Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shoe Maniaaa!

I like ugly shoes. There's really no way around that one. Many of you were readers back in February when I finally threw caution to the wind and bought some wedges. Yep. Wedges! I had jumped ship on my "black flats only! I hate all otha shoez!" kick and I never looked back. Now my shoe collection is slightly embarrassing (and it's only growing!). Maybe my fascination with Jeffrey Campbell shoes is because they're ~sew hip right now or something, but even if 99% of the population finds them positively nauseating, I can't help but love them. Thus my collection of Litas grew to four today, and I added a pair of pink and red polka dot El Carmens just this week. (don't count my Hamilton wedges or Daisy D platforms! Srsly, I love me some JC.) I also snagged some cute Betsey Johnson flats on Ideeli the other day (like 70% off!). And when I saw a pair of red/maroon platforms on LuLu*s, I added them to my basket and voila! Mine they shall be!

I'd like to think I've just become more mature with my footwear choices but when you're talking about 5-6" heels and sky high platforms, you don't exactly think of mature ladies. No matter how you spin it I've just decided to have fun with my shoes and hope that I can pull them off! I'm going to share a few of my most recent (and favorite!) shoe additions!

Jeffrey Campbell Kitty Litas via LuLu*s ♥ 
I bought these earlier today because I simply couldn't say no. I have the matching tapestry bag so it kind of felt like fate. I know you're thinking they're the most god awful things you've ever seen. I'd be crazy to say otherwise. I'm totally into them though!

♥  Jeffrey Campbell Pink/Red Dot El Carmens via Karmaloop ♥ 
I had some store credit left over at KL and I wasn't convinced on the Astral Litas so Mike and I decided these were a nice middle ground on "crazy/out there" and "totally normal". I like that they have a subtle pin-up vibe. I'm really hoping to get my hands on the red/white dots but I want to make sure they're comfortable first!

♥  Qupid Bikini Red Velvet Wedges via LuLu*s ♥ 
I saw these yesterday while browsing for the cat Litas and I loved the color combination too much to say no. I own a ton of Qupid shoes and while they're not always the best quality, they're cheap enough that you can afford to expriment with them. I've only ever had 1 pair of Qupid's crap out on me so I don't mind the $30 price tag.

♥  Gee WaWa Flora Wedges in Black and Olive via Karmaloop ♥ 
I first saw these shoes on our visit to Chicago back at the end of June. We went into Akira downtown and I was in love. I didn't like the price tag and I wouldn't have been able to buy them at the time anyway, so I left empty handed. Upon arriving back in Nashville I saw the black ones on sale at Karmaloop for half off. They had one pair left. And it was my size. Um, fate anybody?! I tried snagging them but something went wrong and I thought they were gone forever. Cue me to buy the olive ones instead (also the last pair... and in my size! Oh the shoe gods were smiling that day!). Come to find out I actually had purchased the black ones, but my payment hadn't gone through yet. And cut to the end where I became the owner of two pairs of Floras, and no, I wouldn't trade them for anything. They're like moon shoes!

♥  Jeffrey Campbell Waffle Weave Brown Litas via LuLu*s ♥ 
I received these as a gift from LuLu*s for doing a guest post series on their blog and I was overjoyed. I had wanted the Waffle Weave since buying the Stars & Stripes Litas because they're so neutral and can be worn year round. Believe me when I say: Litas are so incredibly comfortable! Don't let that giant heel fool you!

♥  Jeffrey Campbell Pink Pony Hair Litas via Karmaloop ♥ 
These were a quick last minute grab too because they were on sale. I'm such a sucker for sales! I went a half size down (to what I normally wear) and they're a bit snug. I still love them and the pink heel is my favorite! Everyone said Litas run large but I definitely didn't find that to be true.

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While all of the above are officially mine, here are a few that I'm totally coveting! 

♥  Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spikes ♥ 
These are the perfect blend of awesome and badass. Not that those two things are all that different. They're really appropriate for colder months and I've been trying to buy them for days! I gave myself 24 hours to make sure I really wanted them and as soon as I decided "DUH!", they were sold out of my size! I'm working on it though! 

These just scream 1950's pinup! They'd look classic with a white dress or even black! Or take it full on nautical! These are definitely shoes to usher in Summer, not quite so much to say goodbye!

♥  Jeffrey Campbell Cuffed Red Nubuck Platforms ♥ 
These are the perfect shoe for Autumn! They'd look fabulous with brown, purple, orange, yellow, khaki, you name it! All of the perfect colors for Fall. The deep red and the suede couldn't be more perfect. And those cutouts! Ooh la la! 
These are a lot less "Oh hey! Look at me!" and a little more conservative. The color is still unbelievable. Flouncy dresses and straw hats galore please! Maybe they'd make the perfect picnic shoes!

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I could probably go on for days but I'll leave it there for now. That was a little bit of a shoe overload but I like what I like, okay?! I never thought that I'd be this girl in a mere 6 months! It's kind of fun! 

I don't want to shill things to you all day long but if you get the hankerin' to buy something on Karmaloop, you can get 20% off with the coupon code KAELAH. :) I always do a quick Google Shopping search for everything I want to buy though and I try to buy it on the cheap! I don't like to spend more money than I have to haha.

Are you a shoe person? Love or hate the "ugly is awesome" trend?
Trendy or not, I like loud shoes. Mike hates them (but he humors me!).

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