Friday, June 27, 2014

The Best Shoes Ever (Eileen Fisher Linen)

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!


  1. Beautiful and simple. Eileen Fisher is my favorite designer and I have many of her pieces. I've been wearing her clothes for years, and still have most of the original pieces I've bought. Her style is timeless so I find that in the long run her clothes are a good value. I always buy on sale, and some things I've gotten at great markdowns. One of my winter coats is Eileen Fisher; it was originally something like $400 (US) and I bought it for about $175. I have been wearing it for years. I love your shoes ... show us more of your Eileen Fisher pieces, and maybe I'll do a post on my favorite items!

  2. These look so stylish and comfortable Terri! Once in a while I find an Eileen Fisher piece I love, many are too loose( or boxy ) fitting though and I have been trying to get away from that. One jacket I adore of hers though is in the most gorgeous blue/gray shade I have ever seen!

    The Arts by Karena

    1. Yes a lot of the clothing is loose and does nothing for my shape either. But there are sometimes lovely gems and such great fabrics.

    2. Exactly Terri, I would be wearing these shoes all of the time.
      I hope you visit soon!

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