8.26.2012

Fall Preview: Spiked Marvels

Anyone who has met me knows that I love shoes  to the point where I could probably be on an episode of Hoarders. Come over and you'll find stilettos, wedges, pumps, flats, boots, etc., strewn about the house (to my mom's dismay). So, what fuels my passion?


Different shoes tell different stories. The variety in colors, designs and styles give shoes the ability to define and transform an outfit. Wearing flats with jeans conveys a casual look whereas a pair of pumps with the same jeans results in a dressier ensemble.
Heels create more flattering proportions. As a shorty, I love how the extra three to five inches create the illusion of longer legs. I think proportions and fit are always more important than brands or trendiness. 
Confidence! Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world." I couldn't agree more, Miss Monroe.   
I am currently enamored of shoes with studs and spikes. These fierce embellishments add edge to any outfit; call it the   wow factor." Look below for three of my staple pieces this fall:

Sam Edelman (available here)
Zara (similar here and here)
Zara (available here)

Aren't these magnificent? I bought the Sam Edelman Lorissa pumps on sale last summer for $89 (retail $99-$260) because the craftsmanship is incredible. Each stud, perfectly arranged along the suede material, adds to the story of glamour and elegance. However, be warned that the steep arch makes it difficult to walk! The next two pairs are both from Zara: the first from S/S 2012 and the second, F/W 2012. As I mentioned in my Fabulous Pink post, Zara is the only brand that entices me enough purchase shoes full-price. But can you blame me? I opted for a more practical heel-height this time because while it's nice to admire shoes, it's always better to wear them! 

Here's a curated collection of Zara shoes, currently available online, I think would be great staple pieces for the fall/winter. Baroque embellishments, ox-blood hues and leather everything are popular this season:


What kind of shoes do you love? Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

81 comments:

  1. I love all of them! <3 I'm lovin the Zara leopard flats that they have right now.. :) Bought it about 3 weeks ago.. :P

    www.cutedumpling.blogspot.com

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  2. OMG,I love the Sam Edelman shoes,so amazing.*_*
    Thanks,for your lovely comment on my blog. Of course we can follow each other.
    Do you start with the follow???
    Lovely greets Nessa ;-)

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  3. Thank you so much for the follow.<3
    Follow you back on gfc.
    Have a nice week...

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  4. I LOVE Sam Edelman! I've been eyeing the Rozas for a while and when I saw the black leather one at Nordstrom Rack, I had to get them right away! I really like that suede materiel and the color you have as well! Although it's a little hard to walk in because the spikes keep rubbing against each other and I'm scared it'll fall off :( But either way, I love a lot of his shoes!!

    -Sarah
    http://www.theweekenddiary.com

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  5. So pretty! I like the ones from Zara! :) x

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  6. woah! that's so unique! WOOOW!!! i love that,, but i don't have the guts to wear that on public places.. hehe! somehow, i love to collect that kind of shoes! hehehehe!

    greetings from~ ヽ(^。^)ノ
    http://cupofpinktea.blogspot.com

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  7. hi dear these shoes are amazing! I love the first pair:)
    Thx so much for following back!
    happy week and keep in touch,
    xx chris

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  8. Hi ! I like blog.U have a new followers:)I also wait you.

    Kisses

    fashionfrommyeye.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the first pair!! Gorgeous. Nice blog! :)

    xo - Sheila

    http://sheislovely1.blogspot.com

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  10. i'm in love with this!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  11. Following you back!
    http://thescentofglamour.blogspot.com/

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  12. Really love your blog, I'm your newest follower!
    Hope you'll follow back. :)

    xx
    http://s-lounge.blogspot.com

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  13. fantastic photos!!! :)
    great blog! ;D
    can we follow each other?
    come to visit me!
    kisses

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  14. wow!i love every thing!beautiful pictures!i really love your blog!following each other via gfc/bloglovin?

    www.modishYou.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm lusting after those leopard boots from Zara!!!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog girlie! I'm following you know:)!

