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The Low Down on Ladylike Loafers

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I think we can all agree that there has been a transition from cutesy clothing to more ladylike wear this season…and what is more ladylike than a sophisticated loafer heel? Vogue has a most tasty mention of them in their September issue!  As far as styling goes,  I’m thinking that heeled loafers would look awfully killer with a classic sheath dress, pencil skirt or trousers. I would love to hear what you think about this “trend” lovelies!

If I still worked in a traditional office setting, you can bet I would be rockin’ the heck outta this look. I still might. The dude, my toddler for those of you who aren’t familiar,  is my real boss now, but I bet he’d like to see mama all dolled up. HA!

ralph lauren gianna platform loafer pumps

Ralph Lauren ‘Gianna’ Platform Loafer Pumps at Saks Fifth Avenue

nine west landlock pump

Nine West Women’s Landlock Basic Pump at endless

prada bi color point toe pumps

Prada Bi-Color Point-Toe Pumps at Saks Fifth Avenue

calvin klein vienna penny keeper dress pump

Calvin Klein Women’s ‘Vienna’ Penny Keeper Dress Pump at endless {BonBon Deal of the Day at $53.87}

This sheath would be a fantastic  partner for the pretties above. Here in Florida, we’re still experiencing wicked hot temps, but as soon as it does cool down, a cardy would finish this look to perfection!

banana republic br monogram erin sheat dress

BR Monogram ‘Erin’ Sheath Dress at Banana Republic

And since we’re on the subject of shoes…get ready to be seriously jealous. Rosebud Network member Holly in Heels has one amazing hubs. He created a shoe closet for her. If you’re prepared to drool, click here!

  • Tracie

    I can’t comment on the loafers. The shoe closet has rendered me speechless. *drool*

    September 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm Reply
  • kara

    and to think i seriously just got rid of mine from grade school!

    September 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • WendyB

    I’ve got a pair of Tods — heels, tassels — from more than five years ago. Keep meaning to give them to the thrift store because they just don’t look right on me! You’re not a 6.5 by any chance, are you?

    September 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm Reply
  • Jen

    I heart those black patent leather Nine West loafers! So cute. I could get used to this trend.

    September 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm Reply
  • Katie

    So cute! I’m very jealous of Holly’s shoe closet!

    September 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm Reply
  • Jocelyn Stott

    The Prada pair are my fav. I really like this trend.

    September 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm Reply
  • Stevie

    LOVE the Nine West black patent leather pair! So classic.

    September 8, 2010 at 8:28 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    Fall shoes are the best!

    September 8, 2010 at 8:28 pm Reply
  • Frankie

    love love love the pradas!

    September 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm Reply
  • Stephanie Ruby Feldman

    I adore loafers and own a bright candy apple red pair that I got at Target two seasons ago that are my fav shoes !

    September 8, 2010 at 8:52 pm Reply
  • Lyddiegal

    I’m totally into those tassels!!! Heeled loafers are such a great update on an old classic.

    September 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm Reply
  • Drew

    I love my Cole Haan loafer heels… I picked them up before they were a “trencd” just because they made me feel a little professor-ish and who doesn’t occasionally want to feel smarter than they are? 🙂

    September 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm Reply
  • stephanie

    Shoe closet? Who wants to make me a shoe closet?? So jealous!!

    September 8, 2010 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • sara@domesticallychallenged

    Perfect! i wish I wasn’t on my feet all day or they would be so cute at work!

    September 8, 2010 at 9:11 pm Reply
  • JAS

    I swear I had that exact pair of Nine West loafers in 1998 when I started working … hmm, does that make me old or ahead of the curve? Unclear.

    September 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm Reply
  • sarah

    i like all of those shoes!

    September 8, 2010 at 9:32 pm Reply
  • Meg

    oh i love love love the prada ones…and the ralph lauren ones!! they might have to replace everything else on my christmas list. 😉

    September 8, 2010 at 9:47 pm Reply
  • adele

    i have an unhealthy love affair with non-heeled loafers! especially since i live in a country with cobbled stones and uneven pavements….loafers have saved me from many unexpected falls that have plagued my friends who trot around in heels! hehe

    September 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm Reply
  • Karena

    Wow I adore the Calvin Klein # very sophisticated!

    I have a New Giveaway from The French Basketeer I think you will love!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

    September 8, 2010 at 10:06 pm Reply
  • shelby Bukhenik

    I love those black nine west ones! I am in no convincing here!

    I cannot believe she A. has such beautiful shoes, B. has such an amazingly smart husband and C. has a closet to convert into a ” shoe closet!”

    September 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm Reply
  • southern hostess

    Gorgeous! Must. Go. Shopping.

    September 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    Obsessed with the RL ones. They come in black too, but def not as stellar. An FYI to anyone splurging, they run REALLY small. I know both colorways are available on RL.com too if Saks is all sold out.

    September 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    Wow, yes please!

    September 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm Reply
  • Casee Marie

    Lovely post! Those Pradas are so cute especially.

    I’m a little afraid to click the shoe closet link, fainting may occur. Okay, I’m going in…

    September 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm Reply
  • Nicolette

    Loafers are so calling my name! I love them… 🙂

    September 8, 2010 at 11:00 pm Reply
  • lindsay

    Ok that shoe closet is AMAZING! I envy her! And I love how you referred to your son as your boss….haha SO TRUE! I feel that way too!

