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Hi! I know – I’m way overdue for an update on my shoes and life. First, here are the shoes I purchased during the holidays, sale season and other shoes I’ve been wearing recently:

Brian Atwood Black Diamond Shoe

Brian Atwood Black Diamond sandals from the Fall 2011 collection

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Jimmy Choo Vita black patent peep-toe platform slingback
This style runs small; I suggest going a half size up. You can them online in nude leather, blue watersnake, and muti-glitter at Nordstrom.

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Azzedine Alaïa from the Fall 2011 collection; one size left in suede at The Outnet
I know there are many avid Alaïa lovers and I love their shoes as well however I’ve been disappointed in the quality for the past couple seasons. I’ve worn these twice and the leather laces are starting to shred : (. I know June Ambrose tweeted about her Alaïa platform falling off and Tina from Bag Snob wrote about her Alaïa sandals falling apart…

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Donna Karan platform sandals from Spring 2011
This was one of my favorite shoe collections last year. You can find these in gold on sale at Yoox, and there’s other spring styles from this collection at Yoox and Zappos.

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Christian Louboutin Spring 2008 123 Scarpe triple platform slingbacks
I came across these online at Yoogi’s last year and had to have them. They’ve been seen on Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Lady Gaga and Leighton Meester. I’m so drawn to the ice blue color and call them my Easter heels.

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Tabitha Simmons Betsy Spring 2010 multicoloured silk with polka dots
These are my sister Abigail’s heels. I really wanted this adorable style and wish I could fit them!


I’m engaged! It was completely spontaneous and I’m so excited to spend my life with Max.  If you don’t know already…we sold everything (ok, except the shoes) and started traveling the world in April 2010. We both work online and travel with a carry-on suitcase (AH!). The wedding date hasn’t been planned yet and to be honest it will probably also be spontaneous; which means I have to start traveling with these shoes now.

Since this last post I’ve traveled to Las Vegas, Sarasota (FL), Miami, Playa del Carmen Mexico, Austin and back to Sarasota. Mexico is always relaxing and we went to Austin for South By Southwest. Right now, I’m in Florida and we’re planning to visit Los Angeles and Maui soon, then hopefully Paris & London in May.

ShoeRazzi really grew in 2011 and with the constant traveling I really wanted an assistant. It worked out so wonderfully because my sister Abigail wanted to work with me. She’s been assisting since October and I just hired her on full-time this month. I enjoy working with her and she gets my work habits, communication style, etc.  I’m training her to take over the celebrity spottings and collections so I can keep writing unique content, review new designs, meet designers, attend events and write more personal blog posts.

I met Heather through a friend a year ago. She’s fun, sincere and one of the most creative people I’ve ever met. She’s into everything from set, interior, web design and runs a really popular site called Hrrrthrrr. I love everything she creates and knew she would be fun to work with to help give ShoeRazzi a new look. Heather works with Josh who’s a WordPress/apps developer. A couple new functions I love about the site: instead of having short paragraph-length pages, you can now see several pages in each category, the adorable PULL tab in the top header (click it!), colors & design – it feels much more me. If you’re looking for a premium web site design you can contact Heather for rates and availability.

I really want to know your thoughts on the new design (please leave a comment!). As always, I’m so thankful for my readers and I feel so much support & love. My next blog post will be on my top 10 shoes I want this spring (I’m forcing myself to narrow it down to 10). Xo

I woke up at 4:30 am last Saturday to go shop the Versace for H&M collection. I was lucky; a new store opened last week about an hour away from me. I called the store on Friday & they suggested to arrive before 6am if I wanted to be at the front of the line.

I arrived around 5:45 am and there were 50 people in line. The employees came out around 7:30 to hand out the bracelets. There were groups of 20 allowed to shop the women’s collection and I was in the 2nd group.

I had my eye on 3 dresses & I was able to snag them all. When I tried them on, I was so disappointed to find the straps on the adorable black dress sewn horribly wrong and there was no way I could wear it. When I handed it back to the employee she said someone would still buy it – unfortunately she’s was probably right and it’s most likely on Ebay.

Overall the experience wasn’t nearly as crazy as other cities and was worth the trip. I wanted to share the pieces I purchased but instead of just doing my usual blogger-esquey shots, my friend & wonderful photographer Scott Braun took these beautiful photos!

I had to get this asymmetric dress; worn with Brian Atwood Follow Me pumps:
Ashley Spiker Versace h&M Scott Braun

Printed pink heart dress with fringe; worn with Christian Louboutin Gazolina boots

I had to pick up a litte something for Mr.ShoeRazzi; worn with Hunt spiked loafers

Did anyone else brave the crowds or manage to snag anything from the online store? Also, check out more of Scott’s work

[ Me working on ShoeRazzi...typical :) ]

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday and a great beginning into 2011. I spent Christmas hanging out in the perfect place; Las Vegas! All of my dreams came true when my boyfriend & I decided to go shoe shopping and found out it was the first day for the 60% sale. We invited our friend and amazing photographer Doug Hac to Vegas to hang out, catch up and take some pictures.

I wasn’t originally planning on getting the Christian Louboutin Gazolina boots but once I put them on, me & the bf Markus couldn’t resist. Actually Markus might have been pushing for them more; they are incredibly sexy! I also picked up the Louboutin Jem’s and beautiful Nicholas Kirkwood pumps. Markus got the Hunt Lil Wayne spiked leather loafers from Gregory’s.

 

Ashley Spiker | Sarasota, FL | Wearing Giuseppe Zanotti silver boots