Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Happy Wednesday style lovers!
You must have noticed the Rockstud craze that is sweeping the world. Major eye candy to say the least but what is it about  Rockstuds that keep them rocking? Comfort? Social media hype? Aesthetics? Edginess? Cliche? Most fashionistas out there own at least a pair. A close friend of mine the gorgeous Uyanda owns at least eight pairs. Me? Zip. Nada. Zero!

They come in two heel heights, the 2.5 inches and the 4 inches which is wonderful as this addresses the heel needs of a lot more gals. It also almost seems like the lower heel could be for a casual look and the higher heel for a dressier look. In terms of comfort, from what I hear you can probably run a marathon in them as they are many times more comfy than a lot of comparable brands.





But truth for me is they lack the classic elegance of Valentino pumps. I’m also more of a six inch heel kind of gal. So as much as I love the edgy studs, the cute color combo options and the fact that they're most likely not going anywhere anytime soon and may actually be headed towards becoming a classic, the IT shoes do not float my boat. Call me weird, or better still convert me into a Rockstud lover.



I came upon a youtube video that shows the craftsmanship in making them, pretty impressive. Take a watch.



How about you? Are you a Rockstud whore? Time for a roll call, hehe. Where are all my shoe sistas?  Any sole lovers/ collectors in the house? How many pairs do you own? Is social media fueling your addiction to these beauties or are you drawn to them for a whole different reason? And my sistas who just like me are dissing the Rockstuds? Any of you in the house?

Let's talk shoes, Xo...

Thank you for stopping by and have nothing short of a wonderful Wednesday, Xo..

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87 comments:

  1. Oh i love shoes with studs.
    It's a trend right now and i love it

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    1. You do? I've never been attracted to them for some strange reason much as they are trending.

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  2. They are beautiful.. Getting tempted to get one. Great post

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  3. Wow those Valentinos are just stunning. LOVING the studs.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. They definitely are. Not so much the studs for me, don't know why.

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  4. I can't justify the price! I don't love them enough! If someone else buys them for me then I'd wear them, but not on my own. I just can't.

    Love, Kristyn
    Contrast of Effect | IG

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    1. I so feel you Kristyn. Haha. I admire them from afar, don't love them enough to add to my arsenal. Dare I add YET, lol...

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  5. my dream to have the real one!

    http://differentcands.blogspot.com/

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    1. Really? Do it then if you love them that much, :).

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  6. uhmmmm for some weird reason idu am not a fan of this rockstuds at all..never have and so i don't see myself rocking it or converting to a fan of these shoes... christian louboutin so kate pumps is wat i wish for for..

    Glowyshoe blog

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    1. Girl me and you both (clapping emoji). Just doesn't appeal to me that much. Plus they are so all over the place. Not that Loubs are not but I'm just not tripping over them.

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  7. I really love Valentino's studded range! Very cool!

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    1. You can say that again Gail, just too cool.

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  8. I'm more of a classic lady as well, but I must admit that I do like the Rockstud pump! It's definitely trendy right now. www.ellevj.com

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    1. Some colors are actually so so pretty and I love those but they just have never made my lust list, sadly.

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  9. wow i love those heels so much
    bought a cheeper Version on eBay
    amazing

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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    1. You did? I hope they work out for you, :).

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    1. My friends Uyanda and Obie say the same thing. They've tried so hard to get me to buy them, haha. Enjoy.

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  11. OMG! They are a dream!
    xx

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    1. I can't tell a lie, they are beautiful, :)))).

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  12. These shoes are amazing, but unfortunately too much expensive!!!
    XX
    Chiara
    www.shesinfashionblog.com

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    1. They sure are amazing, but not floating my boat just yet.

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  13. Dear Idu, yes, I'm a huge fan of these shoes. But I own only the Rockstud bag from Valentino and my studded pumps are kind of imitation ... Honestly I'm surprised how often I wear even this imitation and with how many outfit they are matching :) Wish you a happy rest of the week!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Awesome Rena darling! Another girl mentioned they were a closet staple for her too. Maybe I'll get there sometime, not ruling that out but it just hasn't happened for me. I trust you had a great week.
      Xo

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  14. For me they looks very pretty, and they are perfect for a different occasions:)

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    1. They sure are Maria. How have you been darling?

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  15. They are very Rock star indeed. very trendy today.. hhhuuummm not sure of those prices now. will keep my fingers crossed for now.
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    1. They sure are, just not for me - yet hahaaaa. I'm waiting for my darlings Obie and Uyanda to convert me, :))).

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  16. They are hot!!! Own them love them n will add more to my collection
    U have to get a pair I know the exact color for u too the rainbow studs!!! 😻😻😻😻😻 love your blog 🎉🎉

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    1. Hahahahhahahaaaa I trust you Obieeeeee! They look great on you. But you haven't succeeded in convincing me to get them though. You've got to work harder. You and Uyanda both. I will check out the one you are recommending. I think the fact that they're all over the place just irks me, haha.

