April 4, 2014
A great pump always makes any outfit look sharp and sophisticated. I love these by Kurt Geiger for the slim profile, needle-thin heel, and low vamp. The Ellen reminds me of these gorgeous but elusive Sergio Rossi pumps at DSW. Although I already have a beautiful pair of classic black pumps from Vince Camuto, these are begging to join the others in my closet...I'll be keeping an eye on the price!
April 3, 2014
Saint Laurent Classic Paris
Classic pointed toe pumps will never go away. Although white doesn't seem like a practical shoe color, it's definitely edgy, classic, and sure to stand out. I love pumps by Saint Laurent because they're something about their silhouette that looks more modern and updated than some of the others out there. I found an amazingly similar pump from Jeffrey Campbell, whose shoes are also known for edgy and rebellious looks. The price for the pair below is much easier to accept:
April 1, 2014
Back in October, I spotted a pair of black Michael Kors Fulton sneakers at Nordstrom Rack. They weren't quite my style, so I let them go. Just recently, I came across the ones above at my local Marshalls, which I love. The tan color, accented with gold lining and silver glitter, works wonderfully as an updated neutral for casual outfits. Although both versions of the Fulton are super cool, it's not surprising that I prefer the suede to the patent. Head over to your closest Marshalls to check them out!
March 31, 2014
They say imitation is a form of flattery. So I guess the amount of Jimmy Choo double-takes I've been spotting lately just means that they are fantastic and people want them at lower prices. While I don't agree that direct copies (or fakes) are a good thing, I do think that close matches and designs "inspired" by the originals still allow shoe lovers with a smaller budget to indulge in their fantasies. That being said, I'm not surprised that Jimmy Choo shoes are some of the most imitated.
The Fable sandal above is delicate and beautiful, a real lady's shoe. I think they'd be great for a wedding. The delicate lace is wonderfully complimented by the slim, curved straps and subtle platform. Plus, the ankle strap makes them secure enough for a night of dancing and celebration! But weddings are expensive to plan, and $1k shoes might not be in the budget. Luckily, there's an equally refined option from Anne Michelle in gold glitter:
Anne Michelle Rapture-35 (DSW)
Note: DSW does not pay me to write about shoes
March 27, 2014
Sometimes the simplest things are the best, and that definitely applies to these beautiful sandals from Jimmy Choo. The basic structure (similar to the Vamp sandal) combined with the glittery fabric really brings the focus to the elegant curves of the foot. The Lottie is a great evening sandal that would literally work with every style of dress, and it would even look great styled with day-wear. As much as I love the look, the price isn't that great. Luckily, there's an equally beautiful version from Charles David:
Charles David Marcasite
March 25, 2014
I'm not a big shootie person, I don't really like how they look on me. Since I'm a runner, my calves aren't exactly bird-like, and my personal opinion is that shooties look better on long, thin legs. Since the tops of shooties and short ankle boots end at just above or just below the ankle, they tend to make average legs look stumpy, especially if you have disproportionately small feet for your height (like me). So I generally stay away from them. However, I couldn't resist trying on these Michael Kors Brena booties when I spotted them at Nordstrom Rack. They have an old-school Victorian feel, but they've been updated with modern metal accents, and I adore the deep green color. They looked as I expected on my feet, so they went back on the shelves for someone else.
March 23, 2014
We've heard that every dark cloud has a silver lining, but the golden lining on these beautiful pumps by Casadei (available on Shoescribe) is step up from that. I think white and gold is a stunning combination and will never go out of style. It's a classic mix that has been around for ages. These would look amazing worn with a white sheath dress, some sun-kissed skin, and a little golden clutch.