Finally... Something to look forward to!
After a long season of "bleh" shoe designs (SS07, and even WF0708 were both quite lame with nothing to rock my world or empty my pocket so to speak), here comes a whole new season and with it endless possibilities of adventures and ways in which to empty my pocket book, non existent credit cards, and whatever might be left of my bank account...
I know, I know what you're thinking... Theresa was just too depressed to notice anything mourning her dying love story and so on... Well, you might be right, but I'm gonna stand up to my original view and say - my oh my did the last season suck in shoe design!
On the other hand, I have to agree, I'm back to my old self again. Obsessing about shoes and pairing them up with odd socks and kinky outfits. Perhaps now that love is officially over, I finally have time to take a closer look at the really important things in life. In case you need a reminder - these are SHOES & SOCKS.
A quick glance at the B2 window set me up with a dream for this season right away, in the shape and form of two sassy pairs of sandals, on which I immediately zoomed in (see the next pic). The only problem remained - which one to choose?
So, I decided to go and check for myself yesterday afternoon. I made the mistake of going on a slow day where I got too much attention from the staff at B2, thus probably blowing away for life my ability to take pics of sassy shoes there without buying them (or until buying them, that is... coz most shoes worth capturing are also work keeping if you ask me...).
The first pair looked great with or without socks. The perfect look to complement my uber-cheap, ass-hugging sweatpants in pretty much the same tone of gray. I just love gray these days, and don't ask me why coz I haven't the answer. The bold strap in the middle looks equally awkward and appealing. So are the gray heels. The rest of the shoe is pretty classy though, and reminds me a little of the black Gazith Mary Janes with the cream piping. Perhaps a detail that should not be repeated in a shoe wardrobe, perhaps would go unnoticed?
The other sandals were oddly more comfortable, albeit far taller (I believe they measure up to 4" or more, but these are platforms and the arch is amazingly perfect so I can certainly do them!). Although not perfectly made for my cheap sweatpants like the previous pair, I think they complemented them pretty good. What makes me happy is to think how well they will go with basically anything - jeans, sweatpants of other colours, and most importantly - my newly acquired, shiny gold dress. And unlike those Marc Jacobs I liked from my post before, I can actually try these ones on.
The only downside? The beautiful and practically perfect pair of sandals cost a mere $400 before taxes. So I will be needing to save up for them or start pimping for them... Oh, and did I tell you yet how beautiful the wooden heels and platforms look? And how much I love the two-toned gladiator inspired straps in my two favourite colours? And the stacked heel... Yum! If it means I will be only getting one pair of shoes this season, so be it. I promise I will behave...
Last but not least - by doing so I will be supporting an entrepreneur woman, Chie Mihara. A Brazilian-born and raised of Japanese ancestry, Chie studied design in Japan and New York and worked in Japan and Europe. Aside from being a successful, intelligent and beautiful business woman with her own unique style, she also has her own family of 3 kids (wow! I have to bow to that, way to go!).
For some reason I can't find these particularly awesome sandals on her webstore, but you might like something else you'll find there...