Apologies for the intermission- I have just arrived back from a two week holiday to Arizona. I thought that I might do some pool-side writing, relaxing in the sunshine, but instead I unplugged almost completely and loved it. So here we are with a bit of a late post. I meant to go live with them for an early February blog post but ended up snuggling with Rusty the puppy instead. Better late than never though!
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a trillion times, Kate Spade makes the cutest novelty accessories (and a recent purchase will further prove it, stay tuned!). I picked these up about a year ago, pranced around like an idiot when I rocked them, got a crap-ton of compliments and decided to repeat that routine every so often. It works.
Despite the rather bright red shade, these flats prove to be extremely versatile. I love the look of them with faded, beat-up denim and a white or striped t-shirt; with a flowing summer dress or an all black ensemble complete with a low messy bun and oversized sweater. Whatever the ensemble, these shoes just work.
Now the shoe itself fits very true to size- I am a size 7 and find that I have never faltered in sizing while purchasing any Kate Spade shoe. I didn’t need to break them in as they are so comfortable and don’t pinch or rub in any way. The suede is easy to keep clean and the glittery heart adornment is secured really well. No complaints.
Anyway, this exact pair is no longer available but I saw recently on the Kate Spade website that they have some very similar pairs up for grabs this month. Everyone this year seemed to be sharing Valentines look books and outfit inspiration. I suppose you could count these as mine even though my real outfit that day was a pair of gym shorts, bare feet and a neon pink sugarskull tank. To each their own.
So tell me, what is your go to Valentine outfit? Did you get festive or were you like me where puppies, ice cream and Harry Potter was all you could possibly need? Let me know in the comment section below and thanks for stopping by!
I always seem to constantly find myself on the hunt for the perfect red shoe. It certainly is a bold statement that doesn’t easily just meld into any old outfit, so naturally I have become more and more particular about my needs in this area of my shoe collection. I have a couple pairs of red pumps but nothing ever was quite right.
I’m not sure what it is, but when I first started designing shoes I decided to take my need for a red pump, and push the statement shoe design over the top. Not in a “lets make it overly strappy and embellished” sort of way; just something very classic and then some. To be honest, I’m not sure where my inspiration came from for this- so many people say “The Wizard of Oz” but frankly, that movie is totally messed up and I in no way intend to look like a homeless girl wearing an old dead hags stolen footwear. I think where it really came from was a healthy mix of my favourite hockey team’s main colour, Santa Claus and a girl’s natural attraction to glitter. Whatever it may be, I know that I created something special just for myself.
This pair of glittery red pumps is the first of my designs I had made just for me. The perfect treat, and I will never forget the feeling of slipping on the perfect shoe, sitting on the couch in my living room and knowing that I created it just for myself. I snuck this pair into an OOTD post back from my time in Arizona around Christmas that you might (or might not) remember.
Happy Tuesday everybody and thank you for stopping by!
With the amount of times I’ve walked into a Louis Vuitton, you’d think that I’d be at least a bit less phased by the amount of beauty in there. But the truth is, each time I go in, I am a little kid that is easily excited about everything and have been known to have a shopping list to help keep my “cool”. It is so easy to get distracted in a truly great shop (not just LV of course) and I must say that that is certainly one of the joys of spontaneous shopping. I love walking into a store, not entirely 100% on what I am looking for but will know what I’m hunting for as soon as I see it.
I found these amazing pumps at Louis Vuitton and instantly fell for them. Yet another example of a killer shoe, a statement shoe, the unexpected and finding what you’re looking for without even knowing you were looking all along.