“Make new friends, but keep the old…one is silver and the other is gold.” We used to sing that over and over in my Brownies troop in the late’80s, and in the case of new friends mingling with old…in this look, some literally are silver, and others gold! I’ve found some new brands and pieces that I absolutely adore, that compliment my existing aesthetic, while nicely building upon it with styles that may reflect a trend or two, but most importantly, reflect…me!
New to my accessories game is Shoes of Prey, an innovative concept in which you can design your own pair, down to the smallest of details. You can of course order online, but the really exciting news is that you can create a pair right inside of Nordstrom! The Shoes of Prey Design Studio at Nordstrom is found in six locations, equipped with iPads and sample shoes to try on to get a feel for the the heel height, comfort, and sizing. There’s a dizzying array of fabric swatches to pick through so that you can ensure the perfect color and texture, and the shoes will be made-to-order, arriving at your doorstep in 4-5 weeks. I modeled my Shoes of Prey after a very much loved, but very worn pair in my closet that I didn’t want to say goodbye to, but were literally falling apart. Talk about a combo of the old meets the new! My beloved shoes were reincarnated into a Shoes of Prey style that featured a similar low heel and rounded toe, but with a pop of embossed exotic snakeskin added.
Speaking of, it’s apparently my new thing, as this Isharya wire cuff features something of the serpentine persuasion, artfully wrapped around an agate stone as the center piece. I’ve been a big fan of blue agate for some time now, and snakes — well, I like looking at the imitation of life iteration of them.
If you can’t combine old and new, then what’s the point of holding onto stuff? Especially clothing; if it’s not meant for the mix, then it should go, but when a piece works, surely hold onto it (unless it goes by way of my old beloved shoes, and in that case…reincarnate them!).
In This Look:
Pimkie Dress (no longer available)
Shoes of Prey Self-Designed Wedges (c/o)
Isharya Blue Serpent Druzy Wire Cuff (c/o)
Pandora Light as a Feather Ring (c/o)
Avon Ring (c/o)
Hermès Petit H Leather Bracelet (c/0)
Wink & Win Custom Duffel Bag (c/o)