They’re crazy. Love em or hate em (mom), you have to admit they make a statement… which I love to do.
And I love ’em.
They’re by Shoe Dazzle and I found them at FiFi’s Fine Resale for $12… Turquoise and grey with gold studs.
I had never seen anything like them before so naturally I had to own them. But here’s the thing about wearing loud shoes- you have to downplay everything else in the outfit. Because, for one- you want them to shine… they’re an accessory. So the focus needs to be on THEM. And for two- you can very easily end up looking like a hooker clown if everything on you is loud.
My apologies to all the hooker clowns out there, I mean no offense.
But you still have to make sure the outfit rises to the occasion…frames the shoes well…does a good job as supporting cast.
So I went with some ripped skinny jeans, a sheer ivory top that’s a little more interesting in shape and style than a plain white T, gold accessories, neutralglasses and a messy top bun.
This whole outfit to me is equally casual and nice. I would feel comfortable wearing it day or night. It feels polished but screams casual-chic.
The ‘gold’ ring is from Forever 21 last year. $5. The elastic golden wristbands are hand-me-downs from a friend, the wrap-around gold bracelet is from FiFi’s– $6 and the wide brass cuff is from Goodwill– $3. The necklace comes from H&M– $12 and the glasses are from a vacation boutique- $7.
It’s fun, right? These shoes are just plain fun. And because of them, everything else I’m wearing- no matter how simple- is fun by default.
Fashion, like most things in life, is all about balance. Sometimes the right balance can be hard to find, but once you get there it feels pretty sweet.