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Spring Shopping Guide: Lucite-Heel Sandals

A year ago, if you had told me I’d be writing about Lucite-heeled sandals, I’d have asked you, “Did I start working at a strip club?” Funny how all it takes is one designer to subvert the stereotype, and all of a sudden, reinvented stripper shoes are everywhere. (Even here.) Granted, see-through heels aside, this season’s footwear looks nothing like that found on the feet of ladies of the night; the key is that these styles feature a chunkier heel or even a wedge versus a stiletto. But if you do see any of these up on the pole, well, you’ve landed yourself at one classy strip joint, my friend.

Leave it to Lanvin to make Lucite classy—with a five-inch clear wedge heel, these sandals have the cool effect of making the foot look like it’s cantilevered over the thick black platform. I also love the scalloped straps, which are très Parisienne.

Compared to the above shoe, Stella McCartney’s Tess platform sandals would almost look downright dowdy, with their almost flatform-like shape. However, they’re incredibly sleek and sculptural, and with the Lucite extending below the toe, it creates the effect of your foot floating, goddess-like, on air.

But, should you really want to look like a stripper—a high-end stripper—then there’s always Casadei’s red patent leather sandals, the finest stripper shoes money can buy.

At the mid-range price point, there are some lovely, refined options, like this Stuart Weitzman Theone sandal. With the camel-colored leather straps and Lucite heel, these are pretty much guaranteed to give you the longest, sexiest legs of your life. I’m actually afraid to buy these, lest I never want to wear any of my other shoes again.

For a more practical take on the trend, there’s Loeffler Randall’s Heddie sandals, which are nearly sold out everywhere (but, whee, still in my size at Les Nouvelles!). In spite of the minimal heel, they’ll still give you a nice lengthening effect with the bonus of being totally walkable.

Hands down, one of my favorite pairs is the Lana wedge sandal by MICHAEL Michael Kors. It’s simple, it’s perfect, and the price is right. Really, what else can I say?

On the edgier side, these Jeffrey Campbell Soiree sandals have a thicker black strap around the ankle, a back zipper, and a clear band across the instep. I should note that in spite of the 4.25″ heel on this pair, I tend to find Jeffrey Campbell shoes quite comfortable.

Of course, one does not have to pay runway prices for a classic look (well, as classic as Lucite heels can be): This chic pair from Deena & Ozzy is just $49.99.

Aldo’s Aserri sandals have been featured in a slew of fashion magazines, and at $100, they’re pretty much a no-brainer. I like that they’re a T-strap, which has the added effect of elongating the leg, especially if you go for the nude color. Maybe once you go Lucite, you never go back?

From our friends at Cheryl Shops

Shopping + Goodies Is More Than Mellow Over Yellow!

Shopping and Goodies welcomes Be Voguish to our stylish and trendy group of fashionistas! Yellow continues to be a growing trend right through Spring! We think yellow adds a lot of pop especially on a dreary day.Today we are featuring glamorous looks from the Emmy’s, Lanvin’s pastel cuff, an ever-so chic black dress and our celeb scoop! You will not want to miss reading these fashionable links! Shopping and Goodies always has the latest styles and trends every week!

A Few Goody Gumdrops can’t wait to wear Lanvin’s Strass and Crystal Tutti Frutti Cuff!

Be Voguish is sharing the latest beauty looks and hairstyles from the Emmys!

Girls Talkin Smack shares the scoop on on how Kate Upton covers up for Jalouse Magazine!

Shopping and Info shares Black Halo’s Jackie O Sheath Dress as the one to own this season!

TheFind is loving the bright yellow party looks seen at the Emmys!

Hats Off (ON) To The Summer!

Now that summer is here, it’s time to start wearing a hat but not just any hat. We often wear baseball caps but are thinking about a more sophisticated look for the beach this summer. Hats have become a go-to staple for summer activities! We’d never go to the beach, take a walk or go boating without wearing a hat. The main reason is we want to avoid getting (any more) wrinkles and damaging our skin. We’re so excited that Lanvin’s ever-so chic Woven Boucle-Tweed Sun hat is now reasonably priced. (sort of affordable) We looked at this hat two months ago but it was too pricey.

The (Chanelish tweed) sun hat features a wide brim which is perfect for protecting your face from the sun. Big sunglasses are also a must! We’d pair this fabulous hat with beach attire, shorts and a great tee/tank or a strapless maxi dress.

The bright colors and flouncy shape make this hat fun and oh-so fashionable! (“oh-so”….one of my first blogging terms that I still love from five years ago!)

We forgot to mention the designer of this hat. It’s Lanvin……but of course you knew that because everything Lanvin is always gorgeous, chic and cool. Click the link to indulge! Wait til you see the Lanvin dress we are thinking of pre-ordering for fall.

from our friends at A Few Goody Gumdrops


Shopping and Goodies 5.2.12

Shopping and Goodies is amazing this week!  As usual we have the very latest trends.Today we’re featuring the latest Hermes Campaign (Oo-la-la), Designer High-Tops (including Isable Marant’s), the ever-so cool J Brand leather leggings, spring jackets from Karen Millen paired with this season’s hottest color jeans and a fashionable celeb scoop….sexy suspenders! I’d start reading what the chicest fashionistas have to scoop about!

