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10 Holiday Heels to Ring in 2017

It’s party season, people! Regardless of how you like to celebrate the holidays, there will probably be one party or occasion to don the perfect pair of holiday heels. Office parties, happy hours, ugly sweater contests; we are here to help you get through them all in style. Hold onto your skinny egg-nog latte and get ready to rock the holidays in a dazzling pair of holiday heels.

Unaosian

Aldo

The Unaosian pump by Aldo will have you party-ready! They are a faux suede, pointed toe pump with flattering thick laces that crisscross the bridge of the foot all the way to the ankle. A covered 4 1/4th in heel is the icing on the cake. Beautiful with cropped slim pants and pencil skirts. www.dsw.com

Stride

There is a lot to love about the Stride. This classic pump is made by the Queen of the high heel, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. The patent leather upper is a deep bronze color making this an elegant alternative to black. Metallic studs dot the shoe and a sweet ankle strap lends a soft feminine quality. www.zappos.com

Leo

Leo

L.A.M.B’s Leo is made for fierce feet and even more fierce attitudes. Black leather straps and studs combine in a very chic way. A back zipper makes for easy entry and the 4 ½ inch heel makes for dramatic exits. www.heels.com

Yulovit

The Yulovit by Nine West is a stylish suede bootie with an utterly chic side tassel. Tassels top the style charts and the Yulovit does it with an understated gold chain. The almond toe and 4-inch heel will make you the belle of the ball. Available in black and wine suede.

www.ninewest.com

Marta

We love the calf hair Marta pump by Michael Kors. The caged pump says “I mean business” but the leopard print reads “fun and flirty.” A 4” heel and gold buckle details are what really put this pair on the map. Also available in black and plum. www.michaelkors.com

June

What is a party without glitter? We can’t get enough of the sparkly stuff when done in a sophisticated way and that is what Kate Spade’s June is all about. The June is a suede sling-back with a glimmering stone covered heal. Offered in soft black suede and a bright poppy red. www.katespade.com

Privileged

Privileged by Eila puts the focus on the oh-so-current tassel. Leather tassels hug the ankle and brush the front of the foot. A towering 5-inch heel and a simple vamp strap will have you strutting though the valet line in no time. Available in black and nude. www.heels.com

Grazia

Calvin Klein’s Grazia is all about sass. Smooth leather booties are accented with silver studs. A 3 ½ in heel and side zip top off the Grazia. They look great with an LBD or pair with a leather moto. www.calvinklein.com

Sienna

We couldn’t leave florals out in the cold! Here is a wintery one that will bring a burst of color to your feet. Via Spiga’s Siena is a sweet platform pump with in anemone/wine fabric. The soft round toe is balanced by a 4 ½ inch heel. Also available in a deep grape suede. www.nordstrom.com

Charm

Kristin Cavallari’s Charm fringe bootie for Chinese Laundry is filled with boho glam. The black suede bootie is bedecked in a fun fringe just waiting for you to shake it on the dance floor. The 4-inch heel is also available in ginger suede. www.chineselaundry.com

Did someone say office party? Up your style game with one of these 10 pairs of holiday heels. You just might knock the stockings right off of your co-workers.

Swooning for Suede High Heels

Suede is everywhere this season and what is our favorite? Suede high heels of course! The perfect texture for winter, suede is both cozy and soft. Our roundup below scores high in sophistication. We have found buttery suede in every color of the rainbow with delightful accents and embellishments. Seriously, there are so many heels and so little time!

Carolina

Carolina

Aldo gives us the Carolina, a close-toe mule with an open heel. Long laces wrap around the ankle for a dramatic flair. With a 4” high heel; these are available in black suede and natural suede.

Paiton

Paiton

Steve Madden’s Paiton has the best of all worlds. A classic pump that works as well at the office as on the dance floor. It features a sexy stitch up the back of the heel and is offered in five fun colors: black, olive, tan, wine and grey. With a 4” stiletto heel we think you might need a pair for each day of the work week.

Prue

Prue

Did someone say date night? The Prue by BCBG makes looking sexy really fun. Made of kid suede they are a slip-on sling back with an peep-toe plus the metallic stiletto heel is fierce. Offered in black suede/silver and a sand suede/gold. What is not to love?

BB

BB

Heels can't be more classic than the BB by Manolo Blanik. Simple, clear and beautifully designed; the hand crafted pointy-toe pump is available in a number of gorgeous colors. Beige, black, blue, blush, camel, electric blue and tan; there is a color to pair with any outfit. A padded insole keeps these high heels comfortable for all day wear.

 

Tukko

Tukko

If you are looking for a fun suede high heel shoe, look no further than Lucky’s Tukko. A pointed toe, cut-out sides and a sweet little ankle strap have us swooning while the fun chili-pepper kid suede puts this pair over the top. A stacked heel, also offered in black this pair is spot-on.

