Tory Burch Murray Sneaker

Back to Basics

The dread of going back to school as a kid was always slightly assuaged by the shopping trip to buy new outfits for fall. Back to school shopping was something I looked forward to because it usually involved a trip to the Gap or The Limited plus a stop at a local shoe store.

Looking back, it seems like I more often than not chose a new pair of canvas Keds. Something about these simple lace-up sneakers was synonymous with going back to school in September. That little blue rubber Keds rectangular logo on the back of the shoes was part of my childhood.

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Walk on the Wild Side: 6 Leopard Print Sneakers To Try

Love it or hate it, animal prints usually sneak their way onto fall runways, and in turn into the stores where we love to shop. I like animal prints in small doses. I can appreciate it when someone has the courage to mix an animal print with a check, stripe or floral print to create an inspired, creative look all her own. I’m just not likely to do it myself.

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6 Sneaker Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

This weekend I’ve spent a lot (maybe too much?) time browsing Nordstrom.com checking out their Anniversary Sale that started on Friday. I’m a sale-driven shopper like anyone else, so it’s no surprise I filled up my virtual shopping bag pretty quickly.

Here are six must-have pairs.

1.) Rebecca Minkoff Noelle Embellished Platform Sneakers.Β Originally $149.95, on sale for $99.90. Embroidery is still on trend for fall and the colors of these floral kicks are gorgeous.

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Golden Goose Mid Star Sneakers

We Go High: 4 High-Style High Tops (Part II)

If you haven’t checked out Part I, click here to read it. Continuing on…

My third go-to high top is from one of my favorite brands, Superga. The Cotdu high top has zippers on both the left and right sides making it super easy to take on and off (no dealing with laces). These can be worn with dresses, but I most often pair them with cropped pants or denim shorts.

 

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Vans Sk8-Hi Tops

We Go High: 4 High-Style High Tops (Part I)

Raw edge cropped jeans. Jogger sweats pulled up slightly at the ankle. Cuffed menswear-style pants.

No matter how you’re wearing the pants right now (and let’s be honest, you always wear the pants), chances are your ankle is exposed. Shorter hemlines on trendy pants have created the perfect opportunity for eye-catching high top sneakers.

Golden Goose Francy High Tops

Golden Goose Francy High Tops

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California Sneaker

Three St. Laurent Must-Haves For Fall.

After a red-eye flight from LA, then a two hour drive home from Dulles airport, I arrived home to find a major Dreambox sitting on my front porch. It evoked a feeling similar to coming home to a bouquet of red roses after a trying day at work (though I’m not sure that’s ever happened to me, but it sounds fabulous). Β Inside the box were my new St. Laurent Court Classic sneakers in Washed Pink that I ordered from Nordstrom because they had one size left and it was MY SIZE and they were on sale. Fate had intervened!

St. Laurent Court Classic in Washed Pink

Quite possibly the perfect summer sneaker: St. Laurent Court Classic in Washed Pink.

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