Sometimes I struggle with shoes to wear to work. It’s hard to find a pair that is comfortable enough for all day wear and still on point style-wise. I have a couple pairs of trusty ballet flats but as it gets cooler I find myself wanting something that covers up my foot a bit more for warmth and also to hide my pale feet a bit (since I usually only tan for the weekends). So this year I set out to find a pair of loafers.
Last week I was browsing the Nordstrom site and came across these Sam Edelman loafers. SOLD. My favorite flats are Sam Edelman and they have held up great so I figured these would be a good choice. And when I saw that they came in black velvet with silver hardware I almost couldn’t get them in my cart fast enough. I think that combo makes them trendy, yet is still so classic. I think these run true to size/maybe a tad big. If you are in between sizes I would definitely go down. [wearing a 7.5]
I plan to wear mine with black skinny pants to the office and with jeans in the evenings and on the weekends. I have them on here with a pink stole (How fun?!), black turtleneck (Great basic! Wearing a small) and levi’s. and I cant wait to wear them with my stripe cashmere sweater soon too. I love how they will elevate a simple outfit.
If you are in the market for some loafers and want to browse a few more options then scroll through these picks:
Alrighty, and now it’s on to packing. We leave on Thursday for our trip to San Diego and LA and while I cannot wait, I am also having a hard time squeezing everything in this week to get prepped. So wish me luck. HAPPY HUMP DAY!
I ordered this shift dress from Nordstrom before our trip to DC last weekend because I thought it would be a perfect travel dress (I’m always thankful when I pack outfits that are easy and not fussy on trips) & I knew I would also get wear out of it in the future. It’s one of those easy to throw on pieces that you can dress up with heels and earrings or dress down with flat sandals and a cross-body. I figured I could throw it on for dinner and drinks or I could also wear it to a cocktail party. Oh–and I love the color and the fact that it’s a v-neck [&& under $100]! fyi, I did get mine hemmed to be a bit shorter on me.
I had been to DC once before but I hadn’t had the chance to explore the Georgetown area. I knew it would be right up my alley so I was anxious to head there for dinner and drinks on Saturday. We got lucky and missed the rain so it was a beautiful night! We had a long wait for dinner but we really didn’t mind because we wanted to have some time to enjoy the view of the water and the huge boats. Ordering a couple of Coronas from an outdoor bar made it officially feel like SUMMER! 🙂 We decided to go to Farmers, Fishers & Bakers (thanks to all of you who sent me recommendations) because it was also by the water and had a huge, interesting menu. I ordered a pickled veggie and feta salad and a crab cake and it was yummmm! The decor was also too cute. There was a big claw-foot tub outside the restrooms with a stream of water running into it from the ceiling and you can find little marble bee hives in the stalls of the ladies room with bees up above. Definitely winning uniqueness points there! I highly recommend giving it a try if you’re in the area!
I’m wishing I was back on vaycay today–BUT I am pumped that it’s already Friday Eve! Short weeks are the best, right?!
We were in Washington, DC for the long weekend and had such a good few days! I have several outfit posts to share with you all this week!
On Saturday we strolled around some before lunch and saw the monuments. In my book there’s nothing better than a long weekend without a schedule & this one was just that. We were realllly hot [the temps were up there] but we were also really happy to just be enjoying the city together. It was a relief to duck into the shade and snap these pics!
I purchased a few things before our trip and I was so happy to have them! You know how sometimes before you go on a trip you do some internet searching and come up with all the wrong things? Well, thankfully I hit the nail on the head with these! I bought this little Tory Burch cross-body bag and it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. It’s very structured. This was a must because I knew I wanted a bag that I wouldn’t have to worry about loosing its shape as I packed it in my carryon or carried it on my hip during the day. It has a thin pocket on the outside of the front that is perfect for sticking my phone into and the cross-body strap is adjustable so I could shorten it up to where I like it. The price point is surprisingly good & it also comes in white, tan & red! I thought these studded Sam Edelman sandals would go well with looks from day to night and they were actually comfy to walk in too. They are 30% off right now and come in three other cute colors to boot! (I almost went with the nude option..) These sunnies are so fun right–they’re a matte finish and a cute, cute shape & only $50! This hat [& some dry shampoo-this one is the BEST, I’m completely hooked] was a lifesaver, seriously! I wore it everyday! Oh & lastly–this black top is a great, easy to throw on staple for your closet [also on sale! 40% off!].
Ok–& the clothes are good and all, but the deets I have to share on the food are even better. We stopped into GCDC for lunch and we were so happy we did! I had the BEST sandwich I’ve ever ordered. Their specialties are grilled cheese and mine had prosciutto, dates & goat cheese! So, so yummy!
Stay tuned for some additional travel looks later this week! How was your long weekend? I will say that I am feeling a little left out on the family BBQ and pool time front–maybe we can squeeze some of that in next weekend!