Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
|Top: Mind Code|
Lace Shorts: Kaitlyn
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
So lately, I have been going through heavy shopping withdrawls (being on a budget is no fun) and normally I am not a huge fan of window shopping (lets face it is such a tease) but I decided that it was finally time to go check out the new Top Shop line at Nordstrom (at least I can start making my Christmas list?) So what better place to go than South Coast Plaza? While walking through the shoe department at Nordstrom, I noticed a line forming in front of a step and repeat and there was Sam Edelman himself signing shoes. Sam Edelman was there to celebrate the launch of his new line "Circus." The "Circus" line consisted of bold colors, trendy prints and unique details, all at amazing prices! LOVE!
Meeting a shoe designer is like Christmas for me! And of course he was there the one day I didn't wear my favorite Sam Edelman sandals! (I really needed a pair signed!) So the amazing boy bought me these gorgeous pointed nude pumps with a metallic heel (stay tuned for a future post) and I stood in line. Sam Edelman is one of the nicest guys I have ever met which just made me love his shoes even more! He is actually good friends with the CEO of the shoe company I work for (I didn't even know that!) But it really does always happens in the fashion biz!
Now for what I wore. I paired my favorite orange skinnies from Ever with this denim button down I found at the "Forever 21" of Huntington Beach. I fell in love with the lacey open back detail (sorry it's hard to see in the picture). I finished the look with my cognac Tory Burch bag and patent nude wedges from Forever 21.
Let's just say it was a happy day!
Stay tuned for more!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Shirt: "Daydreamer LA" Urban Outfitters
Shorts: "BDG" Urban Outfitters
Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: "Dynemite: Steve Madden
I've recently have had an obsession with orange. I never really was keen to the color until recently. And the different shades are mesmerizing. I now have a collection of several shades of the color in everything from accessories, to pants, skirts...you name it. This outfit was inspired by more of a peachy shade of orange.
I have been looking for a cute pair of high waisted shorts forever. I know they are everywhere but it's hard to find a good fit at a good price so I was so happy when I found these striped shorts at Urban Outfitters for an additional 30% off. I paired them with this studded tank I found the same day I found these shorts! Score! Don't you feel so much better about shopping when you find deals?!? It's definitely one of my frequent shopping excuses.
I had to buy these shoes once I saw the color. The sky-high heel, thick platform and suede were also deciding factors. Surprisingly they are pretty comfortable as well. Steve Madden also made this style in a variety of shades and some prints as well. I may just have to purchase another pair.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Key Ring: House of Harlow
Lucite Ring: Vince Camuto
Boots: "Riding Hood" Chinese Laundry
I've been walking on the railroad...or I guess I could say posing on the railroad. Sundays in Santa Barbara always consist of wine tasting in Lampoc with J. On our way up there we always pass this amazing view and I've always wanted to stop and explore. Well after 3 or so months of saying so, this trip we actually did. Stepping over the tracks, and winding through the brush, we found ourselves overlooking the ocean. Definitely worth the stop.
I was so excited to finally wear this white high-low dress I recently bought at BCBGeneration. The light-weight cotton and silhouette made this ideal for the breezy Santa Barbara weather. I chose to pair it with my new boots from Chinese Laundry. The second I saw the sample, I knew I had to have them. I love the look of the distressed leather, the buckle detail and the perfect sized heel. I know I am going to live in these! Luckily the weather in Southern California fluctuates throughout the year, so I wear boots all year long.
I chose to keep my outfit pretty simple but I think it ended up working out just fine :)
Stay tuned for more!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Elizabeth and James $325
Brian Atwood $595
Manolo Blahnik $815
Marc by Marc Jacobs $250
Dirty Laundry $80
I’m in love with the Metallic Madness that is happening right now. Inspired by the sci-fi realm, the lustrous sheen and shiny surfaces seem to be launching us into the future. Unlike anything in my shoedrobe, I for one am excited to incorporate these showstoppers into my wardrobe this Fall. Only one problem…I need a bigger closet.
I am getting into a blogging routine now so look for a post everyday!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Top: Lucky (Borrowed)
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity
Shoes: "Amped Up" Chinese Laundry
Ventura County Fair
Potatoes wrapped around a hot dog? Surprisingly yummy!
Ring: House of Harlow
Deep fried grilled cheese?
Just don't do it!
Who doesn't love a county fair? The rides, the crazy food, the games (that are clearly impossible to win but you spend all your money anyways) ...the whole atmosphere is just something that cannot be missed. I make it a point to go to the fair at least once a year. Now I grew up in Orange County so I am accustomed to that fair, but this year I knew I was going to be in Santa Barbara. Once I saw the ferris wheel light up at night on my drive up there, I knew that is was the year for the Ventura County Fair.
I chose to keep my outfit simple. My favorite black skinnies by Citizens of Humanity, a light button down that I borrowed from my amazing roommate/best friend and I had to throw on these amazing heel-less platforms from Chinese Laundry. My blog is called High4heels for a reason! Sometimes I do not choose the most practical shoes; if I am feeling it with my outfit I wear it. (Don't worry I brought back up shoes in case.) Some people are frightened of the thought of heel-less platforms but they actually are not that terrifying. They are incredibly easy to walk in. The thick 2" platform takes on all the walking work.
