Designer Style Boots on an Everyday Budget

It’s the season of boots, boots, boots and I bet you are busting out last year’s staples, while keeping your eye on the latest trends. If you have been following the runways of the season you will have noticed some new, drool-worthy trends- animal hair, quilted leathers, bold hues, leopard, suede, mixed materials, studs, straps and so much more.

This season, designers have really hit it out of the park on new trends that are high-fashion worthy and everyday wearable. But we know that sometimes you can’t always afford the high-end beauties because let’s face it boots are an investment.

One thing we pride ourselves on at JR is making shoes that are always on point with the trends, the everyday woman can afford and that make her feel and look fabulous! When it comes to boots we make no exceptions in creating top of the line quality creations that are runway inspired at a price you can fit into your budget.

Take a look at some of our boots and how you can shop the latest styles at an affordable price point because you don’t have to break the bank to stay on trend!

First up, we have one of the hottest trends of 2014- animal hair. This trend is hot in all shapes and sizes in shoes but we have it spotlighted here in booties. Animal hair, leopard print or exotic inspired boots are an effortless way to dress up your everyday wardrobe staples and make your outfit look and feel expensive without having to break the bank! #BeASavvyShopperlep_edited-1 copy

The riding boot style is hot every single year and always evolving so this boot is a must! This season you will see the riding boot with multiple straps on top and around the ankle. Some will sport their brand logo, others buckles upon buckles and we have jazzed our riding boot up with studs. We love adding a little edge and innovation and we detailed our riding boot with studs and some with mixed materials of suede and leather with still maintaining an affordable price point.


This is a new trend that is making its debut and you will see more and more of the quilted, stitched leather boot. We love how it adds character and it makes your boot appear to be a bit more luxurious. This style you will see paired with jeans and sweaters or dressed up with your downtown best. This boot is so versatile and can easily be your Fall staple, which is why we made it affordable and in several styles and color ways.quilted copy


So remember, you don’t have to break the bank to stay in style and you don’t have to miss out on the hottest styles either! So shop away friends without all the guilt!

Happy Tuesday!

Fall and Winter Shoe Trends for 2014

Fall has arrived and the weather is cooling down which means Fall boots, booties and more are making their debut! There are so many styles that are coming off the runways and into our upcoming collections- stitched leather, quilted textures, animal hair, suede of all shapes and colors, patent and so much more!!

Take a look at some of the shoe Fall trends and how you can get a head start on your JR Fall shoe shopping!!

First up- stitched leather! Talk about gorgeous, whether this style is in a boot, bootie, flat or just about anything, this is hot, hot, hot. We love how it takes a leather and gives it more depth and a genuine quality look that makes it feel luxurious, while coordinating with your everyday attire. #Iheart

Suede is huge for Fall and into Winter, so expect to see this covering shoes everywhere all season long! We saw runways really taking suede to another level with various colors, heights and blended with other materials such as exotic reptile and animal prints and much more. This is a shoe for women who are ready to make a bold statement and jazz up their cooler weather gear with a colorful finishing touch!

OK, need I re-stress once again how much I love leopard, giraffe and all that is animal print in general no matter the season?!??! Well when these gems hit the runways I could barely contain myself, so, of course JR is rocking the animal trend in booties, boots, bags and flats! Animal hair is a gorgeous way to add class and a chic twist to your wardrobe.  You can utilize it to dress your outfit up to hit the town or to jazz up your basics! #love

This is also a new trend you will see more of with the criss-cross strapping across the vamp. We love this because it adds a sultry and ultra feminine touch to your basic style pump, giving it an added lift and high fashion appeal!

Didn’t I mention suede was going to rock your world this season?! I couldn’t help but highlight the classic suede boot. If you don’t have this in your closet this season, get to work ladies! This is going to be your staple throughout the colder seasons and your must-have essential. The classic suede boot is worth investing in this year and will keep you warm while staying durable and in style throughout Fall and Winter!


New Arrivals and Fall Inspirations

I LOVE it when the weather starts to cool down and new Fall trends start emerging, especially NEW SHOES! We have so many new styles and must-haves that are coming in quickly and I can’t wait to share a few of my favorites with you!

I get so inspired in the Fall with scarves, jackets, layers, bold colors and tons of animal prints! This season there are so many trends that can suit the everyday girl, working girl, the glamorous and the casual. I think you will find that the styles this season will mesh with your wardrobe, no matter the occasion, because they are not only fashion forward but comfortable and easy to transition into multiple styles.

