Thursday, October 2, 2008

Biker Chic (Rough and Tumble)

Shoes with tough details are hot right now. Heels and the Queen City blogged about this particular trend just a few days ago, calling them dominatrix heels and Piperlime just sent me an email touting the "Rock Star Femme" look is where it's at. My husband would call it "rough and tumble". No matter what you call it I am loving this look and am definitely on a mission to find a pair of my own to rock. Toughen up some of those girly ensembles I'm always sporting. Wanna get yourself a pair? When it comes to hardware look for buckles, studs, or zippers. For color, black is best. Personally, I'm partial to leather but if leather's not your thing there are plenty of synthetic materials to go around. Check out a few of my favorite finds below.

Bronx Zari

The wrap around leather strap at the ankle really toughens up these beautiful Bronx boots. I love the slouchy upper which is very chic and on trend.

Kiss Boot - Jessica Simpson

Yes, I know! They're flat! I couldn't believe it either but there are some really great elements here. From the zipper that starts at the arch and travels all the way up the shaft, to the buckled ankle strap. The thin traction sole ups it's biker/rocker quotient yet manages to remain feminine at the same time. Find these on and use your 15% discount using the code HEELS08.

Excel - Carlos by Carlos Santana

A black suede bootie in a classic shape with a modern twist. The zipper detailing is perfect, wrapping around from ankle to the top of the foot. The shape alone will make these a wardrobe staple. Wear these with pants, skirts, your skinny jeans, just about anything and you'll be ready to rock n' roll.

Mallory Boot - Jessica Simpson

Slouchy, sexy, with a hot little buckled detail in the back. Guaranteed to toughen up even the flirtiest of your fall florals and lace. Oh and guess what? You can use your 15% off discount from on these too. Don't forget the code. Heels08

Tayla Heel - Betsey Johnson

More zippers, I know but I really love these. The more I look at them the more I want them. The kicker was when I saw the lightning bolt zipper pull on the heel. You can use the discount on these too! I know, I'm awesome! Heels08

Pour La Victoire - Sabrina

I'm intrigued by these. Personally, they feel just a tad over the top but I'm teetering on the edge of whether or not I think they're great. They definitely have that rocker vibe. What do you guys think?

Striker Pump - Jessica Simpson

So the heel on these bad boys comes in around 5 inches. Hot heel, zippers, and leath-uh.
'Nough said.


Anonymous said...

Hi! Cute blog!
Im also a shoe blogger.
So... I dont like very much the zippers like an ornament for the shoes but i like this bikers shoes.


Love Is The Movement said...

I was so going to get the "Tayla Heel". They had them at century 21 for a good price! grrr.