Heels.com is having a 5 days of Summer sale this week until June 24th 2016. Each day is 25% off a different style. My favorite high heel platforms are Aldo Rivalgo in Light Pink, Guess Lamba 2 in Dark Brown, Aldo Joann in Ice, and Mia Filipa in Off White. What are you babes eyeing?
We are so excited to share this collaboration we planned that involved so many local Charlotte, NC vendors (all listed at the bottom of the post). The community in Charlotte is amazing and this wouldn’t have happened without our Girl Tribe. We’ve got two best friends hanging out at the market sporting some serious shoe game and as the afternoon goes on, we’ve got our date looks.
Photographer: Samantha Osiecki
Stylist: Jamie Banks
Hair: B + Co Hair
Models: McKenzie Walden (DirectionsUSA) and Kristin Taylor
Clothes: Hidden Arrow
Location: Atherton Market
Flowers: Bookout Blooms
Shopping: Pet Wants CLT
Coffee: Not Just Coffee
Cookies: Suarez Bakery
We’ve got a sale going on over at heels.com for all of our boss ladies. We love these Cady Lee Shutz heels in Jeans, the sexy Shutz Blake stilettos, and the bright white Aldo Lovarema sandals. A couple other essentials include the just released BAWSE lipgloss from Youtuber Lilly Singh, and this Gold Foil Black Marble planner. What are your boss lady essentials?
How-To Wear Sneakers
Sneakers are trending, so it’s time to leave those heels at home and opt for something a little more comfortable. Sneakers are cool and simplistic, creating a unique and unexpected element to any outfit, dressy or casual.
HEELS.COM TOP 5 TIPS to master this trend
TIP #1 For a casual daytime look pair a basic pair of dark denim skinnies, tapered at the ankle are perfect for rocking the sneaker trend. If you’re wanting to be a bit more dressy just adjust the color palette and try sneakers teamed with an all-black ensemble. The real key is confidence anyone can pull off this trend if they are confident in what they’re wearing.
TIP #2 Simplicity is very important when styling your cool-girl look, especially if the sneakers are colorful or graphic. The key is to start with a neutral palette especially if you have never attempted this trend before.
TIP #3 You can wear them with a dress or skirt, just be careful of the length. In my opinion slip-ons work the best, especially for beginner sneaker stylists. These are easy to wear, super chic and go with anything, plus they look great in a leopard print!
TIP #4 Make sure you always cuff those pants and show your ankle a little, otherwise the look becomes sloppy. Since the sneakers are so casual you want to make sure the length and proportions of the denim are on point so your outfit is clean and balanced.
TIP #5 Don’t wear socks, or at least don’t let them show. This again adds an unneeded element to your ensemble which can make your cool-girl outfit appear sloppy.
SHOP THE TREND BELOW
The High Heel’s Work Out
Here at Heels.com we love high heels, but sometimes our heels don’t love us back. So, we have designed a simple workout routine with easy-to-do moves that can strengthen your legs, improve your posture & make you look HOT in your heels. High heels can cause pain and injuries in the knees, lower back and neck so its very important for high-heel wearers to strengthen and stretch these areas to prevent injury.
Bound Angle Stretch: From a seated position, bring the bottoms of the feet together with the knees bent out to the sides, and interlace the fingers around the toes. Inhale and press the hips down and reach the crown of the head up towards the ceiling. Drop the shoulders down and back and press the chest towards the front. Press the knees down towards the floor to open the hips. Some benefits are the bound angle opens the hips and chest, lengthens the spine and stimulates the reproductive, nervous and respiratory systems.
Lower back “Superman”: Lie on your stomach with your hands and legs stretched out. Raise your left leg and your right hand at the same time, hold for three seconds, then alternate legs and hands.
Basic squats: Stand with your feet apart, slightly wider than your shoulders. Bend your knees until you’re almost sitting, then stand up. (Important: Do not let your knees pass your toes.) On the way down, push the buttocks as far back as you can and lean forward with your upper body. Do three sets of 20 repetitions.
Lower back Stretch: Lie on your back. Bend your right knee and use your left hand to pull it over the left leg, keeping the upper body flat. This will “spiral” your spine and stretch tense lower back muscles.
You Can Also Do:
Calf stretch: Raise your toes against the wall and keep your heel on the floor. Lean forward and stretch, holding for 12-15 seconds.
Calf raises: On the floor or preferably on a step, balance on the toes of one foot, cross the other behind. Raise your entire body up and down, trying to reach full range of motion in each direction. Do three sets of 15 repetitions.
SHOP THE LOOK
Summer is coming and it is gladiator season! The Aldo – Tharesa is the perfect pick for any occasion. There is no better shoe to amp up some cut off shorts and a T or pair with a sweet sundress. This cool, casual style features a fierce fringe trim and embellished straps that hit right below the knee. With this sassy, versatile shoe you can’t go wrong!
In my opinion, we have the best boot selection, but just when I thought it couldn’t get any better I realized there are so many awesome brands of boots under $100! Now you can look good for less. I know all of you fashionista’s on a budget will be happy about this (and maybe even score more for yourself)! Do you want some serious fashion edge? Try the Gina by Qupid lug sole ankle boot! How about a simple 50/50 boot like the Carolyn by Mia or a smoldering thigh boot called Luster by Chinese Laundry? See we do have it all!
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Aldo is the prime destination for fashion forward shoes at no fuss prices! This brand brings unique, modern women’s shoe styles with a fun cosmopolitan twist to the surface. Aldo is perfect for the up and coming it girl, ready for a good time and hard work too. Find the hottest style for any occasion!
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the classiest friend of all? You know you have a sleek bestie to shop for this season so we’re narrowing down your search to help you out. I am loving the Cadey Lee by Schutz, the Zanie by Pour La Victoire, and the Nippers by Aldo. Go with clean lines, single soles, and ankle straps for effortlessly chic looks your bestie will adore!
Steal your favorite styles right from the runway in one of these featured looks from the hit reality show, Project Runway. Aldo is a highlighted brand from season 13, adding the perfect touch to the designer’s creative runway outfits. Love the look you’ve seen on tv? Check out the collection online and catch all the details on these fashion looks on the Project Runway Facebook!
These shoes totally speak to me. They say “let loose, have a few cocktails tonight, and enjoy yourself.” They’re also telling me to book a trip to Miami soon! So come on ladies, let’s get cheeky in the Areliwet by Aldo. This Aldo sandal features a black suede leather with simple upper and adjusting strap. A black and white striped 6 inch heel contrasts with a bright teal 1 3/4 inch platform. Adding a bright pop of color is major this season and the Areliwet is right on trend!