Archive for the ‘In Her Shoes’ Category

Brand Crush: Wolverine 1K by Samantha Pleet spring styles

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Back in March one of our favorite fashion bloggers Toshiko Shek, the amazing creative force behind It’s Not Her, It’s Me, published a fabulous review of this spring’s must have stylish Swedish Hasbeens. We’re excited to announce that Toshiko is at it again by perfectly styling the Wolverine 1K Mile by Samantha Pleet spring collection in a new blog post this April.

This spring, Brooklyn based designer Samantha Pleet has partnered with Wolverine 1000 Mile for the fifth season in a row, giving us shoe fanatics yet again another breathless collection. In this newest collaboration spring staples like the Festival Closed Toe Slingback Sandal (featured on Toshiko above), the Picnic Low Heel Closed Toe Sandal and the Ceremony High Heeled Booties are all perfectly designed for these warm spring temperatures.

Thanks to Toshiko’s fabulous eye for styling, it’s easy to imagine adding any (or all) of Samantha Pleet’s newest designs to our closets.

(Photos by Toshiko Shek for It’s Not Her, It’s Me and her Instagram Account.)

Designer Spotlight: Vanessa Mooney X DV by Dolce Vita

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Coveted globally by taste-makers and celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Megan Fox, Emma Roberts and Lily Allen,  the eclectic, hand-made designs  by acclaimed jewellery designer and Hollywood-rebel, Vanessa Mooney, celebrate the free spirited, unexpected beauty of the boho-chic aesthetic that delights the eyes of passerby and wearers alike.

The LA based designer’s often intricate necklaces, bracelets, rings and pretty things inspire us to let go of tomorrow and soulfully embrace the sensuality and fullness of today with fingers and toes, ankles and wrists, and now thanks to her collaboration with DV by Dolce Vita, you can draw that inspiration up from the soles.

Here, at DNA Footwear, we are so pleased to carry two of our favorite styles of shoes from the Vanessa Mooney X DV by Dolce Vita Spring 2014 capsule collection: Avina and Atara. The Avina is a leather thong sandal, with gold belly dancing charms and leather sole; the Atara–a double leather ankle strap gladiator sandal with silver pyramid and smooth spiked studs also, crafted with a leather sole.

The casual versatility of the Avina thong sandal, easily rises to the occasion of dressier style elements. Celebrating that versatility, we orchestrated a truce between the femininity of dreamy florals and punk mysticism by pairing the jade green colored Avina with a sleek, flowery pencil skirt and a tank top emblazoned with a sugar skull. A pale pink bomber jacket keeps the chill away and the cool in play–as pastel hues and bomber jackets are hot trends for Spring 2014.

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(The Avina thong sandal is also available in Black)

 

The rocker-chic-goddess aesthetic of the Atara gladiator sandal has inspired us to pair the tough, edgy sandal with the simple sweetness of a few key accessories and an unassuming cross strap, lace sundress. To brighten up the look with an air of playful sophistication, we paired these basic elements with a funky, mood-boosting, orange floral blazer that complements Atara‘s fierce design; blue accents and statement pieces bring the look effortlessly together.

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(The Atara ankle strap sandal is also available in Bone & Gold).

Inspire your heart, and sole, with the fiercely feminine bohemian flair that comes with slipping on a pair of Vanessa Mooney shoes from the DV by Dolce Vita capsule collection. Live, Love, Laugh, Be Free!

Happy Shopping, Fashionistas,
–L S.Granados

Celebrity Style: Jessica Alba Loves the Moto Rain Boot

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Rainy days have you feeling drab and grey?
Channel your inner biker babe and ride out the storm in a fashion forward motorcycle rain boot.
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This fashion forward, motorcycle inspired silhouette is a welcome update to the traditional welly cut rain boot, affording fashionable women every where the opportunity to wear their favorite outfits without compromising effortless style and keeping feet warm and dry.

One of our favorite celebrity fashionistas, Jessica Alba, was spotted wearing the Seattle moto rain boot by Dav, available at DNA Footwear. Replicating the stylish star mom’s casual ensemble is as easy as throwing on a comfy shirt, a cozy cardigan and your favorite jeans. Jessica has personally paired her black pants and Dav Seattle moto rain boots with a Paige Denim Kadie shirt in Amour Plaid and an Isabel Marant for H&M Knit Cardigan.

