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New season, new Reva colors

I’m a big, big fan of the Tory Burch Reva flat ($195).  And just in time for fall, a new color:

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Image courtesy of Shopbop

 

Oh my.  I’m drooling a little bit.  Isn’t that just the most perfect shade of plum?  And though I love the original gold or silver medallion on the toe, the discreet leather one is gorgeous too.  (And nice because you don’t have to worry about coordinating your jewelry or the hardware on your bag to the hardware on your shoe.  What?  No one else worries about these sort of things?  Just me?  Really?)

And just in case you’re not already in the loop on this, let me fill you in.  Tory Burch Revas are, hands down, the most comfortable flat on the market.  And I mean that.  They are worth every penny.  They are divine.

 

And here’s a quick tip:  Order a half size down.  They’ll be a little tight at first but the leather will very soon stretch out and you’ll have the perfect fit.  I learned this the hard way with my first pair.  I got my regular size and they felt great at first but eventually the leather stretched and my heel kept coming out of them as I pounded the pavement all over Paris.

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Be an animal

Intimidated by animal prints?   A lot of women are.  (And, if I’m honest, many of those who aren’t should be.)  Here’s a great way to do an animal print without it being quite so obvious:

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This Anna Sui dress ($106.80 on final sale at Shopbop) is a more subtle and stylized take on zebra.  In fact, it almost looks like a ribbon print.  

I also really like how the strappy shoes sort of mirror the zebra stripe.  Just remember to keep the jewelry simple!

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Choos for the masses

Ok.  I’m having palpitations.  I can scarcely believe it but Jimmy Choo is collaborating with H&M.

Image courtesy of H&M

Image courtesy of H&M

The collection is scheduled to hit stores on November 14 and will include shoes (duh), bags, accessories and clothes.  

Sorry, but I need to go lie down now.

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Shoe me

With the exception of Monday’s Rollasoles, I haven’t featured a ton of shoes lately.  But if I recall correctly, a Mike and Chris pair were the most recent object of my affection.  And they’ve done it again…

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Image courtesy of Funkylala

 

The Eusebio sandal ($355) has a slight vintage 70’s flair but is super current at the same time.  Here’s a rundown of my favorite features…  The t-strap is delicate and slimming and offsets the chunkier heel.  And speaking of which, the 4″ stacked wooden heel lends as much support as it does style.  Plus, the smoky grey leather is less expected than a standard black or brown and will work beautifully in all seasons.  (You can definitely wear this with opaque tights in the winter.)

In short, I want ’em.  Real bad.

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Pure genius

I got this little gem sent to me last Friday by my very good friend Beth.  (Not this Beth.  A different Beth.  Apparently, I have an arsenal of Beths at my disposal.)  This is one of the most genius ideas I’ve seen in a while.  Rollasole ballet flats are available at vending machines around London, for about 7.00 GB pounds  (roughly 11.00 US dollars) and offer instant relief to ladies whose feet have been butchered by a few hours of pounding city pavement or dancing.  

Rollasole

I can personally recall a few late London nights of my own and I can assure you that it is no fun whatsoever hobbling about on those Victorian cobblestones, desperately trying to remain vertical, despite the best efforts of my four inch heels to bring me down.  In fact, I once had to totally remove my shoes for the last 100 yards to our flat because I was in such pain.  By the time we made it to our front door, however, I was more concerned about whether or not one could contract communicable diseases via foot-to-London-sidewalk contact.

Rollasole

So, to sum up…  Lovely little life-saving flats that are as kind to your feet as they are to your wallet?  Absolutely brilliant.

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Ask The Fashionista: Fashionable sneakers

My friend Beth, in Dublin, has another sartorial quandry.  She writes:

I need a new pair of cute, casual, NON-ATHLETIC sneakers.  Know of anything?

I told her I’d take a stab at it for her.  My first thought was Converse.  I love my Converse All-Stars.  They’re cute, comfy and cheap.  Plus, they come in a rainbow of colors.  You can go from basic black or navy to purple or bright yellow!  In Europe, I remember seeing everyone from yummy mummies to rebellious teens wearing Converse.  They really are pretty versatile, depending on the rest of your outfit.

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I’m also a big fan of Puma sneakers.  My favorite styles are the Future Cat Lo ($89.95) and the Speed Cat ($70.95), both available in several color combinations.  I wore my blue and yellow Future Cats and my brown and cream Speed Cats all over Europe and in Tokyo.  Puma is perfect for when you want to be totally comfortable, but not sacrifice style.

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Some other options to consider (if you don’t mind dropping a little more cash) are Prada Sport and Coach. Although, Coach can tend to get a little too logo-happy so I’d be careful with that…  Overall, I think the main things to look for when shopping for a chic sneaker are smooth, clean lines, interesting color choices and combinations and a thin sole.

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I Need It: Mike and Chris sandals

Once again, cupid has shot an arrow in my direction.  This time, it was aimed right at my foot.  The Horatio Crisscross sandal from Mike and Chris ($320) is the perfect summer shoe for when you want a little height but don’t want to come across as overdressed or trying too hard – which can sometimes be the case with heels in warm weather.  

This shoe is pretty much perfect in every way.  The neutral color, the woven straps, the mid-height heel…  I could wax poetic about it all day long.  But I won’t.  Instead, I think I’ll just go buy it!

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Image courtesy of Shopbop

Psst… Hey fellow Raleigh-area residents – if you’re interested in shopping local, I do believe that Monkee’s at North Hills has this shoe in stock!

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