Suede and Low

November 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

Suede fats for fall

Some girls are prejudiced against flats; some even feel downright unattractive in them. Personally, I couldn’t disagree more. There’s something delicate about ballet flats; they’re girlie down to their name. For me they impart a feeling of being able to run about conquering the world in a gracefully feminine, practical (gasp), in the manner of Hepburn or Guest. Is that my reality? Maybe not, but they make me feel that way. This pair from Halston Heritage are a basic, a staple done in black  suede. I’m not a proponent of blatant logo usage, but I appreciate design details and don’t mind the metal H logo on the heel as the shape is slightly abstract and the placement is secondary. The center seam and the gold quilted interior lining are nice little touches as well. Sometimes the basics are best left simple.


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Date of Purchase: Fall 2010

Circumstances: I received a tip from an acquaintance via a tweet (see, critics, Twitter is good for something!) that TJ Maxx was having a serious sale. We’re lucky to have a a TJ Maxx location with a ‘Runway’ section that sells designer wares on a regular basis; Prada, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, DVF, OdLR, See by Chloé and Escada have all been spotted there. Her recommendation of the new assortment was so  enthusiastic, I went straight away (on my lunch hour). There were still some good deals to be had and along with a few pieces, I picked these shoes up which happened to not just be the ony pair, but were on clearance. The early bird, as they say…

Compliment Meter: 3. A few nice compliments, mainly from the girls. Shoe confidence level: High.

Comfort: Nicely comfortable. The elastic band on the back was a bit tight by the end of the day, but nothing tragic. Overall: 8 out of 10.

Worn with: Navy/white striped boat neck T, black shawl collar cardigan from Rugby, Skinny BDG denim from Urban Outfitters.

Thoughts: You want to fall in love with a shoe, go ahead. A shoe can’t love you back, but, on the other hand, a shoe can’t hurt you too deeply either. And there are so many nice-looking shoes.” ~Allan Sherman


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