I added it to my RSS feeder as a means of getting some new fashion inspiration during the great Gossip Girl drought of early 2009. It features just the coolest, hippest dressers all over the world. And while 99.99% of the outfits would never fly in, on or around me, I certainly appreciate the eye candy.
But after following the posts, you start to notice trends. Lots of layers in dark colors, huge wrapped scarves, flood pants, turbans and one thing I noticed about many of the women was that they all wear shooties.
(yeah, that's right. Shooties. Shoe-booties. Shooties)
And they look awesome.
But it was this picture that sealed the deal for me.
So...I started looking.
And I started at the top, trying on a fantastic pair of Christian Louboutins. While they looked good, they were light years away from what I was willing to pay for a trendy shoe that I'm not even sure I can pull off.
So, I kept looking and looking and looking.
Until I finally found them. In Aldo.
Pretty kick-ass, yes?
They look crazy good with tights now that it's still chilly, also great bare-legged for warmer weather, they are comfortable and the best part? Even my husband liked them.
Do you think The Sartorialist will take a few pics down here? I'll layer up and grab my turban.