There is no philosophy or complicated art theory in this post, just a collection of shoes that I really really want but will not get to purchase this fall season. All prices are in Neiman Marcus currency.
No. 1: Autumnal Goddess: I love these because you can either wear them with slacks as you demonstrate your loveliness at the office (paired with trendy rose gold jewelry) or these can amp up a simple going out dress. Either way, these shoes are much more versatile than you would think!
Brian Atwood, Maniac Metallic, Rose Gold ($595)
No. 2: Don’t stop believing: Okay, so I don’t feel much like a disco queen lately but these are so delicious that they make me want to get in touch with my inner Studio 54, feather my hair and apply some glittered eye shadow. I am 95% certain that these shoes would make the Monday blues disappear completely.
Jimmy Choo Doublebanded Bootie ($950)
No. 3: If I only had to choose three shoes to take on vacation…: These would tag along. You could wear these with just about any color and with almost any outfit variation (shorts: yes; dress: yes; pants: yes) And the bow’s construction isn’t too girly. Why don’t I own these shoes? Oh, yeah – they cost more than my August rent.
Valentino Rhinestone Bow Satin Pump ($1195)
No.4: The perfect work shoe: I have been in the market for a perfect work shoe and here she is – conservative but with an edge.
Christian Louboutin Pique Prive Pump ($965)
No. 5: Art investor: There is no good reason to buy these shoes. They are expensive and impractical but oh my goodness! Aren’t they a piece of art?
Diego Dolcini Fanned Zip Back ($2445)
No.6: Aubergene causolet: I love purple shoes but they are hard to find. Most look like an adult entertainment accessory, but not these! I can, literally, see myself wearing these with a brown pencil skirt, purple cashmere sweater, scarf, and huge hoop earrings. Did I forget to mention I am wearing an adorable brown floppy hat, as well?
Gucci Huston Mary Jane Pump ($1100)
No. 7: PINK!!: What do you do when you are sick of wearing a black turtleneck sweater with skinny jeans and black boots? You wear pink boots with bright pink lipstick. This almost makes me almost wish it were winter already!
Alexander McQueen Suede Platform Bootie ($1075)
No. 8: Would you just go with me on this one?: Aside from the Valentinos above, these are probably the next best shoes to purchase on this list (with your imaginary NM account). These shoes can take the dress/sweater/tight combination to the good place and would look amazing with jeans. Not sure about pants but, these shoes will surprise you.
Fendi Two-tone Fishbone Platform ($965)
No. 9: Over the knee boots that don’t look like a hooker purchased them: So, I couldn’t find a picture of these boots in the lighter color, so I included the link to the NM website where you can check them out yourself. I love these boots. Flat, practical boots with bows in the back to make them feel more fun.
Valentino Bow-back over the knee boots in Hazle ($1495)
No. 10: MEOW! : How can I resist these boots? I mean, how? Honestly, I hope I can find a knock-off that doesn’t look ridiculous because I have to have these this year.
Giuseppe Zonotti Leopard Print Platform Boots ($2070)
Here is a fellow blogger who has some shoe inspiration: http://willberwillberforce5333.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/you-inspire-me-2/#comment-666
Check it out!