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Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Perfect Platforms

Welcome to my first POP post! Since I'm not 100% sure where I want to start with all of this, I'm just going to go ahead and jump into it. Generally, things turn out more fun that way anyway! 

Today I want to share my current shoe-obsession. Platforms are nearly all I have my eye on right now. I'm crazy about the chunkiness and the amount of comfort they give compared to other heels. These Aldo gems give off such a sexy, playful 70s vibe, and I couldn't resist adding them to my ever-growing (and almost unnecessarily large) shoe collection... but aren't they perfect?? With shorts, dresses, and even skinny jeans, I'm going to be wearing these a LOT.

Another pair I purchased a little earlier this summer, also from Aldo, I fell in love with because they're the perfect tan summer wedge. Not too dark, not too light, and insanely comfy, which is a big deal for me. As a hair stylist, it's hard to find heels that can carry me comfortably for my 8-hour workdays, but these puppies fit the bill.

There's also options for the days we still want to look cute, but need a little more practicality. With just a hint of platform and a cute rope-wrap on the soles, these sandals from Urban Outfitters are perfect for pairing with a summery, lightweight top to run errands, or even with a swimsuit and a flowy cover-up for a day at the beach. As you can see, I've worn these out a little bit (okay, more like a lot), but they're awesome summer shoes and they've been a staple for me.

Since today and tomorrow are my days off, I'm trying my best to enjoy them. First thing this morning, I got to lay out by the pool with a morning cocktail and catch up on some reading. It was exactly what I needed to start my weekend. I'm not looking forward to grocery shopping in a couple of hours, but it's much needed. Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend!

Natalie Delaine


  1. Yet another creative outlet for an artistic spirit. Perfect. Love you!

  2. all three of those are super duper cute!

  3. Ellen, I'm adding a link to your blog on the sidebar in mine! I love your work!