Designer Shoes: L.K. Bennett

We hope that everyone is having a warm, sunny summer with their family and friends! As Fall approaches, now is the time to grab some go-to heels that will last you through the winter. Boots, booties and peep-toe pumps are our favorites from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Here are our top ten picks:

L.K. Bennett Lara peep-toe bootie

L.K. Bennett Lara peep-toe bootie

Sorel 1964 premium canvas waterproof wedge bootie

Sorel 1964 premium canvas waterproof wedge bootie

Hunter Short Moto rain boot

Hunter Short Moto rain boot

BCBGMAXAZRIA Billee color block pump

BCBGMAXAZRIA Billee color block pump

Cole Haan Hayes block heel bootie

Cole Haan Hayes block heel bootie

Rag & Rone Kinsey bootie

Rag & Rone Kinsey bootie


Stuart Weitzman Perfection suede bootie


Pedro Garcia Tesla platform sandal


Alexander Wang Stefania suede pump

During my [long] break from blogging, and even though I wasn’t writing everyday, I was still checking out the latest collections – once a shoe lover, always a shoe lover ☺.

One of the reasons I felt it took me so long to get back to blogging is that I couldn’t help but feel overall uninspired by everything I was seeing stocked in my favorite stores. Aside from a few standouts here & there, the designs seemed monotonous. Which is the reason why I have so much respect for designers who manage to balance creativity with wearability and staple pieces while at the same time maintaining a unique brand voice.

I was browsing through new spring styles and wanted to share the shoes which really caught my eye:


Bionda Castana x LK Bennett checkerboard printed pointed-toe pump in navy and white leather.


Manolo Blahnik soft orange suede pointed-toe pump with shiny blue piped leather trim.


Marskin Ryyppy Merope strappy cutout pump in tangerine suede and metallic peacock green snakeskin.


Chloe Gosselin cutout pump in vermilion red suede and matching leather.


Paul Andrew Haikou pump in white satin with raffia & sequin flower embroidery in white and dragon red.


Casadei cobalt suede sandal with natural snakeskin straps and long ankle-wrap laces with tassels.


Tabitha Simmons natural raffia strappy sandals with blue starburst floral embroidered straps.


Alexandre Birman sky blue suede sandal with tube straps and snakeskin detailing.


Giannico Picasso mule with Beverly Hills palm print canvas and pale blue leather covered stiletto.


Chelsea Paris for Jean-Pierre Braganza black leather cage sandal with multicolor details.


Liudmilla jacquard Leandra sculpted wedge pump with a cutout heel and long gold leather ankle-wrap.


Alejandra G. multicolor pastel snakeskin cage sandal with matching tassels.


Oscar Tiye Kitty sandal in glossy black patent leather and contrast white stitching.


Malone Souliers Ida gladiator sandal in a beautiful laser-cut teal leather with red patent leather and pretty pink laces; available at Avenue 32.


Mary Katrantzou floral printed leather pumps with croc strap and sculpted gold-tone heel.


Le Silla cutout sandal in platinum snakeskin and long corset-style laces; available at Le Silla.

Images via designers, FootwearNews, Vogue UK


Crystal Reed wore L.K. Bennett Flora pumps to the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. These heels are from the Black Ribbon collection featuring gunmetal patent leather, pointed-toe and 105mm heel. Flora is available in several styles at L.K. Bennett or blue floral print at Nordstrom.

She posed on the teal carpet wearing a two-piece black & white CH Carolina Herrera Fall 2013 outfit with an abstract houndstooth print and slight plissé effect. Crystal added a welcomed splash of color via a matte coral lip and sparkling diamond jewelry provided by Neil Lane.

My favorite accessory was her Ashlyn’d Fall 2013 Pearlette marbled acrylic clutch complemented with pearlescent manicure.

Check out more shoes spotted on Crystal.

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Holland Roden wore L.K. Bennett Flora pumps to the LA premiere of ‘Red 2’. These heels are from the Black Ribbon collection featuring black leather, pointed-toe and 105mm heel. Flora is available in several styles at L.K. Bennett and blue floral print cotton at Nordstrom.

She shortened Look 12, a white linen dress from Naeem Khan’s latest Resort 2014 collection with floral appliqué. Her beautiful auburn hair was styled in Hollywood glamour curls and she also added a matte red lip. Other accessories included Tacori diamond stud earrings from the Dantela collection and Lauren Merkin crimson polished lizard Grace minaudière.

Check out more shoes spotted on Holland.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wore L.K. Bennett Harper light grey pumps to the Creative Industires Reception in London. These heels are from the Signature collection and available online in several colors at L.K. Bennett.

She’s wearing a grey Roksanda Ilincic Peridot Spring 2011 dress which she originally wore on her U.S. tour last year. It looks like Kate swapped out her favorite nude patent leather Sledge pumps (also by L.K. Bennett) for a similar suede version. I love her up-do and Kiki McDonough earrings however the rest of her outfit is pretty plain. Check out more shoes spotted on Kate.

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