Its officially Halloween week! The time of the year when American will eat 600 million pounds of candy. When strangers knock on your door and either you turn off your lights and pretend you are not at home or you open the door to hand out candy. When you goto the office break room and find buckets of candy brought by co-workers – that their kids did not want. That is why you will not find any brand name candy maker in there.
This is also the time to dress up as your favorite character. National Retail Federation (NRF) says that Americans will spend almost $3.0B on halloween costumes! Yes, that is B for Billion. So what are the most popular costumes this year? Based on the know it all Google and spend it all Amazon, here are the projected top sellers for 2014:
- Maleficent: Costume based on 2014 American dark fantasy film staring starring Angelina Jolie as the eponymous Disney villainess character. There is something about being dressed as a lady villain on Halloween.
- CatWoman: What would Halloween be without a skin-tight costume that shows you are a roaring meow! Based on the 2004 American superhero film this costume is always a popular one!
- Wonder Woman: If you need an outfit to make you feel like a super hero, there is nothing better than being the everyday super-woman, a superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics.The character is a warrior princess of the Amazons and is known in her homeland as Princess Diana of Themyscira.
Hmm..is it any surprise that all the best selling costumes are based on super-heros?
Can you really complete a business trip with just 3 pairs of shoes?! We say Yes! With all the airline regulations on carry-on and checked in bags, we have all become judicious packers. Since shoes take up the most space, any space saved on shoes can be used to pack other accessories. Let’s face it – we women need a lot more “stuff” than men do!
So which three shoes to pack? Here is our suggestion:
Heels : The essential of every business trip! Pack a pair of black heels that will match most formal dresses. How high are upto you!
Sneakers : Stay fit and active by bringing along a pair of running shoes and using the hotel gym. In most cases, you just have to go down a couple of floors, so there should be no excuse!
Flats : Versatile flats from Fit In Clouds allows you to slip into some thing comfortable after wearing the heels all day. Comfortable and trendy, these are perfect for after-work events or travel when heels just will not work!
Using a shoe bag to pack these shoes it a great way to make sure they don’t mess up any other items in your suitcase! Safe travels!
In case you have been living under a rock, this is this company called Apple that released a new phone of some kind this week. Lets just call is Iphone 6 for simplicity because we have heard about this from half a dozen of our friends. We think people are giving the phone a thumbs up after taking a break from texting, because Apple sold more than 10 million of those in one weekend. However, just this weekend, once the phones got into people’s hand..or rather their pockets..rumors started circulating that the Iphone 6 can bend! What! That is crazy!
At Fit In Clouds, where fold and bend is the name of the game, we thought it was pretty cool! After all, all our shoes bend, and that is how they fold, and that is how they fit into a small bag for you to carry in your purse!
The twitter world jumped with hashtags like #BendGate and #BendItLikeApple. Pretty cool, huh?
Fringed dresses never seem to go out of style! Flow-y, sexy and very summery – they are stylish for a night out or professional for a casual work environment. If fringed shoes are your style, you have a whole collection to look at on this pinterest board
Shannon over at Upbeat soles recently featured her fancy fringed dress. Heels, an essential part of this attire accentuate the whole outfit, but can be painful after a while – as we all well know! Shannon packed a pair of the snakeskin foldable flats from Fit in Clouds in her purse – ready to change into them when the time comes!
“They come in a small compact bag, perfect to hide in your purse until the end of the night when your feet have had enough! Let me tell you, these were life savers during my New Orleans vacation! Also at a price of $20-30 a pair, you can’t beat it!” – Shannon (Upbeat soles)
Smart thinking by Shannon – great way to look fashionable and comfortable! The snakeskin look on these flats matches the fringed appearance. With a stitched split sole, no one would know these are folding flats that came out of your hand bag.
The snakeskin flats tried out by Shannon has had some great reviews from buyers on Overstock as well.
Meet Iris – Romanian born, Pre-Med Student and a Utah Blogger who runs her fashion blog. If you ever need any fashion advice or want to know how to style things, head over to her blog and you will not be disappointed! She has some amazing photographs -whether they are strapping 6 inch heels or wearing a spring floral dress with flip-flops!
Recently Iris posted a review on the red sequin and white retro flats. You can read all about them here and I bet you will not be able to get enough of Fifi’s cuteness.
Talking about sequins – you can make a statement with them whether they are flats, purses, dresses or watches! Follow our Sequin Pinterest board for all things sequin! How amazing this is Oscar De La Renta’s sequin dress on Eva Longoria. Granted she could wear anything and it would look splendid! At Fit In Clouds, we offer 4 varieties in our sequin flats – gold, silver, black and red. They have always been one of the most popular styles and are available from size 6 to size 12.
