Dressing Around a Wild Thing

Behold the wild Sam Edelman Lorissa pump; pictured here in the colour Spanish rose, quite at home in its natural habitat having just fed on a group of tourists who wandered just a wee bit too close to my house. Shhh. Best not to disturb it.

I have been tracking the Lorissa pumps since they first made an appearance on the Sartorial Serengeti last year. I finally found them on sale, and let me tell you, that is not an easy task. They are still well over 200 GBP in the UK when you can find them at all. But if you are in the USA, you can get them on Amazon, and some of the colours are deeply discounted!  Luckily, I have connections on both sides of the pond.  I had always thought I wanted the black ones with the black studs, then was going to go for the off-white, but now I am very glad that my cheapness won out and I got the Spanish rose (on sale), because as it turns out, they are the perfect nude heel with a twist.

Ahh, here we have the Lorissa interacting with its human handler. They are still getting used to each other. It is a process.

I love taking something wild like the Lorissa pump and pairing it with something über-casual, like jeans and a tee. Today's look is what I envision would happen if a bush pilot were needing to refuel her plane, and asked Kim Kardashian, who just happened to be passing-by the hangar, if she would run into town and pick her up a pair of everyday shoes.

The Stuff

Shoes: Sam Edelman Lorissa in Spanish Rose (UK)
Sam Edelman Lorissa Pumps (USA)
Canvas bomber jacket: Whistles (old). Check out this amazing sheepskin shearling aviator jacket.
Tee: Urban Outfitters Cold-Shoulder Graphic Tee (past season). Some similar animal print ones here.
Jeans: Calvin Klein Straight Women's Jeans
Jewellery: (from my own collection)
Rose gold bangle Similar here in 14kMore affordable stainless version here.
Rose gold and smoky topaz ring: Gorgeous 14k version here. Affordable version here.


  1. You are very funny! I love these with the cuffed jeans.

  2. You look awesome in these shoes...they are cool!!

  3. Wow, those are beautiful shoes! Great combo of elegant, glitzy and fierce! I would have definitely chosen that colour, too.

  4. When I saw the first photos I was wondering about the way you would wear and style them.
    I really love the casual style mix. Fabulous!

    Lady of Style

  5. Hi Kristin, Those shoes are divine - totally ... I love the outfit especially your bomber jacket!

    Have a stunning weekend.

  6. You are very funny, and I admire your sartorial adventures.

    I like the outfit - but for some reason I feel compelled to tell you that I would wear a different tee. The graphic distracts me.

    That is all. Feel free to wholly ignore, of course.

    1. Funnily enough, there was a time where I too would have chosen a different tee. I'm in a clashy-distracty-embellishy phase right now. No clue why.

  7. You are cracking me up -- the best blog link I clicked on on IFB so far (for the grey + orange post). Now putting on my camo to go track you down over there... Shhhhh... Don't wake the shoessssssss...


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