the study of gold leather espadrilles

31 Aug

Gold metallic leather espadrilles with leather rose at the toe, Charles by Charles David. These wedges have a 4-inch heel, but with the little platform at the toe they don’t feel nearly that high. I can wear these shoes all day, and even run in them, thanks to the ankle strap and my ridiculously honed running-in-heels skill. (wink)

This is the first pair of shoes I purchased that cost more than $100 dollars (I believe they were about $110 when I bought them years ago). You may think that is exorbitant, but keep in mind, I have worn these almost constantly for seven summers and they still look fabulous. I discovered that metallic is a neutral and that a fantastic pair of heels go with every possible outfit.

I finally got on the gingham shirt bandwagon, just as the summer is unwinding. I have a list of eight or nine different ways to wear this shirt, and I can’t wait to get started! The orange, silk skirt is 6 or 7 years old but I still absolutely adore the color, the cut, and the shape. Yay for buying clothes that last forever!

Apparently I was in the mood for all sorts of fun jewelry today. I love the white and gold leaf ring, I just think it’s so pretty. I bought the watch for an end-of-term present to myself last spring, and the crazy octopus ring just couldn’t be left for someone else to scoop up. Is it ridiculous? Yes. Do I love it? Of course!

The Details
Blue gingham button-up: J. Crew (final sale!)
Navy cardigan: H&M
Orange silk skirt: Banana Republic
Leather belt: thrifted
Gold espadrilles: Charles by Charles David via Nordstrom
Gold multi-chain necklace: Claire’s
White and gold-plated leaf ring: Eternal Sparkles via Amazon
Pony watch: ASOS
Octopus ring: Heirloom Charms via Amazon

4 Responses to “the study of gold leather espadrilles”

  1. Lacey Bean August 31, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    I freaking love how you accessorize and play with color. I’m working on it for me… but am not quite there yet!

    • heidikins August 31, 2011 at 10:45 am #

      Oh goodness, thank you! A couple of years ago I was the girl who work all black all the time. The color is definitely a learned thing, and I’m at the point now where I get a little antsy if I’m not wearing something bright and cheery! I have faith in you! Carry forth and tally ho! (Or however that saying is phrased.)


  2. Tiffany August 31, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    I’m basically dying for this whole outfit! The colors, the wedges, the jewelry! It’s all fabulous!

  3. pinksuedeshoe September 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    I love this. Love love it. I think I was with you when you bought this skirt, and i just now, today, added “make orange pleated skirt” to my todo list. Love it, as usual.

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