Dahlia Lace Paneled Sneaker

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What a perfect weekend sneaker!

The Dahlia sneaker from Long Tall Sally is a great shoe to take you from yoga to brunch in style. The faux suede and reptile print combo makes for a super cute shoe. And while they are available in black, I prefer the softeness of the grey which leans more towards a fashion sneaker than an actual fitness shoe.

The most awesome quality about the Dahlias is they are not only offered in a women’s size 12, but a women’s size 15 as well!

 

$75/ up to size 15

Nine West Saxiphone

size 12  womens shoes, extended sizes, size 12 flats, pointy toe flats, Barefoot Tess, Long Tall Sally, FXW12, Irene StewartEntering into a new career that will require a bit more walking, actually a lot more, than I already do as a New Yorker has left me contemplating the purchase of really stylish flats. Sneakers are a no go, and I want shoes that standout far beyond a classic ballet flat. If you’re a style conscious professional woman you’re probably facing the same dilemna–adding to that the hunt for a pair of flats in a women’s size 12 or larger.

Here’s where the aptly named Saxiphone by Nine West comes into play. I love the jazzy details on the gold version which literally has gold sequined-tips accenting a metallic leopard print with a chic little black bow to tie everything perfectly together.

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Yes, these shoes are only available in a size 13, but that works in favor of those of us who vary in sizes. If you’re on the larger end of a size 12, these will fit you perfectly.

$95 /only available in size 13

Sole Society Miia + Raygan

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Miia and Raygan sound like two BFF’s from the Valley, and really they could be. Miia is like the chill camo clad rebel, while Raygan is the outwardly conservative polkadot loving sassy one.

Either way both flats from Sole/Society are equally cute and affordable–something we can all appreciate!

Note the Miia comes in calfhair and Raygan in suede.

$70 (Miia) + $65 (Raygan)/ up to size 12

Nike Air Max Thea

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I would’ve never thought a pair of black leather sneakers could make me “ooh” in excitement, but that’s exactly what I did when I saw the Nike Air Max Thea’s.

These size 12 women’s sneakers are a sleek combination of perforated leather and mesh with an all black rubber sole. Like most Nikes, the Thea’s are lightweight and versatile enough to be worn for fitness or fashion or fashionable fitness.

$90/ up to size 12

Ghigo Calzature Light Grey Open Pump

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These size 12 light grey pumps from Italian brand Ghigo Calzature are just so ladylike and fabulous and perfect for the uber stylish businesswoman.

The 3.5″ heel offers comfort while the t-strap design offers better support for your feet, which is a bonus for such a cute shoe. Not to mention the eye-catching orange tassel is like a little cherry on top of an otherwise perfect treat.

Definitely pair with a body skimming pencil skirt, a turtle neck, and fabulous statement coat–with orange detailing of course. Accessorize as neeed.

Ghigo Calzature is based out of Italy and offers shipping internationally. 

$150/ up to size 12

Marc by Marc Jacobs Tech Flip Flop

size 12 women's shoes, size 12 shoes, size 11 women's shoes, size 11 shoes, size 12 sandals, floral print sandals, FXW12, Irene Stewart, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tech Flip Flops, Solestruck, extended sizes, tall girl fashionI’m one of those people (read: Southern Californian’s) that finds it perfectly acceptable to wear sandals in winter. That’s what happens when you grow up in a beach town.

You also develop an inherent love for all things in vivid colors–colors like aqua, salmon, yellow and electric blue--just like these Marc by Marc Jacobs Tech Flip Flops. While they are available in a women’s size 11 the description says they run large which is great for us ladies who wear a women’s size 12.

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I would pair these cute floral print sandals with a distressed pair of boyfriend jeans and a crop sweater in grey or a neon. If you’re on the east coast be sure to put on a pair of cozy wool socks–that is if you’re into the whole socks and sandals thing.

$99/ size 11 (runs large)

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: SMASH Shoes

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It’s possible while searching #size12womensshoes or #size12shoes on Instagram I came across LA based SMASH shoes, a new line of trendy large size shoes by designer Ashlie Davis (@ashliedavis).

SMASH shoes was created “to provide comtemporary on-trend shoes for women wearing US size 10 to 13” and their mission is “to be the go-to line of trendy women’s heels boots and flats in the niche marfket of women’s extended-sized shoes“. Like all of us who are a part of the above mentioned niche market, SMASH recognized the glaring lack of availability for contemporary extended-sized shoes and sought to be a part of the growing solution.

I’m really excited about this brand for a couple of reasons. In addition to SMASH shoes being a woman and minority owned business, based out of my hometown, and offering a great starter collection featuring six different shoe styles in a variety of colors and prints, the line is very affordable–even withouth the recent 40% off holiday discount!

SMASH shoes has so much potential! Already their shoes have walked the runway on the feet of one of the fashion industry’s hottest plus size models, Candice Kelly. In fact, Candice reached out to me on an Instagram post to make sure I knew about the brand. That’s excellent word of mouth and support that only great shoes can inspire!

I highly encourage you ladies to shop the line!

Pictured Above: My favorite style the ‘Plei‘ which retails for an awesome $79!

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Ugg Charlotte Calf-Hair Snake Boots

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When choosing anything nuetral colored I highly advise opting for pieces that are textured and/ or include special details. Doing so adds dimension and a uniquess to a finished look especially when it comes to shoes.

A perfect example is the ‘Charlotte’ ankle boot from UGG Australia which comes in a snake skin embossed calf-hair adding depth to what would otherwise be a classic tan boot.

 $195/ up to size 12