I recently realized that I haven’t announced a new “Heel of the Day” since last May which was mainly due to me feeling a little uninspired by last year’s shoes. 2013 seems to be off to a better start though because I already discovered an amazing shoe that I instantly fell in love with. When I saw these nautical themed striped ankle strap sandals by Alice + Olivia I knew I had to show them to you, too! Since I’m a big fan of stripes and love all things nautical it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I am totally enamored with these cute red, navy, white heels. And how beautiful are all those little details like the small gold plattform or the knot on the vamp? I also love the sleek stiletto heel on these as it takes these shoes from cute to sexy. Just wish they’d be cheaper! Sigh!
Alice + Olivia “Petra” Ankle Strap Sandals
So isn’t it quite obvious why I chose these DV by Dolce Vita patent-leather platform pumps as today’s Heel of the Day? Because they look so darn good! And because they remind me of Brian Atwood’s super coveted “Maniac” pump and the pink patent version with the gold bow on the vamp gives off an Alexander McQueen vibe. Also on the plus side: they’re real leather and cost a little under $90 which is quite a helper when you’re a shoe fanatic on a budget. What do you think?
DV by Dolce Vita Bunny Platform Pumps
P.S.: Also available at 6pm & Target.
Alright, I know I already proclaimed my love for a pair of Topshop Chelsea boots just recently, but now that I’ve seen APRIL I know what true (shoe) love is. And yes, it has been decided that these are going to be my next shoe purchase. Yay! But since I already blew my shopping budget this month, I’m going to have to wait until next month’s payday before I can bring them home. The black version it will be because I have rather short legs and wear a lot of black tights during the colder seasons, so it’s the most practical choice for me. The cognac colored pair however is almost just as heavenly. Wish I could buy them both!
Topshop “APRIL” Nubuck Chelsea Boots
Now that Spring is upon us I know I should be writing and obsessing over cute bright summer sandals and stuff, but instead I am having a major ankle boot moment. For example, I’ve been hunting for a pair of low to flat heeled Chelsea boots in black for what feels like forever, but couldn’t find anything I really, really liked back then during the Fall and Winter. Well, now these Topshop boots came along and what can I say? I’m in love. They’re exactly what I wanted. Simple, stylish and not too expensive. A great pair of shoes for casual outfits which’d look great with leggings, tights or skinny jeans. I am now debating whether or not to buy them right now or wait for a sale as soon enough it will be too hot to wear them. Tough decision, people! Any recommendations?
Topshop “ACE” Pointed Chelsea Boots
So this red suede platform pump by Steven by Steve Madden is the prettiest shoe I’ve seen in a while. The design may be simple, but it has all I love about a great shoe: a perfectly curved arch, a pretty heel, a stunning vivid color and the price ain’t too bad either. These pumps will look amazing when paired with an LBD, black skinnies or dark wash jeans. Ah, who am I kidding? These pumps will look amazing with everything and anything. Just try it!
Steven by Steve Madden “Spoiled” Suede Platform Pumps
($89.98, Steve Madden)