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October 2, 2015

By now, I think all of you know about the Spruced + Styled event on October 7th. Held at Walin and Wolff, my favorite shoes and accessories store here in New Canaan, the evening will be aflutter with women looking to update their Fall selection. Before you head out, I thought I’d share with you four categories of shoes and handbags that can help you navigate seamlessly through your shopping experience. Go there knowing what you need and splurge if want on the pieces that you cannot resist. Not all these shoes and handbags will be available at Walin and Wolff, but it will be a good guide. 

Since my fashion inspiration this month is Olivia Palermo, I have featured her on my blog wearing some of the styles I highlighted. 


‘The Classic Silouette’

A classic shoe or handbag is a timeless accessory. It’s a fashion piece that never goes out of style. It’s seasonsless, beautiful and elegant. It will carry you through many occasions, from catering to your kids pick-ups and drop-offs, to date-night with your husband. Some of my favorite classic designers are Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Manolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzman. These design houses have stood the test of time and have been an inspiration to many other fashion designers. 

Here is Olivia Palermo wearing a classic black pump from Louboutin. The look has a downtown edgy feel, but the shoe ties in the outfit to make it very classy and elegant. 

‘The Trend Spotter’

Sometimes, a designer will introduce a new trend that just happens to be fabulous. This is what I love about fashion. Like art, fashion is mercurial and designers love to push the envelope  of upcoming trends. It is their way of expression. It is their form of art. It’s to be appreciated if not understood. Some of my favorite fashion trend-setters are Alexander Mcqueen, Chloe, Celine, Stella McCartney and Tom Ford. 

These over-the-knee boots are a perfect example of a trendy look. Adding the tweed shorts and the color block handbag creates a very unique and stylish Fall look. 

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‘The All-Weather Essential’

How to look fashionable when the weather outside is frightful. Innovation and technology has created fabrics that are much more durable and wearable. Designers have introduced these fabrics into their collections enabling you to walk out the door in a blizzard looking rather chic and stylish. Some of the best innovators of this trend is Aquatalia. However, a lot of other designers have stepped up their game and have created looks for ‘the all-weather’…Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, Loeffler Randall and many more. 

With so many styles to choose from, you should not have any problem keeping your toes looking stylish and warm. 

Love this Fall combination of leather and fur. Add in your favorite pair of all-weather boots and maybe even a fur handbag and you are so ready for a stroll or the school pick-up line. 

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‘The Evening Jewel’

You should have at least two types of shoes in this category. A closed-toe and an open-toe. Of course, you can alway splurge and buy more, especially when some of these shoes look like delectable pieces of candy. Cinderella slipping into her glass shoe, rings a bell! My absolute favorite evening shoe designers are Christian Louboutin and Gianvito Rossi. Oh there are others, but they always stand out for me. 

Ooh la la!!! Have fun with your evening shoes. Wear something that will keep their heads turning. There’s nothing sexier that a high-heel especially when it’s so embellished and beautiful. . 

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Found on

I hope you had fun browsing and I look forward to seeing you all at Walin and Wolff.



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I'm Ana-Maria. A New Canaan mom devoted to beauty and family: a passionate stylist, a lover of home decor, a lifestyle blogger. Welcome to my space! I hope this blog inspires you to explore a new you. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media.

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