It’s pretty hard to deny that the mule is the shoe of the season and these candy apple red Donald J. Pliner mules are exactly what I was looking for to take me straight from spring through summer. The perfect heel height, eye-catching color (but not too crazy) – exactly what I need to dress up an outfit, but still be comfortable enough to walk around the city. I love how easily they spice up even the simplest of ensembles, like a classic button-down and white jeans. I wore this on a lovely evening when we took a family walk to SER – one of our local favorites (how pretty are their bar chairs?). Lately, we’ve been taking advantage of their weekend happy hour and making an early dinner of their delicious tapas – our favorites are the miniature chorizo cooked in cider and spicy shrimp!