Christopher Bailey designed some very spot-on items for his Burberry Prorsum ready-to-wear Spring 2010 collection. I’m not sure if I can say it was a complete hit or a miss though, there are some things that I loved and other things that caused me to raise my eyebrow. His colors were amazing though, I liked the beige, natural, and neutral tones that went along with everything.
My favorite item of clothing to wear are coats: peacoats, trenchcoats, etc. I just think that they’re so much fun and gorgeous. Bailey definitely impressed me with a couple of coat designs that he had created:
I thought it was interesting how his collection featured all these cinched, twisted, and knotted looks.
However, I don’t think I would ever wear that knotted and twisty looking skirt, not sure how well it would translate from the runway into the streets.
And the footwear of his models kind of bothered me…
All pictures from Style.com
I’m not a really big fan of the jersey socks underneath platform sandals. And that slouchiness of the socks just really clashed with the gathered look of the sandals.
What did you think? Love it, hate it, or don’t care much for it?
Posted in Ready-To-Wear, Thoughts | Tagged burberry, burberry prorsum, christopher bailey, fashion, fashion week, heels, high heels, london, rtw spring 2010, shoes, style | 4 Comments »
I am a big big fan of Stuart Weitzman, he is incredibly creative.. Just wanted to share one of my favorites! 🙂 Definitely something that I’m considering saving up for… or maybe I should save up for some Louboutins? Too many shoes, not enough money..
Anyway today is the first day of school for me, so I’ll just end this post short and sweet. Look at how fierce it appears, I love the lace-up part that softens up the platform just the right amount.
Posted in Ready-To-Wear, Thoughts | Tagged fashion, gladly, heels, high fashion, high heels, lace-ups, platform sandals, platforms, sandals, shoes, stuart weitzman | 1 Comment »
I am absolutely breath-taken by Marchesa’s Spring 2010 collection’s shoes. Christian Louboutin usually works with Marchesa to create amazing heels that the models strut down the runway in. And this year, I think Louboutin has outdone himself… if there is ever such a thing.
What impressed me most out of all the shoes were the ankle booties that the models wore. I loved the cute patent bow and the see-through mesh of the shoe itself. My favorite part, though, is definitely the heel area… that beautiful feathered white design starchly contrasting with Louboutin’s iconic red. It gave the perfect sophisticated but fierce look to the heels itself.
I also am really enjoying Marchesa’s detail on the model’s feet. I think it’s great to see the play upon the mesh of the bootie with the black flowers seemingly-tattooed onto their feet. Aren’t you just dying for a pair? I know I am!
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So today is the last installment of the 5 must have shoes… We’ve almost covered all the required shoes for different occasions and now here’s the grand finale!
Clockwise from bottom left: Yves Saint Laurent Cage, Nina Gita, Cesare Paciotti T-Strap, Lauren by Ralph Lauren Alberta.
It is crucial to have a pair of evening sandals that are easy to match with your clothing when an occasion arises. You must have a pair of sandals ready in hand so that you can rise to that occasion! Wear these precious babies to a dinner event, dance/club, or to that very special date. As long as your feet look stunning, I am absolutely positive that you will too.
I would suggest going with a metallic tone, because it can be flashy while being simplistic. Or my personal favorite.. black strappy sandals, you can never do wrong in wearing those, they’re like the LBD of shoes!
Don’t forget that if you do get a pair of open-toed sandals that your toes are looking fabulous too. Well kept toes complete the oomph that you’re striving for.
Hope you all have enjoyed the five shoes that I think we all must have! Do you agree or did I forget to cover some absolutely necessary footwear? Let me know.
Posted in Affordable, Couture, Thoughts | Tagged Couture, fashion, girls, heels, high heels, little black dress, must have, necessary, sandals, shoes, women | 3 Comments »
We’re almost done with the 5 shoes that I think all females must have! So far we’ve covered jeweled thongs, black pumps, and sneakers. Now let me tell you what the fourth shoe on my list is…
From top to bottom starting from left: MIA Midnight, Sweet Life by Dolce Vita, Naturalizer Carver, Steve Madden Dingo Dillan Cowboy, Nine West Ragtime.
