Monday, April 2, 2012

My Quest For The Perfect Shoe: Purple, Pink, and Floral

Friends, we have finally reached our last post of the shoe extravaganza!  Are you disappointed?  Mildly relieved?  A little bit of both?  I am pleased as punch at all the enthusiasm for shoes out there in the sewing blogosphere!  I always thought that my love affair with shoes was a bit out of the ordinary so it's nice to know I am among friends :)

Without further ado, here are the last of the pretties:

Grape Patent Shelby heel by Gabriella Rocha

Grape. Patent. Leather.  Classic, colorful, and still dark enough to wear to work.  I could easily get away with rocking these at the office, so they are a safe choice, but if I can be bolder with my color choice, I will go that route instead.

These floral Hush Puppies high heels are glorious! Seriously.  It's like having a garden on your feet.

 John Fluevog Memories Hi: Treasury in Pale Pink

I love John Fluevog's t-strap heels.  A bit on the expensive side, but the craftsmanship and style are gorgeous... and the detailing?  Don't get me started!

Purple Cybill Hush Puppies heels...

The color!  The cut-outs!  The knot on the toe!  Lovely and versatile, I think.

pale pink Unzue t-bar low heels. These come in red, too, and the added bits of silver and cream are so precious.  I would be afraid to wear these, though, since I am VERY hard on shoes and the darker the shoe is, the less likely that I will notice any scuffs or whatnot.

Hush Puppies Cherie Heels

Yes, they come in purple, too.  LOVE.

John Fluevog Bellevues: Belle Star

OK.  These have been in my shopping cart more than once.  Possibly twice.  Can you blame me, though?  

John Fluevog Operettas: Malibran

A fabulous Mary Jane variation with some lovely burgundy stitching detail!

John Fluevog Second Miracles: Rhon

I realize these are high heels without any straps added, but since I was on a Fluevog kick, I thought I would add them anyway for your viewing pleasure!

Friends, we have come to the end of our shoe journey ... for today.  This may be a topic to revisit every few months as the bold colors I pick for Spring and Summer may not carry over well into Autumn and Winter.  We may need black, brown, and gray posts for those seasons, don't you think?  And burnt orange.  Possibly hunter green.  And there I go again...

Did you have any favorites that stood out to you?  Or some that you have put in your shopping carts for future purchases?  Let me know what you think!

Have a fantastic day all, and thanks for all of your comments!


  1. Those floral court shoes look like something out of Marie Antoinette's closet! In costume class, we'd have found a similar shape in a modern shoe, then glued floral fabric on it, to cover whatever hideousity lurked beneath.

    1. I think we did that to in the costume shop I worked in! I always forget things like that, but it would be great to replicate these shoes without breaking the bank. There's a probably a shoe covering tutorial somewhere on the internet ... thanks for the reminder!

  2. I think the floral ones are my favorite of this bunch.

    1. Aren't they stunning??? They are completely out of my size, but I felt like I needed to include them because they were so amazing!

  3. OMG those floral shoes!!! I want!!!!!!

  4. Oh my goodness, woman, you have excellent taste in shoes! I´ve just gone through all of these lovely shoe-posts of yours, and how can one decide when so many pretty shapes and colors are distracting a poor shoe-lovers eyes. Sigh. Good luck! :-)

    1. Thanks, my dear!! It's been so much fun searching for shoes, but ugh, how to choose?! I think I'll need to take a break and come back with fresh eyes! :)

  5. OMG floral shoes. I have a serious floral shoe problem. I only own about ten pairs of shoes right now and easily half of them have flowers on them. At least half.

    It's a sickness.

    1. I had a pair of cheap floral shoes from Payless, and they crumbled and disintegrated after a year. No idea. It was like they withered and died. Maybe I should have watered them?