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5 peplum dresses you must own

Peplum dresses are one of my favorite trends. You can easily spot a peplum dress or top per the ruffled or pleated strip of fabric attached around the waistline.  This makes for a pretty dress that accentuates and cinches your waist.

These dresses can be found in many colors, prints, and fabrics; which makes it easy for you to find one ( or three!) you’ll love. This list includes five peplum dresses which make a great addition into any wardrobe. You’ll look perfectly pretty in peplum for every occasion!

A few peplum dresses with pretty accessories and shoes to match…

This pink peplum is a perfect birthday girl outfit! The nude heels and gold and pink accessories add glamour to an already sassy dress.

What’s better than a little black dress??? A little black peplum dress!!! A classic staple with sophisticated accessories. This is the perfect special occassion dress to own, keep it classy with a simple black pump and add some color with jewelry and a cute clutch.


This bright peplum dress needs to make it’s way into the work attire section in your closet ASAP! Pair it with a neutral blazer, heel, and purse to make a bright piece that’s also work-friendly.

An everyday peplum dress! Simply perfect to lounge in, or for a BBQ. The printed fabric adds a sweet and stylish touch. Pair it with flirty jeweled sandals, and sexy cat-eye framed shades.

I don’t know what I like more about this dress; the pretty heart cut-out on the back, or the silky blue hue. Either way, it’s got to be one of the cutest peplums I’ve seen! The heels and accessories I paired in this outfit complete the look for a rocker chic feel.

I am in love with peplums ( as I already mentioned!) Everything about them makes it a perfect dress in my opinion; the shape and silhoutte it helps create, the cut, the colors, the versatility, and the fact it exudes femininity.

Browse tons more peplum dresses below, the tough part will  be choosing only one!

 

Polka dot pumps and shoes

Polka dots are a fun pattern found on many fashion pieces. They seem to remind me of classic vintage looks like the images below.

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Though not eveyone is into polka dots, I love clothing and shoes in this print. I found this great pair of red polka dot open-toe wedges at Payless  and am so glad to see warmer weather around, just so i can wear them more often.

 

Check out a few cute polka dot pumps and shoes below! Which are your favorite?!

 

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Shoedazzle review

Even with a closet full of shoes, who can resist adding another dazzlin pair to their collection 😉

My husband obviously knows me well. He understands just as he needs room for all his computers and gadgets, i need enough space to satisfy my ever-growing shoe collection. He was sweet enough to customize a closet just for my shoes, which needs to expand at the pace I’m going. For Christmas he decided to dazzle me with another addition to my collection, and gave me a gift card so I may choose my first pair of shoes at Shoedazzle. Check out my experience with this online shoe-shopping website which has become an online phenomenon.

Getting started

Shoedazzle is pretty much a shoe club, which allows you to select and purchase a new pair every month for $39.95. If you stop by their site, you’ll realize you can’t actually access their stuff unless you set up an account with them. Luckily, this process is pretty brief. In order for their stylists to recommend shoes which best suit you, you have to complete a short quiz. Which includes your favorite celebrity’s fashion sense, heel style and such relevant questions. This step was kind of useless for me as I found most of the answers not suitable for my style, but you do have the option to leave certain questions blank. When you are done, a showroom is set up for you with personal recommendations by the Shoedazzle stylists which include: Kim Kardashian, Merika Rock, Mal Pearson, Melis Kuris, Heather Zweigel, Anya Sarre, and Provi Fulp. How cool would it be to have one of these ladies jobs as a shoe stylist?!

Time to shop!

Once you complete the above mentioned process, the fun begins! You can now browse all their shoes and accessories. The first time around I really didn’t see a pair that caught my eye. I saw a couple which definitely looked cute, but decided on holding off after the holidays to see new products the following month. That is another pretty cool thing about Shoedazzle, every month new styles are added and you do have the option to skip a month’s purchase if you’d like. They recently updated their service and scratched out the whole skip a month option, nothing will be charged on your account until you choose and make a purchase.

They do send you email updates when new shoes are added or any relevant news they might have. Which is how i came across a pair of wedges which made the cut! The ciji wedge in nude (pictured below) arrived at my home in approximately a week. If you read previous articles, you’ll know i love a good nude heel (or nail polish, or  makeup look or dress!) I already have a couple nude heels, which is why I was excited to add a pair of wedges. Per the email their Ciji wedges had previously been feautured at Shoedazzle, and brought back by popular demand. Lucky me!

My Ciji wedges arrived in a pretty pink box, with a pink drawstring pouch for travel storage. I tried them on, and was glad that they looked even better in person! I already had a bunch of outfits planned out in my head which would look great with my wedges. Overall, client satisfaction was accomplished. Which in the end, should be what all businesses hope for.

*My doggie decided to make a guest appearance in a few of the pictures!

