This has been an interesting year when it came to fashion. There were so many trends that everyone loved, and quite a few that many hated. Here are a few of the trends that most celebs and everyday fashionistas like yourselves rocked during 2011.

Maxi Skirts

The look of the maxi skirt was originally very boho chic, but in 2011 the glam factor was definitely added. What I love most about maxi skirts are their low maintenance and high functionality. These skirts can be dressed up and paired with heels, or worn with your favorite t-shirt and gladiator sandals.

Animal Print

I wouldn’t call animal prints trendy, but many fashion gurus believe it is. I personally believe that animal prints are classic and timeless, but I’m just a lil ol’ fashion blogger. Anyway animal print made its way to many of our favorite celebs in the forms of jackets, dresses, skirts, tops, pants (thanks Lil’ Wayne), and of course shoes. I must say my animal print collection has expanded from my little zebra print cardigan and leopard print bodycon skirt tremendously.

Cut-out Dresses

Only the physically fit and sexy should have partaken in this trend. I wouldn’t dare put on a cut-out dress because of my extra baggage, so I stayed away from it lol. Celebs like Ciara wore cut-out dresses and had us wanting to run to our nearest gym for a membership! When done the proper way it is sexy, yet sophisticated.

Sky High Platforms

Christian Louboutin is known for exotic heels, but his Daffodil’s had everyone on edge. The sky high hidden platform looked a bit intimidating to the average eye, but fashionista’s all over made this their number one pick. Along with Christian Louboutin, Jessica Simpson and Jeffrey Campbell made a lot of noise with the Dany Platform (JS) and the Lita’s (JC). When I saw those shoes in various stores I was like who would wear those, but to my surprise they were very comfortable and easy to walk in. I didn’t want to jump on the Dany and Lita bandwagon because they so weren’t my style and I felt like I was only buying them because every other fashion blogger had them so I strayed away. Anyway this was the year of the sky high heel and it looks like 2012’s top trend won’t have a heel at all.


I think you would all agree when I say that color-blocking had to be the biggest trend of 2011. I mean every where you looked from young to old, famous or not, everyone was rocking this trend. It was definitely a show stopper. When rocking this trend you felt bold and beautiful. This had to be my favorite trend of the year.

What was your favorite trend?

Jeffrey Campbell is becoming a household name, well maybe not in every household, but definitely in the households of many fashion bloggers. At almost every event or on almost every fashion blog there is “The Lita.”

Shoe Details

Long laces secure a towering bootie balanced on a covered platform and blocky heel.

  • Approx. heel height: 4 1/2″ with 1 1/2″ platform (comparable to a 3″ heel).
  • Approx. boot shaft height: 4″.
  • Leather upper/leather lining/rubber sole.
  • By Jeffrey Campbell; imported.
  • Women’s Shoes.
  • I do not own a pair of Lita’s but I did try a pair on and they are extremel comfortable. I know they look like they are difficult to walk in, but surprisingly they are pretty easy. If I were to get a pair, it would be in either black, brown, or tan. They come in every colorway imaginable. You have Lita’s with glitter, pink cheetah, black pink and white zebra, and any other pattern you could probably think of. For some they are a staple, others not so much.

    Would you wear the Jeffrey Campbell Lita booties?

    Friday was such a hectic, but amazing day. After work I headed to Lincoln Center for the Joy Cioci Spring 2012 Presentation. I hung around Lincoln Center for a while then went to grab a bite to eat before I headed to the Bloggers Night Out Event at Pranna on Madison Avenue.

    I had such a great time at this event. There was an open bar and giveaways all night long. I won this awesome fringe dress from Lulu’s. We talked about our hectic schedules for NYFW. Of course we took lots of photos and swooned over each others’ outfits and accessories. Take a look at a few photos from the night

    What I Wore

    I loved Allison’s (Fashion Enthusiast)  Badgely Mischka dress. The netural colored heels complimented the dress extremely well.

    Melissa from O So Chic also looked amazing in this floral print peplum dress.

    Preity from Fashion Solace looked great with her signature Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s. I loved the intricate beading on her dress. It was gorgeous.

    Patrice from  Looking Fly on a Dime, Danielle from Style and Beauty Doctor, Adrienne from Me, My Hair and the City, and Melissa from O So Chic all looked great and were ready to party.

    I love going to events where I get to meet my readers and people that I connect with on Twitter. Cherrie, from Cherrie Amore  and I comment on each other’s blogs all of the time and connect on twitter so it was great to finally meet her. I loved her polka dot dress that she complimented with purple heels (even though you can’t see them).

    Here is Gabrielle from Design Muse. She looked cute and comfy in her polka dot shorts, chiffon blouse and knee boots.

    Here is Ashley of Ashley 4 Emergy, Nike of The Style Circuit, and Preity of Fashion Solace

    Here’s Preity with her fab shoes from LuLu’s. I will be posting pics of my dress soon! So stay tuned!

    “High heel platform bootie. This style features lace up styling with stud detailing at the platform.”

    I saw these beauties while browsing the web. I wouldn’t wear these now of course because it is too hot, but I would definitely rock them in the fall. This is perfect time to start buying items for your fall wardrobe. Remember to always stay a season ahead. I like the black but the taupe pair are!

    The Lilly High Heel Bootie is definitely a great alternative to the Jeffrey Campbell Lita

    These shoes are all the rage amongst the fashion style bloggers. They are too thick and clunky for my personal taste, but I would rock the Lillie’s because they are more sleek.

    The Witchery Lilly High Heel Booties retail for $200 but are currently on sale for $100.

    Click here to purchase