Spring

Shoe of the Day: Roped In

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Avanna Heel

If you’re searching for a simple but stunning lace-up sandal, look no further than this mouth-watering pair by Jeffrey Campbell + Free People. I love this handmade pair because they’re a modern version of your basic summer espadrille. The tassels are an adorable detail, which balances out the thickness of the heel. This style is so classic, you’ll never need another pair! Except possibly in another color.

Tuesday Shoesday: Hello Spring

Michael Kors Jenna Strappy Sandal

I like to welcome spring with a bang. After months of wearing boots and closed shoes, slipping my feet into a fantastic pair of strappy sandals feels so great. This particular pair by Michael Kors is one of my favorites. I plucked them off the shelves at TJ Maxx some time ago, and didn’t even debate putting them in my cart after trying them on. The color is probably my favorite thing about them, but I also love how comfortable they are. Needless to say, they get many complements. I even won a couple contests by sharing these!

Tuesday Shoesday: Neutral

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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: Alexander Wang Aminata

I love seeing shoes in a bold, striking hue. Combine this with a sleek design and you’ve got a winner. The Aminata heel from Alexander Wang has a rather simple silhouette, but the crocodile texture really makes the red color pop. You can get these at Farfetch and Barney’s Warehouse.

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Double-Take: Givenchy Zenaide

I’m a sucker for laced and strappy sandals, which is why the Zenaide by Givenchy caught my eye. I love the grommet detailing along the center strap, which is just enough to give them an edgy feel without being too overwhelming. The thin straps perfectly balance out the thicker sole and boot-like shape.

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Shoe of the Day: Lovely Leaves

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These stunning heels by Giuseppe Zanotti from the S/S14 collection scream sexy goddess. I can’t help but think that they should be worn with flowing white dresses, rich gold jewelry, and followed by entourage of hypnotized men. Paints quite a picture doesn’t it? I think they look extremely elegant in white, but they’re also available in black. Unfortunately, they go for a whopping $1875, so you probably won’t be seeing me wearing them anytime soon. I just hope an equally beautiful double-take comes into existence because they sure make a statement. If the price doesn’t make you feel faint, you can find them on Neiman Marcus, Zappos, and Bergdorf Goodman.

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Double-Take: B Brian Atwood Laplata

Laser technology allows for intricate detailing in the production of many goods, and I’m glad it’s being used more often for shoe design. Designers can craft styles with really unique shapes and patterns, turning shoes into works of art. The geometric detail in these Brian Atwood sandals makes them a great statement piece.

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Shoe of the Day: Ravishing in Red

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Spring is just around the corner, and I’m glad to see that lady-like heels are still around. Sandals with ankle straps are fantastic shoes because they are both sexy and comfortable, if you find the right pair for you. An ankle strap helps keep the shoe stable on your feet, and the open structure reveals the feminine arches and painted toes. I especially love the Oljera by Vince Camuto because the color is so bright and the texture makes the shoe interesting. The little buckles on the side are the cherries on top of a fantastic pair of shoes. And if bright red isn’t your thing, they’re also available in black. I haven’t had the pleasure of trying them on in person, but I bet they’re very comfortable; I own several Vince Camuto shoes (both flat and heeled) and have never been disappointed. You can find these on Revolve, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.

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