Oxford Love

img-thingI have been searching for the perfect pair of oxfords ever since the weather started changing. A pair that is comfortable enough to walk around the city in all day yet still look stylish and chic enough to wear out to a movie or dinner date. I looked everywhere, high and low, but had no luck finding a pair that looked nice on my not-so-small feet and that wouldn’t kill my budget. Finally, about two months ago I found the perfect pair of oxfords; ones that would look great worn casually with a pair of jeans or dressed up with a skirt or dress. When I found these Sam Edelman Jerome Oxfords I instantly fell in love for both its style and price. Even better, I snagged them for a discounted price of $90 on shopbop during one of their amazing sales! Sam Edelman makes these oxfords in a few different colors and styles (here and here). Maybe I’ll purchase another pair when they go on sale.     

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Splurge Of The Month

olivia-palermo-salvatore-ferragamo-liconacollection-custom-vara-varina-1My thoughts on kitten heels were as follows: never wear them! That is until I came across these Salvatore Ferragamo Vara heels. My weakness for shoes with bows blossomed when I saw these. The style of these shoes look like something that Jackie O would be rocking; sophistication coupled with style. To top it off, not only are you able to design your own shoe by picking out the material, color and hardware but you can also get your initials engraved on the sole of it. Talk about custom made! I would love to wear these to work with skirts and dresses that cut above the knee as well as with ankle-length pants. As much as I love my stilettos, sometimes you just want to be both stylish and comfortable!

263268_613672818644079_1617495024_nMy personally designed shoe would look like the ones in this picture; bisque colored shoe with an optic white bow and heel and glove hardware. They make a neutral outfit look so beautiful and feminine but at the same time would fit right in with a bold-colored one as well. For a price of $550, this would definitely have to be a splurge of the month for me! How would you design your shoe?

Splurge Of The Month

As much as I disliked the see-through trend a decade or two ago when it first made its appearance, I am absolutely loving its comeback this season. This time the style has been amped up to a more high-fashion and classic-chic level. Everyone’s following the trend from Michael Kors to Christian Louboutin.

0d404d02b909f680ba23f5c956746871As I have mentioned before, I prefer investing in more classic pieces that I can wear for more than just one season, from clothes to shoes to accessories. When I came across the above Charlotte Olympia Odette pumps is when I fell in love with the see-through trend. This shoe works because the crystal encrusted heel is muted by the shoe’s neutral color and classic cut. They are so gorgeous, I can’t stop staring at them! Someone please buy me a pair (size 9.5)!

4ecaa75354a681282ea470de2ada891fThe next item that got me obsessed with this trend is this gorgeous Edie Parker Clutch (seen above). These clutches come in a few different colors and shapes, each one more gorgeous than the first. Similar to Charlotte Olympia, Edie Parker does a great job at taking a trend and making it look classic. What attracted me to this piece is the fact that not the entire clutch is see-through, which was my issue with the trend the first time around. Another gorgeous item that I would not mind adding to my collection. Happy shopping everyone, but, please don’t wear these two pieces together!