Russian Doll.

Fashion editor & photographer Ulyana Sergennko of Glamour Magazine Russia, is in one word… amazing. Her style is ridiculous and true to who she is. You can tell just by looking at her she’s never trying to be someone or something she is not, which I adore. I wish more people had the strength to be like this. 

Thank the lord she has decided to design a line and below is her launch collection for F/W ‘11 and mother of god it is gorgeous. From head-to-toe, the whole collection has blown my mind and given me new inspiration. First of all, the boots, lord have mercy on my soul, the boots. They styling is fantastic, the hair, make-up, ect… very pin up and so perfect for the collection. The fabrics are bright and delightful at the same time and they all have a very feminine appeal that had my heart throbbing. It’s so romantic, and maybe it’s just me, but I think many of us ladies love to feel like this now and again, and it’s simply… effortless. Yes, the clothes are stunning, but it’s something about the way they are worn and who’s in them, that brings out a whole other element of… grace, grand gestures, twittter-pating esq style… 

Everyone wants to be in love and I have truly fallen for Ulyana Segennko. Thank you for bringing clothes to the world that bring the emotion of love into life. 

SheRocS.

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CYBER MONDAY SALES!!!

HELLO!!!

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Shop online for the holidays or yourself (naughty… naughty). It’s like Black Friday, but without the headache of being surrounded by hundreds of crazies grabbing everything left and right out of your hands, in fear for your very life just for a mere visit to the mall. (never again, Target Missoni debut scarred me for life). 

Online shopping is ALWAYS so much easier to me and less hectic. Know your brands, know your favorite sites and it’s just like a breath of fresh air when it comes to holiday gift giving. 

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SHOE-A-CIDE!

KILLER is the one word that comes to mind with these booties by Six London. There are actually 6 different pairs of shoes designed by 6 different blogger, these babies are by one of my favs ManRepllar (good job woman!)

I am in love with the color palate, in love with the fact that they are booties, my absolute fav kinda shoe, and frickin LOVE that there are mohawk spikes coming out of the back from the ankle to the heel. Frickin bad ass. 

Maybe one day they’ll pick me to design a shoe for them, lord knows I’m obsessed and would design one mean bootie. 

The SheRocS. Does have a nice ring to it doesn’t it?

Smoochies.

SheRocS.

SIXBY6BLOGGERS – ‘THE MAN REPELLER’ ANKLE BOOTIE

$ 520.00
Navy blue suede ankle bootie from SIXby6bloggers designed by Leandra Medina of The Man Repeller featuring a burgundy red round toe, a side zip and a high stacked heel covered again in burgundy red suede. The back of the shoe is embellished with a row of golden spikes.

Measurements : 
height: 9 centimeters, wedge: 2 centimeters, heel: 13 centimeters

Composition : 
suede: 100%

BackPack it up B*tches!!!

This is a fan-tab-u-lous (fantastic + fabulous) backpack! Again, my lover Jeffrey Campell astounds us with his magic, now only with bags, backpacks, clutches, etc…the whole nine.

Standing ovation my man… standing frickin ovation. 

I don’t know how me manages to constantly wow us, alas he does. I mean you really gotta give it to the JC team because they are setting trend, after trend in the shoe game for real. Everyone is copying, everything he comes out with and I’m sure the bag line will be next. 

This backpack is crazy. I mean the only time I EVER rock a backpack, is at yoga or the gym with my favorite tried and true, Triple 5 Soul backpack. I never, ever was that girl (shame on you if you were) that rocked those tiny, min backpacks, those were a super fashion faux pas ladies, oh wow a whole other level least fav trends. But this JC backpack can come with me anywhere, I’m reevaluating my love for the backpack, starting immediately with this one.

Pure hotness JC, pure hotness. 

Awesome woven fabric backpack with bright orange suede accents. Features three fringed tassel details at the top. Two front zipper pockets. Multiple interior pockets. Flap closure with drawstring closure underneath. Cotton lining.

*By Jeffrey Campbell
*Import
*14” wide, 14” long, 7.5” deep

YUMMIES.