Looking to sport the moto rain boot trend with a subtler edge and less metal hardware?  Check out the rugged Dav Moto Solid rain boot, boasting the same chic cut as the Seattle, minus the studded straps.

Sperry Top Sider carries a similar cut of rain boot, called the Falcon, available in Black and Olive. For those of you looking to take a walk on the wild side, the Sperry Top Sider Falcon is also available in a fun, animal print with studded buckle straps. All available colorways for the Falcon moto rain boot pictured, left.

Happy shopping, rainy day style mavens!

Love,
L S.Granados

PERFECT STOCKING STUFFERS: Leather Shoe Care Kits by Wolverine, Red Wing, and UGG Australia

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

1000 miles worth of walks and wet, winter weather leave our loved-for-so-long leather boots and shoes wishing we would love them better. Luxury leather experts,  Red Wing, Wolverine 1000  Mile and UGG Australia agree! So, this holiday season, they have boxed up the best of their leather care products, into deluxe shoe care kits that make the perfect gift for the leather lovers on your stocking stuffer list. Included, in these gift sets are shoe polishes, brushes, oils and conditioners–all meant to freshen up leathers  with a  polished, supple finish.

Happy Holidays!

by L.S. Granados

STOCKING STUFFERS: Share the warmth with Stance socks and Wolverine

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

With winter well on its way, the days get longer and colder, and layering up is the only way to keep warmer. Feet feel the burn of chilly weather the most, so show your feet some love, and hug them with warm fluffy socks by Wolverine & Stance. Be sure to share the warmth with family and friends because the gift of happy feet is a gift that keeps on giving, over and over, again.

For the men on your (naughty or) nice list, stock up on Wolverine’s Cotton Comfort or Full Cushion Crew socks for men, available in convenient multi packs.

Looking for something out of the ordinary? Stance offers an impressive selection of plush, combed cotton socks with deep heel pockets and elastic arch support. Our quick picks for man are the Granada, Hayes, Netherfield crew socks, pictured below.

Men's Stance socks at DNA Footwear

 Stance also carries an eclectic collection of socks for women.

Women's Stance socks at DNA Footwear

Knee-high and over-the-knee socks are a must have for women, and Stance has designed quite a few covetable socks and tights that offer unmatched quality, warmth, support and style. A few of our favorite knee highs include the Renaissance, Twinkle , Le Select, Diamonds and Malibu knee high socks. Looking for cute crew socks? Stance has you covered with sexy, sole lovin’ styles like the Swiss Miss, Sheera and  Indian Burn sheer crew socks, the Lelaina and Mash studded crew socks and the Taos Remix crew sock.

Women's Stance socks at DNA Footwear

Kids will get a kick out of fun styles like the Shark Attack, Old Bones, and Monkey Wrench crew socks.

Peruse our selection of Gift Ideas for more stocking stuffer faves that help you share the warmth, this holiday season.
Visit our Pinterest & Polyvore pages for more holiday inspiration.

by L  S.Granados, xoxo

Little Black Dress to Impress: Your Guide to High Heels, Pumps & Booties

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Made famous by Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn, the ubiquitous Little Black Dress is synonymous with timeless taste and effortless elegance.

Well loved for its versatility and slimming sensibility, the Little Black Dress is easily embellished with festive accessories, statement pieces and heart stopping high heels, making it a holiday season must for style mavens from all walks of life.

Inspired by the parade of party lovin’ pumps and stunning stilettos designed by a few of our favorite brands like Chinese Laundry, French Connection, Jessica Simpson, Sam Edelman, & BCBGeneration, we’ve put together holiday style guides on Pinterest & Polyvore  for dressing up your Little Black Dress!

Guide to styling your little black dress

By L.S. Granados

 

MID SEASON SALE: Time to Stock Up on Boots!

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

As we are getting ready to layering up for the cold months ahead, we are looking for ways to keep our tootsies warm and dry. While turning our shoe closet into a boot one can be an investment, it doesn’t need to be, especially during our Mid Season Sale! Keep reading, we’ve rounded up some of our best-sellers that are currently on sale, for a limited time!

