Sweet Stuff: Pons Avarcas

I have major shoe envy right now. After seeing these Pons avarcas on D E S I G N L O V E F E S T and Oh Joy!, I must have a pair.  The bronze and gold pairs, specifically.

pons avarcas with strap bronze

P.S. There once was a lady who lived in her shoes

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Splurge vs. Steal: Silver Metallic Oxfords

I’ve been holding out for just the right pair of oxfords and while I love the look of a tan or cognac leather that will only get better with time (style stolen from the men’s section), I also love the idea of something that stands out a bit more.  I’ve had my eyes on these J. Crew beauties, but the price tag is a bit much.  I’m sure the quality is fantastic, though. I could live in my bronze  J. Crew loafers — they’re the first shoes I go to in the morning but since these are such statement shoes, I don’t know that I’d wear them as often (though, they’d spark up just about any outfit if you’re looking for a good excuse to splurge!).  Luckily, the other day my friend Kacee from Life With Lipstick On (you may also know her as the beauty genius of Kacee Geoffroy Makeup Design) was featured on Inspired by This and included a similar pair from Zara for about one-third of the price! Yahoo!

In any case, here are two darling choices if you’re in the market for some shiny new soles:

jcrew mirror metallic oxfordMirror Metallic Oxford | J. Crew
zara silver metallic oxfordPatent Blucher | Zara