Buttons and Bows ~ A Moment in Shoe Heaven

“Oh my God! Do you know what these are? Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes! I thought these were an urban shoe myth!”~ Carrie Bradshaw

Shoes, shoes and more shoes! What woman does not LOVE pretty shoes? Carrie Bradshaw was [and still is] a shoe icon, her shoes were fabulous! Recently I was strolling the boards of Pinterest when I came across what I believed to be a shoe fallacy! A lover of bows I instantly fell in love with the most gorgeous pair of shoes I had laid eyes on. Like Carrie B. I had no idea shoes so beautiful existed in real life. I followed the link to the website of Aminah Abdul Jillil and there they were! Simply named “The Bow Pump” this was love and first sight. Initially I wanted to be selfish and keep this wonderful shoe find all to myself, but then I would feel guilty for not sharing such a wonderful thing. So without further ado, here they are, “The Bow Pump” by Aminah Abdul Jillil.

A little about the designer: Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska Aminah began as a professional dancer in Los Angeles, performing with some of the biggest names in music including Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. She’s appeared in commercials for Pepsi, Mazda and New Balance and recently performed as lead character “Crimson” in Cirque du Soleil’s BELIEVE.  Aminah’s career as a dancer has given her constant exposure to culture, art, design and fashion. She takes inspiration from images in street culture, music, and cinema. ( Bio Credit: http://aminahabduljillil.com/about )


Aminah Abdul Jillil~ designer

What makes Aminah Abdul-Jillil’s designs unique is her excitement to “try something different”. 









You can find these shoes and more here. Your feet can thank me later!

“Mama always said you could tell an awful lot about a person by the kind of shoes they wear.” – Forrest Gump

One, Two, Buckle my Shoe

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world

” ~Marilyn Monroe

One of my favorite quotes(I love quotes can you tell?) is “Cinderella is proof that a pair of new shoes can change your life.”


What woman doesn’t love a good pair of shoes? Always the tomboy I never truly liked wearing heels, and being a Unit Admin for the Army didn’t require stillettos even in my dress greens. Now, seven years later I truly appreciate a great pair of 4-inches or better. I like to start from the feet up when dressing, my outfir has to match my shoes. My shoes today are the inspiration behind this quick note. From the fashionista herself, Rachel Roy I recently purchased the Miyang Spike Pump in snake skin complete with spike embellishments on the heel and toe.



I am excited to see what trends this fall will bring in the shoe department. I know I personally need to invest in a new pair of black pumps as well as a pair of bone or nude. More than likely the Nude Suede Pump from Aldo will be my pick.


“Momma says theres an awful lot you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. Where their going, where they’ve been.~Forest Gump

What do your shoes say about you??