Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rock the Pink Pump

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means it's time to rock the pink pump.

You'll notice my profile pic on Facebook has been a pair of pink pumps all month.

This also means that it's time to shop for a cause. Plenty of companies offer some really amazing shoes
Pose pump is fabulous for so many reasons.
that benefit some truly great causes, all to help the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

One of my favorites this year is "Pose" by Milk and Honey Shoes. This black, pony hair mule rocks the pink on the inside, and a chunky 4 inch heel. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds of the sale of the shoe benefit the Karen Dove Cabral Foundation.

The Charles David Virtue pump is still available as well. 20% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. And if you buy it now, you can also get it on sale.

Wear your support boldly. 
If you keep searching you can find all kinds of shoes. Pink sparkly heels with breast cancer ribbons, black heels with pink bottoms, and anything else you can think of.

Ellie Shoes offers two different styles of a nude heel with pink bottoms. Ankle straps or sling back. Your choice, and for a good cause.

There's no better time to shop than when something benefits a good cause, so make sure to stock up and rock some pink pumps (literally or figuratively).

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Weitzman, Gilt and Boots

Stuart Weitzman and Gilt have teamed up for an exclusive pop-up shop online.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Stuart Weitzman 5050 boot, Gilt.com launched a digital pop-up
The iconic 5050 boot in safari and pave. 
shop which include iconic and limited edition styles. This over the knee riding style boot has made itself a classic boot and a classic Weitzman shoe. 


This 20 piece Anniversary Collection features the classic colors, as well as designs in an array of unique materials including zebra haircalf, sea crystal snake calfskin, black goosebump nappa and prune woodsnake.  

Since I am obsessed with texture and furry boots, you can guess which ones are making me drool, although basic black is probably the most practical way for me to go. 

As part of the shop, Gilt members can also purchase a Swarovski pave version, custom-crafted with 25,000 crystals hand-set in an elaborate leopard pattern. With leopard, Swarovski sparkles and a Stuart Weitzman boot, this may be the most perfect shoe ever made. 

Prices range from $598 - $890 (full price sale); the Swarovski pave boot is $10,000 (please send me pics if you splurge on this one) and there are 10 styles exclusive to Gilt.com.

The digital pop-up shop featuring the 20-piece collection launched TODAY (October 17th at noon EST), and will live for 20 days only on www.5050bootcamp.com. 

Fall calls for boots and this is one amazing, exclusive event you don't want to miss out on. 


Gilt Goes Inside...Stuart Weitzman from Gilt.com on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cat in Flats?

I now own flats.

Two pair to be precise. One pair of fab Dolce Vita loafers with leopard tassels, and a pair of pointy-toe, studded flats. The most amazing part of these purchases? I intend to wear them. Like all day.

Cat in Heels will soon need to transition to Cat in Flats.

No, I have not had some kid of irreparable foot damage, hurt my knee again, or inexplicably decided to shun my heels forever. It's because I am pregnant...with twins.

All my recent shoe purchases. All in black.
I need to get a little color going here. 
You can let that sink in for a moment. I've had 15 weeks to get used to it. That was after the initial shock of it all, which still hasn't fully worn off.

Being pregnant is also the reason I haven't been posting as much. I'm usually a night owl and do most of my writing and posting at night. Instead I've been eating dinner and falling asleep on the couch, leaving my husband sitting and wondering what the hell to do with his evening since he can't talk to his wife.

Seriously, these babies have been sucking the life out of me.

Finally I'm getting a little energy back, which is good because I now no longer fit into my normal clothes, and so there's been quite a bit of shopping as I find things that go with leggings, expand my sweater dress collection and try to find a bra that fits my now porno-sized breasts. While I realize I will soon be the size of a house and will eventually need maternity clothes, I'm not there quite yet.

