Want to look like you just walked off the pages of a glamour magazine? Jimmy Choo Esme 100 mesh and leather pump eludes a confident sense of style. Edgy mesh is paired with black leather and a comfortable and wearable 4″ heel. Empower your moment.
Another year in the books. I think everyone would agree, 2016 has been a year of some pretty major losses. But one historical “W” stands out and that is for my local Cubbies, winning the World Series. A celebratory pair fitting to end the year on a high note. Kick back, relax, drink some bubbly and bring on 2017!
Oh Prada, how I love thee. I knew when I first set eyes on the “kiltie fringe pump” that I would have to add it to my shoe closet. And thanks to an early Black Friday sale, I didn’t hesitate and scored them at 40% off – just one click into my basket and a day later they were at my doorstep. Although I had to go up half a size, they really are the perfect retro loafer. The flared, block heel may be 3.25″ but it feels much lower and is comfortable to stride in. The squared toe, accented with a silver buckle, balances off the chunky heel and looks classic with dresses and pants. It’s a not-so-basic, timelessly covetable shoe, versatile enough to wear day or night.
Philanthropy – “the love of humanity, in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing, and enhancing what it means to be human.” Or according to Webster’s: “the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.” The “Gigi Boot” — a design collaboration between Gigi and Stuart Weitzman. I ordered these just to see them in person as they weren’t available in nearby stores. The black, croc-embossed leather boot with the pointed toe is incredibly comfortable, and how can you not love the two-toned laces! Dress them up or dress them down, this boot is perfect, albeit pricey. But it’s for a good cause…this style is a commitment to build three additional schools with Pencils of Promise, an organization dedicated to making quality education accessible to kids everywhere. These boots have my vote! Who knew buying shoes could help humanity.
Fierce! I became obsessed over these Gucci “Peyton” Texas embroidered heart, black leather loafers. I’m not sure if I was obsessed over the shoe or the challenge to find the sold-out shoe. But I prevailed and when they finally arrived, I knew they were keepers. A red leather, heart is emblazoned across the front of the shoe along with gold leather trim and metallic stars. The classic two-toned stripe webbing is adorned with the antique gold-toned GG. The side of the shoe also has a little red leather heart. Seriously, what is not to love about these shoes! They are ridiculous! There is a standard 1.5″ loafer heel, but Gucci has started a unique convertible trend … is it a loafer or a slide? That’s right, the back folds in for a quick change of style. You get 2 pairs of shoes for the price of one … or so I’ve justified my love.
Comme des Garçons® Play low top sneaks are graphically amusing and quirky. The heart logo is instantly recognizable on the white canvas Chucks. A colorful and imaginative collaboration between Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo and New York-based graphic artist Filip Pagowski. Guaranteed to make you smile. Pair them with your next outfit to take it to the next level of play.
What if you could have an uber-chic, iconic “IT” look, at a fraction of the price? The original Gucci “Princetown” fur loafer, uses dyed kangaroo fur and has the iconic horse bit hardware. The Jeffrey Campbell “Apfel” does not. But hey, what do you expect at a fraction of the price? The Apfel is a stylish, laid back interpretation of a fashionista “IT” shoe. Sure there are some sites that do a good job knocking off designer looks (shopjessicabuurman.com … check out the Leana basic slipper and tell me that isn’t a Gucci slipper in disguise). The site actually offered a faux fur lined shoe, but the look quickly sold out, so I bought Jeffrey Campbell’s version. Although the shoe has no heel in my opinion, 1/2″, the faux-fur lining is plush, the mule is comfortable and the polished chain-link detail is nice. It’s a vintage look that is fun yet sophisticated, stylish and on-trend with the menswear look.
I stumbled across these …. on sale (yay!), and am now obsessed with loafers and mules, which just so happen to be this season’s must-have style. “Mulething”, a backless loafer from Stuart Weitzman, is a two-toned spectacular spectator. A menswear-inspired look that is classy and sassy, casual and fun. The off-white suede leather adds a preppy contrast to the slightly lustered black leather, complete with broguing, tassels and 1.5″heel. They work well with boyfriend jeans and can jazz up your trousers too.
“Style is the forgetting of all styles”. A quote from Made-in-Italy, footwear brand, Lemarè website. Summer is officially here and the thermostat insists that it’s time to show off some sizzling, stylish sandals. And I happen to have the perfect anthracite metallic, open toed mule. The 3.5″ heel feels more like a 2″ heel and with so much cushion, they feel like you’re wearing slippers. Combining up-to-the-minute style, these handmade Italian shoes combine beauty and comfort to create an effortless style.
Sneakers! I’m not much of a flats girl, but I do love Vince “Blair” sneakers. The black-plaster coloration adds a graphic edginess highlighting the perforated leather with its contrasting color-blocking. This is one slip on every woman should have in her shoe closet. As comfy as they are stylish. Scored them on sale too.