Spring Has Sprung
Finding lemon clover is like Spring knocking on my front door, saying “I’m here!” It’s technically a weed, but I actually find it pretty when it grows into a thick green shaggy carpet with little pops of yellow.
Plenty by Tracy Reese “Vesper" Sandal
A few weeks ago, my sister asked me “So what do you want for your birthday? Shoes?” I actually told her no. Shocking, huh? (Her present was tickets to the SF Ballet’s production of Cinderella. It was wonderful, and the sets were amazing! If you happen to be in NYC in late October, it will be on tour there.)
Just because I didn’t ask for shoes doesn’t mean I haven’t been trolling for new ones. And, what exactly have I been looking for? Spring colored shoes! I love how these heels (Miss Albright “Domino”) have crisscrossing straps of pastel colors, looking like a rainbow. Warning… if you have wide feet, you might have to opt for a larger size. The toe felt quite narrow on these shoes. Since the straps are fabric, there is no “give” like you might find with leather.
OK, Just One More!
All Mixed Up
I love mixed media shoes. By mixed media, I don’t only mean different materials (e.g., leather + raffia) but also different prints (e.g., stripes + floral print or snakeskin + polka dots). However, it seems like the majority of mixed media shoes are designer and therefore expensive, like this awesome pair of Marc Jacobs pumps and this pair of Manolo Blahnik d’orsay pumps.
So, I was happy when I found these mixed media Rockport “Presia” sandals at one of Rue La La’s recent sample sales. The checked straw upper with snakeskin heel and trim make for one interesting shoe. And, at the reduced price, it was a definite buy for me.
Hello, I’m saucy. Who are you? (Iron Fist Black “Meshed Up” Heels.)
February has sort of become a month of romance and flirtation with Valentine’s Day. Hence, my sexy shoe photo shoot. With the flirty red bow and the black mesh, how can you not feel a bit “cha cha” in these heels?
Unfortunately, these heels are an older style and sold out. But, if you want some equally cha cha heels, check out this (Luichiny “Date Night”), this (Shoe Cult Veiled Mesh Pump) and this (Nina “Francine”)!
Sky blue and grass green
It’s January, and I should be focused on cold weather shoes like boots. But (1) I’ve always been more addicted to pumps and sandals, and (2) California is currently experiencing unseasonably warm weather.
The shoe colors reminded me of bright green grass and a clear blue sky, so I thought I’d photograph it just that way. .
Rachel Roy “Helene” mid heel pump in menthol blue/yellow (found on Rue La La).
Though I earlier singled out this shoe for its metallic color, the standout feature for me is the woven leather. I like interesting shoes, and the basket-like texture keeps this shoe from being boring.