Have you heard that Paolo Nutini song? I love it. It makes me so happy. I love Paolo Nutini. I’m so confused by how little real fame he got. Jenny was/is like my favorite song ever and his album was SO GOOD and so beautiful. “These Streets” makes me cry every time and and Last Request is also so sweet and melancholy. It’s so weird nobody knows him and he got zero radio play except for maybe 2 weeks of Jenny Don’t be Hasty.
(haha sexy Aquaphor next to the shoes huh. Wtf was I thinking taking this photograph with that in it).
ANNNNNNNNNYWAYS his new shoes song makes me smile and perfectly captures how I feel about these bad boys.
I debated buying them for 2 months because I’ve been trying to not spend, and the true test of when you need something (not ‘need’ like food/water/shelter, obviously..), is when weeks..and weeks go by, and you literally CANNOT stop thinking about the item. After 2 full months of thinking about them I was finally like, ok you need the fucking shoes. And, I found them on “6pm.com” for 80 bucks versus the $140 they were sold at everywhere else! I really like 6PM.com, they always have what I’ve been debating buying for months and it’s always cheaper than everything else. I’d first discovered them on the adorable blogger Grace Atwood behind Stripes and Sequins. I saw this outfit and was like I. NEED. THOSE. SHOES.
I loooooooooooooooooooove metallic-strip shoes, they’re just cool and sexy. (This makes my third pair of shoes that have a silver metallic strip), the first behing these D’orsay ones that I wore here:
Damn I love me a shoe that has a silver metallic strip.
The second I got the Sam Edelman’s, I was so excited by how versatile they are.
The chunky light-leather heel and straps make them casual enough to literally wear to a work meeting (like Grace did above, with cute jeans a blazer etc.), or to a casual dinner with jeans, or with a sexy mini skirt and actually….OUT. I tried them on with different outfits because I want to wear them with everything. Behold– two pseudo casual options, and two SEXAY options. Every day I feel something different. Sometimes I want to slouch out with jeans and oversized sweaters and sometimes I want to embrace summer and bare those arms and legs. While they’re still tan and I still can.
Casual #1, with olive-colored cargo skinnies, a slouchy white tee and chain purse (ugh- nevermind the pile of clothes on the chair back there- this was before we transformed our place!– the point is just that they look really cute with cargo skinnies which are casual-cute and balance out the sexy metallic)
SEXAY #1- For a NIGHT OUT.
Casual #2- slightly distressed jeans with slouchy sweater (it has hints of metallic thread which I love)
SEXAY #2– Skin-colored American Apparel cotton one-shoulder dress + gold cuff + the shoes
My favorite is the hot pink mini skirt with the black-and-white. Sometimes summer nights just need a tight, hot pink, bandage mini skirt with metallic heels and a black-and-white tanky blouse. I mean, you know?
They are the Sam Edelman Yelena shoe and they actually still have them on 6pm.com in almost every size except for 7! So here is the link if you want them: http://www.6pm.com/sam-edelman-yelena