July 31st, 2013

“You make my heart sing”

These Valentino pumps are the number one item on my must-buy, will-wear-forever list. I spied them in the pre fall 2013 collection lookbook and have been waiting for Net-a-Porter to get them in.

Evening wear is always a bit of a bugaboo for me. I’m not comfortable wearing the same dressy dress to numerous events where I invariably see the same people. Shoes are another story. Paired with a simple dress or tuxedo pants, these are perfect for repeat wearing.

I buy 1/2 size larger.


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Linen-blend culottes


Crossover velvet flatform sandals


GV3 small textured-leather and suede shoulder bag


Almeria leather wedge espadrilles


Patch-pocket cotton coat


Bilbao mini tote


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  • Love your blog, its the only one I follow, but this square low heel looks granny to me. I’ll admit that I’m not the most fashion forward but I need to see these in context to understand how they will work.
    Keep inspiring, surprising and … Oh I think I just got it… Think Alexa Chung…non?… Now I’m with you x

    MaybeidontgetitJuly 31st, 2013  8:35 AM

  • Too funny! I just saw these this morning on Net-A-Porter before coming here. My first thought was ‘yum’! I hope you enjoy!

    LisaJuly 31st, 2013  11:09 AM

  • Such an intriguing shoe. Definitely intended to be kept and worn for years.

    AprilJuly 31st, 2013  12:27 PM

  • I love them, they are a comfortable height and have a sophisticated youthfulness. Shoes are my definite weakness as I totally agree with you about being able to wear them repeatedly rather than my dresses. I’ve invested in a couple of pairs with the same low square heels and some sort of strap either at the ankle or across the foot.

    silkpathdiaryJuly 31st, 2013  2:52 PM

  • Classic.

    PindaAugust 4th, 2013  1:34 AM

  • I bought these last season in the sparkly charcoal. Love them but admit this lace version is spectacular. The style is so comfortable for a dress shoe. I no longer wear heals over two inches so this is the perfect evening shoe in my book. Spot on, Preston! ( love your blog!)

    PaulaAugust 4th, 2013  9:00 AM


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