Below are a few inspiration boards alongside some of our dazzling new arrivals that I am bursting at the seams about!

First up, Jenelle-J- oh how we love her. She is fabulous with her faux croco print, giving you that take-charge kind of feeling, finished with its metallic heeling leaving them something to stare at. ;)
This is for the woman who is taking care of business!! #workinggirl

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Dolle is a new flat crafted in tartan plaid and animal hair to give your everyday, casual appeal a funky and fun twist. I adore this shoe because it effortlessly adds an edge to your outfit and while she can accessorize your everyday, she can be easily transitioned into a more dressy/night out occasion.

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This shoe just makes me want to scream va-va-voom! Petra is one of my favorites right now and will be in my closet for many seasons. She is sexy, right on trend and makes you feel like you literally walked off a runway. I love her and feel so chic and confident when I wear this gorgeous shootie!!


Ellusion is another gorgeously crafted shoe that makes your stems look sky high with its ankle strap and innovative heel design! This is for the glamorous woman who wants to make a statement anywhere she goes! #theboldwoman

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Blanche is a customer favorite flat with her pointed-toe silhouette and beautiful hues. This shoe is the perfect polish to your on-the-go look, to work or lunch with friends. It has an ultra sleek and feminine appeal and can even take your staple jeans and jazz them up just enough, where you are subtly chic all day long.

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As most of you can already tell, my obsession for animal print is real, and so I had to spotlight out new Blingiton boot with its beautiful two-toned faux kidskin and lovely velvet leopard print. This is one of those boots people stop and ask you about because it’s too beautiful not to!! I love the side zipper and not to mention it is ultra comfortable so you stay in step with your style all day everyday!

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Giraffe: 1 Print 3 Ways

This season you are going to see a TON of animal prints! You will see it in apparel, bags, shoes and just about anything you can imagine!

One print we are completely in love with this season is GIRAFFE! We have this print donned in several pumps, slingbacks and handbags. I love this print because you will see a lot of various exotic prints, but to me you don’t see this one as much so it creates a unique style all your own.

It is sleek and chic and can be subtle or it can be a statement depending how you accessorize with it. We put together some everyday looks for you sporting our love for this gorgeous print.

First up you will see the Squareone pump that is absolutely gorgeous in its classic silhouette and has just a hint of giraffe on the toe. This shoe is a MUST and can easily transition into multiple occasions, outfits, and will be a staple in your closet for many more seasons to come.


We then paired these outfits with the giraffe handbag SH014. This bag screams glam and brings any outfit up a notch with its chain link strap, faux patent body and luxe animal hair flap. Don’t be afraid to mix prints like this with bold colors and other prints!



Labor Day Weekend Inspiration

Labor Day Weekend starts now which means relaxation and time to kick back with friends and family. Some of you might have vacations planned for the extended weekend or festive functions to attend for the holiday. It also marks the transition period into the next season which means Fall is literally around the corner.

We put together some weekend outfit inspiration for you that is still appropriate for the warmer weather but also in line with the transition into the next season.

This first outfit is an eye catching romper that still keeps you cool but also keeps you covered. Rompers like these can easily go from day to night especially when paired with our Safeen flat subtle jewelry accessories and our over-sized suede handbag to carry all your musts! The Safeen flat is one of those perfect shoes that keeps you comfortable all day while still exuding a high class appeal.

safeenblog_edited-1I love this outfit because every girl has these key pieces in her closet. Throw on your favorite black skinny jeans, pants or leggings alongside a loose black top and you create a sleek and lean look. Black is every girls best friend with its natural ability to make us look fabulously slim. :) We jazzed this look with a statement necklace, threw our leopard shootie, Viento, to add a pop of pattern and give it some edge and finished with a chic suede and faux snake clutch.


For a more casual look, we paired an airy pair of high-waisted shorts with a flowy blouse to keep you cool in warmer weather. To keep in step with the transition of seasons we selected our suede, stacked Melenne created with our new flex comfort fit with memory foam for ULTRA comfort for all day wear!! #musthave


This last outfit embodies comfort and class. We selected a flattering jersey knit dress with a simple but statement making necklace and finished it with our beloved, Genie. Genie gives a luxe feminine appeal with her floral laser cut design alongside comfort with its adjustable slingback and suede upper that takes you right into the next season!


Caribbean Fashion Week 2014

We were beyond honored and excited to have our JR gems on the runway at this year’s Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW)!! Fashion Stylist and Creative Director for the event, Nick Nelson, invited us to showcase some of our beautiful shoes at this incredible event. These stunning models debuted Viola, Sienna and Kinsley alongside gorgeous swimsuits and Caribbean inspired fashion.

