Get Pumped for Spring

Before you go off and buy too many pairs of sandals, don’t forget that there’s nothing a high heel pump can’t solve.  I love these splatter painted pumps because they’re edgier than your typical “classy” pump.  Although I had to add those straps to keep them on my feet, I think the integrity of the shoes remained intact.

Believe it or not, pumps are one of the most versatile items you have in your closet.  They can take you from day to night with a simple outfit change.

 

Pair them with jeans by day and a dress by night.  Make them classy with a button down or make them edgy with a metallic bomber jacket.  The choice is yours.  Here are some of my hot Spring pump picks to shop now:

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Christian Louboutin at Neiman Marcus

Badgley Mischka at Nordstrom

Christian Louboutin at The Outnet

Love,
Molly

Tuesday Shoesday

Whether you’re celebrating Tuesday Shoesday, Taco Tuesday, or Valentine’s Day…or all three, your style is a vital component.

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Some may say the lingerie is the most important part of any Valentine’s Day look.  However, I’d of course argue it’s the shoes…primarily because half the time I’m not wearing any lingerie..

Whether you agree or not, Taco Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to wear something that makes you feel special.  Tuesday Shoesday should inspire your weirdest shoe obsessions.  I wore these shoes at the Fairmont Hotel and garnered lots of heart-warming awkward stares.

Here’s to wearing your heart on your shoes all day!

Happy V-Day!

Love,
Molly

Wardrobe Staples for any Ultra-Fem Fashionista

It’s no secret that the color pink makes up at least half of my wardrobe.  Between my ever-growing collection of pink handbags and my penchant for buying anything that sparkles, my closet would be the perfect playground for an all-girls elementary school.  Instead of show and tell, they could play dress up.

Every article I read about wardrobe staples, defines them as more “neutral” and “basic.”  But this commonly used definition is an overgeneralization.  A tomboy might live in raglan tees, a sports enthusiast might live in jeans and a jersey.  Different styles should have different staples.

My new favorite wardrobe staple are these light pink chunky heel booties from AMI Clubwear.  A “staple” should be anything that is comfortable enough and versatile enough to wear all the time and match with almost anything!  I wear these booties with skinny pants during the day, and dress them up at night with a little black dress.

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Shoes Courtesy of AMI Clubwear

 

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In the winter, every wardrobe needs a jacket staple as well.  This year I’ve forgone the long trench coats and have slithered into a collection of leather moto jackets!  This light pink leather jacket from Zara can instantly turn a boring neutral outfit into a statement.

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Last but not least, my ring-covered hand will be holding this hot pink leather bag from Danier leather.  After all, combining different shades of pink in one outfit is one of life’s many pleasures.

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Love,
Molly

 

 

Election Day Chaos Calls for Organization at Home

When everything is so disorganized, it calls for a little organization in your life…starting with your closet.  After you head to the polls and cast your vote, whether you’re filled with a sense of clarity, confusion, or worry, there’s no better way to de-stress than cleaning up the mess that you live with every day in your home.

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After a long time of hating the pile of shoes taking up the entire floor of my closet, I finally ordered a shoe rack and did some much-needed organization.  Now I can actually step into my closet instead of admiring it from afar.

While achieving organization in a small apartment is sometimes tricky due to the sheer lack of space to store your items, it is possible.  All you have to do is think strategically and build upwards.  While I hope to one day need a shoe rack as high as a skyscraper to store all my high heels, this shoe rack with five shelves was a good start!  I actually added another shelf by extending two bars downwards so that the floor acted as another shelf, instead of having the bottom shelf sit right on the floor.  (Sure, this was an accident due to a building error that I was too lazy to go back and fix, but oh well it worked out for the best!)

When you’re staring at the heap of shoes lying messy on your closet floor, the thought of buying more shoes can make you a little tense!  After organizing my shoes on this shoe rack I discovered something great. There are three spots left on top, perhaps for a few new pairs of Fall’s hottest booties?  Jeffrey Campbell is definitely high on the list with all the pink booties they’ve debuted this season!

When everything’s lined up it’s easy to see the trends in your style choices.  It’s easier to see what you have and what you’re missing.  Organizing your closet should be a clear choice. Unfortunately, after having to make a Sophie’s choice in this election, you can now actually make a good one at home, with the only consequence being happiness and admiration for your newly improved living space!

