The magazine was no help in providing a source or a designer, but thanks to the wonderful thing called the interwebz, I was able to locate them. A quick type of a few keywords into shopstyle.com and I learned they were Kate Spade Brook Espadrilles ($225). I'm not surprised (though my wallet was hoping they were from Old Navy).
|just. so. pretty.|
I started browsing through Kate's other offerings and within 3.2 seconds, I found a total of three pair that I was completely in love with.
|All images: Kate Spade|
I got to thinking that these would be the perfect shoe wardrobe for a long weekend getaway to someplace special. If I couldn't pull the trigger on buying my fantasy shoes (at least, not yet), I thought I would daydream about the fantasy vacation I would take them on. Isn't that what lazy Saturday mornings are for?
So then I jumped over to Polyvore -- have you ever played with this nifty little site? It basically allows you to play editor/stylist/art director and curate your own little collections. I decided I wanted to take my three pair of shoes to Palm Springs, so I dropped them on the canvas and started building some looks. Here is what I came up with:
The shoes are definitely the stars! The dream wedges pair perfectly with a black bikini (if I'm going to fantasize...), the world's most glamorous cover-up, and an obnoxiously expensive beach bag. The espadrilles are perfect with a little shift dress for an afternoon of shopping for mid-century treasures and gawking at amazing architecture. And the pink sparkly heels get dressed up with a fancy black blouse and skinny jeans -- probably a little fussy for Palm Springs, but sometimes I like to be a bit overdressed.
Thanks for coming with me on my silly little fantasy. Now that I have the wardrobe planned, I think I am going to have to plan a trip to Palm Springs...maybe that would be a good reward for completing my first half marathon? I'm going to start putting my pennies in the trip/shoe fund!