Alice + Olivia Joyce Wedges, $265 via Nordstrom

I hate overpaying for anything, but especially for summer sandals. They’re usually made of much less expensive materials (not to mention less material) than winter-ready footwear, but often, the prices don’t reflect the obvious differences. It may seem a bit premature (and it is, believe me) to be talking about warm-weather shoes right now, but pre-orders for the Alice + Olivia Joyce Wedges in a couple different patterns just showed up on Nordstrom.com, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Read More…

Rodarte x Opening Ceremony Flower Booties, $528. Rodarte x Opening Ceremony Square Toe Pumps, $458. Both via ShopBop.

For fans of avant-garde fashion brand Rodarte, getting our hands on some of the goods can be difficult. Not only is Rodarte a tiny brand with intricate clothing, which makes its prices astronomical, but most of it is difficult to wear during anything but a runway show. Read More…

Sigh. It’s Friday, so let’s have some foolishness, alright? And that’s what the Valentino Studded Patent Snow Boots are – pure foolishness. Or at least that’s what I think; you can let us know if you disagree (or heartily agree, as you should) by playing along with Fill in the Blank in the comments.

You know the drill – finish the sentence that’s in the title and enlighten us in the process. Read More…

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Louboutin addicts are among the most dedicated fashion fans on the planet, so I have no doubt that this custom-made Christian Louboutin bar will bring in tons of money for charity when it’s sold this weekend at the Grey Goose Winter Ball in London. All proceeds from the Louboutin-designed bar will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, so if you have a big space in your house that’s just aching for a fashion-themed bar, I suggest you contact the PR people for the event and get yourself on the guest list. Read More…

Brian Atwood Embroidered Heel Pumps, $2114 via Bergdorf Goodman

It isn’t often that we feature a shoe shot from behind in a post, rather than shot from the front or side, but occasionally a design is so magnificent when viewed from the tail end that it requires a deviation from the norm. Ladies, I think you’ll all agree that the Brian Atwood Embroidered Heel Pump is one such shoe, and if you don’t, I suggest an emergency trip to the eye doctor. Read More…

Jimmy Choo Marlene Suede Sandals, $1995 via Net-a-Porter

We told you a few months ago that Jimmy Choo would be launching a special 15th anniversary Icons Collection that would benefit women’s charities, and now we’re pleased to announce that the shoes are available for purchase at Net-a-Porter. For shoes in the four-figure range, a 10% donation of net proceeds is nothing to sneeze at. Read More…

Tory Burch Alexia High Wedges, $495 via Neiman Marcus

I love a good “look for less” as much as anyone, but it’s so boring when a contemporary brand takes an extremely expensive, very well-known shoe, knocks it off and still charges a couple hundred bucks for it. The real bang for your buck happens when such a designer is able to recreate the mood or aesthetic that a certain premier designer has; that way, everyone is left wondering about your shoes and why they’ve never seen that design before. Read More…

Christian Louboutin Duvette Pumps, $675 via Net-a-Porter

Even people who aren’t big Louboutin fans (if those people really do exist, which they might not) have to admit that the designer does an impeccable job of setting a mood. Even with a relatively simple shoe like the Christian Louboutin Duvette Pumps, Louboutin expertly transports us to whatever era he desires, and this one’s a couple decades gone. Read More…

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