SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Charlotte Olympia

If you’ve been following Trends & Tribulations for a while, you are probably aware of my unhealthy obsession with a certain number of designers of the namesakes Charlotte Olympia, Sophia Webster, Nicholas Kirkwood, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Christian Louboutin.  Therefore, I try extremely hard to showcase other designers in our beloved SPT’s, basically so its not just alternating between the aforementioned 5.  Once in awhile, however, I just can’t help but show off a new shoe love.

Without further ado, I present Miss Charlotte Olympia’s ‘Mascot’ Pumps.  In a vibrant cherry red color, these are basically the epitome of classic cool, and look like they belong on the feet of our favorite It girls, like Alexa Chung or Olivia Palermo.  

Pair these lovely kicks with a pair of cropped cigarette jeans or with a crisp, structured mini skirt for an all-out preppy look.

Charlotte Olympia 'Mascot' Pumps, $780

Charlotte Olympia ‘Mascot’ Pumps, $780



What do you think of these preppy pumps?  What would you wear them with?

xo, T&T


Athletic-inspired fashion is still happening in full force, and that includes shoes.  Bright colors, metallic accents, and mesh detailing are all key aspects of this trend.  Check out these Tamara Mellon sandals, equipped with silver metallic straps, mesh detailing, and a pop of bright orange to create an eye-catching shoe that’s perfect for all your sporty outings (and yes, that totally includes walking up to a rooftop patio to get cocktails).

Pair ’em with a jersey shift dress or with a LBD and orange clutch to complement the look.

Tamara Mellon, $645

Tamara Mellon, $645

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What do you think of the sporty-inspired fashion craze?  Would you wear these heels?


90’s Style Inspiration: Sporty Spice

Unlikely Fashion Inspiration: Sporty Spice
With the sporty fashion infusion that is everywhere right now, Sporty Spice is the perfect candidate for fashion inspiration. In the 90’s, Sporty Spice was always seen in sweatpants with stripes, so these white and black striped Marni pants are a grown up, modern version. Mesh is popular right now, but can look overdone, so using it sparingly, like in the detailing on the top, is perfect. A mini backpack is great for on-the-go and can also stash your travel size gym essentials. Sneaker wedges are the hottest item this season, and the Giuseppe Zanotti sneaker wedges are no exception- and the candy colored patent leather couldn’t be more fitting. Keep the outfit fun with pops of color on the accessories, like these yellow, pink and gold geometric-detail earrings.