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Wedges seem to be quite popular this year – particularly when they are playing with bright colors, interesting silhouettes, or attention-grabbing embellishments.
Well, when I tripped across these embroidered Beverly Feldman slides on a recent inter-web window-shopping jaunt, I just knew that I would be sharing them with you.
These are cute, summery, and feminine. Made in a combination of earthy khaki and beige toned linen, these are topped off with a delicate, pastel-floral embroidery on both the upper band and the heel. I like them as a dressier, yet still casual, alternative to the ever-popular rope espadrilles that we see each summer.
And then, of course, there’s that whole soft spot I have for floral details – Oh, and that other soft spot for embroidered details. So, it’s not that much of a stretch to find that I would like these more than just a bit. However, the best part is that at a price under $200, while these are not cheap, they are much more budget-friendly than so many of the premium designer wedges we have already seen this season – Yet they are still unique enough that they will turn heads.
(Depending on your monitor, the khaki-green color may look more accurate in the product video below.) (more…)
I am not terribly familiar with designer Jen Kao. There are so many fashion designers, both new and old these days, that it just seems like it’s getting harder & harder to keep track of them all. But here’s one I will definitely keep my eye on.
….Starting with the footwear. Unlike so many other designers who are still creating skyscraper heels that put fear into the hearts of professional runway models, the ‘shoes’ paired with Jen Kao’s light, flowing outfits were breathtaking without adding even an inch of height to the models lucky enough to be wearing them. (And, yes, that is a hint of jealousy you are getting from me.)
Yesterday, we peeked at Skecher’s version of the Fitflop.
Today, we are looking at the legwarmer/sock/sandal/boot hybrid from Sanuk.
May I present the tube flop:
Sanuk ‘Tube Flops’ $29.95 in multiple colors at Zappos.com as well as various surf shops.
Wearing socks and sandals used to be an absolute fashion faux pas; now, it’s a chic statement! Introducing the bold, the bright, the anything-but-boring… The Tube Flop from Sanük™! (via product description @ Zappos.com)
My reaction? A somewhat querulous, “Um, okay?!?”
………… I think these have temporarily stunned me at a deep, biological level – consequently shutting down various essential bodily processes.
Then there’s Hubby’s reaction, “Oh, hell no! If I saw somebody wearing these, words would definitely need to be spoken.”
These are either pure genius or the unholy stepchild of all fashion faux pas - Possibly both; simultaneously.
And why do I suddenly feel like these could – quite successfully – appear on the next Suicide Girls tour?
My brain hurts now.
Stella McCartney’s styles are typically under my radar. I think her target age is a bit younger than I am. Her clothes tend to be too minimalist for me. Remember, I am the one who wants to wear sparkly, lacy things, usually purple, but R5Daughter would make fun of me, so I don’t. Stella’s fall line is VERY work friendly, offering shoes that aren’t extremely high, dresses that are simple but still beautiful, and elegant pants paired with beautiful blouses.
I like how this sheer blouse doesn’t show a dark bra underneath. That look is a little tired.
I just want to touch those pants.
She used sheer fabrics but didn’t make the outfits trampy. This is such a pretty dress.
Now the shoes.
Beautiful kitten heels.
My one concern about this shoe is that the edge of the shoe hits right at the edge of the toe joint. I am wondering if this would make the shoe want to fall off as you walk, although I don’t see any toe clevage on this model. It also looks like a toe blister waiting to happen.
Notice, patent leather, pointy toes, pretty colors. I hope we see alot more of this silhouette.
This was a nice line. There are those who complained that it was boring, but this line offered several anchor investment pieces that could go to work then out to dinner fairly easily.
When it comes to Stella McCartney’s fashions, I am usually indifferent. Her style is usually too minimal for me. I am the annoying old lady who wears too much sparkle and lace, usually in purple. Stella’s line was simple, monochromatic and VERY business friendly. See what she featured.
I like that we don’t see a dark bra under this sheer top. I am a little tired of that look.
This pump seemed to have the highest heel. I think it is only about a 3 1/2 inch heel. Beautiful shoe.
Sling back. Beautiful color.
The only problem I see with this shoe design is the angle comes fairly low on the big toe joint. I could see it wearing a big blister right across my big toe.
Notice the small heel. It took a while, but kitten heels are re-emerging.
Stella greeting the crowd.