Caramel Apple Macarons with Cinnamon Apple Butter Buttercream

OK, so I got this lil number from my FAVORITE 2 people, Kevin & Amanda. They have one of the most amazing blogs regarding food I have ever seen, the pictures alone will have your mouth watering. These two just make the most perfect looking food ALL THE TIME and you really need to check them out. 

Besides always looking perfect, the dishes, desserts, sides & everything in between is absolute heaven. I’m dying to meet the two of them in person one day, because I need to eat all of the things they make. 

Here is one festive Thanks Giving dessert that looks absolutely divine, being that I just had macarons in Paris, for the first time ever (sorry didn’t catch on during the whole Gossip Girl rage) but I am so glad I tried them, because they have quickly become one of my favorite indulgences, so I’m dying to try and make some on my own and I think I will begin with the below:

Thanks again Kevin & Amanda and please never stop making all your fantastic treats!

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving week! I’m so glad the holidays are here. My dear friend and neighbor Stephanie (who has a fun crafting & homemaking blog called All Artful) and I have been bitten by the macaron bug. You guys know how much I love macarons, and I love them even more now that I know how easy they are to make! I love coming up with fun flavors, shapes, colors, and decorations. Macarons are very customizable. We’ve been having a blast dreaming up all sorts of fun holiday themed macarons. I cannot tell you how excited I am to share these Thanksgiving macarons with you today! These photos nearly make me squeal with delight.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Just look at our lil’ turkey! This one’s a chocolate macaron shell with a smooth, creamy, peanut butter buttercream filling. YUM! I could just eat him up.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

And here’s our chocolate acorn, isn’t he a beauty? This macaron is a chocolate lover’s dream-come-true with its chocolate acorn-shaped shell, milk chocolate ganache filling, and generous topping of chocolate shavings.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Oh, snap. This was our absolute winner. Our Caramel Apple Macaron. We made bright green and red vanilla bean macarons, filled them with a cinnamon apple butter buttercream frosting, dipped them in caramel and rolled them in crushed candy bars.

I. DIE.

If you’ve never had a macaron, don’t wait another second. Macarons are not hard at all, they just require a little precision which can easily be accomplished with a simple kitchen scale. I use mine all the time! Whip up these holiday macarons and treat yourself to a fabulous dessert, right away. You’ll be so glad you did.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

All you need is 110 grams of almond flour, 200 grams of powdered sugar, and the contents of one vanilla bean. Process these in a food processor until thoroughly combined.

(For a more thorough step-by-step photo tutorial, check out my Halloween French Macarons post.)

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

After processing, move flour mixture into a large bowl.  If you’d like to give your macarons a little color or flavor, now’s your chance! You can add up to 1 teaspoon of powdered food coloring or 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder for chocolate macarons.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

So sparkly! I loved this green. I find Wilton’s Color Dust powdered food coloring at Michaels and Hobby Lobby.

After you’ve colored or flavored your macarons (or just leave plain for vanilla), whisk to combine, and then sift to make sure your dry ingredients are completely free of lumps.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Next, using a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk 90 grams of egg whites until foamy, then add 25 grams of sugar and continue whisking until you get stiff peaks.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Add the egg whites to the dry ingredients — here’s one of our chocolate batches.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Using no more than 50 strokes, gently combine with a spoon, folding the batter on top of itself until you reach a smooth, shiny consistency.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Add your batter to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. We used a Wilton #2A, found on the cake decorating aisle at Walmart. Here are all of our macaron batches — we made four! — one red, one green, and two chocolates.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Pipe 1 to 1.5 inch circles onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

I find it much, much easier to keep my macarons all the same size if I make myself a template! Using the following macaron template, trace circles onto the back of a sheet of parchment paper (curly side up — you can hold it down with magnets) then turn the paper over (curly side — and marker side — DOWN) before piping. Here are the templates we used for our Thanksgiving macarons:

Circle Macaron Template
Acorn Macaron Template

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

How cute did these acorns turn out??