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

Just Say NO to the “Ugly Shoe” Trend

The worst is happening, the thing that we’ve all dreaded, the thing that we never thought would happen, and no I’m not referring to Trump possibly being elected as President, I’m referring to the mass embrace of “ugly!” shoes!  There is no other word to describe it.  Designers, editors, retailers have not only dubbed the “ugly shoe” trend as “in fashion” but have confirmed this trend is not going away any time soon!

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The very fact that ugly shoes could become a trend, is more than just a little bit scary!  Any shoe that isn’t Carrie from Sex in the City approved, should be worn with caution!  Of course when you’re packing for a trip to a dessert or even just a day of hiking, a functional pair of ugly sandals may be essential, but when we have top celebs and fashion influencers praising these ugly sandals and wearing them as part of their daily fashionable ensemble, it’s time to worry!

Research shows that this past Summer, Birkenstocks were the most googled shoe search. However, it’s not just consumers who have embraced this questionable taste in shoes.  The tastemakers themselves, the high-end designers, are featuring some of the most ugly shoes on the runways.

Despite never making it anywhere near any one of my closets, rubber Crocs somehow found their way onto the New York Fashion Week runways!  Sure these shoes have a place in our shoe industry.  For example, if you break your foot and you’re wearing a cast and you need a comfy shoe to easily slip on and off or if you need something to wear in a public shower then hey, these should be your go-to’s!

Crocs at Zappos

Crocs at Zappos

To make matters worse, Velcro Teva shoes were also seen on the runways!  Even if these shoes had sparkles they’d still be questionable, and there’s very few problems that sparkles can’t fix!

LUISAVIAROMA

LUISAVIAROMA

Experimentation in the world of “ugly” shoes stretches even further than Crocs and plastic slip-ons.  Sandal-boot hybrids were deemed the ugliest shoe of all time by Racked and Cosmopolitan.

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UGG

It may seem cliché, but when someone gives you lemons, make lemonade!  Free People did just that with these stylish rugged open toe sandal boots, thereby proving that some of the ugliest trends can be salvaged!  Click to shop other colors!

Free People

Free People

So what is the reason behind this “ugly shoe” trend?  If everyone seems okay embracing shoes that they openly admit are ugly, they must have some other desirable quality: comfort!

Before you jump on the “ugly shoe” bandwagon, consider the alternative: stylish, comfy shoes!

The flat slide-on mule is professional, casual, and chic, and it can be found in many different variations at all your favorite retailers.  Just check out this black and white slide-on mule from Jeffrey Campbell!  Comfy doesn’t HAVE to mean UGLY.

Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell

Say NO to ugly shoes before the madness continues!

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

 

 

How do you Bootie? Find the Bootie Style Best Suited for You

The world of booties are made up of wild and crazy, understated and elegant, modern and fun, or simple and classy.  Your booties of choice may say more than you think about your sense of style!

  1. Beaded Bliss – These beaded black booties are for those who love dressing up!  A classic black bootie is to bland for you; hopefully these will match the beading/sequins you inevitably have on your clothing or your accessories!
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Rene Caovilla at Gilt

2. Hello crazy wild child – You’re probably the one in your group of friends who gets your colleagues to go out on a Thursday night.  Meaning that you’re also the one they hate on Friday mornings at work.  But at least you’ll be the stylish, adventurous one wearing the snakeskin booties!

BCBG Max Azria

BCBG Max Azria

3. Go Grunge – You were all over the chunky trend.  Perhaps you have a few plaid shirts hanging in your closet, one or two tight leather miniskirts, and some fishnet stockings.  I’ll have to admit I was pretty excited when the 90’s grunge trend came back!  You’ve probably been preparing for it for a while! Here are your booties!

Zappos

Zappos

4. Hello, simple and classic lady – Your idea of freshening up your wardrobe involves buying a pair of booties that aren’t black.  Your high heel booties are strictly for weekend nights only.  Here are a pair of grey booties to solve your woes.  Don’t worry, you can still afford your classic black booties after buying these; these ones are only $29.99 at Kohls.

Kohls

Kohls

5. Couture Lady – At the other spectrum, we’ve got our designer ladies.  It’s all about the name, the quality, that feeling of butter on your feet.  These simple black booties are just wild enough to be awesome but not too wild to create an uproar!

