This week I have gone mad for shoes. Just shoes. Fabulous, divine, must have shoes. We love Shoes. They will razz up any old, daggy outfit. They will change your whole look from drab to fab. They can be ageless. Plus they always fit on a fat day. You gotta love that.
May I present FiFi’s top Ten sandals. You’ve got flats, wedges and heels for day wear…while you are aware that bright colours are hot for summer I suggest investing in chic brown, taupe, white and snakeskin. These elegant, neutral colours. Why? Because they love bright colours as much as they love black and white. Because they are versatile, understated and chic. I have chosen cheap but chic shoes rather than Prada, Gucci and Louboutins. They are all fabulous. Who needs help buying those?
Get shopping !
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I love these flat taupe very Balenciaga style sandals with a metal detailing on the ankle. They look a little refletive so you can always check your lipstick when you bend down. They are so great with rolled up chinos or with a dress. Don’t have a conniption thinking that they will give you cankles. They will hide them. No one will even look anything else except these shoes. $119.95
How can you go past these fabulous orange sandals? This strappy style is almost a classic now. Love orange but they are also in beige. Orange is great with choc brown, black and red. Wear these with everything from a denim pencil skirt to a maxi dress or floaty day dress. Please what do you want for $59? Wear to the beach and thrash them.
Love a nude sandal. The idea is that this colour will make your legs looks longer because they are the same tone as your legs. But we all know only surgery will ever get my legs longer. Damn. These are the perfect summer sandal. Classic, chic and comfortable. Perfect ! Wear with everything. They are also in different colours. You can buy versions of this style as well at Wittner shoes. But you already know that because I wrote about them weeks ago. $99
Adore these snakeskin flat sandals. Adore. Why? Because they are handmade Italian leather sandals. Made in Florence. That’s a pretty good reason to adore anything. Snakeskin is a huge trend and will razz up all your snoring and snoozing black sitting lost in the back of your wardrobe. Yes, please. You must have these. $299
I love this heel. So Givenchy. It’s elegant but still a little stomp-a-lcious. I love the tan but you could go for the black as well. Why not? You can never have too many black shoes. I think they are quite comfortable if you are capable of (stumbling around in) heels. Tan works with black and, as I was mentioning , bright colours. Remember you need to wear short, rolled up, narrow pants with these shoes. Roll up ! Roll up! Please do not hide them under your trousers. That is so, so daggy I just can’t bear it. Yes, like boots under long jeans. Oh the horror! $199
We love a wedge. Sambag have done just the right heel height here don’t you think? You can shop for hours in these shoes and never ever take a Nurofen. true story. They are comfortable and chic. Who ever saw those two words in the same sentence? I like the taupe/natural patent colour. They work with everything. No kidding. Everything. But you can have the navy and black if you must . Again roll up those pants dudes or go straight to the daggy corner. Bless. $180.
AS I was mentioning snakeskin is hot. hot, hot for next winter season so I say get into the look right now. What’s holding you back? The best thing about snakeskin is that it adds texture and print. It lightens up black and brown you know, without resorting to , um, er, actual bright colour. Yes, that can get scary for some people. Love this style. The round platform pump is almost classic and you are so used to it. It has almost plateau-ed and peaked so yes, the trend will end next season. Sorry. But they are $69. Shut up. That’s what I say. SHUT UP. And shop. You can also invest in this style in black or taupe.
I’m thinking these black “Dylan Midi Heel” are hot. They are just the thing when you want a heel but nothing outrageously and staggeringly high. Tres cool with the snazzy cross over straps and the silver studs and hardware. Wear with jeans, chinos and dresses. They also come in a neutral but I like black. I think they seem very Balenciaga influenced. This is a good thing. $199
I love these heels from J Crew on Net a porter. And looks like everyone else does too as they have nearly sold out. The reason? They are just like Celine. They are the new look. Simple. Lower heel. One strap. Everything crazy strappy gladiators are not. Even if you can’t get these actual heels then look out for something similar. Let me know if you find them : I have looked everywhere. LOVE. $230
As you aware outrageous towering heels are everywhere. I was saying Tthat crazy stomp-a-lcious syle has climaxed. And we all enjoyed it ! So even though you can still get another season or so from platforms the smaller heel is on the horizon and about to come back big time. Just think of the money you save on Pyshio bills now when you downsize both your shoes and bags. (This can only mean more shoe money). I like these little colour blocked numbers in taupe, tan and brown. Also in other colours if you must. Perfect with pants and dresses. Perfect for casual summer days. Perfect with a gin and tonic. But then, isn’t anything? $159