Mix List: My Pointed Toe Loafer Picks for Fall

If you guys buy one shoe for fall, make it the pointed toe loafer.  By now, we all have multiple pairs of boots and booties in our closet, and heels galore– the freshest way to update your looks this fall is a pair of these guys.  They will ground any look with a more masculine edge– for me, traditional flats feel too expected.  Pointed toe loafers are literally my dream shoe for so many reasons– tomboyish appeal, a sense of irony, sharpness and edge, annddddd comfort! As a teacher, I’m always on the run (sometimes literally lol), so these are my fave way to stay on trend footwear wise, while giving my feet a break during the week from heels!  Some of my fave ways to wear them:
With skinnies, cuffed or shortened to show off some ankle– this is vital…there needs to be a few inches of ankle if you wear pants or jeans with these guys…otherwise they appear more dad-ish than fashion-y.
With dresses, to offset the femininity.
With a mini skirt, leather or suede/denim button up, with a sweater or button up– kinda 70s collegiate vibes…
With overalls, duh.
Below, find some of my favorite pointed toe loafer options out there now, in varying price ranges:
Top row: $$$
Middle row: $$
Bottom row: $
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Happy shoe shopping!
xo, ❤
Christine

Mix List: Under $200 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas <3

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Last minute Valentine’s Gifts to Give or Get
Valentine’s Day is such a divisive holiday: Some of us love it and look forward to it, others loathe it, and some are indifferent to it (like my parents, who, when I asked them what they were doing for the holiday next Saturday, replied “We’ve been married for 40 years, so nothing special”).  I guess I’m somewhere in between “loving it and looking forward to it” and “indifferent”– until my parents’ response got me thinking– if you’ve been married for 40 years (#goals) or even only for a few months; if you’ve only gone on a few dates with someone, but felt a spark; if you’re single and loving your independence, or single and hating every minute of it, why NOT celebrate the idea of LOVE (or at least the prospect of it!)?!
Anyway, so that’s pretty much where I’m at right now, in terms of Valentine’s.  With a week to go, here are some fantastic last minute gift ideas, all at or around $200, to give or to get, that are sure to give you, or someone you love, the warm and fuzzies ❤
Shop the links below; or forward this post to your personal cupid!
xo,
Christine