ShoesDay Edition: Barely There

Summer is the season where most people tend to get away with wearing less on purpose. While I’m not advocating this style, I couldn’t help noticing that this trend has presented itself in the world of shoes by means of the Barely There Sandals. Unknown-1

These sandals give your foot minimum coverage, and minimum support. However, paired with the right jeans, and or skirt, (and a nice pedicure, of course) these shoes provide a sexy look for the summer since the entire arch of the foot is shown.

I only own one pair (got them from Target). They are a nude pair with a black ankle strap which provides a nice color contrast to the shoe. Ladies, be prepared to walk on the ball of your foot in these sandals. Yes, this is just one more thing that we do (or wear) for the sake of beauty.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

 

 

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?

The Mother of All Boots? eh… Maybe

Technically, it’s Tuesday, but I recognize it as “ShoesDay!”

Ok, sometimes the world of shoe fashion moves too fast even for me! It appears that the trend this fall is the peep-toe over the knee boot.

Tom Ford, stretch leather open toe, knee boots

Tom Ford, stretch leather open toe, knee boots

Honestly, my dear shoe lovers, I’m not sure how I feel just yet about this style. It took me awhile to like the peep-toe look, then it took awhile to like the ankle boot/bootie look, I died for a pair of over the knee boots last fall (Yes, I did find a steal and bought a nice black pair!), but now this style is a combination of everything! I’ll say this– I think the style has potential, and if the boots perfectly fit around the ankle and hugs the leg, it’ll truly be a shoe on fiiiire!!

Do you like these boots? Feel free to share your thoughts!