paneledsneakersI've been doing my fair share of shoe shopping lately. Almost everything for spring. Yes, I realize I won't be able to wear them for a while. But knowing I have them in preparation for the upcoming season makes me happy.

Speaking of happy, I don't own these (yet), but am certainly digging the comeback of the sneaker. This version by MM6 Maison Martin Margiela is so modern and cool. These Italian-made sneakers have the label's chic minimalist touch. I love the mix of white and sky-blue leather, light-gray suede and navy mesh.

Maybe I should add one more pair of shoes to my closet?

Available at Net-a-Porter

espadrillerockstudAnd the Rockstud lives on.

Valentino takes the Rockstud all the way to espadrille-ville for resort season. This ankle wrap flat espadrille features the signature pyramid Rockstud trim, stamped calfskin, jute-capped round toe, contrast footbed leather and braided jute midsole.

Will we see more color options for spring? I do hope so!

Available from Bergdorf Goodman, size up at least a 1/2 size 

shearlingsneakersShearling sneakers?

Count me in.

I'm not sure what my obsession with a stylish high top is, but this is coolness beyond belief. With an internal wedge, reinforced eyelets, leather laces and patchwork shearling, I am diggin' Black Dioniso's ode to chucks. These just may join the ranks of my metallic high tops. No doubt they'll get worn to football, lacrosse and volleyball games.

Maybe I will even work in them!

Available from Luisaviaroma

Fall wardrobe planning for clients begins earlier and earlier each year. Starting with pre-orders in June. Shopping is already in full swing!

Just this past week, I went shopping with an out-of-town client to fulfill her list of fall essentials. While I typically don't share our fabulous finds, I must pass along this understated, elegant Italian smoking flat by Attilio Giusti Leombruni that I selected for her. It's chic, yet comfortable — something that is always on my clients' lists.

Flats continue to make an impact into the upcoming season. It's just a matter of finding the right one for you.


fallboots14I wish I didn't love boots so much. My wallet would thank me.

However, after ordering two new pairs of fabulous fall boots, I am counting down the days until they can be worn. I am even contemplating bringing them on my upcoming excursion, as the temps will be cooler.

Nothing makes me more excited about the season ahead than boots. I realize I have countless pairs, but each and every one gets lots of love. It's my favorite purchase of the year. Every year.

If you haven't already pre-ordered your fall boots, now is the time. The good ones go fast!

Alexander Wang boots featured above, source unknown