This year I have two extra events to attend than I normally do so I’ve been trying to plan ahead in terms of outfits I’d like to wear. Two family Christmas parties, a brunch meetup, and a business dinner. Another issue is that New York is awfully cold this time of year. My inspiration began with a cute crewneck sweater with an unexpected type of skirt pairing. The office holiday party is more formal so I went with another option. See photos for what I came up with after shopping my closet.
Family Gathering 1: Talbots Polar Bear Crewneck Sweater + Chicwish’s My Secret Weapon Tulle Maxi Skirt in Glitter Pink + Seychelles Tall Black Wedge Boots (the one pictured is by Frye) + CZ floral earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane? + Rose Gold Vermeil Minimalist Necklace
Family Gathering 2: Talbots Polar Bear Crewneck Sweater + Nearkin’s on Amazon.com Waistband Scallop Floral Laced Midi Pencil Skirt in Beige + Seychelles Tall Black Wedge Boots (the one pictured is by Frye)+ CZ floral earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane? + Rose Gold Vermeil Minimalist Necklace
Office Holiday Dinner Party: Yoana Baraschi Palais Royal Reversible Sweater Dress + Eileen Fisher Black Shrug + Seychelles Tall Black Wedge Boots (the one pictured is by Frye) + Love Knot Statement Necklace
Brunch Meetup: Catherine Malandrino Crochet Knit Long Sleeve Pullover/Sweater in Black + Anthropologie’s Valora Printed Skirt + Miz Mooz Barcelona Mary Janes in Black + Anthropologie’s Shoreline Necklace
Salpy brand makes the prettiest shoes; however, it’s VERY expensive at regular price. I waited too long and missed the Salpy sale at Simply Soles =(. The Larita style reminds me of higher fashion clogs and mules, but are described as slides or slip-on heels. At one point Simply Soles stocked, navy, black, and pewter snakeskin. Though I’m unsure about the overall comfort factor since I don’t own a pair, they are nonetheless aesthetically gorgeous!
A cute and comfy shoe which also supports a great and worthy cause =). Please check out TOMS. It’s been quite popular so I had to buy a pair and see for myself. I love sporting my black crochet classics with a pair of jeans and solid tee. For extra foot support, add a Dr. Scholl’s or cut-to-fit shoe insert.
Yet another amazing and distinctive brand of women’s footwear! Seychelles has been popularized by Anthropologie, Solestruck, and other stockists alike. I have a pair of pretty bronze open-toed pumps (unfortunately have to wait until Spring though to wear them). Love the vintagey flair and characteristic thick heels. They are also reasonably priced for their quality. Right now I’m lusting over a pair of metallic gold Lola wedges.
I was introduced to the FR brand via BlueFly. I instantly fell in love with the Zeppelins. My first Zeppelin was the blood orange, next came cherry, and after that the metallic greens. I’d get one in each color if my shoe fund was unlimited. Well, I guess you get the point that I totally love them. They are also very responsive to their customers and ship fairly quickly. There’s something so hip and different about their designs. The craftsmanship is very good. Hoping to see them continue to create great shoes like they have done, for many more years to come.
I bought my first pair of clogs several years ago and totally disliked them after a short while, even though they were comfy. I also made the mistake of not wearing socks with them on which made everything worse. It’s like wearing Uggs without a thin pair of socks…ewww. I love these FP clogs; they look so cute with stockings (I don’t know why I used to dislike that look?). I think I will give clogs another try and bring them out from storage.
I recently fell in love with PLV’s designs. Some shoes are a little more retro than others and I suppose those are the ones I favor most. Either way, they are fairly comfortable, even those with high pointed heels. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked around in my first pair and didn’t have any problems (my feet are very sensitive to breaking-in new shoes). I’m admiring a pair of Edens right now and hope they will go on sale soon; they remind me a lot of a pair of Alaia Azzedines that I was drooling over a few weeks ago.
I’m only slightly familiar with this brand and haven’t followed their seasons regularly. I remember when LAMB first came out. I loved the knit tops but never ended up buying any. Recently I spotted a pretty pair of LAMB shoes- sort of a retro punky style and just loved them. I also discovered I liked the bags and accessories with signature print, in particular the pattern with “L” and the lamb (animal) logo (these are the older bags though). Although I normally don’t care for striped linings, I think LAMB’s cute. LAMB seems a little pricey to me. It never hurts to wait for a sale unless you are absolutely dying for something. Okay, so here are examples of what I love about LAMB (shoes were featured in a previous post)–>