Wednesday, May 23, 2012


(Picture from October 2011)
We've had a long run with this thing. Well, maybe not so long. Blues and Shoes has been a wonderful source of laughter and smiles. Lately, everything has caught up with us and we find ourselves with less and less time to devote to our blog. We have never wanted this blog to be a source of stress and unfortunately, it has turned into something along those lines. We hope that we provided a good enough distraction for as long we could. It was a great experience and maybe one day, we will return. This is the end for now, though we have appreciated all of the support we have gotten from those of you who have stuck with us from the start. We love you all, but we love each other and our friendship more.
So long for now!
liv & isabelle

Friday, May 11, 2012


We're going to take a little break from blogging for the next week while we work through the swamp of work we've got and other things going on right now. Expect us back next Friday!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


(Velvet Cardigan, Free People Tank, Nordstrom B.P. Leggings, Aldo Booties, H&M Necklace)
Showing up to school with buttons down my back certainly made me a person of interest that day. By now, I'm pretty used to the side comments and weird looks I get from what I wear (as per this). Of course, my huge head of hair certainly doesn't help any attempts I make to be inconspicuous throughout the day. I take it in pride, though, because I'd rather be known as "the girl with the crazy hair who wears her sweaters backwards" than anything else.

Monday, May 7, 2012


(Forever 21 Top and Necklace, Delia's Shorts, Steve Madden Sandals, Vintage Earrings)
This post title would have been witty and snappy if I knew how to fishtail braid my hair without killing it. Long story short, my hair doesn't like to be molded into anything besides its natural huge poufiness. Liv makes up for my lack of hairstyle variety by doing things like this in three seconds. I simply throw on a shirt printed with enough fish to fill Lake Michigan. Explains why we work so well together, right?

Friday, May 4, 2012


(H&M Top, J.Crew Shorts, Sam Edelman Sandles, B.P. Nordstrom Headband, Miscellaneous Bracelets
In case it was not already obvious, I am a fan of neutral colors. Secretly I am a fan of all colors but my closet is filled with mainly neutral ones. This week it went from cold and rainy to summer, and I decided to celebrate with some summery neutral (surprise) tones and a peach color to add to the happy factor of my outfit. I live in these shorts during the summer because they are my most interesting shorts, and also maybe the only ones that did not used to be jeans in a past life.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


(Miss London Jacket, Jolt Jeans, H.I.P. Shirt, Missoni for Target Heels)
My Thursdays are somehow incredibly boring and uneventful unless there's a new Grey's Anatomy episode on. The fact that a TV show is the highlight of my day makes me question what I really do with my life most of the time. I usually come to the conclusion that I am a hermit who devotes her life to school and the internet (maybe not in that order). So, dinner with Liv last weekend left me pretty satisfied with my social life, especially when it meant that I could parade around town in heels.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


 (Forever 21 Top, American Eagle Outfitters Skirt, Vintage Shoes, Calvin Klein Socks)
If there's one thing we like, it's mixing opposites to create something new and unexpected. Clara's cool mix of grunge and girly was no exception. She's made us fall in love with lace-up boots even more than we had before. She was so much fun to shoot, too. People with good style and a sense of humor will always rank high in our books.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


(Miss London Jacket via Ragstock, UNIQLO Tee, Zara Jeans, Aldo Booties, H&M Necklace, Francesca's Collections Rings)
For some reason, leather and wedges make me feel about ten times cooler than I actually am. During this last month of school, ego boosters are a rarity I appreciate more than I should. I'm counting down the days to summer, because I'm not sure how much longer I'll last in boots and jeans. Where is the sun, Chicago? I need my sandals and shorts! These thirty-one tedious days could not go by fast enough.