Shoe du jour

Italian made, distressed metallic-leather mary jane pumps from J.Crew 2009.  These stylish shoes have a vintage laid-back appeal. These are so unique with a lived-in, silvery cracked-leather-foil finish, yet richly contrasted with a stacked 3.75″ wood heel. Dress them up or pair them with jeans … however you wear them, they are sure to add a little sparkle to your day.

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Shoe du jour

An updated look on a street wear classic by Vince. The “Blair 5” slip-on. These are just flat out chic! Low-profile perforated leather slip-ons anchored by a rubber 1″ platform sole.  The notched vamp even has elastic stretch panels for slip-on ease and a comfortable fit. I’m not typically a fan of flat shoes, but this shoe actually has some arch support. Fit runs large, best one half-size down. These modern kicks will keep your ready-to-wear look casual, yet grounded.

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Shoe du jour

Quality … styled with modern minimalism. That defines Coclico‘s shoes. These open toe, peep vamp suede sandals are stunning in design and fabrication. The color is a sage green/grey – a rich hue, especially in suede. The heel is a modest 3.25″. Purchased in 2011, at a mere price of a nickel. That’s right, five whole cents! These are the least expensive shoes in my closet. City Soles in Chicago has a nickel sale at least twice a year. Buy a regular pair full price, get your second pair for a nickel! It’s a great time to stock up, however my size always sells out first. So when I find a deal, it’s a shoe in! Out of the box and into the shoe closet! Minimal style and a minimal price – a fabulous find!

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