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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Booze News: Let Smirnoff Seltzer Upgrade Ya

Can We Get a Window Seat?

Smirnoff Spiked Seltzer Raspberry Rose
Courtesy Photo

We clearly have holiday travel on the brain. We recently suggested shoes that make the TSA line more bearable, and now we're giving you the scoop on how middle-seat fliers can potentially get their seats upgraded by Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer.

The brand recently announced that from today until December 14th it's "bringing fun to the un-fun" by spending up to $50,000 on upgrades for adult travelers with a middle seat ticket on a U. S. direct, non-stop flight taking place between December 17, 2018 and January 31, 2019. To enter, hopeful travelers just have to share their seat assignments (securely) via SmirnoffSeltzerUpgrade.com. A panel of judges will then decide which entrants are most deserving of seat upgrades of $3,125 or less. 

“The holidays are the best. Traveling for the holidays though…the worst,” said Krista Kiisk, Brand Director, Smirnoff Seltzer. “We believe that there is an opportunity for fun in any moment, whether it’s finding delicious flavor in a drink that contains zero sugar or embracing the chaos of holiday travel. Smirnoff Seltzer’s holiday campaign and commitment to spend up to $50,000 to rescue as many people as possible from the misery of the middle seat is helping people find that fun.”

So, do your travel plans deserve a #funofakind upgrade? Click below.

Smirnoff Sparkling Spiked Seltzer Seat Upgrade details.

*Remeber to enjoy responsibly. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Shoes Clues: The Best Styles for Stress-free Travel

Stay Fly on the Fly


'Tis the season to be trippin' (literally for many,  mentally for some), and many of us will be hitting the road for the various holidays between now and the end of the year. Whether you're heading home or escaping it, one thing is certain- you do NOT need any extra stress while traveling. And we do NOT need to see ONE MORE PERSON holding up the security line at the airport because they're fumbling with boots or shoelaces. Also, who else is over seeing socks + pool slides worn as fashion? There are a few who can still make it look good, but we'd like everyone else to give it a rest. OK. Rant over. Now for our suggested style solutions. Think comfort, convenience AND cute/cool factor.

Amusing Mules


United Nude Lev Mia Furry Mules with Wedge Heel

Just when we thought furry mules were starting to look a little tired, United Nude introduced one in a commanding shade of blue with a contrasting low, architectural heel (buy HERE). Mules get double points because they're not only airport-approved, but also great for those attending gatherings at shoes-off houses. No time (or desire) for a pre-trip pedicure? Here's your chance to experiment with fun socks.


Slip-on Sneakers


Melissa Slip-on Sneakers

Slip-on sneakers are a go-to for us. They're comfortable, versatile and high on our convenience scale. This PVC pair from Melissa has the look of a lace-up flatform with the ease of a slip-on, plus the added bonus of being rain-friendly. Buy HERE.



Smoking Slippers that Shine


Katy Perry Turner Jeweled Smoking Slipper

There's something about smoking slippers... they exude casual elegance. They say the wearer has class but also a sense of humor- especially if they're bejeweled. Katy Perry Collection's Turner is a dazzling option, especially if you're heading straight from your travels to the dinner table. Buy HERE.


Easy-On-And-Off Oxfords


Nine West Walkable Metallic Flats

The original smart shoe, the oxford has long represented sartorial intelligence and utility. This "Walkable" style from Nine West continues that tradition with a pointed cap toe and studs where laces would normally go. Inner elastic inserts mean you can slip them off and back on in a snap. It's available in a number of colors, but this high-shine pewter is our favorite. (Snag a pair HERE. We hear they're on sale.)


Tricked-Out Chelsea Boots


Azalea Wang Studded Flat Chelsea Boots


Chelsea boots have been around for ages, but they stepped to the forefront of fashion a few years ago and have managed not to fade back to the fringes. The "Hold On" boot from Azalea Wang upgrades the standard style with studs and rhinestones. The elastic gores on the sides make them easy to remove and then put back on with only one hand (though reviews say they have a narrow fit, so consider going a half size above your norm). Snag them at Akira.


