New Kids on the Block

I know. I am not shopping for shoes these days. These pumps, however, had caught my attention in a NY Post article last month. So, imagine how I felt when I walked into Marshalls and saw them on clearance for, get this, $29! The leather shoes are packed with spectacular details—peep-toe, t-strap, adjustable buckle closure with gold hardware, patent leather lining, and a perfect 3 inch heel. It would’ve been easy to resist, but why would I?
Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls

Animal Instincts

So yeah. I am not a fan of animal prints. But, on a weekend trip to Marshalls, I found myself strangely drawn to these haircalf and patent leather skimmers. Immediately, I began imagining outfits that would not be complete without these shoes. So, I stepped out of my box and bought them.

Here is a casual look made very chic by the shoes.
Top—The Limited Jacket—French Cuff via Marshalls Jeans—Gap Outlet Shoes—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Marshalls

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Sparkle and shine forever. Metallics have been a hot trend for the past few seasons. And, I am sold on the idea that metallics are classics. To safely incorporate them in my outfits, I turn to accessories—a great choice for the budget conscious. A metallic bag or shoe can be the perfect finishing touch to many looks.

Today’s post features a few of my favorites. A vintage gold clutch and a quilted patent leather skimmer with a dainty bow detail fulfill my golden desires. A silver clutch and peep-toe pumps with a stacked heel, elegant bow, and cut-out details add instant glam to many looks.
Gold clutch—Ebay Gold flats—Ann Taylor Loft Silver clutch—Gap Silver pumps—Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom

Love at First Bright

I know. It is like 30 degrees outside and not even close to sandal season. But, what can I say? It was love at first sight. Not only do these sandals come in one of the season’s hottest citrus shades, orange, but they are patent leather with a timelessly chic t-strap. As if that was not enough to secure them a space in my shoe home, they also have a striking raffia wedge heel! So, you see; I could not resist.

Shoes—Franco Sarto via Marshalls

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Mocha, my nude. Amidst the color craze for spring this year, the nude shoe has emerged as a hot trend. Apart from balancing and blending in with all the bright spring colors, the nude shoe has a special ability to lengthen the leg—an appreciated gift for us vertically challenged women.
I found my go-to nude shoe in this two-tone pump. It is mocha with a black strap and gold buckle accent, just enough flair to glam up any look. The shoe has a rounded toe and a chunky heel for additional height, both very up-to-the minute, yet timeless features.
These pumps are classic and would be a good investment at full price. So, it was a special pleasure to get them for just $29.71 at a weekend sale at Macy’s.
Shoes—Tahari via Macy’s