I can’t believe it has taken this long to share one of my favorite pairs with you but I suppose it is better to do so now than never. I picked up my Charlotte Olympia kitty slippers in black velvet when I was in New York last Summer. I couldn’t believe my luck walking into Saks to find that they actually had the forever sold-out shoe in my size, never mind the particular design I had been hunting for. Believe me, the hunt honestly took months- years, but I have to say it is worth it. Charlotte Olympia kitten slippers have turned into a cult classic for a reason, they totally live up to all the hype. Look for these slippers in different colors and materials, Charlotte has a great, creative imagination and has provided us with an immense amount of options.
I have this thing for pink shoes- especially pink heels. I think I own more pairs of pink heels than any other colour (even black!) out there. It kind of is crazy to think that I have so many pairs of one colour but of course I can justify each pair and style them all in completely different ways; so I obviously needed all of them.
I also love strappy shoes. As soon as the weather warms up I like to show off my toes and kick it with open toe, lace up, or strappy kinds of fun shoes. This being said, my desire for this specific design was just a result of my natural course through fashion. Between the colour and style combination and my need to have obnoxiously pink shoes to wear with my obnoxiously pink dress, it really was a no brainer.
They really are highlighter pink and can probably give someone a headache if they stare at them too long. But whatever, this particular design was definitely a learning experience for me and I feel like next time I would make a change or two. Small details really but then again, how many times have you heard me say “a good design is all about the details”? Regardless, I love wearing them and am totally proud whenever they pop out at me when I open my closet door- which is every time I slide that door open.
I often overlook the need for a strappy black pair of platform sandals because I usually aim to find something more eye-catching in an outfit. Yet, I find that no matter how wild my shoe collection has become, I can’t deny that the need for such shoes is truly a must. Sometimes, it is the only thing that will go with an over-the-top outfit, or sometimes it is what will make an outfit a real ensemble and the focus of the look. I’m currently (constantly?) searching the market for the “perfect” black pair of shoes. It isn’t meant to be a real dressy shoe, just something to go with anything from jeans, to fun dresses, and that I can wear to work.
These Prada asymmetric strapped sandals are my latest addition to my “must find” list. I think they are nothing short of perfect for what I am looking for. I can see these being dressed up very easily, or just worn with a simple pair of jeans and a tee. Just over a month from now I am hoping to go on a massive shoe hunt (I’ll share more about that with you in the next couple weeks!) and am thinking these are going to shoot up near the top of my list. Wish me luck!
What are your must-have staple shoes in your wardrobe?