going brogue . . .

hey guess what?  it’s me again.   here to tell you that another super masculine flat shoe is en fuego and that you HAVE to have it.  that’s right.  i. am. not. blinking. what are you going to do about it???

hold up, hold up!  er’body just chill.  you can totally make this work.  and you are going to love oxfords.  promise.   i had resisted, myself.  but now, i am in love!!  here is what happened:  i got all comfortable in flat shoes this summer and fall with my stan smith adidias and my chloe cork wedges.  and then it got cold and, really, i do not have any winter shoes that do not have a heel.  and i was kind of missing the comfort although, honestly, i am not sure i have ever admitted anything like that to anyone before.  plus, i think they look really fab with (or without socks) and a midi skirt or a slim leg black pant.  of course, the celebs wear them with their boyfriend jeans, and i like that look, too.

to ease you into the brogue water, i’ve hooked you up with some super fabulous runway and street style photos.  and, if you are interested, you can grab a pair for yourself here, here, or here.

enjoy!

xo,
cg

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that’s me and my brogues and long sweater dress from zara.  here’s a great tip:  wear these with socks the first couple of times to break them in.  (not sure why i forgot about how that works).

the following looks are from the row fall 2014 runway (photo creds: style.com).  i am so crazy about these looks.  super chic!

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i think it is clear that i need some men’s socks to wear with my oxfords.  saying that now, i really don’t want my father to get wind of this post because i am positive that endless hazing will ensue with repeated references to all the stupid things i used to wear in high school.  this is WAY different BTdubs — those trends were ridiculous!!  😉

this is a look from the costume national fall 2014 runway (photo creds: style.com).  another thing oxfords look great with are the upscale sweatpants we have all grown to love for their flattering fit.

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A.L.C. used the brogue/oxford with all of their looks for fall 2014 (photo creds: style.com).  and i think you can see that it is pretty sporty. . .

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i will close with a number of super awesome street style pics to give you a little brogspo!

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tell us what you think!!!