Shoes That Shine

Aldo Cicci Heels

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m hard on shoes. I wear them into the ground, and my mom will tell you that I take terrible care of them. Up until a few years ago, I was pretty practical when it came to my shoe preferences. I’d have one go-to shoe for each “category” in life, and it got the job done. A black heel, some Tory Burch flats (those things are workhorses), a bootie and some summer wedges and sandals. They were all cute shoes, but obviously I never gave myself a lot of options, making it almost impossible to not be hard on them.

Cream Leather Jacket

BaubleBar Necklace

Once I started my blog and got into the real estate business, I realized it was time to start branching out and expanding my shoe collection. Of course, I was more than happy to partake in this closet expansion. I still have my go-to practical shoes for day to day activities, but I’ve also added some more fun options to my repertoire. That’s where these gold block heel sandals from ASOS come into play. They’re Aldo, but I saw them on ASOS’ site and had to have them. I actually have an almost identical ASOS brand pair that are metallic green. There’s something about a block heel that just sucks me in instantly. They are so much better than a traditional stiletto, and I frankly feel like my odds of face-planting drop significantly when I opt for a block heel.

While these definitely aren’t everyday shoes (can you imagine me showing houses in these things?), they’ve been a lot more versatile than I ever imagined. They’re great for a sleek look like this, or to add some glam to a dressy, feminine look (I wore them to a wedding recently with a bright yellow dress).

I thought these shoes went perfectly with this casual but sleek summertime look. This cream colored faux leather jacket from Free People is the most comfortable and well-fitting thing I’ve worn in awhile. It’s structured, but still lets me move around and not feel restricted. I paired it with the most perfect black skinny jeans from Banana Republic. Seriously, if you’re in the market for ankle length black pants, you need these in your life!

Aldo Gold Cicci Heels

BaubleBar Statement Necklace

Can you believe June is almost over? It just hit me this week when I heard someone mention the date, and it freaked me out. I always dream of summer, and now that it’s here I feel like it’s already slipping away. It’s kind of a double edged sword, because I’m so busy with work that I don’t have much free time lately. On the flip side, if I had a ton of free time on my schedule, I would feel like I wasn’t doing enough. Does anyone else have these internal battles with themselves on a daily basis? It’s exhausting! It could be much worse, and I’m grateful that these are the “issues” I have to stress about. As long as I make it to the pool more than one time this summer, I’ll be a happy girl. Is it obvious what my favorite season is?

Casual Summer Outfit Ideas

Black Skinny Jeans

Gold Block Heel Sandals | Free People Faux Leather Jacket

Banana Republic Skinny Jeans | BaubleBar Necklace (similar) | Boohoo Sunglasses c/o (similar)


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  2. Grace Silla

    That’s exactly how I was. I had a brown pair and a black pair of shoes for winter and a few sandals here and there for summer. My shoes never lasted long and looked terrible pretty quickly. Now it’s easy to balance how much I wear each shoe and thankfully, they stick around a bit longer! Love this outfit!



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