July 27th, 2021
Fall Find #2

A New Proper Day Shoe

Sneakers, clogs, slides, and sandals I have aplenty. It’s an updated, proper day shoe that has eluded me for a few years. For a lunch in May I wore a pair of Valentino Tangos purchased in 2012. The Chloé Perry T-strap from 2017 is my alternate to the Tango. I still wear a number of classic Manolo Blahnik styles, they never get tired. And, my new Chanel T-straps with a platform got me reaching for my Saint Laurent Tributes. Old school is great and I’m delighted these shoes have gone the distance, but I’m on the hunt for something new. To be continued.

  • I just archived a number of Tributes for one of my clients, and it brought me right back to 2008!

    Julie AnnJuly 27th, 2021  9:17 AM

  • Great post, per usual! My cousin was hunting for the Valentino Tangos as her “something blue” for her upcoming wedding, but can’t find them anywhere. They are just as good today as they were in 2012. I’m hunting for the Chanel slingback heels as a proper day shoe. Also considering Ann Mashburn’s buckle heel. So chic. Marcheline Isabelle

    Marcheline IsabelleJuly 27th, 2021  9:20 AM

  • The Row – square toe Mary Jane pumps seem like a great proper day shoe…and very “you”.

    KathyJuly 27th, 2021  9:56 AM

  • I forgot to mention how impressed I am with the heel height you’re able to wear. I can’t handle anything over two inches! Marcheline Isabelle

    Marcheline IsabelleJuly 27th, 2021  10:04 AM

  • Swooning at the Chanels!

    disneyrollergirlJuly 27th, 2021  11:05 AM

  • I made a change to the post and added the Chloé T-straps, which I wear often.

    PrestonJuly 27th, 2021  12:10 PM

  • As always, perfection! I love my Saint Laurent tribute slide and sandal. Pretty comfy.
    Manolo heels are such a classic staple too.

    myda y.July 27th, 2021  12:24 PM

  • For me personally high heels still feel dated. Not sure if it’s bc I lived in Paris for a few years and they were completely impractical or if it’s just a personal style evolution. For the last few years I don’t go over 2″ and my friends and I laugh about how we used to live in high heels in the 2010’s.

    Freud of FashionJuly 27th, 2021  2:08 PM

  • You posted a pair of Chanel pumps from their recent show that really stuck in my mind…..

    AnneJuly 27th, 2021  4:09 PM

  • Also cannot wear a heel over 2in anymore, have some black Gianvito Rossi that work for most situations but I do love the Tangos. Will be interested in your picks.

    SueMJuly 27th, 2021  6:13 PM

  • Right now I am into block heels that are 2.5 inches are less. I do love the Tango pumps. For new shoes, the Roger Vivier Belle pumps with the flared heel look nice and seem to be able to be dressed up or down. I’m also more into ankle boots with skirts or dresses for fall.

    RebeccaJuly 27th, 2021  7:16 PM

  • My vote would be for Manolo Blahnik’s Maysale pump in dark blue suede. It is a tailored look, a bit of a loafer in feeling, but more feminine and chic. I think a proper shoe should really have a closed toe and heel; so for me, that eliminates a slingback. I wear the Chanel slingback, but to me it’s not an every day shoe. And although a block heel is comfortable, for me it’s best saved for a summer sandal or a slingback. Kitten heels are always proper. Always. 🙂

    PaulaJuly 28th, 2021  1:38 AM

  • Love your outfit, so neat and wearable.
    I am curious about all the blue boxes on the shelves in the background, are they Smythson?

    AlisonJuly 28th, 2021  4:38 AM

  • I agree with Paula on everything she said but especially about the kitten heels.

    SLFJuly 28th, 2021  7:53 AM

  • Love the comments to this post. I have to agree that a proper shoe has a heel and closed toe. I purchased a cognac T strap oxford from Carmina shoemaker (more known for their fine men’s shoes) that has a 2 inch heel and elegant leather tooling. It’s not a designer name but it’s goes the distance for a quality, every day, season-less shoe,.

    karenJuly 28th, 2021  8:13 AM


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