Despite the fact that my personal style tends to skew modern and a bit edgy, there’s still a girl inside of me that loves things that are obviously pretty. When I watch Gossip Girl, I find myself more intrigued by Blair’s outfits than anyone else’s, despite the fact that they’re usually clothes I wouldn’t choose for myself.
The Kate Spade Graham T-Strap Pumps are one such item that gets my inner girly-girl all in a tizzy. These shoes are classic Upper East Side glamour – they’re tailored and precise with a 1950s femininity that feels fresh among the platform work boots of 2010.
Most women could use at least one pair of shoes like these in their wardrobes. The heel is high but reasonable, the structure keeps your foot in place for women who don’t wear dress shoes every day, and they’re neutral enough to wear to anything from a wedding to a funeral. The neat bow on the vamp and subtle striations keep the look interesting without making it too distinctive to wear for multiple events, and the price makes this pair a worthy investment. Buy through Saks for $325.