Happy Thursday, ladies. When I think of hand-beaded embroidered shoes I think of weddings and the mother of the bride, don’t you? They’re just so pretty and dressy. Today’s ootd is putting that whole notion to the test with a new way to wear embroidered shoes with denim and linen.
I’m wearing the same linen pants I shared yesterday. But today, I’m giving them a more urban vibe with a well-worn denim jacket, softly colored shell, and some pretty slides.
I have a wardrobe full of jean jackets but this is the one I reach for most often. The denim isn’t too thick so it stretches nicely and frankly, it’s the most comfortable. When I saw that it’s being price matched, I decided to grab one in white. I wear the medium because it’s roomy enough to slip over a cashmere sweater in the fall and perfect over a simple tee in the summer.
My daughter recommended this tank to me years ago and I love it so much, I bought one in all three colors. I’m wearing the Pink Dune color in small regular. I find the petite version too snug under my arms. The back is a knit tee and the front is a double layer of woven fabric that you can’t see through. I love the way this soft pink color picks up some of the beaded flowers on my slides.
I don’t buy many shoes because I have difficult feet but I do tend to hang on to mine for years and years. I am that woman who stores her shoes in their original boxes, labeled and shelved within easy reach. The boxes keep them from drying out, they stay cleaner and it’s easier to see exactly what you have.
Embroidered shoes with denim
My shoes were a delightful surprise. I’d been wearing the heck out of these velvet Birdies, also available here, all winter but stored them away last month when it started to warm up. They’re as comfy as slippers so I hoped to find a spring alternative. My daughter has these tapestry slides which I love but wanted a more lighthearted pattern. Then I spotted these linen slides covered with a hand-beaded floral embroidered pattern!
MORE PRETTY SLIDES
I vacillated between the navy pattern or these, but ultimately decided these look more fun and fun is the name of the game for me this spring. Theoretically, you could keep these as slippers for around the house, but the rubber sole makes them perfect for outside and they’re just too pretty to leave at home.
Slides can be tricky to keep on as you walk if the vamp is too low. These ones cover most of the top of your foot so they stay put without having to grip your toes. Many Birdies have a beautiful satin lining which is great for a closed shoe…but for a mule, I find a linen insole is best because your feet don’t slide around in them. They also make slides with faux fur lining so my cart is now filled to the brim and I’ll have some hard choices to make.
When these arrived, I immediately gave them thorough spraying with this protectant so dirt won’t stick to them as easily.
My pretty new shoes are the obvious star of this ootd, so I let them keep center stage by dialing my other accessories down. Just a touch of subtle sparkle with a pair of delicate pave earrings and a lariat necklace.
Fun shoes are just what I need this spring so I’m on the hunt for more. Make them comfy as well, and this gal is one happy camper.
Do you like your shoes to be the star of an outfit?
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