I go through my wardrobe twice a year to determine the mood of what I feel like wearing for the upcoming season. This is also the time I get rid of things and transfer past seasons clothes to their boxes and put them away, like now it's time to put summer clothes away. For some reason there's only two moods for me, warm or cold. I tend to ignore the coldest Winter and Spring altogether since basically you just end up wearing the same stuff as during Fall but with loads of (or less) layers.
This is the time I go back to black. And this outfit below would be the perfect Fall mood for me.
Picture from matchesfashion.com, dress 10 Crosby Derek Lam
When I started to look for my wedding dress/look I started with shoes. Yes, I know this is not probably the most usual way but it was the obvious choice for me since I'm the shoe-lover.
I have quite good sense what I like and don't like but with my wedding shoes I did couple of trial and errors. My fiance could not (for the traditional reason of not knowing what I wear beforehand) advise me on this one so I really was not 100% sure what to pick. I knew I would want something that lasts time so I would not regret my choice after 10 or 30 years. I wanted something classic but with a little something so that it would make the pair interesting. I was going for pink (the Valentino I first opted for)... but then I found these and knew these were the perfect pair. And I have one pair of the same shoe in different style so I already knew these would fit me perfect and the heel is not unbearably high so my feet can take a lot of dancing in this pair.
One year ago my cosmetics case would have looked a lot different. More and more natural products are replacing old favorites. New favorites have been found. Caudalie is one of those brands. If you're interested in these products, read more here.
Charlotte Olympia has fast become my favorite shoe designer. If they would just cost a little less they would be the perfect go-to party heels and I would fill my closets with them. However, a great shoe lover like me doesn't really mind an obstacle like that (meaning price...) -- one just have to stay alert for the discounts. And a well made pair will last forever.
This lovely pair was my sales find last winter. At the moment I like suede over anything for some reason.