I suppose you know I’m dreaming, because I want nothing more than to wear white boots in winter, and these Gianvito Rossi boots fulfill everything I am looking for in my dream white boot.

Over the past few months, Gianvito Rossi has made his way onto my list of favorite designers. I always find myself coveting his pumps and boots, and his designs frequently end up in my Want It Wednesday picks. Rossi’s work marries elegance with traditional silhouettes, but it still feels very contemporary. The velvety soft suede and the chunky heel of this design makes them perfect and comfortable for everyday wear.

Now, though, I suppose it’s time to snap back to reality, because the dirty city streets would turn my dream white boot into a nice shade of brown. Even though they may not be the most practical choice, as the saying goes, the heart wants what the hearts wants.

If you have the same dream as me, you can buy your Gianvito Rossi boots for $1,195 via Barneys. Tell me which shoe you would buy this season in the comments!

In our last edition of TalkShoes Asks, we inquired about whether you would wear sneakers on your wedding day. While I still mostly stand firm in my belief that I wouldn’t, I may be having a change of heart. Last week, Sarah Jessica Parker attended the New York City Ballet 2014 Fall Gala wearing a floor-length Mary Katrantzou gown, and what she wore underneath her gown was an unexpected pair of SJP Pat Knee High Leather Boots.

The choice harkened back to Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw days; the character’s willingness to wear things in unexpected combinations and to unexpected places was among her style calling-cards. Even in situations when your shoes will be mostly covered by a long gown, that doesn’t mean that they can’t make an impact. If we follow in the footsteps of SJP, quirky footwear gains a whole new life. You never know who will catch a glimpse at your awesome shoes!

If you are feeling inspired, you can pair your gown with these SJP Pat Knee High Leather Boot for $695.

In between writing assignments, I tend to clear my head by mindlessly scrolling through Twitter and Facebook, as I’m sure many of us you do too. Yesterday, this little detour ended up being topical, and it leads to the topic of our latest edition of TalkShoes Asks.

I’m getting to the age where my social media timelines are covered with engagement notifications, followed by endless wedding pictures and eventual baby announcements. Today, it was a wedding picture from a high school friend that made me stop scrolling; she and her husband were posed as if they were caught in the middle of a dance move, exposing the bride’s wedding sneakers.

Trust me, I know the pain of wearing towering heels all day. It can be excruciating and leave you throbbing for days. Footwear on a bride’s wedding day has become eclectic in recent years; bride’s can now wear anything vibrant “something blue” heels to demure, comfortable kitten heels and still be considered traditional. In the picture, my friend wore an all-lace dress with red and white floral sneakers with red laces, and I’m almost positive she was wearing Keds Champions.

Personally, the thought of sneakers on my wedding day would never occur to me, but if it’s done right, it can make for an edgy, playful touch. Would you consider a sneaker for your wedding day?

Buy a pair of Keds sneakers for your wedding day or just for the fun of it through Zappos for $50.

This weekend, I did a bit more shopping then usual because next week I’m leaving for Las Vegas, and of course I need some new jewels for the occasion. When I was shopping at ALDO, I noticed an abundance of toe rings and ankle cuffs.

As I was looking through this jewelry, I remembered seeing foot jewels on Instagram from different fashion bloggers, which got me thinking: Is this a full-blown trend? Hard to say.

After doing some research, House of Emmanuele has some of the most exquisite foot baubles I’ve seen. They may be extravagant both in appearance and in price, but I would be lying if I said it wouldn’t have been nice to have a pair of these when I was roaming the beaches of Bermuda. If you’re looking for a way to liven your pedicure or swimsuit, these baubles will cost you a pretty penny, but you certainly won’t go unnoticed.

Shop all kinds of foot jewels at House of Emmanuele starting at $275.

