Blue and Green

August 16, 2011 in Elizabeth and James

I’ve never bought anything Elizabeth & James before, mostly because its too expensive. During my recent shoe obsession, I came across these on 6pm (of course) at 80% off. I don’t know why I ordered them, but I did. Maybe its because they’re designed by MKA Olsen and I’ve had a recent obsession with their style?
Overall, the quality of this shoe is great. Its such a beautiful piece. They’re not as comfortable as I’d like, but I might be willing to give them a shot anyways with hopes that they’ll stretch out just a bit. The only other negative is how slippery they are. These definitely require one of those sticky sole covers to prevent falls! Sorry I look so sleepy- only two more weeks of surgery.

Blouse: Ann Taylor; Cardigan: J. Crew; Shorts: Forever21, Shoes: Elizabeth & James

Brick in the Background

August 15, 2011 in Anthro

I remember looking at this shirt on the Anthro website earlier this year and never pulled the trigger, although I cant remember why. Probably because I’d overspent my budget again, lol. Anyway, I saw it on Ebay for less than $20 and figured that this time I’d give it a shot. It really is beautiful. I think it’ll look great under cardigans in the winter, too. Since its so feminine, and because its beautiful outside today on my wonderful post-26-hours day “off”, the brick background seemed perfect. Next month when everything slows down, I plan on looking for some better settings. My living room is getting a bit boring!

Matt Bernson Waverly Flats & Espadrilles

August 12, 2011 in Matt Bernson

I think I’m going to give up wearing anything other than flats for a while. My feet are constantly sore from my regular 12 hour days and weekly/ biweekly 28 hour “days.” After my last 28 hour shift, I came home slightly delirious and extremely foot-sore and went onto There are just so many choices out there for footwear. I ended up buying three pairs (five, if you count the ugly Danskos I got):

Matt Bernson Waverly in Bronze Antique (also in Nude Veg from Amazon), 7

  • ¬†What swayed me to go for Matt Bernson Flats is the elastic, cushy heel as well as the extremely supple-looking leather. They also have the simple, chic look, similar to the Tory Burch Eddie or Lanvin flat. I’m a size 6 but have found that my shoes that run large are significantly more comfortable to wear for the whole day. Since reviews said that these run 1/2 size small, I ordered one full size up. Aaaaannndd… I LOVE them. Love. These are the most comfy flats I have tried on. I had no heel discomfort, no toe squishing (like I get with Revas), no funny blisters… nada. I’m debating getting these in every color. They look fine- very plain. I like the sparkly ones a lot. I’ll take full outfit pictures soon so you get a better idea of how they look.

Matt Bernson Waverly Espadrilles in Truffle, 6

  • At about $28, these seemed like a great buy. I wanted them for the same reason as the regular MB waverly flats, and because they had a subtle unique feel to them. The only drawback was that they are a spring/summer/fall shoe only (or they should be, right?). But for the price I figured I’d get enough wear this season, and could just pull them out again next year. I do wish these were a size 6.5 because the 6 is a bit snug, but hopefully they’ll stretch out. These seem to run a 1/2 size bigger than the regular Waverly’s.