I ordered these black patent pointed slides from the Everlane E2 Capsule Collection about a month ago and I have one word for them: LOVE! I’ve actually been looking for a good pair of slides for some time now so when I spotted these I knew I had to give them a try. I ordered them in my usual size 8 and they fit perfectly. Sort of like Cinderella’s feet in her glass slippers, I think! I felt like like the shoes were custom made for my feet when I slipped them on. I walked around the house a little bit when I got them and they were comfortable out of the box. More party shoes than a walking shoe, however, these slides really make a statement with its cool sharp lines and black patent leather. I wore them the first time with the E2 tank ribbed dress and a second time with the E2 Go Weave pants (which I’ll review shortly!) The slides cost $145 which are not exactly inexpensive but given that they are 100 percent Italian leather, made in Italy, and are very well made, I consider them a good deal. Did you buy these Everlane slides? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts on them.
After 1 week of wearing my No. 6 clogs, I’m totally in love with them. When I first got them and tried them on they felt very snug and I thought I should have sized up to a 39 instead of the 38. After a few days of wearing them daily, the clogs have stretched a bit and feel like they were custom made for my feet. One thing I will caution though, if you are prone to turning your ankles like I am, walk carefully in this particular style which are the 3-inch, front seem wedge clogs. I just need to remember to not walk too quickly and definitely, no running!
I do love how these clogs go with practically everything I wear. I’ve worn them with long dresses, shorts, pants, jeans. You get the idea…
My love affair with Eileen continues with these amazing sandals I recently purchased. I love this color which is called “Sand” because a neutral shade like this goes with just about everything, doesn’t it? And the heel height, a nice 3 inches, makes me feel so statuesque on my otherwise average 5 feet 5 inch frame. Before you start lamenting that 3 inches is way too high for you, let me tell you that these shoes do not really feel like they are 3 inches tall. The heel is what’s called “stacked” which thus contributes to the above average comfort level of these shoes. The shoes feel quite sturdy and comfortable actually, even during my 4 hours of standing at work the other day. I love these sandals so much that I just ordered them in black.
I vaguely remember when I got my first pair of Birkenstock sandals. I’m pretty sure I was in my early 20’s and I bought them from a Birkenstock shop in my hometown of Fullerton. The pair I got was the Milano style pictured below, and can you believe that I only got rid of them 1 month ago? That means I had (and wore) them for well over 20 years! I don’t know about you but in my book, that’s an amazingly LONG life span for a shoe. So when it came time to find my replacement pair of Birk’s, I decided on something fun and without a strap this time around. This Arizona model pictured above, in a luscious silver tone, will definitely be on heavy rotation on my tootsies this spring and summer. I’ve been pairing them with both dresses and jeans and in usual Birkenstock fashion, they are incredibly comfortable. Here’s to another 20 plus years!
I mentioned the other day that I ordered a pair of New Balance sneakers from J Crew. These 620 sneakers in gold salt (isn’t that a great name?), are made of mesh and suede and fit true to size. I put these on right away after they arrived last night, took my dogs for a walk around the block, and felt like I was walking on air! I know that sounds so cliche, but it really did feel that way. Extremely comfortable and very light on the feet. According to the the J Crew website, their design team worked with New Balance to create “never before seen color combinations”. And some funky color combinations they are! Take a look:
I can see myself wearing these sneakers with everything from jeans to shorts, and even with some casual dresses and skirts. The color is neutral enough to go with lots of color schemes. If you’re looking for a new pair of comfy shoes, these might be just up your alley.
And I think I’ll continue to wear them until I take my last breath. I find something downright appealing about them, and I love to pair my Doc Martens with a long, flowy dress (which happened to be what I wore to work today).
Here are some more yummy styles for your viewing pleasure:
I know what you’re thinking: Why on earth is this lady starting yet another blog about clothes? Aren’t there already 15 gazillion blogs just like that already out there? Be honest, that’s what you were thinking right? And the answer is YES, there certainly are quite a handful if not more, clothing and fashion blogs already out there in the world wide web. BUT, out of those many blogs I have to say that I have found only two, okay, maybe three that I can totally vibe with and relate to. So by creating this blog, I’m hoping that you, a woman in her 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, will be able to come and find some fun yet practical, creative and stylish ways to ramp up your wardrobe and life.
I’d love this blog to be a place where you can discover that new wardrobe piece or accessory. Oh, and did I mention beauty products yet? And maybe even a recipe or two…
But first, the shoes…
This morning I wandered into J Crew in Old Town Pasadena. I was determined to buy a pair of New Balance sneakers in gold tone and white. J Crew has partnered with New Balance and they’re carrying sneakers in some pretty funky and fun color combinations. I lucked out however because they didn’t have the shoe I wanted in my size, but thankfully the store associate was able to find a pair in my size from another J Crew store, and they will soon be delivered to my home. Score! Once I get those I will definitely share and review them here.
The shoes I did end up taking home with me today however were the CeCe ballet flats in a soft and lovely suede. These babies are made in Italy which surprised me because I had no idea that J Crew carried shoes made in Europe. I was immediately attracted to the color which is not a true red but more like a pinkish-red, or as the shoe box labels it, “fresh strawberry”. Doesn’t that sound so much like spring? At $128, and 25% off (a special sale J Crew was having for today only), I thought these shoes were a very good price point for an Italian-made ballet flat. They felt comfortable and walkable right out of the box, no “break in” period necessary. I love how the color pops and seriously, aren’t they just so cheery looking? I’ll report back on how they hold up in the coming weeks.