March 15, 2011

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these gorgeous vintage inspired peep-toe pumps

Day 74 of Vintage 365


Just because St. Patty's Day is one of those holidays - much like Valentine's Day and Halloween - that we don't get off from work (seriously, why not? We're so starved for statutory holidays over here in North America!), doesn't mean it isn't every bit as worthy of celebrating as say those we do.

Whether you're veins course with Irish blood or you merely embrace the Irish spirit for a day on March 17th, St. Pat's is one of those good times, have a blast, cheer with the best of them holidays that is definitely further enhanced by the wearing of verdant hues that instantly call to mind the pastoral landscape of Ireland (trust me, I lived in Ireland for two years, they really are that green!), meadows blossoming with clover (shamrocks), and the emerald band that appears in the Irish flag.

If however, you're not too keen on kitschy shamrock shaped glasses, comically oversized stovepipe hats, and novelty t-shirts soliciting smooches because you're Irish, fear not, it's still entirely possible to go green on St. Patrick's Day in a way that would make any Irishman's heart swell with pride.

Personally, I stick with my usual vintage style, however I make sure to reach for pieces in hues of green and gold. The thought hit me the other day however, that I don't currently own any green vintage shoes!

Given that we’re just two days away at this point, it may be too late to remedy that issue for this St. Patty's Day. However, I found a pair online that would look ravishing on absolutely any March 17th!

Cut in a sleek, sophisticated style that instantly calls to mind similar shoes from the 1940s and 50s, these classy Nina Culver peep-toe pumps - in a shade called Apple Green - are so gorgeous you'll want to sport them on St. Pat’s Day and all 364 other days of the year, too!

Made of satin, featuring a lovely crossed band section over the toe area, and a 2.25 inch heel, these feminine green pumps cost $79.95 and are available from Zappos in ladies full and half sizes in 5-11.

They would look ravishing paired with shades of brown, ivory, cream, white, rust, teal, navy, denim, black, and peach (to name but a few), and would definitely show your of Irish spirit if you wore them on St. Patrick's Day (and if you ask, me they're worthy of a kiss from a fine Irish gent far more than any t-shirt! Smile).


  1. Too cute. Paired with the right outfit - total Mad Men flashback.

  2. with luck of the Irish..

    and add a wee bit of tasteful and imaginative jewelry is another way to make an outfit more becoming and more distinctive...

    now I'm off to find that kiss from a fine Irish gent..wish me luck ... tee hee :)

  3. OMG, these are GORGEOUS!!! I had to "pin" this one...especially for my daughter. She is a definite shoe fanatic; however, she has a very tiny foot (5), and it's not always easy to find cute shoes in that size. (Penney's and Macy's smallest sizes are 6.) She did recently get a pair of gorgeous purplish designer peep-toe pumps at a 5. (I don't remember the name of the designer, Christian something, I think.) But cute size 5's are few and far between, so I appreciate knowing about Zappo's.

    Living in Ireland, or even visiting there, would be a dream come true!!