Tag Archives: patent leather

oxfords + tweed (and a cat t-shirt, too)

I kinda broke my own rule and bought a new pair of shoes during the cyber monday sales (I had wanted to keep my expenditure for the month of December at $50, HAH). I had been wanting a pair of comfortable, stylish oxfords that were real leather, came in size wide, and were not $500. When I found the Rockport truwalk zero welt oxfords, it was pretty much love at first sight. They are so amazingly comfortable, I seriously had NO IDEA shoes could feel like this (non-athletic shoes I mean).

I wanted to ‘show off’ my new super comfortable yet still stylish shoes (just because I have back and foot problems does not mean I should lose my sense of style, right?!). And I’ve been seeing a lot of tweed lately…so TA DA…here I am wearing my new super sensible shoes + tweed jacket + my lovely Jason Wu for Target black cat tee.

jason wu target black cat shirt // mossimo tweed jacket // david kahn skinnies // rockport truwalk zero welt oxford

jason wu target black cat shirt // mossimo tweed jacket // david kahn skinnies // rockport truwalk zero welt oxford

rockport truwalk zero welt oxford
rockport truwalk zero welt oxford

Anyway, I hope you like these new shoes. I love them so much that I might wait for them to go on sale to get them in RED 😉

What’s on your fall/holiday wishlist? Please share! 

______________________

Outfit Details:
Shirt: jason wu target black cat shirt, old
Jacket: mossimo tweed jacket, thrifted $4.59
Jeans: david kahn skinnies, ideeli
Shoes: rockport truwalk zero welt oxford, shoebuy.com cyber monday sale ($~83)
Socks: really old
Necklace: jane.com for about $11

Advertisements

pointy heels + cat necklace

I am usually scared of pointy heels. Until recently I have only glared at them in distrust and refused to wear them.

Why, you ask? Because I have big feet and am pathologically concerned with how large they look. I have avoided the extra room the pointy toe area add to my feet. But recently I have been seeing a lot more pointy pumps all over the blogosphere. I actually started to – GASP – like them.

Here I am wearing a pale yellow oxford button down shirt + my NEW AWESOME CAT NECKLACE + cropped pants + pointy toe pumps. I tucked in my shirt! I was comfortable but I felt grown up all of a sudden (except for the cat necklace, that was an homage to being a kid).

What about you…do you like pointy toe heels or do you prefer a rounded toe?

____

Outfit details:
Shirt: pale yellow oxford button down shirt, lands end canvas, old
Pants: Banana Republic cropped navy sateen pants, clearance from last season
Necklace: swinging cats necklace, 22 pounds from Red Brick North
Bag: Anne Klein black patent + zebra purse, thrifted $5?
Belt: thin pink belt, Charlotte Russe, old
Shoes: Cole Haan Air Miranda beige/nude patent pointy toe pumps, ebay $35

PS. sorry for the janky photos, the light was reflecting off the shirt and no amount of super amateur photoshopping seemed to help.

from the ♥

I have spent the last couple of days eating a lot of chocolate, spending quality time with hubby, and exchanging valentines (at work).

I sincerely hope each and every one of you had a great day yesterday. Also, I wanted to say something to you…my dear readers (all 10 of you)…

THANK YOU all for coming over to my little blog and chatting with me and sharing your advice, comments, style tips, encouraging words, etc. I wouldn’t be blogging if it weren’t for you. So, I wanted to thank you. Because valentine’s day isn’t’ just about romantic love, it’s about filial love and appreciation for your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. (Although we should be doing this every day, right?)

loveI also wanted to share with you my special Valentine’s outfit that I wore to work yesterday. It’s made up of mostly thirfted finds (as usual).


Outfit details:
Dress: Just Taylor red ruffle dress, thrifted $5
Belt: black patent and elastic, thrifted $1
Shoes: Trotters black patent peeptoe slingback mary jane w/ chunky heel, thrifted $4
Tights: very old (as you can probably tell)
Bangles: various black plastic and studded bangles, thrifted $1-2 ea
Cardigan: black Ann Taylor cardigan, thrifted $3.59

Hope you have a great weekend! ’til next time!

ciao,

Nout

manic monday shoe find

As you may have gathered, my shoe obsessions of late consist of patent leather, bows, and beige.

Here is a wedge pump I found that meets the criteria. Plus it’s a brand that I’ve really liked and it comes in 3 great colors.vince-camuto-petal-varro-wedge-pump-online-exclusive-product-2-5601401-426381910_large_flex images22 varro-pump sev-prom-shoes-vincecamuto-VARRO2Y001-lgn

This awesome and versatile Vince Camuto Varro wedge comes in coral reef, petal, and black patent. I love the bow and that the heel isn’t too high at 3″.

I’m anxiously awaiting the Varro to go on sale, as the current price tag of $98 is slightly more than I’m wanting to pay.

You can find this awesome pump here.

What do you think of this manic monday bow pump?

manic monday shoes: patent perfection!

I think I’d like to start doing the Manic Monday shoe blog posts again. Mondays suck but if there’s any way to make it a better day, it’s with SHOES.

Anyone that knows me know I am obsessed with patent leather (or faux leather) shoes. A good, comfortable pair of patent pumps or heels in a neutral color such as beige or black (or even red) is a must-have wardrobe essential that’s perfect for work or play. This entire post will be dedicated to patent heels.

Under $30 options:

***Use coupon code 89012 on Payless.com to get 20% off your order! Expires 1/21/13!***

Women's Hadley T-Strap Pump || Christian Siriano for Payless
Women’s Hadley T-Strap Pump $35 || Christian Siriano for Payless || Black Patent
Women's Hadley T-Strap Pump || Christian Siriano for Payless
Women’s Hadley T-Strap Pump $35 || Christian Siriano for Payless || Burgundy Patent

Under $50 options:

Mix No. 6 Briel Pump $40 || DSW.com || Mint Color
Mix No. 6 Briel Pump $40 || DSW.com || Mint color but also available in beige color
Shoedazzle Elisha $40
Shoedazzle Elisha Mary Jane Pump $40 || Beige/Nude Patent

Under $75 options:

Dana Buchman High Heel Mary Jane $53s || Kohls.com || Black and White Patent
Dana Buchman High Heel Mary Jane $53s || Kohls.com || Black and White Patent

Honorable Mention:

Not a patent shoe but I just loved this fun and flirty glitter Mary Jane!

Mix No. 6 Glitz  Mary Jane Glitter Pump || DSW.com || Pink Glitter, also available in Grey, Blue, and Black ||
Mix No. 6 Glitz Mary Jane Glitter Pump $35 || DSW.com || Pink Glitter, also available in Grey, Blue, and Black