A short while ago, when I posted pictures of my therapeutic new dress (along with purple tights and gold high heels), the lovely Tiff posed a couple questions:
Why are you in the forest??
Also? I need gold shoes! Can you just post those??
Well, I pretty much bought the dress just to wear in the forest.
Now, let's get to the shoes.
I'm glad you've come to realize you need gold shoes, Tiff, because everyone needs gold shoes. I have a few different pairs that I wear the hell out of. They're versatile and flattering and add a little pizazz to even the most basic outfits.
The pair I was wearing in my somewhat baffling forest photo shoot were these Seychelles heels, which I stare at more than I actually wear, but I feel they qualify as art so it's OK:
I originally took a picture of my feet in the shoes, but the wall behind me was really dirty and my feet were all scarred up from a recent hiking trip and when I loaded the pictures onto my computer my boyfriend said they looked like they were taken in a crack den. So I decided against that.
Anyway, here are some options for anyone who has yet to make the life-changing leap into the realm of gold footwear:
So. damn. cute.
MIA "Venice," $75, zappos.com
These look like they would be about as comfortable as a medieval torture device, right?
Wrong! I actually have this exact pair, and they are some of the comfiest shoes I own. Give 'em a couple wearings to stretch out and you can do some substantial walking in these babies. One of my favorite outfits is these, teal tights, a denim mini-skirt, and a baggy black V-neck men's t-shirt.
MIA "Drew," $64, zappos.com
These would look equally good with jeans, a dress, skirt, potato sack, etc:
Nine West "Gaffer" Metallic Pump, $79, nordstrom.com
I've been looking for a pair of gold ballet flats (at the risk of sounding like a spoiled shoe hoarder, I have red, pink, and black patent leather so far and I wear them to death). This type with the flexible back are super-comfy:
"Fairytales are True" Ballerina, $38, urbn.com
When I first saw these shoes, I thought they were kinda dorky:
But then I stared at them for like twenty minutes (I toootttaaallllyyy had better things to do, I just chose not to), and now I think they're adorable. And if that's not a half-assed endorsement, I don't know what is. Sorry Calvin.
Calvin Klein "Cece" Flat, $70, nordstrom.com
To be as eloquent as possible here: Mmmmmm....
I'd wear these with a flouncy purple dress and black tights and oh my god how cute would that be?
Tribeca "Grand Central" Sandal, $55, nordstrom.com
*LOL! Will Goldmember jokes ever get old?? What's that? They were already old like five years ago? Oh. Damn.