Alice + Olivia Love

Alive + Olivia is a brand I’ve adored ever since I discovered them last year. Everything Stacey Bendet designs is fun, often colourful and perfect for the fabulous party or spicing up your office get-up. These are some of my current fave pieces.

Alice + Olivia Love

Alice Olivia zipper dress
$645 – net-a-porter.com

Alice Olivia zipper dress
$385 – mytheresa.com

Alice Olivia bodice dress
$365 – nordstrom.com

Alice Olivia alice olivia dress
£255 – harveynichols.com

Alice Olivia cap sleeve dress
£215 – oxygenboutique.com

Alice Olivia boatneck shirt
£340 – harveynichols.com

Alice Olivia pleated skirt
$245 – net-a-porter.com

Alice + Olivia cropped capri pants
£170 – harveynichols.com

Simple Glam Rock Chic

I love coated J Brand skinnies – so very rock chic. There’s no better tank to wear with a pair of skinnies than a Zimmermann silk tank; buy every colour you like and you’ll be guaranteed to use. Paired with my favourite stilettos of the moment, Tony Bianco’s Karissa, and a great box clutch and statement jewellery and you’re good to go. Love this look!

Simple Glam Rock Chic

Zimmermann silk top
195 AUD – zimmermannstore.com

J Brand low rise jeans
$215 – piperlime.gap.com

Shoes
170 AUD – tonybianco.com.au

Floral clutch
$1,495 – cultstatus.com.au

Noir Jewelry gold jewelry
noirjewelry.com

Discovering Polyvore

Discovering Polyvore

Alexander McQueen stiletto boots
£595 – harveynichols.com

Rag & bone high heel boots
$495 – intermixonline.com

Repetto flat
$305 – lagarconne.com

High heel pumps
£185 – lkbennett.com

Flat heels
$170 – witchery.com.au

Indigo by Clarks slip on shoes
$100 – piperlime.gap.com

Topshop flat shoes
$90 – topshop.com

ALDO flat shoes
$80 – aldoshoes.com

Beige pumps
£35 – wallis.co.uk

Rosie: 1, Ugly Orthotics Shoes: 0

I’m so excited! I found a pair of shoes that are actually attractive to wear orthotics with! They’re nothing schmancy but they’re a definite start and I’m super excited for them to arrive in Australia from the US.

I give all the credit to this find/win to Polyvore, which I only discovered today, who showed me the most fantastic collection of middle to high-end designer shoes I’ve ever seen. Polyvore lead me to La Garconne an American website with a nice selection of designerwear. Luckily the other day, I tried on a pair of Repetto ballet flats in a local boutique. However, they only had a limited range and nothing that suited what I wanted. Polyvore showed me the cutest pair of patent black ballet flats with a strap across the ankle to hold me in my shoes. Perfect for orthotics! And they’re not clunky and uh-gly like most orthotic friendly shoes.

 

 

Repetto Lio Mary Jane Flat in black patent

Granted they did cost $300 AUD, however if that’s how much it’s going to cost to save my feet and knees from reconstructive surgery while looking good I’ll take it. I mean I’ll have to wear them everyday, so surely I can get them down to $1 a wear before they start looking crappy? You know, so you’re getting good wear out of something rather expensive.

Now I just have to wait till they arrive which will be around when I get my half-sole pair of orthotics. My new job requires black closed in shoes and luckily I wear so much black that they’ll go with a fair section of my wardrobe… Next up I just need to work out if I can wear ballet flats without a strap. Watch out for my potentially caps lock overloaded post when they arrive!