Neon Shoes. You’re Welcome.

So remember when I said I don’t own anything neon? Not anymore. In an awesome shoe store in Rome, I found these babies.

They actually weren’t what I was initially drawn to in the store and wasn’t interested in trying them on, but thank god for pushy sales people. Once the shoe was forced on my foot, I fell in love. When I wore the outfit below the other day, I got countless complements on my shoes and skirt.

What do you think of my new shoes and new skirt? The ring and bracelet are new too.

shirt: Madewell, skirt: AllSaints, belt: ribbon, shoes: somewhere in Rome, bracelet: Henri Bendel (similar version here), ring: gift shop in the Denver Art Museum


More on Knockoffs

As we established in this post, not all originals are superior to knockoffs. Just a thought to keep in mind.

That said, I have been seeing this bag all over the city in the past few months:

Even bloggers like Fashion Squad have one.

And my friend over at Girl Loves Color has recently joined the bandwagon.

They’re cute, right? I personally think the orange one is badass.

But something seems a teensy bit off about them to me. Maybe they’re the slightest bit too bright? I just don’t really see myself ever using it once the death of the neon trend comes.

Enter European H&M, which is superior to the U.S. H&M because they carry merchandise that the U.S. doesn’t, like this:

It captures the style of the Cambridge version, but maintains wearability and yet is still surprisingly on trend. I saw it in Bologna and I was in the market for a cute little cross-body bag that could actually close and it was calling my name. There’s a thought. What if bags could talk? I suppose all the Céline bags would stage an intervention and tell me that it makes them self-conscious when I stare at them longingly.

Back to the point, in a comparison between originals and knockoffs, there is always a price difference. The Cambridge Satchel goes for 105 euros, while the H&M version goes for just 15. But the H&M will definitely end up being more expensive once you add the price of the plane ticket. Which one do you like?