I'm giving platforms a shot again. I used to own a pair of black, strappy platforms, but I barely wore them, and honestly didn't think they were that fun (I bought them for $5 at charming Charlie, serious markdown!). I got them before they became a trend, kind of a habit I have. Fast-forward a few years, platforms are like the THING to own. So here I am, roaming around in my second pick for the summer.
Platform shoes were first worn by Greek actors, called the Cothurnus, dating back to 220 BC. The higher the platform, the more important the actor was. Over time, during the 14th, 18th, and even the 19th century, the platform evolved in the middle east and Europe. In the 1930s, Salvatore Ferragamo reinvented the platform in his fashion-forward, cork sandal. To this day, that colorful sandal is still considered to be very modern!
I got these gorgeous sandals at Asos (yet again) and I am digging how fun and comfortable they are. My only issue with the shoe, is that they tend to flop a lot when I walk. I thought it was because I didn't tie them tight enough, but I realized it's simply how they fit on my feet. I highly recommend having a fun pair of platforms in your closet! These shoes turn a simple dress, or jeans and tee into something a little more exciting. The added plus for me? Reaching for anything at the top of any shelf, without the foot incline.
Summer isn't always about florals, sandals, or anything pastel, you know. And with this crazy weather we've been having lately, boots are necessary. Rain boots are cute and all, but I like to take things to the next level. I bought these boots off-season (for retail) at H&M, and was waiting for the right moment to wear them. Hurricane season, I thank you for letting me run in these boots!
These kitten heels are definitely a pair to have. They have an Edwardian flare that I can't resist. It's like vintage meets modern. These boots are perfect to be warn with tights, during chillier weather, a LBD, or an over the knee dress to add balance. They can be worn any time of the year! I paired them with a tank, thin black trench on top, and jeans.
Rain, coffee, and boots. Nothing better!
London, New York, Paris and Milan fashion week earlier this year revealed so many different trends, and I was instantly taken by the use of "metals" in each. Metals are a thing of the 80's, but 2017 is adopting the idea and making it her own. Now, while metals were layered and layered on the runway (literally, lamé from head-to-toe), my inner basic-girl voice told me to tone it down! My pick? A rose gold selection by Lost Ink. The shoe features a wonderful scalloped design on the heel, ankle strap (of course!) and very pointed toe.
This shoe is very feminine, and has a bit of an art deco flare to it (another trend that Chanel and Balmain encased earlier this year). Rose gold is a color everyone is coveting right now, so I decided to pair these heels with a super baggy baby doll dress, head scarf, sunnies, and lots of arm candy. I wanted to go a little vintage (borderline babushka), but they are so simple, that you can pair them with anything!
These pumps are comfortable to walk in. My only issue is that they are wide-fit, and my feet are slightly narrow, so there is a bit of excess space. However, it’s not too bad when you’re walking, and it’s honestly not that noticeable. I also wish the scalloped design held up a little better as it is hard to notice. The ankle strap fits nice and snug, and although the 4 1/2 inch heels are thin, I don't feel like I'm going to lose my balance and fall over. Truth is, that I was searching long and hard for a rose gold heel that could truly win my heart, and overall, these made me fall IN LOVE!