Holiday Gift Guide Spotlight — Taos Footwear

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I love my Taos Footwear shoes that I was able to review last spring….like seriously love them.  They are actually the most worn pair of shoes in my wardrobe.  However with it being fall the style is really not going to work because they do not work with socks.  They just do not look right.

So when I was thinking about shoe brands that I wanted to include in my holiday gift guide it was easy.  I knew that I wanted to work with Taos again.  I was excited to be able to check out some adorable new shoes and boots from their fall/winter collection.

I first chose the Encore ($125) as they are the perfect fall shoes. I can not express to you just how comfortable these are.  They are the type of shoes that I want to put on my feet each and every day.  Plus since they look cute they are as much fun to wear as they are comfortable.  I constantly am getting compliments when I am wearing these.

taos encore

I also was lucky enough to get to review Luxe boots ($120) as well.  These are amazing.  I can not say enough good things about them.  I love that they actually fit my calves (although I will admit that they are snug, lol!).  I have a hard time finding boots that will fit my calves even as I lose weight because they are HUGE.

taos luxe

Tips for Buying the Perfect Shoes as Gifts

1.  The first thing that you have to do if you are going to buy shoes for someone else is consider their style.  It does not matter what your style is. If you choose shoes for someone based on your style then there is a good chance that they will not want to wear them.

2.  Next you have to make sure that you find a pair of shoes that is going to fit the person that you are shopping for.  I love that Taos Shoes are so true to size.  They are easy to shop for because you never have to worry about them fitting.  Each pair that I have received have fit wonderfully.

3.  Choosing shoes that are high quality is also important.  I love the quality of Taos Shoes and that you get a great high quality pair of shoes that is not going to break the bank.

4.  I also love that the pairs of shoes at Taos are on trend with every look that you could be looking for.  There is literally something for everyone when you are shopping with Taos!

Here are just a few pairs that I wanted to highlight and the people that you could buy them for on your shopping list:

The Angel ($145) — Perfect for the Person Who Has to Dress Up

Taos Angel

The Freedom ($149) — Perfect for that Sporty Friend or Teen

taos freedom

The Knitwit ($90) — Great for the Bohemian Fashionista in Your Life

taos knitwit

The Untopia ($88) — Perfect for the Sensible Fashionista (I LOVE these shoes…they are the first pair of Taos that I have ever owned and I will admit that they are the most worn pair of shoes in my shoe box!)

taos untopia

The Priviledge ($255) — A Great Find for the Cowgirl

taos priviledge

As you can see the Taos line really does feature shoes and boots that can be perfect for anyone on your list.  There are styles that are great for younger women and tweens as well as those who are great for older women.  Best of all is that they are well made and very comfortable.

A quick apology for using stock photos on the two pairs of shoes that I received.  I loved the details but could not capture them as well as what you can see in the stock photos.

Boots That Will Rock Your Festival Wardrobe

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Which festival are you going to this year? V Festival, Reading, Download or Creamfields? Maybe you’re even lucky enough to be going to a rocking festival abroad somewhere. Regardless of where you’re going, you’ll want to look edgy and awesome, but you won’t want to bring your entire wardrobe with you; there just isn’t enough room in a tent for that! It’s all about picking a few key pieces that are versatile but also bang on trend. And there’s no better place to start than with your shoes – so here are my tips for finding boots that will rock your festival wardrobe…

Biker boots

If you’re a proper rock chick look no further than some biker boots; you can find these in many more places than a motorcycle shop though! Ladies biker boots will come in a range of heights from ankle up to knee high, so you’ll be able to choose the boot that you find the most comfortable. You’ll find that most biker boots are black, but there are an assortment of decorative additions that set each boot apart. This includes studs and chains in black, gold and silver. Check the tread on the bottom of the boot to see how it will fare in muddier conditions.

Biker BootsWellington boots

If you are concerned about mud – and let’s face it, with the weather in the UK this isn’t exactly unusual – you might want to look at wellies instead. The main benefit of wellies is that they’ll keep your feet dry, but you don’t have to sacrifice style for necessity. You’ll see a lot of men wearing green wellies, but as women there is so much selection! Pick your favourite colour and you’ll be able to find a pair of wellies in that colour, and you’ll even find ones in leopard print or ones with studs. If you don’t want your legs to overheat, choose a pair of ankle wellies instead.

Cowboy boots

If you want to bring a bit of American flair to the festival site, cowboy boots could be the ones for you. If the sun is shining, pair up your cowboy boots with a checked shirt and denim shorts. Alternatively you could go for the edgier look and wear your boots with a floaty dress – it’s very Glastonbury. The great thing about cowboy boots is that they come in a range of colours: brown, black, red, grey and more. A brown pair of boots is a more classic look, but there is nothing stopping you from showing off your individuality on the campsite.

Chelsea boots

Finally, if you want to represent the VIPs of the boot world, Chelsea boots might be more up your street. Patent Chelsea boots are brilliant because they can keep your feet dry, but also are fairly lightweight options. Picture a sleek ponytail, black blazer and these gorgeous boots; you’ll be turning heads in no time at your next festival.

About the author : Estelle Redfern has been searching for her perfect festival wardrobe for 2013. She’s found a pair of ladies brown cowboy boots and will be basing all of her festival outfits around them this year.

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