Clothing

Recent apartments that I have bought

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I don’t know if I can blame how casual the style has become or if I’m the one who’s getting older, but lately I only have eyes for Blueprints. The other day I forced myself to buy some wedges because I have maxi dresses and I need a height that a flat does not give me. The ONLY shoes I’ve bought lately have been flats and sneakers and I’m 100% okay with this. Comfort is key for me these days and each of these are perfect for all day wear. I break down each pair below!

Madewell Adelle Ballerinas

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Usually a mule slide like this is not very comfortable. I find myself swimming in the shoe as I walk, struggling to keep it on. But I love this style of shoe, so I keep going back to it, hoping to find a good one. Well my friends, this is a good one. The Madewell Adelle Ballet Flat is a wonderful little flat that is comfortable and stays in place. It’s nice for spring as it still has closed toes but is open in the back so it feels ready for spring weather. I also love the muted tan color, a bit removed from the rich cognac of seasons past. The leather is soft, but not so soft that it will scratch with immediate use. The inner and upper sole is also lined with leather. They fit true to size, no need to size up or down. My only complaint, as with all mules, there is a bit of a thumping sound when you walk. This one isn’t aggressive, but it’s loud enough to remind you and everyone else that you’re, in fact, here and you’re wearing shoes.

(This week it looks like Madewell is up to 30% off with code HOWFUN!)

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Madewell Jeanne Sling Back Flats

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This pair is exactly what I was looking for this spring. I have a love/hate relationship with Black shoes in the spring because I immediately need them, but they can also ruin a bright spring outfit. Black shoes can start to look heavy with lighter spring styles, but this is the right amount of shoe for spring. I love the Mary Jane style that is coming back (very 90’s), but this is a very nice and subtle version. The square toe isn’t too hard and the straps hit below my ankle so I don’t cut myself weird. Plus, they’re comfortable!The same soft leather we know and love from Madewell. I’d say true to size, too!

(This week it looks like Madewell is up to 30% off with code HOWFUN!)

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Kahmune Kennedy Leather Flat Shoes

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This pair of flats is one that I bought in February for that winter/spring transition. I love the almost chocolate Brown tone of this pair of flats, it feels unique and unlike any other flat I’ve ever owned. When I bought these on Shopbop, I didn’t realize that this brand is a Black/Women owned company whose mission is to bring nude skin tone specific shoes to the industry. I loved the shoe so much that I started researching the brand and was impressed with their selection. On their site they have one of the widest ranges of neutral tones and leather finishes on classic shoes, from heels to flats, that I have ever seen. You can check their website here!

This particular pair fits PERFECTLY true to size. They are extremely well made – think Stuart Wietizman quality for a fraction of the price. This is a wonderfully made pair of shoes if you want a classic for your wardrobe that will last for years.

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Golden Goose low-TOP sneakers

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I’ve been using these on the low-low if you haven’t noticed. I mean, let’s be real: YOU HAVE. Watch. I didn’t want to love these probably overpriced trendy sneakers. But the heart wants what the heart wants. I bought these sneakers for my birthday last year from B (he’s a good listener 😉) and I’ve been amazed at how far I’ve grown into them. I want to wear them constantly and they go with just about everything. Do they live up to expectations? Yes. Are they worth the price? Hard to say. I don’t shy away from designer items, but I do try to be intentional with what I buy. Just like my designer bags, I buy them FOR LIFE. In other words, I am now married to these shoes.

For the actual review: They fit pretty well. I’m a size 10, which is my normal size, but I’d say I fill 99% of the shoe. I didn’t want to take them off long enough to return them so I stuck to this size, but I would say if you are in between sizes go up a half size. I don’t think you want a size bigger because then the heel would be too loose.

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PS: here are some alternatives to this sneaker!

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Veja Rio Branco Shoes

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So I picked these up in January and I’m so glad I snagged them! They are going to be a great spring shoe. They work with Denim (here) or dresses (here) and make a nice lightweight sneaker. As very light, it feels like you are not wearing anything. This color is running out, so if you see it in your size, try to get it!

They fit true to size: I wear my typical size 10. Comfortable, lightweight and great for all day wear if you like chunkier shoes but don’t want the weight.

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