Posts Written On November 17, 2013

The City Girl Shoes @NayaShoes

Naya is a line of shoes created for women who want beautiful, comfortable shoes perfect for the CITY. I recently tried leather shoes from Naya called “Valerie” and I have nothing but amazing things to say. Naya’s styles are made with soft, hand-finished leathers, rich colors and a patented comfort system. Wherever possible, Naya uses materials that leave a softer footprint on the Earth.

They are available in NYC at Lord & Taylor stores and at Nordstrom.


The Valerie is a leather suede bootie with a round toe and chunky heel. It has micro studs in the back. When the shoes arrived in the bright green box and separate shoe bags and a shoe form, I knew I was in for a treat. The heels are not too heavy but substantial for city sidewalks. The round toe is fashionable, fun and good for all day walking. I matched these shoes with an asymmetric jersey high slit dress but it can go really cute with drop crotch pants and light  denim of some sort.


The Valerie bootie is for cities girls like and I will wear them all the time before the snow hits the ground!



Four Picks for Your Favorite Dog Gift Ideas

Dogswell (www.dogswell.comrecently launched a new line of ultra-low-glycemic dog food called LiveFree in August 2013. It’s high in animal protein, free of grains and potatoes, includes antioxidants to support immunity, has vitamins for better nutrition and is boosted for specific life stages. The Jerky Strips are soft, easy to chew, provide a good source of protein and made with healthy, natural ingredients.


Pearhead ( brings unique and personalized gifts and keepsakes for baby and pets’ special moments. With its range of keepsakes from books and albums, wooden banks, room decor and more, Pearhead will add a touch of warmth and charm to any home.



SewStrange Creations – ( Spud is made out of fleece with felt eyes and mouth. He is wearing a cute red cape made out of fleece. He is stuffed with polyester fiberfill and a squeak toy. He measures 10″ x 6″.

West Paw Designs Tango –

Go ahead, monkey around – Tango can take it! Faux fur, recycled polyfill, two robust squeakers and long, lanky arms and legs make this monkey the ideal toy for any toy box! Dogs go crazy over Tango’s unique feel, tug toy capabilities and added squeak, which will captivate their attention for hours of playtime. Tug, shake and swing (preferably to a funky tango beat).

Measures 18.5” and comes in 2 furry colors. Machine washable. Made in Montana, USA.