Month March 2014

Tuesday Shoesday: Green with Envy

MICHAEL-by-Michael-Kors-Brena-Ankle-Boot-Green-and-Black

I’m not a big shootie person, I don’t really like how they look on me. Since I’m a runner, my calves aren’t exactly bird-like, and my personal opinion is that shooties look better on long, thin legs. Since the tops of shooties and short ankle boots end at just above or just below the ankle, they tend to make average legs look stumpy, especially if you have disproportionately small feet for your height (like me). So I generally stay away from them. However, I couldn’t resist trying on these Michael Kors Brena booties when I spotted them at Nordstrom Rack. They have an old-school Victorian feel, but they’ve been updated with modern metal accents, and I adore the deep green color. They looked as I expected on my feet, so they went back on the shelves for someone else.

Shoe of the Day: Gold Lining

Casadei-Blade-Pump-in-White-and-Gold

We’ve heard that every dark cloud has a silver lining, but the golden lining on these beautiful pumps by Casadei (available on Shoescribe) is step up from that. I think white and gold is a stunning combination and will never go out of style. It’s a classic mix that has been around for ages. These would look amazing worn with a white sheath dress, some sun-kissed skin, and a little golden clutch.

Tuesday Shoesday: Neutral

White-and-Grey-Asos-Deny-Wedge-Sneakers

As much as I have come to love wedge sneakers, I haven’t gone overboard in purchasing all the amazing styles I’ve seen out there, such as this pink pair and this leopard pair. I chose to stick to plain colors and simple details for versatility. The wedge sneakers above from Asos were the first pair I bought, and they’re very comfortable. I’ve gotten a lot of comments about them, so it was definitely a great choice. I also own a pair of black Ash sneakers, which I find slightly more painful if I wear them for long periods of time. They’re a little less flexible overall. But both of them are far more comfortable than other wedge sneakers I’ve tried on, so they’re winners in my books!

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Double-Take: Jimmy Choo Abel

A gold shoe is striking, and doesn’t have to be worn only on special occasions. One of the best ways to make a statement is to wear evening shoes during the day. Luxe materials and details like rhinestones, satin, and velvet can easily pair with simple day dresses and jeans, you just have to be brave and confident with your style.

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Tuesday Shoesday: Buttoned Up

Sergio-Rossi-Spats-Buttoned-Boots

Sorry about the low quality image (my hand was shaking at the awkward ankle). The tone does kind of suit the style of the boots though, doesn’t it? A bit of vintage touch. Anyway, I spotted these gorgeous Stuart Weitzman Spat boots at Nordstrom Rack for the amazing clearance price of $174 (compared to $695 retail). The gold buttons sparkled at me from the shelves and I just had to try them on. They are very comfortable, and extremely easy to walk in despite the height of the heel. There’s a lot of extra cushioning inside, and the thicker heel makes them stable. Although the deal was too good to pass up, I did put them back on the shelves because they were slightly too large on my feet, even with thick socks on. But if you’re lucky enough to snag them, they’re sure to get you many compliments!

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Double-Take: Christian Louboutin Alta Rita

Maybe it’s because a friend of mine is getting married soon that I’ve suddenly become obsessed with elegant, delicate, and feminine formal sandals. I’m not anywhere close to walking down the isle, but if I were, I know I’d probably spend more on my shoes than on the dress or jewelry I’d wear.

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