Archive for August, 2011
It’s just that this gorgeous shoe is not very practical for my life right now.
Practicality?!?!? you shout through cyberspace. Since when did practicality dominate your shoe decisions???
Well, it’s just that I’ve more had Earth Shoes and Danskos on my mind these days. The kinds of tough, lasting, supportive shoes I’ll need to tromp through the NYC fall and winter. Summer’s almost over! They were fairly comfortable and well-priced, but I just couldn’t see wearing them much.
And thus, it seems to me that this gorgeous faux-suede turquoise sandal would have no place in my life right now. But in the hopes that you are the Lucky Penny it will take a shine to, hopping in your shopping bag, here is some info. And please make the jump to see more photos of The One That Got Away.
Lucky Penny Turquoise Sandal, $118, Anthropologie boutique.
As a longtime fan of Tibi’s chic downtown-girl-with-uptown-wallet style, I loved the prior season’s shoes.
These flat ballets with bows are gems. How chic, relaxed, and transitionally fabulous are these? They’ll easily go from your black work trouser to your LBD.
Or, if you like, pair these with a menswear look — perhaps a tux vest and sequined shorts.
This flat features a pointed toe, slight heel and cute bow ankle strap, as well as a t-strap in front that offers additional support. Made in Italy, it also comes in black leather, black satin and red suede.
They come in a vibrant red as well, I later noticed on the website (this photo was taken in the new store in New York). Where does one wear sparkly cherry red UGGs? To a jazz dance convention? Anywhere else?
I’ve always thought of the UGG as a casual boot that you throw on on the way to the laundromat, and I’m just not sure that with this big shape, you can do sparkly, sequined satin.
The store was packed with European tourists, but none of them seemed to be buying this boot. They seemed to be interested in the more rugged look of suede shearling in neutral colors.
Lastly, this has an EVA outsole and padded insole, as well as satin and sequins, but does that really merit an almost-$200 pricetag? I’d rather buy a pair of cheap faux-shearling boots and save up for some expensive pumps!
posted by: freePOrnaoa in Prada & MiuMiu Shoes
This is pretty great.
To me, the curve of this heel looks more like an upside-down apostrophe. I love how solid it looks, but the sole curve is pretty steep!
What’s impressive is how gorgeous these puppies are close-up. I picked em up and was significantly impressed by the quality. And aren’t these colors so fun? Love the light green! Green plus snakeskin is very striking.
Here’s to hoping more unique curved heels keep coming out this fall.
Prada Snake Heel, $990 at Prada boutiques.
This shoe is strange, but that’s why I love it. The coloring looks iridescent, but I’m not really sure how you did it.
From the metallic leather to the peep toe, the black pony skin to the weird angles of fabric cuts, I like this strange heel. I feel like it’s the lovechild of a goth girl and a unicorn.
It’s not out for sale yet, but get on the list to be notified here.