Rothy's Limited Edition Loafers

I finally bit on Rothy’s.

If you’re not familiar, they are a sustainable shoe brand whose products are made from materials like recycled plastic bottles.

One selling point is that they are machine washable.

While Rothy’s have achieved cult status with some of my friends, I wasn’t tempted enough to dive in until I saw these limited edition pink gingham loafers.

They also come in red or brown check, but pink gets my heart every time.

While these babies are going to be shelved until snow season is over (i.e., mid-2020 at the earliest), I’m patient.

D’Orsay Oxfords by Fortress of Inca

While browsing Amour Vert over the weekend, I found these interesting D’Orsay oxfords by Austin, TX, brand Fortress of Inca:

 

The colors are definitely on trend for spring and these shoes seem to partially solve the question of whether mules are appropriate for work. These get the breezy feeling of mules right but keep the heels covered, which is still the point that makes me pause about wearing mules in the office.

Amour Vert is selling these shoes for $210, which is reasonable since they are handmade.

 

Designer Sneakers

Ok, I posted about a pair of spendy Golden Goose sneakers a few days ago, and now I am seeing even pricier options everywhere.

These are all from Neiman Marcus (of course they are).

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Valentino’s Rockstud line, in sneaker form, $795

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Charlotte Olympia Cool Cats Slip-on, $495

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Gucci’s that channel Adidas, $620

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Stars done by Stella McCartney, $595

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This Burberry pair feels like a bargain at $395

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Your Louboutin dreams, only $1345

 

And the nuttiest-ly awesome pair of all, Gucci rainbow/gold platforms, $950:

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Are Mules Work Appropriate?

Are mules work appropriate?

I really like the look of these shoes, but I just can’t reconcile wearing them to work.

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(Find them here, here, and here, respectively).

They would look ridiculous with socks, so bare heel seems the only way to go. And while I occasionally have worn dressy sandals or slingbacks to work, I can’t recall ever having the backside of my foot completely exposed.

It seemed like a moot point since the weather is changing, but suddenly these winter-ish mules are everywhere:

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They come in several versions, too.

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What do you think? Yay or nay for work?