Loeffler Randall does handbags

Shoe-maker extraordinaire, Loeffler Randall is getting their feet wet… wet with handbags, that is!

Check out the newest creations here.  If you are into those Mad Men-style, feminine handbags — you’re in for a treat!

But there is something for everyone!   For a price.

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Daily Covet: Anthropologie’s take on the black & tan

You know how when you find those shoes that you just love, and you can’t decide whether to get them in black?  Or in tan?  Or both?

These Anthropologie black & tan heels will help you make that decision toute suite, with their adorable two-toned selves.

Never more will you have to pack two pairs of heels for a long weekend.  Wear them with bare legs and the perfect pedicure in my favorite, OPI’s “Thrill of Brazil.”  Or pair them with gray tights and cute skirts when the weather turns cold.

These versatile Anthropologie heels are for the chick, who can’t decide between her favorite jeans, a sexy pencil skirt or a feminine dress.

Daily Covet: Havaianas x 2

I need flip flops.

Never did I think I’d utter those words.  Or need to utter those words anyway.

I love these gold-ish Havaianas FIT with the cute back-strap, and have wanted them all spring and summer.  I have just never gone looking for them.

So I went to Havaianas.com last night to see if they were there.

And they were!  But so were these little beauties…. the Origine Ballerina Espadrille.  Leave it to me, to go in wanting one thing…. and leave with two…or three….or four.

Keep your dogs in this cage… shoe, I mean.

How amazing are these cage shoes from Cesare Paciotti?

On a hunt for cage shoes after wearing a bone -colored pair of my own, I found these most gorgeous shoes on the planet.

Immediately, I’m converting the cost into hours worked because these are shoes that will visit me in my dreams.

How hot do you think they’d look with my standard mommy-issue yoga pants?

Right.  Damn good.

Pour La Victoire on Sale

Remember that post I did about how surprisingly comfortable Pour La Victoire shoes are.  (If not, see here.)

Nonetheless, GILT.com has some really great styles in pumps, sandlas, flats and more on sale today for almost 1/2 off retail.

Here are some of the adorable options you’ll find…

Licia Ballet Flat, $89 Gilt

Jacyln Espadrille Wedge Sandal, $149 Gilt

Abigail Sandal, $149 Gilt

Maressa Sandal, $99 Gilt

Gitta Platform Sandal, $139 Gilt

Jessie Wedge Sandal, $149 Gilt

Jacyln Espadrille Wedge Sandal, $149 Gilt

Hiro Sandal, $125 Gilt

Helice Sandal, $119 Gilt

Ivette Pony Pump, $139 Gilt

Sabine Flat Thong Sandal, $109 Gilt

Espadrilles, this summer’s must-have shoe

When I was in college, espadrilles were HUGE, as they were several times before in 20th century fashion trends.

I had a few pairs by Andre Assous, one of which was an olive and white checked pair that I adored.  As in many cases, I donated them or gave them away or something…. and am kicking myself now.

About seven years ago, I purchased another wedge pair in turquoise satin with bright turqoise ribbons to wrap around my ankles.  And I did hold on to those, and probably always will.

But if you were like me, and got rid of all your espadrilles… or you need to try some out for the first time, you’ll find no shortage of options.  And in no shortage of heel heights too!

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Daily Covet: Shoe & J.Crew Review

Let me first warn you that I am on a little bit of a rampage today.  And those close to me know that this generally means, I am occasionally handing out my unsolicited opinions, in a not-so-subtle way… ok maybe more than occasionally.

First, I’m going to start out with the positive.  I ordered my first pair of Pour La Victoire platform pumps.  I always love the look of platform pumps in ads or on celebs, but feel a little “pole dancer-y” in them myself.  But trust me when I tell you that I need the height, and these Irina II pumps are sky high, which generally means you have to be “high” to wear them!

Pour La Victoire Irina II pumps, lastcall.com Sale $175

But I am here to tell you that these are amazingly comfortable.  The insole of the shoe is padded and the 5″ heel is offset by a nice 1.5″ platform.  The toe is rounded, which means that your toes have plenty of room.  The upper provides a snug fit, which is obviously important when you are walking around on your tip toes for extended periods of time.  And since they are so high, they make your legs look fabulous as any good platform pump should.

While these are not a particularly cheap pair of shoes, they aren’t in the out-of-reach Louboutin segment of the shoe population either.  And wait for a good sale at lastcall.com (read almost daily) and you can pick these up for a song.

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Daily Covet: Snakeskin + Platform Loafers = Must have!

Women's Authentic Original Covered Pump by Jeffrey, Sperrytopsider.com $250

I know shoes are probably featured on the Daily Covet more often than not but it’s the easiest and the most fun thing to shop for.

Your shoes always fit (save during pregnancy.)  And those days of the month when your clothes don’t fit or you’re feeling a bit frumpy for whatever reason – slipping into a gorgeous pair of shoes can make you feel as good as new again!

And these adorable platform loafers from Sperry Top Sider are no exception.  I’m also making the assumption that are outrageously comfortable and heavenly to wear.  A great multi-season pair of shoes, these are a must-have to wear with jeans, pencil skirts, twin sets and anything else that needs an edge!

Daily Covet: Cork is for wine bottles

Some of you might remember that I have been searching furiously for a pair of black sandals to replace my once favorite sandals that walked a million miles with me.

Well, I thought I had found them and was so excited… then a little disappointed… then a lot disappointed… so much so, that I am sending them back.  I won’t go into a long list of details about the deterioration of what I thought was going to be the perfect pair of sandals but let’s just say, I’m surprised anyone would want to put their label on something so cheap and shotty!

Nine West "Saffia", Piperlime.com sale $69.99

As you can see, the culprits are awfully adorable and I wore them often for several weeks.  They were the perfect length for my longer jeans, flow-y linen pants (yep, finally got ‘em!) and looked really cute with sundresses too.  But little by little, I started to peel back the layers – literally – so off they go to Piperlime.com‘s “Return Heaven.”

So after returning from a trip that sealed their fate, I have again tracked down a pair of black sandals with a wedge heel, ankle strap and small platform.  You wouldn’t think this such an incredibly difficult task.  However, try to find a pair of sandals these days that don’t include cork or raffia heels.

Go on, I dare you…

charles by Charles David "Tickler", Zappos.com $90

I have just checked tracking information and it seems these adorable little gems are “out for delivery” as I type this post.  Thanks to Zappos.com and a friend with a “preferred status”, they are arriving today.  I have always been a fan of Charles David shoes and have been wearing them for 20 years.  In fact, they were once “higher end” but I think the company sold out and now they are called “charles by Charles David.”  Not as swanky but the comfort factor remains, which is all I really care about.

So, cross your fingers and keep your eyes out for a follow-up of pure jubilation… or possibly utter disgust.  Let’s hope not.