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January 26, 2012

Shoe Confessions

floral garland, Unif the robe in bouquet, crochet dress, H&M fox handbag, Los Angeles fashion blog, southern California fashion blog

Unif the robe in bouquet, crochet dress, Bakers Showdown boots, H&M fox handbag, Los Angeles fashion blog, southern California fashion blog

Unif the robe in bouquet, crochet dress, Bakers Showdown boots, Los Angeles fashion blog, southern California fashion blog

floral headband garland, Unif the robe in bouquet, crochet dress, Los Angeles fashion blog, southern California fashion blog

crochet dress, Bakers Showdown boots, fringe ankle boots, Los Angeles fashion blog, southern California fashion blog

Unif the robe in bouquet, crochet dress, Bakers Showdown boots, H&M fox handbag, Los Angeles fashion blog, southern California fashion blog

Dorothy Perkins floral garland, Solemio crochet dress (dream version), UNIF the robe in floral bouquet (similar), Bakers Showdown boots (similar style by Sam Edelman here or in 4 colors here), and H&M fox handbag


Fashion for me is often about playing a role and channeling a very specific source of inspiration.  This look has bohemian written all over it, and my inspiration came from the Threadsence Zodiac lookbook in addition to a visit to Free People, where I admired a few crochet dresses last weekend. The boots are a comfortable addition to my arsenal of comfortable throw-on-and-go ankle boots.  (You may have seen similar boots that I have in black and in blush, and this rust pair completes the trio.)

Since I seem to get frequent comments and questions about my shoe collection, I'll answer a few of the most common things that I'm asked:

How many pairs of shoes do you have? I haven't counted, but I'm guessing it's over 100. Yes, I'm a shoe addict.
How do you store your shoes? I use plastic stackable racks from Target, and my bedroom floor accommodates the closet overflow, although everything stays organized.
How high are your highest heels? My Steve Madden Collosul boots are about 6.5".  The high platform makes them stable and easy to walk/dance in, so they're more like 4" heels.
What are your favorite shoe trends for spring? I'm loving pumps right now, especially Mary Janes, pointy, kitten-heeled, and glittery ones.  Neon accents, color blocking, and snake prints are also on my radar.
Do you have a favorite pair? My Ashish for Topshop zebra wedges from 2009 are near and dear to my heart. They never fail to elicit a variety of comments from strangers.
Are there any shoes you won't wear? Oddly enough, I've always found flip flops to be uncomfortable.
What's your favorite go-to bootie? Right now my black Sam Edelman Louie boots are in heavy rotation due to their comfort and versatility.
What are your favorite stores for bargain shoes? GoJane and Urbanog take the cake for trendy and affordable shoes, and they always have an extensive selection of new arrivals.

So if you're a fellow shoe addict, let me know your shoe confessions in the comments: how do you store your shoes, how many pairs do you have, and what's your favorite pair/brand?

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