Last year Rachel Antonoff partnered with Bass to create the cutest saddle shoes I’ve seen in a while. Styled below, I just love how she took the saddle shoe design and turned it into a patent leather pink and beige heel. Plus, partnering with Bass was a clever idea in its own. Being the leading provider of classic footwear for men and women since the late 1800s, the Bass brand strives to “complement all aspects of your life, from work to weekends”. The first Bass shoe was created in 1876 and early on the most popular Bass shoe became the aviation boot, the official boot for the U.S. Army. Then in 1936 the Weejuns were born, which were an adaptation of the Scandinavian moccasin (Norweejun). A small strip of leather with a diamond cut-out graced the top of the shoe and when American prep school students in the 1950s starting inserting shiny pennies into this slit, the name penny loafer was born…a fashion statement began. I can still remember my first pair of penny loafers and my mom shining up a penny to slip into the slit as I made my way to school. Rachel Antonoff’s line of shoes with Bass have brought back these memories for me and although they aren’t the same as my first penny loafters, they are Bass and I wear them with the same pride and skip in my step.
Ironing Out the Details:
Blouse – EXPRESS
Blazer – JUICY COUTURE, Similar here and here
Vest – OLD NAVY, Similar here and here
Scarves – JESSICA SIMPSON, Similar; Gifted, Similar
Knee-Length Shorts – UNIQLO, Similar here and here
Earrings - DAVID YURMAN
Bracelets – Gifted (made by my aunt), Nothing like them!
Watch - MICHELE
Ring – Gifted, Similar
Knee-Highs – FREE PEOPLE Petticoat tall socks, Similar
Shoes – RACHEL ANTONOFF for BASS – Saddled w/ Sweetness Heel at MODCLOTH, Similar
Bag – LOUIS VUITTON