Archive for the ‘Spring 2008 shoes’ Category
posted by: brianka in 6pm.com, Boots, Comfort Shoes, Endless, Fall 2008 Shoes, Flats, Heels.com, High heels, Hot Shoe Deals and Steals, Michael Kors Shoes, Michael Kors Shoes, Oxfords, Platforms, Sandals, Spot the Shoe on Sale, Spring 2008 shoes, Via Spiga Shoes, Zappos
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Folks!
Are you wearing your green today? I certainly wouldn’t want to see anybody getting pinched. And why is it that this is one habit that most so-called adults that I’ve known have never outgrown? There really are few things less dignified than adults being gleefully pinched by coworkers. Oh well ….
I’m wearing my green …. My kids made certain of that. My outfit today is primarily courtesy of my four-year old son’s foray into my closet this morning. Given that knowledge, it is not nearly as cartoonish an ensemble as one might imagine.
So, in the theme of green, here are a few earthy-green shoes for your consideration:
And more Heels:
As for me, I am wearing my patiently stalked Pour La Victoire ‘Penelope’ oxfords – which I picked up on clearance at Amazon last Fall:
I’m fairly confident that I’m not the only gal who fell in love with these Prada shoes last year:
So breathtakingly gorgeous!
These Prada lovelies retailed for $590 last spring. If you were lucky, you were able to find them on clearance in your size for about $300. Long since sold out everywhere (except for a few pricey pairs that surface occasionally on ebay), you now have a chance to own an ‘inspired’ near-duplicate knockoff made by Pelle Moda:
If these babies are still too rich for the budget-conscious, there is yet another lower-end alternative via the Newport News website.
This one is not nearly as successful as either the original or the Pelle Moda copy. But, it will fit in most budgets. I actually wouldn’t mind the purple color variation, but I am horribly distracted by the excessive plastic-entombed glitter of this molded heel. These would have been much better off had somebody (anybody!) resisted the urge to pick up the glitter stick.
I can’t help noticing (mainly due to their near-ubiquitous inclusion at just about every shoe retailer) that fringed shoes, boots, and sandals are still holding strong as a fashion trend. This particular footwear trend has had more strength than I might have expected - or hoped for. However, having experienced the fringed-shoe trend at least once before, I find myself even less likely to embrace it this second time around than I was back in the days when MTV still played videos.
So, I still can’t see myself indulging in this particular trend; not even when Mr. Louboutin is playing in the fringe arena. Maybe there is a particular age-range and geographic area where one can most successfully carry off the whole fringe look … Methinks my particular chunk of Small-town America doesn’t really fit the bill. Plus, there’s that fine line with fringe that can quickly turn from playful to outright stripper-licious.
As for today’s ‘Fringe-tastic’ footwear; take a look at this Louboutin offering worthy of any Solid Gold dancer:
Wait. You don’t know or remember Solid Gold?
Here, watch these videos:
Now, time for the shoes:
So, is it difficult to understand why I can’t look at these without hearing the Solid Gold theme song?
How about the rest of you?
Regular Shoeblog readers may recall September of last year when we saw some very intriguing styles from Proenza Schouler’s spring 2009 runway show.
For those of you who want a chance to own some of these styles, they have started to appear online via Saks.com.
The first two shoes below are very close to styles seen on the runway; including the strangely organic skeletal heels that immediately bring to my mind the various ’biomechanical’ artworks by HR Giger.
If these are too unusual for you, there is also an on-trend version of the still-popular gladiator/spat sandal:
Admittedly, the flats are really not my style. There would be too much chance of ‘the shoes wearing me’ rather than the other way around.
I could, however (were finances to permit) completely see myself sporting that wicked and slightly dangerous-looking cutout heel.
Bring on the towering Femme Fatale!
Uh Oh. Here I go again with the poetry …
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue,
Sugar is Sweet,
And so are You:
Maybe it’s the sunshine this weekend. Sure, it may be chilly outside; but, at over 50 degrees today (for a refreshing change) it is so bright and sunny outside that I can’t help but think of spring, flowers, and the eventual return of summer … and all of the things that come with the warmer weather. Things like sandals and sundresses rather than boots and bomber jackets.
So, since the next week or two (according to my ’09 Garden Almanac’) are great times to plant roses - today is an ode to a rose-adorned shoe; part of an ongoing effort to control my growing spring fever.