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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!!
Looking for the perfect nude shoe to go with spring’s blushes and neutrals? Well…we found some options at Nordstrom that just might tickle your fancy…
On the left, the Stuart Weitzman “Nudistsong” in “Naked Suede” lives up to its name! For those with a pinky-peach skin tone, this one disappears…in an excellent way!
On the right, the Pour la Victoire “Elisa” sandal is just the right matte metallic to get their attention without screaming “look at me all bright-n-shiny”. No one wants a screamin’ shoe!
Although these are both a bit on the “tall” side with sky-high heels, they are actually quite comfortable if you dare to go there.
Give ’em a try…cause, of course, it’s #allabouttheshoe
Belles love to shop…and we love to share! Here are some of our recent purchases that we just had to call to your attention.
The Simple Pump from Christian Louboutin is one of our favorites!! And this rich caramel color makes it irresistible! We both have them and wear them probably a bit too much…but we are working on decreasing the price-per-wear!
Available at Nordstrom
These sandals are going to be a belle’s go-to for day to night and everything in between. Whether it’s jeans, dresses, shorts, or cropped pants, these will make every combination!
We have them. We think you need them too!!
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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!
So…if you haven’t guessed…we love a good shoe. You might say we both border on obsession, like that’s a bad thing or somethin’! Anyway, we ran across one the other day that really rang our belle!!
Ya know how you find a great-looking shoe, but you are in need of bronze and it only comes in black? Or you need basic black but it only comes in snakeskin? Well…this little stunner comes in all of the above!!
May we introduce…The Via Spiga Leesa sandal available at Nordstrom.
Take a gander…
(and additional options are black satin, black snake, cobalt snake, merlot, nude…we grow giddy from excitement!!)
With a classic heel…not too high, not too low…and a price that isn’t outrageous ($195), this one (or two or three) should be ringin’ your belle as well!!
Get clickin’…the UPS man is just lookin’ for something to do!
One of our junior belles is getting ready to head off to college, so we have kicked up our shopping to warp speed.
Of course, to cover our footwear needs, we hit our favorite local shoe haunt, Muse, to see what we could find. Well, we are here to tell you that we found three winners! We are so excited we can’t even stand ourselves!!!
Now, we believe in footwear that you can carry over into seasons, and all of these fit the bill (shout-out to Jeffrey Campbell who designed all three. Bravo!).
The pair we started drooling over first was this sandal.
These shoes look so sexy and edgy, yet they are comfortable with a great heel height. They look like nothing on the shelf, so it took some convincing for us to even try them…but when we did, we loved them so much we walked right out wearing them. Poor junior belle has to wait on this pair because we decided we needed to take a lap or two in them!! They also come in a very sexy black…
Next up is the cutest pair of gladiators you ever did see…and for those of you with longer feet, these actually make them look dainty! They zip up the back, so they are super-easy to throw on, and they transition perfectly from summer to fall when it’s still hot but you can’t get away with a summer skimmer.
Muse has these in black and a beautiful saddle color. This is a shoe that makes any outfit, so get them while they are in stock!
The next little shoe is super on-trend for fall, and junior belle eyed them as soon as she walked through the door. This is the perfect color, style and shape to keep you fashionable all year!
Muse has an excellent selection at quite reasonable pricepoints, making our tootsies happy and our pocketbooks are even happier! These beauties and many more are fresh off the truck, so call or stop by soon before you miss out!
We admit it…we have a problem…we don’t love feet. We are grateful for them, but we prefer them adorned.
So, in the name of fixin’ our problem and promoting foot accessorizing, here some sandals we just couldn’t resist…and we thought you might like the chance to grab some yourselves!
Vince Camuto has really tickled our fancy with this great flat…
While at Muse picking up a pair of the above flat, we spied these and couldn’t resist…
Y’all can’t tell from the picture but they are the softest woven leather ever…a la Bottega Venetta. And wedges are here to stay! This is a slim, feminine version (no clunky heel) and are a great height for shorts, dresses, jeans…a great uniform sandal that will carry you into fall. So get them at Muse or Nordstrom. Your feet will thank you!!