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Monday, May 3, 2010

Compromise For My Closet

I haven't worn a pair of white shoes for years. In fact, I just donated a pair of white low mules (work shoes,) that I think I wore exactly once. And truth be told, I find white shoes a bit hard to work with. Any pair of lace up white shoes and I automatically think "nurse." Flats = little girl. Heels, well, I'm not getting married. But, for some strange reason, white heels are a top priority on my list of summer must haves.

Anyway, I've been hunting around for a pair of white heels but since it isn't Memorial Day yet, they've been rather hard to find, even on line. The majority of what I've come across are your typical satin, wedding "dyeables." Ugly. (Unless, as I said before, you're getting married. I'm not.)

I was getting ready to give up the search for another month when I came across these...

They are absolutely nothing like I had envisioned yet they sort of became the perfect compromise. A black and white color combo is something I can easily work into my closet. I like the shape, the half heel/half wedge along with a platform are actually quite comfy and highlighting the heel in gold gives a weird architectural feel to them.

Top view...

Maybe they're just over the top and weird. It doesn't matter. I like them anyway.
J.

35 comments:

AH said...

i LOVE them! i've been looking for nice, white shoes myself, but other than converse and keds i can't seem to find any i'm comfortable with... but these! these are perfect! i need to start searching for something more like these, because, as you said, white heels can easily get too 'bride-y', whereas these are more 'chanel-y'

Marz said...

OOO, these are fabulous! They kind of look like a pair of nine west's that I picked up a little bit ago, except the black was on the majority of the shoe and the part across the top was white.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I seriously love these shoes. They are really fantastic. Great find!! I typically don't go for white shoes either, but you have swayed me =)

kirstyb said...

there gorge xxxxxx

Audrey Allure said...

Those are gorgeous, I really like how the black accents the white. Love the two buckles :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Love. Them. The little buckles add such a fun touch to the aesthetic!! :)

Neekoh said...

Great find!! Where are they from??

Live Love LA

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

Those shoes are kind of wierd but in a good way!their very unique and no one will have them!

bravegrrl said...

i totally agree with you on the white heels thing... but these are great... i love the way they frame your toes :)

xo

Fashion Butter said...

wow - those are awesome shoes. love.

S + Y said...

The shoes are gorgeous!!! That reminds me, I need a pair of white shoes too!

love,
-Y

joelle van dyne said...

the heel on those is fantastic! and i love the black straps across the front. i find white shoes very useful actually. hopefully you'll get a lot of wear out of these. ~joelle

michelle_ said...

those shoes are uber fab !
thanks for your comment :)

MalibuMara said...

LOVE these shoes,
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i had to smell them all,
the original ones are alright, i don't know if you are familiar with them but they are really strong. The sunshine cuties are light and vary with flowery scents to tropical to a light baby smell, i love them!

Sarah said...

agreed- white shoes are a difficulty! buyt these are great! loving the black- white- red combination with the addition of red nail varnish

Diya said...

LOVE these shoes!

ps. are you an fellow Austin fashion blogger? if so I would love to add you to my Austin area fashion blogger meetup list. :)

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Tiffany said...

I love the shape of those shoes! I love the mix of the black and the white.

vint junky said...

I They look so good with your red nails! Great choice

xx

Punctuation Mark said...

love the shoes... very feminine and with a great heel!

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Diya said...

RE:
I will be adding you to my Austin fashion meetup emailing list!

ps. do you have a twitter account?
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Artist said...

They look really nice, hope they're comfortable too.

knk said...

beautiful sandals looks amazing

Wrecked Stellar said...

Those are great shoes! White is always tough for me because I'm always afraid I'm going to get them too dirty for me to like them anymore!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love them! So so cute! And yes, I always think of nurses when I see certain white shoes.

Misery said...

1. I just wanted to say that your comments on my blog are ALWAYS absolutely great and I'm always happy to read them :)
2. these shoes are really pretty. they have this 50s-kind-of-chiq. Beautiful.
3. You've got an award on my blog (yes, I'm that lame, haah)

Melanie said...

I really, really, really like them. They're an awesome take on white shoes. Nice find!

Melanie @Unravelled Threads
My custom elastic waistband skirt giveaway ends Saturday!

Meream said...

Oh, those are HOT. :)

I get nurse images with white shoes, too, but they are so pretty. :)

sayablack said...

Perfect shoes!
and I adore your red toe nails<3
XX
http://tokyofashionholic.blogspot.com/

emily viveur said...

i love these, they're gorgeous! the architectural heel makes them even more fabulous.

michelle_ said...

thanks for your comment :)
new post soon ?

hugs and kissess
glisters and blisters

kumar said...

lovely post its great very interesting post

Vinda Sonata said...

beautiful shoes and i really really love the details! love the color of your nail too. sexy and daring! <3

Fé... said...

Really? I can't live without my white heel.s White is my favorite color you see :p Btw, fabulous find!

Christaa Babbyy said...

these are BAD! i love them!