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‘Transitional Treats for your Feet’ – Via GDGC

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‘Transitional Treats’ for your Feet!

It’s that time of year! They call it…transitional. The time when everything you want to wear is on sale and things you want to buy are too warm to wear right now. It’s no longer summer, but, it’s not quite fall? So, what’s the ‘safest things’ to buy during this ‘transitional time’? Jewelry…and SHOES! 

So, I headed down the road to JCole Shoes…

Sperry TopSider - JCole

The good ol’ Sperry Topsider is still coming in strong with a ton of colors, patterns, and materials. College bound students are filling their backpacks full of this style shoe. Classic comfort with an edge! I know, I live in Oklahoma – but, for you, Alabama fans (I know this, because my sis-in-law is one), you are going to want to get your hands on this black patent, houndstooth version. 

Colorful Wedge Heels - JCole

LOVING the patterned wedge. Perfect for now and for Fall. The silhouette works in your favor for now and the colors lean towards Fall. A good transitional shoe, for example with the wedge, has more ‘foot coverage’ than your average strappy sandal. It allows you to still show off your pedicures as the temperatures begin to drop. 

Open Toe/Peep Toe Shoes - JCole

 The ‘peep-toe’ silhouette is a great transitional option too. It allows you, as I said earlier, to show your toes, but, still have the coverage with the overall shoe. If you are like me, I avoid pulling out the closed toe shoes until I absolutely have to! These beautiful varieties would compliment your night on the town and/or a special event. 

Boots/Booties - JCole

Believe it or not, boots/booties have become a hot trend for the transitional period. Pair them now with a fun, flirty skirt or a pair of denim cut-offs and wear later with jean/leggings when the weather turns cold. As a matter of fact, when I picked up these shoes for the segment, one of the owners of JCole was rocking the bootie with a pair of denim cut-offs and a flirty, sleeveless top. Super cute! And, the clog is always a staple that has stood the test of time. Perfect for the closed-toe ‘look’ without covering your whole foot when pairing with your favorite blue jeans. 

This is just a sampling of what is out there to keep your feet looking good as the weather begins to cool off. Just remember a few things: 

-Pay attention to the materials of the shoe – leathers, suedes, and animal prints pave the way into Fall

-More ‘foot coverage’ allows you to wear a sandal/wedge into cooler temperatures

-Peep toes are a great alternative to a strappy stiletto

-Think ‘out of the box’ when it comes to your whole ‘look’ – boots/booties are hotter than ever to pair with denim cut-offs and/or a flirty skirt for now and jeans for later.

Happy Shopping! 

Resource: 

JCole Shoes

9930 Riverside Parkway 

Tulsa, OK

918-392-3388

POW – That’s Color!

 

(photo courtesy of The Limited)

When I think of color, I think of the words “BAM” and “POW”! Can you tell that I have a 7YO boy under my roof? It’s all about super heroes, transformers, and every other character that has magic and power.

 But, in all seriousness, color IS powerful. It creates a confidence, it’s eye-catching, and can ‘stop traffic’! Wouldn’t you want to stop traffic? Well, in a good way!

 Color is a great way to break out of ‘the norm’. We, especially women, have a tendency to fall into the world of neutrals, because it’s safe. It’s slimming and safe! (Yes, I wouldn’t have even had to say the word ‘safe’, because, as women, we only hear the word ‘slimming’.) There is nothing wrong with the neutral world – it’s a basic canvas of where we can infuse color.

 If you are ‘new’ to color, this is a perfect time of year to try it, because color is EVERYWHERE. This spring season has exploded with varying shades of color from pretty pastels to the neon shades of the 80’s. So, pick your favorite shades and give it a try!

 Just keep these few things in mind:

  •  Don’t go head to toe in color, or more, specific ONE color. You can get away with varying shades of one color that compliments. 
  • You can go ‘all color’ by color blocking your outfit. Just make sure not to use more than 3 colors in your color blocking combination.
  • Infuse color into your outfit/wardrobe where you are comfortable. Maybe, a dress in a bright color is too much. You could try a blouse, scarf, or a fabulous pair of shoes as a way to ease into the color world.
  • Make a statement with color. Don’t be afraid to pick your brightest and boldest shade of your favorite color. Be confident and proud.
  • Avoid being too ‘matchy-matchy’ with your accessories and your outfit. It’s okay to pull in the neutrals or balance one color with a complimentary color.
  • Have fun! Color is a confidence builder. It is guaranteed to put a little extra spring in your step when you look in the mirror and even make that smile a little bit bigger.

 I have found myself totally addicted to the color trend this season! I have quite a collection of colored denim from spring and that has translated into various colored shorts for summer.

 Tis’ the season for color! Enjoy! 

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