It has been a while since I featured a pair of flats as my Wishlist Wednesday pick. So I figured it was time. Once you feast your eyes on these M. Gemi flats you will understand why I am so obsessed with them. They are simple but the leopard gives them a little extra kick and leopard goes with everything. So, do yourself a favor and get yourself a pair. For those of you who think that the leopard is a too daring, they come in plenty of other iterations.
So I have a friend, who shall remain nameless, who buys party attire in anticipation of all of the parties she is going to be invited to (yes you understood that correctly). Whether these actual invites actually come through is another story. Sometimes, I think she is scamming me and making up reasons to buy new things but I digress. When I saw these shoes I couldn’t help but think of her and her many party invitations (real and alleged). Especially since they are Balmain and Balmain simply screams party to me. They come in different iterations but the purple velvet is by far my favorite and who doesn’t want a pair of purple party shoes. So if you have any upcoming parties or you think your party invitation is in the mail or just one Paperless post email away, I suggest adding these pumps to your arsenal. You will be sure to wow and turn heads.
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue
Sometimes you just need a basic pump. There are obviously many basic pump options out there. But there really is one pump that can easily take you from the office to a night out on the town. It is both classy and sexy at the same time which is no easy feat. Gianvito Rossi’s 105 pump is my go to pump at the moment. I would basically take these shoes in any color and material. However, the green suede screams fall to me so they are my Wednesday wishlist pick.
So I looked up sexy in the dictionary and instead found a picture of these Sergio Rossi “Secret” over the knee boots. The combination of the burgundy suede with the black lace up detailing is pure and utter perfection. I love the name but let’s be serious, if you are wearing these boots it will be no secret that you are a sexy vixen and everyone best get out of your way. Please take a look and then promptly wipe the drool from your mouths.
So I was walking through Bergdorf’s last week minding my own business not even intending to look at shoes. I was going to meet someone in Dior (another problem in and of itself). But as I was turning the corner and I saw these boots. I had to do a double take. At this point, there are not many Louboutin booties that surprise me or even entice me. There are the basics which we all know and love but who knew this simple mixture of leather and suede would make my heart skip a beat. There really is nothing left to say at this point but want, need and love!
Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer but summer doesn’t officially end for another 3 weeks and it is still very warm out, at least it is in NYC. So it is the best time to sport what I like to describe as transitional shoes. They have a fall vibe to them but they are still perfect for summer-like temperatures. Madewell’s Octavia sandals are the perfect transitional shoes. My favorite color is the dove grey but the black and wine colors are great too. They are perfect to wear to work and even better with a pair of jeans.
So I don’t want to think about fall but as summer draws to a close it’s inevitable. Everywhere you look there are boots. Don’t get me wrong I love my boots but I am just not ready to let go of summer. Luckily, most shoe designers these days do transitional very well and Aquazzura is basically the master which is why these booties made me do a double take. It doesn’t hurt that they are leopard either. LEOPARD is always a good idea! Photo: Level Shoe District