The Cole Haan black patent penny loafers were purchased last summer in Freeport Maine at the outlet there. They need a little spit and polish - I wore them out Friday night after work with my jeans and wandered all over downtown and in dusty/grassy tents, listening to music! They are very comfortable!
My latest acquisition was one I hemmed and hawwed over earlier this month: the Toni Tassle Loafers in Champagne, which were recently on promo (I think they still are though they seem off the site this a.m. - they are sure to popback - everything does eventually - we will likely see Marissa in there at some point!) and with the 30% off promo on top of the site promo, the price came in at a reasonable $130 CDN.
As you know, they come in a couple of colourways, but given my fall colour stories, one of which had a lot of pinks and burgundy, the champagne version seemed best. This is a comfortable shoe - I wore it with bare feet on Friday to work and did pretty well until late in the day (I always have to break any new shoes in hours at a time as my feet are so persnickety!). They are all leather and so breathe very nicely!
The "champagne" colourway is not really champagne at all, unless you are thinking of a kir royale cocktail - there are definite pinky undertones in that champagne colour! The burgundy tassle and toe are very pretty. I got a lot of compliments about these.
I paired them Friday with my superfine cotton suit in beechwood and a jackie shell in sweet pink. It was still so hot! I kept the jacket on for Friday night's fesitivities, pairing it with a coldplay tshirt, a big scarf, jeans and my back loafers.
A close-up shot of these on, which my husband thought was very odd... I bought these in 6.5, which is my typical size for loafers or ballet flats, so I would say they fit TTS. If you can catch these on an additional 20 to 30% off, I would say they are a good quality and attractive shoe that is very comfortable and thus worth the price.
Finally, a shot of what I wore to work on Thursday. As I have noted, we had a bit of an Indian Summer here late last week - Thursday hit 80+/32+!
As you know, I was quite taken with this shot from the website:
I paired my lilac featherweight cashmere sweater, which is a couple of years old and still in excellent shape, with a lightweight silk blouse, the citrus No. 2 cotton pencil skirt and my greeny-blue Valentina slingbacks. I thought of trying to recreate the shot but
a) husband would think I am crazy; and
b) my knees are not so great now and I am unsure how easily I would have gotten back up!
However, I was quite pleased with the effect and this is an outfit I will dig out again in Spring!
I hope you all have a delightful Sunday which involves much loafing around!