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.

We’re 14 Years Old!

Yup, today we are 14 years old. That’s how long re-souL has been in business. No fancy party, no special event. We just want to take a moment to thank you, to acknowledge you for helping us along the way. We love what we do but without you, our dear customers, we wouldn’t be in business today. So thank you, thank you, for continuing to shop with us. For continuing to ride with us on this crazy retail wave. We appreciate you!

xo ~ team re-souL
Legh, Maggie, Nova, Margaret & Katie

Shoe Mood: Dusty Pink and Gray

Happy Friday! Today’s shoe mood board was inspired by the colors of the new Primaforma sneakers we just got in. These court shoes are super sleek, very comfortable and fit great! We fell in love with the combination of dusty pink and charcoal gray together. Both hues are good for transitioning into the Fall season don’t you think?

Shoe Mood: Primaforma #001 Sneaker

Have a wonderful weekend!
Primaforma sneakers for women found here. Additional images found here and here.

 

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Summer Daze

More summer and less Monday I say! Because we have had more June gloom in July this year than ever before (well, at least it seems like it), I am craving warmer weather to enjoy the beauty that our area has to offer. As a former Californian, my summer daze in PNW is quite different than my summers at the beach. Here are some images that capture what a now Washingtonian looks forward to in the dog days of summer.

Crescent Lake

Lake hikes with majestic views.

Summer BloomsSummer flowers that add color and fragrance to my home.

Popsicles

Homemade popsicles with seasonal berries.

outdoor dining

Setting an outdoor table to dine with friends and family.

Summer Cabin

A quiet cabin in the woods to rest and recharge.

Sunsets

Sunsets over the sound, lakes, and mountains in the peninsula.

Aren’t you ready for the weekend? I sure am. Have a fantastic week! ~ Maggie

Links and credits to the pretty pictures:

Lake|Flowers|Popsicles|Table|Cabin|Sunset