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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.