Shoes

Red Bottom Love

Don’t go thinking kinky thoughts on me now from the post title – well, unless you want to 😉  I’ve been absent from this blog for so long because I’ve been very busy with other endeavors which did not involve me looking too terribly post worthy.  Since my last post I’ve become a grandmother again and have spent much time loving on the little one, running around in either hiking shoes or Chucks and then there was that one day when the older grands and I all wore fleece onesies.  But for Valentine’s Day I got from my sweetie the present of three new pair of shoes that work work work work work for my “this ain’t your average Nana” look.

Here is one pair and let me say that while they aren’t sky high (how some of you can stand let alone walk in So Kates is beyond me; you have mad skills there) they are still sexy as heck and I can walk and dance and be comfortable in these.  I’m about this close to returning one of the other pairs for these in nude.  The Christian Louboutin Iriza patent leather D’Orsay pump found here.  Similar here and here.

Until next time ♥

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Suede lace up block heel Pumps

Here it is the last day of August and I’m not ready for the end of summer or the end of wearing sandals and dare I say it, flip flops too! I know there will still be plenty of warm weather to go but it never ceases to get to me when I’m dressed for one season but the stores have all things out for the next season.  In this case it’s these pumps by Aquazzura.  I wasn’t exactly feeling the block heel trend initially and then I hurt my knee jogging and higher heels had to be put on the back burner for awhile 😦

I tried these on at the store and fell in love with them but besides the price ($725.00) I can’t purchase anything fall/winter when I’m still running the air conditioner because it’s so hot and humid outside.  Maybe around October if I save my pennies I might get them.

 

Until next time ♥

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A Steal in Silver – Loafers

We’ve all had shoe lust! Don’t deny it, you know you have, and sometimes we’re fortunate enough to be able to satisfy that lust while other times… sigh.  Budgetary restraints take charge.  But now and then there are those moments when we hit the jackpot and find that ‘similar’ shoe at a bargain price that makes you do your happy dance like nobody is watching.  In my case, I struck silver at DSW with this look alike of a Rebecca Minkoff loafer.

Yeah yeah sure sure they aren’t exactly alike but close enough and unlike the original price of $195-$225 (depending on what store you’re at) I got these Steve Madden loafers at DSW from the clearance section at 50% off their list price plus I had a $10 off coupon for belonging to their rewards program which gave me the final price of – wait for it – $32.22!  BOOM!  It pays to prowl those clearance racks for great finds.  By the way – if you are into Converse sneakers they have some great summer ones in the clearance section now.  You can thank me later.

Until next time ♥

Rebecca Minkoff Edie Tassel Block Heel Loafer here and here

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My Steve Madden Makkerr  Loafer find from DSW Clearance

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Tunic Dress and Floppy Hat

Went out shopping today at my favorite local mall – Easton  Town Center – and hit up the place where I just happened to buy this chambray dress a couple of years ago.  This pullover tunic dress has camp shirt sleeves but I prefer wearing it unbuttoned and 3/4 length.  This is a versatile dress because besides having pockets, and you know how I am about pockets, it can be worn as a dress or as a tunic over leggings or pants.  And it is floppy hat season.  This one protects my face and back of neck from the hot sun and packs well.

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Until next time ♥

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Dress – Old mine by Cloth and Stone from Anthropologie   You can find similar at Marshals or here

Hat – J Crew similar here and here

Tote – Old mine from Cole Haan similar here and here

Shoes – Old mine Stuart Weitzman similar here and here

Lipstick is Huggable Lipcolor Glamorized from MAC

Nail polish is The I’s Have It Alice in Wonderland Collection OPI

 

 

Sweater Girl

A cardigan can do more than just go over something else you are wearing.  I didn’t want to wear the ubiquitous white shirt again with this full skirt and sling backs (another pair of easy to walk in Louboutins) so the idea that I had seen before to use a cardigan as a shirt instead came to mind.  This look is perfect for the office especially if you work in one of those oh so cold refrigerated ones  or any time you want to mix up your look some.  One slight problem, if you are the least bit busty you may fall prey to the dreaded ‘gap’ between buttons; it happens, shirts too.  Safety pin to the rescue, wear a cami underneath or if you are feeling daring, unbutton one more button!  And remember, you can always do this look with the cardigan untucked or worn traditionally.