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  16. i adore these shoes! oh my goodness. i wish i had the studded pumps!
    kw. Ladies in Navy

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I would love to follow each other! :)

    Following you now on GFC as #321. Hope you will follow me back too!

    xo - Sheila

    http://sheislovely1.blogspot.com

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  18. Can I have them all? Great shoe picks.
    Iva

    http://fabmom12.blogspot.ca/

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  19. omg!! i want them!!

    XO

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  20. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Jessica! Am now following you - so nice to meet you!

    Wow what an amazing collection of shoes... gosh I am in shoe heaven looking at these! I can't enough of collecting shoes in every colour under the sun - not good for the bank account however ;)

    Hope to see you follow back, sweetie!

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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  21. those shoes look amazing!

    www.petiteandhungry.blogspot.com

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  22. Really amazing blog, now I'm following you :)
    xoxo

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  23. Wow, these shoes are all stunning! I'm loving all the studs that are around at the moment too. Thanks for your comment, I'm now following you! :)
    Helen at Never Quite Elegant xx

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  24. Ohhhhh how badly I want those spiked heel shoes by Edelmann, they're stunning! Anyway, love your style and your blog in general. Followed)

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  25. Um, wow, I love all of these, especially the first pair!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  26. I lovvve those first shoes <3 totally gorgeous

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  27. I so agree with your point about being able to wear shoes! I always find myself lusting at high heels but it's so impractical for everyday life :/

    and thanks for your comment on my blog! of course we can follow each other!

    -Jenn
    asmallbit.blogspot.com

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  28. i absolutely love studded shoes! these are some great shoes you posted! (:

    and yes, we should follow each other! i followed you right now so follow back (:

    www.yestoofashion.blogspot.com

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  29. love this! I have the zara ones :) nothing better than some spikey footwear to spice up your wardrobe!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  30. oh my goodness ! Those are amazing shoes ! I totally want the first ones !
    My Blog - A Pretty Nest

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  31. Omg the Sam Edelman pair is so intense! Can't wait for you to feature it in an outfit post :D

    I almost got the second Zara pair myself...except my poor wallet wouldn't let me make it happen.

    -Annie

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    1. Aw, hopefully you'll find a similar pair when the Zara ones go on sale. They are very comfy too :D xoxo

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  33. I love shoes with spikes and studs too.
    I think yours are amazing specialy the firsts.
    I enjoy your blog, see mine.

    http://lornea.blogspot.com

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  34. Hi Jessica,
    I absolutely share your shoe obsession!:))Great post, love your new shoes!
    xx
    -Pearl
    http://audreyandpearl.blogspot.cz/

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  35. I am obsessed with shoes too!! I mostly wear wedges, just because it's much easier to walk in them. I have been eyeing the Lorissa pumps for the longest time but the colours I want are always out of my size TT^TT

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  36. Love this. I Love studs! They add a lot of style to any outfit! Great!
    What do you think of my new haircut? xoxoxo

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  37. hi!! of course!! i love to follow each other:D
    im following you now, I'm will be very happy to see you in my list ^__^

    http://cupofpinktea.blogspot.com

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  38. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...
    http://www.5minutiearrivo.com/

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  39. You have a great style :)
    would you like to follow each other?

    xx BBella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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  40. Those shoes are amazing! Love them so much!

    Following you now. Hope you can follow back. :)

    Gazillionth Thought Bubble

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  41. Oh my God,are these shoes real? They are gorgeous ! I fancy them so much ! following you,xo

    http://devil-wears-gabbana.blogspot.com/

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  42. Amazing picks! So excited to see how you style them! xx

    http://www.twentiesgirlstyle.com/

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I'll probably pick one of them for my next post :)

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  43. Thanks for passing by my blog! I love yours! You have amazing style! And I would love to follow each other!
    I just did!


