I love a great heel just as much as I do a dope pair of sneakers. My mother has always told me that shoes are meant to be seen so why not get a pair that stands out. So I’ve been eyeing these bow pumps from Aminah Abdul Jillil that have been everywhere.
All photos via Net-A-Porter
I have A LOT of sisters. Enough to have our own starting lineup in a soccer match. With that being said we all have very distinct styles. Which is great because I always pull inspiration for my own outfits and style from people I know and my surroundings. So it’s only right that I tap one of them to talk about their perspective on style and trends. This go ’round we have Sigourney Bennett aka Siggi B (for short).
What I enjoy about Siggi’s style is that she likes to make dressing look easy, classic, and funky at the same time. Along with that she knows her shoes! Homegirl can tell you anything that you want to know about a dope heel and she rocks them well. However being a California girl she knows how to dress down with chucks and still stay fresh. She provided me with her top five shoes for the season and some style advice on how she would rock them. Check it out!
I was trying my new shoes on and decided to have a photo shoot with them! If you follow this blog you know I live in Oakland, CA. Which is the laid back capitol of my world at least. So naturally I have a lot of sneakers. Most of the events and activities I go to they are allowed and my job doesn’t require me to dress up so I opt for sneakers over heels often. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a heel. I enjoy a sexy, interesting, feminine shoe just as I do a crisp pair of Jordans. However you have to have balance in your closet and mine was not. Every time it was time to dress up, it was a struggle and I was limited on what I could wear because I only had a few pairs of heels and NO essentials or classics. So I saw Zara was having a really good sale, so I copped me a pair. I think I spent a total of $150 on four pairs of shoes (one not pictured because I’m still on the fence about them) Anyway check Zara out during sale time, it’s for sure the come up.
Don’t mess this up for me! As most know by now there is going to be a gargantuan restock of Jordan’s Saturday on Eastbay.com. Now I am not one to buy every single Jordan that comes out. I strive to maintain a balance in my closet between heels and sneakers. However there are three pairs of Jays that I missed out on that are going to be on sale Saturday that I MUST get. My soul will not rest until I have them. Like I said There’s ONLY three and most have Nostalgic value because I couldn’t afford (and my mom wasn’t having it) to buy them when they first came out when I was a kid.
I love Tumblr. It’s a black hole of coolness that I can get sucked into about 15 mins each day and leave inspired to change my whole wardrobe and interior design someone’s place. The past couple of weeks I have been working on some things for the site so I have been going to my Tumblr to get my creative juices flowing. I also use it to get personal outfit inspiration as well (which is scary because it makes me want to go shopping) Here are some faves for the week also follow my Tumblr StylingOnYouHeauxs.
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So Sneakercon came to the Bay today and thanks to my homie giving me the heads up because I totally missed that memo. I have seen pics and blog posts about Sneakercon but never have had the opportunity to experience the event for myself.
I can’t believe this is becoming a fashion thing. Berkinstocks or “sliders” are slowly creeping their way onto trendy tumblr. I have never been a fan of those sandals and if this is what’s happening I’m allowed to wear sneakers to the next 3 formal events I have to go to. I spent part of my youth in Berkeley California. So seeing people rocking Berks was totally the norm and I wasn’t a fan then. No matter how you slice it or what designer makes their ridiculously overpriced version. In my eyes they will never be fetch ever. The ones in the pic above are by GIAMBATTISTA VALLI and retail for 825.00
Like I said. This trend can go. And stay away.