One Heel, Three Ways: Jessica Simpson Avalyn

Jessica Simpson - Avalyn - Peacock Suede


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Strut your tail feather in the stunning Avalyn pump by Jessica Simpson in Peacock. This stylish silhouette features a luxe suede upper with mesh detailed ankle strap that pairs well with jeans and a tee or your favorite black dress. Grab this beauty up from Heels.com:

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Jessica Simpson Avalyn in Peacock Green (comes in Black too!)

Hell on Heels: Halloween 2013

Hell on High Heels: Halloween 2013

Devilish divas, have you considered your costume for Halloween 2013?

Our creative Heels.com team has plenty of costumes ideas to share with you, ranging from sexy to spooky to down-right silly. We also have a few tips for piecing your Halloween costume together this year. P.S. We call it Heel-o-Ween. Shoes first. Always.

1. Save money on your costume; save some dollars to shop for fabulous shoes!

Ladies, don’t let your good shopping dollars go to waste on something you will wear only one time! Shop your closet first. You may already have something to wear. Pre-packaged Halloween costumes are expensive. You can spend easily $50-$100 on an ill-fitting costume that you will never wear again. If you think outside of the box, you will find a Halloween costume that is totally unique and memorable. Plus, if you save money on your costume, you can spend that money on a great pair of high heels that you can wear many times over!

For example: Wear a red hot dress, like one that you may already own, for a near instant Betty Boop transformation! Pair with cherry red heels, like “Lookie” by TaylorSays! VOILÀ.

 

Betty Boop Halloween Costume; featuring “Lookie” by TaylorSays.

 

 

2. Create costumes inspired by your favorite movie/tv characters!

If you want to look like a character from your favorite movie or TV show, you don’t have to perfectly replicate their look. Instead of seeking to have the exact same outfit, get inspired by their style. Dress “as if” you were that character on any old day.

For example: You could dress “AS IF”  you are Alicia Silverstone as Cher in the cult-classic movie “Clueless.”  To get the look, wear a plaid mini skirt, knee high stockings, and load up on extra shopping bags to have that freshly shop-til-you-dropped appearance. *Bonus points* if you can score an early 90′s cellular phone that looks like a brick! The high heel match for this costume? Mary-janes, duh!!!

Alicia Silverstone as Cher in “Clueless” Halloween Costume; featuring “Iva” by JustFab.

 

 

3. Seek out thrift/vintage stores for historic period costumes!

Another way to save money is to shop for costume pieces at your local Goodwill or Salvation Army. You can also score great finds at antique, vintage, or thrift stores. Last year, I found a lovely yellow 1950′s  cocktail dress. I dolled it up with some pearls and dressed as a “Stepford Wife” for Halloween. I even won 2nd prize in a costume contest! To re-create a genuine period costume, get thrifty and find vintage pieces to make the look authentic!

For example: After the release of “The Great Gatsby” this year, we will probably be seeing a lot of roaring 1920′s era, flapper-inspired costumes. Dress like the glamorous Daisy Buchanan in a sequin shift dress. Pair with “Gardenia” by Fergie. They are the perfect match for this look. Stunning!

Daisy Buchanan The Great Gatsby Costume

Daisy Buchanan from “The Great Gatsby” Costume; featuring “Gardenia” by Fergie.

 

 

4. Don’t be afraid to be a little silly!!!

Find inspiration from every corner. You don’t have to dress in the cliché  costumes. You know what I’m talking about. How many sexy devils, sexy cats, sexy firefighters, sexy “whatevers” are already out there on Halloween?

For example: One of the silliest ideas we thought of this year was to dress up like ‘maneki-neko’, or the popularly known ‘lucky cat’. This is a Japanese figurine that is a  symbol for luck and is often found in stores to bring prosperity. Pair a green top, a choker, and some pink cat ears to achieve this look. Also, you have to wear “Calico” by TaylorSays!!! The lucky cat is actually on the bottom of those heels! How cute would it be to match like that?

Lucky Cat Costume

‘Maneki-neko’ or ‘Lucky Cat’ costume; featuring “Calico” by TaylorSays.

 

We hope you like these fun  Halloween costume ideas from Heels.com! Don’t forget to treat yourself to a pair of cute high heels to wear with your costume!!! 

Share your thoughts in the comments below! Have a happy & safe Halloween! xoxo

 

 

Top 5 Homecoming 2013 Styles

Headed to homecoming this year? Our Heels.com team has handpicked the top 5 Homecoming styles for you to wear, and how to wear them! We also keep in mind that a college or high school budget is limited, so we want to show you some of the hottest homecoming shoes under $100. You can look fabulous on any budget. Trust us, you will look like you rule the school in any of these gorgeous styles!

#5: Glam Rock Princess

Truth or Dare by Madonna - Meira - Black - 89.99

The Homecoming Queen doesn’t need to be cookie cutter! Show off your rocker style this homecoming in black and gold accessories!

 

#4: High School Sweet Heart

Chinese Laundry Women’s Hopeful 69.99

Or be pretty and lady-like in traditional Homecoming Queen style! These lacy, nude pumps by Chinese Laundry are perfection if you want to achieve the classic girl-next-door look.

#3: Hollywood Starlet

2 Lips Too Women’s Chandelier $89.99

Hello, Hollywood! Wear a sexy red dress and glam it up in these sexy embellished sandals by 2 Lips Too! The Homecoming King will drop his jaw on the floor when you arrive at the dance in this hot number.

#2: Quirky + Cute = Adorkable

Luichiny Piper Zoe Fuschia 79.99

Show off your quirky, artistic flair with a fabulous printed dress and unexpected color combos. These pink sandals by Luichiny are the perfect complement to this look.

#1: Modern & Chic

Obsession Rules Babs Nude 99.99

Be modern & chic for Homecoming Week. This looks is fabulous for Homecoming, but also for any girl’s night. You don’t have to wear your Homecoming look just once with this versatile outfit.

The Final Ingredient for Homecoming Hottness:

Homecoming Queen or not, remember to ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS hold your head high and wear your invisible crown wherever you go! Your SMILE is your best accessory. Carry yourself with confidence and shine like a royalty at your Homecoming 2013 dance!

What do you think of these 5 Homecoming styles? Have you decided what to wear yet? Share what you will wear in a comment below, or show us some love on Facebook! xoxo