The Continuing Adventures of Shoe Girl

ShoeGirlFull1111Spring Picks, 2015

Oh Spring, how excited I am for your arrival! A DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) recently opened up nearby and you gave me a reason to check it out….

The store is clean and easy to navigate. Styles are grouped together and easily accessible. There’s a big clearance section in the back. ~ And they also sell handbags, scarves, and jewelry!

As soon as I walk in I can tell that this season is all about fun prints and bright, bold colors. The main display table contains single hued heels, wild wedges, and printed pumps. I pick up “Marianne” by Chinese Laundry ($49.95).

Marianne Chinese Laundry

This wedge has lots of straps, an adjustable buckle, and a killer height. It would add great flair to a simple outfit, or pull lots of prints together.

Next, I head toward the casual section and fall for the Skechers “Good Life” sneaker ($59.95).

GoodLife Skechers

Several of the Skechers sneaks are labeled as “relaxed fit;” I think this is because the opening at the top is wider than on other sneakers. These are great for getting stuff done! They also have a memory foam lining, and are pretty lightweight ~ great for running errands or even a light workout. They are available in three great colors, too (Black/Silver, Taupe/Brown, Grey/Awua Blue/Yellow).

Ready for fancy, I head toward the heels. Madden Girl’s “Ditaaa” ($49.95) stands out among the rest.

Ditaaa Madden Girls

It is a showstopper! There is a zipper in the back, and cute lacing in the front. It’s half bootie, half sandal, and it is ALL fabulous! Pair it with skinny jeans or plain capris, or add it to a skirt for a night out.

As I make my way back around to the front, I notice tons of glittery sandals everywhere. The sandals are mostly earthy tones, but what they lack in bright color they make up for in sparkle! My two favorites are Unisa’s “Lolli” ($39.95) and Carlos Santana’s “Tandy” ($44.95).

 Lolli Unisa

Tandy Carlos Santana

They are each available in a Silver or Pewter and Gold or Nude. Lolli has a simple look with braided glitter, and Tandy has a great feather detail. Both can be dressed down thanks to the color, or dressed up thanks to the sparkle!

Spring is so soon. Daylight Savings started just this weekend. So go out and grab a new pair of shoes to celebrate the extra sunshine that’s on it’s way!


Shoe Girl’s Alter Ego, Kelli Leach

Kelli is actually a crazy cat lady, but with fun fashion sense.

She recently broke out of the retail business and is now an Event Sales Administrator at PLI in Asheville, NC.  Luckily, her love for shoes is innate, and she is excited about bringing you shoes from a wider range of retailers.

She never misses an episode of Modern Family.

In her spare time she enjoys writing, ballet and belly dancing, zumba, and trying new adventures such as parasailing, dirtbike riding, and zipline-ing.

The words she lives by?  “Hakuna Matata.”

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