Tag Archives: espadrille

are flared or bootcut jeans still ‘cool’?

Are they? It seems that boyfriend and skinny jeans are currently ruling the fashion roost, but I still like my bootcut jeans. And my thrifted military jacket thing. And I liked how my butt looked in my new ebay jeans.

I remember when ‘flared’ jeans first became cool, it was sometime between 1995 and 1996 and I was in 5th or 6th grade. I was happy to try these flared wonders. Before flared jeans, we wore tapered pants. They were pretty horrible. But trends change so quickly, I feel like I barely have time to enjoy them before they’re swept away and replaced with something new.

Now it’s your turn to chime in…are bootcut jeans still ‘in’ or is wearing considered a fashion faux pas?
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Outfit Details:
Top: Ann Taylor LOFT ruffled cotton top, pale lavender, thrifted $3.59
Pants: David Kahn bootcut jeans, gently used from ebay, $5.99
Jacket: Military style blazer, thrifted $4.59
Necklace: swinging cats necklace, from Red Brick North
Bracelets: Thrifted and consignment, between $1.99 and $5.99
Shoes: MIA Karmen white + red polka dot espadrille wedge, 6pm.com clearance $15

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Happy Spring OOTD

Happy Spring OOTD

It’s warm outside, flowers are blooming, there’s a blanket of pollen that covers everything and anything, and it’s time to break out light colored (cream/white) dresses! I love this dress because it has a lace top and a sheer, ethereal pleated skirt.

Outfit details:
Dress: Pim + Larkin dress, clearance at Piperlime $25 (no longer avail)
Jacket: Forever21 tan + white striped ponte blazer, old
Shoes: MIA Karmen white + red polka dot espadrille wedge, 6pm.com clearance $15
Necklace: Catherine Popesco, from ebay $25

What about you, dear readers, have you all been breaking out your light colored spring attire yet?

manic monday shoe find!

Today’s shoe find is courtesy of Shoedazzle shoe club. Peach is a beautiful and summery espadrille wedge sandal with a t-strap, canvas upper, and peep toe. She’s available in a coral color called salmon as well as navy.

I’d love to get Peach to wear with maxi dresses for the summer. I have several maxi dresses that are a tad long and I’ve been looking for a feminine yet comfortable wedge to wear with them.

At $39.95, Peach is a steal and a perfect summer sandal! If you’re not already a member, please click on the image below to join. Shoedazzle no longer has membership fees so no need to fret!

Shoedazzle Peach Wedge
Shoedazzle Peach Wedge; image courtesy of shoedazzle.com

What do you think of this wedge? Is she a sweet peach or a dud?

 

no april fools: sole society april picks are hawt!

This month’s Sole Society shoes are pretty awesome! I wanted to share with you my favorites.

Oh, and if you aren’t already a Sole Sole member, please use my link to join. Most shoes are $49.95 each and there are NO MONTHLY fees or commitments! And shipping to US is FREE!

Acacia

This peep toe mary jane pump is very similar to the Jessica Simpson Ely pump but at a very good price (under $50). I am a huge fan of peep toes and mary janes and Acacia does not disappoint. Also, 2 of the 3 colors available are made of genuine leather! My favorite color is the new blush/rose gold, and while it’s faux patent leather, I love the pale pink for summertime!

Sole Society Acacia
Sole Society Acacia

Dawn

I am loving the color mint this spring/summer and so glad to see more mint [sole society calls it mist] colored shoes and heels. These leather [!!] heels feature a really cool design and a nice open toe area and a manageable heel height.

Sole Society Dawn
Sole Society Dawn

Farrah

It’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that I love red shoes. Farrah does not disappoint as a summery red peep toe pump. With a cork sole and a cute bow at the heel, Farrah is a super cute high heel shoe that would go great with a summer pencil skirt and blazer for work.

Sole Society Farrah
Sole Society Farrah

Ilene

Ilene is a pretty standard sandal but it’s available in some pretty awesome colors: orange, teal green, and khaki. The straps are made of canvas which make these sandals super cute and summery. I really like the ankle strap and the peep toe.

Sole Society Ilene
Sole Society Ilene

Robbie

Two things I love in shoes are ankle straps and patent leather. Robbie does not disappoint. Available in a summery lime yellow color as well as the stunning black, this wedge is more of a dressy wedge but the cork heel still keeps it firmly planted in summer.

Sole Society Robbie
Sole Society Robbie

Rosalie

Rosalie is definitely one of my faves. Available in a beautiful and feminine coral pink color, this summery peep toe wedge is a perfect wardrobe staple. Made of genuine leather, Rosalie was actually my 2nd pick and ALMOST ended up in my shopping cart. AH, maybe next time! Rosalie is dressy enough to accompany you to the office with a pair of cropped slacks and a button down shirt or even worn with a cute summer dress.

Sole Society Rosalie
Sole Society Rosalie

Ruthie

My personal favorite heel from this month, Ruthie will be coming home soon. I ordered the blue violet color and I can’t wait to show her off. I think she’s work well with slacks and a blouse for the office, with jeans on the weekend, or with a floral dress. Other colors available are coral and nude patent leather. Another note about Ruthie, she really reminds me of Jessica Simpson shoes, which excites me because they are generally comfortable and well-made.

Sole Society Ruthie
Sole Society Ruthie

Tara

No spring or summer shoe collection is complete without an espadrille. Enter the delicate wedge Tara. Available in pink and yellow, Tara is a perfect shoe for summer bar-b-ques or get-togethers. Again, I really like the ankle strap!

Sole Society Tara
Sole Society Tara

Val

My last choice this month is Val. She is a very classy ankle strap sandal with one simple strap across the toes. What attracted me to Val were the colors, they kind of reminded me of something Gucci would design. Very classy and haute couture for some reason. I love the orange with the gold accents.

Sole Society Val
Sole Society Val

Thanks to Shoe Doctor, PhD for sharing her fabulous Sole society shoe list with us shoe lovers every month!

What do you think of Sole Society’s April shoes?

Once again,  if you aren’t already a Sole Sole member, please use my link to join.

review: betsey johnson maggi pump

Got my Betsey Johnson Maggi polka dot bow pump the other day from Amazon and wore them to work yesterday.

My extra special shoe ratings:

Style: LOVE IT! I am a huge fan of round toe pumps and bows on shoes. The heel is chunky and awesome. The suede has polka dots, which i love. Also, a little tiny bit of espadrille makes this a great spring/summer shoe (sorry I’m a little late to the game). 5/5.

Fit: I ordered the 9.5 even though I normally wear a 9. They are narrow and small. Not the best fit as my feet are wide but someone with narrower feet would most likely fit better. They are NOT comfortable unfortunately as the heel is very high without much of a platform. I wore them to work and had to shuffle around all day. 2/5.

Color: LOVE the light pink suede but it does get dirty quickly. I sprayed my Maggi with suede protector/water-proofer. 4/5.

Quality: I haven’t worn Maggi long enough to tell but so far so good. 5/5.

Price: normally these bow pumps are about $100. I would not pay that much for these pumps because they are not everyday shoes. I got them for a steal though. 3/5.

Overall: 3.8/5.  I love the Maggi pump but because of the comfort factor, I don’t see wearing her except for maybe 1-2 times per month. Um, also, the SOLES are freaking awesome! check out the bright pink and flowery pattern on the bottom sole. Awesome!

What do you think of my shoe-sies?

Betsey Johnson Maggi Pump
Betsey Johnson Maggi Pump
Betsey Johnson Maggi Pump
Betsey Johnson Maggi Pump
Betsey Johnson Maggi Pump
Betsey Johnson Maggi Pump