2.24.2011

sunny shoe hunt '11

craving warm weather & an upcoming trip to vegas has got me on a sunny shoe hunt. i've noticed i almost always start with the shoe. if i can find a pair that entices & excites i seem to build the rest of my warm weather finds around it. in 2008 it was the sam edelman gladiators (worn here). in 2009 it was again, the gladiator, both by sam edelman and urban outfitters (both seen here.) last summer it was these ones (certainly i have actual pics of me wearing them out and about, but i can't find them... cue these pics & my super white self. ---> ) 
from sam edelman and urban outfitters - noticing a pattern?

i have yet to find what i'm looking for in 2011, but i'll know it when i see it.

here's the criteria:

1. 70's vibe. i am all over it. loving everything about it.
and while all 4 of these options definitely fit the criteria (from jessica simpson & urban outfitters), i would only wear the jessica simpson pair (top left.) the rest are fugs, am i right?
 2. bright, woven  & a little weird.
i had this isabel toledo for payless in my online cart last week, but wasn't 100% on them, so i waited. and now what do you know? sold out!
and of course the always affordable and understated prada line. (ignore pairs 3,6-8 & 10,11,13 for they are truly unfortunate,), but the rest look like a party.


thanks for going on my little shoeventure. i am completely aware and coherent to the fact that most of you are probably gagging over all of these shoes, but i'm telling you... 
most of my shoes have that effect on people. if i find anything worthy i'll let you know.

11 comments:

robin said...

i am clueless when it comes to shoes. i need help! for reals, i wear the same flip flops every day and i hate that i do it but i just can't stop! i don't know how to put shoes with outfits...

i struggle.

Hayley said...

I am buying those Jessica Simpson wedges tomorrow!! I love them!

Cami said...

So glad you'll be in Vegas! It's been way too long.

Nicole Christensen said...

you know what shoes have got me excited for warm weather? those sandals i bought from YOU at the Flea. stoked about them. whats with this snow? back to the boots for a few more days.

Griffin and Gretchen said...

those are schnazy!!! i like your style

Gaby said...

I know what you mean - every winter I buy a pair of sandals on sale, and then I wear them into the ground for the next 5 months (i live in Sydney and summer lasts a LONG time) and then the next winter I repeat. Actually yesterday I picked up a great pair of wooden platform sandals that I can't wait to wear! Good luck with your hunt!

heidiluxe said...

love the jessica simpson shoes. i am getting them in the metallic. but i'm also looking for a pair of metallic gladiator flats that are completely simple. everything seems to have fringe or sequins or beads in weird places.
and i think shoes are #1 for outfit building.

iamahoneybee.com said...

I have a new tattoo on my right foot I am going to need some new shoes to show off and hide it. Love your looks, always inspiring.

Stacey Sargent said...

ooohhh I love those ones from payless so much!! Sad they are sold out!

Diana Smith said...

I love the chunky heel!! Its very chic!

Kit said...

OK, I am giving away my age here BUT . . .
the tan wedges with the wide straps that criss cross over the front of your foot was truly the most comfortable sandal of my entire high school career.

That and the earth shoes.

You'll love those wedges!

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