Building Blocks

It's always so refreshing when sensible footwear gets a chic spin and is cool again. Shoe lovers, rejoice! I never thought I'd be into a low heel, but what's the point of having style if it's not evolutionary? The fun part is in finding a way to make it yours. 

Spring is here and the hunt is on for the perfect day to evening sandal. Below are a few contenders from fun and whimsical to glamorous bling, and a few understated chic ones in between for good measure.  So hard to pick just one...

From the top: Gucci, Mansur Gavriel, Aquazzura, Aquazzura, Acne, MiuMiu, MiuMiu, See By Chloe, Marni all available at netaporter.com

From the top: Gucci, Mansur Gavriel, Aquazzura, Aquazzura, Acne, MiuMiu, MiuMiu, See By Chloe, Marni all available at netaporter.com

How to wear + where to buy

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These heels are super versatile, and instantly makes you look put together, reminiscent of a feminine 60s vibe in a decidedly modern way and without feeling overly serious.  I'll be wearing mine with frayed hem cropped jeans to give my denim a cool polish.  

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Common Sense

it's been a while since I've written but how apt that it is once again fall and I am once again obsessing over burgundy.  Getting over my predictability for a moment, I can share my excitement over my newest Bordeaux obsession. Breaking these in the first few days was a little painful, but well worth it.  The leather is exquisite, and the color is super saturated.  Once worn in these are one of the most comfortable shoes I own. 

The sneaker trend paired with elevated basics is still in full effect this Spring, and I am sure well into Summer so take advantage of the ability to have comfort and style and find the chic trainers that speak to you!

Woman by Common Projects

Woman by Common Projects

how to wear + where to buy

Adidas Stan Smiths, Woman by Common Projects, Chuck Taylor High Tops

Adidas Stan Smiths, Woman by Common Projects, Chuck Taylor High Tops

Whether you pair them with skirts, pants or dresses, the proportion of showing the ankle is quite fresh. I've preferred midi length knit dresses this Winter for a relaxed but polished feel. When it got really cold I went the other extreme and paired my sneaks with ultra long oversized pants.

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the wrap up

Finally, before I wrap it up, I think it's nice to share the secret underpinnings that make outfits work. If you ever wonder and I didn't beat you to the punch regarding these critical tidbits, leave a comment!  For these sneakers I've stocked up on Uniqlo's basic Footsies.  3 pairs for $12.50 guarantees the cleanest look with ankle bearing kicks.  These also have a grip on the back that keeps the socks on, and not migrating off of your foot while walking (which is the worst).  The ones that provide most coverage on the top of the foot will protect you from discomfort with the laces. Points for comfort. 

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