I’ve never been big on celebrity designers – much as I love “Tragic Kingdom,” I can’t get excited about L.A.M.B. But as I’ve mentioned before, in spite of myself, I kind of love the Jessica Simpson brand. I also kind of want to hang out with Jessica Simpson, for totally narcissistic reasons – she strikes me as one of those people who don’t always get the joke at first, but when they do, they laugh way too hard. Also, she would totally go to a Denny’s with me at 3am and eat mozzarella sticks, because they are freaking delicious, and I need a mozzarella stick partner (I am now taking applications).
Anyway, all this is a rambling preamble to today’s theme, which is:
First off, for my friend Jac who cannot wear heels … I know I neglect you in many of these posts, but it’s your fault for living in far away lands like Scotland and Canada. Sometimes I wonder if those are real places, or if you’re just making up fictional countries so I can’t force you to re-enact scenes from “The Phantom Tollbooth” with me (I was the Humbug, and it was a performance that took the public park’s multipurpose room by storm).
Oh, right, the shoes.
Despite the fact that it looks grey in this picture, it’s actually black. I keep having these little moments of, “Wait, did I post these already?” because these are variations on a theme that I clearly like – flats with metallic rocker accents. Basically, these flats are the safe way to do those heels I posted the other day.
Again, metallics, this time by way of a zipper edge. I like that the zipper carries into the bow – I’m not normally big on wearing bows on shoes, but this kind of works.
Eggplant is a pretty color. Yes, I am that simple. But really, how often do you see this color in a shoe? I don’t wear black heels very often, so this is right up my alley.
I did not like this style for a very long time – this caged heel thing. But I have to say, it’s really grown on me, probably due to its being featured on Gossip Girl constantly (the style, not this shoe). I really like the lace-up front and the fact that it looks substantial but not heavy. These come in four shades – black, and three variations on brown and tan.
I love these. I love the fact that they’re tan and kind of remind me of worn leather, like a saddle. The color feels like fall, the shape has a sexy Mad Men vibe. And, again, that zipper detail. I actually posted these a couple months ago, but the new color warrants reposting.
I do not know why I am posting these. Okay, that’s not entirely true – I know exactly why I am posting them, but I’m not sure if I should be posting them. I don’t actually like them, and I wouldn’t wear them.
At the same time, I kind of love that they’re so bizarrely mis-matched. It’s not unusual to make the platform and heel of a shoe a different material than the upper. But two different fabrics? You don’t get that too often. I kind of love how balls-out Jersey it is, especially with the bright red on top. Sure, you could wear it with jeans and it wouldn’t be so aggressively Snookie, but that’s part of its charm, isn’t it?
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