Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Gave Up

I blame The Sartorialist.

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.

8 comments:

City Girl said...

I remember that exact picture from the Sartorialist - and I am so impressed you found that style in a heel height that is doable (2.5 inches is perfect - but I just cant do 4 inches). I will have to check those out.

DC Celine said...

You know, I've had the same reservations - just couldn't get into them...and they're growing on me...but maybe it's too late and I'll be oh, so yesterday if I buy in the next little while...unless they're still on The Sartorialist, of course.

Anonymous said...

I'M SORRY BUT THOSE SHOES LOOK ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS AND STUPID! COME ON LADIES, WHAT GIVES???

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