What next…

Since i purchased my first pair with a gift card, technically i won’t be charged for another month until I decide to update my billing information. Though you are allowed to skip a month, as long as you click the option in your showroom prior to the dates given, for now I think i will just hold off on this. Nothing against Shoedazzle, I liked some of their styles but not enough to enroll into their monthly program. I also felt picks in my showroom were nothing special. Not necessiraly shoes I’d actually pick myself, which makes the whole stylist help pointless for me. Either way, I prefer choosing my own styles which explains the shoe stylist part of this not a benefit in my opinion. You can request new options are chosen for your showroom, but it takes 24 hours to update. That’s not too convenient in my opinion.

I definitely can’t complain about the price though. $39.95 for a pair of shoes is pretty reasonable, especially when it includes boots. They have nice collections which include their signature designs with a pink sole, casual styles, boots, accessories, and favorites of their stylists. Overall, the idea is a good one especially for a shoe lover. But it does have it’s pros and cons, as any other program might. They do offer a 20% discount on your first purchase, which I didn’t see applied at checkout during my first purchase… But I suppose receiving my wedges in a reasonable timely matter, and my overall satisfaction with them made it worthwhile.

*Update: I finally wore my wedges out, and loved how they pulled my outfit together. I was a bit disappointed in the material quality, as they ended up scuffed a bit on the side and the back of the heel had a few cuts. They are still very cute shoes, and for a quite affordable price you can’t expect top quality material.

Are you a member of Shoedazzle or considering in joining?! Please share your reviews and shopping experience with Shoedazzle in the comments below!!!

Spring fashion: fun and flirty!

With Spring almost here, it’s time to transition from warm coats and tall boots to bright tops, floral patterns and flirty sandals!

When it comes to fashion, you can never go wrong with neutral shades and classic styles; but adding color (whether bold and solid  or fun patterns) is a great way to play with style and create quite unique looks. Spring fashion invokes images of pretty pastels, bold and solid pieces, futuristic metallics,   sexy stripes, florals, and fun patterns. Mix those with a neutral piece and you got yourself an outfit that’s ready for spring, and a great option if you’d prefer a less flashy look. Check out a few of my favorite Spring-inspired outfits below!

floral ruffle skirt available @ Kohls

Floral skirt and red owl:

This outfit welcomes Spring with a beautiful floral skirt, pops of color, and a big and bright accessory. I love owls and this necklace is perfect to offset a plain and neutral top. Switch the red flats for a pair of sparkling gold wedges!

A touch of teal:

Teal is a very pretty color, and perfect for Spring! Teal jeans work well whether you want to pair them with a tee and tennis shoes for a casual look, or dress them up with a black blouse and funky wedges. The yellow necklace is a nice way to brighten up a casual outfit and contrast the teal pants.

Black and yellow:

Black shorts are the perfecct addition for your wardrobe this Spring, since you can match them with colorful tops very easily. They are also versatile as they can be dressed up or kept casual. The yellow off-the-shoulder top looks great when paired with fun turquoise jewelry, and the gold sandals keep this look from looking too dressy.

Blue or lavender?!

The pale pink skirt is a great neutral to match with a bright or pastel top. I love the contrast of the pink and blue mixed with the metallic silver flats.

Spring is a great reminder that warm and sunny days are almost here! Time to shed those layers and spring into a fun and cool outfit. Apart from pastels, and bright shades, i also love floral prints, especially in dresses and blouses. What’s your favorite fashion trend for Spring?!

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Vibram five fingers athletic shoes

You’ve seen them on people and selling at stores, but are those toe-accommodating sports shoes really worth the hype…

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Vibrams are said to be a better and ergonomically correct shoe for running and other types of physical activity. The way it allows for each of your toes to wiggle and move, is meant to create less stress and tension on your feet, which means less room for injury. There are various models, each meant for a different sport. They are also built specifically for either men or women, and come in different styles and colors. The soles have a slip-proof grip, And are made from breathable mesh and Stretch nylon. You can customize and lock the fit, so they are specifically designed for you.

These shoes are meant to be more efficient during fitness, but I think they look like you’re wearing a sturdy version of those funky toe-socks. it will probably take you time to get used to the wear and feel of these shoes, but they are said to improve your range of motion, flexibility and balance. I wasn’t too impressed when I first saw these shoes, possibly due to their design, though I wouldn’t mind putting regular sneakers and vibrams to a better workout shoe challenge.

Check out this field test video to see Vibrams in action and the effect they have on your feet as well as overall performance.

What about you?! Do you like the design and promise Vibrams offer? Or do you think they just look too weird when worn?! If you have a pair share your thoughts below! Do Vibrams really deliver a more vibrant fit and feel on your feet?!

Ruby red slippers

Red is a vibrant, romantic color which demands attention!

Brighten up a neutral look or add a punch of color to a plain outfit with a cute red heel. Regardless the occasion, these stop traffic red heels are bound to keep your look from being bland. This color can be worn year round, but looks great around fall and winter seasons.

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Pair them with your favorite pair of jeans, dress, leggings, shorts or pretty much any outfit. These heels are pretty versatile and a great choice when color blocking is your style. Check out a few red pumps, wedges and flats that are super adorable!

 

 

 

 

The red glitter heels with the bow are definitely my favorite! They look like an updated version of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from Wizard of Oz!

Which is your favorite pair?!

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