It’s time to think about fall and winter style, you know…
After all, it is the dead of summer. With a bad case of the global warmings.
Alas, I cannot be shopping for stuff to wear this summer… unless it’s on a major sale and I’m planning ahead.
But I’m so right now. And right now, I’m shoe shopping. I have come up with quite possibly the perfect shoe wardrobe to take me through fall and winter, holidays included.
Let’s start with the basics. While I don’t particularly love working out – I’m glad once it’s done and I’m even more glad to have perfect running shoes while I’m working out. I have now owned 4 pairs of these Nike Zoom Vomeros and they make running – even for me – not so much like hell on earth. Too bad the 6th Generation comes in such ugly salt water taffy colors…
Zoom Vomero 6, nike.com $130
Zoom Vomero 6, nike.com $130
Because I am a stay-at-home mom most days and work from the comfort of my own home the others, I pretty much live in jeans most of the time. That means my uniform generally includes ballet flats and this fall, some cute penny loafers, jeans and layered tees or turtleneck sweaters. Black, red and the leopard print pair (because I’m not big on brown), should solve any color combo conundrum I’d have.
Reva patent leather, ToryBurch $195
Red Penny Loafer, Tory Burch $250
Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Haircalf Skull Ballet Flats, Saks Fifth Avenue $595
And because I live in jeans and because they are usually long – even my favorite petite length Joe’s Provocoteaurs – I generally need heels. Especially when the weather starts getting sloppy. That’s why shoes, boots or “shooties” are perfect for dressing up, dressing down and just seeing the world from a higher vantage point.
Elizabeth and James Open-Toe Platform Pump, Bergdorf Goodman $325
La Canadienne Ivana, Zappos $325
La Canadienne Korey, Zappos.com $305
On the rare occasion I have to dress up – hopefully, all my dressing up occasions won’t be funerals like last year – I would love to have the perfect pair of black pumps. In my former life, black pumps were always on hand, yet, somehow I’ve managed to go several seasons without the perfect pumps. Perhaps, I’m holding out for the mother (or father?) of all pumps – Louboutins!
Christian Louboutin Platform Pump, Bergdorf Goodman $695.00
Let’s not forget the most important footwear I own, my Uggs. With jeans, yoga pants, my pajamas or anything else I happen to be wearing, these throw-on, cozy boots that grace my breezeway from October to April, are pretty much a daily occurence… even perfect for throwing on to get the paper, putting the out-going mail out, running to the store for ice cream at 10pm… you get the picture.
Grey Ugg Classic Tall, Nordstrom $180
And lastly, the holidays. We usually have several holiday events to attend. What better way to spruce up a little black dress than with these electric pink pumps. And hey, I just happen to have a matching handbag already, which means all I have to spring for are the shoes!
Manolo Blahnik Jeweled Pump, Nordstrom $945.00
So, here is my “Perfect 10” for fall. Don’t do the math. Just let me live in this dream world a little longer!