Are you acquainted with the dangerously high, strappy stiletto yet? You must have seen her around. She’s uber skinny and about four-inches tall. Full disclosure: we’re frenemies. She’s the classic intimidatingly beautiful friend who accompanies you to parties and makes you feel sexier by association, but then steals the show. A few minutes in, she starts nagging you, demanding attention, and insisting that it’s time to leave. You think, We got all dressed up for this shit and NOW YOU CALL IT QUITS? You are only on your second drink and realize alcohol and stilettos don’t mix. She has prematurely reached the wobbly stage of the night and may faceplant at any moment. You think you’ve learned your lesson and vow to only hang out with your reliable BFF the low block heel, but always find yourself taking stiletto back again. Sigh…
Let me introduce you to my new best friend, the low block-heel sandal. She loves to take long walks in the park, window shop for hours at a time, flirt at happy hour, and go dancing at da club, but is still all business at the office. Although she only stands about two-inches tall, she always compliments my clothes, is reliable in a jam, and supports my every adventure! This summer, we will spend every waking hour together. Click to find your new best friend…
Big news for fashionistas, emoji addicts, and, umm, poop enthusiasts? Designers Edie Parker and Del Toro have collaborated on a special collection of shoes and clutches emblazoned with popular emojis, including one pair of loafers that are aptly named “#theshit.” Yep, these Italian-made velvet loafers feature a smiling pile of poop on each foot, and retail for $340. Why would you ever spend that much money on a pair of shoes with poop on them? SO many reasons! For example: Keep reading »
Lace-up stilettos are a hot trend this spring. These Aquazzura sandals are a playful mix of snakeskin, cut outs, and lace-up details — at a decidedly not fuckin’ around price. Luckily we found an affordable version of this sexy trend by Report for 70 percent less at DSW. Holla!
If you are flirting with the idea of mules this spring, consider a black and white, color-blocked pair as a great way to modernize this ’90s trend. These Fendi patent leather mules are exquisite and the color and texture contrasts create a clean, mod-meets-futuristic look. Unfortunately, I am unwilling to spend $850 on any shoe, let alone something that may be a passing trend! I think I’ll try Charles David’s version for $79.95 at DSW instead.
I love how pretty patterned pumps can brighten up an entire outfit. The unexpected burst of color screams “Spring is here!” Though many of the prettiest patterns come with the highest price tags, you can achieve the same effect for a sixth of the price. Try these Guess pumps for $90 at Macy’s.
I’ll be perfectly honest, I’m not sure what the difference is between a shootie and a mule, if there even is one. (I’m also not sure how anyone keeps a straight face while saying the word “shootie,” because I just chuckled to myself typing it. What a ridiculous hybrid fashion term.) All I know is that this style of shoe, which covers most of the foot, save the toes popping through in the front and the exposed heel in the back, is huge for spring.
Now, mules, more often than not, are backless, offer zero ankle support and are responsible for some of the worst falls I’ve ever taken. That’s why all these mules have some sort of ankle strap or slingback — I care about you, dammit. Click through for 10 pairs to stay upright in…
What do you get when you cross a pair of basic white sneakers with a little paint, a little lace, a few studs, some glue, and a sharpie? Some freakin’ awesome customized kicks that will set you apart from the crowd, that’s what. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite DIY sneaker makeovers!
Let’s be real: the only way you could afford even one pair of Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes is if you skipped out on rent for the month. But what if I told you that you could own a bunch of Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes at once? It’s possible through the magic of art! This 18″ x 24″ print by PopChartLab features dozens of Carrie’s beloved heels from Christian Louboutin, Dior, Manolo Blahnik, even J.Crew. Plus, it’s made on recycled paper in Brooklyn (a place I’m not sure Carrie set foot in, even when when her best friend Miranda moved there). It’s the perfect print to hang while you try and manifest your dream closet. A girl can dream, can’t she? [PopChartLab]
When I look out the window right now, I see snow blanketing New York City, further sign that Punxsutawney Phil wasn’t joking when he saw his shadow and predicted four more months of winter. And while I am longing for the warmer temperatures of spring, one thing is giving me pause. The fact that, according to every fashion magazine I’ve picked up in the last month, hideous, chunky, clunky, sporty sandals, seemingly inspired by what I consider to be the ugliest footwear ever imagined, Tevas (yes, more so than Birkenstocks OR Uggs!), are apparently all the rage for spring. Seriously, there’s a whole spread of them in the new issue of Lucky. And all of these shoes above, currently available at your favorite stupidly pricey e-boutique, are priced at $500-$800. I SWEAR. All together now … DO! NOT! WANT!