Daily Covet: Manolo Blahnik Patent d’Orsay Shoes

The Recipe For Perfection in Footwear

1 Part Patent Leather

1 Part d’Orsay Silhouette

1 Part Favorite Gorgeous Turquoise

and

1 HUGE Part Manolo Blahnik

Combine all ingredients and you have the perfect summer shoe. Sexy sandals ideal for skinny jeans, wide leg pants or your favorite sundress. Wear them for a girls’ night out, a wedding (even your own!) or a hot date.  Must.have.these!

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Daily Covet: Louboutin Lace-Up Ankle Boots

The thing about watching too much Sex & the City is you start to shop for all the fabulous shoes, clothing and handbags you see on the show.

I have this critical lapse in the reality of my bank account and start looking at gorgeous shoes from Louboutin or Manolo Blahnik.  Or it seems normal to virtually shop for designer clutches that are worth more than my refrigerator.

But after searching high and low for the perfect lace up booties in black in places that “regular girls” can afford, it was just my luck to find exactly what I’ve been envisioning in my head in the Louboutin section of Neiman Marcus.

Leave it to me to choose the absolute most expensive thing every time.

But these would be so worth it… for the beautiful red soles alone!Christian_Louboutin_Laurence_Lace-Up_Red_Sole_Ankle_Boot__Black

 

 

 

Footwear or Art?

Footwear or Art

Christian Louboutin platform sandals, €1.228
Stella McCartney high heel sandals, $1,025
Giuseppe Zanotti open toe booties, $995
Manolo Blahnik leather sandals, $945
Giuseppe Zanotti peep toe pumps, $895
Miu Miu slingback high heels, $690
Burberry Prorsum beaded sandals, £569
B Brian Atwood platform sandals, $400
Christian louboutin pumps

Black Tie New Year’s Eve

Love, love, love this blue color. It’s classic, elegant and the best part?  The dress is a mere $169!  But I wouldn’t be true to myself if there weren’t $500+ Manolo Blahnik shoes to go with it.  And why not?  Those you can wear forever.

Pair this stunning ensemble with very little else, but statement-making jewelry, and a black beaded silk jacket.

Now all I need is a place to go!

Black Tie New Year's Eve

BCBG Max Azria ball gown, $169
Elie Saab bolero jacket, $1,271
Manolo Blahnik high heels, $508
Judith Leiber black handbag, $30
Giuseppe Zanotti cuff bracelet, $1,295
Rona Pfeiffer diamond earrings, $4,200

Daily Covet: The Perfect 10

It’s time to think about fall and winter style, you know…

After all, it is the dead of summer.  With a bad case of the global warmings.

Alas, I cannot be shopping for stuff to wear this summer… unless it’s on a major sale and I’m planning ahead.

But I’m so right now.  And right now, I’m shoe shopping.  I have come up with quite possibly the perfect shoe wardrobe to take me through fall and winter, holidays included.

Let’s start with the basics.  While I don’t particularly love working out – I’m glad once it’s done and I’m even more glad to have perfect running shoes while I’m working out.  I have now owned 4 pairs of these Nike Zoom Vomeros and they make running – even for me – not so much like hell on earth.  Too bad the 6th Generation comes in such ugly salt water taffy colors…

Zoom Vomero 6, nike.com $130

Zoom Vomero 6, nike.com $130

Because I am a stay-at-home mom most days and work from the comfort of my own home the others, I pretty much live in jeans most of the time.  That means my uniform generally includes ballet flats and this fall, some cute penny loafers, jeans and layered tees or turtleneck sweaters.  Black, red and the leopard print pair (because I’m not big on brown), should solve any color combo conundrum I’d have.

Reva patent leather, ToryBurch $195

Red Penny Loafer, Tory Burch $250

Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Haircalf Skull Ballet Flats, Saks Fifth Avenue $595

And because I live in jeans and because they are usually long – even my favorite petite length Joe’s Provocoteaurs – I generally need heels.  Especially when the weather starts getting sloppy.  That’s why shoes, boots or “shooties” are perfect for dressing up, dressing down and just seeing the world from a higher vantage point.

Elizabeth and James Open-Toe Platform Pump, Bergdorf Goodman $325

La Canadienne Ivana, Zappos $325

La Canadienne Korey, Zappos.com $305

On the rare occasion I have to dress up – hopefully, all my dressing up occasions won’t be funerals like last year – I would love to have the perfect pair of black pumps.  In my former life, black pumps were always on hand, yet,  somehow I’ve managed to go several seasons without the perfect pumps.  Perhaps, I’m holding out for the mother (or father?) of all pumps – Louboutins!

Christian Louboutin Platform Pump, Bergdorf Goodman $695.00

Let’s not forget the most important footwear I own, my Uggs.  With jeans, yoga pants, my pajamas or anything else I happen to be wearing, these throw-on, cozy boots that grace my breezeway from October to April, are pretty much a daily occurence… even perfect for throwing on to get the paper, putting the out-going mail out, running to the store for ice cream at 10pm… you get the picture.

Grey Ugg Classic Tall, Nordstrom $180

And lastly, the holidays.  We usually have several holiday events to attend.  What better way to spruce up a little black dress than with these electric pink pumps.  And hey, I just happen to have a matching handbag already, which means all I have to spring for are the shoes!

Manolo Blahnik Jeweled Pump, Nordstrom $945.00

So, here is my “Perfect 10” for fall.  Don’t do the math.  Just let me live in this dream world a little longer!