CONFESSION....I have the hardest time selecting shoes to complete an outfit. Shoes are the last thing I select, and more often then not, I gravitate towards a safe, neutral pump. Two weekends ago, I started searching the major department stores in hopes of finding a pair of riding boots, no luck. It prompted me to look inside my closet, and look at what I currently own. I counted...75 total pairs. Then I counted the most frequently worn, 18 for the whole year! Next month, I am going to challenge myself to build my looks based on these 8 pairs of shoes I recently bought and rediscovered in my closet.
|NEW! Sam Edelman|
Two weekends ago, I kicked off my boot search at TJMaxx, and this is what I returned home with. The boot shaft flew off on my way home, and what I lost in material I gained in heel height. Just kidding.... When I came across the Sam Edelman Roza Pumps for $80, I had to get them, a classic black pump with spikes and rhinestones? Totally my style!
|NEW! Kelsi Dagger|
During part II of my riding boot search this weekend, I came across the Kelsi Dagger Jaxen boot. I was tempted into buy these because I can convert it into 2 looks. The upper is leather, gray is a neutral, and they were only $25 at Burlington Coat Factory! Currently, they're $86 on Amazon, in tan, gray, and brown.
|Dolce & Gabbana (Similar from Rachel Roy)|
I bought these Dolce & Gabbana leopard pumps over a year ago. I've worn them once in an outfit post, and that's.
pretty.much.....it. I somehow manage to "forget," that I own these because I am terrified of ruining the calf hair and the fabulous leopard printed sole. I spent good money on these shoes and they really need to see the light of day rather than be kept in a shrine.
|Charles David (Similar)|
One of my favorite shoe designers is Charles David. I think their workmanship is excellent, and the price is reasonable. I bought these boots over 4 years ago, yet they've been worn less than 10 times. I am not sure why but I've only worn them with leggings in outfit posts. I need to try pairing them with skinny jeans or a skirt. Does anyone wear skinny jeans tucked into heeled boots? Until I find riding boots, I may as well try it!
I've only worn these Sole Society pumps in 2 outfit posts. With oxblood/burgandy/merlot being the haute colour of the season, you'd think I'd wear these ALL the time? But no, I never think to add burgandy shoes to an outfit!
I got these pumps for a bargain on Piperlime...$30, end of Winter clearance. I've worn them once in a blog post. Again, I plead the fifth as to why these shoes haven't been worn more frequently? Now that I think of it, did I need to buy those Sam Edelmans, both shoes have a black/silver motif??
|Charles by Charles David|
I really love these moto boots I purchased for Fall, but looking at photos, they've only been worn under slacks or with skinny jeans. I should try wearing these with a skirt or a dress...
I have a love hate relationship with suede because it is the least practical material you can purchase living in Chicago due to its delicate nature. Suede attracts dirt, and a water stain is an eyesore. On the flip side, I think these olive green peep-toe booties could make an outfit look really cool. I've worn these for 1 outfit post!
Do you struggle with picking shoes? Any tips if you don't??