Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sparkle, Glitter, and Shine

It’s the holiday season and nothing says festive like a little glitter.  Sparkles on your feet are a stylish grown up way to celebrate the holidays and usher in the new year with panache.   But fear not, these celebratory accents can be worn year round so feel free to invest in a pair that you truly love.  Some of our favorites for the ultimate party girl are Ivanka Trump’s Belita sandals in black with a touch of gold glitter, the perfect way to glam up your LBD.

For a more bohemian vibe, Matt Bernson’s Jardin booties with black glitter heels are the perfect fit. These booties can toughen up any outfit and still look great with your every day jeans.

London Sole’s Henrietta ballet flats in multiglitter are also a great way to spice up your everyday look but are polished enough to pair with a dressier holiday ensemble.  Whatever style you choose just remember all that glitters isn’t always gold, it can be silver, black or multicolored too!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Black Friday Gift Guide

With Black Friday just around the corner, it is a great time to start thinking about your gift and wish lists.  It can be hard to find the perfect present for your loved ones and friends so we decided to help out with some suggestions.  You can never go wrong with scarves or gloves, especially cashmere ones. These Qi Cashmere fur gloves are super luxurious, the perfect gift for anyone at any age.

Girls of all ages love sparkles and glitter so why not give a fun cocktail ring like the disco ball from Kenneth Jay Lane.

For the more conservative recipients in your life, try the versatile and stackable Art Deco bangles from CC Skye; perfect additions that can carry any trendsetter from season to season.

If you have any little ones in your life you absolutely MUST pick up at least one pair of needlepoint booties By Paige.  The only challenge here will be picking a favorite.
And the best part about holiday shopping: picking up a little something for yourself because we all deserve a treat every now and again.  Use the Black Friday savings to grab the coveted Stanley L.K. Bennett boots: dressy enough to wear with skirts but comfortable enough to pair with jeans for a busy Saturday running errands.  So while prepping your Thanksgiving feast, start your lists and then hit the stores early for the best savings.  Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!

Obviously we at Bishop LOVE shoes but shoes are only one piece of the fashion puzzle, a girl can never underestimate the power of accessories!  The right jewelry, scarf, or purse can really transform an ordinary outfit into something truly spectacular and fashionable.  Hyla DeWitt’s necklaces are little pieces of wearable art.   Pair one of her creations like this fantastic Cate Necklace or the colorful Nusta Necklace with any outfit for an instant pop of glam

Feeling bored with your drab winter coat and dark colors?   Add a Sir Alistair Rai scarf or a bright orange Milly bag to immediately pump up the color spectrum.

So next time you find yourself wondering if an accessory is worth investing in the answer is YES!  Because while your scarves, jewelry, or handbags might seem like after thoughts, when wearing the right ones they can quickly become the main event for any fashionista! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Fresh Look at Patent Leather

Patent leather has been around since the late 1700s and it is still stylish, talk about standing the test of time!  While black patent leather pumps are an obvious choice why not mix it up with some color?  If you have been keeping up with the fall/winter trends you know that anything oxblood/burgundy colored is a must have.  L.K. Bennett makes an adorable patent Bordeaux pump with the sweetest bow detail; a great alternative to classic black.

Another way to update your patent shoe wardrobe is to go for a more casual look.  Ivanka Trump makes an extremely versatile and insanely comfortable nude patent flat; an ideal alternative to your everyday shoe.

And if you cannot resist the allure of a timeless black patent leather pump, think outside the box and try a fresh silhouette like this flirty Pura Lopez heel.  Just remember patent leather will always stretch, so a bit of discomfort in the store is perfectly normal.  Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cashmere Weather Is Here

It’s getting chilly and the first snowflakes are definitely in our near future which can only mean one thing: break out the cashmere!  By far our favorite thing about the colder months is wrapping up in this luxurious fabric, which is no longer relegated to sweaters but includes accessories too.  Why not indulge in a Qi Cashmere hat or infinity scarf. 
The pop-top mittens are perfect for you ladies on the go easily converting from a warm mitten to fingerless phone friendly gloves.  In addition to feeling warm and fuzzy in your new cashmere accessories, you can also feel good about the company who produced these items.  Qi is a socially conscious New York based company that promotes environmental health and has taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint all while supporting several non-profits.   So go ahead, spoil yourself with some lux winter trimmings with a clear conscience and if you are feeling extra generous pick up doubles of your favorites because anything cashmere is always a welcome gift!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Make Room for Metallics

Metallics are having a major moment and the best part about this trend: they go with everything! A shoe like Loeffler Randall’s Quincy silver flat is the perfect way to brighten up any ensemble.  Metallics are the ideal way to get into the festive holiday spirit without being too literal.

For those who are daring enough to try a metallic with a bold color Matt Bernson’s Mulberry Cap Toe in Fuchsia is an amazing shoe that actually goes with more than you might originally think.  The bright color is perfect for all black garb and even stays on trend paired with colorful jeans.

If metallic shoes seem like too much of a commitment, try experimenting with accessories like Elaine Turner’s Rachel Metallic Leather clutch in Gunmetal.  You will be amazed at how often you grab this bag whether it is for a casual girls night out or a more formal function.  It literally goes with everything and makes every outfit just a bit more chic and who couldn’t use an added dose of fabulousness?!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Two Tone Mania

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Animal Print Neutrals

Leopard is here to stay and we couldn’t be more excited.  This sassy animal print can be worn all year round with anything so it is time to start treating it as the versatile neutral that it is!  A demure leopard ballet flat with a bow, like Isaac Mizrahi’s, looks fab with skirts or pants, quiet enough for the office but still fun enough for drinks after hours. 

For those of you who are feeling a bit more bold try pairing Mizrahi’s red pump with leopard detail with dark black tights and an LBD for date night and let your shoes do all the talking!