Designer Shoes: Reviews and Discussion

Do you ever have those days where comfort supersedes your need to look stylish?Those days are happening more often as a go through this process called life, but thanks to the trending embellished sneaker, now we have both. Casadei embellished sneakers, $995. Casadei has a nice selection of embellishedsneakers, ranging in price from $495 to $1150. If you’re wondering what to wear with embellished tennis shoes like these from Casadei, here are a few suggestions: Clothing from Couture Candy. If Casadei tennis shoes aren’t in your budget, here are a few alternatives:  

Just in case you need an excuse to buy pretty, floral embellished shoes…celebrate Spring! Clockwise from top left: Sophia Webster Flamingo Frill Sandals $695 Net a Porter Dolce & Gabbana Poppy Print Pumps $1,395 at Tessabit Timberland Premium Boots $225 Polyvore Sugar Dumpling Pink Floral Sandals $33 at Lulu’s Nike Air Max Sneakers $110 at Barney’s Report Mylie Slingback Platform Clogs $79 Macy’s Betsey Johnson Leoniee Emoji Flats $79 at Macy’s Gucci Webby Satin heeled Mules $690 at Neiman Marcus  

Where shall I start…the misshaped Mason Margiela pumps, the Coach wanna-be Western boots, or the Fleur de lis “let them eat cake” costume boots/pumps (what the heck are they) from Marc Jacobs. Sometimes the designers try so hard to create something that looks “different”, it end’s up looking cartoonish. There are several styles of shoes for the 2016 Spring season, including sneakers, boots and “flatforms”, flats on a platform sole. But of all the styles and intricate designs from the highest paid shoe designers in the world, these just left me unenthused. Dolce & Gabbana , Chloe, Salvatore Ferragamo This season the sandals are very colorful and have a Hispanic flair. Ole! Loewe, Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Heavily embellished ankle boots can look great when paired with the right outfit, but hot weather makes me want to wear open toes. I like the Marc Jacob’s boots for Fall, but Coach’s attempt at a boot was a total fail. […]

And we have another luxury goods designer with a moderate priced line. They seem to be coming out of the wood works! Not that I’m complaining…it means really cool designs are more accessible to more people, but it’s also a sign that the global economy isn’t getting better. 10 Crosby Derek Lam, by Derek Lam, are very similar in style to his signature line, so much so, I wonder if it’s just the price point that’s different. Well, that and the label. Speaking of the label, it’s quite a mouthful, 10 Crosby Derek Lam. I think he could have dropped a syllable or two in the name, but I’ll take it if it means I can get his wonderful designs for hundreds of dollars less. Black leather with nude colored suede, these ankle boots have a zippered closure at the front vamp and an open toe. They also have a […]

Valentino Rockstuds Pumps

The Valentino Rockstuds collection has been hugely successful, bringing them a younger and hipper clientele. For Fall 2013 they’ve expanded the theme, and introduced tonal studs into the mix. It’s a bit reminiscent of Louboutin’s Spikes collection, but on the classic t-strap design it’s distinctly Valentino. The calling card design is part of the reason the Rockstuds pumps are so popular, it’s branding without the tacky labels. Red leather with all over tonal square shaped studs, these designer shoes have a classic Mary Jane style that make them a timeless addition to any wardrobe. They have a pointed toe and an adjustable strap at the ankle. The heel measures 2.5 inches. $1,195 Available here.  

JImmy Choo Fedora Sandals

Jimmy Choo’s Fedora sandals are a shoe for all seasons. The colors are fall/winter, but the open design is perfect for warmer weather. Unlike tassels, the fringe on the front offers a bit of eye-catching movement without losing it’s shape. Wear with tailored shorts in the warmer months, leather leggings when it gets cold and a pedicure year round. Patent leather and red satin with short fringe on the front, these designer shoes will flounce with your every strut. They have a leather sole and in-sole. The heel measures 4.75 inches with a .4 inch platform. $1,050 Available here.  

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