Elizabeth and James is a brand that I find myself bookmarking and adding to my personal favorite’s lists a lot this year.
It started with these open-toed boot/sandal hybrids. The allover lace is nice, but that button up the back had me at hello:
(There is also a plain leather version for $325 at Saks)
I like the touch of vintage in the buttons paired with its overall modern styling.
Then, the ostritch-embossed leather on these booties brought me back for more drooling:
These are a great Oxford variant for those who love a sexy menswear shoe – love that pointed toe and covered-to-match buttons.
So, now that winter is officially (by calendar if not by temperature) over, here are my favorite Elizabeth and James picks just in time for spring.
Check out this textured yellow leather. There’s nothing basic or gloomy here to remind you of winter.
Or, how about this pastel mint sandal? It makes me think of light summer breezes and beautiful rain-free skies.
Of course, the little screwhead studs don’t hurt here, either. They have a nice vintage feel while still allowing the shoe to maintain an open, feminine line.
And, finally, I’m back to those adorable up-the-heel, covered buttons; this time in a workhorse style and goes-with-everything spring neutral.
Elizabeth and James is officially one of my new, favorite, brands.