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Holiday shoe wish list 2014

holiday shoe wish list 2014

Pictured: Iridescent silver pumps / Silver sandals / Black satin pumps / Sparkle sandal booties

Every holiday season designers come out with fabulous, sparkling high heels for the holiday party season. I always wish I could own all the beautiful pairs of shoes I see during the holidays. Of course, I have one pair of staple black party shoes and one pair of silver party shoes in my closet. That’s it! Since I wear them, at most, twice per year, I cannot justify purchasing another pair of holiday shoes. But, a girl can dream can’t she?

I love the shoes pictured above and wish I could own them all! The iridescent pair is trendy and hot off the runway. The silver sandals are classic and could be worn for many years; including formal events during any season. The black pumps are extremely classic and could last a generation! The sandal/booties hybrid is an of-the-moment staple which is also, hot off the runway. 

Sigh. . .I will continue to dream.

Fundraising gala






Photo: Earrings: Swarovski (old) (also love these) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Rose” / Dress: Laundry / Bracelet: Swarovski (old) (also love this one) / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Lilac” / Handbag: Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana (old) (also love SAVE or SPLURGE)

On Saturday March 29, 2014, my husband I attended the Junior League of San Jose Fashion Show Fundraiser. This amazing charity event is close to my heart since I have worked on five past fashion show fundraisers while I was an active member of the Junior League. Now that I am a Sustainer in the league, it is fun to attend the event, donate, and enjoy the creativity of the current active members who worked hard on the event.

The fashion show fundraiser is held every other year and event chairs have been known to work over forty hours per week leading up to the event. I remember putting in long hours when I worked on the fundraiser, although not nearly as many hours as the event chairs! This years’ event had a Vegas theme and after the fashion show there were mock gambling tables and a delicious dessert buffet!

Everyone was decked out for the gala fundraiser in beautiful formal and cocktail gowns. There was a large amount of navy blue and sequin dresses in attendance! I wore navy too, so perhaps navy is the new black! 😉 Also, I am currently in a “one shoulder” phase, so I knew I wanted to wear this dress by Laundry to the event as soon as I spotted it!

My apologies for the iPhone photos. They are not as clear as the dslr photos I normally post. I wanted to share this fun event with you, and of course what I wore to it, so, I decided to post the iPhone photos. I hope you don’t mind 🙂

To learn more about the Junior League of San Jose, and the amazing work our trained volunteers and fundraisers accomplish every year, please visit jlsj.org.

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Sparkling shoes for New Years Eve 2014

new years 2014 shoes

From top: T-Strap Sandals / Rose Gold Sandals / Dark Silver Sandals / Gold Sandals

New Years Eve is almost here! That means you will need a sparkling pair of shoes to bring in 2014. Everyone needs to sparkle on New Years Eve! It is a requirement 🙂

I found a few fabulous, sparkling shoes around the web which will be perfect for ringing in the new year; and I assembled them into the shopping widget below. Hope you love them! 

Happy shopping, Happy New Years, stay safe and fabulous 😉