Saturday, November 7, 2009

All That Shines

The first time I came across Eileen Shields, was in admiring the Juliette t-strap flat. Not being very familiar with the brand, I had just heard the shoes were incredibly comfortable and I was intrigued. I had spied the Marilyn shoe on shopbop, in an electric blue and proceeded to stalk the website for a sale on those. After awhile, I forgot about them and then opened my email to an extra 20% off code for the website. Armed with the code and a mission on finding cute sale shoes, I saw both the blue and the silver pair were on sale. I hadn't even noticed the silver pair before but I loved them even more. They are gorgeous with the embossed leather that looks so similar to real exotics, a metal tipped heel and the ribbon detailing at the toe. The low heels (less than 3") make them perfect for weddings or holiday parties where you know you will be on your feet for awhile. The d'orsay style isn't quite for everyone, I will say. If you have wide feet it will only emphasize that, especially as these are particularly unusual with the opening on the outside of the shoe instead of the inside.

Eileen Shields Marilyn in Silver, F/W 08

Fit is slightly small. These are a 37, but translate roughly to a US 6.5. There is a slight gap in the heel, but I could not have worn a smaller size. The toe polish is one of my new favorites, OPI's "No Spain, No Gain" from their Coleccion de Espana (available at amazon). It is a true, rich berry that seems to match everything.