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

We covered the top half with a little chocolate ganache, then sprinkled on beautiful chocolate curls.

For more thorough step-by-step photos of our chocolate curls, check out Stephanie’s photos and recap of our day.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

So yum! These were stuffed with a rich, decadent, supremely chocolatey milk chocolate ganache.  Death by chocolate!

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Next up were our turkeys!

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Here’s what we used to decorate our turkeys.

  1. Candy corn, of course
  2. Hersey’s Drops for the head
  3. Pretzels for the feet
  4. Cookie Icing and Black Sprinkles for the eyes
  5. Black sparkle gel to hold everything together
  6. And finally, our turkey’s little red gobble-gobble (what IS that thing called?) — I was originally looking for some heart-shaped sprinkles, and even though the stores are decorating for holidays ridiculously early these days, they still didn’t have any Valentine-themed sprinkles. But Stephanie found these Disney Princess sprinkles at the grocery store just last week. They include sprinkles shaped like a gold crown, Cinderella’s glass slipper, and Snow White’s red apple. The red apple worked perfect! We even stuck the stem into the candy corn beak for a little extra security.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Now for our piece de resistance… The Caramel Apple Macaron. It all starts with this Cinnamon Apple Butter Buttercream Frosting from Cupcake Project.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

It is un.real. My mind was blown. Steph and I were literally dying over this frosting. If you don’t do anything else, at least promise me you’ll make this frosting. Add it to your bucket list.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Okay, so not only did we fill our cute apple red and green macaron shells with ridiculously good cinnamon apple butter frosting, but we also dunked them in caramel…

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

And topped them with crushed Snickers. And Reese’s Cups. And Butterfingers. And roasted, salted peanuts.

I die.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Dunk!

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Keep your caramel warm, we had to reheat ours at least once during our macaron making process.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Let the excess drizzle off before topping, or you’ll end up with a mess.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Now top! The flavor combinations are totally up to you!

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

We used Snickers here. Gently press the caramel-covered macaron into your crushed candy bars of choice and lift up.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Wow. I still cannot get over this combination of cinnamon, apple butter, brown sugar, caramel, and chocolate. I wish I could make one of these for every person in the world.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

To make our caramel apple macarons look a little more like caramel apples, we also dunked a few like this…

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Mmm…

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Half and half!

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

And rolled in crushed candy bars.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

It’s caramel apple macaron pops!

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Here’s our caramel apple macarons, all lined up and ready to be topped.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

There was some serious deliciousness going on in the Kevin & Amanda kitchen this day.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Cinnamon apple butter buttercream frosting… I love you.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

How amazing is this little tin of caramel apple macarons! Wouldn’t these be so fun to give (and receive!) as Christmas gifts?

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Oh mama. Here’s our Reese’s topped caramel apple mac.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

And another topped with Butterfingers. I think this one turned out to be my favorite.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

I could just eat you with a spoon little chocolate peanut butter turkey!

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Oh my gosh. Little flock of macaron turkeys. Cuteness.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Here’s another look at our acorns.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

I seriously loved our chocolate curls!

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Caramel apple macarons, on top of beautiful apples.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Here’s a peek at each deliciously decadent layer of our caramel apple macs. Reese’s cups. Caramel. Chewy red macaron. Cinnamon apple butter buttercream. Chewy red macaron.

Thanksgiving Themed Holiday Macarons: Caramel Apple Macarons, Chocolate Acorns, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Corn Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Hope you had as much fun reading about these macarons as I had making them. I only wish I could give each and every one of you a big tin of them for Christmas! But they are so easy (and so delicious. and delicate. and unique) I think everyone should give them a try. All the recipes we used to create these macarons are below.  Enjoy!

Be sure to check out Stephanie’s photos and recap of our macaron making day!

Macaron Shells

90 grams aged egg whites
110 grams almond flour
200 grams powdered sugar
1 vanilla bean
25 grams white granulated sugar
1 tsp cocoa powder or powdered food coloring (optional)

Up to 5 days before making macarons, separate the egg whites, cover loosely with a paper towel, and store in the refrigerator. The night before making macarons, set them out on the counter to come to room temperature.

