October 18th, 2013
I am not exactly of the Carrie Bradshaw variety when it comes to shoes, but I do remember the first pair I ever really fell in love with. A white fringed pair of short cowboy boots. I was about 9 I was confident I would wear those things forever (or at least until my feet no longer fit in them). I’m pretty sure I wore them every day for about a year- I mean, they really made every outfit SO much better, as white fringed cowboy boots are wont to do. As I grew up I never felt that way about a pair of shoes again, being more of a handbag kind of girl. I never really saw the point in spending over $150 on shoes and kept my collection pretty modest.
Well, now I get it. I acquired my first pair of Louboutins two years ago and while I still think the price is ridiculous and I won’t be collecting them, I can now appreciate a good shoe. When I found a pair of perfect nude Prada peep toe pumps on sale for 50% off this year I nearly threw my body on top of them like I was taking on sniper fire. My fancy heel collection is limited to that for now, the rest being budget friendly as I ruin the heels SO fast on Boston’s cobblestones and sidewalks. But I do see rationale in spending more on good leather boots and flats as they last so much longer and are worn so much more often on a daily basis for actual walking.
So here are my picks for a perfect shoe wardrobe. I’m sure I’ve left out some (sneakers for one) but I feel like I could get by with this collection all fall and winter- heels, flats and boots, oh my.
** Side note- a few of these are on sale today- the gold Chloe flats are 25% off (code FRNFAM) as are the glittery Kate Spade’s (everything is 30% off with code FALL13FF)!
1. // 2. // 3. (or this closed toe version) // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. (or these!!) // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. // 15. (or these)// 16. (or these!) // 17. // 18. // 19. // 20. // 21. // 22. (*best looking rain boots ever!)
October 16th, 2013
I know it’s not Friday but I had to let you guys know about the HUGE Shopbop sale- 25% off everything! It’s a perfect time to pick up stuff to wear for the holidays or even gifts (are we really getting into gift buying season???) Here are a few things I am pondering- and by a few things I mean a ridiculous amount)…
Love this white and lace top under a tailored blazer and the green color with leather trim of this top at right.
An awesome leather jacket and cozy big cardigan (I need lots of these!)
Two staple items- a long tortoise link necklace and statement black tassel earrings!
Long sleeve dresses are a favorite for fall- the color block left and leather patch pocket right both are on my wishlist.
Last year this style of coat was HUGE and it will be again (I already bought one), accent it (or anything) with a bold print scarf.
I feel like this black dress is SO modern Breakfast at Tiffany’s, right??? And I of course need this leopard DVF wrap!
I need another pair of my favorite MiH jeans (so amazing with heels) and this leather dress makes me weak in the knees!!!!
Another drapey cardigan I am in love with, and this blazer is so, so chic.
A long gold horn pendant makes any outfit funky, as do snakeskin heels, of course.
ANOTHER cable knit sweater (how many is too many??) and the Rag & Bone boots everyone loves that I just need to get. Comfy for walking but with a little lift!
A cool striped baseball tee and this great top that combines leather and lace (so good with distressed denim!)
I just ordered a faux leather vest because I feel like it amps up any simple outfit and I seem to be collecting smoking slipper loafers this year. They are just so comfortable!
An adorably old school fair isle sweater and awesome rain boots (LOOOOVE).
HAPPY SHOPPING, Y’ALL!