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Shoe departments are flooded with square toe shoes marked with bright metal pieces. It sounds good on paper…needless to say the room in the toe and thicker heel would make the shoe comfortable…but I am not a fan. I think I would like the concepts separately, like in the Casadei stiletto or YSL flats, both of which have round toes. The square toe is just so unflattering. Paired with a thick heel, the shoe is overwhelming visually.
You’ll notice I don’t have photos from Lanvin, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Sergio Rossi, or Givenchy because they don’t have these elements in their fall lines.
If I really wanted to incorporate the square metal toe into my wardrobe I’d choose the first YSL and pair it with skinny jeans and a chunky sweater. I don’t think I would accessorize a dress with them because they would steal the ensemble’s feminine nature. Possibly a high-waisted, full skirt, but not a suit. This style would steal your womanhood with a suit.
Now, are you curious to see what trends I did buy?? :)
(All photos from my trip to Barney’s NYC, August 2012)
Women want to know where I got these “fabulous” shoes!
And they are always shocked to hear my response. Second question: “Did you get them recently? At the Target on (insert intersection a few minutes away)? Do you think they would still have them?” Well, I took this picture yesterday, so some stores do.
THE KEY TO BUYING SANDALS AT TARGET: Look for 1/2 a size smaller than your normal size.
Every spring I buy a new sandal from Target to last through the warm weather months. Requirements: backstrap (so my toes can relax) and versatile to go with everything. The problem is, when they fall apart in October, I’m not ready to let them go!
Kitten heels….really? Again? Didn’t they get it when no one started wearing them 2 years ago?
I’m still not getting on board.
Next trend please. And let’s make it a good one. Like round toes, platform stilettos, cut-out wedges, or big bows. Yes, you heard me right, I’d choose a bow over a kitten heel.
After seasons of driving shoes being trendy, I’ve FINALLY found a pair that don’t make my foot look like a Lincoln. Even bigger bonus was discovering them at DSW for 30% off. I love that place.
I know you’re still freezing cold over there on the East coast, but don’t fret, spring is on the way. Here’s a sneak peek at some sandals you’ll be lusting over oh so soon!
Top left going clockwise: Elizabeth and James, Manolo Blahnik, Balenciaga, Fendi, Elizabeth and James, Casadei.
BTW…you can afford the E&J’s.
(Photos via my main man Charles at Neimans in Beverly Hills)
More Boring Than Saltine Crackers - Designer Shoes
Shoes are THE accessory to have these days. A shoe’s character can make or break a woman’s ensemble (if you’ve made an effort to construct your outfit).
As you’ll see here, our favorite designers have decided to put out these lackluster styles with the same sky-high price tag. BORING!
I’m all for shoes being simple in the name of practicality and versatility, but these styles don’t fit that bill. They’re just flat out sad.
Give me a black pump with some style, piping with purpose, a little texture goes a long way guys! Don’t let the recession take you down. I mean, most of us are window shopping anyway, so give us something fun to look at!
Contemplating taking off amazing shoes at after party because I’m in pain. I knew I needed to wear these guys in before a big night out, but they look good with my dress. Ugh.
NOT YOUR BASIC BLACK - Fall 2009 Shoes
Fall shoes might be lacking color, but damn they’ve got style.
Yes, they’re still expensive, but you’ll get more milage out of these black and gray beauties than the vibrant colors from past collections. It’s a recession, designers are having to appeal to the mainstream market and their restricted budgets.
COMPLETE THE LOOK
Obviously any of these heels would make your legs look luscious. However, top them off with bordeaux or eggplant tights (instead of patterns) to really show off your wheels.
(All photos are from Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. If something light a fire under your wallet, email here for questions.)
I have to mention Leighton Meester’s Louis Vuitton shoes….Amazing. Wow.
(Nice find G.)