12.07.2011

Wednesday's Wardrobe: Blue Suede Shoes

Sorry for the delay on Wednesday's Wardrobe, would you believe I burned the entire palm of my hand cooking dinner last night? No? Believe it, I tried to type this up and kept yelping in pain! All good tonight, so here it goes...

Elvis* and I could have been friends.  We both love(d) dancing, peanut butter banana sandwiches, donning leather and blue suede shoes.  While I don't own loads of leather/suede I do occasionally indulge in a rich, buttery piece of leather or a bold suede piece.  Most often my cow products or vegan takes on said products are in the form of a shoe, jacket or purse. So, here are a few suede/ vegan leather items in my closet.

I wore this last week when it was still warm enough to forget tights for another day. You cannot tell but the neckline of this top is almost stained glass like, i.e subtly sheer in spots. Also, if you've never tried Dansko clogs, I highly recommend them.  The arch and heel support is top notch, and a pair will last you forever, or six years, whatever comes first.

Shirt - Target, Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft, Shoes - Dansko, Headband - Gift via Nordstrom, Earrings- Ireland

most comfortable shoes ever, they are my favorite post-marathon shoes! 

I wore this dress to work this week.  I love the big buttons, color blocking and subtle nod towards mod.  I tried to pair it with chevron tights and booties for a subtle nod to the 1960s.  These suede booties have become a quick favorite as they are comfortably classic but also on trend with the season's loafer/oxford/menswear-inspired footwear.
Dress - Maggy London via Nordstrom, Turtleneck - Target, Tights - Filene's Basement, Shoes - DSW, Bracelet - Provincetown, MA.




I wanted this vegan leather skirt the second I saw it on Gilt Groupe but it was gone by the time I tried to purchase it at 12:04pm.  Does anyone else have these issues on Gilt Groupe?  Anyway, I received an email from Gilt during a break from jury duty last week stating that my skirt was now available. I scooped it up and have loved it since I took it out of the box.  The elastic waist (awesome-town), pleats and superior comfort can't be touched.  It's such an easy piece to dress up or down.  I intend to dress it up for holiday gatherings over the next two weeks.

Cuffed Shirt/Striped Shirt - Old Navy, Vegan Leather Skirt- Free People via Gilt Group, Pantyhose  - ?, Shoes - Tory Burch via Nordstrom, Black Pearl Earrings - Gift from Parents, Pearl tin cup necklace- Gift from Husband



*So we're clear, I'm talking about early 1950's cuffed jeans, striped tee, leather jacket Elvis, not bloated Vegas jumpsuit Elvis.

With that, have a good weekend. We're on a quest for the perfect tree this weekend, finishing the Jingle Bell 8k race and all sorts of other fun stuff.  Have a good weekend everyone!

8 comments:

Style Journey said...

LOVE your mod looking dress. The way you styled it is absolutely adorable. Have fun Christmas tree hunting :)

Anna said...

The last outfit is particularly nice - I like the preppy chic vibe the stripes and pearls give off. I also like your dress; the big buttons add character to it (and the color blocking is very nice too).

Random question - is the black fridge from Frigidaire? If it is we're fridge twins.

Bravoe Runway said...

Cara you look fantastic in all of these outfits! You know I love that free people skirt, I am so glad you got it and can't wait to see more looks from you! Sorry to hear about the burnt hand incident :(

SassyUptownChic said...

Omg'd Cara your hand! Total Ouch! Feel better girl! Not only do I like your suede shoes, but also the outfits. Girl that dress is just too sweet! Looks adorable on you. Love the buttons and blocking on it. I just LOVE textured tights. I think that's herringbone you're wearing. Looks great on you. That long necklace is fab. Take care and Have a wonderful weekend girl. ((HUG))
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Outside Looking In said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I love your blog and am your newest follower....I'm also a runner and am drooling for that Tollhouse Pie!

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Anne said...

I love your headband! Hope you have a fantastic weekend:)
~Anne

Jen Umm said...

great inspiration! love the first pic!
thanks for sharing!

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Bonnie said...

Bahahaha. Not bloated Elvis -- So glad you made this clear. :) I love the blue suede shoes. I don't know if I have ever seen a real pair of these. You, my dear, look adorable in them.

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