Tuesday, March 31, 2015

J. Crew 'Cleo' Loafer

Another fantastic pair of flat shoes that are very de rigueur right now: my J. Crew 'Cleo' Loafers.  I bought these in a size 6, knowing they'd be too big.  But I loved them so much, I had to have them!  They remind me of Kendall Jenner, who has become one of my style icons recently.  I checked their website everyday for a month. Finally a 5 and 5.5 appeared!  I ordered them both and they arrive today.  I can't wait to have a pair that fits perfectly (and to return the other 2 pairs).  I think they will look so chic with one of my many new skinny J Brand jeans.

You can buy them here.

Manolo Blahnik Turquoise/Aqua Terry-Trimmed Suede Driver

Last night I wore my new Manolo Blahnik Driving Mocassins for the second time.  I was obsessed with these shoes when they came out, but they were originally $500 and couldn't justify the purchase.  I resigned myself to the fact that I couldn't have them.  I'd look at them online occasionally and dream.  Then one day I woke up in the middle of the night and thought "I should see if they've gone on sale."  That morning, first thing I did was go to Neiman Marcus' website.  There was only one left in my size (5.5), on sale plus an extra percentage off sale!  Since we don't have a Neiman's in Utah, I was also getting them tax free & with free shipping.  The total came to $259!  And after I quickly put them in the cart & purchased them, I went back and they were now sold out.  I got the last pair.  The adrenaline was rushing.  I couldn't believe it. 

They are beautiful shoes and I'm so happy I was able to snatch them up.  My timing was unbelievable.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Being thankful...

After reading an article in ALLURE where the stylist for "House of Cards" said that you only really need a pair of black and nude Louboutins to match any outfit, I started to realize how lucky I am to have my Louboutin collection.  I take my wardrobe for granted sometimes, but I'm going to start appreciating all the wonderful pieces I own and get to use whenever I want.