Wednesday’s Shoe

In keeping with the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor, this “Wednesday’s Shoe” is a nautical-themed peep-toe pump we certainly could picture Kate Beckinsale wearing as Navy nurse Evelyn Johnson.  We found them on LingerieGifts.com.  The polka-dot lined sailor heels have an anchor on the back and retail at $58.99.  Although visiting the actual memorial would probably be a far more noble use of the money…  Always remember “A date that will live in infamy.”  RIP USS Arizona.

Wednesday’s Shoe

What’s a good shoe to start off the summer with?  How about this adorable pair of navy blue nautical stilettos!  These platform peep-toe pair of pumps with sailor’s rope and mirror detailing are from British retailer Dune.  Called the “Sintillate” heels, we could just see Sabrina of today’s “Look-of-the-Day” sporting these after a day of sailing with Humphrey Bogart!

Look-of-the-Day

One of our editors was nearly named Sabrina, due to her parents’ fondness for this 1954 flick.  Sabrina is the story of the title character played by Audrey Hepburn, and our choice for the start of the summer’s “Look-of-the-Day.”  Sabrina is the daughter of a chauffeur caught between the love and lust of two brothers.  Here, Hepburn epitomizes Long Island preppiness wearing white shorts, bare feet and a relaxed plaid shirt while sailing the Long Island Sound.  With Edith Head and Hubert de Givenchy costuming the film, it’s no surprise that even Sabrina’s downtime digs are still divine!

Look-of-the-Day

Ahoy!  Now this is a Memorial Day outfit!  It’s nautical for the upcoming summer season, and it’s military-inspired to remember all those who have served!  Gossip Girl‘s Blair Waldorf (played by Leighton Meester) tends to be in a state of dudgeon, but here she looks positively sweet in this sailor suit!  Blair’s version is called the “Captain” dress from Bettie Page Clothing.  There are actually dozens of places to buy a knockoff (this editor purchased an identical one for a whopping $25 on eBay).  Miss Waldorf wore this outfit on the first season finale of Gossip Girl when she was supposed to meet Chuck, and take off for Tuscany – but of course, nothing ever goes as planned for Blair.  At least she accessorized well with her neck scarf, Louis Vuitton luggage, and Yves Saint Laurent preppy pumps.  Here’s hoping your Memorial Day goes better than Blair’s!