Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Shoe Party in the Front AND Back

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Saw these Sophia Webster sandals on NET-A-PORTER and instantly fell in love. The details from every angle make these shoes extra special.

I could see these working perfectly to dress up jeans paired with a black blazer, or, if you work in a casual environment, these could be worn easily with a black pencil skirt.

If only they were affordable enough to add them to my “holiday gifts to/from myself” list…

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Even though it’s quite chilly outside, I couldn’t take my eyes of these Kate Spade wedge sandals when I spotted them on Amazon. When you buy shoes, clothing, and accessories through Amazon they generally include free shipping and returns, which is fantastic!
I really like the mix between the classic style of this shoe with the funky pattern in the wedge. They are listed as on sale for $178 but that’s a bit too pricey for me.
How do you feel about these wedges?

Even though it’s quite chilly outside, I couldn’t take my eyes of these Kate Spade wedge sandals when I spotted them on Amazon. When you buy shoes, clothing, and accessories through Amazon they generally include free shipping and returns, which is fantastic!

I really like the mix between the classic style of this shoe with the funky pattern in the wedge. They are listed as on sale for $178 but that’s a bit too pricey for me.

How do you feel about these wedges?

Friday, July 13, 2012
Saw these Stella McCartney shoes on the incredible blog Wendy’s Lookbook. I subscribe to this blog and read Wendy’s posts daily because her outfits are totally lust-worthy. More importantly, not everything she wears or features is 100% so expensive-I will never be able to afford this in my lifetime-kind of stuff which I really appreciate.
Anyway, let’s talk about these shoes! The cut-away is so unique and really helps amp these shoes from simple basics to real statement shoes. Even better, they are on sale for about $240. I think they’d be worth the bit of a splurge because they can be worn with so many different outfits.

Saw these Stella McCartney shoes on the incredible blog Wendy’s Lookbook. I subscribe to this blog and read Wendy’s posts daily because her outfits are totally lust-worthy. More importantly, not everything she wears or features is 100% so expensive-I will never be able to afford this in my lifetime-kind of stuff which I really appreciate.

Anyway, let’s talk about these shoes! The cut-away is so unique and really helps amp these shoes from simple basics to real statement shoes. Even better, they are on sale for about $240. I think they’d be worth the bit of a splurge because they can be worn with so many different outfits.

Friday, May 25, 2012
These Sigerson Morrison shoes are everything. Absolutely perfect for summer. They are not entirely outrageously priced at Barneys for $350. I am being loose with suggesting the price tag is in the realm of affordability because I could foresee myself wearing these a lot. I’m willing to spend a bit more money on items I know I’ll use until they disintegrate from too much use. Alas, $350 is still out of my price range.

P.S. This post initiated a debate between me and my boyfriend. He argued firmly against these shoes. His primary point: How much do you think it actually costs to make those? My counter: Probably 10% of the cost of what they are being sold for, but since Sigerson Morrison is a high quality brand the shoes will likely last. He disagreed. The debate continued. No one won. Lesson: Don’t try to discuss shoes with your non-fashion interested significant other.

These Sigerson Morrison shoes are everything. Absolutely perfect for summer. They are not entirely outrageously priced at Barneys for $350. I am being loose with suggesting the price tag is in the realm of affordability because I could foresee myself wearing these a lot. I’m willing to spend a bit more money on items I know I’ll use until they disintegrate from too much use. Alas, $350 is still out of my price range.

P.S. This post initiated a debate between me and my boyfriend. He argued firmly against these shoes. His primary point: How much do you think it actually costs to make those? My counter: Probably 10% of the cost of what they are being sold for, but since Sigerson Morrison is a high quality brand the shoes will likely last. He disagreed. The debate continued. No one won. Lesson: Don’t try to discuss shoes with your non-fashion interested significant other.

Friday, April 27, 2012
Just like Taylor Sterling from Glitter Guide, I can’t help but covet this dress. Oh, and the sandals too! Everything about it screams vacation. Makes me believe that I could throw it on at any time and then be magically transported to a tropical location. This could also work as a high-end cover up when switching from laying out on the beach to checking out the sites in town. Lots of potential in this funky, yet chic item.

Just like Taylor Sterling from Glitter Guide, I can’t help but covet this dress. Oh, and the sandals too! Everything about it screams vacation. Makes me believe that I could throw it on at any time and then be magically transported to a tropical location. This could also work as a high-end cover up when switching from laying out on the beach to checking out the sites in town. Lots of potential in this funky, yet chic item.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Drooling over these Brian Atwood masterpieces. I want. Now.

Drooling over these Brian Atwood masterpieces. I want. Now.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Summer Shoe Lust

These Rebecca Minkoff sandals are too fun and perfect for Summer. Can’t wait to let my toes get some sunlight exposure.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

MIU MIU Two-tone suede sandals

These Miu Miu shoes are just adorable! I’d love to wear them to make an outfit with straight black pants a bit more exciting. However, at over $700, owning these shoes would prevent me from owning said pants…or any other clothes for that matter.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Can’t help having warm weather attire on my mind with the sporadic 70+ degree weather in DC today. That brings us to these sandals—LOVE them! They are perfect for going out or a casual weekend outing. 

Can’t help having warm weather attire on my mind with the sporadic 70+ degree weather in DC today. That brings us to these sandals—LOVE them! They are perfect for going out or a casual weekend outing. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Why I Will Go Bankrupt: Tuccia Di Capri

I subscribe to O, The Oprah Magazine. That’s right, I am an avid reader of a magazine that primarily targets women at least ten years older than I am. However, I grew up in household where anything Oprah said or did was respected as if it were gospel. So instead of attending religious services, I read O once a month. To each their own, right?

I have literally been dreaming about handmade sandals featured in last month’s issue. Two former models established Tuccia Di Capri after their own trip to Capri where many engage in the opportunity to purchase handmade sandals. In addition to being gorgeous and custom designed to fit your feet, they also keep well. My mother purchased a similarly made pair in Capri about 20 years ago, which I permanently borrowed from her about 5 years back, and they are still in great shape. 

My favorite pair currently available on the store’s website is the Barbara II. With unlimited funds I would get them in both color combinations. 

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I’m also convinced that if I slipped on the Carla, I would be instantly transported to the nearest beach.

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So the one downfall for those of us on a budget is that these shoes are a bit pricey (the cheapest pair currently on sale is $175). However, they are custom fit and will last much longer than those Old Navy flip flops that you replace each season.

Who knows, maybe these will be the shoes that you will pass on to your daughter?