Monday, February 25, 2013

My Closet: Something Bleu Bow-Topped Slingbacks

The latest addition to my collection are a pair of jaw dropping-gorgeous heels that I first laid eyes on way back when Anthropologie launched it's sister store, BHLDN. I would have bought them in an instant for the wedding had them come in either black or red. Probably a good thing they didn't since they were quite spendy and I probably would have ruined them with all the tromping around outdoors like we did for photos.

I count my lucky stars, for once, holding out on this purchase meant being able to pick them up at a fraction of the price; 73% off!!

Something Bleu Bow-Topped Slingbacks


  • Silk satin upper
  • Leather sole
  • 4" silk wrapped heel
  • 0.5" covered platform
  • Adjustable buckle
  • Handmade in Italy

My notes:
  • Purchased in a size 7. I was in between sizes. The 7 is a touch too long, but the toe box is comfy. The 6.5 was too short and too tight.
  • My left shoe pinches in one section. I notice that it has just a smidge more material in the area than on the right shoe. But I expect subtle differences in handmade shoes.
  • The color is called fuchsia, but is more of a plum.
  • The bow is a little flatter on the left shoe. I sent my first pair back because I thought the bow was defective. The second pair arrived the same, I think it's an artifact of how the shoe is stored in the box.
  • Embedded blue jewel on the bottom of the arch.

  • Purchased from: BHLDN
  • Year: 2013
  • Number of times worn: Brand new

Monday, February 18, 2013

My Closet: Coconuts Holdenborn Sandal

Ugh, I'm so over winter. If only I had a tropical vacation to look forward to. So instead, let's move into my beach worthy collections.

Coconuts Holdenborn Sandal


  • Faux lether metallic upper
  • Crystal embellished rings
  • Synthetic sole
  • Imported

My notes:
  • Runs long. Purchased in a size 6. The reviews said it ran short so I ordered it in both a 6 and 7. I probably could have gone down to a 5, but I ordered it just days before hopping on a plane for India.
  • Has a very East Indian vibe; I had many compliments on my choice of footwear.
  • Very comfy. I danced into the wee morning of New Years with no blisters the next day.
  • The prongs holding the crystals do have a tendency to catch fabric. One of my sari's may have a few snags in it. 

  • Purchased from: DSW
  • Year: 2012
  • Number of times worn: 3 (and all while in India!)

Sorry, no personal photos. I doubt you want to see my unpedicured toes or my pasty-white legs.

My Closet: Nike ACG Valenka 2 Boots

Blizzard last weekend, snow again this weekend. Guess it's only fitting to share my second pair of snow boots. Funny story, I think I purchased these only a few weeks after finally pulling the trigger on my Uggs.

Nike ACG Valenka 2 Boots

I have no idea what the inside is, but it is super soft.

  • Wool upper
  • Phylon midsole
  • Recycled green rubber sole with waffle lug pattern for traction and durability
  • "Puddle-proof"
  • Lightweight and flexible construction

My notes:
  • Purchased in a size 7
  • Very comfy
  • Super warm
  • Lightweight
  • Great for tromping around snow, slush, and puddles.
  • Super cute button detail. (the reason I really got these)

  • Purchased from: Nike Outlet (Wrentham), on ridiculous clearance
  • Year: 2008/2009
  • Number of times worn: Handful. I always seem to forget that I have these in addition to my Uggs.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Closet: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

I LOVE my Chucks. I'd still be wearing them if a) I hadn't worn through the soles, b) it wasn't for all this damned snow, and c) they might be a *tad* dusty/dirty from trekking around India.

Project Find a Replacement Pair has been in the works for a long time now, but I haven't been able to decide on a color and/or pattern for my next pair.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

  • Canvas upper with original Chuck Taylor® patch logo
  • Accent foxing strip that ties back to the color of the shoe
  • Vulcanized rubber outsole for increased traction and flexibility
  • Made in China

My notes:
  • Purchased in 6
  • Color - Gothic Grape
  • I found them to be extremely comfortable even though they offer zero arch support. 
  • At the suggestion of my physical therapist, I stopped wearing them for a couple of months last year after I bruised my foot and didn't let it heel properly.

  • Purchased from: DSW
  • Year: 2011
  • Number of times worn: Pretty much daily since 2011.

Rockin' my Chucks over the GMT.
Chucks on the cricket field at the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club.

Again, I was far too lazy and FREEZING to take my own pictures this week.