Treating ourselves to a luxury item, whether it’s shoes, handbags or clothes, is an amazing feeling. I can’t help but walk out of the store with this massive, dorky smile, but I don’t care because I have something new and shiny that’s waiting to be unwrapped in my shopping bag. When I get home and take my shoes out of the box for the first time, the unwrapping is the most exciting part, and the sight and smell of your new shoes is one I cherish. For this week’s TalkShoes Asks, my question is, after the unwrapping and after you put them on your shelf and admire them, are you ever afraid to wear your heels?

Shoes are tricky. Unlike handbags, shoes are touching the dirty ground all day. When I bought my first pair of designer heels, for the first few months, I only wore them in my house because I had this fear that the first time I wore them they would get ruined. Yes, I would love to keep my soles free of scuffs and scratches but that’ll never happen. Why did I buy these pumps in the first place if I’m never going to wear them?

As soon as I got over this fear I wore them out, and guess what, they didn’t get ruined and to this day they are still in great condition and that was two years ago. I’m starting to think I have this fear with all luxury items, because after I bought my Chanel Flap Bag, I only took it out of its dust cover for special occasions. After owning the bag for over a year, I’ve learned that after all my saving and finally making that huge splurge, my bag deserves to come out of the dust bag more then a few times a year. Your heels deserve the same, so conquer your fear like I did and take your shoes out for a stroll. I promise, they won’t get ruined. You’ll have fonder memories of you actually wearing your shoes out than of you staring at them on your shelf, trust me!

Are you afraid to ever wear your heels? Tell us why or why not below!

Sneakers, whether they be athletic, slip-on or casual, have been popping up everywhere from street style looks to couture runways. Fashion sneakers are making big waves in the world of footwear, and with any sort of resurgent popularity comes both the lovers and the haters. For this week’s TalkShoes Asks, we want to know which side of the fence you are on when it comes to fashion sneakers.

I’ve come to realize there are three type of sneaker people out there. The first type loves sneakers and will wear them as often as they can. The second type hates sneakers and wears them only when absolutely necessary, like when it’s raining or they’re actually exercising. Then you have people who fall in the middle ground; those people wear sneakers to offer a different feel and attitude to their look. I fall in the last group of the three, and I have a feeling in the upcoming months, when more fashion sneakers become available, I may develop an even deeper love for sneakers.

The only downfall to fashion sneakers typically lies with their high price tags. So, what are your thoughts on the rise of fashion sneakers?

Buy the Valentino Macramé Lace Sneaker for $745 via Barneys.

We all love all kinds of footwear, and while stilettos are some of the sexiest shoes to look at, they don’t always make for the best walking experiences. Behind every shoe, there’s a story to tell, and today we want to know: what was your worst shoe experience?

For me, my worst experience came from wearing a pair of sky-high black pumps back in college. While living in Staten Island, I traveled with my friends to NYC for dinner and drinks. Even though the dinner portion of the evening was fine, add a night of dancing, cocktails and needle-thin heels, and let’s just say I have never been so happy to see a yellow cab.

Otherwise, I would have thrown my shoes away and walked barefoot (and if you live or have been to NYC, you know how desperate I must have been). That night was just one of those crazy nights I’ll always remember, and even though my shoes were mostly to blame, I look at it this way: my experience made for a story to tell, so the experience was worth it (even if it is a few years later).

What was your worst shoe experience?

Finding a pair of shoes, both in your size and on sale, is a major score, and buying them can feel like the ultimate victory. It makes the acquisition experience all the more pleasurable for both you and your wallet. Every time you wear the shoes, you never forget of your little victory at the register and can’t help but treasure the shoes just a pinch more. With our weekly round up of Shoe Deals coming up tomorrow, I had a thought. As I’ve been browsing around, trying to choose the best picks for the round up, I started to think about my best shoe deal, and now I really want to know: what was yours?

One of my ultimate shoe deals happened last summer when I bought a pair of jelly BCBGeneration sandals that were originally $59 for the low, low price of $7! Macy’s was having a huge one-day sale, and I used a Macy’s coupon on top of the existing discount, making my savings almost 85% off. I’m not a math person overall, but give me discounts and percents and I’m like a human calculator.

So let’s hear it! What was your ultimate shoe deal?

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