You know when a shoe rubs you the wrong way, don’t you? I don’t mean when you wear it, but when you see it:
That was the case for me with this BCBG Max Azria ‘Talina’ peep-toe low wedge in gold leather (currently on sale for $100, down from $210, at Plaza Too). I know it’s supposed to be oh-so-trendy, and I have nothing against the gold, the peep-toe, or the low wedge. However, all that combined with the excessive ruching makes this shoe bulky and grandmotherly (the black patent version doesn’t fare much better in my opinion). Something’s got to give here, and it should be those ruffles.