Tuesday Shoeday: Dolce Vita

I absolutely adore Dolce Vita for shoes.  For a long time they also made apparel, but it appears they’ve phased that out to focus on what they do best.  They offer two lines – their main line, Dolce Vita, and the slightly lower priced but still very appealing DV.  I own shoes from both.  The designs are similar though the quality of fabric tends to be a bit higher with Dolce Vita versus DV.  I’m happy with all my Dolce Vita shoes…the DV line may not be as high quality, but they’re definitely budget friendly and still super cute.  Sooooo here are some of my top picks for spring, straight from the Dolce Vita website.

Annnnddddd here are some of my very own shoes, from previous appearances on the blog…

DV by Dolce Vita sandals (older style)

DV by Dolce Vita sandals (older style)

Dolce Vita wedges (I adore these shoes!)

Dolce Vita wedges – I adore the bright blue suede with gold detail.

The Dolce Vita "Kleat" bootie - I'm in love with these and wore them all winter.

The Dolce Vita “Kleat” bootie – I’m in love with these and wore them all winter long.  On sale for a killer price at 6pm!!

Shoe Love Is True Love

If there’s one fashion item I’m obsessed with most of all, it’s most definitely the shoe.  Shoe’s are sculptural, and I see every style like a work of art.  Plus I’m a shortie, so I rely on heels to make me taller 99% of the time.  I’m constantly trolling the latest styles (both designer and affordable) so I think I’m going to start doing a Tuesday Shoeday segment each week to highlight new finds and top picks.  In this case, I didn’t want to wait because Nordstrom is having their semi-annual clearance sale and one of my favorite (affordable) brands, BCBGeneration, is on clearance.  They make SUPER CUTE shoes for the price, and right now you can score all the styles below for around $60 each.  I have my eye on the red and yellow pairs, but I haven’t splurged yet.

BCBGeneration

Shop these bright spring styles at 40-50% off online at Nordstrom!   

On a side not, I adore Nordstrom because they offer free shipping, free return shipping, and they have a very lenient return policy.  Once I bought a pair of heels so uncomfortable that even I couldn’t bare it.  I brought them back to Nordstrom and received a full refund regardless of the fact that they had been worn.  Their customer service is generally very good.

A Tribute To Vince Camuto

A Tribute To Vince Camuto

I believe in shopping on a budget, both for myself and my clients.  I prefer quality pieces, but can’t quite afford designer prices.  Let’s be real, not many people can.  I adore brands that offer quality at a relatively affordable price point, hence I love Vince Camuto…especially for accessories.  For those of you who don’t know, the man himself passed away last week at the age of 78.  He accomplished so much in his years as a designer and entrepreneur, including co-founding Nine West, and earning a lifetime achievement award in the footwear industry.  Here I styled a set featuring his beautiful shoes and handbags…

I chose the stylish Trumen Heel because it’s a great option for now and later.  Fringe is a huge trend for spring, and though these are technically sandals, the suede and embellishment makes them totally winter appropriate (depending on your climate).  Wear now with a pair of skinny jeans and a cropped sweater layered over a flowing tank.  (Top off with a coat or scarf for added warmth!)  I styled this particular look with the Vince Camuto Leila Shoulder Bag.  Then, when the weather warms up, you can style your Trumen heels with a printed skater dress and some fabulous cat-eye sunnies.  I love this outfit paired with the gorgeous Julia Satchel.  His pieces are truly chic and effortless!

What is your experience shopping Vince Camuto?  Do you have any favorite pieces or wishlist items?

Lots of love to Camuto’s family during this difficult time.  He will be fondly remembered by fashion people the world over ❤