Celebrate the Shoe: Days 5-8

Last week we started celebrating shoes when I realized that I have quite a few more pairs than the average woman.  Here is the latest installment featuring pairs 5-8 of my favorite shoes. You may notice, my heels are getting lower as I creep ever closer to the Boston Marathon (6 days!)  I have to rest my tootsies before the race so here are some of my favorite shorter heels and one pair of flats.

Pair 5: These nude pumps were a Marshall's find last year and I wear them at least once a week spring, summer, fall and winter.  I love their color, rounded toe and comfortable heel.  Last week I paired them with my sale of the century Diane Von Furstenberg floral silk skirt, a billowy shirt and my recently crafted necklace.
Top - San Francisco, Skirt- DVF via Barney's, Shoes - Steve Madden via Marshall's, Bracelets - Filene's Basement, Necklace - DIY

Pair 6: Many years ago I owned a pair of leopard flats that I wore into the ground and mourned when they got a hole too big to ignore. I was unable to replace them until I found these pumps last winter when leopard came back with a vengeance. I bought this reversible scarf at Nordstrom with a gift card a few months ago and decided to pair my leopard pieces together with a bold orange top and harem pants on a cool day last week.
Top - Target, Pants - Ann Taylor Loft, Scarf - Nordstrom, Shoes - Steve Madden

Pair 7:  Don't you love when something you've had your eye on for months suddenly goes on super sale? I do, and that's exactly what happened with these ankle boots.  I scooped these up on Gilt Groupe one day over the winter for $40.  The sweater lining makes them surprisingly comfortable so I paired them with my favorite cozy sweater, holey jeans and printed tank.
Sweater/Tank - Old Navy, Jeans - Ann Taylor Loft, Booties - Plenty by Tracy Reese via Gilt Groupe,  Purse - Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses - Cole Haan, Earrings - Boston, Necklace - Gift from Mom

Pair 8: In my opinion, metallic shoes are a closet staple. They are like the mullet of shoes, business and party all in one look. I wore this mustard and grey look to work, dinner and a friend's birthday last Thursday.  Since my day was going to be super long I needed a comfortable shoe that wasn't a dud at the party that night. This pair did the job just swimmingly.
Cardigan - Marmalade in San Francisco, Shirt - Ann Taylor Loft, Jeans - Old Navy, Shoes - Bass, Necklace - H&M

So I'm curious, are you a heels or flats girl? Or do you switch it up often?  I prefer heels but wear flats when I have long days. I sad to be heel-less currently but I'm trying to rest my Achilles, arches and toes before next Monday's foot torture.

Feel free to link up your favorite pair below! I love seeing fun shoes! 


Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

hey cara! i love all of your shoes. i'm a flat girl. haha they're making them so cute and unique now. that 1st outfit you're wearing is fab.

Anna said...

Oh Cara they're ALL gorgeous. Ive been dying to get my hands on a pair of leapord flats though so I have to say they stand out as favs to me. Love the outfit styling in all the shots too. Goodluck with your marathon. I admire anyone who runs in them - they seem like the hardest thing ever!

Anna xo


Carrie said...

Fantastic shoes! I particularly like the leopard flats - great way to spice up an outfit. Hmm, I'm more of a heels girl (if wedges count as heels?)


Great shoes! I especially love the leopard ones. :)

Rachels Lookbook said...

You definitely have an amazing collection of shoes! :) Love the nude flats and leopard print flats especially! (I personally cannot live without my leopard flats!)

Thanks for your help on my post today! I really appreciate your input :)


Amanda Raborn said...

GIRL! You are running a marathon? I admire you for that! I am trying to get my tail back into training for a half and so far... We're moving a bit slow! That is awesome and I will be thinking about ya this weekend when you're hauling. Love all the shoes! I too am a shoe fanatic... I think it comes with the territory of being female and girly. Love your stripe top with the sweater... Great styling! :) Keep in touch!


Van @ The Clothes We Wear said...

Cara! You look very pretty in the first outfit. That necklace turned out great. I also love the laid back vibe of your Day 7 outfit. The pattern peaking out and the shades of coral are delightful!

Elle Sees said...

I need to,up my shoe collection after seeing yours!

silvergirl said...

Love the leopard flats
I wearnthe heck out of mine

Anonymous said...

When I worked in a corporate environment, I only wore heels. Really high ones too (4+ inches). I felt like I needed a commanding presence in the office.

Now that I moved to California and work from home, I live in flats. They're a million times more comfy. I also lean towards round-toed ones.

hope in high heels said...

Oh, I am a heels-at-work girl (so I can better see eye to eye with the men!) but definitely flats-at-home/on the weekend. Love your collection of flats - those leopard ones can come home with me any time!

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