Friday, March 23, 2012

Make a Splash

Hey, you up there! Word’s trickling down that there’s another storm brewing and we need to take a stand. During that last downpour, you squeezed into leather pumps that left us slipping and sliding all around town. Sure you want to look cute, but we're in a world of rain. Try these on for size - five fashionable shoes that won’t wade away.

So go ahead. Make us cloud.


Lei Chic
Meet the Plastics
Melissa shoes are made out of recyclable thermoplastic that mold to your feet, are hypoallergenic, odorless and still oh, so stylish. We love the sky-high Patchouli wedges (in black, or beige with red stripe on the heel) and Campana glitter ballet flats. $130 for wedges, $75 (white glitter) and $82 (silver glitter) for flats.
Available at Dolce in Ward Center, (808) 596-9436.
Lei Chic Junior Plastics
If Melissa has you a little intimidated, meet her younger sister Mel by Melissa (slightly more girly and with candy colors). Look for the Apple II jelly sandal with curved heel and bow, available in red and black. Insider tip: if you ask nicely, a salesperson can bring out the last pairs of Mel Ice II from the back - comfortable translucent printed flats in soft pink (sizes 5, 7 and 9) and black (size 5 only).
$59.95 for sandals, $44.95 for flats. Available at Nordstrom in Ala Moana Center, (808) 953-6100.
Lei Chic Shower Power
Don't be afraid to get your feet wet in these Rainy Day bow ballet flats from J. Crew. Made out of PVC and rubber, they come in peach, black and blue. Insider tip: the store just marked this style down yesterday. You won't be able to find a cheaper price online, so run, don't walk, to pick up a pair (or two) before they sell out.
$29.99 at J. Crew-on-the-island in Ala Moana Center, (808) 949-5252.
Lei Chic Ready for this Jelly
These MK Plate Jelly sandals from Michael Kors pack some serious hardware with a logo plate and studded details. Available in vanilla, bronze or electric pink (our pick for spring). Full sizes only.
$49 at Michael Kors in Ala Moana Center, (808) 941-2100.
Lei Chic Drenchwarmer
Sometimes, you just need a good rain boot. Kate Spade's Misty boot comes in a sleek black and white Japanese floral print designed by Australian artist Florence Broadhurst. Insider tip: we also love the Paige boot, which stops just above the ankle with a slightly higher heel and bow detail. Unfortunately, it's only available at the Ala Moana store and in size 10 (there are two pairs left, one on display and another in the back).
$125 at Kate Spade New York in Ala Moana Center, (808) 941-4565, and Royal Hawaiian Center, (808) 922-3390.

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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