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The color, the block heel and the height make these shoes sheer perfection…
For those of you who can #shoplocal at our fave spots…here are some picks from Muse Shoe Studio in Greenville…
This Marc Fisher “tie-up” is perfect for an all-day or all-night summer outing!
It’s the “Remone” and sells for $170
This super comfy kick is from Lucky Brand…and just $119
And the Vash clutch ($143) is the perfect complement!
And for those of you who would like an espadrille (block heels and espadrilles are a belle’s best option for summer lawn parties!)…
Try the “Dusty” from Bettye Muller (available at Muse Shoe Studio) along with that awesome Mar Y Sol straw bag ($135)!!
Kick ’em up, belles!!
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We’ve been helping a dear belle-friend get her closet in order after three moves and three years of being “unsettled” (poor dear). In the process, we realized that every belle could be reminded of what we deem to be the shoe collection top ten. In other words…the ten pairs of shoes that we couldn’t live without.
If you have ’em all, you’re a savvy belle (or a shoe hoarder…takes one to know one…just sayin’). If you don’t have ’em, we’ve given you some options so that you can fill those holes, pronto!
We started at our favorite local shoe haunt, Muse Shoe Studio, with some picks to fill every belle’s needs…and we’ve added some online options for our far-flung friends…
And this Christian Louboutin “simple pump” is a high-end no-brainier (its price-per-wear will make it a bargain!) Find it HERE.
And the Louboutin “simple pump” also comes in nude…just sayin’ ( at Nordstrom)
Above…this metallic, strappy Pelle Moda from Muse adds a bit of bling to your festivities.
And the Jimmy Choo “Lang” (find it HERE) is another great (albeit more pricey) choice
4. A fun print
and we have been long-time fans of the calf-hair, animal-print “Elsie” pump from J Crew. Pretty indispensable in our book!
5. A ballet flat
The quintessential staple for any stylish belle, this Vanelli (above) from Muse combines a bit of brown with the basic black for extra versatility .
We are quite partial to this little beauty as well….may even have to get it in all three colors!! Order here now for 20%off!!
Muse has an incredible selection in this category! Wish we could include them all! This basic bootie combines that of-the-moment shape with a comfortable heel-height and classic black. You can also find it here.
8. A sleek, all-weather street boot
We’ve sung the praises of Aquatalia boots before, belles…and we will do it again and again! This “Gael” all-weather riding boot will be a staple till the cows come home! (We’ve been known to wear ours every…single…day while on trips to NYC, Paris, Chicago…). Absolute perfection!
For walking the pups in style…or just surviving in this rain-soaked home we used to call the “sunny (hot, muggy) South”, this Sam Edelman bootie from Muse will keep you dry and happy. You can also order it here.
And the “Original Tall” Hunter boot ( find it here) is a classic…and perfect for entertaining yourself by jumping in puddles (we have experience 😉
10. A neutral sandal
Tory Burch offers great options each year. The Kieran is a favorite of the belles.
And this Gucci “Marmont” stunner…of a sandal will ring belles for years to come
Inventory time, belles!! Let us know if you have any additions. Wouldn’t want to miss out!
The upside of always running a bit behind (fashiona-belle-y late)
The wisdom of Coco Chanel …a belle’s inspiration (Coco’s quotes from Town and Country)
Speaking of inspiration…how about Paying it forward?… Great ways !
We are feelin’ peachy.
A peachy libation….
A fun read.
Time to step into fall… Love this new bootie! And the grey…stop the madness!
Ring a ding ding !!
In order or be ready for summer, there are a few must-haves…
To keep our moneymakers out of the sun and stave off the wrinkles, a hat is always a good idea…
And whether we like it or not…swimsuits are a must!!!
This colorful number is available right here.
If prints aren’t your thing, we love this bright pink bandeau and scoop bottom by Ella Moss.
Of course if y’all are more on the modest side, a one-piece might be more to your liking. We think this white one looks resort-ready. Available here:
And we love this Ode to Pucci maillot.
Of course, a kaftan is another great option.
Also from Bloomingdales .
And we do love a jumpsuit …especially after along day in the sun or the air conditioning that tends to feel like the frozen tundra. Another score from Bloomingdales.
Love the pom poms on this one
Of course, we couldn’t resist this one either…just makes us do a happy dance!
And after cooling off in the water, y’all are going to need a little something to help dry you off. We are very partial to a Turkish towel. It’s soft, absorbent and takes up no room….and it gets bonus points for acting in the role of a sarong in a pinch!
We thought this was a fun color but they come in a wide variety…so pick your favorite hue of the moment!!
So belles, grab that sunscreen and your favorite sunglasses. Hope to see y’all poolside!!
While we belles are quite partial to our heels of all sorts, there is one that seems so of-the-moment, we felt it our duty to make sure our fellow-belles took notice!
We spent a little time with our local go-to shoe guru at Muse and hit the jackpot with options galore. Check out the latest block heels making their way onto stylish feet this spring…
From Dolce Vita, the “Foxie” is quite appropriately named!
From Sam Edelman, the “Voselin” adds a bit of height to the experience
From Calvin Klein, the “Weslia” makes the best of a “hairy” situation
and the “Mashor” from Vaneli is a great neutral which reminds us of one of our favorite beverages!
These little pretties are practically leaping from the shelves, so times-a-wastin’ belles. Be the new belle on the block!