Some people say they would rather spend money on experiences than the accumulation of objects. To those people, I say that the act of shopping is a beautiful experience.
Model: Sasha Pivovarova
Jimmy Choo pumps. Stuart Weitzman heels. Chanel heels, handbags and clutches. Charlotte Olympia heels. Sergio Rossi shoes. Christian Louboutin heels. Dolce & Gabanna shoes and handbags. Salvatore Ferragamo heels. Versace shoes. Rochas pumps. Valentino platforms. Brian Atwood heels. Haider Ackermann shoes. ShopBop handbag. Judith Lebier handbags and coin purse. Kotur purse. Arunashi ring. Monique Pean ring. Bulgari bracelet. Pandora brooches. Buccellati brooch.
Marni top. Dolce & Gabbana skirt. Jimmy Choo pumps. Repossi druzy earrings. Bulgari bracelet. Tiffany & Co. tennis bracelet and ring. Piers Atkinson headband. Chanel bag.
As the saying goes, these boots were made for walking. However, in my opinion the best shoes were made primarily to stop people in their tracks. Here are some standout, high-quality investment pairs guaranteed to attract attention:
Tod’s, $5,610, harrods.com ~~~ Jimmy Choo, $4,225, mytheresa.com
Emilio Pucci, $4,160, luisaviaroma.com ~~~ Alexander McQueen, $3,895, luisaviaroma.com
Dolce & Gabbana, $3,995, luisaviaroma.com
Julia Haart, $3,784, farfetch.com ~~~ DSquared2, $3,640, luisaviaroma.com
Givenchy, $3,625, luisaviaroma.com ~~~ Chanel, $3,451, shop-hers.com
It is common knowledge that walking long distances in heels is bad for your feet…but, perhaps even more unfortunately, it is bad for your shoes. Though they may very well catch the eye of passersby on the city streets, beautiful stilettos were not designed to take as many steps as their heelless counterparts. I learned this the hard way, and have spent a lot of money getting heel nails replaced over the years. The best solution, in my opinion, is to carry a large handbag, walk the long distance in chic flats (no need for sneakers!), and change into your more delicate shoes at a discreet location nearby.
Here are some pairings of flats and heels that would work well together to compliment the same outfit…
Bloch, $183 + Dolce & Gabbana, $695
Charlotte Russe, $20 + Kate Spade, $328
DVF, $169 + Kurt Geiger, $300
Francesco Milano, $120 + L.K. Bennett, $375
Kate Spade, $45 + Christian Louboutin, $325
Charlotte Olympia, $303 + Kate Spade, $350
Franco Sarto, $38 + Kate Spade, $199
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, $285 + Manolo Blahnik, $725
8, $131 + Casadei, $695
French Sole, $104 + Dune, $135
Jimmy Choo, $675 + Jimmy Choo, $900
Tom Ford, $716 + Tom Ford, $900