Since its inception in 2001, Caribbean Fashion Week  has been the main catalyst for Caribbean fashion industry development. An ambitious project, CFW has brought the world of fashion to the region, as it seeks to focus international attention on what the Caribbean has to offer, while, at the same time, working with stakeholders to build capacity and generate business for Caribbean stylists.

Check out some of the beauty on the runways…


CFW designers have been featured in Vogue, The Associated Press, The Independent, Fashion TV Paris, The New York Times, i-D, The BBC and a host of other media around the world. The event has received a number of awards and has been recognized by British Vogue as an important new development in world fashion.

Viola has never looked so glamorous!!






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4 Ways to Inspire Fall Transition

Fall is around the corner but the Summer heat is still beating down. When seasons start to transition but the weather doesn’t always cooperate, we find ourselves in a transitional style slump. We aren’t sure whether to bust out our Fall attire to suit the season or if its too late to be wearing our Summer styles to suit the temperature.

Not to fear there are fabulously stylish ways to get creative during the transition times to keep you ahead of the game and still on trend.

Actually, I find the transition period one of my favorites because you can mix and match between seasons and it is totally appropriate. You can wear loose tanks with darker colored denim, sleeveless dresses and even shorts with boots, scarves at any point and layers become your new best friend.

Check out some of our outfit inspirations alongside J.Renee gems to get you through the remaining warmer weather and right into the cooler seasons.

I am obsessed with leopard and it is a HUGE trend for Fall and adding pops of it during the transition from Summer to Fall is completely appropriate. I love how this airy tank is paired perfectly with darker jeans and she adds a pop of leopard to show she is still dressing cool but still on trend for the season. We paired this outfit inspiration with our Squareone pump and our laser cut handbag.  #gorgeous #musthave #staple

squareoneFor your nights on the town- check out this romantic but sexy ensemble. A light and airy dress layered with a bomber jacket and then paired with an ultra sexy pointed toe pump giving the legs a sky high appearance. We paired this with our Jilli and small patent clutch.

jilliLoose tops are always a perfect way to bring the cooler weather in with your staple skinny jean and our sexy shootie, Viento. We paired this with a colorful scarf which you can throw on with tanks, dresses or your basic tops to give a Fall flair alongside a compact handbag with a hint of animal print.

vientoThis look is a staple for your transition time. Grab your go-to black dress and layer with a pop of color in a scarf, your shades, oversized handbag and our chic Blanche flat. I also like to add a hint of a more bolder lip like a maroon to bring a hint of Fall into my ensemble.


Sneak Peek at Fall 14 Runway Trends

I know it’s still scorching outside and Summer is in full force but things will soon be cooling off and Fall will be here before we know it! Runways are flooded with the latest trends in oversized coats, plaids, leopard, lilac, tall hats and beautiful rich hues.

Fall is one of my favorite seasons so I am always anxious to see what is on the docket for this season. Trends u will see alot of are oversized coats, furs, rich colors as well as pastels and you will see runways try to push the envelope with western style hats and shearling whether its a coat, vest or bomber jacket.

The sky is the limit this upcoming season- let’s check it out!

Fur, fur and more fur- runways were bundling up in the bold colors and patterns of fur giving a luxe and glamorous appeal


One of our favorites- Leopard!!!! We love leopard whether you are wearing it on your body, your feet or carrying it over your shoulder this trend is a favorite all year around. This season it boldly lit up the runways and we were ecstatic and already have this trend all over our website for your feet and your handbag. :) Leopard gives  solids a stylish lift or it can be the spotlight all on its own.


Wrap style coats! I am in love with this style because there is something so sophisticated and sleek about wrap coats. To me it reminds me of a vintage, Katherine Hepburn appeal that elongates your silhouette and gives an empowering feel to your ensemble.  It kinda makes me want to scream, “I am woman!!”


Extreme turtlenecks! Large sweaters with unique and high necklines are going to be the rage this season. This look gives you a svelte look while actually keeping you warm making it a great trend to transition from Fall to Winter.


Shearling is a trend all fashion mags and runways are covered in. You will see shearling accented on necklines or jackets or in coats all its own, vests, shawls and bomber jackets. Be on the lookout for shearling to take over the Fall season!


