New Mules + The Vanity: The Pony Pack by OPI.

I never thought I’d buy a pair of mules again.

I haven’t given the shoe much thought since the 7th grade, when I wore a lot of pleated plaid and monkey fur coats from Gadzooks. But after seeing it make a resurgence on the runways + streets of the big fashion cities, I found myself browsing online for a pair of mules. Oh fashion, you cyclical wench.

Shopbop hooked me up with these gorgeous gray mules, which I’m loving with raw-hemmed straight-cut denim and easy neutrals. Where summer was bright (neon, even) for me, I’m really digging classic neutral shades for fall. Bring on the grays, camels, blacks, and ivories.

tan zara blazer, gray tee, gap jeans, steven mules, ashley from lsr
Zara blazer // Madewell tee // Gap jeans (on sale; similar here) // Steven by Steve Madden mules c/o Shopbop (on sale!) // Boutique necklace (similar here)
ashley from lsr, gray tee, tan zara blazer
Zara blazer // Madewell tee // Boutique necklace (similar here)
tan zara blazer, gray tee, gap jeans, steven mules, ashley from lsr
Zara blazer // Madewell tee // Gap jeans (on sale; similar here) // Steven by Steve Madden mules c/o Shopbop (on sale!) // Boutique necklace (similar here)
tan zara blazer, gray tee, gap jeans, steven mules, ashley from lsr
Zara blazer // Madewell tee // Gap jeans (on sale; similar here) // Steven by Steve Madden mules c/o Shopbop (on sale!) // Boutique necklace (similar here)
tan zara blazer, gray tee, ashley from lsr
Zara blazer // Madewell tee // Gap jeans (on sale; similar here) // Boutique necklace (similar here)
tan zara blazer, gray tee, gap jeans, steven mules, ashley from lsr
Zara blazer // Madewell tee // Gap jeans (on sale; similar here) // Steven by Steve Madden mules c/o Shopbop (on sale!) // Boutique necklace (similar here)
tan zara blazer, gray tee, gap jeans, ashley from lsr
Zara blazer // Madewell tee // Gap jeans (on sale; similar here) // Boutique necklace (similar here) // Old Navy ring (similar here)
gap jeans, ashley from lsr, steven mules
Gap jeans (on sale; similar here) // Steven by Steve Madden mules c/o Shopbop (on sale!)
tan zara blazer, gray tee, ashley from lsr
Zara blazer // Madewell tee // Gap jeans (on sale; similar here) // Boutique necklace (similar here)

 

The Vanity: The Pony Pack by OPI.

I got the chance to test drive the Pony Pack, which is a collection of four mini polishes created by OPI in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. opi mustang collection, opi pony pack, ashley from lsr

I am a bit of a polish fiend, and have a Sterlite drawer set chock-full of reds, pinks, blues, purples, and corals. OPI is repeat offender in my collection; I’m never disappointed by the array of both classic and on-trend polish shades the brand routinely launches.

The Pony Pack (too cute, am I right?) was another winner for me. I reached for this set over and over again when I needed a manicure/pedicure refresh; I need to track down the full size bottles STAT. The four colors include:

  • Race Red, an orange-based red
  • 50 Years of Style, an easy-to-wear gold
  • Girls Love Peonies, a classic fuchsia that works in all four seasons
  • Angel with a Leadfoot, a bright white
[caption id="attachment_5067" align="alignright" width="199"]opi pony pack, ashley from lsr Loving these shades late summer through fall.[/caption]

I’ve had Race Red on my toes for about a month straight now– I can’t get enough of that fun, punchy red. (Plus it totally worked with all the oranges + corals I wore this summer.) I used the gold 50 Years of Style as an accent nail; it looked killer with a Girls Love Peonies manicure. I think my favorite shade of the bunch was Angel with a Leadfoot. The resurrection of all things 90’s we’re experiencing now has me flashing back to 8th grade, when white manicures were all the rage. (I used to save allowance money for trips to Afterthoughts, where I would binge-buy bright white and pastel-colored polish.)

The Pony Pack is such a fun set! I love how the colors worked during the summer and will continue to carry me through fall + winter. Classic, seasonless, but not at all dated.

Linking up with More Pieces of Me + On the Daily ExpressJoin The Gossip + I Have A Degree In ThisRhea Et Cetera, Pink Sole + Cha Cha The Fashion GeniusStyle ElixirThe Glossy Blonde,Walking in Memphis in High Heels, I Do DeClaireLife’s a Party Dress Like ItSew Crafty AngelGet Your Pretty On, Because Shanna Said So,and The Pleated Poppy.

*OPI sent the Pony Pack for my review; thoughts and opinions are my own.

158 Comments

  1. I like the look of mules but at the end of the day I feel like my feet have worked all day to hold the shoe on. These are really cute though and I can see how the length of the band would ease the effort of keeping the shoe on my foot. Regarding Gap jeans, I’m 5’7″ and sometimes their jeans are a bit short. Did you let out the hem for this reason?

    1. Hi Lisa! I can see where you’re coming from re: holding the shoe on your foot. I didn’t experience any issues keeping these specific mules on, however. And no, I didn’t let the hem out of these jeans- they came the way! 🙂 I do believe Gap has longer length denim options if you find the average length a bit too short- you should try Gap.com! Thanks for your comment!

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