I have a feeling that when I get married, I’ll spend a fortune on the perfect shoes. I’m a bargain hunter by nature, but a special day deserves special shoes. I’ll just have to make sure I pick a style that can be worn more than once.
A gold shoe is striking, and doesn’t have to be worn only on special occasions. One of the best ways to make a statement is to wear evening shoes during the day. Luxe materials and details like rhinestones, satin, and velvet can easily pair with simple day dresses and jeans, you just have to be brave and confident with your style.
Maybe it’s because a friend of mine is getting married soon that I’ve suddenly become obsessed with elegant, delicate, and feminine formal sandals. I’m not anywhere close to walking down the isle, but if I were, I know I’d probably spend more on my shoes than on the dress or jewelry I’d wear.
I’ve always craved a great pink pump. I don’t know if it’s because I was obsessed with Barbies when I was younger, but they always grab my attention. I don’t currently have a pair in my closet – I can’t justify the price for the pair I’d love to have…ahem Sergio Rossi. But maybe someday it will happen.
Most people fall back on basic colors for pumps, but I like to think that bright colors make them much more interesting. The best way to wear bright pink shoes is to make them the focus piece; imagine a deep charcoal outfit with a bright pop of pink at the feet. The Galyn by Ivanka Trump (6pm, Amazon) is quite stunning because the patent pink is enhanced by a studded edge, which gives the girly color a little bit of edge.
1. Aldo – Frited $50-90 (Aldo)
2. Sole Society – Desirae $60 (Sole Society)
3. Nine West – Flax $20-80 (Amazon, 6pm, Macy’s)
4. Boutique 9 – Orson $40 (6pm, Last Call)
5. ShoeMint – Bess $80 (ShoeMint)
6. Ivanka Trump – Kayden $80-100 (Zappos, Amazon, 6pm)
7. Loft – Petra $80 (Loft)
8. Enzo Angiolini – Call Me $80 (Piperlime)
9. Carvela by Kurt Geiger – Axel $70 (DSW)
10. Boutique 9 – Justine $67 (LastCall in Red, Blue, Natural
When I spotted these gorgeous heeled sandals by Ivanka Trump at Marshalls, my mind immediately jumped to 1920s glamour. Anyone who is familiar with art and architecture movements will recognize that these shoes are one-hundred percent inspired by Art Deco style. Even though the popularity of Art Deco faded after WWII, the style still represents luxury and exuberance. The Art Deco movement made sense; symmetry, rectilinear shapes, and machinery imagery spoke about social progression and technological progress. I like when things make sense, mathematically and visually, and this shoe perfectly embodies the idea of modern style with older roots.