Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Importance of Shoes

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 Hello! These black shorts are officially my new favorite shorts in my wardrobe. The color matches absolutely everything and I cannot resist the high-rise fit. Today, I tucked a dark green sleeveless blouse into the shorts and layered a denim button down over top of that. My adoration of various prints and patterns pushed me to wear my leopard print boots. After all, how could I go a day without wearing a single print or pattern? I kept my accessories to a minimum, only donning a classic pair of sunglasses and a black hat with my look.

Now onto a slightly different topic. As you guys know, I love shoes. Heels, boots, oxfords, it doesn't really matter which type because they are all winners in my book! Shoes have the potential to "make" (or "break" for that matter) an outfit. This can be seen in my look today; without these leopard print boots, my look would be kind of boring. And of course, we couldn't go around barefoot. Hey, "no shoes, no service." But on a more serious note, shoes do more than just perfect our looks and allow us into various stores and establishments. Shoes play many important roles. Heels have the ability to provide that extra boost of confidence that you need while flats provide comfort for a day spent on your feet. Boots keep your feet warm during the winter while sandals let your feet breathe in the summer. And I think that we all have that pair of shoes that makes us look and feel like a million bucks.

However, it isn't always easy to find your perfect pair of shoes. I am very picky about my shoes. Small details like the color of the laces on a shoe or the texture of the shoe play a huge part in my decision of whether or not to purchase a shoe.

That's why I was thrilled when Shoes of Prey emailed me regarding a potential collaboration (if this blurb gets a positive response, then the wheels of our collaboration will begin to spin). Shoes of Prey lets customers design their own shoes. Yes, you heard me correctly! The site lets you design your own shoes- how wild is that? You can choose the type of shoe (heels, flats, sandals, etc.) and then focus on customizing the features to your liking. You can decide how tall you want the heel to be, the color of several different parts of the shoe and so on. Shoes of Prey provides customers with the opportunity to create their own perfect shoe. They take dressing to express yourself one step further.

Design your own pair of shoes with Shoes of Prey HERE. Read more about Shoes of Prey HERE.

High-rise shorts: Vintage Levi's
Green blouse: Vintage
Denim button down: Thrifted
Leopard print boots: Target
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Black hat: Vintage

**Shoes of Prey did not provide me with monetary compensation for this post but if there is a positive response from my blurb about them, then we will begin a collaboration. If we end up collaborating, I will be sure to let you guys know.


  1. Those shoes rock! I'm a bit addicted to shoes as well. I rather pump up my outfit a notch by choosing the right shoe instead of jewelry or other accessories... ;)
    Good luck with your collaboration! Sounds neat!

  2. That is so amazing!
    Sounds like a lovely site.

    You look great Tori!

    -XO Abbigayle Rashae

  3. The shoes just make your cute outfit special! Your hat tops it off in a fun way!

    blue hue wonderland

  4. Cute outfit! Love the shoes!


  5. great post! and good luck with shoes of prey!!
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  6. You looks so awesome in that outfit Ms. Tori! I love how you put those all together! :)

  7. I love your hat and shoes! They look great with the shorts.

  8. lovely outfit!! the boots are amazing :)


  9. Your animal print boots are so so nice!
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  10. I love the booties!