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What I Wish I Knew…

This week has had all kinds of lessons for me. I’ve relaunched an old blog, and realizing more than ever that things are different. Really different. There are so many things I wish I knew, perhaps that’s what I was thinking in selecting these links. Revealing secrets, sharing tales of lessons learned, fashion heroes made, these links all have a bit of wisdom in them, even if it is about a trend… because you know, trends are just the spirit of the time.

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More Footwear and When to Wear Them

There are so many shoes available in the world, so what should a woman wear? Take note, not all wholesale shoes for women can be worn in any occasion or with any attire, for that matter. Some shoes just happen to match some specific get ups and can be used only in certain places. So, if you need a refresher on what shoes to wear, read on!

Heels are something fashionable women must have. There are a number of styles under this category: pumps, wedges, open-toe, slingback, stilettos, and peep-toe are just some of them. For women who are petite or vertically challenged, heels with ankle or t-straps should be avoided, as they cut the leg in someone’s line of vision. Thus, they make anyone look shorter.

For women who want to make their ankles look slimmer, they should try ankle straps. As for the thickness of the heel, the thicker the heel, the more business-appropriate the shoe is. Thinner heels like stilettos would be best worn on a night out with a slinky dress. Petite women should also avoid heels that are too high. Contrary to popular belief, high heels that are too high can make women appear short because of overly flexed calf muscles.

On the opposite side of heels are flats which look perfect with pedal pushers, cropped pants and trousers with narrow legs. Wearing flats with mid-length skirts doesn’t really look nice unless you choose those that have a small lift at the back. Otherwise, flats would look great in ankle-length skirts or with miniskirts. These days, ballet flats are very much in demand because they come in many colors and look great in anything. There are also a lot of women who prefer to wear flats with very short and very small heels called kitty heels.


Sneakers actually look cute with skirts and jeans. Having said that, athletic shoes should not be worn outside the gym or if you are doing some sport. Sneakers and athletic shoes look different, so don’t interchange them. Sneakers are shoes made of either canvas or rubber without so many bells and whistles, while athletic shoes are usually made out of rubber and designed for use in athletic activities.
Alas, if you are looking for stylish but relaxed footwear for outdoors, then sandals should be the right pair of wholesale shoes for you. With heels or not, sandals would be nice with either jeans

or a dress. Take note that by the time winter comes, you better look for other footwear unless you want your feet to freeze! Summer and spring would be great seasons to wear sandals. And we can’t leave the world of sandals behind without talking about the trendy wedge-heeled ones. Wedge sandals can be very fashionable, but ladies need to have lots of practice on them as they can be a challenge to wear when worn the entire day.


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What to look For in Women’s Shoes

Women’s shoes are a multi-million dollar industry.  Women just love their shoes that so many TV shows, magazine articles, movies and books things have been done about them.  A woman’s right to shoes has been cemented in popular culture; thus, we have people like Carrie Bradshaw of the now-classic TV show Sex and the City and Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines who made owning thousands of pairs of shoes in vogue.  There’s just something about wholesale women’s shoes that make all the ladies want to have a lot of them.


The assortment of women’s shoes may be one of the reasons why their wearers cannot seem to have enough of them.  Since there are so many styles in wholesale women’s shoes, the ladies seem to be compelled to have at least one pair of all styles.  Of course, a lot of money has to be spent to have a pair of these shoes.  Besides, can you really have that many shoes? What will you need to have if it’s crunch time and you will need to choose only one pair? What styles of wholesale shoes are appropriate for your taste and the occasion?

For those want to adapt a younger, casual and more carefree look, you should definitely look into sandals.  Choosing sandals would be similar to shoes, which means your selection would depend on how you usually match various clothes, which ultimately boils down on how high the heel is.  Flip flops should only be worn on the beach and very casual occasions.  Of course, if you are contemplating on wearing sandals, make sure you have had your toes cleaned.  Go ahead and have your pedicure! You wouldn’t want to be wearing sandals with mangy-looking toes, in plain sight of everyone.

