The Chosen Ones

Well, year 5 of the Black Celebratory is in the books!! It was a beautiful night on campus as we were able to honor many African American graduates.

As for the shoes I wore, many of my faithful readers have seen this pair before…


Suede, Fuchsia, “Shooties”– Photo Credit Genell Wright

But not with this outfit…


I absolutely loooooove wearing these shoes with this dress, and it’s even more special because tonight, all long-time affiliate members were honored with our very own kente stoles with our personal initials!!!

Thanks again to all of you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed my shoe countdown this week as much as I did!

Please send me other shoe ideas, trends, ect. that you would like for me to cover on this blog!

Shoe Recap!

My Dear Readers,

I hope you all have enjoyed my shoe countdown this week!

Here’s a recap:

Year one- Tan BCBG Heels

Year two- Blue Suede T-strap peep-toe heels

Year Three- Ballerina Heels by Jessica Simpson

Year Four- Python by Michael Kors


More than anything, I think this has shown the nice variety of shoes that are in my collection, and that I’m an all-around shoe lover. High-end, or low-end, as long as the shoe fits my foots, and adds comfort and style, then it’s good with me!

Since the event is in the evening (and some of my blog readers are attending the event tonight) I don’t want to spoil the surprise. Therefore, Check back tomorrow for a showing of the outfit I wore today with the shoes from Year Five!!

Suede Sole Sistas

My Dear Brunch and Pumps readers, PLEASE FORGIVE ME!! My time away from this blog was unintentional and waaaay longer than I expected.

I’m returning today with a newfound theory: Suede isn’t just for the Fall.

Pictured here you see two of my favorite pair of suede shoes.

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The pair on the left is a gray suede spiked ankle strap pump by GUESS with a metallic heel. The pair on the right is a deep fuchsia/purple tie-up bootie with a collar back and gold detail.


What I love about both pairs is that they can be worn to match an outfit, or as a statement piece or add color-blocking detail.

I’m sure I’ve written about one or both pair before, but I felt they were worth mentioning again as I’ve been wearing them a lot this winter despite the snow here. Sure, it takes a little extra planning, but carry a shoe bag with you to your destination and pop on your suede soles to add some spice to your outfit!

Like/comment on this post if you want me to show a few pics modeling these shoes!! 

“ShoesDay Edition”: Feelin’ Feline

As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I believe every woman needs a pair of cheetah/leopard print shoes in her collection. It has become such a common, neutral print, and it can spice up a simple outfit.

The ones I’m wearing in the pics below came from my beloved shoe store DSW for practically nothing. Yep, I pretty much stole these shoes.

As we say “what had happened was…” Prior to purchasing these shoes, I’d ordered another pair online from DSW but the style and fit wasn’t to my liking. So, I returned them at the store and ended up receiving store credit. (Ironically these shoes I returned were cheetah print also). The cheetah heels I’m wearing below were found on the clearance rack. Aside from my store credit, I also had a DSW Shoelover coupon to use. Do you see where I’m going with this? … By the time I put together my coupon and store credit, I had a FREE pair of shoes!!

In the pictures below, I am wearing the shoes with a pair of dark, cuffed denim jeans. They also pair well with a black pencil skirt. I think these shoes are a nice summer-fall heel and the criss-cross detail in the front adds more style too.

Front of the cheetah heels

Front of the cheetah heels

Back of heels with zip-up detail

Back of heels with zip-up detail