Cowboy, high-heeled, knee-length, calf-length, flat, equestrian, rubber, lace-up, or whatever type you prefer, they are absolutely amazing! I wear boots whenever there is a rainy day, they are the perfect solution. No one says you have to reminisce your childhood and wear rainboots, you can just wear a cute pair of equestrian boots and still keep your legs and feet free from splashes of rain. Unless you’re the type of girl who can tough it up in the rain in heels (I prefer not to damage my heels that way) then you definitely need a pair of boots to help keep your feet nice and dry.
Boots are flexible with different outfits as well, so you’d definitely be getting your money’s worth. If it’s cold, then boots are great for keeping your feet warm. They also are incredibly “in” right now, so they should be a purchase you consider making. If you’re not really concerned about the rain, then you should think about getting the more bold and stunning styles that are all the rage now–peep-toe, over the knee length, or gladiator styles.
Since boots come in many colors, picking the right color is very important if you’re only trying to keep to the 5 shoe limit. Naturally, I’m a big fan of black so I would say go with a black pair of boots. However if you’re like me and wear black leggings, black tights, or dark colored skinny jeans then you might not want to get black boots.. then you’d get washed out in all the black that you’re wearing. I think the best bet would be to go with a brown, I prefer a dark brown rather than a bright burnt orange type of brown. Totally depends on you and your favorite color though!
Do you own at least one pair of boots? I’m a big fan of equestrian styled boots, love them! 🙂 Meet me back on Monday for the last edition of Shoe Me In’s 5 MUST HAVE shoes! Have a great weekend, xoxo!
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Happy Labor Day! Yay for sales and no work! Now I’m presenting you the third shoe of the 5 shoes that every female should own. Remember I’m posting every Monday and Thursday on one of these 5 shoes. Now let’s see what shoe number 3 is…
So sneakers are a pair of shoes that everyone needs to own. A nice pair for a hike, walk, or run. It’s important to have shoes that are actually comfortable to do these things in. Which are why sneakers are necessary! They provide the action and exercise you need in your life. It’s the most common sense pair of shoes to have in your closet, because you can’t run, hike, or go to the gym in heels can you? So therefore you should definitely own a pair of sneakers.
If you’re not the type of girl who works out a lot, you at least need a pair of sneakers to do some casual walking. I am a big fan of Keds canvas sneakers, they are easy to wear and not hard to clean at all!
Never forget to give your feet a rest from heels and other types of footwear. Sneakers are still proven to be the best for your feet, so make sure to own a pair to give your body a rest every now and again!
Come back on Thursday for Shoe #4! We’re almost done with Shoe Me In’s 5 Must Have Shoes! Can you guess what are the last two pairs?
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I’m currently blogging about the 5 shoes that every woman/girl must have in their closet, on their shoe rack, or on their feet. Every Monday and Thursday, I will talk about one of the five shoes that are a necessity. Right now, we’re onto shoe number two! The perfect little number for you to get started at work.
Black (Patent) Pumps
From top to bottom: BCBGirls Alimie, Ecco Coventry, Charles by Charles David Pompadour.
Black pumps are a necessity for the working woman. Professional workplaces require closed-toe shoes, so black pumps are the perfect solution. If you prefer to be a little bit more flashy, get them in patent. Like Rachel Zoe said, patent is something that is timeless. It will never go out of fashion! Or if you are willing to spend a little bit more money, you can buy them in leather.
Don’t think you can only wear these pumps to work though.. You can wear them with a pair of jeans or on a girl’s night out. Pumps are a staple in a woman’s closet and black gives them the ability to match with any type of outfit that you have on. You just have to make sure that you get a pair of comfortable ones that can be worn for a long period of time. Because black pumps are so easily found on the market, you can decide which type you want to invest in. There are makes ranging from Payless, Aldo, to Christian Loubutin. It also depends on the type of heel that you are interested in as well. If you prefer to stand steady on your feet, a shorter and thicker heel would be more suitable for you like the Ecco Coventry above. Or if you prefer to have height and stilettos, the Charles by Charles David Pompadour would be a great pick.
Do you have a pair of black pumps in your closet? Come back on Monday for shoe #3!
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