cruising the web this week, i’ve come across a couple of new shoe shops that have me so excited (courtesy of feather, one of my fave new fashion blogs)! lately, i’ve been feeling like i’ve seen every shoe out there, and i’m just sick of all of them. discovering these shops has restored my faith in the (shoe) world…and opened up a whole new world of retail lust.
gwyneth shoes is a fantastic new discovery. designed by a woman who’s worked for kenneth cole, steve madden and sam & libby, the line is perfectly priced, often under $80. and they’re all incredibly stylish and fashion-forward. these snakeskin peeptoe flats remind me too much of a pair i own by hogan (definitely not $80). they’re perfect with literally everything – i wore them to death last year. but my favorite are these sweet rose-covered metallic t-straps. they’re a great way to dress up casual looks, as well as those summer dresses when you just can’t do heels. loads of great ruffled and gladiator-style sandals as well…and all at awesome price points.
higher on the pricing scale, i was lured over to gimme shoes by these grey biviel heels. nudes and greys can be hard to get right, but they’re the perfect option for summer. the last thing you want in hot weather is black, but neutrals are still a must. besides the biviel, i fell hard (oh so hard!) for these sweet flats by sigerson morrison, available in both nude and taupe. i’m telling you, nothing lengthens those gams faster than a shoe that vanishes, even if it isn’t a heel. and, even though they’re not my normal style, the spring dries van noten collection is well worth a look – they’re practically art!
just a little friday eye candy fun – i hope you find something to lust after. have a great weekend, dear readers! more summer essentials to come next week…