3 Must Have Shoes For Your Shoe Wardrobe

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We are now in our 5th season of making our re-souL collection shoes. A house brand with the intent of bringing you fashionable, handmade, comfortable shoes. For this Fall/Winter season, we focused on updating some of the basics you might find in your in your closet in the need of freshening up.   Continue reading

Our Favorite Colors for Fall

Who is ready for the change of seasons, and do we dare say, the rain? The fires in the PNW have made our skies smokey and we are ready for a little rain to clean up our atmosphere in Seattle. As more collections arrive at the shop, we definitely have some favorite colors that are inspiring us for the Fall/Winter season. Here are just a few to get you in the mood.

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Deep, rich, dark blue. An alternative to black and slightly less edgy.  We love the shade of navy on this Officine Creative Chelsea boot.  We would wear these with jeans or basic black leggings. They would also look wonderful with longer skirts and of course anything dark blue.

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Dark espresso brown with a slight hue of cool gray is the best way to describe the color of this bag from Aunts and Uncles. The perfect carry-all that can convert itself from a handbag to a tote.  We would carry this bag when we are wearing shades of olive green, gray or dark chocolate brown. Perfectly acceptable with black too.

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Fresh and cool, deep greens are another favorite here at re-souL. Green is a versatile shade that can be worn with navy, gray, black and wine. These oxfords by MOMA are a basic style that would go with most anything in your wardrobe.

 

If you love color, check out more styles on our webshop at resoul.com.
Can’t find what you are looking for, contact us here. Links to images of color stories can be found on our Pinterest page¬†here.

Anniversary Party, Save the Date!

We are are turning 15! It’s our golden birthday, 15 on the 15th. Thanks to all of you who have supported our shop over the years. If you are in Seattle, come celebrate with us! We’ll have sips and bites, prizes, gifts with purchases and a Bellroy trunk show featuring the new women’s wallet collection. Click on the image below to find out more. ¬†We hope you’ll¬†join us for this special event!

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Pairs: Inspiration + Shoes

Things that just naturally go together.

 We love the colorful illustrations of Malika Favre! They seem to go perfectly with the primary colors of these flatform sandals. They have us dreaming of the French Riviera. Sigh.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Artwork by Malika Favre – Sandals by PF16 at resoul.com

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Colorful Finds at re-souL

It’s been awhile since I have done a Maggie Muses post. But I thought I’d¬†share a few of our small maker’s goods in the shop right now. Besides shoes, we carry a variety of little cheery accessories and gifts in the shop.

Spring is here and it has me craving springtime color! Here are a few of my re-souL favorites that make me happy.

Bonne Maison SocksBonne Maison (meaning good home) socks are a new favorite in the shop. The patterns, designs, and colors are spot on. The cotton knit is so soft to the touch. This could become a new addiction. Made in France and Portugal.

Esska ShoesEsska shoes are a perineal favorite at re-souL. Nobody does color combinations as well in the footwear world as designer Souraya Karami. We love the pops of yellow in these sandals and sneakers. Now, which pair is my favorite? All of them.

Write Sketch & NotebooksWhen you need to do it the old school way, nothing beats the patterns and design of these WriteSketch& notebooks. Made in Italy, the colors are bright and cheerful and the quality of the paper is top notch. I have no excuse not sketch or even jot down notes on a daily basis.

 

I. Ronni Kappos JewelryWe have carried Ronni’s jewelry in our shop for years. I love the way she keeps reinventing her collection season after season. Perhaps it’s the vintage beads she finds in her travels that keep it fresh? Her design aesthetic is perfection. Sigh.

Moth and Crow WalletsMoth&Crow is designed and crafted in Vashon, Washington. Dawn Smithson has an extensive background in fashion design and teaches at Seattle Central College. I love the bright primary colors of each piece, making it hard to decide which is my favorite. Each piece is handmade by Dawn. Even better.

So what do you think? Are you ready for some color too? Come see all these fun goodies in the shop. We’d love to help you pick the perfect one for you.

Have a great week! ~ Maggie

Photo Credits: Bonne Maison, Legh Burns, WriteSketch&, I.Ronni Kappos, Dawn Smithson

 

 

 

 

Three Spring Fashion Trends That Never Go Out of Style

Ah, the promise of Spring. Warmer days, lighter layers, softer colors. These new key styles that we just have received into the shop have us wishing for balmier, weather now! We picked three top clothing trends that we would consider our “uniform” for spring and summer. Colors and materials that never go out of style are paired up with our favorite P.Monjo sandals.

Spring Trends All White

You wear all black in the winter so, why not wear all white in the Spring? This peep-toe slide in creamy shades of white would be perfect with wide leg pants and fuller skirts and cotton dresses. Easy and breezy all season long.

Spring Trend Chambray and Fisherman Sandals

We love wearing our jeans, right? Chambray is the spring kissing cousin to fall and winter denim. This updated fisherman in a mid-tone brown, will add the finishing touch to these lighter hues of indigo. Wear these sandals with shorts, skirts or dresses. They make a good counterpoint to the feminine details of the ruffles in skirts and tops.

Spring Trend Classic Khaki

Khaki has been a staple for Spring for as long as we can remember. Who doesn’t love a classic trench coat or the comfort of cotton twill pants? These sandals would be the finishing touch to your casual work day attire. But also feminine enough to wear with tailored skirts and dresses too.

So, what do you think? Time to add a fresh new shoe to your own spring uniform?

If you love these P. Monjo sandals, check out more styles on our webshop at resoul.com.
Links to images of color stories can be found on our Pinterest page here.

Brown is Back!

With the weather changing and the rain coming back, we are starting to get in the mood for Fall shoes. After a couple of seasons of black and gray, it’s nice to see some rich shades of brown in the shop like tan/camel, russet, and dark chocolate.

Brown is Back : Tan Tilda clog by re-souL

Our re-souL clog “Tilda” is the perfect light color brown for transitioning into Fall. We would wear these with denim and our favorite skirts and dresses. When it gets a bit cooler we would wear these with some fun patterned socks.

Brown is Back : P. Monjo P-982 Cuff Boot

We love the richness of this russet brown boot by P.Monjo. A brown shade with a hint of red, we would wear these boots with our favorite cable tights and midi-skirts. This color is also very complimentary to navy, burgundy and burnt orange.

Brown is Back : MOMA chelsea boot in Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate brown is a versatile shade that can be worn with navy, gray and taupe. These Chelsea boots by MOMA are a basic style that would go with most anything in your wardrobe.

 

If you love the color brown, check out more styles on our webshop at resoul.com.
Links to images of color stories can be found on our Pinterest page here.