All products featured have been independently selected and curated by our team. If you buy something through the links included on our site, SNB may earn a commission.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Trend Talk: The Snakeskin Booties Our Editors Want RN

Snake your Booties


We're smitten with all the snakeprint shoes out this season, especially the black and white (or cream) ones. What was once an affinity became more of an obsession when we gave you guys the scoop on   block-heel ankle boots Kristin Cavallari wore this summer. Now there are SO many more options. and they run the gamut from low to high and stiletto to block heeled--not to mention the embellishments. Here are a mere few of the pairs we're currently craving:

Just Bead It

Steve Madden beaded snake print boot

A quintessential silhouette-- the pointed-toe, stiletto-heeled bootie-- now with an extra does of cool, thanks to metal beads along the sole. This "Worthy" ankle boot from Steve Madden (available via Amazon for $139.95)  complements ripped vintage jeans, a folkloric maxi dress or something sleek and metallic. The key is to play around with prints and proportions.

Have a Moment of Transparency


Snake booties with mesh toes from Nasty Gal

It's a boot. Or is it a sandal? It almost looks like both (although, we advise you not to call it a "Shandalboot," lest you cause a scandal by stealing Tracee Ellis Ross's term for her favorite Stella Hues boots). However, this "Snake Away" bootie from Nasty Gal ($70) is actually an ankle boot with a mesh front. Rock this style barefoot, or go wild with sparkly socks (and please show us if you do).

Find a Unique Angle


Snake print and perspex wedge bootie by Ego Shoes

One thing is clear- the perspex trend in footwear is still holding strong. If you're not into maintaining your pedicure when it's chilly out, but you still want to dip your toe into the trend, consider this "Turnaround" bootie from Ego Shoes ($56.99). It's clear wedge gives it the illusion of a gravity-defying feat.

Try a Dab of Ranch


Western looks are everywhere at the moment, and we love this high-heel "Homage" to urban cowgirls everywhere from Jeffrey Campbell ($185). With a pointed toe, slanted block heel and elasticized gore for slipping on and off, it's a lotta bit country and a little bit rock and roll. But really, it makes us want to jam to "Pony" by Ginuwine.

Strap Up



Qupid belted flat snake print ankle boots

When the day calls for flats, we fancy this buckled bootie by Qupid (Available via ASOS for $51). Small studs accent the straps for extra edge. Wear these now with kick-flare trousers and a turtle neck, then bring them back out for the grunge takeover that's headed our way.




Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Booze News: Only 100 Bottles Exist of Johnnie Walker's Rare Whisky

Tastes Like Money



John Walker Master's Edition whisky decanter and box
Courtesy Image

Johnnie Walker is getting gussied up for the holidays with a rare luxury liquid and an artful decanter and box set to house it. The triple-matured John Walker Master's Edition was crafted from six rare whiskies, each aged for a minimum of fifty years and drawn from distilleries that existed during the lifetime of founder John Walker. Only one hundred of bottles of this exclusive expression exist. Speaking of bottles, this hand-selected spirit is presented in individually numbered double-cased black crystal decanters by Baccarat. Those artful creations are then packaged in cabinets made by N.E.J. Stevensen, Cabinet Makers by Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen.
According to tbe brand (you didn't REALLY think we'd get to sample this one, did you?), John Walker Master's Edition presents notes of black currant and citrus, which give way to rich dark chocolate and then finishes with cooling menthol and subtle smokiness. If you're looking to purchase this cask-strenght (86.6 proof) elixir, expect to spend at least $25,000. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Booze Clues: Why Angel's Envy Should be All you Drink this Weekend

Firmly Rooted


If you follow us on Instagram, you caught the recent revival of our #TIPsyTuesday series, in which we share fun tips and tidbits about a particular spirit. This round was dedicated to bourbon, and we turned to our favorite Angel's Envy Whiskey Guardian, Becca Pesce (@misswhiskeyprincess) for intel. When we started this blog ten years ago, we were under the common misconception that a whiskey could not be called bourbon unless it was made in Kentucky. Guess what...


 Bourbon does not have to be made in Kentucky

According to Becca, "while 99% of bourbon is made in Kentucky- legally, it just has to be American.  Angel’s Envy is made in Louisville, Kentucky at our new home on 500 Main St." 



You cannot add anything to bourbon after aging except water


Becca also informed us that after aging, the only thing you can add to bourbon is distilled water.  No caramel coloring.  No “wood flavorings.” No Sugar.  So 100% of the color and flavor of bourbon comes from the mashbill (the makeup of grains) and aging process. You should know that lots of brands add extras to their product for the sake of "consistency," but they can't call themselves bourbon. And now you understand why certain whiskeys taste so similar to bourbon but aren't labeled as such. Speaking of mashbills... 


