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Friday, May 6, 2011

FBFF: Shoes and FTF: 5/6 Event

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday

shoes-1This is my second Fashion Beauty Friend Friday post hosted by Modly Chic. The theme for this Friday is one that is near and dear to my heart so I am very happy to write this post and to share it with you!

shoes-2Shoes! Oh my god, shoes!

*note: these aren't all my shoes. I was just being lazy!

1.What is your go-to pair of shoes?

Honestly my go-to shoes are a pair of ballet flats that actually aren't even pictured here. I usually just slide into either my lace flats from Charlotte Russe or my Simply Vera Vera Wang flats.

2. What goes into your shoe buying decisions?

I always look for shoes that are going to be comfortable because I don't like to be one of those girls who wear any kind of shoe no matter how painful. But, I do admit that I have comfort levels. Some shoes that I buy might not be the most comfortable (aka, not good for dancing or long walks down hills), but they should at least be OK for standing for a bit. I also try to get different styles like flats, wedges, pumps and booties. Now I'm looking into getting more colorful with my shoe buying choices.

shoes-33. The majority of the shoes in your closet are what color?

As you can see they are black because black goes with anything always! But like I mentioned above, I am really trying to branch out with my colors and get more blues and reds and the like.

4. When it comes to designer shoes what are your favorite brands and why?

If I could afford them then I would go with Christian Louboutins, of course. I love shopping at TJ Maxx and Ross for designer shoes: I got my Dolce Vita, Paris Hilton's and BCBGs from there. I got the Vera Wangs from Kohls and the Christian Sirianos from Payless.

5. If price wasn’t an issue, you’d own which shoe?

Probably these Lanvin chain embellished suede pumps that were originally priced for about $1,200 and are now around $500.

What is your favorite shoe?


Full Time Fabulous - May 6 Blog Event

The FTF theme for May is Spring so feel free to Spring into my fashion with these photos!

ftf-spring5I've been wanting to get more floral with my attire for quite a while now so I was happy that this spring theme pretty much forced me to go shopping exclusively for floral patterns. The top is a steal of a deal - a Steve Madden floral top from Ross! I had to incorporate comfy shorts and a floral hat because those things remind me of spring.

Also, the wedges are pretty much the exact shoes I've been looking for the entire month of April. Floral wedges = score! These are either from Ross or TJ Maxx. I mentioned these Cloisonne bangles from ShopNBC back in an inspiring style post last month.

So the Full Time Fabulous blog event just so happened to be the same day as the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday. I really wanted to participate in both so that's why you are getting this double post!

What do you think of my spring look?



Fashionweblover said...

I love this outfit! :)

Mazzi said...

Love your top and shorts combo. The floaty florals really offset the tighter denim, and of course with the must have hat of the season. Loving the natural fibers.

Agree with you about shoes too. I am a self confessed shoe addict but when it comes to pointy sky-high stillettos, I just can't muster it. Chunky heels and wedges it is for me

xxxxx Mazzi Mi

Tanvi said...

LOVEE your outfit. Shouts spring! :)

We all have the same shoe disease :P I too love shopping at TX Maxx for shoes!! :)

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Courtney Erin said...

I love those Lanvin heels! I totally have a new shoe crush now....

xoxo ~ Courtney

Audrey Allure said...

Gorgeous spring outfit, love your blouse & bracelets!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Omg this outfit just SCREAMS summer! I love it! You look so pretty. :)

I love your shoe interview too. I can't believe those Louboutins are so cheap (in comparison, lol) now! Gawwwwd I wish I had money!

designedbyann said...

I love your top! A good buy indeed! And with the hat you have a very summer-y outfit!

modanista junkie said...

Ahh I am dying over your shoe assortment!! I am the biggest shoe whore. Excuse my French! The first thing I do when buying anything is go to shoes and I make the shoes work with an outfit. I don't choose an outfit first and then figure what shoes to pair it with!! That's not how I do it. Lol.
Your wedges are amazing!!! Have a lovely weekend.


Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous shoes!
Love this interview!


Leia said...

Those Lanvin shoes are incredible! And you look adorable, love your wedges :)


Vanesa said...

Ohhhh! cute post, beautiful top! and... what i can say... except Crocs shoes i love all, specially platforms shoes or shoe boots.

Catwalk Criminal said...

Wow, you have a great collection of shoes! ♥ Like the outfit too!

Hazel said...

love your spring outfit!! :)

Lola said...

love your outfit! x

Pop Champagne said...

cute shoes, those lanvin are nice, but I still can't fork out $500 for them! I changed my twitter name a while ago to "popcblog", it should be there I still got you on my list!

sugar sugar said...

you look so fresh and your outfit is so perfect for spring! lanvin heels is ♥ ♥ ♥ !!!


I have lots of black shoes, too. The wedges you're wearing with that outfit are amazing! Love the top, too -- the whole outfit is just adorable :)

heather said...

diggin' your spring style and oh that shoe closet!!

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love Cloisonné jewellery! You look so lovely & Spring ready! Wow, I must find this TJmaxx place! -xxoo
Ladyofashion of FASHION TALES

MosaMuse said...

i like the ones with the chains!
ur outfit is cute! making me wish i was arizona so i can wear shorts and a tank!

Bonnie said...

You look so cute and girly and innocent and adorable and beautiful and lovely.
Girl crush on you?
Mayyyyyybe. <33
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Anika said...

When I die and go to heaven I want to go to your shoe closet darling :) I love your post. Happy friday! xx

Ivânia Santos (Diamond) said...

Lovely post <33

the nyanzi report said...

great interview. that is quite an impressive haul of footwear.

dressingup-everyday said...

You look very pretty, girl.I adore shoes ( all) and those are so cute.:)

Mimi said...

i love how summer-y your outfit is, cheryl! and you have an awesome shoe collection! :D my go-to shoes are my ballet flats too. :D

<3, Mimi

Casee Marie said...

Loving all the shoes! Espesh the ones in your spring outfit, which is completely adorable (like you - your smile is contagious, girly!). Fabulous post!

My Republic of Fashion said...

You are wearing such a gorgeous outfit. Love the floral top.:) You have loads of shoes. You should see my collection. It is quite small! Loving those Lanvin chain pumps. Dream** :)SarahD

The Cat Hag said...


You NEED to get that pair of chain embellished Lanvins, they are on such a huge markdown and so lovely!!!! :)

The Cat Hag

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

1. Your shoe collection is sick! I especially low the pair with the bows! And I wouldn't mind those Lavin's either ;)
2. Now i have Kelly's "Let's Get Some Shoes" stuck in my head.
3. Your outfit is the perfect spring look!

Have a great weekend!

Hercy said...

Whoa~ you got TONS there! Plus, those pairs are really pretty! I'm loving the one with the big bow on it. >< And I love your outfit, esp the hat & those wedges!

And you look really pretty! =)

Isquisofrenia said...

love all those shoes on display like that and the flowy top looks gorgeous on you
and of course that smile makes me happy

Punctuation Mark said...

you look absolutely adorable! have a nice weekend!

Kimberlee said...

You look like you have a great shoe collection from your photos! Love those Loubies :)

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Love your shoes! They are so gorgeous! I love BCBGs, too- I get them from time to time at Nordstrom Rack! I love your springy outfit, too!

H Rija said...

Neat post!

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the Citizen Rosebud said...

I love your style! I am too pooped to say anything coherent but you, you are spring-time lovely!
the Citizen Rosebud

Heidi said...

Cute look for spring! Love all your shoes! I am bad at buying natural colored shoes and with no patterns. I need to branch out too! haha :)

Krystal said...

your floral outfit is so so cute!!! and your favorite shoes?? love.

