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long live the mule!

This semi-pinspiration post is dedicated to my all-time favorite shoe: the mule. As someone who is just over 5 feet tall, I’m always looking for shoes that give me a little extra height without being over-the-top. I bought a pair of black mules about a year and a half ago (does that make me a trendsetter?) because I loved the manageable heel and retro vibe…plus they were on sale at H&M.

The chunky, reasonable heel height on these shoes makes them comfortable enough to wear all day, and the style is chic enough to wear for date-night. I’m currently lusting after these Marais sandals, and this Man Repeller feature seriously made me consider investing in a pair. Here are some of my other favorite mules this season:

  1. These Loeffler Randall slides. (Thanks for the inspo, Oh Joy!)
  2. These suede Jeffrey Campbell beauties.
  3. These Steve Madden mules that are straight out of Jackie Burkhart’s closet.
the latest

pretty in pastel

featuring H&M
          New York Fashion Week always takes over the city, and it was no different this past Spring. One of my favorite trends this was pastels, since they are easy to wear, and you can find pastel clothing from anywhere from the back of your closet to stores like H&M. Looks from designers Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, and Rebecca Taylor are shown above, and the items below are available at H&M, my favorite store for inexpensive, trendy clothing.
          As someone who prefers  black and denim, I don’t wear a lot of color so I wanted to incorporate darker details into these pastel outfits. Pairing a light pink blazer with black trousers or dark make up can make the outfit more wearable and versatile from one season to the next. Additionally, focusing on color rather than  silhouette allows everyone to wear whichever style is most flattering while staying on trend.
          P.S. Prabal Gurung also recently collaborated with Target on a colorful collection that is available in select stores, a great opportunity to snag designer pieces for a great deal (the shoes are my favorite!).