With fall just around the corner, it’s time to put away our open-toed slingbacks and flip-flops in favor of shoes that shelter our dogs from the cold. These towering Botkin pumps are the perfect shoe to take you from the office to happy hour — the round toe is demure and ladylike, while the detailing on the heel gives the shoe an unexpected tough edge. Plus, this rusty shade of burgundy is special but still neutral enough to match with anything in your closet. We’ll take them in a size 8, thanks!
As sad as it might be, it’s time to start thinking about fall fashion. The look and price of these Gap Suede Wedge Booties should cheer you up, though. These booties have a fashionable wedge heel that makes walking (and possibly running) comfortable. But also the style is highly functional. You’ll be able to pair these with jeggings, skinny jeans, slouchy trousers, and even romantic-style dresses. And since they’re rugged suede, they’ll only get better with age, which gives you a reason to wear them guilt-free all winter long.
Forget Hillary Clinton‘s pantsuit (gladly) and Sarah Palin‘s banana clips (done). Here’s a political fashion statement far more palatable and subtle. According to The New York Times, female politicians pay worship to a particular shoe, a Kate Spade wedge called the Halle. Apparently, they’re a bit of a thing in Washington (one congressional candidate tells the Times that she learned about the kicks from someone who worked with Hillary). Comfortable, chic, and modest, it’s easy to see why the Halle would be favored by young political types who need to negotiate between poles of being too sexy or extremely dowdy.
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It was just too easy: When Jimmy Choo and Uggs announced their collaboration, we couldn’t resist poking fun. So we wondered … if Jimmy Choo and Uggs had a baby what would it look like? Thanks to the Photoshop magic performed by our editor, Amelia, we created “Chuggs,” a heinous high heel sheepskin bootie (left, obviously). On the right is the real thing, a fringed boot bedazzled with star studs, which all of you deemed completely “fugs.” So, which do we think is uglier—our own Photoshop rendering or the actual model? Keep reading »
I’m on the fence about these blinged-out Jimmy Choo Uggs, which Nicky Hilton got an advance pair and tweeted a pic of yesterday. They’re kinda cute — like I see them cheering me up on a glum winter day. But the “limited distribution” booties cash in at over $1,000. Um, what? That’s crazy! How much craftmanship really goes into a pair of snow boots? [via Nicky Hilton's Twitter] Keep reading »