Macy’s

Tuesday Shoesday: Bold Buckles

Michael Kors Calder Ankle Strap Pump

Normally I don’t like chunky ankle straps because I feel that thinner ones accentuate the leg much better, but this particular pair of heels by Michael Kors captured my heart. The silhouette is very simple, but the bold buckle really makes the shoe speak volumes. The peep toe detail is a nice touch because it balances the heaviness of the ankle strap. These amazing shoes are a bit out of my budget, but I’ll be watching for a sale. I came across these at Macy’s in Center City, but you can also find them at Dillard’s.

Tuesday Shoesday: Mermaid

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I literally stopped in my tracks when I spotted these BCBGeneration pumps at Macy’s. I’ve said before that I can’t resist shoes (or clothing for that matter) in a bold bright cobalt hue, and these drew me like a moth to a flame. Don’t they make you think of mermaids and exotic tropical fish? I love the subtlety textured, multi-colored iridescent leather…definitely the statement piece of an outfit. You can find these at your local Macy’s (they’re not online) or online at Belk, Dillard’s, and Amazon.

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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: Dainty but Daring

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Studded shoes seem to be growing on me because I keep coming across styles that I really want. I especially love combinations of unexpected elements, such as feminine colors and shapes with edgier details.  The Michael Kors Larissa is a perfect example. And although it looks fantastic in black (Zappos, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom), I absolutely love it in white (Macy’s) because an amazing balance of two different looks is achieved by combining the dainty white straps with hardcore studs. Without the metal accents, the shoes would look like any other evening sandal, but the studs add that extra element to make the shoes stand out among the rest.

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Double-Take: Coach Laila

I’ve already confessed that I don’t like bows on my shoes (I think I have maybe two pairs of flats with a dainty little bow on them). Yet I couldn’t help but stop and look at these simply darling heels by Coach while I was meandering the shoe department at Macy’s in Philadelphia.

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Double-Take: Manolo Blahnik Fersen

I’ve mentioned before that I find shoes that play with illusion quite interesting. The best styles are ones that make it seem as if the shoe is barely held onto the foot. Others are more subtle with transparent sections, such as this elegant sandal from Manolo Blahnik.

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Double-Take: Giuseppe Zanotti Wedge Sneakers

I wasn’t quite sure how I felt when wedge sneakers caught on as a trend. Nowadays, I just can’t get enough of them! But we all know I tend to lean more towards simple, classic, with just a touch of edge. So most of the wedge sneakers I see out there are way too much and don’t go with the majority of my casual looks. I love this pair by Giuseppe Zanotti.

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