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A small ode to a very particular type of shoe. As charming as they are classic, Maryjane shoes have been a
favorite silhouette of mine since I associated them more with piano recitals and makeshift tea parties in the
garden. I remember ruffled socks and colorful barrettes frequently comprising the remainder of the look. The
polish and properness of a black patent pair makes me nostalgic for those times (well one more than the
other) but is also highly useful for my day to day looks in and around LA and the aesthetic demands those
looks have. When combined with more casual looks, a Maryjane is playful and just the right amount of
sweet (almost cloyingly). They’re just as perfect with denim as they are with a silk dress and fit seamlessly
into my wardrobe. I’ve amassed a small arsenal of them at varying heights and textures and I think I’ve
reached the point where I have a pair for every look I could put together.

So I feel like I speak with authority when declaring these Valentino Garavani Tango pumps that I ordered
via Farfetch the ultimate with its delicate ankle strap and barely there cut that dips way low at the sides and
fastens high up on the ankle (also achingly cute are the lower heeled red suede pair and the blush star
studded version that I’ve been eyeing for what feels like a really long amount of time). I wore them with my
holy grail high waisted Levi’s shorts, my highly cherished vintage Chanel backpack, my AYAI padlocknecklace that I haven’t taken off in weeks, and summer-friendly off the shoulder gingham to create my ideal
DTLA studio to sunset drinks to dinner for two kind of look.

Shot midday, mid-heat wave, and mid-July in and around my Hollywood Hills neighborhood.

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