Local shoe stores can be a gem. At Lori’s, the sole of Chicago, you’ll find some unique offerings. Their private line, L’idea, is just that…a gem. Simply called “Leather Heeled Loafer”, this patent leather, squared toe loafer has a chunky flared 3″ wrapped heel and a brushed gold horse-bit inspired adornment. A shoe you could wear on a daily basis from 9 to 5 and beyond.
Confession – I know we are in a pandemic, but I broke down and bought a pair of sensible shoes – aka flats. (on-line and on sale!) I typically don’t wear flat shoes. But these are ridiculously comfortable, stylish and could possibly be the perfect mule!
The Elyce mule by Frances Valentine. In case you aren’t familiar with Frances Valentine, check out their website. The founder launched the brand back in 2016 with Kate and Andy Spade and its’ styles are timeless. I especially love the coats and handbags.
The mule has a stacked square heel – frankly this really makes the shoe go from ho-hum to haute. Added bonus, there is arch support! And the robin-egg blue insole puts this on a new level of style.
The Tiffany’s of shoes – a true classic.
Ho-hum, every day in home isolation seems the same, so I decided to brighten my day with a new pair of shoes! My home isolation belated birthday gift just arrived in the mail.
From Boden.com, the “Mollie kitten heel”.
Graphic and impactful, these clean white cotton kicks sport bold, black polka-dots and a bright yellow-orange (Tuscan sun) grosgrain bow ribbon. Of course there is also the adorable, 1-3/4″ kitten heel. The sides are cut out and even the interior lining is trimmed in yellow-orange and printed with polka-dots.
Classy, Sassy and Badass!
With COVID-19, the entire city on lock-down and work from home a mandate, my home isolation shoe du jour has become Time slippers. They are super comfortable – because they have yoga mat insoles along with wool lining – so feet are comfy and cozy. This low top leather style has flexible outsoles that really flex with every step and a collapsible heel for easy transformation into a mule. And with stretchable laces – there’s no need to even tie my shoes! They thought of everything!
Best of all, they are donating a percentage of all sales to Covid relief. So you can treat your feet and help those in need while you stay inside!
February always seems to bring snowstorms…a great excuse to buy new snow boots! Marc Fisher Ltd. makes these “Idella” Shearling hiking boots. They run a tad bit large, but nothing thicker socks can’t solve. Leather hiking boots with a lug sole give good traction in snow and on city streets. The shearling trim makes these on trend and dresses up even the most distressed denim.