Yeah, there's totally two of them.
Chasing twins is stilettos will be hard. 
So in my recent shopping sprees I decided that I should probably just accept my inevitable fate, and bought some flats. I went for cute, stylish, and slip on. I think slip on will probably be a good thing considering I will probably lose sight of my feet around month six. Plus my mom has been telling me I need to wear flats so I don't fall over. I promised her I would. Eventually. Now I can say I am prepared for the day that eventuality appears.

I promise to keep posting about shoes and heels in the coming months, and no babies will not take over my life. This will not become a mommy blog, and I will not post all about flats.  But, since this is my blog and pretty much all about me, my life and stuff I like and don't, there will be pregnancy updates, Twitter rants, prayers that my ankles don't swell up like balloons, and everyone needs to keep their fingers crossed that my feet don't change size.

Let's just perish that thought right now. Seriously, that would be awful.

I also would love advice from any moms out there. This is my first (and last) pregnancy, and I apparently got the bonus package, which pretty much means I'm flying blind here. Luckily I'm doing it in some amazing shoes.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Halloween Heels

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it's a great excuse to wear some amazing clothes, and I don't mean costumes.

While Halloween used to be all about costumes, now it's graduated to other things. There are those lame t-shirts that flip up and show everyone your belly and a picture of a werewolf face. There's the shirts or dresses that have a skeleton on them...and then there's the shoes. Which are the clothes made for Halloween that don't suck.

I would wear these all the time. 
Charlotte Olympia has released an entire Halloween collection (because she has a collection for every holiday), and it's awesome. She has added fangs to her classic kitty loafers, put bats all over the Dolly island platform to create the Midnight Dolly, has a pair of pumpkin loafers, a pumpkin purse, bat clutch, and the absolutely amazing purple Nocturnal sandal with an island platform, ankle strap and a bat on the toe.

More shoes should have bats. I would seriously wear these all year round.

Iron Fist, which has spooky shoes year-round, has just released two new platforms to go with the Zombie Stompers, Nightmare heels, and wolf-shoes (all of which I own).
Soul Stealer

The devil in literally in the details and on the shoe on the Soul Stealer, which comes  complete with horns and a bow. Because nothing goes better with the devil's teeth and horns than a delightful, flouncy bow.

There's also the amazing and must have (seriously, I'm ordering these) Misfits peep toe platform. The shoe is actually OK'd by the band, and features the iconic Crimson Ghost, and of course a bow. This time in neon yellow.

Every Misfits fan needs these.
Because again, the Misfits and bows make nothing but sense.

This Halloween mix it up a little and make Halloween about a little more than zombie makeup or dressing like a slut, and spend the weeks before wearing some kick ass shoes that celebrate the holiday. The best part is when Halloween is over you can still rock the Misfits heels or the fang kitty loafers and rock the spooky look all year long.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Plus Size Calves?

It's fall and fall means it's time for boots. Specifically tall boots. That amazing shoe that goes with just about anything and juts screams fall fashion.

If you're me it's also the shoe that causes the most aggravation because apparently having developed calf muscles (ie: not supermodel legs) means you have a hell of a time finding boots.

I've discussed my man calves quite a few times on this blog, so unless you're a new reader, you know
I love these. They're $300...
all about this.

Today Refinery29 posted a list of boots for people with wide calves, which means I'm probably not the only person in the world that has this problem. They probably have a frustrated writer or editor somewhere who runs too much or has a giant Germanic build like I do.

The crazy thing about the list is that half of the shoes were from plus size stores like Lane Bryant and Torrid (and appallingly heel-less), and the other half are apparently tucked away on websites off in the ethers of the internet, and don't actually say anywhere that they're for wide calves.

Maybe they're sites for plus sized girls again. I honestly didn't bother to look. I was kind of depressed over my apparently plus size calves.

Not that there's anything wrong with plus size stores. Thanks to them I may be able to find a pair of boots that finally fit. It's just frustrating that I have to go out of my way to find them. Why can't DSW have a section of boots for people with "wide calves" or why can't designers just make the calves a little bigger?

I can't be the only person with this problem.

Or maybe I am. I guess I'll just take my overdeveloped, plus size calves and sulk off into the world of online shopping.