“I’ll get you, my pretty!” The entire plot of The Wizard of Oz is basically just a bunch of witches fighting over a pair of shoes, and we don’t blame them – the Wicked Witch of the East’s ruby slippers were absolutely stunning! But since Dorothy took those, I’m sure the Wicked Witch ended up sporting something like these bad boys! This gorgeous pair of shoes are called the “Fury-100 Pointed Toe Granny Boots” by Demonia. They feature beautiful wingtip brogue detailing and a Victorian lace-up front. While they would be perfect for a costume, they’re also subtle enough to wear with jeans and a sweater, or an edgy skirt. They retail for 63.95 on sinistersoles.com.
On the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, what better shoe to feature than a high heel dedicated to Marty McFly? Designer Nicholas Kirkwood created a collection of high-end shoes based on influences from the 1980s. Here is his “Back to the Sneaker,” made to look like Marty’s self-tying sneakers in 2015. The website is adorably designed (as is the box they come in) and definitely worth a visit! Kirkwood is an inventor that would make Doc Brown proud!
This editor usually always dons a pair of sparkly pumps for New Year’s Eve, but that is probably a little overdone for December 31st. We think a pair of tuxedo-inspired pumps would be a unique twist on a classic standby. Oddly enough, we found this “Wednesday’s Shoe,” labeled “Black & White Tuxedo Classic Pumps/Wednesday Shoes” on the site Uturn Utopia. Wednesday, as in Wednesday Addams? Possibly, or maybe just an odd coincidence! Either way, it works! A few years ago, this editor sported a tuxedo cocktail dress for the holiday, and while these would probably be too “matchy-matchy,” they would look adorable with any black or white getup! The four inch heels retail for $44.99.
This “Wednesday’s Shoe” actually falls on Christmas Day, and we thought these heels certainly epitomize “jingle bell ROCK!” The red velvet pumps are from British designer Charlotte Olympia, whose adorable holly-inspired heels we featured last holiday season (it’s also very fitting, because our editors spent the last two Christmases in Olympia, Washington!) The Jingle Bell Dolly platform pumps originally cost £625. They’d be stunning with a holiday cocktail dress, or help turn you into one sexy Mrs. Claus. 😉
Since it’s “Back-to-School Week” here at theSkinnyStiletto, what better shoe to feature than a plaid Mary Jane heel? It combines everything that reminds us of going back to school in the crisp weather as a young schoolgirl. This particular shoe is actually called the “Red Plaid Rockabilly Pin Up Mary Jane Heel School Girl,” and was featured on the site Uturn Utopia for only $44.99. Unfortunately, it’s sold-out on that site, but we’ve multiple sellers featuring them on eBay when we searched “red plaid heels.” They are so cute!
This “Wednesday’s Shoe” is a staple of Gwen Stefani’s looks – a pair of leopard pumps she sports in her 2005 music video, “Cool.” While rolling around her satin bedsheets, she sings about her lost love in an adorable navy and white outfit, topped off with these Christian Louboutin heels. The Pigalle pumps have a 1950s feel, just like most of her music video does. Made of dyed pony hair, they are both sexy and sophisticated – just like the lady wearing them! We know she’s cool about her ex moving on, but we’d be upset if we lost any of her wardrobe pieces!
When looking for an Irish-inspired heel this year, we came upon a message board where Irish-dancers were discussing footwear that reminded them of their soft shoes, also known as “ghillies.” One of the girls suggested these Stuart Weitzman pumps, also named the “Ghillie,” that resemble the lace-up front of an Irish dance shoe. The gray metallic stiletto has a 4 inch heel, and originally retailed for about $345.00.
For this Valentine’s Day, sport some fun-loving footwear! This perfect peep-toe pump for Valentine’s Day was created by Los Angeles-based company Twenty10 Footwear. They are adorned with a tiny Hello Kitty face, and cost $95.00. They sure are cute, even if they are a little young… (Hearts, heels and Hello Kitty? I’m pretty sure these are exactly what I, a Valentine’s baby, would have designed for myself as a 9-year-old girl when I grew up.) 😉
This “Wednesday’s Shoe” is both very fashionable and very festive. These “Kiss Me Dolly” pumps are from British designer Charlotte Olympia’s 2012 Holiday Collection. The black velvet, six-inch shoes have a one-inch gold platform and a detachable mistletoe clip – perfect for getting kissed on Christmas Day! (Also, they’re great after the holidays pass, the mistletoe comes off!) The pumps retail at £625 and come with an adhesive photo to attach to your shoe box to identify which pair of pumps they are!
First Lady Michelle Obama matched her dress at the DNC last night perfectly with these pretty pink pumps from J.Crew! They’re called Everly Suede Pumps, and cost $245.00. They have a 3.5 inch heel and are made in Italy. Michelle chose her heels in the color rhubarb, but they are also available in azure, vivid lime, and burnt sienna. While the country may be broken up into red and blue, and politics isn’t always black and white, we certainly support the First Lady’s choice to be pro-pink!