Our fellow Gloss editor Samantha Escobar recently moved to New York. Unfortunately, no one warned her about bringing really comfortable shoes (New Yorkers walk a lot). For many recent transplants, all those city blocks amount to a shitload of new calluses and blisters–and a constant hum of discomfort from the feet. Anyway, we’ve been there–so we decided to help her out and compile a list of some attractive, walkable flats perfect for all that Springtime galavanting about… on the cheap.
Without further ado: cute flats under $100. More
At the expensive of sounding like a complete bore: Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Darling > Hannah Montana and every other tween star that’s been churned out at Disney in the past, I don’t know, ten years? Clarissa was a smart, outspoken weirdo who dressed like a crazy person… in other words, an excellent hero for little girls. Let’s celebrate her gonzo style and remember quality children’s television. More
It’s time to let go of your beloved indigo washes… summer is here, the humidity is here, and it’s time to change out your darks for lightweight sky blues, grays, and maybe a print or two. Here’s some solid summer denim. More
The recent ridiculous fashions at the Kentucky Derby had me thinking about what one might wear to such an outdoor event without looking like a shameless cartoon character. This got me thinking about saddle shoes, a great casual style that’s perfect for an all-day outdoor event that requires a lot of milling about and drinking bourbon cocktails. The saddle shoe (not to be confused with the very similar “spectator” shoe) is a low-heeled oxford characterized by its distinctive “saddle” usually (but not necessarily) in a contrasting color. Saddle shoes are cool and–while scoping label 80%20′s designs this morning and sad to discover their excellent saddle wasn’t available anywhere–I set about putting together a shopping guide.