Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS:Gals Going Places:Pumps, Flats+Outdoor Kicks: Part One

Experiences are the best gifts---but a close second-are the appropriate shoes that gets recipients going there in style,

For gals who likes to especially shine at holiday fêtes...

Affordable-the popular Isaac Mizahi sells his mostly all under $100 Isaac Mizrahi Live shoes on QVC-including studded gold flats with round toe...

CAT's iconic Colorado lace-up boot gets glammy-so fun ---with sparkling broach upper - gold leather with black polka dots...seen at a Spring 2016 preview-limited edition-other versions available now 

French Soles NY-shiny black patent and fancy metallic Royal($250) pictured above- -chic way to stay upright from the office party to close down the bar get-togethers in one shoe-has the comfort of ballet flats with cushioned footbeds-but with mother of pearl block heels, cap toes-in shiny patent, rich metallics -all with burnished metallic buckle....this fancier classic style that goes with a lot of wardrobe staples...fancy-work-jeans. 

French Soles has been making solid ballet flats silhouettes since 1983-and literally offers dozens of styles with that elegant, a starting point for fashion -on interpretations, like ... the above-square toe and caped upper---very chic-and there is a tiny block heel so one can actually wear these slip-ons, walking around.

Sleek shapes-adorned with glittery square buckles.. pointy toe leather- suede Posh flats-are perfect for tailored pantsuits and cute minis-French Soles NY

Nina Originals Fall collection showed off distinctive pumps with eye-catching arty heels in geometric and pearly translucent suede and patent leather. Front-textured suede deftly plays off smooth mother of pearl finished 2" block heel-Patience  $148
LOVE-round toe Dashing pump with caged gold metal defines 'negative space'- on these heels...$158
For special evenings-NINA adds sparkles of crystals to Ryoko...-$179 black pointy toe pumps with 4" heel- sexy scalloped black lace net trim. In background Flavor strappy evening sandal
peep toe sandal- crystal studded spike heel + NINA pin for added decoration. Good idea!

Luxury brand OYSBY of London -handmade in Italy beauties- sculptural- signature "avant-garde" square metal square heel-smooth shine opposing this textured raffia upper in colorful floral design -warm weather Spring-Resort perfect =Decolette Orange-other selections range in mid $300s-$500

Oysby of London-the classic pointy toe pump ---with contrast gold stitching...keeper forever
EMY MACK-has an entire embellished collection-handmade in Italy with with  padded leather insoles/outsoles that are shock absorbent -plus with breathable leather linings-including this aptly named, Cinderella Bow ($895)-oversized hand beaded crystalized bow - party perfect! In black satin or suede-the 3 ½ covered heel is just high enough without discomfort...but also available in 2 ½ version. Nice option to have.

EMY MACK shoes-are premium fashion comfort brand...with a lot of urban style that often eludes that footwear category---with very padded leather insoles/outsoles that are shock absorbent, and  breathable leather linings... imo perfect for the holidays at home gathernings and/or wear with luxurious silk pajama outfits that are so popular now-this beautiful Sole Black Metallic suede  slip-on with inlaid  crusted Swarovski crystal with signature gold plated heel accessory-can see a piece of it in above pic. Handmade in Italy-$495