Thursday, April 15, 2010

I need to go shoe shopping

Goodness gracious, I need shoes! Now that spring has arrived and over-the-knee boots are practically out, birkenstocks are last summer, and moccasins seem dull (at least to me,) I turn to flats and sandals as they never go out of style. Easier said than done though. I went to my favorite shoe store this past weekend (both locations) and couldn't find a single pair that suited my fancy. Oh dear. Maybe, I should blame my shopping skills. Honestly, I am not a very good shopper. I feel as though my eyes automatically look past the bargains that should be staring me right in the face and are prone to the most expensive things in the store. It's a problem.
Anyway, back to the point. Ah yes. Shoes! I am thinking flats. I am thinking fun, colorful, practical. I am thinking...


ChloƩ Capretto leather ballerina flats


Miu Miu Woven metallic-leather sandals


Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal-skull canvas ballerina flats


Mymu Ionian canvas espadrilles


Belle by Sigerson Morrison Charm-embellished suede flats


(Only in my dreams...sigh)
Maison Martin Margiela Digital-print suede boots


See by ChloƩ Tassel-detail leather moccasins
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Well, even though I picked out a variety and know that I probably won't own any single pair of the above selected, it helps me know what I am looking for. By picking things out online, or cutting things out of a magazine - it helps me find my personal style, and where I am coming from.
Did you realize that a lot of this post is "hypocritical." I said flats and sandals, and there is a pair of boots, and moccasins, plus I almost a pair of bruges (but they count as flats.) I said colorful, and depending on your view, one could say this is a rather colorful collection (but not so much in my head.) I certainly didn't think I would be having any black flats in this post, but there come two pairs I was instantly drawn to. Last but not least, I tried to find wallet friendly flats, but instead came out with a bucket load of various not so friendly priced guys.
Oh well, I simply think that this post has helped me figure out some of my tastes and favorite "flavors." I suggest you do the same when in doubt of what you want or what you are looking for. But have no fear, flats are on their way...once I go shopping that is. I wish I could say, "cant wait to get these (above pairs) in the mail and blog about them!" Sincere apologies.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Spring.

p.s. My computer is acting so strange right now. Do excuse the inconsistency of the format.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Loewe by Stuart Vevers and a bunny

Easter at last! If only it could come faster each year, as it brings all the exciting family traditions. First, we decorate eggs in the morning (that is, after blowing out all the oxygen left in our bodies to get the yolks out), then we do an easter egg hunt in our moderately sized NYC apartment (even though my siblings and I have already spied around for the eggs before hand,) we can get pretty competitive. Finally, we clear the table of all our splattered ink and newly decorated eggs to breakfast on a spread of muffins, bagels, and cereals. Then its off to the parade! Once again, another year goes by and we have not made the lavishly decorated hats we said we would have, in order to blend in with the crowd on 5th avenue, so we grab the various other accessories (scarves, feather, hats...) that will have to substitute.
I wish I could say that we went to brunch every year and got all dressed up, then changed into another elegant attire for a dinner party the same evening, but I think my family and I have covered a fair amount of traditions over the years and plan will continue. Speaking of brunch, I was just flipping through Karlie Kloss's editorial in the April Vogue and nearly melted when I saw her curling her hair in that Loewe by Stuart Vevers "perforated suede-and-cotton-bustier dress." Gosh, I couldn't help but think of all the fun memories I had dressing up for special summer brunches when I was a little girl wearing my newly ironed floral dress and prancing around through buffet tables grabbing anything I saw. Maybe its too fancy, but if I had that dress and a Easter dinner party to look forward to, I would have been counting down the days to wear it. Its stunning, as well as numerous other pieces from the collection...

Loewe Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

This model looks rather scary in the dress so just pull out your April issue of Vogue and let Karlie Kloss set the standard.

Loewe Spring 2010 Ready-to-WearLoewe Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Two other pieces that I liked. I would probably wear these to the parade as they are a little more casual but at the same time perfect for welcoming spring and celebrating Easter. (I love how I am talking like I already own my dreams.)

Have a lovely Easter everyone
and don't eat too much chocolate.