 Angels Envy has a unique process

For a liquid to be called bourbon, it has to contain at least 51% corn. Angel’s Envy's unique blend uses 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley. "Corn provides that nice, sweet bourbon backbone. The Rye imparts a nice cinnamon spice to it, and there’s an enzyme in malted barley that speeds up the fermentation process, so we use 10% to have a completely natural fermentation," says Becca. A large part of the flavor also comes from the barrels, though- up to 60%, according to various bourbon producers.


 up to 60 percent of bourbon's flavor comes from the barrel



A few compouds present in American oak- tannins, lignins, lactones, and vanillin- are largely responsible for the flavor notes in the bourbon we drink.

We usually hear of tannins when referencing wine, but they affect the flavor of bourbon, as well. They're also found in tea and walnuts, and they slowly seep into the spirit as it ages, imparting a dry, spicy flavor. American oak is lighter in tannins than European oak, so it gives bourbon a softer, less astringent mouthfeel. Lignins help the spirit to absorb vanillin, which gives the whiskey a vanilla, or marzipan flavor. American wood is higher in lactones, so this will give a buttery and creamy mouthfeel, as well as notes of toasted coconut.


 It takes almost 90 years for a tree to reach barrel-level maturity


Bourbon is aged in charred new american oak.  It takes between 85-90 years for an oak tree to mature to the point where you can use it as a barrel, and you can only get up to four barrels from one tree. The char on the inside of the barrels gets rid of impurities, and helps the cooper to be able to shape the barrel. Number 3 and 4 char are the most commonly used levels for bourbon producers.  At this level of char, the wood sugars caramelize at the surface of the barrel and are in constant contact with the whiskey through the aging process. Clearly, oak trees are integral to the bourbon industry, so Angel's Envy is doing its part to help replace the wood it uses. 


 toast the trees with Angel's Envy



Every September, Angel’s Envy teams up with the Arbor Day Foundation for Toast the Trees.  For every picture taken of an Angel’s Envy bottle, cocktail, on the rocks, neat pour, (etc.), that is posted online with the hashtag #ToastTheTrees, they will plant an oak tree the following spring in Daniel Boone National Forest.  In 2017, they planted 12,030 trees, which was the first year they planted more trees than they used.  This year they’re going for 20,000 trees. Now you know why there's a little picture of an Angel's Envy bottle in each of our posted images! Also, now you know why you should (responsibly) drink and post lots of Angel's Envy this weekend. 

 Angel's Envy 2018 Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels

Oh! Be on the lookout for their newly released 2018 Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels. We got to taste the limited-edition liquid earlier this week at an intimate event in New York, and it's pretty tasty. The port barrel finish gives it notes of cherries and raisins, which will be delightful as the temperatures cool. It's also incredibly smooth for 124 proof. Only 12,000 bottles will be sold in select markets, and it retails for around $199. 


Friday, August 17, 2018

Caring Soles: Nissan's Kicks on The Street

Driven to Greatness


DJ Envy, Fat Joe and the Nissan Kicks at UP NYC
DJ Envy and Fat Joe with the Nissan Kicks at UP NYC (Courtesy Photo)

Last weekend we attended Kicks on the Street, a "pop-up with a purpose" curated by Nissan, its agency partner, Fluent 360, and BET. Held at Fat Joe's sneaker boutique, UP NYC, the event invited a specially selected group of New Yorkers to enjoy the musical delights of DJ Envy and culinary delicacies from Kimchi Grill while shopping limited-edition sneakers, accessories and sportswear. Out front, we had an opportunity to check out new Nissan Kicks, a highly customizable crossover vehicle that merges affordability with advanced technology. There were also three raffles, where the winners received a Nissan-branded backpack full of goodies and a pair of Nike Just Don Legacy 312 sneakers. Sadly, we were not among those winners.

A Kicks on the Street raffle winner with her Nike Just Don Legacy 312 sneakers
A raffle winner with her limited-edition sneakers (Courtesy Photo)

The main focus of the evening, however, was the opportunity for all attendees to participate in a charitable endeavor. Invitees were asked to bring school supplies and used sneakers for donation. Those donated sneakers will be recycled by Angel Bins, which will then donate the money from the recycled goods to the National Society of Black Engineers. (That means less old sneakers in landfills, more post-consumer materials for the construction of playgrounds and funding for an organization that helps drive innovation forward.)

