Chunky Heels are My Weakness

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Thank God it’s Friday. I just got back to Minnesota two days ago because school opens back up on Monday. Sigh. I almost missed my flight though because somehow I thought it was booked later than it actually was. My mother had been harassing me to check and see the specific date I was leaving and when I checked, I saw that I’d be leaving the following day. #ThankGodForMother.

Anyway, I have some new shoes to show you. I got a thang for chunky heels so I purchased these Pleated Cut-Out Platform shoes from gojane.com. They also come in black and mint green and I actually bought the mint green last summer, but that version of the shoe did not have pleats (click here to see the outfit I wore with them). They’re definitely not winter friendly (at least not Minnesota winter), but I did not want to wait because the mint green version of these are among my closet faves and of course they won’t be there when the weather is more appropriate. Besides, when parties roll around, it’s amazing the things I’ll wear, and the cold I’ll endure, just too look good.

I know that for some people these shoes are a lot to take in, but I’m extra like that 🙂 Meanwhile, I’m in the process of editing my senior thesis…#LordHelpMe

Until Next Time,

Brittany

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Shoe Profile: Wedge Combo Boots

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This past Friday, I was deeply saddened by tragic events that occurred in both Connecticut and China. I urge you all to keep those cities, those schools, those families, and everyone affected in your prayers. Also, the daughter of one of my religion teachers in high school passed away early Sunday morning as a result of a car accident. If  anything that was reiterated to me this weekend, it is that tomorrow is promised to nobody. Cherish your life and live it meaningfully.

With that being said, I have five papers that are due by Wednesday. Sigh. Because I’m leaving to go home to The Bahamas on Tuesday, I’m trying to hand them all in today. Additionally, I have a Shakespeare exam. Who gives Shakespeare exams?

Before you go feeling all sorry for me, look at the boots in the photo above. These are the shoes that were featured in my latest outfit post and they are still available at gojane.com. I just love how they feature both faux suede and leather, a trend I’m certainly into right now. They are super comfortable, easy to walk in, and have become my go to knee-high boots.

❤ Brittany

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Designer Look for Less: Valentino Slingback Dupe

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Sole Society is quickly becoming one of my favorite online shoe stores! I’ve been seeing the Valentino Slingback for a while now in the fashion blogosphere and Style Pantry, one of my favorite fashion bloggers, wore them recently in a featured outfit. The story: I was checking my e-mail last week and I get a  ton of e-mails from various stores persuading me to spend my last dime on whatever it is they’re selling. Anyway, I was browsing Sole Society’s selection and came across the “Margie Stud Pump” (photo above: bottom), which as you can see, resembles the Valentino Slingbacks (photo above: top).

As a semi-broke college student, I’m all for designer looks for less and good God, I love a well-crafted dupe! A lot of times, companies remake designer shoes, and a lot of times, they look cheap. No bueno. These shoes, which come in black, red, and citron, and go for $49.95, a far cry away from the Valentino’s which range from $895.00 to $1,295.00. Yikes!

If you happen to want to see/purchase the Valentino’s they come in variety of colours and styles.

1. All black with rhinestones from Neiman Marcus

2. All black patent from Saks Fifth Avenue

3. All Nude from Saks Fifth Avenue

4. Black and nude from Saks Fifth Avenue

5. Red and nude from Valentino.com

6. Black patent and nude from Valentino.com

7. Pink patent and nude from net-a-porter.com

Okay I’ll stop there 🙂 because I could go on and on.

Enjoy the day!

❤ Brittany

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There’s Someone I’d Like You to Meet…

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Her name is Leena, and she is the latest addition to my shoe collection. Altogether now “Hi Leena!”. The story: I was on Facebook minding my own business when I saw an advertisement for Sole Society, an online shoe store. The shoe featured was a leopard print and pink sandal that resembled the Zara sandal, and I lost it. After exploring the shoes on the website, I settled on these boots because they were more practical, appropriate for the weather, and thought they were just so damn classy. I had to have them. I’m also really into this leather trend as of late because as I”m graduating next year, I’m trying incorporate more mature pieces into my wardrobe. They’re called the “Aster Ankle Bootie” and they come in taupe, black, and charcoal (which features blue suede that I’m just now seeing as I bought these shoes a few weeks ago). The black is sold out, except for size 8 and most of the sizes in the other colors are still available.

I’m really proud of this purchase because they are my first shoes that are genuine leather and genuine suede. These are also my first pair of booties! I feel like a fashion grown-up and I’m content.

❤ Brittany

p.s. When I buy something, I immediately pin it to my “what’s in my closet” board on Pinterest. Check it out!

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