Archive for the ‘J. Rene Shoes’ Category
Could be a motto to live by. Could be the ironic name of an indie rock band. Could just be a self-evident statement.
But in this case, it’s the name of a location on the Lower East Side of New York that offers vintage designer shoes both for sale at the Girls Love Shoes boutique and for rental through the Vintage Shoe Archive (they do a lot of business with stylists and costumers).
If you can’t make it to the physical shop (which is organized by color… imagine the delicious walls of rainbowed shoes), they now have an online store, too, which currently has everything from these 1940s lizard pumps (very much in keeping with the Fall 2008 trends with that thick heel and the interesting color/texture combo)
to these fabulous mixed material wedges from the J. Renee Couture Collection in the 1980s.
And get this, they’re not even that expensive (relatively). Those 1940s pumps? $225. The J. Renee’s? A mere $105.
The site is full of fun, unique-looking shoes, and it’s only a fraction of what’s in the boutique. Definitely worth a peek or two or five. If you’re lucky enough to match up to the size of a shoe you love (I’m cursing the fact that those J. Renee’s are a 7.5 and therefore won’t fit me), here’s a great way to have a shoe that’s HIGHLY unlikely to show up on anyone else’s feet.
The joys of picnicking in the park. Picnic baskets, blankets on the ground, and the inevitable insects that come a-crawling. These little critters have never much bugged me (get it?), and some of them I find downright cheerful. Case in point: ladybugs.
So, by wearing this adorable ladybug-in-the-grass sandal by J. Renee ($83), do you think I could attract them to me?
I can’t let these holidays pass without mentioning these St. Nick pumps from J. Rene. They’re laced with ho-ho-ho’s all around and sport the picture of your favorite fat guy on the vamp, tastefully surrounded by holly leaves. Oh, there’s also an acrylic heel with red and white tassels, for your full holiday enjoyment. It can all be yours for $53–33% off at Nordstroms. But my suggestion is to skip them altogether. I doubt that even Santa would approve of this tacky footwear–leave it for the elves, dear!