Thursday, October 4, 2018
I love shoes! But, the older I get the more I know I cannot be uncomfortable! I have to buy better quality shoes.
I don’t know about you, but I realized that I really only need black and brown shoes. I used to buy whatever was on sale, only to be frustrated that I wasn’t wearing the other colors as much. Exception: I have learned the value of a good metallic and how it can work like a neutral. Also, I have discovered a love of grey jeans and pants and find that a grey shoe works very well for my fall color palette, as well. My fall color palette is black, tan, mustard, wine, olive, and navy, mainly. I urge you to develop a color palette as well, as I think it will make curating your wardrobe much easier.
Let’s start with flats. I tend to wear the Tory Burch when I’m not at school but when I want to look a little more chic. I wrote my opinion about TB flats here if you are interested. I wear the Tieks to school and on the weekends. Again, I think they elevate an outfit slightly and they are more comfortable than the TB flats. The Tieks are all from my favorite consignment store – probably my best consignment score ever!
I’m anxious to wear my boots! I have the Sam Edelman Penny in brown and Clarks basic boots in black. The Penny were my birthday gift last year and were a lot for me – $150 on Amazon. The Clarks were on major sale at the end of last season – $60 I think. I like a basic boot without much adornment so that I can wear with silver and gold. I think the Penny boots look so nice. They are a beautiful rich cognac color.
The open toed booties are mainly for going out or for a shorter daytime stint. I really don’t wear them much because I don’t go out much! They are Hush Puppies from Amazon a few years ago. I think everyone should have a brown and black bootie and these are my biggest workhorses when the weather turns too cold to wear flats.
I wore the Sam Edelman cowboy boot mule from a consignment shop to school this week and I love them. They look funky and cool to me. The middle black clogs are Lotta from Amazon. And, finally the metallic are Axiomm from a consignment store.
Here are my consignment store funky going out clogs. I have worn these with a wider leg jean. I may try to wear them to a party this weekend.
Holes in my shoe wardrobe:
I would love a brown clog with closed toe that is lower heeled and suitable for school. I’m thinking a Mary Jane style.
I think I could use a black going out type shoe.
I also am thinking about a bow mule like my SIL has. They are really cute and I missed the boat on getting the BP bow mules from Nordstrom that she has because they are out of stock now. Honestly, I haven’t seen too many fall shoes that I’m crazy about.
I wonder if I would like a grey bootie?
I may do some weekend “research” and see what’s out there. I don’t have an outfit picked out for a Saturday night party so that may be included in the research. I said earlier this week that going out clothing was a deficit in my closet.
Check out my other fashion related posts from the week:
Click here for yesterday’s What I Wore and Recent Purchases.
Click here for Tuesday’s Shrink Your Closet post.
Leave me any tips about shoes that you might have! I need suggestions!
Thanks for reading!