This outfit is one I could probably spend the rest of my days in and be just as happy as a clam! An oversized tee dress, killer Valas platform shoes, and a leather jacket to keep me warm or oh-so-chicly tie around my waist, who could ask for more? This jacket was a dream find as I have found most vintage leather jackets are either covered in fringe (don’t get me wrong, fringe is awesome, but it gives off a completely different vibe), or the shoulder pads are far too large. To find one in such good condition and with only slight shoulder pads was a feat for the record in my opinion! A brown leather jacket is a good basic to have in your wardrobe, one to wear with any and all, and in this case, stand as an accessory to the real star of the show here: these shoes!!!
So I know that you already know I am in love with Valas as seen here, here, here and most recently, here. And I have already talked about how they are a limited run company, with only 3 of each size of each pair of shoes and only 20 of each of their bags made. BUT I haven’t told you that these beautiful shoes are handcrafted not only in the US, but right here in sunny Los Angeles. You can tell with Valas shoes that not one single little detail was left out in the making. On the Coco it’s the leather piping, the beautiful golden shoelace eyelets, and the leather covered platfrom really seal the deal. Nothing goes untouched by great design! Plus, the tan nubuck on these is all too perfect! It’s so soft, you just slip right in and the shoe instantly caters to your foot.
If you really want a shoe that speaks for itself, I highly suggest you pounce on some Valas. And, I mean, not to brag or anything, but Beyonce was just spotted wearing one of their Mini Voyager bags so I’m pretty much bff’s with her now. Or maybe it just means they have Queen B’s stamp of approval. Either way, they are a brand you want on your radar because they are coming up in a big way and after you-know-who was seen sporting them, they are sure to be flying off the shelves. GRAB THEM QUICK!
The Valas Coco can be purchased in store at Traffic LA.
Photography by Sylvia Gunde