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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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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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

 

 

Chilling in my Chucks

I wanted to shoot a different look outside but nature had other plans – other snowy and cold plans the day I did this outfit!  So it was just relax indoors in my flannel and Chucks instead.  What I love most about this flannel shirt from the Gap, besides it being soft and comfy, is the long shirt tail in the back.  I’ve worn this shirt with leggings and boots as well as with denim.  The pants, from J Crew, are stretchy and comfy and can be dressed up or down.  And as I’ve said before, when it’s a look you like and it works for you, get it in multiple colors if offered.  I bought these in 5 colors (mostly on sale).

Now what can I say about the Chucks?  Great shoe and I’m up to four pairs now.

Until later ♥

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Gap flannel Shirt: Similar here and here

J Crew Minnie Pants : Similiar here

Chucks: DSW here

Spring Sizzlers @Saks

I took a stroll through Saks in Columbus, Ohio the other day curious to see what new things they had in for spring; to check up on what was trending.  They didn’t fail me for they had some fantastic new items in three of my favorite departments: shoes (of course!), perfume and handbags.  Oh there were new things to wear as well but they will be featured later.  Shoes and handbags are my weakness and lately perfume has been gaining ground.  So let’s take a look at some of these beauties shall we and envision just what we would wear with them…I already have.

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I love this shoe! And that netting isn’t built into the shoe, it’s on the shoe.

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Studs are still with us.

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The spring palette of this shoe is so pretty.  The pattern reminds me of something pixelated.

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Bond No.9 Central Park South.  In perfume and body cream.

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Edgy as ever but check out the pink one; too cute!

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Stella’s handbags come in really wonderful colors.  I have no idea who made the scarf but I would so rock that bad boy!

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And Tory Burch kills it with the combo of yellow and dove grey.

Until next time……….Byeeee

(Note: I have not been reimbursed by Saks in any manner for this review.  I just love the store and their goodies. All images were photographed by Images by TDashfield)

Contemporary Spring Trunk Show @Saks

Yes! I love Saks and I just can’t help it that they throw amazing events that I love going to and darned if they didn’t throw another one recently;  a contemporary Spring trunk show that involved clothing and – joy of joys – shoes!  If you know me you know how I am about shoes and they had some new ones there that have not been to the Columbus Saks before.  Brands like Ash, Alice & Olivia, Joie  and more.  There were the wonderful guys serving the chardonnay along with the nummy appetizers but my focus was strictly on the shoes and clothing.

Ok, sure I took a detour at some of the Louboutin shoes (a girl can dream can’t she?) but there were some gorgeous shoes from the trunk show that had me ready to bust out the plastic and go for it.  I never thought I’d be one for wedge sneakers but the Ash ones they had there might just change my mind;  casual but with style.  It was also great to see that the shoes came in heel heights from flats and flat sandals to oh my high!   The Spring trend of brighter colors (Spring will you please get here – stat!) was very much on display with the shoes and clothing.  I was happy to see that peplums and cropped jackets are still with us along with leather for warmer weather.

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The event was hosted by local news person, Yolanda Harris, who did a bang up job working the crowd and Saks gave away gift cards in a raffle.  Five happy winners disappeared later into the beauty department which was hopping with their beauty week event.  It was a fun and busy day but let’s look at those shoes and fashions shall we?

Peacoat, Boyfriend, and heels….LOTD

Peacoats aren’t strictly blue anymore (although mine is).  They come in a variety of beautiful colors today and you no longer have to raid your guys closet or the mens department for “boyfriend” jeans.  We’ve got our own made to fit us.

Peacoat – JCrew

Boyfriend jeans – Gap

Cashmere cowlneck sweater – Nordstrom (no longer available)

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