Lanae Jackson and DJ Envy at UP NYC
Lanae Jackson and DJ Envy (Courtesy Photo)

"The Nissan KICKS on the Street event was designed to be a pop up with a purpose.  It was important to give back to the community, while hosting an event to celebrate the launch of the all-new Nissan KICKS.  Our corporate vision is to enrich people’s lives and one way to do that is to support non-profit organizations, like the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).  Representation matters in all areas, and the NSBE organization is playing a vital role in increasing diversity in the engineering field.  Engineering is the foundation for what is possible in design…from the hottest sneakers, to the next innovation in vehicles.  What is unique about the shoe donations we collected at the event was that the old ones will be recycled by Angel Bins and the money raised from the recycle goods will be donated to NSBE.  We are using technology, being green and giving back at the same time!" - Lanae Jackson, Multicultural Marketing Manager, Nissan North America.

We had a great time at the event, and we love the luxurious ambiance at UP NYC, from the gilded frames on the mirrors to the illuminated sneaker wall in the center of the store.

Branded sneaker wall at UP NYC
Exclusive Sneaker wall at UP NYC
























Of course, we had to do a bit of attendee shoespotting. Here are a few of our favorites:

Sparkly Nike Air Max 97 at UP NYC


Limited edition sneakers spotted at UP NYC

Shoespotting- colorful sneakers

Hey Chicago, you're up next! There will be a Kicks on the Street event in your city tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Shoe News: This Shoe Club is Disrupting the Luxury Reselling Game

Lovin' this Club



Women and Shoes for Luxury Shoe Club
Courtesy Photo from Luxury Shoe Club

We all know that keeping up with shoe trends can be an expensive feat (aural pun intended), and storing a shoe collection presents quite a challenge for those of us without Kardashian-sized closets. That's why consignment shops and online resale networks come in handy, right? But those come with their own sets of challenges, like long waits for payments, lack of convenience and general shipping hassles. Luxury Shoe Club, (www.luxuryshoeclub.comthe recently launched trading club for pre-owned designer shoes aims to solve all of these problems via its membership model, ios app and next-generation shoe trading platform.

After intensive research, Luxury Shoe Club's Chief Shoe Evangelist and co-founder, Scott Van Valkenburgh, said he realized that the key to simplifying the shoe reselling process was to create a way for women who wear the same size to trade shoes. 

But how does that work? 

Luxur Shoe Club actually works on a points system instead of actual cash, with each point equaling $1. When a user lists a pair of shoes, LSC's proprietary algorithm determines its fair market resale value and instantly pays up to 50% of that value to the listing member. The remaining amount is paid once the shoes are bought. The club offers members personalized shopping, express shipping, free shipping boxes, at-home pickup and a 7-day return policy.  

Luxury Shoe Club
Courtesy Photo from Luxury Shoe Club

Does it cost to join?

Yes. Well, it will soon. Right now (and for a limited time), in celebration of its launch, Luxury Shoe Club is waving its annual membership fee for members who list shoes within 7 days of joining. For those who miss that deadline there are three membership levels from which to choose: Intrigued ($49/ year), Passionate ($99/ year) and Obsessed ($149/ year). Membership level will dictate access to special services, including bonus Club Points, savings on purchases, discounts on shoe repair & polishing, free shipping boxes and free shipping for purchases.

One more thing... 

This sole club also has a heart. According to Luxury Shoe Club, it's a sustainable fashion company focused on driving social impact, and as such, it donates a percentage of its membership profits "to help women in need get back on their feet."

Now, if you're feeling ready to join a mighty band of designer sole sisters, Scott has one warning for you, "be careful, the LSC app is incredibly addictive!"

Friday, June 29, 2018

Celebrity Shoe Spotting: Kristin Cavallari and Sofia Richie Love These Ankle Boots

Point Blanc


Kristin Cavalarri in Alias Mae Ahara boots
via Instagram

We love white boots, and we love snake print. Apparently television personality, Kristin Cavallari is also a fan. She recently posted the above picture on her Instagram feed wearing this sick pair of pointed-toe ankle boots. Clad in an easy outfit of a white tee, cutoffs and mirrored shades, she ponders the value of coffee over tea, saying "Day 3 no coffee. Blah. Do you guys really like tea? I mean I love matcha- but this tea just kinda tastes like sh*t 😂." Fans chimed in with their opinions. Meanwhile we were just there for the shoes. (Though maybe we should inform Kristin a little Slow & Low Rock & Rye will wake that tea right up.) Sofia Richie was also spotted sporting this style earlier this month. So who made these must-have white and black python print booties? If you guessed that they're from Kristin's eponymous collection by Chinese Laundry, you're incorrect
Courtesy Photo

The shoe in question is actually the "Ahara" Snake Boot by Australian footwear brand, Alias Mae. Part of the brand's Fall '18 collection, this block-heel beauty is available for preorder here. If you need a similar style sooner, here are a few suggestions:

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Booze News: Smirnoff's Newest Sparkling Seltzer

Because Bubbles and Berries Belong Together



Picture it: you're at home getting ready for a GDO (girls' day out), and you want something light and bubbly for pre-gaming while primping. What do you reach for? A homemade vodka and soda? Your fave sparkling rosé? How about something that feels and tastes like a little of both? Smirnoff's new Raspberry Rosé Spiked Sparkling Seltzer was created to do just that.


