Sunday, June 10, 2007

Trend Watch : Tortoise Shell

Hey shoejunkies. Enjoying the summer weather? Looks like a lot of us are. Especially as Nu Boho evolves into the exotic patterns and animal prints of Modern Africa. Which brings me to the subject, tortoise shell. Last time it was en vogue, Jimmy Carter was president and it was in eye glass frames and gentle touch razors, not shoes. Thanks to plastic technology, it is in shoes. So pull out the safari jacket or jewel-tone dresses and skirts. I'm just scratching the surface here.Check these styles.

This the dream shoe 573988 by Givenchy. Less practical then the other choices but such eye candy. You got to love a chunky wedge. Especially when they're so unique. Add the vinyl tortoise shell upper.Yum... Strappy and sexy, but the $583.99 trust fund sticker shock wakes me right up. But that's not to stop you. @Zappos Couture.

Alternatively, you can still sport it with this sexy functional wedge. Nine West -Tobago. The tortoise shell is the wedge. I ogle it everyday. More understated, it can work with more outfits. Jeans, slacks, shorts you name it. And the price? $39.99 on sale @Ninewest.
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And if your like me and want something a bit less extreme, a little more fem. Check out Steve Madden - Blaye. Oh you gotta love the simplicity. Very subtle, with a touch of tortoise shell in the thong. These are a go anywhere sandal. Our favorite ex-con does it again. $55.95 @Zappos.

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