Monday, March 16, 2009

A Free Pair

This beautiful new pair of shoes arrived last week, courtesy of the lovely folks at Solestruck. When they offered me a free pair, I was of course intrigued, but when I started perusing their selection it quickly became apparent that choosing them was going to be quite a task. I ended up with a long list that ultimately got pared down to these. I think I made the right choice -- these adorable brogues by Seychelles fit perfectly and were really comfortable to wear, even with a lot of walking today.

In my thorough investigation of the Solestruck site, I came across loads of great deals among their selection of sale items. The store carries many of my favorite brands such as Camper, Bronx, Steve Madden, and Mia, but in the end I'm glad I went with the Seychelles because it gave me an opportunity to try out a brand I didn't have any experience with before. Now that I know how comfy they are, I'll definitely be purchasing more Seychelles shoes, having seen many a cute style by them before.

Acting on the advice of a number of my readers, I secured this wrap skirt with a kilt pin today, which definitely solved the problem of the skirt flying open in the wind. I'm still not quite satisfied with this skirt though, and I'm trying to think of ways to modify it to give it a more interesting and less conservative shape. I'm thinking of adding some sort of folds or pleats in the front to make the plaid hang at different angles. Hopefully the next time you see this skirt it will look less boring.

Scarf: import store
Sequin top: vintage
Jacket: La Redoute
Skirt: thrifted
Tights: Falke
Shoes: Seychelles

6 comments:

Sheila said...

You look like a very proper lady in this, haha. I really like the classic line of the kilt - can't wait to see what you do with it.

I have a great pair of Seychelles - they are also super comfy.

Solo said...

Wow!
You look smart on it, haha.
But you are really a great person,you always amaze me specially on your outfit.;D
Thanks for sharing it to us,have a great day.

Vanessa said...

I have been eying those shoes for a long time! Glad to hear they're so comfortable. I might have to splurge. :)

Sal said...

You look like you've just returned from a foxhunt. A SASSY foxhunt!

Also glad to hear Seychelles are comfy - I adore their designs but am yet to try on or purchase.

eednic said...

i love the combination of the sequined/flashier top with more subdued fabrics. the combination is unexpected but completely works. and your new shoes are awesome!

Emily Kennedy said...

Way cute shoes! Thanks for the info on the site, I've never shopped there, but those are some really great and reliable brands you mentioned.