While the use of sequin is prevalent today in fashion, did you know that sequin discs were used as early at 2,500 BC. How is that for a fashion trend?
Drum-roll please! It has happened again!This time it is the silver snakeskin flats from Fit In Clouds that have made it to the #1 top seller in flats on Overstock.com. This is no small feat, considering there are over 3,000 pairs in that flats category. A while back, the satin foldable flats from Fit In Clouds were top seller and we are glad to back in that spot again!
Funny story on the snakeskin flats. When our first batch of the snakeskin flats came in from overseas, we got a call from the US Customs asking us a license number for the import of the restricted animal material. Scratching our head over this, we explained they must have gotten us confused with someone else. After a little bit of back and forth, it became clear that the US Customs had mistaken the item description to be real snakeskin! Still not convinced that the material was a snakeskin embossed PU material, the US customs sent the items to a lab for inspection. Maybe they looked so much like real snakeskin, the did not believe the accompanying documentation. Well, once they all the clear sign, we received our first batch just about 5 weeks behind schedule.
Now that they are US customs approved and available in stock – there are plenty of ways to style your snakeskin flats. Take a look at Annebeth, The Styling Dutchman and how she styled them for everyday wear. We also love the Areta styled her gingham shirt and white snakeskin flats. Keeping is simple and stylish! Just how we like it.
At Fit In Clouds, we are committed to keeping our style fresh. Any more fresh, and you might have to slap us
A few months back, in anticipation of an early spring, we had added our bright colored neon folding flats collection. This month, we are introducing our crinkly patent leather foldup flats in two colors – black and silver. These flats come embellished with round studs in the toe area. In addition, these are the first in our line of flats that come with extra insole padding that are meant to make these flats super comfortable! With a durable stitched split sole, and a cute little bag to carry these around – its a complete package! All for only $31.95. These flats look formal enough to serve as part of your work attire, as well as trendy enough to go with your evening outfit.
Wondering how would these flats look with your summer dress? Well, Katie from Style Diary might help you out. She styled the black studded foldup flats with her summer dress.
Alina from Style by Alina paired the silver studs folding shoes with a burgundy slit maxi skirt and white crop top. She has some amazing shots in this outfit!
How would you style these? Take a look at our entire collection of foldup flats here.
If you are a NetFlix craze like us, you are most probably already wrapped up in the second season of “Orange is the new black”. Infact, according to NetFlix, this show, which skews more towards younger female is even more popular than House of Cards. So whether you binged on the entire season over the weekend, or took it down slow and steady over the course of a couple months you can read about some heart breaking moments here. Spoiler alert!
So why are we talking about NetFlix and Orange is the new black? Because in addition to being an addictive show, we have Meghan Fruehauf styling our Tangerine Neon folding shoes for her walk in the park. Matched perfectly with her blue top, the orange folding shoes give the right pop of color! Her post came out right while I was in the midst of the above mentioned Netflix show, and could not help thinking – Orange is the new black!
Fit in clouds foldable flats – www.fitinclouds.com
For those of us that endured a never ending winter and dealt with one polar vertex after another, spring could not have come soon enough! Finally its time where flowers are starting to peak out of their buds and brown trees are starting to turn green again. Its spring time ladies, which mean shorts, tanks, flip-flops, beach and BBQ.
So what’s in for Spring style 2014? One word. It depends. Pastels are definitely in, and neon’s have evolved from an accessory to a must have! You could follow Ashley and have a cute sprint time outfit, or you could keep is classy and feminine like Jealeyni does here with her pencil skirt. One of our favorite is this springtime dress from Meggie taken during her picnic in the park! Light, fresh and perfectly paired! Nothing screams spring more than a picnic where you can feel the fresh cut grass under your feet! Ofcourse, the most important outfit ingredient of spring is your smile!
Whats your favorite spring style? Let us know! Talking about spring time outfits, tell us where the image below was taken and earn a 30% voucher coupon valid till 5/31/14.
(Above: Fit In Clouds black flats)
Last week we refreshed our website and gave it a new look! It had been coming for a long time, and there was always something that went wrong right at the last minute! Well, thanks to our developers, Fit in Clouds foldable designer flats has a new home! In addition to making browsing easier, it also simplifies the check out for our customers. The image carousel is also a nice new feature that gives us the option to feature some styles and looks. We have also added some new styles just in time for Spring!
Take a look and let us know what you think!