Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Red Shoes


It’s been a long time since I’ve had red shoes but when I saw this pair of red patent penny loafers on a stacked heel by Tahari at DSW last week, I fell instantly in love. It didn’t hurt that they were on clearance. I know red is not the most practical color for shoes but I wear so much black, gray and navy in the fall and winter that I find myself instinctively drawn to deep intense colors in accessories and footwear. These looked fantastic with what I happened to have on in the store—dark denim, long-sleeved navy T-shirt, gray scarf, black peacoat—so I went for it. And then I bought a second pair in black patent.

But the red really stole my heart.

A true penny loafer.



What about you? Do you own a pair of red shoes?

11 comments:

sacramento said...

They will go with everything, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
They have stolen my heart too.
I want to see you wearing them, my dear friend.
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jill815 said...

Hi Sacramento, I will try to get an outfit post of these soon. It's been raining here and there are wet leaves everywhere, I don't want them sticking to my new red shoes! XO, Jill

Adrienne said...

Those are such great shoes! I love them with the Missoni sweater.

I bought a pair of red patent sling backs last spring and wore them exactly one time. I am keeping them for now. Maybe I'll wear them more next year.

xo, A

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I love these shoes- red is such a practical color- it's a neutral, lol.

I have red converse and had a 2 pairs of pumps but realize that I don't wear pumps. Want a pair of red booties and wedges. On the xmas list.

the Citizen Rosebud
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fashionoverfifty said...

I double dare you to wear those gorgeous shoes with red tights!!!

Oh, and I am tickled that you would want to use my pic of the sequins! Use it by all means!

Happy Turkey day~

Aesthetic Alterations said...

These are perfect! I no longer have red shoes that I wear a lot, and I miss the color. It goes with everything, making it a great not-neutral neutral. I love your choice. (A heeled penny loafer is something I hope to find in Paris. Swoon!)

Serene said...

I LOVE those shoes AND the outfit you featured them with! I actually DON'T own a pair of red shoes, but it's just because I haven't found just the right pair. would love to find a perfect pair of red heels! Cheers to a great Thanksgiving and thanks for following! Hugs to you! ~Serene

Anonymous said...

Red shoes are great. Seasonless. Patent is great. Since I wear so many dark colors it is great to remember to have a splash of color. Case in point, I am in black and brown today!

ssally said...

This thread has great information on shopping. A friend of mine told me about this cool app that allows you to get instant feedback from your Facebook friends on whether you should buy something or not (for themselves or as a gift). Here's the link - I think the app is coming out around Black Friday but you can sign up now:

http://bit.ly/sibifm

Ssally said...

This thread has great information on shopping. A friend of mine told me about this cool app that allows you to get instant feedback from your Facebook friends on whether you should buy something or not (for themselves or as a gift). Here's the link - I think the app is coming out around Black Friday but you can sign up now:

http://bit.ly/sibifm

Anonymous said...

I just got a pair very similar to these. I tried them on while wearing jeans and they looked great so I had to have them. I have many red shoes in different styles and I just love them.