A Few Goody Gumdrops is running in her latest designer high tops! Will you be?
Girls Talkin Smack is sharing the latest trend…. celebs wearing sexy suspender tights!
RedPoppy loves Hermes’ Spring 2012 Le Carre campaign…
Shopping and Info is loving Kim Kardashian’s leather leggings by J Brand!
TheFind says bring on warmer weather with a spring-ready jacket from Karen Millen.


Shopping & Goodies 2.15.12 – Fashion Week Fun


Shopping and Goodies has so much to share this week! Some of our bloggers were at fashion week. See what designers they saw and how they soothed their feet! It’s time to travel in style with Lanvin luggage and a sexy Kiki De Montparnasse robe tucked inside. You’ll love seeing Whitney’s hair styles over the years and be sure to read our celeb scoop! Of course…you’ll need a gorgeous pair of hanging earrings. I’d start reading what my favorite fashionistas have to say! They definitely have all the latest trends covered.

A Few Goody Gumdrops is dazzled by these stylish hanging white gold earrings designed by Rodkin, Stone, Irit and Hardy!
Girls Talkin Smack shares celebrities who have lost their fortune. See who they are!
RedPoppy Fashion attends New York Fashion Week and views Alexander Wang, Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung and more!
Shopping and Info is lusting over Kiki De Montparnasse’s Kimono style robe for Valentine’s Day!
StyleMaven has her eye on the ultimate travel accessory for her next International globetrotting adventure, the Lanvin Amalia Voyage leather suitcase.
The Budget Fashionista takes a look at Whitney’s hair styles over the years!

TheFind is relieving Fashion Week foot fatigue with a secret remedy to soothe shoe-induced leg and feet discomfort.

Snob Worthy Links – 9.29.11 – Lanvin + Milan Spring 2012 Fashion Week

Shoe Snob wants to bring out your inner industrial sex kitten with Lanvin cut-out platform wedges

Couture Snob adores McQueen’s leather paneled wool blend dress

Bag Snob rounds up Milan Spring 2012 Fashion Week


Snob Worthy Links – 9.20.11- Lanvin + Burberry


Couture Snob takes a look at Burberry Spring 2012 Collection: Army Wives

Bag Snob shows is a milestone for Milly

Shoe Snob keeps us updated with the latest from Lanvin

Snob Worthy Links – 8.16.11 – Chanel + Donna Karan

The Bag Snob shows us what is old and what’s new with Chanel’s Fall line

The Couture Snob keeps us toasty for winter’s upcoming weather with Donna Karan’s Shearling Scarf

The Shoe Snob pumps up perfect wedding wear with Lanvin’s Crystal Flower Pump


A Few Goody Gumdrops Giveaway: SSENSE Giftcard Giveaway

A Few Goody Gumdrops is excited to bring you an amazing new Giveaway from SSENSE.
AFGG has teamed up with the chic and stylish online shopping site to offer our readers the chance to win a $250 Giftcard for SSENSE! If you’re the lucky winner of this fabulous Giftcard, how will you spend it on SSENSE? We know you’ll enjoy viewing their fashionable runway and designer collections online. is one of my favorite online fashion sites for men and women who love shopping for luxury apparel and accessories from fashion’s most coveted designers. SSENSE has a super stylish selection of runway and high-street fashions from labels such as Dsquared2, Rag & Bone, Maison Martin Margiela, Alice + Olivia, Givenchy, Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schoulerand many more. We can’t forget about their incredible Designer Handbags!

To enter to win this fabulous Giftcard:
1. Subscribe to A Few Goody Gumdrops by email.
2.Leave a comment on the official AFGG contest page here using the email address you used to subscribe. Tell us how you would spend the giftcard.
3.”Like” AFGG’s Facebook Page
4.”Like” SSENSE’s Facebook Page

The winner will be chosen at random by A Few Goody Gumdrops. The contest will run for two weeks beginning 7/19/11 and will end 8/3/11. SSENSE will send the Giftcard directly to the winner, so be sure to provide a valid email address.The winner has 48 hours to respond by email. If there is no response an alternate winner will be chosen. Only residents of the United States are eligible to enter and/or claim the prize.

From our friends at A Few Goody Gumdrops

Buy The Perfect Suit Online With The Help of MR. PORTER!

A suit is one of those essential, go-to pieces in a man’s wardrobe that he can’t live without. It’s simple, it’s classic, it’s timeless, yet at the same time it’s probably one of the most difficult things to shop for. Since fit is so essential (there’s a dangerously fine line between the perfect fit and a terrible fit), selecting a great suit can be not only extremely costly, but ridiculously time-consuming as well — especially if you’re not the biggest fan of shopping. And trying to shop for a suit online? Forget about it! Well, that is… until now. Menswear shopping hub MR. PORTER not only carries everything a guy needs to look his best for any occasion, but also provides tips on how to do so the right way online — no fuss. Buying Director Toby Bateman provides professional tips on buying a suit online, from measuring and style to fabric and cut, and even recommendations on alterations. Whether your style is Lanvin, Ralph Lauren, or Richard James, MR. PORTER ensures that you can still find your perfect suit without setting foot in a store!

– Alex Gambardella

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