What’s Your Oxblood (shoe) Type?

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Last week I presented you with four fabulous pairs of size 12 – 13 oxblood booties: three in mixed textures and one that was super budget friendly.

Today I’m bringing you size 12 – 15 oxblood shoes in five very different styles to fit your unique shoe type–or oxblood type as I’m calling it.  Any pair of these shoes will fit your style personality  whether you’re looking to add a masculine touch like the ‘Brogue’ boot from Long Tall Sally, show-off your love for detail like the style maven you are in Sam Edelman’s ‘Zachary’ lace-up pump, or keep it classic with a smoking loafer  like Franco Sarto’s ‘Freeze’.

Whatever your oxblood shoe type is you can count on looking great while expressing it!

Clockwise: Franco Sarto Freeze Smoking Loafer, $90 (up to 13); Sam Edelman Zachary, $140; Halogen Melinda Ankle Strap Pump, $100; Shoesissima Jacko Heeled Chelsea Boot, $265 (up to size 13); Long Tall Sally Leather Brogue Chelsea Boot, $180 (up to size 15).

Eight More Size 12 -15 Little Black Booties

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I’ve had all eight of these size 12 -15 black ankle boots flagged for future posting. But, what better time than now to share!

Note: The booties flagged with the triangles are available in women’s sizes 13-15!

TOP: Stuart Weitzman Apogeemid, $488; Rose Petals Asher, $90 (up to size 13); Long Tall Sally Double Zip Suede Ankle Boot, $195.
MID: Sam Edelman Petty, $139; Vince Camuto Sultra, $125; Kelsi Dagger Ivy Boot, $69.00 (up to size 14).
BOTTOM: Barefoot Tess Devon, $99; Dolce Vita Nimbus, $79 (size 13 only).

Deflex Comfort Prestyne Quilted Bootie

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Are you frugal and fabulous and looking to get in on fall’s trends while being fiscally conservative? If so, the oxblood quilted suede ‘Prestyne’ bootie from Payless’ Deflex Comfort line is perfect you.  The under $50 price tag will tickle your fancy and the inner comfort features as described below will definitely have you sold:

The soft footbed boasts a two layer insole. Memory foam, like pillows provided in five-star hotels, absorbs shock, shapes and holds perfectly to cradle the foot for lasting comfort. Latex foam has a premier bouncing nature which provides cushion and a feeling of protection with every step.

$34.99/ up to size 13

3D Shoe Printing Offers Options for Larger Sizes

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Earlier this year when I first read about the concept of 3-D printing shoes I  became very excited–‘We have options!’ I thought. By ‘we’ I was, of course, referring to us ladies who wear size 12 women’s shoes and larger.  By ‘options’, I meant having the ability to design and create a shoe specific to our sizing needs.

In the Wired Magazine article 3D Shoes: A Step in the Right Direction writer Daniel Burrus states:

What makes 3D printed shoes so enticing for consumers is that the shoes are tailored for each person’s unique feet…Additionally, because the current shoe sizing system is limited to half-integer measurements (6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, etc.), it’s only taking into account how long someone’s feet are. Finding shoes for wide or thick feet is difficult. 3D Printing solves all this.

Did you read the last line? 3D printing solves the issue of sizing for uniquely sized feet. Angels are singing and the heavens have opened! As a niche market of consumers in the footwear industry, this concept stands to open the door for infinite possibilities in the design selection and availability of large sized shoes.

So, you’re probably wondering how are shoes “printed”? According to the article, which goes in depth about the process of printing shoes made from a flexible synthetic rubber: Continue reading

Oxblood on the Dance Floor

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Oozing with impeccable details like an asymmetrical zipper and snake print and a mixture of textures including calfhair, leather, and suede, allows you to have great versatility when styling! In addition to complimenting other neutrals, it pairs well with neon yellow, bubblegum pink, denim, and a variety of prints.

So, if you’re searching for a shoe in an alternative color oxblood, burgundy, and dark garnet are perfect choices.

Clockwise: Vince Camuto Chantel, $149;  Chantel, $149; Halogen Riley Open-Toe-Bootie, $110: Riley Open-Toe-Bootie, $110: Vince Camuto Kawa, $129.

Little Black Booties Rockin Everywhere!

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I have to say the LBB aka little black bootie is my new favorite shoe to rock anytime of year!

I recently purchased the Tesori ‘Kinsley’ bootie for $75 from Nordstrom Rack with the intentions of wearing them for the fall season. But, I just couldn’t wait so I’ve been wearing them several times a week. They pair perfectly with skinny jeans, gypsy skirts, short skirts, even sexy LBD’s–it’s something about a black ankle boot that adds a slight ‘edge’ to a look.

The LBB can be spotted on the feet of the most stylish girls all over the city! And, as you know if I you are following me on Instagram, I did a little window shopping for my New York ladies and posted four incredibly hot pairs of  LBB’s to suit anyone’s tastes–be it classic, sexy, mod, or tomboy– all available in a size 12!

If you’re still in search of the perfect little black bootie take your pick from any of these six pair of size 12 ankle boots.

Top to Bottom: Clarks Mission Halle, $150; Sole Society Terilyn, $89.95; Sperry Top-SiderAmbrose, $140; Sole Society Charlotte, $99.95; Sole Society Sidney, $89.95;  and Clarks Mission Parker, $150.

O’Where O’Where Have I Been?

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This is every New York woman after a day of traipsing through the city in heels.

To make a long story short life has happened which is the reason for my absence from my blog, F*ck X’s We’re 12’s.

I arrived in NYC September 3rd, 2013, the start of New York Fashion Week and my new life! Within the span of a year I have learned a lot about myself, New York fashion (remember I’m an LA girl), but most importantly I’ve learned a lot about shoes. These lessons have mostly come through naivety and error.

Far unlike my California days where flip-flops and sandals could be worn at any given time of the year and stilettos didn’t equate to sexy torture devices that you climbed subway stairs, apartment stairs, and walked endless city blocks in; shoes in New York City are an entirely different ball-game. Can anyone from the west coast tell me the importance of “rubberizing” without looking it up? Nope, didn’t think so.

So, while my days of picking out shoes solely based on cuteness are long gone, lucky for you I’m the kind of gal who loves to pawn off all the fabulous things I can’t have (even triple-cream St. Andre cheese) on grateful recipients.

My sleeves are rolled up as usual–actually I’m not wearing sleeves in this cursed NYC humidity– and I’ll be back to bringing you ladies the hottest most stylish large sized shoes I can find!

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Irene

Run, Pretty!

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After cheering on runners who kicked the 26-mile butt of yesterday’s ING NYC Marathon, I felt so inclined to present you ladies with five super cute pairs of size 12 sneakers in my fave color combo –peach and lavender.

The energy love and support showered on marathoners by onlooking New Yorkers definitely put the running-bug in a few of us.

While the crowds wont be there to cheer us on, certainly wearing one of these pairs of color-popping Nike’s–with names like club pink and atomic red– is bound to have someone yell “Cute shoes!” which will definitely force a smile and encourage us to hit that 5 mile mark.

Top to Bottom: Nike Free TR Fit 3 Print, $90Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour, $130; Nike Air Max Fusion, $68; Nike Free TR Fit, $95; Nike Free Edge TR, $75.