Jeffrey Campbell Brit Wrap Strap Boots, $230 via ShopBop

You ladies wouldn’t believe how many issues I’ve had looking for a pair of comfortable, relatively affordable, totally badass black boots for winter. I live in New York City, but I’m sadly not part of the tax bracket that can take taxis or car services everywhere (or even the majority of places), so I’m left with a bit of a conundrum: Truly cheap shoes wear out too quickly and hurt too much for my walking-heavy lifestyle, but truly expensive shoes are often a bit too precious for the kind of beating they’ll take with continuous city wear. Read More...

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I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say that of all the shoes in all the land, Christian Louboutin’s are the most anticipated of any given season. The footwear master always has some kind of new trick up his sleeve, and even when you think that he must be utterly tapped out, after 20 years in the business and thousands of shoes, he comes through. Read More...

Lanvin Chain and Fringe T Strap Sandals, $1598 via Neiman Marcus

I just don’t know any more, you guys. I just don’t know! It seems like everywhere I look, another brand that is usually totally reliable is letting me down in some unforeseen way. PurseBlog readers already know about my problems with Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler, but now the (apparently contagious) case of the uggs has hit the Lanvin shoe department. Read More...


Jimmy Choo Marlene Suede Sandals, part of the Jimmy Choo Icons Collection. $1995 via Net-a-Porter

I consider the news that Jimmy Choo chairman Tamara Mellon and CEO Joshua Schulman are leaving the company in the near future something of a personal victory, even though I had very literally nothing to do with this turn of events. As of right now, no one’s saying exactly what brought about this change, which Women’s Wear Daily is reporting as voluntary on the part of both executives. Read More...

Usually we play Fill in the Blank with a pair of shoes that I expect most people not to like, but this week, I thought we’d do something a little different. I adore the Alaia Studded Suede Ankle Boots, but because they’re a very strong look, you ladies may feel a little more divided on them. But in the immortal words of Nancy Sinatra, I think that these boots are made for walking; let me know what you think they’re made for in the comments. Read More...

For some reason, I have a very difficult time distinguishing between copper and rose gold when it comes to clothing items. When I first laid eyes on the sublime Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Oxfords, my immediate thought was, “Oh my, rose gold mirror patent oxfords. I MUST HAVE THEM.” Margiela and Saks, however, call them copper.

Rose gold seems light years more luxurious to me, even though there’s not a qualitative difference unless we’re talking about the actual metal. Read More...

Miu Miu Glitter Sandals, $730. Miu Miu Glitter and Suede Platform Sandals, $750. Both via Saks.

Can we all agree that in the high-end footwear world, Miu Miu is the unchallenged master of glittery shoes? No other brand does them in as many colors and styles as Miu Miu does, and over the past couple of seasons, they’ve become something of a shiny, girly brand signature. Read More...

Alexander Wang Chloe Perch-Trimmed Leather Sandals, $525 via Net-a-Porter

When I first read the name of the Alexander Wang Chloe Perch-Trimmed Leather Sandals, all I could think was, “Wait…perch? Like the fish? Fish leather?” And then I looked back at the picture, trying to decide which part was perch. I had assumed that the scaled section of this futuristic, Balenciaga-esque sandal was some sort of roughly treated snakeskin, but as it turns out, those are fish scales from Nile perch. Read More...

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