This fall, thanks to brands like Chinese Laundry, Jessica Simpson, Matiko, MJUS, and Seychelles, there are tons of sexy updates on classic boot styles to wear for work and play (or both!).

The Lace Ups
Drawing it’s inspiration from classic men’s styles, lace up booties are a cool complement to any boyfriend-inspired pieces, in your closet. Pairing with cherry red lips is a must! Our favorites? The oxford-inspired Rhea wedge bootie from Matiko and SeychellesBeyond Belief attractive chukka bootie.

Matiko Rhea & Seychelles Beyond Belief booties
Red Red Wine
Somewhere between a deep red and a blackish purple, burgundy has become a mainstay for fall! Darker and more badass, this hue will bring out a strong sex appeal to your shoe closet. From suede to leather, the Chinese Laundry Ideal bootie and Maeve knee high boot by MJUS are unapologetically sexy!

Knee High Boots at DNA Footwear

Heavy Metal Riding Boots
With the studded and buckled up booties being the star for (too) many seasons already, these versions of heavy metal riding boots take an unconventional approach to a classic silhouette. Rimmed studs, buckles, and suede panels, the Ellister boot by Jessica Simpson and MJUS Nola riding boot will surely steal your attention away!

Knee High Riding Boots at DNA FootwearEnjoy!

By Josi

Eyes-catching Wardrobe Staples: The Knee High Boot

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

While we’ve all been sporting our booties for the last few months of summer, with fall upon us the knee high boot is now, without a doubt, the one who’s stealing all of the attention. See all of our favorites — from rugged to casually stylish, to sleek & sexy, we bet you’ll need a pair of two in your closet!

Styles that just kiss the knee, feel fashionable, functional, and fresh for fall. Two trends that we’ve seen over and over again with brands like UGG Australia, Frye, Kork-Ease, and Bussola are embellishments (bows, buckles, and zippers) and chunky heels whether they are sky-highs or low & casuals.

Knee High Boots for Women at DNA Footwear

These calf-covering, classy-yet-sexy must-haves can be worn with everything from a warm sweater dress to a sexy pair of skinny for a play night in the City. So, to get you started on your new autumn closet we suggest the lightly distressed UGG Australia Darcie equestrian boot, the sassy high wedge Shawna boot by Kork-Ease, and the legendary Frye Melissa Button. These boots will be your new fall wardrobe staples!

Enjoy your boot shopping,

By Josi

BRAND OF THE WEEK: ASH Wedge Sneakers, at 20% OFF

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Looking for a street chic style, with a sporty versatility? This is easily within reach with ASH’s new fall collection of wedge sneakers for women. Oh and wait to hear this: This week, the full collection of ASH wedge sneakers for women, are at 20% off until October 19th!

From our favorites, the Bea Bis high-top sneaker is playfully laid back, and is the master of casual encounters. Designed with comfort in mind, the mid-height wedge is ideal for running around town then getting down afterhours. For the ultimate sneakerheads, the Body high wedge sneaker is equipped with an urban attitude and a sleek construction, featuring an asymmetrical side zip and a durable sole so you can walk a mile in these shoes –and then some.

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With ASH’s new collection, get ready to rock outfits that are chic, yet casual, playing for night and day.

 By Josi

MAKE A SPLASH with this season’s most trendy rain boots!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

It’s easy to love a sunny day and a cool breeze, but can we love a rainy day the same way?

The true fashionista says, ‘Yes!” knowing full well that her passion for fashion can hardly be dampened by a chilly downpour. That’s not to say we don’t prefer pairing our new sneaker wedges and bad-ass mid-calf boots with our favorite sweaters and long sleeves; it’s just that a few of our favorite brands like Sorel, Hunter,  & Tretorn have designed rain-proof boots to suit our craving for fashion forward styling.

Let it rain on your parade–we’ll show you how it’s done. Take a quick scroll down to see how we style our personal faves: the Conquest Carly Glow, the Slimpack Riding Glow–both by Sorel; the Original Gloss by Hunter; the Elsa and Plask by Tretorn.

 

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As always, more inspiration for your rainy daze adventures on Polyvore.

By L.S. Granados