Sunday, June 20, 2010

Orchidea


Sans Souci floral romper, F21 ring, Zara belt, Chanel & HRH Collection pearls, YSL tribute sandals

How could 5 3/4" towering heels be comfortable? Well, you can put that question to rest when you've tried a pair of YSL platform sandals! I recently treated myself to a pair during the Neiman Marcus sale. For me, the golden rule when it comes to purchasing a pair of designer shoes is that I need to make sure I'll still love & wear them in 5 years time. I believe in the investment of timeless, classic pieces, and by asking myself this question before each purchase, I've avoided quite a few overly "trendy" pairs I know I'd regret today. These Yves Saint Laurent Tribute sandals have been on my mind ever since they were introduced in 2007. Dozens of colors, materials, and trims later, these platform sandals have truly become iconic in present day 2010. The yearly remake of the now classic sandal means the seasonal ones often go on sale, which is how I ended up snatching these in the color "Orchidea".  Classic shoes in a striking purple and matte "painted" leather at 30% off, it was hard to say no! They perfectly compliment the floral romper I got from a store in Toronto called Mendocino Clothing. I spent some time at one of their locations looking through their fantastic collection of brands from LA, NYC, etc - I think an expansion to Vancouver is in order!

Ps. Thanks Alexandra for the "Coco" mixed chain necklace with pearls! The Coco Chanel inspired necklace from HRH Collection is available on Etsy: blueaudi!







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61 comments:

Star-Light said...

great outfit!!

Miri said...

Oh I love the Tribute sandals! And I Iike the colour, perfect for summer! At 30% off, I also wouldn't have said NO!

XX
<3

Leah said...

Love the shoes... truly a great buy. And I love your romper too. xoxo

Marinka said...

OMG! Your shoes are so precious! I love them so much and I think you pick just the right color

theoctoberissue said...

lovely outfit :)
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libys11 said...

oohhh that is just precious!!!! i love love love your romper!! and those heels are lovely!!! :D great purchase!

It Girl (Anya) said...

OMG. I love those YSLs!!! And Pinky is so cute :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Those sandals are to die for! Love the color :)

juznie said...

Your YSL shoes are GORGEOUS!

j. said...

OMG. i love it!

BrooklynBlonde said...

Ahh insane! I agree, certain shoes really are an investment for fashionistas! Enjoy them. They're stunning!

xx,
Helena
www.BrooklynBlonde.com

alyssa said...

i am SOOOO jealous right now! those shoes are to die for! great pick on the color. you'll wear these for the rest of your life!!!
x. alyssa

http://macaroons-and-me.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

OMG, the color of those shoes are amazing!! You're so lucky to snag them while on sale .. amazing

Beautygirl24 said...

You look so pretty in that floral romper! I absolutely agree with you on splurging on items that you will get a lot of use from. Those YSL's are gorgeous!

Marz said...

I love Mendocino! The colour of those heels are just stunning!

cherie said...

those are seriously pretty shoes and the color is just delish! i love your dog, he's/she's so cute :)

Emilie said...

I love the YSL Tribute sandals in that color! You look gorgeous!
x

Glamour Bbey. said...

Gorgeous!

Couture said...

They're really pretty! And your dog is so cute!

Krizia said...

That colour is A-MA-ZING!
They're really pretty.
But I'm still wondering what's in your Hermès-bag you got for your birthday!

x Krizia

www.krizia-shark-attack.blogspot.com

StyleCake said...

oh my goodness those SHOES!! Total perfection.

lisa said...

Gorgeous! You wear rompers so well and those YSL Tribute sandals are even more gorgeous in person. ;-)

Teehee Pinky's so photogenic. Does he usually sit still for photos?

Lindsay said...

I loovvee floral rompers, I want one so bad! Yours is amazing! And the shoes are fabulous! I'm now following you, do the same for me?

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Christina said...

Yup, that is Kate in the first photo. The color on those sandals are amazing!

