All about the bow pumps


 Photos: Gold Dangle Earrings: unknown (Similar SAVE or SPLURGE) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Rose” / Top: Robert Rodriguez (Similar SAVE or SPLURGE or DRESS) / Skirt: Banana Republic (on sale!!) / Watch: vintage Gucci (Similar HERE) / Handbag: Chanel (Similar SAVE or SPLURGE) / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Fuchsia” / Shoes: Aminah Abdul Jillil

It is entirely possible I have an addiction to shoes. With this addiction, I tend to style my outfits around a pair of shoes. This is the case with these fabulous cobalt blue bow pumps from Aminah Abdul Jillil.

I first spotted these bow pumps in black on Pinterest last fall. I thought they were amazing but the last thing I needed in my closet at the time was another pair of black pumps. So, I followed Aminah Abdul Jillil on social media and watched for new designs. 

About one month ago Aminah Abdul Jillil announced a pre-order for new colors on the bow pump; cobalt blue, green and pale pink. I gasped when I saw the cobalt blue, after all, blue is my favorite color! They looked amazing on the website and I got really excited about snagging a pair for myself in blue! 

It took about one month to receive my cobalt blue bow pumps and I cannot be more thrilled. They are incredibly comfortable and the suede is extremely soft. Love that! I wore them out to dinner with my husband and snapped a few photos before we left to share with you. I cannot wait to find more outfits in my closet for these shoes!

Have you ever spotted a pair of shoes and fell in love? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Cobalt blue for fall 2013 and resort 2014

Cobalt blue is a well-loved color. This bright shade of blue appears in seasonal collections almost every spring, summer and resort. We occasionally see designers use pops of cobalt for fall and winter, but it is not as common as in warm weather seasons.

For fall 2013 cobalt blue is hot. It is almost as hot as purple, and fall’s most important color, red. Cobalt is bright and is turning out to be the most cheerful color of the season. Love this!

Not only is cobalt blue important for fall 2013, the hue dominated the resort 2014 runways throughout the globe. This means cobalt blue is the perfect color to invest in right now. As summer sales are starting to hit final markdown, look for pieces in cobalt blue. You will be able to wear them now and well into 2014. After all, resort is a snapshot into spring, and if cobalt is hot for resort, it may very well have a strong place in the spring/summer 2014 collections.

Look for cobalt blue on everything from apparel to accessories. This hue is even popping up in beauty products. Nail polish, eye liner, eye shadow and mascara in cobalt blue are hot right now and can be toned down to carry your blue beauty look into fall. Watch for the hue to pop up again in beauty for resort 2014!

I found a few fabulous cobalt blue pieces around the web and assembled them into the shopping widget below. They are perfect to wear now, in the fall, and into 2014! Hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 


Oceanic hues and a Hayden Hartnett handbag

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Cobalt blue. It is a favorite hue of designers year after year, and for 2013 is appears to be more important than ever. While this vibrant hue was spotted all over the spring/summer 2013 runways, cobalt blue dominated the recent resort 2014 runways; proving this is the ultimate color to invest in right now.

Since cobalt blue is important this year, and into next year, it is a great color to have in your wardrobe. Cobalt blue not only offers a pop of color to neutral ensembles; the color is almost neutral itself, and blends well with almost any color group. This make it the perfect hue for a handbag since we all need a purse we can wear everyday which blends well with the majority of our wardrobes.

This beautiful handbag featured in today’s article is a bright, cobalt blue shoulder bag from fabulous handbag designer Hayden-Hartnett. Hayden-Hartnett makes perfect handbags for everyday wear. They have a wide variety of daytime clutches, roomy tote bags, work bags, cross body bags, satchels, shoulder bags and more! The entire collection features usable pockets in the interior, and on some styles the exterior, which are handy for keeping everything organized. Love that!

I am in love with my Hayden-Hartnett handbag. In addition to its’ vibrant, cobalt blue hue, the pockets are great for keeping my belongings where I can find them! The leather is soft and the handbag is comfortable to wear; not to mention lightweight!

There are a wide variety of handbags, which are perfect for summer, and into next year, on the Hayden-Hartnett website right now. The sale section also has beautiful blues, yellows and greens! These are three important colors moving into 2014. Perfect investment!

To view Hayden-Hartnett’s handbag collection, please visit

Outfit details:
Handbag: c/o Hayden Hartnett (on sale!)
Necklace: Zara (similar 
herehere and here.)
Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “
Gentle Monica
Dress: Theory (past season) similar 
here and here.
Square brass link bracelet: c/o 
Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS for 15% off)
Leather wrap bracelet: 
Tory Burch
Nail Polish: Chanel Bel-Argus
Shoes: Prada (on sale!)
Toe nail polish: 
Chanel Fracas

What you cannot see:
Fragrance: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “
The One Desire

Photos: Bay Area Fashionista 2013©