On the other hand, if you want to wear closed shoes with an edge, then boots should be your shoes of choice. They are best worn with skinny jeans or long or short dresses.  Women searching for boots should go for those that do no cut the thickest point of their leg.  Something that ends just below the knee would be very sexy, although some find ankle boots fashionable.

Of course, if you are an office girl, you need to select a whole lot of pumps from the collection of wholesale women’s shoes. The wise thing to do would be top get three colors: a pair of black ones, a pair of nude ones, and a pair of brown ones. These colors are supposed to be very complementary toward any kind of office outfit.

There you go! Be on the lookout for these kinds of shoes when you go shoe shopping and have a grand time.

How to Wear a Dress with Brown Ankle Boots

I cannot stress enough how a nice pair of brown ankle boots from online wholesale shoes store must be a part of any woman’s closet. It can help you transition from spring to summer and, with some leggings, can still look great during fall and winter. Since it also comes in different hues, finding the right shade that looks good on your skin and the color of your outfit is quite easy.

If you’re having a hard time putting together an outfit with your brown ankle boots, here are some fashion inspiration that can help you dress like a real celebrity.

Pretty in Floral Dress


Spring break is best enjoyed in girly floral dress, big sunglasses, cute accessories and brown fringe ankle boots like Miley Cyrus. Her get up is so youthful and refreshing that any young lady who wants to look trendy during spring party with friends can do so with this outfit. Let your hair down for a day and enjoy your youth with this look.

White and Innocent


Another spring look that you can easily pull off with is this outfit inspired by Vanessa Hudgens. Look for your favorite little white dress and pair it with a brown suede boots to achieve a simple, stress free weekend look. Keep everything neat by throwing in some accessories in silver and put an edgy twist with cool statement rings.

Office Ready with Little Black Dress


Heading for a meeting and want to look your best? Draw inspiration from the way Eva Mendes wore her high heeled brown ankle boots with stylish fit-and-flare black dress. It’s simple, elegant, and boardroom appropriate. Impress everyone with this look and have the confidence that can help you win the day. Grab your favorite coat on your way out in case it gets chilly on the road.

Pretty Safe and Laid Back


What’s wrong with keeping it safe if you can glam up everything with your gorgeous curls and sweetest smile? Here in this photo, the duchess Kate Middleton wore a brown long sleeve dress, stockings and suede ankle boots. Don’t be afraid to pair brown dress with brown booties as long as it’s in different shades so you can still create a beautiful contrast. No, you won’t look too boring if you know how to keep your head up and your smile ready like a real duchess.

The best thing about fashion is you can create your own combination and statement with just anything inside your closet. Get inspiration from these celebrities and enjoy dressing up with your brown ankle boots!

The Right Footwear to the Office

While most offices these days are starting to adapt to a more lenient way of dressing, the norm is still formal office wear. This goes from head to foot, including shoes. So, for wholesale shoes for women, which among them should people wear when in the office? Which ones are inappropriate and should not be worn when you are working? Whether you’re just on your desk or having a power lunch with associates, there are certain kinds of footwear that should be avoided.


Here are some footwear you should avoid wearing to the office:

Sandals and open-toed shoes

Why Not: Wearing sandals does not look like you are going to the office, rather to the beach. Sandals are not meant for serious work as well and an open-toed footwear. People may think you are going to a party instead of a company for serious business.
What to Wear Instead: It would be better to wear closed shoes. Every part of the feet must be covered. No peak-a-boos for you to look that you mean serious business since you take your work seriously.


Why Not: If you are aiming for comfort, you cannot go with sneakers. It would look juvenile, your co-workers may think you just got lost and ended up in their company as opposed to being a member of it.
What to Wear Instead: Wear pumps or flats if you really want comfort. They would provide a look of sophistication that cannot be reached when you wear a pair of sneakers. Pumps with just the right height would not be too uncomfortable even if you are to run around the office, same with ballet flat shoes.



