I love a dichotomy–I love wearing high-end, luxury shoes with dresses from Target. I’ve been doing it for years. I have a decent sized collection of luxury shoes, but my go-to brand is Jimmy Choo. I’m always a size 37.5, which makes it easy for me to order online since I don’t have to try on the shoes ahead of time. Living in San Antonio has it’s advantages, but there are limited options for buying high-end shoes in person here. So more often than not, unless I’m traveling, I order my shoes online.
Recently I’ve been introduced to the online retailer LuisaViaRoma, an Italian-based e-retailer who carries mostly luxury clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. I had some trepidation about ordering anything expensive from an international retailer, so I wanted to share my experience with you.
First of all, the site was easy to navigate and in English (always helpful). I easily found what I wanted in the size I needed. I placed my order on a Monday and was shocked and pleasantly surprised to receive my package that Thursday. Did I mention that all shipping is free, and because it’s international, there’s no tax?! It was actually less expensive to order the shoes through LuisaViaRoma than driving to the mall to buy them. No tax, no shipping, and I didn’t even have to pay for gas!
One note about my shoe choice-when I’m going to spend a lot of money on shoes, I tend to opt for classic, neutral styles that will be on trend for a long time and can be worn with a multitude of outfits. You just can’t go wrong with nude, patent leather pumps!
I’ve already worn them three times this month, but my favorite outfit so far was the ensemble I put together for my family’s annual Mother’s Day Brunch at our club. I have to tell you, it’s easier to put together a comfortable AND stylish outfit then to get both of my boys to smile at the same time in a picture!
Shoes-Jimmy Choo Abel Patent Pumps (thanks to LuisaViaRoma, also in coral and pale yellow)
Dress-Xhiliration from Target (different color)
Linen Blazer-similar style from DressBarn here
Purse-Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel in Putty
Necklace-Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace
Watch-Michele Urban Mini Diamond Two-Tone
Bracelet-David Yurman Classic Cable Bracelet
More Options for Jimmy Choo Abel 100mm Pumps from LuisaViaRoma: