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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Every season it happens. Shoes we absolutely adore here at Ped HQ seem to go unnoticed and wind up sitting on the shelf rather than heading out the warehouse door on new adventures.

Often it’s because Ped fans can’t quite envision out how a certain style might fit into their wardrobes. We’re here to help! Below are some of our overlooked favorites put together with outfits that show off their potential! And did we mention that all but one are on sale?

First up, the fantastically comfortable Trippen Rom:

Idling in Neutral

The Rom is bold and, yes, a little masculine, so it works especially well with relaxed feminine pieces, like a drop-waist sundress or an airy top and jeans. We added Sophie Digard’s Alpine necklace for extra fun! The Rom was great at $328, but it’s even better at $164!

Heading in a more feminine direction, Chie Mihara’s Calanta sandal has a dual personality:
Modern? Vintage? Chie Mihara works both ways.

This heeled lace-up is the definition of “versatile.” It looks sophisticated and urban worn with the modern outfit on the left but instantly becomes retro-chic with the vintage-inspired look on the right. We’ve accented the left ensemble with Epice’s Girasole Scarf and the right with Cydwoq’s Bright Bag (which would also look terrific with the outfit on the left). The Chie Mihara Calanta was gorgeous at $368, but it’s even lovelier at $184!

Another deliciously versatile sandal is the Argila Marisol:

 

1 great shoe + 1 great bag = 3 great looks

Metallics are so of the moment, and the silver and black Marisol looks spectacular with lots of outfits, as demonstrated by its loveliness with the three different looks pictured! The Cydwoq Bright Bag in black is another goes-with-everything winner. The Marisol sparkled at $428, but it really shines at $214!

The cheeriest flat sandal in the Ped warehouse this summer is definitely Chie Mihara’s Elio sandal:

Colorama!

The curry-colored suede is fantastic, but it’s also what makes some would-be wearers hesitate. However, the Elios is not as hard to pair as you might think! It looks great with flowing feminine summer clothes, picking up any bit of yellow, but it’s also splendid with more structured casual wear, like this great plaid shift, with which it simply “goes.” Fun at $378, the Elios is a party at $189!

Speaking of color, some people think a red shoe, like the Trippen Zen, requires thought to wear, when they prefer everything to coordinate effortlessly.

Match Game!

What could be cuter or easier than these six pieces? The tops and skirts are completely interchangeable (mixing prints is on trend), and the Fine and the Trippen Carola bag match perfectly! The Zen was bliss at $248, but it’s heaven at $198!

Matching, however, is not necessary! As Stacy and Clinton used to say, “It only has to ‘go,’” which is demonstrated well by the unusual olivine color of the Trippen Magnolia:

It doesn't have to match—it just needs to GO!

None of the prints and colors above precisely match, but they all play well together, and the sweet Magnolia wedge looks stellar with both outfits!

As you browse through the ideas above, note that many of the shoes would go wonderfully with other outfits shown. We say if you love a shoe, you can make it work for you! Be adventurous and always have fun getting dressed!

Sandals for sunny days: Part 2, Low heels

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Okay, Ped fans, buckle up for our second foray into summer sandals! In this post, we’ll gain a little altitude as we go sightseeing among the  low heels.

Not only are low heels more comfortable than flats for many women, but they also offer the advantage of standing taller in a crowd! And away we go:

First stop? The Cydwoq Minimal:

There’s not much to the Minimal, but what there is packs a maximal punch of style! The 1.75″ resin heel takes an everyday comfortable sandal and makes it flirtier and dressier, without sacrificing one iota of ease!

The Argila Rosa also walks with class from a day in the office out the door to a cocktail party in the garden:

The easy-to-wear 1.5″ heel adds the perfect lift to the classic t-strap design, which wins hearts with its modern mix of leathers.

Another contemporary take on a timeless style is Chie Mihara’s Temoti, which makes penny-loafer details modern in the prettiest way:

So dang cute! We are gaga over the natural-edged pine green leather, and the 2.5″ heel gives this whimsical charmer an air of sophistication.

