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?
It’s time to break out those gladiator sandals with Kendall + Kylie and strut your stuff around town in the Emily heel. These are perfect single sole date night shoes with adjustable lace up front. Check out some more Kendall + Kylie shoes that Heels.com carries.
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
It’s the month of the Taurus in the zodiac world and we have a couple pairs of heels that would be perfect for the natural-born shoe lover. Let us know if you’re a Taurus so we can wish you a happy birthday!
First up is the Tempesst sandal in Sand by Steve Madden. Taurus women love earth tones such as beige, brown, and nude. She also loves the feeling of fabric like the suede material on the Tempesst sandal and she also digs the ankle strap for added comfort.
Next we have the sexy Kitty lace up heel by Shutz. The white shines a little brighter than the earthy tones but the bead and tassel detail bring the tones back to what the Taurus is comfortable with. The lace up straps add a sexy look for the Taurus who loves to always look her best.
Finally we have the Cheer Leader ankle boot in Ice Grey by Diba. Taurus’s are all for pattern and comfort. This versatile boot is made with soft suede and woven leather. Nothing like showing off your legs in the spring with these babies.
Which pair of heels are your favorite?
Mother’s Day is coming up fast on May 8th! We’ve complied a short list of wonderful gift ideas for any type of Mom. They do so much for us and it’s important to give back whether that be buying her shoes or taking her out to brunch. Side note : Crispy Crepe in our town of Charlotte, NC is so good! Make sure you’re following us on INSTAGRAM. We’ll be sending out a special coupon code next Tuesday, May 3rd!
Moms are all about comfort and style. These Joost Aldo wedges in Bone would be perfect for taking the kids to the park or a family outing to a movie. It has a no fuss velcro strap with an added element of showing off your toes in these peep toe sandals.
Some other ideas include art prints for the home, wine for a night in, DIY calming spray (because Lord knows she needs it), or flowers – these are only $15 with shipping included!
We would love to hear what everyone is getting their mom/significant other for Mother’s Day! Let us know in the comments below.
Last Saturday we had a blast at Sugar Creek Brewing Co. selling our high heels alongside many other Charlottean women entrepreneurs. It was a success and so much fun. Our shoes were a big hit. We had everything from lace-up heels to strappy heels and even some flat sandals. Joe’s Doughs was there selling our favorite red velvet doughnuts, Pink Social (the creators of the event) were killing it at the front doors, and we loved meeting so many vendors that are our neighbors here in Charlotte, North Carolina. We also had a little fun on Snapchat! Follow us at @heelsdotcom to see daily behind the scenes happenings at our headquarters.
Our Top 5 Favorite Fashion bloggers
Over the past decade, these independent publishers have become quite popular in the fashion industry. From landing major campaigns and collaborations with well-known brands, to becoming regular guests on TV shows like “Today” and “America’s Next Top Model,” they have successfully turned their blogs into multimillion-dollar businesses. Although it’s hard to narrow our list, today we want to give a shout out to our carefully chosen top 5 swoon worthy fashion bloggers. Each of these bloggers inspire us with their unique style, we love authenticity!
Founder and style blogger at Sea of Shoes, Jane is a fashion, beauty, and art blogger in Dallas, Texas. She ranks in the upper echelons of a new breed in the world of high fashion: the outsider armed with an internet connection, a digital camera, and fresh style. Sea of Shoes features daily photos of Jane wearing a wacky-sexy mix of thrift-store designer blouses, tight jeans, and of course, over-the-top footwear. She isn’t afraid to push the limits of fashion and think outside of the box, how refreshing! The captions are brief and girly— and we absolutely love it! She always takes risks, which is another characteristic of her style that we adore. She constantly mixes different textures, colors and silhouettes together making her outfits stand out from the crowd. We are always excited to see how she styles new trends, and are sure to take notes from this boundary pushing style maven.
This 27-year-old Italian, who now lives in Los Angeles, has the broadest reach of any individual fashion blogger on our list – topping more than 3 million Instagram followers! Her everyday style exudes casual elegance, and is always on point with what’s trending. She mixes of-the-moment trends with her signature style including cut off denim, crop tops and her signature golden locks. She’s a global star, as popular in Europe as she is in the U.S., The Blonde Salad is a real source of inspiration and style for millions of people in Italy and around the world. Her looks are natural and never seem forced, not to mention her constant travels give us some serious wanderlust! Chiara collaborates with major Fashion Houses and she appears in the most read magazines. She is the creative director of her shoe line that is made in Italy, and she has been named by Business of Fashion as one of the most influential personalities of the international fashion world. Whoa… You go girl!
