Smoking slippers are the perfect balance between lady-like flats and casual loafers. I’ve found myself quite obsessed with them lately because they’re as comfortable as flats, and can be styled with practically everything.
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.
While browsing Shoescribe one day, I came across these interesting and uniquely scalloped pumps by Paul Andrew. To be honest, I knew nothing about this designer until I saw these and decided to look him up. And while doing so I managed to fall in love with several shoes in his collections, which are all designed with a sense of elegance, refinement, and imagination. I’m dying to try on a pair (almost all are crafted with a single-sole) because he stated in an interview that a key element he aims for is comfort. Single-soled shoes can be very tiring on the ball-of-foot, so I’m very interested in his unique cushioned construction. If anyone owns a pair or has tried on some of his creations, let me know what you think!
I’m a huge fan of Disney movies, and one of my favorites has always been Cinderella. Partially because I’d love to have a bunch of animals help me out every day, but mostly because a pair of shoes changed her life. And any jeweled shoes, tastefully done of course, always catch my eye. It’s like a fantasy waiting to happen; putting them on makes it seem like anything is possible. Sometimes you just need that little extra sparkle in life to lift your mood. I love these gorgeous evening pumps from Rene Caovilla (available on Shoescribe). The blue satin is a great backdrop for the intricate beading and jewels, and the whole design is beautiful and tastefully done. They would look stunning with a short dress or peeking out from beneath a longer hem. For now I’ll keep dreaming, or hope to find a double-take at least!
I was browsing Shoescribe when I came across an amazing creation; this ankle-boot-sandal hybrid from Inga is just plain cool. I would love to wear these with jeans, skirts, leggings, you name it. I feel like they could go with pretty much anything to add that my-boots-are-awesome vibe to your outfit. Plus, they’re super versatile because you can wear them in the summer with bare legs, and again in the winter with tights and cool socks. The downside? They’re $870…I think I’ll just keep an eye out for a double-take or another similar style for less. PS – there’s a leopard version too!
It’s that time of year again…summer sale season! Clearance stickers are popping up everywhere in stores, and online prices are dropping like crazy. There are a so many stunning styles out there, and it can be hard to sift through them all. I’ve put together a list of my favorite shoes on sale. And even though I can’t get all the shoes I want, a girl can dream! Here’s a list of my picks of shoes to splurge on: