Spring Shoe Trends with Donald Pliner

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

Spring is in the air- or at least in the shoes even if it’s still cold as heck outside!

Last week I hosted a Spring Shoe-tacular event at Donald Pliner in the Forum Shops at Caesars where we listened to some cool tunes from DJ Miss Joy, sipped on delish margaritas from Mesa Grill, got glammed up by NARS and of course had a first hand look at the Donald Pliner Spring 2018 Collection.

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

The Spring 2018 Donald Pliner Collection was inspired by the desert town of Marfa, Texas known for its modern art installments, art galleries, desert landscape and starry nights (if you’ve never been to Marfa it’s truly a must-see).

The collection plays with the juxtaposition of nature and stark modernity. Wood combines with lucite, whimsy with minimalist design.  It’s a study of contrasts through elements which draw on Marfa’s vibrant modern art scene as well as it’s barren desert landscape.

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

The combination of raw materials, reflective surfaces and artisenal touches evoke the spirit of Marfa in this fantastic Spring Collection.

At the event I invited guests to “spot the trend” and create an Instagram story of their favorite examples of the three hottest Spring 2018 shoe trends, Lavender, Baja and Glitter & Glitz.

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

LAVENDER

Lavender is THE color for Spring 2018.  You will spot in everything from ready to wear to handbags and of course shoes!  It pairs perfectly with denim and a red lip. This shade will be stealing the number one color spot from millennial pink this season.

Spring Shoe Trends

Spring Shoe Trends

BAJA

Slides are hot again this season and so is anything with an easy vacay style silhouette.  Think summer days in Baja California, ankle wraps, colorful accents, raffia, tropical prints and an easy silhouette.

Spring Shoe Trends

GLITTER and GLITZ

If it’s got glitter, a lucite heel or it’s made of crystal clear plastic then you are stepping in the right direction this season.

You can SHOP the complete collection at Donald Pliner at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace or if your not in Vegas at DonaldPliner.com

Spring 2018's Hottest Shoe Trends

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Vintage Silhouettes

vintage silhouettes

Vintage silhouettes rule.

Classic shapes that worked so well in the past they’re worth bringing back today.

Alessandro Michele has single-handedly revived the Gucci brand as a powerhouse with global reach based on the main premise of vintage silhouettes and other major fashion houses such as Chloe, Valentino and Miu Miu have followed suit.  It seems everyone is inspired by looking backwards.

I am so in love with this Outfit of the Day because it was a gift from my dear friend Patty at Stilettos and Sin City.

It is a vintage piece she found on one of her hunts, I feel so Westworld-chic in it and the details are incredible. The cuffs, the buttons, velvet trim and pockets!  It’s a dream, plus it’s a one of a kind find that is totally on trend.  You will see this same silhouette in current collections from Gucci, Chloe, Marc Jacobs and more!

Patty and I both share a love for vintage finds and she is the ultimate vintage huntress- in fact you can purchase some of her finds on her Insta-stories and on Snapchat.  Her personal collection of curated vintage pieces is jaw dropping.

One of my favorite things about vintage clothing is that it is unique and not everyone is going to be seen wearing the same pieces as you.  It’s a way to tap into the moment’s top trends without spending a gazillion dollars or buying the exact same thing as everyone else!

Vintage pieces can be the unexpected pieces your wardrobe is missing.

 

vintage silhouettes

vintage silhouettes

Spring 2018 Vintage Silhouettes

Spring 2018 Vintage Silhouettes

Vintage Silhouettes

Spring 2018 Trend Vintage Silhouettes

What I’m Wearing: Vintage Dress from StillettosandSinCity | Tory Burch Gemini Link Patent Chain Shoulder Bag | Nine West Velvet Bootie |

Click to SHOP some of my Favorite Vintage Silhouettes:

Spring 2018 Fashion trends. Vintage Silhouettes are a must-have.

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Dry Shampoo Fix for Sweaty Feet

Dry Shampoo fix for Sweaty Feet

As the weather warms up we will soon be trading our booties and boots in for sandals, peep toes and sling backs and with that comes a problem most of us face, sweaty slippery feet.

I remember one time at a summer event here in Vegas, wearing peep toe heels (of course it was like a gazillion degrees) and my feet were so sweaty they started slowly sliding forward until all of my toes were jockeying for position trying to escape out of that one tiny little peep hole in the front of my shoe! There I was trying to look cool, sipping my cocktail while down below it was like a pain filled scene from Titanic, mass evacuation.

Since then I have discovered a sweaty foot’s BFF, which just so happens to be dirty hair’s BFF (it’s ok they can share) Dry Shampoo!

Most dry shampoos are made with some sort of starch to soak up oil, makes sense right?  It absorbs the oil from your scalp leaving your hair fresh and clean extending that blowout a few more days, well it works the same way absorbing oil/sweat from your feet.

The fix is ridiculously easy.  Just spray the bottoms of your feet with dry shampoo before you put your heels/shoes on.  It work great on any shoes you are wearing sockless- heels, ballet flats and sandals.

I opt for spray/aerosol dry shampoos that dry clear with zero powdery residue for this fix because who want’s chalky feet lol.

