Friday, January 14, 2011

Tangerine Dreams




























Cardigan and shirt, J.Crew. Skirt and pumps, Banana Republic.


I took a big leap of faith in buying and wearing what I used to refer to as stripper heels. I see now that they are not meant for the exotically inclined, but you have to understand where I was coming from. I have three pairs of shoes that I wear on a daily basis: all ballet flats, all patent leather (for practical reasons), all conservative and severely judgmental. These ladies who lunch have excellent pedigrees but very little tolerance for overt sexiness. They might be persuaded to respect a kitten heel, but a platform pump? Let`s just say she won`t be invited to any of their living room trunk shows.

15 comments:

archives said...

i would wear heels more, but im just awful walking in them! these definitely don't qualify as stripper heels! stripper heels involve straps and clear heels! ;)

From Suns To Moons said...

Yes, Lucite soles perhaps? Like I said, my judgmental flats influenced me.

Kristen said...

Those, my dear, are definitely not stripper heels! I was just thinking how cute they are as I scrolled through your photos. I am normally not a fan of anything stripperesque, but in this case, keep rocking the 'stripper heels'! :p

Emily said...

Oh those boys are amazing!

Alessandra said...

I officially declare you my color inspiration! You always mix bright, beautiful colors in an effortlessly elegant way.
I love your shoes and high heels in general...hope that doesn't make me a stripper!!!

rlutz said...

That shoes are great...round toe, still very sensible.
Love how you wear bright colors...that orange sweater look great on you

angie said...

I knew I was seeing something different in your outfit but I couldn't nail it down. It's the shoes!!!They look sexy but also classy and comfortable! Enjoy wearing them!

MONKEYFACE said...

Oh HECK yes. I'd be feeling a little self-conscious if I were a ballet flat right now.

Your color combos are ingenious - always!

SMASH said...

you straight up look like you walked out of a J.Crew ad! I love the bright cardigan and your ruffled blouse and even those heels! I almost always wear flat shoes or sneakers (I just hate wearing uncomfortable shoes and from my dealings with heels over 2" they're just that: uncomfortable) but I think these heels are totally demure and in a great color :)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Jen HaHA said...

Hi! I know I'm somewhat new reading your blog, buy I just awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award!. I hope you like it!

ching said...

that cardigan is a burst of lovely color.

Mrs. J said...

Lol, those are not stripper heels! I actually think the shoes look great on you. I love that tangerine cardigan, is that a recent purchase??

theputtogethergirl said...

Adorable outfit! I love the orange and blue color combo. And those shoes are awesome. You're ballet flats should be intimidated!

myedit said...

Love the colours of this outfit... though you make me feel quite scandalous about some of my heels if you are calling those pretty shoes stripper heels!!

Miss. Studios said...

these pumps are adorable! I think the color is very unique as well.