I think my first pair of legit high heeled shoes was a pair of Mary Janes: they were black suede and patent leather, done in the style of an oxford/wing tip. They had this great chunky, stacked heel and I just knew that I was grown up when I wore them. I LOVED those shoes! Unfortunately, they were lost by Delta Airlines en route to Chicago, along with another pair of my all time favorite shoes-another pair of Mary Janes. These were a little taller, and infinitely more sophisticated; t-strapped faux alligator print in a gorgeous cognac brown. It's funny-I lost a lot of things in that debacle, but the only items I still remember (and this is over 15 years later) are those two pairs of shoes. C'est la vie...
To this day, Mary Janes are among my favorite shoe styles, particularly in the fall. I know we have evolved into a society that embraces all styles regardless of the season, and despite the fact that I live in a climate conducive to doing so, I'm a bit old school and find it a bit difficult to get on board with open toed shoes/sandals beyond Labor Day. So when Back to School time rolls around, and even before I pack up my sandals for their yearly hibernation, I'm on the look out for new acquisitions of the closed toe persuasion. Mary Janes are always welcome additions to my collection!
The ultimate symbol of sophisticated and sweet, the classic Mary Jane shoe style has been seen on some of Hollywood’s hottest starlets lately, like Lea Michele, Chloe Moretz and Leighton Meester. The suede Mary Janes by DV by Dolce Vita (pictured in the center of the collage and below) offer an updated twist on the timeless look, and whether you wear them with shorts, a cocktail dress or a flirty skirt, you’ll be as cute and chic as your favorite star. DV by Dolce Vita Demi Pump Platform pump features a 4 3/4' heel, 1' platform, synthetic lining, synthetic outsole, buckle closure, and an 100% suede upper.
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Do you love Mary Janes as much as I do? What is your favorite shoe memory? What about your worse? What's your favorite style of shoe for the fall? Are you a fan of wearing open toe shoes year round? My inquiring mind wants to know! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Until next time...
PS-This is not a sponsored post and I was not paid for it. I just love shoes (especially when I can find a good deal on them) :)