the study of red leather t-strap sandals

18 May

American Eagle T-strap sandals.

Yep, I’m pretending it’s actually springier than it really is!  Sandals and a cardigan (and a jacket and a scarf that are not pictured) for a dinner date?  Absolutely.

This ruffled tank top is supposed to be a lemon-limey green, but it looks kind of chartreusey-mustardy-yellow in the photo.  Regardless, I think the belt should be switched out for a darker chocolate brown, the lighter tan blends too much into the top.

This is my first time wearing gold jewelry.  Seriously.  I found the ring and loved it, and decided I needed a few other gold items to wear with it because I am not the kind of girl who can mix silver and gold in the same outfit.  (Do you do that?  Mix metals?  How does that work?)  At any rate, I love the owl necklace and I was ecstatic to dig the orangey earrings out of my jewelry box.

Sandals: American Eagle
Jeans: Nappi clothing
Greenish ruffled tank top: Old Navy
Chocolate brown cardigan: B.P., Nordstrom
Studded leather belt: Banana Republic
Owl necklace: Claire’s
Orange and gold earrings: Mazatlan, Mexico
Gold leaf ring: Claire’s

8 Responses to “the study of red leather t-strap sandals”

  1. Kim May 18, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    I know this is a shoe blog and yes the shoes are cute but I love love LOVE your necklace!!! I recently got an owl necklace and it’s one of my favorites.

    • The Shoeologist May 18, 2011 at 11:49 am #

      Claire’s had dozens of different owl necklaces, some were cute (this one), others were kind of scary looking. But whatever the look, they are certainly popular these days! And rightly so. :)


  2. Mackenzi May 18, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    I LOVE Clarie’s for jewelry. I feel kind of like I’m twelve when I shop there, but I love it. I just bought an awesome necklace there yesterday for five pounds, which I am very excited to wear.

    • The Shoeologist May 18, 2011 at 11:50 am #

      I hadn’t been to Claire’s in about…13 years. I was pleasantly surprised. :) I’ll be back for sure!


  3. Lacey Bean May 18, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    I LOVE that necklace!!!

  4. Mandi May 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Mixing metals can be done. Just think more about the style of the jewelry and the over-all look of your outfit instead of whether or not you’re matching them. Be brave and avoid abnoxiously bright metallics :)

  5. Elizabeth May 23, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    It is totally OK to mix metals; they are neutrals. I wear silver and gold together all the time.

    This is one of my favorite outfits you’ve showcased.

    xo -E

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