Friday, August 30, 2013


In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had several customers stop in saying they were on the hunt for what they call a “big girl” shoe. Essentially all this means is a shoe that can be worn in a professional environment.

I’ve noticed that this idea of a professional shoe often gets drowned in color schemes of grey, black, or brown. For whatever reason, when looking for that “office appropriate shoe” my customers seem to be innately drawn to the basic black flat or wedge. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that, but,  who says that dressing professionally has to be boring?

Jessica Simpson "Claudette"
I think adding color to traditional work clothes is important for 3 key reasons:
  1. Adding color makes you stand out and makes you more memorable.
  2. Going to work is not the same thing as going to a funeral. (I realize some may beg to differ)
  3.  Incorporating a bold color, especially in a shoe, draws the eye downward, and gives the impression of a long, slender figure.
The new Jessica Simpson Claudette pump in candy-apple red adds the perfect amount of sassiness to office wear. Its pointed toe, and d’orsey cutout is classic, but chic at the same time.  Pointy-toed shoes not your thing? Kenneth Cole Reaction makes wonderful round-toed heels, and our new Joni Lee in the richest, prettiest plum,  would look great this year’s top office wear trend, a leather (fake or real)  pencil skirt.

I say add some color to your professional wear-- I have a hunch you'll be back for more. 

Posted by Anisia
MissMeers Corvallis

Sunday, August 18, 2013


I know there have been many pointed-toe pumps blogged about before it is SUCH a sublimely classic silhouette – I just couldn't help myself and had to blog about this one.

This past week we received an awe inspiring new twist on the classic. Unlike the metal cap toe and studded beauties that have been passing through trendy magazines recently, the Charles David Panacea pump is different, and stopped me at first sight. The cutting edge style is a never before seen combo of natural leather cap toe, dark olive embossed leather, and blush suede heel. 

Charles by Charles David "Panacea"
The colors are neutral enough to work with your favorite business attire, and at the same time ignite a refreshed feeling to an old outfit. At the same time,  the adorable maryjane strap can help your cropped boyfriend jean look like a new stylish irony.  Not to mention, if you have ever been afraid of toe cleavage, this shoe will change your mind (it definitely did for me!). Long toes or not, the little peek of toes showing at the front of the pump was intentionally made to look perfect with the cut of the vamp.

With a 3-inch heel, this little babe was cut out for all day wear. It is an impeccably simple way to take your look up a notch!

Posted by Val
MissMeers Bridgeport

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Jeffrey Campbell,  Darling
Last week the Jeffrey Campbell Darling pump came in. Five inches of perfected silver stiletto, topped off with the most precisely pointed toe. I mean seriously, this shoe is to die for. What more could a girl ask for?

So there I was, slowly unwrapping the tissue, piece by piece. Care tantamount to the handling of fine china. I place the silver beauties on my feet, one by one. Cinderella would be green with envy.

I stand up, strut to the mirror, and I. Look. Good.

Pregnant Kim, rocking
her silver stilettos. 
But then... with a slight turn to the side, I catch a glimpse of my huge, nine month pregnant tummy, and before I know it am quickly ushering myself (my husband calls it “waddling;” I have no idea what he’s talking about) back to the safety of the leopard bench. And then a harsh reality sets in. This gorgeous shoe and me will probably have to postpone our heated romance for a while. I’m a heel girl, yes, but I’m no Kim Kardashian.

And that’s OK! This story’s ending remains a happy one. I am still enjoying my fabulous Frye platforms, my Swedish Hasbeens heeled sandals, and even Jeffrey put out a few mid heels this season, just for pregnant me. Because, you see, it’s not the height of the heel that’s important. It’s all about how a shoe makes you feel (especially when living in a distant version of the body you’re used to). With a little shoe-love-chemical-attraction (and maybe just the simple knowledge that you won’t be falling flat on your face) you can still strut your stuff in super cute low to mid heels -- and feel like a million bucks at nine months pregnant. The five inchers will wait for me, and there are plenty of shoes to enjoy in the meantime.

Posted by Grace
MissMeers Bridgeport

We all remember the skirt,
but did you notice those HEELS?!
Shoe you actually wear when pregnant.
Still super cute, and then mom friendly for after!
Swedish Hasbeens, Peep Toe Super High
Frye, Regina Flat
Sam Edelman, Lucca