Since we’re in the land of Spanish designs, Pep Monjo’s Brigitta is a low-heeled contender that’s also muy bonita:

The indigo leather looks especially fresh with the ice blue lacing up top and the 2″ natural leather heel below. Airy, easy, and chic, just the way we like it!

By far, one of our favorite low heels this season is Coclico’s innovative Tyrion:

As soon as you slide your foot into this sandal, your sex appeal will rocket into the stratosphere—there’s just something about the combination of straps with the shield-like spat! The finishing touch? The Tyrion‘s 1.75″ wooden heel!

The Trippen Tough also rocks a “go bold or go home” attitude:

You’ll walk like a boss in this steely beauty, which has a saucy zipper up the back to give people behind you something to appreciate! All this sass stands on Trippen’s über-comfortable 1.75″ t-shaped rubber wedge.

Speaking of commanding style that’s hot enough to melt the pavement, Cydwoq’s Boomerang is bangin’:

The perfectly placed 1.75″ resin heel makes breaking hearts everywhere you walk so easy! Sauce it and serve it, sister!

A smidgeon of lift is all it takes to make these sandals sizzle! Low is the way to go!

(Unless, of course, you prefer to go high, in which case, stay tuned for “Sandals for sunny days” Part 3.)

 

Sweet Treat this week? The Argila Marisol!

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Take a shine to Argila’s Marisol sandal, which is this week’s sparkling Sweet Treat! Simply click “be sweet to your feet” at the bottom of the box at Ped’s main site to be whisked to the Marisol with the all-important “Sweet Treat” designation. From there, pop the Marisol into your bag, and—voila!—receive an instant 20% off at checkout!

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Put a sock in it!

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Ped fans, have you taken a gander at all the beautiful socks we’ve recently received from Antipast and Bonne Maison? They are really something this season!

We realize embracing the socks-with-sandals trend is a stretch for many of you, but these sock-tastic designs really deserve to be seen! Plus we love the vintage sweetness of the look!

So without further ado, here are several ways to give your saucy socks air time!

The Argila Rosa is a lovely and understated neutral sandal on its own, but add some striped socks and KAPOW! Suddenly, it’s no longer shy but still oh-so chic!

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We love the Rosa with both Bonne Maison’s Calm Stripe Socks in Grey/Khaki and Antipast’s Beach Stripe Socks in Ivory! Talk about pizzazz!

One of the prettiest shoes in the Ped house this season is Chie Mihara’s Amor. Why not take its femininity in a whimsical direction by adding even more flowers?

ChieAmor

Bonne Maison’s Brocade Socks in Geranium Red offer a whimsical way to take the Amor‘s sexiness in a new direction! (The green toe is especially fun peeking out from under the Amor‘s rosette.)

Another unabashedly sexy sandal is the Coclico Shae. Give it a different twist by wearing it with Antipast’s Bubble Socks in Khaki, or go for full-on fun by pairing it with Bonne Maison’s Flamingo Socks in Honey.

CoclicoShae

Everyone will admire your bold style (and wish they knew how to look so edgy and cool)!

If you prefer wearing socks with a closed toe flat, but still want to show off, here are a couple of ideas for jazzing up the Cydwoq South!

CydwoqSouth

If you’re feeling sweet and girly, tie up the South over Antipast’s Bouquet Sock in Beige. Feeling bolder? Then make it a luau with Antipast’s Lei socks in Beige!

Another skip-around-town style that looks terrific both barefoot and with socks is Fiorentini+Baker’s Leda clog!

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Add Antipast’s Bubble Socks in Blue, and it instantly gets a jolt of juice! The bubbles look great effervescing through the Leda’s star-shaped cutout!

Many other possibilities for sassing up sandals with socks await you at Ped’s main site. So open your mind to summery socks with sandals and frocks!

 

Sweet Treat this week? The Argila Vanessa!

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Take a shine to this week’s gorgeous Sweet Treat, the Argila Vanessa! Go to Ped’s main site, and click “be sweet to your feet” at the bottom of the box on the left to be whisked to the Vanessa with the Sweet Treat designation. Then just pop this beauty into your bag to receive a glittering 20% off at checkout! Time to step out and sparkle!

 

 
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