Winter-White Wonderland

January 6, 2010 § 3 Comments

Winter white (really they are, darned flash) flats, with my bags packed.

Some things are debatable: should black and brown be worn together, do stripes work with plaid, can white be worn after Labor Day. Say what you may, but in my world, the answer to the latter is a resounding yes, if the white in question is winter white. Yes, winter white, that love shade residing between true white and cream, hovering slightly warmer than eggshell. Whether on wool trousers, a double breasted coat or in this case, shoes, it’s a shade I love wearing during the dreary and cold winter months. Even better, it can transition through every season without much, if any, effort. This Sigerson Morrison pair of ballet flats in winter white Italian patent leather have adorable buckle details and an impeccable silhouette. The abilitiy to work with everything in my closet from denim to dresses to shorts makes them near perfect. Wondrous even.


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

Date of Purchase: Fall 2009

Circumstances: It’s Saturday morning and I pick up a call from one of my most favorite people, Anni. She’s invited me to lunch and oh, just happens to be at Nordstrom Rack deliberating on a pair of boots. Friend, food and shopping? How could I resist? I find her in the aisles of the rack debating the pair of boots, coincidentally a pair I had considered, purchased and returned. We decided against the boots and continued the hunt. The search was looking bleak until Anni found a gorgeous pair of grey suede heels and I caught a glimpse of these flats. I’m always looking for a new pair of ballet flats and these were not only beautiful, but italian leather and at an 80% discount. We both left on a shoe high and headed off to lunch. A flawless day.

Compliment Meter: 4. Very positive responses all around. A simple flat done well. Shoe confidence level: High.

Comfort: Well made Italian leather that is soft and I wear all day without complaint. Lovely. Overall, a 9 out of 10.

Worn with: Grey and cream ruffled striped blouse and plaid scarf from J. Crew, grey cashmere vest from Banana Republic, torn jeans skinny jeans from Gap (that I practically live in).

Thoughts: “Flat shoes are not sexy, but they’re cool, and it’s just as exciting to be cool as it is to be sexy.”~Stuart Weitzman


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