Light, crisp and effervescent, Smirnoff Raspberry Rosé Spiked Sparkling Seltzer has 90 calories, no sugar and a 4.7 ABV. It also contains no artificial flavors. (Oh, hello, summer bawdy!) Fresh berries would make a tasty addition to your glass, or you could use it to add some bubble to your favorite fruity cocktail. How would you drink it? We're over here thinking up tons of ideas.

Oh, we don't need to tell YOU this, but we do need to say it... Please only indulge legally and responsibly.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Trend Talk: Fresh Takes on Transitional Floral Footwear

Petals for your Mettle




Anyone else feel like spring's just not that into us this year, and winter has decided we'll be together forever? Granted, we've had some beautiful days, but they've often been followed by rain, low temperatures and in some places hail or snow. Meanwhile, we're all tired pretty tired of our winter boots. What's a gal to do when Mother Nature can't seem to decide on a season? Opt for fun, versatile floral footwear, of course.

We know, floral motifs for spring aren't exactly a sartorial revolution. Nonetheless, flowers are still a refreshing sight at this point, and this year they're bold, exaggerated and often layered over other prints, like snake and stripes. Here are a few pairs we suggest to take you through the rest of the wacky-weather season.

Loafers


Sam Edelman Loraine Floral Loafer

We love the versatility of a good loafer, and this "Loraine" flat by Sam Edelman features this year's must-have horse-bit accent. (inspired by Gucci? We think so.) Add a snake-print upper covered in cartoonish florals, and you've got a work-to-weekend shoe that looks as great with a pencil skirt as it does with cut-offs and a cool tee. Available at Shopbop.

Easy Flats



Melissa Ultragirl Floral PVC flats


These misty days of spring can make shoe selection tough- there's not enough moisture for a rain boot, but you also don't want your leather or canvas shoes to get damp. That's why we love this Melissa "Ultragirl 3db" flat. A simple style in lightweight PVC, it's perfect for the office, errands or even for wearing to an event and then slipping on your heels before making your grand entrance. It's basically the polished, grown-up version of the jelly shoes we wore as children. Available (along with a huge selection of other plastic shoes we love) at shopmelissa.com.

Sneakers


Keds X Rifle Paper Co Floral High Top Sneakers


Call it a carryover habit from childhood, but we tend to refresh our sneaker collection in spring. This pair from Keds X Rifle Paper Co. gives us all the feels a a pretty bouquet with none of the allergy symptoms. Tie these on, and it'll be tough not to skip down the street, even on cloudy days. Available here.

Heels

Betsey Johnson Floral pump with perspex inserts.




Not every flower girl's job is limited to dropping petals at weddings. Some of us are adults who have to actually work in an office. While you may not want a full bouquet on your desk, you can wear one on your feet and still look sophisticated. This JADE pump from Betsey Johnson works for both the office AND after-work drinks. That checks just about all the boxes, no? Get it here.

Rain Booties


London Fog Striped Floral Rain Booties
When April's showers are more of a downpour, but it feels too warm out for a tall boot, rubber ankle booties are a must. We love the combination of nautical navy stripes and feminine pastel florals on this chelsea boot from London Fog. Available here.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Booze News: $5 Rosé at Target, Yay!

Hooray for $5 Rosé!


California Roots Rosé for Target
Courtesy Image

Are you ready for rosé season? We are! (Confession: we never really stopped sipping it after summer ended. We don't care if you're judging us.) That's why we were so happy to hear the news that Target (AKA Tar-jay) is adding $5 rosé to its wine lineup this month. Beginning April 8, you'll be able to score California Roots Rosé, which is said to present notes of fresh berry and citrus, at one of 1,200 stores nationwide.

Target began offering California Roots, a cost-effective collection similar to Trader Joe's controversial "Two Buck Chuck," last August, and it quickly became a bestselling brand. While many have concerns about the flavor and origins of "super value" wines, Wine Enthusiast awarded a Best Buy score to California Roots' red blend, chardonnay and pinot grigio. Target also sells the brand's moscato and cabernet sauvignon.