Stay tuned for more!
Monday, August 6, 2012
Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Rings: H&M, BCBGeneration
Viva la fiesta! This was continuously chanted through the streets of Santa Barbara this past weekend. I was IN the moment I heard fiesta! So what is Santa Barbara's fiesta all about? It's basically like Cinco de Mayo but instead of celebrating on the 5th, they celebrate for 5 days! It makes sense right?!? Fiesta celebrates Santa Barbara's Spanish heritage with parades, el mercado, rodeos, traditional food and an another excuse to enjoy margaritas and cervezas all day long!
I wanted to dress festive for the occasion, so I decided to wear this printed Marc by Marc Jacobs tank with my favorite colored skinnies from Ever. We walked all around the city so I needed a good size cross body bag (and a place to store all my ammo) so I grabbed my favorite Marc by Marc bag. I finished the look with these cream Steve Madden sandals that are also suprisingly comfortable. They are such an easy sandal to take from day to night.
My favorite part? (Besides the delicious drinks and big flowers in your hair) are these confetti filled eggs that you smash on other people's heads. I heard it was supposed to be for people you know but that wasn't really the case. Now let me tell you these aren't those plastic easter eggs you get every year in your basket. These were hollowed out egg shells filled with the kind of confetti that is impossible to clean up. Not to mention that they were decorated with little sombreros, hello kitty faces and dipped in a multitude of colors. The options were endless. Luckily they were stationed at every street corner in case I ran low. I got my assortment of multi-colored ones to throw at J and randomly toss into the crowds. But I couldn't toss the Nemo egg, I am keeping it as a memory of my first and hopefully not last fiesta!
This is the aftermath of fiesta. Confetti literally all over the city in every nook and cranny. Even the restaurants and bar floors were covered with layers and I can't even explain the traces left in the apartment. I probably brushed my hair 3 times and am still finding remnants. I am not complaining, I love it! I have no idea how they clean this up. I will have to check next weekend and see how much is still left behind.
Stay tuned for more!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Rings: H&M, Henri Bendel
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Just another day in Santa Barbara...I love my weekends here. Days off with the boy are spent walking down State Street exploring the shops, trying the amazing food and checking out the local bars. It's definitely needed after a long week at work.
Santa Barbara's weather is so unpredictable, I never know what to pack. This day was absolutely gorgeous, so I was so excited to break out my new shorts from BCBGeneration. I fell in love with the lace detail at the bottom and of course the pockets! I also loved them because these are easy to go from day or night and dress up or down. I decided to pair it with this striped button down I found at Kaitlyn.
Santa Barbara involves a lot of walking. I have definitely altered my shoe choices when up here. So the boy surprised me with these Sam Edelman sandals. The wedge height is perfect for all the walking we do and I am absolutely in love with the ankle strap. The silver strap at the toe make these easy to dress up as well. I seriously have been living in these ever since.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Chinese Laundry is hosting a giveaway! All you have to do is write a haiku about your favorite pair of Chinese Laundry shoes for a chance to win them! Any pair will do! Enter on Chinese Laundry's Facebook Page under the above picture.
A haiku is a Japanese poem that consists of three phrases in syllables of 5, 7, 5. (There is an example above on my favorite pair) Whoever gets the most "likes" wins. (Invite your friends to "like" Chinese Laundry's page and your post for a better chance to win). The winner will be announced on Friday at 12pm. Contest only open to U.S. residents. Enter here: http://on.fb.me/MIllFg Good luck!
P.S. Sorry I have been absent. I am overwhelmed with boxes and my new move and getting all the necessities (including Internet) but please stay tuned for new posts this weekend!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
|Some of the animals we got to see|
|I got to feed a giraffe!|
Tank: Cotton On
Shoes: "Beka" by Dirty Laundry
After watching Matt Damon's, "We Bought a Zoo," (which is an amazingly cute movie) I had to go visit a zoo ASAP. So the very next day, the boy and I found ourselves at the Santa Barbara Zoo. I mean when is the last time you went to a zoo?!?
The Santa Barbara Zoo was unlike any other zoo I have been to. It wasn't so big that it was overwhelming and even overlooked the ocean. It was gorgeous! Not to mention the fact that I got to feed a giraffe! If you ever get the chance to, do it! It was only $6 so, I obviously jumped at the chance!
It was a nice sunny day in Santa Barbara so I chose to wear my favorite skirt from BCBGeneration. The picture is hard to see but there is a sheer lace overlay over some black lycra shorts. It's one of those skirts that's easy to dress up or down. I decided to wear my most comfortable pair of sandals from Dirty Laundry (Chinese Laundry's sister line). They are made out of lycra and spandex so they basically feel like a bathing suit is on your feet. If I was a total flats person I would wear these all day everyday. They come in every color, so I am definitely thinking about purchasing some more (p.s. they are only $50) I even bought a pair for my friend that's on her European vacation right now and I know her feet can't thank me more!
Stay tuned for more!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
|Shauna & Benjamin 6.8.12|
|My place card!|
|Oak Canyon Nature Center|
|Portobello & fried chicken slider with sweet potato fries compliments of gourmet food truck, The Tasting Spoon.|
|Finally a sister!|
|Had to get a shot of her dress, it was absolutely perfect|