I generally auto-delete most emails I receive from companies I’ve ordered designer clothing from in flush-months at work. As I am currently saving up to go back to school, the temptation is too great, and I am notorious for justifying necessities whenever my credit card bill reads $0 owing. In hazy waking hours I do, on occasion, forget to purge the onslaught of designer-mail in my inbox, leaving me to skim through them over my lunch break, when I am wide-eyed after 4 cups of coffee, and ready to absorb lookbooks and sale prices.
This lookbook from shopbop was waaaay to darling to pass up. It has tied together my two guiltiest pleasures – flat, menswear-inspired shoes, and vintage nicknacks, trinkets, and glassware (a third would be, arguably, discarding the two aforementioned items all over my apartment with great discord, but that’s another story). I flipped through these images, which remind me almost of a Scholastic “I Spy” book because you find something new to discover and covet each time you look, and couldn’t resist posting a few and picking out my must-haves.
/shopbop – the world of flats/
/jeffrey campbell – martini loafers/
Everybody has been either wearing or coveting studded loafers for the past year. These hit the mark for both wearability and price point.
/ferragamo – varina flats/
Not my pick, but the panther panting and Trigger figurine would settle into my apartment with ease.
/marc by marc jacobs – printed smoking slippers/
These shoes are almost too fun to wear. I’m having a hell of a time visualizing what outfit these could pair with, but if they’re within your budget and you’re a little more daring than I, they are nothing short of incredible. Worst case scenario, they look darling performing an Elvis-esque dance move in your vintage glassware, no?
/alexander wang – ruby monk strap oxfords/
These monk strap oxfords top my ~neeeed~ list from the whole collection of shoes. I’d only invest in the black (of course), but these are the kind of shoe you’ll be resoling for the rest of your life. They are classic and perfect, and it’s about time somebody put out a good pair of monk straps in a womens’ shoe. These shoes are wearable with jeans, trousers, a casual dress, to work, out for dinner, lying on your couch singing “Where The Boys Are” in menswear-inspired clothing…
Read on for the rest of my picks of the litter.