The first thing I noticed when I was looking for beautiful shoes and bags for your capsule wardrobes: there are absolutely RIDICULOUS, and sometimes positively dangerous, dress shoes out there. Heels that would only be suitable for walking from the limo into the nightclub, where you will be sitting for the entire evening…
But worse than that are the spikes and other lethal implements that now adorn shoes. If you’re attracted to shoes with spikes, or even just with buckles or large jewels, make ABSOLUTELY sure that you’ve checked out how sharp all such things are, and be aware that crossing your legs, or even having your foot brush against your leg, could bruise you, tear your clothing, or even cut your flesh. I saw someone recent rip the daylights out of a pair of pants when she crossed her legs and a buckle on her shoes caught the fabric of her trousers. Ruined, they were, as Yoda would calmly notice.
So if you hate shoes in which you can stand for an entire cocktail party without wincing, I’m not your girl today. Even the heels that I included are only 2 inches; that’s the absolute limit I will consider.
As with so many things, if you think of something you’d like, make certain that you shop around on the internet A LOT. There are identical items available at prices that vary by as much as 50%. I try to link to the lowest priced versions that I can find, but as you know, that’s always in flux. For a high-priced item, it can be well worth your time.
Another bit of advice: if you see something you like, BOOKMARK IT. Because you can do the identical search a day later and the item will not be where it used to be. I often create your lovely images over a period of 2 or 3 days, and when it comes time to actually put the links on the blog post, I wander aimlessly through the digital marketplace, searching pathetically for the same Chloe flats I saw less than 48 hours again. Don’t imitate my sad state…
That said, I found some perfectly delightful, simple evening bags at very delightful, simple prices!
- The bags and shoes:
- The Navy and Grey Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
- The Navy and Beige Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
- The Black and Grey Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
- The Caramel and Black Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
- The Brown and Beige Starting From Scratch Wardrobe
- The Khaki and Olive Starting From Scratch Wardrobe