When it comes to shoes, comfort and style are often mutually exclusive. You have one pair to wear to the ceremony, another to the reception. One pair to walk to work, another for the office. One pair for dinner, another for dancing. (You get the idea.)
So Anyi Lu used her experience as a former dancer, a chemical engineer and a mom to design shoes that are both functional and stylish — which, as you can imagine, was not an easy task. Yet you’ll see Anyi Lu designer shoes featured in fashion magazines like Lucky and Elle and stacked on the shelves of Nordstrom, despite the fact that they’re wearable for longer than a few hours.
And while Anyi Lu’s Spring 2011 collection is full of beautifully designed flats, heels and sandals (all handmade in Italy), the Anyi Lu Piper ($365) is the epitome of the perfect spring shoe. See why we love the Piper and enter to win your own:
This exclusive Anyi Lu shoe is two classic spring shoes in one: the ballet flat meets the oxford. With its open lacing and laser-cut pattern, the Piper shoe is light and breezy while still having the support and classic style of an oxford shoe (but more comfortable than either). Plus you can pair it with almost any kind of outfit — from jeans to trousers to skirts.
To win a pair of Anyi Lu Pipers, leave a comment below on why you’d love to win, and then “like” the Anyi Lu Facebook page. (Extra entry for those who leave a comment on Anyi Lu’s Facebook wall, saying we sent you!) We’ll pick a winner next Thursday, April 6, and announce her right here on Family Style.