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

 

 

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How to be a Chic Geek

Ever wish you could let your inner nerd shine?  We’re all geeks in our own way.  Who says being a geek can’t be fashionable?

It’s time to pull out your overalls, suspenders, and circular-framed glasses.

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What better time to get your geek on than thanksgiving when you’re sitting around with friends or family indulging in yummy food and being thankful for all you have.

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Wearing a pair of high-waisted jeans with suspenders and a plain knit tee will give you an effortless chic look to wear to your thanksgiving dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love,

J. Molly

Correcting the Lies We’ve Been Told by the Fashion Industry

Let’s set the record straight!

A recent Refinery 29 article details the 29 ways in which the fashion industry has been dictating bullshit rules as if they’re fact.  Since this is one of my favorite Refinery 29 articles, I thought I’d weigh in on a majority of these rules.

Bullshit rule #1. Expensive clothes are better.

Negative. I have five favorite t-shirts.  I bought each of them for five dollars at a store that has “urban” in the title…no not Urban Outfitters…another one, but I forget.  The t-shirts are five years old, and are still in great shape!  For New Years I wore a $6.00 black dress.  Sure I could’ve chose one that was more expensive, but I happened to love this $6.00 dress.

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#2. Always dress for your body type.

Negative. Don’t always do this.  I look terrible in one shoulder tops; they’re still in my drawers!

#3. Some items are off limits once you reach a certain age.

Negative. My mom and I have been shopping in the same stores since I was 12 years old.

#4.  Men’s clothes are for men.

Negative. a) I don’t remember the last time I wore a woman’s watch.  Men’s watches are way better, so why shouldn’t a woman wear them! b) women’s ties! Yes, I own two! c) Ever worn a guy’s button-down shirt as a dress?  If no, then you don’t know what you’re missing! d) Have you missed every runway show in the past two years?  The gender line is being seriously distorted…and we love it!

#5. Looking taller is the goal.

Ok…so…I feel like a bit of a hypocrite denying this one.  I’ve built my reputation for the past 14 years on the fact that high heels are the only way to go.  So instead of denying this one, I’m going to admit that I fell into it.  I still firmly believe that every outfit is made better by a pair of heels.  (We’ll just leave number 5 the way it is for now…)

#6. Sneakers belong only on tourists, commuters, and at the gym.

Again, please refer to number 5 for my opinion on this.

#7. Everything should match.

Negative.  Ever done something bad just for the sake of being bad?  Get some adventure in your life! Take a walk on the wild side…whether it’s not combing your hair, wearing stripes with polka dots, or fucking with the curtains open…just take some risks and see what happens.

#8. Always dress to look skinnier.

Why?  Sometime I like wearing clothing that’s too big for me.  I’ve never understood why people care so much if a shirt is a bit baggy…yes, it may not accentuate your slim figure, but it could still be cute/fashionable! Try it!

#11. Certain colors are seasonal.

Fuck it.  I’ll wear white when I want.

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#12. Being stylish means following the trends.

I couldn’t agree more.  The more I ignore trends, the more stylish I feel.  Being stylish is about wearing what others wouldn’t think to wear! It’s about standing out.  It’s about following your own personality and preferences and creating looks that are uniquely you!

#15. Pale people can’t wear pale/pastel colors.

I use to think this was true.  I use to avoid neutral beige’s/pastel colors like the plague because they’d wash me out!  But then I learned how to rock a soft color without getting lost in the sea of paleness.  It’s just a matter of bringing bold colors into your look.  If you’re wearing a pale dress, pair it with a bold navy scarf, or hot red lipstick, or a black moto jacket, etc.

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#17. Certain colors should never be worn together.

Never…is a bit harsh.  It’s all about how you pair them together and in what ratios.

#18. Anything baggy is unflattering.

I firmly disagree.  There’s something effortlessly chic about pairing a baggy piece with a tight piece…or going all baggy.

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#19.  Women should never button the top button of their shirt.

I admit that I’ve never actually heard this piece of advice.  While I’m tempted to agree based on my belief that covering up is not as much fun as not covering up, again I would say that “never” is a bit harsh.  I’m sure there are times when you want to be modest, or perhaps you want to layer it with a vest or turtleneck.

#20.  You have to buy new clothes every season.

Well this has a clear motive: sales!  Of course the fashion industry promotes the idea that each season requires a new wardrobe, but I think we all know that this is not the case!

#21.  Never wear eveningwear during the daytime.

Never is a harsh word.  Sure, there are many times when evening wear would be inappropriate during the day, but there are certain functions that would negate this rule.

#22. Wearing jeans and a t-shirt is basic.

It doesn’t have to be.  Try a pair of ripped skinny jeans with a sequined t-shirt.  There’s nothing basic about that.

#25. Never wear open toe shoes with socks.

The no socks with shoes that show the sock rule was thrown out a good 2-3 years ago.  As long as your socks are cute, you can show ’em off with an open-toe shoe.  While I personally prefer the sockless route, there’s nothing that says you can’t rock the socks!

#26. Denim isn’t office appropriate.

Negative. Anyone who’s said this has obviously never worked in San Francisco.

To read the full Refinery 29 article, click here.

I hope you enjoyed this attempt to overthrow outdated rules.

Love,

J. Molly

Wheel of Sneakers

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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

 

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