We interrupt my series of wedding posts to bring you...
The Best Shoes Ever!
While photographing some of my remaining wedding flowers (which are all on their last legs), I noticed my new favorite shoes sitting there on one of my fabric props.
They looked so handsome, I decided to make a shoe portrait:
I bought these shoes about a month ago, after first deciding they were too expensive (over $200). I adore Eileen Fisher clothes, but they can be expensive here (especially with the Canadian exchange and customs - we pay much more than Americans, as usual). Her clothes are so versatile and last forever, but the initial investment can be a bit high.
Hello lovely shoes...
Usually I go straight to the sale rack at the back of the store, but this time, I spied the shoes and they had me at hello. But I couldn't justify spending over $200 for fabric shoes. So I walked away.
Later in the week, after getting a 15% sale flyer by email, I went back and discovered they were marked down (I'm never this lucky). They were $165 with 15% off, so I bit the bullet and bought them.
I am in (shoe) love:
I don't consider myself to be a shoe person, but I've been trying to streamline and simplify my wardrobe, and these just seemed to fit in with the new aesthetic.
The uppers are done in a gorgeous greige linen fabric with a slight sheen/sparkle, while the sole is leather (not good for rain, as I was advised by an Italian shoe salesman in Paris!) with rubber heel and foot grips.
Here they are with a pair of my favorite Eileen Fisher slim ankle pant/leggings:
The shoes have a little leather contrasting detail in the back, which seems to give them a homemade quality. And they also have a hidden 1/2" wedge, which gives the look of a flat with a bit of support. They are only lightly cushioned.
Here they are again, comically styled with a remaining rose from my wedding bouquet. I think they look great together (like a fabulous pair of children's shoes or perhaps bedroom slippers - feel free to give me a call Eileen, if you need help designing shoes):
I noticed that these shoes are no longer for sale online (sorry), but there is a similar black pair (here) that I'm coveting. If you haven't sent me a wedding gift, feel free to send me these (size 8) - (only sorta joking). Haha. ;)
Happy happy weekend!