Last Dance with Mary Jane A Great Shoe But Only For A Season



I don’t usually wear a lot a Mary Jane heels in the spring/summer months unless it’s a professional occasion.  So, I like to put away my three pairs and not bring them out until fall approaches.  In Florida, our seasons are most likely very different from what your experience, especially if you enjoy all four seasons.  Here, on the Florida Panhandle, we only have two months of winter and a couple of months of fall, the rest is either spring or summer.  While I don’t see anything wrong with wearing my Mary Jane’s in the spring and summer months, they just don’t seem appropriate.  Florida calls for sandals, and, in my opinion, the dressier the better.

With that being said, I wanted to share with you the Mary Jane’s that are part of my wardrobe.  I have already posted a pair at the top of this post.  The other two are at the bottom. I have bought them from all different places – from Marshall’s to Nordstrom.  They are one of my favorite type of shoe to wear because they are both stylish and comfortable at the same time.  I love it because they stand out from the traditional heel and, when I wear them, someone will undoubtedly say “Love your shoes! Where did you get them?”

I love sharing my shoe wardrobe with you!  Let me know what you think of my Mary Jane’s in the blog comments section.



Black & White Shoes with a Twist Two Ways to Wear B&W Shoes




Black & White shoes can certainly be timeless.  There is something about mixing these two timeless colors together that creates extreme beauty.  As a neutral, the shoe will go with almost anything.  From the most classic trouser or skirt to a cute monotone dress.  Just don’t mix too many patterns in your clothes with the pattern in your shoe or your outfit may become too busy or distracting.  Flirt with patterns in each!

These shoes from White House Black Market have an extra color in them.  They are black, white, and taupe adding to the already beautiful dimension of the shoe. It’s interesting because the pattern in these these shoes is so slight even though it’s animal print.

These shoes go with almost everything.  My favorite is a black pencil skirt so that i can show them off!  As you can tell these are very sexy shoes, probably because of the animal print, so I am careful where I wear them i.e. I’m a lawyer so I wouldn’t wear these to court.

Still, I would wear them almost anywhere else because they are so pretty!  I love that these shoes have found their way into my shoe wardrobe.

Another pair of shoes that I have are these black & white checkered heels with a smooth black velvet toe.  They are beautiful shoes even if they are a bit uncomfortable to walk in (you’ve got to sacrifice for beautiful, eh?).  I love wearing them with similar outfits as the shoes above although these shoes are more conservative, perhaps because they are not animal print.

As you can see, the shoes are actually a lot more conservative that the animal print White House Black Market shoe above.  I would wear these shoes to a deposition and even to court.  They are not necessarily traditional, but they are conservative enough for almost any occasion.

And another one from the back of the heel.