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STYLING: SNAKESKIN STILETTOS THREE WAYS, OFFICE, DATE AND BRUNCH

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I’ve been known to justify purchases from time to time with the age-old calculation of “cost per wear”. I’m sure its one you know, but for the newbys, it’s when you justify a purchase (especially one that’s a little higher than your budget) by dividing the cost by the number of times you’ll wear it*.

So, today is about getting the most out of your gorgeous custom-made shoes. I’ve picked out a really cute pair by one of our Russian designers, Ekaterina. A cute peep toe stiletto made from darker cream snakeskin and highlights of pink suede, this heel can go from office to date in a flash.

The first look is for the office. Steering away from black (but never fear, not too far) is this cute navy and cream Petite tuck shift dress from Topshop. Complimented with some edgy gold pieces from Nicole Richie’s jewelry label House of Harlow and those little hints of pink suede in the shoes, you’re ready for the boardroom without leaving your personality at the door.

Next up is brunch. I always find creating a brunch look a little tricky. I don’t want to seem too dressed up but I also want to look polished... so, take a nautical top and well-tailored skinny jeans to get that weekend vibe, and pair it with some bling and stilettos just to make sure you’re well out of shlumpadinka** territory.

Lastly, date night. The really cool thing about this shoe is that aside from the very versatile darker cream snakeskin, the texture makes it one that can translate to evening and not look out of place. Giving a nod to the pink suede highlights in the shoe, we’ve paired it with a Sass and Bide Pick 'N' Mix embroidered strapless dress.

What was the last purchase you made using the "cost per wear" justification? 

Jodie x

*Example - my leather jacket cost $550... but I wear it almost every day in the Winter. Winter is about 3 months long, or 90 days. And sometimes I travel to cold climates... so maybe I have 100 days of winter per year. The jacket is timeless, but let’s say it will be in fashion for 4-5 years... so that’s $550/500 wears = only $1.10 per wear - yipeee. Cheap. Right? :P

**A word created by Oprah Winfrey referring to a woman who dresses as though she has completely given up. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shlumpadinka

Work:
1. House of Harlow sunburst earrings: Oxygen Boutique
2. House of Harlow gold-plated arrow wrap bracelet: Shop the Trend Boutique
3 Topshop petite tuck shift dress: Topshop
4. Topshop cream chain crossbody bag: Topshop

Date:
1. Monsoon Alba vintage clutch: Monsoon
2. Sass and Bide Pick 'N' Mix embroidered strapless dress: Net-a-Porter
3. Kate Spade New York Gin Daisy ring: Zappos

Brunch:
1. Farhi navy and white consuela regatta stripe top: My-wardrobe
2. Asos bird across body bag: ASOS
3. Seven for all mankind Roxanne New York medium skinny jeans: Stylebop
4. Witchery raw stone ring: Witchery

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Posted by on 29 January 2012.