lace case

I have wanted to take the plunge on a strappy pair of lace-up heels for a while. Literally my determination to find the perfect pair, especially since I know I’ll be spending a significant amount on them, may be verging on making me a slight head case. While I usually avoid spending large amounts on trendy items, numerous incarnations have shown up on runways in the last few years, and I am starting to think of them as more of a staple item. They look great with a flouncy skirt or dress, and equally chic contrasting masculine items like boyfriend jeans or a leather jacket.

I tried to dip my toe (literally and figuratively, I guess) by purchasing the Prabal Gurung for Target version back in April 2013, per the recommendation of a favorite chic pea, Marlien Rentmeester on Tory Burch’s blog

prabal gurung for target

I have to sheepishly admit, I haven’t had the guts to wear them out. As great as they look in photos, in person…they look cheap. And if I’m completely honest, they remind me of something that would be sold at Frederick’s of Hollywood or another equally seedy store. However, I remain determined to incorporate the look into my wardrobe. I’ve debated the ever-stylish Aquazurras that are sold here, and are featured in about every fashion-y photo on pinterest, and have had similar thoughts about the Valentino Rockstud

But now, with their celebrity status waning, I’m not sure I still want to pull the trigger. Luckily, the J.Crew spring 2014 presentation sent me some divine chic pea inspiration. Meet my latest obsession, and I’m convinced, new sole mate (more shoe puns, sorry, I have to stop)…Sophia Webster. I mean- how cool do these girls look?

jcrew 2014 spring

After the J.Crew inspa I discovered these babies on her website and fell in L-O-V-E.

sophia webster Finn

They’re the perfect mix of ladylike and tough, reminiscent of a Mary Jane or maybe a pair of Victorian lace up boots, but with enough sex appeal to be edgy and stay interesting. Bloggers out there- give me your thoughts- which pair should I spring for?


  1. Sarah Knopf says:

    Love the shoe inspiration!! Definitely want a pair now…

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