Day 67: Vegas Baby

June 8, 2009 § 3 Comments

Shiny props for shiny shoes. Oh, you don't have giant balloon dice lying around your office?

Shiny props for shiny shoes. Oh, you don't have giant balloon dice lying around your office?

Nothing says Vegas like shiny gold as far as colors go. Glitz, glitter, shine, sparkle, noise…my words to describe it and these shoes fit right in: flat enough to hike down the strip, through gargantuan casinos and convention centers, yet with a bit of flash. Yes they might be a little ‘crazy grandma on vacation from Fort Lauderdale’, but  I’m a sucker for their eccentricity: the slingback and shiny snakeskin texture, the large metallic and enamel medallion on the barely open peep toe. Very Palm Springs, a bit C.Z. Guest. I also appreciate that the brand,  Sam Edelman, goes the distance with the same gold texture on the insole. Nothing subtle here. I also favor them because they hint at a higher-end designer who likes to put large gold medallions on the toes of her shoes, without the high-end cost. In short, I love them in their un-subtlety. Do you agree or am I just like a kid, inordinately attracted to shiny objects?



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place or source of origin: The provenance of the shoes has yet to be determined.

Date of Purchase: Spring 2009

Circumstances: To be fair, I recently purchased these, long after the Pair Diem challenge had begun, but I just couldn’t resist bringing them to Vegas. I purchased these during a wonderful outing with one of my favorite  and most stylish friends, Kelly. We enjoyed a relaxing brunch one Saturday afternoon before deciding to investigate the newly opened Nordstrom Rack in our neighborhood. I had heard rumors of the great selection and we were not disappointed. I found no less than 6 pairs of shoes I could easily have purchased if money and prudence weren’t a hindrance. I carried several pairs around as we shopped and tried on beautiful clothing, dress-up for adults if you will (Valentino and Versace dresses, DVF leather trimmed coats, etc) As we prepared to leave I had to address the shoes in the cart. This pair was a ‘must have’ we determined, because we both just loved them. They made the cut, along with a few others…but you’ll have to wait and see which.

Compliment Meter: 4. Considering I was at a trade show in Vegas with 80% trade show union workers (males) I wasn’t expecting much in the way of compliments. However, they garnered several compliments out and about.

Comfort: Other than the slingback slipping off my heels occasionally, very comfortable. Overall, an 8 out of 10.

Worn with: White fitted polo, fav bootcut Hudsons, gold bling Michele watch, to match, natch…and later, navy piqué ruffle-trim dress from J.Crew with gold bangles and pendant.

Thoughts: Terrorism, hurricanes, and acts of God can’t part a true Imelda from her shoes.” ~Author Jane Eldershaw

Do these babies stay in the rotation or get dumped into the Shoe Graveyard?


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