Tuesday Shoesday: Casual Elegance

Zigi Soho Simpson Embellished Smoking Slippers

As I wrote yesterday, my taste in smoking slippers ranges from simple to embellished. I recently found a more feminine pair on HauteLook (still waiting for them to arrive!), but studded and embellished styles are my favorite. I got these at DSW a little while ago, and I’ve fallen in love with them. They’re great for jazzing up a casual outfit and sparkle amazingly at night!

I don’t normally purchase this brand because their shoes are usually made from uncomfortable materials, but this pair is made entirely of cloth so they’re super soft and flexible. The only uncomfortable feature is the extremely thin sole, but I fixed that easily with a sheepskin insole (these are my favorite) that’s thin enough to fit in flats but also add great cushioning!


Double-Take: Tabitha Simmons Early Bootie

It’s the middle of winter here in Philadelphia, and although there aren’t piles of snow around on the sidewalks, the temperatures do dip below the 40s and that makes me want to put on my coziest outfits for outdoor excursions in center city. Icy sidewalks are no place for heels, and black ankle boots are the answer to staying chic in the cold. The best are those tastefully adorned with eye-catching details like buckles, zippers, and studs.


Tuesday Shoesday: Sexy Sparkles


Wow, just wow. I really have no other words to describe these stunning sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti. I managed to snag them online when DSW significantly lowered the prices on all their Luxe810 shoes. With my discount, they were an absolute steal! Unfortunately, they ran rather large and my feet were constantly sliding around, causing the back edge to rub against my ankle. So, with a heavy heart, I returned them…but not before snapping a few good shots! If you wear size 7 or 7.5, head over to the DSW in Plymouth Meeting and you might be able to get them for yourself!

Tuesday Shoesday: Golden Girl

Nina Eunice Gold Embellished Pump

I have a slight obsession with golden shoes. I’m not sure why, but I find pumps, sandals, and even sneakers with that extra sparkle very enticing. If worn tastefully, I think gold shoes are a classic that can be styled with almost any outfit, not just evening and formal wear. Most golden shoes that I find irresistible continue to flit quite out of my price range, but I spotted these stunners during a leisurely browse at a DSW store nearby. Nina produces shoes that are considered evening shoes, but I think this particular pair would look fabulous glinting from under a pair of black pants.

Tuesday Shoesday: Feathered Friends


Just in time for Thanksgiving: some feathered treats for my feet! I spotted these at DSW one day at work (the best part of working the floor is getting to see all the new arrivals first!) and just had to have them. Fun fact: I’m drawn to all things fluffy. I still haven’t forgotten about these amazing shoes and part of me wishes I never returned them. But since I can’t change the past, I’ve moved forward into the future with the Red Carpet pump by Enzo Angiolini. They were a friggin’ steal at $27 (after my discount). The only thing is that they run slightly small, so I’m hoping they stretch.

Tuesday Shoesday: Boots for the Confident


Whenever I shop, especially for shoes, I make sure to browse each isle twice in case I missed something the first time. I was doing my last rounds at DSW one night when out of the corner of my eye I spotted these stunners. It’s quite clear why they caught my interest: the unique studded pattern across the shoe, especially because it’s gold on black, is quite striking. Even though they’re not quite my style, I think they’d be quite the statement piece in any wardrobe! Available in burgundy or black, you can also find them on Zappos, Amazon, Piperlime, Lord & Taylor, and Nordstrom.


Double-Take: Christian Louboutin Lisse

I absolutely love the color of these Christian Louboutin ankle boots! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m drawn to cobalt blue shoes. I’m not entirely sure why because blue isn’t even my favorite color. It probably has something to do with how well cobalt pops against dark or neutral-colored clothing.


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