalli:

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Balenciaga:

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As much as I love, Love, LOVE Balenciaga, I gotta say those shoes remind me of really really bad modern art that makes me cry. I’m sorry, I still love you Balenciaga, I just don’t like those shoes. However, I would probably still wear them if you asked me to 😉

xoxoxxx,

TallShortGirl

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Shark Week Every Week, get your Shark pants here!

Awesome runway comedy on the streets of Sydney.  Saw it on The Sartorialist, had to find the designer: Romance was Born.  Great, fun, fashion.  Simple black T, shark produces the shock factor. Love it.

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More from Romance was Born:

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xoxoxxx,

tsg