Moschino at Bloomingdales

Moschino at Bloomingdales

6. Stand Out Fashionista – You and I have the same goals in mind.  Anything that’s weird, funky, unusual, out of place, odd, geometrically intriguing, is our kind of shoe!  Your brand of choice should be United Nude.

United Nude

United Nude

7. Balanced Stylista – You are the practical, versatile, yet not willing to sacrifice your fashion morals type.  These black booties are sexy and beautiful, but could easily take you from work to happy hour to a date or into the weekend!  You’re happy when you’ve scouted a boot that solves all your fashion conundrums.

Isabel Marant at The RealReal

Isabel Marant at The RealReal

Notice something missing from this list? You guessed it: flat booties! Sure, there’s a time and place for flats, but everyone has at least one high heel personality that’s worth interpreting!

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

 

 

The Best Shoes are Never Boring: Check out these Wild Thangs

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A comfy sneaker doesn’t have to be bland.  Just check out these frilly, color-blocked flats from FarFetch!

Emilio Pucci at FarFetch

Emilio Pucci at FarFetch

When you’re ready to up your sandal game, you might want to explore shoes by Sophia Webster. No one can utilize color, shapes, and patterns quite as well as Sophia!  No little black dress is complete without a pair of wild statement shoes.

Sophia Webster at FarFetch

Sophia Webster at FarFetch

Whether you’re 15 years old or 35, it’s never too late to fulfill your childhood fantasies!  These sparkly princess shoes ought to do the trick!  Although they’ve definitely got a Lolita thing going for them, they could easily transform into a vital piece of a sophisticated look by making the correct pairings!  Every simple dress needs one kick-butt feminine shoe!

Sophia Webster at FarFetch

Sophia Webster at FarFetch

Things get a little more animalistic with these snakeskin printed slip-ons.

No. 21 at Farfetch

No. 21 at Farfetch

Before Summer is completely over, taking advantage of those warm Summer nights with these strappy denim heels sounds like the perfect idea!

Fendi at FarFetch

Fendi at FarFetch

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

You Want to be Comfortable and Cute? Fine, Heres How to Do it.

Thought flat shoes couldn’t make a stylish statement? (Ok, if you had asked me this 3 years ago I would have said, “of course they can’t!”) Here’s proof that you’re wrong…and I was too! Your standard slip-on tennis shoes should be a thing of the past. Sparkles are no longer just for special occasions. You can pair your most casual jean overalls with a ponytail and these two-toned sparkly shoes and be ready for all your adventures whether you’re simply buying groceries or hanging out with friends.

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Farfetch ($106.97)

There are three main characteristics that make a shoe stand out: color, print design (pattern, etc), and architecture (i.e. high heel).  These slip-on flats add color, shape, and touch of funk with a simple yet effective cloth design.

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Farfetch ($442.39)

If you can’t have your uncomfortable skyscraper heel architecture, you better have the color and sparkle to make up for it!  These pink flats would definitely garner Elle Woods’ approval!

Farfetch ($154.51)

Farfetch ($154.51)

Although for many years I thought that sneakers should only be worn for exercise, these city printed Dolce & Gabbana sneakers are too cool to be limited to so few occasions.

Dolce & Gabbana at Farfetch ($313.25)

Dolce & Gabbana at Farfetch ($313.25)

And no, it’s not a coincidence that three of the five designs involve sparkles.  This one made it to the list because it combines sparkles, comfort, and best of all, ombre!  Once again we see that the ombre trend has no limitations.  From your hair to your shoes, let the color-changing flow freely!

Giuseppe Zanotti at Farfetch ($408)

Giuseppe Zanotti at Farfetch ($408)

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

Must Have Shoe Trend of Spring: The Block Heel

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Sprucing up your Spring wardrobe should be enjoyable along every step of the way.  If you want to be taking each of those steps in style, start by revamping your Spring Shoe collection.  This season, expect to see a lot of block heels! Lucky for all of us women who love to wear high heels on a daily basis, chunky block heels are quite practical and a pleasure to walk in!

These dancing miss sixty sandals sparkle in the spotlight of the hot Spring sun.  The chunky block heel will give you the stability to dance your butt off all day or night long!

