Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blogger Inspiration: Nubby Twiglet

More and more I feel my horizons being expanded and my wardrobe being inspired by the great bloggers that I regularly follow on their sites, Twitter and Flickr uploads. While I'm not trying to copy their style, sometimes I see a color combination, an outfit or an accessory that looks so great I feel I should give it a try myself.

The first blogger I'd like to give a big thank you to is Miss Nubby Twiglet. She has an amazing sense of style with a very strong color aesthetic which, tied with her graphic design work directly contributes to the amazing art she creates.

Working in a similar field, I appreciate her design skills (so much so that I recently purchased one of her Kiss & Tell posters) and I'm also loving her wardrobe. Funny enough, I have this same cardigan.

But recently Nubby showcased these Corso Como Dodie wedges. Now these shoes are very outside of my typical "comfort zone" but I could see the possibilities. For Fall I thought they would be great with all sorts of tights, especially my solid colored ones and possibly some of my Hansel for Basel knee-patch over-the-knee socks.

I had a gift certificate from Zappos to use (although I think they are a wee bit cheaper on the Nordstrom's site) so I figured I'd give them a try and if I didn't like them I could send them back. I'd never purchased this brand before, so I wasn't sure how they would be.

Well let me tell you, these are some seriously well made shoes. They're a Brazilian brand and are quite sumptuous. The interior cushioning is amazing.

And I love the satin ribbon ankle ties, which can be tied in the front or the back.

Great shape from the back too.

I already have a whole slew of outfits planned for these and am definitely keeping them!

They also come in white with black accents (totally cute) and a forest green and black version, although I only saw this last one at Nordstroms. I just got them tonight so I haven't worn them out but so far they seem great.


WendyB said...

Those are fantastic.

Nubby said...

Thanks for the mention! I'm glad you loved the corso como brand also!

Polgarra said...

Those Shoes remind me of something I would see in a museum (in a good way). I swear I have seen something similiar on royal men (without the bow). I would love to see them in action.

Sal said...

Would these not look great with the two-tone Chanel tights?

Princess Poochie said...


They would be very cool with them I bet! Fall is going to be so much fun!


jalilifer said...

I was going to say what Sal said...they are a bold shoe that can stand its ground with the bold two-tone tights.