Thea

Thea

The Thea by Sam Edelman brings style to the office and can be worn well into the night. With two adjustable straps, sweet gold closures and a pointed toe this is a seriously cute pair of heels. A lower heel at 3 ½” makes this stiletto all too walk-able.

Lucid

Lucid

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, the queen of stylish heels presents us with this dreamy pair, the Lucid. The classic pointy-toe black pump is accented with a crystal encrusted ankle strap. The 4” stiletto heel is handmade in Italy from rich suede. Yes, please.

Narissa

Narissa

Vince Camuto’s Narissa is an example of understated detail. Leather accents woven into suede are flecked with tiny gold studs. Need we say more? The 3 ½ inch wrapped heel comes in black and the trending Barolo wine color.

Davie

Davie

The Davie by Kate Spade is simply divine. The high-cut stiletto feels like a shootie; with a pointy toe and lace enclosure these are so feminine with a hint of vintage. The black suede high heel would pair well with dresses and skirts.

Telsa

Telsa

Sam Edelman’s Telsa is a d’Orsay style pointed-toe pump. It is simple and stylish and we love the colors! Inky navy blue suede, pink garnet and phantom grey are just the ticket to punch up a ho-hum outfit. A modest 3” wrapped heel will make these your favorites.

You really can’t go wrong with suede high heels. From work days to play nights our list shows that there is a wonderful pair for every occasion!

Fall for These 15 High Heel Booties

Winter is in the air and you don’t want your feet left out in the cold! Treat your feet to one of these high heel booties that have us completely head-over-heels.

Laulani Peep Toe Booties

Laulina

The Laulani from Nine West is a beauty. The suede booties are offered in three colors: natural, black and the trendy wine. This pair can walk you right through fall into winter. With stylish cut-outs, they offer a padded insole for all-day comfort and a 3 and 3/4 inch heel. At $99, our wallet likes them too!

Fawn Ankle Boots

Fawn

We are seriously fawning over the Fawn Ankle Boots from Michael Kors! The Fawn comes in Camel Suede and Kid Black Suede. Both are accented with Vachetta leather and gold buckles. There is a darling logo detail at the rear of the boot and the heel is 3 and 1/4 inches high. The bootie shaft is taller at 6 inches which makes us want to pull them over our favorite pair of jeans.

Raquel Point Toe Bootie

Raquel

Vince Camuto brings serious sex appeal with the Raquel. Add definition to a flowing top or shift dress with the pointy toe Raquel. High in style, they come in Wild Mushroom and Black; you might need both colors.

Grewia

Grewia

Aldo’s Grewia is an interesting name for an awesome shoe. Ankle laces add allure, and you can lace them down with pants or higher up the calf with skirts. With an almond, peep toe and 4 inch heel it will soon be your go-to. Now on sale for $64.98.

Yesday

Yesday

Say yes today to Nine West’s Yesday. These suede booties boast a metallic 4” stiletto heel that shines with the right amount of fierce. With a flattering almond toe and an easy side zip you will be saying "yes" to the Yesday day and night.

Layita

Layita

The Layita from Bandolino has all the style a fashionista would need. The nice metallic buckle adds an edge and they come in black, white, brown and grey. With 2 and 3/4 inch heels, these (not too) high heel booties were made for walking.

Satellite

Satellite

Who doesn’t love Free People, especially the sweet Satellite bootie. Little details like a metallic brushed stiletto heel add glam while the suede outer keeps this pair grounded. Offered in black and garnet suede.

Sarkli

Sarkli

Jeffrey Campbell brings us this sharp shooting bootie. Half suede, half leather, it is literally the best of both worlds. A lace-up bootie with a turn-down cuff? Say no more. The Sarkli comes in black box/black suede as well as a striking pewter/black suede.

Diem

Diem

Carpe Diem or seize the shoe, this shoe. Bella Vita has brought us this darling swing fringe suede bootie. The fringe contrasts with the sweeping heel and the charming bow accent. Best of all, these are available in all sorts of fun colors like burgundy, eggplant and navy suede.

Asher

Asher

Sam Edelman’s Asher is a dream come true. Did we mention we love suede? And red? Well, this burgundy pair has got it all: peep toe, a lofty stiletto heel, lace-up accents and a gold zipper accent has us swooning. A tall cozy shaft means your ankles stay toasty warm.

Georgia

Georgia

Calvin Klein’s Georgia suede bootie is stylish and chick. With clean lines and modern cutouts, it features a 3 ½ inch heel topped with a gold logo detail. The colors are gorgeous: a bone-like cocoon and soft black suede.

Hampton Heels

Hampton Heels

The Hampton Heels from Dolce Vita are straight up made for long nights on the dance floor. With an arresting 4 and 1/4 inch heel and attractive lace detailing, these booties will go the distance. Available in black leather.

Lange Mid-Heel

Lange

Also known as the Grommet Day Ankle Bootie from BCBG Max Azria, this pair is covered in grommets. The silver metallic gives this luscious bootie an edge. Made out of black vachetta leather and metal grommets, you are sure to turn heads with the Lange. Pairs well with short shorts and an attitude.