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Miss Sixty

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

 

Shoes and Booze – Let your Fabi Shoes Determine your Drink

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Drinkig Shoes: how to choose; an infographic brought to you by Fabi

Okay it’s time we consider two of my favorite past times: shopping for shoes and enjoying cocktails with friends!  While I’m definitely rocking a pair of stilettos or wedges at night, some of my casual day hangouts call for a pair of ballerina flats or comfortable, stylish sneakers. Of course, no matter where I go my shoes must be in style!  Seeing as how my closets are overflowing with shoes (and growing each season!), I’m often left with a myriad of options, making my shoe decision a bit tricky at times.

If only deciding which drink to have could be made easier! Oh wait it has been…by Fabi shoes a luxurious Italian brand.  Seeing as how the fall season is upon us, I’m more than ready to go to the bar wearing skinny jeans and this season’s hottest high heel booties!  Looks like the Cosmo will be my drink!

Fall shoe shopping is one of my favorite kinds of shopping because this is when retailers are selling their hottest suede pumps, booties, and sexy knee-high boots.  We all search for the perfect combination of style, comfort, and durability when we buy shoes each season, right? This season I discovered Fabi shoes!

One of my favorites is their black suede over-the-knee stiletto boot that could steal the attention in any room!  When I’m wearing thigh high boots, I want them to be elegant and chic with very tasteful minimal detailing.  A zipper on the sides or in the back, or a small metal embellishment at the heel or toe is the perfect amount of detailing for a boot that is already show-stopping due to it’s mere size and height!

On a more practical note, when I’m wearing skinny jeans or a casual daytime dress, there’s nothing better than pairing them with a hot pair of booties!  Fabi shoes features booties with a thin heel or chunky heel…I love both styles! It all depends on what particular look I’m going for that day!

This season I’ve definitely been inspired by feminine high heel boots with simple detailing or a cool rustic fabric color.  Fabi shoes is right on trend with their elegantly designed, simple and tasteful boots, pumps, and flats!  So next time when you’re deciding on which drink to order, just remember that your style of drink can be just as important as the style of your shoes.  Let your fabulous Fabi shoes guide you towards your tasty drink!

Love,

J. Molly

Fall Shopping Wishlist

With Fall just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on sweaters, jeans, and booties. Here are my week’s top picks.

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Neiman Marcus Last Call

For jeans, I fell in love with these ultra flare jeans from Free People. The wash is pleasantly simple without any fading, detailing, or rips.  It lets people focus on the flare without any competing distractions.

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While people are bringing out the simple black booties for Fall, on my list there’s a pair of booties that turn it up a notch.

BCBGMAXAZRIA at Last Call Neiman Marcus

BCBGMAXAZRIA at Last Call Neiman Marcus

Last but not least, every season’s wardrobe needs a pink dress.  This modest dress is subtly sexy with side cutouts and a respectable length.  Wear it to formal occasions with a blazer, or dress it down with a casual sweater.

Elizabeth and James at Bergdorf Goodman ($365.00)

Elizabeth and James at Bergdorf Goodman ($365.00)

For jewelry we have this pair of Swarovski earrings.  They come in silver or gold, whichever one you prefer.

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Hope you’re all having a great Sunday!

Love,

J. Molly

 

5 Shoes that Make me Happy to be a Woman

  1. Say hello to these sparkly red hot Christian Louboutin pumps!
Neiman Marcus ($695.00)

Neiman Marcus ($695.00)

2. Mary Katrantzou

Shopbop, Originally ($1,080.00) Now ($324.00)

Shopbop, Originally ($1,080.00) Now ($324.00)

3. Ohhh Jeffrey Campbell…!The Bold Suede Bootie

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($225.00)

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($225.00)

4. Once again, Jeffrey Campbell never disappoints.

 

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($160.00)

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Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($160.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Crystal Beaded Beauties

Christian Siriano ($470.00)

Christian Siriano ($470.00)

Love,

J. Molly

 

Wheel of Sneakers

Created with the StyleChat App

Created with the StyleChat App

Wanna step up your level of comfort?  Jump into a new pair of colorful sneakers.  If you’re vertically-challenged like me, opt for a pair of high platform sneakers.  If you don’t want your shoes to look like you just came from the gym, opt for a pair of sneakers with a fashionable zig-zag sole.  To make your look even funkier, buy a pair of shoe-laces in your favorite color, and replace the boring neutral ones that came with the shoe.  For a large selection of exotic running shoes at a variety of different price points, check out Solestruck.

Love,

J. Molly

 

How To Keep White Shoes Clean

Haha, the title’s an oxymoron.  You can’t!