Why Not: Office shoes must look sturdy with all the work you do from 9 to 5. Since trainers proved to be the sturdiest when one undergoes training, it does not mean that you should wear it to the office as well.
What to Wear Instead: If you are looking for something durable as well as comfortable, leather shoes are what you truly need for office work. Leather shoes are not cheap so better take advantage of wholesale shoes to acquire more than one pair of office friendly shoes for your office needs.

Anything in loud colors

Why Not: Wearing a ruby red pair of shoes or anything considered loud like hot pink or iridescent blue does not look professional. Those colors do not belong in an office. Women should look polished and ready for serious work but not for a different type of job that shouts red-light district.
What to Wear Instead: It would be better to wear earth toned shoes that would look good with a dress suit or semi-formal attire. Colors like brown, grey, dark red, dark green, and black would be acceptable colors for office shoes.

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Featured Again on Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup (February 13, 2014)


Love, Life & The Latest Thing

This week NYFW hit the runways strutting everything we’ll be coveting over the next six months, but it’s also a time to think about love as Valentine’s Day closes out the week. Will you be celebrating? Some will, others will roll their eyes, but either way, it’s certainly fun to think about what we’ll be wearing.

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Making Your Shoes Always as Good as New

Shoes, whether you buy wholesale shoes online, the trendiest releases of branded ones, or those you buy because you just need a new pair for work, need to be taken care of. Even if you are not exactly a shoe-a-holic, wearing shoes that look sloppy and ugly are a fundamental no-no.   Entire outfits, no matter how well put-together they are, even if they are designer and of the highest quality, will suffer if the shoes that goes with it are unkempt. Whether they are dirty or the material is chipping, scruffy shoes will always destroy a look. So, you need to know how to take good care of your pairs and let allow them to enhance your attire.candy-shoes

Here are the fundamental steps in making sure your shoes stay as beautiful as they day you bought them.

  • Replacing heel tips

Aside from the sole, the heel tips are another part of the shoe that always comes into contact with the ground. When you see signs of wear and tear on the heel tips, it is best to have them replaced right away.  If not, you can ask your shoe repairman to attach “taps” on the heels to add a layer of protection between the heels and the ground.  This will help in maintaining your heel tips and making it last long.

  • Protecting soles

The soles of most wholesale shoes are the first ones to give way when the shoes are frequently used.  Just like car tires, the soles are your main contact points with the ground so they get easily ruined.  Adding a rubber sole protector on the soles of the shoes will definitely help in prolonging its life. It is a thin rubber layer that you place on the soles to protect it from daily wear and tear.

  • Should you polish or not?

If you want to care for your leather shoes, then polishing it is a must.  Aside from keeping the shoes looking like new every time you apply a polish, it helps in moisturizing the leather making it flexible.  Walking using a pair of shoes with flexible leather makes the shoes more comfortable to use.  It also helps in covering and repairing the damage caused by daily wear and tear when you use it.

  • How to get rid of dirt

Cleaning your shoes is a must if you want it to last long. It should be done on a regular basis depending on how frequent you use it.  The method of cleaning it really depends on the material of the shoes that you have.  If you bought your shoes from the leather wholesale shoes sale, then it should be wiped clean with a dry cloth first before applying the polish.  For suede shoes, it can be brushed with its special brush or a clean toothbrush for that fresh new look.

Featured on HeartIFB’s Links à la Mode: February 6th


Style, Actually

With Fashion Month and Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s all about looking your best, even when it’s yucky outside. Sharing the love, or sharing fashion week survival tips, this week’s roundup has everything you need to know to get through the next few weeks. Trust me, surviving Valentine’s Day? Sleepless nights at NYFW? Yikes. So pull out your box of candy hearts and check out these amazing links!

Links à la Mode: February 6th

Keep Your Boots Beautiful

During this season, boots are probably the most popular kind of wholesale shoes for women available. But then, women who use it also need to know how to keep their pairs clean and last for a long time. There are leather boots, suede boots, and boots made of other material.