Yes Way Rosé for Target
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We were already excited when Yes Way Rosé hit Target shelves recently. Now we can shop buy rosé to drink at home AND a few bottles to mix in sangria, make frosé or bring to friends' barbecues. We haven't tasted the California Roots Rosé yet, but we'll be sharing our thoughts when we do. Stay tuned to our Instagram... our opinions are sure to make it there first. Oh, and do let us know when you try it.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Shoes Clues: Vday Hearts and Soles we Love

Step in the Name of Love


Is it just us, or does it feel like this winter has been particularly cold–not just in temperature, but also in spirit? Between the current political climate and the amount of vitriol easily accessible on social media and beyond, it feels like we all need a huge hug, right? (We can actually hear Dionne Warwick in our heads right now singing "What the World Needs Now is Love.") It's a good thing Valentine's Day is on it's way with all types of love vibes. While it was once a day embraced by couples and dreaded by singles, V-day has become much more than an excuse for chocolates and cheesy gestures lately (hello, galentines and self love sessions). With that in mind, we've created a guide to shoes for those who would rather wear their hearts on their feet than their sleeves. Some of them even cost less than $100! Whether your February 14th will be a sultry V-day, a supportive we-day or a sweet me-day, we've got you covered.


White pumps with hearts by Charlotte Olympia

You know we're loving the new white-shoes-whenever rule in fashion. So how could we not be smitten with these Bethany pumps by Charlotte Olympia with their red heart-accented toes? With a simple half-D'orsay silhouette and slender stiletto heels, these shoes more versatile than you think. Try them with a simple, but slinky black midi dress or add edge with jeans, a tee and a biker jacket. Available for $690 HERE.



Raise your hand if you loved those Saint Laurent pumps with heels sculpted into brand's iconic logo. Aldo's Cupidd pump gives us a similar vibe, but doesn't give us the same level of financial angst. Heading out for a wild girl's night? This fierce red shoe is for you... Seriously, you're literally walking on hearts in this pump. Imagine the witty banter this heel will inspire. Available for $100 at Aldo.


Pink heart pumps from Zara

Meeting your crew for an insta-worthy night of dinner and drinks (#sqadgoals)? The these fuschia pumps from ZARA will garner plenty of likes with their pop-up hearts. (We see cute shoe and drink pairing pictures in your near future.) They'll look lovely with a flowy dress and add a sweet kick to a pair of camouflage jeans. Available for $79.90 at ZARA.


Image of Kate Spade Olidah heart Sandal


If your plans include a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant with "bae", you may want a shoe that's a little more subdued (but still has a whimsical touch). Enter, Kate Spade's Olidah sandal. Its classic ankle-strap silhouette in supple black suede give it a demure feel. The shimmering heart at the back of the ankle say you have a playful (maybe even a bit mischievous) side. Available for $228 at Kate Spade.


Image of Katy Perry Collections XO heel slides

Lucky enough to live in warmer climes (or bold enough to rock the socks and sandals trend)? Katy Perry Collections' Hug-and-kiss-themed "The Rosemarie" sandals are for you. The blush (or millennial pink if you're into that thing) tone is full-on feminine, and the red X and O sculpted heels add a fun edge. Available for $149 at here.


Image of Dr. Martens Bentley II Heart Boot in White and Red


We know not every girl loves heels. However, we don't know how any girl could not love this Bentley II boot from Dr. Martens. A tough take on the white boot trend, with spectator styling, Dr. Martens' iconic yellow topstitching and a sweet heart on top, these are the perfect shoes for barhopping. Wanna glam them up some? Wear them with a slip dress or something frilly. Available at Amazon.com. http://amzn.to/2ErNl2Q


Perhaps you're in a playful mood. Well, this Comme des Garcons Play X Converse low-top All Star is for you. Perfect for a picnic in the park, or simply showing your inner child some love, these sweet sneakers are part of Jcrew's special Valentine's Day shop. Get them here for $125.


Image of Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Melissa Pink Pool Slides
Love Rules

Love reigns supreme, right? If you agree, you'll surely get a kick out of these pool slides from Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Melissa. The heart, the crown, the fact that they actually say "Prince Charming" on the insole (though we know he's not a must, right?)... they're, well, charming. Available at ShopMelissa.com for $120.


Remember, we love you with all our hearts (and soles)!