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.
I love Sophia Webster (a former design assistant to Nicholas Kirkwood) for her playful, whimsical, girly designs. Most of her shoes are in the $400+ range (flats are a bit cheaper), so it’s a treat when you can find some at $300 or less. Unfortunately, these discounted shoes are only available in select sizes. So, if the shoe fits (and the wallet allows), you’re one lucky girl!
For most of us, these shoes exist only on our Pinterest boards. (#4 is on mine!) Fortunately, these designer shoes are on sale for less than $300.
(1) Sergio Rossi Royal Blue Patent Leather Peep-Toe Slingbacks; (2) Sergio Rossi Pink Suede Peep-Toe Wedges; (3) Bionda Castana 105mm Monochrome Lucinda Pumps; (4) B Brian Atwood LindaFord2 Floral Lace Peep-Toe Bootie; (5) Bionda Castana 115mm Apple Consuelo Pumps; (6) Jerome C. Rousseau Hayden Leather Booties
A shoe girl’s recent finds during the holiday.
(1) Monogram mugs from Anthropologie. I got the idea of forming the word “love” and filling each mug with flowers from a reviewer on the Anthropologie website. (I filled mine with colorful little viola plants. I think it would be super cute to form the word “happy” and fill the mugs with yellow violas.)
(2) Sonia Boyajian heart pendant.
(3) Heidi Hodes chalcedony and pyrite earrings.
(4) Tick-Tock Clock from Anthropologie.
When I first saw these shoes, I immediately thought “vintage”. A Mary Jane heel, the scarlet red/parchment scalloped design, the black patent leather trim. It just has that vintage look. (I wore it with black tights and a cream colored dress… it made the red stand out even more.)
Nina “Aneko" in Scarlet. Also available in Rust /Polka Dots and Dark Berry.
p.s. If you’re wondering about the background on the photos, it’s a rusted over paint tray with dried red paint. Admittedly it’s an odd choice for a backdrop, but I liked the abstract paint look and the colors reminded me of the shoes.