acquisitions: two-tone oxford pumps


OK, I’ve been liking my Bass Thea Oxfords so I was looking at what else Bass has to offer. Found this discontinued design in brown & white that is so school-marm chic. Bass Glenbrook Oxfords. Oxford pumps! I’ve been looking for these.


Really, though, I’ve bought and returned a few uncomfortable pairs. Some of the now sold out shades in this style look slightly more appealing to me, two-tone browns…but these ones had the virtue of being acquirable, and the white lends a certain formality in addition to that air of impracticality it always does.

I find white so appealing. It really might be the color I find most compelling, most desirable in any given context. This would fit with my inherently impractical (yet versatile, so versatile) nature.

♪ ♫ ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man ♪ ♫

Imagine with colored tights? A blazer?

Actually I find myself just now wishing they were entirely white, or if the brown sections were a very pale honey color instead?…maybe I could find something like that…

aquisitions: Bass Thea oxfords


Speaking of bright yellow shoes, I got another pair. I’ve been looking for a pair of oxfords for a while, and was looking specifically for a two-tone pair in beige and brown, or honey and dark brown, or some other variation of brown and more brown …but I came across these first. Bass Thea Oxfords. Yes. Bass. Like the old school boot makers (founded in Maine, I just learned, like myself). Who knew they were making totally cute (I mean, well, some of it) women’s footwear now? With good arch support?

I wouldn’t have predicted that I would go for a shoe like this (a floral print shoe?) but I think this print is charming; just the right scale and level of busyness, and it goes perfectly with the shade of yellow it is paired with.

♪ ♫ The Flying Neutrinos – Mr. Zoot Suit ♪ ♫



I think these are a great example of a shoe that, in not particularly matching anything (that I have, at least…except my other yellow shoes), could go with everything*. They could make an unremarkable ensemble instantly dapper.

I really want the weather to improve so I can break these out.

*Like my turquoise/orange Converse: