Okay everyone…no, I’m not dead. Since I’ve been writing for the paper, I’m not doing a good job, or a job at all on keeping this blog up and running. It’s not that difficult, you’d think I’d do better. But it is time consuming! So, here’s Saturday’s article for the paper for those of you that don’t get it, like me:) I’m going to try to do better to write for both. I think I can, I think I can.
The other day driving down Hillsboro Rd. with the sunroof open I got a whiff of an unmistakable odor. One I associate with my childhood and being barefoot. Fresh cut grass. Now for all you allergy sufferers I’ll just tell you right now because I know you always have the windows up, there’s no better spring smell. Period. Waking up to that smell was glorious growing up. And speaking of barefoot, that doesn’t happen so much as grown-ups does it? But what does happen can be just as good, even better! Shoes glorious shoes, #canIgetanamen? High heel, sandal, peep-toe, platform, and on it goes.
The ones I’m going to feature aren’t necessarily have to haves but are certainly some I’d seriously consider! And the first one up for your consideration is just such a fun shoe. Great for when a closed toe option is needed and you’ll find them in many colors. They don’t have to be Sperry’s. Keds, Converse Chuck Taylors, Supergas are all good choices but gosh aren’t those little leather ties the cutest? And you can find more colors here. If these aren’t your game try a driving moc. Still closed toe and there are many colors and styles offered.
How about dinner in the Gulch? White jeans and that silky top you love. But super high heels are just a bit too much, right? Try a flatform shoe. They are close to the same height platform from heel to toe and some of the most comfortable shoes ever! Try them in suede (yep for summer) and be the coolest chick around.
If you like to stick with a more traditional style, a stacked heel or a colorful wedge is your non-high heel choice. The colors on this particular one are great and would work with so many outfits. The natural raffia practically screams summer fun, don’t ya think?
I can’t think of a happier, springy shoe than a pink high heel sandal. Wear them with a black pencil skirt and an off-white blouse or, dark wash jeans and a white flowy top with the sandals adding a pop of color. But a word of caution when wearing a bright, shiny heel… something this attention grabbing can’t be paired with slinky sequins or too tight, too low pieces. Then you’ll be grabbing attention for a whole other reason. No, these babies need to be kept ladylike for sure. And while fabulous, they aren’t for everyone. So, while pondering your buys for the summer just be sure to add some color. Whether it’s a flat thong in a pretty melon shade or a colorful wedge go for that POP! It’ll add some oomph to a neutral outfit.
Don’t worry, I get it. Most of these aren’t appropriate for work. I hear ya. Many of you are slipping on cushy flats for the day. And, it’s probably a ballerina type toe. If so, I’d suggest updating to a toe with more of a point. They will lengthen the visual line of a shorter gal and give a more sophisticated vibe. They won’t be as easy to find as the rounded toe but it’s worth the search. Try a neutral or snakeskin print to go with everything.
And for a heeled option but still comfy because of a lower heel, spring for a brown pair. This one in patent lizard has a softer feel for spring and summer than black. Sometimes, black can feel a little harsh for summer especially if it’s a closed toe. I like the open feel of this one and the buckle gives it a modern look. And brown will look lovely with grays, navy’s and creams. A great work option.
Well there’s your brief spring/summer shoe tutorial. Hope you can put it to use. Now, bring on summer! Please call or email with any style questions or if you’d like to set up an appointment. Love to hear from ya!