But here’s why you shouldn’t care.  This season white is everywhere.  From tops, to pants, to dresses, and down to your shoes, the color of purity is key.

Shoes will inevitably get dirty or scuffed-up the more you wear them, and yes these marks are easier to see on white fabric, but white shoes have their time and place.  These Giuseppe Zanotti’s would look devilishly good with a pair of white skinny jeans to wear to the bar.

Giuseppe Zanotti at Yoox ($538.00)

Giuseppe Zanotti at Yoox ($538.00)

Add a little sense of lightness to your look with these feather Jeffrey Campbell shoes.

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($160.00)

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($160.00)

If you’re dressing up for the evening, add a little bit of sparkle with these rhinestone peep-toe pumps from Nordstrom.

Nordstrom ($129.95)

Nordstrom ($129.95)

White shoes will look great paired with a pair of white jeans, a summer flare dress, or even something as casual as blue jean overalls.  Avoid puddles and dirt if possible, but other than that, it’s time to give your white shoes some street time.

Love,

J. Molly

 

Shoe Spotlight: Get Funky in Chunky

It’s time to get a little funky in some of this season’s hottest chunky shoe styles.  From chunky sneakers to chunky sandals and pumps, it’s time to add a little clunk to your funk.

Jeffrey Campbell ($270.00), Click to Original Site.

Jeffrey Campbell ($270.00), Click to Original Site.

Jeffrey Campbell ($140.00), Click to Original Site.

Jeffrey Campbell ($140.00), Click to Original Site.

Calvin Klein Collection at Yoox ($535.00)

Calvin Klein Collection at Yoox ($535.00)

 

Jeffrey Campbell ($220.00), Click to Original Post.

Jeffrey Campbell ($220.00), Click to Original Post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the trends from the 70’s hitting our runways make way for the disco clunky heel.  Short booties or strappy sandals will let you dance the night away or walk down the street in style. Chunky heel + high platform + colorblocking = knockout trendy shoes.

Love,

J. Molly

 

Put a Little Spring in your Step with these Most Stylish Shoes

Looking for the perfect pair of sandals?  Well look no further, I’ve got your complete roadmap here.  All you have to do is click click boom, and you’ll have new shoes in your room!

Jeffrey Campbell at Solestruck ($136.00), Click to Original Post.

Jeffrey Campbell at Solestruck ($136.00), Click to Original Post.

Want to add a little pink to your wardrobe?  These pink strappy Casadei sandals are the perfect combination of fun, architecturally interesting, and feminine.  Did I mention their pink?  Need I say more?

Casadei at Yoox, ($425.00), Click to Original Post.

Casadei at Yoox, ($425.00), Click to Original Post.

Sometimes there’s a need for a funky flat.  Since I’m personally vertically challenged, I don’t usually endorse flat shoes, but these are fun enough to keep things interesting.

Kenzo at Yoox ($213.00), Click to Original Post.

Kenzo at Yoox ($213.00), Click to Original Post.

Get a little funky in these DSquared off-kilter beauties below.  Buying a pair of shoes with a normal heel is like going on a Tinder date; you’re wearing something that everyone has experienced before but nobody likes.  So opt for a pair of high heel sandals that have a slightly weird sculptured heel.  These heels below are perfectly Springy with blue flowers and perfectly original with an off-kilter heel.  And for 100% of your weekly paycheck they can be all yours!

DSquared2 at Yoox ($668.00), Click to Original Post.

DSquared2 at Yoox ($668.00), Click to Original Post.

Now it’s time to get in shape with these oddly shaped flat sandals.

Bikkembergs at Yoox, ($111.00), ,Click to Original Post).

Bikkembergs at Yoox, ($111.00), ,Click to Original Post).

Wanna shake up your clog dancing?  Perhaps it’s time to add some style to this early 2000’s trend.

Pollini at Yoox ($280.00), Click to Original Post.

Pollini at Yoox ($280.00), Click to Original Post.

Add some much needed color to your wardrobe with these sexy stiletto strappy southern belle-wannabe uncomfortable sandals by Christian Siriano.  Unlike the other shoes you may buy to hurt your feet, these will only cost you $85.00.  So take advantage of this steal by checking out Christian Siriano’s website.

Christian Siriano ($85.00)

Christian Siriano ($85.00), Click to Original Post.

