I subscribe to way too many magazines. Eight to be exact. They’re a great escape- pages and pages of fashion and ideas even if it's things I can't/don't wear anymore. Acceptance is not a virtue I possess.
What’s catching my eye right now is shoes. If I were the workplace a new pair of fall shoes would be my normal splurge. Since I’m not and don’t wear much more than driving loafers these days I’ll indulge here. Instead of shopping and spending money, I got my adrenaline rush through hours of searching online to find usable photos of the shoes I’m loving right now.
Ann Taylor is back in my good graces again with these two shoes. What doesn't work for me is their prices. Honestly, have you gotten a raise in the last two years? How then do they think their shoes are worth almost $300 a pair? Am I completely out of it on shoe prices? Someone let me know!
These would be my edgy 'f you' shoes if I were in my old job because the staid finance guys there would NOT get them. I say they're perfect with patterned tights and any length skirt and even with dark denim for date night.
Leopard print is a big deal (again) this fall. I like the higher vamp (doesn't mean what you think- it's the upper part of the shoe) because it gives more security when wearing and keeps a leopard print stiletto shoe from looking slutty. These would be great with trad black trousers and a silk cabled turtleneck. Classic with a twist.
Please ignore the polka dot stocking (on of the fall trends I really didn't like). This shoe is all about the color. Call it aubergine, cognac, burgundy, I think it's fabulous and one of the new neutrals. Sassy interpretation by Jason Wu.
Another high vamp and classic color- cordovan. Maybe a little more red but it reminds me of my favorite Bass penny loafers. Those preppy shoes that caused you weeks of pain until you broke them in and then you wore them until the soles fell off. This is the grown-up, Céline version at $870. Not gonna happen. Sigh.
Have you indulged this fall? Do share!
Images from Elle.com