Here are some reminders on how to make boots as good as the day they were bought:

  • Free Suede From Stain

Suede is one material that can be quite a challenge to maintain. If you suddenly find your suede boots having a stain, you can use those special erasers or suede bars to clean it up. Those special erasers help in removing dirt and stains from suede wholesale shoes.

  • What Brush to Use for Suede

One cannot use just any kind of brush for suede shoes.  There is a special brush that you can buy just for this material. You can also use a soft brush or a toothbrush with soft bristles. To raise the nap after cleaning the suede shoes, you can use a special brass-bristle brush made just for this.cleaning boots

  • Storing Suede

Those suede shoes you bought from the wholesale shoes section should be stored properly so that they last long.  It should be stored in a cool and dry place to prevent any moisture build-up or mildew from forming on the shoes. You can place them on clear plastic boxes and place those packets with small beads that prevent moisture from forming.  You can also place them on shoe bags to protect them from getting scratched.

  • “Treating” Leather Boots Right

Most people think that leather boots is an all-weather, all-occasion shoe that you can use.   The end result would be a pair of shoe that has not been well-taken care of and left to eventually rot and be destroyed.  This should not be the case because proper care should be extended if you want to prolong the life of your leather boots. It should be treated so that it can last long.

  • Cleaning Leather Boots

It is a no-no to let muddied boots dry out.  After taking a hike, wash off the dirt and grime with a hose.  Use a stiff-bristle brush to brush off the remaining dirt and those that hid in the crevices.  Use a saddle soap or any that is made specifically for cleaning shoes.   After cleaning, it is best to apply water-based proofing and stuff it with newspapers and hang them to dry.

  • Storing Leather

It is best to store boots in a dry area. You can also use cedar shoe trees so that they will keep their shape and absorb excess moisture.  You can also apply a coating of paste wax if you intent to store them for a longer time to protect the leather and deter it from drying out.

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How to Accessorize Your Winter Outfit

Looking fashionable and fabulous during winter season is extra challenging. Thanks to the chilly weather that pushes us to bundle up on our thick coats, gloves, and scarves. But for fashion forward ladies, the chilly weather is not an excuse to look too covered. And if you’re going to think about, you can definitely find more ways to look amazing despite your winter outfits.

Unlike in summer, where we can easily flaunt our jewelry collection, accessorizing during winter is a little tricky. But with the right fashion pieces from your favorite wholesale jewelry store, you can come up with a look that doesn’t look too flashy for the weather, but still gives a burst of energy to your usual winter fashion ensemble.

Ready to look fab? Here are some tips to help you accessorize your winter outfit!

Enjoy playing with colors


Winter outfit can look a little sad and boring because of bulky sweaters and coats. Add a dose of oomph to your everyday office wear by wearing colorful accessories. Jewelry with multicolored cubic zirconia stones can do wonder to your outfit. Pick an earring that looks great with the color of your floral print dress and coat to create a trendy look.

Bolder Jewelry


Wear bold earrings, statement necklace or over-sized rings to make sure that your accessories won’t get lost with all the thick layers of clothes you’re wearing. Wear that sterling silver loop earrings or chandelier earrings you found at a wholesale jewelry store for that classy and elegant look.

Wear a Chic Hat


Keep your head warm while still looking fashionable. Make a fashion statement by wearing chic winter hats that complements the color of your outfit. Show off your dangling earrings by wearing fur berets to get that fun and charming look despite the weather.

Do not forget scarves


Scarf is definitely a lady’s must have every winter, so go and shop scarves in different colors and fabrics. Looking for a way to spice up your winter outfit but do not want to spend a lot of effort in accessorizing? Just hang a winter scarf around your neck and tie it creatively for a quick fashion fix.

It may be too cold to even think about dressing up but if you want to look great, there are a lot of ways to quickly accessorize your winter outfit. Mix and match your favorite jewelry and get that classy winter look.

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