Creating A Unique Style with A Little Surprise

I'd love to show you a picture of my own pair, but they're fairly worn, so I think this is more helpful to show you just how gorgeous they are. Cobalt, guys!
I’d love to show you a picture of my own pair, but they’re fairly worn, so I think this is more helpful to show you just how gorgeous they are. Cobalt, guys!

I have exactly one item in my closet that I can’t live without, a pair of heels that I wear every chance I get (which is perfect because that chance doesn’t happen too often, severely limiting how quickly I can f-up these shoes): my favorite, amazing, dazzling cobalt blue-suede pumps.

I kid you not: They go with EVERYTHING. I’ve seen people give me the eyebrow when it comes to pairing these shoes with certain outfits, but once they see the result, the response is usually:

“HOLYGODTHATLOOKSAMAZEBALLSWOW.”

Well, I might be reaching with those exact words, but you get the idea.

Besides, it’s so important to have an element of surprise in whatever look you bring to the table, whether it’s an unexpected snap of color, a bright, chunky necklace (which I also love) or a wild print that no one expects—it’s what makes your style unique.

I don’t know that Dolce Vita makes this exact shoe anymore (and trust me, I’m extra careful with mine because they can’t be replaced), but you can find similar looks here and here.

Fashion Strategy: Seeing (And Buying) Red

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I have a small problem that most people would scoff at, but you, my loyal readers, will totally understand. I am lacking … Louboutins. I am craving a pair of red-soled beauties and would love your advice on imploring my budget-conscience husband to let me buy them. This will probably never happen. At least, not at full price.

But here’s my next problem: I could go to Rue La La or Gilt and, with some luck and good timing, finagle some Louboutins. But it’s just not as satisfying as buying them from the man himself, or as a second option, Neiman‘s or Nordstrom‘s.

What to do, fashion gods!

Is it worth the hundreds of dollars that might be better left in our savings account? Or is the magic that I’m imagining comes built into the cushy soles real?