I've been drooling over the most recent edition of IN Style, okay, mostly while I'm in the bathroom since that is the only room where I'm actually allowed to read anything aside from the label on Children's Tylenol or the instructions to Viola's homework. My favorite article? "152 New Shoes You'll Love!" And I do, all 152 of them.
I love shoes. Everyone knows I love shoes. But I love boots, too. And the pair I want is there, on page 356. Brian Atwood. And gee, they only cost $950. Platform leather boots- simple, elegant- and the heel is perfect. Wait, I need to wipe the drool off my chin. But, we know I would never- well, okay never say never, spend that much money on boots. So, then, what are my options? Well, my current black workhorse boots are my Sudini Diamonds. Now, Sudini has a slogan that goes something like... "Shoes your feet will love" and let me tell you, most comfortable pair of boots I've ever worn. I've traipsed all over the country in these things, worn them running through O'Hare, on the subway in Manhattan and even hiked down to the beach in them. So I'd definitely consider another pair of Sudini's. Still, I want something with a bit higher heel, maybe a little more attitude... Also from the In Style Ultimate Shoe Guide is this fabulous pair of leather with shearling boots from Calvin Klein-- so only $230! Alas! I can't find them anywhere... Zappos is cited but they don't appear to have the boots.
Neither the In Style website nor CalvinKlein.com were helpful in locating these babies. I may just hold my horses on the boots, bide my time. After all... it's only September. I'm hoping the best is yet to come- at least in terms of what I can get and for how much. In the meantime, I still have my Sudinis...
Not to be all crazy and shoe-obsessed, but another fabulous pair of shoes was this gorgeous pair of platform pumps combining many of my favorite elements: peep toe, sling back, substantial-oh-no-yer-not-a-stiletto heels in PATENT leather with a BOW!! (Will you marry me, oh, shoes from YSL?) Yes, they are YSL and with a price tag to match. And they probably don't even come in my size. I wear a size 11. Oh why did I have to be born with such freakishly enormous feet? Or, why couldn't I have been born in China where they would have made sure my feet never got bigger than a size 5? Can you have plastic surgery on your feet to make them smaller? I mean, without cutting off toes? I have horrible toe cleavage on one foot, too, because I have something called "Morton's Toe". My deformed feet are a gift from my mother. I'm sure I'll be having bunion surgery sometimes in my future. Anyhow, let's get back to shoes. Is it weird that my fee are so ugly and yet I love shoes?
Here are some current favorites in my closet:
These here on the right are Taryn Rose Darcys that I found on sale at Zappos.com. The leather (Italian) is soft like butter and these have a very comfortable footbed.
Both the Born and Taryn Rose are shoes I could wear all day, every day they are so comfortable. Doesn't hurt that they look pretty cute, too.
These are Linea Paolo Linsays. Now, these shoes are not meant for walking all the heck all over San Francisco first thing when they are brand new. That said, the damage wasn't too terrible. Rose says these are 'hottie' shoes. They look particularly swell with a perfectly fitting pair of jeans. They also go very well with my 40's-esque skirt from Max Studio.
I got this little platform loafer number in the leopard. It is the first anything I've owned in leopard. I'm not big on the animal prints, but hey, if you're gonna do it, do it right! I never got more comments in walking the 300 feet from my car passing through the Starbucks to the bookstore when I wore these. Not sure if that's a good thing, really. But hey, it made me realize that the shoes really can make all the difference. Now, normally, I wouldn't recommend buying shoes from Victorias Secret since they are of man-made material (no, they are not REAL leopard, ha!) but these, for being like 3.5 inch heels are super comfortable. I mean, I couldn't believe it how comfortable.
Okay, well I really wanted to talk about my Steve Madden Pocos and the Jonnie's from Bandolino... but I'm really going on and on here so I'll save those for another day. But anyway, you can see I have a definitely summer bend to the shoe wardrobe right now... it makes sense since I do live in California where it will be Summer until, oh, December or something. Can't wait to fill in some holes on my fall shoe wardrobe...
If anyone finds the Perfect Boots, please let me know asap. Thanks.