The next morning, place almond flour, powdered sugar, and the contents of a vanilla bean into a food processor and process until fully combined. Move to a large bowl and whisk in one teaspoon of cocoa powder for chocolate macarons, or one teaspoon of powdered food coloring for colored macarons. Leave plain for vanilla macarons. Whisk to combine, then sift and set aside.

With a mixer, whisk the egg whites on medium-high speed until foamy. Add in granulated sugar and continue whisking until the the egg whites have stiff peaks. Add the egg whites to the flour and fold to incorporate until the mixture is just smooth, using no more than 50 strokes. Fit a pastry bag with a large round tip, and fill with macaron batter. Pipe approximately 1-inch circles onto a baking sheet lined parchment paper. Let the batter rest on the pan at least 30 minutes before baking, to form a strong skin to help keep the macarons from cracking in the oven.

Bake the macarons at 280 degrees F for 15-20 minutes directly in the middle of the oven. To test for doneness, gently touch the top of a macaron to make sure it’s dry. Then gently try to lift the macaron from the parchment paper. If it comes away pretty easily, they’re done. If it doesn’t come up and the top breaks away, they need to cook longer. Keep checking on them every two minutes until the bottom is dry. Once removed from the oven, allow the macarons to rest on the pan for 10 minutes to finish cooking before trying to remove. Cool completely before frosting.

Macaron recipe adapted from Shaina at Food for My Family. For more macaron tips, check out her step-by-step macaron tutorial.

Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place the butter, sugar, peanut butter, milk and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.

Milk Chocolate Ganache

8 oz milk chocolate chips
8 oz heavy cream

Measure ingredients by weight. Place chocolate chips in a bowl, then bring heavy cream to a simmer, and pour over the chocolate chips. Let sit for 5 minutes, then whisk until completely smooth. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour or until it reaches a thick, frosting consistency.

To top our chocolate acorn shells, I warmed part of the ganache up in the microwave just a tad to thin it out a bit so it would spread smoothly over the top of the macaron.

Chocolate Curls

3 oz semi sweet chocolate
1 tbsp shortening (Crisco)

Combine chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Turn a clean sheet pan upside down and pour melted chocolate over the bottom of the pan, spreading thin with a spatula. Freeze for 5-10 minutes until chocolate is hardened. Use a small metal spatula to scrape chocolate off the pan forming curls. If chocolate is too hard to curl, let rest at room temperature for 1 minute. Keep chocolate curls in the freezer until ready to use, they do best when they are really hard and frozen!

Recipe via The Pioneer Woman.

Caramel

1 (11-ounce) package Kraft Caramel Bits
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt

In a double boiler, melt the caramel with the cream. Add the vanilla and salt and stir until smooth.

Recipe via The Pioneer Woman.

Cinnamon Apple Butter Buttercream Frosting

1/4 cup apple butter
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar

Melt the butter in a sauce pan, then add the apple butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Continue to boil for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Add the milk and cinnamon, still whisking constantly, and return to a boil, then remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth and it reaches a frosting consistency.

Recipe via Cupcake Project.

Read More http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/new-recipes/caramel-apple-macarons-with-cinnamon-apple-butter-frosting.html#ixzz1eMpuvilw

Saving HoliDOUGH.

WOWZERS. Yes WOWZERS. These are some sassy, thoroughly festive and tis’ the season brogues (for those of you who are not from London, the UK, etc… & have never heard this word, it is in fact an oxford shoe)!

I love me a mean plaid or tartan in this case, and this people fills that category very well. We’ve got the cherry red, the royal blue, the grass green, etc…   This is a go-getter as far as the shoe category is concerned and I think we should all go out and get us some sass… some pizzazz this season?

Why you say?

Because lots of us are broke and lots of us need us some mutha *&%$! cheer this holiday season and what better way to spice up your shoe game than some tartan oxfords?

