November 8, 2011

You Had Me At Hello

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Hope you're all having a good start to the week. Here's a peek at one of two pairs of Yves Saint Laurent shoes that were a birthday gift to myself. Is there a better way to celebrate a birthday? These shoes had me at hello. I'm fastidious when it comes to purchases and often come back to the items that first caught my eye. I LOVE a patent leather pump. The rich teal color is unexpected, but works seamlessly with my fall color palette. Sometimes I like to balance a simple outfit with a bold shoe. 

I wasn't convinced on the stacked heel loafer prior to trying these on, but surprisingly they flatter my feet. I love how versatile these shoes are. I've already worn them with a several of my tailored dresses and they look just as polished with my off duty uniform. 

Have you been pleasantly surprised by any recent additions to your wardrobe?

18 comments:

  1. They are lovely. Platforms are so comfortable, and that colour is gorgeous.

    My birthday gift to myself is a holiday in Rajasthan in north India. Should be lovely :) Also, I want to rid myself of unnecessary stress and focus on the important things in life. Like family, fulfillment, and...shoes ;)

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  2. I adore the colour of these! Very autumnal, I do love greens of any shade. I do love a stacked heel at this time of year too, I feel safer on the slippery paths than in stilettos :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  3. Happy birthday! The color and style look beautiful.

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  4. Ammu- Thank you. Platforms are rather comfortable, even when they’re high. You can’t lose. I’m in love with the color.

    I love the idea of treating yourself to a birthday gift. A holiday sounds delightful. I hope you have a wonderful time. I kept reflecting on making this year less anxiety prone and stressful too. Yes, family, fulfillment and shoes (of course) are the most important things.

    Vanilla - Notes from my closet- The color is very autumnal and yet they’re still neutral enough to work with so many things. I love that I’m adding green to my wardrobe.

    Excellent point about the stacked heel. The sidewalks during this time of year can be quite tricky to navigate.

    Prêt à Porter P- Thank you!!!

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  5. Wow!!!! Those shoes are gorgeous. Very autumn. You have a great shoe collection.

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  6. Anonymous- Thank you. They are very autumn. It's all about the shoes;)

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  7. anorexicescapades.com- Thank you! Who doesn't like being called smashing;)

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  8. I love this shade of green. It will wardrobe staple for many season to come. Sadly I haven't bought (much) yet this season - too much studying!!!!

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  9. Joy- I love this shade of green as a wardrobe staple. Yet surprisingly I had nothing in this color.

    I hope school is going well:) I hear you with being too busy to shop. Aside from my ballet flats and these shoes I haven't had much time to shop this fall. I've come to a point where it's really about adding a few special items to my wardrobe.

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  10. I love buying birthday gifts for myself, I have 20 days to figure out what I want. ;)

    I think a new pair of shoes is one of the best ways to celebrate your birthday with. And your shoes are so beautiful - the shape is so timeless and you get bonus points for them being teal and extra, extra points for being patent.

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  11. Ginta- I love that I'm not the only one treating myself:) I can't wait to see how you decide to indulge yourself.

    I agree with you on shoes being the perfect celebratory gift. You're so right about the shoes being timeless. That's always key to me. I think we both share a love for patent leather.

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  12. Those shoes..! They are wonderful! I'm sure you look gorgeous with it :)
    xx

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  13. Camille S.- Thank you! Can't wait to wear them more:)

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  14. These are fabulous. Yes, this is THE way to treat yourself for your birthday! I recently found myself bemoaning a very stupid decision to give a pair of Bally loafers to charity. I hadn't worn them in three years and when I moved to NYC, I decided I should give them away. Then a few months ago I surprised myself by wanting loafers again! Amazingly, I did find another pair and I pounced! (Not Bally, though...)

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  15. Alice Olive- Thank you. Yes, I agree- this is the way to treat yourself.

    Your Bally loafers sound AMAZING. I can't believe you gave them away. They make gorgeous bags and shoes. I'm glad you another pair of loafers that you love though:)

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  16. The color is amazing. What a birthday treat. Do you ever incorporate menswear into your wardrobe? I could so picture these with a masculine touch :)

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  17. Fiona- Thank you! The color really makes all the diference.

    You are right on about incorporating menswear. I'm actually wearing them right now in a very meanswear inspired way (with slouchy but tailored trousers and a tweedy jacket). Something about it feels just right.

    Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

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