Monday, May 13, 2013


...into summer that is.  I'd like to think that it is still May despite the 45-degree weather happening in New York at the moment. 

You know that pair of shoes that are so impractical and yet so beautiful that despite your lack of clothing to wear with them and their inability to function in most everyday situations, you decide to splurge for no particular reason other than their beauty?  No?  Just me?  Ok then. 

What magnificent shoes do I speak of, you ask?  I am praising the B Brian Atwood espadrille flats that I bought from Bloomingdales last week.  Now these shoes are very special to me. For the past two or three months, each and every time I walked through the Bloomies shoe section I either picked them up, tried them on, took a picture of them, gotten a price check, or some combination of these activities without ever having actually leaving the store carrying them.  This exercise repeated roughly seven or eight times.  And I have good reason for my questionable ways.

These shoes are $295.  They are espadrille flats made of hardly anything.  They are covered in gems of various tones and are suitable to be worn with virtually nothing that I own.  As I am writing this list I realize that these shoes sound like the exact opposite of something I should buy.  

And yet, Bloomingdales had a glorious sale last week, and the combination of that plus my mom's status as a black card member, allowed me to finally do the deed, and I walked out with my coveted flats for a mere $125.  Still pricey, but I somehow justified it.  Now, this whole post may seem a little silly because there is really nothing to these shoes, and I really have very little to be fussing over, but I am in love, and love can make someone delirious (isn't that what they say?). 

Determined to get use out of these shoes, I am wearing them almost immediately after purchase for this post.  Trying to lower their cost per wear is not going to be easy all things considered, but they were just too stunning (in my delirious eyes) to turn down.  The rest of the outfit is really just trying to play second fiddle to the shoes, though I am fairly certain there is a paisley pants trend happening slightly on the runways these days and a massive amount of jewelry is always "in" right?  Right.  

Madewell tee and bronze bracelet, Free People pants, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag and watch, H&M necklace, Anthropologie bangles, B Brian Atwood flats.

I promise, they are really much more amazing in person. 

xo, Sophie



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