Monthly Favorites: Snakeskin Heels

There are clothes and accessories I have purchased over the years that bring my closet to completion: pieces that allow me to whip up any outfit I need, no matter the occasion. The latest addition to my shoe collection has breathed new life into my existing Spring wardrobe, and they are these strappy snake heels I scored on sale at Zara for $20.

I operate under the pretense that animal print is a neutral, so I find prints like this snake match almost anything, but look extra put-together paired with tones similar to those in the shoes.  I gravitated toward my trench(men's) classic cotton sweater, and a form-fitting mid-length skirt to sensibly balance the spiky shoe. My simple basics look intentionally styled and effortless, and it was just a new pair of shoes that made the magic happen. 

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Nicole M. Caruso

I was born in Manhattan to two native New Yorkers who met working in the Garment Industry. Fashion was the family business. Suburban Connecticut is where I grew up and often daydreamed about someday attending New York Fashion Week.

When I was in college studying Communication & Media, I met the man of my dreams. We married nearly one year after our first date, and have been adventuring together ever since. While we moved around the country for his job, I freelanced as a makeup artist, worked in retail, and blogged about style & beauty as a creative outlet. 

Moving back to New York led to serendipitously working for two major fashion houses, where I learned the ins and outs of the industry, and attended Fashion Week both backstage and in the tents. Soon after, Verily Magazine brought me on as Beauty Editor, which was my dream job. It combined all of my passions and hobbies into one, and granted me a deeper understanding of print and digital media. One year after that, I had my daughter and experienced true fulfillment in motherhood. 

Everywhere I have traveled, I have met incredible women who inspired me to be the best version of myself; to wake up every day feeling confident and ready to Carpe Diem. I want to inspire women to explore their feminine genius by investing in their self-worth. This lifestyle blog is the place where I can share my worldview, my experiences, and my tips and tricks to live a more fulfilling life, which include expert style and beauty advice, tips for healthy living, and reflections on marriage and motherhood.