    September 8, 2010 at 11:08 pm Reply
  • Nikki

    Wait…Where do you put the penny?!

    September 8, 2010 at 11:23 pm Reply
  • Jackiefo

    These are gorgeous – I must say though that my fav fall shoes have to be boots. I can’t wait to be able to wear them again – so fabulous!

    September 8, 2010 at 11:25 pm Reply
  • hotpants

    I can’t get on board with the first pair, but I like the rest.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:40 pm Reply
  • alicia

    they’re cute, but i don’t think i could do the heeled loafers….maybe flats though! but i LOVE the tassels, so cute!

    September 9, 2010 at 12:47 am Reply
  • Shin

    They are so classy! But I’m crazy about that black dress! xoxoxxooo

    September 9, 2010 at 1:44 am Reply
  • Daphne

    I wish I had kept the pairs I had when this was in fashion back in college. I do have a coach pair that I might break out this season. Since like you I do not have an office to justify a polished look I was thinking of styling them with ankle socks underneath an old fashioned looking a-line skirt.

    September 9, 2010 at 2:28 am Reply
  • Sherin

    I’musually not a fan of loafer heels, but I quite like these ones. The black pair are my favourite.

    September 9, 2010 at 2:53 am Reply
  • Elizabeth Marie

    The dude is your boss…haha LOVE IT.

    I like the first pair a lot. I’m thinking naughty secretary.

    I need to go to bed. haha

    September 9, 2010 at 3:14 am Reply
  • janettaylor

    Oooh I want the first pair! 😀

    September 9, 2010 at 6:37 am Reply
  • Jenny

    Gah, those Prada ones are making my day! I love this trend. Anyone remember back in the day around the time Tom Ford took the world by storm at Gucci, there was a Gucci ad with shoes like these? I’m probably the only one who does and I have that ad somewhere in my crazy inspiration books. Perfection!

    September 9, 2010 at 8:49 am Reply
  • Ellen

    The high heeled loafers look very sophisicated. Love the link to the amazing shoe closet. It’s great!

    September 9, 2010 at 9:06 am Reply
  • Christina

    I just thrifted a pair of Ann Taylor loafers. They are my favorite new shoe to wear to work.

    September 9, 2010 at 9:07 am Reply
  • Johanna

    Shoe closet!?!?! I need a one (& a hubby to build it for me) (& shoes to fill it) 🙂

    September 9, 2010 at 9:12 am Reply
  • Jill@TeenageBride

    Have I died and gone to heaven????

    September 9, 2010 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Kelsey

    Don’t forget the Nike Air Cole Haan loafer heels. So comfy!

    September 9, 2010 at 10:07 am Reply
  • betty Manousos

    I love loafer heels!
    Wow, Ralph Lauren’s “Gianna” Platform Loafer Pumps caught my eye!

    B xx

    September 9, 2010 at 10:25 am Reply
  • Traci B

    Shoe closet? Absolutely freakin amazing!!! It’s still ridiculously hot here too!

    September 9, 2010 at 10:59 am Reply
  • Lucky Dame

    Those Prada loafers are amazing!!!!

    September 9, 2010 at 11:26 am Reply
  • Tights Lover

    The loafers definitely lend themselves well to a sophisticated look. I love all of your choices but the 9 West are my favorite. I love the patent look on them.

    September 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • Christine Vi

    That’s it. This is a sign. I need some new loafers. 🙂

    September 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm Reply
  • Anaiz

    That dress is awesome, and Holly in Heels’ shoe closet is amazing!

    September 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm Reply
  • wendy

    Great picks! They will certainly dress up a cute pair of trousers.

    September 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm Reply
  • Kerr

    I love this look. I had a few pairs back in high school. We had a dress code and had to look like little office workers every day of the week. If only I had not gotten rid of the shoes!

    September 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm Reply
  • Sass

    That first pump is DARLING! Likin this trend!

    September 9, 2010 at 4:06 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    I am in love with the Ralph Lauren pair!

    September 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • estelle

    This trend is going to be a tough one for me. Sort of brings back some horrible corporate days memories that I would really rather forget. Loafers and kahkis and Ann Taylor suits. Never again!!

    September 9, 2010 at 6:48 pm Reply
  • Josie

    Love those Ralph Lauren ones! Too cute. And what a perfect color. Genius with well-cut trousers or a floaty floral dress.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

    September 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm Reply
  • Shea

    I love that first pair. I like the chunkier style–the other ones are way too similar to a pair I had in high school!

    September 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm Reply
  • Grace

    I definitely want some loafer-heels for fall! Those Prada ones are certainly lustworthy, but I’m after a pair of Kors I saw the other day.

    September 9, 2010 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • Kari

    Hmm, I haven’t managed to get into the loafer trend yet, but the heels look great! I can totally imagine them with a classy sheath dress. There you go, putting ideas into my head again…

    September 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm Reply
  • Grit and Glamour

    I’m kicking myself for binning a great pair of chunky high-heeled loafers I had about 12 years ago that were just like all the loafers coming out now! Boo! Now you’ve got me wanting more.

    ♥ V

    http://www.gritandglamour.com

    September 10, 2010 at 9:42 am Reply
  • ms Givens

    Love the Prada and the CK are a deal!
    Classic shoes like this never go out of style! Like pencil skirts. 😉

    September 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    I love these shoes! Usually they have a thicker heel than a stiletto so my feet love them too!

    September 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm Reply

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