“High heels were invented by a woman who was tired of being kissed on the forehead”-Christopher Morley
Shoes, we all know I love shoes. I was born into it, I can’t help it! My uncle has the best shoe store ever, most successful per square foot in Canada..sigh and his window displays still make me stop short even though I should be immune to the power of beautiful shoes by now. But no, I am drawn right in, where I lust over patent leather, cork soled wedges and all the metals that are so trendy this spring. I think I have a disease. I am ok with that though, if my only vice and favorite pass time is to swoon over elegant and fabulous footwear, I think I may survive.
Here is my must have list of shoes. Every girl should have this collection…I am still working on it!
Black Pump…. Goes with anything and is always in the fashion. They have been around forever and a classic like this is the same as a little black dress, you can’t go wrong! Patent leather is my fav, but you can mix it up with a heavier heel or a peep toe! BCBG and Michael Kors always have fun spins on this old time favorite!
Nude…I don’t care if it is a pump,a wedge or a flat, a nude shoe is classic and can help make your legs look leaner and longer! Try Arturo Chaing or J Renne!
Cork Sole Wedge….How perfect for scooting around the hills of Halifax with a summer dress, shorts or cropped pants! They can still be casual and give you height with comfort. Every summer I buy a new pair and wear them every day for a couple of months. I am not exaggerating! Marc Fisher is my go to summer cork, I think I am on my fourth pair!
Sandal…. I am not talking about your reef flip-flops here people. I am talking a casual and cute sandal that you can pop on to go to the beach or for a walk in the park…maybe even toss around a Frisbee. Onyx are number one for cute and casual!
Comfortable Flat….This is something I have just begun to embrace. Standing under five feet and being able to hop, skip and jump my way across town in even the highest of shoes (I have a talent!), flats were of little use to me. That is until I realized I was being a shoe snob and that they are comfy, perfect to throw on with anything and can be so sweet on they make my teeth ache. Hush Puppies and Miz Mooz give you a middle ground of comfort and fashion!
Drama Shoe….This can be a show stopper! Drama, drama, drama! Think fun colors, bold patterns, glitter, metallic, whatever your little heart desires! This kind of shoe can take a LBD and turn it from feh to fab. Just like red lipstick can make jeans and a plain t-shirt look pulled together. Try BCBG, Michael Kors, Jessica Simpson or Guess for this pop!
Check out John David Shoes for all the above listed brands, with a massive selection! Here are a few of my favorite finds for spring 2012! Enjoy!