Dry Shampoo For Stinky feet

Dry shampoo will also help with those smelly sneakers!  Spray the inside with dry shampoo. Let the formula absorb for a few hours then brush off any residue, and your kicks will be coming up roses—well, almost.

You can also apply a shot of dry shampoo to your palms and rub them together to nix sweaty hands and you can spray a quick blast in between thighs to prevent perspiration and rubbing! Really!  It totally works!

Dry Shampoo Fix for Sweaty Feet

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Centurions and Mimosa’s

The Forum Shops at Caesars

Last weekend I attended a FABULOUS VIP Blogger crawl at The Forum Shops at Caesars!

Myself and 14 of Las Vegas’ top Influencers began our Saturday morning with mimosa’s and a centurion.

Not a bad way to start the day, right?!

Next we traveled to Sephora to discover some of the hottest beauty trends and new products.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Sephora

Did you know that at the Forum Shops Sephora location you can personalize any fragrance purchase by engraving on the bottle! So fun!

It’s a chic complementary service they offer that really adds that VIP personal touch to a fragrance gift!

The Forum Shops at Caesars Sephora

And we all know what I’ll be engraving… my new obsession…. Commodity Fragrance.

Commodity’s carefully curated range of perfumes and candles housed in black-and-white packaging is the stuff beauty influencers drool over.  They believe that fragrances should be all about you. Inspired by everyday commodities, each scent invites you to add your own personality. By mixing and matching, you can discover scents that truly fit.

The UK based fragrance company’s eau de parfums are cruelty free with no animal testing and no animal byproducts PLUS all of their fragrance ingredients are sustainably sourced and paraben, phthalate, and gluten free.  They can be worn alone or layered as a fragrance wardrobe. I am OBSESSED with “Whiskey” which is inspired by American bourbon casks and rare Irish whiskies. Layers of mahogany, oak, sage, and cinnamon create a warm, spicy luxe scent.

In beauty circles sparkle and holograms are all the rage at moment and no one does sparkle like Stila.  The Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is EVERYTHING!  Available in 18 shades it’s the perfect way to make your eyes really pop this season.

After learning the in’s and out’s of Spring beauty it was time to move on to fashion.  At Tory Burch we got a hands on look at the Spring 2018 Collection.

The Collection is centered around two “oh-so-Tory” themes: color and pattern.

Inspired by interior decorator David Hicks who pioneered the eclectic approach to decorating, Tory Burch’s spring line celebrates mixing patterns, bold colors, the old and the new and at it’s center the gorgeous painted Iris.

Beauty, Fashion and the last stop fitness.

We wrapped up our morning at Lululemon where we got the 411 on fitness fashion.

The Forum Shops at Caesars

This season is all about athleisure and workout pieces with intricate details- strappy backs, ruching and texture with a focus on fit. Functional pieces that will make you feel pretty while still getting your sweat on!

The Forum Shops at Caesars

I learned an interesting detail on our tour.  Do you every stare at mannequins and think “I wonder if that’s a real person’s body”?  Well, at Lululemon all of the mannequins are made from casts of actual clients bodies.  Real people that actually wear the clothing!  So the next time you see a mannequin in Lululemon, you might just know him lol.

The Forum Shops at Caesars

Follow in our footsteps of Beauty, Fashion, Fitness.

Get a complete 360 degree view of the season by stopping into Sephora, Tory Burch and Lululemon at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

The Forum Shops at Caesars

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Camouflage The Print to Be Seen In

Camouflage Pant Trend

Military influences are always a huge trend for Spring but this season Camo Pants and Cargo Pants are completely taking over.

Alexander Wang showcased loose easy military-esc cargo pants paired with sparkly tops in his Spring Collection, slouchy camo cargo pants were everywhere over at Zadig & Voltaire and just about every fashion influencer on the planet is either currently rockin’ or getting ready to rock this trend.

At first I was a little hesitant to adopt this one but after a long journey- if you follow my stories on Instagram you know what I went through to get these pants just right- I fell in love.

Here’s why you’ll be seeing me rock this trend:

First, the pants are totally comfy.  Imagine that, a leg with a little room, a nice fit in the waist and you can bend over without fear of splitting your trousers.

Second it’s fun and surprisingly versatile.  You have to be creative when paring with camouflage to avoid looking like you’re headed to a paintball tournament.

Girly it out with soft silky fabrics, lace and heels or edge it up with leather, band tees and some leopard.

Whichever way you choose to style it GO ALL THE WAY.  There’s no half-measures when it comes to Camouflage.

Camouflage Pant Trend

Camouflage Pant Trend

Camouflage Pant Trend

Camouflage Pant Trend

Camouflage Pant Trend

Camouflage Pant Trend

What I’m Wearing: ASOS BREE Camo Pants | Dolly Parton “Find Something You Love Then Do It On Purpose” Tee | Donald J Pliner Leopard Heel | KOOBA Patent Leather Clutch | X The Band Bandanna | Stella McCaryney Sunglasses | Muuba Leather Jacket | ASOS Full Metal Rose Gold Waist Belt |

Click to SHOP some of my Favorite Camo pant finds:

How to Rock the Camouflage Pant Trend

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