So… you don’t get presents for the kiddies or the nieces and nephews, your sweet little ol’ granny, you’re soul mate, homie, lover, friend or the lovely people who brought you into this world… alas you will have some sweet a$$ kicks and you will look damn good if I don’t say so myself around the Christmas tree sippin’ the non existent eggnog you couldn’t afford because you spent $325 dollars on some FABULOUS brogues… ahhh gotta love you some Holidays this year. 

All jokes aside people, this is quite the shoe and maybe you can incorporate some less financially irresponsible way to add some killer holiday shoes, plaid or tartan cheer into your wardrobe and rock the shiz out of it this year.

These are the inspiration, let your imagination take over all while saving a little Christmas, Hanukkah, Quanza, dinero. 

Happy Holidays!

Muah!

SheRocS

REPETTO //

ZIZI TARTAN OXFORDS

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Tartan canvas oxfords in red, green and navy. White, yellow and black accents. Round toe. Lace-up closure. Leather sole with approx. 1” stacked heel. 100% cotton. Made in France.

$325.00 USD

SOLE MATES!

There is no doubt in my mind. 

These lovelies will be mine. 

Fab – check

Booties – check

Pink – check

My latest infatuation with glitter & sparkle – double check

ASOS and me have been besties for quite some time. Now I think all you ladies may have been introduced to her over the last few years but ASOS and me go way back. I’ve been her lover for yeeeears and at first it was a secret and so romantic and fabulous that way, then…. ALL OF AMERICA FOUND OUT… poo. I mean ya for her because now she gets to share her radiant love with everyone from the UK and beyond, but now I have to share her. So her secrets are no longer just mine. 

That is why I’m sharing these GORGEOUS, sparkly, dazzlers with you. You and only you. So please don’t go running off telling the world about our love, lets just keep it between us… we are SOLE MATES after all. 

Shhhhh…. my love. 

Love,

SheRocS

ASOS ASTRID Glitter Ankle Boot

$116.81
  • Ankle boots, featuring a contrast almond toe with bow detail, embellished glitter design to the vamp and upper, contrast zip to reverse and a chunky platform and block high heel.

WEEKLY SHOE-GASIM

AH-FRICKIN-MAY-ZING PEOPLE!

This is THE SHOE-GASIM of SHOE-GASIM’S PEOPLE. I’m literally having to contain myself at work. BETTER THAN SEX! *(for the moment anyways) But LORDY LORD, HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL these are GOD’S GIFT to SHOES. 

GOLD-GOLD-GOLD. All I see is GOLD. I’m in a SHOE TRANCE.

I have NEVER in my LIFE been a “GLITTER” girl, ewe… but apparently it is all the rage and I can’t stop seeing it EVERYWHERE and finally, yes, finally I have been taken in by the lure of Rodarte’s for Opening Ceremony’s GORGEOUS GOLD GLITTER BOOTIE!

I need to have these in my life, so if all of you lovely ladies, readers, fans, if you’re out there, let’s gather our pretty pennies and start a SheRocS Holiday Shoe Fun… these will do nicely in a size 7 please… (A girl can dream can’t she?) ;O)

SMOOCHIES!

SheRocS

Rodarte for Opening Ceremony 
glitter cut-out bootie – rshoe04a

rodarte returns this year with a vision of nordic winter. long silhouettes billow in icy winds, while thick fair isle knits and shearling coats clutch in the warmth. ruffled textures and beadwork accent clean scandinavian lines, mock necks, and draped shoulders. mints, blush, and ochre combine for a romantic colorscape grounded in earthy browns.

Lace-up bootie with glitter coating | Square toe | Cut-out above toe | Cushioned insole. 

*Available in burgundy glitter leather and gold glitter leather.

RODARTE FOR OC

Passport: USA

Established: 2011 by Rodarte & Opening Ceremony

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of OPENING CEREMONY team up with Kate and Laura Mulleavy of RODARTE for a special collaboration: Rodarte for Opening Ceremony! Offering womenswear, menswear, shoes, hosiery, and eyewear, the new line is available at Opening Ceremony outposts in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and online.

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