Day 47: Foliage Fete

May 3, 2009 § Leave a comment

Leafs for the feet

Leafs for the feet

These black slingback sandals have been around the block in my runway of life. They’ve been an easy choice in my closet when a black heel was needed, but a pump was just too much coverage. I like the shape of the heel and the slight platform in the front as well as the leaf and petal-shaped leather die-cuts that make up the body of the shoe, wrapping each foot in subtle foliage. By Gianni Binni, they’re simple but interesting, and well-worn. Should they continue to flourish in the shoe garden, or get pruned and tossed into the graveyard? Grab your shears and decide.

prov⋅e⋅nance

[provuh-nuhns, -nahns] –noun

place or source of origin: The provenance of the shoes has yet to be determined.

Date of Purchase: Spring 2007

Circumstances: A lunchtime shopping trip, a going out of business store, racks of shoes on clearance. Need I say more? Well, I was intriuged by the leaf-shaped leather and I’ve always been a fan of slingbacks. Same shopping excursion as Day 21 ‘s shoes, I loaded up on great finds and greatly reduced prices. These were very likely less that $20.

Compliment Meter: 2. A solid response, given that I was chained to my desk for most of the day. Shoe confidence level: Medium.

Comfort: Nicely broken in and slightly worn, especially on the front toe. They are a bit stretched out and could use some TLC.  Overall, an 8 out of 10.

Worn with: Bright sapphire blue short-sleeved knit top from Anthropologie with gathered neck and sleeves, wide leg jeans by Seven, layered long and short gold necklaces. Relaxed feminine.

Thoughts: I go for someone who is a little brooding and somebody you can have a good conversation with, a good fight with, who will always keep you guessing and make you laugh. And he has to have good shoes.” ~Keira Knightley

Do these babies stay in the rotation or get dumped into the Shoe Graveyard?

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