I revert to such a kid when wearing any dress or skirt I can twirl in like this one, hence the one pose.  Hey! fashion can be fun too 😉

Until next time♥

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Cardigan Sweater – J Crew Factory 100% cotton here  similar here

Hugo Boss Full Skirt – Old mine similar here and here

Christian Louboutin Slingbacks – Old mine similar here and here

 

Distressed Jeans and Gingham Heels

Sometimes when it’s hot and humid like this day you just want to be comfortable, so for date night with hubs I wore this outfit of a nice crisp long button down shirt, distressed jeans and a pair of heels I love but don’t wear nearly enough.  When I bought these Louboutin heels I had the choice of his usual sky high with a platform ones or these.  Some days I wish I had bought the really tall ones but it’s nice to have a pair of his shoes that I can walk in comfortably.

By the way, what would you wear these gingham heels with?

Until next time ♥

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Jeans – Gap Distressed Boyfriend old mine similar here (currently on sale)

Shirt – Banana Republic old mine similar here and here

Christian Louboutin Gingham heels old pair

Manolo or Choo?

Once upon a time in a land far far away…  Actually, back in 1998 a show called Sex and The City premiered and my eyes were opened to all of the amazing fashions out there that I did not know about living in the Midwest.  When SATC first came out I was deep into being a mommy and basically wore what worked and was easy to wash.  But watching this show I had dreams of being like the ladies of this show.  Let me rephrase that, I wanted to wear clothes like them not have sex escapades like them.  I did try a Flirtini once and the drink wasn’t half bad.

When the first SATC movie came out I went to see it with a friend of mine and I fell in love with the shoes that Carrie eventually married Big in.  Those gorgeous blue satin Manolo Blahnik ‘Hangisi’ shoes which now come in a rainbow of colors.  Nobody to this day that I know of calls these shoes by their name, they are always referred to as “Carrie’s wedding shoes.”  We all dreamed of owning these shoes and being romantically swept off our feet – blah blah blah.

Today I went shoe shopping at Saks and I HAD to finally try them on.  I needed to go up a full size in them because of the cut and pitch of the shoe.  I feel as though I have finally fulfilled that fantasy of wearing “those” SATC shoes.  The pair I tried on were navy colored but what the heck!  Close enough.

SATC Manolos

While I was there I noticed they had their pre-sale racks out.  Uh oh!!  And look at what I found on them.  Normally I cannot wear Jimmy Choo shoes because they are just too narrow for me and I don’t have a wide foot.  But there they were and on a 30% off sale too.  Yeah – had to try these on too and they fit just great!  A first for me and this brand.

 

Sorry if the image is a bit fuzzy, forgot my camera and cell phones were being a bit temperamental.  But I think the pink shoes go quite well with my rolled up boyfriend jeans and my striped pink shirt.  While I could rock these shoes with the jeans I was wearing,  I think I’d wear a silk shirt instead or wear this shirt with some skinny jeans and the shoes.

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In the end I came home with a new pair of shoes but which ones do you think I picked?  Which one would you choose?

 

Until next time ♥

(Big thanks to Lindsey for letting me live out a shoe fantasy.  Could you use a personal shopper who will hook you up?  Get in contact with and follow my girl, Lindsey Drahos.  She is the Saks, Columbus, Ohio lady who can get it done for you no matter where you live!  Follow her on Instagram –  @lookin_so_saksy  or  give her a call – 614-678-4616.  This is not a sponsored post, I just adore shopping with her; she is the best)

 

Manolo Hangisi shoes here

Jimmy Choo Mamey shoes here

Gap boyfriend jeans (old pair mine) Similar here

J Crew shirt (old mine) Similar now on sale here