Yeah, that title got your attention on a Monday morning, didn't it? HAH!
A week or so ago, the English Rose sent me a link to these bad boys
with the following commentary: An inch lower and I'd love them. At this height they just say "hooker shoes."
I have to say, I see what she's getting at. So I decided to see if I couldn't find something along the same lines that weren't quite so... world's oldest profession-al. (Click for links.)
Hard to go wrong with Stuart Weitzman. Also can't go wrong with a d'Orsay pump. It's always elegant, and they look good on everyone.
These are Paciotti and they are crazy on sale, but in very limited sizes. A great deal for someone with a teensy foot. Poochie?
These are embossed rather than actual lace, which is interesting. I like the way it looks, it's subtle. There is, however, a multi-color version of these that is oooooooh, so not subtle -- truly hideous, you should click the link & check it out.
These are from the first collection of shoes from Elizabeth & James, which is one of the Olsen twins' lines. I don't particularly love them, but I bet you see them all over the place soon. I know I put my Fashionista cred at risk by admitting it, but I like this line overall. Yes, they're former TV child stars, but I think they do a pretty good job with it. It skews young, but they have a definite sensibility, and it's far more successful in design terms than a lot of other celebrity stuff. Don't much care for this shoe, though.
These are actually lovely -- this guipure lace is really interesting, and the only thing possibly better than a d'Orsay is one that you can secure on your foot with a buckle. I'm picturing these with a big twirly skirt on a dance floor, worn by a woman being spun in the arms of the man she loves. There is a giant mirror ball twinkling above them.
Oooooooh, my gosh, those are good. Let's take a closer look:
Dang. My company line on Givenchy is generally "I'm agin' it," but I would definitely make an exception for these.
So there you have it! Some light & lacy things you could wear without embarrassment. Whaddya think?