Cape Coats- are a must. This is another one of my favorite runway looks.  This style is very Audrey Hepburn’esqe and I love how this vintage style is turned into a modern high- fashion look for the everyday woman. This look is classic, fashion forward and gives your Fall style an effortlessly chic spin.


Plaid is a trend you will see everywhere- apparel, shoes, handbags- everywhere! This preppy style can serve as a bold statement or understated accents all season long.


Hats, hats and more hats! This trend pushes the envelope with its western style tall hat appeal but designers are raving about this hot new accessory. This is for the woman who likes to keep her look on the cutting edge of style!


Those are just a few runway highlights for Fall 2014! To check out some of our JR new arrivals visit

Jet-setting in Style

Summer is in full effect and the weather is screaming for a vacation!!!!! Whether you are hitting the beaches, city sights or crossing international borders you want to look and feel your best! Whenever I plan a vacation the first thing I think of is what will I wear and how I can make it comfy while staying on trend from plane to ground and everyday after!

I put together some jet-setting inspiration boards for you to help you pack your style without forgetting your essentials!

When you hit the plane, layers are always important. If you travel enough you know they keep the temperature like an icebox on an airplane so you want to be sure you have layers that are chic together and if you de-layer upon arrival. We paired our airplane layers with the funkiness of Whisp! We love that no matter your airplane style she gives you the fashion forward appeal!

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Heading to warmer weather?  Then Shorestar is a MUST! She is ultra comfortable for all day comfort, but has neutral tone beading that gives you a stylish twist while being just understated enough to go with every outfit in your bag! Shorestar is effortlessly fabulous!


If your hitting the beaches but still going from indoors to outdoors Nosara is your traveling companion. With her metallic shimmer she stays vaca festive, but throw on a stylish cover up after hitting the beach and you could go shopping or out to lunch easily!


Lastly we have the sleek and sophisticated Blanche flat. She is fabulous no matter the pattern or hue because her pointed-toe silhouette already gives your get-a-way ensemble an ultra femme appeal. We paired her with high-waisted shorts, flowy chiffon and vacation ready accessories. We love Blanche because she can take you from day to night without a second thought so you can keep your feet comfortable without lacking your Summer style!


Happy travels!!

Stars, Stripes and July 4th Fashion

Our festive and patriotic celebration of the big U. S of A is right around the corner! You are racking your closet for the perfect ensemble to show your country pride. Some of you want to be somewhat subtle with your red, white and blue while others want to be bold covering themselves head to toe in stars and stripes.

We have put together a few outfits for various occasions you might be attending over the extended holiday weekend. If you have any of the basic staples of white, blue or red in your wardrobe you can make a killer look, that is fashion forward, without lacking the festive spirit or breaking the bank.

We know you won’t miss out on fireworks so we created a look that is versatile, whether you are in your backyard or visiting the local community spot for fireworks. I love how this look is comfy and casual with our Shorestar sandal, but with a dressier necklace and purse takes your look up a notch for your evening outings!


Some of you may take your extended weekend to the max buy booking a July 4th vacation! If you are hitting the beaches or lakes you can still sport your patriotic hues! We paired this flirty and feminine skirt with our J.Renee’ Evon. To me, this shoe embodies all things you would want for a vacation staple- comfort, style, and a sexy lift. Not to mention the gorgeous red hue is spirited but also fashion forward.


If you are like me you might be grilling and cooking and having all your friends and family over the holiday or going to the house that has the best view of the fireworks! In that case comfort is a must so grab your white staple skinny jeans, in case you are chasing little ones around, and add your holiday stripe top to show your pride! We wanted to add flair to our causal 4th look so we added the playful and eye-catching, Geo, in denim! This shoe is casual enough for a friend’s house but stylish enough to make a lasting impression.


You might be keeping it super casual for the holiday and packing some sandwiches and making a picnic in your favorite fireworks watching spot. Go for casual, comfortable and sitting on the ground type of outfits. We kept it simple here with a colored short, solid tee and our Barreron. This red sandal must-have will make your patriotic statement with its bold red color, trendy embellishment and soft suede comfort.


This last board is nautical inspired! If you are lucky enough to own or know someone who owns a boat I suggest spending all day and all weekend in that spot! Boat parties are the best because you can lounge all day in your striped bathing suit soaking the rays and then you can turn around and dress up for cocktails and the evening festivities! I chose Neda for our shoe highlight and a fit and flare blue and white dress because of their  ultra femme yet comfy silhouettes! What a perfect view to watch the skies light up in celebration of this amazing country!


Happy red, white and blue!!!