Tag Archives: Matiko Shoes

Summer's End, Fall Into Autumn

It’s so hard to think of fall when the weather is still incredibly warm here in San Diego, but I think I’ve got the infusion of shoes that I need to end my summer and begin the cooler fall weather.  It began with the Topshop studded flats that I bought while I was in London, but I also bought a couple of pairs of shoes from Labor Day sales.  I’m also trying to embrace flats, lower heels and lower wedged heels as part of my fall office wardrobe, so you’ll see a bit of a trend with my most recent acquisitions.  I again included prices because I think anyone can really get a good deal if you sign up for special mailing lists, or get the shoes you want at a better price if you time your purchase with a good sale.

Matiko “Monaco” in nude from Ashbury Skies (On sale for $59 from $179.95. Received email for $20 off during Labor Day. Final price with free shipping: $29!)

Ego and Greed “Bowler” in grey printed python from Solestruck.  I LOVE the Shoe Addict bandage that came in my package. (On sale for $59.95 from $119.95. Received notification for exclusive Facebook discount. Final price with free shipping: $35.97!)

VECTRA4 Canvas Studded Slippers from Topshop (£28 when I purchased them in London, which converted to $45.)

Bamboo “Alive 04” penny loafers in navy blue from Lulu*s ($25)

Steve Madden “Frankie” studded engineer booties from Macy’s (Originally $149, but I got them for $130 with free shipping because of a discount during a Labor Day sale.)

Vacation Ready!

As this posts, Janice and I will be on our way to London and Paris for the next week.  As a send off, I’m posting an outfit that I consider very resort and vacation ready.  This sheer shirt and flowy palazzo pants make me feel like traveling.  I’m still deciding whether or not to bring these pants as they require that I wear heels, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to pull off heels with all of the walking I know we’ll be doing.  I’ll put up posts about our trip when I return, but I will still schedule posts while I’m away.  In the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see my most current adventures while abroad (I think my husband and son can also keep tabs on me that way, too).  Cheers and see you when I get back!

Outfit –  ECI pants; Cotton On shirt; American Apparel clutch; Matiko “Paris” wedges; Ring from The Shangri-La; Michael Kors watch; Tiffany & Co necklace; Coach sunnies; Beaded bracelets were gifts from friends 

Angry Birds?

The title of this post is simply because my son is playing the game on both my Acer Iconia and my iPhone, and I was running out of titles for posts using the word “bird”.  This dress is so flowy & cute, but is so low-cut that I had to wear a little bandeau underneath.  Besides, I think the attention should be on the cut and print of the dress and these fabulous shoes, rather than my need for modesty, don’t you?

Outfit: Angie dress (from Lulus); Kenneth Cole straw purse (old); Matiko “Paris” shoes (from Ashbury Skies); Juicy Couture ring; Michael Kors watch; Coach sunnies; Nameplate necklace (from The Honeyroom)

An Old Favorite

I bought this coat at the first H&M I ever went to at The Eaton Centre in Toronto, Canada.  This was back in 2004 when the US dollar was doing very well.   It was a tough year because my father had just passed away, so my mom went to spend the summer with my dad’s sister to be close to his family, and to have some breathing room.  I had flown to Toronto at the beginning of that summer with my mom, then flew back to bring her home because she hated to fly alone.  I stayed there for a week before coming back to San Diego, so we went on a few little trips while I was out there.  During one of our day trips, we went to a resort casino called Fallsview, which was called so because of the spectacular view of Niagra Falls.  I went tooling around Niagra while my mom and aunts played the slots.  Thirty minutes before the bus arrived to take us back to Toronto, my mom came out of the casino and whispered to me that she won $1500 Canadian!  She gave me $500 of it to go on a shopping spree at H&M.  Isn’t amazing how many memories a simple coat can evoke?  Now you know why it’s one of my favorites.

Outfit – H&M coat and velvet pants; White House Black Market top; Matiko shoes; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Dominique Cohen for Target necklace; Wendy Brandes & Juicy Couture rings; iSee glasses ℅ GlassesUSA

Golden Lights

I took advantage of the lack of foot traffic by my house to take these photos.  The light had this lovely golden hue that you just can’t recreate with photo enhancements or even a flash.  It made even my silver ring look golden.  I took my Matiko shoes for another stroll because they just deserve to be out and about whenever and wherever I can wear them.

Outfit – Zara sweater; H&M jeans; Rebecca Minkoff purse & wrap bracelet; Matiko shoes; Michael Kors watch; Dominique Cohen for Target necklace; Wendy Brandes ring; iSee glasses ℅ GlassesUSA

Cupid, You Are Love

You Are Love

With Valentine’s day arriving tomorrow, I was inspired by Rebecca Minkoff’s Cupid satchel (and my new Matiko shoes) to put together a little something for the occasion.  I found this great template on Polyvore called “You Are Love”, which I thought was perfect for a modern, yet romantic theme.  Happy Valentine’s Day!


You Are Love by sighgee featuring gold diamond rings

Beware of the Leopard!

I was in that mode again to hunt for that perfect shoe that would satisfy all of my cravings for something new and fresh for my wardrobe.  I’m falling in love with leopard again, and I found the shoe that literally made my heart skip a beat when I saw it.  It’s called Jovanna by Matiko, and I purchased them from a new favorite shoe shopping site called Ashbury Skies (recently launched in 2011, based out of San Francisco).  Immediately I fell for the all-over leopard print and wedged heel.  But what I truly love is that it is asymmetrical, giving it a little bit of edge.  Beware that this leopard will appear in quite a few outfit posts to come.  Have a great weekend!

(Post title is a quote from television series “Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”)