I feel like it's only fitting on the coldest weekend of the year to start thinking about spring shoes, because my mind just needs the escapism, ok? As much as I can't really feel my toes right now, this helps me remember that one day...months from now (shudder)...my feet will be toasty and warm and unencumbered by the black opaque tights that hide my obviously pointless pedicure.
So here's my wish list of shoes for spring. Three gorgeous pairs, three gorgeous trends.
1. Yellow. I know, this colour is not even close to being something new for me (coat, pants, skirt, etc.) but it IS new for my feet. Just imagine an LBD with yellow pumps at work. Or peeking out from below your favourite jeans/white tee/black blazer combo. Perfection, right? The ones above are Charles by Charles David and with a price tag around $100 US, I'm thinking these may be "the ones".
2. Black & White. I continue to search for the perfect black & white pump, since my polka dot Aldo ones are - well - you get what you pay for in the land of shoe shopping when it comes to comfort and walkability. Do I wish I could have afforded the Manolos of the same year? Yes, yes I do. But it was not to be. The striped ones above (Dolce & Gabbana) are way out of my present range, but the middle ones by Charles David are totally doable! Not sure if I think the graphic on the Nine West on the far right is a little too headache-inducing, but for the great price point and Nine West's tradition of surprisingly comfortable long-lasting quality, I'll definitely check them out in person.
3. Crazy Sexy Colourful. I don't have a pair of shoes that are even CLOSE to these. They're outlandish and hot and eye-catching and I can't even imagine what I would wear them with, but I think that's half the fun. This new GX line by Gwen Stefani is so affordable (all three pairs are around $100 US) and obviously really eye-catching and stylish. I can only hope they're also comfortable if and when I ever get a chance to try them on (can't find a bricks n' mortar location nearby as of yet but maybe I'll try Zappos and just ship 'em).
For now, I'll keep my Uggs on and continue to wear a scarf 99% of the time I'm in my house, but when I need to feel hopeful and sane between now and May, I'll keep dreaming about the days ahead when the feet I haven't seen in months get to come out and play again.