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    2. Ur thoughts on the recommended studs or should we call it studmendation??? Give the studs a chance u will be stud-tastic 😍

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  17. I wish I were a rockstud whore! I've been obsessed with them since day one and yet do not own a pair. Not even a bag. Nada. Does your friend with the 8 pairs feel like donating me a pair? I'm a size 7 FYI ;o)

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Hahahhahaa Sonia you are hilarious darling. She reads every post /comments so maybe she will, :))).

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  18. How gorgeous are those shoes? One of each, please :))))))))))))))))))))))
    xx
    http://www.mybubblyzone.com/

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    1. Hahahah One of each please. Alright Valentina, they'll be delivered shortly.
      Xo

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  19. They have that edgy chic look and they sure have been trending for a minute. Really nice post.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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    1. Hey Babe!!!!!! I see edgy when I see them. Chic too. I'm just an outlaw hahahaa.

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    1. Are you darling? You'd look amazing in them. I know that for a fact, :))).

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  21. It's on my wish list. I absolutely love studs.

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    1. I hope your every wish comes true, :))).

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  22. This is so nice dear!

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  23. I have seen these everywhere. Quite enticing if you ask me, but just like you - I owe nada!! Ha!

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hahahaha, welcome to the nada team love, :))).

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  24. nice post :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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  25. I've saw them a lot on stylish streetstyle ladies last year and this year as well, I mean: studs, leather, killer heel and VALENTINO! Who wouldn't kill for those beauties? :) So sexy!

    xoxo Ira
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    1. Hey love, yes I've seen them all over as well. They are pretty popular.

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  26. I'm not the biggest fan of studded heels. But who knows, maybe my taste will change with time.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  27. You're so funny, well they are just gorgeous. I love the style of these pumps, even though it's not for me. They are certainly luxurious, great video as well. xx/Madison
    Party Decor

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    1. I love them too Madison, just not enough to bring them home. Maybe someday...

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  28. I love studded heels but would definitely buy a cheaper version if I want one..lol Yup! super saver here!
    www.effortlesslady.com

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    1. That's great Diana. I'm still not convinced I should own them, :(.

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  29. I have been eyeing them for a while but the price is not justifiable I would rather go for the red sole any day. I comforted myself with an inspired pair instead.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

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    1. Nothing wrong with that. I hope it's working out, :).

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  30. awesome
    happy weekend

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  31. lovely
    new post:http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2015/09/straps-stripes-overall-skirt.html

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  32. What you just said explains the difference between a fashion victim and a fashion icon. You are the best!! Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. Hey darling, thank you. I hate to be a victim just because it's trending.
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  33. I'm not going to lie I love the rockstud trend, however I don't own any. I remember when I worked for Nordstrom and they first came out and I was dying to get a pair. I never did because I saw SO many girls have them and me being stubborn I didn't want to fit in with everyone else. So with that being said, I can understand your stance on this trend haha!

    butttttt....I still want a pair eventually!

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    1. And that's the big issue I have with it. It is so common place it's scary. Glad you understand Monica, :))).

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  34. Oh wow what an utterly fantastic post!! Your friend owns 8 pairs? She is quite the lucky gal.. I am totally all about the studs though I myself do not own a pair of these iconic Valentinos. The edge and mixture of edge gets me every time. I am a total shoe whore though .. I have at least 80+ and with my recent move I had to get rid of a lot :( They are my favorite accessory..

    XOXO
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    1. She loves shoes much more than I do. Probably as much as YOU do with 80+ pairs, WOW!!! I'm sure you'll build up your collection in no time at all.
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  35. Gorgeous shoes.
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  36. My deat Idu i m a great lovers of Rockstud..this selection is absolutely to die for!
    Kisses

    www.angelswearheels.com

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    1. I know you love them Dania, I believe I've seen you wear a pair of two. Very comfy huh?
      Kisses

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  37. Hi Idu, these shoes are really pretty not for me, but the craftsmanship is gorgeous, The factory where they are made is co close to home ahahah!! Really no kidding. Have a nice weekend beautiful.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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    1. I was amazed by the craftsmanship as well, just had to share it. Really? Close to home? You should pay them a visit!!! Who knows, you may walk out with enough pairs of rockstuds for us all, hehe.

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  38. Haha..:-). I really enjoyed reading this post because I thought I was the only lady in the Blogosphere who does not own a pair of this rock stud heels. I'm happy that I am not the only one who does not care for them.

    For one, I do not like the style; the sling-back design, those T-Straps, the studs and even the heels do not do it for me. The only thing I like about them is that they come in different colors because I love colorful shoes.

    Great Post.

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  39. When I see studded shoes Valentinos definitely come into my mind and one can never go wrong while wearing Valentinos!!
    fashionstylemogul.com

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  40. Loved them when I saw them on the Ecclestone sisters. I also like the fact that they are not too high. Love your blog Idu. Any chance of starting a fashion line or would you miss your little ones in the classroom too much?

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