12.15.2011

An Outfit Deconstructed...Shoe Edition

So in full disclosure, this entire outfit was about showing you "the shoes"...

Typically I don't get so swoony over a pair of shoes. Don't get me wrong, I like a good shoe, I do, but I usually reserve my sartorial fawning for a necklaces and bags. Necklaces and bags are, without a doubt, my thing.

But these particular shoes are serious happy-makers... Every time I open my closet door and see them perched there amidst a sea of black shoes I smile. (Yes I smile. At my shoes. Is that strange?)

When wearing shoes like this, I think everything else has to sort of fade into the background... They are major (major for me at least -- leopard print! and really high heels) and a little transformative, like the red lipstick of shoes. So to balance things out, I've been sporting them with simple jeans and sweaters or dark tights and conservative dresses...just letting the shoes do their thing.





The Details:

Shoes -- J.Crew
Sweater -- Anthropologie
Jeans -- Gap
Necklace -- Vintage

17 comments:

briannelee said...

Cute shoes! Also love that vintage necklace!

whoorl said...

Why do you do this to me, Joslyn? WHHHYYYYYYYYYY.

insideology.com said...

I love those shoes, they're beautiful. I've just bought some Prada leopard ballerinas in the sale and can't wait to wear them! Totally agree that they need to be worn with a simple, black outfit.

SuchSmallSteps said...

Love the shoes!! I am wearing those same jeans today but mine are much longer- do you buy the petites to get them to be that cute capri length?

Ryan & Tanya said...

Such adorable shoes! I love that the rest of your outfit is monochrome so that the shoes really pop, and that the necklace ties it all together.
Tan
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Stephanie said...

It's so hard to find a tasteful leopard shoe but you nailed it!

I expect to see them at Alt :)

kalanicut said...

Meow kitty, meow.

Nomadic D. said...

They are amazing. And I love them with the cropped jeans. Really reaally making me want to wear heels now...

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Joslyn said...

such small steps -- yep I cut these. I have two pairs...one i kept long and one I cut short to make more casual. these really are the best jeans!

steph -- thanks lady! these are for sure going in the Alt bag ;-)

Sarge in Charge said...

What! That sweater looks so "meh" on the mannequin and so great on you! Also, it looks like a marled grey/black on you but muddy brown on Anthropologie's site. What color is it in person?

Joslyn said...

sarge --
thanks ;-)

they actually have it in muddy brown and marled grey/black. i'm wearing the grey/black one?

colette said...

Which GAP jeans are those? Love them on you!

Joslyn said...

thanks colette!! they're the always skinny jeans from gap. i cut this particular pair...

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

Those are some gorgeous and sexy shoes!!

Caitlin said...

Love this outfit Jos - simple and chic.

Kelly and Kelly said...

gorgeous shoes!!

REESHELL said...

ugh! i want your outfit!

xo