Last but not least we have a pair of Jeffrey Campbell cut-out booties.

Jeffrey Campbell at Solestruck ($174.00), Click to Original Post.

Jeffrey Campbell at Solestruck ($174.00), Click to Original Post.

Unfortunately these pink booties are sold out.  Perhaps it’s because of the lovely rounded heel, the enormously high platform, the lovely pink color, or the hot sexy back cut-out, but these Jeffrey Campbell shoes are no longer on the market.  With all the other shoes listed above, hopefully there will be another pair that sparks your interest.  For all the latest style trends, shopping tips, and hottest looks keep your eye on Molly’s Runway.

Love,

J. Molly

High Heel Shoes or Architectural Masterpieces?

My favorite kinds of shoes are the ones you look at and think, what the fuck is going on there?

Think about it, when you’re at a museum, the most amazing works of art are the ones that make you want to stare at them for more than five seconds.

So I have compiled a bundle of shoes that have made me take a second look.  Should they be classified as shoes? works of art? pieces of architecture? or pure genius?

Finsk at Solestruck ($359.95)

Finsk at Solestruck ($359.95)

Privileged ($79.00)

Privileged ($79.00)

United Nude ($269.00)

United Nude ($269.00)

Giuseppe Zanotti ($2,195.00)

Giuseppe Zanotti ($2,195.00)

Jeffrey Campbell ($160.00)

Jeffrey Campbell ($160.00)

Beauty comes in all different shapes, at all different prices, and in many different brands.  Be kind to your feet.  Dress them with style.

Love,

J. Molly

The Hottest Fashion Quiz

Finsk Shoes, Courtesy of movesmyfeet.com

Finsk Shoes, Courtesy of movesmyfeet.com

Are you female, over the age of 30, in love with fashion, and have your own fashion blog?

If yes, then follow this link to fill out a style quiz.  In return, I will feature a link to your blog in one of my future blog posts!  Fill out the quiz and send me an email at mollysrunway@gmail.com with a link to your blog.

I will only feature female fashion or beauty blogs.

Thanks a million.

Love,

J. Molly

 

Take Your Shoes to all New Heights

There’s high heels and then there are “HIGH heels.”  Finsk has redefined my definition of a shoe.  I remember the old days when a shoe with a 1 or 2 inch platform was something to admire.  Now, a spectacular shoe is one that uses architectural design to expand the boundaries of your definition of a shoe.

Courtesy of Finsk

Courtesy of Finsk, Created on the StyleChat App

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Courtesy of Finsk, Created on the StyleChat App

Redefine your look this week by paying attention to the architectural design of your accessories.  Opt for a handbag in a strong structural shape or wear a necklace that combines multiple shapes in its design.  Opt for a shoe with a heel that has a distinguished shape.

Love,

J. Molly

 

Let’s Get High

…with high heels of course.

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Shoes are a synonym for life.  The best ones are outside of the box.  The best ones surprise you. The best moments are created when you’re teetering on the edge.

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Set your chains free with these high heel link booties.

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

If these don’t make enough of a statement for you, take your shoes to all new heights with these:

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

No, I did not photoshop the height of these sandals.  They are perfect just the way they are. If anyone can come up with a good suggestion for where to wear a pair of shoes like this, I will be thoroughly impressed.  I’d suggest avoiding stairs, bumpy sidewalks, and a pebbly ground.

Enjoy with care.

Love,

J. Molly

Make your Statement: It’s all about the Shoes

It’s all about making a statement this week.  And no I do not mean shoving a pie in someone’s face.  I mean wearing a pair of shoes that make random people you don’t know, say “nice shoes!”

Take a look at these beauties.

Courtesy of Finsk

Courtesy of Finsk

Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell

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B2 Shoes – Mimosa

Enough Said.

Here are some valuable tips from me to you:

You’re only as cool as the shoes on your feet.

You can’t fuck up a first impression if your shoes are in style.

People WILL judge you by your shoes.

No pain, no gain.

Fashion speaks louder than words.  Let your shoes do the screaming.

Love,

J. Molly

 

What Kind of Shoe Are You?

What kind of shoe best matches your personality?  One or more of the answers for each question may describe you, but choose the one that you think best suits you.

A’s are worth 1 point.  B’s are worth 2 points.  C’s are worth 3 points.  D’s are worth 4 points.  E’s are worth 0 points.

