Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Ones That Got Away

This is a repost from my other site. Original post date 8/12/11.

Certain shoes just don't make it into my closet, either because I found out about them too late, when no more were left in my size, or they just don't fit my budget. The (mostly) unglamorous life of a jeweler with a home studio doesn't dictate $700 shoes. I know, poor moi. But I always love a good design and a classic glammy shoe, even if I don't get to wear it. So here are a few choices that I am unlikely to ever own:

Oscar de la Renta, $745 @Nordstrom. I have been searching for the perfect lace pointy-toe pump for years. And this is it...however. $800 for something I might, at best, be able to wear twice a year? I guess you know why I am still searching.  :)

 I cannot imagine the universe in which I would wear these. Especially in this color. It doesn't include walking around Roswell in them, that's for sure. Target run? Starbucks? Publix? Yeah, I'm just not seeing it. But they are like a work of art (though I do confess to not understanding the idea of an open toe ankle boot, not in the slightest). And this gorgeousness is on SALE:  $567, down from $1260. It's not really helping. Someone please buy them so I can live vicariously through you:  Alexander McQueen bootie

I saved this image as "crazy" because they kind of are. It seems to be a mix of diamante and patent leather, in a crazy cutout platform semi-boot style that laces up the front, yet still requires a zipper in the back to put it on. Huh? But somehow, it's kind of working for me. I think it's the shiny parts. I never really met a bit of bling I didn't like. From the Solestruck site, which claims as its motto " to rid the world of ugly shoes, one pair at a time" or some such  Let me just say, that I actually find a fair number of very ugly shoes there. But to each their own...they've almost redeemed themselves with this example of shoe porn.

Have a great weekend! 

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