I’m thrilled for cooler fall weather AND footwear. I highlight a lot of Zara shoes in my Weekly Shoe post so it is no surprise that I’m picking another Zara item this week. Two, in fact. Zara has a great shoe selection at affordable prices so I don’t feel bad wrecking them on the City streets. One drawback of inexpensive shoes is comfort…I wouldn’t choose a towering stacked heel from Zara but I would purchase a wedge. Wedge heels are my favorite walking shoe because they’re comfortable and still give you height and a sexy leg–without regular trips to the podiatrist.
I picked two Zara suede wedge shoes for early fall–before the snow and sleet come to corrode your soles (although the rubber crepe wedge should withstand the salt.) The first shoe is the Crepe Wedge Ankle Boot, available in two colors shown; and the second shoe is the Zip-up Wedge Ankle Boot, also available in two colors… and the BEST PART… They are available for order online now in the U.S. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Honestly with this rain? and the HEAT… I can’t even handle it. The cross-walk water-ways are too huge to hurdle–so forget flesh-exposing footwear. Normally I would throw on the Hunter Wellies but knee-high boots in August are just plain swampy. And the rubber ballet flats are a joke–have you seen what’s floating in the curbside run-off? Do you want that garbage squishing between your toes? Didn’t think so.
I need something all-weather appropriate. I love Hunter boots so I think investing in the short version is a sensible choice for warmer temperatures. You can even wear them into the fall to show off the last bit of your tan with shorts, layers and an obnoxiously fluffy scarf. And don’t forget the hispter hat.
The wedge option is great to flatter the legs. Might as well direct the attention to your tones thighs and AWAY from your frizzy mop and greasy t-zone. We’ve all been there.
If you choose to stick with the traditional boots–use Kate Moss or Angelina Jolie as style inspirations.
Anyone who gets to stand to half-naked Brad Pitt (let alone sleep next to him) is an inspiration to me.
How delicious are these Buckskin Wedges from Zara? I love them. I could kiss them. I don’t even know if they’re comfortable shoes but I think wedges usually are. What I do know is that I have no money for frivolous things even if they are from Zara and are under $100, I have to say NO! No Julie! Put that wallet away. No, NO, no…get back here with those credit cards! (just kidding, I actually don’t have credit cards anymore for just this reason.)
Side note, can we just take a moment to give Zara some credit. They have great stuff and they’re really not super expensive. My friend Brianne is always telling me (and blogging) about Zara…for her, for her husband and especially for her son Ryder (who is going to be a big brother soon!)
In the theme of footwear (the site is wear comfortable shoes after all) I will post a weekly shoe observation/suggestion/mention/lust/eye-roll… you get it. I have been leaning my wardrobe towards leisure living as of late. Relaxed fabrics and colors, simple basics, nothing complicated. Obviously, this is not exactly a departure from my normal style except that fabrics and colors are softer for spring and summer. Black still dominates my daily duds but I can’t really get around that….I’m a native New Yorker for Christ’s sake.
My latest lust is the timeless Espadrille wedge. I want simple beige and black, closed-toe, ankle wrap. AND I don’t want to spend a lot of money. (I mean, I want to but I can’t.)
I found these at Forever 31 (yes, that’s THIRTY-ONE as in the age I will be in two months.)
Of course I love these traditional J.Crew Espadrilles and loooove the Lanvin wedges but Forevs31 rings in at a cushy $24.80 sooooo I think I’ve found my winner. Besides…city walking really takes a toll on the soles and it’s much easier to toss a pair of $25 shoes covered in a summer of sidewalk soot.