She Said “A Beautiful Future”

I would say I’m bias to Sarah Burton (the designer for Alexander McQueen) but when someone is this talented, I can promise you, I try to be as judgemental as possible.

Fact is, I’m in love with these horseshoe-soled floral platform heels. A supermodel-making six inches of heel under a 2.5-inch platform, these fantastical sculptural sandals are on another level. Inspired by “a beautiful future”, the heels combine red, purple and shocking pink enameled paillette roses as well as bead embellishment with tulle backing which buckles at the ankle. Statement shoe synonymous.

She Said “Reptar”

Reptar Reptar gotta find that Reptar” has to be the song on everyone’s mind when it comes to these extra unique high heels.

The neon green colour provides a striking contrast when paired with a neutral palette (and baby, everyone will be looking at your feet and nowhere else if you wear these bad boys). The suede-looking ‘heel’ is a roaring Tyrannosaurus Rex. The depiction of the T-Rex form is quite detailed and includes teeth, veins and claws. Have no fear; the feet are placed strategically to give you the best balance possible and the would-be tail carries out to the rest of the shoe. No one really knows where these heels can be purchased (come on, internets!), but once the secret is out you can bet you will see these on every sidewalk (including mine!).
dinosaur heels

She Said “Cited Skin”

There is something very scary (and very sexy) about a monstrous heel and no platform.

But these Alexandre Birman sandals are worth the beautiful risk. While the ankle strap, buckle and sole are all corked out, the multi-yellow and brown painted python print keeps the Italian stilettos very fashion-forward. Even better? The skins are authorized by CITES (cites.org).

She Said Alceste

Of all the terrible things to happen to a shoe lover, cutting up the back of your feet ranks very high.

Which is why I’ve spent the past hour looking at impossibly high heels in lust. The top of today’s list? These Rupert Sanderson multicoloured Alceste heels. Next to white leather laces, candy-coloured polished leather platform heels (at 5.25 inches) are the perfect sweet treat.

She Said Zakia

As a bride, white shoes may look beautiful, but they aren’t especially practical to wear post-wedding.

A safer option? Something blush-coloured and fabulous like these “Zakia” d’Orsay pumps from Badgley Mischka. For that feminine feel, they have a beautiful tulle-wrapped heel and a tonal tulle bow, to boot. The ankle strap is also removable, in case you wished to wear them two ways.

She Said “Leafy Greens”

The stores we frequent most have started pushing out their new Spring items. And even though there is snow on the ground, it gives us hope for warmer and nicer weather.

These Charlotte Olympia platform heels are just what the world needs to brighten up its day. The upper is a beautiful cutout resembling a leaf in a fresh pastel green. The ankle straps have the same cutout but the colour is a little mintier. The straw heel brings memories of cute espadrille wedges with tans and painted toes. An adorable salmon stiletto heel will bring a spring to your step when winter is at your door. What the world needs now is some sunshine and the promise of lush green leaves on the trees.
Charlotte Olympia

She Said “Lady Mouse”

Need a quick fix for those girly cravings you occasionally have? Try these red and white polka dot heels from Nine West.

These heels make quite the lovely day shoe - if I do say so myself - with a 3.5 inch heel and rounded toe. While I usually back away from anything red with white polka dots (fear of looking like Minnie?), I find the combination absolutely fantastic. It is simply chic. A lady-like reminiscence, perhaps, of times gone by? Nine West even gives you a choice between the red and white, black and white, and navy and white if one is not exactly your taste. Note to self: skip the big red bow headband whilst wearing these heels.

She Said “Blood Orange”

Mes chèrs, have you ever felt the colours in your wardrobe – especially your shoes – just don’t seem to make the cut sometimes?

It is time we rewarded ourselves with some spectacular colours. Christian Louboutin has answered our calls with the “Highness” pump in a fantastic blood-orange suede. The colour is so astounding; it looks as if you have just stepped out of Autumn, yet the shoe will go wonderfully with your winter wardrobe. Especially those pretty gray dresses you hardly wear out (okay maybe it’s just me). These gravity-defying heels are one of the many reasons we flock to Louboutins. Yes, I said gravity-defying. Why? The heel measures 6.5-inches with a 2-inch hidden platform. Uh-mazing. It is definitely time we add a few different shades into our wardrobes. Who’s with me?

She Said “Holiday Help”

With all the shoes wandering around in this world, sometimes a woman needs some help choosing what to wear for the holidays.

Refinery29 has offered a helping hand and posted an article with their opinions on the 12 best holiday pumps this season. They include shoes for all – budget conscious or nonconscious – fashionistas, with brands from Forever 21 to Aldo to Christian Louboutin. Whether or not you actually buy the shoes Refinery29 suggests, it is a great place to get ideas. The shoes included come with a required dose of sparkles, sequins, studs, and pops of colour. That special little black dress waiting in your closet will become even more amazing once the right shoe is paired with it.

She Said “Edith”

Occasionally, a person finds a shoe so chic it is destined to make it onto the Christmas list.

The “Edith” platform pump, brought to us by Loeffler Randall, is just the shoe. A charming round-toe pump swathed in yellow-striped, snake-embossed leather. The chunky heel measures approximately 4.33 inches including a hidden platform measuring nearly 1-inch. The covered heel is delightfully chunky, so whether you decide to wear these to work or to play, the shoe should remain comfortable. Take a break from your basics by taking a chance on something extraordinary for your closet.