Thursday, December 6, 2012

Steve Madden -P Gabbi

Ciao a tutti!

Shoe-A-Holics, a staple in my Shoe Arsenal and a must have for any shoe aficionado, is a neutral shoe.  It is the footwear equivalent of a blank canvas to a painter.

Not to be confused with a nude shoe (check out my 'nude' shoes here), although for some skin types they are one in the same,  a neutral shoe is my go-with-anything-shoe.  Not really matching anything, yet can be paired up with everything, this taupe beauty has a way of fusing with with the floral pattern in the dress above, but with the softness of the hue, the shoes don't detract from the dress, nor do they overpower it.  I matched the rich suede of the shoe with the equally luxe suede fabric of the bag to infuse warm elements into a cooling late afternoon outing.

Baci a tutti!

Stella Notte

Day 287: Thursday December 6th 2012
Designer: Steve Madden
Name: P-Gabbi
Color:  Taupe
Style: T-Strap Open-Toe Platform Pump
Heel: 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Platform: 2 inches (5.08 cm)
Material: Suede Upper with cut outs, top stitching and t-strap detail

How I Styled It?
While winter's cold has a stronghold over a great deal of the nation, the south is experiencing unseasonably warm weather, and I am loving every minute of it!  Too warm for the summer heat, these suede beauties were an ideal choice for a mild winter's afternoon.  The dress I got at a $15 or less store about 12 years ago and the bag was a market find for 8 Euros!  Deceptively heavy, this short trench coat is Kenneth Cole Reaction that I found on clearance at Sam's Club in the spring.

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