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I’m thrilled to feature the stylish Ashley from Sed Bona. This girl is all class.  Her impeccable style and incredible attention to detail is evident in the beautiful images she features on her blog and Instagram account.  On Sed Bona, Ashley covers an array of topics including delectable recipes, beauty product tips, and fashion advice – like how to shop for the perfect trench coat.  After falling in love with Ashley’s style, I could not wait to feature her on The Shoe Maven.  She proves you can be fashionable even in the coldest of Chicago winters.  Here is a quick note from Ashley along with some favorites from her shoe collection.

I’m a 20-something Chicago native who can’t ever seem to put her camera down! I love to tell stories through my images and to inspire people to search for the “quality” in their life as opposed to the “quantity”. Hence the name of my blog, Sed Bona, which comes from the Latin phrase for ‘quality over quantity’: “Pauca Sed Bona”. When it comes to buying shoes I lean towards more classic, versatile silhouettes that I can use for many different types of looks. My primary requirements are that I feel both beautiful and comfortable while wearing them. If you don’t feel like a million dollars while wearing a pair of shoes, what’s the point, right?


La Canadienne Black ‘Martine’ Boots

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Any Chicago girl needs a dependable pair of waterproof boots. This is my favorite pair because I actually feel sexy in them, even in the depths of a polar vortex! They’re my modern, more practical equivalent of Cinderella’s slipper. Found here.


LK Bennett Tortoise ‘Sledge’ Pumps

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The shoe style Kate Middleton made famous! I have this pump in four colors but this tortoise version is my very favorite since they are so versatile yet unique. They are the most comfortable pumps I own and you can’t beat the quality. No longer available in tortoise but in nude here.


Stuart Weitzman ‘Playful’ Sandal

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I searched for many years for my perfect sandal. This pair somehow manages to be comfortable yet chic and the cork pattern hides scuffs! On SALE here.


LK Bennett Red ‘Zella’ Wedges

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Another pair of LK Bennetts that fit like a dream. Red is my absolute favorite color so I pretty much live in these wedges every summer (in case you can’t tell by the wear on the sole). Available in black here.


Tory Burch Black ‘Debbie’ Wedge


The newest addition to my collection but also my favorite! These wedges are so slimming, so comfortable and so classic that I know they will be a favorite for many years to come. On SALE here.

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