January 14, 2012

review: jeffrey campbell brit wrap strap booties, $230

                                     jeffrey campbell brit wrap strap bootie

I’ve been looking for the perfect utilitarian boot for a long time. As much as I love the lace-up look, it just hasn’t worked for me, so when I discovered these slouchy strap booties on shopbop.com (fave!), I thought I had hit the jackpot.

Unfortunately, they weren’t what I was looking for, as hard as I tried to like them. The leather was too thick — enough so that there wasn’t sufficient slouch — and talk about heavy! These boots aren’t just utilitarian in appearance. In these, I felt like I ought to have been chopping wood, not walking around in my skinny jeans. 

Jeffrey Campbell, I love your shoes — they’re unique, made of high-quality materials, and super stylish. These boots? They just weren’t for me.

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April 13, 2012

a spring in my step

As the stones fall off my favorite embellished Sam Edelmans and my gladiators have been progressively falling apart since that crazy night out in New York City last summer, it is very clearly time for new sandals that’ll go from spring to summer and beyond. Don’t opt for those strappy sandals just yet, though — thicker straps serve as a better transition piece between seasons. Here are some of my faves!

Steve Madden ‘Bethanyy’ Sandal, $59.95


This pair is on trend with the tangerine and the leather is oh-so-soft. The best part? They’re affordable, too! 

Luxury Rebel ‘Sasha Three Band’ Sandal, $100


Meet the minimalist’s version of color-blocking. The yellow accents add a spring-y feel to these otherwise neutral sandals. I’m loving the thick strap that off-sets the thinner ones, and the heel strap that extends from the middle of the shoe.

Dolce Vita ‘Marquez’ Laser Cut Sandal, $149


Okay, so these sandals don’t feature the thick straps I’ve been raving about, but the laser-cut leather is impeccable. Not to mention, hello gold hardware! Though patterned, these sandals can be dressed up or down and can adapt to all sorts of looks, whether you’re girly, artsy, casual…etc.

Stuart Weitzman ‘Bounceraf’ Sandal, $275


Go tribal with these beaded Stuarts! Half-shoe and half-sandal, this piece is a great transitional one for days when it’s both hot and cold out. 

While you’re waiting for summer to officially arrive, what sandals are you sporting?

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August 19, 2012

foxy foxy.


Never thought I’d say this, but Charlotte Olympia’s got nothing on Tory Burch. I’ve searched long and hard for the perfect smoking slipper, and this is the one: equal parts sophistication and humor, all with a bow on top. It’s like MBMJ’s mouse flats all over again — put a cute animal on it, and I can’t resist.

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