Monday, May 19, 2008

Summer Luxe

Usually, finding the perfect shoe to match your summer dresses can be a challenge. Not so, at Twenty Two Shoes. They make it so easy!

"Launched in fall of 2005 by Christopher and Alexandra Silverman
, twenty two shoes is an accessible luxury brand specializing in footwear and handbags. Their design philosophy balances modern minimalist aesthetics and old-world craftsmanship, setting an enduring standard for style, elegance and function. The mission at twenty two shoes is to become an iconic brand based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice."

The shoe designs are beautiful and classic, each pair exudes vintage charm and could easily have been worn by the stars of our favorite classic movies. And it is no wonder, as each pair is made in Italy-using the highest quality materials.

FF's fave picks are pictured below. The first shoe is a beautiful leather peep toe flat perfect for pairing with high-waisted skirts and shorts, mini dresses, and sun dresses. The second shoe is an ankle strap peep toe pump, that would look gorgeous with full skirted dresses and jumpers. The last shoe, a cut out leather pump in a fantastic rich blue color (it also comes in black) would work particularly well with dresses that have a more fitted skirt.

Located at:
22 Shoes Oakland
5856 college avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

Dolce Vita is a California company with headquarters in Emeryville. Though they do not have a retail shop in the East Bay, they do have an excellent selection of summer shoes in their online store. These shoes work well for those of us on a budget. FF's fave picks are two of their peep toe flats. The first shoe is perfect for your more sophisticated looks. The second pair adds a pop of color to your more casual outfits.

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