Shoe Diaries: Cap Toe Block Heels

My shoe wardrobe has really evolved in the last couple years. 4 inch heels used to be my normal but I just need more practical options these days.  And these block heels are perfectly practical plus they are super cute.   Also, they are only $45.

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Here are a couple looks I put together for these shoes.  All the items are under $50 and can be shopped online (free shipping with min spend and free returns).

 

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Look 1: Dressed Up Denim

Not only does the low block heel make these shoes super wearable, but they are also really versatile.  They are a little unexpected with denim but I love the look.  They look great with a pair of distressed girlfriend jeans too.

1. Distressed Denim Cut-offs.  American Eagle.

2. Black and White Bow Top.  Zara.

3. Black Heart Sunnies.  Aldo.

4. Half Moon Tote.  Zara

5. Pointed Cap Toe Block Heels. Zara.

 

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Look 2:  Office Chic

These shoes make me miss my office job.  And they are comfortable enough that you don’t need to take an extra pair of walking shoes with you in your handbag to do a lunch run.  These shoes are sort of prim and proper so I like the rest of the outfit to be a little more edgy.

1. Paper Bag Waist Cropped Trousers.  TopShop at The Bay.

2. Twist Detail Tee.  Zara ($10)

3. Layered Necklace.  Aldo (only $!5).

4. Raffia Crossbody Bag.  Zara.

5. Pointed Cap Toe Block Heels. Zara.

 

Happy Shopping

 mandi

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Shoe Diaries: Floral Mules

The mule is definitely the shoe of the season and I couldn’t be happier.  Why?  Because I hate my toes – even when they are perfectly pedicured.  And of course the obvious, there is nothing better than slip on shoes.

I just found these floral embroidered mules at Aldo for only $80.   As per my criteria for building my new, more practical shoe wardrobe, they are super comfortable and can be dressed up or down.

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As per usual all items are linked so you can shop and with the exception of H&M shipping/returns are free with a minimum spend. And all items are under $50, with the exception of the shoes.

Look #1: Summer Night Out

I would totally wear this out on date night.  The shirt is cropped and a little more revealing so I would wear it with a high waisted pant to cover up a little on the bottom.   I love pairing feminine colours and prints with khaki.

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1. Khaki Paper Bag Ankle Pants.  H&M

2. Pink  Ruffled Top.  Zara

3. Floral Earrings. Zara.

4. Straw Round Handle Bag.  Zara

5. Floral Mules. Aldo

 

Look #2: Stripes on Stripes

At first I thought this look might be a littly matchy matchy with the shoes, but it  totally works.  I chose a long sleeve tee and would do a partial tuck in the front to show off the super cure waist band on these shorts.    There is something about shorts and sweaters/long sleeves that I love.  And I kept the bag super neutral because there is alot going on already.

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1.Striped Jersey Top with Embroidery.  H&M

2. Paper Bag Waist Bermuda Shorts.  Zara.

3.Tortoise Shell Sunglasses. Aldo

4.Raffia Basket Bag. Zara.

5. Floral Mules. Aldo

 

Look #3: Feminine Detailing

One of the criteria for my new, more practical shoe wardrobe, is that a new pair must look great with denim because I wear alot of denim.  And mules definately work with a pair of jeans.  I like to show a little ankle with mules so I wear a cropped pair or cuff my denim.   it helps show off your shoe but I find it also helps make your legs look longer.

I went for a pretty white embroidered top in this look.  Its hard to see the details in the pic below but this shirt is so feminine with the embroidery and ruffle detailing.  And I love this bag but beware, its small.  But perfect for a day out.  The smaller the bag means the less shit you can stuff in it which ultimately means the lighter it will be.  And who doesn’t like a nice light bag.

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1.High Waisted Distressed Denim.  American Eagle Outfitters.

2. Sleeveless Embroidered Blouse. Zara.

3. Floral Embellished Sunglasses. Aldo

4. Pink Mini Tote. Zara

5. Floral Mules. Aldo

 

 

Happy Shopping

 mandi

Shoe Diaries: Red Flats

I have never been a big fan of flats but as my feet age and my kids become faster I have started to seek out some comfortable, yet stylish, flats.  And when I saw these red flats at Winners I knew they would be a perfect addition to my new, more practical shoe wardrobe.  Sure they were only $49, but thats not what sold me.  They are super comfortable, I love the pointed toe and they are that perfect shade of candy apple red.

I got these at Winners and you all know what that means – sorry.  But I found a similar pair at TopShop (only $58).

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As I add to my shoe collection, my goal is to pick shoes that will work with the majority of my daily wardrobe. And the red flats do not disappoint, they are super versatile, not to mention a classic.  I have included a few styling options below to show how versatile they really are.

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Shoe Diaries: Pearly Flat Mules

I love shoes.  Like really love them.  Before babies I wore heels all the time.  I would suffer for a great pair of heels.  My poor feet.  Now that I am carrying a baby on my hip and chasing a two year old round, I have come to terms with the fact that I need something more sensible.  So its been fun, albeit challenging,  to find a new shoe wardrobe that marries comfort (or at least more comfortable than a 4 inch pair of heels) and fashion.

And I know I am not alone in this challenge so every week I am going to share a pair of shoes that are both fashionable and functional and a few ways to style them.  This first week I am going to share a pair that I ordered from Zara last week.  And they were only $40.

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