Month: April 2021

5 Types of Footwear for Spring

Footwear for Spring: loafers, boat shoes, Superga, adidas Stan Smith, and espadrilles.

The idea for this post came to me after I witnessed several young women wearing sandals outside. It’s not warm enough for sandals in PHL. I shouldn’t see anyone’s toes, no matter how pedicured they are. Ladies, I know you’re eager to get into a summer vacation state of mind—I can relate—but if it’s too cold for sandals, it’s too cold for sandals.

If you’re really in dire straights, consider the espadrille—the kind that covers the parts of your foot that sandals tend to reveal. The boat shoe is also an appropriate option—boat encouraged but not necessary. In the realm of sneakers, there are canvas and non-canvas options to consider. Don’t forget the loafer; it’s polished and extremely versatile. Beach days, cookouts, and hours poolside are coming.

Works Sighted

G.H. Bass & Co. bow weejuns // Sebago loafers // G.H. Bass & Co. Whitney weejuns

Sebago boat shoe (navy) // Sebago boat shoe (beige) // Superga 2750 Cotu classic (white/gold)

adidas Stan Smith // J.Crew Factory espadrilles // J.Crew espadrilles

Window Shopping at Tiffany’s

Jewelry, homeware items, and a book from Tiffany & Co.

I wrote this post in preparation for my next visit to Tiffany’s, which is severely overdue. The Philadelphia store recently moved from The Bellevue (200 S Broad St.) to 1715 Walnut St. The large windows of the new location look inviting, and from what I can tell from the pavement, fill the store with lots of natural light. I suspect the environment is highly conducive to the sport of window shopping. The excursion will also serve as an opportunity to pay homage to the jewelry designer, Elsa Peretti, who died last month. I adore the Diamonds by the Yard collection she designed for Tiffany & Co. and might even be tempted to try on a few pieces. Maybe I’ll also wear a black dress and treat myself to something from Miel to honor Audrey.

Works Sighted

glasses // stud earrings // necklace // vase

vide poche // dish // cocktail picks

bracelet // book // bookmark

Skirts Over Dresses

A Hobbs skirt over a Nautica polo dress. Margaux ballet flats. Warby Parker glasses.

I wore a creme-colored skirt over a navy dress one day last week. I’ve worn dresses over skirts in the past for the sake of creating new outfits, but my move last week was motivated by one factor: the weather. Spring is one of my favorite seasons even though the gradual increase in temperature throughout the day presents an outfit challenge in the morning. How does one simultaneously dress for the cool temperature that starts the day and the warmth of the afternoon? A below-the-knee skirt over a dress will solve the problem. When I left the house in the pictured outfit, I also wore a striped fisherman sweater, which provided additional warmth. The layers started to come off by midday, and I came close to removing the skirt several times. Ultimately, it proved to be too much work, so I kept in on. When summer arrives, I’ll definitely be wearing the polo dress sans skirt and probably with Supergas. Think country club.

Work Sighted

Nautica polo dress // Hobbs skirt (old) // Margaux Demi flats