Thursday, October 7, 2010

Things I Love Thursday: RED!

For most of my early 20s, I wore big black shoes and I owned a black skirt, black pants, and a few nice shirts to go with them. I was the girl who showed up at clubs in Boston with ripped jeans and t-shirts, so to say I was lacking style would be just a wee bit of an understatement.

When I started to earn more money and hang out with more fashionable people, I began to see the need for color. I still kept my black pants, of course. A girl needs her black pants, right? But I started to figure out ways to accessorize.

It all started with a pair of purple shoes (hey, I was ahead of the purple trend) from DSW. After wearing them twice and getting insane compliments, I became obsessed with shoes, and particularly DSW. I relied on DSW to show me what was fashionable until I developed my own style (Um, I’m still working on that).

So I was psyched to see red EVERYWHERE on a recent trip and I splurged (for me, spending more than $30 on shoes is a splurge) on these two shoes.

What do you wear to dress up your staples? Do you use shoes or other accessories to dress something up or down?


Anonymous said...

Hahaha...I usually try not to spend more than $30 on shoes either! My accessories are usuallly pretty static, but purses are my poison of choice when it comes to making a statement.

Cute picks!

Kristy said...

Love them, I think they are adorable. And you really can wear them with more things than you think at first!

Name: Holly Bowne said...

I love DSW as well! It's awesome! I often feel I lack a definite style--unless comfy pajama pants and a sloppy T-shirt is stylish. But when I go out, I do love a good (fake) pashmina! I've got several colors and I always feel much more chic when I have one on.

Amanda said...

I have tons of shoes and costume jewelry and use them to dress plain tshirts up all the time! I also have a black dress I love to dress up with's just enough accent! I love those shoes -- both pairs!