What's in your closet? This blog's objectives are to share what I have classified as the Nice, No Thanks, Noteworthy, Need and Necessary in our closets in order to be well-dressed. Together we'll discover what women and men are wearing around the world, whether it's fashionable or not. Posts will include choices in different clothing categories and accessories including shoes, handbags, jewelry, scarves and ties and other such accessories.
Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good,
hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at
the end and I'm a big shoe girl.
- Amy Adams
If you're wearing basic black, basic beige,
basic navy, basic brown, basic whatever, or jeans adding a pop of colour "kicks it
up a notch" (with apologies to Chef Emeril Lagasse). The "it" is
your look and there are many who believe that shoes reflect more about your
style than a particular colour you always wear, the statement jewelry or the formality or informality you prefer. Most of my friends, former colleagues, and family would probably say that for me, "it was all about the shoes".
Blake's NICE and my NEED (see NEED in the Heels post February 17, 2012). These are the perfect heels for the little black
dress or the little navy dress or . . . you get the picture. Carly bought these
at Silver in Kelowna, British Columbia. She
likes to wear them with jeans, usually with a satiny shirt in dark gray or
I look at it more as an attitude as opposed to a high-heeled shoe.
NO THANKS: Exact colour match shoes. If you are colour
blocking, clothing and accessories, with three bright colours (you probably
should not do more than three different colour blocks - see colour blocking post) then you will need to
bring balance to the outfit so that you don't look too matchy-matchy with any
one of the colours. Solution: a neutral shoe like black, brown, spectrum beiges or nude.
NOTE-WORTHY: Not quite lime yellowish-green princess heels. These I "found" in one of my stowed away shoe boxes while
looking for my Ferragamo moccasins (see Traditional Flats March 12, 2012 post
for that story). I bought the green look-like-ballerina-flats-but-aren't
shoes in Rome when I was there for a "study tour" in 2004.
NEED: Shoes, boots, sandals, mules, flats, heels in every colour!
shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that
suits all cases.