“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

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ShoesDay Edition: The Closet

I’ve mentioned it before on this blog that someday I WILL have a shoe closet.

My friend Dejah (who is a shoe lover and avid reader of this blog) and I started a “shoe closet” board on Pinterest.

I recently found the image below (I can’t remember if I added it to our Pinterest board or not) and I’m contemplating having a shoe closet similar to this, especially because it’s purple!

closetThe feeling I get from knowing that my shoes are on display is difficult to describe! I just LOVE knowing that I will be able to shop my own closet!

Shoelovers, am I crazy? Let me know!

Happy Shoesday! 🙂

I Unexpectedly Saw Red…

It appears on the bottom of only a select pair of shoes against a variety of colors and materials and adds to the complete design of the product, making it a work of art on the foot of any Shoelover. It’s the coveted red sole.

Red Bottoms

CL’S

Lou-bou’s

Louboutin’s” (mistakingly called Louis Vuitton’s- Yes there is a HUGE difference)

Whatever you refer to these shoes as is neither here nor there, all I know is

I.

OWN.

A.

PAIR.

side heels

“Rolando” heels by Christian Louboutin

Honestly, my dear shoe lovers, I’m still in shock myself. My disbelief is largely the reason why I’m able to write this post as opposed to jumping for joy and not being able to contain my excitement! But you know what, my happy-calmness is actually EXACTLY how I want to feel.

For me, my Louboutin heels are more than just the shoe, they are what the shoe represents.

heels

Photography by Lena Johnson

For some people, purchasing their first pair of Louboutin’s is about status and all that “supposedly” comes with being a Louboutin owner. True, it is nice to say I own a pair of what MANY people believe to be ridiculously overpriced and uncomfortable designer shoes. But, considering that I wasn’t expecting to be able to purchase them so soon (from a financial standpoint) the shoe serves as a reminder to me that 1) anything is possible and 2) there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself periodically.

Yes, I own a pair of Louboutins.

Yes, I bought them for a RIDICULOUSLY  AMAZING  price.

And Yes, I’m still a shoe lover whether they are designer shoes or not.

 

 

Golf and Heels???

Today’s “ShoesDay” topic is another Shoes as Art post.

This piece of artwork has actually been in my room for awhile, and was the first “shoe picture” I ever received.

The picture combines shoes (which of course you all know I love) but if you look closely,shoesandgolf you’ll see a man with a gold club in his hand preparing to tee off. The golfer in the picture serves a purpose too, because at the time I was really into the game of golf (yes, I had a huge crush on Tiger Woods, whereas now the crush has dwindled and I only get around to watching/playing golf occasionally).

I think it’s interesting though that a simple piece of artwork can hold meaning and memories. I’m glad I still have this piece in my Shoes as Art collection.

Shoes assist with Success

For “ShoesDay”, I’m discussing the question:

 What Makes a Successful Woman? 

Of course, many characteristics make a woman successful; confidence, skill, drive and passion to name a few. But, since part of this blog is dedicated to shoes, I’d have to argue that the right pair of shoes can contribute to the successful, confident feeling of a woman. Actually, this thought is brought out further in my latest shoe gift. Take a look …

My Betty Boop Shoes Figurine that was recently gifted to me by my aunt since she knows I love shoes.

My Betty Boop Shoes Figurine with the inscription: “Behind every successful woman is a fabulous pair of shoes.”

Yes, the right pair of heels, whether high, mid, or “kitten”heels,” (It really depends on the comfort and style of the woman) can make her walk with a little more “pep in her step.”

Do you have a shoe/shoes that remind you that you’re a success in your own right?! If so, take a picture a leave it below in the comments or email it to brunchandpumps@gmail.com and I may feature it in a future blog post! (with your permission, of course).

In the mean time, I’m gonna go pick out a pair of mine to share with you on a future post!

“ShoesDay”- Shoes as Art

Shoes can not only be worn, but they also serve as art/artwork. For today’s  Tuesday “ShoesDay” segment, I’d like to introduce to you the new artwork that I get to wake up to each day:

What shoe loves wouldn't love waking up to this?! :)

What shoe loves wouldn’t love waking up to this?! 🙂

 

 

Yep that’s right, a Christian Louboutin shoe hangs on my wall. Many thanks to my mom for seeing this artwork and suggesting I buy it. Maybe now that I have this my mom will be more open to me getting the ACTUAL shoe. Hmmm…. 🙂

“ShoesDay” Memory

Happy “ShoesDay!”

I recently had someone ask me what was the best customer service experience I’ve ever had. They said it could be an experience from the grocery store, at a restaurant, anywhere! And what experience did I choose? An experience at the shoe store! Did you really think I was going to say anywhere else?

Last fall, I tried on a pair of Christian Louboutin’s. I’d had my eye on the Pigalle, (the classic pointed toe heel) or the Bianna (which is the round toe Pump).

Pigalle

Pigalle

 

 

 

Bianca

Bianca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The store I was at didn’t have either of those selections, but the sales rep showed me the Very Prive and I fell in love!! It’s a high heel, peep toe pump, and the red from the sole splashes through on the toe box. Very classy shoe. Of course I was in love with a totally different shoe about a week later when his new collection was revealed, but that’s another story for another time…

Very Prive

Very Prive

Question:

Most people that have or want Louboutin’s say that his shoes aren’t comfortable? What are your thoughts? Would you buy a shoe for cuteness or comfort?