Stayin’ true to spring and summer shoe seasons in our past, we do have some shoes that say, “funk.” And this JC “Gemini” says “oh yeah, funk”. We love this lace-up bootie that sits atop a leather-wrapped wedge platform. The matching leather trim tops off the natural canvas upper shoe half and adds a lil’ detail. The lace-up top makes for a snug fit, with an open heel and peep-toe that adds a summer look and feel. And its best detail: $116! Summer just got better and a bit hotter.
We have a lil’ history lesson for you all or think of it more as some fun facts to know about Frye: 1) Frye is the oldest continuously operating shoe company in the United States. 2) Frye has an illustrious history: Frye boots were worn by soldiers for both sides of America’s Civil War, soldiers in the Spanish-America war, and for Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. 2a) Many New England families during the mid and late 1800’s wore Frye boots as they pioneered across the country to the West.
Now, it’s a fact that Frye is know for their boots, but the same quality and care goes into their other types of shoes, and that’s why we stock heels, boots and more from Frye. The “Maya” is our idea of perfection in a peep-toe. You might remember another Frye “Maya” peep-toe if you’ve been browsing this website for awhile now, as last year’s Spring collection had a studded Maya peep-toe complete with a bow. The Maya has gotten an upgrade and a slimmer look this season: this season it’s about the woven and braided leather side pattern on the shoe that accentuates the shape and natural arch of the foot. Premium leather and comfort combine for long-lasting heel that can HANDLE these city streets. Frye’s quality comes at a cost: $175. But for the heel that will take you through some years, it’s a price that makes life and walkin’ all the more easier.
Calling all cut-out fiends. We’ve got one last grey sandal for you and your closet from Jeffry Campbell. Our grey escapade is coming to end, but not without showing you the “Shade.” for just $110 (do you notice this price point trend for us?) you could have yourself a very comfy wedge with peep-toe and cut-outs, all together giving this sandal some flair. Stand back espadrilles, there’s a new wedge sandal in town, and it’s grey! So are you convinced yet that grey is one of the IT cool colors for the season? If not, that’s fine, stick to the black and brown. We get it, they’re staples and work for life. But there’s no harm in vamping up life with some height in your shoe, some bad-ass cutouts, and the total unique design. Vamp up your shoe choices while choosing the cooler side to black, and revel in the grey escapade.
In our second part of a series that brings you the new grey sandals from Jeffrey Campbell this season, we present the “Rally.” Personally tested this past weekend, this shoe was made for clubbin’ and dancin’. I took this shoe out and wore it straight for 8 hours, 8 hours! And didn’t get a single blister, nor did I feel like my feet were killing me after a handful of hours standing and dancin’. What more could you want in a dressy, platform, peep-toe, sandal? And so, I deem this shoe 100% worthy of its asking price of $164 because of its full-proof comfort and going0out purpose. Not into the grey? Then go for the classic black; both will serve you well. Good going-out shoes are enough to make a girl giddy.
We saved the cutest for last in this Seychelles series and for this “Feel Good Friday.” Now don’t get bogged down with the name of this sandal, “Trip the Light Fantastic.” First and foremost, move beyond all the words that could get jumbled and mumbled together. Let’s concentrate on everything else that this sandal has to offer: 1) The peep-toe that’s not too shy and not too loud for your toes. 2) The under $100 price–only $90. 3) The two colors of standard black and canary yellow, both colors you can pair of with many outfits for the upcoming season. 4) The cut-outs that help to make this sandal a bit more interesting and that saves it from being just “another cute sandal.” 5) The T-strap, a detail that adds cutesy flair while elongating the foot. 6) Last but not least, the manageable heel height of only 2″. It’s a sandal you will need for your next summer wedding, a sandal you’ll wear on your next warm vacation, and a sandal you’ll want to pair with your next and new favorite spring/summer dress. A true testament to a worthy sandal buy: How much has it got goin’ on and how much can you use it? This heeled sandal has a lot going on and can be utilized to the max. Forget about the name, just come looking for the peep-toe, t-strap, cut-out, small-heeled Seychelles next time you’re around the store.
For our last part in our series, we decided to take a step back from the wedge, since we know not all you ladies out there are into the added height, or those extra inches. Some of you are lucky already to have the height built-in and need something a lil’ bit lower, a bit calmer perhaps? Well then, the “Maya” peep-toe is for you. With only 2.5″ to its name, the soft leather (in black or yellow) is calling your name. The tiny studs that outline the design, plus the toe-bow, yes, the “toe-bow” that’s what we’re calling it, is a cute, but not too cute (hence the metal stud detail) added design element. We also saved the cheaper of the three-part series for last, this all-leather sandal is only $168, and if you know Frye, then you understand why it’s worth the price for the leather quality you’ll receive. But you have to ask (for the Maya), then you shall receive.
Ahh, the ubiquitous pee-toe. In part two of the peep-toe features, we’re showing you another lil’ lovely one from Jeffrey Campbell. In both black (shown below) and grey suede, Jeffrey Campbell’s “Fences” gives the foot a nice lattice pattern to slip into. With a manageable heel height of 2″ (at its highest), the Fences can go with tights or sans tights depending on the weather these days. The cut-out lattice pattern plus the peep-toe design make the shoe a sure fire unique heeled sandal. And the end all deal cincher is the price: $106. With just a peep look at the toe and the cut-out pattern coverage, the sandal offers coverage that plays with the eye. Covered, cut-out, covered, cut-out. We think this is one shoe, you won’t be “on the fence” about this season.
We’re all at that point where March seems unbearably hard to imagine getting through with the weather continuing the way it. Yes, it slowly is on the upswing, but usually not fast enough. And not fast enough to start wearing all the cute peep-toe shoe designs that seem to be seen everywhere. The anticipation is high for when “peep-toe weather” is in full bloom. But thank god, for the trend and style these days of taking a peep-toe and wearing it with tights (genius, who ever came up with that one. . . maybe the Japanese? they’re always ahead of the game!). So you can still not feel any guilt with buying a peep-toe in March even though the cold seems to still push you around. In Part I of our peep-toe features, we’re showing you Jeffrey Campbell’s “Como” peep-toe heel. For $114, the very very very manageable heel comes in a nude leather or a dark navy nubuck at the store. Both leathers are as soft as can be and pairing them with shorts gets everyone a lil’ bit giddy and excited while still thinking practically and seeing the potential the shoes have with tights because of one intrinsic detail: the hole-punch cut-out pattern. Perhaps the second best thing about this season (besides all the peep-toe) is the many, many cut-out designs seen these days. The cut-out pattern combined with the double buckles has this shoe screaming endless possibilities for outfits. So if you need a nude shoe for the season (it is one of the IT colors) and are lookin’ to add and get in on the peep-toe fetish, then come see the Como for yourself.
The plastic shoe is no longer a myth or a fable. And the plastic pee-toe heel is also no longer a figment of your imagination. Melissa, the shoe brand that made recycled plastic shoes a reality (vegan shoe wearers take note!), is now making plastic CUTE and stylized. Plastic shoes by nature give a lil’ more funk to the foot, so Melissa makes sure to counteract that with some highly stylized plastic. We’ve long been a fan of the brand, and for the upcoming open-toe season we’ve stocked the “Ocean” in both nude and in black. With its many cuts and curves the Ocean makes for a nice alternative to the typical peep-toe in patent you’ll see running amuck soon enough. And the best part? Plastic comes cheap. Only $90, the Ocean will feel like waves upon your sole as soon as you slip this “plastic dream” on.