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How much would you guess that you spend on shoes in a year? What about a lifetime? Here are the cold, hard facts: According to a recent study, women will shell out about $24,000 on shoes during their entire life. While you regain your resting heart rate after that shocker, here’s a little breakdown on just how you’ll dish out that much money on shoes alone. Say each pair of shoes costs $52, and estimate that between sandals for summer, heels for work, boots for winter, and occasional special events such as weddings, you’ll accumulate about seven new pairs a year. Multiple that times 67 years of shoe buying, and there goes those 240 hundred dollar bills. Obviously, this number is dependent on your penchant for cheap versus expensive shoes — and if you’re a Louboutin lover, that number’s bound to be thousands of dollars higher. Given my current shoe rack is overflowing with about 30 pairs of heels, flats, wedges, and sandals (not to mention my boot closet), I think it’s safe to say I’ll hit the estimated number, much to the dismay of my boyfriend who just doesn’t get my addiction. [Express UK] Keep reading »
Gold antelope hoof boots! Possibly the grossest thing you’ll see on the internet this week! And it’s only Monday! I thought they were horse hoof boots, but the hoof is split, so maybe they’re antelope hoof boots or deer hoof boots. Either way, they are for sure boots that make me want to barf. Made by Roxanne Jackson. Won’t be wearing. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
We’ve heard about running barefoot, but running in flip-flops? This is a concept we have tested out, but only because we were rushing home after a pedicure, or chasing down the ice cream truck (what?). A company called Invisible Shoes wants to convince you to nix your Nikes on your next jog, and opt instead for these “DIY huaraches.” The super minimalist flip flops are inspired by a traditional Mexican running shoe, and come with a paper thin rubber sole and cord straps you fashion yourself. About as far from your Nike Airs as you can get, the kicks are meant to make you feel like you’re pretty much running barefoot.
Last fall, we had a full-on fashion love affair with oxford shoes. So schoolboy-ish. So versatile. So comfy. Lately, the oxfords have gone into hibernation, and strappy sandals have taken their place. We’ve noticed, however, that a few retailers are still pushing oxfords this season, updating them for summer in a slightly sandal-ized version with cutouts along the sides.
What do you think of these? A silly way to make a trend work in warmer weather? Or a genius solution to missing your preppy kicks? (Honestly, we think they look a little weird … but maybe with the right styling and outfit?) [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
I love shopping, which is a shame because I’ve been a shopping idiot for most of my life. I have lots of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and jewelry. Until recently, though, I was one of those people who never owned any stockings or white cotton T-shirts — yet I had an emerald-colored cocktail dress that matches nothing else in my closet. In the past couple of years, I’ve gotten my closet under control. It’s not more boring, mind you, but I’m at least sticking with a color scheme (navy blue, gold, white, and burgundy) and making sure I have enough basics for layering and matching. Buying plain old cotton shirts isn’t as fun as buying, say, H&M’s bright red bolero from their Garden Collection. But such is life, I guess?
Alas, there’s still more than a few pieces back in the ol’ closet that I’m not sure quite what I was thinking when I bought them. After the jump, allow me to introduce you to the hats, clogs and jackets that don’t match with anything… Keep reading »