Cavalier

Cavalier

Steve Madden’s Cavalier has got a scrunch shaft with a playful drawstring. The towering 4 and 3/4 inch stiletto heel keeps it sophisticated while a peep toe makes things interesting. Available in burgundy, camel and black. These are currently available for pre-order only.

Abbie

Abbie

The Abbie Bootie from Sam Edelman has a vintage edge. The bootie is cloaked in a woven finish that appears lace-like and also features ghillie laces. The laces and peep toe add a girlish flair. Available in black and nude.

Bonus: The Alannah

Alaina

The Alannah Over-the-Knee boot by BCBG technically falls into the boot category, but we couldn’t leave this hot pair out in the cold. Over-the-knee is huge for fall and the Alannah fits the bill perfectly. Crafted out of snake embossed leather, the pointed toe and stiletto heel will keep your winter walk on point.

This line-up offers a lot to love. From the deepest burgundy suede to flashy gold accents these high heel booties are worth falling for! 

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Shoe Repair 101

It is important to take care of your shoes. If you do get a scuff, snag or worse, a little shoe repair lesson can come in pretty handy. A girl doesn’t want to get caught without her favorite pair, so take shoe repair into your own hands with these helpful tips.

Simple Scuffs

There are lots of easy shoe repair fixes for the simple scuff. Water and salt from ice melt can wreak havoc on shoes. When this happens, look no further than the kitchen. A mixture of water and white vinegar can get the crusty salt marks off. If they are especially stubborn try this treatment two or three times.

Patent leather can reclaim its shine with a little bit of Windex. Leather shoe scratches can be buffed out with a tiny bit of moisturizer.

Clean dirt off suede by rubbing shoes with a stale crust of bread. If your suede shoes are more than just dirty and are beyond home remedy, try a cleaning kit such as the suede shoe care kit from our friends at Foot Fitter. The combo restores suede, cleans and eliminates shiny spots. This product can also be used on hand bags, boots and clothes.

Moderate Malfunctions

Some shoe repair issues will need a little more than a spray and a buff. Waterproofing a canvas pair of kicks can be achieved with beeswax. There are also some specialty waterproofing products out there (again, see Foot Fitter) and when applied with care, your feet can be warm and dry all day.

Broken straps may be repaired with a tactful application of shoe glue. Shoe adhesive can be found at most drug stores and super glue would work in a pinch. First, carefully clean the area and snip off any stray threads. Then, apply glue to both pieces and let it set for two minutes. Lastly, press pieces together and clamp to hold, a clothespin or paperclip works great. Let dry for at least 24 hours.

Gravel, rough surfaces and natural wear and tear can really do some damage to your heel tips. These little heel tips help you protect them in advance if you have the foresight, extend the life of heels showing wear and tear, and even fix heels beyond repair.

When To Seek Help

You might find it worth the time to simply seek out a shoe repair. Make sure to take all pieces of the broken heel with you to the cobbler. The same holds true for a split heel, if you want a repair job to stand the test of time, go to a professional. 

Fix a scuff, strap and more with these simple tips and keep yourself on your toes, in your favorite shoes. 

5 Ways to Wear Pants with Heels

It is a puzzle trying to figure out which style of pants look best with which heels. From skinny jeans to a party to trousers for work, there are a few keys to wearing pants with heels and looking fabulous. In an effort to try to take the guess work out of your style game, here is a handy little cheat sheet.

Skinny

We love the flattering look of a skinny jean or skinny pants with heels. Our most elegant look is a skinny pant paired with an untucked shirt and a mid-height heel, say 2 inches or less. This look works best if the pant ends clean at the ankle bone, without any bunching.

Trouser

The most important aspect of a trouser is that it is long enough. The leg of the trouser should be about 1” from the ground leaving the toe and heel visible. That said, the length should not be too long, bunching up or skimming the ground, which will simply ruin your pants.

We LOVE a long trouser with mega heels, a solid 3inch heel and even a platform will get you feeling extra fierce. A trouser pant with heels adds up to a formidable statement look that is very appropriate for job interviews and power lunches.

Capri

The mid-calf cut of a capri pant works well with a pointed toe mid-height heel. A fun look to play with for the summer season, this is professional enough to wear to work and afterwards this little number can do double duty at Happy Hour.

White denim

White denim and summer were just meant to be.  The combination of a stark white denim with a spikey nude heel is simply irresistible. You can mix it up with distressed denim, capri, or flared and you will look flawless when sporting a nude heel.

Zipper

Pants with zippered hems are one of the best blast-from-the past 80’s holdbacks. The edgy detail is so fun and so perfect when worn with a tall heel; say a classic pointed toe pump with a 3 inch heel. Bonus, this look also works well with a jogger especially in a flowy silk.

No need to fret the pants with heels puzzle. The next time you go shopping for pants, remember this handy guide. You won’t need to lug around a bag full of shoes so you’ll find you have more energy for shopping. Style game strong!

 

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