Sergio Rossi

Shoe of the Day: Straight-Laced

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I’m a sucker for ankle boots with interesting details…and the fact that these are made by Sergio Rossi (The Outnet) pretty much seals the deal. Those Italians sure know what to do with shoes! I love the asymmetric lacing on the heel, exposing the embossed texture underneath. I almost wish that the color peeking out from beneath the black was more vibrant, like cobalt blue or yellow. Either way, these are a stunning example of what a unique ankle boot should look like!

Shoe of the Day: Fluffed and Cuffed

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I can’t resist shoes with fluffy details. If I could, I’d snap them all up! I still can’t forget about “the ones that got away” because of my rationalized decision. Looking back, I probably could have kept them and paid them off by now, but at the time, it didn’t seem like the best idea. I’ve [sort of] made peace with that and hopefully something else equally as fabulous will come along. I have my eye on these edgy-yet-adorable Sergio Rossi boots I spotted on ShoeBox. They’re both fashionable and practical because the height is easy to walk in, and the styling is classic. I can just picture myself wearing them with black tights and a cozy green sweater dress. Now if only I can find them for less!

Tuesday Shoesday: Sublime Snake

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There are certain shoe designers that I can recognize on sight. Sergio Rossi is one of them. The iconic pin heel is quite beautifully sculpted, and I absolutely love how it looks on a shoe. I spotted these Chi Chi pumps at Intermix in Philadelphia (1718 Walnut Street) and was captivated by the amazing blue snakeskin. They’re also available in orange on Zappos, and if I could, I’d get both! As it is, I’ll just have to satisfy myself by adoring them from afar.

Tuesday Shoesday: Furry Friends

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These seriously adorable Can Can heels are from the FW 2011/2012 Sergio Rossi collection. They found their way into my hands as an impulse buy during a DSW Luxe 810 sale. And as much as I adored them, I couldn’t let them stay. So I snapped a couple pictures and made the rational decision to return them. I’m not sure how possible it would be to track them down again, as they were the last pair online and I returned them at a store. But there once was a time that DSW Shoephoria helped me get my hands on a pair of lust-worthy boots, so it’s possible that they can help you track down a pair of shoes too!

Shoe of the Day: Pop of Pink

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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.

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Ten Classic pumps under $100.

There’s one style that absolutely every woman, shoe-lover or not, must have in her closet: a classic pump. Since a classic pump is the go-to shoe, sticking to neutrals is your best bet; the most practical color for a classic pump is black. But once you have a pair or two of those, feel free to branch into brights! 
Although it seens classic pumps would be easy to find since they’re always in style, it can get tricky to locate the perfect pair. There’s a lot to consider: material, heel height, brand, vamp and heel shape, color, and price. It took me a long time to find the perfect black pumps, so I created a handy list of some great classic styles all under $100 to help other shoe-lovers out there. I’m a suede-addict so my first instinct was to find those, but I also made sure to include pairs made of other materials.
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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 (ZapposAmazon, 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

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Double-Take: Sergio Rossi Yellow Sandal

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Sergio Rossi Satin Sandal (DSW) 

Despite the fact that yellow is considered a happy color, few people gravitate towards it when it comes to choosing shoes or clothing. Many don’t think the color suits them; but it really just comes down to figuring out which shade works with your skin tone. Once that’s figured out, the rest should be easy! I think any shade of yellow is a great color for shoes because it’s so bright, eye-catching, and mood-lifting. Yellow complements just about any other color, but works especially well with navy, burgundy, and neutrals like grey, brown, black and white. The Sergio Rossi shoes above are very simple and versatile; the rich yellow satin would look great worn with a summer dress and bare legs in warm weather, and stunning over a pair of opaque tights paired with a sweater dress for fall.

ShoeMint Sadie
ShoeMint Sadie (also available in emerald green)

Although the Sergio Rossi shoes have been greatly reduced from the original retail price, they’re still a bit expensive. The Sadie pump from ShoeMint is a great alternative and looks extremely similar to the original. I actually prefer the look of Sadie because the heel is more slender, which makes the entire shoe look more elegant and less clunky.

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On their feet: Shoes at the punk-themed Met Gala

 Aubrey Plaza in Barbara Bui Heels

Of course I noticed all the dresses, but I was definitely paying more attention to the shoes worn for the punk-themed Met gala last week. I was surprised how many I actually recognized. I picked out several of my favorites, as well as tracked down where you could get some of them if you really wanted to. Enjoy!

Jaime King in Gianvito Rossi Pumps (ShoeScribe)

Karolina Kurkova in Manolo Blahnik Belta Pumps


Kate Beckinsale in Giuseppe Zanotti

Madonna in Casadei Blade Pumps


Michelle Williams in Saint Laurent Janis


Nina Dobrev in Rupert Sanderson Elba

 Rooney Mara in Givenchy “Shark Tooth” Sandals
(available on Yoox in black, light pink)
Emma Watson in Brian Atwood Selma 
(Fall 2013 Collection, not available online yet)
 
Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga 
(Fall 2013 Collection, not available online yet)
Brooklyn Decker in Sergio Rossi

Tuesday Shoesday: Slouchy Suede

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There’s a fabulous story that comes with these gorgeous Sergio Rossi boots, and I’ve pretty much told everyone who asks about them.

I found them at a DSW in Chicago (on clearance for a jaw-dropping price) while shopping with my boyfriend. Because I was traveling at the time, I wouldn’t have been able to fit them in my suitcase. Plus, my boyfriend felt I didn’t need any more shoes. So I flew home and a few days later, I was still thinking about them.

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