by Holly Clinard
Every girl gets excited about shoes—let’s face it. Yep yep, a new pair of kicks can certainly have me waking up in the morning, excited to meet the day ahead! If you have just the right shoes on, your style job is pretty much complete. But here’s the thing—we all dig different kinds of shoes, all have different types of days that await us. Some of us might sit at a desk all day and get to wear any type of shoe since we don’t walk around much. Others may be on their feet all darned day and need a little extra cushioning. Some of us are tall and crave a stylish short heel…and then others (like myself) could use a 3-4” height booster! And then still some gals are just lookin’ for a hot & sassy pair of shoes to show off that gorgeous taste of yours. Well, you’ve come to the right place—I’ve found a few hot heels right now to send you on your way, no matter what walk of life you come from! I know, I know…it’s your lucky day!
Let’s start low. I pay mucho respect to the tall gals out there who struggle to find a good, low heel that doesn’t produce a yawn. I do know how challenging it can be to scour through the shoe racks & online stores to find the shoe that compliments your height and leg-look best. Good news though—J.Crew has done it. Check out these J.Crew ‘Sylvia’ suede pumps! This Italian-made and beautiful 2 ½” heel is a great staple for any outfit, on any occasion. Aaaand helpful hint: order a half size larger than normal. Try these lovelies out in basic black…
Call me J.Crew crazy right now, but do ya blame me? Another Italian-grown heel (that’s right Italy is not only amazing at wine & cheese but of course heels too!), this 3 ½” covered heel is going to take you from good to glam in an instant! The J.Crew ‘Halsey’ crystal strappy sandal boasts delicate straps with a dash of sparkly crystal. Gorgeous (and a fabulouso price too)! This is the type of heel you want when you’re not ready to commit to a super high heel, but you need that little boost.
Switching gears to a more casual heel, I’ve spotted this lovely nautical-inspired Harajuku Lovers ‘Becky’ Platform that’s sure to turn sailor-heads (and more)! Standing at 4 ¾” you’ll be a little closer to the sky and to those sweet shoe-dreams you had last night (or was that just me?). A funky wooden base + that ropey criss-cross up the front is a sure statement heel that’s simply unforgettable. If you’re in the mood for height, these will satisfy your craving!
As women, we might not all love Miss Paris Hilton—her silly shenanigans and run-ins with the law, her one-hit wonder status in the music world, etc. etc.—but I think we can all agree that the girl did something right when she put out these hot hot patent stilettos! Paris Hilton’s ‘Milo’ pump is all leather, all love. I dig the richly-colored purple patent leather, the peep-toe look, as well as the sweet stitching detail along the platform. These are your special-night-out shoes, ladies! Great work, Miss Hilton.
That’s right, comfy…I said it. But don’t fret, I haven’t forgotten about the fun! I’ve discovered Cole Haan’s ‘Verona’ Air T-strap for those of us who are on our feet all darned day. Specially cushioned with NIKE AIR® technology, these all-leather sandals give you hours & hours of comfy wear, without a hitch! I can’t get over how fun that woven golden t-strap plus that detail golden buckle is. Simply 3 ½-inces of versatile style.
I’m a sucker for red shoes. It’s no secret. But I’m also a sucker for sparkle (nope, not glitter…I said ‘sparkle’! There’s a difference, ya know!). Well you can imagine my ear-to-ear smile then, when I came across these RSVP ‘Ayanna’ red-hot pumps! They are perfect for any season—to spice up that skinny jeans & t-shirt look orrrr to wear on an evening out on the town. At first, you might think these are not your work-ready shoes, but guess again! These sport Food Petals™ inserts at the heel and the forefront are made from PORON®, helping stop friction and preventing blisters and calluses from forming. Whoa, right? 4-inches of comfort, but not lacking style?! Believe it!
And that’s all she wrote (the she is me…for now!)! So no matter what your vision is of the ‘perfect heel’, hopefully you’ve gotten a few ideas of what’s out there this season—because what’s out there is in fact a shoe for every girl.
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Holly in Heels
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