Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Halloween brings out all sorts of monsters, so give your inner monster what it really wants this Halloween...eye candy from Groove Footwear!!!

Have a safe and happy Halloween, Groove Girls!

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Spooky Groovy Halloween!

Groove Footwear Eye Candy!

SPOTTED: Pumpkins with faces on porches and doorsteps.  Spooky spiders, skeletons and black cats decorate store fronts and windows.  It's almost Halloween and you're not ready!? Oh, what's a Groove Girl to do? Don't ask me, procrastinators, because I'll never tell!

Groove Girl

Our countdown to Halloween has begun, are you ready? If you're a last minute gal like me, this is all you need to read to have a spooktacular Halloween this year!  In a perfect world, I would start planning my decorations and party treats ahead of time, but this is the real world and getting errands done usually trumps looking for the yummiest smelling pumpkin candle and cutest jack-o-lantern.  Whether you're hosting a party, attending one or taking to the streets in search of full sized candy bars, I am going to give you last minute ladies a few quick and easy Halloween ideas.

One of the best parts about Halloween is all of the yummy treats!  I found some super simple recipes that are perfect to bring in to class, wrap up as party favors, or even just to have a little somethin' to nosh on at home.  
Halloween Puppy Chow!
Gluten Free Rice Krispies Pumpkins!
13 Delicious Pumpkin Seed Recipes!
YUM! Puppy chow was always a favorite of mine, so I will totes need to try that recipe! Are you hosting a last min shindig, or getting candy ready for your trick-or-treaters, but haven't had time to even think about the decorations?! No worries, just check out these easy DIY Halloween decorations:
Glitter Pumpkin Tealights
Creepy Crawly Balloons!
Spooky Glowing Eyes in the Bushes!
You've got your party snacks and decorations, now let's find you all the perfect DIY costumes!  A do-it-yourself costume might sound a little overwhelming, but there are some easy ideas that take little to no time or money...and are super cute!  Let's break them down by genre.

From the Silver Screen

Marilyn Monroe

A League of Their Own
Mean Girls

Cartoon Celebs

Where's Waldo? 
Snow White
Minnie Mouse 
I never realized how easy it was to make a costume out of the cute clothes I already have!  Take a look through your closet and don't stress if you don't have a complete outfit right away...there's always the dollar store, Target, Forever21 and lots of other stores you can get that missing piece (or the whole thing) and be able to wear it normally afterward! 

So, there you have it!  6 more days, and now you've got everything you need to have a

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Get in the Street Chic Groove

SPOTTED:  Studs, hardware, chains and spikes.  Once so innocent dresses are now paired with black leather and dark red lips.  'From Chaos to Couture', women everywhere are falling into punk inspired outfits this season.  Need help with this trend?  Don't ask me, because I'll never tell!

Groove Girl

If you're like me, you have nothing remotely punk in your closet...or so you thought.  My go to colors scream girly chic and my closet is overflowing with peaches, golds, beiges, and Tiffany blue.  Now that we're falling into sweater weather,  I broke out boots from the back of the closet.  Anywhere you look, whether in Cosmo, Vogue, People or out your window, the Street Chic look is EVERYWHERE!  My problem? I don't wear chains or spikes!

This look is most likely the biggest trend of fall and we're not going to miss out!  Thankfully, the 90's inspired grunge comeback is more flirty this time around.  Countless designers and stores are filling their collections with studded embellishments, leather, plaids and aggressive accessories.  While some celebs are going all out with semi shaved heads and full out punk style, others (like Selena Gomez) are proving that punk is pretty easy to pull off.

This morning, I decided I was going to rock the punk look.  I just got a pair of our 'Force' combat inspired boots in black.  The heavy lug, leather vamp, full frontal lace up and adjustable calf buckles inspired me to try out the hard-soft look.
I knew I wanted to pair them with a really feminine dress, but didn't know where to go from there.  I tried on a few and settled with a flowy, cream and gold polkadot dress.  To bring the look together I threw on my favorite leather moto jacket to really bring out the leather details on the boots and give the look some street cred.

Here are some other ideas on how you can put together your own take on this fun fall trend.
First, the basics; grab a pair of dark skinny jeans, or leather leggings, and throw on a moto jacket. This is the simplest way to achieve the street feel with minimal effort.  You can dress it up with some pumps, or throw on a pair of black boots (or booties!) and hit the road...don't forget your killer shades! You can add a dose of rebellion to any outfit with graphic tees, leather trim, heavy chains, spikes, skulls or zippers.  Check out these ideas for a little punk, or a lot!

So, you've got your outfit on, but what else is needed to complete the look?  Here are some beauty trends that will complete your look, or give you a little touch of punk.


Slick pony or wild mane 
Blunt bangs, long waves or a bob
Ombre hair, rich chocolate or bleach blonde

Fresh and natural, or smokey eyes
Bright pink lips, vivid red or dark wine hues

Literally street with a skyline mani
Studded and metallic embellishments
Outlined pale nails

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy Fall to All!

Let the leaves fall, it's October! 

Spotted: Leaves turning from green to brown, pumpkins and apples taking over the grocery stores, shorter days and chilly nights.  We hear the crunching of leaves and smell of pumpkin spice candles as women start uncovering their boots and jackets.  Sip on your apple cider, pretty soon we'll be eating pumpkin pie and turkey!  Bundle's sweater weather out there!!! 

Groove Girl 


Stock up for fall on Hautelook! SO many boots are on sale, and all for under $40!!! Don't miss your chance to score BIG on Groove Footwear (sale ends Thursday)!