Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Skate Shoe Comeback

The skate shoe has been making an appearance in high fashion lately, and the trend is starting to trickle down into more consumer friendly lines. Ahem, Steve Madden. In fact, I should just title this post "Steve Madden Does Celine" because truth be told, the plaid slip ons I am wearing in this very post are extremely similar to the plaid Celine skate shoes from Fall/Winter 2013. Although the plaid prints are not identical, the Steve Madden shoes give off an extremely similar effect that is within my student budget. 
For this look, I paired the plaid shoes with a full denim on denim ensemble. I never thought I could pull of that trend but it is easily done as long as the denim contrasts in shade. In this case, I obviously paired a light wash denim shirt a la Urban Outfitters with my favorite dark wash Zara skinnies. 
Now, I cannot forget to mention my new addition to my handbag collection. My new "everyday" bag is the mini-a-satchel from the Kate Spade Saturday Line. I think this bag is similar in style to the Celine Nano Tote or the Phillip Lim Mini Pashli, yet is unique and quaint in its own way.
I am really trying to work on the relationship with myself lately, so I want to sign off with a quote I've been enjoying…
"Chic is when a woman is in harmony with herself." -Giambattista Valli

xx Michelle
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Photos by Justine Solan.