One more shoe review post before I get back into the EOTD posts. This one is another Sam Edelman shoe that I fell in love with. I usually cannot wear flats or pumps unless there is some sort of strap holding my feet in due to my super narrow heels, but these are great, and I love the leopard pattern. Check out the Sam Edelman Rodney D’orsay Pointy Toe Flats:
Well, hello! Nice to see you again! It’s been a while! I know, my fault (obviously). I have been unable to organize and take control of what seems to be life in general, as of late. Well, maybe not just as of late, but for a long while now. And I’ve finally decided to do something about it. It’s been a struggle, for sure, as I’m trying to change habits I’ve had my whole life. But I’m committed to it. There is going to be some shuffling around, but I’ve decided that this blog is more than likely going to stick around, so bear with me! =)
Truth be told, I haven’t done a whole lot of purchasing this past season as the offerings have been somewhat a stretch from my typical edgy and minimalist style. But if you have a pretty well-established personal style and aren’t really, swayed by the hot trends of the moment, there are bound to be seasons where we can’t just find anything to buy. I did, however, manage to find a few things, including these Sam Edelman Rowan Pointy Toe Flats:
I have actually become a big Sam Edelman shoe fan over the years. They can be on the pricey for those on a budget, but the quality and comfort, compared to other brands in a similar price range is worth a little extra of my $, IMO. I was actually a bit on the fence about this one due to the scallops, I mean, I can appreciate scallops on a blouse or skirt, but who needs scallops on their shoes?? But I ended up being really happy I gave these ones a chance. Here’s the run down:
Look: With the scallops, these flats definitely have a feminine look to them, but the pointy toe also gives it a bit edge. Some petites do have a tendency to shy away from the ankle-straps, but if you get the proportions right in the rest of the outfit, this should not be much of a concern for us littles. Most versions of this shoe come in suede including the but “naked suede“, however, there is a metallic gold version that comes in leather. You also must see this leopard version. The sole is synthetic which is typical for non-high end designer footwear. Here are some IRL photos (please ignore the horrific tan lines on my veiny feet):
Sizing: TTS. The Nordstrom website says that these run short, but I do not find this at all. I do have a slightly narrower foot, but I do not find these long at all. I think the width is pretty true to Sam Edelman sizing, which can be a bit on the narrower side. If you have a normal to wide foot, going up half a size may be advice worth heeding. I’m wearing the strap on the smallest hole, which is pretty comfortable. No DIY-ing required.
Comfort: As always, Sam Edelman has some pretty solid padding in the sole. Upon slipping them on and wearing them around the house, I didn’t feel any rubbing or pinching. I appreciate that SE uses a suede-like material in the inside of some of their shoes and I find it decreases rubbing. The vamp also comes around the baby toe nicely. In the past I’ve owned some shoes in the d’orsay style which didn’t hold in the baby toe, and it is the most annoying thing ever.
Quality: Quality looks and feels great. I’ve never had a problem with the quality of Sam Edelman shoes, and off the top of my head, I can count at least four pairs of SE shoes that I own.
Price: Regular price is $129.95, but are conveniently on 30% during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for $90.96. Or, for an even better price purchase at Zappos for $77.99 (or if you really want to purchase from Nordies, ask to price match).
Verdict: Keep! And I might grab myself a leopard pair as well!
As a child, I was absolutely obsessed with oxfords. I owned at least three pairs by the age of 12. I used to walk around the house in them all day, while trying not to crease the top of the shoe while a walked. This basically meant that I was waddling around the house in my super shiny new shoes all day and all night. I eventually got over wearing oxfords when I discovered heels as a teenager. =)
A few years ago, I decided that I again wanted to own a pair of oxfords that were somewhat reminiscent of the ones that I owned when I was younger. When I saw these Vince Maye Oxfords, I was pretty confident that these were “the ones”.
One of my favorite purchases from 2016 is this camel coat from Aritzia, that now appears to be sold out. Aritzia has just been killing it in the coat department this season. And I actually purchased two coats late last year and have not regretted it for a minute. This particular coat is just the right color of camel that I was searching for, and as an added bonus, the collar can be buttoned up right at the top for those extra windy days when you want to be covered right to the chin. I’m so happy I can cross off another one of those “clas