Monday, June 27, 2011

Today's Shoes!

My Monday shoes are a pair of spectator-ish blush colored heels from Miss Me. I've had them for quite some time (got them on sale at Plasticland months ago), but hadn't worn them until today because I didn't have anything that went really well with them.

Thanks to a great sale at Banana Republic over the weekend, I scored a lovely dolman sleeved lace blouse from their Heritage line, with ruched sleeves and little ties on each sleeve. And, it is a beautiful blush color--perfect with the shoes!

Of course, given the vintage style of the shoe, I wish I had a champagne or blush-colored linen suit to wear with them, accessorized with cream gloves, a proper handbag, and a hat with a bit of netting. Now that would be snazzy!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Neutral Shoe for Me


Nude-colored shoes have been a trend for quite a while now, but to date, I hadn't succumbed. I had tried on a few, but have never really been drawn to neutral colors, preferring instead shoes that are bright and shiny or black.

Yesterday my friend and I visited the Nordstrom's in San Francisco, and I found these Seychelles 'Second to None' Caged Sandal on clearance. Comfortable! The elastic straps keep the shoe on my foot, the peep-toe is enough to show off a nice pedi, and the color is a go-with-anything taupe. The shape of the heel really distributes your weight across the shoe length, so even though they are 3+ inches high, it doesn't feel like it. Because of the stacked-look heel, these are a bit more casual than a classic pump.

I'd wear these with jeans (of course!), khaki linen pants, olive colored clothes...if these "Caged Sandals" bring out the animal in you, then snap up a pair of these Seychelles quickly -- they are on sale now!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Presentation-Perfect


So, my quest for pink dress shoes was for a pink suit that I wanted to wear for a presentation. As you can see from my blog posts, the search for pink heels dates back a few months.

After a long search, I ended up buying these light grey Butter "Sugar" Pumps instead, as I knew they would work with the pink suit, but would also be more versatile.

Fast forward to June. The gym has not seen me in the last few months. Tried on pink suit. Too tight. Ugh. Presentation was the next day. Scrambled for a navy ruffle dress with matching blazer...well, at least I could breathe.

But what to shoe? Then I remembered the versatile grey heels. Slipping them on helped me nail that presentation. Whew!

Now I just have to get my butt to the gym more often.