Aimee, 28, is a Los Angeles-based interior designer whose straightforward street-style shots have made her popular with brands and readers alike. Aimee’s personal style has made her a star, beautifully balancing L.A street style with classic silhouettes. She is the ultimate mix-master and creates unique looks with ease. Whether she’s going to brunch in Downtown L.A or dancing the night away across the pond her outfits are always flawlessly put together and she never disappoints. This babe also has an incredible Instagram following — 1.9 million — and has worked hard to build her YouTube audience as well, with more than 28,000 subscribers to her channel. Aimee Song is unstoppable. Not only does she have an incredibly successful blog but she just started her very own casual tee shirt line, Two Songs, with her sister Dani. The line’s motto is, “Be the best version of yourself” – love that! The future is bright for these two and we can’t wait to see what they conquer next in the fashion world!
Kimberly had us at, “You can never have enough shoes, especially black ones”. Like us, she fully understands that shoes speak a language to the heart and each pair has something to say. The Souls of my Shoes is a blog Kimberly started in 2009 to serve as a creative and intellectual outlet after she rediscovered her love for fashion. She provides insights about fashion with a concentration on footwear, which we couldn’t help but adore. She has been featured in publications such as FLARE magazine, FashionMagazine.com, Much Music, The Kit, and the Toronto Star. In addition, NOW Magazine named her as one of the next up and coming Toronto fashion bloggers! She knows a whole lot about fashionable shoes and we love that we can gain so much knowledge from her!
She is an LA girl born and raised. Graduating from USC in 2008 with an Accounting Degree, Ashley went straight to work after she completed school. After two years of work at Big 4 Accounting Firm, she decided to follow her heart and jump into fashion! We admire her huge shoe obsession, it’s something we both have in common. Her style is also similar to ours, sexy yet sophisticated. She is able to rock a fitted midi-dress like no other and is never afraid to show just a little bit of skin. She loves lace, denim and body hugging silhouettes. She is so personable, relatable, and inspirational. It’s safe to say we have all been there when Ashley said, “When I see a shoe I absolutely love, it literally takes my breath away”. Know the feeling?? Ashley describes her shoe obsession as beginning in high school, or possibly earlier, giving blame to the 12 years of private school uniforms, and only “predominately all black or white” tennis shoes allowed. That could make a girl go shoe crazy! She writes about beautiful shoes, amazing shoe sales, celebrity shoe choices, and much more!
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.
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OLIVIA’S STYLE RECIPE
Here at heels.com we admire strong, stylish women and Olivia Palermo is no exception. Working as a blogger, designer and street style star she is definitely one to watch. Olivia runs a successful lifestyle blog www.oliviapalermo.com and we are hooked to say the least. Her style is an eclectic mix that never ceases to amaze us, whether she’s rocking Nike trainers or Louboutins, her outfits are always on point. In today’s post we’re breaking down this fashionista’s look in our own style recipe post. To create her look you first need to be open to breaking a few rules. First choose a stand out item such as a statement jacket, and work from there. Olivia loves to mix casual with dressy, so try pairing a pair of leather leggings with a chunky knit sweater for a cool-updated mix of textures. She also loves a great pair of lace up stilettos, which she always wears with distressed denim to create interest. Also try adding bold accessories to amp up your outfits as well by adding statement necklaces, brooches or even fur pieces. We hope this post inspires you to step out of your style box and really stand out from the crowd!
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Whether she’s walking her adorable pup around L.A or hand in hand with her love John Legend, Chrissy always looks chic from head to toe. Her style is a mixture of sophisticated pieces, body hugging silhouettes and strong accessories. She never fails to surprise us by adding casual garments to her evening wear or by pairing distressed boyfriend jeans with a dressy blazer. Here at Heels.com we admire those who aren’t afraid to stand out and be themselves, and Chrissy definitely is one to watch! Her heel game is also always on point, whether she’s rocking stilettos or trying out the stunning over the knee trend she always looks amazing.
Get a jump-start on your spring wardrobe with our clearance BOGO sale! Buy one pair and get the second pair free on all clearance shoes when you use the coupon code: BOGO at checkout. Choose from all your favorite brands like Aldo, Guess Footwear, Luichiny, and more! Check it out before your favorites are gone!