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?

4 comments: 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!