variations on the style uniform lately…
trio crossbody bag // object + totem necklace
fact: i think everyone needs a pair of chic strappy stilettos for nights out and special events. these fall into the 'wildcard' category: shoes that add that little extra to whatever you're wearing.
my interest was piqued when i spotted these Jeffrey Campbells on sale. (for the nights when you're feeling a bit Bowie, these hologram versions are pretty rad too.) JC shoes tend to be trendy, at times over-the-top fetishistic, but these remind me of a more classic mainline Marant or Givenchy. i like that they're versatile enough to go with tees and cuffed jeans or add a little edge to a classic sheath dress.
so, wildcard purchase for fall wardrobe planning crossed off my list.
my review: they're true to size, the leather feels substantial (not flimsy like many other brands at this price point), and they're comfy right out of the box, no breaking in needed. the heel is just high enough to be chic without sacrificing walkability, and the insole is nicely padded. the two ankle straps on top have a velcro closure. as someone who generally detests velcro on footwear, i actually didn't mind and don't think it detracts from the luxe vibe of the shoes. the straps provide a secure and comfy fit, so a nice mix of form and function there. overall, thumbs up!
do you have any wildcard shoes?