Smoking Loafers – Part 2

As I mentioned in my post on Tuesday (click here to read), I was on the hunt for a pair of smoking loafers.  Berkeley, my oldest daughter, and I were on a back-to-school shopping trip to Seattle, so what better place to look for a pair of shoes!  We started by looking at Nordstrom Rack…one of my fave discount stores.  The smoking loafer is a fairly new trend, so there were only a couple of pairs there and none that really did it for me!  So…off to Nordstrom…the meca of shoes.  Seriously, Nordstrom has the BEST shoe department not to mention incredible service!!  I have to say when you walk into a Nordstrom shoe department, you can almost see the skies parting and think you might hear an angel playing a harp…ok, maybe it’s just the dude playing the grand piano (a staple in Nordstrom stores!).

I tried on many of the pairs that I had mentioned in my post, and if you can believe it, went with a different pair!!!  The funny thing is, I went with a pair by Steven by Steve Madden that combined two of the trends I was seeing a lot of…leopard print AND studs!!  Perfect…two trends in one pair of shoes!

Steven by Steve Madden ‘Melter’ Slip-On. Photo courtesy of

I paid $138.95 at Nordstrom (click here) and they are also available at for about the same price (click here).

So, this is a bit more than I would usually pay for a pair of trendy shoes, but I have a feeling that these are going to get a ton of wear this fall as leopard print can act as a neutral!!  Don’t they look snazzy with these bright orangey-red skinnies?

  • sherri

    I think you just found your go to shoe for fall! Love this look, especially since it covers more of your foot than the ballet flats on those rainy fall and winter days.

    • Pam

      You are so right!