Archive for January, 2011

Shoe brands

Posted: January 18, 2011 in Accessories
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This morning I looked over the contents of my shoe cupboard and noticed that pretty much all of its contents are the same brands, year after year.
shoe cupboard

Cole Haan, Nine West, BCBGirls, Ralph Lauren, Via Spiga, Carlos Santana, Enzo Angiolini, Ettiene Aigner, Tahari, Charles David and Ellen Tracy.
shoe cupboard

Those are the brands that have the best fit for me and when shopping, even without looking at the brand I instinctively go for one of those brands.

When shopping for classic black pumps, it’s always Cole Haan or Nine West, all the comfortable high heeled boots that catch my eye almost always by Carlos Santana (I especially love those because part of the profits for them goes to Milagro educational fond for children), all the peep-toe pumps are either Via Spiga or BCBGirls, or Tahari. The only pair of flats I own is by Charles David. I purchased those when I was pregnant with my son and doctor recommended that I don’t wear heels.

Here are my favorite Cole Haan black pumps. The dressier ones on the right, and more casual ones with a rounded toe on the left.
black pumps

Below is something I simply cannot get get enough of – nude shoes. I am almost always on the hunt for a perfect pair of nude pumps. Left to right are Tahari peep toes, Enzo Angiolini nude pumps and buff sandals, Franco Sarto. Not my usual brand but the color is so close to my skin color, I look like I am barefoot when wearing them.
nude pumps

And here are my fun shoes in orange and yellow. Nine West two-tone peep toes and BCBGirls yellow peep toes I brough all the way from Hawaii (our local Macy’s stores only carried black and coffee colored ones).
fun shoes

And my fun Ralph Lauren orange wedges. They are surprisingly comfortable
orange wedges

And to close the list, here are my favorite brown shoes: Via Spiga sandals, Tahari peep-toes, and Charles David flats (my one and only pair:)).
brown shoes

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Clothes for the little one

Posted: January 15, 2011 in Shopping, Wardrobe
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baby clothes from The Children's Place

Here are some things I picked up today at The Children’s Place. ┬áLove all those pieces, especially the argyle sweater and striped shirt.

J. Crew basics

Posted: January 15, 2011 in Shopping, Wardrobe
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Went to J. Crew with hubby and kinder, got some basic t-shirts, tank tops and apricot colored Jackie cardigan.
J. Crew basics

French striped sailor shirt

Posted: January 13, 2011 in Style
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Breton sailor shirt collage

One of the must have in any wardrobe is a french naval striped shirt. I have a variety of striped shirts, most of them in classic cream/navy combination. Striped shirts are definitely one of my favorite wardrobe staples, in spite of its bad reputation due to its tendency to visually widen your silhuette but I cannot resist it’s charm anyway!

French striped sailor shirt originated from French sailors’ uniform, originally made by Saint-James, French company that started making striped sailor shirts. I also read somewhere that even before Saint-James stripes were worn by American prisoners, symbolizing prizon cell bars, therefore being considered embarrassing. Later, in 1917, Coco Chanel admired so much the shirt’s simplicity and charm and made it part of her wardrobe. Chanel was the one who introduced the shirt into the world of fashion and thanks to her I am enjoying wearing it today.