Polina Yunusova said...

smile often!!!
great smile)
and i like ur sense of style
i started to follow u baby
it will be great, if u will answer me in following and do it too <33

A Lot Like Fashion said...

LOVEEEEEEEEE the shoes! Eeeee! So glad to be back! :)

caramellitsa said...

first of all those Lanvins are so stylish love them!!

your photos for FTF are so beauriful love them!!
great post once again!! :DD


Cafe Fashionista said...

Congratulations Cheryl! You're the winner of the You Know You Envy Me Giveaway! Stop by Cafe Fashionista to find out how to claim your prize! :)

The Blushing Fox said...

those shoes made me die for a second i so loved it <3

The Corner Shop said...

SHOE PORN *sigh* Love you outfit- very flowery and fluttery!


She is Sara said...

I want those shoes!!! Such a great collection :) I love this Spring outfit, those bracelets are very pretty and so you! I love that you smile in your pics, I love that the most about your outfit pics :)

Ashley said...

Love the floral pattern on your top :-)

Jenny said...

aren't you cute in your floppy hat! Love the top too.

Jamie said...

I love this look!! That floaty floral top is SO cute paired with that hat!!

Rhoda a.k.a xMiss-Charmingx said...

mmmmmmmmm chic collection. I want those grey ones. The lanvin pumps are on my whish list now thanks to you. ( see what you've done? lool )

I like the outfit. simple, yet summery and cute. You just had to rock those bangles huh? lool

It seems like i've been missing out lately on your posts. I need to catch up.

P.S. I have a wedge with similar patterns on the bottoms..notice how, we had similar clogs too Cheryl? lool ..i will do a close up of it if I wear it.

Kristin said...

You look just beautiful! Those bangles were an amazing score!

Anna Walker said...

I'm jealous of all of your shoes!!!
Those bangle bracelets are super colorful and gorgeous too.

heidihastings said...

I love your spring look! Those wedges are amazing! Florals are a must for me right now as well! <3 H

Fabienne Jach said...

Cheryl, I want to be right where you are! It looks warm and wonderful and relaxing:) Your outfit made feel the comfort and style of your day. Love it!
:) f
The House in the Clouds

What Sadie Did said...

Oh My - those Lanvin shoes make me cry. They are tooo cute!!

Your new wedges are pretty awesome too, and it's great to see you wearing your new bangles!

Thanks for the tips on the shatter nail varnish BTW :)

Sadie xx

Kristy Elena said...

i love that you participated in both FBFF & the Full Time Fabulous event as well!! that is rockin' girl!!

both posts are great!! i've been wanting to get a bit more floral with my outfits as well. i love all the items you pictured and as always you look so cute and gorgeous in your photos. you have a killer smile!

Kristy Eléna - Full Time Fabulous
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Aditi Bhalotra said...

That floral top is perfect!


Marissa said...

Those cloissone bangles are just so, so gorgeous! It reminds me that I have a few at my parents house. You've inspired me to dig them out for spring. Also, you pull off that big floppy hat beautifully. :)

Sarah said...

The lanvin shoes are beautiful, and you look so pretty!! The hat is flawless on you.

Sweet said...

the shoes...the outfit the concept...the message...totally perfect!!!!

I love it!!!!

@mistytewest said...

Loooove your spring look! LOVE. I would walk away with your floral wedged in a sec. And hooray for bargain shopping all the way! I've never been to a Ross (they don't have them in NY) but I've heard greeeeat things about them, maybe one day they'll make their way here and make me happy :)

Kirstin Marie said...

I love this post. Shoes are seriously the best things ever...and I love that you combined your FBFF post with your FTF Community post. I didn't have time to participate this time, but your spring time post came out amazing! You look lovely :)


Mallory Taylor said...

LOVE the outfit you were wearing in the pictures! XO

Swa-Rai said...

So I love those Lanvin shoes and those bangles... Give them too me! lol


kim bim said...

top +bracelet is super hot.

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