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It's the beginning of what some are calling the great snowstorm of 2011 here in Chicago and I figure what better way to forget about the snowpocalype than to talk about something all women love ... SHOES!

Are you tired of searching for that perfect pair of pumps for a fabulous event? Are you in desperate need of a pair of flats in your ideal color and size? Do you have a beautiful image of fantastic footwear in your mind - but no way to make that dream come true? Well, now is your chance to have your very own pair of custom shoes - courtesy of Milk & Honey Shoes.

With an affinity for heels, flats, sandals and everything in between, two shoe-obsessed sisters came together to create the ultimate DIY for a perfect pair of shoes.

Milk & Honey is a website that allows users to build-a-shoe (err, two). Whether you'd like to browse the inspiration gallery, choose from ready-to-wear kicks, or pick your own customized style, Milk & Honey is a virtual haven for shoe lovers everywhere!

To create your own pair, first choose one of their classic shoe silhouettes. Items to ponder: Heels or flats? Round-toe or pointy-toe? Do you prefer peep-toes, wedges, or strappy Mary Jane shoes? It's all up to you. Then, pick your material. Choose from leather or patent leather, snakeskin, velvet, glitter (!) and faux-leather (for the animal-friendly) and much more. Plus, choose your preferred heel and height, enter your size, and even add special embellishments (think bows, studs and flowers)!

What's more - Milk & Honey even offers a unique bridal section, so brides-to-be can be sure their shoes are perfect for their big day. The super cute part? The insoles of each bridal shoe are perfectly "something blue!"

This is one of the hottest fashion trends right now and celebrities like Busy Philipps from the TV series Cougar Town (you may also know her from the 90's drama series Dawson's Creek) spoke to E! News about the nude pumps she created - which have been the number 1 selling pair shoes as of late! Busy's response? "What can I say, I have great taste!"

So, which shoes would you choose? I love round-toed pumps but heard that the pointed toe is making a comeback. Spring will be here (one day, hopefully) and I'm also craving some new peep-toes. Choosing the perfect pair of footwear sounds like an ideal evening to me. Note: the prices are about what you'll pay for a pair of designer shoes. But, they're customized to what you love, so it's definitely a great investment, right?

Enjoy browing the site. It'll surely lift your spirits on this cold day in Chicago. And if you find a pair or create a pair you love please leave a comment below and tell me all about your experience!

"Milk & Honey: A Dream Come Shoe!"

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