1. When you’re going to the grocery store you:

a) slip on the shoes that are closest to your door on your way out

b) put on your stiletto heels (you have to look good no matter where you go)

c) put on your 4-inch wedge heels (you wouldn’t be caught dead in flats!)

d) throw on a pair of flip flops/flats/sneakers (doesn’t really matter to you what shoes you wear to the grocery store)

2.  When you go to a bar with friends on the weekend you:

a) drink if everyone else is drinking, but if they’re not, your totally fine with not drinking as well

b) you guzzle down every bit of alcohol you can get your hands on (you’re not picky – it all takes you to the same happy place)

c) Down a bottle of wine before getting to the bar (who wants to arrive to a bar sober?)

d) No predrink, but you’ll have one (maybe two) drink(s) at the bar (loser!)

e) you don’t go to bars

3. Your favorite TV show is:

a) Orange is the New Black

b) Suits

c) Gilmore Girls

d) I don’t watch TV – There are too many good books to read

e) none of the above

4. On a Saturday morning you are:

a) out for brunch with friends

b) writing a blog

c) hung over from last night’s drinking

d) watching TV in bed

5.  When it’s Saturday night and all your friends are busy, you:

a) Go out to the bar by yourself

b) Stay in, cook an awesome meal, open a bottle of wine, and watch your favorite TV show

c) Stay in and get drunk by yourself

d) Read a book and go to sleep early

6. Your dream date would involve:

a) grabbing some Fro-Yo then whooping his butt at scrabble

b) getting drinks at a swanky, busy bar

c) skipping the calories and just jumping into bed (together)

d) go out for a nice dinner, then go for a walk along the water

7. If you went into work one day and your boss told you that you were dressed inappropriately, you would:

a) not care, but never wear that outfit again.  You’d forget he said anything two minutes later

b) mock his choice of clothing in your head and continue wearing whatever the hell you like

c) flip him the bird

d) go home and change immediately.  You’re sorry if you offended him (lame!)

8. Your beverage of choice is:

a) coffee

b) green tea

c) anything alcoholic

d) milk

 9.  Out of the following four clothing stores, which one do you like the most:

a) Club Monaco

b) Express

c) Bebe

d) J. Crew

10. Your favorite nail polish color is:

a) clear French manicure

b) blue/black

c) pink/purple

d) I don’t wear nail polish that often

If you got 9-17 points: You love wearing comfortable, yet stylish sandals.  You’re sophisticated, yet playful with your style of shoes.

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Courtesy of Nasty Gal

If you got 18-25 points: You’re a platform shoe kinda gal.  The higher the better.

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Courtesy of Nasty Gal

If you got 26-33 points: You’re a sparkly sequined pump!

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If you got 33-40 points: You’re unfortunately a flat person.  No, just joking, you’re probably very interesting, but you tend to air on the side of comfort when you select your shoes.

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Courtesy of Aldo Shoes

 

 

 

 

The Perfect Shoe Can Transcend All

The online magazine Pretty Living PR caught my attention with the title of their shoes article: “Tuesday Shoesday.”  I love it, but for me every day of the week should be a shoes day.  The article takes us back to the classy times of Audrey Hepburn.  Throw on those pearls, slip on those black and white shoes, click your heels together. and feel like Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman (after her transition to a lady).  Monochrome colors were extremely popular in the Fall 2014 runway shows, perhaps designers are referencing the classy elegance of black and white.

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Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

These black Christian Louboutin sling-backs made it onto Neiman Marcus’s top ten picks list.  They may be rather simple, but sometimes complexity is way overrated.  Simple can steal the show.

The shoes article states that every woman should feel special about themselves every once in a while.  I wholeheartedly believe that fashion is the key to feeling good about oneself, but heck, shouldn’t we feel this way everyday?  Every step you take should be onto a pedestal, every street you walk down should feel like your runway, every summer wind breeze should feel like the fan that sweeps a model’s hair off their neck during a photo shoot.  What’s the best way to accomplish this?

Wear the shoes that dazzle viewers with their modesty and grace.  Wear the dress that moves with your body better than Patrick Swayze with Jennifer Grey.  Forget about the makeup.  You’re beautiful the way you are.  And if you’re not, accepting yourself is hotter than any crop top.

The shoes article states that a person’s problems can be solved with a pair of pumps… I wholeheartedly agree.

Happy Pumping!

Love,

J. Molly