Miuccia Prada really made me fall in love with polka dots through her awesome, super girly Miu Miu S/S 2011 collection. While I can’t afford the Miu Miu heels, I have to stock up on what’s in my price league instead and these adorable polka dot pumps by Ivanka Trump certainly fall into latter category. It’s been a while since I’ve last featured a non-platform shoe; or a simple design for that matter. These are so charming and feminine! To avoid the vintage trap (which, for me, means looking too much like a character from “Mad Men”), I’d pair them with modern pieces such as a skinny jean, red cardigan and bold statement jewelry.
Ivanka Trump Chalta2 Polka Dot Pumps
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Ever have the problem that your boyfriend doesn’t like the shoes you buy? Well, never mind, most men just don’t get fashion or get quite as excited about it as we do. They just know what they like or don’t like on us. Today’s Heel of the Day will guarantee you a big fat YES! from the boyf though. Because red ALWAYS works with the fellas. So do high heels. Combine both with a luxurious suede upper and voilà, you have these badass maneaters by bebe. They’re already starting to sell out, so you better hurry if you’re planning to make your boyfriend happy.
bebe “James” Suede Peep-toe Platform Pumps
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Platforms. They’re everywhere now, huh? Whether in heel or wedge form, it’s simply impossible NOT too stumble upon them in a shoe shop these days. Since I am a big platform lover & vivid supporter of any shoe with a nice platform I’m having a blast shoe shopping these days. I wish I could give all of them a new home. For example these lovely suede Bebe wedges. I’ll admit the sky high 6-inch platform might be a bit intimidating (even to me who’s quite used to height in her shoes), but, oh dear, they will make your legs look incredibly long and sexy and the 2-inch platform should take off some of that scariness and provide some stability and comfort. Just make sure to practice walking in these beforehand to avoid embarrassing falling incidents in public. 😉
Bebe Amuse Suede Platform Wedge Sandals
Now how ahhhhhh-mazing are these leopard print platform sandals by Steve Madden? Quite daring I know, but I absolutely looooooove them, even the super clunky 70s platform (total trend for S/S 2011). I would’ve expected such an extreme niche design from someone like Jeffrey Campbell not Steve Madden, but I guess they’re getting more and more adventurous in their design process and I’m just loving it. You can pre-order these badass heels now; they’re available in black patent with a leopard platform as seen below or, if you’re not too keen on animal print, these also come in gold with an espadrille platform.
Steve Madden “SHAZZAM” Leopard Platform Sandals
Image source(s): Steve Madden
Oh, how I adore these gladiator cork wedges by Nine West! I love, love, love the combination of the espadrille trim, the cork platform, the stitching, the chocolate brown leather straps. Perfection! Something I could wear all summer long, dressed up or down, day or night. These are sooooo going to be on the list for the next edition of “Choose My Next Shoes“. And did I mention these are currently 20% off? They’re also available in black, tan, gold, khaki and off-white.
Nine West “Bottos” Wedges