It’s here! Summer! Yeeesssss! Here’s a little something to get you in the mood.
I trust by now you’ve found the first ingredient to your summer shoe wardrobe, and are ready for shoe number two: the ballet flat. I’ve never met a ballet flat I didn’t like, and that goes double for the Panther. It has everything one would need in a so called basic shoe- the prints! The colors! The comfort! This is the shoe you will want to buy in multiple colors, and wear with every single item in your closet. The Panther transitions effortlessly from day to evening, and from spring, to summer, to fall. Trust me, you need a pair. Or three.
No? Well we’ve got you covered! Simply follow this four part recipe for perfectly dressed tootsies all summer long. You will need to cover the four basic summer shoe groups; flat sandal, ballet flat, work heel, and- last but certainly not least- a party heel!
First up, the flat sandal, featuring the Panthea and the Pansy. This is an essential ingredient in the summer shoe wardrobe, and will probably be your most oft worn pair. Try them with everything from cut off denim to flouncy florals, and don’t forget your bright pedicure! Both of these lovelies have an ankle strap, which is key. You already know this if you’ve ever tried running, skipping, dancing, cartwheeling, or anything other than walking in a straight line at a slow pace, whilst wearing flip flops. A girl needs her sandals to stay on her feet! They also have the teeny tiniest wedge, so you’ll get a little boost of height while keeping it cool and casual. We love the bright green on the Panthea, perfect for trying a color blocked look, and the snake print Pansy is right on trend- prints, prints, and more prints!!
I’m ahead of the game this year everybody! Mother’s Day is a full 2 weeks away, and my gift is already en route (hi mom!) I’ve already espoused the wisdom of gifting shoes– to anyone, anytime, for any occasion- and encourage you to do the same. This year, let’s step it up a bit, and give Mom shoes and someplace to wear them! Without further ado, here are my Miz Mooz for Mom picks for 2012:
Multi colored chevron striped rafia footbed?! A sensible heel?! Comes in kelly green?! This shoe has Mom written all over it, and is perfect to wear to brunch!
An adorable and easy to wear ballet flat, and oh-so-hip in bright yellow. You may want to get a pair for yourself while you’re at it, and spend the day with Mom strolling through a park or flea market.
This pop of cobalt goes with everything, and is sure to make Mom feel sassy. Treat her to a Latin dance class!
I’m a sucker for outdated sartorial rules, such as not wearing white after Labor Day, and matching one’s shoes and handbag. Of course, I never follow these rules, but just love that they exist! One set of rules I do follow, are those of Emily Post. She was the original maven of manners; her book Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home was published in 1922 and is now up to it’s eighteenth edition. Side note, I’m on a continual search for an original copy, and once I have the shelf space want to collect all 18. But that’s another story! Do you ever find yourself in an etiquette quandary? This new edition answers your standard fare (never wear white to a wedding), and tackles modern day dilemmas, including the manners of texting, tweeting, and Facebooking. So, in her honor, we have the Emily: A subtle, two toned pump, with a moderate heel, sling back, and pleasant buttons. I think Ms. Post would approve!
…but, I told you so! Remember last year when I suggested that neon was where it’s at for Spring 12? Well, neon is officially everywhere , and Miz Mooz is in on the trend! Our favorite ballet flat, the Panther, is getting an upgrade with some fluorescent shades. These beauties will hit stores in May, collect them all!
This is huge! Those of you with Disney Channel age people in your life know what I’m talking about. Here is Peyton at the LA premiere of Mama Mia sporting the Hilary, and at the Kids Choice Awards in the Emily! Don’t ya just love her?!
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