Good Morning Everyone! I am so excited (and not the least ‘blue’) to share with you this fun and easy monochrome blue outfit with an affordable cardigan styled with the ever-so-popular statement Annie Perforated Espadrille Platform Wedge by Marc Fisher Ltd. I think the pictures speak for themselves, but scroll down for the outfit details and links.
First I want to say a special thank you to my sister, Tillman Fennell, of Tillman Sloan Photography for the beautiful pictures!
Next, I implore of you to go out and buy these wedges right now!
Although relatively expensive, these wedges are so well crafted and surprisingly comfortable. The platform heels measure 6″, but they are sturdy and contour to your feet! I typically wear an 8, but I could have easily purchased these in a 7.5, so they do run a half size large. The perforated material is sturdy and thick. The buckles are easy to maneuver and the espadrille straw portion are well made. I have had wedged espadrilles in the past from different brands, but I always experienced loose strands in the straw part. Not these! I walked around in them several hours and they did not require any break-in time. They felt oddly contoured to my high, narrow, arched feet. These will remain a closet staple for years to come, which is my requirement for making any purchase. These wedges make you so tall, elongate and flatter your legs, and are comfortable for long wear; I have not hesitated in wearing them to work.
Espadrilles have been flooding fashion for 2 years, beginning with the bursting popularity of Soludos. I will save my discussion about mules and loafers for another blog post, but my prediction is that espadrilles, platformed shoes, and wedges will all stick around for at least 3-4 seasons. I want to order THESE in black and it would be a dream to one day invest in THESE Chloes. This style can be purchased more affordably in Steve Madden’s beautiful version here. Finally, although the Marc Fisher Annie Perforated Espadrille Platform Wedge has flooded Instagram and the blogosphere, but they are entirely worth the hype and I recommend them to anyone looking for a closet refresher.
Next, I want to talk about this beautiful cardigan! It was a surprise gift from our Aunt Donna, and I love it with a tall heel and leggings. The layered look and patchwork design provide rich depth to my look and pull together varying hues of blue. I will also mention here that light blue is THE color of spring. This cardigan is an excellent layering piece. Unfortunately Kohls has sold out of this style, but I linked two similar cardigan options above. I am on a major cardigan kick and they are my latest obsession for transitioning to spring!
Try a monochrome, or variation of shades of one color, look this week. Let me know if enjoyed this post or plan to buy new wedges for spring.
With Joy, Audrey