The best gift is often the ones we buy ourselves. Not to be unappreciative, but I love shopping way too much to believe someone (even with list in hand) could ever do it as well as I do. When buying for ourselves, shopping can be a high. I’ll admit I’m addicted, but don’t think I have a problem. I know I know, the first step on the road to recovery is to admit you have a problem, but I just don’t see it that way. I’m content being a shoeaholic, and wouldn’t have it any other way.
But on to the shoes! I’ve been looking at all kinds as my shoe shopping isn’t really dictated by the season. More like what grabs my attention.
Like this black suede boot from Diane Von Furstenberg. I’ve been thinking of a suede boot for a while, but we get our fair share of rain here and it remains on my list of must have items still. It’s called ‘Guardian’ and looks stunning.
If price were no object, I might go for the incredible looking Skyscraper Shoe by Vivienne Westwood. I’d almost be willing to give up half my shoe collection for a pair of these. Little things like eating, bills, and guilt keep me grounded. but I love the description for these;
“Cause visual vertigo and watch others swoon over the arousing architectural allure.”
I’m a huge fan of L.A.M.B. and thought the ‘Peppa’ looked kinda spicey! Love the peep toe and t-strap design combination. And 20% off! Hmmm.
Sometimes a shoe that’s more sexy and flirty or more fun than the more practical. Like this one from DSquared2. I’m not sure if it’s all the buckles, the way it’s designed, or the silver heel. But it looks to have just enough glam and couture to make me want it.
Still missing from my closet is a pair from Giuseppe Zanotti, which makes me a little sad. I believe this one is called ‘nero’ and if you ask me it’s one of the more classy stilettos I’ve seen in some time. I wish I had a black tie function to attend soon so I might be able justify getting these. These would look so great with a gown at a swanky party of some kind. Note to self, more scratch and win tickets.
Confession time – I’m also in love with this pair from Alexander McQueen. I can’t put my finger on it, but I could see Uma Thurman wearing them in a future Kill Bill episode. Dress to kill! Speaking of confessions, almost half the time I buy high heels I don’t have anything in my closet to go with them. You think I’d learn. Sound familiar to anyone reading?
I hope you all have a happy holiday with friends or family and get yourself something nice. And Happy New Year!