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Tuesday Shoesday: Minimalist

Express Runway Sandal Ankle Strap

These incredibly simple sandals have become my absolute favorite! I ordered these from Express on a whim because they were having a 40% off sale, and I’m so glad that I did! The minimalist silhouette is extremely versatile, and so comfortable that I find myself wanting to wear them almost every day. These sandals go great with everything from jeans to dresses! Just recently, Express released the sandals again in tan leather and red suede; I’m dying to get them in the other colors. I tried on a 7 in stores and they’re way too big, but I’ll cross my fingers and hope Express will make them in half sizes again.

Tuesday Shoesday: Thigh High

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Coat: Express | Bag: Kate Spade (similar) | Boots: Brian Atwood (in brown)

Remember that fantastic Brian Atwood sale I wrote about? Well here’s the amazing deal I managed to snag! I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking for the perfect thigh high boots. I love how elegant an outfit can look with properly styled tall boots, not to mention they are great for lengthening the legs. What frustrated me the most during my search is that a lot of boots this high (for the price I was willing to pay) are crafted of man-made materials, which in my opinion don’t look as sophisticated. Another issue I encountered was that most styles I tried on went up just barely over my knees. Imagine my excitement when I spotted the Kacey on sale. As much as I wanted a pair of heeled leather thigh highs, the practicality and versatility of these suede flat-soled boots won me over, not to mention the fantastic price. I couldn’t wait to wear these, and immediately pulled them on when they arrived just two days later. It’s a good thing the weather isn’t warming up yet, I plan on wearing these a lot! If you love them as much as I do, the Kacey is still available in dark brown suede. I keep telling myself I don’t need them in another color…

Shoe of the Day: Evening Glamour

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If I ever had to style an outfit for a formal evening event, I would definitely start with the shoes. Depending on my mood, my taste in evening shoes ranges from simple and elegant to glamorous and sexy. These lovely rhinestone sandals from Express fall somewhere in between, which is a very nice mix. The sandal is simple enough to go with anything, but still has at little extra bling to make it stand out.

Shoe of the Day: Chain Links

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Lately I’ve been crushing on elegant shoes spiced up with chains or studs. My taste usually revolves around sophisticated and understated, but there are ways to sneak in some metal details that still allow the shoe to look refined. I love the subtle detailing on these pumps from Express; it’s just enough to make the shoe stand out without making them an eye-sore with overdone metals. These are perfect for the office as well as a glamorous night out!