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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Shoesday: Spring shoe cravings

Spring shoes

1. Leopard sneakers: Guys. I just can't get these leopard slip ons out of my head? Why?? I do love everything leopard, and I have just about any kind of leopard shoe you can imagine… except for a good sneaker. I feel like I'm seeing these everywhere lately - or at least they are haunting me wherever I go. I love that you can grab a trench and throw these on for an effortless spring outfit to run around in.


2. D'orsay flats: I don't wear flats too much, and I've been actually trying to curb my craving for regular flats, because of the fact that they go unworn the most in my collection. But, I've been really wanting to try the d'orsay flat lately. It gives a much different silhouette than the standard round toe flat I own so many of, making them easier to pair with dresses or skirts. And the cut out sides make them a little more flirty and feminine.


3. Ankle straps: Honestly, I think Zara does the best job with their ankle strap sandals. Every time I see them on someone, I just love them - or, I end up seeing an ankle strap I love and they always end up being from Zara. I just need to order some already. They're a great finishing touch to any outfit, and I love that even with the minimalist design - they still make a big impact on the overall look. I also love the idea of looking for more of a thicker, stacked heel for better walkability.


4. Stripes: There's something so springy and nautical about striped shoes that makes me so happy! I obviously love donning stripes - I think it would be easy to style these babies since stripes always end up being a great neutral to pattern mix with.



What kind of shoes are you craving for the spring and how do you plan to style them?


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  1. Those leopard sneaker slip ons seem to be a huge necessity right now! I love them! Great picks, I am trying to find a perfect striped flat and I will definitely check out the ones you suggested :)

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. I just got an email that the Halogen ones are in stock again at Nordstrom - I ordered them immediately!!

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  2. Ok I'll take one of each please :) I love the slip on sneaker and the Sam Edleman are so affordable!
    xo, Lee

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    1. I know! They're so great, and it's frustrating because I can't find them in my size anywhere!!

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  3. I am a huge fan of ankle straps. They looks so sexy and polished. Thanks for sharing all these gorgeous shoes!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Happy to help! :) Thanks for reading!

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  4. Do you not have any Zara shoes? How is that possible?! They do make really cute ones but oof. Comfort is greatly sacrificed (in my experience), even with all the tips and tricks you have up your sleeve for improving it. And quit tempting me to by flats! I have recently accepted that once I buy them I rarely reach for them (unless they are flat sandals...that's different) but argh! Those striped ones are SO CUTE.
    Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. I've only owned two pairs of Zara shoes. One was a red patent kitten heel that was a size too big (a friend picked them up for me) and I never wore them. They got sold. The second pair are the spikey cap toe heels which I do actually love a lot! But you're right- I worry about comfort and quality which is why I don't buy them all the time. But the ankle straps are just so so good!

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  5. Oh I do love shoes! You're right about those ankle straps, they look great. #AllAboutYou

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    1. I'm normally all about heels, but spring is making me crave some flat shoes for a change!

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  6. I love Zara shoes. I agree that they do the ankle strap well but I am an eBay girl and there are tons on there that are good dupes. I have a pair of striped flats but they just don't look right on me. They're in my Poshmark pile.

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    1. Oh, that's too bad! We'll have to see how I feel about mine when they show up! Anxious!

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  7. So many great picks! I am loving the leopard slip ons and stripes lately!

    EatPrayWearLove

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    1. Happy to provide some inspiration! I have one of each on their way to me as we speak - really hoping they work out!!

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  8. D'orsay flats are one of my favorites lately, but I might have to grab a pair of those leopard sneakers too!

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    1. Don't they just look so fun and effortless? I just love them!

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  9. I definitely want leopard slip ons and some striped flats! Great round up!

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    1. Glad you can relate! I can't get either of them off my mind!

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  10. I love the ankle straps! I find that my feet come out of my heels more so having a strap makes it much easier so I don't have to grip with my toes as I walk!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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    1. Yes, absolutely a wonderful benefit to ankle straps. I actually have a pair of heels that I want to take to a cobbler to add an ankle strap so my heel stays put!

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  11. I'm in love with the ankle straps right now....I'm having a really hard time deciding what colors I need them in!! Great selections...I can easily see why you're craving them all!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. I think I need a red pair. I'm almost certain red should be my first choice!
      I think! The possibilities are endless!

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  12. great picks!! I'm loving the leopard sneaker trend as well. I'm probably gonna have to get on board.
    ~Ellen
    www.everydayfancy.com

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    1. Yes, yes you are! Hopefully mine work out and I can further entice you! :)

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  13. great shoe choices! love the leopard sneakers!
    kelseybang.com

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    1. Yay- nice to know I'm in good company! Thanks so much!

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  14. Great shoes Carylee. I need 2 pairs of Smoking Flats: a Leopard pair and a Black Leather pair with Gold Studs/Grommets. Some Neutral 2-tone T-Strap Heels would be perfect for Summer, too. They are great Sandals and so Versatile, I think. =)

    Happy Shopping to Us!!

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    1. Leopard smoking flats are great - I love the pair I have! Sounds like you have a great wish list also! Good luck - hope you find your perfect pairs!

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  15. Remember when I wrote on your Instagram picture of the above graph that I want it all. Now after seeing pictures and all the options up close, I want it all- RIGHT NOW!!! :) :) The leopard print on the third sneaker with laces that looks like a boot is calling my name, the black D'orsay flats say me too me too, the thin strapped black ones want to live in my closet, and all the stripes are following their friends to my home. hahaha I think I officially went crazy losing myself in shoes- again- and need some retail therapy ASAP. Wonderful post and enabling my friend! <3<3 XOXO, Elif @ Theboxqueen

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    1. Hahahaha! You freaking crack me up, girl! We'd definitely be trouble shopping together!
      Well, I do have a couple of pairs ordered, so I hope I can convince you even more that you need some, too!!!

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  16. Love love love your choices - ALL of them! If I'm honest though, I really struggle with flats, always end up buying them as think they're super cute, and then within a day they give me blisters, so I run back to heels - ankle straps, wedges, yeah baby! Fab choices, thanks so much for hooking up to #AllAboutYou
    xx
    Mama-andmore.com

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    1. Oh, I'm totally the same way. It's amazing and ironic that flats actually hurt my feet more than heels! I've recently discovered the friction balm that helps, so we'll see how these work out!

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  17. I love the ankle strap sandals! They are to die for! <3

    And what did you use to create that wonderful little chart/pic of all the shoes together (the first one)! Thanks!

    dressesandcapes.wordpress.com

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    1. Aren't they beautiful?! I need to get a new pair asap!
      And I just use Polyvore!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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