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A Few More Shoes

Sale PSA: A chic smocked twill cream mini dress from Mother of Pearl, now under $300, a silk trim tuxedo jacket from Nordstrom Signature/Caroline Issa, now 60% off, soft black lace up boots from Corso Como, now under $140, and a pretty little black crepe midi dress with lace from Lafayette 148, now 40% off. 

Today I’m sharing a few shoes I recently added which I’d recommend.

First up: the Gucci Brixton Loafer, $630. I’d received a few requests to review my Gucci loafers, so here they are! I’d gone through a few different pairs of Gucci loafers before settling on the Brixton style, which I found the best fit for my foot. I also love the flexible back, which means you can push the heel down, and make them more of a mule. I usually don’t wear them like this, but sometimes if I’m lazy and sitting somewhere for a while, I’ll wear them more of the slipper/mule style.

The leather of these loafers is super soft…I can’t imagine anyone not finding them comfortable. I’d also note that the vamp is quite long. If you have high arches you might have difficulty getting your foot in at first, but luckily the soft leather makes it easier, and after a while its as natural as any other shoe. Highly recommended (and this style comes in lots of fun colors as well, which is a bonus).

Also note that I originally purchased this pair from Net-A-Porter, which are quite similar in look and style, however the leather was more stiff and due to the long vamp, I found them difficult to slide on quickly. I also found that they ran about 1/4th a size larger than the Brixtons, or very similarly to my Marmont pumps.  They are a more “sturdy” leather however, less supple than the soft lamb of the Brixton, and probably less prone to stretching as well. Continue Reading

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Shoe Review: Gucci Marmont Pumps and Kirkwood Beya Flats

I’ve been on a bit of a shoe shopping binge, and found a a few new pairs which I love (and, they’re also incredibly comfortable). Yeah!! Today I’d like to share with you two, starting with these Gucci Marmont pumps. Just…

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Cost Per Wear Review: Shoe Edition

I mention the term “cost per wear” sometimes on this blog – well actually quite often, so apologies if you’re all sick of hearing the term. I’ve been doing some light house cleaning lately, getting rid of a few more items,…

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Wardrobe Staple: Birkenstocks

I mentioned a few weeks ago that one of my favorite pairs of “ugly” walking shoes, a pair of Birkenstock Arizonas, finally gave out the other day. I didn’t realize at the time that Birkenstock can and will apparently…

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Weekend Update

1. I recently shared these Cole Haan sandals as part of a sale PSA (they’re currently 33% off!), but I thought I would share my own picture of them as well. I bought these as a casual sandal that…

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What I’d Tell Myself: Shoe Edition

In my interviews, one of my favorite questions to ask those I’m featuring is “what they’d go back and tell themselves when they were building a wardrobe and buying this..or that….a decade ago.” I always learn so much from…

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Weekend Update

1. This weekend, I’d like to publicize a call for help! The weather warmed up dramatically this week, and I’ve started looking for a pair of great pair of summer sandals that I can walk around for extended periods…