Finding Yourself in a World of Options (Fashion & Otherwise) // Shoes I Can’t Wait to Wear This Spring

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Kick-ass Chloe boots from a few seasons ago. Hands down one of my favorite fashion companies ever.

Finding yourself can be like finding the right shoes; oftentimes long-winded and at least a little painful. It can take years.

It’s always worth it though. There’s nothing like stepping into the right pair of shoes or knowing who you are and what you want. In light of yesterday’s holiday, dedicated to womankind, this post is dedicated to why and how you should pursue whatever you want.

Jeffrey Cambell x Anthropologie. I need these in my life.

It took me years to realize it’s okay and cute to wear comfortable shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my towering sexy heels as much as the next fashion-junkie girl. I love my Vikky Soft Pumas maybe just as much though. 

Heaven on your feet & equally cute. Obsessed with this color.

I spent my high school years thinking I had to wear flats or Converse or inexplicably painful sandals almost every day and have the blister scars to prove it. On the other days I’d wear Keds or Vans. Thank God, otherwise the bone on my foot which protrudes would probably be worse off.

If you forgot to get me a birthday present, I’ll take these in an 8 or 8.5 please.

I feel like we as women put ourselves through the hoops to be some better version of ourselves and will stop at nothing. In high school we need to fit into a specific category and be zitless and never boyfriendless. At least that’s how I felt. In college we drink ourselves into oblivion and forge friendships based on shared goals of pushing the boundaries of whatever we couldn’t do in high school. At least, that’s what I did, in addition to really liking college and my classes. (Honestly). After that, we still try to emulate Instagram makeup and hold ourselves to some degree of presentability if we want to retain any hope of making a living and being a contributing member of society.

Free People. Presentable for work yet cute enough to go out.

At every stage in our lives as women we must find our way amongst categories and expectations, career-wise, socially, and yes, even within the realm of fashion. As a teenager, I looked ridiculous some days, and others I could pass for a model in some cool zine. I don’t regret looking ridiculous though. I was finding my voice, my identity, and my fashion sense.

Erdem. Seriously? How can you not be a shoe addict with so many gorgeous options?

I have realized that I need creativity and freedom in my life and I also need comfortable sneakers. To paraphrase Eva Longoria, in college I didn’t know what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I knew what kind of woman I wanted to be. This interesting article/interview is about why Eva decided to get a degree in Chicana/o Studies at CSUN while doing Desperate Housewives. Loved it. That’s my alma mater.

I feel as though fashion gives us the liberty to be whoever we want. Especially during spring, anything goes. One day you can be a futuristic moon dweller, another an austere modern lady in a monochrome utilitarian outfit, and the next an ethereal bohemian princess. I love that. It lets us find play around with who we want to be until we want, and one day we discover who that person was all along. So never stop playing dress up girls. It’s more important than the world thinks. 😉

Love you all,


Bomber Jacket for Winter/ Nod to the 50s

Bomber Jacket for Winter/ Nod to the 50s

Joseph button down shirt

Chloé green jacket
$2,240 –

Black skirt

Christian Louboutin clutch

Christian Dior sunglasses
$735 –

Isaac Mizrahi lipstick

Rebecca Minkoff’s #Seebuywear Collection

Rebecca Minkoff's #Seebuywear Collection

Topshop knit top
$72 –

Hanky Panky lacy lingerie

GANT real leather boots

Topshop stone jewelry
$14 –

Hermès hermes fragrance

Home decor

nyfw 2016 inspired street style

nyfw 2016 inspired street style

Alexander Wang coat
$925 –

Alexander McQueen coin purse
$600 –

Bangle bracelet

Uniforms for Fun

Uniforms for Fun

Relaxfeel wool coat

Black boots

Marc by Marc Jacobs leather handbag
$150 –

Miu Miu sunglasses

Pastel Trench Coats for…

Pastel Trench Coats for...

Look Inspired by Disney’s Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

Look Inspired by Disney's Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

A Mad Tea Party!

A Mad Tea Party!

Almari peter pan collar dress
$45 –

Red coat
$110 –

Jimmy choo shoes

Antique jewelry

Pearl necklace

Locket necklace
$5.65 –

Burberry umbrella
$155 –

STELLA McCARTNEY oversized sunglasses
$355 –

Burberry cashmere scarve
$115 –

Kate Spade hat

Burberry eyeshadow

Clarins lipstick

Deborah Lippmann nail polish
$25 –

Eleanor stuart
$47 –

Royal Albert bone china
$31 –

Inspired by a Girly Babydoll Dress

Inspired by a Girly Babydoll Dress

Dolce Gabbana embellished coat
$2,835 –

Dolce Gabbana black patent mary jane
$1,400 –

Marni earrings
$175 –

Olivia Burton rose gold jewellery
$115 –