Tiffany S. said...

those YSL are amazing indeed
that color looks great on you
:)

x
Tiffany

em.me.ma said...

what a beautiful look! loving the heels and patter on your one piece

VersaStyle said...

YAY YSL!!! i adore the purple! so happy for you!

... and can't wait to see you next week!

xxo

Lainey said...

The romper and the shoes are both to die for. Good choice of color! I love everything purple!

MizzJ said...

Omg those YSL sandals are gorgeous!!! You lucky gal! That deep purple colour just pops in those photos.

simplychic said...

i agree to go classic when you go designer. the tributes are a good choice!

Julls said...

I adore your playsuit,it`s sooo lovely ! And the YSL shoes are more than great,a must have purchase!

The Serial Dresser said...

this purple colour is freakin' awesome! love the whole outfit, so summery.
great blog! :)

veronicaa said...

Your jumper is amazing!
You look gorgeous and I ADORE those shoes!!! Great accessorizing too :)
Xoxo Veronica
my passion for fashion

Alexandra said...

Hi Love! Im SO happy you liked the necklaces! I mix mine with my chanel pearls :) Great minds think alike! XOXO!!!!!

Lottie said...

oh those are so gorgeous!

365 Fashion Rehab said...

There is so much to love about your outfit and your doggy! Way to go with the YSL shoes and absolutely loving the necklace. Hooray for Etsy! Love, A

I am Khatu said...

great choice on the color!

LyddieGal said...

Those sandals are delightful! It's wonderful you were able to snap them up on sale!!

Chic on the Cheap

Niki B. said...

j'adore! i spotted those bad boys from across the OPUS :)

Martwa Marta said...

i want your romper! so feminine! and your shoes are to die for!

K8 said...

gorgeous shoes....I like your shopping rule, rules are definitely necessary when it comes to something as dangerous as shoe shopping :)

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Haute Californian said...

your outfits are adorable, i would love to raid your closet!

SAVING BETTY said...

YSL does it again and you do it again too! love this post

xoxo, B

sharonlei said...

Carolina! Your new shoes are gorgeous. I love that you got them in a great color! and at 30% off too. :) Lovin' the floral romper and the pearl necklaces. Hugs.

xx Love & Aloha

Isabelle said...

droolin over the shoes

Dexter said...

Love your rule :) These heels indeed became iconic, no question about that. The color is lovely, it looks fab!

Ali Skye said...

love all the necklaces! and the shoes are so great! the floral print looks amazing on you!

keep up the great posts!
following you :)

xoxo
ali skye
aliskye.blogspot.com

Lily said...

First off, you have such an amazing view from your apartment. I'm jealous! Second, I had no idea those YSL's came in that color! It's absolutely stunning! Love how you paired 'em with the floral romper.

XOXO,
Lily

www.bleedforfashion.com

Mia Härter said...

OMG.. I love love loooove these shoes!!!! Stunning!!!

xoxo

www.miaslittlecorner.blogspot.com

itsgoodtobepham said...

"Sans Soucie" was my instructor at Helen Lefeaux! She's an amazing person and obviously designed an amazing floral romper that your romping in!

-Stephen Pham
http://itsgoodtobepham.wordpress.com

Ashley said...

Your shoes!!! Wow! To die for!

Aney said...

Oh, lovely lovely romper and shoes!! I'm so jealous. Wish I could afford a pair of YSL's!

Neekoh said...

Perfectly paired! The playful floral pattern and the purple YSLs are really a match made in heaven :)

XX,
Neekoh

Style, She Wrote said...

Fabulous romper. The YSL pumps really make the colors in the romper POP. xo style, she wrote

clouds of tulle said...

cute romper and awesome shoes!

MarchMusings said...

Love your style and the blog.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Amazing shoes, beautifully teamed with the cute floral jumpsuit. Lovely!

The Owl's Closet said...

these are beautiful! ur romper is lovely! i've been wanting a similar floral romper:)

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Prutha said...

i want those shoes!!!

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M.Kim said...

love the pairing of electric purple with florals!

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Spela said...

wow so cute!
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