    Kisses
    Thepurpleclown.blogspot.com

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  44. OMG those Zara studded flats are amazing! I need a pair right now!
    ~Jessica
    http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

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  45. Love shoes Jess but which girl does not? :)

    I have foot/ankle issues so I stick to shoes that my feet love. If my feet protest in any way it's a no-no in my book. I commute in flats but love to change into my heels at work.

    Can wait to see these in your fall pairings.

    xo,

    Jess

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    1. I do the same; flats for commute and heels for work! My poor feet need rest too haha

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  46. I am following you! Please follow back.
    Iva

    http://fabmom12.blogspot.ca/

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  47. I ADORE those Sam Edelmans. So chic!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  48. The shoes look amazing!!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    I'm following you now xx
    ~Mannie (mightymannie.blogspot.com)

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  49. I think Zara shoes are great! I have a pair which last forever and it's very comfy too.
    I'm still trying to accept the studs shoes but your choices are definitely great! =D

    http://diva-in-me.blogspot.com

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  50. these are amazing!

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  51. Of course I would love to follow each other ! I'm following via GFC !
    My Blog - A Pretty Nest

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  52. nice shoes! very stylish.

    www.davonglisa.blogspot.com

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  53. I love the sam edelman lorisa! :D
    &of course i'd love for us to follow each other (:
    Followed youuu!

    xx
    http://jacque-g.blogspot.com

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  54. thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! would love to follow each other :)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  55. definitely have a thing for shoes! love the bottom boots!

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG
    http://the-stylefringe.blogspot.com

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  56. so cute ! love the last one pair ! xx

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  57. Love every pair!

    Daughter of Summer,

    Mac
    http://daughtersofsummer.blogspot.com

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  58. Hi Jess!
    I love those Zara studded flats. I love the edgy detail of the studs.
    Super cute.

    xxxo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  59. I think your blog is one of the rare ones I enjoy visiting... maybe we could follow each other?!

    xx,
    Lucija
    GIVEAWAY

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    1. Thanks Lucija! I'm so glad you enjoy my blog. I could learn a lot from yours though! xoxo

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  60. I love those shoes. I totally agree about studs and spikes make such statement. :) I actually incorporate them in my DIYs. Btw, your blog is wonderful. Hope we could follow each other? :)

    Gian by Design

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  61. Hi, Jessica! Wow, I love your blog and I don't understand why I didn't find it earlier! So, to make story short, I am going to follow your blog from now on and hope you can find some time to visit mine and follow IF you like it :) don't forget to browse a bit, ok? Happy Weekend!

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH A BIG HEART!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY (where fashion and food collide!)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  62. AMAZING shoes!!!
    Hey!
    I'm just here first, I like your blog so much, so I'm your newest follower!
    Follow each other?
    Have a nice day!
    XoXo
    Vanessa

    http://lifelikevision.blogspot.com/

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  63. amazing shoes!
    I like your blog. What about following each other? I'm following you now on GFC.
    xo
    http://the-caramel-dream.blogspot.com/

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  64. Love your shoes.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  65. gorgeous shoes! i'm speechless :O

    http://wildakhaira.blogspot.com

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  66. waoooo the first ones are really amazing!!!! love them!!

    www.meryswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  67. OMG Stunning shoes.First pic is my favourite.

    http://dorelame.blogspot.com

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  68. Cool ways to display what is fashionable.

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  69. great shoes and YES I have seen them at Zara's
    the shoes are fab there and I think they are getting better and better
    I LOVE all the shoes you displayed here
    But the leopard and colored sparkly rhinestones are my fave

    great post I love it and I love your blog xoxo

    Tamara Chloé

    http://tamarachloestyleclues.blogspot.nl
    http://tamarachloestyleclues.blogspot.nl

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  70. fine shoes!
    With love ♥ ♥ ♥ Lenusik ♥ ♥ ♥
    http://devchunichka.blogspot.com/
    http://khalchenko.blogspot.com/

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