TOMS: Desert Wedge

toms-desertwedgeFall isn’t just about boots and one of our fall favorites are the TOMS Desert Wedges! They come in so many fun patterns and rich suede colors it’s hard to chose one. TOMS picked a great height for this wedge, it’s tall enough to add height but not too tall that you won’t want to wear them every day! We love how well these wedges work with dresses and skirts but can still be dressed down with your favorite denim. And how fun is the leopard suede?! Every girl needs a little animal print in her wardrobe 😉

Tips on taking care of suede:

1. Before you wear them outside make sure to spray them with a leather and suede protecting spray. We suggest Meltonian Water and Stain Protector, but as long as your spray isn’t oil based you should be fine.

2. Use a suede brush when cleaning your suede shoes. This will revive the nap and remove any dirt build up. It is suggested you clean your suede shoes after every use for ideal results. Also, make sure you brush in the same direction to make sure your shoes get clean and your not just pushing dirt around.

3. For removing mild stains:

  1. The first and least desirable is to use a small file or emery board. Rubbing very lightly you will remove the stain but also risk damaging the material quite severely.
  2. You can try rubbing both shoes against each other which can gently brush away the stain without hurting the nap.
  3. The third and most efficient method is to invest in a suede cleaning block or suede eraser which will crumble as you rub the stain, hopefully removing even the deeper stains.

All in all, the better care you have for your shoes the longer they will last and the more use you will be able to get out of them!

Fall Fever

Ok, so it still may be 100 degrees out in Chico, CA but we can’t help but think about fall! The cool air, vibrant colors of all the leaves changing from greens to yellows to oranges and reds; hot coffee or tea to start the mornings right and bundling up in our over-sized knitted sweaters! Oh! And of course, BOOTS! 🙂 However the reality remains, it’s still summer here in California :/ but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream!

So with our fall inventory starting to trickle in we felt it was only necessary to post some pre-fall outfits!

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Top left: We love how Volcom has become so much more feminine over the last few years. This Volcom “Rebel” dress in black is a fun twist on a rather preppy style. The sheer top layer with it’s fun motorcycle pattern adds texture and flare to this dress. We paired this dress with a simple pair of Free People Black Opaque Tights and a classic pump, like the Franco Sarto “Landry” heel, creating an effortless dressy casual look.

Top right: The Splendid “Collard Henley Dress” in Deep Teal is chic, comfy and timeless. Whether you’re running to the store in some jeans, or heading to the office with a blazer, or going out for drinks in some flashy heels…this dress will go with you wherever you need to be. We paired this dress with a pair of Me Too “Giavanna” heels, which if you know Me Too you know these heels are amazingly comfortable!

Bottom Left: Sometimes a girl just needs to be comfortable and with this casual fall look you will be comfortable and still feel chic. The top is the Splendid “1×1 Tank Top” in Shadow, the bottoms are  the Paige “Skyline Straight” jeans in Black Ink and the shoes are the Frye “Karla Engineer Short” in Grey.

Bottom middle: For the working woman we loved this outfit; Top: Volcom “Rebel Tank” in Black, bottoms: Velvet “Mariel” Skirt in Black, shoes: Franco Sarto “Landry” heel and bag: Frye “Campus Satchel” in Burnt Red. The skirt is flattering as it accentuates all the right curves and the sheer fabric of the top gives this look a more dressy appeal.

Bottom right: We are LOVING the Camo trend! How fantastic are these Joe’s Jeans “Straight Ankle” Jean in Dayna?! With the fit of a boyfriend jean these pants have so much style and spunk. Paired here with a comfy Michael Stars “Short Sleeve Crew Neck Tee” in Oxide and the Frye “Courtney Lace Up” boot in Dark Brown. This look is easy, on trend and comfortable; perfect for fall!