30 Day Blogging Challenge- What's in a name....

I heart Clark Dessert Boots

Like a lot of fashion lovers I have a weakness for shoes. I have always felt that a good pair of shoes gives an outfit personality. My taste in shoes is quite varied with heels, ballet flats, boots, and sneakers getting equal rotation.

When I started blogging a year ago I fully intended to dedicate my post to my favorite accessory thus the name Soulful Soles.  In my post over the last year I have definitely written about my love for shoes, but I have also blogged about all kinds of other stylish things that make me happy. Over time the way I interpreted the name of my blog has evolved. Today Soulful Soles is an invitation to readers to take a walk in my shoes as I explore the manifestation of "style" in all aspects of life.


Vested Interest

This week has been crazy busy and I have already fallen behind on the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Today, in lieu of a full blown post I am sharing a picture of me that was featured this week in the nytimes.com street style section. I am so honored to have one of my photos chosen for a second time. See the first photo here.

I promise I will get my act together and be back regular posting soon. Happy Friday everyone!


30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 3- In the Bag

What's In My Bag

Bag- J Crew

I think the question should really be what is not in my suitcase or purse rather. I seem to have a good amount of my life swimming around in there. The multitude of zipper compartments in this bag ensures that I have a place for any and everything I need for almost all situations. Now for the contents:

Clockwise from far left: Show & Tell promotional flyers, Coach purple leather check book holder, employee id badge, Comme Des Garcons Super Fluo Card Case, Lisa Perry "POP" coin purseBuilt NY camera case, Sony Camera, Keys, Rayban Two-Tone Wayfarer,  Floss, Makeup Bag, Mints, Gum, Vintage Christian Dior Sunglasses, Rosebud Salve, Business cards. 


30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 2

Favorite Color Combinations

My latest obsession- NEONS with everything.
I am especially loving how a statement necklace can bring any outfit to life!

From L-R: Tom Binns, Noir,  Fenton, Tom Binns
This week I took my own advice and paired a neon necklace and belt with blues to give them a little lift. 


30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 1

5 E-Commerce Stores I Shop Most Often

I am not the biggest online shopper because I really like to try before I buy, but I am a huge online browser. Here are my 5 go to sites for style inspiration and outfit ideas ( in no particular order):

Jcrew.com- I die for their lookbooks because the impeccable styling makes ordinary items feel extraordinary. Anytime I'm on the site I visit the sale section for the latest deals and their blog is always good for inspiration.

PixieMarket.com- This site is full of cool and cutting edge pieces that you won't see everyone in. I visit the New Arrivals page weekly to see their latest lust worthy finds.

YoogisCloset.com- I have a weakness for vintage designer accessories and Yoogi's Closet has a constantly evolving selection of handbags, jewelry, and shoes rolling in from their consignment customers.

Solestruck.com- The name says it all. I am constantly in awe of the selection of fierce, funky, fun, shoes from the best indie brands. Their designer exclusives and extensive collection of Jeffrey Campbell's will keep you coming back for more.

Net-A- Porter.com- This site is stocked full of drool worthy designer duds right from the runways. I read the Magazine weekly for styling tips and the inside scoop on how some of the top fashionistas wear the latest trends. While  most of the items are extremely pricey the bi-annual end of the season sale is a must shop for runway looks at a fraction of the price.


30 day blogging challenge

I have to admit I have been in a bit of a blogging rut. While there are various ideas that have been swimming around in my head for weeks none of them have made their way onto the page. In an effort to get me out of this rut and back on track with my beloved blogging I am borrowing an idea from Nicole of StyleBust fame.

Here's a preview of what's to come over the next month:

 E-Commerce stores I shop most often

My favorite color combinations

What’s in my purse

The meaning behind the name “Soulful Soles”

Items on my wish list

Greatest accomplishment today

Favorite band of the moment

A picture taken of me today

Weekly rituals

A book I love

A photo of something I ate today

My celebrity crush(es)

Something I don’t leave the apartment without

Today I donated the following garments

What I decided to do with my free time today

Top 3 Bay Area fashion designers

Today’s playlist

A habit I wish I didn’t have

My guilty pleasures

Things I’d rather be doing right now

A fashion trend I miss

3 of my favorite people to follow on Twitter

A picture of my living room

Top 5 cities I’d like to visit

Today I saw

Bulleted list of my entire day

Top 3 TV shows

What I wore today

DIYs I want to try

3 things that have happened in the last 30 days


Here comes the rain again....

It officially feels like fall in San Francisco. The wind and rain have returned, but I am not complaining because it gave me an excuse to wear my new asymmetrical rain coat. I loved this jacket so much when I saw it that I bought the same style in two colors! Good thing it rains a lot in SF.

Jacket- Nike, Shirt and Boots, Gap, Pants- Express, Bag- Jcrew


Fashion = Fun

The combo of these socks and shoes is a great reminder that at the end of the day fashion is about having fun.

Photo via Vogue.com by Phil Oh