Category Archives: Kitten Heels

Monday Mom-day

I know the title is confusing cuz today is Tuesday. Nevertheless, I’m trying to make Mondays less agonizing and less depressing by dressing myself up a bit more.

Yesterday morning, I needed inspiration and so I looked through my trusty Fashion BInder. You have one too, right? Hmmm, probably not.

What’s a Fashion Binder, Steph?

It’s a binder I keep in my closet, that I file any pictures I have pulled out of magazines. I use them to help me know what’s in season, what’s trending and also as a quick way to inspire my outfit.

Did you come up with this genius idea all by yourself?

Alas, no. The binder maybe, but definitely not the magazine inspiration part! That I got from Jeanette (aka ‘J’) over at her blog. Hers was probably the first fashion blog I ever dedicated time each day to read. She was pivotal in helping me discover what my style is and also take pride and time in dressing myself accordingly.

So, what inspired you yesterday?

It was a picture in my binder of Tilda Swinton dressed in white and black:

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Picture: http://www.oxentemenina.com

I can definitely pull something out of my closet that’s black and white! And so I did.

Is there another useful reason you have a Fashion Binder?

Why, yes! Having a collection of pictures can allow me to spot any patterns. If I notice that I have pulled out pictures with similar aspects (stripes, scarves, booties), then I know that that item/trend/color is something worth purchasing. One of the first things I noticed when I began this journey was that I like to layer. At first that’s all I could identify. And so I went forth and made sure I had good quality cardigans and blazers, as well as tanks and shells to wear underneath. Now I understand more why I like that look. I can create more interest with layers. Whether it’s through color or texture, the eye is more interested.

Hopefully this outfit is a case in point.

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And the perfect shoe for this black and white outfit was this pair by Nine West. I purchased this kitten heel in July 2012 to be complete my bridesmaid outfit for my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding. Elizabeth has a good eye, and a kind heart to have chosen a shoe that can be worn time and time again. It was a great addition to my collection!

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SJK

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Little Blue Shoes

These were my 2007 shoe.

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Have you ever done this? You buy a great shoe and then it becomes your go-to, going-out shoe for months? Of course you do. You’re human.

Well, during spring, summer and fall of 2007, these little blue shoes were on my feet most Friday and Saturday nights. You see, this was before I received my membership card to the Boring Club. Which coincidentally arrived in the mail the very same day my first daughter was born. Membership duties included: staying in almost always, application of make-up unnecessary, styled hair not required, and being in bed by 9 pm highly recommended.

Long gone were the nights of walking miles to the bar, dancing all night and taking a cab home… in these little blue shoes.

Aren’t they cute? The kitten heel… the peep toe… the faux patent leather.

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They made their long-overdue, re-debut last Sunday when I wore them to my great friend Annie’s baby shower. Annie had one of the most attended showers I have ever heard of, topping off at 59 people.

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Shoes: BCBG; Dress: Old Navy; Earrings: Loft Outlet

And true to what seems to be the current misfortune of my shoe collection, I discovered that the rubber side tap was missing on the right heel. Gone. I know that it’s an easy fixI just need to bring it to the cobbler. But still, come on! First my pants from last Saturday night, then my sandal straps from last Friday and now the missing rubber wedge thingy that is the sole of the heel from yesterday.

At least I didn’t have to walk for miles…

Send me a pic of your (current or old) go-to going out shoe! Are you like me and chose a kitten heel or were you more daring and chose a higher heel? I’m so curious!

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