SO…Let’s talk shoes. Everyone knows women LOVE shoes. I have an addiction to anything that’s sky high, I’m talking Dolly Parton heels. I wouldn’t give $50 for a pair of Coach sneakers, but I have been known to spend well over $1200 for one pair of Fabulous Louis Vuitton swarovski crystal detailed evening sandals. Here’s how over the top I am, Saks Fifth Avenue, only one of the BEST high end department stores ever…second only to the one and only Bergdorf Goodman, they were having a huge sale on shoes. Generally speaking I can NEVER find anything on a sale rack. I’m just not a bargain shopper, without even knowing it my eye will go straight to the MOST expensive thing on the rack or shelf. Well this particular day I found the MOST AMAZING shoes ever created. The are Chanel champagne high heeled sandals with the biggest faux diamond you have ever seen on a shoe…it’s amazing. I wore them to an event that I had to perform in front of 20,000 people in a huge arena and I had people coming up to me asking me if I had a flashlight on my foot because of the light that had reflected from the diamond. They were 40% off…I got them for $900. Talk about a deal!!! They are so extreme and beyond fabulous. It wasn’t a month later and I saw Star Jones, former View co-host, with them on in black. That’s how you know you’ve got style. If you can buy an item and the next month or week or day you see it on a celebrity or in a magazine. This has happened to me on more than one occasion. I bought a brown wool 40’s inspired outfit at Ralph Lauren and the very next month it was a featured piece in Vogue. I was watching the Miss America pageant a couple of years ago and the next thing I knew out walked Miss California in a skirt I had JUST bought the week before. I could go on and on and on. Back on to shoes…I will spend a fortune on great shoes…I’m not talking payless (not that there is anything wrong with payless), I’m talking Chanel, Stuart Weitzman, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Betsey Johnson, who by the way has the HIGHEST heels on the market (without looking like a stripper). However, when it comes to casual shoes for everyday…$2 China Town slippers. I am so not kidding. They are lifesavers. They are so cheap you can buy 30 pairs at a time and throw them away when you’re done. Comfortable isn’t even in it, they are wonderful. If I’m not wearing heels you can bet I’ve got on my china town shoes. Whether you’re in Diamond encrusted Chanel heels or China Town slippers…REMEMBER…BE FABULOUS!!!
Fabulous Fashion Advice: Shoes! June 27, 2008