It's time to get down to some shoes on the weekly shopping list line up. Case in point, today's list of five hand-picked shoe favorites that made their way into the category mainly due to the swooning that ensued after one quick glance of the below images. See what we're talking about...
This pump is essentially shoe candy. Is it realistic? Not at all, not even close. Since when does rational reasoning stop any woman from making the emotional purchase once she has fallen in love with said pump? Yea, it doesn't and it never will. B Brian Atwood is the diffusion line from the designer that churns out drool-worthy shoes every season and tis 'Fonatanne' colorblock pump is no exception. Seriously, I'm hypnotized, give me a minute and I'll get back to you...
Belle by Sigerson Morrison is a solid go-to in shoe land without a doubt. These 'Krissy' pumps hit the nail on the head, taking what could have been a classic silhouette and adding a little oomph with an ankle strap and heel detail. Love, love, love...
Western wear has come into the twenty-first century. Isabel Marant helped out a bit with her recent collection, and Mango is following suit, covering the same look at a pricepoint that doesn't make you need to decide whether you get the shoe or forgo electricity for the month. Isn't it great when you get the look and the price? It's the shopping one-two punch...
source: 1. B Brian Atwood Fontanne Suede Colorblock Pump (www.blueandcream.com), 2. Sam Edelman Empire Suede Boots (www.shopbop.com), 3. BELLE BY SIGERSON MORRISON Krissy Pumps (www.lordandtaylor.com), 4. Aldo Morono Boot (www.aldoshoes.com), 5. Mango Suede Leather Ankle Boots (www.shop.mango.com)
See more shoe favorites lining the walls of the StyleShaker closet, because, let's be honest, we all know five is just the warm-up for this shopping trip:
Fashion isn't the only thing that can inspire out there, I know, it's shocking. There are also some quotes that find their way onto the site, the good ones that resonate and serve up our beloved zen moment everyday. Here's what's on the menu today:
That's the tricky thing about those wants and dreams you've held in your pocket for all these years, they involve that whole 'stepping out of your comfort zone' thing. That's actually one of the main reasons why so many people have a tendency to want and never really act or follow through on these desires.
Fear of the unknown is just that, fear of something you know nothing about. So why then, do we flip out if what we think we're afraid of is totally unjustified and all in our heads? When did not having done something make that thing something to fear? I'm not sure when this happened for me, but I do know it found it's way into my head over the course of my time on this planet and I'm kind of over it.
So often, the tendency is to look at the unknown and see only the 'what-if's' that fall on the glass-is-half-empty side of the equation. What about the glass-is-half-full train of thought? Why do we so easily toss that to the side when the negatives are just as unknown as the positives? I have no clue, and I'm certainly not going to figure this out in the next paragraph, but the questions are worth asking.
Sometimes questions are the perfect place to start, just don't stick around there for too long because the answers are never what you expect them to be (if you're lucky enough to see them when they're staring you in the face to begin with). At one point or another, you're going to have to take a step outside of everything you know, and why not? That's when things get interesting...
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