Ever since I saw photos of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Princess Kate to us simpletons), step out in those classic nude L.K. Bennett London pumps I flipped for this ultra modern and feminine brand of shoes, handbags and clothing. One of the most popular designer brands in Europe, L.K. Bennett London is quickly storming the United States to keep up with the insatiable demand of style-savvy American women. Their latest debut…a stunning new boutique at Beverly Center in Los Angeles (with a highly anticipated opening party that I’m excited to be hosting tonight) right near Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Louis Vuitton. At last, we can finally get our hands on this must-have line. I’m loving way too many of their shoes so let me focus on those for now (I’ll get to the handbags and shoes next time): The Palma Patent Leather Strappy Sandal in Clay (this color has “wow” written all over it), Dahlia Printed Criss-Cross Sandal (double whammy – flirty and feminine), Pacific Patent Leather Bow Slingback in Blush (make the Ladies Who Lunch jealous with these), Orchid Embroidered Leather Sandal designed by London-based style icon Caroline Issa (the removable pom-poms alone!), and of course the royal favorite – Sledge Patent Leather Heel (wear these with anything). What makes me smile even more is that these shoes are made well and they wear well, which means they’ll last. And, for a coveted luxury brand they’re priced right too (an average of $350 a pair)… now that’s what you call living happily ever after!
It’s only in the last year or so that I’ve truly taken the plunge and dabbled with wearing flats. Have always been a heel or wedge kinda girl. Challenge was I couldn’t find any flats that were truly comfortable. The different styles I tried either dug a welt into the back of my heel (due to the popular elastic backing that clearly doesn’t work for me) or gave my toes quite a beating. Things changed when I slipped into these flats by Chloe. First of all, I fell hard for the flirty and feminine scalloped edge. And finally, at long last, these babies are comfortable! Must be the buttery soft leather (and fine craftsmanship, of course). Starting at $450.00 a pop they’re an investment, but after a several year hunt for cute, cozy, quality flats (and many battered piggys later), I’m completely at peace with it. Plus, I also found this eye-catching scalloped style by J. Crew for $158.00. They’re not quite as comfy-cozy as the Chloe but they’re comfy enough! And I’m smitten with the fresh color combo and mix of suede with a touch of patent leather on the trim. Smiles all around!
Photo credits from top to bottom: NeimanMarcus.com and JCrew.com
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When I stumbled upon SeaVees footwear I immediately knew I had just found the go-to shoe for every guy I know. The company motto is Authentic California and that says it all – these stylish kicks are definitely the epitome of cool, casual chic. Plus, they’re insanely comfortable – bingo! I know this because they make shoes for women too (thank you) and I have a hard time taking them off, especially the Baja Slip On in Tapestry (a fun blue shade to jazz up any cozy look). Plus, these guys know craftsmanship – the shoes are made really well. I’m into the Army Issue Low Flannel in Military Olive for the gents – they work with jeans of course, and look darn cute when worn with a dressier pant and a button down. Their boots are not to be missed either. Quality + Cool = Love.